RAVE and WRECK of the week: April 27, 2011

By on April 27, 2011

RAVE of the week: The wedding of the century

The royal wedding is just days away, and the anticipation leading up to the ceremonial marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has been enormous. Between the venue, the guest list and of course, the dress, the world has been following each announcement leading up to the April 29 event at Westminster Abbey.

TLC has a full lineup for the week of the wedding–which will include airing the 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the making of the 2011 Royal Wedding and live coverage of the event beginning on Friday at 5 a.m. EST.

The bride and groom chose to be married at Westminster Abbey, where many other royal weddings have taken place and where Princess Diana’s funeral service was held.

The guest list has been the element surrounded by the most suspense, as everyone waited to see who would get an invite. A guest list of 1,900, family, friends and foreign royals will gather to watch the Royal Wedding. Celebrities such as David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and Guy Richie will be in attendance.

The designer of Kate’s wedding dress remains a mystery and with only two days left before the big day, it looks like it will remain that way. Follow TLC and other media coverage to stay updated on the Royal Wedding and tune in Friday to watch what the media have been calling “the wedding of the century.”

WRECK of the week: MTV sure knows how to pick ‘em

What do the stars of TV shows like “Maury” and “Jerry Springer” have in common with the teen mothers on MTV’s “16 and Pregnant?” They are all guilty of domestic abuse, mother-daughter assaults and substance abuse.

Both former and upcoming “16 and Pregnant” stars keep popping up in news reports rapid fire, filing one lawsuit after another.

It seems that the press just can’t get enough of these messed-up moms. First it was Amber Portwood, then Jenelle Evans, and now upcoming season three star Jennifer Del Rio.

Most recently, Del Rio was accused of assaulting Josh Smith, her baby’s daddy, after she punched him in the face.

According to TMZ reports, Smith says Del Rio plotted to become pregnant so she could appear on the MTV series. What a great way to start the third season which premiered only last Tuesday.

These recent controversies have many people arguing about whether or not shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” glorify teen pregnancy. There may be no right or wrong answer to this debate, but let’s just hope for their children’s sakes they never try to Google their parents.

Shame on these “mothers” for perpetuating the negative stigma attached to teen pregnancy, and shame on MTV for cashing in on the sad lives of these young women and their families.

 

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