Bristol Palin lands a reality-TV documentary series on Bio
"Bristol is the kind of personality Bio is drawn to," a Bio and A&E exec said in a statement. "Her personal life has been playing out in the media for several years but this will be the first time she's opening up her real life."
Bio, more formally known as the Biography Channel, is home to "Shatner's Raw Nerve," "The Chris Isaak Hour" and "Haunted History," among other programs.
And for those who think this season's "Dancing With the Stars" doesn't have quite the same drama as when Bristol was tripping the light fantastic, there's good news: Palin, 20, and 2-year-old son Tripp will be living with former "DWTS" finalist Kyle Massey and his brother Christopher Massey. Just like old times! Maybe Palin's dance partner Mark Ballas could invite his new lady friend Pia Toscano over to meet the gang.
The documentary series — 10 half-hour episodes — will follow mother and child as they move to L.A. and work for a small charity.
Meanwhile, Palin's baby daddy and fellow aspiring reality-TV star celebrated his 21st birthday in Vegas on Friday, getting a couple of new tattoos and going face-first into a babe with a cake on top. He had little to say about his ex-fiancee's hotter new look.
"I haven't checked her out, so I really wouldn't know," Levi Johnston told RumorFix. "Go on and do your thing, girl, 'cause I'm over it."
One can only hope he'll still be "over it" if her second show hits TV before his first — the one where he runs for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska — sees the light of day.
May we put in a special request for Bristol's season finale, please? We have our fingers crossed that "DWTS" champ Jennifer Grey will waltz in to babysit.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Bristol Palin at a Candie's Foundation benefit in New York on May 3. Palin has been working with the foundation, which aims to prevent teen pregnancy. Credit: Eric Thayer / Reuters.