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 »
If you lived anywhere near my apartment building, you would have heard a dramatic scream of “Noooooooo!” circa 9 a.m. this morning. Why? Because I read that Leah Messer and Corey Simms of “Teen Mom 2“—aka the couple I dubbed the most inspiring on television—have split after just six months of marriage. Apparently, it was Leah who did the leaving, moving out of their family home after a series of fights over money. Yesterday, she was spotted at her local courthouse and a clerk confirmed that, while she hadn’t filed anything, she had picked up divorce or custody papers.
This news makes me very, very sad. Keep reading »
It’s not often that you see an authentic love story on reality television. Which is what makes Leah Messer and Corey Simms of “Teen Mom 2” so freaking touching. Their story isn’t the traditional girl-meets-boy tale. Nope, their saga goes more like this: Girl meets boy. Boy breaks up with girl after three years. On the rebound, girl asks another boy to prom. She ends up getting pregnant—with twins—after knowing him only a month. Girl and boy decide to raise baby girls together.
Leah’s episode of “16 and Pregnant” was a multiple tissue affair. 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 »
Tonight at 11:30 EST, MTV will air the special “No Easy Decision,” in which teen mom Markai Durham of “16 & Pregnant” has an abortion. As first reported by Crushable, Markai got pregnant by her boyfriend James shortly after giving birth to baby Za’karia and decided to end the pregnancy. Two other young women who chose to have abortions will be depicted in “No Easy Decision” as well. According to Jennifer Armstrong at Entertainment Weekly, who exclusively viewed the special, “While pro-life critics will likely find fault with the show just for existing, no one can accuse the documentarians of making abortion look easy or fun.” 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.
And that worries me. Keep reading »