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Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin plan mysterious joint appearance on 9/11

Holly Bailey
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What are Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin up to? The Fox News host is headed to Alaska next week, where he's set to headline an event at Anchorage's Dena'ina Center on Sept. 11. The event went largely unnoticed until this week, when Vanity Fair offhandedly mentioned the event in a scathing profile of Palin published online Wednesday.

On his radio show Wednesday, Beck confirmed he would be going on "vacation" in Alaska and that he and Palin would appear together. But proving he is nothing if not a master at generating his own publicity, Beck played coy on other details about their joint event, which happens to fall on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "I'm gonna give a speech up there, and Sarah's gonna give a speech, too, but that's it," Beck said.

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Asked by his producer if he and Palin were "planning anything," Beck repeatedly dodged the question by pretending he couldn't hear the question. Ditto when asked if the event was "political." Here's the video, courtesy of RightScoop:

While Beck may be dodgy on what exactly he and Palin are planning, one thing is clear: The tickets are pretty pricey. According to Ticketmaster, admission ranges from $73.75 to $225 for a "meet and greet" (though it's unclear if that's just with Beck). Audience members have a choice of sitting in the "dry section" or "wet section" -- presumably a reference to booze, not the Fox host's penchant for weeping. The event comes two weeks after Beck and Palin appeared together at Beck's rally on the Mall in Washington.

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(Photo of Beck and Palin in May, at Time magazine's 100-most-influential-people gala: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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