Warning! Warning! Bristol Palin is encroaching on the continental United States. Alaska’s most famous single mom recently paid $172,000 for a five-bedroom house in Maricopa, Arizona, which is 30 miles from Phoenix. The house was foreclosed last January, flipped by a real estate developer and sold to Mama Grizzly’s cub one month ago. TMZ speculates Bristol may be attending Arizona State University to study broadcast journalism, possibly at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Did she use one of her “Dancing With The Stars” clips for entrance? Or submit one of her many Facebook rants as an entrance essay? Sigh. The only thing more depressing than the fact that 20-year-old Bristol Palin paid for a $172,000 house in cash is the fact the teen mom likely paid for it with money earned lecturing others about abstinence. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Kathy Griffin, who maybe sort of had a fling or flirtation or something with Bristol Palin‘s ex, Levi Johnston, had some unkind words about Bristol during VH1 Divas Salute the Troops monologue this weekend.
“She’s the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight … She gained like 30 pounds a week, I swear to God. It was fantastic. She’s like the white ‘Precious.’”
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“I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many ‘facts’ wrong in so few sentences. Let me be blunt: my mom did not ‘force’ me to go on ‘DWTS.’ She did not ask me either. The show approached me. I thought about it. I made the decision. It saddens me that people would think that my mom would ‘blame’ me for anything that occurred in the 2008 election–much less ‘harshly’ and ‘openly.’ I think that canard (there, I said it again), has been floating around since then. … Why do I want to set the record straight? Because it is this type of hurtful and false narrative that people promote to make my mom look bad. For 20 years my mom had my back—and for the rest of my life I will have hers.”
—Bristol Palin responds to a blog post her fellow “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Margaret Cho wrote last week, which said that Bristol only went on the show because her mother thought it would make her 2012 prospects better. Keep reading »
“I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) … Why did Bristol do ‘Dancing with the Stars‘? That the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do ‘DWTS’ so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way.”
— Comedian/ex-”DWTS” competitor Margaret Cho served up a steaming heap of hot gossip on her blog on Monday. It seems that Mama Grizzly made her cub do the cha-cha as a stealthy PR move. Now, I’m not callin’ Margaret a liar or anything, but this sounds coo-coo bananas for even the Palin family. But Margaret Cho apparently thinks it was true enough to risk re-creating The Godfather, Alaskan-style: “Now I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed.” [TheWrap] Keep reading »
Last night on “Dancing with the Stars,” the mirror ball hopefuls got one last chance to impress America with a redemption dance, to make up for their biggest travesty of the season, and a freestyle dance of their choice. The highlight of the night was Jennifer Grey‘s freestyle, during which she carried a watermelon—an ode to the famous “Dirty Dancing” line, “I carried a watermelon?”—and shimmied to “Do You Love Me?,” another nod to her iconic movie.
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Bristol Palin is turning out to be the most controversial “Dancing With the Stars” contestant ever. People are calling “conspiracy theory” on her miraculous winning streak. A Wisconsin guy even shot at his television screaming “f**king politics” after her performance last week, which earned her a spot in the finale tonight. But that wasn’t the last of the Bristol hating. On Friday, cops were called to the “DWTS” contestant’s studio where an unidentified powdery substance was found in an envelope with a death threat. The intended target? Yep, Bristol Palin. Keep reading »