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Once Again, Bristol Will Not Win Dancing With the Stars

Palin booted from reality competition

(Newser) - Bristol Palin got the boot from Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars last night—even though she and partner Mark Ballas actually did not get the lowest score of the week, for the first time in the entire competition. That slot went to Kirstie Alley and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy, the Hufington... More »

Kendra Wilkinson Kirstie Alley on Next DWTS

New cast lineup announced

(Newser) - It's not looking like Christine O'Donnell will join Dancing With the Stars' 2011 cast: The new lineup is being announced tonight, and TMZ has a partial scoop. Let's just say that unlike last season, Mark Ballas' new partner is so un-noteworthy that Newser couldn't find art of her. Click through... More »

Jennifer Grey Wins Dancing WIth the Stars

Bristol Palin comes in 3rd amid voting glitches

(Newser) - Jennifer Grey overcame the competition—and an alleged Tea Party conspiracy —to become the 11th champion of Dancing With the Stars. The 50-year-old beat Bristol Palin, who finished third, and Kyle Massey to win the mirror ball, the AP reports. "I didn't think I was going to compete... More »

Bristol Palin Reaches DWTS Finals

But it's due, at least in part, to Tea Party's cheating tactics

(Newser) - The Tea Party's favorite dancer has made it through to the final of Dancing With the Stars, overcoming another round of low scores from the judges with the help of votes from fans. Singer Brandy Norwood was eliminated despite earning a perfect score for her Argentine tango on Monday, the... More »

Bristol Snags Highest Score Yet

Even so, she still lands in last place

(Newser) - Even with her best score yet, Bristol Palin still couldn't stay out of last place on Dancing With the Stars. The semifinals—yes, shockingly, Palin made it all the way to the top four—started last night, and the teen mom scored 27 out of 30 for her paso doble... More »

Bristol Survives on DWTS

Kurt Warner eliminated ahead of semi-finals

(Newser) - Bristol Palin has made it through to the semi-finals of Dancing With the Stars despite her tango with Mark Ballas having tied for the lowest score. Palin—amid suggestions that her survival is due to politically motivated voting —once again escaped elimination as viewer votes overcame low scores, Bloomberg... More »

Conservative Plot Eyed in Bristol's Dancing Survival

GOP support may be compensating for subpar dancing

(Newser) - Bristol Palin's consistent victories on Dancing With the Stars despite some less-than-stellar performances causes Benjy Sarlin at the Daily Beast to wonder: "Is a right-wing conspiracy afoot, designed to keep Sarah's daughter on prime time?" Bristol has consistently beaten celebrities with higher marks than her, Sarlin notes, suspecting that... More »

Judges Bash Bristol's Foxtrot

After last week's high, she's back to the bottom

(Newser) - Despite scoring pretty darn well on last week's Dancing With the Stars, Bristol Palin found herself back in the bottom two last night. Her foxtrot didn't impress the judges ("You're not Meryl Streep yet," said Bruno Tonioli), who gave Palin and partner Mark Ballas a total score of... More »

And First Off DWTS Is ...

Actress Shannen Doherty gets the boot

(Newser) - Actress Shannen Doherty was the first celebrity eliminated from the new season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. She and professional partner Mark Ballas were axed during tonight's episode. "Dancing isn't really my thing," she said after learning her fate. "I did it for my dad."... More »

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