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Levi and Bristol -- Gunnin' for Reality Deal
TMZ ^ | 7/16/2010 12:10 AM PDT | TMZ Staff

Posted on 07/16/2010 8:49:12 AM PDT by Bratch

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are already looking to bring outsiders into their upcoming marriage -- in the form of a reality TV crew ... this according to a source very familiar with the negotiations.

TMZ has learned the couple has been shopping "multiple reality shows" around town -- some of the ideas involve the couple AND their two-year-old son, Tripp.

We're told the leading concept involves all three people -- and will focus on "parenting issues."

It's unclear if the show would be based in Alaska ... or if Bristol's mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity.

It looks like the couple could strike a deal in the near future -- we're told negotiations are "ongoing."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: getpalin; palinbashing; palins; realitytv; sarahpalin; trainwreck
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1 posted on 07/16/2010 8:49:13 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Bristol. DO. NOT. DO. THIS.


2 posted on 07/16/2010 8:50:33 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Bratch

Sounds to me like Levi’s evil influence. He’s just a bad guy.


3 posted on 07/16/2010 8:50:51 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Bratch
" ... or if Bristol's mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity."

Only if Sarah is desperate to commit political suicide.

4 posted on 07/16/2010 8:51:18 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Bratch

Further along the road to Idiocracy.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 8:51:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bratch

I’ve never seen a reality show that wasn’t tacky.


6 posted on 07/16/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Bratch

“It’s unclear ... or if Bristol’s mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity.”

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No f...ing way would Sarah Palin be involved in this unless she has completely lost her mind.


7 posted on 07/16/2010 8:52:04 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: ponygirl

I hope it is not true. Sarah can still be a pundit, but can kiss holding office off, IMO.


8 posted on 07/16/2010 8:52:22 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Williams

Plan to marginalize her!


9 posted on 07/16/2010 8:52:58 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Bratch

Andrea Mitchell had sources close to the gov that said that when she resigned, she was also retiring from politics. How’d that work out?


10 posted on 07/16/2010 8:53:30 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Williams
Yeah, this guy is so desperate for fame and a quick buck, it's pathetic.

Sadly the young lady is in love with him, and he's only going to bring her down and turn her into a national laughingstock.

11 posted on 07/16/2010 8:53:42 AM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: Bratch

okay this nonsense needs to stop. Poor Sarah, almost giggling, kids are a mess sometimes. I am almost positive mine would never do such things to me and my DH wink wink.


12 posted on 07/16/2010 8:53:42 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Bratch

WTF?????


13 posted on 07/16/2010 8:53:42 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Bratch

If they don’t want Todd and Sarah Palin’s approval, why are they willing to profit from their celebrity?


14 posted on 07/16/2010 8:54:32 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Bratch

I hope this is not true.


15 posted on 07/16/2010 8:54:40 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: dfwgator

Why didn’t Hollyweird draft a reality show or biopic comedy about Barack Hussein Obama’s auntie in Roxbury, MA?

She’s living her life (in this country illegally), and suddendly she’s related to The President!

And now she can stay!

That’s better than “Queen for a day” ever gave out as prizes (and that was a fraud too).


16 posted on 07/16/2010 8:56:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Williams
Sounds to me like Levi’s evil influence. He’s just a bad guy.
Ditto!
17 posted on 07/16/2010 8:57:21 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: ponygirl

Sometimes I fear this whole Palin phenomenon is turning into a freak show through no fault of her own.


18 posted on 07/16/2010 8:59:19 AM PDT by mono
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To: EyeGuy

“It’s unclear ... or if Bristol’s mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity.”

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MediaSpeak.

It is also unclear whether at sunrise tomorrow the sky will appear as a perfect checkerboard pattern of purple and pink scotch plaid.


19 posted on 07/16/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Williams

And what does it say about her that she keeps going back to the bad guy.


20 posted on 07/16/2010 9:00:20 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Bratch
Speaking of these folks I love this photo of the baby. Does that expression look just like his grandmother or what?


21 posted on 07/16/2010 9:00:27 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Bratch
Pretty much everything Bristol Palin does reflects very poorly on her mother.

She seems to be deeply committed to ruining any future her mother may have in national politics.

22 posted on 07/16/2010 9:00:50 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Bratch

What would Dr. Laura Schlessinger say?


23 posted on 07/16/2010 9:01:49 AM PDT by shiva
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To: Bratch

I cannot tell you how this nauseates me. If Bristol were actively trying to torpedo any political influence her mother might have she is going about it in the right way. I think, however, that she’s just a young, sheltered, and not-very-bright girl under the influence of a narcissistic young cannibal who is trying to get some of the money he saw a glimpse of.


24 posted on 07/16/2010 9:02:17 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Bratch

That would stink for Sarah’s political career... I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a suspicious bear mauling on Levi in the near future...


25 posted on 07/16/2010 9:03:55 AM PDT by xenob
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To: Bratch

This would really be a deal-killer for me. I love Sarah, but this would be an embarrassment that probably could not be overcome.


26 posted on 07/16/2010 9:06:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: wideawake

Ron Jr. and Patti Reagan weren’t supporters of Ronald Reagan.

When was the last time you heard about Amy Carter?

The media is exploiting Levi and Bristol as they did Cindy Sheehan.


27 posted on 07/16/2010 9:07:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Bratch
Oh,spare me.If I want to watch a lying bastard on TV,I'll tune in a Presidential news conference.
28 posted on 07/16/2010 9:08:29 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: a fool in paradise
Why didn’t Hollyweird draft a reality show or biopic comedy about Barack Hussein Obama’s auntie in Roxbury, MA?

Maybe because Auntie wasn't out there pitching the story to the networks like these two are?

29 posted on 07/16/2010 9:11:25 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: ponygirl

Foolish kids. You think they would be wiser than that given what they have been through. But like moths to the flame, fools rush into the spotlight seeking fame and fortune. Without fail, the media just uses people and casts them aside like a crushed beer can.

I still don’t understand what goes through the feeble minds of emotion driven people who think their experience is going to be different.


30 posted on 07/16/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Bratch

I’m still surprised that the whole “reality show” concept still gets any traction. Yet another show follows some disfunctional group around while watching a big slow-motion train wreck. I’ve never really understood why that was interesting or why I should even care about these people.


31 posted on 07/16/2010 9:15:27 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Hollywood’s point of contact was Levi who posed for Playgirl and “dated” Kathy Griffin.

Hollywood has no interest in talking to any member of the extended Obama family or any of his fellow worshippers from church or neighbors, etc.


32 posted on 07/16/2010 9:16:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Ramius

because it’s on tv and television is a drug.

They are cheap to produce and can air in reruns (unlike the news).

It’s all something to fill the time between the commercials.


33 posted on 07/16/2010 9:17:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: RichInOC
"Andrea Mitchell had sources close to the gov that said that when she resigned, she was also retiring from politics. How’d that work out?"

TMZ was the first to break the story that Palin herself was shopping a docu-drama with Mark Burnett. They nailed that story.

Whatever you think of Harvy Levin - and I don't think much - his sources in Hollywood are EXCELLENT. I would be surprised if they're wrong on this. They aren't wrong in too much they print.

34 posted on 07/16/2010 9:17:59 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Bratch

Levi spent too much time in Hollywood as well as in Alaska with Bravo’s Kathy Griffin. And Bristol has her own show, so this is no surprise. Celebrity is a drug.


35 posted on 07/16/2010 9:19:29 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: a fool in paradise
Hollywood’s point of contact was Levi who posed for Playgirl and “dated” Kathy Griffin.

Where did the article say that?

36 posted on 07/16/2010 9:21:56 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Bratch

Children learn from their parents.


37 posted on 07/16/2010 9:23:49 AM PDT by imfleck
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To: Ramius
'I’m still surprised that the whole “reality show” concept still gets any traction. "

Two words, "The Hills". Two more words, "Jersey Shore".

Reality shows cost the networks virtually NOTHING to produce, especially when compared to scripted dramas - there are no writers to pay, no set decorators to pay, no union construction workers to pay, no catering to pay, no high-priced director to pay. It's cheap, cheap, cheap. So, networks produce a LOT of them, hoping that one out of 20 become as successful as The Hills, or Jersey Shore.

Also, the networks not only make HUGE money off ad revenues - primarily because these shows target the demographic, 18-24, that advertiser love to reach, but they also make money off product placement, which is ubiquitous in these reality shows.

38 posted on 07/16/2010 9:24:43 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Non-Sequitur

Levi’s been slumming in Hollywood since his breakup with Bristol.

Where do you gather that this is Bristol’s idea to pitch this to someone rather than Levi?


39 posted on 07/16/2010 9:24:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Bratch

Levi & kathy Griffin have the script already written.
Wait & see!


40 posted on 07/16/2010 9:25:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: a fool in paradise

I think it’s a mutual decision since there is more than a little media whore in both of them. She’s been peddling her story to People and Us, shilling for abstinence groups, and basically doing all she could to stay in the spotlight. She isn’t being dragged into this kicking and screaming, not by a long shot. I don’t see either one as the reluctant party in this.


41 posted on 07/16/2010 9:28:55 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Bratch
Bristol Palin is not a "kid" anymore guys. She's a young woman and free to make her choices.

Whether or not it reflects poorly on Governor Palin is irrelevant.

42 posted on 07/16/2010 9:30:04 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Bratch

Her family is doing her political career in and she doesn’t help. Know I will get flamed but she doesn’t stand a snow balls chance of ever being elected to president and if she gets the nomination it will guarantee Obama in ‘12.


43 posted on 07/16/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: Bratch
Could make for funny, train-wreck television - maybe they'll get Tonya Harding and Todd Bridges to do commentary.

I'm weak and will tune in.

44 posted on 07/16/2010 9:33:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: imfleck

“Children learn from their parents.”

They also start forging their own path, frequently ignoring what was tought to them when they were young.


45 posted on 07/16/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; a fool in paradise

Bristol has bad judgement. She proves it repeatedly:

1) Got pregnant by Levi Johnson out of wedlock
2) Did stupid CNN interview claiming abstience “doesn’t work”
3) Reconciled with Levi Johnson after he posed in Playgirl and dragged her family thru the mud
4) Possibly shopping for reality show with Levi

This is not a bright girl.


46 posted on 07/16/2010 9:39:59 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ottbmare

Well said! I feel exactly the same.


47 posted on 07/16/2010 9:43:22 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Williams

Sounds to me like Levi’s evil influence. He’s just a bad guy.

BINGO! He couldn’t make anymore money slamming the Palins, so he crawls back, begs forgiveness, and when Bristol caves, he says, boy, we could pay for our son’s collage fund with a reality TV show…

Bristol is among the stupidest young ladies I’ve ever heard of, thou when it comes to X boy friends, I’ve seen some really stupid things…


48 posted on 07/16/2010 9:44:36 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Bratch

If this show goes through, I’m afraid Sarah’s chances of a political career are squashed.

Let’s face it, most of the voting block in the United States pays more attention to reality shows than politics. This same voting block went to Obama handedly. These are the people who still see Obama as cool and trendy. These are the people who follow MSNBC’s “news” word for word. These are the people that hate Sarah Palin without ever knowing a damn true thing about her. They only know of Sarah Palin as that Alaskan hillbilly that Tiny Fey makes fun of.

This crap will be spun heavily and will kill her chances at winning over independents and young voters who don’t think for themselves. And there are lots of them. Now she’ll be known as the mother of that trainwreck and her baby daddy on that one show.

There is nothing good to come of this. Bristol will be bankrupt in 10 years after sqaundering whatever money she makes from this, probably single, and will have come to the realization that she ruined what potential her mother and family had because of lust.


49 posted on 07/16/2010 9:46:33 AM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I agree. A lot of the haters won’t see that way. Somehow they want Sarah to ‘control’ Bristol and force her into some role. I think it reflects on her ideals of individual liberty to let Bristol do her thing.

When Bristol falls, she will be there to pick her up, as a good Christian mother would. But having Sarah control her daughter would backfire. Sometimes you have to let the kids go and fall, so they can learn. It appears as though Bristol will have to fall hard to learn her lesson, but I suspect she will.

And if people think Sarah is a bad parent, look are her eldest son. He went to the military and into combat. He is serving this country with honor.


50 posted on 07/16/2010 9:46:33 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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