|The giant black moth of no rhythm returns!|
The Palin family reality TV dynasty has grown by one, as Bristol Palin is indeed returning for ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars.”
Disney actor Kyle Massey, who finished Season 11 in a higher spot than Bristol (she finished third) is among the former celebs on the list of candidates waiting to find if they’ve made it to the all-star edition — viewers get to decide whether, Carson Kressley or Sabrina Bryan will be the final celeb dancers on the show this fall.
Once upon a time, Bristol Palin and Kyle were supposed to team up and live together for a BIO channel reality series. But when that show fell apart, it got turned into “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” without Kyle or his brother, and wound up on Lifetime (where it’s performing so poorly in the ratings that Lifetime moved it to late night). Last month, Kyle and his family sued the producers of “Life’s a Tripp,” saying they got shut out at the last minute.
With Friday’s announcement, the Palin family now has five reality series under its belt, including “DWTS” twice, Lifetime’s “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” Todd Palin’s new NBC reality series, “Stars Earn Stripes,” and TLC’s “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
So much for that whole "Bristol is finished with Hollywood and just wants to live a quiet life in Alaska" mooseshit. Not that any of us believed it in the first place.
Clearly the Grizzled Mama has got this whole family focused on miking their last few sad drops of fame out of the television teat before it finally dries up and leaves them alone, poor, and destitute in their crazy little compound by the dead lake. At which time I have little doubt they will take turns showing up on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
Okay somebody remind me, just how long does it usually take for a slow motion train wreck to finally reach completion?
Update: I swear there is no delusion like a Palin delusion.
This is what Bristol said during a press conference about her return to the show:
By the end of the press conference, a rather defensive Palin deflected a question about the upside of getting lots of publicity by repeating her mantra “God provides opportunities like this for me” and by saying “it’s a positive, active show. It’s going to be awesome. Do I like to provide for my son? Yes, I do.”
Asked why she’d return to a show that generated so much negative publicity for her the first time around, Palin said, “the press is going to talk to me no matter what I do. I might as well have fun.”
(Actually if she would JUST go away I am pretty sure nobody would ever talk about her again. Which of course for a Palin is a fate worse than death.)
Apparently, it wasn’t a hard sell to get the eldest daughter of the former Vice Presidential candidate to return to the ballroom. One insider on the show say it was an “easy sell” to get her back in sequins (I bet.) — just like it was the 11 other celebrities who will participate in the show’s first all-star edition beginning Sept. 24. Then again, DWTS would have been foolish not to approach Palin, as her season generated huge ratings for ABC.
(It also resulted in DWTS having to change how they counted the votes,)
At one uncomfortable point Friday, the conversation turned to Palin’s politics and how she feels about gays. “I love ‘em!” shouted Anderson, in one of the few chances she got to talk during the entire panel.
“I like gays,” Palin said. “I’m not a homophobic. Just because I’m for traditional marriage … I don’t hate anybody. People will make up things about me. I’m going to go dance and have fun. It’s not about politics, it’s not about traditional marriage. It’s about dancing. That’s all I have to say about it.”
Oh yeah, She LOVES the gays. Which of course is why her son uses the term "faggot" to insult his aunt.