Cooper then slammed Palin, suggesting she should simply stop doing TV work: I'm thinking of starting a job fair for people…I think there's a whole bunch of people who just need to get jobs: Lindsay Lohan, Bristol Palin…

Palin has hardly been doing well on the show – she’s not exactly a popular character and she’s scored pretty low each week that the show has been on. We had a rough day out of many, many, many days that we've spent together." Pretty generous behavior, given that she accused him of being mentally and physically absent from some of their rehearsals together. It’s amazing because at some point you fight with your partner.” Palin had accused Ballas of “being bummed” that he isn’t dancing with former partners Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan, and that he’s emotionally, and sometimes physically, absent during their rehearsal time, so it was mighty big of Mark to stand up for her like that.“We’re like family,” Ballas continued. I’m thankful that we got that fight out of the way and we’re just moving along.” Dancing With The Stars Season 15 had its first ‘9’ score last night (October 1, 2012), courtesy of girl band singer Sabrina Bryan.

“We love each other," Ballas explained to People Magazine. Palin also accused Mark Ballas of wishing that he had been dancing with his former partners, such as , though he insists that isn’t the case, stressing that whilst he will “continue to support them… The last season we did together, back in season 11, we didn’t argue once. Her routine, with Louis Van Amstel, had the judges in rapture, especially Carrie Ann Inaba who said she’d never seen such lines of Dancing With the Stars before, according to People magazine.

Bristol is my number one and I'll always be here 100 percent.” The media, of course, will be looking for the smallest sign of ongoing drama, though Mark insists that the row is behind them. The last season we did together, we didn't argue once – nothing, we were just chill. Bruno Tonioli awarded Sabrina 8.5 and compared her to Ginger Rogers, at the height of her career: “a true dazzler.” Len Goodman was equally full of praise for The Cheetah Girls star, remarking on her upper body control and legwork: “the hits just keep on coming,” he said.

Magazine's Pre-Oscar Party In Support of Global Gift Foundation held at Beso restaurant at Beso restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 26th February 2016Anderson Cooper is not convinced by Bristol Palin’s ‘meltdown’ on Dancing With the Stars.

Bristol was shown having an argument with her dance partner Mark Ballas, accusing him of not wanting her as his dance partner for the show and for not showing up for rehearsals.

Of course, the episode was filmed and shown to the public.

Anderson and his co-host Deborah Norville simply weren’t convinced that the ‘meltdown’ (as it has been portrayed in the media) was anything more than a desperate appeal for sympathy from Palin.“Anybody who's on a reality show now knows that to get attention you have to take it to another level,” said Cooper.

“You need to have a wardrobe malfunction, you need to pass out, you need to throw up, you need to have a fight, you need to have a break down.

You need a storyline.” It certainly looks as though that’s the angle that 21 year-old Palin is going for and frankly, who can blame her, because it seems to have worked.