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.

Muslim Miss USA Arrested for DUI

Maureen O'Connor · 12/05/11 10:25AM

And now, the final piece of evidence that first Muslim Miss USA* Rima Fakih is as American as the rest of them: Last night, the former Miss Michigan was arrested for driving drunk in Detroit enclave Highland Park. Just a good old-fashioned drunk-driving stripper. [NYDN, image via Getty]

Rick Perry Partied with Reality Stars at Fashion Week

Maureen O'Connor · 09/15/11 09:27PM

Far-right presidential candidate Rick Perry dined with self-appointed "godfather of politics" Donald Trump last night. What did they do afterwards? Partied with pageant queens, Kardashians, and Kathie Lee Gifford at the Sheri Hill fashion show in the Trump Tower. Update: Page Six reports that Perry "made a beeline backstage" to hang out with the models, including Kathie Lee's daughter Cassidy.

New Miss USA Miraculously Believes in Evolution

Adrian Chen · 06/20/11 05:02PM

Meet 21-year-old Alyssa Campanella, your new Miss USA: She's beautiful, talented and, best of all, not willfully ignorant of hundreds of years of scientific knowledge. The winner of this year's Miss USA pageant believes in evolution!

Miss USA Contestant Confesses to Identity Theft

Max Read · 05/15/11 01:35PM

The state of Wisconsin was deeply disgraced over the weekend as its foremost representative, Miss Wisconsin USA, admitted to identity theft. Shaletta Porterfield, who worked at a marketing company last summer, told police that she forged the signatures of clients in order to meet her commission goals. She likely won't see any jail time (according to her lawyer, she didn't benefit monetarily from her actions, and stopped working at the firm in August), but she will have live with the knowledge that she brought deep and abiding shame upon the Miss USA pageant. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via NYDN]

Paula Abdul Rises From the Dead

Richard Lawson · 05/24/10 03:44PM

She's back, baby, and ready to judge you. Also today: Movie roles in a variety of independent pictures, we find out what happens at the end of Cannes, and the triumphant return of Miss America.

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.