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Sarah Palin cheers on daughter Bristol

Sarah Palin may be outspoken, but she kept her opinions to herself on "Dancing With the Stars."

The former vice presidential candidate was in the ABC ballroom Monday in Los Angeles to cheer on her daughter, whom she called "Bristol the pistol."

Palin had only good things to say about her daughter's competitors and the show's three judges when interviewed briefly by show host Tom Bergeron .

Palin praised the "courage, joy and exuberance" of the dancers and kept mum about the judges, saying, "It's like a hockey game. You're not going to chew out the refs before your team is up."

Bristol Palin was the night's final performer, collecting 22 points out of 30 for her quickstep with professional partner Mark Ballas .

So what's it like to have mom in the audience?

"It's awesome," the 19-year-old said.

Estefan makes escape at Dolphins game

Singer Gloria Estefan made a daring climb out a window after getting locked into a stadium suite during a Miami Dolphins game.

The musician was watching the game against the New York Jets on Sunday from her suite at Sun Life Stadium and was set to introduce Latin singer Enrique Iglesias during the halftime show.

But Estefan was locked inside. A locksmith, security officers and firefighters tried unsuccessfully to unlock her door. So Estefan took matters into her own hands.

WPLG-TV reports that Estefan kicked off her Dolphin green Yves Saint-Laurent pumps and climbed out the window into the suite next door. She ran out the door and across the field and made it onstage just in time.

Lopez, wife to divorce

A publicist says George Lopez and his wife are ending their 17-year marriage.

A brief statement issued Monday by publicist Ina Treciokas says the comedian and his wife, Ann, came to the decision together and the breakup will be amicable.

Court records did not indicate the couple had filed a petition for divorce or legal separation.

The 49-year-old comedian hosts the late-night talk show "Lopez Tonight" on TBS. Ann Lopez donated a kidney to her husband in 2005. The pair have a teenage daughter.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Actress Anita Ekberg , 79... singer Jerry Lee Lewis , 75... jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty , 68... Lech Walesa , former president of Poland, 67... TV personality Bryant Gumbel , 62 ... broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill , 55... comedian-actor Andrew "Dice" Clay , 53... actor Zachary Levi , 30... country singer Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts), 28... rock musician Josh Farro (Paramore), 23.

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