Sarah Palin Crashes NBC’s Beverly Hills Shindig

By Alex Weprin 

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.

A source at NBC Entertainment tells TVNewser that executives there were just as surprised as attendees that Mrs. Palin stopped by. She was expected to appear at the press conference for “Stars Earn Stripes,” but indicated that she was unlikely to go to the party. She ended up staying for hours, talking to anyone who wanted to say hello.

The Palin family has been warming up to NBC in recent months it seems. Back in May, Mrs. Palin served as a guest co-host on NBC’s “Today.”

(photo via @EricIGN)