- “Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood got out of prison today and is now subjected to random drug screening. The mom of four-year-old Leah is currently on parole after 16 months in jail for violating probation for drug possession. Here’s wishing her and her kiddo the best for her recovery! [US Weekly]
- Eddie Cibrian called rumors that he and LeAnn Rimes plan to split “absurd.” I know you were worried. [US Weekly]
- A “Full House” sequel could be in the works. Not sure how they’re going to make that happen unless they offer the Olsen twins a gazillion dollars per episode each. [Perez Hilton]
- RIP society: Kendall Jenner just turned 18 and the porno offers are rolling in. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Tag Archives: 16 and pregnant
- Silver booty shorts, a “fairytale” chandelier and pricy Sur La Table cookware are just a few of the spendy items that erstwhile porn star Farrah Abraham has on her Amazon WishList. Please, won’t you spend your hard-earned money on an MTV reality star? [In Touch]
- Taylor Swift made a Kanye joke! And a joke about jam. Because, hey, she’s still Taylor Swift. [Crushable]
- Also, Kanye turned down an offer to judge “American Idol,” fearing it would make him too “mainstream.” He knows he impregnated Kim Kardashian, right? [US Weekly]
- Controversial theory: Justin Timberlake needs an *NSync reunion more than *NSync needs him. [Slate]
- Four rules of having a beard, if you are a gentleman who would like to kiss a lady. [How About We] Keep reading »
Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only teen mom in the first season to carry her pregnancy to term and put the child up for adoption; the little girl, Carly, is now a toddler and the adoptive family is still in touch with the birth parents. Over the years, some people have wondered why Catelynn and Tyler are even on “Teen Mom” anymore, since she is not a day-to-day parent like the others on the show. Some have even suggested MTV might be exploitatively harming these two for keeping them on a show that’s sole focus is the child they gave up for adoption.
Catelynn and Tyler are in the news less now that younger casts of “Teen Mom” are in the limelight. To their credit, they haven’t had public battles with drug abuse, domestic violence and mental illness quite like Amber Portwood, another teen mom from the first season. They seem like basically good kids with solid heads on their shoulders; last year the two even got engaged and set a date for 2013.
But lately Catelynn’s been making headlines recently for another reason: she’s an anti-abortion extremist. Keep reading »
- Yes, yes, this is something the universe needs: “High School Moms,” a TLC reality show about pregnant teens. The teens attend Florence Crittenton High School in Denver, Colorado. And this will be different from “16 & Pregnant” … how? [ONTD]
- Lady Gaga has tapped Lindsay Lohan for a music video off her upcoming album. I never thought in a million years would have thought Gaga would adopt LiLo as a pet project, but you know what? She could be a good influence. [New York Post]
- “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson and her longtime partner Mark Griffiths have broken up. She’s back on the market, ladies and gentlemen. [People]
- Remember when I said yesterday Robert Pattinson was going on “Good Morning America”? Well, it turns out he will actually make his first public appearance since the cheating scandal on “The Daily Show.” [US Weekly]
- Last night’s episode of “16 & Pregnant” featured 17-year-old teen mom Briana and her older sister Brittany, who decided to have an abortion. This isn’t the first time MTV has handled an abortion amongst their cast of pregnant teens: in 2010, it aired a one-hour special called “No Easy Decision”, in which young mother Markai Durham had an abortion. [The Stir]
- Augusta National still refuses to admit female members and the chairman refuses to budge. [Washington Post]
- Huffington Post has pledged to donate $5,000 to Girls, Inc. for every positive comment written on the Styleist blog post at the link before April 10th. Go ahead, say something nice! [Styleist]
- The fianceé of Sean Bell, another unarmed young black man who was shot by police, has penned a letter to Trayvon Martin’s parents. [Essence] Keep reading »
- “Teen Mom”‘s Catelynn and Tyler, who gave their daughter Carly up for adoption, have set a wedding date for 2013. Wow, you mean there is actually some non-terrible news coming out of Pregnant Teenager Land? [Crushable]
- Alyson Hannigan of “How I Met Your Mother” is preggo again. Congratulations! [Us Weekly]
- Lady Gaga’s fans think her song and music video for “Marry The Night” allude to her having an abortion (which the singer has never confirmed). Interesting theory, though. [Examiner]
- Five-year-old Suri Cruise threw a temper tantrum inside the famous New York City toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, just ike every other small child in the universe at some point. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
The Parents Television Council (PTC) isn’t set to release the report, “Reality of MTV: Gender Portrayals on Reality TV,” until this Wednesday, but Fox News got a sneak peak in advance and has summarized the findings. (Jezebel accurately commented that their report provides an early view of the study through “an additional layer of puritanical hysteria.”) The PTC studied one season each of the top four prime-time shows viewed by 12- to 17-year-old adolescents – ”Jersey Shore,” “16 and Pregnant,” “Teen Mom 2,” and “The Real World” – and collected a bounty of not so surprising statistics. Most prominently, it the report found that the majority of crude or negative remarks came from female cast members. Only 24 percent of the comments made by females in regards to themselves were positive, and women spoke about sex more frequently and graphically than males. Keep reading »
- “Teen Mom” Amber Portwood got into a drunken brawl with a stranger at an Anderson, Indiana IHOP back in November and the restaurant has sold the tape to Star magazine. There was “hair-pulling” and punches thrown. I want to make a joke, but Amber has long-since passed the point of being funny to just being sad. [Radar Online]
- Ex-Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean is holding a “death-themed” wedding, as you do. [TMZ]
- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took their six kiddos to the famous NYC toy store F.A.O. Schwartz yesterday. Please, please tell me there are cute pictures of little Shiloh dancing on the giant keyboard? [US Weekly] Keep reading »
“Teen Mom” was always real … but it just got real. Emergency personnel responded to Amber Portwood‘s house in Anderson, Indiana, on Tuesday morning after a call from Gary Shirley’s mother claimed the 21-year-old mother was depressed and threatening to kill herself. According to Star magazine, police arrived to find Portwood lying face-up on a couch with a rope “loosely knotted around her neck.” She was apparently fading in and out of consciousness and needed an oxygen mask to help stabilize her before she was taken to a local hospital. Amber Portwood’s life, as chronicled on MTV and in the tabs, has always been a hot mess — from her boy drama to her arrest for assaulting Gary Shirley, the father of her kid — and I’m sorry to see how it’s affecting her. Mental illness is not something that can be ignored in hopes that it just goes away. I hope Amber Portwood and MTV take this suicide attempt seriously and get her the help she needs.
Confession: I am 31, and sometimes I feel like I’m not ready to get married yet—that it’ll still be a few years before I’m ready to sit down in a roller coaster car with someone, lower our safety bar, and ride the ups and downs of life together. (Yeah, that’s not my best analogy ever.) But different strokes for different folks—I mean, my mom got married at age 20 and has had a pretty awesome life thus far. What I’m trying to say is that I’m totally fascinated by people who get married when they’re 17, 18, 19, 20, or 21 since it’s such a big commitment to make at such a young age.
Apparently, MTV feels pretty compelled by this topic, too. They’ve ordered a pilot for a new series called “Married Young.” The concept is very similar to “16 and Pregnant“—the idea is to show teenagers put in a situation where they have to grow up fast. Keep reading »