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An unemployed father at the age of 19, Levi Johnston has bills to pay and no way to pay them. Except cashing in on his 15 minutes in every conceivable way.

To that end, following a statement on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live that he'd consider posing nude for the right price, Levi has received such an offer.

Unzipped magazine wants the baby daddy of Bristol Palin and newfound wannabe media darling to take it all off. Says the publication's executive editor:

“As the top-selling nude men’s magazine, Levi Johnston will receive a level of quality in his shoot with Unzipped that can’t be found anywhere else.”

Reassuring, right?

Levi Johnston will do anything for a paycheck, including be Kathy Griffin's date to the Teen Choice Awards. Could posing nude be next on his career agenda?

“Likewise, as evidenced by our May 2009 cover story featuring a nude Beau Breedlove discussing his affair with Portland, Oregon mayor Sam Adams, we also offer models a unique opportunity to share their side of the story."

"This could clearly be a win-win for all involved.”

Truer words have rarely been spoken.

There are no details on the amount of pay Levi Johnston would receive should he accept the offer, but here's hoping he does. Just so people can wave the photos at Sarah Palin speaking engagements from now until the end of time.

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America's favorite unwed teen baby daddy, Levi Johnston, made headlines this week by attending the Teen Choice Awards for some reason (with date Kathy Griffin) and giving another round of unintentionally hilarious interviews about Sarah Palin.

The 19-year-old Levi, who put a baby up in Bristol Palin last year, is taking every opportunity to speak, mostly nonsensically, about anything he's asked about.

Last night, that mission brought him to Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Appearing from his home in Alaska via Skype, Levi Johnston took time away from hunting to drop the following bits of knowledge on our domes:

  • On whether he likes cougars: “A little bit, yeah.”
  • On whether Sarah Palin is America’s top cougar: “Not my favorite, no.”
  • On if he’d ever pose nude: “It depends on the money, man.”
  • On being a gay pin-up boy: “I think it’s great man. Um, I like my fans.”
  • On how much he pays Bristol Palin in child support: "Come on man, you know you have to talk to my lawyer about that."
  • On if there were any gays in Wasilla, Alaska: “Oh yeah. We got gays in Wasilla, Anchorage. They’re all up here.”

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Bristol Palin's baby daddy, Levi Johnston, hasn't trashed the Palin family in a few weeks, so we're so glad he found a mic at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards (yes, he went) and told the world what he thinks of Bristol's campaign for abstinence.

"I don't buy it," Levi told Radar Online. "The first time it [the subject of abstinence] came around, she said it wasn't realistic. Now she says it is. So I think she caught herself in a little thing there. I don't buy it. It's all a show."

Strong words from Johnston, although pretty accurate.

As for the mother of Bristol Palin, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Levi says he's back on good terms with for the sake of his new baby, Tripp.

But that didn't stop him from saying how her marriage has been in trouble for some time, and ultimately led to her resignation as Alaska governor.

When we asked if his would-have-been in-laws, Sarah and Todd Palin, had marital problems, Levi responded: "Oh yeah. There have been from day one."

Asked if he thought marital problems were the reason she stepped down as governor, Levi Johnston again didn't hesitate: "Oh yeah, I definitely do."

He also said Sarah Palin will be chasing bigger paychecks now that she’s out of office and on the speaker circuit. “She took the money,” Johnston said.

“That’s what she’s talked about for awhile now, that’s what I’m gathering and I think that’s what she’s doing,” shared the 19-year-old aspiring actor.

Not sure how long he'll be in their good graces after this, but we're glad he shared - and we look forward to Meghan Stapleton's ridiculous response.

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We know. We are as perlexed as you are.

Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson, it's not. But Levi Johnston and Mike Tyson deserve their Teen Choice Awards fashion due, as well. Or at least we're giving it to them.

As you can see below, the baby daddy of Bristol Palin arrived at the awards show Sunday night for some reason, arm-in-arm with Kathy Griffin. Note to teenagers everywhere: knock up the teen daughter of a V.P. candidate and you too can be famous.

Levi does look pretty dapper, at least. His fashion competition here? Not so much. Mike Tyson, posing with some unidentified and surely traumatized 'tweens, looks like he has let himself go, both with that gut as well as his unbuttoned pink shirt.

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Levi Johnston is certainly not passing up opportunities to cash in on Sarah Palin's fame by speaking about the Alaska governor every chance he gets.

This at least makes sense from the standpoint of him wanting to be in the news. Why she actually plays along by continuing the feud is another story.

Addressing her impending resignation as Governor of Alaska on the Today Show this morning, Levi Johnston said Sarah Palin quit to get rich, basically.

Living with the Palin family, "she was always talkin' about how [being governor] is a very stressful job," Johnston said. "After the campaign and things, we had tons of offers ... from everybody out there; just all kinds of ridiculous things."

Johnston, who knocked up Sarah's daughter Bristol Palin, said he believes Sarah earned more than the $7 million that's been reported for her Harper Collins book deal: "I've heard anything from $7 to $9 million. It's up there."

Other observations from Levi Johnston:

  • Fame "definitely got to her head."
  • He is weighing many career opportunities.
  • Sarah Palin is not being up front about why she resigned, and "there are times when she's not up front with everybody."
  • America "for the most part" has the right impression of Palin.
  • He would not vote for Sarah for president after her "quitting on Alaska."
  • He's not gonna let anyone intimidate him.

Levi says relations with the Palins were icy for awhile, but are now much better, and "everything's fine." At least that was true until this morning.

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Bristol Palin's baby daddy is chiming in on her mom's recent resignation.

Levi Johnston says that when he lived with Bristol and her mom, Sarah Palin, he heard the Alaska Governor say several times say how nice it would be to take advantage of lucrative deals being offered to her, like a reality show and book deal.

"She had talked about how nice it would be to take some of this money people had been offering, and you know, just run with it, say 'forget everything else,'" he said.

Levi said he thinks book deals were really what appealed to Sarah Palin.

"I think the big deal was the book. Millions of dollars," said Levi, who has had a strained relationship with the family but now says things have improved.

Compensation details of Palin's book projects haven't been disclosed.

Johnston came forward, according to his attorney, Rex Butler, because people in Alaska want to know why Palin decided to resign, effective the end of July.

Asked if he would vote for her if she ran for president, Johnston said: "I think she's a great lady, but after seeing what she did now, I would have to say no."

"Obviously she's stressed out as governor. Moving up to the vice president or president is huge. I just don't think anymore that she's cut out for the job."

Palin family spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton shot back at Levi, who is pursuing his own career opportunities these days, with a statement: "It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills."

Hilarious and intelligent stuff, as always, Meghan Stapleton. Way to engage and give credence to a teenager who knocked up your client's daughter.

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It's official. After his PR tour of the past several months, Bristol Palin's baby daddy Levi Johnston is now openly seeking some degree of fame full-time.

According to his new manager, Tank Jones, he's getting closer to a signing deals to will help him support the baby son, Tripp, he fathered with Bristol.

"[Levi Johnson] has got offers on the table for a little bit of everything – sitcom appearances, a reality show, some modeling," Jones says.

"We haven't signed anything, but there's offers."

Jones declined to give specific details, but Johnston's interest in a show business represents one of the few viable careers open to him, he adds.

Levi, 19, "is going to go and take the test and finish school and enroll in some college courses," his manager says. "[But] it's not like he can get a normal job."

"Because of all the publicity. The whole interviewing thing, and red carpet and paparazzi – he still hasn't gotten comfortable with it, but what else does he have? Can he go work at McDonald's? ... He wants to take care of his son financially."

Jones, an Anchorage private investigator and press rep, is counseling Levi Johnston to think about a more glamorous look and has urged the teen to assume a playful new identity – "Ricky Hollywood" – when it comes to style and attitude.

"We came up with an alter ego," explains Jones. "As in, 'Ricky Hollywood would iron his shirt.'" Don't worry, we don't get it either.

Last week, Jones accompanied Johnston – who has appeared on the Larry King and Tyra Banks shows and in a GQ photo spread – on a trip to Los Angeles.

At a party in L.A., they hit it off with Renata Espinosa, a fashion writer and columnist for The Daily Beast, who invited them on an L.A. shopping excursion.

Espinosa said of Levi: "He was just a very casual, shy kid who's saying to himself, I'm getting this attention, so how do I use it to help support my family?"

Jones says Johnston and Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, have put the bitter child support and visitation disputes behind them and are harmoniously working together to raise 6-month-old Tripp.

"All that stuff has been worked out," says Jones of the formerly engaged pair. "Levi goes and picks Tripp up and takes him places. All of that."

Johnston said Bristol's feelings – and those of her sister, Willow, 14 – were his biggest concern in the recent Sarah Palin-David Letterman feud.

"I don’t think he was trying to be malicious. I just think the joke maybe went too far," Johnston said, noting that you can't do nothin' about comedians.

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Something is wrong when Levi Johnston sounds more reasonable about an issue than a former candidate for Vice President.

Asked by Extra if David Letterman crossed a line with his jokes about Bristol Palin this week, her baby daddy replied:

"I think he might have a little bit. I don't think he meant to hurt anybody. He's a comedian. That's what he does... People are going to make jokes and there're going to talk and say whatever they want. You can't do nothing about it.

"[But] there's somewhere you have to draw the line with some things."

Simple, direct, rational, critical. That's all Sarah Palin had to say. Go ahead and stick up for your family, Governor. Tell everyone you thought the joke was a bit much.

But don't turn this crack into some example of a much grander issue by saying:

"No wonder young girls especially have such low self-esteem in America when we think it's funny for a so-called comedian to get away with such a remark as he did."

Pardon? Is there a pandemic of jokes about older men knocking up younger women going on that we haven't been made aware of? Does Palin plan on dedicating her life to the eradication of all questionable jokes on late-night television? If so, we have one thing to say:

Awesome! That would be a much better job for her than anything involving politics.

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More of the latter than the former, fortunately. In GQ's upcoming story on Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's baby daddy, we learn a lot about the young dad.

For one, he can use sentences with more than three words and words with more than one syllable - a shocker for those who saw his talk show tour.

The 19-year-old also says he's "never done anything but hunt and fish and camp." That's not true - he also boned Bristol Palin and got her pregnant.

Moreover, he joined her mom, Sarah, onstage at the GOP National Convention; playing a moderate-size role in the great Republican melodrama of 2008.

After a cold snap, things have been better lately between him and Bristol Palin, who has taken to dropping off their son, Tripp, herself to see him.

Levi Johnston Shirtless

After dueling TV appearances earlier in May (Bristol was talking about teen pregnancy and abstinence for Candie's, Levi was basically mumbling the opposite to ... whoever would air it), the two exchanged flirty text messages.

That led to a warmth between them, and now they're in regular contact.

Whether his relations with Todd and Sarah Palin, who on several occasions offered to buy Bristol a car if she'd dump Levi, are thawing is another issue.

Getting back together, though, is "not even in" Levi's mind. He's focusing on hunting bears and, his lawyer says, taking "the chance to tell his story."

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  • Boy and Son
  • Levi Johnston and Mercede Johnston
  • Redneck
  • Levi and Tripp Johnston

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We wanna leave Bristol Palin alone. We really do.

Each time we write about the new mother, a few readers take our staff to task for featuring stories on this poor, innocent youth that, apparently, never understood the consequences of unprotected sex until she got pregnant.

Bristol Palin Legs

But we aren't the ones that put Bristol on the cover of People!

If you have a problem with celebrity gossip blogs taking digs at the young mom and her baby daddy, please direct your complaints to a certain attention-starved former Vice Presidential candidate in Wasilla, Alaska.

That being said, the latest excerpt from People's cover story on Bristol focuses on her relationship with Levi Johnston; or, specifically, his relationship with son Tripp.

"I know Levi will be a part of Tripp's life," Bristol says in the latest issue of the magazine. "I know he loves him."

While it may seem as though Palin and her ex-lover get along worse than Yankee and Red Sox fans - following a round of TV interviews in which Levi criticized the Palin family for trying to restrict them from time with Tripp - Bristol says things were never that bad.

"I don't think we were ever at war at all," she said.

Added Todd Palin: "I think it's all going to be fine. Tripp needs to share time with Levi's family. When Levi came to pick him up the other day, Tripp was smiling. It's a special time for a baby and his dad."

Just like giving interviews to various tabloids is a special time for a father and his daughter, right Todd?