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ABC Exec. Looks Forward to Next 'Dancing with the Stars'

Photo Courtesy - ABC/ADAM LARKEY(PASADENA, Calif.) -- The cast for the new season of Dancing with the Stars hasn't been set, but one thing is certain: you won't see the kind of controversy we saw last season. 

According to Access Hollywood, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee told reporters Monday that the show's upcoming season "will have something different; we won’t have Bristol Palin.” The daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made it to the finals of the competition, despite consistently low scores, leading many to speculate her mother's political base kept her chances alive.

Lee said the network is, however, aiming to bring in a "really interesting cast." When asked if it would consider a same-sex ballroom couple, as has been rumored, Lee replied, "Not decided, not there."

Lee was speaking at a Television Critics Association meeting in Pasadena, Calif.  The 12th season of Dancing with the Stars will kick off in March.

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Bristol Palin Buys House in Arizona

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Adam Larkey(MARICOPA, Ariz.) -- Bristol Palin bought a five-bedroom house in a development called Cobblestone Farms, in Maricopa, Ariz., a suburb of Pinal County.

The 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin bought the house for $172,000 from a North Dakota couple, according to The Arizona Republic.

The Palin family offered no comment on the sale, but it has generated speculation on what Bristol and her mother Sarah's plans are for the home. is reporting that Ms. Palin may be eying an Arizona college.

Public records state the 3,900-square-foot house was built in 2006, and purchased for $329,560. The property had been in foreclosure earlier this year.

Hardly one to stay out of the headlines, Bristol Palin recently made big news with her stint on the 11th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. She came in third, even though she had the least experience among all the contestants. After 10 weeks of stiff competition, Bristol, whose spot in the finals was surrounded by controversy for her low scores in previous weeks, said she was ready to return home to Alaska and spend time with her family.

It is unclear if her new Arizona home will be a permanent or seasonal residence.

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'Dancing with the Stars': Grey Delivers Two Perfect Performances

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Adam Larkey(LOS ANGELES) -- Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough delivered two perfect performances on Monday's Dancing with the Stars and lead the competition going into Tuesday's season finale.  Grey received perfect tens from all three judges for two dance routines, giving her a total score of 60 out of a possible 60.  Judge Bruno Tonioli said both of Grey’s dances were "equally brilliant."

Disney Channel star Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer are in second place with a score of 56 out of 60, while Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas are third with a total judges' score of 52 out of 60.

Reacting to media reports that some people don't think Palin deserves to still be in the competition, the teen advocate said, "It sucks." She went on to say that she and Mark Ballas continue to improve each week, but people "don’t acknowledge that."

Palin didn't comment on rumors that Tea Party members are voting to keep her in the competition.  Her mom, Tea Party favorite, Sarah Palin, was once again in the audience to cheer for Bristol.

Just 14 percent of the participants in an ABC News/Washington Post poll believe Palin advanced to the finals because of her dancing skills, while 54 percent think she remains in the competition due to votes she purportedly received from her mother’s supporters.

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'Dancing' Scare: Bristol Palin Targeted by Threatening Letter?

Photo Courtesy - ABC/ADAM LARKEY(LOS ANGELES) -- The FBI is investigating the source of a threatening letter containing white powder that arrived Friday night at the Dancing With the Stars production office.

The scare forced the evacuation of the Los Angeles studio used to shoot the ABC television show.

"Measures were taken to secure the area and ensure the safety of personnel,” ABC spokesperson Amy Astley said in a statement. “Ultimately we were advised by the LAFD that the substance was determined to be talcum powder." reports the letter targeted contestant Bristol Palin, the oldest daughter of former Republican vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin. The FBI would not confirm the recipient to ABC News.

It's the latest turn in a controversial week for the show. On Tuesday, Bristol Palin survived a shocking elimination night, advancing to the finals over singer Brandy who earned perfect scores. Outraged viewers flooded ABC with complaints. One man was arrested for shooting his television, disgusted that Palin made it through.

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Bristol Palin, ‘The Situation’ on Safe Sex PSA

Photo Courtesy - ABC | Adam Larkey(NEW YORK) -- Bristol Palin has teamed up with fellow Dancing with the Stars contestant Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino in a new PSA on how to prevent teen pregnancy.

While Bristol, 20, or “B. Palin” as The Situation calls her, believes in abstinence before marriage, The Situation promotes safe sex through the use of condoms, which he offers to Palin in the PSA. She declines, noting “I avoid situations.”

The Situation tests Palin’s commitment to abstinence, which she has been promoting as a Candie’s Foundation Teen Ambassador for the past year and a half. “Come on B. Palin are you serious? Like you’re not gonna hook up before you’re married, like for real?” he asks.

Bristol explains, “I know how hard it is to be a teen parent.” Sarah Palin has spoken out about Bristol’s teen pregnancy in the past, telling ABC News’ Barbara Walters last November that when she learned her 17-year-old daughter was pregnant, “there was that feeling of, Bristol - why? Didn't you know there are things you could do to prevent this or not do it at all?"

While The Situation makes clear abstinence is not for him, he encourages viewers to use condoms.

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