DWTS: All Stars brings back Bristol Palin: “God provides opportunities like this for me”

On Friday, when I wasn’t paying attention since I was already focused on the weekend, the cast of “Dancing with The Stars: All Stars” was announced. They’re recycling past competitors for the first time, and are including winnners, runner-ups, and attention-getters like Bristol Palin, Pamela Anderson and Kirstie Alley. The full list is here, and it’s not just the people we gossip about, they’re also featuring truly strong dancers, with half of the 12 competitors having won their respective seasons. One of the past contestants who won’t be featured because a) she can’t dance, b) she’s insufferable and most importantaly c) the public no longer cares about her, is Kate Gosselin. EW has an amusing insider story about how Kate wanted back on the show and was denied. (She can always keep trying to sell that ridiculous reality show concept in which she somehow finds a pool of men desperate and famewhorish enough to date her.)

EW also has details of the press conference announcing the casting, during which Bristol Palin got snippy and defensive, as is typical for her:

Just like old times, eh Bristol Palin?

The daughter of ex-Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was back on the hotseat Friday to answer questions about why she — and 11 other celebrities — decided to make a return visit to Dancing with the Stars this fall. Though Drew Lachey and Pamela Anderson managed to get a few words in edgewise, Palin received most of the questions from members of the media, who repeatedly tried to press the young mom about why she wanted to do another reality 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.”

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 — just like it was the 11 other celebrities who will participate in the show’s first all-star edition beginning Sept. 24. (One star who didn’t make the cut was Kate Gosselin, who wanted to return but apparently the producers didn’t think her current “storyline” was that interesting. Snap!). Then again, DWTS would have been foolish not to approach Palin, as her season generated huge ratings for ABC.

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.”

[From EW.com]

I don’t understand the “God provides opportunities” thing coming from Bristol. If He gives opportunities, doesn’t He also put adversity in your path and enemies and all that, and aren’t you supposed to be gracious about it, since it’s all part of his plan or something? I don’t really see that from Bristol, but whatever. God gives her opportunities since she’s special, everything bad that happens comes from haters fueled by the liberal media. The journalists were focusing on her at the press conference because they knew how easy it would be to rile her up and get some good quotes.

To celebrate the fact that she’s back on the show, Pamela Anderson went out Friday night and got wasted. Since that’s what you do when you have hep c. I hope she was drunk when she applied that navy blue sparkly raccoon eyeshadow and teased her hair up like that.

Kirstie Alley just tweeted a lot. We’re about to see her lose the weight she gained back after DWTS ended last time. And she’ll claim she did it with her magic L. Ron juice and that she was a size 4 the whole time.

I’ll watch a couple of these shows just to see these women compete again, but more than that I’ll talk about it. That seems to be what they’re aiming for by casting Bristol and company.

Pamela Anderson is shown on 6-27-12 outside Boa Steakhouse. I have no idea who that guy is wearing the caftan that she’s holding hands with.

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  1. marie says:

    Palin annoys the piss outta me, not that I had plans to watch anyway..

  2. Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

    Can she produce any evidence to support her claim that God is providing her with opportunities to appear in reality shows? And if so how much of a percentage does he take in agent’s fees?

  3. Jackie O says:

    forget a dancing show, pam looks like she needs rehab. badly.

  4. Ming says:

    God creates universe.
    God creates humans.
    Humans create manager.
    Manager brings Bristol on DWTS.

    /seems legit

  5. cupidityrox! says:

    Damn. Pam looks a mess

  6. Joanna says:

    who’s the guy in the onesie with pam?

  7. Jayna says:

    Oh, I see. God doesn’t save some soldiers’ lives while fighting for our country or doesn’t save some young children from being murdered and/or raped, on and on, but he takes the time to get this dimwit a six-figure contract on a dancing show? All righty then.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      OK, so you put that better than I was going to, although those were the thoughts floating around in my head. My post was basically going to say
      “F-U Bristol”.

  8. Dana says:

    Isnt pam a veggetarian? Wtf is she doing at a steakhouse lol

  9. flan says:

    No, Bristol, your trashy ways provides those trashy opportunities.

    So sick of indecent people always clinging to ‘god’ in an attempt to look like holy angels. See also that idiot Kristen Stewart sneaked around with.

  10. DanaG says:

    I was surprised Stacy Keibler didn’t get on. She was top 3 her season and was so popular she got a contract from ABC. She went nowhere and is now George Clooneys “girlfriend”. Didn’t they want Stacy too? Imagine all the stories they could of got from that casting. Or is Stacy more A list then D list now she dates George Clooney and shows like DWTS beneath her. Would love to know what happened there. Couldn’t care less about Bristol everybody already knows she is a narrow minded fool. Pammie looks bad and Kirstie needs the exercise. Not going to watch it anyway not happy about some of the more fun and entertaining celebs being left off in place of the Bristol Palins.

    • Liz says:

      There have been stories about previous castmembers who were approached but said no because of other commitments. I imagine SK was one of them.

    • Kimlee says:

      I think your right Stacy Keibler mostly thinks DWTS beneath her now and she getting all the PR she can ever want from dating George so she dosen’t need the show or that.

      Stacy more like a C lister now with bonus perks for dating George.

  11. Paula says:

    God my ass! Who’de she blow?

  12. Nanea says:

    If there was a god, s/he should provide some intelligence for Bristol, so she’d be a better mother to her kid – or maybe just some common sense so she would know when to open her mouth, and when to shut up.

  13. GoodCapon says:

    The Palins are such a classy family.

  14. Fritzi Schnitzer says:

    Last season , pistol’s dancing partner looked like he was sliding a bureau around the dance floor. i hope Pam sees the pictures of herself doing the walk of shame and cleans up her act a little. She looks like she smells bad.

  15. Green Is Good says:

    I just can’t with this b*tch. Bristol is beyond insufferable.

    I’d actually rather see Katezilla on the show, not that I’m planning on watching this mess.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I think it’s more of a gift from God to the gossip bloggers and comedians than to her! Joel McCale and the Soup crew are probably giddy with excitement.

  17. Dawn says:

    Well it could have been worse, it could have been Kate Gosselin who would have used her 8 children and god. But yes, she is really one big yuking little pos. And she can’t dance either.

  18. TheOneAndOnly says:

    All politics aside (and yes there are plenty of liberal morons), isn’t there an iceberg off greenland that ALL these d-list celebutards can be sent to and then promptly sunk. THis girl is beyond being dumber than a box of false eyelashes. Criticizing her is like slapping the proverbial baby; there’s no intellect there to criticize.

  19. Lisa says:

    Funny that people like her live lives that are the opposite of what they preach and only remember to thank god when there’s controversy. You don’t need to be religious to be moral or good, but at least make sure that what you says aligns with what you do. Laughing when your kid throws out a slur isn’t godly.

  20. Bristol Palin? I won’t be watching that show. It’s a dumb show anyway. Seems like people are easily entertained these days and getting dumber every day because of the stupid television.

  21. Anon says:

    If Bristol’s supporters caught even 5 minutes of her reality show–I hope she doesn’t expect much votes this time.

    • erika says:

      smartest comment i’ve seen in a long time..

      horrible mothering
      hate for homosexuals (duhh, that’s a given)
      any homeless organization or charity that helps the disadvantaged in general
      ohh god, i could go on and on…she’s just a miserable brat.

  22. Str8Shooter says:

    No, you dumb TWAT, God doesn’t give a rat’s ass about you and your trailer park ilk. In fact, expect a lightning bolt or two any day now.

  23. Brat says:

    She should wish for GOD to give her an education, talent and contraceptives.