Posts tagged "miss universe"

Andy Cohen Refuses To Host Miss Universe In Russia Because Of It’s Anti-Gay Bigotry

Andy Cohen has a heart in there after all! The Bravo bigwig and "Watch What Happens Live!" star turned down an offer to host the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow due to Russia's criminalization of homosexuality. Applause. [Eonline] Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who played the Lori Foreman (Eric's sister) on "That 70's Show,"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

Miss Universe: Why Do We Still Have Beauty Pageants?

Women have come a long way since the inequality of the 1920s. So, why on earth are beauty pageants still so popular? Over 5.50 million viewers tuned into Miss Universe Wednesday night. And while the competition claims to be much more than beauty pagent, an event that originated 92 years ago, we all know that's what it…

By: YourTango.com / December 22, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: 2012 Miss Universe Pageant

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

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2012

Miss USA Contestant Quits Because Contest Is Rigged — Or Maybe She Doesn’t

Yesterday, Sheena Monnin, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, resigned from the Miss USA pageant system, claiming she discovered documents that proved that the Miss USA contest -- which aired on June 3 -- was actually rigged! Quelle horror! According to Monnin, she quit after a fellow contestant spotted a list that announced the top five contestant…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Allred Would Be “Impressed” With His Dick Size, Donald Trump Crows

When pressed about transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who was first disqualified from Miss Universe and then re-qualified following an uproar, pageant co-owner Donald Trump bragged that Jenna's lawyer Gloria Allred would be "very impressed" with his anatomy, if he were forced to prove his gender. EW. [New York Daily News] Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2012

Donald Trump Asks Miss Universe If Her Boyfriend Is Rich

Is Donald Trump auditioning for a new girlfriend? Or just being an asshat? You never can tell with that one. Last night on "Celebrity Apprentice," the Donald asked some tough questions of Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, like whether she had "boyfriends," and whether the boyfriend she's got is "rich" and owns an airplane. Watch the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2012

Felicitaciones! Miss Mexico Named Miss Universe

The results are in -- and Miss Mexico is the new Miss Universe. Jimena Navarrete, 22, from Guadalajara, wowed judges with her big smile, friendly demeanor and thoughtful answer to the question posed by judge Evan Lysacek about unsupervised internet use for children. "I do believe that internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2010

Miss USA Contestants Strip Down For Photos. Cue The Controversy.

Conveniently just in time for the live webcast of the Miss USA pageant tomorrow night, there's a BIG CONTROVERSY stirring up lots of press for the event. (And since I know it's hard to keep your pageants straight, this is not Miss America. This is the pageant that brought us Carrie Prejean, the one which…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 11, 2010

Frisky Rant: The One Thing Ivanka Trump Has To Do To Be Taken Seriously

It's no secret that I have a rather low threshold for Rich Kids, especially Celebrity Rich Kids, who don't get their elbows particularly dirty building up their resumes like the rest of us. A few months ago, I wrote a post grousing about how Ivanka Trump wrote a business advice book called The Trump Card

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2010

Miss Universe Threesome Sex Tape Leaked

Another day, another beauty pageant sex scandal. And no, this post amazingly has nothing to do with Carrie Prejean, who evidently has eight sex tapes, or Kari Ann Peniche, of Eric Dane/Rebecca Gayheart fame. (Is it just a coincidence that they have the same name spelled differently?) This time around it's Anya Ayoung-Chee, Miss Trinidad/Tobago…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 18, 2009