Bristol Palin's new reality show might be a flop, but at least she still has a shot at making it big (and big bucks as well) in television: she and other 11 celebrities will be back for the first all-star edition of Dancing With the Stars on ABC.
Asked about the reason she agreed to come back on the show, especially considering how, the first time around, she was literally bombarded with negative reactions from audiences, Bristol says that it's God's way of helping her provide for her son, Entertainment Weekly
The comment was made on Friday at the panel that announced Bristol's return to DWTS, with EW noting that she received the most questions, even though Pamela Anderson and other celebrities were also there.
“God provides opportunities like this for me. It’s a positive, active show. It’s going to be awesome. Do I like to provide for my son
? Yes, I do,” Bristol said when queried why she'd want to put herself in the spot again when she must know for a fact she'd be harshly criticized, if not actually worse.
“The press is going to talk to me no matter what I do
. I might as well have fun,” she added.
It's not just fun that's bringing Bristol back to the show, as it's easy to imagine: she's also back for the money.
With her new “Life's a Trip” series rubbished by critics and most likely on its way to an early cancellation, it's not like she's drowning in offers.
This would explain why she literally jumped at the chance of coming back, EW says: at this point, she doesn't really have much choice as regards the TV projects she signs on.
“Apparently, it wasn’t a hard sell to get the eldest daughter of the former Vice Presidential candidate to return to the ballroom. One insider on the show say it was an 'easy sell' to get her back in sequins – just like it was the 11 other celebrities who will participate in the show’s first all-star edition beginning Sept. 24,” EW writes.
“One star who didn’t make the cut was Kate Gosselin, who wanted to return but apparently the producers didn’t think her current 'storyline' was that interesting. Snap!” the same media outlet notes, before adding that ABC knew bringing Palin on board again would instantly translate into massive ratings, negativity or no negativity.
Also on the panel, members of the media asked Bristol why she hated the gays, to which she replied she didn't; it was just the press who always made her look as if she did.