The 'Teen Mom 3' girls face new, harsh reality checks as they learn to co-parent with their guys. Read on for all the dramatic highlights of the show's Sept. 2 episode.
“Growing up fast,” is right. The Teen Moms get a harsh intro to adulthood with their latest trials and tribulations. The girls confront their biggest dilemmas: Briana confronts Devoin about his cyberbullying, Katie is heartbroken after Joey's debts threaten their new apartment’s lease, Mackenzie tries to get on birth control despite her family’s objections, and Alex calls out Matt on his laziness.
Katie Yeager Clashes With Fiance Joey Maes Over Finances
Katie proudly shows off her engagement ring to her family, but she and fiance Joey Maes decide to wait until she finishes college to officially get married. The pair examines their finances in considering getting a place together. They go apartment-hunting together and decide that they can afford a wonderful two-bedroom place for their young family. After signing on a lease and trying to move in, Katie finds out that Joey owes a lot of debts that are standing in their way.
Katie and Joey get into a heated fight over their financial troubles. Joey gets angry that they're living in a nice apartment and Katie's acting like they're broke. Though he's working long hours to support Molli, he doesn't feel that Katie thinks he's good enough. He gets angry and storms out on her, leaving her crying alone.
Mackenzie Douthit Considers Birth Control
After going back and forth about deciding to move in with Mackenzie and her family, Josh McKee decided not to move in after all. He worked out an arrangement where he stays over the family's home once a week to help out with son, Gannon, but Mackenzie's mom set down the rules: the pair sleeps in different rooms, and says that the family doesn't believe in sex before marriage. A little late for that, and Mackenzie knows it. She discusses starting on birth control — but doesn't know how to bring up the subject with her mom. When she texts her mom to ask about starting on birth control, her mom responded that she just wishes they would abstain.
Mackenzie goes behind her parents' backs and makes a doctor's appointment to get advice on which birth control option would work best for her — not interfere with her diabetes. She eventually gets an IUD.
Briana DeJesus Lets Devoin Austin Babysit Daughter Nova
After dropping her court order against ex-boyfriend Devoin Austin, Briana tried to talk to Devoin about his cyberbullying. She shows him the protective order that she presented to the court to keep him away from her family, and warns him that the next time he disrespects her, she's following through with the court order.
In attempts to involve Devoin in their daughter Nova's life, Briana allows Devoin to babysit their daughter for an hour to see how he handles her. Briana's mom explains that this will help Devoin understand and respect how much work goes into being a mother. Devoin lasts about a half hour with the baby before he’s sweating bullets and calling Briana for help.
Alex Sekella Tries Counselling To Re-Establish Trust
Alex's boyfriend Matt is out of rehab and still not contributing to the family. Alex feels that Matt isn't "pulling his weight." She admits that he "doesn't know how to be a dad," but she expected him to get a job and be more interested in their daughter.
Matt accuses Alex of acting like his probation officer after she tries to figure out what jobs he is applying for — as she works three jobs herself. Alex's mom tries to get the two to coexist peacefully so that Arabella isn't raised as angry as Matt has become. The couple goes to therapy to talk out their trust issues and take steps to learn how to communicate with each other without raising their voices in front of their daughter.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the girls are right to make their kids’ fathers pull their weight?
Miley’s raunchy performance at the VMAs shocked millions. In a stunning new interview, the grown-up singer possibly reveals how it got so out of control. Should we be concerned about Miley?
Miley Cyrussings that she can’t stop, but does she need to? In a revealing new interview given just before the VMAs, the 20-year-old singer may have explained her performance at the VMAs on Aug. 25, and the reasoning sounds much darker than you’d think.
Miley Cyrus: ‘I Am So F**ked Up’
It sounds as though Miley wasn’t trying to just shock a ton of people with her twerking-heavy, borderline vulgar rendition of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines”at the VMAs — it’s just who she is. “I have so many f**king issues,” Miley told The Mirror. “I am so f**ked up — everyone does dumb stuff when they’re messed up.”
It’s hard to tell if Miley was joking around or if she was serious saying these things, but the picture she paints of her life throughout the interview is somewhat troubling.
“I don’t have a normal life,” Miley added. “I take a hiatus every now and again but I’m not good at that.”
Miley explained that she is the ultimate workaholic — she eats, sleeps, and breathes her career.
Miley Cyrus: What Caused Her Raunchy VMA Performance?
Is that obsessiveness clouding her judgment? That might explain why she went so over-the-top at the VMAs, molesting teddy bears, Robin Thicke, and a foam finger.
Then again, it doesn’t quite seem like Miley has any regrets about her shock-inducing award show moment. Her admitting that she’s “f**ked up” doesn’t suggest that she’d take back a second of her tryst in a flesh-colored latex bikini. That explanation is more likely an admission that she knows she has a wilder sense of boundaries that the general public doesn’t agree with.
At the very least, it’s reassuring to see that Miley is at least self-aware. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
Set to Led Zeppelin’s rocking “Whole Lotta Love,” the black and white short film plays like a trip through the fantasies of every Twi-hard ever.
Rob has never looked better — and cooler — and Camille doesn’t look so bad herself. The couple are depicted as a sort of youthful, modern Bonnie and Clyde (minus the bank robbing), as they traipse through ballrooms and across beaches, plunge artfully into pools — and make out A LOT.
It’s hard to pick a favorite moment from this steamy ad that runs just under two minutes. Rob looking all philosophical in a trench coat on top of a city building, Rob speeding through the ocean’s wake in a vintage BMW, Rob and Camille turning an elevator into their own private love den — all the images are spectacular.
Judging by the pictures that came out before this ad was released, we knew it was going to be hot, but we couldn’t have predicted this. Excuse us, we’re going to go watch it like eighty more times.
What do you think of the ad, HollywoodLifers? Check it out below and let us know!
Now that Dakota and Charlie have been confirmed as Anastasia and Christian in the film adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ it’s time to overanalyze them. Click through all the sexy pics below and tell us what YOU think — are they right for the roles?
When Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James announced the two stars of the film adaptation of her racy book, she started a debate that may rage on forever. Dakota Johnsonand Charlie Hunnamare both sexy, but are they the right kind of sexy for Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey? There’s only one way to find out — check out a ton of pics of these sexy stars and decide for yourself!
Dakota Johnson Will Become Anastasia Steele
E.L. first confirmed that Dakota, daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, would be portraying Anastasia in the movie. “I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,” the author tweeted on Sept. 2.
Dakota, 23, is a controversial choice if only because she is such an unknown. But she does seem to have the right look for the part — that mix of innocence, naivete, and curiosity. And once she switches to a chestnut hair color, she might be even more of a ringer for Anastasia.
Charlie Hunnam: From Biker To Christian Grey
Charlie may be a different story. “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. tweeted shortly after she announced Dakota’s casting.
The 33-year-old actor may have a harder time playing a convincing Christian Grey for fans because many know him so well as Jax Teller, the badass bearded biker on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. That being said, he does have the height — coming in at 6’1″ — and the muscles (seriously!) that are essential to the role. It’ll all come down to how he decides to play the part.
Do you see your favorite characters in Dakota and Charlie, HollywoodLifers? Or did producers whiff on the castings? Check out the pics above and let us know!
The actors who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been revealed — and the reactions are definitely mixed! Fans immediately rushed to Twitter on Sept. 2 to express their joy, disdain, or flat-out confusion.
No matter who was cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, we knew there was going to be debate and controversy. So when Charlie Hunnamand Dakota Johnson– two relative unknowns — were announced as the choices on Sept. 2, Twitter obviously exploded.
‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Casting: Some Fans Confused & Angry
The serious mix of reactions is what’s most surprising. First of all, there was a specific group of people who just straight up had no idea who either Charlie or Dakota were. “Just saw who will be Christian and Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey. Hmmm, never heard about them before,” @MarionheartLea tweeted. “Who the heck are these people who got casted for fifty shades?…,” @jennygilbert25 asked.
And then there were the classic haters. “Of all the people, they pick those 2 to be the characters for fifty shades of grey? ugh why,” Mimikins_10 posted. @celeste2127 joined in on the fury: “Ok…. they kill it they freaking kill it. The movie has been totally ruined. Fifty shades will suck now.”
And one fan actually compared the Fifty Shades news to Ben Affleckbeing cast as Batman: “First it was Ben Affleck as batman& now they have cast Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in 50 SHADES OF GREY…that’s so wrong! #FiftyShades,” @ShellMurphyx angrily tweeted.
Other Fans Love Charlie Hunnam & Dakota Johnson Castings
But there were others whose reactions were more tempered — “It seems everyone has a different opinion on #Fiftyshades movie casting but we need to trust @E_L_James decisions after all she did write,” @LyndaCardle posted.
And some were actually excited by the news! ”Can’t believe the fifty shades of grey film is actually happening #sexy,” @CaraWinestein tweeted.
Charlie and Dakota were getting some Twitter love as well. “Hate Fifty Shades with a passion, but I will go see it if Charlie Hunnam is in it. I’ll just pretend he’s Jax,” @SweetCaroline04 wrote.
And @LeanaMarie1 tweeted, “The only reason I plan on watching Fifty Shades of Grey is because Charlie Hunnam will be in it <3,” while @Callie_Collins said, “I may fall into the Fifty Shades of Grey trap after all… Charlie Hunnam… Yes, please!! #yum #favorite.”
In support of Dakota, @lalinllynn tweeted, “Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. Yes, it’s gotta be her.”
So we’ve got some clear disagreement across the board. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Were Charlie and Dakota the right choices? Let us know!
She finally pulled off the incredible feat! The long-distance swimmer took 52 hours to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and the Florida Keys, becoming the first ever to do so without a shark cage. And did we mention she’s 64 years old!?
After pursuing the goal for 35 years, Diana Nyad has finally done it — on Sept. 2 she completed the 103-mile swim from Havana, Cuba to the tip of Florida. The 64-year-old had previously attempted the feat four times, falling short again and again.
Diana Nyad Swims For 52 Hours Between Cuba & Florida
But this was her day, or days rather — the swim altogether took 52 hours. She also made the trip without the protection of a shark cage, marking the longest distance anyone has ever swam without one, according to CNN. Previously only one other person had been able to swim the Florida Strait — 22-year-old Australian Susie Maroney in 1997.
Completing the trip is a culmination of a lifelong dream, Diana said on her blog before finishing the last two miles:
I am about to swim my last two miles in the ocean. This is a lifelong dream of mine and I’m very very glad to be with you. Some on the team are the most intimate friends of my life and some of you I’ve just met. But I’ll tell you something, you’re a special group. You pulled through; you are pros and have a great heart. So let’s get going so we can have a whopping party.
This was confirmed to be her fifth and last attempt at the feat. Over the course of the 52 hours, Diana was followed by five vessels — with doctors aboard — that provided her with food and water during “feeding stops.” And at night, Diana would put on a custom-made suit to protect herself from jellyfish. So she had relative assistance for her trek, but when it comes down to it, it was just her and the ocean out there.
Some of Diana’s other accomplishments include swimming around the island of Manhattan in 1975 and swimming from the Bahamas to Florida in 1979, but this is by far the greatest moment of her career — especially considering her age! What an inspiration.
Charlie may not be who you had in mind to play Christian in the film adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ He may not have even been on your radar for the role! But maybe once you get to know him, you’ll see that he’s a pretty good fit for the sexy part.
Either you know Charlie Hunnam, 33, as the motorcycle-driving badass in Sons of Anarchy, or you don’t know him at all. But we’re here to help. Though Charlie may bring good looks and a ridiculously ripped body to the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, there’s much more to him than just a pretty face.
Charlie Hunnam: Meet The New Christian Grey
1. He Knows How To Play A Bad Boy
Like we said, Charlie’s best known for his role as Jax Teller in FX’s show Sons of Anarchy. As Jax, Charlie has pulled off an impressive feat by playing a ruthless leader of a motorcycle gang who is willing to do some hardcore stuff, but is also a sensitive, caring, lovable man. That mix will serve him well when he trades in his leather biker jacket for leather S&M gear.
2. He’s A Brit
Believe it or not, Charlie hails from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Though you’d never know it — over his nearly 15 years of acting he’s been able to hone his American accent. But again, that British charm and suaveness will be perfect when applied to Christian Grey.
3. He’s A Lover
After dating fellow actress, Katharine Towne, for just four weeks in 1999, she and Charlie tied the knot! The couple divorced in 2002, however. In 2007, he met Morgana McNelis, an American jewelry designer. The couple has been together ever since, and in July 2013 they moved to Los Angeles.
4. He Has A Sense Of Humor Too
Charlie isn’t all good looks and badassery. One of the first big roles he landed was as Lloyd, a British college student, on the Fox TV comedy Undeclared. The show didn’t last long, but it has fingerprints on it from many of today’s huge comedy stars – Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jason Segel, and more!
5. He Isn’t Just An Actor
Charlie has the looks, the body, and the brains. Besides taking on the role of Christian Grey, Charlie is currently developing a screenplay he wrote entitled Vlad. The script was bought by Summit Entertainment in 2009 and with Brad Pitt’sPlan B Studios signed on as co-producers, the movie should start production in the near future.
Charlie’s casting may have taken you by surprise, but you have to admit — he sounds (and looks) pretty perfect. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was he the right choice to star in Fifty Shades of Grey? Let us know!
The huge ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ casting news, while exciting, might have had you asking yourself, “Who?” Fear not — we’ll acquaint you with the woman playing Anastasia long before she submits to Christian Grey on screen.
In a smart casting move, the producers of the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey went with a relative unknown for the role of Anastasia Steele, choosing Dakota Johnson, 23. Before you start picturing this blonde starlet becoming the Fifty Shades protagonist, here are some things you should know about her.
Dakota Johnson: 5 Things To Know About ‘Fifty Shafes Of Grey’ Star
1. She’s Hollywood Royalty
Dakota has serious pedigree! The young actress is the daughter of Miami Vice star Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith. But that’s not all — Dakota is also the granddaughter of the iconic Birds actress, Tippi Hedren. And ever since her mother married Antonio Banderas in 1996, he has been her stepfather! That’s a pretty star-studded family.
2. Last Time You Saw Her She Was A Mother
Dakota’s biggest and most recent role — before Fifty Shades of Grey of course — was as Kate Fox in Fox’s Ben and Kate. In the show, Dakota played a neurotic, yet funny, single mother who lets her goofy older brother move in to help take care of her child. Unfortunately, Ben and Kate was canceled after one season.
3. She’s Used To Having Her Picture Taken
Looking at Dakota, this should be no surprise — she’s a model too! In 2006, Dakota signed with IMG Models, a top modeling agency. She was the face of MANGO Jeans in 2009 and has graced the cover of international magazines like Spain Glamour and L’Officiel.
4. She’s Bedded Justin Timberlake
Well, sort of. In 2010′s The Social Network, Justin Timberlake’s character gets a hot tip about Facebook after sleeping with a sexy Standford coed. Played by who? That’s right — Dakota!
5. She’s Not As Adventurous As Anastasia
While Anastasia was willing to hop into bed (and many other things) with Christian Grey, it appears that Dakota is much more conservative and cautious about her romantic choices. “I’m more of a person who goes with the flow of things,” she told USA Today in Oct. 2012. “I have a boyfriend that I’ve been with for a while. I’ve only been in long-term relationships. I’ve never really dated myself.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Now that you know a little more about her, do you think she’s the right choice to play Anastasia? Let us know!
Finally! After a long wait, the casting choices for Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the much-hyped film adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ have been revealed — and they might not be who you expected!
After so many stars were floated as a possible options to play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey, we finally have our girl and guy – Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam! Do you like the casting choices?
Dakota Johnson Cast As Anastasia Steele
Dakota, the (very blonde) daughter of stars Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, landed the role, according to the book’s author, E.L. James. “I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson, 23, has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,” she tweeted on Sept. 2. We hope she’s ready to dye her hair!
It’s safe to say Dakota is a much less established star than some of the other rumored names — her biggest acting credit to date was a starring role on Fox’s Ben and Kate. She has also had roles in The Social Network, Need for Speed, 21 Jump Street, and The Five-Year Engagement. She is currently filming a feature called Cymbeline, according to our sister site Deadline.
Charlie Hunnam: Meet Your Christian Grey
As for Charlie, E.L. revealed him as Christian shortly after she announced Dakota, tweeting, “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.” The 33-year-old actor is a veteran who is best known for his lead role as Jax Teller in FX’s Sons of Anarchy. He was also the lead role in the summer 2013 action flick, Pacific Rim. Charlie has acting credits that date all the back to 1999. His chiseled features and ability to play bad boys seem to be a perfect fit for the role of Christian.
In general it might be for the best that the team behind Fifty Shades went for a lesser known stars. With so many avid fans harboring thoughts about who Anastasia and Christian are, choosing Dakota and Charlie allows them to paint their own ideas onto her and him, because they likely don’t know anything else about them. That trick wouldn’t be as possible if say, Emma Watson and Ian Somerhalder took on the roles with their history of being Hermione Granger and Damon getting in the way.
But what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are Dakota and Charlie the right choices for the roles? Let us know!