If you thought the wholeTeen Mom phenom was over, think again!
MTV has now announced the all new cast of Teen Mom 2! The new season with the new cast is set to premiere January 11 on the network.
The new cast includes 4 of the girls from the latest season of 16 and Pregnant. Above is one of the cast members Leah Messer, a bubbly cheerleader who had only been dating her boyfriend Corey Simms for a month when she discovered she was pregnant with twins! Leah is now 18-years-old and proud mom to Aliannah and Aleeah, 12 months. Leah and baby daddy Corey however broke up after she cheated with an ex.
And fret not as the original Teen Moms aka Amber, Farrah, Maci, and Catelynn are still returning for a third season. The remaining cast photos and bios below of the new Teen Moms below.
In other Teen Mom news, a day after two national magazines (Star and In Touch Weekly) reported she was pregnant, Amber Portwood is now denying the news.
“The rumors are absolutely false. I’m not pregnant,” Amber, 20, said to UsWeekly in a statement. “I’m working hard to be the best mom to my daughter,” she adds. “I have no plans to have more kids anytime soon.”
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They’re baaack! The crazy kids of Jersey Shore are set to return to MTV on January 6 for their 3rd and most likely final season.
And for the first time on Monday night, MTV aired a 30 second trailer to promote the third season. In the preview clip, posted below, Vinny is shown engaging in a four-way kiss, the new cast member Deena Nicole Cortese is shown getting down and dirty, and it seems Jwoww and Sammi get into yet another physical fight.
Also shown is Snooki‘s now infamous drunken fiasco that ended in her being arrested. Based on the preview clip, the formula of drinking, fighting and fist pumping remains in full effect. Should be a hit! The last season of the show brought MTV it’s best ratings in a very long while. The show averaged over 5 million viewers per episode.
Season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10/9c on MTV.
In other Shore news, TMZ is reporting that cast member Jenni Farley aka JWowwis being sued by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Lippolis, who has been featured on both seasons of the show.
Tom is alleging he served as JWoww’s business manager, helping her sign deals with MTV, nightclubs, a tanning lotion company and even a plastic surgeon. In court documents, Tom claims he was the one who negotiated her Jersey Shore deal of $17,500 per episode plus a $75k bonus “dependant on ratings at the end of the season.”
According to Tom, JWoww stiffed him and he now wants $350,000 to make things right. Sources close to JWoww however deny Tom’s claims, stating he did not negotiate her tanning or MTV contract and he was paid for the appearances he booked.
JWoww also fired off a letter to her ex a few weeks ago requesting he return the nude photos of her in his possession. The letter read, “It has come to [Jwoww's] attention that you may be in possession of certain photos of her that may be derogatory to her image and in violation of her contract with MTV.”
And the photo above is of the Jersey Shore cast with Barbara Walters as they earned a spot onBarbara Walters’annual list of the “10 Most Fascinating People.” The cast members gave Barbara a lesson in GTL — gym-tan-laundry — grenades,” and smooshing.”
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Following the wide popularity of MTV’s Teen Mom and the glamorization of the teens with the numerous countless magazine covers, it was only a matter of time before a story like this came out.
A new report by Popeater examines the whole ‘Teen Mom’ and ‘16 and Pregnant’ phenomenon. With the first crop of the MTV teen mothers now going into their twenties aka Amber Portwood, it seems MTV is eager for a new crop of knocked up teens and shockingly, insiders tell Popeater young ladies are so eager to be on reality TV that they are actually getting pregnant just to score an audition.
“This is yet another example of the desperation of fame,” Matt Titus, a relationship expert from TheLoveConsultants.com, tells Popeater. “The sad state of reality television has created a lowbrow vehicle for untainted train wreck personalities to display their private lives. Getting pregnant to be famous is like eating as many cockroaches as possible in a one minute period.”
While most networks go through thousands of applicants to cast for any reality show, MTV has a unique problem when it comes to casting for their hit show ’16 and Pregnant.’ The dilemma is the applicants have to be 16 and pregnant, leaving them a much smaller talent pool to pick their next overnight reality stars from.
Rabbi Shmuely Boteach, author of ‘Kosher Sex,’ feels that the whole reality tv celebrity culture is getting out of control. “Reality TV first began by exploiting people’s problems, assuming they would do anything for fame. The idea of teenage girls getting pregnant to be on television shows that reality TV is going a step beyond exploiting problems. It is now creating the problems.”
He adds, “These girls are ignoring the fact that this decision must followed by a lifetime of responsibility.”
A new report by Life & Style magazine is now blowing the lid off just how much MTV is paying its Teen Mom stars.
The reality show, which has now become a mega hit for the network, averaged millions of viewers per episode for it’s second season. A series insider tells Life & Style magazine exclusively that the “stars earn $60,000 to $65,000 per season.” Not too shabby for some teens who’s claim to fame was getting knocked up, though their Jersey Shore counterparts did earn over $300,000 each for their upcoming 3rd season.
And while the Teen Mom stars are earning way more than most of their peers, it seems Amber Portwood and on and off again boyfriendGary Shirley are not good savers. Gary’s best friend, Jordan Sanchez, tells Life & Style that “Gary says he’s broke.” Adding that “the money is the only reason he’s willing to do the show. You can’t walk away from money like that.”
As we have reported, MTV has already began filming the third season of the hit show.
In other Teen Mom news, Maci Bookoutis now shutting down the reports that she is getting her own spin-off show with fellow teen mom Bristol Palin. Maci tells the HollywoodLife blog that the story is false and that the two have no plans for a reality show in the future.
As for the status of her relationship with boyfriend Kyle King, she says, “It’s not getting more serious. We are just chilling out, trying not to rush anything and just enjoying our time together.”
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Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is speaking out on the way he treated his on again, off again, on again, off again, and now on again girlfriend in Miami.
In a new interview, the 23-year-old expresses regret over the way he treated Sammi Giancola, 22,while the couple filmed the second season of the MTV hit show in Miami. Ronnie was shown on the show going out to clubs, kissing other women, then coming home and jumping into bed with Sammi.
“When I saw myself in the club with those girls [it] was, ‘Wow, you’re the man right now at the club. You look f—ing awesome,’” he told MTV. “And then when I go home to Sam, I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed of myself. I’m embarrassed about what I did to her.’”
Ronnie also swears he isn’t a bad boyfriend, despite what the rest of the world might think. “I’m not that guy. I don’t know what I was thinking about,” he said. “I watch it and I’m just like, ‘You’re an idiot. You are an idiot. Like, what are you thinking about?”
More troubling news concerning Teen Mom star Amber Portwoodjust a week after it was reported the 20-year-old was being investigated by her local police department and child protective services.
UsWeekly is now reporting that Amber’s current beau Chris Hossman, the same one who was featured on the last episode of the show, is a registered sex offender.
Chris was convicted of child molestation charges on March 21, 2005 in his home-state of Indiana. The 5’7″ offender was later released on October 6 the following year.
Chris briefly touched on his troubled past on the show, of course failing to leave out the fact that he is a sex offender. “Well, I got into trouble and I got caught and they put me on work-release,” he explained vaguely on his date with Amber. “It’s like a jail where you get to go out and work and you have to go back.”
Despite being photographed together with ex-fiance Gary Shirely just a week ago, UsWeekly refers to Chris as Amber’s current beau. One can only hope Amber will run as far away as possible from Chris upon hearing this news.
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UPDATE – RadarOnline is reporting the Chris Hossman that Amber dated is not a sex offender. Apparently, UsWeekly got his identity mixed up with another person bearing the same name. UsWeekly has since retracted their story.
Following her early departure, yet again, on last week’s episode of Jersey Shore, 24-year-old Angelina Pivarnick is now speaking out on her time on the show.
In a new interview with UsWeekly, the Staten Island Dump reality star reveals she was “bullied” by her co-stars. “They never gave me a second shot,” Angelina says. “Just because you’re celebrities now and I left the first season does not mean I should be treated badly. It’s sad how people change.”
Apparently, things got so bad for Angelina, to the point that she is now seeing a therapist as she feels she was made a scapegoat for all the underlying problems in the house.
“I was bullied to the fullest sense,” she says. “Mike [The Situation] called me a dirty hamster, but I cleaned that house up and down. MTV never showed that. Snookiwould call me a whore. Mike and Vinny would call me fat… I would go in the bathroom and cry.”
Angelina, who is now back living in Staten Island with her mom and sister, reveals she can no longer watch the show. “It bothers me hearing the names they call me, and that it looks like I’m the backstabber,” she tells Us. “My head is really f–ked up; I see a therapist, I cry a lot. It’s probably going to take me a year to get over this. My mom got bleeding ulcers from the stress — it’s hard to watch her daughter go through what I did.”
As for her current relationship status with Jose, you know, the guy that got her a fossil watch, Angelina reveals he was just using her to get on TV. “When I came home,” she says. “I saw he wrote on Facebook, ‘I can’t wait to be on MTV!’ He was in it to be on TV! He called me the other day and said, ‘We could have been the next Sammi and Ronnie.’
A new episode of the Jersey Shore airs tonight on MTV. On the 11th episode of this season titled “Girls Like That,” Snooki and J-Woww decide to make amends with Sammi; Vinny pursues two groups of girls; and Mike’s antics annoy Snooki. It airs 10/9c.
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Former Hills’star Lauren Conrad is finally confirming that she is indeed working on a reality show.
Lauren confirmed the news on Friday to The Hollywood Reporter. The new reality series will follow the 24-year-old fashion designer as she creates a line of evening wear and launches her label. The show is set to air on the MTV network, which was also home to her previous reality shows — Laguna Beach and The Hills.
“I’m so excited to take on this new project that really focuses on my true passion,” Conrad told THR. “I’m happy to be partnering with MTV because I have had such an amazing relationship with them and love being a part of the network.”
Lauren stresses that the show will be based her professional life and not her personal life, citing that her actor boyfriend Kyle Howard “will not be on it.”
Lauren also tellsRyan Seacrest on his radio show that she will start filming in October.
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