Kathy Griffin to play 'Sarah Palin type' on 'Glee'
February 21st, 2011
01:16 PM ET

Kathy Griffin to play 'Sarah Palin type' on 'Glee'

Kathy Griffin has got something to sing about! Besides starring in her first Broadway show, she's just landed a guest spot on "Glee."

"So excited! It's true!" the comedian tweeted February 18, confirming a TV Line report that she'll appear in an upcoming episode.

Griffin will play one of the judges at the Regionals competition, and her character, Tammy Jean, is said to be inspired by a certain favorite target of Griffin's: According to Movieline, the Fox series was seeking an actress to play "a middle-aged 'recent Tea Party candidate and home-schooler — a Sarah Palin type.'”

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Kathy Griffin's next target: Willow Palin
January 3rd, 2011
09:58 AM ET

Kathy Griffin's next target: Willow Palin

Kathy Griffin has decided to lay off of Bristol Palin after getting booed for making fun of her weight at the December VH1 "Divas Salute the Troops" event. Instead, the 50-year-old comedian is focusing on Palin's kid sister Willow.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, CNN New Year's Eve special co-host Griffin says that besides "going to church more," she intends to take on Sarah Palin's 16-year-old daughter in 2011.

"I've already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol obviously," explained Griffin. "But I think it's Willow's year to go down."

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December 11th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

Guns and groans when Palin meets Gosselin

Gee Kate Gosselin, we never would've guessed that you've never been camping before.

This little tidbit is revealed when Mama Gosselin and her eight children make a visit to the Palin home on the latest episode of the TLC show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Turns out Palin’s youngest daughter is a fan of the super-sized family, who currently star in another TLC vehicle, “Kate Plus Eight.”

You would think this pair would have tons in common, given that both are equally praised and reviled by fans and critics. They also both have had to get used to the glare of the media and being taken to task for their parenting skills.

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Bristol: I wasn't forced to dance
December 6th, 2010
10:34 AM ET

Bristol: I wasn't forced to dance

Bristol Palin isn't sidestepping the issue of whether her mom forced her to do "Dancing With the Stars," as claimed by former competitor Margaret Cho.

In a December 4 message on her Facebook page, Sarah Palin's 20-year-old daughter writes, "I was somewhat taken aback to read about me in a blog by my friend and fellow contestant, Margaret Cho. In a post she called 'Pistol Whipped' she wrote that 'the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly ... for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she 'owed' it to her to do DWTS."

Not so, says Bristol.

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Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin go camping
December 3rd, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin go camping

“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” saw a major drop in ratings after its first episode aired, but we're guessing next Sunday's show may spark a bit more interest. A guest appearance by Kate Gosselin and her eight children can’t hurt, right?

The December 12 episode of Palin’s TLC reality show features the two famous families as they embark on an Alaskan camping trip and UsMagazine.com has a first look at the promo for the upcoming episode.

“She’s going to rely on me to protect her,” Palin says of Kate, who shares that she has “never camped for real.” The look of horror on Kate's face as she watches the former governor shoot a rifle gives her away.

“Our ruggedness is really a mystery to people in the lower 48,” Palin adds with a smile.

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Ratings drop for 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'
November 23rd, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Ratings drop for 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

The ratings may have dipped, but TLC is still pleased with “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

While the series premiere drew almost 5 million viewers, that number dropped to 3 million for the show’s second episode, according to ratings data provided by the network. TV By The Numbers reports that the show, which was ranked 10th in basic cable shows for its premiere week, fell out of the top 25 and was ranked 68th by viewers for its second week.

No worries says Palin’s network. "We are very happy with the ongoing strength of Sarah Palin's Alaska, and it continues to drive big ratings gains for TLC,” said a statement provided to CNN by TLC.

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