"Dancing with the Stars," now in its 13th season on ABC, offers its celebrity contenders a huge amount of exposure – but not much of a career boost. Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, bounced Tuesday in the second round, is likely to go back to her preshow level of popularity, as have most of the 160 "Dancing With the Stars" contestants. But a few have bucked the trend. Using the show's extraordinary exposure – this year's premiere netted 18.6 million viewers, nearly six times the highest ratings that DWTS contestant Nancy Grace ever got on her eponymous HLN show and more than double what DWTS competitor and US soccer goalie Hope Solo got in the Women’s World Cup final this summer – these five contestants have seen their careers take off. Can you guess who was tops?
The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live Sunday, aims to 'cut through the media’s politically correct filter.' It also includes a clock calculating the time left in the Obama administration, out to the second.
Bristol Palin backs Phil Robertson's criticism of homosexuality on the grounds of free speech. Bristol Palin wrote that American should "let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable."
Jessica Simpson dresses her infant in a yellow bikini, Levi Johnston follows through on naming his baby, Breeze Beretta, after a gun. And one "regular" mom, pregnant with her second child, sighs in relief that she's not dealing with a babe célèbre.
Levi Johnston, the former fiance of Bristol Palin, has announced he and his girlfriend plan to name his newest baby girl “Beretta,” after the Italian handgun. Johnston, an avid hunter, already has his daughter's name tattooed on his bicep.
Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, has been voicing opinions – on topics including Rush Limbaugh and the GOP presidential race – that many on the right might judge to be heresy.