'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Can't Let MTV Screw Up Her Future

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Amber PortwoodAy yi yi! Amber Portwood, aka her own worst enemy, is at it again. The embattled star of MTV's reality series Teen Mom has been accepted into a drug court program that would help her kick her habit and keep her out of jail. But rumors are already surfacing that she's considering not taking the deal and staying in the slammer.

What? It seems accepting the court's offer to straighten out her life could complicate her link to fame and fortune -- aka starring on MTV. Say it with me folks, "Who cares? Get your butt to rehab, Amber!"

So far it seems to just be tabloid rumor that she'd opt out on moving into a halfway house and actually choose jail. Pheww! But this is one of those rumors that has some meat to it.

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Standing in court in Madison County last week, Portwood told the judge that she was hoping she could live with her grandparents instead of the halfway house. And the "close sources" who are saying she's worried about the income she'd could lose if cameras aren't following her every move make sense. As her hometown newspaper pointed out, Portwood makes too much money these days to qualify for public assistance for her housing, and we all know where that salary comes from. 

But what we do know as fact, and what is troubling, is that Amber is questioning this deal at all. She has already been told by a court that it's rehab or five years in jail. And the judge assured her that the court would work things out with MTV so she couldn't be sued for screwing up her contract. Whether that means they'd get to tape her during the day when she's not at the halfway house or not remains to be seen, but that's MTV's problem now, not Amber's.

The point is: Amber is down to the wire. There should be no hedging of bets. There should be no questioning the court. She should just sign on the dotted line and start getting herself straight -- for her sake and for little Leah's. MTV can take care of itself. Leah can't.

When will Amber stop getting in her own way?


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suziejax suziejax

WOW so sad this girl............... I wish she would get it together

21wit... 21with2boys

I fkn hate amber she can do wtf she wants to do aint gonna affect my life

godde... goddess99

ugh I can not stand this woman. She's like her own worst enemy.

MamaM... MamaMandee

She lives in the next town over from me. I met her and Gary at the bar on her 21st birthday. I didnt talk to her much but did talk with Gary through out the night. I hope she gets help because Im sick of seeing her on my local news. 

nonmember avatar Conspiracy Man

What is the under on how many weeks before she violates probation? I am taking action at 5 months.

nonmember avatar Nell cooper

This girl seriously needs to sort herself out shes been handed an opurtunity to get help and she should just take it feel sorry for leah not being with her mum but its clear she is better off with her dad

MamaB... MamaBear2cubs

She seems like she needs help to me, hopefully she can get her life turned around for the better.

Mamai... Mamainthemiddle

what kind of drugs is she doing? Pot like the other girl from North Carolina? I used to live in Columbus, IN. It isnt far from Anderson, and even people in MY town are sick of her. I hear she's a nasty, demanding girl who really thinks shes something special. Gossip is yucky, I know...but she seems to have already sunk the "respect from the public" boat.

COHLi... COHLimeLight

Maybe they should BOOT HER OFF THE SHOW so she gets the help she needs.  Not real thrilled with this show in the first place but show this girl the door so she'll HAVE To grow up.

Paul Yoas

if the MTV puts up with Amber then MTV should be paying for this gals mistakes..this is pandering to the lowest form of scumlove you sign

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