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Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin split a few months ago. That we saw coming.

What we could not have predicted was the unwed teenage baby daddy turning into a complete media slut, talking to every TV show that will take him and throwing Bristol and her mom, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, under the bus.

According to a report in the National Enquirer, Bristol Plain is getting a bit fed up with the act - and wants to keep their baby, Tripp, away from him.

"What Bristol is doing amounts to emotional blackmail," says a source close to the previously engaged couple. "She no longer wants Levi in her life and she's been threatening to have him cut out of their newborn son Tripp's life."

Levi, along with his drug-dealing mother Sherry and sister Mercede, appeared on Larry King Live on April 22 to discuss the ongoing feud they're having with the former Republican candidate for Vice President and her family.

According to a source, the escalating feud between former lovers Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston is very ... well, high school. They are just 18 and 19, after all.

"Bristol holds a grudge against Mercede because some of her friends dated Levi. The girls meant nothing to Levi, but Bristol wouldn't accept that."

"The irony is that Bristol stole Levi from her childhood best friend, Lanesia Garcia, who dated Levi for almost three years before Bristol did!"

Levi has said throughout his media tour that he is not allowed to take his 4-month-old son out of the Palin home. Both Levi and his mom confirmed to King that they've retained lawyers to help Levi battle for custody of his child.

Levi also admitted he isn't paying Bristol Palin child support, but denies he's a deadbeat dad, saying: "I have everything my boy needs back home."

Bristol is said to be stunned that Levi is fighting back publicly.

"Bristol constantly threatens Levi, telling him that if he keeps up these publicity stunts she won't let him see Tripp," said the source.

"In the end, she'll have to do to whatever a judge decides. Her mother may be governor, but Levi has a right to see his son, like it or not!"

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In part two of his interview on CBS' The Early Show, Levi Johnston - the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandson - continued to accuse the Palin family of trying to prevent him from spending time alone with his 3-month-old son, Tripp.

Levi said that while he still talks to Bristol Palin, 18, "every day, every other day," the conversations are "real short ... You know, I call her to see - see how my baby's doing, that kind of thing. But we don't really sit there and talk."

He also talked about how he first met Sarah Palin's daughter and had been close to her for years, but that all changed when she was picked as the Republican party's nominee for Vice President last August, according to Levi.

In addition to calling the Palins liars about his past connection to them, Levi and his mother, Sherry Johnston, also say that the family won't let her see her grandson and wants to meet with the Palins to work out a custody arrangement.

In a perfect world, "everything will be reconciled," Sherry said. "[I hope] we can get together, if for no other reason, [than] for Tripp. He deserves to know both his grandmas and grandpas, and aunts and uncles. And mom and dad."

"I had a really rough summer," added Sherry, who faces six felony counts of possessing and selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin. "And Tripp ... just waiting for him ... was the only thing that really got me through."

Which side are you on?

 

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Just days after talking on the Tyra Banks Show about boning Bristol Palin in Sarah Palin's house, Levi Johnston ran his mouth some more on CBS' The Early Show about his many difficulties with the family of the former V.P. candidate.

One point of contention: Whether Johnston ever lived at Palin's home.

"They said I didn't live there," the ex-fiance of Bristol Palin and father of her son Tripp said. "[They say] I 'stayed' there. I was like, 'Okay, whatever you want to call it' – all my stuff was there. If you wanna call it staying there, that's fine."

"So, they're lying," said reporter Maggie Rodriguez.

"Yeah," Levi Johnston replied.

After Palin, the Governor of Alaska, lost the election and Levi and Bristol broke up, he says there was tension during his visits to see 3-month-old Tripp.

"I can go over there whenever I want and see my baby," says Johnston, 18. "But I'm not allowed to take him, and it's not as comfortable going over there anymore with that family sitting down on the couch. It's awkward. I don't know."

"They just, like, they don't think of me the same way anymore."

"I don't wanna go there every day and sit there when her family's there and try and play with my baby. I want to be able to take him and do our own thing with my family."

Levi wasn't the only Johnston to defend his story. His mom, Sherry (who is facing felony drug-dealing charges) and sister Mercede also weighed in.

"Look what they're doing," said Mercede in defense of Levi. "They are lying, trying to save themselves when they asked for it. They brought him to the campaign. They should have known what was coming. They can't try and take it back now."

As for why Levi Johnston is speaking out now, he explained, "We're not trying to cash in on their name, you know ... I'm just trying to get my side of the story out there. Letting people know who I am. Not what the magazines say I am."

The biggest misconception? "Probably that my family's white trash," he said. Or is that a misconception? Click to enlarge pics of Levi (and Mercede) below:

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In the following clip from today's The Tyra Banks Show (airing today), Levi Johnston says ex-fiancee Bristol Palin - the mother of his 4-month-old son Tripp and the daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin - wants nothing to do with him.

We heard Ashley Biden is available, Levi.

"Some days we have a regular conversation without fighting," said Johnston, 19, who split with Bristol Palin, 18, in March after they welcomed Tripp in December.

"Most times, she's usually in a pretty bad mood. She's short. She doesn't want me around, I don't think," Levi told Banks. "She says that I can come see the baby, and that kind of thing, but won't let me take him anywhere."

On Friday, a rep for the Palins lashed out at Levi Johnston for talking to Banks about his sex life - specifically, he said Sarah Palin was aware he was boning Bristol and allowed it by letting them sleep in the same room at her home.

"We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship," the statement from the Palin family said.

"It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child."

Hey, dude's gotta make a buck and find a new girl to knock up somehow.

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While Barack and Michelle Obama are meeting heads of state, giving rousing speeches and winning raves for their representation of America (and fashion) in Europe, Sarah Palin is dealing with important diplomatic matters of her own.

Specifically, the Alaska Governor is lashing out against Levi Johnston for blabbing on TV about having sex with Bristol, her 18-year-old daughter.

After taking about having sex with Bristol Palin - and implying Sarah Palin knew he was doing so - on The Tyra Banks Show, Levi, 19, the father of Bristol's baby – was slapped with a blistering response from Sarah and Bristol.

The Palin family rep said in a statement:

"Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We are very disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship."

"Bristol's focus remains on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence. It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child."

Damn, you pretty much got served there, Levi.

The statement ends, saying, "Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions." Owned again!

On the show, which airs Monday, April 6, Johnston tells Tyra Banks that he believes Sarah Palin knew he and Bristol were having sex when they lived under her roof.

The couple, who were high school sweethearts, were forced to claim that they planned to wed after graduation – but ended up splitting earlier this year.

In other Palin family news, the half sister of Sarah's husband Todd Palin was accused of breaking into the same Wasilla, Alaska, house twice to steal money.

Diana Palin, 35, was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal trespass and theft stemming from two break-ins. Solid week all around.

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In an interview scheduled to air Monday on The Tyra Banks Show, teen baby daddy Levi Johnston admits that he and Bristol Palin were allowed to share a room at Sarah Palin's Alaska home even though she probably knew he was doing her daughter.

"I'm pretty sure she probably knew," says Johnston. "Moms are pretty smart."

Well, most of them are. This is ... forget it.

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, 19 and 18 respectively, called off their fake engagement in March. They welcomed son Tripp Easton Mitchell on December 27.

The self-proclaimed redneck, who showed off his tattoo of Bristol's name on his ring finger - says they practiced safe sex "most of the time." That's a relief.

His sister, Mercede Johnston, also admitted on the program that their family was under gag order during Sarah Palin's campaign for the vice presidency.

That must have put a dent in ma Sherry Johnston's drug-dealing biz.

"We were supposed to say that all questions need be brought up to the McCain campaign," Mercede said. "Other than that we had to say no comment."

Last month, Johnston said he needs to grow up before wedding Bristol Palin.

"It's just us not, me not being mature enough, or something, and having a kid and thinking ... it could be better for us to separate for a while," he said.

As for reconciling with Bristol, he said, "We'll see, we'll see how it is. We'll just remain friends for now. We're both cool with that decision, and we'll see."

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Levi Johnston, the former fiancé of Bristol Palin and father to her baby son, Tripp Easton Michael Johnston, has had to grow up fast, but says in a new interview that he needs to "mature" before he considers getting married.

Having unprotected sex as a teenager is all good, though.

"It's just us not ... me not being mature enough, or something, and having a kid and thinking ... it could be better for us to separate for a while," Johnston eloquently said in an interview at his Alaska home with Good Morning America.

As for whether a future reconciliation with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's eldest daughter is possible, Levi said, "We'll see how it is ... We'll just remain friends for now. We're both cool with that decision, and we'll see."

Sarah Palin's bid for Vice President and Levi's bid to be an upstanding, married citizen both fell short ... but don't rule out a second shot for either in a couple of years.

Of their breakup that happened "a week, two weeks" ago, Levi Johnston admitted, "We were just, we were in a fight. And trying to see if we can make things work. But this is what it kind of ended up turning into."

Wasilla High School student Bristol Palin, 18, gave birth to Tripp on December 27, and Johnston says he sees his boy regularly – and it has changed his life.

"I'd give anything for [Tripp], to be with him," he said. "[There are] a lot of changes when you're a father, when you hold him for the first time, you know. I don't do a lot of things I used to anymore, I'll tell you that."

He added: "Yeah, [I'm] growing up a lot. So, it's fun. It's good times." Asked if he felt any pressure from the Palin family, Johnston said, "No, not at all."

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Bristol Palin is opening up about (or at least confirming) her split from fiance and baby daddy Levi Johnston, but disputes some accounts of their breakup.

"It is true that Levi and I are no longer together," Bristol told Us Weekly in a statement through the Palin family spokesperson, Meghan Stapleton.

"However, I am absolutely committed to being the best mom to Tripp Easton."

Levi Johnston, 19, said Wednesday that he and Bristol, 18, called off their engagement as soon as Sarah Palin's Vice Presidential bid ended "a while ago."

They welcomed son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on December 27.

BABY DADDY: Levi Johnston was a surprise hit at the Republican National Convention in August, but sadly, he and Bristol Palin have split up. No one saw it coming.

Bristol Palin also noted that this week's Star Magazine article about the couple's split - which quotes Levi's sister Mercede Johnston, and insinuates that Bristol considers Levi white trash - makes many false claims and is a shameless excuse for news:

"As for the tabloid article, there are many inaccuracies within it. Unfortunately, my family has seen many things in these tabloids as many try to 'cash in' on the Palin name. Sometimes that greed clouds good judgment and the truth."

She's probably right, but that's true of tabloids and every quasi-famous name, and a lot of people would probably be psyched if the Palins were never heard from again.

In any case, here's wishing Bristol Palin a healthy second pregnancy when Levi knocks her up again in a year. Sure, he's W.T., but his rugged good looks are irresistable.

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Yesterday's report in Star magazine turned out to be correct. Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have called off their engagement, Johnston confirmed to the AP.

Johnston, 19, said the couple decided to split a while ago.

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He did not offer more details.

Bristol Palin - the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska governor (and former Republican vice presidential nominee) Sarah Palin - and Johnston welcomed their son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, on December 27. The couple planned to wed this year.

Admitting that getting knocked up as a teen wasn't ideal, she told Fox News last month that "I hope people learn from my story. It's so much easier if you're married, have a house and career. It's not a situation you want to strive for."

In the same interview, Bristol Palin - currently a student at Wasilla High School - touted Levi Johnston as a "hands-on dad." Yesterday, though, when rumors of their split surfaced, she supposedly described him as "white trash."

Speaking of W.T., his mom, Sherry Johnston, was arrested in December and charged with six felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance. She was allegedly caught dealing OxyContin, a.k.a. hillbilly heroin.

In other unwed-teenage-baby-daddy-just-looking-for-an-excuse-to-bolt-the-trailer-park news, Casey Aldridge is now on the clock.

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The teenage pregnancy and love affair that rocked last year's presidential race is over, at least according to unreliable celebrity news magazine Star.

That publication claims Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin, 18, has officially ditched her white trash baby daddy, Levi Johnston, 19.

Levi's sister, Mercede Johnston - who is also referred to as Mercedes Johnston by some publications, and was the girl mistaken for Bristol in that classic batch of girl-on-girl and gun pics surfacing last summer - is Star's supposed source.

She says Levi's life in in Wasilla, Alaska, is far from pretty.

"Bristol's just crazy. That's the nicest way I can put it," Mercede said.

Bristol reportedly broke up with Levi Johnston more than a month ago, and is not attending school or letting her baby daddy see their young son.

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WHITE TRASH: Levi Johnston has his last name tramp stamped on his arm. If she hasn't already, Bristol Palin should dump his ass for this alone. [Photos: Star]

According to Mercedes, Bristol Palin has almost completely cut Levi Johnston out of her life - and that of their two-month-old son, Tripp. No word on how Tripp's uncle Trig feels about all of this. Or about being named Trig.

"Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible," his sister allegedly said. "She tells him he can't take the baby to our house because she doesn't want him around 'white trash'! She treats him so badly!"

Worse yet, Mercede says, the former V.P. candidate backs Bristol's treatment of Levi. "I used to love Sarah," Mercede says. "But I've lost respect for her."

This implies she had some to begin with, which may be the most surprising thing in this piece. We just hope Bristol's teenage fornicating days aren't over.

Do you buy this story? Will Bristol be knocked up again by 2010? Will she and Levi get married? Have you ever hunted wolves from a helicopter?

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think, then click to enlarge more photos, past and present, of Bristol, Levi and those crazy Palins ...

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