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Bristol Palin's Life Is Certainly a 'Tripp'

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images for The Tonight Show(NEW YORK) -- Bristol Palin has not strayed far from the spotlight since her mother came to prominence in the 2008 presidential campaign. After a fairly successful run on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and release of her memoir, Bristol Palin has taken the next step and thrust herself into reality-TV land, starring in her own show.

Her half-hour show, Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, a play on her son's name, will premiere tonight on Lifetime TV for a 10-episode run. Palin, 21, says the show will portray her as a "normal, grounded mom," but also shows her fiercely defend her mom, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a confrontation with a man at a bull-riding bar.

The man involved in the altercation is now suing Palin because he claims that he has been featured in ads for the show even though he never signed a waiver. He is suing both Bristol and Lifetime for defamation and seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

While this is not Bristol Palin's first foray into TV (besides Dancing she also was featured in her mom's show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, on TLC), it might be the first time she has some regrets about it. As she recently said in an interview on Fox News, "If I would have known it was my own name and so much in my life is going to be shown on this show, I think I would reconsider it and think about it more."

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Bristol Palin Targets Obama Over Gay Marriage

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Bristol Palin, the 21-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has a bone to pick with President Obama. The former Dancing with the Stars contestant chastised the president for allowing his young daughters Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, to influence his stance on gay marriage.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News on Wednesday, Obama said that his daughters “have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.”

“There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently,” Obama said. “It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

In a blog posted Thursday, Palin criticized the president for consulting his “teenage daughters” when making “a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation.”

“I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox,” Palin wrote.

Palin then berated Obama for not being an “actual leader” and explaining to his young daughters, whose views she suggested were inspired by “one too many episodes of Glee,” that even though their friends had same-sex parents, “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”

“While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads,” Palin said in the blog post.

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Bristol Palin Asked When Mom Will Announce 2012 Intentions

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bristol Palin seems to have heard her mother’s orders loud and clear.

On ABC’s The View Thursday, after Barbara Walters asked her point-blank when Sarah Palin is going to announce her intentions for the 2012 race, Bristol stayed tight-lipped.

“That’s up to her when she’s going to announce,” she said.

Last week, at the Pella, Iowa, premiere of The Undefeated, Palin jokingly scolded her eldest daughter for saying on Fox & Friends that the former Alaska governor “definitely” knows if she’ll seek a presidential bid.

"I texted Bristol, I said 'What did you say this morning, honey?,’” she said. "What I told Bristol, too, I said, 'What is talked about on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat.’”

Bristol has been making the rounds promoting her memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far. On The View, she also revealed that she has no intention of following her mother’s path into politics.

“No I don’t,” she said when asked if she as any political aspirations. “I have tons and tons of interests and I’m only 20, I don’t know what God has in store for me yet.”

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Sarah Palin Plays Coy at Pella Premiere of 'The Undefeated'

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(PELLA, Iowa) -- Outside of Iowa's Pella Opera House before the premiere of the documentary about her, Sarah Palin played coy Tuesday about her presidential ambitions and elaborated little on Bristol Palin's statement Tuesday that her mother had made up her mind.

"What exactly did Bristol say?" Palin said when asked about her daughter's Fox & Friends appearance Tuesday morning in which Bristol said her mother "definitely" knows whether she will run or not. "I texted Bristol, I said, 'What did you say this morning, honey?'

"What I told Bristol, too, I said, 'What is talked about on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat,'" she said.

Palin added that while she met with "a couple of folks who are volunteers with a lot of different Republican causes" in Iowa Tuesday, she is not "ready to announce anything yet" regarding a potential candidacy.

More than a hundred fans thronged the Pella Opera House, where The Undefeated, which chronicles Palin's life and political rise, premiered Tuesday evening. Palin told her Iowa fans that should she run, she would be committed to the Iowa caucus process, even though she has yet to meet with key operatives in the state.

When asked if she would commit to Iowa, Palin said, "110 percent" and added she'd do "as much as I can to garner that support. It's necessary."

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Sarah and Bristol Palin Score Trademark Status

Randy Snyder/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Don’t try slapping Sarah Palin’s name on anything. She’ll soon be Sarah Palin®.

Last year, an attorney for Sarah and Bristol Palin filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark their names. Palin’s application cited two instances in which her name would be a registered trademark: The first for "information about political elections" and "providing a website featuring information about political issues,” the second "educational and entertainment services including “motivational speaking.”

The application for Bristol, Palin’s 20-year-old daughter, covers "educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational speaking services in the field of life choices."

The deadline to challenge Bristol Palin’s application passed June 10 and the deadline to challenge Sarah Palin’s passed on Friday. That means both Palins should receive their trademark within three months, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Sarah and Bristol Palin Want to Trademark Their Names

Photo Courtesy - ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(WASILLA, Alaska) -- Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her daughter, Bristol Palin, appear to be taking steps to further build the 'Palin' brand by applying to trademark their names.

Thomas Van Flein, an attorney and close advisor to the Palin family, submitted the applications for both women to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Van Flein submitted Sarah Palin's application on Nov. 5 of last year, just one day after the mid-term elections. Bristol Palin's application was submitted Sept. 15, 2010, just a few days before her run on Dancing With the Stars.

Sarah Palin's application shows that she wants to register her name as a trademark for two commercial services: "information about political elections" and "providing a website featuring information about political issues."

Bristol Palin wants to trademark her name for "educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational speaking services in the field of life choices," according to the application filed.

Attempts to reach the law firm submitting the applications were unsuccessful.

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