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Mark Ballas on Bristol Palin: What, Me Worry?

9/11/2010 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some of Mark Ballas' comrades on "Dancing with the Stars" tell TMZ ... Marky Mark has been grousing that his partner, Bristol Palin, has been missing so many practices that his performance with her could be downright embarrassing.

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Our sources tell us Mark canceled Monday's rehearsal because of a party for his mother.  But Bristol canceled Tuesday because she had committed to giving a speech.  And Bristol canceled Wednesday because her son, Tripp, was ill.  And she was only able to practice a half day on Thursday.

Some members of the cast tell us ... Mark is worried the newbie just won't cut it when the show premieres a week from Monday.

But there's another side to this story ... sources connected with the show tell us Mark was really happy with Bristol's progress on Friday and they will be practicing the entire weekend and every day next week until the first live TV show.

On the bright side, if Bristol falls flat, she could get appointed to some position in Wasilla.


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136.

no god    

This response is to post 140

I was in school doing good... not getting pregnant then walking around advertising my families low standard.

Britol is a jerry springer episode in motion, her mother is an insane stupid woman that treats her family like **** and abandons her government position for the glamour of the camera... of course she stays away from smart people and only gives interviews to that mormon glenn beck...
desperation, sick worthless desperation. Your republican party is worthless and disgusting.

How about some smart people running for office?
wtf?
Its ****ig hilarious how you rebubs try and stick up for this lady and her family they are a complete embarassment.
Jerry Springer where are you man?
Sarah is stupid worthless trash... she quits her job then starts touring the states pumping up her tea party. She is so ****ing stupid, you guys are gonna pay for this when the democratic berast finally wakes up... believe me those numbers will show up and you will see....
the black panther party is gonna reunite and they will include all that hates sarah...
you will see.. you want a war?
you are going to see what real power is soon enough...go take control and wake this beast I speak of....
LOL

1498 days ago
137.

Kim    

Agree with #105

1498 days ago
138.

Loving Levi    

Do they allow dancing at that church the Palins pretend to go to ?

1498 days ago
139.

used2liveINXS    

And of course it's so convenient to forget that George W is the one who got us here, not Obama. You don't need a Master's in Econ to figure that one out. Oh, and you hate him for mentioning that this country was founded on religious freedom. Just keep waving your flag in the glare of Fox's 24 hour lies and opinions masquerading as news, waxing poetaster about your President Bush and his "EPILEPTIC book collection." And, yes, that's a real quote. On BBC, embarrassingly enough. For his fans, he meant "eclectic." Why doesn't your guy Glen Beck rip into Bristol for seeking celebrity for getting knocked up as a teenager because she was too busy spending her parent's money and listening to her Mother preach abstinence to learn about birth control or exercise some self control. What kind of role model is she? I guess that would make too much sense. It's much better for him to go apoplectic on Jennifer Aniston, saying that she's somehow telling "12 and 13 years old to have babies" without daddies. Huh? How many 12 and 13 year old girls go to the fertility clinic for artificial insemination? Racist morons the lot of them!
Once again, the work ethic doesn't fall far from the tree. And BTW, I was in college, living on my own in San Francisco, working full time and playing in a band at 17. All on my own dime. I wasn't getting knocked up, I was a virgin by choice. My Mother actually bothered to teach me about sex and birth control. Then again, she was brilliant and a responsible Mother.

1498 days ago
140.

Maria    

used2live, And you are such a pathetic piece of s--- that you are porbably still a virgin.

1498 days ago
141.

Maria    

used2live, Before you go on the attack like the pathetic piece of **** you are. Miss college graduate, the "probably" was simply a typo.

1498 days ago
142.

no god    

Maria, shut up and smell the bul**** that is sarah palin and her disgusting white trash family. Pathetic nothing else
republican desperation is kicking in and Delaware has been ******ged...
thanks!
we now will take over thanks to your christine odonnell and her idiot friend sarah palin
Karl Rove just said on fox news that the republicans now have lost the senate.....
delaware was a mistake yall ******ged yourselves

1498 days ago
143.

jinn    

I'd rather watch the nanny dance. You need some fancy footwork to get any money out of the Palins

1497 days ago
144.

Jan    

Hey "Studley", I'm with you, buddy. Best of luck to Bristol! She'll do fine and I can't wait to see her equally awesome mother in the audience! Get over it, liberals.

1496 days ago
145.

Trina    

Bristol no longer has to practice--her Mama has agreed to come and sit in the front row to improve ratings and in exchange, Bristol can do nothing and still advance. Isn't it wonderful what money and power will do when your last name is Palin? God just keeps opening so many doors for Bristol and Sarah. Don't pretend to be surprised when she wins the silver ball for #1! This show has nothing to do with being a star; nothing to do with whether or not you can dance; and nothing to do with the fact that the initial episode lost so many viewers over the initial episode during Kate Gosselin's season. (Bristol and Sarah reported that it had more--but as usual, this was distorted facts.) Expect to see *****willow on the list of stars dancing next season.

1489 days ago
146.

Carl    

Most members of the Assembly of God Church in Wasilla would say that it is against their religion to dance. period. regardless of whether or not she has skimpy clothes on. not even a strip tease. not even a pole dance. But then Sarah Palin makes up her own rules about what her church says she can do and can't do and it is OK to be a liar.

1489 days ago
147.

lydia    

Bristol was invited to be on DWTS, which is the # 1 show on TV. She did not pursue fame, but it happened because of John McCain's choice of VP running mate. Remember? Bristol is young, attractive and trying to get her life on track after the media did a tell all of her life story. This continued with no let up for two years or more. She deserves some credit for keeping her son and fighting for his rights in court. If she were your sister, daughter or other, would you still feel the way you do about her?

1483 days ago
148.

Brenda    

Hey Obama and Clinton did not have kids in wedlock. How do you know that her mom did not get in contact with tv station. Give me a break. I know girls her age that are working full-time, going to school and taking care of their children. They do not have money support from Sarah Palin. Dancing with Stars need to be changed to Dancing with Sarah Palin. I do not feel sorry for bristol because she has money and she needs to be voted off Dancing with Stars. She needs to go home to take care of her son. I forgot. She has a nanny.

1436 days ago
149.

Linda    

IT IS JUST HORRIBLE THAT REALLY GOOD DANCERS HAVE BEEN ELMINATED TO KEEP BRISTOL PALIN ON THE SHOW!!!!! SHE IS SSSOOO CLUMSY AND UNGRACEFUL--------------IT IS TOTALLY SHOCKING THAT "TEA PARTY" PEOPLE HAVE KEPT HER ON THIS SHOW!!!
THIS REALLY SHOWS ME THAT THE SHOW IS A "SET-UP" AND I AM NOT INTERESTED IN WATCHING EVER AGAIN!!!!!!! You folks are REALLY SCREWED----AND F----- UP!!!!!!!! BOO TO YOU AND I WILL NEVER WATCH AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGLY CRAPY STUFF!!!!!!

1434 days ago
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