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MTV has just given a green light to a third iteration of its popular Teen Mom franchise, according to reports. Teen Mom 3 will feature a new crop of kids ... and their kids.

This is not to be confused with Season Three of Teen Mom, starring Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell, which is also in the works.

The second season of Teen Mom 2, starring Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry and Chelsea Houska, recently concluded (and will likely get a third season too).

Teen Mom 2 After Show

Who will be the latest fab four chosen by MTV?

Critics say the shows glamorize teen pregnancy, though the rate has actually plummeted in recent years, and the storylines portrayed are more sad than glamorous overall.

In any case, get ready for a third installment of the phenomenally successful Teen Mom brand, whose cast is selected from the previous crop of 16 and Pregnant stars.

Who do you think it will be? It's hard to say, given that the new season of 16 hasn't even aired yet (March 27), but follow the link to meet the 16 & Pregnant cast.

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We've already posted MTV's 16 and Pregnant trailer for Season 4. Now we have your first look at the cast of the new season, premiering Tuesday, March 27.

The U.S. teen birth rate has reportedly declined by nearly 10 percent in the last few years, helping douse criticism that the show is glamorizing teen pregnancy.

However, there are still plenty of cute teen moms for casting directors to choose from, and these 12 high schoolers from across the nation made the cut.

Spoiler alert: There are more cheerleaders than ever!

Lindsey Harrison Picture

1. Lindsey Harrison (above). The model and cage fighter complains that she "cannot do anything I normally would do" after she becomes pregnant. Now 17, she gave birth to daughter Aniyah in October and is still seeing her baby daddy.

2. Myranda Trevino. Almost the high school track star lives in Texas with baby daughter Kaylee Michelle (born in September) and is dating baby daddy Eric.

3. Katie Yeager. Now 17, Katie gave birth to her daughter Molly last August. She lives in Wyoming and appears to be on good terms with baby daddy Joey Maes.   

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4. Mackenzie Douthit (above). The Oklahoma cheerleader's has a son, Gannon, with her boyfriend, Josh, who has a rodeo accident during her pregnancy.

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Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry and Chelsea Houska reunited last night in part two of the MTV reality show's time-honored "checkup" with Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Last week, in part one of the reunion, Kailyn and Jenelle were in the hot seat. This time it was Leah and Chelsea on the receiving end of Dr. D's burning questions.

What did we find out? Not a lot, but here's our recap!

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Minus 20 right off the bat because so much has changed in the girls' lives since this show was taped last summer that this feels like watching some other season.

The real reasons for the end of Leah and Corey's marriage: Lack of intimacy. Infidelity. The constant battle with their girls' health problems. Beef hot dogs. Plus 30.

Seriously. This came up. You knew Corey had checked out of the marriage when he came home with beef hot dogs, not "pork and chicken." The horror. Minus 5.

Speaking of pork(ing), Leah cheated with her ex-boyfriend a week before her wedding to Corey, AND at her Bachelorette party with the same dude! Minus 40.

Drew finally persuaded Corey to go to therapy with Leah, and they made such AMAZING progress ... not! She's engaged to some other guy! Timing fail. Minus 10.

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Troubled Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is considering NOT taking a plea deal because it would effectively end her reality TV career, according to reports.

Amber is supposed to be released from jail into the care of a halfway house this week after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

She may end up changing her plea, however, so she can continue shooting Teen Mom as much as possible, sources tell E! News. Why on Earth ...

Clueless Amber

Portwood, who faces up to five years in jail if she violates probation, is not going to change her plea because she wants to sit in a cell instead.

It is true, though, that the drug court that's allowing Portwood to rehabilitate at the halfway house has ordered the facility not to allow cameras.

For Amber Portwood, this is a very big deal.

Last week, she said she had been under the impression that she would be allowed to live with her grandparents and film Teen Mom while fulfilling the terms of her sentence (counseling, regular check-ins with the court, etc.).

Being ordered to a halfway house caught her by surprise.

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Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry and Chelsea Houska reunited last night in part one of the MTV reality show's time-honored "checkup" with Dr. Drew Pinsky.

The reunion show rehashes where they are at "this moment" in their lives ... this moment being at LEAST nine months ago, or about five years in Teen Mom 2 land.

Leah was not engaged to Jeremy Calvert and getting jumped by female hooligans,  Jenelle was facing jail for the first time (how quaint) ... this is all ancient history.

Still, there was plenty of drama to be revealed ...

The Teen Mom 2 Stars

Jenelle Evans was, at least at the time this was taped, a few months after the Teen Mom 2 season finale, back together with bum boyfriend Kieffer Delp. Minus 20.

She also relapsed and failed a drug test. Minus 50.

Dr. Drew: "You're on probation, smoking pot, hanging out with a guy you filed domestic violence charges against. Tell me where you're better?!" PWNED. Plus 25.

On the bright side, Jenelle has a "set schedule," has been attending school and isn't arguing (as much) with her mom, Barbara. In relative terms, of course. Plus 5.

Barbara in the houuuuuse! Plus 10.

Babs agrees that she and her daughter are "a lot better" since Jenelle's stepfather "moved out with a Hooters waitress!" Plus 5 for her cackling as she says this.

Asked to sum up North Carolina's favorite hoodie-wearing hobo, Babs said simply of Kieffer Delp, "He's so no good." Eloquent, Babs. Eloquent. Plus 10.

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Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer was brutally attacked by a group of three women outside a West Virginia movie theater this weekend, according to reports.

The 19-year-old mother of twins, who just miscarried in her second pregnancy, is telling friends and family that the incident went down Sunday night.

Leah Messer says she had just left the theater with her new fiance, Jeremy Calvert, when an older woman began following her and calling her names.

Leah Messer Cries

Leah insists she tried to tell the woman to leave her alone when two other girls came out of nowhere and all three began wailing on her hardcore.

Sources say Leah's fiance and a security guard managed to pull the three assailants off the MTV star and got Messer the hell out of the area.

A photo of her face following the brawl shows the poor blonde with a swollen cheek and redness on her neck and chest ... this was a serious melee.

Messer apparently did not recognize any of her attackers, but Leah's mother has since gone to Twitter in an effort to try and identify the women.

It's equally unclear why the goons decided to go after her in the first place. Sources say Leah plans to follow up with police later today to file a report.

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Amber Portwood's Teen Mom career may have just come to an end.

An Indiana judge just handed down a tough sentence on the reality star, who's been in more legal hot water than we can even summarize in this space.

In court to deal with the fallout of a recent drug arrest and repeated probation violations, Amber reached a plea deal that keeps her out of the slammer.

Barely. That's about all the tough judge was willing to grant her.

Sad Amber Portwood Photo

After completing rehab, Amber Portwood has been ordered to live in a halfway house for up to THREE YEARS and get a court approved 9-to-5 job five days a week.

In case there were any confusion, Teen Mom does not qualify.

The judge also banned Amber from taping anything at the halfway house, at her job or while appearing in court ... so it's not like she can film in her "free" time.

Portwood is also not allowed to tape anything while hanging out with any other girls who also live at the halfway house. There's clearly a point being made here.

The judge reached out to MTV, and the network assured the court that it would not sue Amber Portwood for breaking her contract because of the sentencing.

Short story, they're planning on moving on from her story. Given all that's unfolded since she gained notoriety from Teen Mom, that's probably not a bad thing.

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Their marriage lasted a mere six months, and imploded fast and hard on the Teen Mom 2 season finale, but Corey Simms will always think fondly of Leah Messer.

"Corey still has feelings for Leah," a source close to Simms says.

"She is the only girl he ever wanted and he's ever really loved."

By late last year, Leah Messer had clearly moved on, accepting an engagement ring from Jeremy Calvert. She got pregnant by Jeremy, but later had a miscarriage.

Leah Messer, Corey Simms, Baby

For Simms, moving on hasn't been as easy: "Corey is trying to move forward with life, just as Leah has done," the source says. "He is trying hard to get over her."

Leah Messer, still only 19, and Corey Simms, 21, have always had a rocky relationship. The two dated for one month before they found out they were expecting.

They split after the 2009 birth of twins Aliannah and Aleeah, then reunited six months later. After moving in together, Simms proposed. They wed October 17, 2010.

Messer filed for divorce the following April.

"Corey wishes his marriage would have worked out but he knows it's over. He knows in his heart he did all he could do to make it work," the Simms source says.

"Part of him still wishes he and Leah could work things out, but for now he is staying busy working on his new house trying to get it ready for his girls."

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Teen Mom 2 closed out its second season with a bang last night.

Someone cheated, someone broke up their relationship (and household) for good, while someone came back from rehab and someone got back together with their ex.

If you saw last week, and the week before that, you pretty much know who we're referring to in each case, but that didn't make it any less surprising to watch.

Let's get to it and break down the antics of Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Chelsea Houska and Kailyn Lowry our Teen Mom 2 season finale recap, THG +/- style!

Teen Mom 2 After Show

Jenelle Evans heads off to rehab in Malibu, California. Plus 19.

That place must be really affordable. It's apparently run by hunks, once of which picks up Jenelle to take her to the facility. She remarks that she's never "been so upset, anxious, depressed" in her life. Debbie Downer much? Minus 10.

We kid. She's clearly there for a reason. Asked why she came, Jenelle explains that "Weed is not really a problem for me. The only problem with it is I'm not allowed to smoke."

Plus 15 for such an obvious, moronically defiant stoner comment.

She takes a drug test that turns up positive for THC. Minus 20.

A psychologist learns that Jenelle's brother (who we know even less about than her baby daddy) has bipolar schizophrenia. The doctor feels Jenelle may be bipolar as well, and he treats her with anxiety meds. She's surprisingly receptive. Plus 24.

Asked how she'd describe herself, she says "impulsive, smart and angry." Asked what she wants to be, she says: "happy, more caring and affectionate." Plus 13.

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Teen Mom star Maci Bookout really thought she was ready to walk down the aisle with her boyfriend, Kyle King, after dating him for nearly two years.

Apparently, King had other ideas.

Constant pressure by Bookout, 20, to get hitched pushed away King, 23, according to Us Weekly, and the couple called it quits in early February.

"Maci wanted something way more serious," explains an insider, but Kyle pulled the plug, ending the relationship days shy of their two-year anniversary.

Maci and Kyle

The two, who were childhood pals, had been living together in Chattanooga, Tenn., since the summer of 2010, but "She was never happy enough just being a couple. "

As we saw on Teen Mom on more than one occasion, the source says Maci Bookout "always wanted more, more, more, whether it was a ring or another baby."

Kyle King wasn't able to handle the pressure and "broke it off," says the source. "It's really sad because they love each other, but she pushed him away."

No word on how Ryan Edwards feels about the breakup.

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