This is just what literate Americans needed. On the heels of Jesse James announcing he’s writing a tell-all, Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin‘s 20-year-old daughter who infamously became a teen mom while Sarah was running for Vice President, announces she’s writing one, as well. According to the New York Times, Bristol has a book deal with William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book is titled Not Afraid of Life and is due to come out this summer. More
Topic: Sarah Palin’s Alaska
Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin have been teaming up the past two weeks on TLC, with the Gosselin family (minus Jon) stopping by Sarah Palin’s Alaska. It was almost fun and games. Until Kate met the outdoors. And brought some of her characteristic annoyingness to the innocuous activity of camping. It’s all well and good that Kate isn’t much of a camper, but in the following clip, she basically curtails any fun that her kids are having and forces them back into civilization. More
Yesterday we mentioned the controversy that befell 16-year-old Willow Palin after she posted homophobic remarks on a Facebook thread about her mom’s new TLC show. The story’s been picking up steam in the national media, partly because of the lack of an official statement or apology from any of the Palins.
The Inter-quarrell began when one of the Palin kids’ Facebook friends updated his status to express his opinion that Sarah Palin’s Alaska “is failing so hard right now.” Bristol Palin responded immediately, and little sis Willow jumped in soon after. Willow used the words “faggot” and “gay” in the pejorative to attack kids who disparaged against her family’s TV efforts (Dancing with the Stars included). She also called one kid, named Matt “effin fat as hell,” to which he responded: “& hello nice to meet you too Willow, I have Crones (sic) disease and am steroids for my stomach causing me to gain weight. I take them twice a day to stay alive, I know I’m not the skinniest person alive, but you started the shit.”
Many people were worried when they heard that Sarah Palin was doing a reality show about living in Alaska. Wouldn’t it just be one long network-sponsored advertisement for the former governor’s possible presidential bid? After all, Palin has shown herself to be nothing if not media savvy.
Those people should not have worried: After watching TLC’s premiere of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, we’re pretty sure the program is trying harder to sell you on the majestic beauty of both its subjects than any sort of political ideology. More
Sarah Palin: well, at least she’s not a witch. She is however, an outdoorsy, folksy, down-to-earthy mommy who would rather do naturey things in Alaska with her family than hang out with all those boring politics people. She just needs time to clear her head, get away from it all, and have camera crews follow her around 24/7 for her new TLC reality show Sarah Palin’s Alaska before she makes the last minute decision that what she does indeed want is to run for president and sit in a stuffy political office all day. At least, that’s what we’re getting from this new trailer for her TV show. More