All eyes are on Lisa Vanderpump these days. If you’re searching for her, don’t look anywhere near the Beverly Hills Housewives. She’s not hanging out with any of them these days, but she does spend time with some beloved animals. Recently, she shared a photo of herself holding a giant bunny.
When MTV’s Teen Mom OG announced that 27-year old Bristol Palin would be joining this season’s cast, viewers had mixed reactions. And Farrah Abraham, who’s finally been fired from the show, had some choice words for the single mom of two and daughter of ex-Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.
The ambassador of abstinence is back and heading to a television near you…maybe. Bristol Palin has landed another reality show and will get a chance to play house with her boyfriend.
Right after her stint on ‘Dancing with the Stars‘, the daughter of Sarah Palin taped a reality show with brothers Kyle Massey and Chris Massey, but after a little bit of press, we never heard another word about it. Not that we’re complaining. Honest.
It seems Bristol moved back to Alaska and bought a house across the lake from mama Grizzly and she’s been working to fix it up. Naturally, Bristol smelled a reality show pitch in there and is now dragging her boyfriend of a year, pipeline worker Gino Paoletti, along for the ride. The two are going to film the adventure of moving in together when the house is finished this summer and give their relationship a “trial marriage“.
“Bristol and Gino are crazy about each other. They’ve talked about getting married, but they think it’s a good idea to live together before making it official.”
In my part of the world, that’s just called moving in with your boyfriend. But I guess it sounds more respectable to call it a “trial marriage”?!
The new show is called ‘Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp”.
No word on whether Levi Johnston will be making any appearances on the new show. He’s in the news this week for knocking up another Alaskan woman, though. And making claims that the Palins are blocking him from seeing Tripp. Mama Palin lashed back at him, calling him a liar and saying that they haven’t heard a word from him since the summer of 2010. So, it makes sense why all of them are back in the news airing their dirty laundry…Bristol has a show to promote.
It sounds like Sarah Vs. Levi would be a lot more fun to watch. But that’s just me.
Last night while filming for her new reality show at Saddle Ranch in LA, Bristol decided to hop on a mechanical bull while wearing her favorite Jesus lovin’ t-shirt. And after she was thrown from the bull, spectator, Stephen Hanksyelled at a giggling Bristol “Did you ride Levi like that? Your mother’s a whore!” Wow – yikes! A furious Bristol immediately stormed over to the man who insulted her famous politically motivated mother, Sarah Palin, and got right in his face wanting to know why he said that!
The two got into a verbal sparring match in which Hanks referred to Sarah as “evil.” Bristol retaliated by asking “Is it because you’re a homosexual and that’s why you hate her?” Hanks confirmed, responding with: “Pretty much … and why’d you say I’m a homosexual?”
Well apparently for Bristol, that was all the answer she needed, and she snapped back – “Because I can tell you are,” leading to accusations that she is homophobic! The confusing and hard to decipher confrontation between two drunk fame whores continued for a couple more minutes until an enraged Bristol stormed out with her camera crew hot on her tail.
Hanks revealed his motivation for insulting Bristol and Sarah was that he “is not a fan of anything Palin,” and that Bristol “proved who she was last night, for sure.” He also assures us that he would do it again, because he is “very passionate about politics”!
In response to the verbal altercation, Bristol’s team released the following statement to TMZ: “The situation ended with no incident, and accusing her of homophobia is completely unfounded.” Her rep continued, defending her actions, by stating she “was approached in a confrontational and inappropriate manner when two men aggressively shouted expletives aimed at her in reference to her mother. Bristol responded to the unprovoked verbal assault by calmly standing her ground and defending her family.”
Well, now Bristol’s co-star, actor Kyle Massey, is calling the incident a “set up,” – through an anonymous source, of course! The source tells TMZ that Kyle “feels the producers of the show were behind it all, but that Bristol had NO part in it.” The source also goes onto to describe that Kyle, who initially believed he was signing up for a scripted show not a reality one, is unhappy “with the direction the show has taken,” and he thinks it “is now ‘sleazy’.”
However, the producers of the yet untitled show claim the incident was completely spontaneous and heckler Stephen Hanks agrees, describing that he was “oblivious to the cameras being there” and didn’t realize they were filming the confrontation! Suuuuure!
The video of the incident is below –
Thoughts on the incident – was it a producer set up or just a random occurrence? Do you think Bristol is homophobic or just defending her mother? Will you be watching her reality show?
One of the more controversial admissions Bristol makes in her book includes not remembering losing her virginity at age fifteen while drunk on wine coolers. This revelation led some to speculate as to whether Bristol was claiming to be a victim of date rape at the hands of her then-boyfriend Levi Johnston.
Bristol has taken to the media to promote her memoir set the record straight about these recent mumblings. In an interview with GMA, Bristol claims she was not raped or date raped by Levi, but insists her virginity was “stolen” not “lost.”
She states, “I am just looking back with the adult eyes I have now, and just thinking, that was a foolish decision. I should never have been underage drinking.” Bristol also stands by her decision to use the term “stolen” instead of “lost” regarding her virginity and the night she first had sex, as “that’s what it felt like.”
When questioned about her role to promote abstinence among teens (which some have said is hypocritical), Bristol, who reportedly earned $262,000 as an abstinent ambassador, reveals, “I hate the word ‘abstinence.’ I’m not an abstinence preacher, ya know?” Bristol was on birth control when she got pregnant and believes that abstinence is the only sure-fire way to prevent teen pregnancy, especially since she knew she took her pill improperly her method was ineffective.
During the interview, Bristol is asked what she believes will be her son Tripp’s reaction when he’s old enough to read her book. While throughout her memoir, she refers to her baby daddy Levi as a gnat, Bristol elaborates, “I don’t know if Levi will be a big role model in his life at all, so I’m not that worried about it.” She goes on to say that, while Levi does see Tripp, the time “certainly isn’t as much as he’s entitled to.”
Regardless of your opinions on Bristol and/or her infamous mother, I can guarantee you one thing: this certainly isn’t the last you’ve seen of Bristol’s summer media tour. And fear not, once she’s done hyping her (please say it won’t be!) future bestseller, Bristol’s got a new reality show she wants you to watch! Nope, she’s apparently not. going. anywhere.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL’S INTERVIEW & THE STATEMENT THAT HER VIRGINITY WAS STOLEN?
Bristol, 20, makes the shocking revelation in her upcoming memoir “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.” In excerpts from the book, Bristol reveals she was drunk off wine coolers when she lost her virginity to baby daddy Levi during a camping trip. It gets even worse as Bristol also says she didn’t remember a thing when she woke up the next day alone in her tent.
And shorty after their first time, the two were intimate again. Bristol also states she was shocked to discover she was pregnant back in 2008 because she was on birth control pills prescribed to treat her cramps. She took eight home pregnancy tests in order to believe she was indeed pregnant.
Levi’s reaction, according to Bristol, was it “better be a f***ing boy.” Her parents were however very supportive though she adds that her mother Sarah Palin was shocked as she wasn’t aware she was sexually active.
There’s more Levi bashing as Bristol refers to him as a “gnat” who is “constantly spreading false accusations against our family.” Bristol also refers to Levi as a self-involved slacker “who cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates,” citing he constantly came home drunk with hickeys on his neck.
All interesting because Bristol reconciled with Levi less than a year ago back in July when they announced they were engaged once again. Bristol however ended things less than a month later after Levi informed her he might have gotten another woman pregnant. “I’d just made a complete fool of myself and given my family the middle finger,” writes Bristol.
Bristol’s memoir is set to be released on Friday. Levi’s memoir (yes he also has one in the works) titled Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs will be released this fall.
TELL US – THOUGHTS? WILL YOU BE PURCHASING BRISTOL’S MEMOIR?
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.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL’S NEW REALITY SHOW?