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Kyle Massey

Thinks Bristol Palin 'Fight'

Was a Setup

9/25/2011 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bristol Palin's run-in with a heckler was set up by the producer's of her reality show -- at least that's what her co-star Kyle Massey thinks ... this according to sources close to Massey.

Palin got into it with a guy named Stephen Hanks at a bar on the Sunset Strip Thursday night. Hanks told us it was NOT a setup, but we're told Massey doesn't buy it.

According to our sources, Massey -- who is starring with Bristol in a reality show for the BIO Channel -- feels it was a little too convenient that so many cameras were there to catch the confrontation.

Our sources say Massey feels the producers of the show were behind it all, but that Bristol had NO part in it. We're told Kyle feels that Bristol would never have agreed to something like that and that Bristol has been nothing but genuine and honest with Kyle so far.

According to our sources, Massey is not happy with the direction the show has taken. We're told Massey feels the show is now "sleazy" and thought he was signing on for a scripted show ... and not a reality show.

A source close to the show tells us the show did NOT set up the incident and that producers would never put Bristol in that position.


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31.

Smashyb03    

This is so ridiculous. I am not defending anything for Sarah Palin, but Bristol can't help her who mother is. This guy shouldn't have called her a "whore".. thats degrading to women. She called him a homosexual. Whats the problem? He is in fact a homosexual. She didn't use any hurtful slurs. This is not celebrity news. It's stupid.

1061 days ago
32.

kp    

How stupid are people
underage, at bar, with film crew, REALITY SHOW
set up, just happen to hit the air waves, GEARING UP FOR THE NEW SHOW. Are you really that stupid not to see this.
I am sure no reality show would ever put any one in that position. There is nothing staged in any of these reality shows. gag

1061 days ago
33.

pawang    

I told you so

1061 days ago
34.

3Storms    

It probably was. Producers of these kinds of shows do set up people to get into confrontations knowing arguing and fighting make for good trash TV. Just look at how MTV has massive amounts of alcohol lying around to get the casts drunk and fighting, or the "real housewives" shows that always set up a villian for all the others to gang up on and crucify

1061 days ago
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Jan    

UNNAMED sources. GEE. I think it was a setup by maybe TMZ's paps as your show got the video FIRST and the only interview with the heckler. Now that it makes the heckler look bad, you try and blame her show. Kyle would not sell out his own show. GEE What crap that article is.

1061 days ago
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Jan    

UNNAMED sources. GEE. I think it was a setup by maybe TMZ's paps as your show got the video FIRST and the only interview with the heckler. Now that it makes the heckler look bad, you try and blame her show. Kyle would not sell out his own show. GEE What crap that article is.

1061 days ago
37.

G-Rock    

Okay, look... Stephen Hanks is at Saddle Ranch every single day... getting drunk and acting like a fool. This was NOT a setup. Why would someone intentionally make themselves look like an *******? Trust me, Stephen is just very political and very opinionated and doesn't have the capacity to understand that when you call someones mom a whore (like an idiot), they are going to strike back. That's all it was. That's how Saddle Ranch is. Lots of drunk idiots spewing off like a bunch of ********. Trust me. 100% guaranteed NOT a setup. Just a drunk, stupid ****face... yelling at a girl less than half his age. Disgusting.

1061 days ago
38.

Jason    

If somewone were to call my mom awhore, I would have responded the same way.. Im a gay guy, and I would have responded the way she did

1061 days ago
39.

Mikey    

They're shooting a tv show but "it was a little too convenient that so many cameras were there".


WTF?

1061 days ago
40.

rico    

KYLE BETTER BE VERY CAREFUL,HE IS DEALING WITH THE PALINS. THEY ARE SPITFUL AND THEY WILL TAKE HIM DOWN. HES DEALING WITH HILLBILLY MAFIA.....

1061 days ago
41.

Melnick    

Just look at Hanks' twitter feed, all he does is trash the Palins in very vulgar terms. It's not a setup, he's a douchebag 24/7 without any help.

1061 days ago
42.

HM    

PEOPLE WHO WILL WATCH THIS REALITY SHOW WITH BRISTOL PALIN IN IT ARE IDIOTS. PEOPLE SHE WANTS $$$$$$ AND YOU ARE FEEDING INTO IT.

1061 days ago
43.

Azzkicker    

I think bristol palin is an idiot, but kyle's right; the producers are to blame here. Hollywood producers are immoral s***b*gs who will do anything, say anything, lie, cheat or steal to get attention for their show. Especially in so called "reality" tv. It's like all the mean cliche-ish kids in high school, who taunted every kid who wasn't part of their group, have been given unlimited power & money, and they're determined to make things as ugly as is possible. They want to hurt as many people as possible, to make up for their not making much of their own lives, so they force this crap on everyone. What a bunch of losers...

1061 days ago
44.

Karl    

You want reality, stay home and take care of your kid !!! Your 5 minutes are up !

1061 days ago
45.

skoksvalley    

When did Snookie have a kid, oops that is Bristol.

Reality tv is the biggest waste of time ever, "reality" being the optional word!

1061 days ago
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