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Emergency at 'Dancing' Over Powder Substance

11/20/2010 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE #2 8:27 PM PT -- A rep for ABC tells TMZ the substance was determined to be talcum powder by the LAFD and adds, "Measures were taken to secure the area and ensure the safety of personnel."

UPDATE #1 8:20 PM PT --
 A rep for the FBI tells TMZ ... "The L.A.P.D., L.A. City and FBI Hazardous Materials officials responded to a report of a threatening letter containing white powder received at CBS Studios in Los Angeles."

The rep continues, "Initial field screening was negative for hazardous substances but will be transported to a regional lab for further testing. A joint investigation is continuing."

Cops and other emergency responders raced to CBS Television City studio late Friday after a white powder substance was discovered by a member of the "Dancing with the Stars" staff ... and sources tell us Bristol Palin may have been the intended target.


Law enforcement sources tell us a powder substance was discovered by a member of the "Dancing" staff ... and sources connected to the show tell us a section of the studio containing "Dancing" offices was evacuated.

1119_hazmat_tmz_2Multiple sources connected to the situation tell us the powder was contained in a piece of fan mail addressed to Bristol Palin.


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My first thought that they are trying to get all the attention they can, like the cussing daughter and now white powder. What's next, a kidnappining attempt. They're lucky they have you to keep us all informed. They love the attention you give them.

1343 days ago


Hilarious! Who would do something like that?? Palins must have fab publicist.

1343 days ago


Brandy fans have sent death threats to Gilles Marini. Now this happens. Someone should investigate Brandy's friends.

1343 days ago

Tammy G4    

Are there any depths the Palin's won't stoop to so people will feel sorry for them? It is bad having to endure the Bristol Affirmative Action Program.

1343 days ago


tht what she gets HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1343 days ago


The last time i checked Kyle Massey was still on the show Is he better than Brandy or Audrina?

It's funny you should ask is he better than Brandy or Audrina and not is he better than Bristrol, Brandy, or Audrina. BTW, how does Audrina get in this group anyway? She was cut way before Kurt Warner or Rick Fox. As for the question you asked. I say that Kyle Massey is a least as good as Brandy or Audrina, and definitely better than Bristol. IMO he deserves to win the whole thing because he started off good and got better! He deserves to be there, Brisol doesn't necessarily deserve to be there. She should have been eliminated after poor Florence Henderson...definitely before Rick Fox!

1343 days ago


Silly rabbits,there is no such thing as a "Liberal". There are just "Conservatives",then there's the rest of us sane people. I did ballet for 12 years,and watching Bristol dance is LITERALLY PAINFUL.I never thought someone could be worse than Kate Gosslin,Bristol proved me wrong!!!!She is absolutely NOT dancing 8 hours a day.If she was(even if she's not good at it)she would be toned and in shape.She looks like she gained at least 15 pounds. I smell a rat.

1343 days ago


When will the left wing media pay for inciting violence against people?

1343 days ago

Mary Ann     

This 11th season has been a TRAVESTY!! What an insult to the qualified, real dancers who have graced the stage. We have viewed repeated "shock views" of the participating dancers and judges who stand in disbelief with the announcement of departing couples. The public needs to be satisfied with the REAL "skill" level of the dancers, the professional response of the experienced judges, NOT the lopsided influence of voters with a distorted attempt for attention. Bottom line: REWARD THE COUPLE WHO TRULY DESERVES TO WIN!!

1343 days ago


Another stunt pulled off by Bristols Mom most likely. Everyone knows that she has been behind Bristols laughable rise on the show. The tramp can't dance people. She should have been voted off weeks ago. But good ole grizzley mom Sarah will do whatever she can to make sure one of her homophobic daughters makes it bigtime. After this I hope the Palins stay in Alaska and give the rest of us a break. They make everyone sick.

1343 days ago


Come on, people. You can't assume anything about the politics of some nitwit who sends mail with tal*** powder in it to a dance show (ABC News says it's been identified as tal*** powder now). If it really was addressed to Bristol, it is unlikely to have anything to do with real politics anyway - other than her connection with her mother, she really hasn't been big on personal public political activities but is focusing on other things. Politically motivated nitwits would more likely send such things to her mom's office, not to DWTS.

The timing does suggest somebody trying to deflect attention from Facebookgate, which puts Bristol in such a poor light. I'm certainly seen such distractions frequently in American politics and government actions. But there are plenty of other possibilities that have nothing to do with such damage control for either Bristol or her mom.

Any political motivation by the mentally ill or terminally stupid could be on any part of the political spectrum, with the intent to trash Bristol or to promote her with sympathy votes. That cuts a pretty broad swath. For instance, it could have come from a young nitwit involved in Facebookgate for either reason (even from her own kid sister, who has already demonstrated less than stellar judgment). Or some disgruntled nitwit fan of somebody already voted off. Or some mentally ill soul on a mission for whatever twisted motivation. Maybe even from a disgruntled nitwit condom manufacturer afraid of dropping sales. :)

Gee, I hope it wasn't just an advertising sample of tal*** powder that got loose in the envelope...

Anyway, behave yourselves, play nice, stop calling each other names, and stop making this into something it isn't.

1343 days ago


Stop trying to give this family sympathy. They are out to hurt people. for instance, the dumb Sarah Palin. She dont care what she says or how it affect people. So sorry im still not giving Bristol a vote. The family is trash and they deserved everything they get because of what they do and how they act. Bristol is a nasty individual and she plays that innocent card well. They all need to disappear. I hope she literally breaks both legs on the dance floor because she cant dance.

1343 days ago

Give Ben some prison "love"    

Anyone who gets so whacked out about DWTS, and the fact that Bristol is still there is a few bricks short of a load! Really, who cares who wins or's a frigging dance contest!! I've never voted for her, but it's honestly unbelievable how toxic some of you haters are!

1343 days ago


Since the judges marks make up half of the over all score...I don't understand why they are marking her so well. On any other season they have had no problems telling the voters to vote for the best dancer and they have expressed when it was time to vote off the fall-down. BUT for some reason they mark her pretty good and always have good comments for her, I just don't get that. I agree she should have been voted off near the beginning of the show because she can't dance. Watching her is almost painful, she doesn't even look like she's putting ANY effort into it...I don't think I've seen her break a sweat yet....and yes usually the 'big' people have lost some noticeable weight by now with all that training and dancing. she says she deserves to be there...NOT...she says she's not there because of her mother...well if it weren't for her mother she wouldn't even be on the damn show. It's so frustrating and I think the show will lose a few faithful watchers after this one.

1343 days ago

Studley Buck    

Lefties have gone berserk & run amuck over the Palins. Why?

1343 days ago
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