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Snooki to MTV: PLEASE Bring Back Jersey Shore!

By now, we've all seen the insane new Jersey Shore: Family Vacation trailer.

But how exactly did that come to be?

As it turns out, it's because the cast went to the network and begged for them to make it happen.

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in an interview with The New York Times, Nicole Polizzi, known to fans and to the rest of the world as Snooki, revealed what it took to make Jersey Shore: Family Vacation a reality.

"We basically were begging MTV to bring us back," she admits.

It sounds like she and her castmates had to do a lot of persuading to make this happen.

"We were begging everyone to bring us back."

A number of cast members had appeared on an informal reunion, hosted by E! a few years back.

But it wasn't the same.

And some of them felt almost adulterous for appearing off of MTV, the network that made them famous on the original Jersey Shore.

Snooki on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Jersey Shore was far from the last place where fans and viewers saw their favorite orange, beach-adjacent hooligans. They've all made sure to appear in the public eye.

Pauly D and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro both appeared on E!'s Famously Single.

Deena Cortese showed up on Couples Therapy on VH1.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino showed up on the Food Network, of all places. But the show was called Worst Cooks in America.

Snooki was a contestant on The New Celebrity Apprentice, which was hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and didn't last very long, as Trump fans weren't going to watch without Trump and those who hate Trump weren't going to watch a show on which he was still a producer.

Snooki also made a scripted appearance television appearance on the CW series, Supernatural, as a crossroads demon, though it was several seasons after the series had jumped the shark.

Then, of course, there was Snooki & Jwoww, which actually ran for a few years. That was on MTV.

MTV also experimented with giving Vinny Guadagnino his own series, The Show With Vinny. That one ... did not last a few years.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Pregnant Girlfriend Jen Harley

There was more to making Jersey Shore: Family Vacation happen than the original cast members asking for it, of course.

The time seemed right, for a few reasons.

Though many of the cast members are still relatively young, they're all in different stages of their lives at the moment.

And a lot of people will be interested to see if their version of partying hard has changed now that so many of them are parents.

More significantly, from the network's point of view, is that it looks like viewers are up for seeing some absolute disasters drinking and partying on television.

Apparently the success of Floribama Shore was a factor in deciding to give Jersey Shore: Family Vacation the go-ahead.

In fact, apparently the existence of Floribama Shore generated demand to see where the original Jersey Shore crew is now.

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Snooki shares that her husband was very encouraging when it came to whether or not she should film this television event.

"He was like, ‘Go, babe, have fun,’" she reveals. "‘Make that money. Enjoy yourself.’"

She did admit that she did have to talk herself into it.

"I had to keep telling myself, yes, you miss the kids, but you can be a bad mom for a little bit."

We don't really think that this qualifies as being a bad mother. Maybe if her child were with her to witness all of the shenanigans, sure.

And she set out to party.

"Go drink. Go blackout. Do what you’ve got to do."

For the record, it's totally possible to drink and party and even get wildly drunk without blacking out. Just ... putting that out there.

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Since The Situation is headed for prison, this special will sort of be one last hurrah for him. For a while, anyway.

But this will give fans a renewed taste of their old favorites.

MTV is a network that focuses primarily on a teenage audience, but they've made it clear that Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is for returning fans, too.

It's certainly going to be one wild adventure, and it premieres on April 5th.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation: See the Insane New Trailer

Ever since that first teaser trailer for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation dropped, the world has wondered what this over-the-top reunion is going to be like. 

But we don't have to wait for the April 5th premiere date to find out what's in store for these orange hooligans.

A new trailer is out that reveals a lot more, and you can see that below.

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Snooki exclaims "We're back, bitches!" in a drawn out way.

It's almost as though they had never left.

But they did leave -- a lot of the stars are parents. They talk up their age a lot, Snooki herself is 30. They're at different stages in their lives, but they're hardly geriatric.

And from the antics in this trailer, in which they drink and drink and drink in South Beach, they aim to prove that they haven't slowed down one bit since they were first horrifying audiences.

Jersey Shore was a reality series that some hailed as deceptively brilliant social commentary and others believed heralded the collapse of society.

But ... maybe it was never that deep. Maybe it was just a bunch of idiots living their lives on camera, you know?

It looks like, in some ways, this revival is going to be more of the same.

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But things have changed dramatically for so many of these stars.

As we mentioned, some of them are parents, now. They have actual responsibilities.

So while this revival will allow them to "go wild" as they haven't for years, as Jenni "JWOWW" Farley notes, it's likely that they're going to take better care of themselves than they did when they were young.

After all, they'll be going back to their lives as parents after the cameras shut off. The responsibilities of being a parent continue even when you're not with your kids.

Speaking of children, there's one guy who expressed shock, nervousness, and excitement during the trailer because of his own impending fatherhood.

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro makes it very clear in this trailer that can't believe that he's going to be a dad.

As you may recall, he didn't find the love of his life on Jersey Shore, but he did in real life.

And now, as you can see from the baby bump in that photo, his girlfriend Jen Harley is very much pregnant.

Of course, not everyone's major life transitions are positive ones.

(Yes, having children is a positive life change if you want children)

No, Snooki teases in the trailer that someone is going to be behind bars.

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"Dude," Snooki says at one point. "Prison is no joke. It's scary."

She then follows up with a more ominous statement.

"He's literally not going to survive."

Smart money says that the guy headed for prison is Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino since he pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

We don't think that fans need to be picking out an outfit to wear to his presumably public funeral, however.

He's going to prison for tax fraud, which is bad, but not a violent crime. He'll probably have an unpleasant time in prison, because prison is zero fun, but not all prisons are created equally, and he's likely to be placed with other non-violent offenders.

But ... yeah, it's going to suck.

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Also, these folks drink a lot ... and talk about drinking a lot.

They comment on who smells like alcohol, and they're clearly going out to have a good time -- fist-pumping, of course, included.

One might wonder how much of this is staged. How many drinks are watered down. How many explosions of wild excitement were the results of multiple takes and specific instructions from producers.

But it looks like Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is shaping up to be just as wild of a ride as the original series.

Plus, they're in Florida.

Check out the new trailer:

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Jenelle Evans: Who Needs Teen Mom 2? I’ve Got a New Show!

Teen Mom 2 fans know that Jenelle could be fired any day now. Her awful husband David Eason was already fired and many wonder if MTV will continue filming Jenelle's life without her husband

But it looks like Jenelle is already setting up another potential revenue stream.

Is she just being uncharacteristically careful, or ... does this mean that she's actually been fired?

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Jenelle took to social media to share the good news with her followers.

Well ... to share the news, anyway.

"I’m back! Check out new videos on my YouTube soon," she wrote.

She followed it up with further details.

"The adventures start this Friday on 03/16/2018 at 8pm. Go subscribe now."

Oh, and of course this image.

Jenelle Evans Advertises Her YouTube Channel

Social media users were quick to roast Jenelle, first zeroing in on the fact that Teen Mom 2 costar Kailyn Lowry also has a YouTube channel.

"Try harder to be Kail it's hilarious."

Some even brought memes into the mix.

"Damnnnnn Jenelle, back at it again with the copying @KailLowry."

Obviously, comparisons between Jenelle and Kail are unfair.

As evidence when Kailyn slams Jenelle for the latter's bigoted beliefs and actions, Kail is a much kinder and more accepting person than Hurricane Jenelle.

Also, one has to wonder if Kailyn could be as bad of a parent as Jenelle is if she tried.

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David Eason was fired for his homophobic and transphobic Twitter tirade.

The strangest thing about that situation may be that he decided, of his own accord, to bring up and promptly condemn LGBT+ parents (for existing) in an attempt to deflect from his own parenting "inadequacies."

And by "inadequacies," we mean that he's allegedly an abusive terror who shouldn't be allowed around a pet rock, let alone a human child.

When David Eason lost the moral high ground to Farrah Abraham, a lot of fans knew that he was toast.

While David's hardly Jenelle's only bad choice -- her personal history is a series of disastrous decisions, one after the other like rungs on a ladder -- fans wonder if his bigoted tweets will end her career.

If Jenelle shares that fear -- or if she already knows that she's been fired and the rest of us just haven't heard yet -- that could definitely explain why she's venturing onto YouTube.

Jenelle Evans in a Bikini and Shades

Of course, if Jenelle is hoping to rake in that sweet, sweet Teen Mom money on YouTube ... she may be in for a nasty surprise.

YouTube can turn streamers into millionaires, sure ... but they're the exceptions.

For starters, if you want to actually make money off of your YouTube channel to any real degree, it's said that you need about a million subscribers. Minimum.

Not views, not likes. Subscribers.

Teen Mom may be a popular franchise, but Jenelle is just one star among many.

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It's unclear how many followers her YouTube channel, which has been sitting around gathering proverbial dust for years with barely more than 40,000 followers, is going to attract.

And it's similarly unclear what Jenelle means by "off the grid."

Is she going to be vacationing to exotic locales? Venturing into the wilderness? Both of those are expensive, especially for a busy mother. Not exactly ideal for someone who might get sacked from MTV.

Perhaps Jenelle should be venturing onto the "grid" at some point. She wouldn't even need to leave her home state. She could visit cities or either of North Carolina's world class universities and meet people who are different and come to understand and not fear them.

Maybe that "grid" just means MTV, and she'll be "off" of it because she knows that she's getting canned.

We'll have to wait and see.

Nathan Griffith SLAMS David Eason for Homophobic Rant

Earlier this week, David Eason launched into an unprompted homophobic rant on Twitter that horrified fans -- and Teen Mom 2 fans are not easily shocked.

MTV has ended their relationship with David Eason, which makes things even more awkward for the already controversial Jenelle Evans.

Nathan Griffith is stepping up to the plate and condemning David Eason's words.

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Just days ago, while arguing with fans on Twitter about his and Jenelle's decidedly pro-gun response to the tragic shooting at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day, David Eason got called out on his atrocious parenting.

(And that's putting it nicely -- fans who've seen him in action wouldn't trust him with a pot roast, let alone a child)

David's response was to pivot by attacking LGBT parents and children, tweeting:

"Why don't you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals. Oh, I forgot, that's supposed to be normal."

There's nothing abnormal or immoral about LGBT parents, but David Eason says that he's going to make sure that his kids steer clear of them.

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He tweeted:

"I'm going to teach them not to associate with them or be that way...If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas."

A disgusting sentiment and a deeply offensive analogy. 

When David Eason was accused of homophobia, he decided to take a literal approach to the word's etymology.

"Homophobic? You really lost it now. I'm not scared [of] s--t, especially a homo."

That's right, he decided to make it worse. (By the by, folks, "homo" in this context is a slur, but that's hardly the worst part of his tweets)

MTV pulled the plug, firing David Eason with six weeks of production remaining.

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Nathan Griffith sometimes feuds with Jenelle Evans, which really fits the Teen Mom 2 brand because they're exes. And, in particular, he's Jenelle's ex.

And now he's speaking out against her current husband, David Eason.

He started his series of three tweets with well wishes for everyone.

"Please take care everyone! Especially, with the terrorist attacks in the east and the families suffering in Florida."

Every day is one nightmare after another, it seems.

"God bless and remember that God is the only one that judges and loves all his children of all races, sex, personal orientation, and belief."

That seems like a direct reference to David Eason.

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He then goes on to admit that (quite frankly, like every man who's ever been in Jenelle Evans' orbit) he is far from perfect, writing:

"I know there are some things that I have said out of pure ignorance on my part."

You know what -- not that it's an excuse -- but everybody's learning all of the time.

"And if I have offended or hurt anyone out there, I am truly sorry and the door is always open to vent or even ask for advice."

That 

Once could cynically suggest that perhaps Nathan is simply hoping to make sure that he never becomes unfilmable, but his message is a positive one.

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"I have my own beliefs and my own opinions but to segregated, belittle, and to hate someone based on their opinions, lifestyle, religion, race, and/or sexual orientation is wrong. PERIOD!"

When he talks about segregation, he's clearly talking about David Eason's vow to teach his children to never associate with LGBT people.

He then goes on to lament that people are still having to preach basic equality in 2018.

"It’s 2018! As long as it doesn’t affect your life, then let it go. #lovem​orehateless"

That's a very positive message.

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Nathan Griffith does have a tendency to come across as the more reasonable of the two when he feuds with Jenelle.

(Admittedly, that's not super hard to do -- we're talking about the Carolina Hurricane here)

We're not going to endorse him for President any time soon, but it's probably fair to say that Nathan said some good and fair things in these tweets.

And he didn't actually mention David Eason by name -- though, obviously, anyone who saw them knew what brought on his statements.

Leah Messer: I’m Glad MTV Fired that Disgusting David Eason!

Leah Messer's not exactly vicious. Compared to some Teen Mom franchise stars, she's positively timid.

So what has her speaking out in no uncertain terms to condemn a member of her own franchise? The same thing that got David Eason fired.

And she's not mincing words.

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If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you're going to see David Eason abruptly vanish from your screens.

Not right away -- and not soon enough for many fans, but MTV has severed all ties with the controversial Teen Mom 2 villain, despite having weeks of production remaining.

Not because he spent time in prison for domestic violence and not because he's accused of continuing to terrorize and abuse his and Jenelle's children ... though how that wasn't a dealbreaker for the network has left many scratching heads.

But because of his very public and impossible-to-ignore homophobic and transphobic rant on Twitter.

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It started as David Eason continued to obsess over guns in the wake of Jenelle's controversial gun photo from just hours after the devastating Florida shooting.

A conversation on Twitter quickly turned to David Eason's parenting (because many wouldn't trust this guy around a houseplant, let alone a child), and David Eason decided to, of his own volition, pivot to slam LGBT folks.

"Lmao why don't you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh I forgot that's supposed to be normal."

That is, of course, a horrifying thing to tweet for anyone. Not only does it imply that LGBT parents are somehow unfit parents, but that they and their families are abnormal.

And then he doubled down.

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Someone else tweeted, asking if David Eason planned to teach his children to hate gay and transgender people.

"No I'm going to teach them not to associate with them or be that way ... If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas."

One, teaching your children to not associate with LGBT people is teaching them bigotry.

Two, you absolutely cannot "teach" someone to not be who they are, only to deny and hide it, leading to a miserable existence.

Three, that analogy with the dogs and fleas isn't true for any responsible pet owners. Yes, that's beside the point, but it's worth noting.

And finally, four: His inaccurate analogy also implies that LGBT folks are somehow filthy.

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Obviously, David Eason was slammed for his homophobic rant, because there is still good in the world and even on Twitter.

Jenelle Evans also caught some well-deserved flack. People asked if she wants her children raised to be angry bigots.

MTV's response had real consequences -- they severed their relationship with David Eason immediately.

With weeks of production left, he won't receive any further money.

One can be cynical and say that MTV is worried about sponsors pulling out (which, to be clear, they definitely were), but perhaps producers and execs also have certain lines that they won't allow stars to cross.

Teen Mom 2 is down one villain.

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In a statement to Us Weekly, even the normally non-confrontational Leah Messer supports David Eason's firing.

"I am disgusted by the recent statements made by David Eason and support MTV’s decision to fire him 100 percent."

She's really not mincing words. She was nicer than this when Jenelle Evans called her a cheating drug addict.

"This ignorance cannot be tolerated and I refuse to be associated with hatred of any kind."

Good for Leah Messer for taking this strong moral stance.

"I stand in solidarity with my friends and family in the LGBTQ community and applaud MTV for their quick and decisive action."

Jenelle Evans with David Eason

Of course, even if David Eason's no longer on the payroll, he's still married to Jenelle and she's still a Teen Mom 2 star.

With all of the fame and all of that sweet, sweet Teen Mom money that comes with it.

Is it only a matter of time before the Teen Mom 2 archvillain is held accountable? Not just for the things that she says, but for the frightening way that she raises her children?

Or is that more of a job for social services and the courts and not really MTV's job?

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant – Meet the Controversial Cast!

Over the years, many critics have blasted MTV for the creation of the Teen Mom franchise.

These individuals have questioned whether it was a great idea to make celebrities out of young women who were expecting babies, thereby glorifying a development that may be the most challenging one a person can face.

It's now clear that the cable network has considered these objections, weighed them carefully...

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... and then totally and completely ignored such chatter for the sake of ratings.

On Monday night, MTV debuted the first teaser for Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, a redundantly named spinoff of Teen Mom; which, itself, was a spinoff of 16 and Pregnant.

(Remember the days when MTV actually aired music videos? Neither do we.)

According to the official network announcement, the series will track the lives of five expecting women and "show the highs and lows of their pregnancy journeys -- and the unbelievable changes they endure after the babies are born.

"From excitement to fear, this group of girls will take viewers inside their emotional lives."

Because this is exactly what vulnerable teenager who are about to become parents really need: to share their emotional lives with millions of strangers.

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MTV goes on to write that "Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 women have shown us through the years... [that] worlds are about to change forever and [when] it's time to "mom up."

Yes, mom up.

MTV just turned parenthood into a catchphrase.

We're shocking it didn't include a hashtag along with it.

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant will premiere on Monday, March 12 at 10/9c, following a new installment of Teen Mom OG.

Check out the preview below:

As for the young women at the center of the upcoming reality show?

Prepare to meet them below...

Ashley, 20: Described as a typical party girl in Las Vegas, she and her boyfriend, Bariki (Bar) recently found out they were having a baby.

Their own mothers are "constantly at odds," MTV teases, which not only causes issues within their relationship, "but palpable friction between Bar and Ashley’s mom."

Brianna, 17: She and her transgender boyfriend Danae have always had an up-and-down relationship. During one split, Brianna slept with an old friend and got pregnant.

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However, now Danae is back in the picture and has vowed to raise the baby as his own... yet Brianna’s mom questions Danae’s ability to support her child.

Jade, 20: From an unstable relationship with her parents to her boyfriend Sean, Jade has always taken care of others, the network writes.

Now that she’s expecting her first baby, she's aware that she’ll need her parents support more than ever and she's worried that she won’t be able to rely on them.

Kayla, 18: Described as "the girl next door," Kayla apparently had a rude awakening when she discovered she was expecting.

Kayla was raised by a single mother and therefore understands the sacrifices and struggles such a life requires.

While her own pregnancy wasn’t planned, Kayla was excited to have a baby with her long-time boyfriend, Stephan.

But now she's struggling with the choice to stay in the relationship for the sake of her baby or raise the little one on her own.

Lexi, 17: From a small town, she's the head cheerleader and she's part of a supportive and loving family.

She also got pregnant by her boyfriend of four years, Kyler. 

As a result, she feels isolated from her friends and has become the subject of her small, conservative town’s gossip mill.

MTV asks: Will she be able to recover her reputation, or will she forever be known as the good girl gone bad?

Will you be tuning in for Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant?

Adam Lind: Buddy Arrested for Meth, No One Shocked

Literally just yesterday, we talked about how Jennelle Evans' ex Kieffer Delp was arrested for running a meth lab

Today, we're once again talking about a man who runs in Teen Mom circles ... and, in the same breath, we're talking about meth. And getting arrested.

This time, it's a friend of Adam Lind's. In fact, the two are such good buddies that this guy appeared on Teen Mom 2.

Justin Anderson

Adam Lind testing positive for methamphetamines right before a scheduled visit with the child that he and Chelsea Houska share hasn't done anything to clear his reputation of being a bit of a meth head.

It doesn't help that Lind's arrest for assault actually involved four charges of domestic assault and allegations that he was out of his mind on drugs during his alleged  domestic violence.

At the very least, the guy's a mess. And based upon the charges and allegations against him, he's a menace.

Everyone understands why Chelsea Houska moved to strip Lind of his visitation rights. When it comes to children, a child's safety must always trump parental wishes.

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Even if Adam totally manages to get clean and, you know, non-violent, he still might not be a safe person for Aubree to be around. 

Because of the company that he keeps.

Justin Anderson has appeared on Teen Mom 2 more than once, thanks to his friendship with Chelsea Houska's baby daddy, Adam Lind.

And now, Justin Anderson has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for possession or use of drug paraphernalia. 

The arrest took place on Wednesday, January 10th. At the time, Anderson was already on parole for different drug charges.

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A spokesperson for the Minnehaha County Jail told RadarOnline:

"Anderson remains in prison with no bond."

Well, yeah. Drug possession isn't the worst thing in the world, but if you're on parole for drugs and you still can't resist meth ... that's worrisome. Also, not a great idea, since your parole can be revoked at any time.

"His parole officer put a hold on him for breaking his parole."

Yep.

"It is the parole officer’s decision on when he’ll be released."

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Justin Anderson was caught by, basically, having bad luck. And perhaps for having some terrible associations.

(And we don't just mean Adam Lind)

See, police were serving a search warrant on a suspect in a double homicide.

And by "serving a search warrant," we mean that SWAT was involved. We don't know if they actually knocked before raiding the place.

They did not find the suspected killer. They did find Justin Anderson and, allegedly, Anderson's meth.

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Aside from the fact that this comes right on the heels of Jenelle Evans' ex getting arrested for running a meth lab ...

(If there's such a thing as bad press for Teen Mom, this surely would be it, right?)

... What, you might ask, does this have to do with Adam Lind?

It's simple. Even if Adam Lind can drop drugs and steroids and drinking and violence altogether, if he keeps associating with people like Justin Anderson, it's very understandable for Chelsea Houska (and anyone worried about the safety of children) to have concerns about little Aubree's well-being.

Does Adam want to be a parent, or do you want to be a 'roided out meth head with meth head buddies?

This should be an easy choice.

Farrah Abraham: Teen Mom is Too Fake to Win Awards!

Believe it or not, Teen Mom has been nominated for an award!

That's great news for fans of the franchise who have longed for it to receive better recognition for showing the lives and struggles of these young mothers.

You know who isn't loving this news? Farrah Abraham. 

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Great news for MTV and for Teen Mom fans!

MTV's official Twitter account tweeted out this:

"NEWS: #TeenMom Is nominated for Best Unstructured Reality Series at the 2018 #CriticsChoice Awards! @AmberLPortwood"

Their competition in this category includes:

Born This Way

Ice Road Truckers

Intervention

Live PD

Ride With Norman Reedus

We're willing to bet that most people haven't even heard of every series on the list, but this is the Critics Choice -- it's about which series they believe is best-executed, not necessarily which show is most popular with all viewers.

But Farrah Abraham was not in a celebratory mood:

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Farrah replied to the tweet, writing:

"I don’t think it will win as it’s very structured, manipulated by the network."

So, this is the sort of stuff that Farrah -- like so many disaffected reality stars -- love to say about a reality show once they've left.

Farrah's tweet continued: "production & almost scripted story lines at this point…"

So, nothing that we haven't heard from her before.

Cattily, MTV's Twitter account replied to Farrah:

"Well it's a honor being nominated it's at pretty big award show."

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Honestly, part of what must have gotten under Farrah's skin was that MTV had directly tagged Amber Portwood in the announcement.

Farrah really doesn't like Amber Portwood.

But another issue that Farrah has lately is that she, well, is being forced by a producer to choose between continuing with her sex work or being a Teen Mom OG star

(It's a little more complicated than that; we'll get to that)

We all remember how Farrah Abraham has rambled about "hate crimes," which she apparently believes are just things that people hate.

She accused Viacom, MTV's parent company that also owns like, most things that aren't owned by Disney (we're exaggerating ... barely) of shaming her.

She first announced that she was fired ... and then clarified that she was not fired, merely hate-crimed and sex-shamed.

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The real story behind Farrah Abraham's "firing" is that a producer who represents neither Viacom nor MTV presented Farrah with the ultimatum: quit camgirling or quit Teen Mom.

He didn't have the authority to do that. He also appeared to stage the situation so that Farrah's reaction could be caught on camera. Maybe he was just looking for drama.

However, he caused a serious rift between Farrah and MTV and Viacom, because Farrah tends to explode with anger and resentment instead of, you know, realizing that one dickish producer overstepped his bounds.

In the process, she may have alienated herself from the decision-makers who do matter.

And that's what Farrah's response to MTV's nomination was -- she's still bitter and resentful and, as usual, spent a lot of time and energy taking it out on the wrong people while making things worse for herself.

It is, if nothing else, very on brand for her.

Jersey Shore: Returning to MTV!!!!!!!

MTV dropped a double whammy of craziness on viewers last night:

First, the cable network debuted Floribama Shore.

Yes, this is the actual title of an actual show that is meant to be just like Jersey Shore, only set on the Florida/Alabama border.

Second, the cable network is bringing back the actual Jersey Shore!

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During the broadcast of Floribama Shore Season 1 Episode 1, MTV announced this stunning news to viewers via a brief teaser.

It relayed a simple message from original Jersey Shore cast members that reads as follows:

We're Back Bitchesssssssss!

Yes, in the biggest surprise of all, the following original cast members had nothing better to do than return to the small screen and anchor Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

They are:

  • Deena Nicole Cortese
  • Paul “Pauly Dâ€� Delvecchio
  • Jenni “JWOWWâ€� Farley
  • Vinny Guadagnino
  • Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
  • Nicole “Snookiâ€� Polizzi
  • Mike “The Situationâ€� Sorrentino

Check out the aforementioned teaser here:

"WHERE’S THE BEACH?! The cast of #JerseyShore is headed out on a family vacation coming to @MTV in 2018," the show also Tweeted along with this promo.

It's unclear what the premise of the Jersey Shore revival will be, but let's be honest:

It will be these people drinking heavily, going to bars, getting into arguments, heading to the gym, doing laundry and hitting up tanning salons.

Then again, Snooki, Sitch and company are at a different place in their lives now than they were during the six-season run of the first version of the series.

Heck, Snooki and JWOWW are parents now.

The former recently said her son has changed her life for the better, writing of little Lorenzo:

"You are my world, and I'm so proud to be your mommy!

"I remember when I first laid eyes on you and knew I would protect you with all of my being until the day I die."

Sheesh, Snooki.

Can't you go back to asking where the f-ck the beach is at? That makes for far more entertaining television.

Let's Take a SELFIE

Back in early November, however, when rumors of a spinoff started circulating around the Internet, a user Tweeted at Snooki:

"You guys are a bit too old for the Jersey Shore."

Thankfully, she replied as follows:

"I’m 29, 2 kids, Married & can still funnel wine and do cartwheels on the dance floor. We aren’t dead."

Quite the opposite, in fact.

They are about to be brought back to totally wasted life!

Vinny Guadagnino Jersey Shore Photo

Jersey Shore will premiere its Family Vacation some time in 2018.

Are you psyched?!?

Or did that lame Jersey Shore reunion ruin the series forever?

Will you tune in to see Snooki and JWOWW stumble home drunk again?

Or has this image been tainted by the knowledge that they should probably be walking calmly home to take care of their children instead?

So many questions. So many possible answers. So many shots to throw down.

We'll see you next year, Jersey Shore.

Jersey Shore: Returning to MTV!!!!!!!

MTV dropped a double whammy of craziness on viewers last night:

First, the cable network debuted Floribama Shore.

Yes, this is the actual title of an actual show that is meant to be just like Jersey Shore, only set on the Florida/Alabama border.

Second, the cable network is bringing back the actual Jersey Shore!

Jersey Shore Threesome

During the broadcast of Floribama Shore Season 1 Episode 1, MTV announced this stunning news to viewers via a brief teaser.

It relayed a simple message from original Jersey Shore cast members that reads as follows:

We're Back Bitchesssssssss!

Yes, in the biggest surprise of all, the following original cast members had nothing better to do than return to the small screen and anchor Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

They are:

  • Deena Nicole Cortese
  • Paul “Pauly Dâ€� Delvecchio
  • Jenni “JWOWWâ€� Farley
  • Vinny Guadagnino
  • Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
  • Nicole “Snookiâ€� Polizzi
  • Mike “The Situationâ€� Sorrentino

Check out the aforementioned teaser here:

"WHERE’S THE BEACH?! The cast of #JerseyShore is headed out on a family vacation coming to @MTV in 2018," the show also Tweeted along with this promo.

It's unclear what the premise of the Jersey Shore revival will be, but let's be honest:

It will be these people drinking heavily, going to bars, getting into arguments, heading to the gym, doing laundry and hitting up tanning salons.

Then again, Snooki, Sitch and company are at a different place in their lives now than they were during the six-season run of the first version of the series.

Heck, Snooki and JWOWW are parents now.

The former recently said her son has changed her life for the better, writing of little Lorenzo:

"You are my world, and I'm so proud to be your mommy!

"I remember when I first laid eyes on you and knew I would protect you with all of my being until the day I die."

Sheesh, Snooki.

Can't you go back to asking where the f-ck the beach is at? That makes for far more entertaining television.

Let's Take a SELFIE

Back in early November, however, when rumors of a spinoff started circulating around the Internet, a user Tweeted at Snooki:

"You guys are a bit too old for the Jersey Shore."

Thankfully, she replied as follows:

"I’m 29, 2 kids, Married & can still funnel wine and do cartwheels on the dance floor. We aren’t dead."

Quite the opposite, in fact.

They are about to be brought back to totally wasted life!

Vinny Guadagnino Jersey Shore Photo

Jersey Shore will premiere its Family Vacation some time in 2018.

Are you psyched?!?

Or did that lame Jersey Shore reunion ruin the series forever?

Will you tune in to see Snooki and JWOWW stumble home drunk again?

Or has this image been tainted by the knowledge that they should probably be walking calmly home to take care of their children instead?

So many questions. So many possible answers. So many shots to throw down.

We'll see you next year, Jersey Shore.

Russell Brand to Host MTV Video Music Awards Again

After controversially hosting the MTV Video Music Awards last year, Russell Brand is back to host the awards again on September 13 in New York City.

The zany British comic ruffled feathers at last year’s made up, but still entertaining ceremony when he joked that the Jonas Brothers should be taking advantage of their celebrity status to get laid and mocked the concept of "purity rings."

Our personal favorite joke came at the expense of both the Brothers Jonas and then-ridiculously unpopular President George W. Bush, as Brand quipped:

"I feel sorry for Americans. Eight years of Bush! The only people who need eight years of bush are the Jonas Brothers, crammed into one bachelor party."

Just leave Danielle Deleasa out of it this year, okay Russ?

A Russell Brand Picture

Russell Brand is running it back at the VMAs again this September.

“We are thrilled that despite numerous death threats from Jonas Brothers fans, Russell Brand has accepted our offer to put his life on the line and host the VMAs again this year,” MTV’s general manager, Stephen Friedman, said.

Taylor Swift will also appear on the live show, performing a new version of “You Belong With Me.” We can hear the inappropriate comments from Brand now.

While Brand was panned by many, the 2008 VMAs reached more than 23 million viewers, a 15 percent boost from the 2007 hostless edition of the VMAs (best remembered for Britney Spears' disastrous performance of "Gimme More").

MTV Movie Awards Moment of the Night: Eminem Flips Out, Twilight Stars Tease Make Out

Unlike other networks, MTV knows how to host a movie awards show.

At last night's annual event, celebrities from all industries walked the red carpet, the New Moon trailer premiered and Kiefer Sutherland cried hysterically into the arms of Ben Stiller.

But two events stand out the most from the evening:

  1. A half-naked Sacha Baron Cohen (in his character of Bruno) fell into Eminem's lap. At the sight, and touch, of Bruno's bare buttocks, Eminem fumed: "Are you serious? Get the **** off me!," before storming out of his seat.
  2. After their win for best kiss, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart stood at the podium and came... so... close... to... kissing.

Here's a look at each of the memorable occurrences:

Eminem Meets BrunoBest Kissers

Which MTV Movie Awards development was most shocking?

Eminem storming out of the theater
Robert and Kristen almost kissing
Host Andy Samberg not being funny
View Results

MTV Movie Awards Moment of the Night: Eminem Flips Out, Twilight Stars Tease Make Out

Unlike other networks, MTV knows how to host a movie awards show.

At last night's annual event, celebrities from all industries walked the red carpet, the New Moon trailer premiered and Kiefer Sutherland cried hysterically into the arms of Ben Stiller.

But two events stand out the most from the evening:

  1. A half-naked Sacha Baron Cohen (in his character of Bruno) fell into Eminem's lap. At the sight, and touch, of Bruno's bare buttocks, Eminem fumed: "Are you serious? Get the **** off me!," before storming out of his seat.
  2. After their win for best kiss, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart stood at the podium and came... so... close... to... kissing.

Here's a look at each of the memorable occurrences:

Eminem Meets BrunoBest Kissers

Which MTV Movie Awards development was most shocking?

Eminem storming out of the theater
Robert and Kristen almost kissing
Host Andy Samberg not being funny
View Results