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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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121.

no god    

Worthless information.. how did the jerry springer show invade washington?
the same way george bush screwed the country...
with the republicans behind them!

thanks rebubs you are the death of life

sarah palin is a retarded worthless child mind.... she will be eviscerated and made to laugh at eventually

dontcha see it coming?
invest better rebubs!

1448 days ago
122.

There's a problem here    

Spread your legs, be a star. Being a w.h.oor is certainly taking off as a way of becoming a "celebrity." Look at Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Welcome to the ranks Bristol. I hope you fall flat on your face on live television.

1448 days ago
123.

silvercreeklady    

She missed on and he missed one.....and they are making up for them this weekend. Quit making things up!

She is tougher than you think..actually played football in high school along with basketball and soccer......

She is considered a star because she generates interest..your posts proove that point!

1448 days ago
124.

Jackie     

Why all the negativity. I hope she does great... why can't this world think positive. DWTS is not about stars, per say, it's ratings... and they will get them just like they did with Kate Gosslin... DWTS was #1 last season. Shame on all of you who are so hateful.

1448 days ago
125.

Sugar Kitty    

For any of you saying DWTS is about "Stars", obviously you have never watched this show. Most of the contestants are has beens, atheletes or reality show stars, but who cares, the show is still enjoyable to watch. It is funny and sometimes a contestant here and there is very good. This show has inspired people to take up ballroom dancing and is a good family show and something to talk about at the watercooler at the office. ABC wants Bristol Palin on because she is a controversy as your comments prove. They also pay alot of money, so there is no way she should have turned it down. I am going to watch this year mostly for her and "The Situation". It's gonna be fun to watch this year.

1448 days ago
126.

Diana    

she is an IDIOT, just like her mother. I hope she fumbles the first night out and gets her ass booted off DWTS. She needs to head back to the bush in Alaska, where she belongs with the rest of the wolf-shooting, right wing nuts. They are all insane, all the Palins

1448 days ago
127.

tommie    

"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support & defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;.."

ARTICLE II NATURAL BORN CITIZEN(SHIP) ENJOINS A SOLE ALLEGIANCE AT BIRTH

THE COMMAND IN CHIEF SHALL not DEVOLVE ON ANY PERSON BUT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

THE USURPER CLAIMS, AS HIS FATHER, A MAN(B OBAMA Sr) WHO WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A VISITOR TO THE U.S.
B.O. Jr was BORN A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM & COLONIES AND OWED ALLEGIANCE TO THIS FOREIGN SOVEREIGNTY AT BIRTH. HE BORN NOT SUBJECT TO THE COMPLETE JURISDICTION OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT THIS IS FACT NOT ALLEGATION THE MAN HIMSELF ADMITS AS MUCH AND ADDS VIA HIS WEBSITE; "FIGHT THE SMEARS" THAT HIS CITIZENSHIP STATUS IS "GOVERNED" BY A FOREIGN STATE/POWER.

SUPPORT LT COLONEL TERRY LAKIN 18 YR VET OF THE U.S. MILITARY IN HIS COURAGEOUS STAND AGAINST THIS VILE USURPATION OF THIS NATION'S HIGHEST OFFICE AND THE TRASHING OF OUR ONCE SACRED CONSTITUTION

1448 days ago
128.

TMZ Staff    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ISnRalDYs

1448 days ago
129.

used2liveINXS    

err... Lynne... Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Brittney all have JOBS they get paid for. Where did you make that connection? It works like this: Professional singers work their bums off for years, rarely seeing friends and family as they travel the globe performing on little sleep, on an insane schedule. People who succeed in the entertainment business, tend to become famous. This is especially true of singers with solo careers like the performers you mentioned. That's how they became famous.
The expression "fame whore," refers to the talentless, reality show types and such, who seek camera time through any means necessary. Most don't seem to have jobs, much less a job that would bring them any fame. Bristol's fame seems to be a result inability to learn about birth control and think before she acts. Daughters of losing VP candidates don't tend to shoot to stardom.
Clearly Bristol inherited her Mother's work ethic (I'm referring to her vow to Govern), along with her thirst for knowledge.

1448 days ago
130.

Carl    

Sarah Palin spoke at the Wasilla Sports Center on 9/11 in the afternoon. She arrived late--gave a talk about her accomplishments and her family and mentioned in a mere two sentences that 9/11 had occurred. The next guest gave a prayer of remembrance for the victims of 9/11. During this prayer, Sarah had her "fans" come forward and she talked loudly and signed autographs. I am hoping that Sarah Palin does not turn the Dancing with the Stars competions into a Sarah Palin love fest. If you show so little respect to a prayer of remembrance for the victims of 9/11--what will prevent her from promoting the Palin circue of fan frenzy.

1448 days ago
131.

Helen Van Patterson Patton     

It doesn't matter how bad she is. The lunatic right wing nuts will make thousands of frantic telephone calls voing to keep her on the show.

1448 days ago
132.

Paul    

Only Levi gets the Wasilla appointments, Bristol like her mother has to earn everything from a mainstream media (TMZ included) that for some reason fears her. She is just as much a "star" as 2/3 of the people on that show. The press embraces the reformed druggies, the bad-boys, and foul-mouthed reality starts. But, put on an un-wed mother who is daughter to a female republican and the unified call from the media is LET'S FRY HER!!! We hate your mother, so we hate you! The liberal double-standard hypocrasy is alive and well.

1447 days ago
133.

dina    

Give me a break. If having a ditzy mother who is dividing this country makes you a star, then Bristol is the top star. What a jerk.Why does the media honor unmarried mothers who are irresponsible. What does this say to other girls. Get pregnant and become a star. Yuck.

1447 days ago
134.

Steve    

Interesting how the left blanket attacks anyone they think is a threat. In this age of Obama finding a job is tough at least she is working and not asking for a handout. This family is "an embarrassment to the human race" how about the Clinton's or Pelosi or Obama who can't even find anything good to say about this great country. She's a kid trying to get something going for herself, what where you doing at 17?

1446 days ago
135.

Ben Gleck    

Will she be dancing in her mom's flip-flops ?

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