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Death Threats Targeting Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas

11/22/2010 5:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas have received death threats and "Dancing with the Stars" has measurably heightened security ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

Bristol Palin Death Threats
We're told the threats began to come in last week, after Bristol and Mark made the finals.  Execs on the show told Mark to stop tweeting because it was inciting people.  Mark complied.

Sources connected with the show tell us extra security will be on hand tonight for the show.  And, if Bristol and Mark head to New York, execs are talking about breaking format and not doing their interview outside in Times Square -- but rather in the studio, where it's more secure.

TMZ broke the story ... a staffer on the show opened a "fan letter" to Bristol on Friday and white powder fell out.  Turns out it was talcum powder, but the FBI is investigating nonetheless.

As one source said, "Everyone is genuinely worried.  This is a dance competition, and it's just gotten crazy."

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376.

R.Martin    

#378: You just don't get it. Tom Delay is an idiot and both sides pretty much agree. He was also under indicment at the time. Bristol is a fame whore like her mom that says stupid things every chance she gets. Her mom is the reason everyone hates her. She defends her mom instead of thinking for herself so she deserves what she gets. shes a grown ass woman that says awful things about 50% of the population. This is our chance to talk back and tell her what we think of her.

1398 days ago
377.

ML Chadwick    

I agree that Bristol Palin should have been booted off the show weeks ago. She is about 10% as good as Brandy who has been booted off last week and should be in the finals with Jennifer Gray. No one including Kyle Lacey should even be on the show at this point. This show seem Politically biased. Bristol should not even be on the show. She is not a celebrity nor is her Mother. Terrible judgement on those that are i n authority on the show. If this is the way is will be, I will no longer watch to show. Keep it honest. Lets face it, no one comes close the Jennifer and Brandy. Dont have the show anymore if this is the way is going to be

1398 days ago
378.

kate    

Of course it's PR stunt for Palin's camp. Desperate and pathetic but sadly effective for the stupid people who buy into the whole idea of Sarah Palin.

1398 days ago
379.

Kari Hope    

Sounds like a damn publicity stunt to me. First and foremost if she was receiving death threats she should QUIT....she has a son that needs a mother. Selfish bitch.

1398 days ago
380.

R.Martin    

BRISTOL PALIN LOSES!!! YIPPPEEEEEEEE!!! The loser is crowned a loser for all eternity!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Now lets show momma Palin how if feels in 2012!!

1398 days ago
381.

Robert G    

DWTS is suppose to be who is the best dancer among the stars for that particular season. Obviously this DWTS season has turned into a political lobbying for the Palin Camp. So Sad ! More "power" should be given to the Judges and America Votes should have no more than a 20% voting influence.

1398 days ago
382.

Proud Alaskan    

Comment 379 is one sicko... Brandy is behind all this because she lost out to Bristol. No one vote her back. Brandy's EGO got in her way.Jennifer is a good dancer but she was a dancer celebrity. she could win but it was Bristol who made the show this time interesting and worth while watching. I would watch a few shows and drop it this time I watched the whole thing and I'm hoping Bristol and Mark win or Kyle but not because he's a celebrity but because he come a long ways like Bristol did. Brandy was a very sorry loser for what? she was voted off no matter what.If by change Bristol and Mark was to win tonight and they didn't award them with it. That show is over so fast and should be sued. Its the people's vote. PS we are voting for Bristol not her Mother or the Tea Party. How ridiculous. People love them get over it.

1398 days ago
383.

Katie    

@301 no actually neo-con is more fitting to liberals now, they will not tolerate anyone that has a differing political point of view, and they have no compassion for anyone that is not lock stepping with them on every issue, just a bunch of double standard shrews.

1398 days ago
384.

linda    

Everyone wants to complain about the voting being fixed and the other contestants cant get therir calls through. well, I tried to call over and over again at the end of the sow and everytime i did it said voting in yur area has timed out, and it was just ten oclock for Bristol and Mark so what is up with that? Was it fixed so that Mark and Bristol couldn't win...

1398 days ago
385.

Ed    

I am in shock...I cannot believe some of the things I am reading here.
People calling a teenage girl such vile names, and making such vile innuendos.
All in the name of politics?
God help us all...

1398 days ago
386.

R.Martin    

@386: You have ZERO idea of what a Neo Con is and that is glaringly obvious. Now get in your Barbie Bed and go night, night. The grownups are going to talk now.

You are just like your hero Palin. Knows nothing, makes stuff up, spews rock solid opinion backed by nothing.

1398 days ago
387.

msbeachbum    

You need help, R. Martin. I hope you don't procreate.

1398 days ago
388.

kasey    

Thats how contestants on this show should be. A celebrity who has no dance experince. Come on dont get me wrong I like Jennifer but she was in dirty dancing and her father is Joel Grey, a great dancer. She has probably been dancing seen shes 2. That kid Kyle, hes a disney star all disney stars know how to sing and dance. Honestly they should not have been on this show. It should be people who do not have prior careers in dancing or actors and actress that obviously have been highly trained in dance. They should stick to the athletes and other figures that havent been dancing their whole lives. Oh and acouple of years ago Drew Lachey won come on he was in a boy band he probably countless hours of dance training and its disgusting how people are going after Bristol. Its horrible why dont you start looking at your own sons and daughters, they are probably not much better. Remember when you were a kid ? Yeah so dont be critical. People really need to get lives instead of sending hate mail to a tv show. Stop with this politcal crap most of you probably didnt even vote in the presidential election anyway

1398 days ago
389.

Mee    

This girl is so STIFF

A GRAND MAMA CAN DO A MUCH NICER MANUVER (SWINGING OUT OF A ROCKING CHAIR)

1398 days ago
390.

angelwolf333    

she is too fat. to win she cant dance.

her mommy gets her votes.

they would have laughed her off the show 6 weeks ago but her mommy has all her brain dead teaparty voting for her.

bristrol is a joke that doesnt even know she is a joke.

maybe now she should admit her kid is her second kid on air.

1398 days ago
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