October 8th, 2009
03:13 PM ET
5 years ago

PEOPLE: Levi getting ready to pose nude for Playgirl

Johnston's latest gig is with Playgirl magazine.
Johnston's latest gig is with Playgirl magazine.

Levi Johnston has laid bare life with the Palin family. Now he's about to expose much more – himself.

Rex Butler, a lawyer for the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandchild, says it is a "foregone conclusion" Johnston will pose nude for Playgirl and is now getting gym-ready three hours a day, six nights a week, working out with an Anchorage body builder, the Associated Press reports.

Full story at People Magazine


Filed under: Levi Johnston
September 3rd, 2009
10:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Levi poses


Filed under: Levi Johnston • Sarah Palin
July 13th, 2009
12:06 PM ET
5 years ago

Johnston says Palin lost his vote

(CNN) – The father of Sarah Palin's grandchild is continuing to speculate on why the Alaska governor decided to abruptly resign her post, telling CNN Monday it's likely because she was overly stressed and wanted to cash in on lucrative offers.

"I think it's because she got a few offers and she decided to take the money and she was a little stressed out at the same time," Levi Johnston said.

Also appearing on NBC Monday, the 19-year old added, "There have been a few times when she talked about how it is a very stressful job. I can understand that, and then after the campaign we had tons of offers coming in and all kinds of ridiculous things."

He also said Palin wanted to do a reality show, though her children were against it.

"There was talk about it'd be nice to just take the money and run or do a reality show maybe or something easier," he said. "There was talk about it but us and the kids, we didn't want to do any of that."

Johnston, who himself has said he has received multiple offers for television shows, also said he thinks the Alaska governor markedly changed after her losing bid as the GOP vice presidential candidate.

"She wasn't as outgoing and I just didn't see the spark in her eyes about being the governor anymore," he said. "She became quiet, she would come home and just hang out in a room, you could tell something was wrong."

Declaring "fame got to her head," Johnston also said he would not vote for Palin after her latest actions.

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Filed under: Levi Johnston
July 10th, 2009
01:21 PM ET
5 years ago

Johnston: Palin wanted to take the money, 'forget everything else'

Johnston is the ex-fiance of Bristol Palin, the Alaska governor's daughter.
Johnston is the ex-fiance of Bristol Palin, the Alaska governor's daughter.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin wanted to take the money and "just run with it," the father of her grandchild said Thursday.

Levi Johnston told reporters the Alaska governor was stepping down early to take advantage of millions in potential earnings. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the 19-year-old said that late last year he heard Palin say "how nice it would be to take some of this money people have been offering us and just run with it, and saying forget everything else."

He pointed to talk show offers and other potentially lucrative deals.

Earlier this week, Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein told the Washington Post that the governor had received "hundreds of credible offers since the campaign," including Hollywood projects, but had not taken advantage of any except her book deal. Johnston said that even the Palin children had been fielding offers.

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Filed under: Levi Johnston • Sarah Palin
May 29th, 2009
08:45 AM ET
5 years ago

Levi Johnston in limbo

(CNN) - Watch Brian Todd's report about the latest issue of GQ that features Levi Johnston, the former boyfriend of Bristol Palin and the father of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's infant grandson.

Related: Father offered daughter a car to dump Levi Johnston, report says


Filed under: Levi Johnston
May 28th, 2009
04:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Report: Todd Palin offered Bristol a car to dump Levi Johnston

Levi Johnston is featured in next month's GQ magazine.
Levi Johnston is featured in next month's GQ magazine.

(CNN) – Just when you thought Levi Johnston's 15 minutes of fame may have come to an end, the famous teen dad is back as the subject of a cover story and photo-spread in next month's GQ magazine.

Among the profile's revelations: Todd Palin, the husband of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and father of Johnston's former girlfriend, Bristol, repeatedly offered to buy his daughter a car if she dumped Johnston.

GQ also asks Johnston if he and Bristol Palin, who still stay in touch, ever "loved each other."

"I think we were in love. I wasn't one to stick with a girl for three years if I wasn't. I'm pretty sure you can call it love, but it's just amazing how fast it can change like that. We were together every day. The feeling we got when we were with each other, it was just totally gone," Johnston told the magazine.


Filed under: Bristol Palin • Levi Johnston
May 6th, 2009
10:56 AM ET
5 years ago

'Learn from my example,' says Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston were thrust into the national spotlight last September when Gov. Sarah Palin revealed that the unmarried teens were expecting a baby.
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston were thrust into the national spotlight last September when Gov. Sarah Palin revealed that the unmarried teens were expecting a baby.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Teen mom Bristol Palin had a simple message for teens on Wednesday, the 8th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

The daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin – the 2008 vice presidential nominee – said in an interview on NBC's Today Show that she wanted other teens to "learn from my example."

"If you're going to have sex, I think you should have safe sex," the unwed, teenage mother said as she held her infant son, Tripp. "And, regardless of what I did or anything like that, I think that abstinence is the only 100 percent foolproof way of preventing teen pregnancy."

Her father, Todd, acknowledged that his daughter was negotiating difficult territory as she holds herself out as an increasingly public advocate for the cause of preventing teen pregnancy.

"It's kind of a fine line that we're definitely walking on," he said when asked whether the governor's daughter could both advocate for teens to abstain and encourage practicing safe sex.

The young mother did have one topic she was not willing to discuss in detail – her increasingly strained relationship with Levi Johnston, Tripp's father.
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Filed under: Bristol Palin • Levi Johnston • Sarah Palin • Todd Palin
April 23rd, 2009
10:22 AM ET
5 years ago

Levi Johnston: I have a lawyer

(CNN) – Teen father Levi Johnston dropped a bombshell into the middle of the escalating family feud between Johnston’s family and the family of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose eldest daughter is the mother of Johnston’s infant son.

In an interview with CNN’s Larry King, Johnston, his mother, and his sister acknowledged that they have a lawyer and are contemplating taking legal action to protect Johnston’s parental rights.

“That is what we’re going to have to do next,” Johnston’s mother, Sherry, said Wednesday on Larry King Live. “We were just hoping that we wouldn’t have to,” Sherry Johnston also said.

But “that is the step we’re going to have to go,” Johnston’s mother said later in the interview.

The teen father said that he and Bristol Palin, Gov’s Palin’s daughter, do not have a formal custody agreement regarding Tripp, their 4-month old son.

While the young father and his mother at times appeared hesitant about the prospect of taking formal legal action, Mercede Johnston, Levi Johnston’s younger sister, seemed anxious to get the brewing custody battle in front a judge.

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April 16th, 2009
06:02 AM ET
5 years ago

Report: Gov. Palin's father slams teenage dad

Gov. Palin's father reportedly told a magazine that he wished Levi Johnston would buy some diapers for his infant grandson.  Johnston is pictured here sitting with Bristol Palin last year at the Republican National Convention.
Gov. Palin's father reportedly told a magazine that he wished Levi Johnston would buy some diapers for his infant grandson. Johnston is pictured here sitting with Bristol Palin last year at the Republican National Convention.

(CNN) – A third generation of the Palin clan is getting in on the increasingly public feud between the family of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the family of Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin’s ex-fiance who is the father of Gov. Sarah Palin’s infant grandson.

In an issue of US weekly that hit newsstands Wednesday, Chuck Heath, the governor’s father and Bristol Palin’s grandfather, told the magazine that Johnston "’has not contributed anything’" for the infant son, Tripp, he fathered with Bristol.

The strife between the Johnston and Palin clans reached a new level recently when Johnston, his sister, and his mother tried in television interviews to dispel what the Johnstons called false rumors about them.

After an initial appearance by the Johnstons on the Tyra Banks show, a spokesperson for Governor Palin said the teenage father had lied about ever having lived in the Palins' home. Days later, the teenage father struck back in a second interview on CBS, complaining about how the the Palin family is treating him now.

Related: Palin statement fueled coverage, reporters say

In the US Weekly interview, Heath took issue with Johnston’s recent media rounds.

"'I don't agree with what he's doing right now,’" Heath told the magazine. "'It's not right. He's broke, so he's trying to capitalize on this. I wish he’d take some of this money he’s making and buy some diapers with it.’"

In the Johnstons’ interview with Tyra Banks, the talk show host made a point of emphasizing that the family was not being paid for appearing on her show.
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Filed under: Bristol Palin • Levi Johnston • Sarah Palin
April 15th, 2009
10:15 PM ET
5 years ago

Report: Gov. Palin's father slams teenage dad

Gov. Palin's father reportedly told a magazine that he wished Levi Johnston would buy some diapers for his infant grandson.  Johnston is pictured here sitting with Bristol Palin last year at the Republican National Convention.
Gov. Palin's father reportedly told a magazine that he wished Levi Johnston would buy some diapers for his infant grandson. Johnston is pictured here sitting with Bristol Palin last year at the Republican National Convention.

(CNN) – A third generation of the Palin clan is getting in on the increasingly public feud between the family of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the family of Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin’s ex-fiance who is the father of Gov. Sarah Palin’s infant grandson.

In an issue of US weekly that hit newsstands Wednesday, Chuck Heath, the governor’s father and Bristol Palin’s grandfather, told the magazine that Johnston "’has not contributed anything’" for the infant son, Tripp, he fathered with Bristol.

The strife between the Johnston and Palin clans reached a new level recently when Johnston, his sister, and his mother tried in television interviews to dispel what the Johnstons called false rumors about them.

After an initial appearance by the Johnstons on the Tyra Banks show, a spokesperson for Governor Palin said the teenage father had lied about ever having lived in the Palins' home. Days later, the teenage father struck back in a second interview on CBS, complaining about how the the Palin family is treating him now.

Related: Palin statement fueled coverage, reporters say

In the US Weekly interview, Heath took issue with Johnston’s recent media rounds.

"'I don't agree with what he's doing right now,’" Heath told the magazine. "'It's not right. He's broke, so he's trying to capitalize on this. I wish he’d take some of this money he’s making and buy some diapers with it.’"

In the Johnstons’ interview with Tyra Banks, the talk show host made a point of emphasizing that the family was not being paid for appearing on her show.
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