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If you’ve read my live tweets during the Teen Mom 2 season this year, you’ve noticed my cracks about the “staged conversations” that happen quite frequently.  These type of conversations happen a lot on reality shows but way more on Teen Mom 1&2 than any other show I watch.   What happens is the producers tell the moms to sit down and essentially narrate what’s going on in their lives by having friends or family ask them questions.

I think MTV needs to do a better job at the conversations because some look flat out awkward.  Like Jo walking up to his brother and they sit down talking about how he banged Kailyn in the shower, but he sounds like he’s talking to a shrink and not a brother.  That being said, with so much going on in their lives, and putting 4 moms out there in only an hour, those type of narrative conversations need to happen in order to allow viewers to understand the flow.

However, my buddies at Starcasm broke some interesting news that I had to share.  I don’t want to steal their content, so I’ll summarize what they said and you can read the entire story if you’d like.

  • The conversation between Kailyn/Jordan was actually staged and happened after they were already broken up. Cameras weren’t there when Jordan caught Kailyn coming out of the shower while Jo was visiting, which resulted in a shouting match between the guys.  Naturally neither guy probably wanted to recreate that scene, so MTV had to stage this immensely awkward break-up scene between the couple. .. awkward!
  • The equally awkward conversation with Jo talking to Kailyn was also staged.  It wasn’t made up, but because they were trying to work things out over several weeks, there simply wasn’t enough time to put all that together, so they had them sit together and act like it was just one conversation and done.  I have to give Kailyn credit though, the tears were a good touch.. although recreating it was probably just as painful as the actual events.
  • The same can be said about Leah and Corey.  Starcasm goes on about how Corey knew about the cheating, he cheated, everyone cheated and the marriage was basically doomed from day 1, but again they had to sit down and recreate some things.

The point of the story is not to say the stuff is made up or fake.  Teen Mom is not “The Hills”, but some conversations and reactions you see are about as real as the recreated murder scenes on “America’s Most Wanted”.  Yes, the stuff actually happened, but in order to tell a story, they need to have them recreate a lot of shit which results in weird emotions and actions.

Again, this isn’t an attempt to steal Starcams stuff.  Their story is much more detailed and can be read here, but after seeing how Leah shut down communications as a result of negative feedback, it’s too important of a story not to share with our readers.  It’s just a reminder to take what you’re watching with a grain of salt before running to twitter or facebook pages and ripping them new assholes.

Remember way back in May when I first posted about The Dad’s Special?  Well, it looks like we finally have an air date!  The special will air on September 18, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on MTV.  Unfortunately, since the show was filmed on Memorial Day, it will be all old news.  But who cares?  We’ll get to see all the dads (minus Jenelle Evans’ ex, Andrew Lewis) telling their sides of the story.  That means, in attendance will be Adam Lind, Corey Simms, Gary Shirley, Jonathan Rivera, Ryan Edwards, and Tyler Baltierra.

Set your DVRs!  This is a special not to be missed!

Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone

Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that last night was the MTV Video Music Awards.  Sadly, I didn’t watch it, so I had a lot of catching up to do today!  A lot of the Teen Moms watched though and they were busy tweeting about what they saw.  I’m starting off with Lady Gaga, because I love her.  Well, not her so much, but I love her music.  She showed up at the VMAs looking like Prince, but it was actually supposed to be her alter ego, Jo Calderone.

Jenelle Evans tweeted:  Lmao wow lady gaga I thought u were someone else hahahahahahahahahahhaahahah u tricked me !!!!

At least I’m not the only one.  When I went looking for a picture of her today, I was like, “Why can’t I find any pictures of Lady Gaga!”  Whoops.

Chris Brown’s performance got people talking:

Jo Rivera tweeted: Happy to hear that wu sh*t in chris brown’s performance. That “witty, unpredictable talent, and natural game” is wat these artists is missin

Jenelle Evans tweeted:  Chris brown that was f*ck*ng amazing but I hate u still for beating yr ex :)

Maci Bookout tweeted:  Okay let me clear this up big fan of chris brown’s talent but not really much respect for him.

Also, Beyonce announced publicly that she’s pregnant!

Apparently, Maci Bookoutis impressed by her.  She tweeted:  I would marry beyonce.

Sorry, Maci, but I believe you’re both spoken for.

Kailyn Lowry doesn’t keep it a secret that she’s a huge Britney Spears fan.  I love BritBrit too, but I’m more into her old school stuff.  Anyway, here’s a video of Britney accepting the Video Vanguard award from Prince.  I mean, Lady Gaga.  I mean, Jo Calderone.

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What did “super fan” Kailyn have to say about the tribute?  She tweeted:  I only wanted to watch the #VMA’s for Britney’s tribute. She deserved so much more, #effthis. Goodnight.

Teen Mom 2‘s Jonathan “Jo” Rivera (or as I like to call him, “Shifty Eyes”) is Kailyn Lowry’s ex, Isaac’s dad, and now a rapper.  Jo goes by N.I.C.K. B, which stands for Nerd In A Cool Kid’s Body, and he actually isn’t half bad.

This video showed up on YouTube back in February of Jo doing his thing:

Now, I don’t listen to much rap unless it’s Eminem. I love Eminem. Anyway, even I can tell Jo has some talent there. His newest song, “Life of a Teen Father” is really good. However, I almost have to wonder if he came up with it just to get famous off of his Teen Mom 2 status. At any rate, what does Kailyn think of Jo’s new song? She tweeted to him:

The song “Life of a Teen Father” might just be one of your best songs.

Can I just say that I love how supportive she is of him and how far they have come? Their interaction on season 1 of Teen Mom 2 was almost painful to watch at times. But now, she even says that they’re good friends, and I love that.

You can hear Jo’s new song, “Life of a Teen Father” here.