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Man Shoots TV Over Bristol's 'Dancing' Routine

11/17/2010 1:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A SWAT team posted up outside a home in Wisconsin yesterday -- after a shotgun toting 67-year-old man blasted his TV because he was so enraged with Bristol Palin's performance on "Dancing with the Stars."

Bristol Palin Dancing With the Stars

Local authorities claim Steven Cowan (left) told officers that he felt Palin was not a good dancer and that she was only on the show because of her famous mother.

Officials say Cowan was so pissed after Monday's show -- that he fired at his television set and then aimed the gun at his wife ... though she managed to escape the house.

The SWAT team surrounded the home -- but negotiators were able to talk Cowan into surrendering early Tuesday morning. Authorities claim Cowan suffers from bipolar disorder.

Cowan was charged with 2nd degree reckless endangerment and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.


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Tiger Woods    

He just speak his mind. Watching the way she dances i feel so embarass for her. But too many knuckle heads don't realize it. That's why the country like a Titanic.

1436 days ago

Is this program rigged or what, Bristol should have been gone long ago, seems to me it is getting waaaaay to political, if she wins I will never watch Dancing again.

1436 days ago


You can usually tell how hard the dancers are working because they do tone up and drop the weight. Kate Gosselin gained. lol cause she was lazy and wouldn't practice.

Perhaps I need to start watching and voting, to help (perhaps this story is to accomplish this very thing) so the best dancer is rewarded. If Bristol could dance, it shouldn't matter. The best dancer should win.

1436 days ago


bristol palin should go back to spreading her stank ***** to the boys thats the only thing shes good at. her whole family is a bunch of retarded asses they need to go kill themselves so the world wont have to see that fat slut dance like shes having a stroke!!!

1436 days ago


If he suffers from bi-polar disorder why did he have a gune to begin with?

1436 days ago


It's never really been about dancing ability - everyone improves if they stay on long enough. Some, like Brandy, have a head-start in ability cause they're entertainers and quasi-dancers to begin with. As it always has been, season aftr season, the person who gets the most votes moves to the next level. Simply put, Brandy just DIDN'T get enough votes. I think this crazy shake-up is what's making the show interesting this year.

1436 days ago


Wow. Just, wow...

I love how conservatives immediately label this man a "liberal".

By the looks of him he is your typcal right wing hillbilly.

You cant blame him though, I would shoot anything within a 50 foot radius if I watched that awful show.

BTW, have a look at how mature the Palin daughters are by checking out their latest facebook posts to a guy who said "Palins Alaska" sucked. What a couple of foul mouth racist biggoted young ladies they are.

No big suprise there come to think of it.

1436 days ago


wow i thought i was having a bad day......this made me laugh : ) .... if only he didnt turn the gun on his wife :/ ...this would have been the greatest story ever!

1436 days ago


Bristol is only there because her mother is famous. Even a republican can't be so stupid to think she's a "star". She's an ignorant unwed teenage mother, who would be on welfare if it weren't for the fact that her mother is rich. The real crime is that Bristol is still on the shows. She cannot dance. The stupid tea baggers are voting for her because they are so hate filled and ignorant, they'd gladly ruin a show like DWTS to prove they can vote.

Posted at 8:59 AM on Nov 17, 2010 by Marianne Chitter Chatter
first of all marianne, if you actually bothered to watch the show instead of just coming here to spew hate, you would know that Bristol does have a job.
second, you may want to re-examine your hatefilled statement. seems to me the only ones spewing hatred are the liberals who hate on this girl because they cant stand her mother.

YES Bristol should have been voted off looong ago, but why take it out on her??

Perhaps you should actually watch the show and vote for the people you want to stay.

1436 days ago


bwahahaha!!! a couple of words that you put together are enough to get you investigated. lmao!!!

Posted at 8:56 AM on Nov 17, 2010 by SayWhat speech....:D

1436 days ago


I was so angry when the Fat Bristol won over Brandy ...I am just livid. Not because Bristol is Sarah Palins daughter but because she wasn't a fourth as good as Brandy. I thought DWTS was about MERIT, but now they've turned it into a RW popularity contest.
RIGGED contest apparently.

1436 days ago

Scott Guiher    

Why do they even call it a dancing competition? Most of the talented dancers have been voted off so that someone with no talent can keep going. The two real dancers left, Jennifer and Kyle, are probably thinking "whats the point of practising"? Palen will be voted in anyway. Come on now, Bristol hasn't lost any weight and still has no muscle tone while every single other dancer is in top shape now. That tells me that she doesn't even practise much and doesn't take the competition seriously.

1436 days ago


So he didn't like it then?

Posted at 9:03 AM on Nov 17, 2010 by CJ
LMAO!!! hilarious, made me giggle!

1436 days ago


Maybe he shot the TV cause he thought she was trying to attract the boys again, look at that picture. Maybe Faux News spread that he was liberal, they are known for that BS.

1436 days ago


The guy isn't liberal or conservative - he's just nuts. My bet is that he didn't even vote. Don't turn everything into an anti-Obama or anti-Tea Party rant.

But let's make sure there are no restrictions on guns so that more people like this can get hold of them, because that's what the founding fathers wanted, right?

1436 days ago
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