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Karina Smirnoff Will Be 'Very Surprised' If Bristol Palin Wins DWTS | Karina Smirnoff

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Karina Smirnoff Weighs In on All-Star Cast of Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 08/04/2012 02:45PM

Since the all-star cast of the fall season of Dancing with the Stars was revealed, it's become clear that all bets are off regarding the show's next winner. After all, the cast includes returning champions like former NFL player Emmitt Smith and Olympians Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson, as well as beloved fan-favorites like Melissa Rycroft, Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini.

But Dancing pro (and season 13 winner) Karina Smirnoff isn't afraid to share her thoughts on who might emerge victorious in the show's new season, which premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.

"The women are very strong, but the male celebrity guests are a little bit stronger overall," Smirnoff told PEOPLE at an event sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I mean, we have an Olympian male guest – Apolo Anton Ohno. I'm sure he'll go very far."

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Bristol Palin Defends Decision to Do Reality TV | Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin Defends Her Decision to Do Reality TV

Originally posted 07/27/2012 08:25PM

Sarah Palin is known for being a politician, but her daughter Bristol is okay with being simply a reality TV personality.

"You're going to talk about me if I'm in my little life in Alaska or if I'm in L.A., so I might as well just have fun with it," Bristol, 21, told reporters on Friday during the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills, right after it was announced that she'd be on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars.

"I just think that God provides opportunities like this, and you can either go out and do them or not do them."

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Dancing with the Stars All-Star Cast Revealed

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Dancing with the Stars All-Star Cast Revealed

Originally posted 07/27/2012 01:40PM

It's the question that's been on the minds of Dancing with the Stars fans since May: Who will compete on the show's all-star season?

On Friday, during the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills, fans of ABC's long-running hit series finally got their answer.

Joey Fatone, Gilles Marini and Bristol Palin are among the returning contestants.

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Bristol Palin Cries About Being Alone with Son on Life's a Tripp

Originally posted 06/13/2012 07:00PM



Being a single mom is hard work under normal circumstances, but when your family is the subject of constant media scrutiny, it's even more difficult.

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is learning that lesson all too well, as her struggles raising her 3-year-old son, Tripp are documented on her new reality show, Life's a Tripp.

Palin, 21, moves from Wasilla, Alaska, to Los Angeles in the show's premiere, bringing her sister, Willow, with her to babysit Tripp during the day while Bristol works for a charity.

"You guys have to read to Tripp every night," mom Sarah tells her daughters as they prepare to leave. "That's part of the deal. ... It's a lot of work taking care of him."

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Levi Johnston to Name His Daughter After a Handgun

Levi Johnston to Name His Daughter After a Handgun

Originally posted 05/03/2012 02:30PM

Ready. Aim. Baby name!

Levi Johnston, an avid hunter whose girlfriend Sunny Oglesby is five months' pregnant with their daughter, plans to name the baby "Breeze Beretta" after the Italian handgun, the couple tell Inside Edition.

Johnston, 21, who also has 3-year-old son Tripp with ex- fiancé Bristol Palin, hopes to be a better father for Breeze, saying his relationship with Oblesby, 20, is stronger than the one he had with Sarah Palin's daughter.

"I'm actually in love," he says, "not doing it just because we had a kid together."

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Meghan McCain: I Love Sex and I Love Men

Meghan McCain: I Love Sex and I Love Men

Originally posted 03/16/2012 01:55PM

Meghan McCain keeps her clothes on in the latest issue of Playboy, but she doesn't hold back when it comes to baring her personal life.

Making it clear she's "not a lesbian," McCain – the 27-year-old daughter of Republican Sen. John McCain – tells the magazine, "I'm not private about anything. I can't help it. I love sex and I love men."

The Arizona native may deny she likes women, but that's not keeping her away from surrounding herself with people who date the same sex.

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Levi Johnston: Why Bristol Wanted to Get Pregnant | Levi Johnston

Levi Johnston Claims Bristol Palin Got Pregnant Because Her Mom Was Expecting

Originally posted 09/14/2011 06:00PM

Did Bristol Palin get pregnant just to spite her mother, Sarah Palin?

That's what her ex-boyfriend – and the father of her 2½-year-old son Tripp – alleges in his new book Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs, according to a copy obtained by the Associated Press.

In the memoir, due out Sept. 20, Johnston, 21, says Bristol was angry when she discovered Sarah Palin was expecting a baby. Instead, she felt she should be having a baby and, according to Johnston, told him in March 2008, "let's get pregnant."

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PHOTO: What Does Bristol Palin's 'T' Tattoo Stand For? | Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin Debuts New 'T' Tattoo

Originally posted 08/19/2011 05:15PM

In the Palin clan, "T" stands for "family."

Budding reality star Bristol Palin, 20, had a cursive "T" inked on the top of her right foot – and her rep tells PEOPLE that "T is for Tripp, Trig, Track and Todd," her son, two brothers and father, respectively.

Palin debuted the new tattoo at a lunch date at Pink's Hot Dogs in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday along with costars Kyle and Chris Massey.

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Levi Johnston's Sister: He & Bristol Planned Their 'Unexpected' Pregnancy

Mercede Johnston: Bristol Palin, Levi Planned Their Unplanned Pregnancy

Originally posted 08/09/2011 04:30PM

The war of words between two of Alaska's best-known families, the Palins and the Johnstons, is heating up again.

Following in the barefoot steps of her brother, Levi Johnston, who last year posed for Playgirl, Mercede Johnston, 19, goes nude in a four-page pictorial in the September issue of Playboy (on newsstands Friday), and slams the entire Palin family in the accompanying Q&A.

Mercede calls her brother's ex-fiancée Bristol Palin a "sociopath," and claims Sarah Palin used Levi as a pawn during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Newlywed Track Palin Is Going to Be a Dad

Sarah Palin's Son Track Palin to Become a Dad

Originally posted 07/21/2011 12:30PM

Looks like there's another Palin on the way!

Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track and his new wife Britta Hanson are having a baby. A Wasilla, Alaska, friend's Facebook page revealed the happy news by posting photos of expectant Hanson surrounded by baby gifts – it was tagged with numerous congratulations.

Track, a 22-year-old Army Reservist who plans to study at the University of Alaska after the commercial fishing season, married his high school sweetheart in a small ceremony in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, in May.

Hanson, 21, is a nursing student at the University of Alaska.

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