Judge Orders Levi Johnston to Pay Child Support

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Just when you think you're finally over them, you glimpse the words “Levi,” “child support,” and “Palin” and you’re right back there. Today, a judge ordered Levi Johnston to pay fourteen months of back child support for his son Tripp, who was born in December 2008 to mother Bristol Palin. While Palin — who announced plans to give acting a try earlier this week — attended the hearing, Johnston did not show for the twenty-minute proceedings. Palin is asking for about $1,700 per month from Johnston, and a “retroactive sum” of $19,232. Frankly, now that Playgirl and his flurry of media appearances are behind him, we’re not sure where Bristol thinks Levi’s getting that kind of dough … at least until he, inevitably, signs on for Dancing With the Stars. [NYDN]