Monday, August 30, 2010

Palin Family Circus News - Monday, August 30, 2010

Tonight! We'll learn whether Bristol is going to be on "Dancing With The Stars." Isn't it exciting? Even the Washington Post's readers are interested:

ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," which has recently become an "American Idol"-esque ratings behemoth, is going to announce its celeb dancers Monday -- and appears to have outdone itself. At a televised press conference scheduled for Monday night (which will be live-blogged by the TV Column) show co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke are expected to announce former GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, will be among the high-steppers. ...

... Bristol is more than ready for coronation of Queen of Reality TV, reports The Post's Emily Yahr, as the 19-year-old mother has been a tabloid favorite since her mother ran for office in 2008 and subsequently, Bristol's pregnancy -- and relationship with the baby's father, Levi Johnston -- became A Big Story.

The announcement should occur between 8:00 and 10:00 PM, presumably eastern time, and an announcement will be posted at the paper's TV Blog.

The Post hasn't updated its blog. Bristol will be on the show, according to People magazine. Now, for some more suspense: the celebrity/professional pairings will be announced Wednesday. Are we being played?

The Post's readers want more than news of Bristol. The paper's Reliable Source column posted something with an interesting title, "The Palin paradox: What's real and what's reality show?" What an interesting question. Why would anyone pay Sarah Palin to do a reality show when people can watch her gaffes and pratfalls for free? The paper calls it a "three-ring circus," starring Sarah, Bristol, and Levi. The article has video of Levi's recent appearance on the "Early Show" and Sarah's recent encounter with a teacher in Homer, Alaska.

There is "No chance of a Beck-Palin ticket in 2012, Glenn Beck says he has 'zero desire' to be president:"
President Obama said Sunday he's not going to worry much about false rumors - and "can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead."

Obama, who is dogged by boneheaded but persistent accusations that he wasn't born in the U.S., told NBC's Brian Williams, "I will always put my money on the American people" and that he doesn't focus on misinformation.

The President said he didn't watch Glenn Beck's rally Saturday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial but was not surprised that the Fox News host was "able to stir up" people during difficult times.

Meanwhile, Beck told supporters Sunday that a Glenn Beck-Sarah Palin ticket in 2012 is off the table.

"I have no desire to be President of the U.S., zero desire," Beck said on "Fox News Sunday." "I don't think that I would be electable."

Plus, he's not smart enough, Beck said.

"There are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be President," Beck said. "I'd like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven't seen them yet, but they'll show up."

Sorry, Sarah. Glenn Beck has apparently ruled you out. He may think you're smart, but he's still looking for someone "with some honor and integrity."

It probably wouldn't work with Palin at the top of the ticket either. "Sarah Palin would be an ineffective president, say 6 in 10 Americans, according to new poll," has the bad news:
Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with, but the majority of Americans don’t think she’d make an effective President.

A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll released Monday found that despite her star status, 59% of Americans don't think Palin would be a hit in the White House.

Even among Republicans, just 40% said the former vice presidential candidate would make an effective President. ...

... Results showed 75% of Democrats and 63% of independents did not feel she would be effective in office.

Only 26% of those surveyed said they felt confident she would be a successful President, including 47% of Republicans, 12% of Democrats, and 21% of independents.

So there you have it. All of today's circus news.


Joie Vouet said...

For his pre-Thanksgiving radio broadcast, Glenn Beck made a joke about how Sarah Palin belongs "in the kitchen," and how he's sick of her "yapping." It's why he won't consider Palin-Beck 2012, but Beck-Palin is a different story. -- Gawker

Beck was responding to a story about Palin calling him a "hoot" and saying that she was open to running with him.

That happened during Palin's book tour.

Joie Vouet said...

According to People magazine:

It’s time to take off the flip-flops and put on the dancing shoes as the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 11 is now in place.

Baywatch alum David Hasselhoff will compete against Jersey Shore hunk Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, as well as former NFL star Kurt Warner, singer Michael Bolton, Bristol Palin and actress Jennifer Grey, DWTS hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke announced in a live press conference Monday night.

Also ready to hit the ballroom are Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson, Hills star Audrina Patridge, former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox, singer Brandy, comedian Margaret Cho, and actor Kyle Massey.

The celebrity-professional pairings will be revealed Wednesday. And the new season of Dancing kicks off Sept. 20 on ABC. –Monica Rizzo

Anonymous said...

DWTS, what a bunch of F listers they have on that show. Stars, more like black holes.

Joie Vouet said...

In a brief question-and-answer session that followed the announcements, Bristol Palin was asked by Ms. Burke what her mother thinks about her participating in the show. She responded, “She’s excited for me. She knows that this is going to be hard work but she’s excited.”

When Ms. Burke then asked if Ms. Palin might pay a visit to the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom, Bristol Palin simply replied, “Hopefully.”
-- Reality, Comedy and Politics Mix in New 'Dancing With the Stars' Lineup

Anonymous said...

The DWTS producers seem to pick some contestants based on who will be in the audience -- such as the entire Osmond clan, etc. -- so I would not be suprised if SP promised the producers that she would be in the audience at least once.

rj said...

"Why would anyone pay Sarah Palin to do a reality show when people can watch her gaffes and pratfalls for free?"

Our Lady, Queen of Fisheries, Pipelines, Mountains, Forests and Parks was not paid to "do a reality show."

Joie Vouet said...

The queen's fool is an excellent fool, rj.

rj said...

Thank you, M'Lady.