Last night MTV decided to punish grace us with thirty extra minutes of Teen Mom, which was a tad confusing as it was just thirty extra minutes of the same old, same old. It seemed unnecessary. But enough of that, the ninety-minute episode had Amber continuing her legal battles with Child Protective Services, more drama erupting between Maci and Ryan, Farrah’s family going to counseling, and Catelynn and Tyler vacationing on Dwight Shrute’s beet farm.
Once out of the clink, Amber breaks up with Clinton so she can focus on herself and Leah. She was apparently in jail for twenty-four hours. I know this because she must tell her friend that twenty-four times during a two minute phone conversation.
Catelynn has finished her requirements for graduation. Even though their ceremony is a few months away, she and Tyler are eager to find out how Carly’s adoptive parents will respond to the invitation to come see the pair accept their high school diplomas. One quick check of their ipad (thanks, MTV!) reveals that Carly’s adoptive parents have sent Catelynn an e-mail. They are very proud of the teen’s accomplishments, but they are unable to give an answer as to whether they will come to graduation. They need more time to think about it. Not defeated, Catelynn and Tyler can see what a difficult decision this must be for Carly’s adoptive parents. The couple hopes that they will come, but they understand if they choose not to attend.
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Last night was Jersday for all you Jersey Shore fanatics (no shame in that game!). Mike is slightly immobile, Rawn and Sam get back together (no I’m not re-recapping last week), Pauly and Vin make fun of juiceheads who are juicier than themselves, and Snooki’s relationship with Jionni leaves the house up at arms.
So Mike will be sporting the neck brace for ten days, and it’s quite a situation as it’s rendered him unable to GTL. The horror! After Ronnie tore the house apart and shattered what (if any) was left of Sammi’s self-esteem and dignity the night before, he goes to her in the morning to profess his love. He hopes she’ll let him talk to her later. I am overwhelmed at his maturity…this relationship just may make it after all. They are so cute together and when it’s good, it’s great! In other news, I wish there was a sarcasm font.
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For those of you who still watch, the Real World is back for its 2 millionth season (ok actually, only 26th) with its newest installment Real World: San Diego.
Featuring the tried and true premise that has worked for over two decades, six roommates live in a house and see how much they can get on each other’s nerves, hook up, party, and supposedly undergo life changes, oh and get real. Sadly, I still remember when this show was only in its 4th and 5th seasons!
To prepare you for the excitement and the drama, MTV has released the trailer for the new season. The new cast members are Ashley Kelsey, Alexandra Govere, Frank Sweeney, Nate Stodghill, Priscilla Mendez, Samantha McGinn, and Zach Nichols. MTV has yet to release the cast photos.
Also, to prepare you for the drama, the contract MTV requires all castmates to sign has been released and it includes some very interesting (re: gruesome) provisions, which include allowing MTV to have blanket rights to their entire lives even if their story and the events are misrepresented. Included in the 30-page document are some of the following stipulations:
All castmates are made aware they may be subjected to: “non-consensual physical contact which could result in which could result in my contracting of any type of sexually transmitted disease, including without limitation, HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Chlamydia, scabies (crabs), hepatitis, genital warts, and other communicable and sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy, which MTV is not responsible for. “ So MTV is condoning … rape?
You may die, lose limbs, and suffer nervous breakdowns. (Stipulation 1)
You may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed “in a false light.” (Stipulation 12)
Producers are under no obligation to conduct background checks on your fellow cast members. (Stipulation 7) I find this particularly interesting.
You agree that you are not pregnant and if you do become pregnant, you’ll tell the Producer immediately–and pregnancy is grounds for dismissal. (Stipulation 38)
You can’t change your physical appearance during filming, without the Producer’s express permission. (Stipulation 26)
Your email may be monitored during participation. (Section 20b)
Normally (i.e. the real real wold) these practices would be considered a “serious” invasion of privacy, but since contestants agree to participate in the show this is all completely legal.
Contestants promise not to hide from MTV cameras in establishments where they can’t film. The production crew can show up at your personal house at any time to film and/or to take anything they want, as long as they return the objects once production has ended. (Section 20a)
Additionally, MTV’s contract also demands that cast members be at their beck and call for up to five-years following the conclusion of filming:
- For one year after the show’s final episode airs, cast members are required to participate in all producer-determined press and forbidden from engaging in any media (radio, television, chat rooms, blogs) without the Producer’s written permission. (9)
- The Producer holds the authorship and copyright to every photograph, email, website, sound or video recording, documented performance created in relation to the program, on every medium imaginable. (8)
- You’re obligated to participate in a Reunion Special for up to five years after the show ends, you’ll be paid $2500 for your involvement, and the Producer only has to give you 14 days notice. (50c)
- You’re required to participate in book or home video projects for two years after the show ends, and you’ll be paid $750.00 for each one. (50f)
You can view the full contract here. Personal aside: I’ve spoken to reality TV producers that work for other networks and have worked for MTV, they informed me this is a fairly standard contract for reality television participants. It makes you wonder if having your 15-minutes of fame is worth it…
The trailer for the new season can be seen below! Real World: San Diego premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 on MTV
Jersey Shore’s “Twinning” aired last night with Mike winning twins. He loses one to Deena while losing his friendship with Snooks. Rawn and Sam make-up, while Vinny and Pauly, as always, entertain the masses.
The episode starts out with Florida chick trying to find her clothes while the Situation tries to find her a cab. Mike gets distracted on his way to the phone and feels the need to nap on the patio furniture where he proceeds to get attacked by a pigeon. Not once, but twice. How can you not believe in karma?
Ronnie can’t believe that after three seasons of this mess, he is just now realizing how alike he and Snooki are. They are both DTWO (down to work out), DTD (down to drink), DTP (down to party), and DTHAGT (down to have a good time)…I assume that DTF is implied, although hopefully not with each other. Neither are DTRAM (down to read a map) so when they can’t find the gym, the pair opts for cocktails at a local bistro. Snooki seems to be the only one in the house who hope Rawn and Sam reconcile because the drama Snooks brings pales in comparison to their relationship.
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According to a new TMZ report,Teen Mom “star” Gary Shirley spent $5,000 while out on a stripper bender!
TMZ reports Gary, baby daddy of the troubled Amber Portwood, went on a marathon strip club session earlier this summer and dropped $5,000 while in the strip club for 11 hours straight. Is this even possible? Wowzers.
Sources reveal Gary made it rain at the 24-hour gentlemen’s club in Miami, dousing the strippers with money from 1AM to 12PM. Sources also add that Gary began the evening in the VIP area before moving the action into somewhere more private aka the champagne room.
An edited pic of Gary with some of the strippers during his bender is below. View at your own risk. Here’s to hoping Gary is also setting some money aside for his daughter Leah’s college fund because surely those ‘Teen Mom’ checks aren’t going to last forever.
In other Teen Mom news, Farrah Abraham has a boyfriend! Farrah told Life & Style she is dating a normal guy (and hopefully non-fameseeker) named Daniel Alvarez, who she was set up on a blind date by a woman she met with while in an airport!
Farrah describes: “She said, ‘I have a friend you should go on a blind date with.’ It’s the most random way I’ve ever met somebody!” Farrah and David had their first date in June at PF Changs and he has already met her daughter, Sophia, Farrah gushes: “I introduced them right away. It’s like a perfect little family. He’s great with Sophia.”
More photos of Daniel below!
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Jersey Shore in all its trashy glory is returning; so hold onto your pouf and get ready to move to Florence, Italy for the Season 4 Premiere!
So what can you expect from this season’s Italian adventure? According to Executive Producer, SallyAnn Salsano: “The dynamic is supercrazy and explosive and yet more caring.” SallyAnn also relays being thousands of miles away from real friends and family, the cast had to rely on each other for support instead of bickering constantly!
While one might expect the Guidos and Guidettes to take to Italy like ducks to water, apparently the cast members had a difficult time adjusting to the lack of available facilities, i.e. GTL: We rarely made it to the gym,” says Vinny. “That’s unheard of for us. But it’s not really a big thing there. And these little weird streets that were built in the 1000s… going to the laundromat, you have to haul your luggage through friggin’ Italian villages. That made us stop doing certain things in our routine.”
The Guidettes also had some difficulty with Italian architecture, as apparently stripper shoes are not compatible with cobblestones, explains Sammi: The worst thing was the cobblestone roads and walking in heels. I had to buy a lot of flats, which I would probably never wear in Jersey.”
Despite the difficult surroundings, the cast still made sure to bring the drama to the max! And while no one is revealing the biggest conflict – apparently the Guidos were the source of most of the conflicts, without Angelina there to annoy JWoww, who reveals: “They were doing the catfighting.” Pauly D concurs: “You’ll be surprised to see the drama that sparks this year.”
There was one routine they didn’t have to give up, besides fighting: partying! “The guys, we went hard in Italy. There were a lot of entertaining nights,” relays Ronnie.
“Jersey girls still found us,” says Pauly D. And lucky for them “American college students are far easier to get home at night than Italian girls,” says Salsano. Well, she has a job I certainly don’t envy!
In other Jersey Shore news, it appears filming for Season 5, the last and final season, has already wrapped! Wow – these Guids move fast in more ways than one! To celebrate the end of an era, Snooki got her nose pierced! A picture of the pierced Snooki is below!
The cast also bid farewell to the very brave Shore Store, which was ballsy enough to employ them during their time on the Jersey Shore. After bidding farewell, The Guidettes decided to hang out on the roof one final time. I wonder what they’ll all be up to next?
Jersey Shore premieres Thursday, 8/4 at 10/9c on MTV. A preview of the upcoming season is below!
Well if you’re in the mood for some salacious Jersey Shore gossip, here’s your chance!
RumorFixis asserting Jersey Shore’s most-hated, Angelina Pivarnick, may have faked her pregnancy for attention, according to those “closest” to the reality star. Oh, dear…
CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama starJeff Miranda, who once dated Angelina and appeared on Jersey Shore, comments: “The was no baby. She did it for publicity.” Ouch! Jeff continues: “People have told her that her time is up — she’s trying to keep her face in the press.”
Another source, who claims to be close to Angelina, further revealed: “I think she missed her period and started panicking thinking she was pregnant. Word got out. Then awhile later she got her period and she was stuck in a lie.” Nice friends you got there, Ang!
Angelina, who recently appeared on the Father Albert Show (what!?) to accuse the media and ex-finance Dave Kovacs of causing her miscarriage due to invasion of privacy and negligence, repeatedly declined RumorFix’s requests for an interview responding to the story.
Instead she took to her Twitter feed (where else?) to denounce the story: “Hmmmm guess I was never pregnantt!!!!@RumorFix @jeffmiranda. Gooooo fuck urselves!!!! http://twitpic.com/5wxuvl” Included in the Tweet is photographic “proof” in the form of a positive pregnancy test.
A photo of the positive test is below. Angelina further called out Jeff Miranda for his Jersey Shore aspirations, Tweeting: “I LOVE how ppl lie!!!!!! Hahahahahhaha. What a loser!!! Like he was ever even a jersey shore cast member!!! @jeffmiranda. Goooo fuck urself” No comment from alleged father Dave Kovacs – yet!
Do you think Angelina may have “faked” her pregnancy for publicity? Do you think Jeff Miranda was out of line to speak to the press about the situation?
Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, who has Hollywood dreams of her own, recently took to her Twitter to complain about fellow teen starlet, Demi Lovato!
Farrah who may or may not be jealous of Disney star Demi’s success, took a jab at the troubled star, who recently had a stint in a treatment center for an eating disorder, with the following Tweet: “In the v.o booth… i feel if demi Lavato can sing … why can’t I… I’ve been through way more then just vomiting after every meal. ” In the V.O Booth? Does this mean Farrah insinuated she has musical aspirations of her own?
After facing backlash for the harsh comment, Farrah attempted to explain her actions in another Tweet: “It’s apparent people have a hard time admitting to facts. I have nothing against Demi, im happy she is well. Get Real People! Only because i care. If you have a eating disorder go to edpa.org. love ,Farrah and I wish you the best on your health.”
The jabs seem a bit hypocritical coming from Farrah who has recently filmed a PSA for MTV to prevent teen pregnancy and has a separate Twitter page to provide a supportive environment for fellow teen moms, as Farrah claims to be a big advocate for teen issues.
In other Farrah news, as we all know Farrah wants to be famous! And not just for getting knocked up! The wannabe A-lister recently took to the Tweets (again!) to reveal she snagged an acting role: “YAY!!! I MET GREAT people at a casting. & im going to be in the New Charlie Angels movie! Good luck to the other amazing Casties ” Um… Farrah – you may want to confirm that it is, in fact, a TV SHOW not a movie! Hey I guess with her new boobs, she has the body for it!
Even better, E! Online was able to verify that Farrah’s “acting role” is only to play an extra in the TV series.
In other Teen Dad Mom news, the exes will return in their very own one-hour special for MTV. In Touch Weekly is reporting that the series will follow the “baby daddies, boyfriends, and ex-husbands” who have a lot more going on then childcare (as evidence from the show!) and expose what its like to be a teen dad. The special will also cover some of the recent occurrences in the dad’s lives such as new relationships, personal dramas, new endeavors and how being on the show has affected their lives. According to a source: “If it’s successful it’ll become a series.” Oh, I hope not!
Do you think Farrah’s Tweets about Demi Lovato are out of line? Would you watch her as an actress or should she stick to Reality TV? Will you be watching the Teen Dads special or have you had more than enough?