Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:06 AM
Pro Dance Partner: Mark Ballas
It was only two years ago that we first met Bristol Palin, former first daughter of Alaska. We know she’s tough enough to survive rough Alaskan winters, but is she ready to face Bruno, Carrie Ann, and Len?
Bristol first entered the national spotlight when her mother, former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin was selected to be John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 Presidential election. Bristol traveled the country alongside her mother, father and siblings on the campaign trail.
After giving birth to her son Tripp, and becoming a single teen mother in 2008, Palin became a spokesperson for the prevention of teen pregnancy and other teen issues. As an advocate for the protection of life, Palin wanted to share her story with other teens who may one day face a similar situation. Palin also acts as Teen Ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation, to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy. As part of her campaign, Palin recently guest starred as herself on an episode of ABC Family’s teenage drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Palin resides in Alaska with her son and family.
Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:49 PM
Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:18 AM
Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:43 PM
But then I saw her interviewed, after the cast was announced. Sorry, but I can't remember for what show. It was ET, or something like that. But the interview was pretty standard, but then the lady interviewing made her text her mom, because Bristol had said she had just gotten a text from her mom. So they stand there, as Bristol texts her mom, and this interviewer was so lame. 'She's texting Sarah Palin'. Like we're supposed to be so excited. I don't know -- it was just weird.
And then she says something about how a lot of the women look forward to losing some weight on the show. 'Are you excited about that Bristol?". 'Well, um sure, I look forward to getting into really good shape', 'Oh, not that there's anything wrong with the way you are now Bristol'....
I was more annoyed with the lady interviewing Bristol, than I have ever been with Bristol herself. This lady was stupid, lame, and insulting. For one thing, Bristol didn't look even a little bit fat. Maybe she's not model or actress thin, but she looked great... fit and healthy. But just like Hollywood --- insinuate someone who is at a healthy normal weight, should probably want to drop a few pounds.
I don't really have anything against her either. I'm not a Palin supporter or hater. I can't really understand why she would want to do it.
Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:30 PM
Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:08 AM
It really should be called 'dancing with the used-to-be stars, athletes, reality hos, and people most likely to cause interest and controversy, thereby heightening interest in he show'. Too long? Maybe, but at least more accurate.
Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:14 AM
Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:00 AM
That being said, I think the producers made a HUGE mistake by putting Bristol Palin on DWTS, especially this season. All the TV or radio could talk about this morning was that Sarah Palin would be in the audience tonight to watch Bristol. Well of course she will, she is her mom, BUT woop de doo - do we have to keep going on and on about it? I wish they would just leave politics and politicians far from the dance floor. To me, it seems like a distraction away from the rest of the contestants and the show itself. JMHO, of course.
PLUS like I said before, this girl is NOT a star. What the heck is she doing there?
Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:06 PM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:55 AM
She is still in no way 'a star' though. So while I don't think she did that badly, I'm comparing her to any other regular person, who would have to dance like that. How nervous and uncomfortable you would be, if you aren't used to performing, whether it's acting, singing, reality tv star, or something athletic. So she did all right for a regular Joe, but it's dancing with the 'STARS', not dancing with 'regular Joes'.
Do they think people will tune in to watch Bristol, in the hopes they will catch a glimpse of Sarah Palin in the audience? That's weird. I hope Sarah never comes. I'm neither fan nor foe of hers, but I can't imagine either side getting a big thrill out of seeing her sit in the audience. Weird weird weird.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:38 AM
I don't "hate" her but I don't see the logic of having her on the show. She doesn't qualify as a "star" even in the loosest possible interpretation of the word. And she wasn't good - that's just stating a fact.
Lot of haters out there.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:47 AM
That said she is not famous, nor a celebrity, her mother is.... if they want Sarah Palin that would be one thing but her daughter???? No thanks, if not for the fact that she got pregnant at 17 even the fact that her mother is a politician wouldn't be enough to get her on the show.
I don't enjoy this whole sub-culture of young people who are famous for nothing more than being rich and stupid
Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:23 AM
If you are going to pick anyone formerly on the show to get dancing tips from, how about someone who can actually dance and isn't considered a star for being on TLC (oops I'm sorry, didn't mean to riff on your mom Bristol since she's also going to be on TLC)
I feel for Mark because I think he is doing a decent job with the material he was given.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:21 AM
Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:04 PM
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