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Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 1:35PM EST
Miss Universe pageant features its first-ever transgender contestant
Miss Spain Angela Ponce made history last night as the first transgender contestant in the pageant's history. “What an honor and pride to be part of the history of @missuniverse,” she wrote on Instagram in Spanish. “This is for you, for those who have no visibility, no voice, because we all deserve a world of respect, inclusion and freedom. And today I am here, proudly representing my nation, all women and human rights.” ALSO: Miss Costa Rica trolls Steve Harvey over his 2015 flub.
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
Miss USA apologizes after video surfaces of her mocking another contestant's English
Source: USA Today
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers, who will be competing in the Miss Universe pageant on Monday, mocked Miss Cambodia's English with an imitation in the recently surfaced video.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 4:22AM EDT
West Hollywood symbolically votes to urge the removal of Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star -- which he earned for Miss Universe pageant
The West Hollywood City Council doesn't have the power to remove the president's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame because the star is not located in the city of West Hollywood -- it's located in the Hollywood district in the city of Los Angeles, in front of the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars are held. Nevertheless, the council made headlines on Monday by voting to call on Los Angeles and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which actually controls the Walk of Fame, to remove Trump's star. However, the Walk of Fame has a longstanding policy to never remove a celebrity's star for any reason. "Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk," the Chamber of Commerce's CEO said in 2015 when asked about removing Bill Cosby's star. Trump was presented with a Walk of Fame star in January 2007 timed with the premiere of The Apprentice: Los Angeles. Trump's star has been destroyed twice in the past two years, including last month by a man wielding a pickaxe. Trump's wasn't given a star for The Apprentice, however. He was honored for his work as producer of the Miss Universe pageant. The Walk of Fame bans reality TV stars, but like Trump, others (including Ryan Seacrest) have stars for their non-reality work.
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Steve Harvey will return as host as Miss Universe heads to Thailand
The 2018 Miss Universe pageant will air tape-delayed on Fox on Sunday, Dec. 16.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Tom Arnold to go on The Hunt for Trump Tapes on Viceland
The comic actor is teaming up with Viceland to search for everything from The Apprentice outtakes to unseen Miss Universe footage to the infamous alleged Russian dossier "pee tape" on the eight-episode The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 2:38PM EST
Miss Universe pageant had its second-lowest viewership ever
About 4.4 million viewers tuned in last night for the pageant on Fox, which was tape delayed because it took place in Russia. The 2013 pageant had the worst-ever ratings, with 3.8 million viewers.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 8:49AM EST
Steve Harvey jokes during the Miss Universe pageant that he’s grateful for the Oscars for getting him off the hook
"I'll tell you what I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend. I'm grateful for the Oscars. 'Cause it let me off the hook," he joked of his 2015 Miss Universe flub. "So, you can sit here and act like you didn't see what Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway did, but it got me off the hook."