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Sarah Palin lost Alaska reality TV spot to ecofriendly celebrity Jewel? (No proof given)
Green Celebrity Network ^ | December 29, 2011 | Jason Grant

Posted on 12/30/2011 1:06:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Eco-friendly singer Jewel is a bright green celebrity. As a clean water advocate, she has been helping improve living conditions around the world and in her home state of Alaska. As a famous humanitarian and eco-friendly celebrity, she’s also knocked gun-toting Republican guru Sarah Palin out of the top spot as a reality television star. Will Jewel use her star power wisely with her own family’s new reality TV show special feature on the Discovery channel about living a more sustainable lifestyle off the grid and being Alaskan? You can bet your caribou on it. Even though she lives in Texas now, she still remembers the lessons being poor and living in such a remote area taught her.

Politician turned reality TV star turned professional book writer Sarah Palin has no monopoly on the phenomenon that is Alaska. Word has it that the family of Jewel, the star celeb rocker with hits like Hands and Foolish Games, will be featured in a new reality show from the Discovery Channel. The new show will focus on the Alaskan frontier where Jewel was born and will follow her dad, Atz, as he prepares his 600 acre homestead in the arctic North for the long, cold winter.

Sarah Palin‘s proposal to be featured yet again on a reality television show about Alaska that (this time) would showcase the wild adventures of her husband Todd [as her snowmobiling sidekick] were snuffed after she shopped the idea around to a variety of networks. Her contract to do one season of Sarah Palin’s Alaska were apparently enough as fans of reality television were fairly well disgusted after seeing her episode featuring Kate Gosselin. To date, she is still in talks trying to secure a second season but has been unsuccessful.

Alaska: The Last Frontier premiered Thursday, December 29, at 10 p.m. ET. Naturally, fans of Jewel and fans of reality television in general were be hoping for a cameo appearance by the star celeb herself, but no word was forthcoming in advance on that particular front. So far, what we can hope for is a glimpse into the life that helped create the humanitarian celebrity known as Jewel — and everyone know’s she’s been tweeting to ask her Twitter followers to watch it.

Who is Jewel? A bright green celebrity.

Jewel Kilcher first rocketed to fame with an iconic voice — a combination of sultry and smooth, slow and powerful, that dominated her multi-platinum album “Pieces of You”. But many aren’t aware that the star celeb has long ties to Alaska. Jewel’s grandfather founded the town of Homer, AK, where The Last Frontier will take place. It makes one wonder if the iconic singer has any thoughts about Sarah Palin’s version of Alaska.

From The Republic:

Three generations of the Kilcher family live on a 600-acre homestead in Homer, a fishing community about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. The series spotlights the family’s homesteading lifestyle, with the first episodes showing how they prepare for winter.

But far from being just another famous person at the center of a reality show that isn’t even about her in particular, Jewel is a green celebrity, though she keeps it low-key and personal. She may not draw much attention to herself, but Jewel has been working on humanitarian causes since nearly the moment she became famous. She started playing guitar at age 16, and by age 18 she was hooked on the need for clean water across the world.

LookToTheStars quotes Jewel as saying:

“I became interested in clean water when I was 18 and lived in my car,” said the 34-year-old. “I had sick kidneys and had to drink 2 gallons of purified water a day. I could not afford to buy much bottled water, and it dawned on me that if it was this hard to get clean drinking water in the United States, then it was probably a huge global issue. Boy, was I right.”

So Jewel founded Project Clean Water in 1997. She also founded, with her mother and older brother, Higher Ground for Humanity, to focus on education and sustainable development projects for areas in South and Central America, India, and Africa. Furthermore, she acts as a spokesperson for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation, which aims to end preventable cancers that commonly afflict women.

To get an idea of what sort of home such a charitable and humanitarian green celebrity comes from, tune in to Alaska: The Last Frontier scheduled to first air as a special on December 29 at 10 p.m. ET on the Discovery Channel. Follow Jewel on Twitter @jeweljk — she’s a lovely person, cute celebrity mom, and charitable celeb who is always happy to chat with fans about her charity benefit projects.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: jewel; palin; sarahpalin; television

1 posted on 12/30/2011 1:06:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Sarah Palin‘s proposal to be featured yet again on a reality television show about Alaska that (this time) would showcase the wild adventures of her husband Todd [as her snowmobiling sidekick] were snuffed after she shopped the idea around to a variety of networks.”

While I am not a network executive, I would think that a show based on a middle-aged guy riding a snowmobile would capture a very large number of viewers and top the Nielsen ratings.


2 posted on 12/30/2011 1:11:33 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think its all for the better, Those Networks haven't been good in years.

Don't Worry, I am sure Destiny isn't finished with Sarah yet (especially of ORomney gets the Whig Nomination, then I suspect we Sarah Supporters will be quiet busy)

3 posted on 12/30/2011 1:12:06 PM PST by KC_Lion (I won't vote for a Pseudo Democrat Like I did in '08, I will write in Sarah's name if I have too!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Politician turned reality TV star turned professional book writer Sarah Palin

She's building a resume'!

4 posted on 12/30/2011 1:13:48 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
Tell us all about your New York Times bestselling books. Or your TV show. Which major political party asked you to be their vice presidential nominee? Which state were you the governor of? Did a novelist bother to move in next-door to you to write your biography? How many millions of Facebook and Twitter followers do you have? How much is Fox News paying you to opine on current events? Is anyone begging for humblegunner's endorsement? Etc, etc...
5 posted on 12/30/2011 1:28:24 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

“professional book writer”

Usually we call those people “author”

Wasn’t that what O B A M A did?


6 posted on 12/30/2011 1:38:36 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tell us all about your New York Times bestselling books.

They are listed right along with yours.

Which major political party asked you to be their vice presidential nominee?

I seem to recall you slamming that party for failing to defend Palin. Now you value them?

Which state were you the governor of?

What did she achieve in that office during the latter half of her term?

Did a novelist bother to move in next-door to you to write your biography?

I seem to recall your slamming him as a pervert? Now he's a "credential"?

How many millions of Facebook and Twitter followers do you have?

Justin Bieber has four times as many "followers" as Palin. Will you post a few pro-Bieber threads?

How much is Fox News paying you to opine on current events?

The same amount they are paying you.

Is anyone begging for humblegunner's endorsement?

Well, you seem to be spewing pro-Palin stuff at me and all of us
in an effort to gain support for her. So who wants my endorsement?

You do, on her behalf.

7 posted on 12/30/2011 1:41:55 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: All

So she can’t give her Dad a couple of bucks to buy hay for the Milk cow that they had for 17 years, or buy food for the winter.

The show is BS.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 1:45:49 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: humblegunner

Pretty weak sauce. We weren’t talking about 2ndDivisionVet. I never chimed in about a “resume” like you did. But if I did, it’d be better than you probably imagine. I’ve worked with major politicians, A-list celebrities and done significant things, if only as a bit player. Were you an intelligence analyst for Presidents Carter and Reagan? How many veterans have you helped get back to work? Ever run a homeless veteran program?


9 posted on 12/30/2011 2:00:26 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
So basically, you say that you are triple-awesome all over the world
and "worked" with politicians and threaten to raise crazy amounts
of money for them (whist having trouble paying rent) and thus your opinion
of a non-candidate should actually matter to anyone.

Well, lookee here, champ. Answer this.

You mentioned books. Where are yours?

You flaunted my not being a a VP nominee. Were you?

Fact is, you have a fixation with Palin. That's fine, have two if you wish.

But realize that not everyone, even fine moral folks, will share it.

And those that do not share your fixation are not perforce enemies.

10 posted on 12/30/2011 2:12:05 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

How are raising funds for a political campaign and having financial problems even close to being the same thing? Or do people “pocket” campaign funds where you come from? I never claimed to have written a book. Please show me where I did, if you will. And I understand that not everyone “loves” Sarah Palin. But, you know what? They don’t follow me around FreeRepublic telling me what an idiot I am to support her. pissant used to, as did jla. Heard from them recently?


11 posted on 12/30/2011 2:26:00 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
How are raising funds for a political campaign and having financial problems even close to being the same thing?

Funds are funds. Would you let your family starve in order to pay for a paint job on a fake candidate's bus?

I never claimed to have written a book. Please show me where I did, if you will

You indicated that I had no best-selling books and therefore should not criticize Palin:

Tell us all about your New York Times bestselling books.

YOU made book-writing the issue. Deal with it.

I understand that not everyone “loves” Sarah Palin.

Good.

12 posted on 12/30/2011 2:34:56 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t you just love the snarky comments Jason Grant made about “Sarah Palin’s Alaska?” “Her contract to do one season of Sarah Palin’s Alaska were apparently enough.....”

I heard she was asked to do more episodes earlier this year but Sarah said no. She reportedly received $1 million each for the six episodes that aired.....the ratings were good.

As for her future, she would make a great Secretary of Energy. “Drill baby, drill!”


13 posted on 12/30/2011 2:40:24 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: humblegunner

So you’d steal campaign funds if you felt it necessary? Guess that’s one of the differences between you and me. Unlike the Left, I don’t believe in “the ends justifies the means.”


14 posted on 12/30/2011 2:48:19 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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For the record, I did not enter this thread and express my thoughts on this topic.
that's thirty-three threads since twelve sixteen eleven

15 posted on 12/30/2011 3:06:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a soft spot for Jewel, because she did something that gave me great amusement. She wrote a book of poetry.

It was not particularly good poetry. It was the kind of poetry that a 17 year old girl would write. But every 17 year old girl in the US who read it loved it, because it spoke to them at a very deep level.

So it sold an insane number of copies. And that’s the reason I like it. Because it outsold the work of the top 50 professional modern US poets combined.

All of whom write dour, miserable, whiny, trendy, anti-American, depressing, but technically accurate, for the most part, poetry. They hardly sell any, except to other professional poets of their kind, and students who are taking poetry classes and are required to read it, and the pretentious who want it on their bookshelf just for the dust cover, but never read it.

But there are now women in their late 20’s who can recite Jewels poems, and it still makes them feel good after a decade or more. And they will probably encourage their own daughters to read it, and they will love it, too.

And I got to see a group of these professional poets who were bitter and so filled with bile against Jewel. They cursed her poems, and they cursed her. They criticized and nit picked about her lack of technical proficiency and unprofessional style. All told they wished she had a pimple on her nose or worse.

This I enjoyed. Watching these self-important professors of the poetic arts squirm.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 3:08:57 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Way to fail to address a single one of my points.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 3:31:49 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
People living their lives for you on TV
They say they're better than you and you agree
He says "Hold my calls from behind those cold brick walls"
Says "Come here boys, there ain't nothing for free"
Another doctor's bill, a lawyer's bill
Another cute cheap thrill
You know you love him if you put in your will
18 posted on 12/30/2011 3:39:18 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: humblegunner

What can I say to someone who encourages me to embezzle monies from someone's campaign that I've raised?

19 posted on 12/30/2011 3:40:35 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
What can I say to someone who encourages me to embezzle monies from someone's campaign that I've raised?

You intentionally misunderstand.

If you have the ability to raise millions for Palin then why
don't you have the ability to raise thousands for yourself?

The easy answer is that you are full of crap.

Show me a more difficult answer that explains this obvious fakery.

You betcha.

20 posted on 12/30/2011 3:49:21 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: MD Expat in PA

That made about as much sense as Ron Paul’s foreign policy papers.


21 posted on 12/30/2011 3:49:21 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: trumandogz
I would think that a show based on a middle-aged guy riding a snowmobile would capture a very large number of viewers and top the Nielsen ratings

While I would agree with you, the Palins have already debunked this rumor saying there have never been any such plans........

22 posted on 12/30/2011 3:52:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: humblegunner
More PDS from the humblerichard.........She's gone dude, give it up!.......


23 posted on 12/30/2011 3:55:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How the heck can Palin lose a show on the Disney Channel when her show wasn’t ever on Disney?


24 posted on 12/30/2011 3:56:21 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That made about as much sense as Ron Paul’s foreign policy papers.

It was lyrics to Jewel's song "Who Will Save Your Soul"

25 posted on 12/30/2011 3:57:58 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: bgill
I guess you won't be writing celebrity gossip columns for that site, what with your truth, logic, facts and all that other fancy falderol.
26 posted on 12/30/2011 4:00:36 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: MD Expat in PA

I’m 51, not 15.


27 posted on 12/30/2011 4:03:30 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
Um, Jewel is hardly a 'rock star' and hasn't had a hit in years. Also, it looks like Sarah Palin's Alaska is close to being signed for season 2:

New York, Dec 19 (ANI): Sarah Palin is ready to get back to work as a reality TV star with a new series of ‘Alaska.’

Producer Mark Burnett has revealed that he is in talks with TLC to bring “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” back for a second season next fall.

“The plan would be to shoot this in the summer of 2012,” he told the New York Post.

New episodes of the outdoorsy reality series – which shows the former vice-presidential candidate fishing, hunting and dog sledding with her family – would not air until after the November presidential election.

“By the time we edit it, the election will be over. But I am sure the election would be mentioned [in the show],” Burnett stated.

Big Hollywood also reported this.

28 posted on 12/30/2011 4:05:51 PM PST by rintense
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To: Hot Tabasco
She's gone dude, give it up!

It wasn't me that posted a thread about her, was it?

29 posted on 12/30/2011 4:07:24 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’m 51, not 15.

Congratulations. I’m 51 too. It was a joke BTW and a comment on Jewel writing a song with lyrics about “people living their lives on TV” and then doing a reality TV show. Sorry you didn’t get it.

30 posted on 12/30/2011 4:11:33 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“She reportedly received $1 million each for the six episodes that aired.....the ratings were good.”

Not to be argumentative, but it’s an important point: eight episodes, and her ratings were fantastic. Her show singlehandedly launched The Learning Channel (TLC, owned by Discovery) into legitimacy.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 6:50:54 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Hot Tabasco; humblegunner
She's gone dude, give it up!

It's the Palindrones who won't give it up. It is they who keep posting threads about Palin™. It is they who just can't let her go.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 3:59:13 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
It's the Palindrones who won't give it up. It is they who keep posting threads about Palin™.

We don't create the news, the media does. And this site is about posting the news is it not?

So, using your logic, articles about Romney are posted by Romneybots, articles about Gingrich are posted by Gingribots, articles about Perry are posted by Perrybots, articles about Paul are posted by Paulbots.........

It's the PDS'rs who continue to get a wedgie from their panties every time a Palin thread is posted..........Get the drift?

33 posted on 01/01/2012 4:18:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: Hot Tabasco
So, using your logic, articles about Romney are posted by Romneybots, articles about Gingrich are posted by Gingribots, articles about Perry are posted by Perrybots, articles about Paul are posted by Paulbots

No. But for better or for worse (I'm not thrilled with any of them), those four are candidates. Trademark is not a candidate and she never was a candidate.

34 posted on 01/01/2012 4:34:41 PM PST by EveningStar
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