While Amber Portwoodhad publicly expressed her wish to end her career with MTV’s mega hit show, Teen Mom, citing she felt “exploited,” it is now becoming extremely likely that Amber will never appear on another episode of the series.
If you recall, Amber was sentenced by an Indiana judge recently to either do five years in prison or a stint in a drug program. Amber wisely chose the latter and will be heading into the Sister 2 Sister Ministries program any day now, pending evaluation.
While the judge did not give Amber, 21, a clear time frame of how long she needed to be in the program, TMZ is reporting Amber was ordered to live in a halfway house for up to three years.
In addition to that, she must also get a court approved 9-to-5 job that she must attend at least five days a week. The judge, however, made it crystal clear that filming Teen Mom does NOT constitute as a job. In fact, the judge even went one step futher by stating Amber CANNOT film anything for MTV while staying at the halfway house, working her job or appearing in court.
The judge also got in touch with MTV, and the network promised the court it would not sue Amber for breaking her contract with the series due to her sentencing.
I’m not surprised MTV is willing to let Amber out of her contract as for starters, not agreeing to do so would equal very bad publicity for the network. Plus, following Amber’s suicide attempt last summer, something tells me MTV might be more than happy to part ways with her, perhaps not wanting to experience blame or backlash in the case of any future tragedy. In fact, just last October, Amber revealed she was still suicidal.
Amber’s departure from MTV would spell bad news for her baby daddy, Gary Shirley,who has reportedly blown most of his MTV earnings on boozing and strippers.
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK AMBER WILL EVER APPEAR ON TEEN MOM AGAIN? DO YOU THINK SHE HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING HER LIFE ON TRACK AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS?
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?
Amber Portwood continues to remain in Indiana’s Madison County Jail after spending the holidays there, but things are not going well for the reality star who is now on suicide watch.
Amber is expected to stay behind bars until January 27th after she was locked up for probation violations and being found with over 40 pills for a controlled substance. According to sources, Amber, who testified last week that she felt “exploited” by appearing on Teen Mom and wants off the show, is being brutally harassed while incarcerated for her appearance on the reality show!
MailOnline is reporting that the 21-year-old Amber is having a horrible experience behind bars — which is the idea since it’s, you know, a punishment. “She’s barely eaten or had any sleep in over a week and she’s constantly being harassed in jail because of Teen Mom,” an insider reports.
“Amber thought because she was a celebrity she’d get out of jail within a few hours like Lindsay Lohan, but she definitely had a wake up call and hasn’t stopped crying since being locked up.” Unfortunately, Circuit Court Judge David Happe decided Amber should stay in the facility until her next hearing.
Faced with a month in jail (and possibly more) Amber has become more “depressed and alone” than ever after being constantly made fun of by other inmates. “She has barely eaten or slept in a full week after one girl purposely knocked over her food tray and another inmate threw toilet water in her face while she was trying to sleep.”
“Amber has already been moved twice from two other cell blocks because all the inmates were threatening her and she was scared she’d get beat up,” the insider continues. Because of the pressures she is now facing behind bars, “Amber recently told the guard if she was sent to prison she would kill herself which put the Teen Mom on temporary suicide watch.”
Adding to her volatile situation an insider reports that the “really depressed” Amber is without her psych meds because the jail allegedly “won’t give her any prescription medication for her anxiety.” Even worse for poor Amber she had no visitors on Christmas Day since she is only allowed visitors on Saturdays and Christmas fell on Sunday this year. Her mother Tonya has been her only visitor since her stay and she has not seen her daughter.
Amber reportedly called her ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley, but the conversation did not go well. “Amber called Gary and Leah on Christmas morning and had a meltdown on the phone after hearing Gary’s new girlfriend was spending the holiday with her daughter,” the insider revealed. “She cursed out Gary saying it was his fault she was in jail, but Gary told Amber she got what she deserved and hung up on her.”
“Amber feels threatened that she is being replaced as Leah’s mom and she didn’t even have a chance to buy her daughter Christmas gifts before going to jail.”
“Gary thinks Amber being in jail for a long period of time is a good thing for her, he thinks she needs to finally learn her lesson and suffer the consequences.” Amber’s mother does not agree — she believes leaving reality TV behind is the right choice for Amber and that to get her life back on track she needs to leave the show. She is working vehemently to get Amber released from her MTV contract!
“Amber’s mom [Tonya] said the only way she’ll help her get out is if she quits the show so they’re currently negotiating with MTV trying to get her out of her contract,” the insider adds. “I really think this is the final straw for Amber, she’s quitting Teen Mom for good.” A photo of Amber and Tonya leaving court is below.
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DOES AMBER DESERVE TO SERVE TIME? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL LEAVE THE SHOW?
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It seems that even though the ladies girls of Teen Mom 2 have taken over our television sets, the original “mothers” are not going quietly into that good night. Never one to be absent from the tabloids and Internet fodder for long, Amber Portwood is now facing two years in prison… at least she waited for her Child Protective Services case to be closed.
While her ex Gary“Strippergate”Shirley has gained primary custody of the couple’s daughter, Leah, Amber’s clean slate may not be as clean as she’d like. She’s on two years probation for socking Gary while MTV cameras rolled. However, she had just a few stipulations for her probation, and according to TMZ, she’s violated them all. Court documents obtained by the site state that the several terms of Amber’s probation have not been met.
Amber’s probation officer is accusing her of a multitude of violations, including —
— “Failure to behave well in society” — namely, drinking too much and hitting a person at a restaurant last month — Failure to obtain a GED — Failure to complete 6 months of anger control evaluation and classes — Failure to pay probation fees — Failure to set up a $10,000 college fund for her baby daughter
My personal favorite — “failure to behave well in society” a.k.a. binge drinking and beating up on IHOP restaurant patrons.
Amber’s original sentence for that whole “punching Gary national television” situation was suspended pending she meet the criteria of her probation. Now that she’s been accused otherwise, will she face the two year jail sentence? Her hearing is set for January, so let’s hope the second cycle of Teen Moms ramp up their drama then for competition’s sake we should know more about her legal fate then.
While Amber’s dealing with legal issues, fellow cast mate Farrah Abraham is focusing on matters of the heart. The young mother, at the ripe old age of twenty, is currently romancing Marcel Kaminstein — fourteen years her senior — who she met on the Internet dating site JDate.com.
“I’m happy and hoping for the best,” says the mom of Sophia on her budding relationship. Life & Stylerevealed in September that Farrah is searching for “a man who is happy, supportive, works hard, is successful, can stay in but also go out, is active, outgoing, easygoing, likes children and dogs, can be serious but knows when to have fun, and is a romantic,” per her online profile. You know who that sounds like, right? Paging Kieffer Delp, paging Mr. Delp!
Farrah and Marcel went public with their romance in December. After brunching and beaching in Miami, the couple posed for pictures and shared kisses with Farrah later tweeting, “I had a great time at the beach with my bf!” Tweeting and using tween lingo like “bf” — sounds exactly like what the normal 34-year-old looks for in a 20-year-old lady friend.
A friend of Farrah’s reveals that even 2-year-old Sophia is smitten, stating, “She’s always hugging him. He’s great with kids.” He should be, he’s dating one. Zing! Inappropriate? The magazine reports that Farrah plans to keep Sophia full time in Florida, even though the toddler has been mainly living with Farrah’s mother Debra in Iowa.
So, is this mature suitor the MTV teen (mom) queen’s perfect match? She admits, “I want to build a strong and lasting relationship with him.” Sounds like perfect fodder for season three!
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WHAT ARE YOU THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S ALLEGED PROBATION VIOLATIONS? SHOULD SHE SERVE TIME IN JAIL? THOUGHTS ON FARRAH’S NEW RELATIONSHIP? IS HER NEW BOYFRIEND CREEPY — NOT BECAUSE OF THE MATHEMATICAL AGE DIFFERENCE, BUT BECAUSE SHE ACTS LIKE SHE’S TWELVE?
Good news and bad news for Teen Mom star Amber Portwood as the Indiana Child Protective Services has now closed its investigation against her.
The bad news? Her baby daddy Gary Shirley was awarded primary physical custody of their 3-year-old daughter Leah. “Today amongst all days is the single greatest day for the rest of my life:)…My daughter officially mine. More than before. Love you so much @leah_leann so were hitting up some Disney in Florida to celebrate. :)” tweeted the classy Gary yesterday. And just in case you forgot, yes, Gary did open up a Twitter account for his 3-year-old.
Gary’s lawyer Jeff Lockwood also confirmed the news to Hollybaby. “Today the Department of Child Services dismissed their case against both parents,” Jeff stated Wednesday. “Now that DCS is out of way, regular court order comes into play.”
So what does this mean for Amber, 21? Jeff explains, “Gary is the primary custodian which means he has custody of Leah and Amber has visitation rights.”
Jeff adds that Leah will be with Amber every other weekend, Friday through Sunday, while alternating holidays and time in the summer with Gary.
While Amber admits Gary now has primary physical custody, she gives an interesting explanation to E! Online. “Gary and I have joint custody and Leah only lives with him because they [CPS] felt she wasn’t safe with me when my house got vandalized,” states Amber.
Amber also adds that Gary and her are doing much better as co-parents to Leah. “We’re getting along fine, not fighting,” she said. “Everything is finally good.”
The investigation by Child Services began last year after MTV aired footage of Amber physically attacking Gary in the presence of their daughter, Leah. In fact, Amber was arrested for domestic violence and ultimately received a suspended two-year sentence, plus two years of probation. Amber has had an especially hard time in the past year which included a suicide attempt back in June followed by a 2-month stint in rehab.
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TELL US – IS LEAH BETTER OF WITH GARY? OR SHOULD AMBER HAVE REGAINED CUSTODY?
In the latest incident RadarOnline is reporting that Amber was caught instigating a fight and scrapping with a woman at an Indiana IHOP last month. All class, no trash there! “She was drunk, and there was another girl in the restaurant who had been drinking too and apparently said something about Amber to her friend,” a source revealed to Star magazine.
“Amber instigated the fight,” the source adds. “She told the girl, ‘You don’t know anything about me! I’m gonna whup your ass!’ They just attacked each other.” In the video, Amber is seen wearing a white t-shirt and flailing her arms in the air before she straight up charges the woman. A photo of an irate Amber during the incident is below.
“There were a couple punches thrown and hair pulling, then they were separated,” the witness reports. No word if charges were filed or not, but I imagine they were asked to leave the restaurant…
Amber has announced that her often erratic behavior can partially be explained by bipolar disorder, which she was diagnosed with three years ago.
Speaking to E! News, Amber opened up about her diagnosis and how it affects her life. “I struggle with it. I hate it. I grieve over it,” she shares. “When I went to rehab for two months, they diagnosed me with dissociative disorder too, which makes me black out. People don’t understand what it’s like.”
Despite the struggles, Amber reveals things are looking up for her in life (really? see above?) as she now has a new boyfriend, Mike who she adores. “He’s a gorgeous man. We haven’t spent a day apart since we met,” she says.
“I always knew I wouldn’t be with [baby daddy] Gary for the long term,” Amber confesses. “But with Mike, I know he’s the one. We never fight. He balances me out.” The couple has been seeing each other for about a month.
And speaking about the Nov 18 dispute at IHOP, Amber insists she did not start the fight! “Yes, we did go have a couple of drinks,” she admitted, saying she was with her new boyfriend Mike. “But I was not drunk. We were sitting by ourselves, laughing and talking and my legs were up on his, just having a good time. Suddenly, I hear this couple make these racist comments.”
“I looked over and said, ‘Excuse me, but why are you starting drama? Please do everyone a favor and keep your comments to yourself,'” adding that the comments persisted. “So that’s when I got up and told her to shut her f–king mouth.”
Amber explains she hates being approached in public because she is often made fun of based on what audiences see on TV.
“I’m sick and tired of people bashing me every time I leave my house,” she snapped. “When I go out, I mind my own business, but people try to fight me and get me going because I guess they think I’m most famous for fighting Gary,” Amber laments.
“I get picked on every time I go out in public. I just want to be a normal 21-year-old. I do my duties, I take care of my child. Yes, I did hit Gary, and what people saw was an angry Amber who reacted to the father of her child telling her he had cheated on her.”
“People pick on me just to see if I’ll fight them. They think I’m this hard person, but I’m not! I’m a good person. I love my friends. I love people… I just want people to know that people change. I’m doing really well. I’m happy. Yes, I am on an MTV show, but I deserve a normal life, too. People need to realize that the show, Teen Mom, is on TV just to help others not make the same mistakes. That’s it.”
DO YOU BELIEVE AMBER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIGHT? THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE INFORMATION SHE REVEALED?
In a new interview with E! Amber, 21, reveals she, like many others, was not surprised the marriage between Kim, 31, and Kris Humphriesled to divorce. “I don’t think anyone was surprised,” said Amber.
Amber then goes on to make it clear she can relate to Kimmie because they are so totally a lot alike! “I mean it is heartbreaking, but Kim and Kris are like Gary [Shirley] and me. Total opposites,” noted Amber. “One is a diva and the other is a down-home guy.”
Kim Kardashian Jr. also explained why she calls herself a diva! “Well, Janice Dickinson told me I’m a diva, so I guess I’d have to say I’m the diva,” laughed Amber. Okaaay.
As for the current state of her relationship with baby daddy Gary Shirley, Amber reveals the two are working on finally becoming adults becoming better co-parents to their daughter, Leah. If you recall, they are currently broken up for the week time being. In fact, the two are working together to plan a birthday bash for little Leah who turns 3 next week! (She’s already 3?)
“We’re having a giant bash for her,” said Kimmie Jr. “It’s going to be all princess-themed. She’s going to be Cinderella. Gary and I realized that it’s all about Leah. It’s not about what he wants or what I want. It’s her day.”
In Amber’s defense, Kim and her do have a lot in common as they are both famous for being famous and lacking any known talent!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S COMMENTS? IS SHE A LOT LIKE KIMMIE?
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?