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Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin Brought to Tears at DWTS Rehearsal

Originally posted 10/08/2012 02:00PM

Bristol Palin recently talked to PEOPLE about her newfound confidence this time around on Dancing with the Stars – but when it comes to her partner Mark Ballas, she still has insecurities.

During a tense rehearsal, she began to cry after getting criticism from Ballas.

"I know you feel bad you don't have Sabrina [Bryan] or Shawn [Johnson]," Palin, 21, tells Ballas, 26, right after he says, "Your energy is off."

Palin goes on to say, "I feel like you're just bummed that you have me as a partner."

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Bristol Palin: My Mom Is 'Way Hotter' than Julianne Moore | Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin

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Bristol Palin: My Mom Is 'Way Hotter' than Julianne Moore

Originally posted 10/05/2012 01:30PM

She may have won an Emmy, but Julianne Moore's portrayal of Sarah Palin gets a big thumbs down from one critic.

"I don't think she's a good interpreter of my mom. I think my mom is way hotter than that," Sarah's daughter Bristol Palin, 21, tells E! News about Moore, who channeled the former Alaska governor in HBO's Game Change. "I think she doesn't have that accent. It's kind of silly, but my mom's awesome."

Bristol, who stars on Lifetime's reality show Life's a Tripp (so named for her 3-year-old son Tripp), is back in the ballroom for the all-star Dancing with the Stars season, partnering with pro Mark Ballas. Palin, who came in third in her first time on the show.

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Jef Holm Challenges DWTS Star Karina Smirnoff to a Dance Off in Hollywood | Jef Holm, Karina Smirnoff

UpdatePosted 10/05/2012 06:00AM

Jef Holm Challenges DWTS Star Karina Smirnoff to a Dance Off in Hollywood

Originally posted 10/05/2012 06:00AM

Dancing – and gaming? – with the stars?

Bristol Palin, Gilles Marini, Karina Smirnoff, Jef Holm, Holly Madison and more celebrated the launch of Ubisoft's Just Dance 4 at Lexington Social House in Hollywood on Tuesday.

Fresh off the set of Dancing with the Stars , Marini challenged fellow all-stars contestant Palin to a dance off, but she refused.

"No! He'll beat me! Gilles has the best moves!" she said.

Bachelorette winner Holm was more than up for a challenge! He took on both DWTS' Karina Smirnoff and Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson.

Although he attended the event without fiancé Emily Maynard, he assured everyone their relationship remains strong despite breakup rumors.

"Jef said he and Emily are extremely happy and the rumors are false," an onlooker said.

A pregnant Madison also got in on the fun and was overheard talking about possible baby names.

"The names she and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella are debating are definitely unconventional," a source says. "But they're straying away from anything trendy or common most people would choose."
– Melody Chiu

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Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Head Home on Dancing | Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Head Home

Originally posted 10/02/2012 10:15PM

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed a Western-themed quickstep on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars but their low-scoring performance, which earned just 18 points, put them in danger of getting the boot on Tuesday's elimination show.

Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who scored 21 points for their jive, were in second-to-last place on the second week of competition. His brother Val Chmerkovskiy and partner Kelly Monaco rounded out the bottom three with 22 points for their quickstep.

So who was eliminated at the end of Tuesday night's episode?

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Who Was the First to Go on Dancing All-Stars? (Spoiler) | Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson

Dancing with the Stars All-Stars: Who Went Home First?

Originally posted 09/25/2012 10:05PM

Everyone's an all-star on Dancing with the Stars, but even one of the best had to go on Tuesday night in the first elimination.

Fighting to avoid elimination after Monday night's show were bottom-three finishers Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus.

But when audience scores were combined with the judges', Alley got a reprieve and was declared safe for at least another week. Palin and Anderson still remained in jeopardy, as did Drew Lachey and partner Anna Trebunskaya.

Were one of these three couples forced to hang up their dancing shoes? Or did season 15 get off to a shocking start? Read on to find out. (SPOILER AHEAD)

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Bristol Palin Reveals the Secret to Her Newfound DWTS Confidence | Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas

Dancing With the Stars

Bristol Palin Reveals the Secret to Her Newfound DWTS Confidence

Originally posted 09/25/2012 06:30PM

Bristol Palin doesn't just want to win a mirror ball trophy on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars. She wants to show off her sexy side.

Her mom, Sarah Palin, who was in the audience during Monday night's premiere, "is just excited that this is a new, confident me, and she's happy to be here to watch," Bristol told PEOPLE backstage after she and partner Mark Ballas completed a 19.5-point, booty-shaking cha-cha-cha.

As for what brought on this newfound confidence, Bristol says simply, "I think just the age progression [changed me]."

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Dancing with the Stars All-Stars Delivers Butt-Shaking, More Sex Appeal

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars All-Stars Delivers Butt-Shaking, More Sex Appeal

Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:30PM

When Shawn Johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics over the summer, it was bittersweet for the gold medalist – and all of her fans who were hoping to cheer her on at the 2012 Olympic Games.

But the 20-year-old reclaimed some of that glory Monday night as she returned to the ballroom for the all-stars season of Dancing with the Stars.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba easily summarized the former champ's 22-point foxtrot to Owl City's "Good Time" with pro Derek Hough: "This is what all-star season is all about!"

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Bristol Palin: I've Grown Up a Lot Since My First Time on DWTS

Originally posted 09/20/2012 05:00PM

Still a teenager when she first appeared on Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin acquitted herself well – and raced to a third-place finish back in 2010. Now she's back for the all-star season, and feels even more prepared for the spotlight.

"I've grown up a lot since last time," she tells PEOPLE. "I was 19 when I started Dancing with the Stars the first time. And this time I'm 21, going on 22. I've matured a lot in those few years."

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Together Again! Maksim & Kirstie Among Couples Reuniting for DWTS

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Pairs Revealed for All-Stars Season

Originally posted 08/13/2012 09:25AM

Some celebrities will be reunited with their pro partners while others will get a chance to boogie with someone new on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars.

The pairings for the upcoming season, which premieres Sept. 24, were revealed Monday on Good Morning America. The classic partnerships to get an encore include Kristie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson; Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas; Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke; and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.

Among the new teams: Apolo Anton Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff, while Shawn Johnson is partnered with Derek Hough.

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Bristol Palin's Dancing With the Stars Goal Is to Not Gain Weight

Originally posted 08/06/2012 04:00PM

While some celebrities are known for shedding pounds while participating on Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin did not consider herself one of them.

The Alaska native, 21, said during her time on ABC's hit series that she didn't notice any changes in her body except for toned legs. But this time around, on season 15's all-star edition, which premieres Sept. 24, Palin is hoping for a different outcome.

"My goal [is] not to gain any weight," the young mom recently told PEOPLE during the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills. "I think it's hurtful for any girl when someone's criticizing their weight on a national level. It's an awkward position."

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