Miss USA

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    July 24, 2013

    The Dirty's Nik Richie on Going "CSI" on Anthony Weiner's Penis, and Other Revelations

    Nik Richie is the proprietor of TheDirty, the gossip website that posted dick pics and dirty chats that Anthony Weiner sent to a 22-year-old he met online--after resigning from Congress and in the midst of a year-long apology tour that preceded an announcement that he intended to run for mayor of Ne ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Real Housewife Kenya Moore Tells Me Why She's "Gone With The Wind Fabulous"

    Kenya Moore--former Miss USA and current star of the Atlanta Real Housewives show on Bravo--is coming to Splash on April 4 to premiere her new song and video, "Gone With The Wind Fabulous." I interrupted my Kinky Boots-Fabulous life to catch her for a stimulating tete-a-tete.

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    February 11, 2013

    A Fashion Week Beautification Offer I Can't Refuse! Could You?

    A man handed me the above card at the fashion show for Academy of Art University on Friday night. I got so excited! All I have to do is get six haircuts and my seventh one will be free! This is sort of like those coupons that say, "Ten percent off anything you purchase over $10,000." Not exactly ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Miss Universe Boots Transsexual! They Need To Change Their Rules!

    Beauty pageants condone all sorts of surgeries. In fact, sometimes they'll even pay for them. Remember when Miss USA footed the bill for Miss California's breast implants? But the Miss Universe pageant is strict about their contestants not having had sexual reassignment surgery, like Miss Univers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih Said to Like Champagne...While Driving

    Celebration?​ Rima Fakih, winner of the 2010 Miss USA beauty pageant, has been arrested on charges of doing something rather ugly -- drunk driving.

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    June 19, 2011

    Amber Marie Collins, a.k.a. Miss New York USA: Is She For Real?

    via​ Meet Amber Marie Collins. The 26-year-old is a graduate of NYU, she's a pre-school teacher, and she is New York's representative in the Miss USA pageant, which concludes tonight. She is also working it.

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    April 29, 2011

    Susie Castillo, Miss USA, Slams TSA For Pat-Down Molestation in Airport Video

    We've seen the uncomfortable situation that can arise when a 6-year-old gets patted down in the airport, and already Congress has said they are reviewing the incident. But it's not a one-off -- across generations people have increasingly expressed opposition to what they see as invasive airport sear ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Carrie Prejean Update! Another Lawsuit!

    ​Remember the Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean, who bible thumped her way to an anti-gay marriage stance, which seemed strange considering she had gotten biblical with herself for various photos and videos that seemed extremely unholy when they surfaced for the frothing masses? Carrie was pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    American Idol, Season 10: No One Cares That Your Cousin Has Cancer

    This man may or may not be running an organ farm. Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.​Midway through tonight's Nashville-set American Idol audition show, there's a mid-montage moment where some big gumpy white guy is singing "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and all three judges are singing along at the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2010

    Miss New York Crashed Miss USA's Macy's Parade Float Because She Could

    ​New Yorkers get a bad rap from Real America as pushy and self-centered, each of us the star of our own Broadway (or reality) show. You're goddamn right we are. Davina Reeves, the outgoing Miss New York beauty queen, proved it on Thanksgiving when she hopped on the Macy's parade float of Miss ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010
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    July 12, 2010

    Rightbloggers Look Back in Anger at The Anti-American World Cup

    "It's hard work, politicizing your whole life," read the subhed of Matt Labash's article in the rightwing Weekly Standard. At last, we thought when we saw this, they're going to own up to it! We can stop writing this accursed column -- and, freed of their delusions, conservatives can begin to live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Liberal Beauty Contestant Wins Miss USA

    ​Last night's Miss USA pageant obviously picked up some pointers from last year's contest, when they wisely only made Carrie Prejean a runner-up. Had the moralizing strumpet won the top prize, she would have disgraced the entire organization with the nudie photos surfacing by the Scores--I me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    What Happens When You Entrust Your Anti-Gay Movement to a Beauty Queen

    When last we left failed Miss USA candidate Carrie Prejean, she was revving up the conservative base with her anti-gay marriage ministry. She even agreed to appear in an ad supporting "traditional marriage" (i.e., no homosexuals allowed). Then Prejean's topless model shot was revealed -- extremely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Paterson "Backpedaling" Gay Marriage, or Peddling It?

    The status of Governor Paterson's gay marriage bill is garbled, possibly by the Governor himself. "Paterson backpedals on gay marriage," says Newsday, claiming he will "go along with a plan by State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith not to put a same-sex marriage bill to a vote without knowing it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Broadway Beauties Battle For Cutie Crown

    Unlike Miss USA, the Broadway Beauty Pageant--a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, hosted by Tovah Feldshuh--didn't attract anyone who felt gay marriage was a bad idea. Even the token straight contestant--a hottie from Billy Elliot--said he's always supported the gays and added that the longest gay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    I Discussed Gay Marriage on Olbermann

    Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Last night, I was on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann and talked with substitute host David Shuster about that Miss USA contestant's remarks about gay marriage and Rudy Giuliani's too, linking them both in ignominy. Ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Anti-Gay-Marriage Girl Loses Pageant; Rightbloggers Cry Fix!

    Get ready for the new rightwing meme: that Miss North Carolina won the Miss USA pageant because of the velvet mafia. Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked by judge Perez Hilton (!) what she thought of gay marriage, and Prejean responded, "I think that I believe that a marriage should be between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Former Miss USA Trades Her Tiara For Porn Stardom

    Remember the ages-ago scandal about Miss America Vanessa Williams having to remove her tiara because she had done a lesbian nudie spread? Well, that was mere bar nuts compared to the fact that former Miss USA Kelli McCarty has gone all the way in her porn movie Faithless--she doesn't even wear a sas ... More >>

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