Dancing with the Stars Starts Tonight!

Okay, so on to more fun and lighthearted topics… Are you guys as excited as I am about the fourteenth season of Dancing with the Stars?

It all begins in a two hour –premiere tonight at 8 eastern. (Aren’t you glad I didn’t post it in Alaska time, so you don’t have to do the math?) Here are the teams, taken from the DWTS website:

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff

Gladys Knight & , Tristan MacManus

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

I always pull for Mark Ballas, naturally. This season, my former partner is paired with opera star Katherine Jenkins, who recently took him sightseeing in London. Do you think he loved his time in London more than Wasilla?

Pulling for you, Mark!

Okay, readers. What do you think of the new cast? Who’s your favorite to win it all?

Leave a comment to tell me who you like, who you don’t like, and who you’re pulling for — plus, get weekly updates with the best of my blog!

  • http://www.scarecrowauto.com Mike

    I never watched DWTS til I heard you were on it and now its one of my favorite shows. I will be pulling for Donald Driver because his football career may be ending. Also like Katherine Jenkins, she is Welsh and so is my wife. As for the professionals I love to watch Derek and Sheryl with whom ever they are paired with.

  • http://bristolsblogithingy.blogspot.com/ Tres

    Maybe someone will follow your amazing performance and put on a monkey costume.

  • http://bristolsblogithingy.blogspot.com/ Tres

    I have to agree with Stacy. Lead with your chin.

  • Robin

    I’ll be voting for Ms. Shepherd all the way. She just so funny and she deserves the best.

  • Georgia

    I only watched DWTS Season 11, because you were one of the “Stars”. Season 11 was magical and I grew to love both you and Mark Ballas. However, I will never watch DWTS again, based on the way you were treated by the leftist judges who did everything, in their power to eliminate you and the jealous pros and other so-called “Stars”. They even changed the rules, mid-season, if you remember. DWTS was about Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas. It will never be the same. You were spectacular, Bristol and don’t ever forget that. Mark was an amazing teacher and the choreography he created for you was awesome. You both worked hard and thrilled your fans, of which there were many.

    • jojo

      FYI, Bruno is Italian and Len is British.

  • anonymous

    Bristol I am really sorry for you that this blog so far represents the nutshell of your life. You had such promise of being a true “rogue”, of not following the script that your mother and the powers that she represents has prepared for you. God gave you a brain, honey, you should use it! Dream big! Dancing with the Stars was a brief time in your life, don’t you have anything else to talk about? Certainly you have real talent that can take you as far as you want to go. I pray to God that you do not settle for being a hairdresser. Education is the key, and can open up the world for you!

    • Georgia

      Bill Gates and other billionaires did quite well after dropping out of college. Greatness is innate and a college degree is not necessary to be extremely successful. Bristol will do just fine, in her own choices. Whatever Bristol Palin decides to do with “her” life will be wonderful. She is doing a wonderful job, in her decision making thus far. Be who you are Bristol!

      List of college-dropout billionaires

      1.Bill Gates [5] – US
      2.Mark Zuckerberg [6] – US
      3.Lawrence Ellison [7] – US
      4.Eike Batista [8] – Brazil
      5.Michael Dell [9] – US
      6.Marc Rich [10] – US
      7.Ty Warner [11] – US
      8.Gautam Adani [12] – India
      9.Micky Jagtiani [13] – India
      10.Azim Premji – India
      11.Shahid Balwa [14] – India
      12.Subhash Chandra [15] – India
      13.Vinod Goenka [16] – India
      14.Jayasankar Krishna Prasad – India
      15.PNC Menon [17][18] – India
      16.Roman Abramovich [19] – Russia
      17.Sheldon Adelson [20] – US
      18.Amancio Ortega [21] – Spain
      19.Kirk Kerkorian [22] – US
      20.Donald Newhouse [23] – US
      21.François Pinault [24] – France
      22.Jack Taylor [25] – US
      23.Joaquín Guzmán Loera [26] (Mexican drug lord) – Mexico
      24.Dawood Ibrahim [27] (Indian crime-boss) – India
      25.Hasan Ali Khan (Money-launderer) – India
      26.David Geffen [28] – US
      27.David Murdock [29] – US
      28.Ted Turner [30] – US
      29.Henry Fok [31] – Hong Kong
      30.Ralph Lauren [32] – US
      31.Micky Arison – US
      32.Mohammed Al Amoudi [33] – Saudi Arabia
      33.Stanley Ho [34] – Hong Kong
      34.Andrew Lloyd Webber – UK

      • Carol

        I knew college wasn’t all that it’s hyped up to be. Anytime I ever met a college educated, so called genius, they were really dumb. Give me common sense and a great work ethic.

    • Glenn Briggs

      Why are snide comments always given by cowards such as “anonymous”, afraid to identify themselves.

      • Pam H.

        Anonymous – you obviously know nothing about Bristol and what she has been doing, besides doing a fine job raising her child. She has had several serious blog posts in a row, thus she starts this one off saying she is going on to a more fun topic. Are you aware she has written a book? Are you aware she has a TV show of her own coming up next month? Are you aware she goes around the country to speak to teens about abstaining from sex and not killing their unborn children should they conceive one? And what do you have against hairdressers? What a college educated SNOB you are. Look at Georgia’s most excellent list of non-college educated people who turned out pretty darn well. Leave Bristol alone. Go somewhere else and spew your nastiness. What a mean person you are.

  • http://www.patheos.com/Shop/Spirituality-Store.html mistah charley, ph.d.

    Jaleel White is my sentimental favorite.

  • http://yahoo.com Byra Burke

    Wont be the same this year without you!! Enjoyed you so much last year because you were there.
    Keep up your good work!!!!
    Your little boy is Beautiful!!!

  • http://AmericaWantsSarah Bruce O’H.

    Oh, me thinks Bristol is very much her own person. God Bless you and yours Bristol. Your moms entire “army” wishes only the best for you.

  • Carol

    You were great Bristol! I don’t watch anymore, after you left.