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Lifetime To Air New Docuseries 'Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp'
TV by the numbers ^ | February 29, 2012 | Bill Gorman

Posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 29, 2012) – Lifetime has picked up Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, an all-new docuseries that will provide an exclusive, rare glimpse into Bristol Palin’s real life as a young, single mother forging her own way in the world while living under the constant spotlight as a member of one of America’s most high-profile families.

With never-before-granted access to Bristol’s real-life experiences growing into womanhood, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp will reveal how she adjusts to her life in Alaska, where daily she faces the many pressures of raising her toddler son Tripp alone and maintains the close relationship she holds with her parents, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Todd, and siblings. Steadfastly moving forward both personally and professionally, Bristol will be confronted by the many difficult life decisions people must make regarding Parenthood, family, relationships and career – giving viewers a unique look at how these true-to-life challenges test her resolve as she single-handedly writes the next chapter in her and Tripp’s young life.

“From the first moment she was thrust into the public eye, Bristol and her son have been the subjects of a huge amount of curiosity and misunderstanding. This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, a mother and a young woman making her way in the world,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks.

Lifetime has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the program to air this year. Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp will be produced by Associated Television International, with David McKenzie, Jim Romanovich and David Martin executive producing with Lifetime’s Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Noah Pollack. Robyn Schnieders will co-executive produce.

The former first daughter of Alaska, Palin has become one of the country’s most high-profile teen mothers after the 2008 birth of Tripp. She has since dedicated her life to being a leading advocate for the prevention of teen pregnancy, working with such organizations as the Candie’s Foundation to educate people about the issue. In 2010, Palin appeared on ABC’s hit reality competition series Dancing with the Stars, on which she placed in third. Most recently, she published her New York Times best-selling book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, which candidly chronicles her public and personal life.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; lifesatripp; palin; realitytv; television; trademarkjr; tv
Huh? I was assured by many dozens of experts that these folks' "15 minutes of fame" were already over. Then why are there 2 movies and a TV series about them about to hit the small screen? My brain hurts!
1 posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Lifetime To Air New Docuseries ‘Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp’”

Good grief!!!!

Who cares!!!!

Her book couldn’t even sell. The sales were even lower than that of Ms. Fatty McCain’s. Last I read, Fatty’s book had only sold a little over 2,500 copies. Bristol’s book had only sold about half that.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 11:38:28 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s getting to be that the most dangerous place in America is between Bristol Palin & a TV camera.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 11:43:14 AM PST by gdani
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

She is under the illusion that she is ‘living under the constant spotlight’ because she believes it. My brain hurts too from the cashing in that this family continues to make. Bristol is the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree. Big damn deal, another kid having a kid out of wedlock and because her last name is Palin, she is famous. Good grief, who cares is RIGHT!


4 posted on 02/29/2012 11:43:58 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Point us to your book and its sales figures....


5 posted on 02/29/2012 11:55:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not sure why a girl who made a less-than-ideal choice is now grasping for the national spotlight.

Seems she might consider reflecting on her mistakes and pursuing a good Dad for her son.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 11:59:27 AM PST by what's up
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living under the constant spotlight...?

How about seeking the constant spotlight. There are plenty of former child actors who fled the scene as adults and now enjoy life in quiet obscurity.

Another palin-brand money grab....good for her but call it what it is.

7 posted on 02/29/2012 12:07:50 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First of all, she never wrote the book. She is not capable of writing a book. Someone else wrote it for her. Who that someone else is, the name never came to the fore other than it was written for her.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 12:11:29 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: what's up
I'm not sure why a girl who made a less-than-ideal choice is now grasping for the national spotlight. Seems she might consider reflecting on her mistakes and pursuing a good Dad for her son.

Whatta ya live under a rock?

Bristol Palin campaigns for teenage abstinence

9 posted on 02/29/2012 12:15:51 PM PST by McGruff (The south shall rise again.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Her co-author was Nancy French. It’s right on the cover of the book. Ever hear of Google?


10 posted on 02/29/2012 12:22:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Matt Hatter

I wanted to add to what you just wrote, but I can’t because you covered it all.

Our society’s ethics are so screwed up.

This Bristol, with a child out of wedlock and has no education and dumber than a bag of rocks, is held up for a younger generation to aspire to. I honestly don’t understand this sick crap.

Words just don’t come to me. There is so much more I would like to say, but can’t.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 12:26:17 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: McGruff

Yes, that has been read many times.

The problem is she has no credibility.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 12:31:59 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

/yawn

LOL, more Palin family realityTV! This kind of stuff just further erodes any chance that Sarah will ever again be taken seriously as an actual political candidate (rather than a pundit/commentator).


13 posted on 02/29/2012 12:33:45 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: McGruff
LOL. I think there's millions of people who don't live under a rock who could care less about following Bristol Palin's speeches/activities.

But you missed my point. I said that in my view she shouldn't now go for the national spotlight because of her fame which was based on a large error in judgment. Rather, it might be better for her to hunker down and find a father for her son or else find a career other than one in ShowBiz. Now, that's only if she wants to earn respect.

14 posted on 02/29/2012 12:37:04 PM PST by what's up
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To: Longbow1969

But the press fawning over Michelle Obama’s arms, fashion wear, obesity campaign and all that helps Mr. Obama, right?


15 posted on 02/29/2012 12:37:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wasn’t interested enough to research it. Just knowing she didn’t write it was enough for me. She doesn’t have the brains or education to do so.

Now you know she did not write it.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 12:39:17 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: onyx; Lakeshark; USS Alaska; upsdriver; Sarah Barracuda; Sarabaracuda; sarah fan UK; ...

It’s like flypaper.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too many TV channels and too little to actually broadcast = $%*t that nobody wants to watch


18 posted on 02/29/2012 12:43:01 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Many very accomplished individuals have used a co-author or ghost writer, as I’m sure you’re aware. Do you know Miss Bristol Palin? Who are you to judge her intelligence or talent at writing? My Lord, that woman and her family sure do get you haters in a froth. You don’t know how much it amuses me...


19 posted on 02/29/2012 12:47:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Longbow1969

Then Palin campaigned for this crook who legally could also not be president of the U.S.

He is dual national as I am too...American and Panamanian.

He was born in Colon Hospital, Colon, Republic of Panama. McCain, the liar that he always is, lied in his book.

Palin had to have known about this.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 12:49:36 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The point is she is brainless and worthless. And she is being held in such high esteem. This is awful for kids.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 12:54:20 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: All

Hey you wonderful folks. Got to run....Hawaii 50 on LIV and after that The Five.

I am taking off my flame suit, but will put it back on after The Five.

Saludos.

It has been fun.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:58:15 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know who passed their 15 minutes of fame a long time ago and are too...freaking...stupid to know it? The folks on our side who are still crapping on the Palins. I mean, really, thanks, guys. The 2012 field is so much better without her. It’s so much better than she was. Oh, wait a minute. No, it’s not. It’s really not. The Washington Generals show more heart and potential to win than this bunch of clowns. But go ahead and say “Sarah Palin had a bad interview four years ago” again. Say “Sarah Palin talks funny” again. Say “Bristol Palin’s a slut” again. I dare you. I double dare you.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 1:02:23 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
"The point is she is brainless and worthless. And she is being held in such high esteem. This is awful for kids."

You must have lived a perfect life. Is your real name Jesus, by any chance? Last time I checked, Panama was a third-world sh*t hole. How about improving your country and we'll worry about the USA.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 1:32:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

You’re a liar. Nancy French was the collaborator (not a ghostwriter) and it was publicized that she was the collaborator.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 1:40:04 PM PST by RefudiateObama2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The flypaper seems to be the piece with your obsession of the Palin family on it. Millions of girls are unwed mothers with no education. Big deal.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 1:58:14 PM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, I grew up in the Canal Zone which was a perfect life:

http://www.czbrats.com/Fun/definition.htm

The Definition of a CZBrat
________________________________________
With perilous pride the local youth born in the Panama Canal Zone have dubbed themselves “brats.” The species, they say, has three varieties: Army, Canal Zone, and Navy. In the contemptuous sense they are, of course, no more brats than any other cross-section of young Americans.

Their alleged allergy to the assumption of responsibilities has a familiar ring that probably echoes as far back as humanity’s first “older” generation. The gradual abandonment of rural life and the rapid advent of a push-button era combine to rob that charge, so frequently made by the aging, of its realism. In all the Canal Zone there is no such thing as a wood box to fill, coal or snow to shovel, or even a privately-owned lawn mower to push. The quality of soil and multiplicity of ravenous insects discourage private gardening. The absence of such chores, plus the presence of a maid in almost every household, leave few domestic routines to be assumed by young folk. Even spending money cannot be earned in an area which offers no private enterprise and a very few odd jobs. Doubtless the consistently high standard of family income often encourages a larger weekly allowance than is wise. If these combine to give young Zonians a false impression of life’s rigid requirements, let it be remembered that they are but the victims of such circumstances. The absence of a Juvenile Court speaks volumes for the good to be found in Canal Zone homes, churches, schools, recreation programs and the “brats” themselves.

It would be difficult to find a community more conducive to good health. Medical care is excellent and within the reach of every family budget. Houses being built with screens instead of closable windows, one is literally never away from fresh air. Every day of the year playgrounds, swimming pools and beaches are crowded. There is organized recreation even during non-school months. The world offers no better fishing in ocean, lake or river than in Panama. For hiking there are endless trails. No snow? What need for it with slippery palm leaves for a sled?

The school system is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and colleges. In 1944, a survey conducted by that Association resulted in a rating of “superior” for the Canal Zone schools. There are few schools with better physical equipment. That is especially true in science laboratories and library facilities. For example, the Balboa High School alone has 11,000 volumes. A high staff rating requires that High School teachers have a Masters degree, while many of the Junior College faculty possess a Doctor of Philosophy degree. This college enjoys credit reciprocity with Stateside colleges. The two high schools are located in Balboa and Cristobal.

There is neither compulsory attendance in any Canal Zone school nor a truant officer, yet very few pupils “play hookey.” The philosophy that schooling is not a requirement but a privilege seems to be practical—at least in the Canal Zone where there are no poor families needing financial aid from employed minors. Contrary to the pattern in most North American high schools, the senior enrollment frequently exceeds that of the Sophomore and Junior classes.

Another singular value is the cosmopolitan atmosphere in which young folk are steeped at the Crossroads of the World. Influences from afar plus the local blending of cultures and unusual opportunities combine to eliminate the deadening provincialisms that bedevil our “One World.” All this and much more combine to make of local “brats” not only good Americans, but also good world citizens.

From: Christian Cooperation at the World’s Crossroads by Robert H. Rolofson, 1950

CZBrats
August 17, 2000


27 posted on 02/29/2012 1:58:29 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: RefudiateObama2012

I never said she was a ghost writer. I said I didn’t know who the person was who wrote the book for this little girl.

Learn to read.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 2:01:58 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is the big deal here? It’s no different than all those “16 and Pregnant”, “Jersey Shore”, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian shows making the rounds. As long as people watch these shows glorifying bad decisions, stupidity, or people who have done nothing in life but are privileged... The networks will continue to air them.

Can’t blame them. It’s the mindless lemmings watching that keeps them relevant.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 2:19:25 PM PST by Snark
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

P.S.

“Last time I checked, Panama was a third-world sh*t hole. How about improving your country and we’ll worry about the USA.”

Not surprising, you have the countries confused. It is the USA that is a third-world sh*t hole these days.

Panama is mining copper, gold, oil is seeping out of the ground in the Provence of El Darien; and best of all, the widening of the Panama Canal is going great. There are not enough folks to fill all these jobs, so Panama is recruiting from other countries.

The US is falling apart as is the rest of the world, but Panama is doing just find.

You need to do some reading.

How about improving “your” country? But then, it is
too far gone for “your” banana republic.

Good luck.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 2:36:30 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

P.S. again.

I forgot to mention:

Panama at this moment is building a huge undergound subway system and a couple of new airports.

Bananas anybody?


31 posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

There you go lying again. You wrote, “Who that someone else is, the name never came to the fore other than it was written for her.”

Nancy French’s name was prominent in the promotion of the book, as well as being on the front cover of the book. You said the name never came to the forefront, intimating that the book was ghostwritten.

Can you learn to read, you arrogant pos?


32 posted on 02/29/2012 4:08:18 PM PST by RefudiateObama2012
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To: RefudiateObama2012

“There you go lying again. You wrote, “Who that someone else is, the name never came to the fore other than it was written for her.””

No, I didn’t lie. I didn’t give a damn enough to care to investigate. I still don’t.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 4:17:11 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Nancy French. A big Mitt Romney fan helped with the book.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=nancy%20french%20coonection%20to%20mitt%20roney&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CDIQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fnews%2Fopinion%2Findex&ei=j8BOT5fcKe_YiAKbgN2iCw&usg=AFQjCNHVh7UKllJcvUWyjNWY_12GMMLmJA


34 posted on 02/29/2012 4:22:07 PM PST by dforest
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To: dforest

Thank you, dforest, but truthfully, I am just not interested in this child’s past, present, and future.


35 posted on 02/29/2012 4:30:48 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: dforest

Thank you, dforest, for offering me all that reading. But truthfully, I am just not interested in this child’s past, present, and future.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 4:34:14 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Building an underground subway????

Wow...when I was there they didn’t even have a sewage system....people use to paddle boats down the streets in the rainy season.


37 posted on 02/29/2012 4:42:55 PM PST by superfries
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

And still here you are with 15 freaking posts out of the last 36 in this thread. Looks like a lot of interest to me.


38 posted on 02/29/2012 5:18:02 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Last I heard, Bristol was over 18, so she’s not a child anymore. She can do what she wants, for better or worse.


39 posted on 02/29/2012 7:08:39 PM PST by Jacob Kell (Osama/Obama the only difference is BS.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Yeah, nobody is clamoring to come to the United States:

Green Card Lottery
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/


40 posted on 02/29/2012 9:45:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the meantime since last you tried to insult me of which you have had no success, another gold mind was just discovered a few miles from where I live.

In fact, I took a geology course way back, and one of our fieldtrips, which we took once a week, consisted of panning for gold. It was an area between Panama City and Colon City located way, way back in the jungle. It took some time to walk to the stream where we panned. This entire country is sitting on gold.

“Yeah, nobody is clamoring to come to the United States”

You are correct.

Panamanians do not go to the States illegally. They prefer Panama.

May I send you some bananas?


41 posted on 03/01/2012 10:40:05 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I live in the Biloxi/Gulfport area, where the bananas are off-loaded from Central and South America. We have more than enough. I haven’t seen you thank us for liberating you from the Republic of Colombia, but you’re welcome anyhow.


42 posted on 03/01/2012 10:47:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have not read history. You know zero about history. Quit talking about things you know nothing.

It was not liberation. It was about taking Panama to build a canal since Colombia was not cooperating.

Period.

Advice:

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

Don’t bother me again with your lack to education and knowledge.

I don’t have time for stupidity.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 12:00:02 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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