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Amber Portwood, "Teen Mom" star, begins her five-year prison sentence

Portwood violated parole

Amber Portwood, the reality show Teen Mom star, began her five-year prison sentence Wednesday when she was transported to Indiana’s Rockville Correctional Facility, reported Us Weekly.

Portwood, during her first two weeks will undergo a “diagnostic and evaluation period,” according to a spokesman from the facility. This process will help determine where Amber Portwood should be placed.

During this time Portwood can receive mail, but she can’t have any visitors until she is fully settled in.

The prison sentence fell on Amber Portwood June 5 when a judge reinstated her sentence due to the teen mom failing a urine test while on parole. 

However, it is unlikely that she will serve the entire five-year term. Inmates at the Rockville Correctional Facility receive one day off their sentence for every day of good behavior. Amber Portwood could also receive an additional 30 days off her time if she completes a drug rehabilitation program.

The reality TV star could have avoided prison time all together though if she didn’t drop out a drug rehab program a month earlier.

Amber Portwood has also stated that she tried to commit suicide by taking more than 30 plus pills of Suboxone over a three-day period.

“You know, I was very depressed, all alone, all bitter at everybody,” Amber Portwood lamented in the interview with ABC News. “I felt like that wasn’t the life I wanted to live. I felt like I’d rather do my time, and get it over with and make the best out of the situation that’s been handed to me.”

Portwood added that she feels the time behind bars will only make her a better person and mother to her daughter.

Amber Portwood was first arrested in 2010 when an episode of Teen Mom shoed her punching, shoving, slapping and chocking her daughters father Shirley.

The two have a three-year-old daughter together, and Shirley has full custody.

Amber Portwood sentenced to five years in prison and attempted suicide

“Teen Mom” star opens up about going behind bars

Amber Portwood, MTV’s Teen Mom star, was sentenced to five years in prison last week by Indiana Circuit Judge David Happe. Portwood pled guilty to felony drug charges.

Amber Portwood was originally brought back into court on May 24 when she failed a urine test, which violated her probation requirements, according to Prosecuting Attorney Rodeny Cummings.

Odds are that Amber Portwood, 22, will only serve two of her five-year sentence, given that inmates are rewarded with one day off their sentence for every day of good behavior. She could also receive another 30-day deduction for completing a drug rehabilitation program.

With her impending prison time, Amber Porter decided to open up about her choices and actions in an ABC News interview. In the interview, Portwood stated that the access to drugs and money only fueled her addiction.

Eventually, Amber Portwood’s demons were too much, and over three days, she consumed 30 plus Suboxone pills- her drug of choice.

In the interview, Amber Portwood lamented, “The depression took over. I’d just take four to five at a time underneath my tongue, and nod out. I had more than addiction problems. I had, you know, mental problems, too.”

The Teen Mom star was offered the option to attend a drug rehab program, but she felt time behind bars would inevitably make her a better person and mother to her three-year-old daughter, whom she doesn’t have legal custody of.

“You know, I was very depressed, all alone, all bitter at everybody,” Amber Portwood added in the interview with ABC News. “I felt like that wasn’t the life I wanted to live. I felt like I’d rather do my time, and get it over with and make the best out of the situation that’s been handed to me.”

Portwood was originally arrested back in 2010 for domestic violence when she attacked Gary Shirley, the father of her child. Shirley currently has custody of their daughter.

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Virgin Mobile iPhone vs. Cricket iPhone

Let the showdown begin

The Virgin Mobile iPhone has quite a few Apple enthusiasts over the moon. The prepaid phone company, owned by Sprint, plans on throwing its hat into the ring for the hottest smart phone, offering the Virgin Mobile iPhone monthly plans much less than AT&T and Verizon.

The announcement of the Virgin Mobile iPhone offering came last Thursday with sales beginning June 29.

The Virgin mobile iPhone plans come in much cheaper any other carrier, but the price of the iPhone isn’t being dropped. Virgin mobile is selling the phone at its full price of $549 for the 8GB iPhone 4 $549 and the 16GB iPhone 4S at $649.

The plans for the Virgin Mobile iPhone too are what really makes switching carriers a real option. Their cheapest plan is $35 per month for 300 minutes with unlimited data and texting. But, for $55 per month, you receive unlimited anytime minutes, texting and 3G data. If you sign up for Auto-Pay, then you’ll receive $5 off your bill each month.

The company does note that once more than 2.5GB of data are consumed in a billing cycle data speeds will be throttled back.

Cricket Wireless has also picked up the iPhone. The Cricket iPhone 4 is only $400 for the 8GB model, and the iPhone 4S, with 16GB, is $500, making the Cricket iPhone $150 cheaper for both units. The company is also offering unlimited data, talk and texting for $55 per month.

While its clear that Cricket is offering the cheaper of the two iPhone plans. It’s important to keep in mind that the Virgin Mobile iPhone will run off of Sprint’s network, which covers most of the U.S.

The Virgin mobile iPhone can be found at Best Buys and Radio Shacks throughout the country on June 29. The Cricket iPhone will be available June 22 at Cricket stores and MyCricket.com.

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Virgin mobile iPhone to hit the market

Prepaid phone company takes on Apple

The Virgin mobile iPhone has been causing quite a stir lately. The prepaid phone company plans on offering Apple’s hottest product for much less than AT&T and Verizon.

Virgin mobile is a prepaid phone service owned by Sprint. And, the company announced last Thursday that they will start offering the iPhone on June 29.

The Virgin mobile iPhone plans come in much cheaper any other carrier, but the price of the iPhone isn’t being dropped. Virgin mobile is selling the phone at its full price of $549 for the 8GB iPhone 4 and the 16GB iPhone 4S at $649.

Plans for the Virgin mobile iPhone start at $35 per month for 300 minutes with unlimited data and texting. However, once you’ve reached 2.5GB in a billing cycle, your speed will be drastically throttled. If users register for automatic monthly payments, they will receive a $5 monthly discount.

Virgin mobile isn’t the only company taking on the iPhone. Cricket recently announced that it will be offering the iPhone too, and the price for the phone is $150 less than Virgin mobile. But, their monthly plan is more than Virgin mobile’s, sitting at $55 per month.

The Virgin mobile iPhone will be available at Best Buys and Radio Shacks throughout the country. The Cricket iPhone is only available at Cricket stores and MyCricket.com.

9,000-year-old mask up for auction

Oldest art object at Christie’s

A 9,000-year-old mask is set to be auctioned off at Christie’s June 8. The 9,000-year-old limestone mask will be the oldest art piece to ever grace the famed auction house, reports Yahoo.

It’s estimated that the 9,000-year-old mask could fetch upwards of $600,000. The mask is Neolithic and is meant to represent a human skull. It was found in the Judean dessert.

Molly Morse Limmer, head of Christie’s Antiquities department in New York stated, “Only very few of these masks are known. All were found in the Judean desert, all were carved of limestone, and all represent the human skull.

Limmer speculates that the 9,000-year-old mask was an attempt at connecting with the spiritual realm is connected with some type of religious ritual.

The mask is oddly reminiscent of the mask worn by the slasher Jason Voorhees.

Christie’s described the mask as:

“Fashioned to resemble a human skull, oval in form with thick walls, the reverse concave, the cut-out eyes with narrow ridges extending up from their outer corners over the temples, raised cheekbones below with a ridge extending back, the slender triangular nose with two grooves for the nostrils, the lipless oval mouth open, revealing teeth, with five biconical drill holes along the perimeter.”

While the 9,000-year-old mask may be one of the oldest art piece sold by Christie’s, it certainly isn’t the most expensive. In May 2007, Andy Warhol’s Green Car Crash painting sold for a record breaking $71,720,000. Raffaelllo Sanzio’s portrait of Lorenzo de’Medici sold for a staggering $37,

Will Smith pimp slaps reporter

The Fresh Prince holds his own

Will Smith slapped a reporter Friday, during a Men in Black 3 premiere in Moscow.

The Ukrainian reporter that Will Smith slapped, gave Smith two kisses on both cheeks and came just a little too close to the actors mouth. The moment clearly caught Big Willie off-guard.

Smith immediately pushed the reporter back, asked “What the hell is your problem buddy?” and gave him a quick backhanded slap across the right-side of his face.

Will Smith was on camera during the entire incident and joked, “ He tried to kiss me on my moth. This joker, he’s lucky I ain’t sucker punched him.”

OntheRedCarpet.com reports that the reporter may have been Vitalli Sediuk, who has made a name for himself with his outlandish and off-color antics.

The Will Smith Slaps Reporter incident has set the Internet a buzz with people searching for the video. Smith isn’t the type of celebrity that has bad PR buzzing around him, but in the video, its clear that the reporter wanted more than just a quick interview.

Men in Black III is set to premier May 25 in the U.S. The third installment of the MIB series forces Agent J, Will Smith, to travel back to the 60s to save Agent K, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, from being assassinated by aliens and changing the course of history. In the past, he discovers things about the universe that he never knew. Celebs ranging from Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber and Sir Richard Branson all make appearances in the film.

College News recently sat down with the film’s director Barry Sonnenfeld to find out his thoughts of MIB becoming a trilogy and his inspiration for the film. Look for the interview in our next issue.

Check out the Will Smith slaps reporter video below.

Kate Upton seduces us with her Cat Daddy dance

Thank you Terry Richards

The sexy Kate Upton let out her wild side with Terry Richardson in a video posted Sunday on Richardson’s Youtube Terry TV. In the minute long video, Kate Upton is doing her version of the Cat Daddy. But, what makes the video ever-so titillating is that Upton is dancing in a tiny red bikini.

Most will remember Kate Upton from her recent appearance on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

It’s not clear why Upton decided to make the video, but no one seems to be complaining.  In the first few seconds of the video, the 19-year-old Kate Upton is just laughing, then she breaks out and starts dancing erotically from head to toe, showing offer her vivacious body. In the last bit of the video, Upton has to grab her breasts to make sure they don’t fall and tries to hit the camera.

Upton, who was born in Michigan, originally found success after uploading a video of her doing the Dougie at a Los Angeles Clippers game.

Check out the lovely Kate Upton performing the Cat Daddy below. If it doesn’t make you want to start your own Youtube Channel, nothing will.

 

Kate Upton shakes her goods for Terry Richardson

Kate Upton dances the Cat Daddy

Kate Upton, the ample breasted swimsuit model, who recently graced the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, gave fans a little something extra. Kate Upton stopped over at Terry TV to shoot a minute long video with photographer Terry Richardson.

In the video, Kate Upton is doing a dance called the Cat Daddy. While Upton is probably entertaining doing nearly anything, she does the dance in itsy-bitsy red bikini, which makes it all the better.

It’s clear that Upton was a little hesitant to cut loose in the beginning of the videos, but that quickly dissipated. By the end, she is shaking every part of her body and in the end has to grab her breasts in fear of them falling out. The very last few seconds of the video she takes a swipe at the camera.

All we know is that Terry Richardson is a very, very lucky man to have witnessed this in person.

The 19-year-old, Michigan-born Kate Upton originally gained notoriety and started a whirlwind modeling career after posting a video of herself performing the Dougie at a Los Angeles Clippers game. 

The video was originally uploaded May 1 to Terry Richardson Youtube channel.

Check out the video below.

Clint Eastwood takes a shot at reality TV

Clint Eastwood and his family have made a deal with the E! Network to star in their own reality TV show. Mrs. Eastwood & Co. will debut May 20.

Ten episodes of Clint Eastwood, his wife Dina and two daughter, Francesca and Morgan have been ordered by E!. The show will follow the Eastwood family in both Los Angeles and Carmel, California, Clint Eastwood served as mayor in the later for two years.

E! promises to have the occasional glimpse of Clint Eastwood  -or else why would anyone care to watch- but the primary focus to the series will be around Dina Eastwood and the promotion of the South African vocal group, Overtone, that she discovered.

“People might be surprised by how we live our lives and our unconventional approach. I also believe that it’s hard not to fall in love with my band, Overtone,” Dina Eastwood said in a statement.

One has to ask if a reality TV show will lessen Clint Eastwood and his take-no-prisoners attitude. Shows like former Black Sabbath front-man Ozzy Osbourne’s The Osbournes and Kiss’s Gene Simmons’ Simmons Family Jewels were mediocre at best. And, in the case of The Osbournes, their reality show simply aired their private problems publicly. Though, other shows family-based reality shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians helped launch careers and have led to spin-offs. However, it’s hard to imagine “The Duke” lounging around the house. Maybe he asks his daughters, “Do you feel lucky,” when he is about to open their school report cards.

“I’m really proud of my family,” Clint Eastwood also said. “They are a constant source of inspiration and entertainment.”

Clint Eastwood to hit the small screen

Clint Eastwood and family feel lucky with reality TV

In a long line Hollywood greats to have their lives recorded and dissected for reality TV, Clint Eastwood has agreed to have a show of his own, recording his home life. The show titled Mrs. Eastwood &Co. debuts May 20 on the E! Network.

The channel has ordered 10 episodes, which will follow Clint Eastwood’s wife Dina and two daughters, 18-year-old Francesca and 15-year-old Morgan in both Los Angeles and Carmel California. Clint Eastwood had previously served as mayor of Carmel for two years, where he was paid $200 a month.

The show will have the occasional glimpse of Clint Eastwood, but Yahoo.com reports that the primary focus will be around the promotion of the South African vocal group Overtone, a band that Dina discovered.

“People might be surprised by how we live our lives and our unconventional approach. I also believe that it’s hard not to fall in love with my band, Overtone,” Dina Eastwood said in a statement.

Though one has to ask what a reality TV show will do to Clint Eastwood and his tough-as-nails persona.  Similar shows like The Osbournes and Gene’s Family Simmon’s Family Jewels rather demystified the vibrato around the two energetic front men.  Though, other shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians helped turn the sister duo into tabloid starts, launching clothing, perfume and jewelry lines. It’s hard to imagine Dirty Harry lounging around the house though and paying bills.

“I’m really proud of my family,” Clint Eastwood stated. “They are a constant source of inspiration and entertainment.”