“Teen Mom” Amber Portwood made a hugely personal revelation this week: The reality tv star says she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years ago. Well, that does explain a lot, doesn’t it? The explosive bouts of rage, the suicidal tendencies. She’s been about as predictable as a volcano, and similarly destructive to everything in her path.
You’d think that since Portwood has known for some time why her moods are all over the place, things would have leveled off somewhat by now.
If you know what the problem is, you can treat it, right? Unfortunately, treatment of bipolar disorder isn’t that simple. Read more…
“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.
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And now for a trashy people update: “Teen Mom” Amber Portwood‘s car has been vandalized over an “affair” she is allegedly having with some guy named Midas. (Yes, vandalizing other people’s cars is still a thing people do, apparently.) According to Radar Online and the Daily Mail, Amber has “run off” with the boyfriend of another woman, causing her baby daddy Gary Shirley to weep into his Ed Hardy T-shirt. Who’s Amber banging now? Her neighbor, 25-year-old Midas Fields. I think we can all agree “Midas” is a badass name, right? Anyway, Midas’ girlfriend and baby mama caught the pair in flagrante delicto and chucked Midas from the house, allegedly causing Amber to yell, “I’m ridin’ your baby daddy!” Thatta girl, Amber! Shortly afterward over Easter weekend, Amber returned home to find her house egged and her Ford Taurus spray painted with “obscene language.” Ugh, girl-on-girl crime is so typical in these situations. Why isn’t it Midas that the baby mama is mad at? And why is Amber such a hot property after she beat up her boyfriend on national TV? Get a clue, people. Still, I like to think Jennifer Aniston relives the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie showdown vicariously through these people. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
“Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Most recently, she was arrested for domestic abuse, based on footage from the reality TV program that showed the young mother beating the crap out of her boyfriend, Gary Shirley. Now, rumor has it that she’s telling folks that Vivid Video is offering her half a million dollars to star in a porn movie. Vivid, which has put out most of the high-profile celebrity sex tapes of the last few years, has a long history of courting public spectacles for pornos. So what does Vivid say? “We can’t comment on any discussions that we may or may not be having with Amber.” We’re going to take that as a yes. [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »
In November, we reported that the ladies of “Teen Mom” make $60K to $65K per season, which comes out to about $5,000 per episode. We argued that this was chump change in comparison to the alleged $80K Lauren Conrad made per episode in her final days on “The Hills.” But apparently, our numbers may have been waaaay off. Amber Portwood was released from jail yesterday on charges of domestic violence and had to report to a judge. This judge supposedly ordered her to reveal her salary. She said $280,000! Which is about $215K more than we had thought. Keep reading »
That took long enough: Amber Portwood, the star of MTV‘s “Teen Mom,” was arrested yesterday for a domestic violence assault on her daughter Leah’s father, Gary Shirley. As you can see from her mug shots, her skin is 90 percent less orange in the clink. Keep reading »
I remember when gossip columns devoted space to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got Amber Portwood, the young woman on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” who Star magazine says is pregnant with her second baby. Amber is already the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, Leah, with ex-fiance Gary Shirley. Star says she’s dating a cage fighter named Clinton Yunker and “is hoping that the child is Shirley’s nonetheless.”
There’s no escaping the “Teen Mom” girls now. Just admit it: it’s dirt cheap for paparazzi to photograph them, so they are claiming tabloid domination. And while Catelynn and Tyler (who gave their kid up for adoption) are the couple who tug our heart strings, you couldn’t avoid Amber if you tried.
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It’s hard to forget the episode of “Teen Mom” where Amber Portwood kicks out her baby daddy, Gary Shirley, for taking their daughter and threatening to call child services. As he leaves, they get into a big fight. During the scene, Amber gets in his face cursing. She hits him repeatedly, and calls him things like a “fat piece of s**t.” As he retreats down the stairs, she kicks him. The scene was shocking when it aired. And now the police are reviewing the unedited footage. Keep reading »