Topic: Maci Bookout

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 »

Poll: Should You Move For Love?

Poll: Should You Move For Love?

This season on Teen Mom (shut up, I know I’m obsessed, okay?), one of the young moms, Maci, moved from her hometown in Tennessee to Nashville, a few hours away, to be closer to her boyfriend. However, once she and her young son made the move, Maci’s relationship quickly fell apart. Part of the reason she and her boyfriend, Kyle, split was that he had a whole life – including a job with demanding hours – in Nashville, and she only had him. As a result, Kyle felt smothered and pressured and Maci felt ignored and isolated. However, teenagers aren’t the only people who make the decision to relocate because of a romantic relationship. 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 »