Three months after her widely reported suicide attempt, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is now opening up for the first time and in a shocker, she reveals she is “still suicidal.”
While talking to E! News, Amber, 21, reveals she was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday after suffering a severe panic attack. “I couldn’t breathe and I passed out,” says Amber. “I stopped breathing.”
Amber, who continues to make tabloid headlines with baby daddy Gary Shirley, then goes on to state she is still having a hard time despite spending weeks at a rehab facility in Malibu.
“Honestly, I feel like I did two months ago. I’m still suicidal,” Amber reveals. “I’m f–king depressed. My family’s not together.”
Amber goes on to add that she is very upset at all the tabloid headlines, most notably the recent Life & Style magazine cover story which stated she is choosing partying over spending time with her 2-year-old daughter Leah. The mag even managed to get quotes from Amber’s own brother Shawn Portwood who stated that Amber “enjoys her freedom too much right now.”
“What hurts me the most is when people believe the lies about me,” Amber tells E! News. “The bullying is too much to handle. Look at the rate of teen deaths related to bullying. It’s scary.”
Amber also makes it clear that she doesn’t have a drinking problem and that she did not go to rehab for such. “I went to rehab for depression and anger management, not drug or alcohol abuse,” says Amber. “I have been out twice since I left rehab and I’m 21. I take my medication the way I’m supposed to.” Amber revealed last year that she suffers from bipolar disorder.
As for not seeing her daughter Leah, Amber reveals she agreed to let Gary have custody in other “to keep CPS off our backs.” She adds that she tries to see her daughter as often as she’s allowed. “I see Leah whenever I can. I have stipulations as to when I can and can’t see her.”
TELL US: SURPRISED AMBER’S STILL SUICIDAL? SHOULD SHE QUIT TEEN MOM? SHOULD MTV STEP IN?
Despite receiving a high score and praises from the judges last Monday, The Hills alum and her partner Mark Ballaswere given the boot on Tuesday night.
Following her elimination, Kristin spoke to UsWeekly and was quite honest about her feelings. “I’m really sad,” said Kristin, 24. “But I’d rather go out on top and have people be shocked than have people be like, ‘Thank god she’s leaving, it’s about time.’ It was the best experience I’ve ever had. I could not be happier that I did the show.”
Kristin then went on to state the obvious that DWTS is clearly not a dance competition but more of a popularity contest! Okay perhaps I added in that last part.
“It is what it is,” mused Kristin. “That’s the thing with Dancing with the Stars, you never know,” she said, laughing. “It’s clearly not a dance competition!”
Kristin however preferred to remain mum when asked about her reconciliation with ex-fiance/NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, stating: “I’m just not talking about it.” Kristin made headlines earlier this year after Jay dumped her out of the blue. The two are now back together.
Kristin also appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! during which she revealed that perhaps not having enough of a “sob story” was part of the reason she was sent packing. The episode called for each celebrity to perform a dance that evoked the most memorable year of their lives.
“Maybe I didn’t have a good enough story. It’s hard to compete with memorable years. Mine was I graduated from high school and moved to L.A,” said Kristin. A new episode of DWTS airs tonight on ABC.
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TELL US – DO YOU AGREE WITH KRISTIN’S COMMENT THAT DWTS IS NOT A DANCE COMPETITION? SHOULD THE JUDGE’S SCORES HOLD MORE WEIGHT?
While things reached a boiling point during the Posche Fashion Show two weeks ago when Teresa reportedly plotted to expose Melissa Gorga as a past stripper, a RHONJ insider tells us Caroline and Jacqueline had stopped talking to Teresa before that event.
The reason? The two have had it with her after seeing her true colors. “They have seen the real Teresa through this last season with Melissa. Melissa is very close with Jacqueline and Caroline,” reveals the insider.
While Joe Gorga’sscreaming match with Kim D. at the Posche fashion show has been widely reported, our insider adds that Jacqueline and Teresa also got into a big fight that night. In fact the two former BFFs will be seen getting into A LOT of fights on the upcoming 4th season which is still filming at the moment.
Another reason for the tension between Caroline/Jacqueline and Teresa also has to do with Teresa’s many business ventures. Apparently, Teresa has been stepping on Jacqueline and Caroline’s toes by entering into businesses she knew they were planning to do.
“Teresa knew what Jacqueline and Caroline were working on as far as business deals and Teresa went behind their backs and copied what they were doing…. in other words she stole their ideas to make money,” said the insider. Yikes!
Our source adds that Caroline and Jacqueline are absolutely done with Teresa! “Jacqueline and Caroline think Teresa is a liar, vindictive, and so into the fame that she doesn’t care about anything anymore. Teresa will sabotage anyone to remain relevant.”
And while Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakilehave been diplomatic with their recent public comments about Teresa, our NJ insider reveals that she continues to remain friendless as none of her RHONJ cast members attended the party to launch her Fabellini wine on Friday night.
“None of the other women, their husbands, or children were in attendance. Not one cast member was present. She has burned every bridge she had,” says the insider. “Dina Manzo was there for less than an hour. None of Teresa’s “friends” were there. It was all family and the Bravo crew.”
Also in attendance was Teresa’s brother-in-law Pete Giudice and his wife Sheila Giudice. It has been rumored that Bravo is considering bringing Sheila on for season five.
Our insider adds that Sheila, who isn’t a fan of Teresa’s, is desperate to be on the show and has now switched her alliance from Team Melissa to Team Teresa! With the reports of Caroline and Jacqueline leaving the show after season 4, it will be interesting to see if Bravo decides to bring Sheila on.
Moving on to tonight’s finale/the 19th episode this season, below is a preview clip —
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Melissa Gorga and Jay Mohr! Shoould be a good one!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REASONS CAROLINE & JACQUELINE ARE NO LONGER TALKING TO TERESA? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S FINALE?
UPDATE – As seen in the above preview clip, Caroline is not only ticked at what Teresa wrote about her in the cookbook but at also what Teresa wrote about her son Christopher Manzo. Below is what Teresa said about Chris via two excerpts from her cookbook –
“This is a family cookbook! Unlike some of the other “Housewives,” I do not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash, old ladies in hot pants climbing up on a pole to bring their sexy back, or videotaping yourself in any state of undress at any time. “
“That’s how it is with us Italians… We spoil our kids rotten, so much that they never want to leave home. Albie and Christopher Manzo are adorable, but don’t let them fool you. Their “L” in “GTL” (Gym-Tanning-Laundry) is “Leave it for Mom.” That’s just how it is, and how we moms like it.”
The ladies also take a trip to Africa where their over the top antics take over the safari! Be sure to expect non-stop social events, parties, and excitement as the ladies go head-to-head in what is definitely the most exciting and climactic season yet!
A new housewife, Marlo Hampton will be joining the cast to stir up dramz with The NeNe, but she is not included in the official cast photos. Perhaps she’ll be making a mid-season entrance to make sure the cray-cray level stays at max capacity!
Below are the cast photos, bios and what to expect from the housewives this season. RHOA season 4 premieres Nov. 6 on Bravo at 10/9c. Have I mentioned, I cannot wait?! Cause I can’t!
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More bikini photos of Camille below as well as a new pic with her boyfriend Dimitri!
And speaking of Kelsey, he recently revealed his plans to have another baby with his new child bride Kayte Walsh. If you recall, Kayte was pregnant for Kelsey last year but ultimately suffered a miscarriage. When asked if he had plans to expand his family, Kelsey told Hollyscoop: “We have plans and we’re working on it so we’ll see when it happen.”
In other RHOBH news, some of the show’s stars are now slamming newbieDana Wilkey or rather her tacky $25,000 sunglasses and the bragging that went along with it!
On the last episode of the show, Dana attended a barbecue party put together by Adrienne Maloofduring which she made certain to let the other ladies know just how much her sunglasses cost! The reason for the high price? The sunglasses came with real diamonds. Below, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Brandi Glanvillebash Dana in their latest Bravo blogs –
Lisa — “Seeing the barbecue at Adrienne’s I was sure glad I missed it. Dana, with her million dollar sunglasses, I personally find off putting. Who says that? Sorry but it’s disgusting. I think one of the prerequisites in this arena is honesty. I have no desire to invest in that nonsense, regardless of Kyle once again saying how nice they are. I see it for what it is.”
Kyle — “I still don’t know Dana very well, but she has always been nice to me. However, I do think spending $25,000 on a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous. You do see some outrageous things and people in Beverly Hills. I’m not always quite sure what to make of it. I am always a little skeptical when I see people talking about how much money they have.”
Brandi — “Dana was so busy bragging about her over-the-top sunglasses that she barely acknowledged I was there. I don’t think she earned any points with that.”
Yikes! As for Dana, she attempted to defend herself and her diamond studded sunglasses as she posted the following –
“Now we come to the glasses — there is a store on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills called Luxuriator, and it is the infamous store that I got my $25,000 glasses at. Take my word for it, the store is breathtaking! Actually Franco, the owner who is an amazing personality in his own right, has glasses that go up to $100,000 — so my pair is small fry. Certainly these sunglasses are not for someone who loses their glasses a lot or hasn’t bought their fill of cars and jewelry. They aren’t going to feel super different then than a regular pair of high-end glasses. But if you are a person who loves to wear jewels daily and can afford it, I can tell you they are beautiful and loads of fun to wear, because, as we have seen from the show, they are a great conversation piece. The way I look at it these glasses are piece of art. Jewelry with function not just shades. To each their own!”
Allrighty then! More photos of Camille below!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S PHOTOS AND DANA’S $25,000 SUNGLASSES? TO EACH HIS OWN OR PLAIN RIDIC?
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According to the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, troubled Teen Momstar Amber Portwoodis very well headed for another breakdown.
Following her arrest last December in addition to a suicide attempt this summer which led to a 2-month rehab stint, the mag is reporting Amber, 21, is drinking and partying more now than before. And the source of the story is none other than Amber’s brother Shawn Portwood.
According to Shawn, Amber is spending more time out partying than she is reconnecting with her 2-year-old daughter Leah. “At least three times a week, Amber will go out to bars and clubs,” Shawn admits to Life & Style.
“Amber could see Leah every day, but she sees her maybe three times a week,” adds Shawn. “I don’t even know if Amber wants full custody of Leah. She enjoys her freedom too much right now.” As reported, Amber’s baby daddy Gary Shirley, who admitted last month that he was homeless, currently has custody of little Leah.
On Sept. 15, Amber was spotted at 59th Street Pub in Anderson and again on Sept. 27 dancing and downing beers at Jimbo’s Pub and Club in Anderson, Ind. “My friends were there and said she drank near a whole bottle of white wine,” reveals Anderson local Shane Butt. “She was kissing her new boyfriend [Jesse Stone] and even posing with her bottle of wine. It seems like rehab didn’t help too much.”
Shawn adds that Amber would rather be out at bars seeking attention from the Anderson locals than spending time with Leah. “She likes to go out where people see her and recognize her,” shares Shawn. In Amber’s defense, previous reports have stated she’s only allowed to see Leah twice a week during supervised visitation so perhaps partying is her unhealthy way of dealing with not having custody of her daughter.
While Amber is said to be dating new beau Jesse Stone (pictured below), Gary tweeted days ago that Amber was still trying to get back together with him. Gary wrote, “Spent a Lil time with Amber, just goes to show me that our relationship is like a burnt log and it can’t be relit.”
He then added: “I said no to her on getting back together she cried so I gave it some thought and she started calling me names like trash ect.” Gary broke up with Amber three weeks ago after getting a giant tattoo of her name on his back. He accused her of cheating of him.
Doesn’t sound like this dysfunctional relationship will be ending anytime soon! Below is a photo of Amber’s new boyfriend Jesse.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH AMBER AND GARY? DO YOU THINK SHE’S HEADED FOR ANOTHER BREAKDOWN?
Bringing you an all new photo post of the Real Housewives of New Jersey as the cast attended the New Jersey Fashion & Beauty Week 2011 at the Pleasantdale Chateau on October 3, 2011 in West Orange, New Jersey.
Meanwhile, based on the previews by Bravo for the upcoming RHONJ finale, it appears most fans will finally get to see the showdown between Caroiline and Teresa that they have been waiting for.
And of course it all has do to with Teresa taking not so subtle digs at her Caroline in her cookbook Fabulicious. We reported back in May that Teresa took some shots at her sis-in-law Melissa in the same book (Really — who takes shots at people in a cookbook?). Well apparently, Teresa didn’t end with Melissa.
In the excerpt posted below, Teresa disses Caroline’s Italian background or lack there off when she states: “I am, however, a huge fan of Caroline Manzo. (Even if she’s only 1/16 Italian, or whatever she is …).” Wowzers. Below is the full excerpt from Tre’s book –
“I can’t help it. Every time I sit down to write this intro to my Italian Family Cookbook, two things keep popping into my head: that cheesy Olive Garden commercial, “When you’re here, you’re family”; and what I said about CarolineManzo when she insulted my meatballs on the Rachael Ray show: “Caroline’s as Italian as the Olive Garden.
If you read Skinny Italian, you know I’m not a huge fan of Olive Garden because it takes traditional healthy Italian dishes and turns them into heart-clogging servings of ungodly proportions. (Forget Jersey Shore, it’s the Olive Garden that gives us Italians a bad name!) I am, however, a huge fan of CarolineManzo. (Even if she’s only 1/16 Italian, or whatever she is …)”
With digs like that, it’s no wonder Teresa now finds herself friendless! Teresa, who apparently sees herself as a victim, also took to her Bravo blog this week to fire back at her costars, mostly Jacqueline who called her “scum” during a recent twitter rant.
Below is an excerpt from Tre’s blog –
“As for the craziness on Twitter, I don’t think it’s a very healthy place to be right now (I just can’t take anyone who’s suddenly friends again with Kim G. seriously, sorry!), so I’m going to slowly slip out of it, and maybe take a little break for a while. I have a big project I have to work on, and I want to spend every other second with my family. Don’t worry, I’ll be back!”
Teresa has yet to begin that twitter break as she has been tweeting up a storm since she posted that blog. Even more interesting, a source told UsWeekly that Teresa has a “ghostwriter” for her Bravo blogs!
Below is another excerpt from Tre’s blog about her costars from the most recent episode of the show –
“I will say I didn’t like everything they showed of course. The whole time we were filming, I had no idea what other people were saying about me. I just assumed they were all my friends. That’s why you see me dancing around and trying to have fun in Punta Cana. It’s not until I watch the shows that I see all four of the other ladies having a go at me. On the show, I might talk about a certain incident and how I felt about it, but I don’t talk about personalities or their kids or how they spend their money, or how smart I think they are… I say, “She pissed me off, but I’m not going to let it bother me.” Cut to everyone else: “Teresa can’t be reasoned with, Teresa was dropped on her head as a baby,” all about my “character flaws” and how I didn’t “grow up,” how I’m “cuckoo.” I had no idea they were bashing me like that. Although, tell you the truth, even if I did, I wouldn’t do it back. I’m just not like that. It’s not fun to watch though.”
The drama never ends! More photos from the NJ Fashion & Beauty Event below!
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Following the ambush on the recent episode of Basketball Wives LA, led by her costars, Draya Micheleis now speaking out on doing the show plus the way she was bullied treated by said costars.
Below are excerpts from Draya’s interview with Sister 2 Sister –
Tracy: Has the show been what you expected? Draya: It’s pretty much worse than I expected only because I’m always the topic of the discussion and I really didn’t expect to play such a major role
Tracy: Do you think they haven’t warmed to you because you’re not a wife? Draya: I think they don’t have a respect for me because I’m not with any basketball players. I don’t think it’s about not being a wife. It’s only two people that’s married; everybody else is just technically a babymama.
Tracy: Your co-star Imani Showalter called you “worthless.” She apologized, but why do you think she and some of the others have such a strong and negative opinion of you? Draya: They say a lot of things, but I’ve heard worse things from people who are more important. They’re not that important to me, but the things that they say are not that important. Everybody has dirt. Everybody has issues. If you can throw stones at somebody else, there’s obviously something going on with you. I don’t care to know about anybody’s personal life. I’m in my business.
Tracy: You’ve said on the show that you’re going to stop being nice. When? Draya: You can expect a lot of things. Just when you think it’s safe, it’s kinda not again. I can’t fly off the hinges at first … If I fight with everybody, there’s no more me. I know what I’m doing. I’m playing my part the way that I’m supposed to. I don’t kiss nobody’s butt.
On twitter, a fan asked Draya what the other ladies would have to talk about on the show if she wasn’t on it, she responded: “Menopause !!!! Lol” Ouch.
And while Draya, real name Andraya M. Howard, maintained on the show that the police report detailing how she neglected her son was fake, the reporter who first broke the news back in January insists the report was absolutely the real deal. Draya even went as far as to claim the reporter lost his job for doing the story — which also appears to be false. Below is a statement given by Philadelphia journalist Steve Henshaw –
“This item was published in the 9/16/11 edition of the Eagle about Howard’s court case. The article I wrote was based entirely on the police report (the affidavit of probable cause) that I had in hand. After Howard’s mother called to complain that the story was inaccurate, I called the police officer and he said the story was very accurate. Howard’s entering ARD status is tantamount to a guilty plea. Why would a judge order her to 40 hours of family counseling if he/she didn’t believe that what the police officer reported he saw/heard was true? Andraya Howard shows her character when she accuses the police and the paper of making up facts after she has under oath before a judge accepted the punishment.”
The original article written by Steve was published back in January. A new article was written in September, which revealed Draya was in fact sentenced for the child neglect case involving her son. Below is an excerpt –
“Howard was accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, which allows first-time offenders to clear their record after serving probation. She was sentenced in Berks County Court to two years of probation and ordered to attend family counseling and perform 40 hours of community service on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.”
According to the original report (which is still up on the website), Draya — a former stripper — was arrested back in January of this year after her 7-year-old son called 911 at about 2 a.m. and told dispatchers he was home alone. He told a Patrolman he called his mother’s cell phone about 20 times to find out where she was. She said she was at a tanning salon and would be home soon.
Cops revealed the apartment looked like it had been ransacked, with women’s undergarments scattered throughout the living room. A small dog was in a cage, and dog feces and dog urine were in several places in the apartment. Cops witnessed Draya’s son getting a TV dinner from the freezer, standing on the counter and putting it into the microwave. Draya’s mom was then given custody of her son.
So there you have it folks! It appears Draya lied on the show about a reporter “faking” a police report. Plus why would anyone or any journalist for that matter go through the process of falsifying a police report as that’s a pretty serious offense. Not that this excuses the behavior of some of Draya’s costars or anything.
As for Draya, she maintains she loves her son very much. While the episode aired on Monday night, she tweeted: “Of course im going to cry. I’m a mother. This involves my child. I will cut, steal, kill for him.” Below are some photos of Draya with her son Kniko –
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON DRAYA’S INTERVIEW AND THE POLICE REPORT BEING REAL? DOES THIS CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF HER OR THE CONFRONTATION BY THE LADIES?