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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.

young, preggers

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.

Adam Lind Meth

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.

Justin Anderson Mugshot

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."

Adam Lind Muscles

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.

Adam Lind Steroids Photo

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. 

Amber Portwood: A Photo

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:

Farrah Abraham in White

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."

Farrah Abraham Lingerie

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.

Farrah Abraham in Camsoda Merch

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!

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.

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