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Tuesday
Dec132011

Another Sarah Palin Reality Show? Maybe Not

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(NEW YORK) -- Sarah Palin effectively chose her media career over politics when she announced in October that she would not run for president. But it appears the media may no longer be interested.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Alaska governor and current Fox News contributor is shopping a new reality show. Like her first venture, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, which aired on TLC in 2010, Palin is reportedly collaborating with genre guru Mark Burnett. One major difference: This series will focus on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer instead of the Mama Grizzly herself.

THR claims both TLC and A&E Networks passed on the project. A representative for TLC declined ABC News’ request for comment, while a rep for A&E was unaware of any new pitch from Palin and Burnett. When asked if the network would be interested in a new Palin show, the rep said, “We wouldn’t comment on something like that.”

Part of the problem could be the price per episode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Palin’s Alaska sold for more than $1 million an episode, and Burnett and Palin are seeking similar compensation for their new show.

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Wednesday
Dec082010

Aaron Sorkin Shoots Down Sarah Palin's Hunting Show

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is going after Sarah Palin with guns blazing, calling the former Alaska governor-turned-reality TV star a “witless bully” for proudly killing a caribou on national television.

In Sunday’s episode of her TLC reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the 2008 vice presidential nominee showcased her shooting skills while hunting with her father in the Alaska tundra. In a pre-emptive strike, Palin defended her love of hunting against the “anti-hunting hypocrisy.”

“Tonight's hunting episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska ‘controversial’? Really? Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy. :)” Palin posted on Facebook and Twitter the day before the episode aired.

Sorkin launched a profanity-laden counterattack Wednesday, accusing Palin of being a “phony pioneer girl” who tortures animals for fun rather than killing for necessity.

“Like 95% of the people I know, I don't have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt. But like absolutely everybody I know, I don't relish the idea of torturing animals. I don't enjoy the fact that they're dead and I certainly don't want to volunteer to be the one to kill them and if I were picked to be the one to kill them in some kind of Lottery-from-Hell, I wouldn't do a little dance of joy while I was slicing the animal apart,” Sorkin writes in a blog posted on The Huffington Post entitled “In Her Defense, I’m Sure The Moose Had It Coming.”

“I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals,” Sorkin says of Palin, who he calls “deranged.”

The screenwriter, however, doesn’t stop with Palin. “The Learning Channel should be ashamed of itself,” Sorkin concludes.

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Thursday
Oct212010

TLC Releases Preview Clip of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

Photo Courtesy - Discovery Communications, LLC(NEW YORK) -- TLC has released a preview of its new documentary series Sarah Palin's Alaska, in which the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate explores the state's landscape and residents.

In the preview clip, Palin encounters some bears while salmon fishing with her husband Todd, daughter Bristol, and niece McKinley.

The eight-week series premieres Nov. 14 on TLC.´╗┐

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