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Get ready for a major format tweak: Dancing With the Stars is planning a Classical Theme Week in early April. "It's quite ballsy to do two hours of classical music in primetime," says executive producer Conrad Green, who is looking for ways to keep the competition fresh in its twelfth season.
The classical twist will be a big change. For that one week, the two spiral ballroom staircases will disappear, making room for a 38-piece orchestra playing selections along the lines of "Beethoven's 5th." "We're rebuilding the whole upstage area to accommodate all those musicians," says Green.
Bristol Palin will release her memoir this summer.
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12. Heaviest Joke: What is it about Levi Johnston that makes all the ladies crazy? Kathy Griffin, who famously had a faux relationship with the Thrilla from Wasilla, pokes fun at Bristol Palin, who had a child with Johnston, while hosting VH1 Divas Salute the Troops. The acerbic comic quips that Palin is the only person in the history of Dancing with the Stars to gain weight on the show. "She gained, like, 30 pounds a week. I swear to God; it was fantastic — she's like the...
Kathy Griffin, Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin sounds like she thinks Kathy Griffin should be on the Z-List.
During the VH1 Divas' Salute the Troops special, Griffin cracked that Palin was the only contestant in the history of Dancing with the Stars to gain weight. "She gained like 30 pounds a week. I swear to God, it was fantastic -- she's like the white Precious," Griffin said, provoking jeers from the Marine Corps Air Station crowd.
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"The audience's reaction to this 'comedian' spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too," Palin said in a statement to Fox News. "I hope ...
Bristol Palin has a message for Margaret Cho: We need to talk.
"You say you 'don't agree with the family's politics at all' but I say, if you understood that commonsense conservative values support the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference and more independence, you would embrace us faster than k.d. lang at an Indigo Girls concert, " Palin wrote on Facebook to the openly bisexual Cho.
Palin used the post to ...
Is Dancing with the Stars trying to keep it all in the Palin family?
After Bristol Palin's much-talked-about and improbable run to the Season 11 finale, ABC is eyeing her dad, Todd, for next season, according to E! Online.
Margaret Cho: Sarah Palin made Bristol do Dancing
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Margaret Cho and Bristol Palin
Margaret Cho claims that Sarah Palin forced her daughter, Bristol, to compete on Dancing with the Stars.
Cho, who competed against Bristol during the recently wrapped 11th season of the ABC reality show, made the claims on her blog, noting that she was repeating claims from people who "should seriously know the dirt."
Bristol aside, has Dancing Jumped the Shark?
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Bristol Palin's implausible run to third place on Dancing with the Stars surprised us all, really angered one guy and had many fans citing it as a "jump-the-shark" moment for the show. But has Dancing traded ballroom heels for water skis for other reasons?
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Take Sarah Palin's eldest daughter out of the equation (or imagine she wasn't on Season 11 at all!) and you are still left with a season overstuffed with gimmick after gimmick, week after week. Coming off a strong Season 10, producers kept everyone — contestants included — on their toes with new twists, such as Acoustic Week (with a round stage, natch), Rock 'n' Roll Week, TV Theme Week, and the much ballyhooed and successful Instant Dance, in which dancers received their music 20 minutes before hitting the stage.
The new elements all lend themselves to the theme of the season: unpredictability. But did they also take away from — and affect — the dancing? When the pros ...
Nobody, not even a Disney star or the daughter of Sarah Palin, can put Baby in a corner.
Jennifer Grey, the actress best known for her starring role opposite Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, was named ...
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Jeers to Skating With the Stars for falling on its proverbial ass.
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