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Posted at 7:41 AM ET, 11/24/2010

'Dancing With the Stars': Who will be next year's Bristol?

By Melissa Bell
Bristol Palin packed a punch on "Dancing with the Stars."

When "Dancing With the Stars" came out, I remember clearly thinking: This show is going to be such an utter flop. That, my friends, is why I am not a successful television producer.

The show has skyrocketed to fame with a roster of shimmying, shaking and sweating stars cutting a rug for our weekly viewing pleasure. But what was once a show dedicated to '70s stars looking for a little love in the new century (Remember David Hasselhoff was supposed to be this year's big ratings get), is now a political statement of national importance. Thanks to Bristol Palin, with her accompanying aroma of political intrigue, the show's incited people into possible voter fraud, and actual violence against television sets.

The Post's resident "DWTS" dancing expert extraordinaire, Lisa de Moraes, wrote on Monday that the Bristol effect has been a risky choice for the formerly "cheestastic" dancing show. Conrad Green, the executive producer, even worried about angering his audience, although he had "no idea" she would be such a polarizing figure:

"It's been illuminating," Green said. "A lot of this is timing -- it's a particularly bad time in American politics. I love that people are being passionate but sad so many people are angry. ... I don't want to anger our audience. ... That was never my intention" in casting Bristol on the show, he added, exuding sadness.

I am guessing the phenomenal ratings somewhat mitigated his sorrow, though. The show hit record numbers with 24 million viewers Monday.

I'd be willing to guess that means a future "DWTS" with at least one polarizing political figure in its dancing fold. Here's our list of 10 possible politicians (or their relatives) I would love to see doing the cha-cha. Which one should be next year's Bristol?

Update: The readers are dominating with the suggestions. I can't believe we left out Rod Blagojevich! He's already well-versed in the reality world. Readers have also nominated Hunter Biden, Sharron Angle and Michelle Bachmann. Let me know of any others we missed!

By Melissa Bell  | November 24, 2010; 7:41 AM ET
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Hunter Biden. His big bro is the DE AG, his kid sis is a social worker or something like that, but now that his dear old dad is the VP, what's a former lobbyist to do? Plus, I hear he can actually dance.

Posted by: dkp01 | November 24, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

I didn't see Sharron Angle or Michelle Bachmann on the list. Still, the joy of seeing Christine O'Donnell dancing to "Witchy Woman" would be too much to bear.

Posted by: arancia12 | November 24, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Please let Christine O'Donnell fade into her pumpkin and disappear forever.

Posted by: fairness3 | November 24, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

It's so obvious - Meghan McCain.

She is funny, and so much more interesting a person than Bristol Palin could ever hope to be. I think she would get support from all persuasions - political or otherwise.

Posted by: pfallsgirl | November 24, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Bristol Palin would be a tough act to follow, but I'm sure if they scour the trailer parks they can find someone comparable.

Posted by: cdm99 | November 24, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Rod Blagoevich should be added to the list. It would be a blast!!!!

Posted by: darling1 | November 24, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

This show has jumped the shark.

Posted by: giverny98 | November 24, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

If the rumor is true, LeAnn Rimes is their next polarizing figure. She's been taking dance lessons for over a year and working with Benjie Schwimmer (Lacey's brother) to get her dance on. If the producers were smart, they'd have Brandi Glanville on in her place. More women like her and would be most likely to vote for her than a homewrecker like LeAnn.

Posted by: 2426 | November 24, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Maricopa county sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Posted by: di89 | November 24, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I'm a Democrat, but I agree that Meghan McCain would be the best of the list for actual enjoyment--her own and the audience's, no matter what their political persuasions. She's smart and funny and independent-minded, and I bet she can dance.

Still, who can resist the prospect of seeing Christine O'Donnell shimmying away to "Black Magic Woman"? She's so much better suited to DWTS than she is to actual governing. Take it away, Christine!

Posted by: JJinArlington | November 24, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm also a democrat, and the only reason I wouldn't want to see Meghan McCain on DWTS is that I fear it could damage her budding political career. I wouldn't want to see her become just another contestant, and lose any of the prestige she is rightfully building for herself as a commentator and political observer.

Posted by: dkp01 | November 24, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

really, let it be babs bush!

Posted by: tazdelaney | November 24, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the producer claiming that he is so surprised that Bristol Palin's appearance has caused so much controversy.

The whole Bristol thing just amazes me.

Amazed that the right wing crazies spent so much time trying to stuff the ballot box to keep Bristol on the show.

Amazed that the left wing crazies spent so much time trying to counter the right wing crazies.

Saddened that crazies on both sides were more concerned about keeping Bristol on or off than they were w/ the best person winning.

Sadly it looks like a microcosm for the next Presidential election.

Posted by: BEEPEE | November 24, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

You mean an overweight teen mom who preaches abstinence while practicing unsafe sex and whose mother is one of the most divisive and ignorant politicians in recent memory? Does Clarence Thomas have a daughter?

Posted by: crossroadsnow | November 24, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Her special brother might fill the bill.

Posted by: DrFish | November 24, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I hope its only the jokes that get on DWTS, since Ms McCain has a real political future, I assume she will not be on the show.

I just wish Shara Palin had the honor to request that people not cheat to vote for her daughter, and maybe even only vote for her if they thought her daughter was the best. That would have earned my respect, unlike Bristol's alleged call to vote for her to give a middle finger to all those who hate her (who exactly hates Bristol) and her mother.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | November 24, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Bring on the dancing bear.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 24, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Palin, the tea baggers have made a sham of what was once a good show.
And they have the nerve to talk about voter fraud.

Posted by: kathlenec | November 24, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I immediately thought Christine O'Donnell would be tremendously fun, but Patti and Ron Blagojevich would of course be a delight (cursing every time they missed a move). Joe Miller could be fun (arrest all the conspirators against him). And of course, I'd like to see Sarah Palin herself. If they paid her enough, she'd do it.

Posted by: cococo | November 24, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

We're thinking about next year all ready... I have something to say about Bristol Palin; If she was not Sarah Palin's daughter she would not have been allowed near that stage. Sarah Palin's voting block voted for Bristol, or she would not have gotten a vote...she is not that good. People that compete in the entertainment business work hard on their craft for years, like Ms. Grey. I think the entertainment world needs to give Bristol a "Raised Middle Finger" in recognition of a con well done.

Posted by: friar1944 | November 24, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

What?! There was no Palin conspiracy that allowed Bristol to claim the crown?! Wish I could say that this might help calm down all those who suffer from Palin Derangement Syndrome, but sadly, from the comments left here, it doesn't appear that that will be the case any time soon.

Posted by: dakotadoug83 | November 24, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Rahm Emmanuel is a trained ballet dancer. He'd fit right in.

But I go with Meghan McCain, particularly if they promise to put her in low cut tops.

Posted by: sunnyroberto | November 24, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Top 3 choices:

1. Rev. Wright: Not a politician but clearly political.

2. Jeb Bush: Good opportunity to see if 2012 is an option.

3. Condi Rice: She can play the piano but can she dance? Potential 2012 VP candidate by the way...If she wants it.

4. (Olberman, Maddow, or Matthews) but only if (O'Reilly, Hannity, or Beck) is on.

5. John Stewart: Ratings..Ratings..Ratings..

Posted by: DCResident1 | November 24, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

oops...Meant to say top 5.

Posted by: DCResident1 | November 24, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

People don't realize how close we came to a liberal mass extinction event had Bristol won. Even FEMA doesn't have a contingency plan for dealing with the number of liberal girlie men who would have littered the streets.

Posted by: luca_20009 | November 24, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

We interrupt this fantasy programing with a blast from reality:

If you are teenage unwed mother, the odds of you appearing on DWTS a year or two after you deliver are less than the proverbial snowball's chance in hell.

But if we are going to be delusional and misleading, Why not have a DWTS with all teenage mothers.

That would be great.

Possibly: The Glouster Moms Dance with the Stars.

Let's do this up right.
What a great idea.

Posted by: googlesmoogle | November 24, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Let's see it from Levi Johnston! OOOOOOH what a draw HE would have......"Levi Johnson, teenage advocate Bristol Palin's ex and the father of her son!"..... that should be enough to qualify him to be on DWTS!

Just think of the following Levi would have..... the teabaggers, druggies, deadbeat Dad's, porn star lovers, and all those young girls out there who just love his buns!

Like Bristol, he does not NEED talent, he would win anyway! Oh what ratings you would have!

PS: If Levi won't do it, there is always TODD......He needs to get out of the house!

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

What about the White House gate crashers,
Tareq and/or Michaele Salahi?

Posted by: glenmayne | November 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

How about these political progeny: Steven Ford (Gerald's son), Eleanor Mondale (Walter's daughter), Kristin Gore (Al's daughter), and Linda Powell (Colin's daughter)...all are in show business

Posted by: ValleyForge62 | November 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Robert interesting to see that puppet without the strings attached!

Posted by: jbeeler | November 24, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Anyone watching this show should have their TV removed from their house. Thank you.

Posted by: password11 | November 24, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

when did Bristol Palin become a political figure? she's just somebody's daughter.

Posted by: ounanm | November 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The Palin girls are on the books. Those girls are straight up hustlers. "Can't knock the hustle" I don't care what anyone says they know how to play. Gots to give em there props.

Posted by: RealNthisWorld | November 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

DWTS is for losers, wanna be celebrities, and those who were once celebrities, but no more.

I do not hardly see Chelsea Clinton as a loser. She went on to graduate from College and I am sure she holds a job somewhere in which she obtained both on her own.

As for the rest, well let's just their personal and professional experiences speaks for it self.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 24, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Christine, Rielle, and Tipper were my top 3 picks. I, too, thought the show would flop. I personally can't watch it.

Posted by: forgetthis | November 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

And no way in heck is Chelsea Clinton doing this show. Get over yourselves.

Posted by: forgetthis | November 24, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

"Bristol Palin packed a punch on...."

R U Kidding Me? She's a damned COW.

Kindly transition your career, from newspaper to fiction, this piece is a good start.

Posted by: 809212876 | November 24, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Why does your poll not offer the choice of cancelling this idiotic propgram?

Posted by: ancientdude | November 24, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Bristol is the absolutely perfect Republic Party role model for teen "single moms." She has proved that you can be a "single mom" at 16 and still make millions by 19! Go for it girls! It's the Republic Party way to riches! Capitalism at its best!

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | November 24, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

how dare you put chelsea clinton in the same sentence as that uneducated three left foot untalented, non dancing unwed teenage mama.
have you noticed that only the money grubbing,illiterate teabaggers are the only pols to accept the chance to show all americans how inept and attention hungry they are.
i predict those are the only ones to get on this fake show.

Posted by: ninnafaye | November 24, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

sadly, none of these choices can match bristol palin. not only does the contestant need to not have a life, but he/she needs a famous parent who also has no life and is darned proud of it, you betcha.

Posted by: jrm1 | November 24, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Just feel the love/hate from the inbred pedophiles of the Democrapic party. Bring in Rachel Madcow or Whoopie Goldbutt. Or any from the View - there is only one that has the shape of a dancer and wow - she's a conservative.
Take your hate to McDonalds so you can stalk children with your happy meals -
Or show up at the next Dem convention.

Posted by: LarryinMD | November 24, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't care because I'm not watching this show again.

After the way the judges sucked up to cheating hog Bristol Palin, this show doesn't even put on a pretense of being ethical.

Posted by: solsticebelle | November 24, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Umm...Eliot Spitzer? That would be certain to upset everybody. I think the same would be true for Mark Sanford.

Posted by: Skowronek | November 24, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

How about Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Solid Gold Dancers? I hear they do a nasty version of The Old Rugged Cross!

Posted by: bobdog3 | November 24, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

How do you top Bristol? That's easy - ANYONE. The question is how to sink lower - Maybe her mother; the Alaskan Annie Oakley.

Isn't there some way to make these trailer trash go away????

Posted by: xconservative | November 24, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

How about Michelle Obama? In between vacations and phony gardening photo ops, I think it would be good to see her shake that big booty.

Posted by: steveiev | November 24, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Rahm Emanuel, though he might be considered a professional, since he has a dance degree from Sarah Lawrence.

It would be fun to see how quickly censors could bleep him.

Posted by: hunterpr | November 24, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

How about none of the above! Stop making political figures larger than life and leave dancing to true entertainers! I don't want to see any of these people on my TV every week.

Posted by: nasimnour | November 24, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I dunno - seems to me if you've already done unwed mothers, you've gone as low as you can go.

Almost anyone that managed to play by the rules in their life, finished school, got a job, prepared themselves for some sort of contribution somewhere, got married before they had kids, or even got married before they got pregnant might do.

How about some of our decorated American heros, male and female, representing each branch of the armed services...

Seems to me they would be a giant step up from the Falin Palin clan.

you know... those that want us to have a middle finger because we notice she can't dance?

Posted by: dutchess2 | November 24, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: lafred | November 24, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

TINA FEY!!!!!! SHE is the ONLY one who could lure me back to watching DWTS after this last fiasco where Sara Palin and her daughter hijacked the show!

I am SO proud to say, however, that after years of watching DWTS, I watched ONLY the first episode this year, knowing what Palsie Palin would do to the show while exploiting her daughter, and I was right. I even said, after that first episode, that BRISTOL would WIN, even if she fell flat on her butt!

I am so glad I didn't waste my time on that show this season.

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I wish you would quit putting poor Bristol in with the trailer trash. We trailer trash do have some standards, you know.

Posted by: Geezer4 | November 24, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh, plus he could use the exorcise.

Posted by: timothy2me | November 24, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Palin is little more than a spoiled punk; she should never have been selected for the show which proved to be the very outlet of release for her mother's supporters all with their narrow focus of mind and spirit and certainly with no concept of dance and honest or else Palin would have never made it beyond the first vote. What a role model she is for those young women and men who are committed single parents esp when one has the mental health diagnosis her son has and the one his grandmother tends to showcase on her hip during various speeches. No, the producer either was pressured to allow her to dance or naive not to think that the Tea Party/fundamentalist movement would not support her even when others deserved the vote. Thankfully, she lost in many ways.

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | November 24, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Bring on a dancing cow. Would look very similar to Ms. Palin's dancing.

Posted by: CalmTruth | November 24, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Shame on ABC! When has a teenage unwed mother become the symbol of stardom in American Society? I am sure that the Bush twins and Chelsea Clinton were well brought up to espouse a value system that reflects stardom in very serious matters.

Posted by: red27 | November 24, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Definitely Barrack Hussein Obama. He loves to be on TV and since he obviously has nothing to do, it could keep him in shape. As a country, we have to make sure he stays in shape for all of his golf outings.

Posted by: Jsuf | November 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Bill Maher.

Posted by: CalmTruth | November 24, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Barbara Mikulski

Posted by: rcubedkc | November 24, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Barbara Mikulski

Posted by: rcubedkc | November 24, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Barbara Mikulski

Posted by: rcubedkc | November 24, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

What about Charlie Rangel?

It appears that he won't be in jail, after all!

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton

Posted by: pepperjade | November 24, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

timothy2me wrote:
Rush Limbaugh, plus he could use the exorcise.

Uh, paging Dr. Freud...

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 24, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 24, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I can't dance and I've never done anything of note. How about me?

Posted by: snevetsm | November 24, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

How about that little pig from Green Acres?

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | November 24, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Top Bristol? She may have nice Bristols, but I wouldn't top her...or bottom her either.

Posted by: scubanut | November 24, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Ron Reagan, Jr.? Already hosted Saturday Night Live some years ago with a good parody of Tom Cruise's underwear dance routine from "Risky Business"

Posted by: WalterGr | November 24, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't care less who is on the show 'next time'. I won't be watching it. The producers have already ruined the show.

Won't be watching the equally lame Skating with the Stars. It will be just as fake.

Posted by: momof20yo | November 24, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Never watched this made-for-dummies program. You all have a nice turkey day.

Posted by: AIPACiswar | November 24, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I have watched this show from Season 2 on. It has always been my understanding it is about the choreograher's job is to teach the stars how to ballroom dance. These stars were not supposed to have experience in ballroom dancing. The idea was to watch and see who improved week by week. Bristol Palin improved every week. Why do people have to hate her because of who her mom is? She earned her right to be in the final 3. She listened and learned form the judges and practiced until she danced the best she could, like everyone on the show this season and every past season. Stop whinning because your favorite didn't make it. Vote more..if you didn't vote stop complaining. It is what it is. Hopefully they will recruit another person who has never danced, or acted, or performed before and that person will have the success she had. Kudos to Bristol and Kyle both worked very hard to get where they were. Congrats to Jennifer she showed she was the rightful winner this year.

Posted by: arlenahy | November 24, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Why would any self respecting socalled celebrity sign up for a show like that? It is meant for C grade washed up celebrity who has trouble finding a role. I never even heard of the show until the media made a big deal out of Palins. Enough!

Posted by: vrohatg | November 24, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Chelsea Clinton? Meghan McCain? Ralph Nader? Trust me, no one wants to watch any of the children of those losers. (Meghan McCain is working on loser status in her own right.) And Ralph Nader? Isn't he dead by now?

The only reason anyone watched DWTS last time was because Bristol's mom is so awesome. (She must be: The Washington Dishrag runs 4 articles on her every day!) Even Warren Buffet will run out of money eventually.

You creeps are scared to death of a pretty, smart, together Republican woman who is not only not intimidated by you, but stands up to the crap you vomit out on a daily basis. Everyone respects and loves her for it, and you just can't flipping stand it.

You make me sick. You are corrupt and hypocritical. You have to run 5-10 articles on a daily basis about her and her family just to stay in business. It won't last long, however. The Washington Post is going down the tubes.

When that happens, how will Obama create his fake polls? He'll have to find another source. Someone who will say that "Two thirds of the American people would love to have their genitals fondled by strangers at an airport in front of thousands of witnesses" the day before a real poll comes out and says "Poll finds 61% of Americans oppose new secirity measures".

I guess running lies like that makes you feel better, if nothing else. You sure aren't convincing anyone. Even Obama has to get his news from the Drudge Report.

Posted by: cbtole2 | November 24, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Elliott Spitzer and his Mayflower damsel should be a matched pair!

Tiger Woods?

Tom Daschle?

Posted by: lovinliberty | November 24, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Oddly enough, Bristol Palin has as much star power as most of the other contestants.

In fact, she must be worth more as she got a lot more press than the other contestants, including the winner of DWTS. Whoever that was.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I dunno,

anyone who isn't fat legged and awkward.
That's too much to ask?

Maybe something not bogus. Something not PHONY.

Posted by: whistling | November 24, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I dunno,

anyone who isn't fat legged and awkward.
That's too much to ask?

Maybe something not bogus. Something not PHONY.

Posted by: whistling | November 24, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking that I would have thought a lot more of Bristol Palin if:
1. she admitted to not deserving the votes she receive
2. Stopped complaining and making judgments on the other cast members
3. And the statement that people can relate to her...

If people could relate to and your Mama would not have received death threats as reported. I'm an educated woman who put herself through college; not a so-called elitist, just a hardworking AMERICAN...Found Bristol to be shallow and extremely boring. Baby without Father is her claim to fame (what a joke). Teen advocate or Receptionist; make up your mind. You started on DWTS as a Receptionist...DWTS did not change the title....GO BACK TO THE TRAILER PARK IN ALASKA

Posted by: lindarc | November 24, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Don't you people realize that the reason Rahm Emanuel feels compelled to use the F-word so loosely and so often is to cover the suspicion that prevails about male ballet dancers?

Posted by: gilhow | November 24, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

ABC is polarizing the show with political crap...
do you understand what a "TURN-OF that is ????
After seeing these people on the news, we don't want them invading our recreational TV time..... STOP IT (IT SUCKS !!!)...ALREADY BROWSING TO SEEK OTHER PROGRAMMING TO WATCH....AND HAVE LOCATED SOME VERY INTERESTING ALTERNATIVES....YOU UNDER ESTIMATED YOUR VIEWING AUDIENCE....the cheney's, O'Donnell cannot hold our attention.....

Posted by: lindarc | November 24, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Do you commenters ever realize how pathetic you sound attacking a 20 year old woman after she spent weeks training and dancing? I would suggest that many of you get out to the gym and let your hormones get a work-out, instead of sitting on your behinds in front of a computer spewing hate.

Posted by: nevada112274 | November 24, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I hope the media will understand that we, the people are NOT INTERESTED in anything with the name PALIN attached to it. If any of their faces show on TV and my grand kids are watching, I turn the darn thing off.

Same with the Bachmans, Angels, Boehners and all the other THROW UP HELPERS calling themselves the REAL AMERICANS.

Posted by: mackiejw | November 24, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Why all of these white girls/women. How about a brown girl who has had a baby without papers and who has a hot mama? Come at it!Give girls of color a chance at celebrity. Bristol did try, but she is not graceful...needs to take dancing lessons and see a real Broadway Play! Her thighs give all of us hope to show off our big thighs in dancing! She is makin' money for her family...give some brown/black girls a chance!

Posted by: judithclaire1939 | November 24, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

I really don't understand why so many people are hammering Bristol Palin. I understand the shots at her dancing (even though I think she did well) but I don't understand the shots at her motherhood. I mean not everyone comes from a "nuclear family". I'm not saying her situation is ideal...But it's reality and she seems to be working to make the best out of her situations.

Remember....Both President Clinton and Obama were raised by single parents at some point. In fact, President's Obamas mother was a teenage mother. Just crazy to hammer someone over that.

Posted by: DCResident1 | November 24, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Did it never occur to anyone in the media that we were tuning in to watch Jennifer Grey, rather than Bristol Palin??

Posted by: Kathy8 | November 24, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Chelsea Clinton would be caught dead doing something like that, although it would be great to see President Clinton and Madam Secretary in the studio audience. That would be a blast, but seeing how Chelsea is so private it's not happening.

Posted by: clarendon67 | November 24, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Dancing with the Stars has a Celebrity Teen Mom and now they can take credit for having a Conviced Felon as Tom DeLay will be dancing and shaking his booty in jail. None of the choices above will make headlines but they might get Scooter Libby who needs money. Who knows when people figure out Sarah is making them for only their money DWTS might ask Sarah to shake her stuff which will make alot of reporters and Fox News Host happy.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | November 24, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Who is Bristol Palin???

Posted by: burnedout | November 24, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

The Osama Bin Laden niece from the GQ photo shoot.

Posted by: baldinho | November 24, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

What ever happened to whoever has not sinned throw the first stone. I'd like to know who can prove the voting was rigged.It seems to me like it was not an even playing field, I agree Jennifer was the best dancer but she also had a background by being in the movie Dirty Dancing.

Posted by: pamutch | November 24, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh my word.

Lynndie England.

Posted by: baldinho | November 24, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I was torn on this one. While it would be awesome in a don't-look-at-the-fatal-accident-on-the-highway kind of way to see Tipper Gore doing the meringue, I had to go with O'Donnell. I can just see her doing some little number with Frank Sinatra singing "Witchcraft" in the background. Or better yet bumping and grinding to "The Thong Song."

I'd watch that. And laugh. Hard.

Posted by: toreador | November 24, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

@judithclaire, who has asked for a "woman of color" who had a baby out of wedlock and who is a "hot mama". That would be Brandy, who had her child out-of-wedlock, and was just on DWTS, if that is what you are looking for"
From Brandy's wikipedia bio:
"During the ensuing production of the Full Moon album, Norwood became involved romantically with producer Robert "Big Bert" Smith. The couple quietly began a regular relationship during the summer of 2001, but their union did not become known until February 2002—the same month Norwood revealed that she was expecting her first child. However, a year after the birth of their daughter Sy'rai Iman Smith on June 16, 2002—an event tracked by the four-part MTV reality series Brandy: Special Delivery—Norwood and Smith officially announced their separation.[94] It was not until 2004 that Smith revealed that the pair had never been legally wed but they just had portrayed the notion of nuptials to preserve Norwood's public image.[95] Norwood later stated that she regarded her relationship with Smith as a "spiritual union and true commitment to each other."[95]

By the following year, Norwood had entered a relationship with Orlando Magic guard Quentin Richardson. The couple soon got engaged in July 2004 but Brandy eventually ended her 15-month engagement with the NBA player in October 2005.[96] It was reported that Norwood had to get a tattoo of Richardson's face on her back transformed into a cat.[96] In 2010, she briefly dated rapper Flo-Rida, though their mild flirtation didn't lead to a romance."

Now do you think that Brandy meets your qualifications?

Posted by: nevada112274 | November 24, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and there have been multiple lawsuits filed against Brandy from a fatal auto accident in she was involved. Although she was not charged, she has been negotiating and settling with the victim's family, a 38 year old mother who left 2 children, whose life and car she destroyed in a rear end accident.

"Nevertheless, there have been multiple lawsuits filed against Norwood. Aboudihaj's parents filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against Norwood. Filed on January 30, 2007,[104] the lawsuit was initially set to go to trial in April 2009,[105] but eventually canceled as Norwood had settled extrajudicially with Aboubihaj's parents.[106] Aboudihaj's husband also filed a lawsuit against Norwood, suing her for an undisclosed amount of financial relief to cover medical and funeral expenses, as well as legal costs and other damages.[107] He rejected a $1.2 million settlement offer in February 2009, and has not yet settled with Norwood.[108] The couple's two children, who also filed a lawsuit against Norwood, received $300,000 each, according to court documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court on June 2, 2009.[108] Two other drivers, who were involved and injured in the accident, also filed a lawsuit against Norwood.[109] They settled with Norwood for an undisclosed amount."

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Posted by: zhengee55 | November 24, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

How about Miss Piggy.....oh or would that be the same a Bristol Palin.

Hey Sarah, put you chubby daughter on a diet!

Posted by: WPL22 | November 24, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

How come you progressives haven't thought of Rosie O'Donnell. Think how forward thinking that would look. Maybe partner her up with Lacy. We know Rosie is more butch anyway.

Posted by: elcigaro1 | November 24, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Just another thought, since its OK for the military to dump DADT, why not have GayDWTS. If its OK for the GI's it should be OK for National TV! I'm sure they would draw even bigger audiences. Same sex partners doing the Latin tango. I can see the conservative heads exploding now.

Posted by: elcigaro1 | November 24, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

How about Mark Sanford? I bet he has got the Argentine tango perfect by now. He's a big fan of South American dances...especially the dances in the "open air".

Posted by: candida1 | November 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

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