Topic: Catelynn Lowell

Dr. Drew, You and I Are So Over

Dr. Drew, You and I Are So Over

For a long time, I was a big Dr. Drew fan. I watched Loveline and learned quite a bit about sexuality from his careful, openminded explanations. But the more famous Dr. Drew got, the more uneasy I felt. On Celebrity Rehab, he skirted the line of appropriateness several times, whether it was agreeing to televise therapy sessions (yes, they do have educational value, but they felt invasive), letting rehab patients get away with behavior that would have gotten them kicked out of any other facility (sneaking in guests, doing drugs, getting in fights), and barely concealing his crush on model Amber Smith. During the seasons of Celebrity Rehab and its sibling show Sex Rehab, I still managed to convince myself that Dr. Drew was still a good, well-intentioned guy despite all the ridiculousness. But it’s over. In the words of Sammi from Jersey Shore, I’m done. The final nail in the coffin? The Teen Mom season two finale special, which aired on Tuesday night. More »

Is It Weird for An Adult to Be Obsessed With ‘Teen Mom’?

Is It Weird for An Adult to Be Obsessed With 'Teen Mom'?

Plenty of people my age watch trashy reality fare like Rock of Love, but there’s one show I feel sort of ashamed to call my appointment television: MTV’s Teen Mom. Why am I so riveted by a show that’s about 18 year olds with babies? Two reasons: one, because it’s the exact opposite of my life; and two, because it’s dangerously close to what my life could have been if I’d made one or two decisions differently. More »

What’s the Deal with Tyler’s Dad Butch on ‘Teen Mom’?

What's the Deal with Tyler's Dad Butch on 'Teen Mom'?

Few things have ever made me cry as much as the episode of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant where Tyler and Catelynn gave their daughter, Carly, up for adoption. They knew that they were doing the best thing for their child, yet their hearts absolutely broke to let her go. However, once Tyler and Catelynn were cast on Teen Mom, we got more of a glimpse into their depressing home lives. In a weird turn of events, Catelynn’s mother April is married to Tyler’s dad, Butch. Butch has been in and out of Tyler’s life and alluded to spending time in prison. But thanks to the good people at Starcasm, we now know exactly what Butch was up to – and what his real name is. According to Michigan state records, Darl Lynn “Butch” Baltierra has been convicted twice for breaking and entering and once each for larceny and home invasion. Also, he has a tattoo of Tyler’s name on his neck. That’s Butch’s charmingly terrifying mugshot to the left. Here are full details: More »