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Levi Johnston is trying to make headway in the fields of TV and posing nude. It's nice to see that his baby mama, Bristol Palin, has decided to follow suit.

Well, at least the TV part.

Bristol Palin Shakes It

The daughter of Sarah Palin is coming to ABC Family as the real-life teen mom will make a cameo as herself on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Levi is in talks to appear on Desperate Housewives.

Bristol Palin will appear as one of Amy’s friends at a music program for young parents. Sarah will certainly be so proud at her girl getting more publicity.

Bristol Palin during her brief, fake engagement to Levi Johnston.

The casting announcement comes juts a week after Sarah and Bristol both made headlines by lashing out at Family Guy and its creator Seth MacFarlane.

Its depiction of a student with Down Syndrome riled up the Palins, even if the voice actress, who has Down Syndrome herself, says they should lighten up.

Is Sarah Palin being hypocritical by placing her daughter on a TV show, given that like MacFarlane, The Secret Life is just using the Palin name for ratings?

Just asking.

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Levi Johnston recently offered a classic defense of his deadbeat dad status, essentially claiming he is a mere deadbeat - he's got no cash to pay child support.

You need to have money and be withholding it to be a deadbeat dad, after all, and he says that's not so. Baby mama Bristol Palin, however, is not buying it.

Taking time away from calling out Family Guy on Facebook, Bristol has subpoenaed CNN, Playgirl and others to prove Levi is a liar earning more than he says.

A lawyer for Sarah Palin's daughter is scoffing at legal documents filed by Team Levi, which claim the teen he earned a mere pittance over the last few years.

Thus, he cannot pay the $1,688.42 a month in child support Bristol Palin seeks. We doubt that, and so does Bristol, who's calling his bluff in a court of law.

Levi Johnston Nude Playgirl Picture

The gloves are coming off in this hilarious family feud.

Palin's lawyer issued subpoenas today to CNN, Playgirl, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Star Magazine, and The National Enquirer to discern how much they paid.

What Team Bristol believes is a smoking gun is Johnston's dubious claim in a court declaration that he made no more than $10,000 a year prior to last year, 2009.

But in the new docs, Palin's lawyer attached Levi's pay stub from 2008, showing that he raked in $18,594.50 from one employer - a construction company in Alaska.

If he lied about that, imagine what he's lying about regarding the half-dozen celebrity gossip programs and publications listed above. Clearly they paid him a little.

Also, come on. Playgirl is no Playboy, but those Levi Johnston nude photo spreads were big sellers! Surely he got a big ass advance or some royalties, right?

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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane now has something in common with Levi Johnston: both have been bitch slapped by the Palins.

On Sunday night, Fox aired an episode of this popular sitcom that featured a girl with Down Syndrome, who said at one point: "My mom’s the former governor of Alaska."

For a series known for crude and offensive humor, not much was actually made about the girl's state.

Stewie uttered the occasional rude line, but Stewie always utters the occasional rude line. It almost seemed as though MacFarlane inserted the Palin reference in there just to court controversy - and, of course, the self-absorbed "politician" snatched the bait.

Palin took to Facebook and said the joke was a “kick in the gut” because she it “mocked” her son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome. She then turned it over to her daughter because it's always healthy for an 18-year old to be in the center of a scandal.

Palin vs. Stewie

Bristol wrote:

When you’re the son or daughter of a public figure, you have to develop thick skin. My siblings and I all have that, but insults directed at our youngest brother hurt too much for us to remain silent. People with special needs face challenges that many of us will never confront, and yet they are some of the kindest and most loving people you’ll ever meet.

Their lives are difficult enough as it is, so why would anyone want to make their lives more difficult by mocking them? As a culture, shouldn’t we be more compassionate to innocent people – especially those who are less fortunate? Shouldn’t we be willing to say that some things just are not funny?

Are there any limits to what some people will do or say in regards to my little brother or others in the special needs community? If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed.

All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks.

THG's reaction to this mess:

  • There's absolutely no way Bristol Palin wrote that;
  • It's wrong to make fun of someone with Down Syndrome;
  • The show is an equal opportunity offender. Family Guy quotes take swipes at every race, religion and disability. Do they sometimes cross the line? Yes. We were appalled that the sitcom made multiples jokes about rape two weeks ago. But it's been on the air for eight seasons and there's clearly a market for its niche.
  • Palin had no problem when Rush Limbaugh used the word "retard" multiple times last month because she deemed his rant against Democrats to be "satire." And Family Guy would be what, Sarah, Pulitzer Prize-worthy drama?
  • If Palin were truly interested in anything but getting her name in the newspaper, she'd ignore this type of baiting. Her desperate need for PR is the only reason Levi Johnston is still around. If she'd ignored his taunts months ago, the world would have forgotten about him by now.
  • No respectable political figure issues statements from her Facebook account.
  • Examples such as this prove why Palin is closer to Tila Tequila than Hilary Clinton.

You've heard from us. Now, we wanna hear from you: Whose side are you on in this feud?

 

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Levi Johnston says he's like every other unwed, teenage baby daddy trying to cash in on his 15 accidental minutes of fame by starting an acting career:

Broke as a joke.

Yesterday, the Playgirl cover boy rejected assertions by baby mama Bristol Palin that he earned $105,000 in 2009 and should crank up the child support.

Bristol wants Levi to fork over $1,750 a month to care for their 1-year-old son, Tripp, but in a new court filing, Johnston says his income is too erratic.

Which is a nice way of saying negligible.

His only guaranteed income so far in '10, according to Team Levi, is $25,000 from "some contingencies based on my Playgirl shoot." Hot contingencies!

But Bristol Palin ain't buying it. Her attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said in a statement today: "Bristol is hopeful that Levi will obtain work in 2010." SNAP.

Levi Johnston knocked up Bristol Palin in 2008. Both are now 19.

She is "encouraged that he acknowledged in court his obligation to pay child support and he acknowledged paying $4,400 in the last 14 months," the lawyer said.

THG NOTE: That's $314.28 a month. Our interns could afford that! Way to go, Levi. You want some more credit for doing a half-ass job at your legal obligation?

Levi's lawyer Rex Butler retorted and stated that "we're refuting the manner in which they want child support figured. But at the same time we're willing to pay."

"They said they got $4,400 from him over a 14-month period but it was in the last three months. He'd have more to send if she kept her appointments with him."

THG NOTE #2: We're not entirely surprised, it's a little perplexing that Levi is that broke. He didn't get paid for any of his 867 interviews about Sarah Palin?

At least their lawyers agree on one thing. According to her attorney:

"Bristol expects to mediate a new child visitation schedule with Levi that balances Tripp's need to be with his father with Levi's need to travel and seek work."

Get on it, Levi. Seek work. Write the tell-all Palin book already!

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Levi Johnston is firing back at Bristol Palin - crib notes not required!

In response to Bristol's demand for $1,750 a month in child support, Levi says in legal papers that his income is "erratic." In other words, dude has no real job.

Mark Ballas and Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin claims that Levi raked in more than $105,000 in 2009. His attorney, Rex Butler says that prior to '09, Levi never made more than $10,000 a year.

Which doesn't say how much he made in '09, of course. Details ...

In legal documents filed this week, Johnston agrees to pay 20 percent of his adjusted 2009 income - how much he made is still unclear - to Bristol for Tripp.

Levi Johnston also says that in 2010, his only contractual guarantee for income so far is $25,000 plus "some contingencies based on my Playgirl shoot."

As such, he can't pay $1,750 a month. Deadbeat. Not a deadbeat dad, mind you. That implies you're holding back money. Guy is simply a broke deadbeat.

His explanation: "As a 19-year-old with good hopeful [sic] for an entertainment career the chance of increased income is as unknowable as it would be for any young person working his way into the entertainment industry: not particularly good."

What about that Desperate Housewives gig, dog? Don't sell yourself short. Also, isn't there more dirt on Sarah Palin? There are interviews waiting to be had.

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Hunky unwed baby daddy Levi Johnston is speaking out against claims by Bristol Palin that he is neglecting to support their one-year-old son Tripp.

Levi is "baffled" at Bristol's demand for child support, as he's offered her some money in the past but she hasn't taken it, according to his lawyer.

Attorney Rex Butler says Levi has told Bristol on several occasions he wanted her to come to his house to pick up checks for Tripp's child support.

Butler says Levi also told her "it would be nice" if she brought Tripp along when she picked them up, as Levi wanted to spend time with his son.

On each occasion, Bristol Palin was a no-show.

Redneck

Thus, Team Levi says Bristol is to blame for not getting the support she wants, as he was prepared to hand over $3,000 but Bristol never showed.

As for why Levi Johnston didn't just put the check in the mail, the attorney responded, "Why should he have to do that. He's not dangerous to her."

Bristol filed for $1,750 a month in child support last week from Levi, claiming he's only paid $4,400 since Tripp was born in late December 2008.

Levi's manager says he has forked over more than $10,000. His camp wouldn't say what Levi made in '09, but they say much less than $250,000.

Lastly, Butler says Bristol's been driving around in a $60,000 Cadillac Escalade that he believes Sarah Palin bought ... and he thinks none other than the former Alaska Governor is controlling Bristol and is behind the latest legal move.

She's probably behind Bristol's belated abstinence pledge too.

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Bristol Palin, 19-year-old mom, said Friday that getting knocked up by Levi Johnston taught her a lesson, and she won't make the same mistake twice.

She told Oprah Winfrey that she's been depressed since the birth of her 13-month-old son, Tripp, and sees the error of her past, protection-free ways.

BP in the House

As a result, she vows to not have sex until marriage.

"I just think it's a goal to have, and other women should have that goal," the daughter of Sarah Palin (who was by her side) said of her chastity oath.

Oprah "bristled" at Bristol Palin pleding abstinence now. "Don't you think you are setting yourself up?," Oprah asked. "No, I don't," she responded.

Bristol Palin is Levi Johnston's baby mama. After that horrible experience, she vows she won't be someone else's. Well, unless that person puts a ring on it this time.

"I have a kid in my life, and it's my full-time job now," a melancholy Bristol told Oprah. "I have this big, supportive family and stuff, but I just felt so alone."

Her mom, vice presidential candidate-conservative TV pundit-celebrity baby pimper Sarah, said Friday "it was a shock" to find out Bristol was pregnant.

"Like so many other parents, I thought, 'not my kid,'" Palin said.

As we reported Friday, Bristol is seeking child support from Levi, her high school sweetheart, who scored a big payday with a nude Playgirl photo spread.

She's seeking $1,750 a month from Johnston, with whom she has a prickly relationship. A lot more than a box of condoms would've cost, Levi. Just sayin'.

By making a belated abstinence pledge, Bristol Palin is ...

 

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Single mom Bristol Palin wants her baby daddy to support their kid.

Specifically, that means she is angling for some of the money generated by the recent Levi Johnston nude Playgirl photos and subsequent media blitz.

Court documents filed by Bristol's lawyer Wednesday in Alaska demand $1,750 a month from Levi - retroactive to the birth of son Tripp on December 27, 2008.

According to the filing, Bristol Palin believes Levi pulled in "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities."

In other words, peeps paid Levi Johnston to get naked! That's what he does.

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin in happier, fake-engaged times.

Bristol says in a statement, "I have received limited and sporadic financial assistance from Levi." Bristol says Levi forked over only $4,400 over the 13 months of Tripp's existence - $3,000 on September 9, 2009, $1,400 on December 19.

Pretty weak, dude. Way to support your kid.

Bristol Palin is seeking temporary support for lil' Tripp, pending permanent child support. In the meantime, maybe hit up mom Sarah for some book royalties?

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and teenage daughter Bristol Palin both chose to have babies under tough circumstances. The decisions they made were honorable.

Posing with their sons on the cover of In Touch? Not so much!

It's hard to imagine a major political figure deciding it's smart to appear on the cover of a celebrity gossip magazine - a C-grade one at that - for credibility's sake.

This is not a sexist remark. We'd scratch our heads if Barack Obama were on the cover too ... next to Angie's "dangerous pregnancy" and Rachel Zoe's "scary diet" ...

They Chose Life

Bristol and Sarah Palin chose life ... and big paychecks!

Bristol Palin didn’t know what she was in for when Levi Johnston hit it without protection and knocked her up in 2008. But she gave birth to Tripp in December 2008.

Just a year earlier, at the age of 44, Sarah Palin carried her son Trig to term, even after she was told during a sonogram that he would be born with Down syndrome.

Now, the mother and daughter are sharing a unique experience - raising their baby boys together under the same roof and telling this fine publication all about it.

“The last few years have been unreal and surreal,” Sarah tells In Touch.

From our vantage point, we couldn't agree more.

Bristol Palin, Nude Tripp Johnston

Tripp sure is a cutie! And looks like Levi!

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Unlike tens of thousands of Playgirl subscribers who flocked to see pictures of Levi Johnston nude, Bristol Palin wants nothing to do with her baby daddy.

A heated custody battle between Levi and Bristol is heating up after she petitioned for sole custody over their son Tripp, who just turned one yesterday.

Bristol: Dancer With the Stars

The request by Bristol Palin for sole custody was made public after a Superior Court judge ruled last week against keeping the court proceedings closed.

A temporary order authorized the use of pseudonyms while the court handled the request, as no good "could result to the child by an onslaught of media."

Levi Johnston pushed for open court proceedings - there's a shocker!

"I feel more comfortable in a public courtroom which will help everyone stay civil and be on their best behavior," the media whore said in a statement.

RNC-YA! Bristol dumped Levi shortly after the '08 campaign.

Levi is seeking shared custody and denies claims by Bristol Palin that he has been avoiding his parental responsibilities, according to multiple reports.

In addition to sole custody, Bristol requested child support and asked that Johnston's mother, Sherry, not be allowed unsupervised visits with Tripp.

Sherry Johnston was busted for dealing drugs earlier this year.

"The best interests of the child compel the conclusion that Bristol should be awarded 100 percent legal and physical custody of Tripp, with visitation rights in favor of Levi," Bristol's attorney Thomas V. Van Flein said in court papers.

Bristol and Johnston conveniently broke off their fake engagement, concocted to make Sarah Palin look less terrible during the 2008 presidential campaign after the news of Bristol's pregnancy broke, shortly after Tripp was born.