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Amber Walks Off Stage During 'Teen Mom' Reunion Special (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 28th 2011 5:00AM
Tonya & Amber Portwood, 'Teen Mom'Some wounds are apparently still too raw, and clearly Amber Portwood has yet to work through her emotions about the death of her sister. On the 'Teen Mom' (Tue., 10PM ET on MTV) special, Dr. Drew brought the tragedy up again as a talking point.

He'd tried before to talk to Amber about it, but she wasn't able to, so instead he tried to get her mother Tonya to open up a little about the incident that happened when Amber was six years old on the reunion show.

But when Tonya started telling the story about how she found her daughter's body in her crib, Amber was so overwhelmed with emotion that she walked off the stage, where we could hear her crying.

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'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood and Gary Fight Over Looming Legal Troubles (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2011 10:15AM
Amber Portwood, 'Teen Mom'On 'Teen Mom' (Tue., 10PM ET on MTV), Amber Portwood is something of a hot mess. She has some serious anger issues, and can mix them with an unhealthy dose of denial as well.

While Gary was smug and insensitive to the fact that Amber is at risk of losing custody of their daughter, he was right in saying, "Nothing I did should ever provoke you enough to hit me."

In fact, we were flabbergasted when Amber said, "Yeah, everything is my fault for hitting you. But the thing is, Gary, what provoked those situations?" Yup, Amber's blaming him for her lack of self control.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Bear Grylls Trek Through Iceland on 'Man Vs. Wild,' Denis Leary Plans Paramedic Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 20th 2011 12:00PM
Jake Gyllenhaal, Bear Grylls, Man Vs. WildJake Gyllenhaal is getting in touch with his wild side.

On July 11, the Oscar nominee will appear alongside Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel series 'Man Vs. Wild' with Bear Grylls.

Gyllenhaal and Grylls will trek through the Icelandic landscape -- through mountains, glaciers and volcanoes -- with the actor forced to shadow the host as they endure rough weather conditions. Their adventure will kick off six all-new episodes of the series.

In other TV news ...

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Amber Portwood, 'Teen Mom' Star, Hospitalized After Suicide Threat

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 14th 2011 4:20PM
amber portwood suicide overdoseAfter threatening to commit suicide, 'Teen Mom' star, Amber Portwood, has been rushed to an Anderson, Indiana hospital, according to Radar Online. The 21-year-old teen mom was found by police in her home on Tuesday afternoon in an extremely depressive state.

Earlier, the mother of two-year-old daughter, Leah, had a disturbing phone conversation with the father of her daughter, Gary Shirley. Upon hanging up with his on-off girlfriend, Shirley advised a relative of Portwood to go to the MTV reality star's home to check on her. Instead, the relative alerted authorities to Portwood's potentially suicidal state and soon after, police arrived at her residence.

According to a statement, "Late this morning (11:34 a.m.), Anderson Police responded to a call at a residence in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Drive. According to the caller, 21-year-old Amber L. Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life. The victim, who did not appear to be injured, was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation."

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'Teen Mom' Trouble: Amber Portwood's Boyfriend Arrested

by PopEater Staff, posted May 25th 2011 7:30AM
Gary Shirley, 'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood's on/off boyfriend, is in trouble with the law. According to RadarOnline.com, he was arrested in Alexandria, Indiana on Tuesday morning for driving with a suspended license .

Police officers intervened after Shirley and Portwood were found arguing in a car on the side of the road at 1:34AM ET. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

RadarOnline.com obtained the official police report. "I observed a Silver Dodge stopped on the south side of Berry Street. I could hear a female arguing with a male inside the vehicle ... " the report said.

"I asked the male sitting in the driver seat if everything was ok and he advised yes. The female advised that everything was fine. I advised them that I had heard them arguing and wanted to make sure. I asked the both for identification ... The male introduced himself and the female as Gary Shirley and Amber Portwood from 'Teen Mom'."

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Does 'Teen Mom' Exploit Vulnerable Girls?

by PopEater Staff, posted Mar 30th 2011 5:20AM
Amber Portwood and Jenelle EvansAfter yet another scandal broke this past weekend involving a 'Teen Mom' star, experts are asking whether appearing on the show makes the girls more unstable.

'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans was arrested for assault after a video surfaced of her brutally beating another teen. She's also been charged with drug possession and breaking and entering.

Her fellow 'Teen Mom,' Amber Portwood, was arrested in December and spent 24 hours in jail on charges of attacking her baby daddy in front of their two-year-old daughter.

Now experts are raising the question of whether 'Teen Mom' is to blame for taking obviously unstable teenagers and thrusting them into a spotlight they are not ready to handle.

"These are not the most stable girls to begin [with]," says clinical psychologist and HealthGuru.com contributor Jeffrey Gardere. "They have a lot of issues and stresses from being teenagers who are pregnant, and now they are in the public eye. Some of them are making a lot of money, and that is a stress in itself, which can cause some real behavioral issues."

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Shenae Grimes Is Not Dating John Mayer and More Celebrity News

by Elena Cox, posted Dec 30th 2010 7:00PM
Shenae Grimes and John MayerWant to know what's going on with your favorite TV stars when the cameras aren't rolling? Check out the latest celebrity news from our friends at PopEater.com.

• '90210' star Shenae Grimes wants everyone to know she is not currently dating, nor has she ever dated John Mayer. While a recent report in Star claims that the pair are romantically linked, Grimes rather bluntly denied the allegations via Twitter.

• 'What Not To Wear' fashion guru Clinton Kelly is not too happy with sharing a network with Sarah Palin.

• NYC may be missing out on Snooki this New Years Eve, but no worries, she'll still be hosting an MTV party, but now it will be back at her old stomping grounds of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

• After a number of setbacks and separations, RadarOnline reports that 'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood has been reunited with her 2-year-old daughter, Leah.

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'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood's Real MTV Salary: $280,000

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 30th 2010 10:00AM
Amber PortwoodAmber Portwood, star of MTV's 'Teen Mom' makes $280,000 a year. We'll give you a minute to digest that fact.

Ready? OK, good. According to HollywoodLife, the young mother was forced to reveal her salary during an appearance before a judge following her release on a $5,000 bond. Portwood was jailed for 24-hours after being charged with two felony domestic battery counts, a felony count of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor of domestic violence and battery.

During the course of shooting 'Teen Mom,' MTV cameras captured Portwood hitting Gary Shirley, her ex-fiancee and father of her child. Currently, Portwood is barred from seeing Shirley, but according to E! Online, Shirley is fighting to have the protective order overturned.

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'Teen Mom' Can't See Daughter, Jane Lynch to Shill for Charmin in NYC and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 28th 2010 6:00PM
Amber PortwoodHere's the latest on jailed 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood, who was taken into police custody for a 24-hour hold yesterday after being formally charged with felony domestic abuse:

According to E! Online, Portwood pleaded not guilty during her arraignment today. Though she still hasn't been released from jail, she has posted her $5,000 bail and will likely get out Tuesday evening.

However, she's currently barred from seeing her young daughter.

In other TV news ...

If you stop by Times Square for a pre-New Year's Eve visit tomorrow, you might see Jane Lynch. The 'Glee' star is presiding over the "King or Queen of the Throne" competition for Charmin at its public Charmin Restrooms in New York City. Um, okay ... [PopWatch]

Excited for Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Pacific Northwest-themed sketch comedy show on IFC? Listen to the tongue-in-cheek theme song for 'Portlandia' here. [Vulture]

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'Teen Mom' Star Jailed, Matthew Morrison Previews His Solo Album and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 28th 2010 11:45AM
Amber PortwoodAmber Portwood, one of the stars of MTV's 'Teen Mom,' is in jail following felony domestic battery charges.

"Amber is scared," Shawn Portwood, Amber's brother, told E! Online. "Gary is here with us. He's upset, too."

Portwood's legal trouble comes after MTV camera crews filmed her hitting Gary Shirley in front of their daughter. The 'Teen Mom' footage was subpoenaed from MTV after Indiana authorities received complaints from Child Protective Services.

Though Portwood already posted $5,000 bail, she has to remain in jail for a 24-hour hold, she . According to her brother, Amber was picked up just before a family Christmas celebration.

In other TV news ...

The blizzard in the Northeast has affected the Nielsen ratings. The snow caused NBC to cancel 'Sunday Night Football' for the night, sinking the network in ratings. Fox won the night with reruns of its animation comedy block. [Live Feed]

The upcoming 'Tron' animated series will bridge the gap between 'Tron' and 'Tron: Legacy.' Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis, 'Tron: Legacy' screenwriters, are involved with the series and confirmed it will be considered in continuity. [Box Office Magazine]

'Modern Family' star Rico Rodriguez has launched a clothing line. Rodriguez, who plays Manny on the ABC hit, partnered with his sister to launch RAR It Fitz Fashions. [Movieline]

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'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood Charged With Felony Domestic Battery

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 27th 2010 5:15PM
Amber PortwoodThe law is finally catching up to 'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood.

Indiana prosecutors formally charged the reality star today with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor of domestic violence and battery, E! Online reports.

Law enforcement became involved in Portwood's case after MTV camera crews filmed her hitting her ex-fiance, Gary Shirley, in front of their young daughter. The footage aired on 'Teen Mom,' and was subpoenaed from MTV after Indiana authorities received complaints from Child Protective Services.

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Pauly D Causes Rhode Island Riot, Adrianne Palicki Returns to TV and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 18th 2010 7:00PM
Pauly DDon't underestimate the power of 'Jersey Shore.'

While The Situation is still making headlines in Hollywood after his stint on 'Dancing With the Stars,' his BFF Pauly D has been busy causing riots in his home state of Rhode Island.

According to E! Online, the reality star stopped by a dorm at the University of Rhode Island to visit a friend. Once the students caught on to his presence, they stormed the building.

In other TV news ...

Adrianne Palicki will star in a special episode of 'Criminal Minds.' The 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Lone Star' actress will play one half of a murderous couple in a tribute to 'Natural Born Killers.' [Deadline]

Beau Bridges will guest star on 'Brothers & Sisters' as a love interest for Sally Field. Other news from the drama: Calista Flockheart will be missing from three upcoming episodes so she can spend more time with her family. [E! Online]

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood was charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery this morning. The reality star was captured on film hitting her ex-fiance. MTV was subpoenaed in the case, and provided footage to Indiana authorities. [Hollywood Life]

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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]

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