Sarah Palin Calls Levi Johnston's "Porn" Career "Heartbreaking"

Celebrity News Nov. 16, 2009 AT 1:37PM
Sarah Palin Calls Levi Johnston's "Porn" Career "Heartbreaking" Credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images; Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Sarah Palin has opinions on the nude modeling stint of Levi Johnston, father to her grandson. On Monday's Oprah Winfrey Show, Palin refers to Johnston's "aspiring porn" career (he shot a Playgirl pictorial Nov. 12 and 13) as "a bit heartbreaking," reports ETOnline.

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Alaska's former governor quips "I believe he goes by the name Ricky Hollywood now . . . He's quite busy with the media tours . . . That's Levi's gig right now."

But she retracts the claws a bit to note that teenaged Johnston will "forever be the father of this beautiful baby [grandson Tripp]."

In Oprah interview snippets released late last week, Palin said that Johnston would be welcome at the Palin family table for Thanksgiving.

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But Johnston isn't having any of it.

"You could tell by her laugh she was full of it," he reportedly told Playgirl on Friday. The olive branch was "a nice gesture but she didn't mean it," he added; turkey day with the clan would be "awkward."

Palin's appearance on Winfrey's show coincides with Tuesday's release of her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life.

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The politician also notes how "devastated" and "embarrassed" daughter Bristol was by media coverage of her pregnancy. "I was naive to think that the media would leave my kids alone," she tells Winfrey.

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