Amber Portwood just can’t catch a break. Not only is the Teen Mom star serving time in prison, she’s about to undergo an examination of her “medical, psychological, mental, and emotional health” which could last several weeks. HollywoodLife.com is reporting that during that time, Amber will not be allowed to have any visitors…and that includes four-year-old daughter Leah.
Douglas S. Garrison, the Chief Communications Officer of the Indiana Department of Corrections, tells the site, “During this diagnostic process time, Amber is not allowed any visitors, including her baby daughter. However, she is allowed to make out-going phone calls.”
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been a wreck for a while now and is desperately pleading with a judge to send her to prison!
Amber was offered a second chance by the judge back in January. She could’ve avoided prison if she successfully completed a drug rehab program. Amber has been in and out of jail and is now requesting that she be sent to prison so she can serve the time and get clean.
During a routine hearing yesterday, Amber admitted to the judge she would always “be a bad girl” and that she hasn’t been clean at all since starting the program at the beginning of the year. Amber told the judge she couldn’t stand the drug program and wanted out. The only alternative for Amber is prison.
Amber was taken into custody and will sit in the county jail until her sentencing – which could be up to five years per the original agreement.
This makes me so sad for her that she thinks the only way to help herself is prison. She clearly has had some deep problems all along, but how much of it is related to the pressures of being in the media spotlight at such a young age?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK MTV IS TO BLAME FOR ANY OF AMBER’S ISSUES? DO YOU THINK PARTICIPATING IN TEEN MOM IS TOO MUCH FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT?
As reported, Amber, 21, was in hot water over failing to provide a urine sample for her mandatory daily drug testing. In fact, Amber spoke to E! News, denying she failed to take the drug test, while other sources stated Amber did show up to be tested but waited over an hour and simply could not go.
“I would be in jail if I skipped” Amber told E!. “Honestly, I don’t give a s–t what people are saying…I’m doing what I have to do…they are not a concern of mine.”
Luckily for Amber, she faced a judge yesterday who chose to punish her by tackling on an extra 30 days of daily drug testing instead of sending her to prison. In addition to that, she is also required to re-read the drug court handbook and write a 500-word report on what is expected of her. For realz!
TMZ adds, as well as missing a drug test, Amber also failed to attend one of her AA meetings which is also a major no-no. Here’s to hoping Amber can finally get it together, though, something tells me…
Moving on to other troubled Teen Mom star,Jenelle Evans,who has also had issues with drugs as she is currently on probation for a previous drug violation.
According to the latest issue of Star magazine, Jenelle, 20, is still abusing drugs. The source? Her former boss James Duffy, who she is still engaged with in a legal war.
James told Star that he witnessed Jenelle drop an Ecstasy pill in early November, and saw her drunk and taking shots of E&J Brandy on a different night. “Around 2 or 3 a.m. that night, she snorted something in front of me,” said James, adding that Jenelle also told him she does drugs with her troubled on-and-off boyfriend Kieffer Delp. “When they got ‘down,’ they would snort Adderall ‘to pick them up,’” he said. “Jenelle did so much Adderall that her heart was pounding really hard, causing her to freak out.”
So, how is Jenelle passing her urine tests if she’s still on drugs? Well according to James, “Jenelle explained to me that the way she does drugs is that it only stays in your system for two to three days. She’ll do them on Friday knowing that she has to come in and do the test on Monday, because they schedule the days a week before.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S PUNISHMENT? DO YOU BELIEVE JENELLE IS STILL USING DRUGS?
When the geniuses behind Twitter started working on their product way back in 2006, did they ever dream it would become a broadcasting board and cyberwar territory for reality stars? Because that is exactly what it has turned into. The latest Z-lister to drop a bombshell on the social networking site wasTeen Mom 2‘s Leah Messer, who finally decided to come clean about her rumored cheating on ex-husband Corey Simmsvia a post.
“Okay, I cheated a week before my wedding people. I’m tired of hearing about it. At least I’m not a coward, and can admit my faults!” tweeted Leah.
That is to say, she can admit her faults now, since previously she denied that she had cheated on Corey at all. She continued to tweet about it, saying: “It was one of my regrets in my life, stop accusing and pointing fingers. Things happen to different people different ways. #GodsMyJUDGE”
Yes, Leah, God is your judge, and so are the tabloids, bloggers, and fans following your every move! Earlier this year, Leah was judged by the peanut gallery for smoking while pregnant, a pregnancy she tragically later went on to miscarry. The wise Leah admits to a pretty zen attitude towards her tumultuous life and decisions, ending her posts with this confusing message, “I can not not change whats happened. I can only be proud of where I stand now, and learn from it. I’m in no way proud of my mistakes, but last I checked we aren’t proud of our mistakes.”
Leah is now engaged to the man she met after her divorce from Corey was finalized, Jeremy Calvert.
In more news, Amber Portwood, who remains in jail for violating her probation after she was found with over 40 non-prescribed pills, went before a judge today. The good news for the troubled star is that the judge approved her plea deal, which will have her doing a stint in rehab instead of the alternative of doing 5 years in prison.
According to TMZ, Amber will remain in custody pending a full evaluation by the Drug Court team. The evaluation will reportedly take up to two weeks, but once accepted into the program, Amber will be released immediately.
A source close to Amber tells RadarOnline that she’ll live with her grandmother once she’s out: “The family’s first priority is getting Amber out of jail. After that, she will be living with her grandmother until she gets her life back together.”
As for her ex and father to her daughter Leah, Gary Shirley, he appears to be treating the situation in a two-faced manner, the source alleges: “Gary tells the family he is being supportive, but who knows what is said behind closed doors; he tends to try to put Amber down when she needs support the most.”
Hopefully, Amber will be able to see her daughter Leah once she is released. The source goes on to say, “She should be able to see Leah. No one has said otherwise … she wants to be a better mother and role model to Leah.”
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TELL US: WERE YOU SHOCKED BY LEAH’S CHEATING ADMISSION? DO YOU THINK SHE HAS A FUTURE WITH JEREMY? HOW DO YOU THINK AMBER WILL DO IN REHAB? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL GET HER LIFE TOGETHER?
I’m starting to think where the stars of Teen Mom are concerned no news is good news, because nearly every time there is news it’s something a little sad.
In the latest, Jenelle Evans, the drama wrought star of Teen Mom 2 was arrested in North Carolina on Tuesday for allegedly making harassing phone calls and threatening her former roommate, Hannah Inman. Hannah is the same ex-roommate who is now dating her ex-boss James Duffy who recently leaked wild photos of Jenelle drinking and making out with her new roommate.
According to TMZ, Jenelle, 20, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail and was released on $1,000 bond, which luckily her MTV salary affords her the luxury of paying. This is not the first arrest for Jenelle who is currently on probation for a fight with other girl over ex-boyfriend and fellow jail bird Kieffer Delp.
Violating her probation could put Jenelle in jeopardy legally and she could be looking at jail time for her latest inability to control her temper. Jenelle is obviously not taking this seriously as shortly after her release she tweeted: “I’m free as a biiirrrrddddd :D” although she claims she was crying the entire time.
“She was arrested yesterday afternoon for communicating threats and harassing phone calls to Hannah,” Jenelle’s attorney Dustin Sullivan tells HollywoodLife. “Hannah was the roommate of Mr.James Duffy [Jenelle's former boss]. Jenelle pressed charges on Duffy on Saturday, Jan. 7, for cyberstalking and communicating threats.”
Jenelle also took to her Facebook page to post the following message:
“Yes I was arrested again. It’s okay, Hannah’s just calling her own bluffs. How can I harass u with phone calls when u clearly don’t own a cell phone? I’ve dropped this argument weeks ago. Haven’t been paying attention to u but u have the balls to tell yr little ‘fans’.. ‘imma fu*cking kill that bitch’ ?! How’s threatening who here ?! Lmao she’s mad cuz I took out charges first on Duffy for cyber stalking. She claims that she move out becuz I said I would ‘eventually kill her’ when clearly her old phone has texts that states ‘look I’m moving out to yr house Duffy so we can move to new jersey so I can get famous for my singing’. Yes u set me up and yes u will go down. CAN’T WAIT FOR COURT!”
Maybe she could be cell mates with Amber Portwood currently hanging out behind bars. Amber recently sent a letter to her brother from jail in which she admitted she is “really scared” about the prospect of ending up in prison. TMZ received a copy of that letter and you can view it in its entirety below save for the blacked out parts.
“I don’t think I’ll ever take this sh-t for granted,” Amber wrote. “I’m really scared I’m going to prison. I don’t know what I’ll do.”
Being in jail has obviously given Amber a lot of time to examine her priorities: “All I think about is Leah and how she needs a role model. If I can get out, I can really show her what a good mother is.” Hopefully this will be second (or fifth) chance Amber needs to really make a difference in her life — if not for herself than definitely for her daughter.
“I don’t want people thinking I’m this crazy bitch,” Amber exclaimed. “I am a good person and I pray that I can change my life!” Amber also insists that despite what the judge thinks she is not a danger to society, claiming, “I wouldn’t hurt anyone!”
Hopefully Amber’s situation can also be a wake-up call to Jenelle. Just because you are on a reality show does not mean you are above the law, ladies!
THOUGHTS ON JENELLE’S ARREST – IS SHE OUT OF CHANCES? DO YOU BELIEVE AMBER IS A CHANGED PERSON AFTER SPENDING OVER A MONTH IN JAIL?
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It appears that whole minor being locked up in jail thingy and not being able to see her child is having a major impact on Amber Portwood.
The Teen Mom star, who remains in jail since being locked up two weeks ago for violating her probation, made some startling revelations during a recent court appearance.
The Herald Bulletin reports that during her court hearing last week an Indiana judge ruled that Amber, 21, remain in jail during the holidays until her hearing in January.
In addition to violating her probation by failing to submit to drug tests, not getting her GED or completing anger management classes, Amber is also accused of new charges — committing battery (stemming from a recent restaurant fight) and possession of a controlled substance (cops found her with over 40 pills without a prescription).
Amber testified that upon leaving a Malibu rehab facility this summer, she saw a medical doctor for back pain and other issues. The doctor prescribed hydrocodone which she admitted she began to abuse. According to Amber, the medication contributed to the probation violations and new offenses.
Amber then made a shocking revelation when she testified that she felt pressured and exploited through her work with MTV. “I want to quit, and I will,” she said of her participation on the hit — Teen Mom.
Her attorney, Evan Broderick, added that his client longs to return to a normal life. Interesting though I’m not certain quitting the show will help with most of the issues she is facing. Amber, who attempted suicide back in June, has revealed she is still suicidal and has been diagnosed with extreme bipolar disorder.
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