Meet the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'
August 30th, 2010
10:01 PM ET

Meet the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'

The 11th edition of "Dancing with the Stars" gets under way on September 20th, and now we know who will be lacing up their dance shoes for the prestigious Mirrorball Trophy. What do you think of this season's "Dancing with the Stars" cast?

Brandy – The singer and actress looks to continue her showbiz comeback, which began earlier this year with her VH1 reality show.

Jennifer Grey – She sizzled on the dance floor in “Dirty Dancing,” but that was nearly a quarter-century ago.  Her main goal?  Not being put in a corner.

Margaret Cho – The actress and comic has been seen dancing on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”

Audrina Patridge – The “Hills” alum looks to extend her 15 minutes of fame.

Florence Henderson – The 76-year-old “Brady Bunch” mom is arguably the sentimental favorite this season.

Bristol Palin – Alaska’s most famous single mom puts on her dancing shoes.  Does Levi Johnston get custody during tapings?

Michael Bolton – The crooner may be popular with the ladies, but he’ll have to use his feet to win on this stage.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – The “Jersey Shore” regular hopes to show he’s more than a reality show superstar. Instead, he hopes to be a superstar on two reality shows!

David Hasselhoff – We can only hope he realizes that people in Germany can’t vote to keep him alive on the show.

Kurt Warner – Sports stars always seem to do well on this show, and this Super Bowl-winning quarterback hopes to keep the streak alive.

Kyle Massey – According to the show, the actor starred on the Disney Channel series “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House.” Since I’m not 12-years-old, I have absolutely no clue who this man is.

Rick Fox – The actor and former NBA player was once married to actress Vanessa Williams.


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  8. macy

    I dont know who to root for. Kinda like jennifer grey. What about yall?

    September 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Intolerant angry tea party reminds me of republican with standards

    Adios

    September 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jeanster

    I just read a story about stars who have turned down DWTS and one star who regularly campaigns to get on the show but hasn't been selected yet – Melanie Griffith. Now there's a real star! In its infinite wisdom DWTS picks Bristol baby mama but turns down Melanie? Don't give up Melanie, we're pulling for you!

    September 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DDKillerBlondie

    Dancing with the has been's and wanna be's NO THANK YOU!

    September 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jeanster

    Ever notice how the comments board is closed really fast for articles about Bristol and Sarah? Puts a dent in our freedom of speech.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hahaha

    "I will bail you out' – hardly.

    Glad to see that you resort to petty & lame excuses rather than debate with facts.

    Anyway, adios!

    September 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cefe Padilla

    If Bristol Palin was the daughter of a famous liberal politician she would be celebrated as a responsible young single mother doing her best to raise her son. Sad when your readers prefer young irresponsible cocaine addicted women such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to be celebrities. In the big scheme of things, does it really matter who the heck DWTS has on the show, you have the power to vote them off.

    September 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. two_party_my_backside

    "two party" system. Says who? There is NO law stating that we have a "two party" system, that just happens to be what most of the major candidates choose to identify with.

    I have seen PLENTY of ballots where there are candidates from the Green Party, the Independent Party, the Libertarian Party, even the Socialist Party.

    And then there's the option to WRITE IN the candidate of your choice.

    YOU can try to weasel out of the fact that you've been shown to be wrong, to be an idiot, and to be nothing more than a leftist tool (as well as fool).

    I SHOWED you 2 cases of where various TEA party movements endorsed NON republican candidates – which was a DIRECT WIN over your statement that the TEA party ONLY supports republicans.

    And what's your response, to come out with a major LAME reasoning about some stupid "two party" system that makes NO sense whatsoever, and isn't even TRUE anyway.

    Talk about grasping for straws – talk about lame – talk about not being able to admit when you're wrong – man up & say that your statement wasn't true.

    Everyone can see that I owned you on that... big epic FAIL to you.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Annoyed with the Paliin Family and ALL the Off Topic Posts!

    Bristol Palin? I'm appaulled and humored all at the same time! I'm glad that yet another teen mom is being glorified for spreading her legs! Yippee! And somebody please explain to me how a posts about DWTS became a topic of RACE!?!?! Really?? You people are morons!!! The only RACE worth discussing is the HUMAN RACE... and how the parents in the HUMAN RACE needs to get a handle on their children! I think Sarah Palin is the BIGGEST JOKE! And her kid, Bristol, and the "baby-daddy" have made her an even bigger joke. Perhaps that Hockey-Mom should have kept Bristol to the penalty box when she was younger!

    September 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. emma k

    Oh boy, can't wait to see this group.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tea party is republican tool

    You can play mind games with yourself all you want. But, we have a two party system. When you go to vote, look at whether you are circling the D or the R. I think you will find as a "tea party" member, you should be able to see what party you are voting for.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Chris

    The same Morons that make Kim Kardashian (Glendale!!!!), Paris Hilton, and Heidi Spencer Stars, are the same ones that make Bristol Palin a Star as well.
    I hate this stupid show but Kurt Warner a true American Hero is going to be on it and I will watch for him and hope he wins.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. FACT_are_funny_Things_that_leftists_ignore

    P.S. I decided to do some research because I wanted to see if any TEA party group has endorsed a Democrat. This would be a DIRECT contradiction to what leftist tool said when he drooled " how come they have never endorsed anyone but a republican."

    So, after a GRUELING 2 minutes of research, I found an article on the Daily Caller talking about the TEA Party Express (again, one of MANY loose-knit, INDEPENDENT TEA Party groups), and how they endorsed Democrat Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick.

    Oh, and in that same GRUELING 2 minute research, I also found yet ANOTHER article from Hampton Roads where the Hampton Roads TEA party group went AGAINST the Republican political machine & ended up endorsing Ben Loyola, who was NOT the Republican establishment's choice.

    So, you see – I know that working for TWO WHOLE MINUTES doing something on your own without the Gov holding your hand is a BIG stretch for you leftists, but I think even you can do this.

    So I just reported on 2 occasions of TWO TOTALLY INDEPENDENT & DIFFERENT TEA Party groups who did NOT endorse a Republican. In fact, 1 of the groups actually endorsed a (gasp) Democrat.

    Sorry dude, for letting the facts get in the way of your hyperbole.

    I'll wait patiently for your apology & retraction...

    September 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. SAW

    John McCain's BIGGEST mistake ....... putting the Palin's on the map!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  22. Christine

    DWTS FAILS!!!
    Come on the only thing she is famous for is not keeping her legs closed right before her Mom got picked to be McCain's running mate.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kareen

    Since when do they consider a young woman who got knocked up a STAR?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mary derricotte

    Well it looks like dancing with the stars better rethink casting Bristal as the odds are in in she is going to bring down the ratings. I don't know whos fancy idea that was to allow her to be casted as a starl it really hurts the others who have in the past worked in show buisness. I would have never put my bet that she would raise the numbers she is to contraversal. And people like me will tell others not to watch and punish your show for the bad judgemnt that you have made. The sight of a Palin makes many people sick.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Marge

    Hasselhoff? No way.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. mary derricotte

    Bristol Palin is not a star, Looks like you are scraping the gutter to find people that want to be on your show I personnaly believe you walked past many good contestants to get to miss baby mama drama. So when start to talk about accomplishments and past career what are you going to use. I with a lot of people for one if shes a star than Im not watching.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  27. John Cantrell

    Palin ....underage.... unwed mother could you not do better than this (doncha know) maybe if you get some of the drunks
    off the panel the cast would much better!!!! and we are in Iraq trying to change their way of life what next Paris Hilton
    for President. Who knows......will not watch the show until you show more class than this.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Tom

    Jennifer Grey is spectacular – that's all!

    August 31, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Carol

    Bristol, where are your family values. One minute you're wanting to be a family, and the next you have miraculously recovered to go dancing. I thought this family did not want media attention!!!! Having a Palin family member will give DWTS all the garbage they need to attract attention.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Lala

    I havn´t watched DWTS in few seasons because I´ve been busy with other things but I always like to see who is on the line up. I probably won´t have a chance to watch it this season but this is what I think of this seasons line up.

    Brandy- She is the typical DWTS star. 90´s singer/actress. Where has she been? Probably raising a family... I really don´t know, but we´ll find out.

    Jennifer Grey- Such a nice addition to the cast. I´d like to see who she is now too. I havn´t seen or heard anything about her. I bet she will to very well and will be a favorite.

    Margaret Cho- So cool to see a comedian who isn´t an over weight middle aged creeper (referring to the guy from the penis show, haha). I think she will be decent and will make some laughs for everyone.

    Audrina Patridge- I have no idea who that is. I have never seen the Hills. Do we know who is pared with who yet? I hope she isn´t with one of my favorite dancers. I like when my favorite stars are with my favorite dancers.

    Florence Henderson- Yes!!! I love the Brady Bunch and I love her. I can´t believe she is 76. I hope she does well.

    Bristol Palin- Well, I only know about her because of her mom. I think Sarah should be on the show instead. She seems to be the most discussed on this board. People have turned this into a politics thing. I don´t usually like to judge a child based on his or her parents and vice versa, every family has problems. Of course we know about her because she hasn´t technically hid from the publicity. I feel like befriending her and teaching her some of my values. I kind of feel bad for her.

    Michael Bolton- Love ballads, right? Unless he is that smooth on his feet, he better not be paired with Edyta. I really want her to win. I adore her, I hope that comment I saw about her leaving isn´t true.

    Mike "the situation" Ive-already-forgotten-his-last-name- Ok no clue... ohh Jersey Shore... Everything I have ever heard anyone say about this show seems ridiculous. And to think that they made or are making a version in my home town. This type of stuff drives me nuts. More people need to smarten up. I am probably the same age as this kid and I think I am the minority in how most people are these days. Why is it necessary to be like this. I hope he is kicked off first.

    David Hasselhoff- Hasn´t he been in the news a lot lately for being crazy? Was he on Bay Watch? I don´t think I like him. He is a blah for me for now.

    Kurt Warner- I never really know the football players but they tend to do well. Is he cute?

    Kyle Massey- Who? Ohh, that kid. Well. at least his shows are not about running around drunk and stupid all the time. Probably not famous enough to go very far, but we will see. Even though everyone says they won´t watch the show because of the lineup they all want to see Bristol Palin fail, so yes she is more famous than this kid.

    Rick Fox- Again, I don´t really know the basketball guys but when they dance well I enjoy watching them. If the show seems interesting enough this season I might find time to catch up on abc.com.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Ms Learning

    I may watch a few episodes this time around. I can never seem to get past watching just one because it's pretty boring sometimes. I want to cheer for Margaret Cho as a fellow Korean. Go get em, Margaret and keep your s3x toys out of it, lol!

    August 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Chris

    Wow, aside from a few like Kurt Warner, or Rick Fox, this might be the most pathetic lineup DWS has presented yet...

    Too bad, so sad.....

    August 31, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Playgurl89

    Whoa whoa whoa...how did this disscussion turn into a political debate? Lol...Like it or not this show has very high ratings so those of you saying you won't be watching, probably will anyways lol. <3

    August 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  34. portalpunk

    The "Situation" is going to be all over Bristol.. Can you imagine Sarah running for President in 2012 and Bristol has one in the over from the "Situation" while Sarah's spouting all about 'family values'. Classic

    August 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Bob

    "Since I’m not 12-years-old, I have absolutely no clue who this man is." Since I'm under 50 years old and have a life, I have never watched Dancing with the Stars. Is it anything like Mythbusters?

    August 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Totally

    What the heck…this has became a political party? Political debate? It never fails
    On a message board. I am rooting for the Situation lol…he will keep ratings for the show.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  37. JOe

    I am with you Prince, i don't know why people have to bring Obama in the mix, he is a true American
    regardless of what they want to say or think of him. He is not Muslim or nothing. Back to the subject,
    i totaly think Jennifer Grey is gorgeous at 50 wow. I depise Hoff, he really makes me sick.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. John

    I almost put my last name. That's how strongly I believe bristol does NOT belong on this show. It's insulting. She's not a TV star or a movie star or anything like that. Just happens to be the daughter of a candidate that ran for president. Give me a break! Please! I don't watch this show, but have some respect!!!! GAWD.

    David Hasselhof, GL! You singing when the berlin wall came down was awesome!

    REMOVE BRISTOL FROM THE SHOW. DON'T MAKE IT A JOKE. SHOW SOME RESPECT.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • it_was_vice_president

      see, this is why the american public is so clueless. The lamestream media made it seem like the election was between obama & palin. It was not. Palin was the Vice Presidential candidate.

      I cannot believe the amount of people who only get their "news" from shows like the John Stewart show, or Mucho-Socialist National Barack Channel (MSNBC).

      No wonder this country is going down the drain.

      August 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  39. John

    I almost put my last name. That's how strongly I believe bristol does NOT belong on this show. It's insulting. She's not a TV star or a movie star or anything like that. Just happens to be the daughter of a candidate that ran for president. Give me a break! Please! I don't watch this show, but have some respect!!!! GAWD.

    David Hasselhof, GL! You singing when the berlin wall came down was awesome!

    August 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Prince

    I don't know why people try to always put Obama in the mix. His children are well raised and too classy to be mixed up
    In all sort of things like Chelsea Clinton…even the McCain’s’ children will not be caught up in this mess…Palin
    Is no where near an Obama or McCain.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Prince

    Wow…all I have read was about Palin this and Palin that…sometime Hoff and very few
    Of Michael Bolton…but no one…I mean one even mentioned Jennifer Grey…how she look
    At 50…I mean this woman is very beautiful…no more sitting in the corner she will be front
    Stage…I hardly recognized her. For as all the others, I don’t know why they as the “Corey in
    The House” person, I am assuming they ask Raven and she turned it down…Ms. Brady Bunch
    Really need to sit down. Hoff i dont too much care about...Bolton at all..Rick Fox should do well women
    like the fellow...choi..well chow...

    August 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Frances

    Is it just me, or does it seem like whenever celebritie's careers are not as bright as they were before, they then go on this show.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Prince

    Wow…all I have read was about Palin this and Palin that…sometime Hoff and very few
    Of Michael Bolton…but no one…I mean one even mentioned Jennifer Grey…how she look
    At 50…I mean this woman is very beautiful…no more sitting in the corner she will be front
    Stage…I hardly recognized her. For as all the others, I don’t know why they as the “Corey in
    The House” person, I am assuming they ask Raven and she turned it down…Ms. Brady Bunch
    Really need to sit down.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jennifer

    This show's ratings will be at an all time low and will begin the demise of the show's appeal. I am sure Tony will be paired up with Carol Brady. Can he for once be given a quality partner? He deserves the trophy more than anyone. Let's see Derrick paired with Mrs. Brady and see how he handles himself.

    This lineup of celebrities is the worst. I refuse to watch. Good luck Tony!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  45. TJ

    Too bad Glen Beck didn't tell his followers to move with him to Ghana.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Susan

    They are going to have to rename the show... It is no longer Dancing with the "Stars"! Most of these people are not stars.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Denise

    I think we are all going to loose a few brain cells after hearing Audrina talk.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mike S.

    Betcha Sorrentino nails Bristol. All that dirty dancing will toss her abstinence campaign right out the window.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  49. cw

    CHANGE THE NAME OF THE SHOW! Dancing with the "Has Beens & Wanna Bes"

    August 31, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  50. bobbo62

    Can't wait to miss this tripe. Television just gets worse every day.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  51. bobbo62

    Can't wait to miss this tripe.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  52. joan_n_other_libs_cant_handle_truth

    in a search engine, type in john holdren population control. check out the seventh article, as that should be the most unbiased. I can't post the site here, but even a lib should be able to take the initiative and do something for themselves to find this information.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Kathy

    Bring back Jerry Springer and his great 'sprinkler'

    August 31, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  54. bailoutsos

    Giuliani's daughter -- She should be on DWTS, she is a celebrity shoplifter.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  55. jan

    That's it! Palin, The Situation AND the 'Hoff'?!?? REALLY?!?? 3 reasons why i can't bear the thought of watching even one show this season!

    August 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Keith

    I like the contestants in the upcoming DWTS. A deverse well-rounded group from several different walks of life. Should be interesting. At least the producers did not pick a bunch of left wing thinkers and doers from Hollywood. As a faithful watcher, I think the public is in for a good show with lots of entertainment. Way to go staff.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  57. George

    "Dancing With The Flawed" Let me know if anybody wins.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  58. keith

    Watch out for the Hoff – he might want to crouch on the ground and have a burger....then again with that wanna be nothing Rick Fox.....they balance out – just gotta wonder which one will put the moves on Bristol and cause an international incident when her mom disapproves over her ADULT daughter doing somethin

    August 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sheryl

    I find the cast very under whelming this year. Not sure if I will even watch because there is no one I care to see dance. Especially David Hasselhof and Bristol Palin.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Tony L

    Would love to see SARAH PALIN TEAM UP WITH GLEN BECK IN DANCING WITH STARS. The perfect couple. They can get tips from Tom delay "the hammer". They are both definitely good for that. Not sure about the politics.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Lilianna Adalyn

    The producer knew what he was doing when he picked Bristol to be a "star" on the show. He knew much contraversey would be involved and heated agruements also. I agree with all of you. But come on if you love the show so much and never miss an episode, why not still watch it, there are still good actors on the show.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Lisa

    Ok, it is officially time to change the name of this show. Dancing with the STARS it just isn't anymore. Maybe "Dancing with someone you may have heard of" or "Dancing with the folks we were able to dig up" was too long for the TV Guide?

    August 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Sheppard_is_the_Pot_calling_kettle_black

    another Mucho-Socialist National Barack Channel (MSNBC) viewer – what, that's about 10 total viewers for that POS channel? Does everyone who watches it get a "tingly" feeling up their legs? (puke).

    At any rate, talking "class" to someone who thinks it's the Gov's job to cater to you from cradle to grave is like trying to reason with a drunk person – you can't do it.

    Luckily, this is the first, and ONLY term that Obama will serve. And it'll be another 20 years before the American public are naive enough to elect a dumbocrap into office.

    Sooooo, better enjoy it while it lasts... fools!!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jen

    Just because she dropped a lot of weight doesn't mean that she's being unhealthy about it. Speaking from experience, I'm sure being a vegan has helped her body release the excess weight that she was carrying. I went vegan and 30lbs just melted away. .I think she looks great!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Uso Craz

    Come on Republican 1, this is a TV SHOW and it has nothing to do with politics. Go and run for govenor of something.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Olivia

    I too hoped Crystal had more smarts than her mom.................this must have happened at her mom's urging....now the Palin pack will be in the audience and you know what a camera hog/audulation seeker mommy is!!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Doug

    A young woman from a conservative family, Bristol Palin.

    A young man from a liberal Democrat family, The Situation.

    50/50 yet the libs are foaming at the mouth once again. Is it that every conservative in this country has 10X's the values and morals of every Northeast, left coast Democrat like the Situation?

    August 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Denizen Kate

    What's with all the political rants? I thought this article was about DWTS.

    Could someone please explain to me how the following people qualify as stars:

    Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
    Bristol Palin
    Audrina Patridge

    Two "reality television" monkeys and the not-even-slightly-interesting daughter of a former state governor. It's a shame that these nobodies will gain more notoriety, while the perfomances of some of the other much more worthy participants will likely be ignored. I can't watch.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Louis

    The Palin Pig on this show. Low, Low, Low.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Beth

    This is such a poor choice of "Star" dancers this year...oh well another hour or two that I won't be watching television! Their ratings should sink father with this cast!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Aljamama

    I used to love Dancing with the Stars. I know of maybe two on here that interest me. This show has had it's day, along with Idol and You think you can dance.
    And I think it's wrong to say Bristol is following in her mothers foot steps with the child out of Wedlock. Everyone makes decisions, everyone learns from them. Just becasue your mother is Governor, President or movie star, we are human. And hopeully we would learn from our mothers mistakes, but we will still make our own.
    Do I believe BP is a STAR??? Absolutely NOT. But she does not deserve to be attacked on this comment board. She is a 19 (or so) year old kid.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Courtney

    The only way I would vote for Bristol Palin, is if she totally disagreed with her mother's views on life issues and policies. Most of the cast I'm sure I will like.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Palin: Please Don't Be A Quitter Like Your Mother

    I hope this Palin does not quit like her Mother, but the early indications are not promising. She already quit allowing her child to have two parents and her relationship with her babies father. Now she is going down the money hungery route her mother took. OH, them hockey moms. If you can't beat em, quit em.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Ewwwww!

    I would have tuned in to see Capt. Sig Hansen, but nooooo - they've got to drive me away with Palin and Hasselhoff. Yuck!

    August 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  75. cb

    It is really too bad the producers of the show can’t find a real star, but they have to stoop to getting a kid of a Politian and call her a star. This show is better than that.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  76. TBNNY

    remember mommy will be watching your outfits ....right Sarah...hope she gets pregnant before they shoot

    August 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  77. TBNY

    media W-hore just like mommy....

    August 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Tom

    your worst line-up ever....have a nice FALL

    August 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Daniel Troppy

    They really should rename it to "Dancing with the Has- Beens."
    http://www.thethrifters.net

    August 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  80. URstupid

    That was at 'sheppard_is_like_a_school_in_summer-NO_CLASS'.

    Anyone but me notice these posts aren't appearing in the correct order? You'd think this was a fox news (pun intended page).

    August 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  81. sheppard_is_the_pot_calling_kettle_black

    yawn – folks like sheppard think they are mentally superior, but as you see, they have to resort to childish, immature, name-calling.

    Pseudo-intellectuals are so lame, they try to prop themselves up, but when you actually debate them, or they are actually faced with facts – they fall like a house of cards.

    Sheppard, I won't get into an intellectual battle with you, for I was taught that to fight an unarmed opponent isn't fair.

    but, I will keep pointing out the FACTS regarding Obama's radical past and connections, so that more and more real Americans can see it, because the lamestream media won't do their job because they want to prop up this empty suit.

    At any rate, he makes Jimmy Carter look like a conservative, which is why he will only be a one-termer.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  82. bailoutsos

    Who will be Bristol's partner? Fork Lift?

    August 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Susan

    This looks like a great lineup of dancers this year. Except Ms Palin. Oh, well, she is drawing a lot of media attention, and I guess that's why she's there.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Melinda

    Lame picks this year.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Howard

    Why and how did Bristol Palin become a celebrity. The standard for so called "celebrity" is now officially in the toilet..

    August 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  86. OhioRon

    Hawkeye, Obama is so classy that he spends time during his presidency on "The View". What next.....Rachel Ray or Maury?

    August 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      Other sitting President's both GOP and Democratic have gone on talk shows. I think blogs like this one are just a forum for racist and bigots to vent their frustration at the reality of a black President and some of you just now starting to spew your venomous rage, hatred and anger..

      August 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard_keeps_spouting_tired_party_lines

      Howard – your "racist" rhetoric is sooooo tired, so worn out, and sooooo lame. So, anyone who dare to disagree with Obama is automatically a racist, eh?

      WRONG – folks like you are the actual racists, at the very least, race-baiters.

      Also, you're doing nothing but hurting the REAL issue of racism, because you're like the boy who cried wolf – nobody believes you anymore!!

      August 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  87. cm ohio

    And Arrested Development didn't make it...

    August 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Avi_blowmo

    I expect not much scholarly argument coming from those who blindly follow obama. Do you know who Saul Alinsky is? Did you know Obama admitted to hanging out with Marxist professors while in college? Did you know about Ezekiel Emanuel's views? Did you know about John Holdren's views?

    If you answered "no" to any of these, then YOU are the ignorant ones.

    I don't "cow tow" to propped up, pseudo-intellectuals who THINK they are better or smarter, because I'm willing to put up my education against ANYONE'S. At least I know enough to realize Obama's radical connections.

    But for you sheep who felt he was suuuuuuch a "great speaker" and he was just soooooo smooth... well guess what, Hitler was a great speaker too, and he was able to stir the masses as well – so you all have been fooled by a charlatan, an empty suit, a Manchurian Candidate, and unfortunately, a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Luckily he will be one and done!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Tony

    Bristol is added for the controversy she'll bring. I would have hoped she would have the good sense to decline. Sarah didn't take the hint when she was booed at a Flyers game, by the whole crowd. I mean it is Philly, but it would make anyone else think about it.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Troy

    Dancing With People Who Are Desperate To Be Famous

    August 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  91. MistrEd

    Gotta say I am proud to have never watched 1 single episode of this crap.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Ohio Betty

    Kyle Massey ... he's the chubby kid! Never seen a whole episode of anything he's been in but always liked his smile whenever he'd pop up during a channel-surfing binge. ... course I won't be watching DWTS ... but I hope he does well.

    And, let's face it: Obama is the best president we've had in years. All the nutty-buddies can keep talking and typing their nonsense, but it won't change the facts.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  93. muzak

    The show is called "Dancing with the Stars", so how does Bristol Palin qualify as a star? Because she had a child out of wedlock while in high school? No.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  94. JJ

    I will be watching. It should be entertaining to see Bristol trying to do something that requires some class. And, I suspect that it will be the first time some have seen her feet on the floor and not in the air.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Tony

    "Duncing" with the what? Let's hope the lounge lizards are smart enough to use birth control on Bristol this time.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  96. ajwestwest

    Look at all the grown ass adults taking stabs at a 20 year old. You all must be so proud of yourselves.....pathetic.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Sonny Ricky Rosenthal

    Could i compete on a release from Prison?

    Sonny Ricky Rosenthal

    August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Avi Shlomo

    Wow lil bristol is acelebrity- soomething to make her mother cringe now her daughter like Obama...she wishes.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  99. OBAMA-2012

    My goodness, what a dull cast this season. Bristol Palin?!?!?!?! WHY!!!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  100. operageekhk

    How ironic that just not long ago when Bristol broke up with her then "fiancee" Levi claiming that because he wanted way too much in the "limelight". What is she doing now? Hmmm, like mother, like daughter!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jo

    Not that I watch anyway, but If I did , this would be one to definately miss. However maybe someone in the audience will chuck a cheeseburger on to the dance floor and we can see Hasselhoff go beserk.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  102. guest

    They chose Bristol Palin because they couldn't get Lindsay Lohan because she is in Rehab. Who would you pick, a single mother or a drunken druggie who can't tell the difference between crushed up tylenol and cocaine

    August 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Cindy

    While a conservative Republican, I too am no fan of the tired joke that is Sara Palin and family. Still, I think I might actually watch Bristol. I'll laugh if it turns out she's actually pretty good! Why assume she'll be another no-talent like Kate Gosselin simply because you don't want to like her? The Hoff too, is perfect: an aging entertainer like Donny Osmond, and he actually won! Sad to see the old double standard about teenage mothers is alive and well. She may have spread her legs, but Levi had his knee between them hellping her. Ah, yes. The boys play and the girls pay (dearly).

    August 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Di

    good Lord.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Joanie

    Oh please DWTS.....how can you do this to us...PALIN...since when is she a star.....I for one will vote her butt off the first time...hopefully lots of others will do the same so we don't have to be objected to seeing her on any longer than necessary....I think I could have stomached Lohan before I can Palin...

    August 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  106. brwneyedgirl

    I belong to a Facebook site w thousands of fans wanting Capt Sig. Guess DWTS doesn't want better ratings. There are alot of us that would've watched it.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  107. cj

    I do agree with everyone about not much star quality,but I guarentee one the will be one good dancer for derrick. He always gets the best and still sometimes does not wiin. Could you see him teamed up with Palinor Henderson.I guess that is the only way he has a chance. Most of the others are twice the dancer he is. I don't know maybe he owns part of the show. They said they choose as to who would fit best He would fit best with Palin. We know that will never happen

    August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  108. turntexblue

    Im hoping has a superbowl momment on the show

    August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Timmah

    One mans addition could fix this entire cast: Chuck Norris

    August 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  110. sheppard

    @double............ 'some say' – 'those that fell' – 'victims' – 'hoax and chains' .............. your post is so full of FACTS it boggles the mind. LOL.... go back and watch your faux mews and let folks who actually think and reason handle the heavy lifting, you mental midget.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  111. eldono

    Dancers? What dancers? I watch DWTS for Brooke. Do they dance on that program?

    August 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Hillcrester

    The whole Palin family (and would-be family members) will be featured in the new TV reality show, Trailer Trash of Alaska.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  113. boocat

    kcloan – yeah...that's what libs do...destory the reps of redneck illiterate hillbillies who are media w***es...GET REAL!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Heather Jeane

    Sometimes I wish that there was technology that could communicate between online forums, the household tv and their sofa. Every time someone made the empty threat that they weren't going to watch a show because of [fill in the blank] and did in fact watch, they'd get a hearty electric shock to the rump.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  115. laurelpoff

    I thought the name of the show was "Dancing with the Stars". You've taken a really fun show to watch and have turned it into something that is really stupid. Bristol Palin is NOT a star and does not deserve to be on a show like this. The same for "The Situation". I will NEVER watch this show again, and I know many people who feel the same way. Give me a break!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  116. partsguy

    Who ever decides which of these washed up, no acting,already had thier 15 minutes of fame individuals, must be a moron! Most of these people, probably are doing it for $$$$$$$ With them being washed up and having no talent, it must be the reason. I think this show is a joke!!!!!!!!!! and will definitely "NOT" be watching it. Palin a "Star" of what? Illegitimate children!!!!! Unwed mothers, spokesgirl!!! Give me a freakin' break!!! LOSERS!!!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  117. comment

    people constantly ask why certain people are considered celebrities. put it this way, despite your own personal feelings, in today's society...if the media can gossip about them, they're considered a celebrity.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Joe

    I just threw up in my mouth a little...

    August 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Doug_is_right

    Doug, that was an INCREDIBLE idea – "Dancing with the Saul's" – too bad most people who voted for Obama don't know who Saul Alinsky is, or just HOW influential he is to him.

    Too bad they don't know that most of the people he surrounds himself with are unabashed leftists who's goal is to change the US into a socialist nation – that's what the "hope & change" rhetoric was about.

    For instance, John Holdren stated he wants to "de-develop" the US & "semi-develop" 3rd world nations to put all nations on a more even playing field. That means that you must get rid of your big screen TVs, your cars, your way of life!!

    Also, Ezekial Emanual (Rahm's brother), and 1 of Obama's science advisers, stated that he advocates withholding treatment for seniors, to help bring the medical costs down, because they have already lived their lives.

    And these are but just 2 of MANY radicals surrounding, advising, and conferring with Obama.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Suzanne

    Are you serious? Palin & The Situation and then The Hof – do you think we are idiots? Palin needs the money – and The Situation has no brain. Can The Hof stay sober long enough to learn how to dance? I thought this was a show with class and have been watching it from the beginning with my entire office – consisting of 15 women. We are NOT going to be watching this year.....

    August 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Lance

    You know why Bristol Palin is a star? Because the mere mention of her gets people spinning on their eyebrows – which inevitably means ratings. That's part of the disease of this nation – all the haters tune in to cheer for the failure of those they supposedly despise, be it Bristol Palin, Kate Gosselin, or some other schlep stumbling across the dance floor.

    You don't get that reaction you mention my name. See the difference?

    August 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Darla

    This is just a tv show and nothing more. It's pure entertainment and nothing more. I think there are 12 "stars" signed up for the show but the converation here seems to focus only on 1 person. If you're going to make fun of stars learning how to dance and put on a show then make fun of all of them. Everyone has something we like or don't like not just Ms. Palin.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  123. niceitalianboi

    pretty soon, this show will be called "Dancing with People you may have heard of once, in passing"

    August 31, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Connie

      Count me out of watching this season of Dancing with the has beens and whos? Bristol Palin is NOT a star, David Hasslehoff is a has been and the ego from Jersey Shore is just ego and no brain. How sad

      August 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Dickie

    This show and line-up for that matter is a clear indication that T.V. has gone down the crapper. With pieces of corn in it i might add...

    August 31, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  125. ckeedah

    This can no longer be called Dancing With the STARS – more like Dancing with the D-LIST. Getting worse every year. What, wasn't Octo-mom available, or Levi Johnston???

    August 31, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  126. InUpstate

    Pathetic! And David Hasseloff to boot. Corny!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  127. Yahoodi McPherson

    I guess Sarah figured this is the best way to protect her litter from the media!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  128. craig

    Unfortunately in looking at the "cast" there don't appear to be any folks who can even possibly dance, which is at least the modest premise of the show. By the time they get to the final 3 or 4 when I like to watch, we usually have a gold medalist, a couple of in-shape younger celebrities, etc. Looking at this line up, I don't think we will be seeing any quality dancing....not that it seems most people on this board seem to care (much more into political bashing).

    August 31, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  129. Steve

    Wow, the cast for this season demands that their first dance be the "Jump the Shark".

    August 31, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  130. caligal

    This just goes to show you that there is a huge double standard. If she was a minority she would be shunned by the Media . The double standard in this country still exists and the media should see how this might be offensive to glorify a "baby mamma". Why does she not just go to college? This move by the network says a lot about us as a society. If I were somone like Jennifer Gray who is obviously a star. I'd tell the network that I want her off. C'mon what won't the Palin family do for money! It is easier to exploit yourself than just go to college and get a real career... I'm tired really of the double standard. Hope the show is cancelled for lack of taste. Why doesn't the network just call it Dancing with the Distasteful. All real stars out of the boat quickly save your careers.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  131. SurRy

    What a hot mess. A bunch of has-beens, never-beens, and wanna-bes.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  132. Trudy Fleishman

    BOYCOT DANCING WITH THE STARS! The Palins??? Make no mistake about it...we will be subject to Sarah as well as her "star" daughter! Don't just complain....DON'T WATCH! Email ABC and let them know you won't put up with it!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  133. dodie

    Maybe this will help Bristol lose a little weight.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  134. ladonna

    Good grief........all of you people on this forum obviously have emotional and anger problems. Give them a break – it's a TV show and BTW no one believes people when they whine and complain and say "I'm not going to watch the show!" After all, you took the time out of your busy day just to post your hateful comments! Remember when you call names and point a finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back at yourself and it takes a shallow person to sit behind a keyboard and sling hate at someone none of us even know. Try and have a nice day, even though the choices on DWTS has obviously ruined your day! :-)

    August 31, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  135. Bu$hWacked

    I hear George Bush is going to appear. They are renaming the show – Dancing with the Saudis !

    August 31, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  136. JC

    Didn't Brandy hurt or kill someone while driving drunk?

    August 31, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  137. nancy griffith

    I don't care for her mom, but has anyone noticed how Bristol resembles the painting of MONA LISA, I noticed it today

    August 31, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  138. Judy

    You guys are disgusting picking on this poor girl. I am sure she did not "apply" for the job but was approached by the DWTS people. The Osborne girl had no claim to fame other than her father was a rock star/drug addict and she was delightful and adorable and won the hearts of all. Better Bristol than her jerk ex who is plastered all over the media.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  139. MikeB

    If Curt Warner doesn't win, it will be Jesus' fault.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  140. suzi

    Well at least CNN changed the picture of Bristol her Mom must called her buddies at FOX and got CNN to change it from the very unflattering chinless yet double chinned pic, to a still not very flattering pic. These Palin people need to GO AWAY AND STAY THERE1

    August 31, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  141. Calista

    Americans have become mean spirited and so nasty.
    Name calling is only an indication of your own lack of education and intelligence , therefore before resorting to derogatory remarks towards others , I suggest you start being just as critical of yourself.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  142. kat

    Jersey shore, bloody white trash yanks, i hope hurricane earls wipes them out, why do people idolize and imortalize imbeciles who do nothing, boring.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  143. NYGirl

    I just want to see how a stage can hold Margaret Cho and Bristol Palin and not explode.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  144. NYgirl

    I think the world as we know it may explode with Bristol Palin and Margaret Cho on the same stage.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  145. Dave

    Bristol Palin a star?? For what?? I wonder if she will be able to squeeze into one of those tight outfits with her giant gut and those cottage cheese thighs. Then again, i won't be watching so it won't matter.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  146. ApeHanger

    What is the obsession with the teleprompter? All presidents and people who have to give speeches use one.

    Lincoln didn't use one. Kennedy didn't use one. Betcha Washington didn't either.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  147. kat

    Jersey shore bloody white trash loser yanks, hope hurricane earl wipes them out, why are these imbeciles being imortilized on tv. just stupid.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  148. ficheye

    Bristol Palin is someone that I would have smacked in the face in high school. I have now taken up praying. I am not a christian type person, but divine intervention is needed here to save us from this disaster. Pee Wee Herman, Barry Bonds, the Bush Twins, just line up the idiots and let them dance... I'll be playing cards or something. Anything.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  149. Leigh

    I agree, Bristol is not a star – she had an unwed teen pregnancy and is the daughter of a failed politican who sells memoirs. Now, if the failed politician (Sarah) was on the show, that would make sense, even though I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin. I think this is the end of DWTS just like it's the end of American Idol.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  150. Cal

    I have great respect for Kurt Warner; now I just hope he can dance! GO, KURT!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  151. Doug

    When the liberal Democrat mom who has 8 kids danced on the show, no one said a thing, but Bristol with 1 kid is so wrong to do the show.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • joan

      You obviously didn't read the reactions when the Gosselin went on the show... just as many negative comments... it's not a political reaction bud... it's a matter of taste... neither of them deserve(d) to be on that show. Now it's become a contest of how low the producers can go each year.. what a joke... my guess for next year of that average Joe that Joh McCain hauled into the limelight.. let's see if he can dance!

      August 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  152. TallTexan

    I'm not a religious DWTS viewer, but I'm gonna go ahead and predict that this will be the last season. I wonder what will be next in that time slot?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  153. Carol

    Bristol said that Levi could not get enough of the limelight???? Look who is in the limelight.
    Why doesn't this girl go to college or do something worthwhile.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  154. Denise

    Well I won't be watching this. I had lost almost all my interest anyway, but this put the nail in the coffin for me. Bristol Palin??? Come on, Bristol Palin???

    August 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  155. Picasso

    she looks like the mona lisa in the yahoo picture :D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  156. Stans Friend

    Hey guys, will you visit SaveStan . ORG a friend of mine with 4 babies is fighting for his life.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  157. Doug

    Well ABC is making a point to be bi-partisan.

    If they are going to have a Palin on the show then they need to ballance it out with a Jersey Shore cast member, duh situation. I'm sure all of his liberal g___o's will find a way to rig the voting.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  158. ficheye

    That's it. I will have a funeral for my TV. I cannot possibly watch this awful show. I never imagined that I would have to keep a bucket next to me while trying to enjoy myself. Dancing is better than seeing these people in court, or in rehab, but we're the 'Dumb and Dumber nation if people really like this stuff. Tractor Pulls with the stars? Dentistry with the stars? And these are all people who we would mostly like to see fade away, or at least shut up. Boring, trivial, and ridiculous. Next!!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  159. s

    90% of the comments were negative. Wow. There is a dial on your remote that allows you to choose what to watch. Don't watch, it is that simple.!! I don't agree with bashing the people they have chosen this year. I enjoy the talent from the professional dancers and what they seem to be able to teach the people who really have no experience dancing. Please, stop bashing and don't watch. Is that too simple??? T.V. gives us many choices but I find this show quite entertaining and I will enjoy it again.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  160. no comment..

    No one even seen that 'the situation" is on there too? Just Palin??

    August 31, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  161. Luke

    None of these so called contestants are stars anymore the idiot from the hills, the dumb- from jersey shore, the fat kid from the disney chanel, hass-loser, the palin kid, brandy who has not done anything in since i was 10 it seems like, so this should be a fun year.......

    August 31, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  162. william

    Not a very impressive cast. Doubt I will watch this season. Must be getting harder to get top stars.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  163. David

    Well, they show needs to rename itself. It should be called Dancing with celebrities and Has-bends. I have not seen any recent stars, and anyone that is currently i n the news, is more likely to be a celebrity, controversial, than a REAL STAR

    August 31, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  164. Dawn

    Really...could Bristol Palin be any worse than that cow Kate Goslin. Who decided these people where stars? It should be called "Dancing with the Wanna Be's" So not worth watching!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  165. Living in NJ

    Mike “The Train Wreck” Sorrentino is from New York (as are most of the Jersey Shore cast) so don't blame New Jersey for him!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  166. sue b

    geez, you people are such idiots. it's just a TV show about dancing which obviously millions of people enjoy. who cares who's on it. if you don't like it or the people on it, don't watch.............duh!!!!!!!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  167. Hope4ever

    John McCain created a monster!!!

    Why do you think Sarah Palin quit her job, because there wasn't enough media spot light up there in Alaska for her Big Ego!
    Now we also have her daughter to contend with
    They are both like two obsessed media crazed addicted fools who constantly need their fix.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  168. caskinner

    Why don't you all leave Bristol alone? She is young and made an error in judgement. Can any of you say that you haven't? Enough already. Let it go. So you don't like the Palin family. Who cares.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  169. Susan

    It's a shame the rest of the "stars" have to share the stage with Palin. DWTS never should have turned the show into something political and that is all the people are going to see...Palins in their face and I do believe America is sick of Palins in their faces. DWTS just lost a lot of viewers.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  170. caskinner

    The Hoff????? Isn't he always drunk? Should be funny...watch the drunk guy fall down.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  171. cafeitalia

    The Assembly of God denomination do not allow dancing... Period! So how can Bristol allow herself to be seen on this show? Better yet, how could her mother condone it? Of course, out of wedlock birth is also a no-no, but that didn't stop Bristol.

    It's the hypocrisy of it all that bothers me. The hypocrisy of the entire Palin family.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  172. Ryan

    Bristol Palin? shes famous for being a single mother... i think we should clap for every single mother walking down the street then. so glad i threw out my tv lol

    August 31, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  173. ez

    Oh PLZ god...no wardrobe malfunctions in this season!! I would not be able to bear seeing Bristol's stretch marks at such a young age...but I'd watch anyway!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  174. Julie

    So, ABC – what you're telling us is that you ran out of "Stars" and have moved on to "star dust?" Reallity show "Characters" are not what I would call "Stars!!!" In the first place! Bring on more "Soap Stars"- that would be a better "Situation." I can give you a whole LIST that would be far better than watching a bunch of 'wanna-be' Stars and a few Notorious "Used to Be" Stars!
    Paaaleeeeeaaasssseeee!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  175. Bobthesnob

    Wow...just when you thought it was safe to watch TV.....Lindsay wants her career back....little Palin wants a career and Paris is a career criminal........should get the 3 of them together to make an X-rated movie....we could call it...Bonking Bimbos.....if that name is not already in use....

    August 31, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  176. Jay Kay

    Get this season over with quickly!!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  177. J

    There is one more star yet to announce... The shark that Fonzie jumped over in Happy Days.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  178. John

    I am so sick of hearing about the Palins! The entire family is a bunch of losers!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  179. D

    You know, you can take any 3 or 4 of the names above, add the phrase "and a nun walk into a bar" and you can come up with a really great joke! Like this: "Bristol Palin, David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton and a nun walk into a bar... " Come on, try it!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  180. Nick San Diego

    Only in America, can someone f--up and get on TV. Not only Bristol, but the whole family. It shows you how low we've all become. Any wonder the country is in this shape.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  181. boka

    Damn. The palins are ugly.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  182. Tired

    I am so tired of reqwarding people for bad behavior. The Situation this guy is a loser who thinks he is god's gift too women. Brisotl Palin she got pregnant in high scholl and this makes her important how?

    When will we stop rewarding bad behavior?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  183. crazy Otto

    I have watched this show every season but I wouldn't watch until Heather Mills (gold digger), and Tom DeLay (disgraced polician) were off the show. I will do the same with Bristol Palan. It's the producers show and they can have who they want on it.
    I have a choice as to weather to watch or not.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  184. bama

    Bristol may be a single Mom, but she has a home, money, food, clothing , support. She probably has a Nanny and a a house keeper. Most single mothers don't have any of this. So don't make her out to be some famous single mother. She is a child herself and doesn't have a clue what real life is all about..

    August 31, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  185. vikas

    Palin is a smart decision on part of the network. Generates a lot of controversy that will translate into ratings, which is all the networks cares about. "Why is she on the show?" "Who decided she was a star?" "Why do you liberals hate a wholesome person like Palin?" "It was a liberal conspiracy to vote Palin off" and kaching for the network.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  186. Veronica

    I will be tuning in to watch Rick Fox and to see if he hooks up with a Dancer

    August 31, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  187. Tempus13

    Bristol Palin? The "Situation?" Time to rename the show "Dancing with the Has-Beens and Wannabe's" with respect for Florence Henderson, the only exception in the cast. Maybe it's time for ABC to give us their definition of a 'star.'

    August 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  188. Point_is_Moot

    Just HOW long is the "but Bush did it" or Blame-Bush psychosis going to last? Man, it sure would be nice to have a President who actually took responsibility, instead of blaming the previous admin. Hoax and chains!!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeanna

      Ohhh, I get it. Obama screwed up the country w/ his year and a half of being in office. Do you even know what psychosis means? Get a brain.

      August 31, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  189. CC

    I have a nickname for Bristol....."Stupid Little Girl".....Mama needs to stay home more often and help this child grow up.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  190. point is moot

    Ahhh, ye old lib cornerstone – blaming Bush!! I wonder when the current pres is gonna man up and actually start taking responsibility for himself, or is he gonna blame Bush for the next 2 years?

    Luckily, most Americans who got sucked into the whole "hope & change" scam have now seen this charlatan for who he really is & know that he really meant "hoax and chains"

    August 31, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sheryl

      Better than a VP who couldn't even tell Katie Couric what newspapers she reads.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  191. D

    Well, let's hope Mrs Brady can be a proper role model for the young and obviously misguided Bristol P.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  192. Joe

    The show is called 'Dancing with the Stars' – when the heck did it become "Dancing with Trash" – Palin? Are you serious?? what a joke...

    August 31, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  193. your point, like your political view, is stupid

    how long are you leftist tools gonna blame bush? it's high time that odumbo get some cajones & become a man & take responsibility for things. He can't hide behind the "but bush did it" excuse forever!!

    Luckily MOST of those who were fooled into buying his "hope & change" rhetoric have seen this charlatan for who he is & now realize that he really meant "hoax & chains"

    August 31, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeann

      Yeah, cause Obama ran this country into the ground in a year and a half, right? Get real.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeann

      ROFL. I bet that Palin and "The Situation" hook up, then they get preggers, spin off a show called "Dancing along the Jersey Shores, Alaska style". Should be fun to watch the train wreck!

      August 31, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • ficheye

      Look in the mirror. There you'll see an idiot. Who voted for Bush. Just deal with it... and the destruction and division that you visited upon out country.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  194. Ivy

    Awww man I wanted to see Capt. Sig Hansen from Deadliest Catch on Dancing with the stars... oh well

    August 31, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  195. s

    Now we all wonder why a lot of kids are dropping out of school. Why bother finishing high school or even going to college, when all you need to do is either get knoocked up early, or get on a reality show where all you need to do is give yourself a ridiculous name, drink every night, go to the club and get laid??? If that's all you need to do to be famous, why bother even working hard at school???? That's the message the kids are getting anyway.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  196. Kerri

    Really...Bristol and The Situation. Hasn't their 15 minutes run out yet?

    August 31, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  197. John

    What an incredible bunch of losers.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  198. Jenna

    Woooooooowww. DWTS? Dallying with the slop is more like it. I have always watched this show but no more. What a joke ABC. What a sad, sad low place to go. Are you kidding me? We'll see Hasselhoff thinking it's funny to do a dance skit on cheeseburgers, Palins mom will be there screaming her head off while Bristol dances in a bear suit and I bet you money that poor Jennifer Grey will be dancing out the corner to I had the time of my life. Cheese and more cheese. Not to that ole Sarah will likely try to cull the music list and outfits as unamerican and too liberal. What a joke. Poor Bruno, he'll likely have to wear a gag and Len will have a heart attack over trying to restrain his temper.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  199. bjstur

    To all of tthose complaining about reality shows, the reason they are so popular is because of the people. If no one wanted to watch them, they would go away. As much as I hate to admit it, this is where we are as a nation. We sit on the couch, get fatter and fatter and watch stupid people on stupid reality shows. So sad for America.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  200. 1jimmyhoffa

    i can't wait to get a glimps of Britol's choocie!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  201. hope4ever

    What is it about this family that they HAVE to be in the media spotlight constantly????
    Its like they are a bunch of obsessed crazed media fools
    Palin and her daughter would be better served to pour all this attention and focus on their children
    Its getting to the point where I turn my TV to another channel if they are on, its getting that sickening!
    Dancing with the stars has taken a new low!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  202. fed up

    Well, you just lost me forever with that show – Palins daughter is laughable, .... what??..she is famous for what? Her mothers celebrity? For getting pregnant as a teenager – wow, I didn't think the show could stoop any lower. good riddance – its really going down the drain.

    Why not bring on young women who are TRUE role models who have overcome hardship and who help their communities – this is just such a joke and shame that the american public contributes to making someone like Palins daughter a celebrity for no reason -

    August 31, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  203. FoCo

    I suffered through Tom Delay, worse was Kate Gosselin. I will not watch Bristol Palin. I think this show has run it's course and this cast shows it is on it's last leg. Goodbye to Dancing With the Stars. I will not watch.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  204. Lena

    Ron wrote: "Why am I the only one smart enough to see kcloan's spelling error? "yeah ... you and the rest of the liberals make it your goal in life to take the Palin's down !" The "Apostrophe 'S'" signifies either possession or 'is'. I'm glad to see the Palins fans aren't exactly the brightest."

    To Ron: Yeah right. You're so smart that you support Obamby, huh

    August 31, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  205. RS

    So when The Hoff dances, is he going to have a cheeseburger in his hands ? lol ! Seriously though, I might watch just to see who gets sent home first, and I want to see Florence dance. If she's anything like Cloris Leachman then we're in for a world of entertainment.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  206. Please Stop!

    I am a conservative who while not a fan of Palin, never really cared one way or the other. If Palin did not know this was coming, then I feel sorry for her that she raised such a crappy child who wants to make money the way Paris Hilton does...celebrity for its own sake and not for talent. If Palin does know and approves, she got what she deserves (kids don't just turn out like this) and I don't want her in my politics. When the girl was pregnant at 17, unlike the mainstream media and lefty jerks, I could say "well, that could happen to any of us..." But, this is a pattern of bad choices knowing they will be in the media and diminish Palins appeal. I'm sorry, but fair or not, it is starting to make me question the woman who raised this celebutante.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  207. Mario

    More like "Dancing with Trash". This show has gotten sleazier than a used tabloid newspaper.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  208. Historian

    You wonder why these are not stars? Hello! The real stars are working. And if any of you ever run for VP, become Gov of our largest state, etc. you can call them trailer trash. When you brand one side as haters it would be better not to spew such vitriol. Such bitter anger just shows how miserable you are. Get help. Life is too short.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  209. Ben

    I am a conservative who while not a fan of Palin, never really cared one way or the other. If Palin did not know this was coming, then I feel sorry for her that she raised such a crappy child who wants to make money the way Paris Hilton does...celebrity for its own sake and not for talent.

    If Palin does know and approves, she got what she deserves (kids don't just turn out like this) and I don't want her in my politics.

    When the girl was pregnant at 17, unlike the mainstream media and lefty jerks, I could say "well, that could happen to any of us..." But, this is a pattern of bad choices knowing they will be in the media and deminish Palins appeal. I'm sorry, but fair or not, it is starting to make me question the woman who raised this celebutante.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  210. Lou

    I am confused, is this show now called Dancing With the Misfits????? Oh pleaaaaase – won't waste my time this season, I'd rather watch re-runs of Allistair Cook introducing Masterpiece Theatre.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  211. Tony

    Someone explain to me how this sub-par show got to be political !!!! Why isnt anyone talking about those two old antiques????? Hasselhoff and Henderson? And the "situation".....what a joke? And whoever the hell those other so-called "celebs" are! Seems like DWTS are scraping the barrell for contestants now-a-days!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  212. Hannah

    Who's going to take care of the baby? It seems the Palin's have a habit of not watching their children. Are those the family values that Sara is talking about? They are all so busy being "stars". But they are making money. Maybe that's what family values means for them and all of the republicans.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  213. Mike

    Why all the hate on Bristol Palin? She is as much a celebrity as some of these other names which I've never even heard of.
    Audrina Partidge? Mike Sorrentino? Kyle Massey? Three names I would have never heard of before had it not been for DWTS.
    At least I've heard of Bristol Palin. That makes her more of a celeb than these three. And the fact they you all are talking about her only strengthens my case.
    Anyway, I'm for Jennifer Grey. Hope she is still as hot as she was in Dirty Dancing.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  214. fronco

    She will dance all the way to the bank. Playboy is next.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  215. TJ

    I see everyone has their shorts in a knot over Bristol Palin being on Dancing. This is just what the producers want - they will score huge ratings with one of the Palins being on the show. And to all the people who say they won't be wathcing - yes you will ! I wish it was Track Palin - he is hot, but he is overseas....

    August 31, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  216. Mike S.

    For someone who hates media attention, Bristol sure has a way of staying in the news. At least Hasslehoff will get some during the show and won't have to resort to booze. Thanks Bristol.... boinking for sobriety is much more important than shagging for abstinence.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  217. Lynn

    Don't you libs realize the stars are the professional dancers? Then you pick interesting people to 'DANCE WITH THE STARS"! Whew.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  218. Dave

    Can't believe so many are upset about Bristol being on. If a good majority of America knows who she is, then that qualifies as celebrity.

    The only thing I know about the Audriana girl is she's cute and there's a youtube of her farting on her TV show. (see youtube). I guess that made her a celebrity.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  219. nan

    Hey, this is exciting news! I've always wanted to be on DWTS. Maybe I can get my mom to run for office, get pregnant, brag about the "choice" I made in having my Downs kid all while trying to deny women the same choice, then I'll get famous for sticking my own ankles behind my ears, talk about how I want to split from my baby daddy because he wants fame and all I want is a quiet life. Easy!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  220. RCF

    Don't look now, but here comes Fonzi on his water skis.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  221. CLIL

    I AM NOT A PALIN SUPPORTER BUT BRISTOL BEING ON IS NO WORSE THAN "THE NO TALENT"...ER I MEAN "THE SITUATION BEING ON. AND THOSE OF U THAT THINK SHE SHOULDNT BE ON 'CAUSE SHE HAS A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK....MOST "STARS" DO AND DWTS HAS HAD TROUBLED CONTESTANTS BEFORE. SO WHATS THE DIF? U JUST DONT LIKE HER BECAUSE OF WHO HER MOTHER IS, AND SHE SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED BECAUSE OF THAT. YOU SELF RIGHTOUS LOSERS NEED TO PUT YOURSELF IN HER SHOES AND THINK "WOULD I LIKE TO BE TREATED THAT WAY?" NO YOU WOULD NOT.... SO QUIT BASHING THE POOR GIRL. GEESH

    August 31, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  222. Spelling Police HQ

    To Ron: On behalf of the the Chief, I'd like to congratulate you on that catching of the grammar error. Keep up the good work.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  223. Ed Vargas

    perhaps the producers of the show wants this to be the end of it ; any low life can be a celebrity nowdays.
    It is a shame.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  224. Margaret

    The show should be renamed "Dancing with Supposed Celebrities"

    August 31, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  225. Dancing with the Dead

    Dancers walk warily down the street with the brim pulled way down low
    Ain't no sound but the sound of their feet, Rythmic Drum's ready to go
    Are you ready? Hey, are you ready for this?
    Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
    Out of the doorway the crowd runs to the sound of the beat, Yeah
    Another Show bites the dust
    Another Show bites the dust
    And another Show gone
    And another Show gone
    Another Show bites the dust
    Hey, I'm gonna get you too
    Another Show bites the dust

    How do you think I'm gonna get along without you when you're gone?
    You took me for everything that I had and kicked me out on my own
    Are you happy? Are you satisfied?
    How long can you stand the heat?
    Out of the doorway the crowd runs to the sound of the beat (Look out)
    Another Show bites the dust
    Another Show bites the dust
    And another Show gone
    And another Show gone
    Another Show bites the dust
    Hey, I'm gonna get you too
    Another Show bites the dust

    HEY
    Oh, take it
    Bite the dust
    Bite the dust yeah

    Hey
    Another Show bites the dust
    Another Show bites the dust, oh
    Another Show bites the dust, hey, hey
    Another Show bites the dust, heeeeey
    Oh, shoot out

    There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man and bring him to the ground
    You can beat him, you can cheat him
    You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down
    But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you
    I'm standing on my own two feet
    Out of the doorway the crowd runs, repeating the sound of the beat. Oh yeeeah
    Another Show bites the dust
    Another Show bites the dust
    And another Show gone
    And another Show gone
    Another Show bites the dust
    Hey, I'm gonna get you too
    Another Show bites the dust
    Shoot it
    Hey
    Alright

    August 31, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  226. mac

    I think "Judge Judy" would be a much more appropriate venue for Bristol (and Levi).

    After Tom Delay I gave up on "Dancing with the Stars". I see no reason now to come back. Fox' "So you Think you can Dance" has much much better dancing.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  227. CynicismAbounds

    I truly hope none of you have a teen daughter who someday comes home and tells you she's pregnant. That would truly be quite the reality check quite a few of you all seem to need. Nobody is perfect or wonderful or above anyone else. Not the Palins (notice that I've spelled that correctly), not the Obamas (also spelled correctly), and certainly not any of us here on this thread. The first rule of media is that any publicity is good publicity. DWTS has done exactly what it set out to do with this lineup. It got people talking; albeit in the most nasty way possible. May each of you hatemongers encounter someone today who is just as nasty to you or your child as you were in your posts to someone you don't even know.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  228. Marty

    Where are the stars?

    August 31, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  229. NW

    Dancing with the Stupids!!

    August 31, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  230. josh

    this has got to be the worst cast ever. We've gone from a show with people with real celebrity status doing something completely different, to reality wannabes, political opportunists, D list celebrities who need a career boost, and people that half of this generation have no idea who they are.

    Fail.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  231. Taffy

    I'll miss you, DWTS.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  232. Sally

    But I thought Bristol moved to her cushy condo in Anchorage to be 'independent?' She had a job, talked about going back to school (we know how important education is to the Palins since Mama never ever talks about it,) and wanted to raise her baby out of the spotlight. Lies all. The minute she kicked Ben out, and then Levi, she ran back to the compound so someone else could raise the child, just like Trig. Now she's running off to Hollywood to play 12 hours a day with some professional dancer. Goodness, could she be any more obvious in her dislike of mothering, not to mention school?
    And Lin, Obama's girls will never do reality TV. They, like Chelsea, will get their educations, including good college degrees, stay out of the limelight, get jobs, and get married when they are ready. All out of the media glare. It is possible to be the child of a famous person and grow up normally, with class.
    Had Bristol stayed in Anchorage, not arranging stupid magazine interviews and photo shoots, she would not be talked about. But the Palins thrive on the media...good or bad. If Sarah had class, she would have said, "No, thanks," to McCain. Any caring woman with a newborn and a pregnant young daughter would not have jumped at the chance to throw her family to the wolves. Not Sarah. She absolutely could not wait to get out of Alaska, no matter what it cost her family. Look what she has reaped. I hope she's proud of herself.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      Good post! And it is very true that you never hear anything about education in the Palin household. It was refreshing to read about Chelsea, who has prepared herself for the future, all out of the spotlight. She has a master's degree and, I believe, will be going for a Ph.D.
      I was hoping that Bristol would go to college or do something to better herself, but it looks as if she is headed in the wrong direction, just like her mother.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  233. steeve-o

    I hear this high pitched, grating sound echoing through my ears... it's the sound of DWTS scraping the bottom of the barrel with a flat sharpened chisel.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  234. LoopsFroot

    I am seeing more about the Republicans and Obama than I am about the actual contestants on the show. Again, did I miss something?

    August 31, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  235. Caroline M

    Dancing with the Stars just jumped the stark.. I'll be skipping this horendous line up this season..

    August 31, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  236. Patty

    Since when is Bristol Palin a star??? She's cute for sure, but a star?

    August 31, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  237. Gary Swanson

    OK, this might be impolite but I have to ask. Precisely what has Bristol Palin done to get all this publicity and attention, and I'm talking about the negative publicity as well as the positive, besides get knocked up out of wedlock as a teenager? Anything?

    August 31, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  238. countrygal

    I didn't watch last year because I wouldn't give Kate Gosselin or Pamela Anderson the time of day. I didn't think it could get any worse than that...wow, was I wrong!!! Bristol Palin...really??? Will someone please return that family to Alaska and shut the door already...I think Im gonna puke!!! And what show is worse than Kate Plus 8?? Why, Jersey Shore..and now you sick "The Situation" on us??? I don't think so...puking again...Brandy??? Did they let her out of jail just in time to appear on DWTS??? David Hasselhoff?? Can he get out of the bottle long enough to stand on his feet..never mind dance..Michael Bolton..why?? and Kurt Warner..say it isn't so???? Needless to say, I won't be watching.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  239. Beast4534

    Hey, when was the last time they had stars on this show. It's a stretch to call them stars, but....at least that Kate Gosselin ha-ore is not on it.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  240. Tom B

    Are you changing the name of the show ....were are the freakin STARS....teenage unwed mother makes you a star...hey maybe you'll get lucky..hasselhoff will drunk and have a romp with Palin

    August 31, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  241. MarineWill

    Some of you people are just brutal...funny, but brutal! I wish the young Palin the best, and hope she goes a different way than politics or trash reality TV star. But we Americans love train wrecks, and she is turning out to be a just that...a train wreck!

    August 31, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  242. MJ

    Palin is NOT a star peopel. UGH Her 15 minutes are so up. What is wrong with this country that a girl who's only claim to fame is not knowing how to use birth control and have an nutball for a mother gets to be on tv ??? This is why I don't watch the show.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  243. CJ

    Of course the selection of Bristol is meant to drive up ratings... who cares, its TV, that's what its all about and ultimately why everyone watches the show in the first place.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  244. Diane

    What a lousy lineup. This just shows that the producers are really getting desperate! The only one in the lineup I have any interest in seeing is Michael Bolton.. fantastic voice, we'll see if he can dance! I have watched this show less and less the last couple of seasons, this year I may just stop briefly as I click thru to something else. Bristol Palin? Puuuhhlease.... that's just pathetic.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  245. Timme62

    Maybe Bristol and The Situation will hook up. Trailer trash and Jersey Trash...sounds like a winning combo.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  246. Canuc_2009

    For better or worse, Jennifer Grey is frozen in time and mind from Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze. Hard to believe she is 50 ... guess I'm getting older too.

    Hope she does well.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  247. Trque01

    Too Funny.. It's amazing how political views have enter this post forum.. While I do agree that she is not a star or B-list star or even close to being a star, it will be fun to watch. @Republican1 you are an idiot..your post make no logical comparison.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  248. EY

    When the majority of the "star" cast are folks no one has heard of, maybe it's time to turn out the lights on the ol' mirror ball and end the show.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  249. rj williams

    pathetic

    August 31, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  250. RUSH

    Woot for jumping the shark – not even Palin's chest will keep people interested

    August 31, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  251. nick2

    Love the line up. A chance to see if there is any intelligent life in the Palin geneology. But seriously, the term 'celebrity' on Dancing With the Stars, is really tongue in cheek. What do you want to see: an obese housewife from central New Jersey? The fact is that almost always every contender is someone with a fading movie career, a public relations rehabilitation, an aging athlete, or a wannabe with a bit of skin in the game. I find it fascinating – perhaps the best of the reality shows, and extraordinarily difficult event for the amateurs. You gotta give it to them for sheer guts.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  252. k8

    Okay, so which one is the star....?

    August 31, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  253. Lucy L

    Just read over the list for DWTS show for this year. What a JOKE! It used to be a delight to watch, but feel
    they are going down hill now fast and they will hit bottom with a splate. S. Palin and her daughter are a disgrace
    to the female gender. They both should go back to Alaska, and again, maybe they don't want them up there either.
    Why must we continue to have that name pushed into our faces since McCain made the big mistake back two years
    ago. Guess we have him to blame. After viewing for a number of years this show, I DEFINITELY WILL NOT
    WATCH THIS YEAR!!!!.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  254. Dean

    DeLay and now Palin .Don't the producers realize that the American public have had enough trash politics and get back to reality.This sinks to a new low for what was once a great entertaining show.Thank god I have other programs to watch .Sure the hell won't be this one .

    August 31, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  255. Jeff

    When it comes to Bristol Palin, where are all The Kate Gosselin supporters who say "a single mom has to make money any way she can"?

    August 31, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  256. LauraP

    The word "star" is used very loosely,Rick Fox & Kurt warner were one time always in sports news. This show is for fun & entertainment.No real ,big stars would ever agree to be on this show - quasi-celelbrities are on.I have watched this show for years & will continue too !!! Enjoy & have fun waiting to see who will stumble & fall !!!

    August 31, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  257. bella

    think about it: Bristol is not there to make a name for herself, or to promote unwed mothers – she's there as a tool to keep her mother's name in the limelight.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  258. Debbie

    Unwed mothers are celebrities now? Looks like this show is on the decline . Maybe they should change the name since some of these contestants are definitely not STARS.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  259. WhyThink

    While I agree with many of you about the lack of credentials of some of the cast members, I find it interesting that many of you fail to see that this cast is one of the best ever for them. Politics aside, by placing Bristol in this cast, the producers have generated more pre-show publicity than any of the previous seasons. Morbid curiosity, the desire to see her fail, or actual respect for her will provide, at least for the short term, many more viewers than it won't. Since this show, as all of them, are based on ratings to drive advertising dollars, they had to do something outrageous to outdo last season's numbers. For them it is a win-win. So I'd be highly surprised if Palin, or "TheSituation" for that matter, are gone in the first couple of weeks.

    If you truly desire to see someone disappear from the spotlight, stop talking about them. If the network media outlets can't make money on person or story, it won't be around long. Enough said.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  260. Johnjon

    I've never seen "Dancing with the Stars" and when I heard Bristol Palin might be a contestant, I REALLY wasn't interested. Kurt Warner caught my attention though................ the man is HOT.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  261. RobJ

    Apparently you're a star if you've been on television for at least 15 minutes in the last 30 years. We should be seeing some folks from leave it to beaver and father knows best next season. Throw in a couple of folks from good times and the waltons and we've got a show.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  262. john

    I actually liked watching dancing with the stars but can no longer do so. I refuse to watch anything related to that jersey shore cast. Way to make more idiots of the world famous america!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  263. Tracy

    The Palins don't need comments on here to "bring them down", all they have to do is open their mouths and whatever comes out will do the job for them. PS: I'm a republican and I still think they're idiots

    August 31, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      Thank you. I am a Democrat, and if Palin ran as a Dem I could not support her.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  264. joe

    its bad enough we have to look at saras ugly mug.. now her Slu*ty daughter.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  265. Rich

    Putting any Palin on this show just displays its illegitimacy as a show to be taken seriously.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  266. Jim X

    I thought this show was about fun, entertainment, stars and dance, not political controversy. Bristol Palin is a dumb, uneducated teenager who is an unwed mother from a backwater town. The show had 50,000 other similar girls in the same situation in America to chose from. If getting pregnant is all it takes to be a star America today, the country is in the toilet worse than I thought. She is doing nothing more than fronting the family name for political gain. Mommy will be shown on every show. That is enough for me to avoid it like the plague. They have lost a viewer.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  267. Michael

    Do most of you people have a life outside of politics or what? The funny part is most of you are nothing but sheep that root for your political party like its a sports team. Regardless of how much both parties behave the same you people can't even see that you've been had. You have been divided and conquered by the corporations that own both parties and make you believe through the media they own that you have a choice. The right wing and the left wing is a JOKE you people are voting for 2 wings of the same bird get a clue you sheep.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  268. LB

    I thought that the name of the show is Dancing with the Stars. Palin isn't a start or really a public figure. Just some dummy daughter of a horrible politician who wasn't smart enough to use birth control.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  269. GoodAtheist

    The fact that Bristol Palin is doing this show is proof that, in politics, any exposure is good exposure. The conventional wisdom is that such publicity-seeking by Bristol is bad for her mother. The conventional wisdom must be wrong, because, if this would truly hurt her mother, her mother and the Republican party would not allow this. Politics and celebrity are becoming increasingly comingled.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  270. Mike

    I know who I'm voting for! (Go Bristol!!)

    August 31, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  271. SurRy

    Only in America (the land of family values) can an unmarried pregnant teenager be considered a "star"!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  272. swimtiger

    DWTS.....has finally ridden itself into the ground.....Let's call it...DWTD....Dancing with the Dead.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  273. Peter

    What a disappointing cast this time around. Especially Bristol Palin. What a joke. As long as she is on I won't be watching.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  274. Steffan Piper

    So far, this is the WORST ensemble of 'stars' this show has ever assembled. My god, with everyone scratching to get on this thing, the casting minds want to torture us - not put on a good show.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  275. macguysea

    Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars?!?.. She's NO STAR... This is nothing more than a publicity stunt and those who are bringing her on should be ashamed of themselves! Worthless trash.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  276. Ron

    I would give one of my fingers to watch her bust her A$$ on national TV.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  277. stu

    YAY joan & melissa r being replaced by Sara & Bristo!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  278. Mark

    I think they just lost viewers with this line-up of has beens...and Bristol Palin is famous for what–spreading her legs at 15 and getting knocked up. Those are absolutely the kinds of people we need to be pushing to our children..."Look honey, you go screw a loser and become a single parent at 16 and they will put you on TV and give you a crap load of money."

    August 31, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  279. Palins Rock

    Sarah Palin – the next President of the United States!!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  280. Chris

    With a mom who makes money, shouldn't she be taking care of her child? Like isn't that what happened, her mom failed with her so she got knocked up. Like mom like daughter, got that quitting spirit...

    August 31, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  281. John

    I didn't think Bristol was a star, but reading all these comments, you've made her one!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • hawkeye

      There is a difference between famous and infamous....Palin=Infamous. I feel some sense of pity for the family. But what is more interesting is the way the media is willing to utilize the Palin family to boost ratings. Of course Americans are willing to help them along because they really have forgotten how to think for themselves. I am glad that I will not live to see the demise of this country at the hands of the fringe elements and the ignorant.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Ashamed American

    What WONT a Palin female do for money?

    August 31, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  283. Soft Knutts

    I think the Palin's would do better on Jerry Springer instead of DWTS. They have more experience in the Springer area. Example: There inbred, carry the extra chromosome, and bumping around a 76 IQ.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  284. lillio

    Bristol Palin..seriously????? Momma Bear-a-cuda has taught her well how to be a mom..JUST SAY NO (to being there for your baby)

    A nation of uneducated lemmings that will watch and support this garbage. How about having people on that actually make the world a better place?

    August 31, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Those people are actually too busy trying to make the world a better place to put on dancing shoes.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  285. Dorrie

    Bristol Palin on "Dancing with the Stars"–disgusting–no shame ABC. I say we all write ABC and say NO–the only "good" besides their ratings would be free publicity for mom Sarah–and that's not good. I say write ABC and tell them you'll boycott the show if they insist on Bristol being on. Why o why is she on anyway? She's most certainly no star! Boycott!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Soft Knutts

      Do you think she would set an example for teenagers. Baby out of wedlock, IQ like her mama 76.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Dwayne

      Great, someone who calls themselves "Soft Knutts" criticizing someone else's intelligence. Like usual, a few early favorites (Brandy, Grey, Warner), as well as a few "I hope they don't get hurt" people. Not a big fan of the show, but I'll tune in once in a while to see the mayhem.

      August 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Chris

    Why don't ALL of you that just posted a comment stop watching television. There isn't one good program on television these days anyway.Television just sucks! No originality anymore. I think all the new producers and executives don't have a clue or better yet any NEW ideas so they all just put the same crap on television, and its just pathetic. So stop complaining about who is and should be on what show, and just turn off television and find something better to do with your life.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  287. 20something

    WAIT A SECOND! Don't you get it? The producers of Dancing with the Stars have accomplished what they set out to do, just look at all the comments....there talking about Palin, like her or not, shes got everybody talking about the show which in turn means people's curiosity will watch....if you havent figured it out, everything is about $$ and ratings....Producers=mission accomplished!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  288. Doofus2

    Bristol is HOT. Everytime I see her, I think of that movie scene where Jim Carey gets slapped in the elevator by the beautiful woman (Liar,Liar)

    August 31, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  289. Memaloose

    FUBAR!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  290. bailoutsos

    Actually, if you were stupid enough to watch the show in the first place, then you should still watch.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  291. bailoutsos

    Will her partner be a big forklift?

    August 31, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  292. Kelly

    What a pathetic cast? There are a couple of true stars............too bad I will not be watching this season. It is as bad as American Idol......

    August 30, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  293. B-Dog

    Has this show EVER had any real stars? Don't think so.
    Season 1
    Trista from the bachelor.. NO
    Evander Holyfield... NO
    Rachel Hunter ... 40 years ago maybe
    Joey Mcintyre... WHO?
    John O Hurley... The family feud guy?? Does that mean Richard Dawson is a star?
    Kelly Monaco.... WHO??

    Season 2
    A bunch of Nobodys and Jessica simpson's ex husbands brother?

    Season 3
    SLATER from SBTB!

    I'm bored already.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Lucy

    Bristol P. omg she is NO STAR at all, could they not find anyone else to dance? I hope she falls on her BUTT!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Suzanne

    Bristol might not be a star, but she is one of the few I heard off from the whole list.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Melissa

    This cast is even worse than the previous.
    David Hasselhof? Really? Out to prove he's even more of a moronic loser than everyone already thinks?

    August 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Marta

    Republican 1 the name Palins does NOT have an apostrophe. Palins indicates PLURAL, NOT POSSESSIVE CASE. Otherwise, it would be "Leave the Palin's (what???) alone. (What do they have that you want us to leave alone?)

    August 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Scott

    For this season rename the show "biggest losers" or maybe "Fame – the Second 15 Minutes".

    August 30, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Nacho Mama

    Hasselhoff is exactly the type they need to be casting, washed-up but still kind of relevant. Jennifer Grey? Seriously, another dancer? I'll forgive Henderson's dance experience as she's almost as old as Betty White and her experience is really more Lawrence Welk than Bob Fossi. Fox and Warner? The athletes are so much fun. Bolton, meh. Cho, meh. Reality nobodies-meh, OH DEAR GOD, NO! I wish they'd cast Levi. The young man needs the money.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Phil Uranium

    Will this one be the short bus version of DWTS?

    August 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • hawkeye

      Yes...you would be correct, so bring a helmet and sit back and enjoy this show, they were put here for our entertainment......

      August 31, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  301. sonia

    with a line up like that ,its a desaster.....i wont be watching any more...noooooooo thancks

    August 30, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Mike L

    Every year DWS seems to put on an aged star, a pop icon, a sport star, and someone who shouldn't be on at all. Bristol Palin fits the later. She is a kid who's values and sensibility are questionable and who's mom probably felt it would be a great "opportunity" to further herself and make a few bucks. Jeeze lets add some class for once. Hopefully, her less significant other won't be allowed to profit as well by showing up too.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Nina

    You know, I've always been a fan of the show. I love the dancing, Tom's excellent hosting skills, and Bruno's wild and crazy metaphors. Gotta say though, I'm not exactly thrilled with the cast this year. I mean, Bristol Palin?! What's this chick famous for? Oh yeah, she got knocked up and had a kid. If people like this are the "stars" people are referring to, I can't imagine what'll come next. That is, if the show lasts that long...

    August 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Oscar

    W T F........

    August 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  305. JohnP

    if she wins (not!) , Bristol could use the proceeds to buy herself a chin

    August 30, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  306. John

    Bristol Palin IS NOT A STAR so want she doing on the show. All Bristol Palin is is a girl who had a baby and not being married,and didn't finish high school i didn't know that make her a star.And i won't be watching the show this fall,or till she get kick off. Her and her mother need too go back too Alaska and stay there.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnP

      I have to disagree. She has the same qualification as many of the other wannabe female celebrities out there. All she had to do was spread her legs and *poof* instant fame. what a loser....lol

      August 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  307. sunsohot

    DWTS is a reality show after all.....

    August 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Wall Flower

    Wow! What was that crashing sound? OH...It's your ratings falling through the floor. I barely watched when you had that obnoxious Melissa Rycroft. When I turned on the TV and saw Kate Gosselin, I stopped watching. This year I just won't bother to tune in AT ALL. I would like to see Jennifer Grey and Florence Henderson, but I simply cannot stomach Palin and Hasselhoff. They are reason enough to not watch. Losers, has-beens, wanna-bes, and publicity hounds. Great way to appeal to your audience....NOT.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • LIARS

      First- due to the time commitment and low pay off this show provides, no "A-Listers" will ever be on DWTS. Embrace it people.
      Second- Every season you hear "oh loooord they are scraping the bottom of the barrel an this is the WORST CAST EVER and I'm never watching again" yet its still one of the highest rated shows on TV
      Third- Last year when Kate was on it tromping around like a large African water animal, every single message board I read said they would NEVER watch until she was gone yet week after week the ratings were higher and higher while this train wreck stayed.
      Finally- I watch this show for the pro's. Watching them make dancers out of even second rate stars is a great way to spend my Mondays

      August 31, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Hawkeye

      If this is the way you spend your Monday nights you really need to evaluate your value to society......go to school, get a degree.....do something that serves mankind.....

      August 31, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • LIARS

      Gee Hawkeye ...obviously I'm undereducated and stoooopid because I dont go out saving the world every Monday night. Get OVER yourself you have absoultely no idea based on my post my level of education, societal commitment, charity designs or job discription. You can deduce perhaps that I am able to make logic out of a sea of emotional claptrap and that I dont like to go out on Monday nights....other than that you're guessing....If I were to guess I would probably think you were an uptight snob...but that would hardly be fair since I've only got a sentence to work with now would it?

      August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Barret

    I'm pretty excited about Bristol Palin on the show. She very much qualifies as a star. Great choice!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lionsmane

      Hmmmm your idea of a star must be when you look at the sky.
      I always thought a star was someone who could act, sing, dance.
      But you go ahead and try to get the ratings by watching this 19 yr old who should be home taking care of her kid and get her arsh out of the limelight. Guess the pay is better than food stamps.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • iris

      Look like you don't know the meaning of "Star". No she is not one.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Darrell

      Not going to find too many Bristol Palin fans on a CNN blog. I wish they would show who is paired with who. She will probably last halfway through the show. Can't be much worse than Kate.

      August 31, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  310. butchm

    Does Bristol mean "double chin" in Eskimo?

    I bet she quits half way through.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Barbara

    What on earth are the producers thinking??? they really are on a downward spiral with this selection. I feel sorry for the genuinely talented dancing professionals who have had the series hijacked. The political overtone that introduces Bristol (poor pawn in the chess game aka Glenn Beck's 'I have a Scheme....') to the show is a complete turn-off. The BBC have obviously have been given their choices, 'take it, or leave it'. There are clearly lots more important things I need to be watching, but this was one show that used to be really enjoyable...........sad.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Jonny

    My only direction to the show is: something very low cut for Palin. I'd like an opportunity for some slipping out for those amazing ta-tas.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Sue

    I have always been a big fan and always looked forward to another season, but not this year! Horrible picks!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      I agree with Sue. This is a really bad line-up. I have enjoyed the show in the past, but probably won't watch it this time around. The other problem with the show is that truly poor dancers have been saved while good ones have gone early. This is due to popularity rather than talent. Time for a change DWTS.

      August 31, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  314. pooonthis

    bristol is gonna get pregnant again while dancing. then during her routine a baby will pop out and levi will come to propose again, then they'll break up. it's all fixed.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  315. At home in ATL

    No matter who wins, one loser for sure is Palin's son. She may end up being a decent dancer, but decent Mom? I think not.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Come on folks. They get paid to do the show. I am a working mother and my children are fine. I don't think she is a star but will give her a chance. I am excited to see Kurt Warner, Rick Fox, Jennifer Grey and the rest of the cast.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Cannot abide sarah, but the attacks on Bristol are really uncalled for. Does she belong on this show – well she belongs on it as much as some of the others that have appeared (for whatever that's worth!). Attacking her as an unfit mother is totally out of line. No one here has any idea what kind of mother is she. Lots of single parents work and for her this is a job. A pretty well paying job I would imagine.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  316. BeckFastPaws

    When I heard that Palin was going to be on, I was hoping for Michael, the only Palin that matters.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Stephen

    These are stars? This has to be the worst list. When is this show going to get the A listers. These washed up has been's make me not want to watch the show.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  318. rd from vt

    I was hoping they would pick Glenn Beck! I heard he was half black, I bet he can dance.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Rich

    Last season they had Kate Gosselin. This season it's gonna be Bristol Palin. I don't see this show lasting too many more seasons. And it was reported on another website that one of the professional dancers, Edyta Sliwinska, was released from the show today. She's been with DWTS for all 10 seasons that it has aired (she's the only pro that's been there for the entire run of the show). Oh, well. Just another reason to pop a movie in the DVD player on the nights this bomb will be airing.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  320. wilson

    Well, they are certainly scraping the bottom of the barrel now. I would rather watch a circus of dancing elephants.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  321. mjm

    one other thing I hope Derrick does not get teamed up with Bristol for he will have not chance of winning if he does.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Ichi

    "Audrina Patridge – The “Hills” alum looks to extend her 15 minutes of fame."

    this made me lol hard

    August 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  323. mjm

    While I do not think Bristol belongs on DWTS, She sadly wont be the first one leaving. They were keep her around for a bit.
    Yuck!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  324. betty

    cant wait to see bristol never have watched the show before I know she will do as well as anyone. all are just jealous of her. no one is perfect in this world all make mistakes , go girl

    August 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • wilson

      What's the matter Betty, do you have a shortage of role models in your life?

      August 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      Betty, please trying some reading comprehension.
      The show is "Dancing With the Stars". People are objecting to Bristol Palin because she is NOT a star. She known as the unwed teenage daughter of a politician and her fake engagement to her boyfriend to try to clean the whole knocked high school girl thing. There is nothing "star" worthy about Bristol Palin.
      But if you think there is please explain.
      PS All I can say is what a hypocritic Sarah is for always attacking Levi Johnson as "Hollywood" and chastising hime fro bbeing in the spotlight.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  325. NyteShayde

    Well, I won't be watching this season. What a crappy lineup

    August 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  326. B-Dog

    I don't watch this F'ing show... I find it just a bit retarded and I can't understand what the hell those British guys are saying. Having said that, Bristol has an AMAZING rack, and I'll TIVO it just so I can see her outfits. Anyone with me on this one?? Amazing rack for Bristol?

    August 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  327. tyrone

    I thought the show was dancing with the stars, that palin girl is not a star,how did she get on the show

    August 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Richard from Chattanooga

    This show is turning out to be more like Dancing with the "Dysfunctionals. I knew someday I'd get my 15 minutes!! Where do I sign up?

    August 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  329. gingersnap

    Shouldn't Little Miss Palin be caring for her bundle of joy?? This is the absolute worst line up I've ever heard.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Bill

    This cast looks to be like a season long demolition derby

    August 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Dave

    Bristol dancing = value of CCN reporting – both seriously flawed

    August 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard from Chattanooga

      Then don't watch the show or read CNN. It's that simple. I myself aren't impressed with either but I'm still interested in seeing what's happening.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trev-Roc

      I suppose you are more of a Fox Opinion kinda guy. Enjoy your unsubstantiated fear mongering. Try formulating opinions based on your own research. Chain emails from your friends do not count

      August 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Robert Warner

    Conservatives discredit themselves when they support the embarrassment to our democracy that calls itself Palin.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlackDiamond

      While I don't disagree with your assessment, I must point out that we don't live in a Democracy, we live in a Republic.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      I've had this discussion with folks endlessly – amazing that probably 95% of Americans would say we live in a democracy. Since we are nit-picking here: "In the United States, James Madison defined 'republic' in terms of representative democracy as opposed to direct democracy"

      August 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  333. bondo

    bottom of the barrel not that it was deep to begin with

    August 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Michael

    Bristol Palin? For real? How is she a "star?" This show seriously needs to change its name. Doesn't make sense at all. I know more about Levi than I do her.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Mark S

    Did not think the show could get worse after Cloris Leachyuck.
    But it has and I'm not watching

    August 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  336. joan

    Jennifer Grey is the only one I would care to watch. However, I am not willing to sit through the rest of them to see her perform. Sorry, DWTS is off my list of shows to watch.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  337. DrFood

    Get sour cream in your fish taco. Provided your mom is a raving nutter, you too can be a star!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trev-Roc

      There goes one of my favorite menu items. Thanks for the visual.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  338. fedupwithpalins

    I can see this being the last year for Dancing With The Stars. Stooping low enough to have Bristol Palin (by the way not a star) on the show just because her mom thinks she is a Star Politician. She is a quitter. Left the Alaska Govenership before the end of her term. I give Bristol 2 weeks and she is gone.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Louise

    I can honestly say that I will not be watching this season. Bristol Palin is NOT a star, and The Situation? Talk about a train wreck. It's time for the show to end ... they really have reached the bottom of the barrel this season!!!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Jeff

    Just to show you...CNN has probably never heard of Jersey Shore.

    The news article that talks about Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino...says he is from "The Jersey Show."

    August 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Ooops...looks like the news writer caught it...it was just changed to Jersey Shore.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  341. J. Nichols

    Well, count me out for this season, at least until Palin go back to Ak hopefully FOREVER!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Phill

    Briston is no celebrity.....neither is her mother. She needs to go to college or get a real job and stop trying to extend the 15 min of fame from her mother which should have ended in November of 08. How embarrassing for this child when he grows up and see's all the hoopla about his parents when he was just a baby.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Katy

    Brandy – okay
    Jennifer Grey – awesome!
    Margaret Cho – could be interesting
    Audrina Patridge – give me a break!
    Florence Henderson – dark horse
    Bristol Palin – hopefuilly the first to go since I WILL NOT WATCH AS LONG AS SHE IS STILL ON THE SHOW

    Michael Bolton – snore
    Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – cringe
    David Hasselhoff – eeeewwwwwww
    Kurt Warner – hmmmmm.....we'll see
    Kyle Massey – won't last long
    Rick Fox – only eye candy for women this time around

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Comanche Blue Fire

      Typical liberal comment.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tena

      Katy...totally agree!

      August 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ackami

      Havent watched DWTS since Emmitt won....the casting has been uninteresting to put it mildly. This season's cast simply reinforces the knowledge that I am not missing much (but, maybe I will sneak a peak at Rick and Kurt...just to see the tushes wiggle)

      August 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Pretty good assessment overall, I more or less agree. Bristol is not a star, she's an unwed teen mom whose own mother happens to have successfully extended her 15 minutes of fame way too long. Now Sarah on the show, that would be interesting!

      August 31, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • bcd1026

      You're lying abot not watching and you know it!

      August 31, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  344. Dionne

    BRISTOL PALIN - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  345. PR

    BORING! This has got to be the worst group so far. Mostly a bunch of has-beens and a couple of wanna-be's. And then there is Bristol...a trampy teen unwed mother...what a lousy selection...hopefully she gos first. Glad that CBS has their comeides on Monday night, won't be watching DWTS this season.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Penny

      I total agree with your statement. I was thinking the same thing as they were announcing the cast. I was really diappointed!! A bunch of has beens!! I have watched this show every season but I won't even waste my time this year!

      August 31, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  346. Phoenix#

    Another stellar cast, not! The only one that would make me watch is Kurt Warner, he is a class act and is greatly missed in Phoenix, almost everyone else is just a pubilicity seeker hoping to extend their 15 seconds of fame regardless of their lack of talent or someone wanting to jump start their failing careers. I wish the best of luck to Florence, Brandy and Jennifer I hope they do well, whether or not David Hasselhoff can stay sober through the show is anyone's guess, Bristol should be kicked off early send sent packing back to Alaska where she belongs.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Tom B

    I was an big fan untilnow. Whats the matter, can't find any real stars?

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Mary S.

    Oh, so now the Pentecostal religion allows dancing – nothing like living up to your beliefs, Bristol.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      Blow with the wind is their motto. More money to be made in the lower 48, quit the gov's job and go for it. Never mind the pledge you took to serve the people of Alaska.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  349. Cheryl

    I wish Bristol and her Mom would do the Time Warp right on back to the days when the most they could hope for was seeing themselves on "COPS".

    August 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Bob

    Dear advertisers: My eyeballs won't be watching. Got that?
    Geez talk about jumping the shark!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      What a joke for a line up!! I used to at least stop past and see a good looking woman dancing! This line up couldn't be worse for that! Wow, what a pile of poo!!! What's with all the nobodies? Seriously!?!?! There is like two or three people on this list that have had any kind of career....Knight Rider, Brady Bunch, and Football and what? Oh, the rest are all washed up has been's or never will be's!

      August 31, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  351. TheSituation

    It is "Jersey Shore", not "Jersey Show". Ummm.... HELLLOOOOO!!!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikiejoe

      Who cares? Jersey garbage is what it should be called...hey, you aren't part of that "trailer trash" that loves reality TV are you?

      August 31, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobthesnob

      Jersey show....Jersey shore.....crap is crap no matter how you spell it Guido....

      August 31, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      ......Dude....Seriously?!

      August 31, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  352. Kerry Berger

    So Bristol Palin, whose only claim to fame is to be an unwed mother now is part of the cast of dummies on "Dancing with the Stars." Wow, how we manage television to the lowest common denominator in this nation. It is truly pathetic. Money matters over substance.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jana

      The lowest common denominator couldn't be on the show because he and his family are too busy vacationing in Martha's Vineyard.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Mc

      Jana, are you 12?

      August 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikiejoe

      I'd say the lowest common denominator in the US is ANYONE that watches any of that reality TV trash. If all you are looking for is entertainement...why not play with your kids...take a walk with your spouse/girlfriend/friend...find somehting that has value? Reality TV was developed for and is sustained by what many of you call trailer trash...if the shoe fits...I'm just saying...

      August 31, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  353. Bo

    Palin is not a celebrity! She got knocked up and has an idiot mom...thats all she is...people need to realize this.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jana

      She's on the show and you're not!!!!!

      August 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • pooonthis

      i agree. why does the media keep on glamorizing teen moms and out of wedlock births like they are the mesiah now???

      August 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chrissy

      You got that right Bo! I am wondering what they will even put behind her name? "Daughter of a idiot" " Unwed Mother" or "the woman Levi almost married twice?? What a joke, I promise NOT to watch one episode this year & I loved that show.

      August 31, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric Nicolas

      Hey, now – an idiot mom who served a full half-term as Alaska's governor!

      August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Hey Ron, why not make fun of her for multiple use of exclamation points? !!!!!! But at least she used an apostrophe correctly. Also, to deconstruct, a HOE is a garden tool. Drop the "E" to get the word you REALLY want. And finally, the saying would be "That you CAN take the out of trailer park....." (The second part would be "But you CAN'T take the trailer park out of the ." Nice to see, Ron, that hate (and ignorant grammar) is not just a conservative / republican trait.

      August 31, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • para cleanse

      Hawkeye I love your post. Why do people fail to remember that it took mama grizzly six schools to get a 4 year degree. It is amazing how stupid Americans are becoming. The Palins are laughing all the way to the bank and criticizing anyone with an ounce of intelligence.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • LW

      Bill ... people who correct grammar on comment boards are annoying. Go teach an English class.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  354. phil

    I thought it was Dancing with the "Stars" It looks like they broke thru the bottom of the barrel and have begun to dig

    August 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Ohsnap!

    Florence Henderson has been trying to get on since day one. She finally made it.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Doug

    Amen to that ... I just wonder if she's pregnant again... That would be really funny !

    August 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  357. markpgh

    Dancing With The Stars....is Bristol a star? I don't think so. Definitely had enough of her and her family.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danisa from Alabama

      I want to know where I can sign up. If Bristol Palin is a star then anybody should be allowed to be on the show. I sure could use the money they pay to these people.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim S.

      Love that one..."you and the rest of the liberals make it your goal in life to take the Palin's down ".
      What, does it look like the Palins need any help going down? They seem to doing a great job of getting trashier and trashier all by themselves. But hey– you just keep looking up to them, I'm sure they're your idols. You and everyone else in your trailer park.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfaphoto

      The Palins are trailer trash with a more expensive house. Bristol does not deserve to be on this show. All she did was get pregnant. What kind of a message does that send. Teen gets pregnant. Gets on Dancing. The producers should be ashamed.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      kcloan – Nah, they do a good enough job on their own. We just like to watch and laugh.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Republican1

      Why not let a barely 20-something make a buck? Didn't the Clinton's ($3M wedding?) and Obamarosa (debt before presidency (I used to capitalize it when Reagan was the man))? Better her than the liberal millionaires that deflect the heat by claiming charitable efforts.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andsor

      She's as much of a star as my lawnmower is a washing machine. This screams as a desperate ploy for ratings

      August 31, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      Why am I the only one smart enough to see kcloan's spelling error? "yeah ... you and the rest of the liberals make it your goal in life to take the Palin's down !" The "Apostrophe 'S'" signifies either possession or 'is'. I'm glad to see the Palins fans aren't exactly the brightest.

      August 31, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
    • wgf

      Republican1 - As opposed to what ? The uncharitable Republican millionaires that whine about paying taxes because they think the "drickle down" from their incomes fulfills their debt to society ?

      August 31, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Why is Palin even on "Dancing with the stars"? She is not a TV celebrity or reality star she is just the daughter of the quitter queen who stepped down for $$$ in her book deal she couldn't take as governor. The Palin's prove over and over again to be money grubbers whose "white trash" values are being promoted around the country.
      Anyone think Bristol will quit half way through her contract with "Dancing"? After all she has followed her mothers history of pregnancy before marriage.

      August 31, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • tm

      doesnt BP have a child to raise. family values and all or is she too busy hanging out with the hollywood crowd.
      like how she doesnt use her moms name for opportunity. or how she wants to be protected from that nasty media.

      August 31, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Ron – an apostrophe "S" - that is the your big "not bright" argument? Tell you what – go through all the "liberal" postings, and all the "Conservative" postings. Tell me which one has zero grammar errors or spelling errors. I am guessing both sides have equal number of people that can't type, spell, or do not punctuate correctly. Or, keep your blinders on. Your choice.

      And to everyone complaining about Bristol not being a star. Well, for better or worse, she is a star. Who made her a star? The media-looking to create emotion (either patriotism, hatred, or general interest). You know who else made her a star? Each of you that are complaining about her. You click on every one of the stories about her. You read, you complain, you post, you complain about her around the water cooler. You ask "who cares?" It shows that you actually do in order to have an emotional reaction. The opposite of "love," or even "like" is not hate, but is apathy. If you did not care, you would have never clicked on the article or posted to begin with. Chances are, you will even watch DWTS just to root against her. She is a celebrity, you helped create her. Now, deal with it like an adult.

      August 31, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • LoopsFroot

      I thought we were talking about Dancing With The Stars, not politics...did I miss something?

      August 31, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • JKS

      It is NOT just liberals who think the Palins are money grubbing trailer trash. I have voted Republician in every election I have ever voted in and I think they are everything that is wrong with my party. They do not represent my family values. I despise the Clintons, but Chelsa has handled herself with more grace and class than I though possible from someone in that family. She went to college, worked hard, got a job, got married and has stayed out of papers like the Enquirer, unlike Bristol. To me it seems like in the Palin family children are convienent photo ops, not something you spend time raising. Oh and Bristol Palin opened herself up for criticisim the minute she choose to put herself in the public eye. Everyone in the entertainment industry gets criticised, if she did not want that she should have gone to college, been a mother to her child, and stayed out of the "reality" spotlight. I have to agree she does not belong on this show. She has done nothing to earn her way into the category of "star" (of course I also don't think most of the rality show people belong in this category either, but I guess at least they have been on TV). Being given something for nothing is not what I believe this country should be about.

      August 31, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      I think this program like Idol is past its prime and should be put out of its misery. No, Bristol Palin is not a star. I won't be watching.

      August 31, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Hey RON, thanks for the English lesson. Now go back to reading your dictionary so you can come up with really interesting words that nobody has ever heard, and use them in a sentence to make yourself look more intelligent than you really are.
      What a piece of work you are. Another Socialist wanting to help out huh? You know the IRS does take donations. Why don't you get out your checkbook and write a big ol' fat one to Uncle Sam so you can put your money where your mouth is?
      If not then shut the hell up.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • ann

      anyone can become star or celebrity now a days, didnt you see the guy who quit job on plane is a celebrity now, how cannot this right wing circus family is not celebrity, there are so many dumb a$$ in repubs who can make them famous.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • TXGuy

      It's all about the money for the Palin family. If Sarah looked like Madeline Albright she'd be no-wheresville.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Bulloch

      My thoughts exactly! If being an unwed teenage mother makes you famous, then 1/2 of AR are superstars!!!

      August 31, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather Jeane

      Is she a "star?" No. Neither was Kate. Every year they include someone to annoy the daylights out of the public because an annoyed public is a watching public, like it or not. They can only hope that Bristol is as bad a dancer as Kate (is that even possible?) so that she also contributes that "can't turn away from the train wreck" that brought in the ratings last year.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • phyl

      I agree. They really should rename the show "Dancing With the Has Beens or Wannabes! Out of the whole bunch I think only 3-4 deserve to be on. Jennifer Grey Margaret Cho, Michael Bolton, & maybe Kurt Warner or Florence Henderson. The rest, especially Bristol Palin can just go away.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      ......Bristol Palin a "star"........jesus! I can only imagine a ton of people will tune to watch....simply for the gag factor! Gotta hand it to the producers.................we're certainly creating the buzz they were hoping for........yo Birstol, break a leg........seriously........break a leg and pack it in ice in Alaska!

      August 31, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Yeah i think all of America has had enough of seeing the Palins. DWTS just sealed their fate.....sad

      August 31, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Ron (apostrophe king).
      You wrote, "Ron

      Why am I the only one smart enough to see kcloan's spelling error? "yeah ... you and the rest of the liberals make it your goal in life to take the Palin's down !" The "Apostrophe 'S'" signifies either possession or 'is'. I'm glad to see the Palins fans aren't exactly the brightest."

      "Palins fans" needs an apostrophe. Either Palin's fans if talking about one Palin, or Palins' fans if you're talking about more than one. Good one with your "aren't exactly the brightest." Good zing.

      August 31, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • NYgirl

      The girl's sole claim to fame is the inability to use a condom.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      @kcloan................... they don't need any help.... doing just fine taking themselves down. Get off your high-horse.

      August 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike in KC

      The show needs to be changed to Dancing with the Star-has beens and Star-wannabes.
      Being famous for having a mother who gives 'Airheads' a bad name, or doing one guest spot on 'Real life of a Teenage Mother' does not make you a star.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Dave

    PLEASE!!! Can anyone stick their finger down my throat farther to help me vomit faster.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • JImS.

      Dave, I busted a gut on that one. Hilarious, and I so agree. And here I'd thought up till now Bristol seemed to have more sense than the rest of them. Wrong.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Who decided Bristol Palin was a celebrity?
      Why do we the public allow these nobodys to be forced down our throats?
      How dare they put this trollop in the same company as "the Hoff"....

      August 31, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      C'mon, guys – there was a dancing pig on the Muppet show. Bristol Palin on DWTS? SO been there, done that!!

      August 31, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      241 responses talking about how they (a) are not interested, (b) won't watch the show, or (c) want to correct another poster's grammar in the most juvenile way possible. Yeah, I'm sure you're all not going to watch the show. Right.

      Believe it or not, ABC doesn't expect you to like all of the celebrities they sign on. They don't even expect you to like one of the dozen. They just expect you to click on any link with DWTS (as you've already done) and tune in for the two shows a week (which I bet you all will).

      August 31, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • pete

      If Palin is on the floor, they will have to change the name of the show to "Dancing with the Lard".

      August 31, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • NY

      Hopefully palin & that jersey dumbo dude will be voted off first so we can enjoy watching the REAL STARS and not WANNAB'S. Both of you please crawl back under the rock you surfaced from.

      August 31, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      I have to agree with you on this one Dave. They couldnt have picked a worse line up of"stars"..hahahahaha, since when was Crystal Palin a star? Anyway, disgusting!

      August 31, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      oops, I meant Bristol....see, she is such a star i couldnt even remember her name! I am a huge fan of DWTS and I will not be watching this season AT ALL. It will serve them right when their ratings fall drastically because of this seasons choices.

      August 31, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • LIARS

      First- due to the time commitment and low pay off this show provides, no "A-Listers" will ever be on DWTS. Embrace it people.
      Second- Every season you hear "oh loooord they are scraping the bottom of the barrel an this is the WORST CAST EVER and I'm never watching again" yet its still one of the highest rated shows on TV
      Third- Last year when Kate was on it tromping around like a large African water animal, every single message board I read said they would NEVER watch until she was gone yet week after week the ratings were higher and higher while this train wreck stayed.
      Finally- I watch this show for the pro's. Watching them make dancers out of even second rate stars is a great way to spend my Mondays

      August 31, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather Jeane

      Holy Cow Liars, who do you think you are? Making calm, logical comments on a CNN discussion?! ;p

      August 31, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • WasillaPricilla

      Wouldn't "strong family values" entail being a mother to your one year old fatherless child, instead of dancing like a jackwagon on television

      August 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Yahodi McPherson

      A dancing Palin.....I think I just threw up a little.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Yahoodi McPherson

      Well the good news is DWTS is the final desperate act of a has-been. After shaking her booty for bucks we can only hope Bristol and tramp mom will dog sled off into the sunset quietly slaughtering bears for fun and profit.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Hawkeye

      Just remember everyone, God put them here for our entertainment.........relax and enjoy the circus.

      August 31, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Glad to help Dave, then you can choke me too. And Bristol said Levi was the publicity hound. Bow Wow!

      August 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eli Stone

      So which one of these LOSERS are we supposed to believe are Stars?

      August 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnnyB

      You people obviously don't understand how TV ratings work...appeal to the lowest common denominator...sizzle over steak...have fun with it;don't analyze it, its TV for cripe sake!

      August 31, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joanie

      Oh Dave, I so understand where you are coming from......Palin in there...give me a friggin break....bad enough we have to see her duranged mother on TV....why can't she just go away and let us be....

      August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubba

      I can't believe they're going to have AUDRINA on the show – she's a bigger nobody than even the Palin kid!

      August 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbi

      How on earth are they going to keep Hasselhoff sober for the entire taping of each show?

      August 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs

      Hey, could someone tell me how many people – military and civilians – died in Iraq or Afghanistan today? No? Oh ok, sorry to bother you...

      August 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • WhatsUp

      This should help i thank Kate showed her how to dance win they were camping this summer. she showed Mommy bear how to dance to I thank they are going on the road and be called the three dance less MOMS. The worst part is mom will be there to.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Best response yet. Guess there will be no argument over what to watch this season on TV, No need to watch DWTS as this show has degraded to pure crap with this line up....

      August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darkheart

      Michael Bolton, that F-ing a$$ clown..
      I thought that this show was called Dancing With The STARS. I see no Stars in the lineup.
      I see a bunch of washed up actors a couple of forgotten actors, a kid no one seems to know who he is and the daughter of a crazy woman who was so stressed out, she couldn't finish her term as govenor.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Giuliani's daughter - She should be on DWTS, she is a celebrity shoplifter.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Bristol Palin...a celebrity? Excuse me! She's a teenage mom....NOT a celebrity!!!!!

      August 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bricz

      So when are they going to release the names of these ****STARS****

      August 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      all the comments I am reading sound like a bunch of rude people just wanting to put other people down...half of the idiots can't even spell and who are any of you to determine who is actually a "star" someone on t.v. or a popular public image can be a star...you see these people on t.v. on a regular basis...like it not people...they are considered stars!!!!

      August 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • gb

      I agree with you. I normally like this program but I believe I will have to skip this season.

      September 1, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred L. Fraud

      Dave – How about a "Richard" instead?

      September 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Thomas H.

    It's not as though she were busy doing something else like, oh I don't know, raising a child or anything. I'm sure she can ditch the kid with the same nanny Sarah leaves her little one with while she's off peddling "family values" to the country. I just hope the nanny isn't an illegal...

    August 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Jerry

    Maybe reality TV is addicting.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  361. la

    Bristol? Really why is she even famous?!!!! She should focus on her child and possibly pursue a real education. But hey she is the daughter of a college drop-out and governor quitter! The Palins need to quit already!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  362. bailoutsos

    Will her partner be a forklift?

    August 30, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  363. bailoutsos

    Will her partner be the forklift?

    August 30, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  364. bailoutsos

    Actually, if you were stupid enough to watch the show in the first place, the you should still watch.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  365. liberalvegan

    she never had a chance at winning the top spot and will quit halfway through to pursue a book deal

    August 31, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  366. Ron

    @republican1
    Wow what a comeback. That was the greatest line I have ever heard. NOT!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  367. Lee Bartholomew

    So Palin ruins a family because she complains about Levi doing the same thing she's going to do? I'm think Sarah forced the matter. Levi was after all making money to support the kid...

    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  368. Dale

    Wow. I heard they just replaced Bristol Palin with Michelle Obama. Now that will run a thrill up a lot of legs on this blog.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  369. Michael

    She is not running for anything so save you political BS for somewhere else this is just a familiy show.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  370. Lin

    Wow! You people are really mean! I voted for Obama too, but jeez! I would hope people would not be so nasty if his children are ever on a reality show.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  371. Rob

    So when is odumbo going to be on DWTS? He's such a reality (rhymes with bore) that, between the View, and his infomercial he bought to "sell" himself prior to the election, plus all the various "speeches" that he reads from a teleprompter, he loves to see himself on TV. OH wait, he'll not be on DWTS because he can't see the teleprompter while he's dancing!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  372. Timme62

    No not illegal, probably just some down on their luck Eskimo that they could hire cheaply.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  373. Sally

    I think one of Sarah's sisters is raising the children.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  374. Making a point

    Cause Bush's appearances on fishing shows and Dr.Phil bettered our country.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  375. Doug

    Wrong show Rob, the show that Obama, Van Jones, William Ayers, and Rev. Wright will be on is called "Dancing with the Saul's. Its a battle of which Saul Alinsky desciple can best dance around the truth and how much stimulus money they can give to their liberal friends to pocket or keep their jobs like Obama's brother in law.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  376. Carol

    What is the obsession with the teleprompter? All presidents and people who have to give speeches use one. Do you think they can memorize 30 minutes worth of information?????? Give me an example of one president who never used a teleprompter. Obama has town hall meetings in which he does not use one and answers questions for over 30 minutes, unlike some repulses I know.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  377. Greedy Old People (GOP)

    I bet Barack would dance circles around this pale pasty supertramp. It is too bad that Greedy Old People Party have to send their kids out to dance for their supper. How much is enough for these Greedy Old People?

    August 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  378. makinit

    So if you republicans are so great then why couldn't you even beat a black guy with a funny name and no experience......

    August 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Suzi

    I agree with you 100%. What really makes me laugh is that the people that vote redumblicans into office probably can't even memorize their own drivers license number. Yet they make comments about teleprompters and notes that every public speaker uses.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  380. SurRy

    Because Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity told them so!

    August 31, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  381. Hillcrester

    Just recognize that liberal, Black, educated Obama will be criticized for everything and anything. Bush slept through the first days of Katrina, and Obama is criticized for not sucking up all the BP oil flow. Bush had wice as many vacation days at this time in the presidency as Obama (and went to sleep early every night) but Obama gets criticized for a vacation. Obama's judicial nominations are held up as "payback" by that butthole McConnell, even though the Dems conformed twice the percentage of Bush's judges. There is an obsession with birth certificates, using a teleprompter, not being "churchy" enough, etc. Its all bullcrap, with more to come if the GOPhers get control of the House and can launch investigations with subpoena power. Expect more "Vince Foster" type delusional/deliberate slanders. Fight to re-elect Dem legislators!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Hawkeye

    My guess is that the Obama children would never show up on a reality show. Just like you will likely never see John McCain's children on a reality show or George Bush's children because regardless of political affiliation they have class and education.....something that the Palin family apparently lacks. You need to remember that it took "moma bear" six colleges to get a degree, so they say. Still haven't seen the transcript. Oh well...some folks just don't have any self respect.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Double_Standards

    Hawkeye – ummm, Obama hasn't released his transcripts either. He also hasn't released his thesis. Some of have knowledge about it say it's because it is so radical that it would derail his political career.

    Unfortunately, those that fell for the hope & change rhetoric failed to undersand how radically left his views are.

    Luckily, most independents who fell victim to this charlatan the first time around now realize it wasn't hope and change, it was hoax and chains!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  384. sheppard

    'some say' – 'those that fell' – 'victims' – 'hoax and chains' .............. your post is so full of FACTS it boggles the mind. LOL.... go back and watch your faux mews and let folks who actually think and reason handle the heavy lifting, you mental midget.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  385. sheppard_is_like_a_school_in_summer-NO_CLASS

    "mental midget" – wow, now that's classy. I can see why the leftists like to think of themselves as the "intellectuals" (cough-bs-cough).

    At any rate, the FACT is Obama hasn't released his transcripts, nor his thesis – which is what Hawkeye was complaining about regarding Palin. Which, I don't know why she scares you leftists so much, she wasn't even running for President, it was VICE President, remember? Wouldn't know that with the lamestream media's coverage, however.

    Anyway, "sheppard" – you want "facts" – OK, 1 of Obama's medical advisors, Ezekial Emanuel (Rahm's brother – gee, no nepotism there) wants to withhold treatment for seniors to reduce health care costs because they have already lived their lives.

    Another fun "fact" is that John Holdren, Obama's science advisor, wants to "de-develop" the US & "semi-develop" 3rd world countries, in order to put each nation on a more level playing field. This would mean you would lose your Starbucks, your SUV, your big screen TV, etc – because they don't have those in 3rd world countries.

    I could post more of Obama's radical advisors, but that should be enough to get most Americans' attention. It's a shame the mainstream media didn't do it's job & actually RESEARCH this guy's past & his connections, as most Americans would be SHOCKED to know just how radical Obama is!!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Avi Shlomo

    What is all this ranting about and what does Obama have to do with DWS. IS this also a new demand of Obama...Get real and go hide behind the bigoted rock where you came from?
    So you are shocked how radical Obama. Go do your own research dude but again you are a Bekpalin follower and I expect not much scholarly argument coming from you.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  387. sheppard

    And another faux mews, rush, glenn, sarah clone.... mental midget.

    PS – if you call mental midget 'classy', you don't pay enough attention to faux mews, rush, sarah et al. Now there is some 'class' name calling..

    August 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  388. URstupid

    what an idiot. Try staying on subject if you are trying to appear you can read and write.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Jan

    RIGHT ON, SHEPPARD! BRAVO!

    August 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  390. joan

    Good grief... where do you get these fantasies? If you are going to sprew this stuff.. back it up with some data... none of that is true... you are reading some mightily misinformed literature (if you can call it that)

    August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Carol

    Sheppard: I have some interesting news for you. If you are admitted in to Harvard, you have qualifications. If you stay in Harvard and excel, like being the president of the Harvard Law Review as Obama was, you are definitely not a flunkie! What the heck do you read? Or are you just told what to think?

    August 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  392. you_cant_handle_the_truth

    since I can't post links here, you'll have to (gasp) do something on your own (without the Gov holding your hands).

    But, its so easy, even a lib can do it. In a search engine, type in john holdren population control. check out the seventh article, as that should be the most unbiased.

    You can read the other links, but I directed you to the Wash Examiner's article as I didn't want to hear the typical lib whining "it's biased"

    All I'm saying is PLEASE open your eyes and your brains and realize this guy has some dubious (at best) history & associations. I know it might be hard to accept, but MSNBC will not report on it, but that doesn't mean it's not true.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Can You Handle The Truth

    The republican party is a pack of lies: Core values? fiscally responsible, personal rights, pro small business, on and on. They talk a good game, but it is the same old song: privitize the gains and socialize the loses. Bail me out. Bail me out.

    August 31, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Yes_I_Can_Because_Im_not_a_Repukelican

    dude, you're not going to get any argument out of me with the whole "republican party is a pack of lies." Because, you're RIGHT! But so isn't the democrat party.

    I'm NEITHER, as I have realized BOTH are nothing but liars! The Republican party has strayed from it's core values of fiscal responsiblity, personal rights, pro small business – everything you've stated.

    That's ONE reason why the TEA party (Taxed Enough Already = TEA) started. Believe it or not, but the original TEA Party movement started becoming an organized movement under Bush, after he lost his core values & decided to act like a tax & spend democrat & bail out the banks.

    "Too big to fail" goes against every iota of free market responsibility – if a company really is too big to fail, then they should be broken up under anti-monopoly / anti-trust laws.

    So your'e not going to get under my skin by bad-mouthing the repukelicans.

    However, that still doesn't invalidate my post regarding Obama's dubious past & associates – OPEN your eyes & research for yourself. Look up Holdren's statements, look up Ezekiel Emanuel's statements, look up what they want to do via Cap & Trade, etc, etc.

    the truth is out there – just not from Mucho-Socialist National Barack Channel (MSNBC) as they love him too much to actually print anything negative about him.

    this isn't a "right" or "left" thing – these "leaders" are SUPPOSED to repesent us, the American taxpayer – they work for us, it's OUR money they are spending, not theirs. The Fed Gov doesn't have any money – it ALL comes from us!!

    August 31, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Harvard?_how_do_you_know

    Well Carol, you see – nobody has actually seen Obama's grades, nor his thesis. Apparently he has something to hide.

    Also, have you ever once considered that Obama was admitted based on Affirmative Action? I mean, I know that's why he was elected President, so that's probably why he was admitted to Harvard in the first place.

    As far as being told what to think – I know that you don't know who Saul Alinsky is, because MSNBC never told you who he was. I know you don't know the extremely radical views of John Holdren, Ezekiel Emanuel, because MSNBC never told you those views – so it isn't me, but all you leftist flunkies who are being told what to think, because it's obvious you know nothing about Obama's radical past or his associations.

    Obama – the first Affirmative Action President!!

    August 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Sick-of-the-fan-and-fertilizer-party

    If you don't know anything, why are you posting? Even the basest innuendo needs some factual basis, otherwise it just falls flat.

    There's probably a website out there for people who who get ignored by real people at parties, etc. and hence feel a need to say anything, somewhere, to just get noticed. This idiot list for "celebrity" robe kissers comes close, but it still seems a long way above your level, until perhaps you learn something from an actual book, rather than a TV show.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Tea Partiers are republican tools:

    You are not going to convince anyone that the tea party is anything other than a way to attempt to siphon votes from the Democratic party. This imaginary party is a republican tool to confuse issues to court a second tier of republicans (hicks, bigots, and racists). The republican party wants these votes but does not necessarily want to call them family. They also hope an independent or two might jump on board. They come up with silly ideas like “lets stop illegals,” even though the republican businessmen knows the cheap labor is the basis for there success or “Obama is a socialist,” when the rich republican insurance CEO and banker stands with his hand out when loses come, yet block any protections for the middle class. Even your goofy ideas that Obama is a muslim or not a citizen simply do not resonate with a person with a half a brain. So if you can’t turn on the rational side of your brain, grab your guns and hide from the illegal and blacks because the socialist muslim president is sending them to take you down.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  398. shows how much (actually little) you know

    Well well well... the last card any leftist pulls has got to be the race card. It's soooo lame, and untrue.

    Crying "racism" at every drop of the hat is a tired, worn out old game that quite simply – doesn't work. Actually, it hurts the real issue of racism, because constant "crocodile tears" about fake racism only make you look like the boy who cried wolf, and thus when REAL racism rears its ugly head – nobody listens to you. So you & others like you who cry "racist" are actually HURTING the cause – you're the best advocate a real racist has – good on you!!

    Secondly, most of the actual, real Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party movement is made up of folks who dislike both major parties, because neither one truly represents the average American. So to say that they are "republican tools" just shows that you know absolutely NOTHING about it – only what you suck off from Mucho-Socialist National Barack Channel (MSNBC).

    Third, REAL TEA party members could give a flying crock about republican businessmen who want "cheap labor" – because that is a fallacy as well. Any perceived savings garnered by hiring illegals on the "front end" is WAY more than made up for in increased social welfare costs, loss of tax revenue due to illegals not paying taxes, and other costs on the "back end."

    It's amazing just how little the leftists actually know, how little actual independent research they do, and just how lame they are.

    Obama had his chance – and he blew it. Most Americans who fell for his "hope & change" rhetoric didn't realize he wanted to fundamentally change how the US works by turning it into a socialist nanny state. The lamestream media refused to do its job & actually investigate & report on his dubious connections. Luckily there's the alternative media to truly show what this man's true colors & real intentions are.

    You'd better enjoy his ONE term now, because I guarantee he'll be ONE & DONE.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  399. Chuck

    While your sitting on your lazy a$$, criticizing anyone older than 42, let me just tell you, I am supporting more people than you can imagine. I'm sending no one out to earn my living, jerk-face. I'm worn out with all this constant whining about anyone who is older not possibly being able to support themselves or having any understanding as to how gov't ought to really work. Most of us know far more about real finances than you whiney twits who want everyone to give you every thing and a kite just because you know how to breathe! And I'm, not talking about Bush, either. Shut the heck up, dim-wit!

    September 1, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  400. Chuck

    This was supposed to reply to Greedy Old People (GOP), but for some reason showed up in the wrong space, and no, I didn't reply incorrectly.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  401. The tea party is a republican tool

    If you don't think so, how come they have never endorsed anyone but a republican. If it walks, talks, and votes like a duck, its a duck. Keep dreamin.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  402. Shay

    You have no right talking about race or the "race card" since you obviously don't know anything about it. Anyone who complains about the race card being played is usually white person who would never understand it (BECAUSE YOU DON"T EXPERIENCE RACISM), or a person of color who denies the existence of racial discrimination in order to distance themselves from the problem. WAKE UP, it's real, it happens, it's extremely pervasive–and just because you're sick of hearing about it (poor you) doesn't make it any less painful for those of us who experience it on a daily basis. I am a hardworking, tax paying, African American woman who has no patience for ignorant people as yourself.
    -Can't wait for your reply :)

    September 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  403. you_are_just_a_TOOL

    Naive, Gullible, leftist tool drooled: "... how come they have never endorsed anyone but a republican."

    I know this may be extremely difficult for you to understand, being as Keith Ogreman isn't spewing it, but the TEA Party has indeed endorsed candidates who were NOT Republican. And your'e acting like the TEA party is one cohesive unit – it is NOT. It is made up of dozens, perhaps hundreds, maybe even thousands of INDEPENDENT groups. Some have endorsed Independents, some have endorsed Libertarians, some have endorsed Republicans. I do not know if they have or have not endorsed Democrats, but if a Democrat was a conservative Democrat who believed in smaller Government, less taxes, personal responsibility & accountability – then they would probably endorse that person too. When you find a Democrat like that, please let me know.

    I know the leftist lamestream media wants to paint the TEA party under 1 broad brush – but that's because they don't get it, they don't understand it, and they're too lazy to actually learn about it.

    And from the sounds of things, you just don't get it either. It's hysterical to watch folks call people like Glenn Beck "racist" or a hate monger, or to call the TEA Party "racist" when ALL they have ever heard about any of them is what they hear from Mucho-Socialist National Barack Channel (MSNBC).

    I offer you a DARE, should you be man/woman enough to take it – actually do your OWN research for once – attend a rally, watch & listen to Glenn Beck. If you EVER hear anything racist from Beck, then PLEASE by all means post the link to the date of the show!!

    ALL you folks can do is smear & create innuendos & generalizations – but when push comes to shove, you cannot cite any specific examples.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  404. please_actually_do_research_b4_talking_out_backside

    Leftist tool drooled "how come they've never endorsed anyone but a republican."

    I wanted to find out if this tool was talking out his backside, as most leftists do, so, after a GRUELING 2 minutes of research, I found an article on the Daily Caller talking about the TEA Party Express (again, one of MANY loose-knit, INDEPENDENT TEA Party groups), and how they endorsed Democrat Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick.

    Oh, and in that same GRUELING 2 minute research, I also found yet ANOTHER article from Hampton Roads where the Hampton Roads TEA party group went AGAINST the Republican political machine & ended up endorsing Ben Loyola, who was NOT the Republican establishment's choice.

    So, you see – I know that working for TWO WHOLE MINUTES doing something on your own without the Gov holding your hand is a BIG stretch for you leftists, but I think even you can do this.

    So I just reported on 2 occasions of TWO TOTALLY INDEPENDENT & DIFFERENT TEA Party groups who did NOT endorse a Republican. In fact, 1 of the groups actually endorsed a (gasp) Democrat.

    Sorry dude, for letting the facts get in the way of your hyperbole.

    I'll wait patiently for your apology & retraction...

    September 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Shay_cannot_tell_me_what_I_do_and_do_not_Have_rights_to

    Shay, in typical leftist bully mode tried to tell me that I "have no right" – ummmm, Shay – yes I do. I have as much right as you, whether you are black, white, yellow, or green. See, there's this thing called the FIRST Amendment, which gurantees me that right. You might not agree with my statements, but I have the right to state them.

    Racism doesn't ONLY work your way – it's NOT a one-way street. It can & does cross color barriers – there is racism of whites against blacks, blacks against whites, browns against yellows, what have you. There is racism among the black community – if someone isn't "black" enough (whatever that means), or if a black man wants to date a white woman, oftentimes he'll get yelled at by black women stating that "what, are your sisters not good enough?"

    So don't try to lecture me – you don't "OWN" the word "racist" – you aren't the ONLY one to experience it – what if I told you I grew up in Appalachia, and I have experienced my own form of "-ism" – I call it "rural-ism" because sometimes when folks hear me talk, they AUTOMATICALLY assume I'm some dumb "redn*ck" – it doesn't matter that I've got 2 (count them, TWO) Engineering degrees, and that I work in a fortune 100 company – my "twang" automatically provides them with a vision of an uneducated hill-b*lly.

    Also, re-read what I wrote regarding the "race card" – I was talking about the guy who automatically called anyone who disagreed with Obama a "racist" – that's NOT true, and that SHOULD be a slap in the face to you if you really HAVE experienced REAL racism.

    So please, stop the crocodile tears.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Tea party is republican tool

    You can play mind games with yourself all you want. But, we have a two party system. When you go to vote, look at whether you are circling the D or the R. I think you will find as a "tea party" member, you should be able to see what party you are voting for and you will see what kind of duck you are.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  407. two_party_says_who

    "two party" system. Says who? There is NO law stating that we have a "two party" system, that just happens to be what most of the major candidates choose to identify with.

    I have seen PLENTY of ballots where there are candidates from the Green Party, the Independent Party, the Libertarian Party, even the Socialist Party, among many other parties. There's nothing that states you HAVE to be either a Republican or a Democrat. And then there's the option to WRITE IN the candidate of your choice.

    Besides, that has nothing to do with your original FALSE statement in the first place!!

    YOU can try to weasel out of the fact that you've been shown to be wrong, to be an idiot, and to be nothing more than a leftist tool (as well as fool).

    I SHOWED you 2 cases of where various TEA party movements endorsed NON republican candidates – which was a DIRECT WIN over your statement that the TEA party ONLY supports republicans.

    And what's your response, to come out with a major LAME reasoning about some stupid "two party" system that makes NO sense whatsoever, and isn't even TRUE anyway.

    Talk about grasping for straws – talk about lame – talk about not being able to admit when you're wrong – man up & say that your statement wasn't true.

    Everyone can see that I owned you on that... big epic FAIL to you.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Intolerant angry tea party reminds me of republican

    Now that you own me, am I your slave. Which of your factories can I work in. Don't worry worry, if your factory loses money, I will bail you out.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  409. ignorant leftist reminds me of - well, a leftist

    " am I your slave." – you couldn't do the work.

    "Which of your factories can I work in." – I wouldn't hire you, I have standards.

    "I will bail you out." – hard to bail anyone out with food stamps & welfare checks.

    Anyway, nice try – good to see that instead of debating with facts, you resort to such lame, lame attempts at a comeback.

    But, what should I expect from someone like you, but ignorant, lame, excuses.

    Anyway, it's been fun mopping the floor with you in this little debate, but you fail to amuse me anymore. Adios.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Intolerant angry tea party reminds me of republican with standards

    I bet you could mop the floor with anyone who stood to your privileged stutus. We should be mopping your floor. Right! Adios

    September 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |

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