Bristol Palin to move in with Kyle Massey for TV show
Bristol Palin and her son Tripp are set to move in with fellow ex-"Dancing With The Stars" contestant Kyle Massey and his brother Christopher for a new reality show.
The BIO cable channel said in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday, May 9, that it has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the series, which has yet to be named and which follows the single mother's journey from Alaska to Los Angeles and her work at a charity. The show is set to air later this year.
Palin, the 20-year-old daughter of right-leaning politician Sarah Palin and an anti-teen pregnancy advocate, and Massey, a 19-year-old actor, became "extremely close" while they appeared on the 11th season of "Dancing With The Stars" last year, the BIO channel statement said.
Massey is known for his roles on Disney Channel shows such as "That's So Raven." His brother Christopher, 21, starred on the Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101." Massey placed second on the ABC ballroom dancing series, while Bristol Palin came in third. Jennifer Grey took home the trophy.
"Since the show, Bristol, Kyle, and Kyle's brother, actor Christopher Massey, have become best friends; so much so, that since Bristol and Tripp have to move to Los Angeles for her new job, she decides to move in with the Massey brothers who are also about to realize how much their lives are about to change," the BIO channel statement said.
Bristol Palin, who bought a home in Arizona last year, recently made headlines when she was photographed looking slimmer, especially in her face, prompting speculation she had plastic surgery. She has not commented.
She has been a tabloid favorite ever since her mother's 2008 vice presidential campaign. At the time, Bristol Palin was pregnant with Tripp, whose father is ex-fiance Levi Johnston, and later gave birth out of wedlock. Her son is now 2.
She later became a teenage pregnancy prevention advocate and has made personal and on-air appearances on behalf of the Candie's Foundation, whose mission statement is "to educate America's youth about the devastating consequences of teen pregnancy through celebrity PSA campaigns and initiatives."
It was recently revealed she was paid $262,500 in 2009 to advocate against teen pregnancy and talk about sex abstinence, which was part of her work with the Candie's Foundation.
Bristol Palin is also set to publish a memoir called "Not Afraid of Life," which is set to hit stores this summer.