Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Spin Off of Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant in the works.

It seems like the Teen Mom girls are showing up everywhere lately. I can't pick up a magazine without seeing a story printed about them. Amber was on E! News and Perez Hilton the other day for the domestic abuse. What happened to these girls just wanting to be role models and wanting to prevent teen pregnancy?

The show is doing quite well on MTV. The finale even beat Jersey Shore in ratings. With that said, MTV is in talks for another Teen Mom/ 16 and Pregnant spin off. Why, oh why?

I'm glad that MTV is trying to show the "realness" of teen pregnancy and being a teen mother, but they are failing miserably. I don't know about everyone else, but I watch Teen Mom for the entertainment that it provides. I highly doubt too many people turn on their TVs and see these girls as role models. However, it does seem like Maci Bookout is the most popular among fans, and most do see her as a role model.

I really think another spin-off of the show is too much, and again, it will just show girls that they have another shot at getting on some show on MTV if they pregnant as a teen. Not cool.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Farrah Abraham Has Got A New Beau?

Star Magazine ran an article about a guy, Tony Lovato, who claims that he and Farrah are an item. However, this guy seems like nothing but bad news to me. He was arrested for stabbing his ex-girfriend’s friend to death. Not someone I would want to get to close to.

Now, it looks like they only interview Tony for the article, so this could just be some guy trying to use Farrah to get attention. He claims they met on Twitter. He Tweeted Farrah about how he was upset about Farrah yelling at Sophia in an episode of Teen Mom. Farrah Tweeted back defending herself. He later apologized and the two became friends. Afterwards, they started private messaging each other via Twitter and one of the things Farrah asked is when they were going to make their relationship Facebook official, and that was pretty much it.

I really don’t think this is the best guy for Farrah to date, or bring around Sophia. I can’t imagine Debbie being happy about this either. Do you think Farrah should date Tony?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Teen Mom: Lashing Out Recap

Catelynn and Tyler meet with their adoption agent to get their 12 month pictures of Carly. What a cutie! They talk about school, grades, and Catelynn’s mom. It’s good to hear that Catelynn is not going to let her mother’s negativity stop her from following her dreams.

Maci is still upset with the way things were left between her and Ryan. Ryan is yet to call Bentley after they moved. Maci is positive that Ryan’s parents will call about Bentley in the next week.

Amber and Gary are no longer together. Shocker. Gary is still living with Amber and takes Leah to the park to avoid fighting with Gary. Gary has hope for their relationship, while Amber says they’re done. Amber says she can not focus on anything but her Krav Maga.

Farrah had to buy a new car because her’s broke down. She plans on moving into Debbie’s rental house in a month. Farrah meets with her lawyer to see about getting benefits for Sophia without dealing with Derek’s family. Farrah’s lawyer gets Kassy on the phone and she agrees to take the paternity test. Kassy wants Farrah to meet her there so she can meet Sophia. Yay! Farrah got a new job as a waitress to help make more money. She goes to pick Sophia up from Debbie’s house and Farrah explains the situation with Kassy.

Maci feels bad about keeping Bentley from Ryan. A friend of Maci’s come over and they dicuss Ryan. She doesn’t want to go court, and would prefer mediation. She plans on calling Ryan and taking Bentley to see him.

Gary’s parents come over to drop Leah off. Gary’s mom was nice enough to bring over a crib sheet for Leah. Amber is upset because she thinks it made her look like a bad mom. Amber is upset and yelling at Gary because Leah is crying. He asks Amber why she still hasn’t put a sheet on Leah’s crib since his mom brought them over this morning. Amber gets defensive and Gary threatens to call CPS. Amber then decides it will be a good idea to put her hands on Gary... again. Is she ever gonna learn? Gary leaves with Leah and says he’ll be keeping her forever.

Maci heads home and calls Ryan so he can see Bentley. Maci talks to Ryan about trying to settle things out of court.

Catelynn and Tyler meet with a college advisor to figure out what to do after high school. Catelynn would like to be an ultrasound tech. Tyler would like to be an EMT, and then get a degree in psychology. Catelynn and Tyler are the first out of their families to graduate high school and go to college.

Amber’s friends come over and she voices her concerns about Gary possibly taking Leah away from her.

Catelynn and Tyler learn they don’t have enough credits to graduate on time.

Farrah is still going to school to get her culinary degree. She realizes that it’s hard to study with a baby trying to get into everything. Kassy calls and states that she would like to meet Sophia in private.

Maci is shopping for potties with her friends while Bentley visits with Ryan and his girlfriend.

Farrah is nervous about meeting Kassy. Kassy thinks that Sophia looks just like Derek. Derek really cared about Farrah and wanted to be there for Farrah. Kassy brought a picture of Derek for Sophia to have.

Catelynn’s grades come in the mail and her mom realizes that she can’t graduate on time. She lets her mom know that she still plans to graduate and is happy her mom didn’t get upset.

Kassy takes the DNA test, and would like to hang out with Farrah and Sophia again. Debbie calls and lets Farrah know how she feels about Farrah meeting with Kassy. Farrah breaks down on the phone about it.

Amber has decided to kick Gary out. Gary comes in to try and talk with Amber and she starts yelling. Amber hits Gary 4 times... make that 5 times. Then she gives him a swift kick down the stairs. Anger management!

Maci meets with Ryan to talk about custody. They agree to switch out holidays each year. They come up with arrangements so they can go to mediation.

Tyler and Catelynn go to their high school graduation to support their friends.

Farrah meets with Kristina to talk about how things went with Kassy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Teen Mom: Season 2, “Trial and Error” Recap

The show opens with Maci and Bentley watching Kyle ride dirtbikes. Maci then decides that it’s a good idea for Bentley, Kyle, and Maci to all get on the dirtbike at one time and ride. Not smart!

Amber has taken Leah to the library to help find out some information on how to get her GED. Is she ever going to get this thing? She then voices concern that she doesn’t want Leah knowing that Gary has a diploma when she has a GED. She doesn’t want him holding anything over her head. Gary advises her to just forget classes and try and take the test.

Farrah is upset about losing her free babysitting because of making too much money. She wants Debra to help out, but she has community service. Things are all better between them now? Farrah allows her friend, Ali to watch Sophia. Farrah voices her concerns about her finances and Ali recommends talking to her parents. Farrah pretty much says her parents won’t help and she’s on her own.

Catelynn is happy that her life is drama free at the moment. Butch and Tyler talk about Catelynn’s lies and Tyler lets him know that they worked everything out. Butch lets him know that Tyler can come to him anytime he has a problem and wants to talk. Butch then gets a phone call that he has to go to rehab. Again!

Maci, Bentley, and Kyle go out to eat for their last night in Nashville. Kyle proposes that Maci move to Nashville to be with Kyle. Ryan’s not going to like this. Maci says that she will think about it.

Amber goes back to meet with the counselor from last season to talk about her GED. Amber is worried that people will judge her for having a GED instead of a diploma. She decides that she will get her GED for the moment, and then possibly get her high school diploma later down the line. I doubt that will happen.

Butch and Catelynn come over to let Tyler know that Butch must go to rehab. Tyler is happy that it’s rehab and not jail. He wants his dad to actually take the rehab stay seriously. Catelynn is worried how rehab will effect everyone.

Farrah tells her boss that she needs more hours because she was scammed and he says they will try to work it out.

Maci stops by her friend Taylors on the way home. She’s driving Kyle’s car for some reason. She lets Taylor know that she wants to move to Nashville to be with Kyle.

Amber’s mom takes Butch to rehab while Tyler and Catelynn are at school. We learn that he’s in rehab for cocaine abuse.

Amber tells Gary she’ll need a lot of support for her to get her GED. Good luck with that. Amber will be taking her GED test at the end of the month.

Maci drops Bentley off at Ryan’s so she can take an exam. She doesn’t let Ryan know about her plans to move to Nashville. She looks into transferring to a college close to Kyle. She finds out that it won’t be a problem.

Amber’s mom is upset with Butch being in rehab and she’s taking it out on Catelynn. She’s mad that Catelynn doesn’t help out around the house. I feel really bad for Catelynn during this scene. Her mom needs some help with anger issues.

Ali brings Sophia home to Farrah and lets them know what they did all day. Ali expresses that it must be difficult for Farrah to be a “mom” everyday. Ali wants Farrah to go speed dating. I already don’t like Ali. Farrah needs to focus on Sophia and herself right now.

Maci and Bentley are looking at new child care for Bentley in Nashville. Bentley calls Kyle daddy. Uh-oh! Maci is worried this could scare Kyle away.

Catelynn calls Tyler to come pick her up since her and her mom are fighting. Catelynn confides in Tyler’s mom about the fight she had with her mom about Carly. Her mom really needs to get over it already.

Farrah decides to go speed dating. All the guys appear to be years older than her. It turned out to be a big waste of time. Farrah does say that she’s not going to look for a boyfriend.

Maci wants some reassurance from Kyle about the move. Maci decides that she’s moving to Nashville!

Amber is studying for her GED test. Gary says that he wants to married to a woman who has her stuff together and Amber flips out... as usual. Amber goes to take the test and is frustrated 10 seconds in. Amber failed every section of the GED test. Amber wants a vitamin to help her remember things while studying.

Maci lets her friends know that she’s moving to Nashville to be with Kyle. Her friends are upset that she’s leaving, but they support her.

Catelynn returns home to try and make things better with her mom. Her mom is still angry and wants Catelynn to help out. Catelynn then goes and cleans the house. Hopefully that makes her mom happy. They decide to order pizza and watch cartoons.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Amber Portwood the Martial Arts Instructor?

Amber Portwood of Teen Mom has never been too into getting a job, or her GED. She always talks about doing these things, but ends up coming up with some excuse as to why she can’t do it. We’ve learned that she would like to get her GED and then pursue cosmetology school. Things aren’t looking too promising for her this season.

From the previews for the next episode, it looks like Amber is still struggling to get her GED. I don’t get it. How does this girl still not have her GED? My guess is because she is lazy! Getting her GED is not something that is appealing to her, so she doesn’t want to do it. She works at a tanning salon, has a baby, and constantly fights with her “Gary.” I’m sure studying for her GED is the last thing she wants to do.

As most of us know by now, Amber has lost a significant amount of weight. She claims that she did this through martial arts. I have a hard time believing this. For one, Amber does not stick with anything she starts. She doesn’t look to have the discipline needed to do martial arts. Next. Where in the world did she find the time, and if she did find the time, why was she busy taking martial arts classes and not studying for her GED? The girl is just so incredibly selfish.

Amber has recently said that she no longer wishes to go to cosmetology school. She now wishes to become a martial arts instructor. Apparently, her weight loss has inspired her and she really wants to do something she loves. I think this is a load of crap.

I know we’re only 5 episodes into the season, but we haven’t once heard Amber talking about wanting to lose weight, exercising, or her love/passion for martial arts. I don’t know how Amber lost all the weight she did, but I can bet that it wasn’t because of her martial arts classes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

MTV's Farrah Abraham Graces the Cover of US Weekly

MTV’s Farrah Abraham is in the latest issue of US Weekly magazine talking about the death of her ex-boyfriend, Derek Underwood. This is the problem I have with Teen Mom. MTV has made these girls celebrities. While they’re no Angelina Jolie, they are still gracing the cover of magazines. There are some girls that idolize these teen moms and think that having a baby at 16 is the “cool thing” to do. Magazine’s doing stories on them is only saying “hey girls, get pregnant at 16 and you’ll get famous.”

Now for the article... Farrah basically blabs about the same thing she has been saying the whole season, which is how great of a guy Derek was. She states that he would have taken great care of her and Sophia. This is where I have a problem. Derek never even knew about Sophia, and there were no plans to tell him. He and Farrah were not on speaking terms when he died, so I really doubt that he would have been in a relationship with Farrah once Sophia was born. I mean, come on, we all see how Farrah has treated people. She’s not exactly relationship material. To be honest, I think she may just be playing the boyfriend card because it’s something she can say to make people feel sorry for her. I’m sure she was also compensated for her story in US Weekly.

She does mention that the relationship between her and Debra is getting better. They both are going to counseling and have moved past the incident. She is now speaking to her parents daily and they are once again active in Sophia’s life.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Teen Mom: Secrets & Lies Episode Recap

Amber, Gary, and Booger arrive home from their Florida vacay and Amber’s already raving about the proposal. Gary complains that the apartment smells. We later find out that there was still water in the tub from Leah’s last bath. Yuck! The camera then gives us a couple shots of various rooms in their home to show us what slobs they are.

Maci’s off to pick up Bentley from Ryan’s parents to take a 2 hour trip to Nashville for a sleep-over with friends. Should a baby really be at a college sleep-over? Maci tells her friends that Bentley will meet Kyle tomorrow. She’s pretty confident that the two will like each other, and he’ll be good with Bentley.

Farrah and Sophia celebrate Easter by themselves. Farrah even puts together a little Easter egg hunt for Sophia. I’m impressed. We get a couple LOL worthy shots of Debra doing her community service as Farrah states that she hasn’t spoken to her mom since the plea bargain. Farrah’s friend comes over to help her clean up the mess from Sophia’s Easter egg hunt and Farrah get’s the curtains stuck in the vacuum. Yikes. She then let’s us know that she’s paying rent, but doesn’t know where to sign a check. Seriously?

Catelynn and Tyler meet up to talk about Catelynn’s phone records. She drops the bomb that she attempted to call her ex six times, but only talked to him twice. Should she really be in a relationship if she’s reaching out to her ex like this? Tyler is peeved and wants the phone records. He then lectures her, and Catelynn starts crying. Tyler starts yelling when she brings Carly into the mix. These two are proving more and more that they should not be together.

Gary dresses up as the Easter Bunny for little Leah. Leah was not interested. Amber then starts talking about how weird it is that she’s a mom now and is buying Easter stuff for Leah. She then goes on to say that if she didn’t have Leah, she’d still expect her mom to buy her Easter stuff. Really? How old is she again?

Farrah wants to upgrade her car, so she is listing her car for sale online. Wasn’t she just complaining about her financial situation?

Catelynn texts Tyler about the status of their relationship. Tyler lets her know that they’re on a break because her presence disgusts him. Ouch! Catelynn calls her counselor to vent about the Tyler situation. Poor girl. Does she not have any friends she can talk to about this kind of stuff?

Kyle comes by to meet Bentley. Bentley’s shy and hides behind a couch at first, but Bentley warms up once Kyle shows a little interest.

Gary and Amber head to Gary’s parent to celebrate Easter. They let Gary’s parents know they’re engaged... for the third time. There wasn’t much of a reaction. Amber confesses she wants to have the wedding in Florida on the beach and that they’re willing to help pay for Gary’s parents to come out. How are they going to do this in their financial situation? Weddings are not cheap either. We then find out Amber’s definition of “help” is having Gary’s family crash at Amber’s uncles house. Things get a little heated when Gary’s parents think that they’ll be staying with Amber’s parent’s (whom they don’t get along with). Amber really has a hard time getting along with anyone. She get’s so upset that she leaves during dinner. Dramatic much?

Farrah sells her car for a total $5000, but the guy paid an extra $3000 to have it shipped.

Catelynn is nervous about meeting Tyler tomorrow at the adoption agency, and confides in her mom.

Amber walked all the way from Easter dinner at Gary’s. Gary calls her (as soon as she gets home) and demands her to come back to his mom’s house. He threatens to break up with Amber if she doesn’t come back and solve the problem with his parents. He then threatens to keep Leah from her. Doesn’t he know that threats won’t get you anywhere? Amber surprisingly doesn’t care about the break up. Funny since she was in tears a couple episodes ago because Gary wouldn’t commit. They take a couple jabs at each others parenting and that’s it. The engagement is off. That lasted all of what... a few days? That’s what happens when you force things. Gary packs his and Leah’s things and leaves to go back and stay with his parents.

Kyle and Maci take Bentley to ride go carts. Is this even safe? Bentley doesn’t like the go cart ride and I’m not suprised. Kyle tells Maci that he doesn’t want them to leave and he even asks to hold Bentley. It seems like he really cares about both of them.

Farrah finds a car to buy, and takes her old car to get detailed so she can ship it to the buyer. While at the detailer, Farrah and her friend must make Sophia a diaper out of towels and toilet paper. Farrah calls the bank to make sure the check from the buyer cleared and it turns out that the check was returned. Uh-oh.

Tyler picks Catelynn up for their meeting with Dawn. They brought Carly Easter baskets to be shipped to her and they got new pictures of Carly. Dawn asks them how they are as a couple, and they kind of avoid the question. Tyler drops Catelynn back off at home and refuses to hug her. This really hurts her feelings, and he speeds off. He talks with his mom about the Catelynn situation when he gets home. His mom questions his happiness with Catelynn. She then concludes that his problems are the issues with himself and he takes that out on Catelynn. Tyler then apologizes to Catelynn in a text message. How romantic.

Gary and Leah arrive back at home the next morning. Gary apologizes to Amber for what happened at his parent’s house. She never once apologizes to Gary for how she acted, instead she sits there and lectures him about everything he did wrong. Amber wants Gary to change, and she turns on the waterworks again. She really does need counseling.

Farrah is upset because she wired $3000 to the person who bought her car for shipping and it was all just a scam. She talks with the bank and the money transfer service she used about how to get her money back. It turns out the buyer had already picked up the transfer, so there was nothing they could do. She would have to call him herself. Sophia’s being fussy while Farrah is trying to deal with this fiasco and is getting upset with Sophia. She walks away to go talk on the phone and Sophia falls off the bed. She really has to learn to be more attentive.

Maci teaches Kyle to change Bentley’s diaper. They talk about their relationship and him having to be there for both her and Bentley.

Farrah’s friend comes over for another venting session. She tells her that she is out the three grand that she sent the buyer for shipping and she ends up crying again. It’s understandable.

Catelynn meets with Tyler to give him her phone records. He tells her that he doesn’t want them because he wants to start over and trust her again. Aw. They’re back on good terms and the episode ends with them throwing the phone records in the river.

Teen Mom: The After Show (Episode 4)

Amber: The camera pans in on all 4 of the ladies sitting on the couch and Amber looks extremely unhappy. She is also very quiet when she speaks. That’s a first. She does realize how awkward the whole proposal scene looked to viewers, but she once again blames it on Gary. Can she ever do wrong? She even admits to wanting to say no to Gary’s proposal. What! After she AND her family sat there bugging him about it everyday. This just makes me not like her even more. She feels her family pressured Gary into proposing. Amber did as well, but of course she doesn’t mention that. She then says she was pressured to say yes. In no way did I ever see Gary pressure Amber into marrying him. He was doing the exact opposite. What planet does she live on? I did notice that she is not wearing an engagement ring. Is the wedding off? I wouldn’t be surprised.

Catelynn: Catelynn really feels guilty for causing Tyler pain over her lying. I really think that Tyler has taken this whole issue too far. They are 17 years old. He can’t really expect her to act like a married 30 year old woman. I applaud Catelynn for even telling Tyler. Most 17 year olds wouldn’t tell their boyfriend about talking to an ex-boyfriend again.

Maci: She’s pretty boring this season. She addresses the whole pacifier and co-parenting thing. I think it’s going to be hard for Maci and Ryan to co-parent because of the fact that there is little communication between the two.

Farrah: I think it’s good that Farrah is grieving and addressing her grief. However, I don’t buy for a second that she still would want to be with Derek if he were alive. I certainly have not forgotten the way she treated him in her episode of 16 & Pregnant. Who knows if Derek would even know he had a child if he were still alive. It just seems like another excuse from Farrah.
Farrah says she would have moved out even if the incident with her mom never happened. I don’t buy that either. She stayed with her parents because they financially supported her, and most likely would have continued to do so until something like this happened.
I do have to give the girl some credit for realizing that she does take her anger out on whoever happens to be with her at the time. Farrah even suggests counseling to a girl in the audience that is in a similar situation. Thinks are starting to look up.

On this episode, every girl admits to wanting the fairy tale and wanting to stay with the father of their babies because they want their children to be happy. What good does it do for your child to see you constantly fight and be unhappy? It’s better for the couple to split, then to raise a child in that environment.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

17 And In Couples Therapy

A bonus clip from the show, Teen Mom takes us to individual counseling sessions with Tyler and Catelynn. Catelynn says that she doesn’t like Ty throwing her lying in her face and it gets overwhelming at times. Tyler is upset because he thinks that Catelynn would cheat on him with her ex. Tyler says he trusts nothing that comes out of her mouth, and the only way he can trust her again is by going through her phone records.

Where do I even start with these two? First off, I do not think that Tyler and Catelynn should be in a relationship right now. They both are still hurting from the adoption of their child. Catelynn is keeping secrets. Tyler says he has lost all trust in Catelynn. How can you have a relationship when you lie, when you don’t communicate, and when there’s no trust? They are 17 years old. There is no need for couples counseling. They should be taking a break from one another instead. I think they feel like they must stay together because they had a child together, and because they are both doing a TV show that focuses on their relationship as a couple. I’m sure it doesn’t help to continuously have to talk about giving up your child for adoption when all you want to do is try to move on.

Tyler asking for Catelynn’s phone records is controlling and ridiculous, especially when he has said that it may not even do any good. If Ty is having this much trouble with trusting Catelynn, he seriously just needs to walk away. His actions even make me think that maybe they are really broken up, but are just pretending to still be together for the show.

I’ll say it again, I really don’t think Ty and Catelynn should be in couples counseling at 17 years old. I think what they really need is to walk away from this show and take some time for them. They need to focus on what is left of their teenage years and try to move on from the adoption. Rumor has it that this is the last season with this cast for Teen Mom. I really hope there is truth to that rumor.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Did Farrah Abraham’s Dad Beat Up Ex-Boyfriend, Derek Underwood?

Woah! There is a rumor flying around that Farrah’s dad, Michael beat up Derek Underwood twice after finding the two in bed together. If that’s the case, I clearly understand Farrah’s dislike for her father. She really was raised by two psychos. There are police reports from when Michael assaulted Derek, so I’m sure they will surface soon. It’s said that Michael didn’t have to face a judge because Derek passed away. This is all just too crazy, especially the fact that he was able to get away with it. The Michael we see on TV looks so loving. He even puts up with his cold-hearted wife. I guess this means the two are a perfect match. I really hope that Farrah learns from her parent’s mistakes, and never turns to violence in order to solve problems in the future.

Amber and Gary’s Parenting... or Lack Thereof

One thing I really want to touch on is Amber and Gary’s parenting. I’m so tempted to send them every single piece of parenting material on this planet. I also recommend that both she and Gary take parenting classes. They really don’t have a clue. I’m so tired of hearing Amber complain about being a mom. This coming from the same girl who just had another pregnancy scare this season. She really needs to learn the meaning of responsibility.

One thing I can’t stand is when parents let their child go into a store and the child starts pulling things off shelves and making a mess. Amber didn’t even punish Leah when she finally noticed what Leah did to the store. There was even a scene that looked like Leah may have been eating something off of the floor. Yuck! Amber and Gary go back to talking and Leah starts to go behind the counter. She’s lucky that one of the employees didn’t say anything to Amber about it. I don’t blame Leah. She’s only a baby, but she acts the way that she does because her parents don’t enforce punishment when she does something wrong. Fast forward to the beach scene and we have a very cranky Leah. Instead of dealing with the situation, Gary and Amber think it would be best to just drag her back to the car on a towel. That poor child.

They are by far the worst parent’s on the show. I would even go as far to say that Amber is on the same level as Jenelle from 16 & Pregnant, season 2. If anyone needs counseling, it is Amber! She needs to learn how to properly deal with her anger. No wonder Gary didn’t want to commit. Who would want to marry someone that treats the people she loves like crap? I still think that Gary didn’t want to propose to Amber, but she really didn’t leave him with much of a choice. Amber has not changed at all since last season. I doubt she ever will.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teen Mom, Season 2, Episode 4: Spring Break Recap

Ryan has got Bentley for the weekend and Maci’s dishing on her night with her new boy, Kyle. We learn that Ryan’s new girl is a party, attention seeking whore... oh ya, with fake boobs. Maci is completely fine with Ryan moving on.

Amber’s seen carrying a naked Leah and changing her diaper, while chanting, “please don’t pee on me.” Amber makes her way to her part time job at tanning salon to help pay some bills. After work, Leah, Gary and Amber go to a candy shop, where Leah proceeds to pull things off shelves and walk behind the register. At the end of the scene, Amber calls Leah a “crazy ass.” Nice parenting, Amber!

Farrah is stressing about paying the bills. She gets help with childcare from the state (which will be up in August because she makes too much money), but must rely on her job at the pizza shop for all other expenses. Don’t forget about the compensation and free things you receive for doing Teen Mom. Farrah makes friends with another single mom at her job. Hopefully, she’ll be a good influence.

Catelynn and Tyler are celebrating her birthday at the roller rink. Tyler is still not over Catelynn lying and is acting very distant. He wants to do couples counseling in hopes that it will help their relationship and Catelynn agrees.

Maci picks up Bentley from Ryan’s house and confronts him about his girlfriend being around Bentley. Ryan admits that he asked his girlfriend to stay in the car, but that she’s a good girl and is good with Bentley. Maci still wants to meet her.

Catelynn confides in her mom that her and Tyler almost broke up again last night and they agreed to see a counselor.

Gary, Leah, and Amber are off to Florida for vacation. 16 hour car ride with Amber... yikes! They pick up her dad on the way. Amber is already getting frustrated with Leah and they’re just getting on the road. They learn that traveling with a baby is not easy and it’s causing Gary and Amber to snap at each other. They arrive in FL and go to dinner to meet Amber’s family. Amber’s dad makes the comment that he can tell Amber and Gary are doing good. Um... what dictionary is he using? Amber again brings up the topic of getting engaged and Amber’s dad even encourages it, giving him tips on where to propose while they’re in FL. Gary is still apprehensive. They really should stop pressuring him.

Maci is trying to wean Bentley from his pacifier, but he is not happy about it. While Bentley naps, Maci and a friend discuss Kyle and Maci’s decision to wait for Bentley to meet Kyle.

Farrah is meeting with the prosecutor to discuss her mothers case. He lets her know that she has been offered a deal and is not facing jail time. Debra accepts the misdemeanor, but is upset she will have a record of domestic violence when she claims she was just trying to defend herself. Save it Deb! The ice queen then proceeds to cry about losing her family. Karma?

Maci meets with Ryan to let him have Bentley for the day and lets him know that she is trying to do away with the paci. She is worried that Ryan will give in and give Bentley his pacifier.

Ty and Catelynn meet with a couples counselor and discuss their issues with trust and communication. Tyler wants to learn to forgive and forget, but is still upset that they are 17 and already need counseling.

Leah, Gary, and Amber make their way to the beach and Leah has a mini meltdown because she is afraid of the sand... and the water. Leah is really fussy, so Amber decides it’s best to drag her back to the car on a towel. Amber’s family agrees to babysit Leah so they can have some alone time at the pier.

Farrah meets with her mom and they discuss how Farrah’s been doing. Debra lets her know her decision about the case and that she wishes to be a family with Farrah and Sophia again once everything is said and done. She even brought along Farrah’s baby book. How sweet. Debra get’s emotional when telling Farrah about her first impression of her. Farrah still has her walls up and gets defensive as usual. I thought she wanted to change. Farrah lets her mom know that she doesn’t really want to have a relationship with her mom and Debra tells her to have a nice life.

Catelynn and Tyler continue to talk about her lying and how hurt he is. This is really starting to get old. Catelynn gets emotional and apologizes again. Tyler wants Catelynn’s phone records.

Ryan and Kathryn (Ryan’s new girlfriend) are waiting for Maci to pick up Bentley. They discuss how Maci felt when Kathryn didn’t introduce herself the other night. We then get a shot of Bentley’s pacifier on the ground and Bentley ends up hitting his mouth on a coffee table while trying to get it. Bentley is clearly upset about his mouth, but Kathryn has no problem giving Bentley his pacifier to calm him down. Maci arrives to find Bentley napping with a pacifier. There is no formal introduction between Kathryn and Maci (a lot of dirty looks), but Kathryn does tell Maci that Bentley hit his mouth. Kathryn questions why Ryan didn’t introduce them, and Ryan responds with “I don’t know.”

Farrah meets with a friend to go out after work. Farrah and her friend order some drinks and then discuss how Farrah is a “playa” and a “pimp.” Wow. Seriously? They then talk about Farrah’s standards for men and potential dads for Sophia. Farrah gets emotional as she talks about what could have been with Sophia’s dad.

Kyle comes for a surprise visit. They discuss Ryan and his girlfriend and she says she feels better after meeting Kathryn. She’s really falling for Kyle and contemplates if she should allow him to meet Bentley yet.

Amber and Gary go to the beach for their last day in Florida and he brings up the subject of marriage. He proposes to Amber with a ring that she has already owned and she bought herself. This girl is really desperate. He also had to propose a couple times to meet Amber’s standards. She really is something else. They even get into a little fight while he is trying to propose, but it’s official, Amber and Gary are engaged.

Monday, August 9, 2010

MTV's Farrah Abraham Opens Up About Passing Of Ex-boyfriend

I know many people have a negative opinion of Farrah Abraham. She is extremely disrespectful to her parents, and cared more about partying and trying to find a man than being a parent to her daughter. With that said, I do kind of feel bad for her. Viewers can see that she has an extremely bad relationship with her mother, and I’m not sure where all the hate for her father comes from. I don’t know Farrah personally, so it’s hard to know what her relationship was like with her parents before she was pregnant. I know most parents are not going to jump for joy when their 16 year old comes home and says that she is pregnant. However, I do think that parents should try to be supportive of their children and not call them whores like Farrah’s mother did. From what Farrah has said, it seems like Farrah’s pregnancy is what started the gross relationship with her mother, or at least made their relationship worse.

Farrah finally opens up about the child of her father, Derek Underwood passing away in the last episode. Anyone watching can see that this is not easy for Farrah to talk about, and that she is still really hurting. I can’t imagine having someone’s child and the father passing away before I was able to be allowed to him about her. Debra was wrong in saying that Farrah was not allowed to tell the father about Sophia. What even gives her the right to make those decisions? I understand wanting to protect your child, but I really feel like she took it too far. We find out that after Debra learns of his passing, she says that it’s good that it happened. What! This lady clearly has a very cold heart. I think that Farrah seeing a therapist to talk about her anger and grief is an excellent thing. I doubt that the relationship between Debra and Farrah can change until Debra seeks therapy for all of the problems she has. I’m no doctor, but I think Debra may even have some substance abuse problems going on as well. Do I think Debra will get help? No. I think Debra thinks that she has done nothing wrong. Even Farrah says that her mom tries to pretend things of the past never even happened. This is not healthy. Debra will only end up hurting the one she cares most about in the end. Debra neglecting Farrah’s feelings will only drive Farrah and Sophia away.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Teen Mom, Season 2, Episode 3: Valentine’s Day Recap

We start out in Maci’s kitchen and the topic is Valentine’s Day and boys. Her friends are pressuring her to start dating again, but Maci seems a little insecure about her flirting skills. Her friends take the reigns and role play with her to help her practice her flirting. They even get Bentley involved, but he is not having it. The girls get ready and leave for the club.

Amber and a friend are shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts. She is still insecure about Gary and the previous girl that he had gone on the date with. She states that she wants to get married, and her friend says not to push it. If only she would listen to her friends advice. They leave the gift shop with a “key to her heart” for Gary.

It’s moving day for Catelynn, her mom, Butch, and her little brother. Her mom walks in the room and they talk about Catelynn and Tyler’s relationship and how it has gotten a little better. She admits that she needs to open up more and says that Tyler shouldn’t want to know every little detail about her past. Is Catelynn’s mom really the best person to be talking to about relationships?

The state has charged Farrah’s mom with assault and Farrah does not want her to go to jail. Is this a step in the right direction? Let’s hope so! Farrah’s mom calls and they get into a yelling fest. What else is new? Does it bother anyone else that Farrah’s mom calls Sophia “Baby” all the time? Sophia is shown getting into what looks like “Comet.” She then proceeds to turn the hot water on and burn her hand while left unattended. She really needs to invest in baby proofing that apartment. Farrah’s friend comes over and Farrah says that she wants to go to therapy in hopes of not acting like her mom when she gets angry. Let’s hope she learns to be respectful as well.

Maci gets a call from an old friend, Kyle. Apparently they hung out a lot before she and Ryan started dating. She bluntly tells him that she and Ryan are over and then she hangs up to go to class. Maci says she doesn’t have time for a boyfriend.

Tyler is talking to his mom about Valentine’s Day ideas and he says he wants to get a hotel room and “be romantic.” His mom was not thrilled at the idea and quickly puts her foot down. She wants him to focus on being a teenager.

Gary comes over to exchange Valentine’s Day gifts with his girls. He got amber flowers, a stuffed bear, and a bracelet. Amber is shocked that Gary got her a bracelet and she starts crying. I always feel like Gary treats Amber so much better than she treats him.

Tyler bought a car takes Catelynn ice skating to celebrate Valentine’s Day. He got Catelynn beautiful flowers and she got him a card. She may have gotten him something else, but they didn’t show it.

Farrah drops Sophia off at the sitters and heads to her therapist. She says that her mom stresses her out a lot. Farrah thinks her parents treat her badly because she got pregnant. She confesses that her mom called her a whore and then starts talking about her ex-boyfriend, Sophia’s dad. Her parent’s did not want her to tell the boyfriend about Sophia and he passed away not even knowing he had a daughter. How selfish of her parents! Farrah breaks down and says she can’t talk about it anymore. She realizes that she shouldn’t shut her parents out completely because of the way they act. Yay! Steps in the right direction.

Catelynn and Tyler are shown ice skatingTy confesses that he feels guilty for doing things and having fun since he is a dad now. Tyler then makes a comment about Catelynn lying to him about her past and he is clearly still upset about it.

Ryan comes to drop Bentley off and has a girl in his truck. The girl never even got out to introduce herself. Maci is not happy! She calls her friend to vent about how upset she is that she is around Bentley and Maci doesn’t even know her. Totally understandable.

Gary and Amber are out to dinner and once again, Amber is snapping at people. She gets upset with Leah for fussing and it’s down hill from there. Amber states that she wants Gary to propose and Gary doesn’t feel the same way at the moment. He tries to change the subject, but it’s too late. Amber has a melt down in front the entire restaurant. Classy, right? Now they’re in the car and once again, Amber is screaming at Gary. Can she ever communicate without yelling? Gary says that he’s stupid for believing that Amber has changed. Amber protests (still screaming) that she has changed and that she treats him nicely. What planet is she living on? Amber blames their problems on Gary. It all boils down to the fact that Gary will not propose at this very second. Gary states that he leaving and getting his own place.

Farrah gets a call from her dad and he asks for the whole family to get together for Sophia’s birthday. Farrah puts her anger aside and says that it’s fine for her mom to come to dinner. She takes Sophia to get a pedicure.

Tyler and Catelynn meet with their adoption agent for Tyler to get some help with him feeling guilty because of Carly. The agent gives him the number of another dad who has given his child up for adoption so that he can have someone to talk to who can relate to him.

Gary is leaving the apartment and Amber is really upset that he’s moving out. She is still screaming and won’t even let him get a word in. She starts crying and Gary finally has a chance to talk. She says she wants a ring on her finger so that she knows that Gary will not leave her again. They settle on making a ring she already owns a promise ring to make her feel more secure.

Tyler calls the guy that Dawn set him up with and they talk about giving their children up for adoption. It seemed to help Tyler.

Maci tells her mom about Ryan’s girlfriend being in the car when Bentley was dropped off. Her mom tells her to get used to it and not to bring every single guy or girl into Bentley’s life. She goes upstairs and calls Kyle. She’s making a trip to go see him. That was fast!

It’s time for the big dinner. Things start off pretty well. They talk about what they did for Sophia’s birthday. Farrah’s mom is talking in that annoying baby voice and tries to get Sophia to color. They talk about how much they miss Sophia. Farrah’s mom is concerned that they did not order anything for Sophia to eat, even though Farrah stated that Sophia just ate. Farrah tries to read Sophia her card and her parents interrupt her several times. It’s like they don’t even hear her. Farrah gives up and finally gets a chance to read her the card when they get home and they’re alone.

Maci goes to Nashville to see Kyle and friends. They all leave for a club and there is some flirting between Kyle and Maci on the way there. The episode ends with them kissing.

Amber Portwood: “I Lost 65 Pounds”

Long time, no post. Let’s jump right into this one. Wow. Numerous media outlets are doing stories about Amber Portwood of MTV’s Teen Mom losing 65 pounds. As I mentioned in a previous post, Amber had claimed she lost weight by doing Krav Maga. I did a little research and this is a legitimate way to help loose a lot of weight. However, there are now people speculating that Amber lost all the weight through prescription drugs, or that she may have an eating disorder. Let’s take a look at what Amber looks like now.

That picture was taken at the Teen Mom 2 Reunion. Amber is 5'4" and now weighs 118 pounds. I will be completely honest and say that I didn’t even recognize her. For one, her hair is a couple shades lighter. She also has eased up on the amount of black eyeliner. She is a lot thinner. The thinnest I’ve ever seen her. Now, I don’t know Amber personally, so I have no clue what she looked like before having Leah, but I do think she has lost a lot of weight in what seems like a short period of time. I really hope that she is doing it the right way. I know that being on TV and in the spotlight can have a negative effect on the way a girl feels about her body. People can be very mean. Girls end up feeling like the only way to make the mean words stop is to altar their body. Just look at what Heidi Montag has done to herself. It should be interesting to see Amber’s weight loss transformation play out during the rest of the season of Teen Mom.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Amber Portwood's Dramatic Weight Loss

The question that’s on everyone’s mind is; how did Amber lose all that weight so fast? She looks great! If you remember, Amber was quite a bit heavier at the Teen Mom Reunion.

Amber on MTV's 16 & Pregnant
Amber on MTV's Teen Mom last season

That looks like quite a difference. Some are saying that Amber decided to take martial arts to lose her weight. I really have to wonder how she found time. We see her constantly complaining about not being able to get her GED because she doesn’t have a sitter. How can she find a sitter to go to a martial arts class, but not get her GED? This girl has got to get her priorities straight. She could have a bought a treadmill from Walmart with the money she used to pay for the martial arts class (if it’s true) and exercised at home with Leah, and then used the time when she had a babysitter to study for her GED.

We also saw Amber taking medication last season. Depending on what the medication is, it could have caused her to lose some of the weight.

I’m sure her weight loss will be talked about on the new season of Teen Mom. Maybe we’ll even get to see Amber’s transformation take place on our television screens. Who knows. I just hope she lost the weight the right way.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Leah Messer Moves In With Boyfriend

Leah recently posted on Facebook that she and Corey have moved into an apartment together with their twins.

Leah and Corey definitely had their relationship issues on her 16 & Pregnant episode. There was even a moment when viewer’s thought they may call it quits for good. It’s great to see that they’re still together and they’ve made this step. Corey seems to be a good father and really care about his daughters. You can’t say that about too many other dads from 16 & Pregnant. Will we see a wedding in the future? Let’s hope so.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lori Wickelhaus Sets the Record Straight

Lori Wickelhaus of 16 & Pregnant took to her Facebook this weekend to set the record straight about her mom. People have been saying that Lori’s mother is a bitch because of the way she acted on the show. Lori’s mom did come off unsupportive of her daughter keeping the baby on 16 & Pregnant. She was very against Lori and Cory keeping baby Aidan and was not afraid to voice her opinion on the subject. I think that it was her pressuring Lori to give the baby up that ultimately led to Lori’s decision to put Aidan up for adoption.

Fans are also saying that Lori should have kept Aidan and just let Cory raise him. If you remember, Cory was very upset that Lori chose to put Aidan up for adoption. Lori claims this is unrealistic and I must agree. Cory didn’t seem like he was ready to be a father.

Lori says that Aidan is with the best parents and she is happy with her decision.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

MTV Announces Cast of Season 3 of 16 & Pregnant

The show will go on! MTV has announced the cast members of season 3 of their show, 16 & Pregnant. It is rumored to air this fall. The cast is:

Ashley Salazar- She was supposed to be on season 2 of 16 & Pregnant, but got pushed back to season 3. She is from Mckinny, TX and gives birth to a baby girl named Callie. Ashley struggles with the decision to put her baby up for adoption. I don’t want to say anything else because of spoilers, but this episode is an emotional rollercoaster, so grab the tissues.

Aubery Akerill- She is a 17 year old who is living in Washington. She has a baby boy named Austin and is married.

Brooke Tarrant- She is 17 and married to Cody. They have a baby boy named Brody. They’re from Mansfield, TX.

Christinna Robinson- Not much info about Christinna yet. She does have a daughter named Destiny.

Emily McKenzie- She is 16 years old and has a baby boy named Liam. She is engaged to the babies father, Daniel Peterson.

Felicia Cooke- She is a 17 year old girl who gave birth to Genesis in February of 2010. She is still with the father of the baby, Mauricio. She is from Lewisville, TX.

Kayla Jordan- She is from Centre, AL and is 18 years old. She and her finance, J.R. have a baby boy named Rylan.

Markai Durham- She is 18 years old and just graduated high school. She has a baby named Za’kaira. I think she may have been in the season 2 trailer of 16 & Pregnant.

Megan McConnell- She is 17 years old and has a baby boy named Blake with her boyfriend, Nathan.

It’s rumored that MTV is already casting for season 4 of 16 & Pregnant.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Is Josh Drummonds The Next Spencer Pratt?

I’m sure you all remember Josh Drummonds from Nikkole Paulun’s episode of 16 & Pregnant in season 2. He was the guy who threatened to throw a chair at his pregnant girlfriend, he was extremely disrespectful to Nikkole and her mother, and has a criminal record. Now he has decided to grace us with his stupidity again by getting a Fromspring. Josh’s Formspring has since been deleted. Go figure. Here are some of the questions from it.

Taken from Josh’s Fromspring:

Q:“What have you been arrested for?"

A:“Too much shit dude. Larceny but mostly drugs and shit and breaking into houses and just so much dumb shit”

Q:“do you regret acting the way you did in the delivery room?"

A:“Nah Rikki deserved it”

Q:“do you get mad when people talk crap?"

A:“Nah haters make me famous”

Looks like he’s a little Spencer Pratt in the making. What is MTV creating?

Josh seems like he hasn’t changed and got a fair edit on 16 & Pregnant. While I like Nikkole, I would rather not see her on Teen Mom. I don’t think Josh needs, or deserves anymore air time. The fact that Nikkole continues to stay with Josh after the way he verbally, and possibly physically abuses her is not healthy. It’s sending teen girls the wrong message.

In case you missed Josh on 16 & Pregnant:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jenelle Evans Signs Over Rights

Jenelle Evans from season 2 of 16 & Pregnant has signed over her rights to baby Jace. Her mom now has temporary custody of the child. It is said that Jenelle’s mom has custody because Jenelle failed a DSS test.

This doesn’t really surprise me after seeing the way Jenelle acted on her episode. She says she got a bad edit, but it looks like it was pretty fair after reading some of her updates on Myspace and Twitter. Jenelle is infamous for being the mom who smoked weed while pregnant, and claimed that being a mom was like being in prison. She’s constantly being bashed on Formspring for being an “unfit mother” and not using a carseat the correct way.

I do think this was the best choice for Jace. Jenelle has shown that she is not ready to be a mom yet. Her mom was the one who was getting up with him at night and taking him to daycare everyday.

Jenelle is fighting with a friend and this friend has taken to her Fromspring to release some info about Jenelle’s personal life. The friend claims Jenelle smokes weed in front of her child. Someone had asked Jenelle if she has ever smoked in front of Jace a few months ago and her response was no. The girl also claims that Jenelle left Jace in the car while she went out with friends to party.

Those are some pretty terrible accusations. I hope for the sake of poor baby Jace that the accusations are false and that this is just a girl who is looking for revenge.

MTV Presents Teen Dad?

Do you all remember Whitney Pruvis from season one of 16& Pregnant? She elected not to do Teen Mom because of medical problems, but has recently announced via Formspring and Twitter that her fiance, Weston Gosa will be on MTV’s newest addition, Teen Dad. It’s also rumored that Ryan, Maci’s ex will be on the show, too.

From Whitney’s Formspring:

“So what's teen dad goin to be about single teen dads or just dads perspective? and whens teen mom coming back?”

“teen mom in the summer & the dads perspective.”

“so does MTV still contact you about stuff even though you don't do anything for them anymore? like how did you hear about teen dad?”

“yeah I still talk to them & they called us asking if we'd be interested.”

I am very happy about Weston being on the show. Whitney was one of my favorites from season one and now we’ll get to see her again. Ryan seemed so disconnected on Teen Mom. It could have just been the editing, but I’m hoping we see more of a nurturing side of Ryan if he’s on the show. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Gary on this. We never really see him being a parent to Leah on Teen Mom. The show focuses more on Amber’s parenting and their fighting. I don’t know that there are any other dads that they could add to this show from season one. I like Tyler, but we see enough of him on Teen Mom. Maybe they’ll throw some dads in there from season 2. Jo (Kailyn), Skylar (Lizzie), Corey (Leah), and possibly Matt (Valerie) would be some good additions.

Now this show isn’t official, but I think it would be great. I think a lot of people wished that Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant focused more on the dads, and now that could be possible.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's Official!

It’s official. The second season of Teen Mom will premier on MTV on July 20th at 10PM. This season still will only feature Amber and Gary, Tyler and Catelynn, Ryan and Maci, and Farrah. I know Jenelle has mentioned there will be a Teen Mom with the girls from the second season of 16 & Pregnant. My guess is their season will air after this season of Teen Mom.

Now for the trailer. If you haven’t watched it yet, it can be viewed here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/531210/teen-mom-season-2-trailer.jhtml#id=1642204.

Amber- Well, she looks great this season. Amber has obviously lost quite a bit of weight, but she still doesn’t have her GED. Surprising? We see a pregnancy scare, which I’m hoping is the one that was addressed on the Teen Mom Reunion. Gary and Amber’s relationship still looks like it’s in trouble. Apparently Gary is a cheater. Amber has her fist raised at Gary once again, but then we see her in a wedding dress. Hmmm.

Maci- She has a new beau in her life who looks an awful lot like Bentley. Maci tells Ryan she plans to take Bentley away for the Summer and Ryan pretty much says that he’ll see her in court. Is Ryan really upset that Bentley’s leaving for the Summer, or just jealous of the relationship Kyle has with Bentley and Maci?

Catelynn- Looks like Amber and Gary aren’t the only ones having trouble in lovers land. An emotional Catelynn throws her ring at Tyler after he says he doesn’t think they should be engaged. The couple are obviously dealing with their own struggles of giving up their daughter and it looks to be effecting their relationship. Hopefully not for the long term! The good news is that they get to see Carly. Yay!

Farrah- I’m sure most heard that Farrah and her mom had a physical altercation a few months ago and MTV caught it all on camera. Farrah appears to be living in some sort of empty home. Maybe she got an apartment. She’s in therapy with her mother, but doesn’t seem to be making much progress. I’m happy to see that she has put trying to find a man on the back burner for the moment and focus on being a mom.

The babies have gotten so big since the reunion. Bentley is talking and most are walking. It looks to be a good, drama filled season.