by Free Britney at . Comments

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.

Bristol Palin in L.A.

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.

by Free Britney at . Comments

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.

Levi Johnston and Tripp Johnston

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 ...

A Lovely Sarah Palin Photo

by Free Britney at . Comments

Yesterday, Bristol Palin spoke out on teenage fornicating and the inevitability thereof. But in the same interview, she also talked about less controversial matters.

Baby Tripp Johnston has been described as a "bundle of joy" by grandma Sarah Palin, while Bristol says she loves "just seeing him smile and stuff. It's awesome."

But like many babies, Tripp – born December 27 – can be a handful.

Often, the little guy is up half the night, Bristol Palin, 18, told FOX, and like millions of babies across these United States, he keeps his parents awake.

"Tripp's a little fussy," a Palin family friend said.

Bristol – now living at her parents' house in Wasilla, Alaska – has plenty of help. Sister Piper Palin, 7, pitches in, fetching diapers and making bottles.

Bristol said her parents and aunts also assist, and Bristol's maternal grandmother, Sally Heath (mother of Sarah Palin), lives nearby and baby-sits.

But the new mom's biggest assist comes from fiancé Levi Johnston, 18, a former high school hockey player now working as an apprentice electrician.

"He has been staying at [the Palins' home] a lot with Bristol and helping her out," a pal of Levi's tells People magazine. "He really likes being a father."

In the first week after Tripp's birth, Levi Johnston moved in with the Palin family, Levi's mom, Sherry Johnston (who's facing felony drug charges) said.

Lately, he's been back and forth between the Palins' and his mother's home about 15 minutes away. Sometimes, he brings along Tripp to visit grandma.

"Sherry sees Tripp," says a relative. "But it's not super often."

Between bottle feedings and diaper changes, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are also both focused on completing their high school course work.

Good to see America's-2nd-Daughter that wasn't is getting her life together. Click to enlarge more photos of Bristol, Levi and various other Palins!

by Free Britney at . Comments

Stay in school and use protection, kids. That's the moral of this story.

Levi Johnston, 18, the boyfriend of Governor Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol Palin, left his position in an electrical apprenticeship program after a newspaper columnist raised questions about whether he was eligible to participate.

Levi Johnston, Brittani Senser

Since knocking up the younger Palin, Johnston had been working for ASRC Energy Services Inc. in the oil fields of North Slope County, Alaska, since the fall.

In his column for the Anchorage Daily News, area radio talk show host Dan Fagan said that federal regulations require members of the program to possess a high school diploma – which Levi Johnston does not.

He also questioned Sarah Palin's role in securing the job for Johnston. The governor has denied any help in securing Johnston the job.

THERE, THERE: At least Levi still has the support of Bristol Palin.

In an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate said she considered Fagan's column "a political potshot taken at me," one that threatens to "destroy a young man's opportunity for work."

Levi Johnston's father Keith tells the newspaper: "He felt it was the best thing to do to kind of calm the waters, so to speak."

Keith Johnston, who also works as a construction engineer for the company, called the diploma discrepancy an oversight.

"It's just something that slipped through the cracks," he says.

Johnston's father also said he felt like the media was focused too severely on his son, who became a father with Bristol Palin on December 27.

"You guys are watching him so tightly," Johnston said. "He's being treated different than an average 18-year-old kid. He has to do everything by the book now."

At least he can look forward to a windfall from Tripp Johnston photos.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Alaska Governor and former Republican V.P. candidate Sarah Palin welcomed her first grandchild this week, but admitted that she felt both fear and despair when she first learned that her teenage daughter Bristol was expecting.

"We are over the moon with the arrival of this healthy, beautiful baby," Sarah Palin said in a statement dated December 31 and posted Friday. "The road ahead for this young couple will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy."

Brad, Angelina and Six Kids!

Baby Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born to Bristol Palin and her boyfriend Levi Johnston on December 27. Both Bristol and Levi are 18 years old.

Bristol Palin's pregnancy was revealed shortly after her mother was named as John McCain's running mate in August, and became a campaign talking point.

Sarah Palin, a devout and pro-life Christian, always put a positive spin on her daughter's pregnancy, but in the statement issued this week, admitted to feeling afraid after learning she was to become a grandmother this year.

Bristol Palin with mom Sarah (left) and boyfriend / baby-daddy Levi (right).

"When Bristol and [Levi Johnston] first told us the shocking news that she was pregnant, to be honest, we all at first looked at the situation with some fear and a bit of despair," Palin said. "But isn't it just like God to turn those circumstances into such an amazing, joyful blessing when you ask Him to help you through?"

In the same statement, Bristol Palin said becoming a teen mother was "not ideal" and spoke out against teen pregnancy.

"Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with - this isn't ideal," she said before thanking her "supportive family which is dealing with this together."

Bristol Palin will return to high school next week to earn the final credit that she needs to graduate, according to the statement. It was unclear if she intended to pursue any higher education upon completing high school.

Levi Johnston will finish high school as he works as an electrician apprentice. His mom, Sherry Johnston, was recently arrested on felony drug charges.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hasn't yet said anything publicly about her four-day-old grandson, Tripp Johnston, but she does want people to know that Tripp's parents – Palin's daughter Bristol and her fiancé Levi Johnston - are hard at work.

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," Palin told People in a phone message Wednesday. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

The former GOP V.P. candidate said she wanted to be clear about their continuing work toward high school degrees because suggesting otherwise "harms Bristol's reputation and Levi's reputation and their chances for good work opportunities."

Sarah and Todd Palin became proud grandparents when their oldest daughter Bristol Palin gave birth to her first child, Tripp, with Levi Johnston.

Bristol Palin, 18, who gave birth Saturday, is intending to finish her high school degree through correspondence courses. Levi, also 18, has said that he left high school to enroll in an apprenticeship program training him as an electrician.

Sarah Palin said at the time that she hoped Levi would eventually earn his GED, adding that "I respect that Levi is out there working hard."

We recommend that Levi follow the same career path as his mother, Sherry Johnston. Prescription drug dealing is a pretty recession-proof field.

by Free Britney at . Comments

When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin confirmed that her teenage daughter, Bristol Palin, was expecting a baby, the celebrity gossip world believed the first photos of her newborn child would likely spark a bidding war among several publications.

Looks like Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, born December 28 to Bristol and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, is already delivering on that promise.

Tiger Woods' Son

According to one source, bidding for the celebrity baby photos began at $100,000. People won out in the end, but In Touch Weekly was the only other weekly to make serious bids, according to several sources involved in the process.

STRAIGHT TRIPPIN': That's actually Trig Palin, Sarah Palin's son, with Bristol and Levi. No photos of their baby, Tripp, have been released yet, but People won the rights.

The price didn't soar immediately, according to sources, because Sarah Palin gossip just doesn’t sell all that well for the magazines on newsstands.

“Sarah was on the cover of People, Us Weekly, and OK! the same week, and really only People saw a bump in sales," says an inside source.

But then the recent, felony drug-related arrest of Levi Johnston's mother, Sherry Johnston, caused the price tag for the photos to go up suddenly.

"The bidding started well before the baby was born, but once Levi Johnston’s mom was arrested - well, then you had a story,” says one editor.

None of the magazines would confirm the exact figure for how much Bristol Palin made from the deal - most estimates hover around the $300,000 range.

No word on whether the money from the pics will go to charity, or whether it will all be spent on Sarah Palin's wardrobe and/or 2012 presidential bid.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of former Republican V.P. candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth Sunday to a healthy baby boy in Palmer, Alaska.

"We think it's wonderful," said Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol's grandmother Sally Heath (Sarah Palin's mother), who confirmed the exciting news early this evening.

"The baby is fine and Bristol is doing well. Everyone is excited."

The baby's name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Yes, Tripp. His name is actually less weird than we were predicting, considering that we're talking about Bristol Palin here. But at the same time, she lived up to the family standards nicely.

Tripp Johnston weighed seven pounds and four ounces at the time of his birth.

The little guy takes his surname from his dad, Levi Johnston, 18, a former Wasilla High School hockey player who has been dating Bristol for three years.

THE PROUD, UNWED PARENTS: Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, both 18 and seen here at the Republican National Convention in August, have welcomed baby Tripp!

Bristol Palin is currently residing in her hometown of Wasilla, laying low and completing her high-school diploma through some correspondence courses.

Levi Johnston is in the process of studying to become an electrician. His mother, Sherry Johnston, was recently busted on several felony drug charges.

The eldest of Sarah and Todd Palin's three daughters (the couple also have two sons, Trig and Track), Bristol Palin made headlines with her pregnancy last summer, just as her mom was being selected as John McCain's running mate.

Bristol plan and Levi to wed in 2009 and raise the child together.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Sherry Johnston, mother of Bristol Palin boyfriend/fiance/baby-daddy Levi Johnston, was charged with six felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance, Alaska's Anchorage Daily News reported early Friday morning.

Johnston was served with a search warrant and arrested shortly thereafter by the Alaska State Police and then charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – typically manufacturing or delivering drugs.

Police also charged her with fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, or possession. An undercover narcotics investigation focusing on Sherry Johnston had been going on "a while" prior to the search and her arrest.


Sherry Johnston did not comment to reporters on the subject. She reportedly was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond just after 2 p.m. Thursday.

A rep for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, mother of Bristol Palin, said Thursday:

"This is not a state government matter. Therefore the governor's communications staff will not be providing comment or scheduling interview opportunities."

Hey, at least the celebrity gossip media heat will be off Levi Johnston for awhile as a result of these drug charges. Way to take one for the team here, Sherry!

Troopers released no other information, including the kind or amount of drugs, because details could jeopardize an ongoing investigation, said a spokeswoman.

Levi Johnston and Bristol, who is nine months pregnant, are expecting their first child any day now. Both are 18. Bristol Palin's due date is tomorrow.

by Free Britney at . Comments

The first grandchild of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be a boy, her father, Chuck Heath, revealed to the website Grandparents.com, which apparently exists.

Heath, who apparently needs some money or attention, said that his pregnant granddaughter, Bristol Palin, has a due date of December 20 - this Saturday!

Melissa Rycroft, Baby

Asked what Bristol and her baby-daddy-turned-fiance Levi Johnston will name their baby, Heath answered, "Oscar ... No, I'm just kidding." Good one, Chuck!

Seen here at the RNC in August, Bristol Palin cradles baby brother Trig while Levi Johnston stares solemnly at the floor, lamenting not using a condom.

In reality, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston don't have a name for it yet, but there are 87 boxes of unopened mail that might contain some suggestions.

Here are some baby names we think would be fitting of Sarah Palin's grandson. Vote for your favorite, and/or leave a comment with your own!