Dancing With The Stars ended last week and yet it seems like there’s always some new gossip regarding the show’s participants. First up on the docket today is the news that Margaret Cho, who was kicked off early this season, is claiming that Bristol Palin was essentially forced to do the show by her Mama Grizzly, Sarah, to help repair their family image. Cho wrote on her blog:
Why did Bristol do Dancing with the Stars? I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) 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. Instead of being supposedly “handicapped” by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an “asset” – a celebrity beloved for her dancing.
We actually think Bristol should be beloved for her abstinence PSA, but that’s us. Of course this is speculation, but the Palins are clearly a calculating family who have an image to uphold. And speaking of people who need image rehabilitation, DWTS has allegedly put Lindsay Lohan on their short list of dancers for next season. An obviously Massachusetts-bred anonymous source tells Radar Online “The girl can dance. Lindsay is wicked talented.” We love the insanity behind the casting process for this show. Melanie Griffith is desperate to be on and they won’t have her, but random folks like Kyle Massey make it to the finals and addicts like Lindsay are coveted and political daughters are forced into it. These are your “stars”, America!
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Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars premiered last night, with perhaps the most exciting, eclectic cast yet. Teen mom Bristol Palin shook what Sarah gave her, The Situation supplied Seaside fist pumps, and Audrina Patridge sent tongues awaggin’ with her high-gloss legs and abs of steel. Margaret Cho performed a slapstick Viennese waltz and The Hoff violated our eyeballs with his gyrating hips.
At two hours long, the show gets snoozey, so we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the Top 5 Moments, tossing in some slo-mo and a loop for maximum enjoyment.
It’s time once again to discuss the latest batch of “stars” to rumba their way into our hearts on Dancing With The Stars! We’ve known for a few days that we’d get to see The Situation and Bristol Palin gyrate and smear spray tan all over a professional dancer, but today the complete list of celebs has been revealed and it’s actually pretty impressive. The “star” power is more potent than in past seasons – there’s hardly anyone on there that we’ve never heard of! We might not even have to use air quotes around the word “star”! In fact, a lot of these people have done work we love and respect, it’s freaky. Check out our gallery of who’s who and our predictions for how they’ll fare under the watchful eyes of Bruno, Carrie Anne and of course,Ã‚Â Tom Bergeron.
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Less than two months after rekindling her relationship with baby daddy Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin, daughter of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has called the relationship off…again.
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Obvious alert: Levi Johnston can’t keep it in his pants! But you already knew that, little Tripp Palin-Johnston is evidence of that fact. It’s just that Bristol Palin isn’t the only girl in Wasilla, Alaska that Levi persuaded to go on a bareback journey to ecstasy with. While he and Bristol were “on a break” a few months ago, Levi took up with one of his old girlfriends, Lanesia Garcia. Garcia became pregnant, but because this is Wasilla, meth capital of the U.S.A. and where trashy people wind up, Garcia isn’t sure if Levi is the baby’s father.
This saga could not get any better, no matter how much we want it to. No word on when and if a paternity test will be done, but we wonder, did Bristol and Levi hammer out that reality show yet? Because this could be some exciting television right there.
Now that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are re-engaged, the next logical step for these two crazy kids is, of course, a reality show. When your lives are already a reality circus, it makes sense, right? And you can’t say these two are famous for doing nothing, either. The had premarital sex and it was broadcast on a national stage – literally, the Republican National Convention stage – that’s certainly not nothing.
Palin and Johnston have been negotiating their own show which will apparently focus on parenting their son Tripp as well as organizing their upcoming wedding. But will it also include members of their families? Because that’s what we want to see, especially since Johnston’s relationship with his mother and sister is rocky (mom Sherry was in tears after learning the news of the engagement) and well, mother-of-the-bride, Sarah Palin brings her own kind of drama wherever she goes. The show specifics are being hammered out so there are no air dates yet, but since Kate Plus 8 isn’t doing it for us, we’ll definitely be tuning in to this fine mess.
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With April Fool’s Day behind us, we’re forced to believe that what’s going down on TIME magazine’s website is not a joke. The polls for their annual “100 Most Influential” competition opened yesterday morning, revealing the world’s perceived heavyweights in politics, technology, and entertainment. After 24 hours of voting, we have reasons to fear the final days of humanity are approaching. Here’s why:
Jersey Shore‘s Snooki not only made the list, but is currently ranked at #61, beating out Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, AIDS philanthropist and musician Elton John, and comedic genius Kristen Wiig. By the way, is “the poof” trending? God, we hope not. Aerosol emissions will kill us all by 2011.
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Levi Johnston isn’t the only teen parent who wants a piece of the celebrity action. Bristol Palin will be making her television debut soon on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager. (So much for Sarah Palin‘s complaint that the media focuses too much on her kids – this time the Palins are bringing it on themselves.)
On the show, Bristol will play herself, or at least a fictional version of herself who is friends with the show’s protagonist, a girl who is also a teen mother. She said in a statement “I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy.” We’re hoping Bristol gets a longer story arc where she can cover issues like how to handle the father of your child after he’s gone rogue and compulsively wants to show off his fine physique to a nation of curious onlookers.
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Levi Johnston may be famous—kinda—but he certainly isn’t rich. The Playgirl model and thorn in Sarah Palin‘s side is fighting babymama Bristol Palin‘s request for $1,750 a month in child support, admitting in court documents that while he made over six figures in 2009, he never roped more than $10,000 annually beforehand, and may only make twenty five grand in 2010. It’s not like Levi can expect fifteen minutes of fame every year—dude didn’t even score that Desperate Housewives cameo.
“Johnston’s viability as a media figure is too speculative to access at this juncture,” says the admirably humble legal filing for a guy who calls himself ‘Ricky Hollywood.’ “Levi Johnston stands before this court as a 19-year-old with good hopeful for an entertainment career but the chances of increased income are as unknowable as it would be for any young person working his way into the entertainment industry: not particularly good.” Still wanting to provide for lil’ Tripp, Johnston says he’ll to give 20% of his 2009 payday and provide quarterly income reports to Bristol—so the Fox correspondent’s daughter can better decide how much to bleed him for.
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Earlier this week, Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere hit up The Candie’s Foundation Town Hall Meeting on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, cozying up with abstinence advocate and teen mom Bristol Palin. At the event, Hayden avoided telling teens not to have sex, but did have this to say:
“There’s a lot of different viewpoints on sex, and I’m not someone who will ever boo-hoo anything or say, ‘This is not right,’ or, ‘This is wrong.’ You’re going to do what you’re going to do, but at the end of the day, it’s okay as long as you educate yourself, as long as you’re safe, as long as you’re smart. This is just a human thing. It’s natural, it’s what everyone does…”
Everyone – including Hayden? The actress was reportedly overheard chatting with a pal about David Duchovny‘s sex addiction, and declared, “Well, if I had to be addicted to something, it would be sex!”
Amen sister! Hayden may only be 19 but clearly she’s got her priorities straight. [Photo: WireImage]