“Ricky Hollywood” saga turning out exactly as expected

posted at 6:01 pm on May 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Gotta blog it. We were there when he rose to stardom at the 2008 convention by putting on a tie and looking uncomfortable. We were with him through the glory years, when he conquered Hollywood by appearing in a random music video and being shunned at parties. We stuck with him through the tough times, when his favorable rating back home sunk so low that he briefly became the only man in America capable of losing to John Edwards in an election. And now we’re here for the final chapter. Or rather, the near-final chapter: I think Ace is right that the next step will be to reclaim virtue. For a while.

Any sympathy for a young guy who got famous overnight and wasn’t prepared to deal with it? C’mon. He may be a backstabber and, allegedly, prone to shirking his financial obligations, and yeah, he might have foolishly blown tons of money on frivolous nonsense. But that doesn’t make him irredeemable. It makes him qualified to serve in Congress.

Bristol Palin’s baby-daddy, Levi Johnston, is now penniless and living in his mother’s Alaska home, a source tells Us Weekly.

“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.

The cash certainly didn’t go to Palin, 21, for their 3-year-old, Tripp. “Levi hasn’t paid child support in nearly two years,” says another insider. “And he has little contact with Tripp.”

Meanwhile, the onetime mayoral hopeful is expecting a daughter with girlfriend Sunny Oglesby. (They told Inside Edition they plan to name her Breeze Beretta, after the gun.) Says the first source, “Levi is confused about his life.”

How on earth did Johnston make more than a million dollars? He was in Playgirl and that commercial for pistachios, and he did that music video and … what else? It can’t be the book, which is currently #228,226 on the Amazon bestseller list less than a year after publication. Have we now reached the point culturally where fame can be monetized for seven figures even when it’s built on no discernible skill or talent of any kind? Exit answer: Yes.


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Bristol is so amazingly, smoking hot – and he is a loser. I actually kind of feel sorry for him.

KMC1 on May 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

If I cared I might fake a tear.

Gwillie on May 24, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Useful. Idiot.

Odysseus on May 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM

If he’d just been NICE to Bristol and married her and been a good father, he’d be on her reality tv show now. He’s so dumb I feel sorry for him…….almost.

MAC1000 on May 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Hi what does your name mean?

SparkPlug on May 24, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I’m going out on a limb here to guess that her name is Jennifer and she considers herself an infidel (like 300M other Americans).

Anywho… I like her and wish she would post more often. Tis true that HotGas isn’t what it used to be in terms of commentary. I knew that TownHall thing was going to be trouble.

stvnscott on May 24, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Destiny.

southsideironworks on May 24, 2012 at 9:03 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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How about the idea he bought them and gave them to all his grifter “friends?” Maybe he did liquidate? Does it really matter that much?

Happy Nomad on May 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM

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It matters to the young, single mother of his child, who hasn’t received any support from him for two years.

listens2glenn on May 24, 2012 at 6:33 PM

It mattered to us when we were trying to extract any assets from the biological father of my wife’s first child. He somehow squandered her inheritance while playing daddy/husband and then was suddenly penniless and jobless when tahoe left him. Solution: court terminated all parental rights for him, issued a restraining order, and I adopted the child. Hopefully Bristol can find a real man to be a father to Trigg.

Nutstuyu on May 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Tahoe??? Should be “she” and that’s not a Freudian slip.

Nutstuyu on May 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Ace is right about his future: gay porn.

his little inchworm may be fully operational but it isn’t quite large enough to be of any interest in gay porn. circus porn- maybe. gay porn- not at all. the standards are much um larger.

along with the loose zippered man-whore who fathered 30 kids and is crying about child support this is a case of “Neuter or Spay, Don’t Delay” for the collective good. like the uninsured romney and obama both opine about, these sluts are dragging us all down through their selfish reproductive irresponsibility. the state simply has to step in.

mittens on May 24, 2012 at 9:16 PM

He blew through a million bucks? And has nothing to show for it?

Why, he’s ready for a career as a politician.

patch on May 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

He blew through a million bucks? And has nothing to show for it?

patch on May 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Yes, and according to urban bigot, it’s Bristol who’s talentless and dumb.

Just keep this in mind, trolls. He votes democrat.

CurtZHP on May 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’m surprised he doesn’t have his own reality show. Every other trainwreck does.

Go RBNY on May 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM

At least he blew it on guns, boats and four-wheelers. Even though he’s a prick, he’s still all American.

Ward Cleaver on May 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM

At least he blew it on guns, boats, and four-wheelers, and helped the economy.

Ward Cleaver on May 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Does Kato Kaelin need a roomie?

Ward Cleaver on May 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I’ll be the elitist here, thank you.

urban elitist on May 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM

No, just the legend in your own mind.

ebrown2 on May 24, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Won’t be surprised if I read he jumped off a bridge
or worse. He’s a looney and his parents are about the same.

Hope I’m wrong but have bad vibes about this jerk.

Texyank on May 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM

He made a 1 million dollars and he didn’t pay child support? He bought toys? He got another woman pregnant, and didn’t marry her either? I guess the Palins would rather he ignored them than pay child support.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM

he made a million because he was seen as a person of interest that could be used to stop GOv Palin so the dem donors treated him to over paid sessions. in 2008, 2009 2010 and 2011 the name of the game was to stop Gov Palin at any cost. A million was small change to do so.

unseen on May 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Talk about lipstick on a pig.

Kenosha Kid on May 25, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Alaska guy here… can’t help but comment…
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah… giggle … guffah … hohoho … but I did like the one commenter… At least he helped the economy by blowing it in Alaska ….

tip on May 25, 2012 at 5:43 AM

How on earth did Johnston make more than a million dollars?

How much do “news” programs pay for guests to come in and rag on Republican candidates?

MNHawk on May 25, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Keep not paying that child support Levi. There will DEFINITELY be gay sex in your future that way – behind bars.

PJ Emeritus on May 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

If he’d just been NICE to Bristol and married her and been a good father, he’d be on her reality tv show now. He’s so dumb I feel sorry for him…….almost.

MAC1000 on May 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM

If he’d just been NICE to Bristol and married her and been a good father, joined the Marine Corps and served a tour or two in either Iraq or Afghanistan, finished high school and graduated college he might be a face of the second generation of an American political dynasty. Now he’s a high school dropout deadbeat dad with prospects for a lifetime of odd jobs and alcohol abuse.

Mike OMalley on May 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

How on earth did Johnston make more than a million dollars?

How much do “news” programs pay for guests to come in and rag on Republican candidates?

MNHawk on May 25, 2012 at 6:53 AM

How did Johnston make more than a million dollars? Inflation. There was a time when the price of selling out a friend and associates to the Man was thirty pieces of silver.

Mike OMalley on May 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Karma. It’s what’s for breakfast.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

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