Monday, September 27, 2010

Palin Family Circus News - Monday, September 27, 2010 -- Updated !!!!!!!

From the AP:

LOS ANGELES — Sarah Palin may be outspoken, but she kept her opinions to herself on "Dancing With the Stars."

The former vice-presidential candidate was in the ABC ballroom Monday to cheer on her daughter, whom she called "Bristol the pistol."

Palin had only good things to say about her daughter's competitors and the show's three judges when interviewed briefly by show host Tom Bergeron.

Palin praised the "courage, joy and exuberance" of the dancers and kept mum about the judges, saying, "It's like a hockey game. You're not going to chew out the refs before your team is up." [emphasis added]

Leave it to Mama Sarah Palin to cheer on her favorite daughter Bristol, or as she likes to call her... Bristol the Pistol. Look for this on T-shirts in the very near future.. natch.

Did Sarah Palin Just Get Booed on Dancing with the Stars? ... Celebrity Cafe has a story, too.

The NY Times' Arts Beat blog provided the post's photo and has a story about Sarah Palin's "interview."

Update: From USA Today:

Highlights and scores of the night:

- Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said, "Bristol, you remind me of one of my favorite dancers - Kelly Osbourne." ...

- Jennifer Grey's energetic jive only earned a 24 from judges, despite Carrie Ann saying, "You were amazing from start to finish!" and Len declaring, "It was full-on fabulous." The audience booed when the 8, 8 and 8 score paddles went up. She deserved higher. [emphasis added]

The leaderboard:

Jennifer Grey 24
Audrina Patridge 23
Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin 22
Rick Fox, Brandy and Kurt Warner 21
Florence Henderson 19
Margaret Cho, The Situation 18
Michael Bolton 12

Think Michael Bolton's going home? On Tuesday's results show, look for Seal and Janelle Monae to perform.

Update: Washington Post's The TV Column has a story about the booing. Were they booing the judges or Sarah Palin?

Update: CBS has a story quoting one of the judges:
The judges said Bristol needed to engage the audience more in her performance. "It's not quite there," judge Len Goodman told Bristol. "It was neat and precise, it's just needs a bit more flair....You've got to take chances if you are going to win 'Dancing With the Stars.'"

Update: E! Online writes:
Bristol Palin, meanwhile, kept her nerves in check even though mama bear was in the audience and continued to represent. Her quickstep wasn't as polished as Audrina's, but she's just as enjoyable to watch—if not more so.

Update: The Daily Mail has a story with a lot of pictures, and offers some evidence that Sarah Palin can't dance:
It [Bristol's appearance] was introduced with a clip showing her visiting the family's home in Wasilla with partner Mark Ballas.

Bristol is asked how she likes Los Angeles compared to home.

'It's like a night and day, the difference,' she said. 'I like it, but I like Alaska better.'

After standing by a stunning lake, Ballas is greeted with a bear hug from Sarah as they walk into the family home's enormous living area.

With husband Todd and a baby visible in the background, the politician screams out to Ballas: 'I'm so star struck! How are you? It's nice to meet you, thanks for taking care of my girl.

'We had so much fun watching you, we were just whooping and hollering!'

To laughter from the audience, she then attempts to copy her daughter's shimmy of the arms and shoulders from last week's performance, saying: 'I thought, "how did she do that?"'

Update: LA Times' Show Tracker asks whether Sarah was booed.

Update: The NY Daily News wrote, in part:
Prior to the 19-year-old taking the stage, ABC aired footage of Bristol's highly publicized trip with her partner to Alaska last week. In the clip, the 19-year-old explained that she took Ballas home with her to thank him for being such a great teacher - and to introduce him to her mom, his biggest fan.

"I'm star struck," Sarah Palin said as she welcomed the dance pro into her home. "Thanks for taking care of our girl."

She told Ballas that her family had been "whooping and hollering" during the show's premiere as he and Bristol danced to "Momma Told Me Not to Come."

She later tried to get him to spill the beans on their dancing techniques.

"How does she do that…" the politico said as she lifted her arms up and down and made a pigeon sound.

Asked if she was embarrassed to watch her daughter strip off her clothes on camera, the 46-year-old responded that, on the contrary, she was "proud" of Bristol for being able to cut a rug in front of 20 million people.

Her daughter then hit the dance floor to perform a quickstep to Diana Ross' "Can't Hurry love." Bristol wore a more reserved costume this week - a lavender dress with silk gloves up to her elbows - as she and her partner shared numerous Eskimo kisses, no doubt a nod to the teen mom's hometown.

Her mother watched with glee, swaying to the music and clapping.

Bristol and Ballas scored a respectable 22 out of 30 (up from 18 last week) and the judges agreed that the ex-governor's daughter was disarmingly relaxed and unaffected.

After hearing her scores, Bristol told host Brooke Burke that she was "so glad" her mom could be there and Ballas added that he was "proud" of his partner before hugging and kissing her.

"Dancing with the Stars'" results night airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The video:

Sometimes there's a party, and you might just as well go and have a good time.


Joie Vouet said...

I may add to the post, later, but there may not be an update until about 6:00 AM. I hope there are some pictures of Bristol in her costume, and dance video.

Anonymous said...

Blah! Mama was flying high! She acted so freaking hyper--just slurping up the attention. Why was Pisstol on last? Just to make sure we'd watch the whole show? I've watched exactly 2 eps of DWTS, this one & the first with Dingbat Jr. Won't watch again, it isn't worth it just to hope she falls. :-/ On a positive note, she didn't look as gross this time.

Joie Vouet said...

Bristol may be dancing for a while. She has 22 points -- Jennifer Grey has 24.

Isn't it a relief that they were booing the judges for Jennifer Grey's score rather than booing Sarah Palin? :)

wakeUpAmerica said...

I will watch DWTS every Monday as long as Jennifer Grey is on. She is amazing. Bristol received sympathy points. Boo.

Anonymous said...

@1:27 you can see BPs black thigh long girdle thing.
What an awful dress.
She did well being fully led by her partner, but she aint no Jennifer Grey.

I dont watch dwts, just the clips.

Joie Vouet said...

I am on a computer with some blocking software right now, so 9:13's link was blocked for "provocative attire."

Joie Vouet said...

Thanks, 9:13 - That's the video embedded in the post. "Provocative attire?"

Joie Vouet said...

I thought Bristol did real well, and wore a nice costume.


The LA Times story has a link to video that does appear to confirm that Sarah was booed. Someone may decide to interview people from the audience.

Anonymous said...

When Sarah appeared on Dancing with the Stars, the audience booed. An ABC exec tried to lie and say that they were just reacting to another team’s scores. Here is a rebuttal from someone in the audience who said that they WERE booing at Sarah.

nswfm said...

She was booed all right. From the article you linked to:

" The worst performance of the night went to singer Michael Bolton who overcame a bout of laryngitis to perform the jive with partner Chelsie Hightower. He bolted out of a doghouse to Elvis' 'Hound Dog. But the judges were tough on Michael's performance. Bruno said: 'I think this is probably the worst jive in 11 seasons. … You should have kept the bone and gone back into the dog house.'

This comment sparked one of Len and Bruno's legendary arguments with the head judge warning Bruno that sometimes he needs to keep his thoughts to himself. Carrie Ann said: 'This is when it's really tough to be a judge, because I know you poured your
heart and soul into it. Unfortunately, it was very awkward.' And he scored just 12 out of 30.

Friction during training hampered his preparation but Bolton said: 'I've got a lot on my plate, but I'm not a quitter.'"


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Anonymous said...

I caught a diff clip a bit ago where the sound quality was better and it was clear they were boo-ing her.