Last night was the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” and one of the biggest surprises of the night was that Bristol Palin, “teen activist,” wasn’t the most horrible dancer. Sure, she was awkward and a little stiff and definitely shy, but she showed bursts of potential throughout her minute-plus routine, and even, dare I say it, a tiny little dash of sex appeal. Could Bristol actually be a real threat in the competition? If so, let’s hope Mama Palin doesn’t confuse this dark horse for a caribou in a fringe mini.
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“She’s not ready. She’s very nervous. She’s never performed or done anything like that in her life, so it’s like we’re starting completely from scratch and having to build her confidence and make her feel like she’s doing it well. [Bristol] needs to work on moving her hips and not being shy to be sexy and sensual and womanly when she’s dancing. She’s a little shy, little taken back. She’s out of her element. She’s uncomfortable. It’s new for her. But she’s getting comfortable with it as we go along.”
— Mark Ballas, who is Bristol Palin‘s dancing partner on “Dancing With The Stars,” says the Wasilla teen mom is not quite ready for a hotcha cha-cha-cha. Sounds like her $30K-a-pop pro-abstinence speeches are making it tough to call forth her womanly wiles. [iVillage] Keep reading »
Bristol Palin reenacts the position she and Levi Johnston used before they brought baby Tripp into the world
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Rehearsals have begun for season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and ABC has released images of some of our fave contestants. Here, Bristol Palin is shown some moves by her partner, Mark Ballas. Can he turn Alaska’s former first daughter from preggers prom queen into a ballroom dancer? Personally, I think it’s cute that they’re in socks. [Zap2It]
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Last night, during a commercial break from “Bachelor Pad,” “Dancing with the Stars” unveiled its new cast members. And as we’d suspected, the new cast includes: Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Florence Henderson, The Situation, Michael Bolton, and David Hasselhoff. The surprises? That the amazing Margaret Cho will be rumba-ing alongside them. Other than that, retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, retired basketball player Rick Fox, and actor/rapper Kyle Massey are also on the bill. To which we say, Who?
After the jump, what our favorites have to say about being cast. Keep reading »
Today, there are some big happenings in Wasilla, Alaska. Or at least big happenings for Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin—and that’s like 10 percent of the city’s population, no? First, let’s talk Bristol. E! Online is reporting that she’s joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars 11″ along with David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, and The Situation. Wait a second? Didn’t Bristol supposedly break up with Levi because he was pushing her to be on a reality show? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” starts on September 20th. And while ABC has not made an official announcement about which B-, C-, D-listers we will be seeing paso doble and rhumba, plenty of rumors are circulating over the interwebs. The latest: Us Weekly tells us that David Hasselhoff has signed on for the show. Yes, that was the sound of the population of Germany marking their calendars.
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“This Nicole Pussycat person won. Imagine that? A professional dancer won ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ This is why I do not watch it anymore.”
— Gilles Marini apparently was not voting for Nicole Scherzinger to win “DWTS” [Page Six] Keep reading »
Quick, wash your hands! Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s asshat-ery is contagious: Joanna Molloy, a gossip columnist for The New York Daily News, sounded a lot like Hasselbeck in a column yesterday when she accused Erin Andrews of “want[ing] it both ways” by working as an ESPN reporter and appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” in skimpy dance outfits. Does she want to be “eye candy” on the NFL sidelines or does she want to be a serious journalist like Christiane Amanpour, who Molloy tells us would never be caught dead dancing around a bed in a “lacy black number” like Andrews did on Monday night?
What Molloy is really saying about “want[ing] it both ways” is that Andrews wants to be a virgin/Peeping Tom victim and a body-baring whore who is just asking for attention. Keep reading »