Bristol Bans Teen Mom Stars From DWTS

Plus: Sarah Palin's daughter didn't vote
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2010 10:58 AM CDT
Bristol Bans Teen Mom Stars From DWTS
In this publicity image released by ABC, Bristol Palin, left, and her partner Mark Ballas perform on the celebrity dance competition series, "Dancing with the Stars," Nov. 1, 2010 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)

In case you haven’t been to a supermarket checkout stand recently and seen them gracing nearly every cover, here’s a newsflash for you: The teen moms of MTV’s Teen Mom are kind of a big deal right now. (Don’t believe us? See here and here.) But one person is not a fan: Bristol Palin. She’s banned them from the audience on Dancing With the Stars, a show that has used reality stars to great effect in the past, an ABC exec tells PopEater.

"Bristol Palin has made it very clear to the show producers that she doesn't want the teen moms in the audience cheering her on no matter how much it might boost ratings," says the exec. An insider adds that Bristol is trying to move beyond her reputation as "that young girl who had a baby with Levi as a teen." (In other news, hilariously, Palin admits she forgot to vote yesterday—but says she does want her mom to run for prez in 2012, the New York Daily News reports.) For more on Bristol’s bizarre ban, click here.
(More Teen Mom stories.)

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