September 8th, 2010
01:07 PM ET
This morning in the "Showbiz Tonight" meeting the big buzz centered on programs like MTV’s reality show “Teen Mom” and ABC Family’s drama, “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.”
Are these shows glorifying teen pregnancy? Or are they just raising awareness of the struggles in the lives of these young mothers? The debate was on in today's meeting!
"Showbiz Tonight" producer Natasha Haynes-Smith doesn’t believe these shows glorify teen motherhood. She said this morning, “I think it shows how hard it is to be a mom at any age. The show completely breaks my heart but I can’t stop watching. It’s train wreck T.V. in a heart-wrenching sort of way.”
It may be heart breaking, but others say that it sets a bad example for teens around the country, showing that by getting pregnant, you may get your own reality show. Some point to Bristol Palin - one of the most famous teen moms - who is now on the cast of “Dancing With the Stars.” "Showbiz Tonight" will have the teen mom great debate on today's show.
Also on our radar today: “Jersey Shore” star Snooki heads to court for annoying beachgoers! The trial starts today – is it curtains for the reality star?
What do you think about any of these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…
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