With the exception of Jenelle Evans, the cast of Teen Mom 2 has been relatively quiet lately. That is, until now. I must say, with all the drama that is usually surrounding Leah Messer, her new husband Jeremy Calvert , and her ex-husband Corey Simms, I am surprised we haven’t heard more about her in the tabloids.
Here’s a quick recap for those of you whose memory may be hazy: high school girl has one-night stand with guy who needs subtitles, subtitles guy really likes girl, girl learns she pregnant (with twins, no less!) so she can no longer cheer and attempts to date subtitles guy. Cheating rumors abound with girl’s ex, couple breaks up, twins are born (one with special needs), co-parenting occurs, reconciliation occurs, a nasty trailer occurs, a televised wedding occurs, newlyweds struggle to cope with toddlers, especially since one is developmentally delayed, cheating rumors abound again, subtitles guy buys new truck instead of moving family out of nasty trailer, couple divorces, girl meets new guy, marries new guy a few months later. Are we all up to speed now?
We’ve long suspected the girls of Teen Mom earn big bucks – I mean they have to afford the boob jobs, and the attorneys, and all the other ridiculous they blow their money on! Well apparently all Teen Moms are not created equal in terms of paychecks and according to Star Magazine (via RadarOnline) they earn a veritable mixed bag of salaries. Some high… some well, still high enough.
Jenelle Evans, who brings in big ratings for being, well, a total trainwreck earns an estimated $75,000 a year according to a source. “And her mom gets paid $65,000: she calls her an overpaid babysitter,” the source adds. In addition to the paycheck, Jenelle “also gets a lot of gift cards to places like The Olive Garden from MTV as a bonus payment.” I wonder if she got a gift card for the world’s worst boob job?
Those Teen Moms. They’re like future-Housewives-in-training.
After being accused of having a nasty drug habit that includes LSD and prescription drugs and then breaking up with her allegedly-abusive boyfriend, Jenelle Evans is going to try to win back custody of her son, Jace.
Jenelle’s lawyer tells Radar Online that the Teen Mom 2 star is trying to straighten out her life and will request that the judge let her off probation early. To show how serious she is, she even deleted her Twitter account, y’all!
Her attorney says “Jenelle is trying to straighten her life out and the first step she’s taking is going to court and requesting that a judge let her out of probation. Jenelle has been doing really well. She is doing everything she is supposed to do and I’ve seen a big improvement in her life.”
Didn’t that violent drama with Gary Head just go down like two days ago? I suppose, two days is like two years passing by in Teen Mom Land.
Her mom has temporary custody of her son, but Jenelle is hoping to regain custody soon. “Nothing has been filed but Jenelle has expressed an interest in getting custody of Jace back. She would really like to have Jace back with her again.”
Moving along. In other Teen Mom news, Leah Messer’s friends are concerned that she rushed into her marriage to Jeremy Calvert.
After just eight months of dating, Leah and Jeremy tied the knot last week (in a private ceremony with cameras rolling) and now her friends are speaking out, claiming they are worried that Leah is still much too in love with ex-husband Corey Simms for her marriage to work.
Her “friend” says she’s settling with Jeremy because he’s safe: “Leah isn’t in love with Jeremy the way she loved Corey. She trusts Jeremy and knows he’s good for her daughters. Right now, that’s more important than how she feels.”
I’m sure that makes Jeremy feel special. Although, Leah did admit just a month ago that she still had feelings for Corey, so it shouldn’t be too big of a shock to hear.
Speaking of Leah’s twin daughters, Ali has just hit an important milestone. Sources report that the developmentally-delayed two year old has started walking!
“Ali is able to walk when someone stands behind her while holding her hand. It’s a major step toward walking solo. ”
The toddler is excited to finally start running around with her sister, Aleeah. “She wants to be able to run around and play with Aleeah!”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JENELLE EVANS SHOULD REGAIN CUSTODY OF HER SON? HAS SHE GROWN UP AT ALL? DO YOU THINK LEAH AND JEREMY ARE DOOMED TO FAIL?
The local paper states that the intimate affair was officiated by the Reverend Marty Gute, a city commissioner and minister in Ashland. It was attended by a very small number of family, including Leah’s twin daughters, with ex-husband Corey Simms, and close friends…as well as MTV camera crews, of course!
Reverend Gute reveals that he received a phone call from MTV producers on Tuesday, hoping for permission to film inside the chapel. He recalls, “When I asked what was going on, they said it was for the Leah Simms wedding, and that name didn’t ring a bell at first.” However, when Gute told his wife and daughter about the phone call, they both knew exactly who he would be marrying.
“I think they wanted to keep it out of the news, but the producer said he knew it would hit Facebook soon,” Gute continued. “He asked my daughter not to tweet about it, though.” He also believes that the couple will have a larger, more public wedding in the near future. Of course they will!
Citing Leah and Jeremy’s nuptials as one of the most exciting he’s officiated, Gute is not stranger to marrying pseudo-celebs. He tells the newspaper, “We’ve had two couples on Jerry Springer — one from Boyd County and one from Ashland.” Yup, it sounds about right to add Leah into that mix.
Reverend Gute states that the mothers of the bride and groom served as witnesses, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. The wedding was scheduled to begin at 3pm, but apparently didn’t start until 4:30 due to the couple attaining their marriage license at the Boyd County Courthouse and procuring their rings at a local pawn shop pre-ceremony. Needless to say that MTV cameras were on-hand to film those things as well.
Regardless, “Everybody was happy and joyful and took a ton of pictures,” exclaims the Reverend. No word yet on how Corey or his camo hat are feeling about the newlyweds!
ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT LEAH AND JEREMY’S WEDDING? DO YOU THINK IT WILL LAST? COMMENTS ON HOW COREY IS LIKELY FEELING RIGHT ABOUT NOW?
According to a new report, MTV has already renewed the Teen Mom 2 series for a fourth season, even though the third season has yet to air!
Radar Online reports the cast just wrapped up filming season 3 and the girls are happy a fourth season is in the works. “The girls are excited for a fourth season because they weren’t sure if it was going to happen for them. Jenelle and Leah still have great story lines, but Kailyn and Chelsea’s weren’t as strong, so they were worried,” a source tells Radar.
The source continues, “They finished filming the third season and the reunion already — and the show won’t even air until late this year probably. But they’ve kicked off filming the fourth season which will probably be their last.”
It’s also likely, that just like the original Teen Moms, season four will be the last for this cast as well. “They’ve been talking to the girls from the original Teen Mom since MTV just announced this upcoming season, their fourth, would also be their last,” adds the source.
In other Teen Mom news, single ladies - today is your lucky day! Yes, your dreams are finally coming true, as you can now enter a contest to win a date with the one and onlyGary Shirley!
The Matty P Radio Hour Show has decided to host a dating competition to win the heart of “America’s #1 Baby Daddy.” The Starcasm blog reports that on Thursday, March 29 at 8/7c, Gary will be taking some time off from beingAmber Portwood’s full-time baby daddy to guest star on the show with three women vying for his love!
A big bummer, however, to all the millions of underage girls who are interested in this special date as you do have to be 18 years old to enter. So if you’re over 18 and desperate, feel free to shoot an email to MattyPRadioHappyHour@yahoo.com, with the subject line “Gary Date.” You should also include a photo of yourself and why you deserve this date!
The latest issue of OK! Magazine states that things are very shaky with the couple, adding that they in fact broke up earlier this year, but shortly got back together.
“It’s a daily struggle for them to get along right now,” a source tells OK!. “He is under a lot of pressure at work and he brings it home with him.”
The source continues, “They usually make up pretty quickly, but the constant bickering is really wearing on Jeremy. He’s been complaining to his friends about it so much that everyone is wondering if he’s going to break up with Leah permanently.”
Another issue for the couple, is their lack of trust. Leah, 19, is reportedly very suspicious of Jeremy, 22 (perhaps those reports of him with strippers has to do with it) while Jeremy believes Leah’s not over her ex-husband and father of her twins Corey Simms, and has accused her of still being in love with him.
“Her paranoia really stresses Jeremy out and it’s pushing him away,” reveals the source. “She needs to loosen up the reins a little, but the problems aren’t all Leah’s fault. Jeremy is a typical guy and he can be really insensitive sometimes.” As reported, Leah also suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
Moving on to troubled Teen MomAmber Portwood, who is now reportedly considering getting into porn. Yikes.
According to Reality Weekly, Vivid Entertainment offered Amber $500,000 last year to star in a porno movie. Amber of course turned down the offer, but sources close to her are now claiming she has had a change of heart and is considering it due to her mounting legal fees.
Even worse for Amber, 21, who revealed in court that she earns $280,000 a year from MTV, the network just announced last week that the upcoming season of her Teen Mom series will be the last.
“Her paycheck from MTV only goes so far, and she’s really worried it will soon all be over,” a source tells Reality Weekly. “And Amber hasn’t gotten any other offers as far as TV shows or promotions.”
But unfortunately–or fortunately–for Amber, Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch says his company is no longer interested in having Amber display her talents on screen.
“We would not be willing to pay Amber $500,000 anymore,” Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven tells the HollywoodLife. “I don’t believe she is as popular as she once was. She was more of a novelty.”
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK LEAH AND JEREMY WILL MAKE IT? THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH AMBER?
It must be time for salary negotiations because rumors are popping up that Teen Mom 2 stars/train wrecks Leah Messer and Jenelle Evans are threatening to leave the show that made them thousandaires.
While, Jenelle no doubt needs the extra cash for her legal fees and tattoo habit, a source tells Reality Weekly that Leah has developed quite an ego since becoming “famous” and hilariously says that “She really has gotten a big head because of all the attention. A lot of people in Elk View joke that she’s like the redneck Kim Kardashian.” Does that mean fiancé Jeremy Calvertis her Kris Humphries? Will they get married for 72 hours?
To be fair, Leah has had a very difficult year; she had a miscarriage and was assaulted by a group of women. She feels she’s given a lot to the show, and the show owes her for her pain and suffering, including her divorce to Corey Simms. “Leah says she’s fed up with the interference in her life, and she can’t take any more.”
Jeremy still hasn’t appeared on the show, and it’s easy to see why. The source says, “It’s no wonder she’s cautious. She’s already been through more stress in a year then some people face in a lifetime.”
As for Jenelle, she gets brownie points for having her manager (yes, she has one) go on the record, with his actual name, to advocate for her raise. Her manager, Leo Daniels, says it’s time for more money: ”She needs to renegotiate because she’s not getting anything near what the other girls are getting, and she’s the highest rated Teen Mom.”
She’s the highest rated because no one can turn away. Like many cocky reality stars before her, Jenelle feels she has the upper hand in this negotiation. Some unnamed insider is quoted saying, “She feels certain that she deserves a raise, but there are plenty of other options out there. She will quit the show if she doesn’t get that extra money.”
Beware this strategy, ladies! The network will call your bluff and fire you. Just ask a few housewives how well this works. There are many other teen moms waiting in the wings and happy to replace you. I say keep that MTV salary. It’s more than most normal folks will ever see.
TELL US: DO YOU THINK LEAH AND JENELLE DESERVE A RAISE FROM MTV?
Aw, poor Leah! On last week’s Teen Mom2 reunion with Dr. Drew, Leah Messer cried when asked about her relationship with ex-husband and father of her twin girls, Corey Simms, and it turns out she’s got quite a few emotions about the men in her life.
A source close to Leah, 21, tells UsWeekly, “She misses Corey, and part of her wishes she could make things work. But another part of her loves Jeremy and wants to start a clean slate with him.”
This season, Leah finally confirmed the rumor that she had cheated on Corey a week before they got married in October 2010. While they attempted to work things out, the relationship ended and since Leah has been with now fiance Jeremy Calvert.
The source also reveals that Corey misses Leah as well, saying “Corey likes Jeremy because he’s good to his girls, but he’d take Leah back in a second.”
Leah‘s had a tough year: first she suffered a miscarriage, and recently was assaulted by three women who recognized her from the show. The source states that the January miscarriage “changed things” for Leah in regards to her feelings for Jeremy. “She took it as a sign that things might not be right.”
Per the source, the stress is putting strain on the relationship between the couple, and “Jeremy knows Leah isn’t as certain about their relationship now. Their engagement is definitely on a rocky path.”
In more amusing news, Jenelle Evans decided to spend her MTV money on a back tattoo which she revealed to all her Twitter followers. This is the second tattoo Jenelle has had done in the last few months, the first was a matching tattoo with her boyfriend of the most annoying catch phrase of our time, “YOLO.” Jenelle should have spent her tattoo money on her legal defense, she’s been in court so many times this year for drug possession and cyber stalking.
You be the judge of Jenelle’s investment below.
TELL US: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JENELLE’S TATTOO? WHO SHOULD LEAH STAY WITH, JEREMY OR COREY?
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