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'Teen Mom' -- Staging Another Controversy?

12/31/2010 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It appeared as if "Teen Mom" dad Gary Shirley got into another random "controversy" last night -- and the whole thing just "happened" to have been captured on tape. Coincidence? We think not.

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The newest drama went down at Buffalo Wild Wings in Anderson, Indiana -- where Gary ran into Amber Portwood's newly crowned ex-boyfriend Clint ... and got into a verbal confrontation with Clint's brother.

But here's the rub -- once again, Gary's friend taped the whole thing ... only this time, he was inciting other people in the restaurant and threatening to make them "famous" by selling the video to other media outlets.

It's clear Gary knows what his friend is up to -- so we gotta ask ... is the whole thing a setup to make money? And if Gary knows conflict sells ... was the "violence" between him and Amber staged?

Amber told police the violence was "real" and not made-for-TV -- are you buyin' that? 

 

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46.

zoe    

why are we payin these idiots? mtv should drop the whole amber drama! get the baby some help and stop giving amber and gary money for apperances! the other teen moms are doin good and u dont hear about them at all....wtf way to go MTV...

1328 days ago
47.

Macker1283    

"Amber told police the violence was "real" and not made-for-TV -- are you buyin' that?"

Why would she lie and say its real when its in her best interest to say its not real?? I see TMZ is once again using its strategy of taking sides between a dispute between two people so the one side they are helping gives them all the scoops! They did this during Gibson/Oksana too.

Also, why does MTV always focus on southern hicks for the Teen Mom show? Is it because Northerner teen moms wouldn't look so pathetic seeing that their families would probably be supporting them better???

1328 days ago
48.

danielle    

sounds like his friend wants some fame.

lol oh wow.

1328 days ago
49.

lost grrl    

This incident may have been staged but the two fights that we saw on the show (a minor issue in season 1 in addition to the major blow-up in season 2) were not...I would put money on it. Amber is full of rage and cannot control herself, and I hear there is another incidence not caught by MTV's cameras (at least I think that I heard that).

1328 days ago
50.

Sonja    

This stuff yes, the actual abuse caught on the show.. no.

1328 days ago
51.

lost grrl    

@Macker1283 Indiana may be full of rednecks but it is not the South and actually the classiest Teen Mom is Maci, who is from Tennessee. There is white trash all over the country...not just the South. Take a look at Cailyn and Tyler's families...I wouldn't actually consider the two of them trash at this point because they are doing all of the right things to make a better life for themselves but there is no denying that her mother and his father are the trashiest people on that show (and probably among the trashiest human beings on the planet) and they live in Michigan.

1328 days ago
52.

JH310933    

I BEG YOU TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THESES PEOPLE! YOU ARE A CELEBRITY WEBSITE! STICK TO THE CELEBRITIES, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

1328 days ago
53.

eb    

I think since Gary is so hen-pecked by Amber that he is staging these latest stunts to throw the heat off Amber and make people think that the abuse was staged on the show (I believe it was real). I'm not sure MTV is fueling the fire on this because it only shows negative publicity for their show.

1328 days ago
54.

DiamProducer    

I wouldn't say this is staged. This is my local bar, and the guy Gary is trying to fight with is a cage fighter who choked out Glay Guida. The thing I would believe is staged is him going in there looking for a fight to make "news" I wish Tristan would have just knocked him out and been done with it.

1328 days ago
55.

M    

Ugh the exact reason i got out of indiana becasue of white trash like this. I'm not saying everyone is white trash but there is alot of it. Thank God i wasn't born there. But people need to stop giving them attention and they'll go away.

1328 days ago
56.

Lori    

SERIOUSLY? You guys at TMZ are asking if it's all a setup? all the while POSTING this Moron's every move from where?

WILD WINGS IN EFFING INDIANA??? Classic...it REALLY must be a slow Friday.

1328 days ago
57.

Bubbles The Chimp    

This clown knows how to use a camera now? Just last week his cave clan discovered how to make fire.

1328 days ago
58.

Bubbles The Chimp    

What a ridiculous video. The even more ridiculous thing is that TMZ actually paid for it if they are watermarking the footage.

1328 days ago
59.

Lets Be Honest    

Is it true Amber Portwood was paid $280,000 by MTV? Is that in total or is that just for her part on Teen Mom?

No wonder this fat slob Gary Shirley just eats and plays video games all day long.

1328 days ago
60.

edge70    

How far away are we from just televising people crapping in their hands and throwing it at each other? Talk about a ratings bonanza...maybe three years?

1328 days ago
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