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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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Whoa... those palin haters sure are deranged.

1410 days ago


Hate spreaders, take a moment and think about the negativity you are choking the earth with everyday.

1410 days ago

Fred Farkel    

I'm gonna have to agree that the Palin haters are um, becoming more and more interesting. The Joy Behar Show??? I sit there and watch that show in utter amazement at the COMPLETE obsession these ugly broads have with just a normal everyday family.

Who knows?? Is this just a bunch of estrogen deprived female losers - or are they genuinely afraid of something that escapes the rest of the sane universe??

It's going to be an interesting run up to 2012.

I was never inclined to pay no nevermind to the Palin gang - but if the left is THAT worried about "nothing"... then by complete default - one must take a closer look.

1410 days ago


Because someone's hatred of all things Palin is so great that they want to scare a young person. I guess that they need some sort of outlet, now that Bush is retired and hating on him seems impotent. Time for another target, eh? But young girls? Yeah, now that's a new high in lows.

There are some seriously crazy out of control people in the world.

1410 days ago


Umm....Isn't DWTS on ABC? Not CBS? Somebody's confused...

1410 days ago


The girl needs to powder her nose.

1410 days ago


TO ALL OF THE PALIN LOVERS!!! NO, it's not the LIBERALS, BRADY LOVERS. It's you quack ass, nut job tea baggers and stupid ass repub.. that are trying to get PUBLICITY. Bristal Palin and sh** to talk about nor try and harm. PLEASE....her mom is doing that for her.

1410 days ago


Sarah Palin will do anything for PR. On second thought on of the baggers probably sent it in hopes of getting more sympathy votes.

1410 days ago


Wild dogs are better mannered than this families
critics a young girl gets a death threat and they act like she
asked for it

1410 days ago


It's really funny how unhinged some people are over Bristol's success on DWTS. The Palin haters can't stand the fact that people like Bristol, and that she has turned into a pretty good dancer. She has improved so much, and her technical skills are a lot better than some of the past winners. Go Bristol!

1410 days ago


Governor Palin is a courageous person, no doubt. In view of her massive following, if she would simply, briefly, tweet about the upcoming case before the US Supreme Court next week, it would change the course of American history.

November 23, 2010 marks a fork in the road for the future of America of more than historic proportions — perhaps on par with events leading to the Civil War. To date, virtually all federal and state courts where actions have been brought seeking decision on the meaning of the Constitution’s Article 2 “natural born citizen” clause as a prerequisite for Barack Obama to be a lawful President and Commander in Chief of the United States (Mr. Obama having been born to a father of British/Kenyan nationality and father not a citizen of the United States), have been shut down, never getting beyond the issue of standing. To date, courts have very strategically (narrowly if not artfully) characterized and applied law and legal procedure steadfastly to prevent the question from ever rising to the merits — this on a host of different types and classes of plaintiffs, causes and defendants — admittedly under the most intensely implicit (if not more) pressure to do the same.

The national media (some say our 4th branch of government) has aided and abetted the avoidance by mischaracterizing this as a “Hawaii birth” a/k/a “birther” issue which is nothing more than a “red herring” in that the issue for Article 2 “natural born citizen” is Mr. Obama’s father. Moreover, the legal community has aided and abetted the avoidance by mischaracterizing the 1898 Supreme Court Case, Wong Kim Arc, which dealt with the meaning of “citizenship”, not the meaning of “natural born citizen” under Article 2.

November 23, 2010 may very well be the last chance for the Judicial Branch realistically to take up the issue, this on a case of legal standing solidly presented by Attorney Apuzzo and Commander Kerchner. If the Court finds no standing here, by a narrow interpretation of the same or otherwise, coming after all the rest of the “no standing” cases, it is doubtfull this important Constitutional issue can and will be resolved in any court of law. The question will nevertheless continue to fester, at tremendous national cost, never to abate, potentially to reach crisis stage, and in any event to undermine the structure of our Constitutional Republic.

It is more than chilling and says volumes that NOT ONE member of Congress will publicly speak on this or, better yet, since the Congress of the United States has more than a vested interest, opine if not as a “friend of the court” at the Supreme Court, in the court of public opinion — BEFORE the Supreme Court convenes on November 23, 2010.

The world is (should be) watching!

1410 days ago


Out of control, hate-filled, whack job liberals.
As Ms. Jackson would say,,,,NASTY.

1410 days ago

none of that    

Once again the victim card. Why can't the Palins just go away! Publicity stunt once again. We don't care!

1410 days ago


No matter which side did it, and both are equally capable, it just shows a level of rabidity in American politics that is getting to be way over the bounds for a civilized society. The whole society is verging on it's own home grown brand of terrorism and so many of the public are cheering this on rather than being alarmed by it. It seems we are learning more from the terrorists than we are teaching them.

1410 days ago


Damn you John McCain for unleashing this low life family on the lower 48.

1410 days ago
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