So it appears that MTV is going to continue its grand plan to shed light on the epic social problem of teen pregnancies by continuing to glorify pregnant teens, giving them a hefty check, and making them pseudo-celebrities. It's been working thus far. I mean, just look at how mature Farrah Abraham is thanks to the network's influence! Of course, actual intelligent people who are touted with research on such subjects are out to prove me wrong.
According to MTV's Remote Control, economists from Wellesley College and the University of Maryland have determined that 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have led to a reduction in teen pregnancy by 5.7 percent, or about 20,000 births every year since the first show premiered in 2009. If you want to get super technical, that's one less birth by a teen every half hour. I guess that would explain why the network has announced another season which will follow twelve new pregnant teens.
Taking to her Bravo blog, Joyce begins, "Hola MisAmores! Last night was my Queen of the Universe event, and I am so happy with the turnout. We had a full house of supportive and loving friends, family, and fans. I am truly thankful!!! I want to especially thank my beautiful friends and Housewives, Kyle [Richards] and Lisa, who supported me. It meant the world to me that you were there and served as judges to decide the Queen of the Universe 2014," adding, "Last week I told you all that I would make an announcement at my event. I am proud to say that all the hard work and the efforts in my charity will pay off this year as I am opening my first Kindergarten for children in need in Senegal, Africa. Like I said last night at my event, I can't wait to see the smiles of all the children who so deserve a chance to a better future, which we can only grant them through education. That has always been my dream and I thank God that soon it will become a reality."
What's better than housewife has beens when it comes to rating gold on Watch What Happens Live? That's right…house-husbands! When two former Real Housewives of Atlanta stars appeared in Andy Cohen's clubhouse, the ladies garnered the talk show's second highest ratings for the year thus far…and no one even had to tug a wig!
Bethenny Frankel is moving on up….or at least — according to In Touch Weekly — out of her dream home, the apartment that she bought with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Jason Hoppy. The former Real Housewives of New York star filed for divorce in in December 2012 just shy of the couple's three year wedding anniversary, but continued to live with Jason in order to share parenting duties of their daughter, Bryn. Can you say awkward?!?!? Especially since she is in a new relationship with financier Michael “Mac” Cerussi III. Probably time to pack up and leave.
Both Bethenny and Jason came out swinging filing for sole custody and refusing to leave their luxury loft that they bought together. Now, I am not choosing sides, but the $5 million, 3,400 square foot loft was bought after she sold her Skinnygirl cocktail company for a reported $120 million. Just sayin.
Peter announced on twitter that he believes more people are watching because the men bicker as much as the wives. "The fact is that now the men on the show have a voice, one million more people watching the show than last year,that equal $$$$$ #holdontothat," he tweeted.