The new series will follow Bristol, 20, and her son, Tripp, 2, as she moves from Alaska/Arizona to Los Angeles to work for a small charity in need and move in with Kyle, 19. Kyle’s older brother, Chris Massey, 21, will also appear on the show.
“Bristol is the kind of personality BIO is drawn to,” said David McKillop, Executive Vice President, Programming, A&E Network and BIO Channel. “Her personal life has been playing out in the media for several years but this will be the first time she’s opening up her real life, with her and son and her friends the Massey brothers.”
If you recall, Kyle also appeared with Bristol on the previous season of DWTS, and the two have apparently since become best friends. “Bristol and Tripp have to move to Los Angeles for her new job, she decides to move in with the Massey brothers who are also about to realize how much their lives are about to change,” says the press release.
The new series is set to debut in late 2011.
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Has Bristol Palin gotten some recent work done on her face? You betcha!
The photo on the right is of Bristol, 20, looking very unrecognizable at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Cocktail Party event on April, 29. And folks, that picture on the right is unretouched. In fact, Bristol attended another event Tuesday night on May 3, sporting the same surprised new look.
Many media outlets are speculating the single mom and daughter of Sarah Palin might have gotten some plastic surgery pointing out her angular jawline and more pronounced cheekbones.
New Jersey board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Glatt tells Reality Tea, “Bristol appears to have lost a significant amount of weight, which is responsible for some of the differences in her look. In addition, she seems to have had some liposuction of her neck area under her chin which has produced a much more defined jawline and lower facial area.”
Dr. Glatt adds, “She may have also had a chin implant to better define this area. Her lower lip appears much more full and it is likely she had injections of Juvederm into her lower lip.”
In the meantime, we’ll let you be the judge with more before and after photos of Bristol below!
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While MTV continues to prove it pays to be a Teen Mom, the original teen mom Bristol Palin is proving it REALLY pays.
See, after getting pregnant at age 17 in 2008, Bristol was hired by the Candie’s Foundation to become a spokesperson for abstinence, and yes, you read that right.
The AP reported this week that Bristol earned as astonishing $262,500 from the nonprofit Candie’s Foundation in 2009 alone for giving speeches about her experience as a teen mother and why kids should abstain from sex.
The founder of the organization however defends the gross amount. “Bristol did a tremendous amount of work for us — many, many days and weeks,” says Neil Cole. “She is such a lightning rod. Everyone is familiar with the Palins, and Bristol turned out to be, as someone said today, the gift that keeps on giving.”
And just in case you’re still confused or puzzled — Bristol, after getting knocked up at age 17, earned $262,500 the next year by becoming an abstinence ambassador. Yep.
In other news that will leave you scratching your head, Jersey Shorestar Snooki is also on the receiving end of some backlash after it was revealed she earned $32,000 to speak to students at Rutgers University.
What makes the story more gross interesting is the fact that Snooki earned $2000 more than Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will get for this year’s commencement address. Oh but it gets better as Snooki’s speaking engagement only lasted 2 hours.
Snooki’s manager Dan Mackey attempted to defend his client by telling PEOPLE, “The $32,000 covered both shows, the host, all the travel and all the expenses. She roughly earned around $24,000 or $25,000.” Right, because that makes it much better.
The NY Post reports that a number of parents and Rutdgers students are outraged. “It’s disgusting,” said Nester Delgado, 43, whose daughter is a Rutgers freshman.”Next year, is it going to be J-WOWW or The Situation?”
“My tuition dollars wasted on Snooki,” a student wrote. “Rutgers probably could have paid her with a case of beer.” Can’t really argue with that point.
Members of the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), which organized the event, are however defending the high speaking fee, stating the group had been looking for someone who could appeal to the student community. “We’re trying to provide different kinds of experiences to students,” said the group’s president, Ana Castillo.
So what did the Snooks talk about? She spoke about her signature hair pouf and GTL lifestyle while offering such advice as “When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself,” and “Study hard, but party harder.”
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According to Popeater, Bristol, 20, is set to release a 304-page memoir during the summer. The PoliticalWire first spotted the currently titled ‘Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir,’ earlier yesterday on Amazon’s website (Amazon has since deleted the page) with the release date of June 21.
How many pages is Bristol’s memoir you ask? Just a mere 304 pages! Apparently getting pregnant at age 17, capitalizing of her famous mother Sarah Palin to appear on DWTS, and her custody battle with baby daddy Levi Johnston has given Bristol a lot of material to write about.
Bristol also spoke to E! News yesterday during which she discussed her close friendship with MTV’s Teen Mom star Maci Bookout.
Bristol told E!, “When you are having babies at my age, you can’t really connect with the same friends you had. But I do have a friend that had a baby a few months after I had Tripp. So we’ve become really close friends because of that. Yes, it’s Maci! She’s become a really good friend.”
And despite being rumored to have moved to Arizona to be closer to her new beau Gino Paoletti, Bristol revealed the two are taking things slow. “We are taking it really slow, we are not in a rush, where i was with Levi.” She added, “We’ve been friends for a really long time, he is just a good guy, he is Christan, we have a lot in common.”
It also seems Bristol has had a change of heart since the last interview she did begging ex Levi to give up his parental rights. “I would love Levi to be part of his life, but I know with Levi’s lifestyle right now its pretty hard for him to see Trip right now,” she said adding that when Tripp wants to see his daddy, she will take him home to Alaska to do so.
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If it seems just like a few months ago that Bristol Palin, her fiance Levi Jonhston and their son Tripp graced the cover of UsWeekly magazine declaring their love for one another, it’s because it was.
But so much as changed since then. The couple abruptly called it quits just weeks after the magazine cover came out, Bristol appeared on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and Levi went back to doing whatever it is he does.
Now fast forward to today as Levi has a new girlfriend and Bristol also has a new boyfriend. In fact Bristol appeared on the The Bob & Mark Show a few days ago, during which she reluctantly confirmed she is indeed dating Giancinto “Gino” Paoletti, a 20-year-old Alaska pipeline worker.
When asked about her new Arizona resident and 5-bedroom home, Bristol expressed nothing but joy. “I love the town that I live in. I love my house. Tripp’s happy; he’s healthy.” It has been rumored Bristol moved to Arizona to be nearer to her new beau Gino, who also resides in AZ.
And when it came to the Levi topic, Bristol, 20, did not hold back. When asked about the name change rumors which stemmed from a recent facebook posting by her in which she wrote, “Tripp Easton Mitchell Palin… PALIN!!!” Bristol revealed if it were up to her, Tripp’s last name would be Palin and Levi would no longer be his daddy.
“I’ve asked Levi [Johnston] to do it many different times, just get it out of the way,” said Bristol. “Just sign over his parental rights, but I don’t know if he will or if he wants to right now.” And just as an extra incentive to get Levi to abandon his child, Bristol adds that she’s willing to forgo any child support in order to keep full custody of their son.
So far, it seems Levi’s not budging.
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As we reported yesterday, Bristol Palin, who isn’t at all famous for having a famous mom and being a teen mom, and would have definitely been asked to do Dancing With The Stars even if she didn’t have a famous mom, recently purchased a home in Arizona, making plans to move there with her son Tripp while also enrolling in Arizona State University.
A new report by TMZ today reveals Bristol will have one small hurdle to overcome in other to make the move with Tripp. “According to court officials in Alaska, in order for a parent with primary custody — like Bristol — to relocate a child, she would need either consent from the other parent or she could file a motion for approval from a judge,” TMZ reports.
It however seems Bristol’s ex Levi Johnston will not be putting up a fight over the move. Levi’s rep states, “Levi is not at all upset that Bristol is going to Arizona” … adding, “After the holidays, Levi and Bristol will get together and discuss plans for Tripp.”
Bristol has also accused Levi of being an absentee dad recently. Earlier this month, when it was reported that Levi was in a new relationship, Bristol had the following to say — “I have to be happy for Levi’s new relationship because it sounds like his new girlfriend is influencing him to want to actually spend time with Tripp. I sincerely appreciate her influence because [Levi] hasn’t asked to see Tripp in over five months, so I’m happy for this new development!” Ouch.
In other news, Popeater is also reporting today that Bristol might not be the only Palin moving out of Alaska. A source close to the Palin family tells the site that the entire Palin clan is planning to leave Alaska, with Sarah Palin also eying property in Arizona.
The above photo of Levi, Bristol and Tripp was taken during happier times this past July, when the two reunited and sold told their engagement story to UsWeekly. They ended up calling off their engagement again just weeks later.
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TMZ is now reporting that Bristol just purchased a home in Arizona for $172,000! And get this, she paid in cash! The 3,900 square foot home, which has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 3 car garage, is located in Maricopa, AZ.
It seems Bristol got a great deal on the home as the Huffington Post reports the home was built in 2006 and was bought for a little under $330,000 at the time.
So why purchase a house in Arizona? Well, according to TMZ, Bristol is telling friends she wants to attend Arizona State University, which is just miles away from her home.
The HollywoodLife however has a different take on Bristol’s purchase as the site’s reporting Bristol’s move to Arizona is also so she can be closer to her new boyfriend and fellow Alaskan Giancinto “Gino” Paoletti. Gino is described as a 20-year-old pipeline worker who splits his time between Alaska and Arizona. Gino reportedly also dabbles in real estate and helped Bristol find her new Arizona home, which is not too far from his.
A photo of Gino is below as well as photos of Bristol’s new home –
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Following the wide popularity of MTV’s Teen Mom and the glamorization of the teens with the numerous countless magazine covers, it was only a matter of time before a story like this came out.
A new report by Popeater examines the whole ‘Teen Mom’ and ‘16 and Pregnant’ phenomenon. With the first crop of the MTV teen mothers now going into their twenties aka Amber Portwood, it seems MTV is eager for a new crop of knocked up teens and shockingly, insiders tell Popeater young ladies are so eager to be on reality TV that they are actually getting pregnant just to score an audition.
“This is yet another example of the desperation of fame,” Matt Titus, a relationship expert from TheLoveConsultants.com, tells Popeater. “The sad state of reality television has created a lowbrow vehicle for untainted train wreck personalities to display their private lives. Getting pregnant to be famous is like eating as many cockroaches as possible in a one minute period.”
While most networks go through thousands of applicants to cast for any reality show, MTV has a unique problem when it comes to casting for their hit show ’16 and Pregnant.’ The dilemma is the applicants have to be 16 and pregnant, leaving them a much smaller talent pool to pick their next overnight reality stars from.
Rabbi Shmuely Boteach, author of ‘Kosher Sex,’ feels that the whole reality tv celebrity culture is getting out of control. “Reality TV first began by exploiting people’s problems, assuming they would do anything for fame. The idea of teenage girls getting pregnant to be on television shows that reality TV is going a step beyond exploiting problems. It is now creating the problems.”
He adds, “These girls are ignoring the fact that this decision must followed by a lifetime of responsibility.”