At this point, the intro to a 16 and Pregnant episode is almost like a Mad Lib: “My name is [Name] and I’m [Age that is either 15, 16, or 17] and a [name of grade] in high school. I live with my mom because my dad left when I was little. She was my best friend until I met [name that is probably a variation on Tyler]. Now my dream of becoming a [job that is either nurse, vet, or professional cheerleader] is on hold becaaaaaaaaaaaaaause…. I’m pregnant!” This week’s Mad Libber is Taylor, who is fifteen and lives in Cincinnati. Her boyfriend’s name is Nathan, not Tyler, and they met at a rollerskating party. More
Topic: MTV Reality
Every time I think that the original cast of Teen Mom needs to move on and let someone else take their places, something like this happens – a report that Amber Portwood supposedly tried to commit suicide. Amber has had a pretty rough few years following her rise to MTV stardom, most notably when she hit then-fiance Gary Shirley on TV and she lost custody of their daughter Leah. Though Amber ultimately got probation and didn’t have to serve time, she has become more notorious than famous. Radar reports that she tried to take her own life this morning and was found in her house with a noose around her neck. More
Yesterday, I recapped Kianna Randall‘s episode of 16 and Pregnant, which included Kianna considering adoption but deciding to keep the baby after her then-15-year-old boyfriend Zak said he didn’t want his child to grow up without a father as he had. Zak’s sister Aisha (who wasn’t in the episode) emailed Crushable to say that I had my perception of Zak totally wrong. Here’s what she had to say: More
There are so many rumors coming from Italy about the upcoming season of Jersey Shore that I’m expecting either a colossal success or a humongous failure. Apparently, despite the fight between Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and The Situation and the fact that Ronnie is back on with Sammi Giancola, MTV’s producers still weren’t happy with the level of drama on the show.
Dakota Fanning isn’t the only famous face who graduated from high school this week – Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra also put on their cap and gown. Considering everything these two have been through – with giving up their daughter for adoption and dealing with their druggie/jailbird parents, it’s sweet to see them finally reach this goal. More
Kianna is a rising senior in Fort Worth, Texas. Like so many girls on the show, she doesn’t have a relationship with her dad. Her two-years-younger boyfriend, Zak, is a football player, and for like half a second I blinked out and thought I’d discovered a long-lost episode of Friday Night Lights. Anyway, back to the show: girl had her life together, girl got pregnant, girl called MTV, etc, etc. More
MTV is promoting the hell out of Teen Mom‘s third season, which kicks off July 5. All four original girls – Maci Bookout (the winner of Crushable’s “who is the best mom?” poll) Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham, and Amber Portwood – are back, along with their friends, families, significant others, and – of course – kids. MTV has made trailers for each of the individual Teen Moms, but here’s the trailer that includes clips of all four. More
The new season of Teen Mom premieres on July 5, and MTV has reportedly made four separate preview commercials, each featuring one of the moms – Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell, and Amber Portwood. Though MTV hasn’t posted them on their website yet, the sleuths over at The Ashley managed to find a YouTube clip of the Amber-centric trailer. The clip includes Amber telling Gary Shirley that their daughter needs a stable home, Amber and Gary yelling at each other while driving, and Amber telling Gary that he got off scot-free while she went to jail “for no reason.” More
When I was little, I always thought teachers hibernated in the summer and lived in the teacher’s lounge, because I couldn’t comprehend that they had a world outside of school. And when I watch the biannual Real World/Road Rules Challenge series full of familiar faces, I assume that the contestants from the shows make enough money that they can just keep hanging out on MTV in a sort of perpetual spring break state. But that isn’t the case. Many of the Challenge regulars act so crazy and cutthroat on the show because their lives actually do depend on it – there are too few slots and too little prize money at stake, and it’s almost impossible to hold onto a grownup job when you want to take off two months at a time to go film a reality show in Tijuana. More
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Those of you who closely follow Gary Shirley‘s Twitter account (which is just me) will notice that he changed his handle to It’sGaryTime. It’s not unusual for people to change their handles, but the Teen Mom star has also been tweeting the phrase “It’s Gary Time” fairly regularly. So why is he trying to coin a catchphrase? Because he is trying to sell you “It’s Gary Time” T-shirts, of course. More
Whitney Purvis was one of the standouts from the first season of 16 and Pregnant – the Georgia teen and her mom were both pregnant at the same time and were facing eviction from their home. Whitney and her boyfriend Weston Gosa matured really quickly when their son – also named Weston – had health problems, and she was a welcome voice on the 16 and Pregnant reunions. However, her mom doesn’t seem to have been the best role model for Whitney. April Purvis was arrested yesterday in Floyd County, Georgia, for marijuana and meth possession. More
The next season of Teen Mom – with all four original stars – kicks off on July 5. Want some clue about what’ll happen? Look no further than Gary Shirley‘s Twitter account, where he and Amber Portwood post annoying lovey-dovey tweets about each other. Looks like this dysfunctional couple is back on with a vengeance. So will season three feature Gary proposing yet again while Amber berates him for not doing it right? More
Last week, I called out 16 and Pregnant mom Danielle Cunningham for writing about her son Jamie Jr.’s circumcision on her Formspring page. Danielle responded to a question about why she didn’t get him circumcised by saying that “he came out with it naturally done.” She responds to that and other criticism she’s gotten in a new video on her YouTube channel. At around the five minute mark, Danielle says, “I mean, there’s a little bit of foreskin on it, but it’s nothing, it’s like a tiny … you don’t have to pull it down to, like, clean it or nothing like you would have if he didn’t get circumcised.” More
Although Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer said that she and estranged husband Corey Simms were focusing on raising their twin daughters and not on dating, Corey’s own words seem to say otherwise. On his newly-created Twitter account (which features a picture of his twin daughters as the background art), Corey is advertising for a new girlfriend. In fact, he was very specific about it. On May 29, he tweeted, “in search of a new girlfriend :)” More