November 12th, 2009
03:12 PM ET

Levi Johnston's big night out

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Levi Johnston, the father of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s grandson and soon-to-be Playgirl model, received an award last night from Gawker Media’s adult website, Fleshbot, for his full-frontal contribution to pop culture.

The Marquee blog caught up with Levi, escorted by a large bodyguard named Tank, before he took the stage at Manhattan nightclub, “The Box" to accept his trophy, an 11-inch custom-crafted sexual device. A man of few words, Levi shares his thoughts on cougars, dating and how he thinks he will measure up in Playgirl.

CNN: When you were growing up did you think you think to yourself, “I want to be a sex symbol?”
LJ: No. I was a kid from a small town, just doing my own thing, thought I’d follow the family trade and be an electrician. Never thought I’d be in the public eye at all.

CNN: If you could do anything outside of entertainment when you grow up what would it be?
LJ: I don’t know. I mean this is my life now and I want to be in movies acting and the most important thing is my kid.

CNN: Right, Tripp, are you going to let him see these photos of you that are going to run in Playgirl magazine?
LJ: I’m sure when he gets older and develops the internet I’ll have to tell him. He’s going to to see it and I’m going to have to tell him about it.

CNN: So what are you going to say to him about them?
LJ: Ugh, I don’t know. I’ll figure it out when the time comes, I guess.

CNN: How do you psych yourself up for a nude photo shoot? Breathing exercises?
LJ: I don’t know. I don’t really get nervous about photo shoots and things like that. First couple of shoots you're tense, but after the first five minutes, a couple of shots, it gets easier and naturally you just loosen up and get comfortable with the people.

CNN: So are you nervous about how you’re going to, and excuse the pun, stack up? There’s a lot of judgment out there.
LJ: That’s cool [glance down] I think I’ll be alright.

CNN: How do you feel about the fact that Playgirl has a mainly gay male audience?
LJ: That’s totally fine. I’ve got a huge fan club. You know I don’t have a problem with gays and who am I to judge what people do. That’s cool.

CNN: How do you feel about all the older women nationwide who refer to you as “sweet cheeks.”
LJ: I think the older women definitely like me…a bunch of cougars. It’s funny it’s cool. But I’m not looking to date any of them.

CNN: Interesting. So who are you looking to date?
LJ: Right now I’m just, you know, staying open and I’m not really looking to date anyone right now... Keeping my head straight and focusing on the important things.

CNN: And what are the important things?
LJ: First my kid, getting him and getting my career on the right track and doing what I want to do.

CNN: Do you always travel with these gigantic men?
LJ: They go everywhere with me.

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  1. adaml11600@gmail.com

    I pity the cyber generation. Perhaps this is a conspiracy to make people buy physical printed materials. If not for all these controversy, no one would go out and buy Palin's book. And Playgirl is no longer on a printed copy – and this Levi out of his Levi's saga brings back Playgirl into the original printed copy.

    Playgirl is famous for full frontal men but this covered spread is so popular. Goodness. Did Larry King need to use cheap publicity while doing his book?

    It is sickening that entertainment news is the real news today.
    Anyway when will Jon Gossellin bare it all for Playgirl? Or maybe Miley Cyrus really takes it off in her new movie.

    November 19, 2009 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Breva

    What a sad, sorry little piranha....Levi Johnston is just a flash in the pan...who is lucky to have 15 minutes of fame..And look what he has done with it....What a mess...The only reason he is where he is is because of who he bedded....Do you think we would even know his name if he had gotten some no name pregnant??...What a vulture...and no one will have anything to do with his sorry little ho butt.....because they know he will kiss and tell....or worse...

    November 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dozer

    Maybe he's doing the right thing posing for Playgirl; electrician? I don't think he's bright enough to plug in a toaster without a manual; Palin and clan will be only a memory a year from now. McCain's people did a great vetting job on this one.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Viv1955

    Levi needs to grow up. No one would even know who he was if it wasn't for Sara Palin. He can have his cake and eat it too, without having to trash his son's family. There is no need for him to act like that...Sara Palin hasn't said anything against Levi that any normal mother would say, about the "boy" who got their daughter pregnant. He doesn't seem to be keeping up with his fatherly duties and is more busy making the news.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LombardGuy

    Acting, movies, nude photo shoots, tv interviews, " Self-promotion" and the like....ah the American Dream....this is what we've become. Wow.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. mrmxb

    Sarah, Levi and the rest of the clan are just white trash. None of them are the least bit articulate, educated, smart or likeable – – least of all Sarah Palin. Can she really see Russia from her window?

    November 16, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tommy

    @ Don L – Good Post and you definitely have a point. The ball is in his court – I can't wait until his book is written he knows the truth about the dirty lying Palins!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. dottie

    Levi needs to use some of this money he's making
    and go back to school. Seriously. Your son will not
    be developing the internets. Good lord.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dave Taylor

    Hey, let's give the guy a break. Let him live his life and see where it goes. He just might turn out to be a great one.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Debra R

    All you Canadians out there...can you please stick to the post and quit dissing the US? We are as proud of OUR country as you are of YOURS

    November 16, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Carl of Norfolk, VA

    I can't wait for the issue of Playgirl showing the nudity of Levi Johnston and then rub it into Bristol Palin for letting him go in the first place. God I am proud to be gay...I want to be the first one to get the advanced copy of Playgirl!!! Whoo hoo!!! Sarah Palin for 2012!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. CRAZYWORLD

    You are kidding me CNN? This is what you call news? I surely hope you did not pay a reporter to do this interview. Since he is in the "15 minute" spotlight, please tell me he is financially supporting his child, since he is obviously not be an active part of his son's life. And do not give him the sympathy vote, he is a young adult making decisions on his own. He know exactly what he is doing. Maybe he should hook up with the other two "star stricken" dads who are all over the tabloids these days and make their own reality show!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. rolyat

    Let me get this straight. Forget about Levi here. Almost half the USA population voted for this stupid assed idiot of a woman. I am from a long line Republican family, but I sure as hell knew I was not voting for those two dopes. (McCain and Palin). There is not a doubt in my mind that she cannot add 4+7 and come out with the correct answer.
    If all the Republican party has to offer is a woman who walked away from her job as Governor of the state of Alaska then Obama will be a shoe in for another 4 years. And lets face it, she walked away from her job as Governor for the almighty buck. Ask the residents of Alaska what they think of her ? More than 54% of her own people bashed her. And if I looked like Levi Johnston, I'd be dropping my pants too for a 6 fugure paycheck. I hope the kid sues her ass off and wins to see his kid.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. Trill

    I can't believe we waste time on this guy...what has he done that warrants wasting airtime on him? The time it takes to talk about him is time we can use to show a heroic fireman, policeman, or member of our military!

    November 16, 2009 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. tlg1957

    The lunacy and hypocrisy continue. If then-candidate Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had come into the campaign with the lack of credentials and class and abundance of uncouthness and family drama as the Palin clan, they would have been laughed all the way back to Chicago. If one of the Obama daughters had been older and pregnant, there would have been no end to the criticism and the mantra would have been "How can he (Obama) run a country when he can't even run his house?" The fact that the Obamas are both Ivy League graduates was downplayed and even denounced as being elitist demonstrates how some people will try to force something that is terribly wrong upon the country (Palin) in the name of family values and Christianity. How she was expected to represent this country on a global level still escapes me. As for Levi, he comes from the same type of botton-feeder gene pool, obviously. Not to bad on the eyes, but not the brightest light on the tree. Hopefully, he won't continue the downward spiral and will break the cycle of hillbilly-itis and bring something positive into his son's life. We can only pray/hope!

    November 16, 2009 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  16. Frozen

    Hey Harold (7:37), Alaska is the 49TH state, not the 50th. Funny, the people on here insulting others' intelligence...

    As far as Levi showing his ... ahem ... who came up with that idea? Dude's ugly as sin. I feel bad for Bristol. I wonder if she knew what a pig he was when she started dating him? If I were her I'd be bleaching my... That poor girl!

    November 16, 2009 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kel

    I'm sorry, but if you think Levi's illiterate, then I don't know what Sarah Palin is. I try to give her the B.O.D. but then she opens her mouth. It's pretty bad if SNL can take your EXACT quote and make it comical. Or what about her farewell speech?: "It is 150 degrees hotter some months ago, some months from now." ??? Still trying to understand that one. On a completely oratorical basis, Levi Johnston certainly isn't worse than Palin.

    However, I give Palin props for not lowering down to his level for the most part. The things he's said about her (I don't believe most of them) are preposterous. He shouldn't do that to her and her family. He's deliberately trying to make her look bad. I'm okay with him trying to live his own life and try and get into entertainment or whatever, but leave the personal anecdotes where they belong. In your personal life.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jay

    If someone offers Sarah Palin $100 million dollars to pose nude – will she do it?

    He is a kid and making a lot of money to pose nude which he can’t make in a whole life as an electrician. There are no family values. This kid is not smart enough to go to college, which takes lot money and he doesn’t have it. The today’s reality is to make quick money and have fun, which is just shameful.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. juds

    levi needs christ.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. Soonie

    Puh-leeese!!! Maybe if the media folks would quit giving the Alaskan losers interviews, press space and air time, they will all just disappear and go away. No one but reporters care about what they do to make themselves look so dumb all of the time. The Palin-Johnston crew have nothing positive to contribute to making America better...let the 15 minutes of fame timer go off.

    November 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jeannie

    I really don't care what Levi does. I don't find him amusing, handsome, or intelligent...but what he chooses to do is not my business. The only part of the interview that truly bothered me was that he kept referring to his child as "my kid" instead of by his name, or even "my son". I just felt that was really rude and immature. Yes, I realize he's not more than a child himself, but I still think that referring to his son continually as "my kid" was ignorant.

    November 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Joe

    Gee, I'm so glad that a major news outlet has got their finger on the pulse of this really important news. I mean, after all, a news organization's goal is to keep the nation informed, right? And where would this nation be if we didn't know what Levi was up to?

    November 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bert K.

    Sarah sent a signed copy of her book to McCain. I hope Levi sends a signed copy of Playgirl to McCain also. Maybe the simple math of one plus one will add up to McCain and he can grasp the sum of why he never was qulified to lead this country. His first presidential leval decission and he picked these people? This is the best the GOP has?

    November 15, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Indiana Pagan

    Jimbo and Nick–I think you two summed it up perfectly. Well done! (that's not written with sarcasm, but sincerity, by the way)

    Yep, I got a laugh out of Levi's son "developing" the Internet, too, but at the same time, I was 19 once, and I know how easy it is to get flustered in an interview.

    I don't think Levi's setting a bad example for his son, or anyone else for that matter, by posing nude. It's a naked human body!!! That's it. We all have them, in varying shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. If Levi's okay with it, well, then who is anyone else to condemn him for showing off his natural form? Which reminds me, it cracks me up whenever Christians rants about how "bad" and "immoral" nudity is; did your god create you in his image? If so...I'm just saying...wouldn't the naked body of a human be a beautiful thing?

    November 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  25. ab

    Levi's mother is doing five in an Alaska state prison for selling oxycontin to an undercover policeman, Her defense attorney is Levi's promoter/advisor. Levi's big out-ing; showing his valley-pride, gotta love it!! lol

    November 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Patriot

    He'll meet a lot of gay fans before it's all over with.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  27. mary

    This is the most recent example of how disfunctional the North American culture is.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  28. tony

    What a dork. A truely fine representative of our great state....NOT. As for getting custody of his child...uh, your honor, I'm a porn king and my finest achievement is having received a trophy shaped like a sex toy...and my mom's a dope dealer, but, hey...we all have problems. I'll provide a great home for him, unlike what upstanding citizens on his mom's side, can do....Grow up, you twit. Fire whoever your moral advisor is and just grow up.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jack

    Nick is completely right!! What an export Sarah and her family have become...I'm ashamed!!!

    November 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  30. June

    Ok, he's a kid, and he had a kid as a kid. He's still learning and making mistakes. People find it so easy to judge him, but think about being thrust into the international spotlight as a child...wouldn't it throw you for a loop? Don't most 19 year olds want fame and money? America has created a place for this kind of celebrity, and now we're ready to beat him for it. It's hypocrisy. If you really want to go on a campaign against something, choose something important, and leave this kid alone.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Vince

    It's nice to see looks are no longer a requirement for Playgirl. Maybe I should try out.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Papa John

    If his kid were really the most important thing in his life, he wouldn't be doing the Playgirl shoot. I can't imagine ever doing something like this to my kids. Sick and selfish. He has yet to learn what being a father is all about.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Barry

    Watching Levi and Sarah have a battle of wits is like watching the Maury show, they're all idiots!

    November 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Rose

    Everyone relates this jerk to Sarah Palin when we should be talking about his mother. She is the one that was out for the money and pushed him into this way of life. I hope she is a proud mother and grandmother. Look what she has done to her son.

    November 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. THE RIGHT WING AGENDA

    Palin and the rest of these Arctic Rubes are nothing but the Alaskan version of the Beverly Hillbillys go to Washington.

    I wonder if he'll buy himself a cement pond before his 15 minutes are up and then he can become a Double Knot Spy?

    November 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jenna

    Good for him.
    He'll need the money in his battle to have any time with his son at all.
    Sarah Palin, with her lack of ethics, is trying madly to give Bristol full custody. What kind of person tries to take away the the father in a little boy's life?

    November 15, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  37. davew

    Yeah...I'm glad that someone else spotted that bit about his son developing the internet....

    November 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  38. madilyn

    He looks dumb..but I do want to see his goods!!!

    November 15, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Doreen

    Poor, Levi. I am sure the money and fame makes him feel important right now. However, I think that he should be focusing on education and being a father, period. He doesn't seek like the brightest person, but he is cute.

    November 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Travis

    Ha ha ha! My personal favorite of that family by far (yes, I still consider him part of "that" family).

    He is making the best of the situation – always remembering to put his son first as he talks and moves around on the stage of the press.. He is not afraid of the witch! It seems he is not hateful and driven by greed as she is. Bottom line, in this circus he is the one if any of them, that come across as a person of integrity. Says quite a bit doesn't it!

    November 15, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Rassayana

    Who cares what Mr. Johnston does? I don't.

    The whole Palin family has been transplanted from the backwoods of the South and are a laughing stock to Alaska and to the US as a whole. The whole family is a train wreck waiting to happen. Lets let it happen and not write about it.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  42. JP

    This wonderful event has been brought to you by the inspired people who watch Jerry Springer, pray to Jesus for prosperity, hate homosexuals, and think that 9/11 was a government conspiracy and likely vote Republican.

    Yep. America's finest days have likely past. We're now owned by China while populated by morons who live in bubbles and think people like this represent 'real' America.

    The Palins and Levi are high examples of the kind of trash that has become the 'norm' in middle-class society. We have lost all sense of reason in our politics, our culture and our economy.

    Im sorry....yes, members of my family have similar issues, but we aslo don't cherish ignorance, bigotry, and pride in being such as reasons to tout our so-called Americanism.

    I think the dumbing down of this country has finally exposed what is the norm. Get ready for more low-grade quality folks who will be anointed as our heroes.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. NuttyBuddy

    Levi- Don't let the old buzzards on here pick at you too much. You have every right to do what you want, your way, to make money, or to do whatever else you want to do. Your son will be fine if you are honest with him. I'm sure your dad has told you tales of his sordid past! LOL Get out of Wailla, it's a dump.
    Anyway, don't let SP get you down, she's OBVIOUSLY lying about you, anyone could see through that phony laugh and answer on Oprah. However, remember that all of this seemingly magical time will pass and you better have something lined up, something real, to fall back on. Get an aducation, or a trade. Follow KEJ. Find a dream...
    Hugs and love from Seattle!

    November 15, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  44. disgusted

    If all of us refused to comment, or pay any attention to this idiot, and refused to give him his 15 minutes of fame, perhaps marketers would get the message that America is not into this piece of trash. Please do not let him capitalize off of us and make him disappear once and for all. He is a mess and needs to go away!

    November 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  45. GN

    If someone will pay him for pics...more power to him. Why does any one publish or televise what he says. What a moron! The Dems should have enough sense to distance themselves.

    November 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. betty, North Carolina

    Advice to Levi from a friendly cougar: Go ahead and get the quick money now while you can. Then go to school after your 15 minutes of fame are up! An acting career seems unlikely . . . maybe modeling would be better since you wouldn't have to talk!

    November 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Nadine

    It is just time for Levi to grow up and for Sarah Palin to grow up. Most immature adults thrive on publicity and sex for attention. What has ha[ppened to honor and respect for ourselves and our children and grandchildren. We need to be better examples to the future generations.

    November 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mary

    I think it's funny that this kid is even considered a celebrity to anyone. "Hey , every 17 year old kid....knocking up a governor's daughter is your one way ticket to fame." It blows my mind how people are actually following around this kid and Gosselin. You people are not famous for the right reasons.

    November 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  49. D. Joseph

    ...and we wonder why we're a nation in decline!

    November 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Slipknot

    I wish Palin would do a spread for playboy.

    November 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  51. JohnG.

    Just like Sarah...no substance.

    November 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Melinda

    Levi Johnson is just trying to make a buck off the Palin name! He is cute though in a rugged, outdoorsy sort of way. I think he is just a flash in the pan!!

    November 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Bill

    It amazes me the amount of people standing on their bandwagon bashing this guy. Take a look around you! Hollywood and now Washington personalities are doing the same thing Levi will be doing! How do you think the majority of celebrities "advanced" to where they are now? I hope he knocks them all dead and makes a fantastic life for himself. If you want to talk about losers, turn on the tv and watch the celebrity gossip and reality shows! Go get em Levi!

    November 15, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. Mysti

    @Nick
    I think you misunderstand how American politics work. Candidates are chosed by a select few, then voted on my the public at large. Perhaps that's not how it SUPPOSED to work, but it is the custom nonetheless.
    No, Sarah Palin never actually "had a shot" at being anything other than an Alaskan official. The Republican Part has been a little out of touch for quite a while now, and they didn't look beyond the "image" they thought they were getting from Palin when they chose her to run as VP. You might remember that McCain lost the election.
    Don't blame Palin on the American people as a whole. We're the reason she doesn't hold a position.;

    November 15, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  55. Matlin

    In the South they have hillbillies and in Alaska they have these idiots. Levi is a pathtic excuse for a father. Wewcan't blame him for his home life and horrible excuse for parents but he must have someone around him that can reel him in and tell him what to do. Sure he may have a axe to grind with Palin but if he were a real man he would keep quiet and try and be a good father. We all know Palin can't shut her trap and will be int he news for years to come. She looks more ridiculous every time she talks. Re-visit the Katie Couric interview if you need any more reminding at just how sharp she really is. Sweeet Jesus! The whole lot of them are attention mongering fools. What an embarrassment to our US soil.

    November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  56. Thomas

    WOW, I am shocked and scandalized !!! How could ANYONE in his culture not be absolutely ashamed of his/her body. WHAT have WE and his FAMILY done wrong??? LOL ...

    Good for you kid, there is nothing wrong with your body and you will be much better off teaching your kid the same. Most of these 'moral' people are just like parrots, simply saying what they have been told/heard with no thought about WHY.

    Good Luck to you and for what its worth, you seem to be the best of that Palin family (by birth or induction) - so I guess a 'supposed' lack of morals has its benefits.

    November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  57. Jean (Florida)

    Now some people find this boy uneducated. What about the mother-in-law, isn't Sarah Palin uneducated as well? She was going to be our vice-president. Sarah is making money telling lies, the boy is making money displaying his assets. What's the difference? Palin was using him during the campaign, now you can't put him back in the bottle.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  58. Ron 8200

    Why is this news? CNN must have a irrational fear of Sarah Palin.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  59. Gee

    WTF... I am sure if he does have a big schlong it won`t be long until he is dating Paris Hilton or some other hollywood skank. Hey more power to him, if he can make millions with his dick then so be it.There isn`t a 19yr old guy out there that wouldn`t trade places with him.Cash for showing your dick.Hmmmmmmm.

    November 15, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  60. Gerald West

    The young man is good-looking and has worked hard to develop his body for the photo shoot. Youth and looks are fleeting, so let him show off his assets to people who want to look.

    Pride: some people have it, but will lose it in a year or so; others have never had it, and are jealous of those who have. What's politics got to do with it?

    November 15, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  61. BNye

    To Nick – I don't think Sarah Palin "smiles and waves it off as normal." I am pretty sure she and her family are sad that they even have to have anything to do with this guy.

    And to CNN – shame on you for considering this news. That Levi Johnston has received any media attention at all is a poor testament of the state of affairs in our culture.

    November 15, 2009 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  62. Jayson

    What's the big deal with him, he lost his luster 15 minutes ago.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  63. scratching head

    Doesn't he know his son can't develop the internet because Dan Quayle already did?

    November 15, 2009 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  64. William Ortega

    I don't know which is a bigger story:

    1) That americans would actually respect Levi as an underpaid overworked electrician with 20 grand in student loan debt and no health care a better parent than Levi the model

    2) That his one page will still be more educational to his son than Sarah's 400 pages.

    3) That most educated people would probably consider Levi to be the "good side" of the family.

    November 15, 2009 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  65. tadsbad

    i'm cheering the kid on. i hope he goes on to become whatever we want him to become.

    November 15, 2009 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  66. Brad

    Scum always floats to the top it seems.

    November 15, 2009 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  67. Dial from SoCal

    Only in America could some nobody get fame from from such a shameless lack of character. Levi is an embarrassment and I, for one, wish he would go back to the Alaskan woods.

    November 15, 2009 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  68. j

    i love Levi. he is honest but a shameless wannabe celeb. just like his almost mother in law. these alaska hill billys are pure comedy.

    November 15, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  69. KT

    This kid couldn't be more of an idiot. He sounds like a fool every time he speaks, he's a whore for attention, and now he thinks someone would actually want to see him naked? Every time I hear his name I think "who the heck is that?".... even after he's been everywhere. Sorry kid, you're a nothing loser, just like you'll always be.

    November 15, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  70. Kelly

    The Palins ROCK!

    November 15, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jeb_in_Denver

    This is in response to our Canadian friends, Nick and surf_Dog.

    Yes, we Americans are completely bored and totally nuts. Rather than focus on how we can reduce the unemployment rate or get better healthcare, or take of our seniors, or improve our educational systems, we talk about non-issues an fall prey to IDIOTS like Sarah Palin and Levi Johnston.

    In the US – all you have to do to become famous is do something stupid, get your sex-tape on youtube or get married and divorced in less than 1 month, to another loser.

    November 15, 2009 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  72. Emily, Brooklyn NY

    LOL. People forget so quickly. This is the nation that spawned Joey Buttafuoco into 'acting'. We have an even longer history of this shenanigans. Look at it for what it is: Entertainment. To consider it as anything beyond that is perpetuating the fodder.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Gabrielle

    Jgmack says, "Pose nude, write a book, go on reality shows and then Oprah. Isn't that what everyone wants? To become wealthy and famous for doing absolutely nothing?"

    Sign me up, honey.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Las Vegas

    Levi says "most important thing is my kid," then again "First my kid", come on Levi, this YOUR SON! Not a piece of white trailer trash like yourself!! What you have below the belt, and posing nude will haunt you the rest of your life. Grow up, get educated and be there for your son.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Posting

    I should've said, "It would be a good idea if he goes to college and now he can afford it......"

    November 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Posting

    It would be a good idea if he goes to college but can he afford it?... Did he make a mistake by posing nude?...maybe, but with the proceeds he can pay child support and pay to further his education in any way he deems is best for him. If he becomes a scientist or whatever...or an actor, I wish him luck. His child deserves to be taken care of. We can go on and on about Levi posing nude, but it is over and done, we cannot change the past but we can hope for a better future. Good luck, Levi.

    November 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. deb

    Darlene, yes you can fault Levi only! He is the one making the decisions about his life. He is an uneducated young man with a total lack of morals, which is not surprising considering his family.... HIS family, not the Palins! Let's see, should the judge give custody to the son of the drug dealer who poses for playboy? I don't think so!

    November 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  78. d1skd2

    Dorks BECAUSE they live in Alaska???

    November 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  79. JoNo

    The whole Palin business is run-of-the-mill when you think about it....

    There are always screwed up celebrities and celeb families that the public likes to watch and oogle at how messed up they are. Just so happens the only reason Palin&Co. are famous is because somehow Sarah managed to finagle her way into a presidential race.

    Typical Republican behavior: Caring ONLY about THEMSELVES.

    November 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Trev

    Hey Christian at 6:58,

    ** You wrote **

    In any case, a Canadian should avoid comparisons between his country and the United States. When is the last time Canada landed on the moon, invented the assembly line, or made the internet practical for the world to benefit from?

    >> We were too busy developing social programs, like universal health care. And the 'internet' as you point out was originally designed as a military network with no though of 'connecting nations'. We didn't see fit to develop 'the bomb' either. Shame on us.

    How much free grain does Canada provide to relieve hunger in less developed countries, in comparison to the United States' generosity?

    >> I think you should research this point before commenting on foreign aid provided by either country. US = 0.16% vs. CAN = 0.33% GDP. But we can't blame the US. It's hard to give it away when you need it to bail everyone out.

    The United States would have to decline to about one fiftieth of its current stature for Canada to warrant any comparisons.

    >> This statistic surely must have come straight out of your a$$.

    Seems like a lot of Quebec residents agree with me.

    >> Perfect. You can keep them.

    Enjoy your winter.

    >> Enjoy your war on terror.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Jerri Thompson

    Why are all you people hating on Levi! Gosh, I think he is fineeee. Besides, he has a certain humility I have come to admire. Stop being so hard and give the guy a chance. I am so glad some of you people are not my judge and jury. We all have needed someone to give us a chance in life. We all have made dumb decision as well. What is wrong with just waiting to see what happens. I hope Levi get into acting. He has a face I could watch all day. I do believe he will do well for himself.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Gary

    Go for it Levi!

    I like the guy.
    I think out of the whole bunch of them he is the nicest, most candid & the most honest.

    I wish you the best in all your future endeavours Levi.
    Be a good Dad to your Son.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  83. ROFL

    Oh yeah. I am a woman in my 50's. Just so you know. Also, I think we all know that Mrs. Palin was not present in your moments with Bristol. Bristol is the mother of your child, not Sarah Palin.
    Levi Levi.....You're way okay and more important that the Palin's would EVER let you know. Realize, please, that whatever she says publicly is understood as Sarah Palin doing damage control to all the bad press for her real acts in trying to inject herself into the relationship between you and your son.
    She can go jump in a lake. I would suggest Jean Lake near Cooper Landing. It's green. Make sure she has a wet suit.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Bill B.

    penny,

    I surely do not know Johnston and you may be right about him not being a good influence on a child, but I don't think it matters much as that very questionable family will do everything imaginable to keep him out, but I'm sorry, Palin herself is a plague. McCain's biggest error was choosing her for his running mate just to surprise and make big news. She wasn't remotely qualified for the position, she was nobody before then and she should have stayed that way, but she is running with the only shot she unexpectedly got due to his stunt that failed badly and now we have to suffer the consequences of hearing about this phony, closeminded, dimwitted, quitter of a woman for who knows how long. She is an embarassment to the Republican party and it is very clear that even many of them wish she would fade away as well, but she's gonna work it as long as she can. While he may be a dumb 19 year old, I can't shake the feeling that he's the more truthful of the two.

    November 14, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Kelly

    Bet it will be great having your tool critiqued by every network and tabloid in the world. Hope it stands up to the test!

    November 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Karen

    This kid is just completely stupid. I know he is only 19 but surely somewhere in his little mind he knows how stupid it is for the father of a child to pose nude. He fits right in with the Palin crowd. He is to pitied!

    November 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Ralph

    This guy is an immature kid who's obsessed with the media interest him....for what I can't figure out. Association to Palin and the power her temporary celebrity has rubbed off on this kid. His parents should be parents and take control of him before he does something he'll not recover from for years. Then again maybe

    If the media would just look elswhere for another curiosity he'll go away to the great white north.

    November 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Levi fan

    I'm really looking forward to Levi's (legs wide open and everything hanging out) spread on Playgirl, to show every square inch of his fantastic anatomy. Everyone will be drooling, including gays and grandmas around the world, and the internet will be bombarded with sordid images of his masculinity. There will be countdowns in gay clubs, I guess, just like the big ball(s) descending on new year's day. Meanwhile, while we hold our breath for that orgasmic day to arrive, he treats us to every square inch of his limited view about the world, his innocent and pathetically dumb opinions about raising children, and his threatened blackmail of the amazing and righteous Sarah Palin. I have this sick feeling that there is something sexual about this filth that he is keeping about the Palins. I love the drama and titillation that celebrities bring into the periphery of our day to day lives, but I am shaking in trepidation when Levi goes into the full monty on the truth about Sarah and Todd Palin and everything else. This will delve into everything taboo that we do not want young readers and viewers to be exposed to. The tabloids will have a field day when the real show begins.

    November 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Don

    These poor nuts Palin and Johnson need help. They should be seeking out Dr. Phil instead of hawking books and visiting with Oprah. I think their 15 minutes is coming to a close. I don't think the Republicans will blindly support her like they blindly supported Bush. At some point someone in the party has to help them come to their senses.

    November 14, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Wrong wrong wrong

    Regardless of what you think of his looks, I think it's totally awful for someone like Levi to be able to gain celebrity status simply because he fathered the grandchild of a US governor and VP candidate. His ability to do so is our fault; we Americans act like a bunch of 13-year-olds when it comes to those we perceive to have such status.

    I'm no prude, but the more we accept and extol folks like Levi Johnston, the more our young people will emulate him. Is this what we really want?

    November 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Donn

    Lighten up people! You don't need to be jealous of Levi! Geez!

    November 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Jgmack

    Pose nude, write a book, go on reality shows and then Oprah. Isn't that what everyone wants? To become wealthy and famous for doing absolutely nothing? If you were my son Levi I would be totally ashamed of you. You should be in college getting an education so you can make a decent living and support your son, not looking for an easy way to make a fast buck. Your 15 minutes of fame will be over before you know it.

    November 14, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  93. penny

    This is the kind of negativity that is unfortunate that plagues Sarah Palin and her family. This mental midget should not be allowed to influence his young son ever.

    November 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jason

    Levi is awesome. Take advantage of your 15 minutes. He is the only person that I have seen that has been able to throw Sarah Palin off her game so he is all right with me.

    November 14, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Bill B.

    Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he seems likeable enough and I don't blame him one bit for cashing in. That's what Palin's doing with this book that came out in breathtaking speed. I don't think the Playgirl spread is a very smart way to do it though. I didn't even know it was still being published. However, what I really find interesting is the lack of his name mentioned even one time in that horrid woman's book. I read that she was warned not to cause him any grief and she didn't. This kid must have a lot of information on her fhat she does not want revealed. The absence of his name is very, very telling & I think his shadow is going to be around her for a long time. I hope he does stand up and be a man about taking care of his child, but my feeling is that he will not be very wanted in that family by anyone of them, which is going to make it difficult for him, however he is sort of in the catbird's seat, so to speak. They can't really hurt him, but he sure can hurt them. I loved his acceptance of gays. Must've made her ultra conservative close minded little brain spin a bit. She's not the sharpest tool in that shed either.

    November 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Alaskan Momma

    He is 19. Give him a break. How great were any of you at 19.
    I have seen him in person and he is tall and georgous!!
    I am in my 50's and trust me when I say I will be buying a copy of playgirl. Get the money while it is there Levi.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Aaron

    Some people are not what many would consider 'good with words'.

    and some people have babies who are going to develope the internets...

    November 14, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  98. bc

    Typical youngster not learning from the many examples today. Doing something that might end up biting him in his .... when he grows up and has to deal with these immature happenings of his youth. The sad thing about all this is that some publisher with give him mega bucks to write his memoirs.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  99. fatdaddy

    people, people enough is enough! let us not forget if john mccain had not selected sarah palin as his running mate we would not be having this conversation. needless to say if this were any indication of mccain's prowess as a world leader, do i hear anyone saying, where was mitt???

    November 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Michael

    While living in Los Angeles I met several guys who posed for Playgirl. Every one of them was straight, they said. I eventually learned that every one of them was selling himself to whatever woman or man could pay the going rate. Nuf' said.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jeff

    Sure, he may be dumb. Yes, this media circus around him seems excessive. And I may wish that the Palins and everything surrounding them would drop off the face of the earth. But I will definitely be buying his issue of Playgirl. :)

    November 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Meliss

    I love Levi.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  103. rasabu

    If Sarah Palin can do what she did and get where she got with the little skill she has, than this guy will have no trouble being a star. I haven't spent time listening to him speak, but, from what I have read of his interviews, he sounds articulate enough to pull off a movie career. What kind of movie career is another story. I guess the jury is out on that one. Good luck, Tripp.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Brooklyn

    Levi should perform at the next Sarah Palin rally. Take his performance live. Maybe the dynamic duo could rehearse their act for the next Republican convention.

    November 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Dustin

    ahha his kid is gonna be the lauging stock of their schools his dads a chippendale??? LMAO!!!

    November 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Nancy

    Wait who is this kid that looks like half of my teenagers ugly friends? And why is he a sex symbol?? Whats wrong with America?? Makes me sick what the media is doing.

    November 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Donna

    A sail boat cruise along majestic peaks soaring skyward out of the inland passage and TV's Northern Exposure surrealism about Inuits quoting Nietzsche, verbal sparring between an upper crust WASP and a New York Jew and mosquito parades formed my vision of Alaska until 2008.

    Today's cautionary tale may be just as entertaining, but I prefer my own fantasy.

    November 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  108. marcus2

    Sarah tried to use Levi (as well as all her own children) during the last Presidential campaign for her own personal gain.

    Given that, how can anyone find fault in Levi speaking out now.

    November 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Steve Holcomb

    I like the guy. He was thrust into a public situarion that he didn't ask for and he;s making the best of it fot himself. He's cute and will sell a ton of magazines. I know I'll buy one.

    November 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Dee

    Please note that every time Sarah gets an uncomfortable question she says," That's a great question." Now is the President going to send his Secret Service with Levi to attend anything with the Palins? However he does need to get involved with his son and stop the behaviors that might embarras them both later.
    America Meets Sarah Palin- that woman John Mc Cain gave us!!!!

    November 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  111. TCYB

    At least Levi has something of subsatnce to sell, Palin does not.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  112. Kat

    Have you seen Wasilla? I would be showing my junk too, to get out of that meth-hole. Give him a break...he's young, his IQ is well below average, he's got baby mama drama now...and Canadians, get over yourselves...Levi showing his ass in Playgirl is not a reflection of the American people.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  113. wayne tackett

    Every time I hear about Sarah Palin or her family or friends I want to find John McCain and smack the @#**#! out of him!!

    November 14, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  114. Tom

    Levi has said he has some dirt on Sarah....can't wit for it to come out that he and Sarah had some action going behind Bristol's back. Remember you heard it from here first!

    November 14, 2009 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  115. t

    Stupid kid, got caught up in the spotlight and now the media is using him to help keep demonizing Palin and acting like she is the reason he is a tool. Pretty obvious why he is no longer with the daughter or his kid. He saw them as his ticket out of Alaska. Some of you sound like this kid is more tolerable than Palin, shows how messed up society has become. Liberals are so scared of Palin they would rahter glorify this fame starved chump.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  116. J. B.

    I hate it for the haters....but Levi "ain't goin' no where" !!
    He has a lot more than 15 minutes, baby !! (unlike Sarah Palin)

    November 14, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  117. Erin

    Levi is the gift that keeps on giving - and the whole thing is pretty entertaining. Thank goodness for Levi to continue showing us the true nature of the Palins. Something occurred to me from some of the posts above. Has anyone done a paternity test on Trigg?

    Yea, Levi. I agree with the person who pointed out that 19 year olds in American many times are not too smart. They're going through alot. He has the decency to hold back on some of the real trash that went on behind the scenes that could probably get Sarah indicted. No wonder she wanted to invite him over for Thanksgiving. She's a much bigger and more dangerous whack than Levi. So, again, thank you Levi. God Bless You.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  118. oldguy

    Palin/Prejean. Now THERE's a ticket...

    November 14, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  119. Jack

    You go Levi!!!!

    November 14, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  120. Eli

    Levi is Palin. Palin is Levi. You can't criticize the one without criticizing the other. She created him as a celebrity. She had the option of leaving him and her daughter in Alaska when she went to the Republican Convention and of manitaining their privacy. Instead, she squeezed every drop of publicity she could out of them, dragging them everywhere a camera would follow as they held hands and exchanged adoring looks. Then she turned on him, so he turned on her. She makes millions trashing him and others in her "Poor Sarah" book and speeches, while he makes a good bit less trashing her and showing his body. She's the last person who has a right to criticize him.

    November 14, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  121. JillianR

    Get a life... "Getting my kid"... why, so you can take him to your next "I want to show my unit" photo gig to see what daddy is going to do for a life long career.... WOW, you go Dad! Good grief!

    November 14, 2009 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  122. max wendroff

    Go for it. Get as much money as you can. These people are just jealous of you. As far as your kid, the way things are going, when he get older, he will be proud of you too.
    And for your mother-in-law, wasn't she the one who took off her clothes when she enterted a beauty contest. Didn't she try to use her body to sway things her way.
    I do think that you should take some of your mother-in-law's advice:
    When you go out with some of the beautiful women, drill baby drill.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  123. Dave

    Just wait till Todd Palin, the "First Dude," comes out with his playgirl spread. -– Now that would be the perfect topping to this whole Palin Johnston fiasco.

    The whole family is a mess.. and is a total embarrassmen to all moderate Republicans. And to think John McCain and the far right still support them... amazing.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  124. Bruno

    Levi is a hot young man. He has gorgeous eyes and a really charming smile, perfect skin, and a body which has the potential to make it to a fitness magazine cover if he trained a bit more. I just hope what I visualize about his deligthful anatomy stops there! I certainly do not want to think that this lovely young man will ruin his future by spreading his legs and letting the world gawk at his family jewels. He will have more chance becoming a matinee idol if he kept his private parts private and tried to advance his craft by taking acting lessons maybe. Hollywood, liberal as it may be, has never warmed up to pornography and stars who have posed in the nude have not been given as much respect. Stars who have posed nude usually did it after they have won their awards or are past their prime, but those who did before gaining stardom remained in the C or D list for the most part in the remainder of their career. Posing for Playgirl is a slippery slope from which he will not recover, and I see him becoming a porn star after this stint. What a pity to see a handsome sexy man fall into the ranks of countless other young men who have sold their souls for a brief measure of infamy and glory.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  125. tom cutchin

    Sara and he ought to stop fighting and join forces. Together their combined powers of stupidity and naivete would be invincible! My god!-what a gene pool!

    November 14, 2009 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  126. NewMoon

    If you like Levi or if you don’t one thing for sure, he’s got a better publicist that that crazy Jon Gosselin. Levi’s career has a better chance than the career of that turkey.

    November 14, 2009 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  127. Paul

    I find this whole string of comments amusing. Many here side with this kid simply because they hate Sarah Palin. I don't care for Palin, but this kid is not newsworthy....period. That CNN, People, and others keep giving him a platform is absurd. He is a train wreck. He has no insight to offer. No credibility. Stop the madness!!!

    November 14, 2009 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  128. terracoeli

    Dear Mr. Johnston;
    I don't know if you read these comments, but if you do, please, GO BACK TO SCHOOL. You'll learn that the internet has already been developed. You might even graduate; you'll have a better chance of finding a real job once all the interest in you dies down. Son, you have NO talent; at least, not that I can assess. But then again, I'm just one person putting my two cents in.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  129. allison

    call me a cougar or whatever you want i'm 39 and he's hott. i can't wait to see those pictures. bring em on..i will be buying them the day they come out . nothing wrong with a nice looking hott young man with a tight body. i want me one. i'm just hoping he is not a disappointment in the lower area can't wait to see. but i'm betting he will measure up just fine .

    November 14, 2009 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  130. Tapioca

    I love how Canadians have to point how they are Canadian...who the hell cares. And, Surf Dog obivously there is a double standard here. So, it is OK for you to trash SP....meaning you actually take the time to listen to her and read articles about her or how are you so informed? Surely, there are more interesting things for you do in that beautiful country of yours. Yes, I wasted 10mins of my life on this acticle and the comments. Levi is one huge looser of a guy. Sarah in 2012!

    November 14, 2009 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  131. Pam

    Levi is an entire tool box full of tools. What a dweeb.

    November 14, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  132. sherri

    Well, this Levi guy thinks Jon Gosselin is "neat guy". There you go. I really hope there are men out there that have learned a lesson from these two and are heading in a better direction in life. Maybe a real job, learning what the word faithful means and putting their KIDS first!

    November 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Inga

    Go ahead Levin and earn your income how you can-we were born naked, so what if you pose nude! The Palin's are making their money their way, so why shouldn't you. You are a handsome man and has a future ahead of you. Good Luck!

    November 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Randal Moon

    What did the human gene pool do to deserve this intrusion...

    November 13, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Jim

    America has the most shallow, gossip loving people on earth. Otherwise this crap would have no relevance in their lives. It's pathetic and way too funny. It's no wonder America is on the decline. People have way too much time on their hands. They are far too willing to judge others while their own lives are generally in a mess.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Mikey

    I want to see what he's packing! He has two heads, but only blood enough to use one of them, and it's not the one on his shoulders! LOL

    November 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  137. R.Lord

    LOL Poster boy for abstinence only education. Intelligent people don't get knocked up as teenagers, and if they do they take care of the problem discreetly. I'm just glad we avoided more White Trash in the White House.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Earl Hatleberg

    well, he wouldn't be the first actor to develop a major career and world respect from such a humble background.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  139. arthur

    Him and Carrie Pre-something would make a great couple of LOSERS... they have nothing to be proud of...famous for what? 15 miunutes is about 14 minutes too much..enough said.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Chris W

    Sarah Palin will have the first copy of this magazine! I think the reason she broke up Levi and Bristol is because she's been aching for his body.

    November 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Dr. Mac

    What a pity! He is being used!!

    November 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  142. harold

    Capitalism at its best... Levi...Take good care of your reward trophy now...Don't let the right wing Republicans steal it from you..

    November 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  143. harold

    I am curiousa about Levi's to be wife... previously..What did this girl want in her dreams of a man in her life?..Levi seems like he had a lot to offer her..What was her problem.?. Probably the same problem as a lot of women have maybe whatever that is... but something is in the water we all know..in the USA.. including the upper 50th....

    November 13, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Christian

    Hey Nick @ 12:18 –
    How about just commenting on the individuals' actions instead of making snide comments regarding the United States as a nation? I'm confident Levi Johnston has Canadian internet "admirers" and people who plan to purchase his pathetic Playgirl issue, who contributed to him winning that 'award'.
    In any case, a Canadian should avoid comparisons between his country and the United States. When is the last time Canada landed on the moon, invented the assembly line, or made the internet practical for the world to benefit from? How much free grain does Canada provide to relieve hunger in less developed countries, in comparison to the United States' generosity?
    The United States would have to decline to about one fiftieth of its current stature for Canada to warrant any comparisons. Seems like a lot of Quebec residents agree with me.
    Enjoy your winter.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  145. jackson, seattle

    Pepitone, Palin is accomplishing her goals? Really, so her goals were:

    1) Quit every office I get elected to before my term is over

    2) Promise the world my kid will get married to avoid election scandal, and then drop it like a hot potato as soon as I lose.

    3) Decry socialism, when her own state practices it every year.

    Wow, nice goals. If I act like the giant hypocrite she is, can I get millions of dollars for a book full of lies too?

    November 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  146. sueb

    Good grief–enough about the pea brain Levi Johnston-he is just a stupid kid who did not know about birth control! He doesn't deserve the time of day no less all this idiotic publicity he is getting. I know plenty of boys who knocked up their girl friends–big deal!! Maybe he will contract some horrid std!!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Jimfromitaly

    I really believe that this idiot Johnston has no interest in his child, and has a drug habit like his mother's, (she was arrested recently, remember?). As a separated father with an eleven year-old son, I hope people understand that Levi is a nightmare for any loving, diligent single father. The WORLD is watching him, and not his parents.

    I don't like Sarah Palin that much, but I respect her and her family. She and her family, any family, don't deserve Levi Johnston. Most of all I feel badly for the mother of the child. What courage she has shown! If I would vote for a Palin, I would vote for her first.

    Please don't think that we single fathers have anything in common with Levi Johnston.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Posting

    Who are we to decide for Levy what's the best course for him to take in life? We all capitalize on our best assets...that's what we're supposed to do in order to get ahead...the survival of the fittest. He wants to become famous?...maybe...primarily though, he wants to make money, we all do. Is he right, is he wrong...he will find that out on his own; for now he is trying to become financially independent to be able to support himself and his kid. Whatever he decides to do in the future is not up to us. If he becomes an actor, I wish him luck; if he starts making money...well, good for him and if he becomes rich and famous people won't even be putting him down for what he is doing nowadays, they'll be praising and following him like robots.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Surf_Dog

    Isn't this a scream!?

    I too am from Canada, and watching this circus unfold is just riots. LOL

    Funny how posters here say Levi is a loser and a doofus. The fact that you read the article and made a followup comment deriding him is proof that he knows what he is doing. He is riding the publicity train that Ms. Palin creates for him. He is is taking full advantage of his 15 minutes of fame while it lasts. Good for him!

    As for Ms. Palin, I am never disappointed in being amused when she opens her mouth and sticks her foot in it (Ms. Palin, would you like some salt and pepper with your foot entree?). And to watch her implode at each time she does this is just too funny.

    This woman will never see the inside of the White House, however she will suceed in continuing to devide an already very devided country. The fact that some people in the USA take her seriuosly is quite scary though.

    We here in Canada are thankfull that we live in another country. Ms. Palin's 15 minutes of fame would have come and gone in an instant up here!

    November 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  150. William

    Heck, this guy should be the cover boy for the whole Republican Party. He's got more to peddle, by all accounts, than they have.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  151. David

    In the whole Sarah-Palin-ignorant-Jerry-Springer-trailer-trash-family mess, Levi Johnson is the only one with enough self-respect to pick himself up, dust himself off, and move forward to salvage a better life with the cards he's been dealt.

    While Governor Grandma ditched her public integrity and bailed on the people of Alaska to cash in on her own undeserved celebrity status, LJ is wisely making a new life for himself – and, ultimately, for his son – away from the Palin circus. It would be irresponsible of him to decline the offers that came his way, when the opportunities of small town Alaska are so limited. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, held the public trust, already afforded with more opportunities than her talents justified, but abandoned elective office j to turn a quick buck. The moral and ethical difference between them is obvious.

    Over the next decade, we'll all see Levi Johnston mature from 'stud boy' to 'man hunk' and make a name for himself in Hollywood, while Sarah Palin ages from 'hot bimbo' to 'frumpy grandma', and gets put out to pasture among the irrelevant lunatic fringe. Hopefully, LJ has learned to avoid manipulative predatory women and their pregnancy entrapments in the future. We'd all rather see him on the silver screen than in the supermarket tabloids.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  152. StevenR

    Palin is the loser and an idiot loser at that. The scary thing is she seems to be the SMARTEST republican of the bunch – sheesh. Levi is a lot smarter than the rest of the Palin clan. An ugly guy like him getting in Playgirl? He MUST be doing it on his brains...

    November 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Doug

    I'm with Mike! Can't wait till these photos come out. ;-)

    November 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Mariann Pepitone

    Jane: You said it all and I agree with your every word. Levi is nothing but trash and your right, he used Bristol for his own satisfaction. Going naked in Playgirl, he might as well prostitute because he is going to end up nothing. Playboy and Playgirl are nothing but trash magazines and decent people never buy them. And Hugh Hefner is in the same category. All he wants to do is be seen with young woman. Levi will end up the same way.

    November 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Mariann Pepitone

    TMB: If I were you I would not make fun of disabled children because in time the tables could turn. There are young woman that get abortions when they find out their baby will be disabled but Palin is against abortion. And so is GOD. Good for Palin, she is accomplishing her goals in life and what about your goals. What have you accomplished besides being jealous.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Joel

    Like I said earlier...

    Don't miss this season of "THE SURREAL LIFE" featuring:

    Balloon Boy & his parents
    Jon Gosslin
    Carrie Prejean

    And EXTRA SPECIAL GUEST...
    LEVI JOHNSON

    Watch out Vanilla Ice !!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Tony

    What a tripp...imagine so young and coming up with this great idea for the intra-net. Hey... Shouldn't make fun of the little fella. It's much easier picking on the family members in his life. I hope he grows up and away from the DRAMA Ms. Palin so don't like.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Mariann Pepitone

    joe: Get a grip on life. And what have you accomplished for yourself? Levi didn't accomplish anything but to go naked in a book. That is not an accomplish, that is nothing but trash and believe me that's what he is.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Mariann Pepitone

    I believe he is trash. He is showing his body in playgirl because he wants to be in the limelight to make moneyas he never had any. And he just wants to show up Palin and her daughter. Good for Palin and her book. I hope several million copies are sold. Obama's Audacity of Hope was not written by himself. He took the words from Pastor Wriught's sermon and had a book published from them. That was the sermon for that Sunday. Palin didn't copy anyone's words to write a book. Plus there is so much jealousy over her in both men and women, all because she accomplished in her life that many college students are struggling to do and will never do and they hate the person that has done it. I give her credit and hope she runs for office.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Matt

    ACTING!? CAREER!?

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    wooo...thats a good one! He should be a comedian!

    November 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  161. joe

    I am nominating this guy as IDIOT of the year. Also nominated in that catagory is Jon Gosselin, The Balloon Boy's parents, Miss California Carrie Prejean and Sarah Palin.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  162. jtsilver2th

    I mean that interview is a joke right?

    Just to think barely a few days ago John McCain was patting him on the back at the Republican National Conventon dias on display as a fine example of American Manhood doing the nasty out of wedlock bur making it all right by hitchin' up. And now he's come so far and he even gets to go to Sarah's for Thanksgivin' thanks to that Oprah woman. There's plenty of wild turkeys out there in Wasilla.

    Oh how can you keep them down on the farm after they've seen Parie?

    November 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  163. TMB

    whoa, wait a minute. Palin sells herself to the highest bidder for money. she won't even talk to her fans unless she's paid to do so. every decision in Palin's life has been for money: beauty pageants, quitting sports news anchor for more money, running for Vice President for more money (it worked for Cheney-Dick), quitting governor's job for more money.

    and one fat-cat guy has bought 1000s of copies of her book just to keep her marketable to the far right crazies. because I know I'm not Palin's target audience, I can think for myself. ;)

    so let Levi earn his money to take care of his son, who's already screwed being raised by the dysfunctional, hypocritical Palins. Tripp will need balance, and Levi will be just the reality he needs.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  164. GJ

    Oh please, he is just a wanna be somehow caught fame

    November 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Dave

    It's funny that everybody is calling this guy a dork. (and he is)
    But yet everybody here took the time to read the article and post a comment. Who are the real dorks here?
    P.S. Levi is a true D*e*m*o*c*r*a*t through and through.
    He screws people over, back stabs them and them makes money off of them.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  166. David

    If I had to choose between seeing Sarah Palin run for president and seeing Levi in playgirl, I would have to choose Levi. Well...actually I probably would have made thats election no matter who was running. The country and the world for that matter should thank Levi for assisting in the destruction of Ms Palin.

    November 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Theresa

    I blame the Republican Party for nominating Sarah Palin in the first place. They thought we, the public, would be stupid enough to vote McCain/Palin in. What a circus act that was. Now we are stuck with wacky Wassilites. Be patient, they will burn out and then we'll have new losers to laugh about. .

    November 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  168. ACE

    I kind of don't mind this kid. He's young and trying to find his way, now that almost mother in law of his, thats a whole other story, what an idiot did she even graduate high school? Sarah palin can take her death panels and stick them where the sun don't shine

    November 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Vince

    The saddest part of this whole sorid story is that the MEDIA STILL gives this giy so much attention. I wonder why.

    Hes gotten MORE attention that william jefferson who has just been convicted of bribery (but then again, WJ make the dems look bad).

    November 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Greg

    It read like satire...

    November 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Larry

    This all says more about the USA than it does about Levi. He's 19, and behaving pretty much the same as any 19 year old boy would who is suddenly offered money to strut his stuff . Let's face it.....15 year olds in this country are "sexting" for free. The problem is not with Levi.....it's with this country always rewarding the undeserving and ignoring the real newsmakers. Paris Hilton, Carrie Prejean, Levi Johnston.....they're the smart ones.....using us and our prurient curiosity to make millions of dollars for themselves and make us look like fools.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Jane

    Levi does not have the maturity to see how harmful posing for Playgirl will be for his son. He can't just wait till his son sees it on the internet. His son will be teased on ridiculed for this very early. Even if someone were to compliment the boy about it, would you want your little boy being praised for his dad having nice genitals and appealing to the same sex that way? I would not want my son to see me as a sex object who would take clothes off for the masses, whether to appeal to the opposite sex or to the same. Levi is creating potential psychological and moral problems for his son while he is still an infant. Levi needs to start working on his college education, take some job that will support him and allow him to pay child support, and think of the future rather than the bright lights and dollar signs he sees just for now. If his son was truly the number one priority, he would not do this. He is probably being talked to by those who are exploiting his youth and inexperience such that he thinks this really is the best thing for his son, but it's not. They are selfish. Levi, stop talking badly about your son's maternal side family. If you loved him as a mature father would, you would not do that to him. You are speaking about your baby's grandma. Show some respect and self-restraint. Hold your tongue. You used Bristol. Don't use Sarah's fame to help yourself and hurt your son.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Douglas Pierce

    How can an intelligent man and an American hero could have such bad judgement? To chose such a trashy woman for vice-president is inconprehensible.The whole Palin clan are an embarrassment to our country.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  174. jackson, seattle

    Everyone, lighten up! Say what you want about Levi, but, even if they airbrush his photos, they will still contain more truth than her book will!

    November 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  175. ss

    looks like most of the comments are coming from the men. go figure!

    November 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Tiff

    LJ: I’m sure when he gets older and develops the internet I’ll have to tell him.

    I can't wait for his kid to develop the internet – I need a new way to communicate. He's such a maverick.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Joel

    Think about this for a while...

    When YOU were 19 did YOU know any of the dirty little secrets or inside information about your boyfriend / girlfriends parent's job???
    I bet you all knew what line of work they were in and their hours but that was probably it, right???

    I know that when I was 19 my parents were the most IGNORANT PEOPLE that I ever knew. As an adult that changed when I was probably 25 and married . I bet alot of you are the same way... Right???

    My point is that MOST kids (and that is what Levi is) are BRAIN DAMAGED and they think they know every thing when in the real world
    they don't know SQUAT.

    This kid says he has "the inside scoop" that could get Sarah in some really bad trouble but that he "won't go there". Man, if you are gonna threaten, you better just go on and spill the beans – if not,shut up and do the next version of "The Surreal Life".

    November 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Jimbo

    The kid does not appear to be too bright. As such, he does not have much of a future. So yeah, he should capitalize on his celebrity now, before his 15 minutes are up. I just hope he saves and invests the cash....because in a few years, no one is going to care what he thinks or want to see his junk. I guess we could say the same for Palin....

    November 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  179. roderick098

    Nick, I too am Canadian and when yousay how can Americans be so stupid as ti take Pallin seriuosly well Canadians elected Stephen Harper Prime Minister who probably has the same depth of knowledge as she does. At least Americans did not elect her. Secondly I find Levi refreshing-he is what Christians should be which is not judgemental. He seems very relaxes and far more intelligent than the rest of the Pallin clan.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  180. AJ

    The pity is that all of the hoopla around Sarah Palin and Levi just underscores the white trash society that has become America.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  181. locker room

    Come on – I just want to see what Bristol saw in him. Or was is still so dark up there she couldn't?

    November 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  182. susan

    Talk about capitalizing on your 15 minutes. why are we even talking about these people now? They all give Alaska a bad name. Levi and the Palins. The dumb dork is being used by the media, and he thinks it's because he's nice looking. Chump!!

    November 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  183. just wrong

    why is he even being talked about?people are willing to give attention because of his making a baby.SO WHAT,why isn't every other new father getting this attention?

    November 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Brianne

    Horray for Levi! as I fellow Alaskan, I say let Levi make money and let him have the fame people are willing to give him. Who really cares???

    November 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Tony

    Remember from whence all this came. Sarah Palin was plucked from obscurity by McCain(why, no one seems to know) and magnified by the media. This is predictable fall out.

    If there's money lying around, why not pick some of it up. A career in acting? Proably not.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  186. DUMMY

    If you media people think having him in front of a camera makes Sarah Palin look bad, think again. You are the ones who look like fools giving this guy a second of attention. Wake up people.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Kodiak, Alaska

    Doesn't ANYone have any CLASS anymore? Yet another embarrassment on Alaska. Shameless fame whore's resorting to nudity. Good Lord, Levi.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Julie

    Levi, or shall I refer to him as "sweet cheeks," doesn't have to worry about this "cougar" being one of his fans. Good looks are nice, but brains come in handy too. Sorry to say he is lacking in the later. How relieved I feel to know that he is not interested in dating any "cougars." I can rest easy now.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Debra R

    He's a punk. Soon he will be a trivial pursuit question.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Donald in CA

    Give Levi a break. Sarah makes money being a fool so why shouldnt he. He has a baby to take care of.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  191. indylindy

    All of you defending Sarah Palin and attacking this kid need to realize something. She started this little public feud. This 45 year old woman used this kid to put on a "happy family" front for the campaign then tossed him aside soon after it was over. If that wasn't enough then she publicly made derogatory comments about him.

    The poor kid thought she really liked him and when he found out he was being used by her he was hurt. Can't say that I blame him. He only started talking about her AFTER reports came out that she was going to be attacking him in her book.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Kalster -NY

    I've decided that of the whole Palin mess, I like this guy the most. They put a suit on him, then announced a wedding engagement that he probably had no intention of doing himself, then paraded him on TV...all to make a certain impression during the campaign. They did not care about this guy at all. Now he's taking advantage of the spotlight to earn some money to support him and his son, and embarrass the Palins at the same time. I say GOOD FOR HIM. And really, he comes across as a sweet guy, and not a bad person...you can tell that clearly. I wish him the best and hope he actually does well.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  193. kay

    He is hot, but I think his credibility is totally shot now.
    Double standard I suppose. Remember when Jenny McCarthy's career took off after she posed for Playboy? But when a guy does it, it's looked at as sleazy. He should have just shut up about the Palins and tried to get a career on his own.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Oval Beach

    I'm only into him for how HOT he is He is as dumb as a box of rocks...more dumb by the sounds of it and the grandmother of his child or "kid" as he calls it, is an absolute Prejeanian/Bachmann moron but...DAMN!!! Levi is one HOT stud and as a "gay man" I appreciate that he appreciates my comment. : )=. Can't wait to see the spread.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Patrick

    What I'm reading so far is that either Levi Johnston is "too stupid to be worth our time", or "such a non-entity that he's not worth commenting about".

    And yet, look at all the comments. If we want to chastize Levi for taking advantage of his faux-celebrity, maybe we should stop giving it to him. If we want to blame America for being bored and easily amused, maybe we should remember that we're the Americans.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Mike

    Well this is something else. Acting? lol he is going to be in playgirl and got an adult award. Too funny. Though he will make decent money in Porn, he is a household name and people will buy his films based on that.

    Though he doesnt say porn is what he is going to act in? Let's face it posing nude and accepting adult awards are not going to go over well in Hollywood which still stay as far away from porn as it can.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Andy

    Good example for your kid Levi–i have no doubt you'll have a good family life

    November 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  198. J

    Levi: Hey Sarah, look at what I stuck inside your daughter without being married!!
    Sarah: Oh by golly, gee, you know.....wish I had me some of that!

    November 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  199. AK Lisa

    Levi, this get rich quick scheme of yours is really sickening, disgusting, you are an embarrassment to Alaskans, you are good looking, but no talent, no education, no speaking abilities, stay off shows like the Insider and Larry King, because you have nothing to say! You sound like a broken record, "maybe" pretending you have secret information about the Palins, loser! Go back to school and get your GED for god's sake and get rid of "Tank", lol, and all the other losers who are giving you bad advice. I hope you never get custody of poor little Trigger. :) Or else you might sell naked baby photos for $$$!

    November 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Pam Kline

    OMG Give the kid a break!! At least he is out there making money and supporting himself. He isn't laying waiting for the goverment to pay him to be a lazy bum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Jon

    Just one more example of what's WRONG with America these days.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  202. mike

    Maybe Levi could get Carrie Prejean to make another "home movie" with Sarah Palin "admiring" the trophy. You know, the " 11 inch custom-crafted sexual device". Just the three of them and the trophy.....now THAT'S Entertainment!!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  203. taconite

    He could have chosen to struggle to obtain a career as an electrician and stayed out of the limelight while maintaining a decent reputation. Instead he chose a job that pays some good money, with potential for more jobs that pay decent money but undermines one's reputation. The question is one of integrity.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Shelly

    The liberal media glorifies this type of behavior because it sells to the idiots our there that buy it. The only reason I have TV is to watch football, I think I'm going to give that up. It's all ridiculous and absurd.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  205. ManK

    Palin was asked in Oprah if LJ would be invited to the thanksgiving table and, she was quite gracious.., saying that Levi is a young man and is part of the family. She declared that LJ must understand he is loved because it is and should be a family.
    This guy should be gratefull to SP for exposing him to the larger America. He should stop behaving like a clown. He owes much to the Palins!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Dank

    Why does anyone give this piece of garbage (trailer trash) Johnson a sounding board. His only claim to fame is being shown how stupid he is. The only reason we keep hearing from him is that brainless liberals need him to trash a talent like Palin.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  207. David

    Good for him to be playing the cards he was dealt to make a few bucks. He certainly is smart enough to say some inflamatory stuff to gain media attention which raises his value in our culture. Sarah is selling a book and Levi is selling whatever he can. Let's not forget to thank John McCain's leadership & judgment for bringing us this experience.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Art B.

    Could this please be over with. Why does the media insist on giving non talented people fame. This guy has no talent,no morals, no sense of family, absolutely no brains, no looks, and yet the media insists on interviewing him and getting his baseless and ignorant views on things. He fits in the same non talent mold of Jon and Kate Gosselin, Carrie Prejean, Paris Hilton, the crazy Henne family, Octomom, and countless others who have acheived some sort of 15 minute fame for doing nothing and representing themselves as stupid and irresponsible. These people are truly the laughing stocks of our society. I beg of the media and people watching this crap on our TV's to stop showing anymore of them and start to show and tell the stories of more of the talented, heroic, and productive people in our society!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Monica

    What you do now in life will affect you later. Think about it!!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  210. cba99

    If anyone thinks either party (Palin or Levi) has any credibility at this point, you are as crazy as they are. What a Trip(p)!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  211. madmommy09

    Is CNN trying to turn this boy into a reality star? I only see pieces about him on CNN and UK rag-mags.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  212. dunerider

    I think he confused "develop" and "discover". A simple mistake or a reflection of his lack of intellect? Given everything else, I think the later. Has no one coached him to say, "I'm doing Playgirl to make money for my kid?" Not a bright boy. Not bright at all...

    November 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Darlene

    What has this world come to? Come on people! If the people turned off their televisions, or didn't buy into these people, they would have no future in the limelight! Yet, we wonder why they won't go away? As long as cash is being made – they aren't going anywhere. He had no aspirations of doing anything more than a trade – yet now suddenly he wants to be in movies. Don't we all? Apparently all anyone has to do anymore is have multiple babies, or screw someone's daughter or son, or be a beauty pageant queen, and the people eat it up. Why? Because their lives lack drama?

    You can't fault Levi only; the Palin's in general are capitalizing as much as they can, for as long as they can. They won't go away until you stop buying their calendars, books, or watching them on television, or buying into their bull.

    The Dumbing Down of America: Palin, Jon & Kate, OctoMom, Carrie Prejean, Levi Johnston, Balloon Boy Parents...the list goes on.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Don L

    Levi may not be the smartest mammal in Alaska, but give credit where it's due. The dumb and evil Palins set out to destroy him, and he fought back masterfully. He outsmarted them to the point where he is now in command, and he has them quivering and wanting to make peace and return him to the family fold. Hilarious. Johnston 1 Palin 0.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Amy

    Can't get enough of Sarah Palin and the her gang...

    Cue the banjo music...

    Keep the stories coming, these people are better than reruns of the Beverly Hillbillies...

    hysterical...

    November 13, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Howard

    Hey, give the guy a break. He's only nineteen years old! He's supposed to be stupid. His only problem is that he's abusing the privilege.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Toni

    Regardless if you like Sarah Palin or not, this is wrong in so many ways. Ryan, I couldn't agree you more.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Jaime

    There is so many negative comments about Levi on here, and the amusing thing is that everyone posting these comments have read this and many other articles which is why he is still making "news". As for him lacking morals, I see it no different than Palin and we actually had her on the ballot as Vice President of our country!! WTF?!?! And yes, he is a good looking guy and I am waiting for the issue of Playgirl. If he is willing to show it, I'm willing to see it.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  219. sandy c

    was it levi's mother that was arrested for selling drugs? and he wants to put the Palins down every chance he gets? what goes around comes around. what a father figure!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Ed

    Hey, lighten up. If you could drop your pants and make lots of money, you would probably do it too. It's making the best of the opportunities that come our way. We all do it.

    November 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Andrew

    hey really: best comment of the day! that's as good as al gore inventing the internet. TOO FUNNY!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  222. jackson, seattle

    Ryan says "Only Levi gets anything out of being in Playgirl."...sorry, but *many* of us will get something out of it :-)

    November 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Rocky

    It would fantastic if it was revealed that he had an affair with Sarah Palin while dating her daughter!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Bryan Llanos

    We need to pray for Levi. What else can anyone say ?

    November 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Rusty Shackleford

    Go away already.

    Losers.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Ryan

    Showing up in playgirl and bad mouthing your sons grandmother on national television is a money/fame play. It is not the way a responsible parent does what's best for his child. It's not a question of morality. It's a question of common sense and decency. Only Levi gets anything out of badmouthing the Palins on national TV. Only Levi gets anything out of being in Playgirl. There is more than one way to live your life. Some ways are healthy and productive. Other ways are selfish and destructive.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Jasmine

    Everyone gets their comeuppance...brace yourself, Levi.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  228. steph, wi

    you are right, ron g. couldn't put it any better myself. what doofuses!

    November 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Eli

    Give him a break. I just hope people are not using him, which I think they are, so he has to put the breaks on that.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Phil M.

    Some people wonder why Levi is kept in the spotlight. That's pretty easy. Palin and her family are a pretty normal lot here in America, but this lout is a grade A loser. By keeping him in the media people subconcsiously link him to Sarah Palin and the media weakens her standing in the eyes of the public.

    This is just a closet hatchet job on the former VP candidate.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  231. g smith

    Levi is a loser

    November 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  232. MBT

    Poor parenting at every level!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  233. AlysonWandaLand

    Jimbo I totally agree with you!! Live you life and I'll live mine. He isn't hurting anyone, and if the situation really bothers you, don't watch or read Entertainment news. People should be more concerned with living their own lives than trying to live vicariously through the "stars".

    November 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  234. cdg

    This entire Palin debacle is the absolute pinnacle and epitome of the modern media thought process and management. 30 years ago people would have been embarrased to acknowledge the WT antics of people like Palin and Johnston. Instead the media glorifies these people through coverage as if they were the second coming of Jesus and have allowed them to command the national spotlight...time and time again. They made Palin, a woman that it took 5 trips to college to get a Bachelors degree and couldn't name a news magazine (as she didn't read any obviously) a star and a millionaire. Now they are doing thi same goes for this man-child and the rest of the Wassilites. What's next? Reality TV? God I need to get out of this dumb nation.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Mike

    Can't wait till these photos come out. ;-)

    November 13, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  236. pb

    I have heard him talk in several interviews...WOW...the guy can barely string 2 sentences together and sounds illiterate. How his 15 minutes hasn't run out by now is amazing.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  237. john poche

    Umm...does he think posing nude will do anything to enhance his custody position? Idiot.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Jessie

    It's strange to me how people can be so judgmental about this young man who has no life experience, yet find excuse after excuse to justify Palin's inherent ability to screw up everything she touches. Talk about a poor example for your children.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Nick

    I am a Canadian and watching all of this from across the border is amazing. This guy just underscores the absurdity of Sarah Palin ever thinking of running for President. Are you Yanks completely nuts???

    This guy is her grandson's dad. Her daughter got pregnant as a teen, he's posing for nude magazines and getting sexual devices as an award!

    And Palin just smiles and waves it all off as normal!

    The very fact that Americans even considered someone so unintelligent and poorly qualified for high office tells me you're a country in decline.

    Surly there are better qualified candidates in America?

    November 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Jroc

    Are we REALLY considering this guy to be an entertainer now...? Just because he knocks up Bristol and shows his junk in Playgirl? Wow, we as Americans must be bored...

    November 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Susan - Corona, CA

    I really see Johnson fits right in the Palin's household – they deserve each other. Just wonder what Sarah is thinking – they both are so willingly to be in the Hall of Shame just so to bring checks to their bank account.

    Shameless people!

    November 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Kim

    I do not understand why so much attention is given to this uneducated "boy", Sure is he good looking, but if you look beyond that, he is a user. I think there is fault on both sides of the Palin/Levi situation. If I were the Palins. I would not waste my time or energy on defending myself from this destructive young man. If he loves his son as he says he does, he needs to work on repairing the relationship with the people that will always be a part of his life and stop tearing it down. They all need to be moving forward, in a postive manner. As it stands now, if I were this baby's mother, I would not want my baby to be a exposed to his antics and motives. This child will grow up to be a prodcut of environment. And so far it itsnot looking too good.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Jimbo

    Give the poor kid a break. If I was looking at my life as becoming an electrician and having this crazy mother-in-law in Alaska, I would jump at the opportunity to make films and live a celebrity life. I doubt the kid will care about what his dad did when he was 19. I think the whole thing smacks of him just wanting to distance himself from the Palins and what they apparently stand for. I'll bet he's like most reasonable people in this country who are pretty tolerant of others and really just want to make sure they have a fulfilling life with their families. There's more than one way to live your life and no one should be subjected to and held up to someone else's beliefs. Morality has nothing to do with what cloths you wear – unless you live in Terhan.

    November 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  244. WOW

    This is a JOKE!!! Who wouldn't care what their children think about them? MORALS – something he apparently has none of!! Ever hear of setting a good example?

    November 13, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  245. Theresa

    He is the BIGGEST LOSER!!!!!!!!!!! another case of someone who had done nothing to become famous and feels he had to pose nude to get attention. If i could give this so called male advice you need to shut your mouth about your son's Grandmother, and get a life go to college and make something of yourself because I am an older woman and would not date you!!!!!!! what a joke!!!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  246. Debra R

    This "cougar" finds Levi a piece of "crap". I am sure he will proudly display his "award" where his son can see and admire it. We used to hold this type of creep in disdain. Now we give him awards.

    November 13, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  247. Matt

    Our future President. We are counting on your suppoert, TR!

    November 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  248. brian

    I think Tripp invented the Internet.

    November 12, 2009 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  249. kat

    omg. this kid tripp will have this as a dad and sarah palin as a grandma? life can be so unfair for some poor kids...

    November 12, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Cranky

    they are all tools, the entire palin-johnston clan!! no pun intended

    November 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  251. really?

    "LJ: I’m sure when he gets older and develops the internet I’ll have to tell him. He’s going to to see it and I’m going to have to tell him about it."

    His son is gonna develop the internet?

    November 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Ron G.

    I think they all are a bunch of Alaskan dorks! Sarah Palin. her husband, their daughters and even little Tripp...dorks. Can't wait for their 15 minutes to be up.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |

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