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Are There Too Many Teen Moms on TV?

Bristol Palin and MTV's "Teen Mom" stars Maci Bookout and Farrah Abraham have become tabloid darlings. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images
Spurred by the success of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," the "teen mother" genre of television...
Spurred by the success of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," the "teen mother" genre of television has exploded in recent months.

A Tabloid Star is Ruining My Name!

My name is Vienna. Unfortunately, this name is shared with the latest winner of the Bachelor, and people do not like her very much. I have heard people saying "I HATE Vienna! She's disgusting! Why would he want HER?" It takes me a while to realize ...

BBC To Blame For New Reality Show, 'Hotter Than My Daughter'

If you thought reality television producers had run out of ideas, you were wrong. The BBC's latest show in the genre? A little something called "Hotter Than My Daughter." The show appears to live up to its title. It features women of a certain a...

Will 'Balloon Boy' Be Scarred For Life?

Falcon Heene, aka "Balloon Boy," is a victim of his parent's desire for fame. And some experts are saying that the scars of this experience will stay with him for a long time....

Celeb Parents Behaving Badly: Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler Twitter Attack

Travis Barker and Shana Moakler in happier days. Credit: Getty Images
Would you take parenting advice from gossip blogger Perez Hilton? Maybe Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and model Shanna Moakler should. Barker recently attacked the parenting...

Jon and Kate Set The Record Straight

In real life, if a couple is having marital problems, they might seek help from a counselor. Or friends. Or just take some time to talk. But in the world of reality TV, they call their publicist. Jon and Kate Gosselin want people to know that thin...

Reality Shows Kids Watch

With so much unscripted programming on television these days, you might wonder who's watching it. Turns out the answer is: Our kids! Surprise, surprise. A lot of reality shows are being enjoyed by children as young as 7 or 8 years old. Here are so...

Supernanny not so super says childcare expert

Not everyone loves Nanny Jo, the british star of the series Supernanny. On the show, Jo Frost shows up to help some hapless family with discipline, scheduling, and whatever other issues they might have. Not everyone thinks so highly of the Supernanny...

Engaged and underage

As you may be aware, MTV has a show on the air called Engaged and Underage. Now in its second season, the show follows young couples headed down the aisle--couples family and friends think are too young to be doing so. Last year's season introduce...

Does Joe Simpson want to ruin Ashlee's marriage, too?

There are many who believe that the marriage of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey was doomed the moment they let a camera crew into their home. During a time when most young couples are quietly and privately settling into their newly acquired domestic ...


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