Levi Johnston
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Levi Johnston
Levi Keith Johnston is the former fiancé of Bristol Palin. He first received media attention in August 2008 when U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced that her daughter Bristol was five months pregnant with Johnston's baby and that the two were engaged. Ultimately, the couple ended their relationship, and Johnston and the Palin family engaged in several public feuds.
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Denied: Judge Rejects Bristol Palin’s Baby Daddy Levi Johnston’s Bid For 50/50 Custody Of Tripp
Radar Online - about 3 years
Little Tripp will remain in the primary care of his mom Bristol Palin, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Alaska judge Gregory L. Heath, who was appointed to the bench by Governor Sarah Palin in 2009, last week dismissed Levi Johnston’s petition for equal custody of the four-year-old. As Radar previously reported, Johnston, 23, filed a petition for custody last October saying Tripp should be in his mother’s and father’s lives equally. PHOTOS: Levi Johnston Shows Off His New Daughter The couple had otherwise agreed when they split in 2010 that Bristol, 23, would have primary physical custody. In the wake of Levi’s sudden court filing, Bristol said he was $67,000 behind in child support and was not a fit dad because he didn’t even visit Tripp on a regular basis. Ex-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah even accused him of being a “deadbeat dad.” And when it came to his bid for custody, Levi was just as disorganized, Radar has learned. PHOTOS: America’s Top 30 Political Se ...
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Washington Post Announces Adam Goldman Hire
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that Adam Goldman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigatve reporter, was leaving the Associated Press for The Washington Post. The Post announced the move internally in a Wednesday morning staff memo obtained by HuffPost. In the memo, Post editors said they "sometimes scrambled to match his reporting -- and now we're thrilled to have him." The full Post memo is below: We are very pleased to announce that Adam Goldman, one of the country's premier investigative reporters, will join The Washington Post to cover counter-terrorism and other national security issues. We've sometimes scrambled to match his reporting -- and now we're thrilled to have him. Adam was part of the AP team that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for coverage of the NYPD's counter-terrorism programs, including the department's surveillance of Muslim communities. That work led to a recently published book, "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spyin ...
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If Other Things Shut Down
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The government shutdown has been rough on the hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees and laid-off contractors. But just think how much worse it could be if other things shut down. If Facebook shut down, then fourth quarter GDP in the U.S. would probably grow by 39 percent. If Google shut down, then I can't think of a scenario in which the world wouldn't end. Ditto for porn. If Lindsay Lohan shut down, then courts, TMZ, Us Weekly, nightclubs, hair color companies, car and theft insurance companies, and the Promises, Wonderland and Cirque Lodge rehab facilities would all shut down. If the NFL shut down, then God may not exist. If coffee shut down, then Starbucks would only serve venti iced skinny hazelnut rum, sugar-free syrup, extra shot, light ice, no whip. God probably exists. If The Cheesecake Factory shut down, then enough trees would be spared on their oversized menus alone to return atmospheric carbon dioxide to pre-1990 levels. Then Al Gore would make ...
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Celebrity Wife Swap: Bristol Palin Bonds With Joan Rivers, Lives Melissa Rivers' Hollywood Life
US Magazine - over 3 years
Bristol Palin was very much a fish out of water during the season premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap on Sunday, June 23. The single mother -- to son Tripp, 4 -- left her humble Wasilla, Alaskan abode for a more upscale, fast-paced lifestyle in Hollywood when she swapped lives with red carpet veteran Melissa Rivers. Since both Bristol and Melissa are single mothers (divorced from John Endicott, Melissa is raising 12-year-old son Cooper by herself), Willow Palin (Bristol's 18-year-old sister) and Joan Rivers (Melissa's 80-year-old mom) subbed in as the respective households' caregiver. PHOTOS: Bristol on DWTS Both women had quite an adjustment to make -- the Rivers' lavish Tinseltown lifestyle was a far cry from Bristol's more conservative, simple small-town life. Ultimately, however, the exchange wasn't quite as explosive as viewers might have imagined, though there were definitely some unexpectedly emotional moments. At the final roundtable at the end of the episode, Rivers ...
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Bristol Palin Looks Amazing
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Wow! Bristol Palin looked fantastic last night (Nov. 27) following the finale of "Dancing With the Stars: All Stars," in which Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were crowned champions. The 22-year-old put her legs on display in a short brown dress as she made her way home following the finale after-party at Boulevard 3 nightclub in Los Angeles, Calif. Dancing has done her good! Palin, who has a 4-year-old son Tripp with ex-fiance Levi Johnston, started off the all-star season with a bang, debuting her slimmed-down body for the first time. "I'm definitely in better shape than I was last time, definitely. I'm just more active and I cut all the crap out of my diet! It's that simple," she told Us Weekly in September. "And my kid's a lot more rowdy, a lot more active. I'm running after him a lot! He's huge! He thinks he's a teenager already." Sarah Palin's daughter also has a new rumored love interest: snowmobiler Joey Junker, 30, who is also from Alaska. "She r ...
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Marries Baby Mama (No, Not Bristol) (Levi Johnston/TMZ.com)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
Levi Johnston / TMZ.com: Marries Baby Mama (No, Not Bristol)  —  Levi Johnston has finally made an honest woman out of the mother of his latest child — the couple got hitched in Alaska today ... TMZ has learned.  —  According to our sources, Johnston and girlfriend Sunny Oglesby exchanged vows in front of more than 100 friends and family.
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Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston custody case closes in Alaska
Fox News - over 4 years
A custody case between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston has been closed, and an attorney says the two likely will work out any future differences regarding their 3-year-old son on their own.
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Levi Johnston Names Daughter After Gun
ABC News - over 4 years
Levi Johnston, the former fiancé of Bristol Palin, is a father again. Johnson and girlfriend Sunny Oglesby welcomed daughter Breeze Beretta on Wednesday morning, according to TMZ, who also posted photos of the couple with their baby. Johnston seems to be voicing his support for...
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Levi Johnston's A Dad Again
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Levi Johnston's girlfriend Sunny Oglesby gave birth to a baby girl, Breeze Beretta Johnston, on Wednesday. TMZ reports Breeze Beretta was born at 5:28 AM at Matsu Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska. The baby is 6 pounds 15 ounces and 19 inches long. In an interview with Insider Edition earlier this year, Oglesby confirmed that she and Johnston planned to name their daughter after the Italian handgun. This is the second child for Johnston. His ex-girlfriend Bristol Palin, daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, gave birth to Johnston's first child -- a son named Tripp -- in 2008. This is developing... More information to come...
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Levi wants custody after Tripp's f-bomb
CNN - over 4 years
Showbiz Tonight on reports that Levi Johnston is seeking custody of son Tripp, claiming Bristol Palin is an unfit parent
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Levi Johnston's custody battle!
CNN - over 4 years
Showbiz Tonight on reports that Levi Johnston is seeking custody of son Tripp, claiming Bristol Palin is an unfit parent
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I Love Television™
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Yay! Pen pals behind bars! by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Have I mentioned I have a lot of readers in prison? It makes sense if you think about it: I watch tons of TV, they watch tons of TV... I make wine in my toilet, they make wine in their toilet. BUT! What's interesting is that the incarcerated readership of I Love Television™ is almost exclusively female. And I'm still trying to figure out why. I assume it's because male prisoners find me threatening. They are threatened by (a) my tats—even though I drew those tears on with a Bic pen, and (b) my sexuality. It's just too much for them. Male prison is already a hotbed of pent-up sexual frustration, and I can easily imagine a horny riot breaking out after reading one of my columns. But lady prisoners love me! They think I'm cute and funny, and they are always asking me to be their pen pal. Here's one I received today from someone currently incarcerated in the Kentucky Correctional Instit ...
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Bristol Palin: I'm a "Grounded, Normal Mom"
US Magazine - over 4 years
Bristol Palin may have donned a gorilla suit on Dancing With the Stars and famously spoken out against President Obama's support of gay marriage, but when the 21-year-old's new Lifetime reality series premieres this summer, Palin insists viewers will see a more "normal" side of her. "I think I have tough skin and I know that God is on my side and my faith is everything to me," the mom of Tripp, 3, told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts in an interview promoting the June 19 premiere of Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp. "It's just the root of my life and my family's life and I think it will do well," she said. VIDEO: Watch Bristol dance in a gorilla costume on DWTS Sarah Palin's daughter -- who welcomed Tripp in December 2008 with ex Levi Johnston -- says she has turned her haters into her biggest motivators. "When people are talking poorly about me, I think it just gives me more motivation to want to do more and want to speak up even louder and they're just not doing themselves ...
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One Day at a Time
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
This just in... Sources seem to indicate that Chris Brown is still a dick. by Ann Romano MONDAY, MAY 21 This just in: Chris Brown is still a dick. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, his fans are also dicks. Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards, unrepentant abuser Brown performed a clearly sub-par lip-synched version of his song "Turn up the Music." This unleashed a torrent of Twatter snarkiness including a jab from singer Pink, who noted, "One day if I lip synch, I hope I do it as well as him." Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen also joined in on the fun, who twattered, "Why sing when you can dance?" This mildly critical opinion sent the aforementioned CB fans (dubbed "Team Breezy" even though they most certainly are not) into a dickish frenzy. "I hope you are the next 'celebrity' to die," twattered one. "Ditzy dumb ass tramp your mother should've aborted you," twattered another, which was followed by, "all you do is talk shit, yo ...
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Today in Awesome Squandering
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
According to US Weekly, the Bristol Palin-impregnating Levi Johnston is penniless and living with his mom—which is nothing but sad until you get to this sentence: "Levi made more than $1 million and squandered it on guns, boats and four-wheelers," the source says of Playgirl's winter 2010 cover model, 22. Poor sad Levi Johnston, living with his mom, whose side yard is choked with guns, boats, and four-wheelers. [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Bristol Palin On Obama’s Marriage Support: Kids Need Mom, Dad
Lez Get Real - almost 5 years
Bristol Palin It should not be surprising that Bristol Palin would actually weigh in on the issue of same-sex marriage and President Barack Obama’s statements in support of it. Of course, doing so simply means that she is living as a hypocrite and believes that others should do as she says, but not as she does. Palin wrote on Facebook that: “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” We would all like now to know why she did not marry Levi Johnston if she truly believed that. This is, after all, a young woman who had a child out of wedlock, unintentionally, with a boy that she has not marrie ...
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Bristol Palin Criticizes Barack Obama For Gay Marriage Support
Beleb Dirty Laundry - almost 5 years
Yesterday, President Obama announced that he is in support of gay marriage. Now, Bristol Palin is feeling the need to add her two cents into the mix and her commentary is fueled by stupidity. Seriously. Let’s just preface this by saying that Bristol is a 21-year-old single mother who has seemingly done everything imaginable to keep her son Tripp away from his father, Levi Johnston. She had Tripp when she was still a teenager and out of wedlock. Proceed. We’ve excerpted this nonsense for your inevitable criticism below (emphasis ours): While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Levi Johnston
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 24
    Their second daughter, Indy Rae Johnston, was born in January 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 22
    Johnston appeared as a celebrity coach to Logan Cummins in the pilot of a reality television show titled "Mansformation" released in May 2013.
    More Details Hide Details On September 28, 2010, Ben Folds and Nick Hornby released an album called Lonely Avenue, which featured a track entitled "Levi Johnston's Blues". The song provides an account of Johnston's story, based on actual posts Johnston had uploaded to his own MySpace webpage. Alaska singer-songwriter Marian Call has said that "The Avocado Song" was inspired by Levi Johnston. In the HBO film Game Change, Johnston is portrayed by actor Justin Gaston.
  • 2012
    Age 21
    Johnston married Sunny Oglesby (born 1992) on October 28, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details A month prior to the wedding, the couple's first daughter, Breeze Beretta Johnston, was born.
  • 2011
    Age 20
    Johnston's book, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs, was published in September 2011.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    In August 2010, Johnston announced that he would be running in the October 2011 election for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, saying he wanted his son, Tripp, to be proud of him.
    More Details Hide Details The then-current mayor, Verne E. Rupright, responded that Johnston's announcement was a little early, and advised him to get a high school diploma, and keep his clothes on, a reference to Johnston's modeling career. Bristol Palin responded that she "never knew he had political aspirations. I'm glad that Levi has not given up on completing his education and is looking for steady employment." Johnston's manager stated he hoped to copy the rise of Sarah Palin from mayor of Wasilla to governor of Alaska, "creating a rural, Alaskan version of the Bush political dynasty." It was reported that Johnston's bid for mayor would tie into his proposed reality television series.
    In July 2010, a week prior to the announcement that he and Bristol were engaged a second time, Johnston issued a statement saying "I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true.
    More Details Hide Details I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize." After the brief second engagement ended, Johnston said that he regretted issuing the apology, saying, "it kind of makes me sound like a liar. I've never lied about anything."
    In July 2010, Bristol Palin and Johnston announced that they had reunited and were engaged for the second time; less than three weeks later, they ended their second engagement.
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    Politico reported in April 2010 that Johnston was writing on a memoir "that would air the true story of the Palin household."
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    In October 2009, Johnston appeared in a television commercial for Roll International, makers of Wonderful Pistachios, as part of their "Get Crackin" advertising campaign.
    More Details Hide Details The commercial features Johnston, with a bodyguard, opening a pistachio as a voice-over states, "Now Levi Johnston does it with protection." It was reported that Johnston would pose fully nude for Playgirl magazine; however, following a statement by Sarah Palin that referred to Johnston's "aspiring porn career", it was announced that Johnston's photo shoot would not include full frontal nudity.
    Johnston and comedian Kathy Griffin attended the 2009 Teen Choice Awards together.
    More Details Hide Details She later stated that he was "surprisingly sweet and courteous" to her. Johnston and Griffin's acquaintance is documented in the sixth season of Griffin's reality television series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Additionally, as a gag in her stand-up comedy routine, Griffin often referred to the acquaintance as a relationship, and Johnston as her boyfriend.
    In a September 2009 Vanity Fair interview, Johnston alleged that Sarah Palin initially wanted the couple to keep Bristol's pregnancy a secret and offered to adopt the baby and raise him as her own, but that he and Bristol rejected the plan.
    More Details Hide Details In response, Sarah told the media Johnston's statements were "untrue, malicious, and appalling", emphasizing that she highly appreciated her children and commenting that Johnston's photoshoots were "attention-seeking and desperate".
    In August 2009, Johnston speculated that Sarah Palin's early resignation from office was due to long-standing marital difficulties, the pressures of the job, and lucrative book and other media offers.
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    After his 2009 breakup with Bristol, Johnston gave a series of nationally televised interviews.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared on The Tyra Banks Show with his mother and sister, saying he wanted to dispel rumors. Remarking on Bristol's public appearances to promote sexual abstinence, Johnston told The Early Show that "abstinence is a great idea" but said it was unrealistic to think it is going to work for teens. In another interview he said that he was "pretty sure" Sarah Palin had known that he and Bristol were having sex in the family's house. The Palin family denounced Johnston's statements as lies, with one public statement reading, "We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship."
    The Associated Press reported in July 2009 that Johnston was also pursuing a movie deal.
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    In May 2009, Johnston said that their relationship was improving and that they were determined to jointly raise Tripp.
    More Details Hide Details Later, Bristol began a child custody case against Johnston, seeking sole custody and child support.
  • 2008
    Age 17
    Johnston attended the 2008 Republican National Convention with the Palin family.
    More Details Hide Details While Sarah Palin was delivering her prime-time nomination acceptance speech, the cameras frequently cut away to Johnston and Bristol. Johnston shook hands onstage with Sarah Palin's running mate, Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, and was treated as a member of Palin's family. Fox News commentator Dick Morris remarked that McCain's decision to welcome Johnston to the stage was a good move because it would help McCain show "a nonjudgmental", tolerant attitude, while still sending the message that unwed teens who become pregnant should marry.
    The couple's son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, was born in December 2008, but the two broke off their engagement in March 2009.
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    Following the announcement that she would be Senator John McCain's running mate in the November, 2008 U.S. presidential election, Sarah Palin announced that her daughter Bristol was pregnant by Johnston, and that the two would be married.
    More Details Hide Details Johnston denied claims that he was being pressured into a shotgun wedding, stating, "We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid. That was the plan from the start."
    He first received media attention in August 2008 when U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced that her daughter Bristol was five months pregnant with Johnston's baby and that the two were engaged.
    More Details Hide Details Ultimately, the couple ended their relationship, and Johnston and the Palin family engaged in several public feuds. After working in the Alaskan oil fields, Johnston began pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, aspiring to be a model and an actor. He has written a book based on his experiences with the Palins titled, Deer in the Headlights. Johnston was born in Wasilla, Alaska, the eldest child of Sherry (née Sampson) and Keith Johnston. He has a younger sister, Mercede "Sadie" Johnston. He attended Wasilla High School, where he played on the hockey team, but dropped out in his senior year. He worked full-time on the Alaska North Slope oil fields as an apprentice electrician, quitting in January 2009. According to Johnston, he and Bristol Palin began dating during their freshman year of high school. After losing a promise ring on a caribou hunt, Johnston had Bristol's name tattooed on his finger.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Born
    Born on May 3, 1990.
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