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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.
Originally posted 05/14/2011 02:10PM
Three is apparently not a crowd for Bristol Palin and her new reality TV costars Kyle and Chris Massey.
The single mom, 20, moved out of her Arizona digs and back to Los Angeles with her son Tripp, 2, to live with fellow former Dancing with the Stars contestant Kyle, 19, and his brother Chris, 21, in an experience Kyle calls "a lot of fun."
"Kyle and Bristol hit it off from pretty much the first day they met," Chris tells PEOPLE. "We all became really good friends. Over the whole course of the show, we only got closer and closer. Both of our families connect well. It's one big happy family."
Originally posted 05/10/2011 09:15AM
She was often very reserved while competing on Dancing with the Stars last season, but Mark Ballas predicts former ballroom partner Bristol Palin will provide a lot of entertainment on her new reality show.
"I think she's going to be great," Ballas tells PEOPLE. "As chill as she is, she has a huge personality. She's funny and she's witty. Her answers are always to the point, honest and intelligent. I got to experience that firsthand last season."
For the upcoming series on BIO, Palin, 20, and her two-year-old son Tripp will set up residence in Los Angeles with Disney Channel star Kyle Massey and his brother, Nickelodeon star Chris Massey. Palin met the Massey brothers last year when she and Kyle competed on Dancing. (Both stars made it all the way to the finale, but the mirrorball trophy ultimately went to Jennifer Grey.)
Originally posted 11/24/2010 06:00PM
Dancing is done and now it's time to celebrate for winner Jennifer Grey, her partner Derek Hough and runners-up Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer.
Barely able to contain themselves, Grey and Hough spoke to PEOPLE after their victory was announced.
"This has been the craziest season ever on so many different levels and for so many different reasons and to be able to walk away with the trophy – it's unbelievable," Hough said.
Originally posted 11/24/2010 10:35AM
With less than 10 minutes remaining in Tuesday's live finale of Dancing with the Stars, millions of fans must have breathed a collective sigh upon learning that season 11's controversial finalist Bristol Palin had come in third place.
After weeks of tumult about Palin's staying power thanks to an active voting fan base, in the end it was not enough and actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough were crowned the champs.
"I didn't even think about winning when I first started. This is so unbelievable," said Grey, 50, who has had four neck surgeries and battled cancer. "I feel so grateful, so blessed, that I had this opportunity to spend three months learning to dance and getting paid for it. I don't know that there's any experience that will ever be anything like this again."
Originally posted 11/23/2010 10:55PM
With a season full of surprises and shocking eliminations, it's no mystery that Tuesday's finale of Dancing with the Stars was a nail-biter, right down to the last remaining minutes of the telecast.
As consistently low-scoring Bristol Palin advanced ahead of stronger dancers like Audrina Patridge and Brandy, fans and the media argued about whether Dancing had lost its credibility.
Palin held her own on Monday night's performance show against the season's most dynamic performer, actress Jennifer Grey, and charismatic actor Kyle Massey. Still, Palin received the lowest scores.
Did Palin's fans vote in droves to ensure she takes the Season 11 mirror-ball trophy home to Alaska? Or did America truly vote for the best dancer – which, depending on whom you ask, is either Grey or Massey?
Originally posted 11/23/2010 02:00PM
On every season of Dancing with the Stars, the world discovers another unheralded star (or sometimes several). But what makes the show special is that the performers themselves are engaged in an exhausting yet illuminating process of self-discovery – of finding hidden reserves of strength and talent they never knew they had.
So it is this season with finalists Bristol Palin, Kyle Massey and Jennifer Grey, each of whom spoke to PEOPLE after Monday's performances about the joys and pain of the grueling 10-week journey, which culminates Tuesday night when one of them will go home a winner.
"It has been a long journey," says Palin, 20, who was almost considered a novelty contestant at the outset. "I think I've come a long way in the last 10 weeks, and have learned how to dance, learned how to perform. And this has just been the time of my life."
Originally posted 11/23/2010 12:00PM
The mirror ball trophy is within reach!
Following Monday's outstanding performances, any of the season 11 finalists on Dancing with the Stars – Jennifer Grey, Bristol Palin and Kyle Massey – could take home the championship title, according to Carrie Ann Inaba.
"If ever there was a season that's hard to predict I think it's this one," the judge tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/23/2010 07:00AM
In the weeks, days and hours leading up to the season 11 finale, the big debate among Dancing with the Stars fans was how did Bristol Palin outlast contestants like Brandy and Audrina Patridge, whose ballroom skills were superior? But in the minutes that followed Monday night's performance show, it was clear inside the ballroom that Palin was just as deserving as Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey of a shot at the mirror ball trophy.
So who will win? It's anybody's guess, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told PEOPLE backstage after the broadcast.
"If ever there was a season that's hard to predict I think it's this one," Inaba said, acknowledging that it isn't the first one in which fan votes are influencing who advances in the competition. "I wish the judges' scores carried more weight. But America always gets it right."
Originally posted 11/22/2010 09:30PM
All season long Jennifer Grey has dazzled Dancing With the Stars fans and judges with incredible routines. And on Monday night, the season's final performance show, Grey and partner Derek Hough achieved perfection for the second week in a row.
They received 30 out of 30 points for both of their dances – a paso doble that had the audience and the judges on their feet and a freestyle that had Bruno Tonioli raving about "two dances at the opposite end of the spectrum and both equally brilliant!"
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer didn't disappoint with a suave foxtrot that earned a solid 27 out of 30 points and had judge Len Goodman gushing that the actor had gone from "Messy Massey to marvelous."
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