Teen Mom OG: Amber Portwood and Boyfriend Dimitri Discuss Possible Long-Term Stay in the U.S.


Amber Portwood's new boyfriend might need to get her brother's approval.

The MTV star's brother, Shawn Jr., met Dimitri, her Belgian boyfriend, on Tuesday's episode of Teen Mom OG in which Shawn asked Dimitri if he had any plans to move to the U.S. from his native Belgium.

"You want to stay here? Permanently?" he asked Dimitri, who merely shrugged. "That's a tough thing too because you've got kids, you've got kids. How do you meet in the middle?"

Portwood said, "Me, I'm never leaving the United States. I'm sorry, it's not happening. I'm not leaving Leah or James ever."

Shawn asked Dimitri if the mother of his two children would allow them to visit Dimitri in the U.S. if he did make the trans-Atlantic move. Dimitri shrugged, causing Shawn to ask his sister if they'd discussed obtaining a marriage visa.

"No, just a work visa," Portwood told her brother. Dimitri said, "I want, first of all, a relationship, and after, a visa for work."

The trio then had lunch with Gary Shirley, the father of Portwood's 11-year-old daughter Leah. Portwood revealed she felt more confident in Dimitri's affections for her since he had passed a lie detector test.

"After the lie detector test, I'm giving him more of me," she said.

Portwood and Shawn had their own private conversation in which he expressed his concerns about Dimitri.

"It makes it hard when you don't know where someone comes from," he said. "If he was from Indiana, I'd have more in common with him."

He continued, "The reason why I came here this weekend is because I'm kind of concerned of his motives for being here. Just imagine Leah saying, 'Hey I'm dating this Belgian guy who hardly speaks any English.' The first thing that comes to mind is, well is he just trying to come into this country and stay over here?"

"That's not my issue," Portwood said, "We're doing good on communicating right now. We really love each other."

Shawn replied, "Well don't let history repeat itself then."

Speaking to PEOPLE in late March, Portwood said she and Dimitri are "still talking."

"He's in Belgium. The coronavirus is obviously a big reason [we can't see each other], and that's okay because a lot of couples at the moment who are still in the same state have to do this," she acknowledged.

Portwood is a mom to two children: Leah, with ex Shirley, and a 1-year-old son James, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.

Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on MTV.

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From testing products to trying on clothes — we answer your questions on shopping during the coronavirus crisis – The Sun

OUR favourite stores have been shut for over two months, but that is all about to change.

From testing out gadgets and makeup to trying on clothes and returns, we answer your questions so you're ready to shop once retailers open their doors again.

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Q: CAN I test products?

A: MOSTLY, no.

For gadgets such as an iPhone or a new television, store staff will give you a demonstration.

In bookstores you will be discouraged from handling books unless you really need to.

Waterstones has said there will be trolleys on which to put books you have picked up but do not want.

Furniture such as sofas and beds will be covered in plastic for safety.

Staff may allow you to sit or lay on them if they can be thoroughly cleaned between.

Make-up is a definite No.

Boots said yesterday it is removing testers like lipstick and eyeshadow and scrapping face-to-face consultations, with video consultations instead.

Stock that is picked up and looked at, such as homeware goods like saucepans, will be cleaned or rotated.

Q: SURELY I can try on clothes? I go to shops to try them on as much as look at them.

A: IT will be discouraged.

Fitting rooms are likely to be shut — since they tend to be small and would need cleaning between use.

Stores will also discourage trying on of clothes for hygiene reasons.

Even trying on a jumper or jacket will be discouraged.

Where it is vital to try something on, say protective gear for key workers, this can be done in changing rooms, but they must be cleaned between use.

Q: WHAT happens with returns?

A: “NO contact” return areas will be set up away from normal tills.

As at tills, these will have a queuing system to keep people two metres apart.

Returned items must be “quarantined” for 72 hours before being put back on sale.

Q: WHAT about click and ­collect?

A: THIS will be like the returns — and might be in the same area of a store.

Rather than going any time of the day, shoppers might be given “time windows” to avoid queues.

And there could be more Amazon-style pick-up lockers.

Q: CAN I still use the toilet?

A: MANY shops will shut loos for safety.

Stores only have to have toilets if they are serving food and drink.

Most in-store cafes will be shut.

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Police called to ‘illegal lockdown birthday party’ at house of Tory MP – The Sun

COPS were called to break up an alleged illegal lockdown bank holiday birthday party at the home of a Tory MP.

Balloons and banners outside Rob Roberts' North Wales home reportedly celebrated a 40th birthday.

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The Mirror reports two people visiting the Mold house were asked to leave yesterday.

Police confirmed they attended the Delyn MP's home over a "possible breach of Covid-19 regulations".

It is thought Mr Roberts' wife Alexandra turned 40 years old on Monday.

Superintendent Mark Pierce of North Wales Police said: “In response to two reports of a possible breach of Covid-19 regulations we visited an address at Ty’n y Coed, Mold, yesterday.

"When we called at the property two people visiting the house left following advice and no further action was taken.”

The lockdown rules in Wales are the same still as in England, where households are still not allowed to host non members in their homes.

A spokesperson for Mr Roberts said: "Rob Roberts was not present at the time.

"His family have been reminded of the guidelines set out by the government."

'POSSIBLE BREACH'

Mr Roberts, who said on Twitter he had separated from his wife weeks ago, spent the bank holiday in London.

He reportedly came back to the family home yesterday afternoon.

The MP came out in defence of Government aide Dominic Cummings, who was accused of breaking lockdown rules to stay with his family in Durham while ill with coronavirus.

Mr Roberts had demanded a full investigation into Mr Cummings' actions, before posting on Facebook yesterday after watching his press conference.

He wrote: "Having watched the statement from Mr Cummings, I believe that he seemed to be entirely acting in the best interests of his child as a responsible husband and father.

"It is now time for us all to move on from this issue."

It comes as the official UK coronavirus death toll has today risen by 134 in 24 hours as fatalities pass 37,000.

It is one of the smallest increases yet as the UK edges closer to getting out of lockdown after the pandemic hit – however new statistics today revealed the true toll could be much higher.

The Office for National Statistics today revealed 47,000 people could have been killed by the deadly bug already.

Britain has been in lockdown for over two months with most shops closed and people living in isolation since March 23.

But the extreme measures have slowly started to ease with barbecues and garden parties for ten person 'bubbles' expected to be allowed from the end of June.

Boris Johnson hailed the move as a step on the road to "rebuilding our country" and urged Brits to "spend" to help the economy to "bounce back".

The new relaxation measures will pave the way for millions of people to head back to work.


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If You Don't Want to Spend Hundreds on a KitchenAid, These Stand Mixers Have Amazing Reviews

Listen, we all know that the KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Tilt-Head is the gold standard when it comes to stand mixers. We all also know that it’ll set you back 300 bucks — or more. And while visions of the fluffiest creams and smoothest batters are enticing, dropping a car payment on a stand mixer may not be in the budget. Fortunately, affordable alternatives that’ll help you become a master of baked goods do exist.

You might be thinking, But, but… everyone on Instagram has the KitchenAid Artisan! Admittedly, it seems like that some days. And it’s a phenomenal option, so it makes sense. But don’t let the KitchenAid hype keep you from exploring other options that may work just as well for you at a fraction of the cost. Some of the more affordable alternatives on the market even have features the KitchenAid lacks.

Because here’s the thing: If you love to bake, a stand mixer is a worthy investment. It saves time and energy. The results are often noticeably better. If something is supposed to be smooth, it comes out like velvet. If it’s supposed to be light and airy, it comes out like a cloud. True story. A stand mixer will rock your baking world. And once you realize that, it’ll be a real struggle to ever return to that cheap hand mixer you bought on clearance at K-Mart 10 years ago.

The following more-affordable-than-KitchenAid stand mixers receive rave reviews from users. So, what are you waiting for? The perfect chocolate chip cookies aren’t going to make themselves.

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See What All the Fuss Is About in the Love, Victor Trailer

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What if Simon Spier’s coming out, the central story of Love, Simon, wasn’t a celebrated affair? Love, Victor is here to answer that question.

The sequel series to Love, Simon, Hulu’s Love, Victor follows Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School who is on his own journey of self-discovery. But Victor’s home life, his friends and his understanding of his own sexual orientation aren’t the same as Simon’s. Confused and in a new town, Victor decides to reach out to Simon (Nick Robinson) in an effort to get a handle on his burgeoning feelings and desires.

“You’re very lucky, Simon, for having the world’s most perfect, accepting friends, supportive friends. For some of us, it’s not that easy,” Victor says.

The trailer below gives viewers a hint of what’s to come in the new series when all episodes drop on June 19.

“I was excited to start over, I thought I’d finally get the chance to be myself, or at least get the chance to finally figure out who that is,” Victor says in the trailer above. “My story is confusing. Some guys like guys, some guys like girls, some guys like both—I’m not even sure what I like.”

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, writers behind the movie and This Is Us, return as executive producers on the sequel series. Isaac Kalusner, Marty Bowen, Adam Fishbach, Wyck Godrey, Pouya Shahbazian and Adam Londy are also executive producers. Ana Ortiz stars as Isabel, Victor’s mother, James Martinez plays his father, Isabella Ferreira his sister and Mateo Fernandez his brother. The cast also includes Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, Sophia Bush, Mekhi Phifer and Mason Gooding.

Love, Victor was originally intended for Disney+ but was moved over to Hulu, according to Variety due to the subject matter, “including alcohol use and sexual exploration.” Sources told Variety it wasn’t a fit for the family-friendly nature of Disney+.

All episodes drop Friday, June 19 on Hulu.

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Michael Cimino Reaches Out To Simon in New ‘Love, Victor’ Series Trailer – Watch Now

Michael Cimino makes his debut at a new high school as Victor in the brand new trailer for Love, Victor.

Set in the world of Love, Simon, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation.

When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, Sophia Bush and more star in the series.

Love, Victor will debut on June 19 on Hulu. Check out the trailer below!

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Nike, Ben & Jerry’s roll out sweet new sneaker, Nike SB Chunky Dunky

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Nike and Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up to roll out a sweet new deal.

The sneaker maker and ice cream franchise debuted the new Nike SB Chunky Dunky snaker, which features vibrant colors, a black-and-white Holstein cow pattern and dripping Nike Swoosh logo resembling melting ice cream, or Ben & Jerry's signature packaging. The inside sports a tie-dyed pattern and the ice cream maker's theme: "If it's not fun, why do it?"

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The sneakers went on sale at select skate shops Saturday and were released through a drawing on the Nike SNKRS app Tuesday. Nike said the Chunky Dunky will be available at an MSRP of $100 but in limited quantities. Shoppers can check nikesb.com for a list of participating independent sellers or try the Nike SNKRS app for additional details.

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"Ben & Jerry's loves bringing creative and exciting experiences to our fans – and this is a one-of-a-kind shoe that only Nike SB could do," Jay Curley, global head of Integrated Marketing at Ben & Jerry's, said in a statement. "The opportunity to pair up and feature some really cool kicks has already caught some buzz and landed great feedback from the skate and sneaker communities as well as ice cream fans who are excited for the partnership. From the half pipe to Half Baked, this is an ice cream dream come true.”

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Nike SB Chunky Dunky

The move comes as Nike Inc. reported fiscal 2020 third-quarter results, which showed revenue spike of 5 percent on a reported basis and 7 percent on a currency-neutral basis. Digital sales also ticked up 36 percent versus prior year, according to the earnings report.

Nike shares are up 18 percent on the year.

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The A Word’s Pooky Quesnel reveals emotional real-life struggle behind ‘control freak’ Louise’s storyline – The Sun

THE A Word’s Pooky Quesnel has revealed she based her “control freak” character’s reaction to an emotional storyline on the advice of a real-life friend.

In the popular BBC drama series Pooky plays Louise, a music teacher and mum to Ralph who has Down's syndrome and is planning to marry his girlfriend. 

And the actress, 54, admitted she asked one of her expert pals how Louise might react to the news that their son wanted to wed.

She told The Yorkshire Post: “I've got a friend who's an educational psychologist, and when I first got the script and I said, ‘Ralph's going to get married’, she went, ‘Oh god, Louise won't like that.

“The parents I know, they really, really struggle letting the kids have their independence because their whole life has been defined, and their whole selves have been defined, in this carer role.’”

Pooky, who previously played Rachel Branning in EastEnders in the late 2000s, added: “All of a sudden, they've got to release the reins – and Louise is the uber-control freak.” 

Another of The A Word’s stars, Christopher Eccleston, has previously admitted no show he’s previously worked on has had as big an audience reaction as The A Word.

The 56-year-old, who portrayed the ninth incarnation of Doctor Who, plays Maurice, the grandfather of  Joe, a seven-year-old boy with autism.

The dad-of-two said: "This programme has connected me with the public like no other, because everybody seems to be touched in some way, by autism or Down's syndrome.”

Eccleston predicted that The A Word will run for many more years and track Joe’s journey through adolescence.


He said: "There's no doubt that the challenges for people living with autism deepen, I would say, as other lessons of puberty dawn.

“But I would hope that perhaps we could look at that in a few years, when Max [Vento, who plays Joe] has moved into that age group.

“Of course, by that point, Maurice, who has an existential crisis about his 60th birthday in the third series.

"God knows what we could do with Maurice as he approaches 70. I'd certainly like to do that.”

The A Word continues on Tuesday, May 26 at 9pm on BBC One.

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Health chiefs tell laboratories to STOP analysing Covid-19 home tests

Health regulator tells laboratories to STOP analysing samples from Covid-19 home antibody tests after Number 10’s testing tsar urged public to avoid buying self-sampling blood kits

  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has blocked processing
  • Professor John Newton, from PHE, last week urged people not to buy the tests
  • Government has approved two lab tests for official use only on health workers
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

British health officials have told companies offering Covid-19 antibody tests to stop processing blood samples from patients in the UK, MailOnline can reveal.

Private tests to see whether people have already had the disease and recovered are now available from various online pharmacies from around £69.

Superdrug became the first high street retailer to offer the service and numerous websites offer similar tests, including Lloyds Pharmacy.

But now the Government, which has previously been accused of trying take control of coronavirus testing among the public, has slammed the brakes on private tests.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has allegedly told firms to stop analysing the blood samples people submit for testing.

Officials have yet to comment on the matter but at least two labs that process antibody tests are believed to be affected. 

It is not clear why the decision has been taken or who made it but sources fear officials are trying to stop the sale of commercial tests. 

It comes after Public Health England’s testing tsar, Professor John Newton, last week urged people not to pay for private tests and to wait for official ones. 

The Government has bought 10million tests from pharmaceutical giant Roche and will start using them on NHS and care staff from this week.

MailOnline has approached the MHRA and Department of Health for comment, and officials are expected to meet tomorrow to discuss the issue.

Antibody tests are carried out by analysing blood samples to look for signs that the immune system has, in the past, reacted to the coronavirus and created memories of how to do so. These ‘memories’ are stored in substances called antibodies and the presence of ones specific to Covid-19 indicates that the person has had the illness (Stock image)

The way antibody tests work is that someone takes their own blood sample, or a medical professional takes it for them, and that is posted off to a lab.

There, qualified technicians analyse the blood to look for antibodies for the coronavirus, which are immune system substances created when someone is infected with the virus.

People then receive a result in which the presence of antibodies – a positive result – indicates they have already had the virus, or the absence that they have not.

The lab analysis stage is now being blocked by the MHRA, MailOnline understands.

The best-known company providing antibody tests, Superdrug, voluntarily stopped issuing its tests last week because of immense demand, so it could get through all the ordered samples.

WHAT IS AN ANTIBODY TEST?

An antibody test is one which tests whether someone’s immune system is equipped to fight a specific disease or infection.

When someone gets infected with a virus their immune system must work out how to fight it off and produce substances called antibodies.

These are extremely specific and are usually only able to tackle one strain of one virus. They are produced in a way which makes them able to latch onto that specific virus and destroy it.

For example, if someone catches COVID-19, they will develop COVID-19 antibodies for their body to use to fight it off.

The body then stores versions of these antibodies in the immune system so that if it comes into contact with that same virus again it will be able to fight it off straight away and probably avoid someone feeling any symptoms at all.

To test for these antibodies, medics or scientists can take a fluid sample from someone – usually blood – and mix it with part of the virus to see if there is a reaction between the two.

If there is a reaction, it means someone has the antibodies and their body knows how to fight off the infection – they are immune. If there is no reaction it means they have not had it yet.

It did not confirm whether the MHRA rule had affected its service.

A spokesperson said: ‘We have been contacted by MHRA and are in ongoing discussions with them.’

The move comes after the Government’s testing tsar, Professor John Newton, last week urged members of the public not to pay for antibody tests.

Professor Newton, a medical director at Public Health England, told Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee on Friday that curious members of the public should wait until the Government could carry out approved tests on them.

The Government announced on Thursday that more than 10million antibody kits were being bought from pharmaceutical firm Roche for use in hospitals and care homes.

It comes after high street chains including Superdrug began to offer a home antibody test kit for £69.

Although the test it is using has been part-approved by PHE, Superdrug is asking people to take their own blood samples, which PHE has not approved. 

The test is still legal however, and people can make their own decision about whether to take it. 

When asked about the new home tests, Professor Newton said better tests would be available to the public soon.

He warned: ‘The public need to be aware that those tests are not the same as those we have evaluated and approved for use.

‘The laboratory-based tests have a much higher standard of accuracy. We wouldn’t recommend at the moment that people rely on the tests that are becoming widely available.

‘My advice would be to wait until we have better tests which will be available in a similar form very soon, though they are still under evaluation at the moment.’

Antibody testing has been ongoing throughout the pandemic and more than 230,000 people have been tested in a bid to try and work out what proportion of the population has had the virus.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock last week announced that early results suggested almost one in five people in London – 17 per cent – have already had the coronavirus, according to surveillance testing. 

Meanwhile the rate across the rest of the UK appeared to be around five per cent, he said, which would equal 2.85million people.

But none of the tests have so far been considered good enough to diagnose people on an individual basis – to tell them the results.

Tests made by giant pharmaceutical firms Roche and Abbott, however, have now been approved by the Government and will start to be used on medical and care staff this week.

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Tom Brady and Gisele’s Son Benjamin Crashes Their TikTok Couples Challenge

Family fun! Gisele Bündchen joined TikTok to participate in the viral couples challenge with Tom Brady — and they had a little help from their son, Benjamin.

The supermodel, 39, and the newly minted Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 42, cuddled on an outdoor couch as the 10-year-old hid behind them in the Tuesday, May 26, upload. With their eyes closed, the couple answered a series of questions about their relationship simply by pointing at each other.

Bündchen and Brady disagreed on the first question, saying the other person is typically the first to apologize after a fight. They concurred that the Brazil native is “the funny one,” although Benjamin voted for his dad. However, the trio were on the same page for many of the queries, including Brady being “more patient” and “more spoiled” and Bündchen eating more and being the “better singer.” They also agreed that the NFL star “works out more,” “requires more attention,” “spends the most money” and “has more clothes,” the latter of which made his wife crack up.

Surprisingly, the pair could not come to a consensus on who said “I love you” first (Brady said Bündchen and vice versa) or “who drives better” (they each voted for themselves). As for “who is never wrong,” they both pointed at the Lessons author while Benjamin popped up from behind the couch and said himself.

The athlete and Bündchen started dating in 2006 after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. They tied the knot in Santa Monica in February 2009 and went on to welcome Benjamin that December and daughter Vivian, now 7, three years later. Brady also shares son Jack, 12, with his ex Bridget Moynahan.

A source told Us Weekly exclusively earlier this month that the coronavirus pandemic has forced the Brady-Bündchen family to make major adjustments like the rest of the world.

“With the quarantine, it’s a challenge for them like any other parents trying to stick to a normal routine in the household,” the source said. “But this added time together is such a gift. They’re making the most of it during the off-season and prioritizing family time before training really kicks into high gear for Tom.”

A second insider explained that “clear, current communication” has helped bring Brady and Bündchen “even closer over the years by being open and honest with one another and by committing to each other and prioritizing their family.”

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