Last week brought the Oscar nominations announcement, and the high-profile snubs of “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo shined a bright light on the lack of diversity within the Academy, which, despite being led by its first African American female president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, is still 93 percent white and 76 percent male. Let’s […]
A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe.
The 20-year-old Rhode Islander who brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years is hoping that her quick rise through the beauty pageant ranks and onstage stumble will show women that anything is possible.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old beauty queen from Rhode Island was crowned the new Miss Universe on Wednesday, beating out 88 other women during a televised competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Olivia Culpo took the crown from Leila Lopes of Angola after strutting in a purple and blue […]
Women from around the world are preparing to don evening gowns, show their interview skills and strut in swimsuits in Las Vegas in hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe.
Donald Trump wished a transgender woman who wants to be Miss Universe good luck on Tuesday as his organization said she can vie for Canada’s spot in the pageant. The Miss Universe Organization said it actually made the decision Monday to let 23-year-old Jenna Talackova compete in the 2012 competition to become Canada’s contestant. But […]
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – The full cast of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice 5” outed themselves in New York Tuesday, as the new assemblage of competitors hit the mean streets to test their sandwich-making skills in what appeared to be one of the show’s competitions, Reality Blurred reported. From the looks of things, this […]
By BRADLEY BROOKS SAO PAULO — Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes wants to help her native Angola further escape a history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combating HIV around the globe. Speaking in a timid voice early Tuesday shortly after taking the crown in South America’s largest city, […]
LAS VEGAS — These photos happened in Vegas, but surely won’t stay there. Contestants in this year’s Miss USA pageant stripped down to their lingerie for a racy photo shoot that’s generating heated opinions on whether it’s going too far in search of TV ratings. A YouTube video of the photo shoot posted by the pageant […]
(AP) Venezuela repeats at Miss Universe contest By DANICA COTO Associated Press Writer NASSAU, Bahamas Miss Venezuela was the fairest of them all, again. Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez won the 2009 Miss Universe pageant in the Bahamas on Sunday night. Dressed in a flowing red gown, Fernandez embraced runner up Miss Dominican Republic as the announcement […]