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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been ordered by a judge to pay money to compensate the real estate company that was suing to evict her. Why?

For lying about her income and qualifying, illegally, for government subsidized housing as a result of that lie. Some people will do anything for a buck.

While Portwood was in jail this winter, a rental company sued her for eviction after they saw she lied about her "low-income" status on her application.

Amber's income in 2010? A modest $280,000.

Gary Shirley, Amber Portwood

Amber and baby daddy Gary Shirley in happier times.

This disqualifies her from subsidized government housing, clearly, and an Indiana judge ruled in the rental company's favor in the case earlier this month.

Amber Portwood not bothering to respond to the suit probably didn't help her cause. She must pay the company back or face further legal consequences.

Otherwise it's back to the slammer, most likely, given that she's been on thin ice with probation as it is. At least jail is free, however. Food for thought.

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It looks like Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Maci Bookout will be calling it a career after the upcoming fourth season of Teen Mom.

MTV confirmed this in a statement Friday. If there's any confusion this means the fourth and final season for just the cast members mentioned above.

Teen Mom 2, featuring Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Chelsea Houska and Kailyn Lowry just aired its second season and may still receive a third on MTV.

The Teen Mom Stars

Meanwhile, there will be a Teen Mom 3, with the cast selected from members of the all-new 16 & Pregnant cast ... everybody clear on all this now?

"Season 4 will be the final season of Teen Mom with Maci, Catelynn, Amber and Farrah," MTV tells Us. "They will continue to be a part of our MTV family."

"We're thankful to these brave young women for sharing their stories and helping to make a positive impact on teen pregnancy prevention."

There's no specific date set for Season Four's premiere.

Sad to see the original stars retire? Amber Portwood's police run-ins should keep her in the news, but will we ever hear from Maci, Farrah and Cate again?

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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is not entirely off the hook, but it looks like she will NOT be headed to jail after failing to take a required drug test this week.

Law enforcement sources say the judge ordered Amber to submit to an extra 30 days of DAILY drug testing for failing to procure a urine sample on Monday.

A non-test is an automatic "fail" in the eyes of the court, and she could have been put in jail for it on the spot, but the judge cut her a very slight break.

Amber Portwood and Leah Shirley

She's treading on very thin ice, however. Amber didn't just botch a drug test, she missed an AA meeting recently - another mandatory activity for her.

According to the terms of her release, she must comply with all of these terms or face up to five years in the big house. She's just one slip-up away.

As punishment, Amber is also required to re-read the drug court handbook and write a 500-word report on her responsibilities as a drug court participant.

Seriously. She has to write a book report. Gotta love it.

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Looks like Amber Portwood has screwed up again. Possibly big time.

The troubled Teen Mom train wreck failed to take a required drug test, and as a result, could face the five-year prison sentence she just narrowly dodged.

Portwood's December drug arrest had her staring down a lengthy stint in the big house, but a judge promised to dismiss the entire case ... with a big "if."

IF she completes a drug program ... a stipulation that includes daily drug testing. Which she apparently couldn't even give a sample for. Terrific work!

Grade A Screw-Up

Amber had been doing fairly well since being released from jail and moving in with her grandmother, but on Monday, she torpedoed all her short-lived progress.

By failing to provide a urine sample during a routine drug test while she serves time on home detention, she may be in for it at her court check-up today.

Amber allegedly failed to provide a sample because she simply couldn't go at the time, but so it goes. No sample = failed test. No exceptions or excuses.

She'll have to answer for the failed test one way or another before a judge today, and we'll have to see if the judge feels it warrants a probation violation.

If so, she could be off to prison for a LONG time. Stay tuned.

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Troubled star Amber Portwood will not be present as the cast members of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 head to NYC this weekend to participate in a reunion special.

Amber's mom, Tonya, tells E! that the judge overseeing her daughter's probation denied permission for her to leave Anderson, Ind., to participate in the event.

"He thinks it will interfere with her program," says Tonya.

Troubled Amber Portwood

Probably right. But despite the setback, Amber isn't sweating it too hard. It wasn't long ago before it looked like her filming days were done altogether.

Now that she's living at her grandma's, the show may go on ... ankle monitor style, but still. "I'm happy. Just stressed, but I'm happy," says Portwood.

Last week, she was released from the Madison County correctional facility where she had been since December after being busted for drug possession.

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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood just got out of jail free ... mostly.

On Friday, the MTV reality train wreck was released from jail, but instead of heading to a halfway house after leaving the Madison County (Ind.) correctional facility, she's already settling in at another house ... her maternal grandmother's.

"Amber is all taken care of [and] getting settled in," says her mom, Tonya.

Amber Pic

Last week, after the halfway house denied Amber, her mom told us that she was "happy and relieved that she [wouldn't] have to live in a halfway house."

"Now she will get to spend more time with her daughter, which is what this was all about anyway," Tonya said. A bonus of the new living arrangement?

Filming of Teen Mom is still a go!

Though she is still required to attend rehab at Sister 2 Sister Ministries, in Anderson, Ind., production can proceed with her living at grandma's place.

Filming was banned at Sister 2 Sister, where Amber Portwood was set to live upon her release before the residence wanted no part of it. So it's win-win?

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After more than two months behind bars, Amber Portwood is a free woman.

Sort of.

The Teen Mom star, who had been locked up for drug possession and probation violations galore, was released only after the halfway house where she was supposed to complete a drug treatment program apparently refused to accept her.

Ambah

According to sources, people at the transitional home - Sister 2 Sister Ministries - thinks Amber Portwood is too much of a risk and embodies too much negative energy.

She would be unlikely to benefit from its program, in other words. So she was denied, and since no other program will take her the judge decided to release her.

With an electronic monitoring bracelet. Classy.

Amber's not out of the woods yet, either. The judge will still require her to apply for residency at another home, although that process could take several months.

Until then, she will remain under home confinement. Until a different drug treatment program accepts her, at least she'll be home. And unable to leave her home.

At least Gary Shirley can visit. Actually, maybe that's not the best idea.

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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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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.

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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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Amber Portwood was close to going to jail yesterday, but copped a plea that allows the Teen Mom train wreck to enter a rehab program rather than do hard time.

An Indiana judge agreed to a deal that allows Portwood to enter rehab instead of jail, where she could have been sentenced up to five years for various offenses.

Amber's woes stem from a December 2011 arrest for drug possession, a class D felony, and probation violation. She previously pleaded guilty to all charges.

Amber Portwood Mug Shot

The plea deal does not afford Amber Portwood a chance to make good and get her act together, but it does not offer the 22-year-old an immediate, no-strings out.

She has been locked up since December and could spend two more weeks in custody, during which time an evaluation by the Drug Court team will be conducted.

Once accepted into the rehabilitation program, Amber will be released from jail and admitted into rehab. She'll be expected to complete it and stay clean, or else.

Portwood arrived in court wearing an orange-and-white striped jumpsuit, shackled at the hands and feet, to hear the judge's approval of her rehab plea deal.

Let's see you top that, Jenelle Evans.