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Brandy Proclaims She Is on 'Team Bristol,' Slams Kathy Griffin and Howard Stern 'Fat' Jokes
Fox News ^ | January 7, 2011 | Hollie McKay

Posted on 01/07/2011 9:22:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

After it was revealed that Bristol Palin made it through to the finals of “Dancing With the Stars” late last year, shock jock radio host Howard Stern went on quite the rampage, announcing that she “is the first contestant in the history of the hit ABC show to get fatter as the show goes on,” and that she “must be eating everything in sight."

Comedienne Kathy Griffin also jumped on the Palin “fat” attack while hosting VH1’s “Salute to the Troops” last month, mocking the 20-year-old for gaining “30 pounds per week” during the show and referring to her as the obese “white Precious.”

Amused? Well, one person who certainly wasn’t laughing was Palin’s dancing competitor, Brandy Norwood.

“It offends me (when I hear people talking about Bristol’s weight like that.) and sometimes the media can be a little harsh on celebrities and forget that they’re people just like everyone else,” Norwood told FOX411’s Pop Tarts while promoting the second season of her VH1 reality show “Brandy and Ray J: Family Business,” which explores the personal and professional challenges the siblings face as they expand their personal and professional empires. “She shouldn’t be treated unfairly. I’m ‘Team Bristol.’ You won’t ever catch me saying anything negative about Bristol.”

Despite Norwood’s critical appraisal for her dancing skills and stream of high scores, she was beaten for a coveted spot in the “DWTS” finals by Palin. However, there are certainly no hard feelings and Norwood isn’t echoing the public outcry that Palin didn’t deserve such success simply because the judges weren’t giving her the numbers....

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies; The Guild
KEYWORDS: brandynorwood; bristolpalin; dwts; freepressforpalin; howardstern; kathygriffin; palin; talkradio; television
There will be a backlash.
1 posted on 01/07/2011 9:22:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So many here bashed Brandy on these DWTS threads. Hopefully this will guilt some of them and show that she is not the horrible person they previously thought. To praise a Palin should increase her popularity here by a million percent.


2 posted on 01/07/2011 9:29:47 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

To be honest I didn’t even know who Brandy was. One thing I noted was that when they were down to the final four they were all on the Larry King Show (oddly Larry did not ask Bristol what she thought of Sarah Palin like he does so many geusts). King asked all of the contestents who they hope wins if they don’t and everyone answered the questions except for Brandy. I thought that was odd and a bit selfish. Its nice to hear her take a stand for Bristol here. She probably gains nothing from her fan base by doing that so I give credit to her.


3 posted on 01/07/2011 9:37:04 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: napscoordinator
So many here bashed Brandy on these DWTS threads.

I'm happy to say that I wasn't one of them! While I was very happy to see Bristol advance, I also felt bad for Brandy. She's showing a lot of class and the dirt bags like Griffin and Stern could take a few lessons in class from Brandy.

4 posted on 01/07/2011 9:38:24 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comedienne Kathy Griffin also jumped on the Palin “fat” attack while hosting VH1’s “Salute to the Troops” last month, mocking the 20-year-old for gaining “30 pounds per week” during the show and referring to her as the obese “white Precious.”

At least Bristol doesn't have to put on 30 lbs of makeup to cover up that

P.S. I apologize in advance for damage to peoples eyes

5 posted on 01/07/2011 9:39:34 PM PST by TheCipher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Brandy is being sincere, then I’m majorly impressed.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 9:40:18 PM PST by rissole
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To: TheCipher
My God, she really is Bill Maher...
7 posted on 01/07/2011 9:41:45 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Despite Norwood’s critical appraisal for her dancing skills and stream of high scores, she was beaten for a coveted spot in the “DWTS” finals by Palin.

Brandy has class. God bless her for refusing to demonize her competitor. It takes a morally strong person to do that, likely knowing she'll take the heat for saying it. Brandy should have been in the top three - no question about it IMHO. Is there anyone alive besides Joan Rivers who cares what Kathy Griffith says?

8 posted on 01/07/2011 9:42:18 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Kickass Conservative

that was my reaction .. Bill Maher in drag.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 9:44:23 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: napscoordinator

>>So many here bashed Brandy on these DWTS threads. <<
I have no idea of whom you speak. I read he OP and it is like you are stating the names of Martians... I have no idea who ANY of these people are, other than Bristol and Sarah...

Am I just a fuddy-duddy?


10 posted on 01/07/2011 9:46:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: freedumb2003
I remember Brandy on the very first show going over to Bristol and holding her hand to I think comfort her because Bristol was really nervous, real class on her part and no one else did anything like that the first night!
11 posted on 01/07/2011 9:54:58 PM PST by factmart
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To: TheCipher

She looks like a “tweaker”.


12 posted on 01/07/2011 9:55:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repealing ObamaCare is the next "Big ****ing Deal"! Let's Roll!!!!)
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To: freedumb2003; napscoordinator

Sorry, but naps is right... there were those who disparaged Brandy... but I wouldn’t call it “many”.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 9:58:43 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

Brandy’s hot!


14 posted on 01/07/2011 10:02:42 PM PST by gman992
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 posted on 01/07/2011 10:03:35 PM PST by fso301
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To: TheCipher

If you think that is bad you should see her inside.


16 posted on 01/07/2011 10:05:41 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: TheCipher

To 5 - She looks like Joe Walsh, after an all-week bender.


17 posted on 01/07/2011 10:10:35 PM PST by jla
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To: antceecee

>>Sorry, but naps is right... there were those who disparaged Brandy... but I wouldn’t call it “many”.<<

*shrug* I have no idea who Brandy is. The post downthread suggests she is sort of cute.

Other than that ... *shrug again*


18 posted on 01/07/2011 10:11:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: jla
She looks like Joe Walsh

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19 posted on 01/07/2011 10:18:51 PM PST by digger48
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To: freedumb2003

If I didn’t have a daughter who was the right age when Brandy was a Disney kid... I wouldn’t have a clue either.... but I do and Brandy is a talented young woman and obviously has shown some class (a true phenomenon in Hollywoodland) by admonishing the “over eager destroy them at all odds press” re: Bristol Palin.


20 posted on 01/07/2011 10:23:42 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: freedumb2003

If I didn’t have a daughter who was the right age when Brandy was a Disney kid... I wouldn’t have a clue either.... but I do and Brandy is a talented young woman and obviously has shown some class (a true phenomenon in Hollywoodland) by admonishing the “over eager destroy them at all odds press” re: Bristol Palin.


21 posted on 01/07/2011 10:23:47 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TheCipher

22 posted on 01/07/2011 10:32:34 PM PST by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: antceecee

She sounds very nice — thanks for the precis :)


23 posted on 01/07/2011 10:33:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: gman992

Well, I don’t go for girls, but if you are a guy then I understand your post.


24 posted on 01/07/2011 10:34:10 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TheCipher
Eeee, Griffin is Coyote Ugly.
25 posted on 01/07/2011 10:34:29 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: gman992

Well, I don’t go for girls, but if you are a guy then I understand your post.


26 posted on 01/07/2011 10:35:01 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: gman992

Well, I don’t go for girls, but if you are a guy then I understand your post.


27 posted on 01/07/2011 10:35:09 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TheCipher

28 posted on 01/07/2011 10:37:18 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am impressed if she said that.


29 posted on 01/07/2011 10:43:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Lancey Howard

Is there a usual treatment for cats who have been mercilessly exposed to Kat Griffin? ;)


30 posted on 01/07/2011 10:48:35 PM PST by rissole
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To: TheCipher

Aaaggghhhh...I’m gonna have nightmares!


31 posted on 01/07/2011 11:04:31 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, thatÂ’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: TheCipher

Old Mose in the movie “Searchers” was better looking than that thing.
That face would make a cat jump off a Gut Wagen!


32 posted on 01/07/2011 11:14:30 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: TheCipher

Thanks for that picture. I’ll print a copy and post it on my refrigerator door. Maybe it’ll help me lose weight once and for all ;)


33 posted on 01/07/2011 11:14:57 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: TheCipher
Damn, that picture would scare the hell out of Helen Thomas groupies!
Ponder all the implications of that thought ;^)
34 posted on 01/07/2011 11:16:32 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: TheCipher

Kathy Griffin: you’re supposed to pluck your eyeBROWS not all of your eyeLASHES.


35 posted on 01/07/2011 11:22:13 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: TheCipher

Holy mother of bridge trolls, Batman!


36 posted on 01/08/2011 1:25:21 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TheCipher

I’m sorry, that can’t be a real picture of Griffin.


37 posted on 01/08/2011 3:15:30 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: TheCipher

I’m speechless...


38 posted on 01/08/2011 3:31:48 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: TheCipher

Wow..looks like she could be on “faces of meth”.
You should have gave a warning before posting that. I want to thank you in advance for the nightmares I am going to have tonight.


39 posted on 01/08/2011 3:39:38 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: TheCipher
I apologize in advance for the damage to peoples eyes


At "30" you have the face that God gave you... and they say at "40" you have the face you deserve...God have mercy!
40 posted on 01/08/2011 5:20:24 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: EDINVA
I would've said "carrot top" in drag.

CC

41 posted on 01/08/2011 6:01:04 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Good heavens Miss Takamoto, You're beautiful!)
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To: factmart

Brandy was always welcoming to Bristol and supportive even after the shock that Bristol came in third. I read an article on Brandy and her family. Her father is a minister and she comes from a large, hard working family. The fact that she continues to come forward after the DWS is over in support of Bristol is testament to her character.


42 posted on 01/08/2011 7:30:48 AM PST by Cordio
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