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Sarah Palin Crashes NBC’s Beverly Hills Shindig

Fox News contributor and former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin was hanging out in enemy territory last night. Palin and her husband Todd Palin were among the guests at NBC’s annual Summer party at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour, according to multiple attendees.

The Palins joined luminaries like Matthew Perry, Dean Cain and Crystal the Monkey, the star of the new NBC show “Animal Practice” at the event, held by the pool at the Beverly Hilton.

“God has absolutely blessed us with wonderful opportunities,” Sarah Palin told Jam!’s Bill Harris. “One of our mottoes is to live life vibrantly and that is what we’re doing in participating in different forms and formats that have been presented us.”

Todd Palin, as you may recall, is a contestant on an upcoming NBC reality series called “Stars Earn Stripes,” which is being hosted by former cable news regular (and U.S. Army General) Wesley Clark. In addition to Todd’s reality show appearance, the family starred in their own show (“Sarah Palin’s Alaska”) on TLC, Bristol Palin has been a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” and currently has a reality show of her own on Lifetime (“Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp”), while Sarah is a regular on Fox News.

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Cable News Regular General Wesley Clark to Host NBC Game Show, Todd Palin a Contestant

Former U.S. Army General, Democratic Presidential contender and TV news regular Wesley Clark is getting his own show on NBC… and it isn’t what you think.

Clark will be the co-host (along with “Entertainment Tonight”‘s Samantha Harris) of a game show on NBC called “Stars Earn Stripes,” which the network describes as “a fierce and emotionally charged new competition show honoring America’s armed forces.”

The series features celebrities pairing up with law enforcement and military officers, with the celebs later put to the test in challenges to see what they learned from their mentors. Among the contestants is Todd Palin, the husband of Fox News contributor and former GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin. Palin will have some tough competition, as he goes up against singer Nick Lachey, actor Terry Crews (The Expendables), Olympic skier Picabo Street, boxing champ Laila Ali, actor Dean Cain, along with someone from “The Biggest Loser” and a WWE “Diva.”

The show is from producer Mark Burnett, who also produced “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” for TLC. Todd and Sarah’s daughter Bristol Palin is launching her own reality show on Lifetime this Summer.

“Stars Earn Stripes” debuts Monday, August 13, the day after the London Summer games ends. In other words, prepare to see a lot of promos for this show during the Olympics.

More details below.

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Tom Brokaw Appointed to Pres. Commission on White House Fellowships

brokaw_6-17.jpgNBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw was appointed to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships today.

The group will meet this week in D.C. to select the 2009-2010 class of White House Fellows.

“These leaders are diverse, non-partisan, and committed to mentoring our next generation of public servants,” said Pres. Obama in the release.

Others on the commission include former ABC/NBC anchor John Hockenberry, Gen. Wesley Clark and former Sen. Tom Daschle.