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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.


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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If she wants to NOT practice & be the first one voted off, thats her choice, let her do it. Poor Mark, he needs to be paired with someone that CAN dance one of these seasons.

1502 days ago


Another Failin' Palin.

Who wants to bet she quits halfway through the show?

Bristol will, of course, blame her problems on Obama.

1502 days ago


KTD: Obama an uneducated loser? He has a BA from Columbia and a JD from Harvard. He was a law professor at the University of Chicago, no mean feat. Where did you get your education?

1502 days ago

who dat    

I agree mostly with #57. Bristol just has to show up and the show producers will advance her into a minimum of the next 2 rounds of competition. This "free pass" will give her plenty of time to practice.

"Dancing" is about ratings. Plenty of brain dead zombies will tune in to watch her, and possibly get a glimpse of moma bear Palin. Proves the IQ of this country is rapidly sinking.

1502 days ago


Who the hell cares about the Palin's their all spoiled rich wh*res.

1502 days ago


She looks 40, I don't understand why.

1502 days ago


@KateMae - You've bought into what the media wants you to buy into. Obama spent his formative years in a third world,sub-standard institute and doesn't even know how many states are in the United States of America. He got into US colleges as a FOREIGN student and received such bad grades that his transcripts have never been released. He was NOT a college professor, he was a TA and his wife has been disbarred from practicing law. An affirmative action president explains why the US economy is where it's at today. CUBA has a better economy than the United States!

1502 days ago


"On the bright side, if Bristol falls flat, she could get appointed to some position in Wasilla."
Pretty cheap shot. What were YOU doing when you were 19?

1502 days ago


I find it crazy that this Board is about Bristol Palin and Dancing with the Stars. It is not about bashing President Obama or Levi. Bristol is the one who is taking the $125,000 and looks like she has decided not to practice very hard rather than quitting. Her mother has the reputation of being a quitter--I guess Bristol prefers to be known as a loser. Either way, it looks like she will either be a quitter or a loser by her own choice--call it whatever--but it would be interesting to see how long she rented her "apartment" or hotel suite for.... So far, just about everything she has stated about what she is doing these days on the talk shows and in the tabloids seems to really stretch the truth. For a 19 year old, she has problems with stating the truth.

1502 days ago


$100.00 says that all you liberal ****tards would have aborted the kid. Well,except the Black ones who would have cashed it in on a welfare check for life.

1502 days ago


everyone bashing bristol for being on DWTS yet if michelle obama was on there.everyone would be saying how great she is..especially those obama nut suckers at the view

1502 days ago


I'm so looking forward to this backwoods SLUT embarrassing the hell out of herself. She has NO business being on that show. A 'star'? LMFAO! Hardly! Just a skank whose mother is a loser and major liar!

1502 days ago


DWTS, has lost me as a viewer, Thought it was dancing with the "stars" Palan? will her mother be in the audience? Could,nt handle that.Thank god for cable.

1502 days ago


I really feel sorry for you people who can think no further
than what the liberal media has told you to think. You are the stupid one to call Sarah Palin stupid!! Have you ever run a
government and cleaned up the douchebags? Her approval was around 70-80 and I don't believe you people are smarter than all
the population of Alaska. You completely refuse to hear that she was spending all her time to handle the stupid lawsuits that the liberals kept filing against her; she was in a no-win situation. I think it took guts for her to give up her seat for the good of Alaska, knowing she would get the kind of comments you keep making about it. The only reason you think she is 'stupid' is because the media told you to think it, and you cannot think for yourself. As for Bristol, how many of you out there got married with/as a pregnant bride? Look up the percentages of pregnant brides in the USA. As far as that goes, how many of you are virgins or virgins when you married. Get real people and quit being such dumba$$es.

1502 days ago


Bristol is a quitter just like her mother. Mom quit the entire State of Alaska and the kids quits a major tv show. Nice. Also, who would be hiring this young woman to give a speech on anything? What possible expertise could she have to speak on? She isn't even smart enough to ask her boyfriends if they are going to use a condom!

1502 days ago
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