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'Teen Mom' Subpoenaed, 'Biggest Loser' Production Halted, Another U.K. 'X-Factor' Scandal and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 10th 2010 11:20AM
Amber PortwodIt appears that 'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood will have to face more serious consequences than a stern talking-to by Dr. Drew for the physical altercations she got into with ex-fiance Gary Shirley during the latest season of the MTV show.

According to RadarOnline, an MTV attorney in Indianapolis was served with a subpoena requesting footage from 'Teen Mom' that depicts "all or potentially all physically violent encounters between Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley, in addition to any raw footage of the reunion shows in [which] Portwood and Shirley discuss any such violent encounters on the show 'Teen Mom,' either aired or unaired."

Mitch Carroll, spokesman for the police department in Portwood and Shirley's town of Anderson, Ind., told Radar that "MTV sent all the material ahead of time and once the subpoena was issued they said we could have access to the records."

In other TV news ...

Production on 'The Biggest Loser' was halted Monay due to a labor dispute. Union representatives allegedly showed up on set and led a crew walkout. Production has still not resumed. [Deadline]

Yet another scandal has rocked the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's 'X-Factor.' Fans are upset that one judge abstained from voting in this weekend's installment, which forced a fan favorite out of the competition. The judge's vote would've resulted in a tie, which means the fan vote would've determined who stayed. [Guardian]

'Battlestar Galactica' showrunner Ron Moore is planning an "ambitious" Coast Guard drama with NBC. The new action-adventure series follows the men and women aboard The McCulloch. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bette Midler will star in an HBO special set to air on New Year's Eve. The 70-minute 'Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On' will be taped at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. [Variety]

Former talk show host Sally Jesse Raphael is reportedly eying a return to television. She'll reportedly talk about a new project, a "half-hour comedy mocusoap," on today's 'Oprah.' [Deadline]

Actress Michelle Nicastro died Nov. 4 after a ten-year battle with cancer. Nicastro, who was married to 'The Event' producer Steve Stark, appeared on shows such as 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Murder, She Wrote,' 'Full House' and 'Who's the Boss?' as well as movies such as 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Body Rock.' [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Amber Portwood is the typical young liberal. Used to getting their way and acting like a brat, and getting physical, when things don't go their way. Gary deserves to get custody of their kid before she starts abusing the kid too.

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