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2nd Miss USA Contestant: The Pageant Is Rigged!

Another Miss USA contestant has come forward!

Another contestant- who chooses to remain anonymous- overheard Miss Florida Karina Brez reveal the list of finalists backstage before the pageant’s Top 15 were announced, Fox News online reports.  Apparently, Miss Brez saw saw a folder lying open that said ‘FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012. Needless to say, she was not happy when Brez told some other contestants that the contest was rigged.

“I saw Florida backstage and she was very, very flustered and upset. I thought it might be because she didn’t make the top 15 cut, but at that point she was able to reveal to me at least four of the five names who went on to be the top girls…she couldn’t remember the fifth because she was so upset. Several of the girls then started hearing through the grapevine about a list; a lot of people were upset.”

I would be upset!  Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monin first accused Trump and the Miss USA establishment of being not so savory, though Donald Trump and reps deny these accusations.

“I feel an injustice has been done, not only to the other people who were not in the top five, but to the thousands of pageant girls across the country who competed, believing this is an honest system,” Monnin said.

This seems pretty legit- with lots of girls coming forward. Will Trump fess up?

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Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Miss Pennsylvania: Miss USA is RIGGED!

Miss Pennsylvania is claiming Donald Trump‘s pageant show, Miss USA, is not as wholesome as she thought!

The Miss USA pageant contestant, Sheena Monin,  stepped down from her title as Miss Pennsylvania  claiming that the contest is rigged.  According to organizers opinions, however, the beauty queen was upset over the decision to allow transgender contestants to enter the pageant.

A posting on Monnin’s Facebook page claims another contestant learned the names of the top 5 finishers on Sunday morning, just hours before the show was broadcast, and that those names were in fact called as the finalists.  She said:

“In my heart I believe in honesty, fair play, a fair opportunity, and high moral integrity, none of which in my opinion are part of this pageant system any longer.”

Snap! Reps from Miss USA and Trump say that Monin was just angry about the transgender issue, and that the contest is not at all rigged.

“I don’t think that she had an issue with that,” Trump said. “I think her primary issue is that she lost and she’s angry about losing. And frankly, in my opinion, I saw her barely a second and she didn’t deserve to be in the top 15.”

Donald Trump sure knows how to salt a wound. Thoughts?

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Posted Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 1:13pm
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Miss USA Happened

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, a New Miss USA has been crowned!

Not that anyone cares, because pageants are never one anyone’s radar. Still, with the help of judges like Rob Kardashian, Joe Jonas, Chef Cat Cora, Arsenio Hall, and Mary Lou Henner, Miss Rhode Island- Olivia Culpo-was crowned the new 61st Miss USA last night.

She got the most controversial question, and her answer seemed to please the judges.  When asked, “would it be fair if a transgender woman won the Miss USA title,” Culpo responded, “I do think it would be fair…” because “there are so many people who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it’s a free country.”

The crowd dug it. Now, I’m not a huge fan of pageants, but man,  at least they’re becoming a little more progressive.  Thoughts?

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Posted Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Oprah cancels Rosie O’Donnell’s show on OWN, Donald Trump says “When will media learn, Rosie just hasn’t got it.”

Oprah’s new network is taking a beating over the last couple days, and who know’s what’s coming next!

Friday it was announced that Oprah was cancelling Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show because of poor ratings. According to Radar Online, one former staffer said of the show “It was such a f**king hellhole!”

Oprah called Rosie herself to let her down easy, and “it was a very strained conversation, obviously,” according to a source close to the situation. “Oprah wanted to handle the announcement of the cancellation in a professional and dignified manner. Rosie thanked Oprah for the opportunity and ended the conversation very abruptly. OWN’s public relations team and Rosie’s publicist handled the language in the press release. Rosie didn’t like the initial language of the press release because she felt that it placed sole responsibility of the failure of the show on her. Oprah didn’t need to get Rosie’s input or approval for the press release, but she was trying to be gracious. Up until the moment that the press release was sent out, Rosie wanted changes made, but Oprah instructed the release to go out, because it needed to go out, and she was just over the drama,” the source added.

Oprah released a statement on the canceling of Rosie’s show: “I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day. As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.”

Leave it to Donald Trump (who has never had anything nice to say about Rosie) to dance on her grave.

Trump went on Twitter this morning and wrote, “Rosie O’Donnell has failed again. Her ratings were abysmal and Oprah cancelled her on Friday night.”

He added: “When will media executives learn that Rosie just hasn’t got it. ”

Of course, Trump has been bashing Rosie for years … claiming she was a “pig” and a “loser” after she called him a “snake-oil salesman.”

As for Rosie … we’re told her opinion of the staff was clear — The writers couldn’t write, the producers couldn’t produce, the stage manager couldn’t manage, and the director couldn’t direct.

Mind you, most of these people were seasoned vets who worked on that little show called “Oprah.”

We’re told Rosie’s tantrums were predictable and regular. The one word several high level staffers used to describe R.O. is “bully.”

Our sources connected with the show tell us the staff hated Ro … and the consensus is it was the worst experience they ever had on TV.

And Rosie wasn’t OWN’s only casualty. TMZ is reporting that Oprah slashed the jobs of 15 people at her network today, including two top executives. [UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter is saying the number is double that. They’re reporting Oprah’s network fired 30 people.]

Sources connected to OWN tell us … people from at least 3 departments were let go … including the creative services dept., integrated marketing and promo scheduling.

We’re told one of the casualties was the head of the creative services department.

One source tells us the group included people with years of experience in the industry as well as newcomers.

The timing is interesting … considering O just cancelled Rosie O’Donnell’s show. OWN has been struggling with low ratings since its launch.

One source tells us, “It’s like a ghost town over there.”

It sure seems to me like Oprah just got greedy. She had one of the highest rated (if not THE highest rated) shows on daytime TV, was making a bazillion dollars, but chose to leave so she could start her OWN network. Looks like that’s not working out too well for her!

TMZ & RadarOnline

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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