Bristol Palin is in a really good place right now.
Congratulations to Bristol Palin and her newly announced fiancé - Dakota Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a 26-year-old Kentucky-born U.S. Marine vet and war hero who received the Medal of Honor in 2009. The mother-of-one and daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin went public with the engagement news right after the event - and so did her husband-to-be.
Bristol Palin is soon to be a married woman.
"I'm definitely the luckiest guy ever to be able to spend the rest of my life with @bsmp2 #shesaidyes," Meyer said on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two.
Continue reading: Congratulations, Bristol Palin! Sarah Palin's Daughter Engaged
Palin jigged on stage in a fair approximation of her dancing prowess exhibited on DWTS alongside partner Mark Ballas, before planting her recently expelled kaboosh on the Jimmy Kimmel Live sofa. And it wasn’t long before the host addressed any possible causes of tension between the pair, by bringing his constant mockery of her mother to the table. “I appreciate you coming,” he said to Palin, “Because I’ve made one or two jokes about your mother over the years.” To this, Palin repsoded with “Yes! I’m here for my apology”. Well there was an apology, but Kimmel quickly arrested the faux sense of contrition by saying that he was in fact “not sorry” but offered up opportunity for Palin “to make 48,000 jokes” about his mum to even the field. Of course, Palin has no idea who his mother is, so it’s him that’s really winning.
Palin is finally out of the Dancing With The Stars competition after receiving constantly low scores throughout the show. Her luck ran out on the most recent addition, and now she can go back to getting in the way of her mother’s political campaigns. It can’t make them any worse, that’s for sure.
Anderson Cooper is not convinced by Bristol Palin’s ‘meltdown’ on Dancing With the Stars. Bristol was shown having an argument with her dance partner Mark Ballas, accusing him of not wanting her as his dance partner for the show and for not showing up for rehearsals. Of course, the episode was filmed and shown to the public. Anderson and his co-host Deborah Norville simply weren’t convinced that the ‘meltdown’ (as it has been portrayed in the media) was anything more than a desperate appeal for sympathy from Palin.
“Anybody who's on a reality show now knows that to get attention you have to take it to another level,” said Cooper. “You need to have a wardrobe malfunction, you need to pass out, you need to throw up, you need to have a fight, you need to have a break down. You need a storyline.” It certainly looks as though that’s the angle that 21 year-old Palin is going for and frankly, who can blame her, because it seems to have worked. All of the DWTS headlines since Sunday’s show have been more concerned with Bristol and Mark’s relationship than any of the actual dancing that took place over the weekend.
Anderson and Deborah went on to mock Bristol’s frozen expression and apparent lack of genuine emotion during the awkward clip that they played of the pair having a disagreement. Cooper then slammed Palin, suggesting she should simply stop doing TV work: I'm thinking of starting a job fair for people… I think there's a whole bunch of people who just need to get jobs: Lindsay Lohan, Bristol Palin… I think they just need to get some jobs, stop being on TV.” Oops – looks like that sympathy appeal may be floundering, Bristol.
It was a bad week for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars. The 21-year old posted the lowest scores of the night and had a bit of a tantrum. Mark Ballas, who was on the receiving end of Palin’s childish outburst, explained the situation to the press after the show, reports Entertainment Weekly.
“Here’s the thing with these packages they show before our dance … they’re a minute and a half,” Ballas explained. “We did just that. We’re fine. We’ve danced together before. This isn’t our first season together. The last season we did together, back in season 11, we didn’t argue once. Not even… nothing. Just chill. So the fact that we’ve made it through a season and a quarter and now it’s our first fight? It’s amazing because at some point you fight with your partner.” Palin had accused Ballas of “being bummed” that he isn’t dancing with former partners Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan, and that he’s emotionally, and sometimes physically, absent during their rehearsal time, so it was mighty big of Mark to stand up for her like that.
“We’re like family,” Ballas continued. ”We love each other. Sometimes people p*** each other off. You guys know if you’re in a personal relationship, working relationship, things happen and we carried on.” Palin, slightly tenderly, admitted: “Mark is reassuring and we got through this week and I’m thankful for it. I’m thankful that we got that fight out of the way and we’re just moving along.”
The FBI and LAPD have been called in after Dancing With The Stars contestant Bristol Palin - the daughter of Sarah - received a 'suspicious package' at the CBS studio lot in West Hollywood last week. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com that both federal agencies are taking the threat 'very seriously."
A package containing a white powdery substance addressed to Bristol was opened at the studio, though it was the foreboding letter attached that has caused the most consternation amongst cast and crew. The note demanded that show producers remove Palin from the current series of the reality dancing show, or else. Initial tests revealed the white powder was not harmful, though investigators are understandably keen to trace the sender, especially considering this isn't the first that the Bristol has received this type of threat. Back in 2010, CBS received a suspicious letter containing a similar demand to remove the polarizing 21-year-old from their broadcasts.
The 15th season of Dancing with the Stars - dubbed the 'All Star' competition - brings together the most popular contestants from the franchise thus far. Palin is competing against the likes of Kirstie Alley, Emmitt Smith, Drew Lachey and Kelly Monaco.
Continue reading: Note Sent To 'Dancing With The Stars': Remove Bristol Palin, Or Else
Bristol Palin's appearance on Dancing With The Stars took on sinister undertones last week when a parcel was delivered to the daughter of Presidential candidate running mate Sarah Palin containing a mysterious substance and also a note. The note threatened that Palin should leave the show or else something untoward may happen and according to TMZ, it's a threat that's being taken seriously.
Both the FBI and the LAPD have launched an investigation into the package, which contains a white powdery substance. It was sent to CBS last Wednesday (October 3rd). Thankfully, initial tests have shown that it isn't a harmful substance, but nevertheless the appearance of such a package is odd given that a similar one was sent to CBS containing a threat about the celebrity.
This issue caps what's been a relatively negative experience for Palin on her second run with the reality contest. Teaming with Mark Ballas in 2010, the she managed to gain third place in the show. This time round however the pair have struggled and, as has been widely reported, their dance last week saw them earn a miserable 18 points. Somehow they managed to avoid the bottom two though and live to fight another day; it's understandable though that they might perhaps have more serious matters on their minds.
Dancing With The Stars Season 15 had its first ‘9’ score last night (October 1, 2012), courtesy of girl band singer Sabrina Bryan. Her routine, with Louis Van Amstel, had the judges in rapture, especially Carrie Ann Inaba who said she’d never seen such lines of Dancing With the Stars before, according to People magazine. Bruno Tonioli awarded Sabrina 8.5 and compared her to Ginger Rogers, at the height of her career: “a true dazzler.” Len Goodman was equally full of praise for The Cheetah Girls star, remarking on her upper body control and legwork: “the hits just keep on coming,” he said.
At the other end of the scale was Bristol Palin who went home with the lowest score of the evening – a paltry 18, which was less than last week’s score of 19.5. “You were not in hold enough,” Bruno told her, as her Western-inspired routine failed to impress. Palin explained that she had taken her dancing partner Mark Ballas to a shooting range to give him an insight into her world but that sadly hadn’t translated into chemistry on the dance floor.
It was the second episode of the show and tonight, someone will be going home, in the Dancing With The Stars results show. One dancer unlikely to exit tonight is Kirstie Alley, who proved to the judges that her age should not be an obstacle to her progressing n the competition. “Age is just a number and you just proved that to us,” said Carrie Ann, whilst Bruno told her “Experience counts, and you showed it. You blended beautifully.”
Date of birth
18th October, 1990