Trump's Lawyers Argue That Univision Should Have Known He Was a Horrible Racist Xenophobe

Brendan O'Connor · 02/11/16 12:25AM

Last summer, Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for breach of contract and defamation after the network dumped the Miss Universe pageant (of which Trump was, at the time, a part owner) following the racist unveiling of his presidential campaign. Univision wants the suit dismissed, arguing that Trump’s comments constituted a “cataclysmic” event that voided the contract, the New York Daily News reports. Trump’s lawyers, however, have argued that the remarks were “foreseeable”—that is to say, Univision knew what they were getting.

500 Days of Kristin, Day 338: Kristin Met Trump

Allie Jones · 12/28/15 05:03PM

Just one year ago, Kristin Cavallari met fellow author and reality TV star Donald Trump at the Miss Universe pageant. Things were different, then—Trump was the owner of the pageant, and Kristin served as one of the judges.

Steve Harvey Ruins Everything, Crowns Wrong Miss Universe

Brendan O'Connor · 12/20/15 10:47PM

This evening, Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe, at the Miss Universe pageant. This was a mistake: it was Miss Philippines who should have been crowned (and was, eventually), but host Steve Harvey read the cue card wrong.

Univision Canceled Miss USA Because Donald Trump Is an Asshole 

Gabrielle Bluestone · 06/25/15 12:05PM

Donald Trump, to be fair, says a lot of idiot things. And for the most part, people just ignore him until he tires himself out, as you might a child having a tantrum. But it looks like his idiot comments about drug-addicted-rapist Mexicans rightfully offended some people—Univision says they’re not going to air the Miss USA beauty pageant as long as he’s involved.

Meet Miss Universe 2011, Miss Angola Leila Lopes

Max Read · 09/12/11 10:35PM

On Monday night, a bunch of preening airheads got on stage and took part in a meaningless contest. There was also a Miss Universe pageant. (Ha! We crack ourselves up!) This year's Miss Universe is Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, who beat out runners-up Olesia Stefanko of Ukraine and Priscila Machado of Brazil—where the pageant was taking place—by escaping from the labyrinth without being eaten by the minotaur. "You have to keep in mind that these women are not objects just to be looked at. They're to be taken seriously," said judge Connie Chung. [AP]

Sex-Scandal Beauty Queen Now a Contestant on Project Runway

Maureen O'Connor · 07/13/11 04:23PM

Project Runway recently announced its Season 9 competitors, and here's a familiar face: Anya Ayoung-Chee realized she had "designer potential" when she "had the opportunity to consult on my wardrobe for the Miss Universe pageant in 2008," as Miss Trinidad-and-Tobago. The same Miss Trinidad-and-Tobago who would go on to have a sex tape scandal involving girl-on-girl action and an indignant ex-boyfriend. NSFW video here.

Next 3-D Movie Extravaganza: The Bible

Maureen O'Connor · 03/09/10 12:51AM

It'll be so real, you'll want to reach out the touch Jesus' stigmata. Posthumous John Hughes movie makes the rounds; Miss America's still homeless but Miss USA's safe; Hurt Locker's banned director gives speech. Your daily update on show business.