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16 and Pregnant Actually Reduced Teen Births: Study

MTV reality shows may act as deterrent: researchers

(Newser) - If you thought MTV's 16 and Pregnant and all its related spinoffs glorified teen pregnancy, here's a surprise for you: The reality shows likely reduced teen births by almost 6%, preventing more than 20,000 of them in 2010 alone, according to a new study. The National Bureau... More »

Teen Mom Ordered to Prison

Judge reinstates Amber Portwood's 5-year term in stir

(Newser) - A violent, drug-abusive star of MTV's Teen Mom reality program is about to be sent away to prison for at least two years. Amber Portwood, now 22, dropped out of a drug rehab program last month, and an Indiana judge yesterday reinstated a five-year sentence he imposed after she... More »

MTV to Teen Mom Stars: Enough With the Boob Jobs

Network not happy with sexed-up image

(Newser) - Even if you like to pretend that MTV's Teen Mom reality show does not exist, you may find this "news" item amusing: The network is not happy that so many current and former cast members have gotten their breasts enhanced, because apparently it has a classier idea of... More »

Teen Mom Star Pregnant With Twins —Again

Divorced Leah Messer, 19, has another set on the way

(Newser) - A Teen Mom star is going to be a teen mom again: Leah Messer is pregnant with her second set of twins at the age of 19, according to In Touch . Messer has told friends she's "thrilled," and hopes the coming set of babies will help her... More »

Kourtney in Hilarious Twitter Brawl With Teen Mom Star

Apparently Farrah Abraham forgot Kardashian is actually 32

(Newser) - Why bother watching any of the Kardashian reality shows when you can get all the entertainment you need from their Twitter streams? We have Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham to thank for the latest drama: Abraham, who apparently forgot that Kourtney Kardashian has a good dozen years on her, tweeted... More »

Today's Hot Baby Names Inspired by ... Teen Mom?

Twilight, Brangelina also weigh in; Jacob, Isabella tops

(Newser) - Last year’s top baby names included plenty of classics—but monikers from Teen Mom saw the biggest jumps in popularity. While Jacob and Isabella were the most popular names overall, Maci and Bentley, the name of a mother and son on MTV’s show, got the largest boost in... More »

Teen Mom Files for Divorce

Leah Messer dumps Corey Simms 6 months after wedding

(Newser) - The young mom who seemed to have the best hopes of a normal family life on the latest season of MTV's Teen Mom has filed for divorce, reports E! Online . Leah Messer, mom of twin 18-month-old daughters, is divorcing Corey Simms just six months after their wedding for cheating... More »

Dead Baby Found in Bedroom of Girl, 14

Teen hid pregnancy, police investigating

(Newser) - Police are investigating what caused the death of a newborn found in the bedroom of a 14-year-old girl who had kept her pregnancy hidden. The girl's mom rushed her daughter to a local hospital when she began bleeding heavily. The doctor reported an apparent birth, and police arrived at... More »

Jailed Teen Mom Makes How Much Money?!

Amber Portwood brings in $280K, shockingly

(Newser) - Welcome to the 21st century: Amber Portwood, the 20-year-old who got pregnant at 16, landed a reality show with her baby, and was recently jailed for allegedly beating her babydaddy , makes a lot more money than most of us will ever see. A judge ordered Portwood to reveal her annual... More »

Teen Mom Jailed for Felony Domestic Abuse

Amber Portwood could get 3 years in stir

(Newser) - A star of the Teen Mom reality series is in an Indiana jail today after being busted for felony domestic abuse. Amber Portwood, 20, was videotaped in scenes for the MTV program viciously smacking and kicking the father of her toddler daughter, boyfriend Gary Shirley, as the little girl watched,... More »

Bristol Bans Teen Mom Stars From DWTS

Plus: Sarah Palin's daughter didn't vote

(Newser) - In case you haven’t been to a supermarket checkout stand recently and seen them gracing nearly every cover, here’s a newsflash for you: The teen moms of MTV’s Teen Mom are kind of a big deal right now. (Don’t believe us? See here and here .)... More »

16 and Pregnant: Prevention, but at What Cost?

MTV runs 'unvarnished' truth—at girls' expense

(Newser) - MTV's hit show 16 and Pregnant may well prevent pregnancy, but its no-holds-barred approach can hurt the young moms who make it great TV. The show details the lives of pregnant teens with intimate, cringe-inducing swearing, fights, and tears—which MTV and its partners hope will make teens think twice.... More »

MTV Tunes Recession Chic With New 16 and Pregnant

Down-to-earth shows much more in tune than 'Hills' et al.

(Newser) - MTV is definitely hip to the recession, with the proof no further than the new season of 16 and Pregnant , airing tonight. That show, plus others like Jersey Shore, show that “audiences seem to have tired of the contrived dramas” of The Hills or The City, “and the... More »

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