After following Teen Mom train wrecks Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans, it's refreshing to read about a Teen Mom star who has worked hard to turn her life around and learned from her mistakes. I am proud ofAmber Portwood for making the decisions she has to make a better life for herself and Leah.
In her first interview since being released from prison on November 4, Amber talked to In Touch about her pill addiction, prison life, and future plans.
"Before prison, I never thought aboutLeah," admitted Amber. "I was addicted to drugs and didn't care about anything else. Prison saved my life – and gave me a second chance at being a mother." Note to Jenelle: the picture above is what a second chance as a mom looks like, not a positive pregnancy test.
Who has ten fingers, ten toes, and ten plastic surgeons on speed dial? Farrah Abraham, of course, and her never ending quest for attention continues with a new Keek video and a short chat about what she's been up to lately.
The soon-to-be laughingstock of Couples Therapy took to Keek yesterday – sans Christmas face – to show us what a hard-working author looks like. "Does it look like I'm busy working? Oh yes! No makeup, totally hair back, and doing it all. This is what it looks like to be a New York Times best-selling author."
Farrah went on to reveal that she's writing an "amazing amazing novel" for our amusement, err, reading pleasure.
Speaking to Kallum Green of Mosh News, Farrah shared, "Right now I'm doing some Teen Mom stuff. Starting out in 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom- it's always going to be a part of my life! I have tried my hardest to continue my education and continue being hard working and striving for everything, whether it's acting, modeling, or culinary aspirations. But, all in all, my never ending job is continuously being a good mom."
Jenelle reached out to Nathan after learning that he, too, has a child from a previous relationship – and no custody rights. "His ex-wife's parents have guardianship [of Emery, 2], kind of like the situation I'm in. He was like, 'No one understands the situation I'm in and that I deal with,' and I said that I could relate to him. We both have to deal with our parents to deal with our children."
So, despite the fact that Jenelle and Nathan do not take care of the children they already have, they thought having a baby together would be an excellent idea. Jenelle told MTV, “We just want a child of our own that we can raise together as a family. We want a stable relationship for Jace and Emery. We just want to settle down.” I weep for these kids – born to such selfish parents.
Ratings wise, Real Housewives of Atlanta was Sunday's top cable telecast, with 3.777 million fans tuning in for the ongoing drama surrounding Kandi and Todd. That's a new season high for the ladies of Atlanta. Congrats!
Bravo tortured us with two (too many) episodes of Shahs of Sunset this week. An impressive 1.977 million tuned in on Sunday, thanks to RHOA's lead-in, but only 1.2 million came back for more drunken shenanigans on Tuesday.
It's official – Jenelle Evans is pregnant again. The Teen Mom 2 star and her boyfriend Nathan Griffith are expecting their first child together. Reality Tea suspected as much in October – on Thanksgiving as well – and Jenelle finally confirmed the news this morning. First, she tweeted,
Later, Jenelle added, "Let the truth be told. For the full article and story on Nathan and I and about my second pregnancy, check out today's Us Weekly."
As if two episodes of Shahs of Sunset in 48 hours isn't bad enough, this one kicks off withMercedes "MJ" Javid showing off her boobs. Thank goodness Bravo isn't broadcast in 3D. MJ says she's spent thousands of dollars trying to simultaneously keep her boobs under control, cinch her waist, and eliminate back fat - to no avail – so she has decided to design her own bra and shaping garment. MJ "shapes" the air right out her lungs, explaining, "I have the tiniest waist, it's just not being cinched properly." #delusional
Meanwhile, Jessica is converting to Judaism for Mike Shouhed, although he has yet to propose. Mike and Jessica go through the motions of a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony during class, and Mike starts to sweat. Mike reminds us that he used to be the MVP of Vegas (Most Valuable Persian) and I think about the smug Shahs of Sunset tagline, "We don't work in buildings. We own buildings." Now? Mike rents bus wraps, so he needs to get over himself and put a ring on Jessica's finger before someone else does.
Bravo treated us to an extra episode of Shahs of Sunset this week to boost viewership - IMO - and it worked! A whopping 1.977 million viewers tuned in to Shahs of Sunset on Sunday night, when only 978,000 bothered to watch the regularly scheduled episode just two weeks ago. I hope the Shahs of Sunset plan to send thank you notes to the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
As I expected, Reza lashes out at Mike, "How audacious are you to call me to uninvite me to a disgusting float that's an embarrassment to the gay community. I am disgusted." Reza hangs up on Mike, returns to asking Mirror, Mirror who is the finest gay Persian in all of L.A.
Reza later tells Adam that he's furious with Mike – how dare he be excluded from an event?!? But Reza had no issues cheering on his co-stars as they uninvited Mercedes "MJ" Javid and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi from trips and parties last season. Reza tells Adam he needs time to decompress, which is code for, perfect a sob story that'll help justify his repugnant behavior.