They just can’t help themselves.
While the Hollywood Left bashes former VP candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with one hand, the other hand is rushing to snap pictures of the certified GOP rock star. Palin attended an NBC soiree at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night to support her husband Todd, who’s a cast member on “Stars Earn Stripes.” It’s a new NBC show in which celebrity guests compete in physical challenges that members of our armed forces must endure. NBC threw a party for several programs and invited members of the Television Critics Association to hob-knob with the stars. Palin shined brightest, and Tinseltown took notice:
Sarah Palin generated such a huge interview scrum that it threatened to leave the actual NBC stars ignored. So weird. #tcas12
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) July 25, 2012
My sister @EmilyMariee texts me this photo of Sarah Palin, looking very Hollywood at NBC's press tour party in LA. pic.twitter.com/B4oiMvDz
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) July 25, 2012
Sarah Palin spotted poolside w/ hubby Todd and Gen. Wesley Clark at NBC #TCAs12 party. pic.twitter.com/xLymA83l
— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) July 25, 2012
Never thought I'd be at a TCA party with Sarah Palin, but here we are. Ah, life. #TCA12 pic.twitter.com/eOerORD3
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 25, 2012
Sarah Palin!!??#TCAs12 pic.twitter.com/ZIokyRUL
— Lisa Palmer (@TVTherapy) July 25, 2012
#popculture RT @Suetube: Life is strange. Standing at NBC party w/ Matthew Perry on one side of me & Sarah Palin on the other. #tcas12
— Celebrity HotSpots (@szCelebHotSpots) July 25, 2012
Bruceblog: Sarah Palin trumps stars at NBC party: http://t.co/U78D441w via @scj
— Brian Lerch (@bdlerch) July 25, 2012
Wearing a form-fitting brown dress, high, high, high heels and sunglasses, she attracted as much attention as she did the last election cycle. Never mind that she isn’t on NBC. Palin was at the Beverly Hilton hotel as a guest of husband Todd, who’s one of the contestants on “Stars Earn Stripes,” a new reality show that features “stars” in boot camp-like situations. Palin admitted she wouldn’t have been good on that show — or “Dancing with the Stars” (“I can’t dance,” she said) — but she enjoyed the attention that came her way.
Todd Palin, meanwhile, pulled back, giving his wife the focus. And through it all, the two looked very star-like. “You look very glamorous,” I told her. “In my Oakley sunglasses?” she said, surprised.
She was very personable — talking about daughter Bristol and the great job soldiers did. And she steered clear of any heavy political talk.
While she didn’t look like a candidate running for office, she did act like one. She took time for just about everyone and didn’t miss a photo op with Gen. Wesley Clark, who’s host of “Stars Earn Stripes.”
The snarkers expressed their displeasure:
I gave her the evil eye. RT @lauinla: Sarah Palin was at NBC's TCA party – I feel dirty.
— Jethro Nededog (@TheRealJethro) July 25, 2012
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