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Farrah Abraham Reality TV Played a Part in Valerie Fairman's Death

12/23/2016 6:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham didn't mince words when it came to dolling out blame for Valerie Fairman's death ... and "16 and Pregnant" fell right in Farrah's crosshairs.

Farrah -- a former "16 and Pregnant" star herself -- was at Headquarter's Gentleman's Club in NYC where our photog asks her pointblank if the show and the fame played a role in Valerie's death.

Check out the vid ... Farrah says the show is now toxic. 

As we reported ... Valerie died Wednesday from an apparent overdose.


Valerie Fairman's Death Signs of Drug Abuse Found by Paramedics

12/22/2016 9:32 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

First responders rushed to Valerie Fairman initially thinking she might have suffered a heart attack ... but once on scene there were signs of possible drug abuse.

TMZ got the dispatch call to the fire dept and EMS Wednesday night in Coatesville, PA ... and the call went out as a "cardiac arrest" -- but about 10 minutes later the dispatcher changes the call to a "possible DOA."

She also says paramedics are going to need containers for needles. As we've reported ... it appears the "16 and Pregnant" star died of an overdose. She'd battled drug addiction for many years.

Valerie Fairman's Death Five Shots at Rehab in Five Years

12/22/2016 8:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Valerie Fairman was desperately trying to get clean for years before she died from a suspected overdose ... according to her mother.

Valerie's mom, Janice Fairman, tells TMZ her daughter checked into 5 different rehab treatment facilities over the last 5 years, but she fell off the wagon every time. She says the last time was just a few months ago ... after Valerie had served time in prison for a probation violation.

Janice tells us she last spoke with Valerie a week and a half ago, and while they didn't discuss her sobriety, Janice says Valerie sounded "way up" and "very good."

As we reported ... Valerie died Wednesday while visiting a friend Pennsylvania. Janice says she does not know the friend.

'16 and Pregnant' Star Valerie Fairman Dead of Presumed Overdose

12/22/2016 6:10 AM PST
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Valerie Fairman -- the 23-year-old star from the reality show "16 and Pregnant" -- has died and her family tells TMZ it appears to be an overdose.

Valerie's mom tells us she was at a friend's home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Wednesday when the friend repeatedly called for Valerie, who was in the bathroom, but she did not come out. We're told the friend broke down the door and found her unresponsive.

The coroner is conducting toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of death but we're told it appears to be an OD.

Valerie's child, 7-year-old Nevaeh, is currently with her mom.

As for Valerie, she has been arrested a number of times. The charges include prostitution and, just last week she was busted for resisting arrest and providing false ID to law enforcement. She attempted to run from cops, who subdued her.

RIP

'16 & Pregnant' Star I Got Wasted and Busted My Face ... Time for Rehab

6/7/2016 9:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jordan Cashmyer has checked into rehab after her drinking spiraled so out of control, she gave herself a concussion and a black eye ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the "16 & Pregnant" star tell us Jordan's spending 30 days at a rehab facility in Baltimore. Her rock bottom started earlier this month -- we're told Jordan's booze habit started affecting her job at a gym ... and she got fired.

Then late last week, after a night of heavy drinking ... she stumbled into her mother's house and fell so hard, she smacked her head on the ground and suffered a concussion.

Our sources say the injury made Jordan realize it's time to "get her life together."

Jordan's 2-year-old, Genevieve, has been living with the baby daddy's mother since last year.

'16 and Pregnant' Star Court Cuts Off MIA Baby Daddy

2/15/2016 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"16 and Pregnant" star Lindsey Harrison just had a huge victory in court -- she's been awarded all parental rights to her 5-year-old daughter.

Lindsey, who's 21 now, got a managing conservatorship over her daughter, Aniyah Monroe Harrison-Ponce.

According to legal docs ... Aniyah's birth father, Forrest Dean Ponce, has been absent for 6 months, and failed to support his daughter for at least a year.

The judge's ruling officially terminates Ponce's relationship with Aniyah. Lindsey also gets to change her daughter's last name to her new married name ... Nicholson. 

'16 & Pregnant' Whitney Purvis Someone Gave My Dog Away

10/6/2015 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"16 and Pregnant" star Whitney Purvis says her adorable Boston Terrier Chumpy ran away and was adopted by a new family before she even had a chance to look for him, so she's fighting the rescue shelter to get the pooch back.

Purvis says Chumpy was being watched by neighbors while she was on vacation when he ran away.

Animal control says they picked up a Boston Terrier Sept. 23 and kept him for the 3-day stray hold. No one claimed him, so the dog went to Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee and someone adopted him.

Whitney says BTRET refused to ante up the name of Chumpy's new fam. 

BTRET claims they did everything by the book, adding the dog wasn't tagged or microchipped.

Here's where the story doesn't add up ... animal control says it picked the dog up Sept. 23, the day before Whitney left for her trip ... so someone's lying.

We get all the fuss ... Chumpy's a cutie!

'16 and Pregnant' Whitney Purvis Busted ... For Brooming Ex-BF

9/2/2015 3:19 PM PDT
Breaking News

Former "16 and Pregnant" mom Whitney Purvis tried to clean up -- allegedly attacking her ex with a broom -- and still got herself arrested. Again. 

Purvis was busted in Rome, GA on Wednesday afternoon after police say she broke into Weston Gosa's home by throwing a wheel through 2 windows -- and then whacked Gosa with a metal broom handle. 

She allegedly hit Gosa in the leg and side. 23-year-old Purvis was booked for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor trespassing. 

Purvis and Gosa are familiar with jail -- they've been arrested multiple times for everything from DUIs to stealing a pregnancy test.  

'16 & Pregnant' Baby Daddy Another Arrest ... Another Classic Mug Shot

12/30/2013 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE


Weston Gosa
-- the dude who knocked up Whitney Purvis on "16 & Pregnant" -- was arrested again Tuesday ... and his mug shot is the absolute best of the trilogy.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Weston was pulled over in Georgia for speeding and driving on a suspended license.  He's currently being held at the Floyd County Jail in Rome, GA on a $1,710 bond.

As we previously reported -- Weston was busted last December for smashing some electronics ... and popped again last July after allegedly crashing his car while driving under the influence (which spawned the infamous "sleeping mug shot").

Are the people who cast that show that good ... or just lucky?
 

'16 & Pregnant' Stars ARRESTED Alleged Computer Smashers

12/13/2012 8:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Whitney Purvis and her boyfriend/baby daddy Weston Gosa -- stars of MTV's "16 & Pregnant" -- were arrested in Georgia this week after allegedly smashing the hell out of some electronics ... TMZ has learned.

The Floyd County Sheriff's Dept. tells us ... 21-year-old Whitney and 23-year-old Weston were arrested on December 12th ... after someone filed a complaint accusing the two of smashing a laptop and a cell phone.

We're told a warrant was issued for their arrests ... so cops went to their home and arrested the reality stars for criminal trespassing.

Both Whitney and Weston were taken to the station where they were booked. They were each released on $1,300 bond.

It's unclear who was watching their child during the arrest.

'16 & Pregnant' Couple Regain Custody Following Massive Feces Problem

8/26/2012 5:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE
After a year-long crash course on good parenting skills, "16 & Pregnant" stars Ebony and Joshua Rendon were finally granted full custody of their three-year-old daughter again, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... The Department of Human Services stripped the MTV stars of custody of their daughter Jocelyn last year, after police found deplorable living conditions in their home like feces covered walls, maggots and flies.

But all that's behind them now. TMZ spoke to Josh, who says he and Ebony enrolled in a rigorous program of counseling and parenting classes to learn how to care for their child and were officially granted full custody again.

Josh says, "Our family is finally back together and we are doing great. We got the help we needed and did what we needed to do. We will never make the same mistakes again.”

Josh tells us, there are no restrictions placed on the custody agreement, but over the last year they were subjected to random home inspections by the DHS.

In case you forgot, the couple is also expecting a second child and Josh tells us ... it's a girl. Mazel Tov.

'16 and Pregnant' Star My Baby Daddy is a DANGER to My Kids

7/29/2012 4:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"16 and Pregnant" star Jennifer Del Rio says her baby daddy is a huge threat to her family's safety, so much so, she fled 1,000 miles to get away from him and is asking a judge for sole custody of their young twins.

The MTV star recently filed legal docs in Lake County, Illinois -- where she lives, after fleeing the state of FL to escape from her ex, Joshua Smith

In the docs, the 18-year-old says she's the primary caregiver of the couple's twin boys -- feeding them, bathing them and grooming them -- so it's in their best interest to stay with her permanently.

That's not all, Jennifer claims there's definitely NO WAY she can share custody with Joshua -- as is the current arrangement -- due to their history of domestic violence.

TMZ broke the story, Joshua was arrested in 2011 after Jennifer claimed he attacked her. Jennifer was also arrested, for a later incident, when Joshua accused her of battery ... a claim she says is bogus.

A judge has yet to rule. Calls to Joshua have not been returned.

'16 & Pregnant' Baby Daddy Popped for DUI Mug Shot's a SNOOZE

7/5/2012 9:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE
"16 & Pregnant" baby daddy Weston Gosa -- father of Whitney Purvis' kid -- was arrested for DUI in Georgia yesterday ... after allegedly crashing his car ... but the real reason we're posting this story ... dude's mug shot is legendary.

According to the Floyd County Police Department, 23-year-old Gosa smashed his car, and was placed under arrest when cops decided he had been driving under the influence. Police say Gosa was under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of his arrest.

Police also say Gosa was in possession of Xanax and Lorcet without a prescription, as well as a pipe with some kind of residue in it.

Gosa has been charged with felony possession of controlled substances, misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects, and DUI.

He's still in custody. He may or may not be aware of this.

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