Bristol Palin's ex, Levi Johnston, became an instant celebrity when his pregnant girlfriend's mom became John McCain's running mate -- and even though they've split since the birth of their son, Levi is looking at the bright side of things.
Johnston talked about it in the new issue of GQ -- from parenthood to the Palin family, no subject was off the table. In the article, Levi admits that life as a teenaged dad was rough -- especially since he and Bristol fought constantly after baby Tripp's birth.
"Just going over there makes me pretty damn uncomfortable," Levi said of his visits to the Palin house to see his son. "Just going over there, and Todd and Sarah sitting there staring at me, doesn't do it for me. Todd never says anything, really. Sarah, I don't know. She's a politician. She knows how to throw in a fake smile and look happy. They're pretty good at that."
Johnston also opened up about the demise of his relationship with Bristol -- and how her parents may have had a role in their breakup. "I know that her parents didn't want us together. I really don't think they did. So they probably put a little pressure on her. But at the same time, they told us they wanted us to get married when they found out Bristol was pregnant."
Still, Johnston doesn't hold a grudge against the one-time GOP VP hopeful and her family -- and maintains that Tripp is a blessing either way. "I'll always have my son."
Meghan McCain revealed to "Extra" her pick of stars to play her parents John and Cindy on the big screen. "I think if there were an actor to play my father, it would be Robert Duvall, because dad's a big fan of his." Meghan suggested that mom Cindy would be played by a glamorous legend "like Sharon Stone."
"Extra" wants to know -- Who should play the Arizona Senator and his wife?
Don't see the stars you're thinking of? Leave a comment below -- and let us know who!
Senatorial spawn and blogette Meghan McCain says papa John McCain intimidates her potential suitors.
During an interview with "Extra's" Mario Lopez, M.M. said, "I think guys just get nervous maybe, or unfortunately there are guys that want to say they're dating John McCain's daughter." Miss McCain is open to dating a guy of any affiliation, "I date republicans, democrats and independents. Anyone who has a sense of humor."
The 24-year-old daughter of Cindy and John McCain confesses she has little time for the opposite sex. She's busy making a name for herself! Meghan is writing about politics and pop culture for TheDailyBeast.com.
The opinionated blonde tells Lopez her writing style comes daddy's gene pool. "People keep saying, 'Oh, she's just like her dad' -- I enjoy writing and speaking for people who aren't being spoken for."
"Extra" wants to know -- who do you think should play the Arizona Senator and his wife on the big screen?
It's official: Cindy McCain was considering competing on "Dancing with the Stars" -- until hubby John nixed the idea!
The Arizona senator told Larry King last night, "Well, we discussed it ... but we decided it just was not a good idea. You know, Cindy's on her second knee. She's had it replaced... It would have been very challenging."
John McCain may represent the Republican party... but judging from a recent bit of video... his hunkish son James McCain, 20, is all about representin' the late-night party!
The former candidate's boy was seen leaving Rick's Cabaret, a strip club in Las Vegas. One "Extra" observer said, "Look, I'm not an expert, but that guy looks drunk to me!"
John McCain didn't do too well at the polls earlier this month, but son James apparently enjoyed the poles in Sin City!
Her husband lost the presidential election last week, now Cindy McCain is facing a public scandal. The National Enquirer has made startling allegations against Cindy -- alleging that the blonde beauty is having a very public affair!
Although it can't be verified that it is Cindy in the pictures, the National Enquirer has released photos of a woman who looks like Mrs. McCain kissing another man. The grainy snapshots, allegedly of Cindy, were taken at a 2006 music festival in Tempe, Ariz. An onlooker claims to have seen the senator's wife with a mystery man at two other concerts in 2005. He is described as resembling a washed-up 80's rocker.
During the GOP's presidential campaign, Cindy told "Extra" that her bond with John was strong. "We have a wonderful family," said Mrs. McCain. "Being the last person he talks to at night, and the first person in the morning -- makes a big difference."
John McCain is 72, Cindy is 54. The McCain camp refuses to comment on the story.
Gov. Sarah Palin wants to clear up her recent geography mishap. The VP wannabe told CNN the McCain aides bashing her to the media are "jerks."
McCain camp sources leaked the news that Palin didn't know Africa was a continent. Palin informed the CNN reporter, "I consider [anonymous sources] cowardly." Palin also clarified "it's not true" she didn't know the countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Do you think you are smarter than Sarah Palin? Take "Extra's" quiz and find out!
Forget the "old, white-haired dude" -- Paris Hilton is all about Barack Obama. The heiress told "Extra," "It's so exciting. I was so happy. I had all my friends over last night and we were watching the acceptance speech... I think the world is going to be a better place."
Miss Hilton chatted with Mario Lopez while promoting "Repo! The Genetic Opera," due in theaters Nov. 7. The jet-setting heiress just returned from London, where she met princes William and Harry. "I did meet them. They're really nice. I met Harry and William... they're so down to earth and so sweet."
Paris' boyfriend, Benji Madden, returns today from a trip to Africa, where he and bro Joel were on a USO tour together. About rumors she and Benji are engaged, she admits, "Well we've been together for 8½ months -- it's a rumor about us getting engaged. We're just very in love and happy." As for babies, Hilton declares, "I would love to have kids... not right now, I'm way to busy right now. I think that's what completes your life; having a family."
Hilton's parents have been together since her mom, Kathy, was 15 years old -- something Paris admires. They just have an incredible marriage!" She adds, "My mom is like my best friend. We've always been really close. We talk on the phone like ten times a day. I still feel like a little girl with my mom... my dad is amazing. I hope that I can have my husband be like my dad."
Also on her mind is launching her new fragrance, Fairy Dust. As for coming up with the name, she reveals, "This is my fifth fragrance. I always loved perfumes as a little girl... I just love Tinker Bell and fairies, so I thought it would be really fun."
Hilton admits she wanted to look her best for Fairy Dust's ad campaign photo shoot saying, "I didn't have to loose weight, but I just wanted to look really good. I started doing Pilates."
Very aware she's a role model for many young girls, she adds, "When you are in the spotlight and girls look up to you -- you have to be a good example."
"Extra's" full interview with Paris airs tomorrow, Nov. 7!