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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 11:47 AM
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Bristol Palin has scored an acting gig....
NEW YORK Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol will make her acting debut on the ABC Family drama series, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

The network says the 19-year-old will play herself on an episode scheduled to shoot and air this summer. It will deal with the consequences of teen pregnancy.

The network calls Bristol Palin the most famous teenage mother in America. She was pregnant as her mother campaigned for vice president. Bristol Palin gave birth to her son, Tripp, in December 2008.

The TV series focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with teenage issues. It premiered two years ago, and its cast includes Molly Ringwald and Mark Derwin.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100223/ap_en_tv/us_tv_bris...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 11:48 AM
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1. well, jenna bu$h* is on the toady show...guess it goes with the territory
p.s. i won't be watching
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 11:53 AM
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2. what's the toady show?
:shrug:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:03 PM
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9. It's an anagram for Today..
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:10 PM
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12. And a good one too!
:thumbsup:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:33 PM
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19. sorry, today show...
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 11:55 AM
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3. Why won't this family just go away?
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:00 PM
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6. My thoughts exactly. GO AWAY PALINS! Dayum, they just keep showing back up
like a recurrent infection. And just as welcome too, I might add. :puke: :puke: :puke:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:02 PM
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22. The political version of the Kardasians...
A train wreck of a family
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 03:56 PM
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30. Because media sources keep thinking we want to hear the stories.
That if they publish them, people will read them, post them on blogs, and other people will discuss them. Thereby driving up sales of the media sources' products.

That if she's cast in a position that she's not qualified for, or even if she is qualified for one that she'd never have been considered for, it will raise interest and viewership. (Considering that there are probably 500k people that could act as well as the average tv actor, and perhaps 500 jobs in the tv/movie industry that require acting skills, it's all about applicants' access to being auditioned and the studio's beliefs as to what will drew viewership.)

We have met the enemy, and he is us.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 11:56 AM
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4. Well since she has constructed her own glass house, perhaps
she'll be less inclined to throw stones at Levi in his glass house.
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 11:57 AM
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5. Wait a minute...
I thought Brit-Brit's little sister Jamie was the most famous teenage mother....

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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:01 PM
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7. oh boy- they film that on the lot where I work
wonder if Grandma will be with her?
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:02 PM
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8. Debut is not the right word. This isn't her first "acting gig."
Just sayin'.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:17 PM
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16. I was going to point out she's been acting for months
as a fan of sexual abstinence!
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:05 PM
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10. Good for her..
She should get something out the national humiliation her unbelievably self centered mother put her through.

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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:07 PM
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11. There are people who have to work hard to get acting jobs. Others are just notorious. nt
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:10 PM
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13. Filmed on location in the back seat of a Wasilla driver-ed car.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:11 PM
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14. Why doesn't she just go on Teen Mom?
:shrug:
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:43 PM
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29. They all belong on Springer.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:11 PM
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15. Who will watch the kids now?
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:20 PM
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17. The "consequences of teen pregnancy". Well I hope they
explore the real consequences and not the privileged life of Bristol Palin who is making money off of her decision to be a teen aged mother and seems to have a family willing to support her, roof over her head and all her needs met.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:32 PM
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18. The Immoral Minority has good commentary on this
today (second post). http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com /



First her pregnancy gets announced to the national media during a presidential campaign. She then spends several months cohabitating with her boyfriend in Wasilla while her mother is giving speeches across the country. Then she supposedly gives birth to her baby in December but hides from view until February 16, when she suddenly reappears on the Greta Van Susteren show where she, quite truthfully, admits that "abstinence isn't realistic". During the time between giving birth and making her television appearance Bristol kicks her "fiancee" to the curb. Next she appears as an ambassador for Candies, but for some reason seems to do very little to earn the title. (Sound familiar?) And then, just like her mother, she quits and we hear very little from her until recently.

Today Bristol lives in a compound on a dead lake, and allows her mother to sic her attack lawyer on the boy who made her the most famous teen mother in the world in order to wrest custody of their child away from him. Somehow I don't see a lot of teens relating to Bristol's bizarre life.

And I do not want to be cruel but Bristol always appeared to be VERY uncomfortable in front of the camera so I kind of wonder how she will do when she is expected to remember lines of dialogue and emote on command. Still it will be interesting to see if yet another rumor gets confirmed when we see her appear before the camera again.

Hmm I wonder if this will be filmed in the Wasilla studio, or if Bristol has to leave her babies (However many there are!) in order to fly out of state? I know a VERY nice family that would be glad to watch at least one of them for her.

Update: It looks like Bristol is not the only one getting ready for her close up.

This will be Sarah's first time on the show in anything other than a brief skit. I wonder if Leno has the guts to turn to her and ask "So, what about all of those babies?"



Also of interest, while we're talking Palin stuff, http://progressivealaska.blogspot.com/2010/02/saradise-...



It is as simple as this:

Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, who helped save my son Alex's life when he had wrapped his umbilical cord into an overhand knot in his mom's womb, is the only person I know capable of unraveling another knot.

After the birth of Sarah Palin's younger son, questions came up about the wisdom shown by Palin in her "wild ride" scenario, as described then by her 'helpful' dad. Shortly afterward, Baldwin-Johnson made a short appearance with an attorney, regarding her consultation with Palin after the latter's water broke.

Then the doctor disappeared for months, until her name surfaced attached to a letter that Baldwin-Johnson has never acknowledged as having actually authored.

Jesse Gryphen published a story Tuesday morning at The Immoral Minority that purports anomalies discovered in pictures of Trig Palin indicate there may be more than one person who has been presented by the Palins as representing the person generally acknowledged to be her younger son.

Palin has repeatedly claimed in the national media that she has presented for public scrutiny a birth certificate for Trig. That is not the case. I've observed a few times here that this seeming lie should be taken up by the so-called media. As yet, to my knowledge, it hasn't been.

<snip>



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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:40 PM
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20. "Where's Trig's birth certificate?" - Birfers
"And we demand the long form." - Birfers
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 12:52 PM
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21. I know Phil Munger who writes Progressive Alaska,
and he is the farthest thing from a "birther" you'd ever find. He's been downplaying the "Trig isn't Sarah's baby" stories ever since they first popped up, BEFORE Sarah was even picked for VP.

I think he's just pointing out that there are some big, big holes in the story Sarah has concocted surrounding Trig's birth, and if Dr. CBJ could do a little clarification it would lay the whole matter to rest.

Barack Obama HAS produced his birth certificate. Sarah has produced nothing except apparently two or three babies who don't seem to match up, and a crazy unbelievable story about how she passed up numerous hospitals between Texas and here after her water broke, knowing that she was carrying a special needs baby, and knowing that she was 45 years old and at risk.


I'm still skeptical, but you can't deny that if it turns out she has pulled off a gigantic hoax, it will, or should, destroy her with her base.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:36 PM
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27. I'm with you and Munger, Blue: BIG holes in Sarah's 'story'
I just love the irony of imagining the Birfers asking someone other than Obama for their long-form birth certificate -- particularly someone like Pale Horse Palin where there actually is sufficient reason to raise the question.

But I don't think it will ever happen, because the birfers are not interested in facts, as they have demonstrated, and neither are the Palins, as they have demonstrated.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:04 PM
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23. How about we live the kids out of it: Bristol, Trig, Sasha, Malia and ALL OTHER KIDS
Off limits.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:13 PM
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24. +100
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:31 PM
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25. I agree (n/t)
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 04:14 PM
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32. I believe you are confusing "offspring" and "kids"...
while Bristol Palin is indeed a teenage mother...ooops!...make that an unwed teenage mother, she is also a legal adult. She is signing contracts and making $$$$$ from her celebrity, notoriety, infamy... whatever it is called in Cashfortrashland.
That is not the case with the others in your list.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:33 PM
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26. With Sarah As Her Mother...
I'm sure she's been acting for quite some time now.

:shrug:

:hi:
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 01:36 PM
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28. I Thought She Was Going To Be On "Teen Mom"
What is it with Americans creating celebrities out of wastes of space? First Paris Hilton, then the Kardashians, and now the Palin family. You can convince a group of idiots that ANYONE is the "next big thing" these days. Just look at the pop music shit-shingles that are being forced upon us by the music industry these days. The Palin family is to politics what the Jonas Brothers are to music.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 03:57 PM
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31. Good. May she see something besides Wasilla and hopefully go Green Party
Hey, every action has an equal and opposite reaction
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 06:02 PM
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33. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what's wrong with America.
The country is one giant reality show with everyone vying for the leading gig.

Just makes me want to retch.
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 06:04 PM
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34. So is Failin' Palin going to disown her own daughter...
now that she's part of the "Liberal Hollywood Elite?"
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 06:07 PM
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35. Somehow this seems so right for a Palin: Levi and Bristol, both in some form of trashy "reality"....
... media occupation. :eyes:

Maybe the both of them can make enough money to get the hell out of Wasilla for good.

Hekate

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