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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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406.

Parisia    

am sure the palin's hired some f*cktards like them maybe from the tea party to pose as fans and make "bogus" threats. nobody gives a baboon's arse about these folks..they know the show is over so they are simply looking for a new way to stay in the spotlight. WHO BLOODY CARES..she's still a slob and a nobody and she hails from a long of slobs & nobodies so i ask again who bloody cares

1394 days ago
407.

Duane    

It was good to see that dancing cow finely sacked.

1394 days ago
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D4dogs    

The show is supposed to be about dancing. In Bristol's case, it wasn't cuz the girl should have been off the show by week 3 if that were the case. I think people are upset that she was kept on the show by people who weren't interested in the dancing aspect, but made it political instead. I was disappointed to see the better dancers (Rick Fox, Brandy) off the show because it diluted the finals. If the best dancers had remained, it would have been a real contest at the end. Jennifer was the best dancer of them all, so by the Bristol supporters knocking off the real competition, Jennifer and Derek were left as the obvious best dancers. Glad in the end, the deserving pair won.

1394 days ago
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Rita    

Bristol cannot dance good enough to have gone as far as she did. I surely don't think she can dance better than Brandy. It seems to be a political thing; but come on, a dealth threat. Whoever made the threat should get a life. The show is not that serious.

1394 days ago
410.

Mary    

Someone should check the envelope for Sarah Palin's DNA.

1394 days ago
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adam    

do people who post on a DWTS blog really feel qualified to discuss economics and politics? when has communism ever worked? people in china are put into labor camp over tweets. is that what we are striving for? i just wonder why people think that all income is the governments and you should be grateful for what they allow you to keep. it is a crazy idea to think that people EARN the money the make and do not like having it confiscated under the threat of prison just to be given to people who refuse to do anything and have their lives ruined by being convinced they deserve to live a life of poverty and they are being done a service to subsist of a mere pittance of the American dream. the more aid given out by the government, the larger the wealth and racial gap grows and I highly doubt that is a coincidence and not done on purpose. you don't have to believe me, look it up.

1394 days ago
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adam    

i love this! the left is such a vile, violent and severely unhappy group and it is just great when they really show it. you have people claiming people on the left don't make death threats? every leftist uprising has left millions of people dead and there are plenty of current progressives who say it is still necessary. lefties claim the right is corrupt but it is always people on the left in trouble (maxine waters, charlie rangel, chris dodd, tim geitner, tom daschel to name a few). now you have senators and congressmen talking about wanting to shut down fox news and right wing radio personalities to quote "make their job easier" and even talking about regulating the internet. keep drinking the kool aid and and watch all of your rights stripped as you plod along putting your heart and soul into shows like DWTS and American Idol.

1394 days ago
413.

jules    

DWTS AND AMERICAN IDOL ARE RACIST!!!! NO LONGER WATCH EITHER ONE ANYMORE...SMDH

1394 days ago
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mike    

23.7 million viewers! I guess that make the 5 minute of fame crowd look even more stupid. DWTS had records broke in the viewer voting. Bristol is a nice kid, shy, but with a lot of guts. I admire her courage just to get out there, dance, and to go through all the threats from the left. I'm amazed at the left's hypocracy. I thought they like affirmative action, where the best doesn't win? Now they are finally concerned about merit. But that will be short lived. The name calling will continue, since the left never talks about issues.

1394 days ago
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brian    

When did the right take the time to bash a DWTS contestant? LOL.. Get over it. She's cute and spread em' just like you did. Her mom is sucessful and loves her husband! Jealous?

1394 days ago
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Greg    

All that my thinking was about this ongoing to-do regarding Bristol was that if she turned out to be the TOTALLY undeserving winner (and her 3rd Place Finish is an atrocity in and of itself), I would never again watch this stupid show about purported "stars."

1393 days ago
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Alex    

While I'm definitely not a fan of the Palin camp and I'm completely bewildered as to how Bristol got as far as she has when she's just not a good dancer, making death threats to an innocent girl on a damn dance show is the most ludicrous, immature behavior I've ever witnessed. There's absolutely no excuse for this stupidity. Lots of people out there desperately need to get a life and leave this young girl alone.

1393 days ago
418.

Debbie    

if the ones that were doing the death threats were trying to follow in that guy from WI's footsteps, they have a heavy row to hoe, that fella had/has major problems with his mind. He had threatned his wife with the gun b4, she was worried for her life, sounds like he would just fly off the handle at about anything and everything. You Palin haters should really take a good look at yourselves and decide if you really want to be known as being off your rockers, how would you and the country feel if people would be saying stuff like that about the Obama girls, or Chelsea Clinton when she was younger. That type of talk just is not right. Hatred is not good. We Americans should have more brains than that.

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