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Amber Portwood

Judge Deals Crushing Blow

to 'Teen Mom' Career

2/17/2012 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0217_amber_portwood_EX_01Amber Portwood's "Teen Mom" career is teetering on the edge of extinction ... because an Indiana judge has imposed a sentence that makes it next to impossible for Amber to appear on the MTV show anytime soon.  

Portwood was in court yesterday to deal with the fallout of a recent drug arrest -- and hammered out details in a plea deal that will keep her out of the slammer ... as long as she doesn't screw up.

According to law enforcement sources ... Amber has been ordered to live in a halfway house for up to 3 years and get a court approved 9-to-5 job that she must attend at least 5 days a week.

We're told "Teen Mom" will NOT count as a job. PLUS, the judge has banned Portwood from taping any MTV project while staying at the halfway house, working her job or appearing in court. Doesn't leave Amber much room for reality TV.

Also, Amber is not allowed to tape anything while hanging out with any other girls who also live at the halfway house.

We're told the judge reached out to MTV ... and the network assured the court it would not sue Amber for breaking her contract with the show because of the sentencing ... a sure sign they are planning on moving on from her story.


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The fact that being a teen mom can be considered a career is just deplorable. No one should be paid $280,000 for irresponsibly having unprotected sex! Not only should she have to work but she should also have to pay back the money she basically stole from the subsidized housing program.And MTV should take this show off the air before more girls get pregnant just to try and make some money. If not that them only pay them minimum wage!

982 days ago


she blew it...she had a chance for fame and fortune and she let her selfish desires ruin it for her child and herself. dingbat. no sympathy if only i could get famous for getting knocked up.

982 days ago


this girl should have took the jail sentence and did her 18 months now the court system has her by the ba-ls this is why we have a revoling court system by the way who is this judge to tell her you have to go to work at a burger joint 9-5 she has a good job on tv like it or not making big money this is just the judge keeping this girl down i no she has problems but i dont believe he has the right to do this amber cancel your deal go do the jail time this way you dont owe the state NOTHING BUT TIME

982 days ago


Why do we have to hear about these losers?

982 days ago


thank god she is gone now to get rid of jenelle and i agree amber does look like she smells like wet poop and her hair is always greasy i wonder if she bathes

982 days ago


Why isn't this pig-nosed trash in jail?

982 days ago


ROFLMAO, I am liking Indiana judges.

982 days ago


Thank you for a judge who is not looking at Amber as a "celeb" but as a young girl with a troubled mind and a huge anger problem who need help. He did the right thing. Now, if he could only get Janelle Evans in his courtroom.

982 days ago

terry j vey    

So she got a good reality check from both the show and the judge.

982 days ago


Smart decision by the judge. MTV -- not so impressed with them. They caused the whole mess and ought to be ashamed.

982 days ago

Big D    

She needs to be taken off that show. I would bet she would not be having this many problems if the show didn't exist. All the media needs to disappear and let her get her life together the more media coverage the harder it will be for someone who is weak in mind and spirit to get their life in order and make good decisions.

982 days ago

Ozzie X    

Awww MTV making nobodies, criminals and drunkards into celebrities. Great contribution to society MTV.

982 days ago


Good for the low life tramp.

982 days ago


Why cant Lindsay Lohan's judge ban her from tv? Oh thats right Lindsay Lohan's judge arranged Lindsay's make believe 30 day jail sentence (i say make believe because the judge knew she would be out in an hour which she was) around her playboy shoot. Lindsay was also allowed to leave for Hawaii for her sisters birthday when she was only suppose to be able to leave for holidays and she got a to go to fashion week. Its nice to be a celeb. Amber is a perfect example of what happens to average people in the court system.

982 days ago

who cares    

No one will hire porky, would you???? It's funny when the courts tell felons they have to get a job because no one will hire them. She will get in trouble again and since this isnt her first time she should have just done jail time...

982 days ago
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