Just when you think you’ve seen the last of the Palins, at least until 2012, 20-year-old Bristol churns out 304 pages of pure, uncensored memoir!
Yes, that’s right. The queen of all teen moms has officially signed a deal with publishing house William Morrow & Co. to release the “Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir,” a riveting tale of televised dancing competitions, evil exes posing in Playgirl, and having a child named after an uncommonly specific verb.
The book is listed on Amazon and can be preordered to ensure you get your very own copy for the June 21st release.
Memoirs are written for one of four reasons: to quell nostalgia, to boost egos, to stuff pockets, or to celebrate an important person’s life. We wonder what Bristol’s motivation was… hmm…
Bristol Palin and her son Tripp have finally made the move to Arizona after much public discussion. Palin purchased a home in Maricopa, AZ, for about $172,000, half of what the house was worth 3 years ago. Palin paid cash for the 4,000 square foot five bedroom home.
Bristol will have to watch her step in her new neighborhood for a little while at least – she lives barely a hour’s drive from the mass shooting that took place in Tuscon on Saturday, a shooting that some fault her mother, Sarah, of being an indirect instigator.
Though it’s been rumored that Bristol will attend the state’s university, she’s already received a job offer from local radio station Mix 96.9. If Palin accepts, she’ll cohost the morning show with DJ Mathew Blades.
“I think Bristol’s outlook on life is probably different than mine, and that contrast could be interesting to listen to,” Blades commented.
Wasn’t Bristol boring enough on DWTS? There are probably way more talented and qualified people available to host the show!
What do you think of Palin’s move to AZ?
Bristol Palin recently purchased a $172k home in Arizona, with the intention of moving there permanently with her son. However in order to do, she needs approval from the son’s father, Levi Johnston, and he has yet given the OK.
A rep for Levi tells TMZ … Johnston is “aware” Bristol purchased a $172k home in AZ … but the two have not had any discussions about relocating 2-year-old Tripp.
A rep also says “Levi is not at all upset that Bristol is going to Arizona” … adding, “After the holidays, Levi and Bristol will get together and discuss plans for Tripp.”
One of the major issues is who will pay the travel bill for Levi to fly to AZ to visit his son. As we all know Levi is a deadbeat who doesn’t have 2 cents to his name.
TMZ reports the couple’s agreement allows for Bristol to have primary physical custody of the child. Levi will have visitation rights from 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesdays.
Interestingly, part of the agreement requires both parents not to “speak badly about the other parent in front of the child … or allow anyone else to speak badly about the other parent or members of their family in front of the child.”
When Twisted Method’s debut album was released in July, the members of the rock band did not expect to make it into the Billboard album sales charts in the first week. In fact, that wasn’t the plan to begin with. Twisted Method’s plan will require a little suffering before they can make it big.
“Since we’re so brand new, we don?t just want to be on the radio and be over with,” lead singer Derrick “Tripp” Tibbett tells andPOP, on the line from a hotel room in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the band played an Ozzfest show the night before. “Right now, we want to play Ozzfest, start a really big fan base, and kind of show everybody how rowdy we are live.”
The plan sounds simple, similar to the saying, “there’s gold at the end of the rainbow.” The toughest part however is patience.
“It’s not like when you start, the money is flowing. In the beginning, you do starve a little bit. It’s just getting your name out,” he says.
The money may not be piling in yet, but by the year’s end, Tibbett says Twisted Method will shoot a music video and release a single to radio stations.
Being on the second stage at Ozzfest this year and releasing their debut, “Escape from Came Coma,” is quite an accomplishment for the band, which formed about six years ago in Cape Coral, Florida.
“Older people go there to die and retire or whatever they do; drive around slow,” Tibbett explains. “[The music scene] is getting better because everyone is getting tired of that. Everyone’s trying to get together to have fun and play shows and it gets pretty rowdy because there’s nothing else and everyone’s glad that they’re there and having fun.”
Tibbett, who was actually the last member to join the band, had a lot of R&B influences such as Michael Jackson, unlike the other three members, who were mostly influenced by harder rock.
“I kind of came over the top, kind of smoothened the music out a little bit by seeing and waving some notes around soulfully. We weren’t really looking for a certain sound. We kind of play what we felt and that?s what came out.”
After opening a show for Cinder, another local band, Charlie Pennachio, Cinder’s manager, “went nuts over us,” recalls Tibbett, and approached Twisted Method with management contracts. A few labels checked them out and they signed with MCA.
It took about a year from the time they began recording to when the album was released. Tibbett says in that time, the band members learned a lot about themselves.
“I learned that this is what I want to do. Just in that time frame, I feel like I’ve learned a lot more just because I’ve been to the studio already. I know how that works and how to go for it next time when we go into the studio. Step by step, me and all the guys are learning more and more as we go how to take care of all this business. We’re young so we have really open minds and we’re really interested in everything.”
A visit to their web site reveals that they did not take a complete conventional approach to recording. There is a picture of a microphone in a toilet.
“We were trying to get different sounds for the album,” Tibbett explains. So was the toilet sound used? “No, but it was a lot of fun.”
The tag of “nu-metal” is being attached to the band, and although they may not agree with the classification, they’re not about to go out of their way to argue otherwise.
“We write what we want to. They could call it whatever they want. We don?t give a ****. We call it crack-rock. If you see our live show, you see everything’s in fast forward.”
Being added to Ozzfest meant being exposed all summer to thousands of rock music fans. Tibett did not know what to expect, but says the response has been “intense.”
“We’re the youngest band on the tour. We just got out of the clubs in Florida to this major tour so we weren?t really sure. Now we’re sure, because everyone seems to really like us. The album is going over really well and we’re selling out every show.”
When Ozzfest ends at the end of August, Twisted Method plans on touring with another Ozzfest second-stage band, Motograter.
And although this album was released so recently, they’re already looking ahead to future material.
“We’re growing. Our music’s growing. The songs that we write now, we’re more sure than anything about. I’m finally getting comfortable with the way I write music and how to put it all together.”