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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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cece    

What no one is going to say that she should be home with her child like what they did to kate.......Unlike kate she doesnt need dancing with the stars as long as her mother works..

1449 days ago
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Mike D    

Studley, what talent does she have besides besides being the teenaged mother of an out of wedlock baby? This is not about bashing the Palins, it's individualize for bristol. She is a celebrity by association. What has she done??? A teenaged mother she not be celebrated. It just adds to the downfall of America.

1449 days ago
18.

Mike D    

**Correction
Studley, what talent does she have besides being the teenaged mother of an out of wedlock baby? This is not about bashing the Palins, it's individualized for bristol. She is a celebrity by association. What has she done??? A teenaged mother should not be celebrated. It just adds to the downfall of America.

1449 days ago
19.

E    

How long must we live with this trash permeating our culture?? People, please sen the networks a message that we don't like the garbage they are transmitting into our homes. Turn the TV off.

1449 days ago
20.

Ginger    

I think it took a lot of nerve for her to do this. I wish her well. I guess she's as much a star as Kate Gosselin who's only claim to fame is 8 children and a nasty temperment.

1449 days ago
21.

Joe    

I really feel sorry for our country.

Not because of Bristol wanting to be on DWTS...

But for how our civilized country has crumbled to the point where we celebrate the politics of hatred.

For those of you insulting either of the Palin's here - instead of talking intelligently of how you disagree with policies, you seek instead to lower yourself to that of a snake... And just launch personal attacks.

Seriously some day many of you will grow out of this hatred, but that will only come with wisdom.

1449 days ago
22.

Sonja    

...still trying to figure out when Bristol became a 'star' to dance with in the first place... don't watch the show anyway but seriously...maybe 'mommy' should stay home with kid once and awhile.

1449 days ago
23.

jen    

I've never watched this show before, but I plan to watch & vote for Bristol to make some liberal pinko heads explode.

1449 days ago
24.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Well, it was expected. Look who her mother is. That whole Palin idiot family are freaking crazy and worthless. The Palins suck... literally.

1449 days ago
25.

Jacky    

Give Bristol a break!!! DWTS's contacted her. She did not contact them. Her mother is in politics and the father of her son is a wannabe politician so leave her alone!!!!
Levi is a s***bag and I don't see anyone bagging on him and all she is doing is "dancing"....

1449 days ago
26.

Stacey    

teenager = excuses

and you had to pick one with a baby too

what a waste

1449 days ago
27.

Lynn    

I don't get what is up with all you whiners on this comment page. What has this girl ever done to any of you? She is a celebrity because you liberal whiners have done to her what you do best,whine and call people names.You made her a celebrity.If that were obama's or Clintons ugly kids you would be falling all over yourselves.

1449 days ago
28.

Anon E Mouse    

God can this loser family commit to anything?
6 universities to get a journalism degree.
Quit being governor halfway through her term.
Daughter can't even finish high school.
Now she can't make it to practices for a job she is getting paid a lot for.

Only delusional jackasses think that Sarah Stupid will ever be president of the united states, the same idiots with her low IQ.

1449 days ago
29.

FruitSalad    

Is the blur making her look hot or am I still hung over ?

1449 days ago
30.

ManiacalZebra    

She had to cancel due to publicity whoring? Sounds like a Palin.

1449 days ago
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