Pop Battle: 'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham vs. 'Tan Mom' Patricia Krentcil

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)By now it's well-established that pop cultural infamy does not a successful music career make, but that hasn't stopped a number of reality television and viral video stars from trying to capitalize on their notoriety in song. This week, former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham released the music video for "Blowin'," which is thankfully not about her much-publicized "sex tape" with James Deen, but rather a reflection on celebrity in the Internet age... or something."Blowin'" was...Read Full Story

So, Just How Effective Are 'Teen Mom' and '16 and Pregnant' at Reducing Teen Pregnancies?

By Lani Conway on
(MTV) We apparently have MTV shows like 16 and Pregnant and its spin-off Teen Mom to thank for the decline in teenage pregnancies. According to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 16 and Pregnant is responsible for a 5.7% reduction in teen pregnancies in the 18 months following the show's first air date back in 2009. That decline equates to roughly 20,000 possible births to teenage mothers in 2010. The paper's researchers, Wellesley economist Phillip B. Levine and...Read Full Story

Remember Farrah Abraham? — Well, Her Daughter Might Not

By Darrick Thomas on
(Getty)Farrah Abraham's desperate quest for fame and relevance has been marked with Vegas appearances, plastic surgery enhancements, radio interviews, sex toy deals, and, of course, that sex tape she commissioned with porn star James Deen and then proceeded to stir up faux controversy around. She's in her early-20s, so maybe those aren't the worst things in the world, until you realize why she had a platform to start with: She's a mother. Abraham may have started her "career" because she got...Read Full Story

You Can Buy Farrah Abraham a Crochet Swimsuit If You Want To

By JJ Duncan on
(From Getty Images | Amazon.com)It's become standard practice for adult actresses to open up their Amazon wish lists to the public so their fans can pitch in to buy them stripper heels and sexy outfits. But it feels a little weird to check out Farrah Abraham's long list of wants, which, unfortunately, juxtaposes an adorable toddler dress and a Tinkerbell doll next to a sequin bikini, some booty shorts, and a "Coral Crochet Deep Plunge Monokini."If you happen to be a Farrah Abraham apologist...Read Full Story

This Trailer for the New Season of 'Teen Mom' Is All the Birth Control You Need

By Darrick Thomas on
(Photos: MTV)MTV's Teen Mom franchise has been criticized for turning bad life decision into a blueprint for fame and fortune. It's a sad prospect, but there's probably some truth to the notion that some girls see the show as a path to success (see: Farrah Abraham). But the teaser for Season 3 makes the show look more like a cautionary tale. Not that it makes it any less exploitative, but this show and the situations it profiles look grim, you guys, not fun or enviable. If Teen Mom looks like...Read Full Story