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Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

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Tyler and Catelynn from "Teen Mom" set a date. Read More »
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Catelynn gave her baby up for adoption. Why is she on the show? Read More »
Catfight: College Fund
Is Jezebel's college fund for Tyler and Catelynn a sucky idea? Read More »
Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra

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 »

God Help Us, “High School Moms” Is Another Reality Show About Teen Pregnancy

Glamorizing Teen Moms?
Is teen pregnancy glamorized by shows like MTV's Teen Mom. Read More »
16 And Pregnant
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Jamie Lynn Spears says she was too scared to ask for birth control. Read More »
Pregnant Teens
Teen pregnancy is statistically a Southern thing. Read More »
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High School Moms
"High School Moms"
  • 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]

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Hot Links: Would You Take Dating Advice From A “Teen Mom”?

  • “Teen Mom” Farrah Abraham is offering dating tips on her website — and honestly? They’re not bad! [The Stir]
  • In memory of Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away on Friday, let’s rank the best Beastie Boys songs. My favorite was always “Get It Together” from Ill Communication. [Ranker]
  • Francois-Henri Pinault and Linda Evangelista have reached a undisclosed settlement in their child support case. I still think he is a douche. [Celebrity Baby Scoop] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Tyler & Catelynn From “Teen Mom” Set A Date

Get Off "Teen Mom"
Catelynn gave her baby up for adoption. Why is she on the show? Read More »
Catfight: College Fund
Is Jezebel's college fund for Tyler and Catelynn a sucky idea? Read More »
Glamorizing?
Some say "Teen Mom" glamorizes teen pregnancy. No way, dude. Read More »
tyler and catelynn from "teen mom"
  • “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 Gals On “Jersey Shore” Don’t Portray Women In A Positive Light? Who Knew?!

Is "Jersey Shore" Sexist?
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Vinny swears that "Jersey Shore" isn't sexist. Read More »
On Hating Amber
Why viewers love to hate "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood. Read More »
Reality TV Lessons
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Life lessons gleaned from reality TV. Read More »

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 Has Bigger Emotional Problems Than We Thought

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…

Morning Quickies: Drunk “Teen Mom” Throws Down At IHOP

On Hating Amber
Why viewers love to hate "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood. Read More »
Open Letter
An open letter to the tabloids about "Teen Mom." Read More »
Domestic Abuse Arrest
Amber got cuffed for punching her daughter's father on camera. Read More »
Amber Portwood IHOP fight photo
  • “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 »

Farrah From “Teen Mom” Inexplicably Pissed About Kourtney Kardashian’s Second Pregnancy

Kourtney Is Pregnant!
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Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with baby #2! Read More »

“I’m shocked Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant again. Did she not learn anything from Teen Mom? Maybe it’s a fake pregnancy like Kim’s wedding. SAD. Double standards in this world? Yes, and guess what? Age and money honestly do not change a person’s poor choice. Quit making excuses.”

Farrah Abraham from “Teen Mom” ranted on Twitter today about Kourtney Kardashian‘s announcement that she is pregnant with her second child. But, Farrah, what is Kourtney Kardashian supposed to “learn” from “Teen Mom”? Kourtney didn’t get pregnant as a teen — she is having her second kid at age 32. And she’s been in a long-term relationship with Scott Disick, who, while a douche, seems like a better parent than Gary or Ryan, two of “Teen Mom”‘s all-star dads. And why is Kourt having a second child a “poor choice”? I hate to break it to you, Far, but age and money do change a person’s poor choice — having age/experience and money/resources generally makes huge life decisions like having children a lot easier.

Sounds like sour grapes to me. [Twitter.com/F1abraham via Us Weekly] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “Teen Mom” Is Back And Ready To Attack

MTV sure lucked out with its first batch of teen moms. Maci, Farrah, Amber, and Catelynn are all such compelling characters that watching the utter mundanities of their life is interesting. So I was happy to have the foursome back for last night’s season three premiere of “Teen Mom.” If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT. If you have, click on for the good, the bad, and the most WTF moments of the episode. Let’s make this like a water cooler and discuss in the comments section. Keep reading »

“Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood Attempted Suicide

“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.

[Radar Online]
[Us Weekly] Keep reading »

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