Bristol Palin is not having a great week. Late last week reports surfaced that the FBI was investigating a credible threat against Palin and “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” when a white powdery substance was sent to the “DWTS” studio. Today, a new video has surfaced showing Palin breaking down in tears during an intense rehearsal with her partner, Mark Ballas.
In the video posted on People.com here, Mark tells Bristol her “energy is off.”
“I know you feel bad you don’t have Sabrina [Bryan] or Shawn [Johnson],” Palin says. “I feel like you’re just bummed that you have me as a partner.”
Ballas was paired with Bryan in Season 5; Johnson in Season 8.
Trying to console her, Mark responds, “What have I done to make you feel that way?”
Bristol retorts, “Just in general. Like, ‘oh, dang, you got paired with Bristol.’”
Ballas contends that he always gives 100 percent during “All-Stars,” saying, “I’m not dancing around without committing myself. It’s like that saying you can drag a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. I can sit here and train you all day. I can give you these choreography steps, but if you don’t apply yourself on the floor and give me that personality that I know you can, then I can’t force it out of you. I stick up for you through thick and thin – always.”
“You play this victim role,” a visibly shaken Bristol accuses. “I know that I’m here, I’m on time, I’m ready to go. I wouldn’t be on this show if I wasn’t going to take it seriously.” She then points out that Ballas missed a rehearsal.
“Can you not be like that?” the “Dancing” pro asks? “Don’t be like that.”
Bristol then abruptly walks out of the rehearsal room, crying. “I’m just not doing this anymore,” she says as she leaves.
Tonight’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars” finds the All-Stars recreating an iconic performance from a past season. Whether or not Bristol’s outburst will affect her performance is yet to be seen.