There was a moment during last night’s Miss Universe pageant when the lead singer of Train warbled something awful about being on a private island that only Johnny Depp knows about, while the 10 Miss Universe finalists tried to whirl around him in their ballgowns, and I thought: This is what the Mayans were talking about. And yet! The Donald Trump-sponsored beauty pageant continues on, offering viewers a multi-layered competition involving ballgowns, swimsuits and intense judging panel questions about wearing swimsuits. Also, Giuliana Rancic and Andy Cohen hosted, so it was pretty much the gayest thing ever.
You know how people who like to do pageants always say things like, “It’s not just about beauty. It’s about poise, speaking ability, and talent!” Well, that’s not exactly the case at the Miss Universe Pageant, which crowned Miss Venezuela last week. One of the show’s choreographers said shortly thereafter that, before the competition even begins, Donald Trump selects the top 15 contestants based on … looks. “At all the shows, [Trump] pops up the day before the telecast and we line up all the girls in alphabetical order,” Schwandt said. “[Trump] basically walks by and has an assistant who takes notes on all the girls. And it’s just kind of common knowledge that he picks six of the top 15 single-handedly. His reason for doing so, as he told me and he’s told the girls before, is that he left it all up to preliminary judging in the past, and some of the most beautiful women, in his opinion, were not in the top 15, and he was kind of upset about that.” [NY Post]
It seemed like a dirty little behind-the-scenes secret had been revealed. Only, now Trump is saying it’s not actually a secret. Keep reading »
Ooh, ooh (said like Horshack in “Welcome Back, Kotter”). I now have a really good reason why you need to watch the Miss Universe Pageant this Sunday night. Heidi Montag will be giving her first-ever live musical performance, debuting her single “Body Language” which leaked online a while back. “I am so excited to perform,” says Heidi. “This is such a miracle in life and I give thanks to God everyday for this once in a lifetime opportunity.” [People]
Here’s hoping this will be a disaster on par with Britney‘s “Gimme More” performance. The New York Post claims that asking Heidi to perform has turned into a fiasco for the show’s producers. Find out all about it, after the jump… Keep reading »