June 10th, 2009
03:10 PM ET

BREAKING NEWS: Carrie Prejean- You're Fired!

BREAKING NEWS:  This just in to Showbiz Tonight:

"The Miss California USA Organization, in conjunction with the Miss Universe Organization and with the blessing of its owner, Mr. Donald J. Trump, announced today the termination of Carrie Prejean as MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2009, citing continued breach of contract issues. This was a decision based solely on contract violations including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization, stated MISS CALIFORNIA USA® Executive Director, Keith Lewis.  After our press conference in New York we had hoped we would be able to forge a better working relationship. However, since that time it has become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work together.

“I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so,” said Mr. Trump. “Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen and I offered Keith my full support in making this decision. Carrie is a beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests.”

Effective immediately, First Runner-Up, Tami Farrell, will assume the role and responsibilities of MISS CALIFORNIA USA®. Additionally, the Miss Universe Organization will make reigning MISS USA®, Kristen Dalton, and MISS UNIVERSE®, Dayana Mendoza, available to fulfill appearance requests which were previously declined by Ms. Prejean."

Tune in to Showbiz Tonight for all of the fast breaking details on this developing story- 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN!


soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. andy manno

    I DONOT KNOW EXACTLY WHY SHE WAS FIRED BUT SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE POLITICISED THE CONTEST. THERE IS ENOUGH HATE GOING AROUND ALREADY. THIS COUNTRY WILL NOT SUCCEED IF PEOPLE CONTINUE DOWN THE DESTRUCTIVE PATH THAT THEY ARE GOING. NEXT IT WILL BE ABOUT SOMEBODY`S AGE OR THEIR LOOKS. IT HAS TO STOP. ANDY

    June 11, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sonja

    Beauty Contest are so played out!!!!!!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Samuel Veta

    BYE BYE....MISS AMERICAN PIE.......!!!

    It's not that she spoke out against gay marriage! It's the nude photos she said she DIDN'T DO that surfaced...and then not wanting to fill her obligations as Miss California due to her OWN oblications for personal gain!

    Also – Miss California, Miss America, Miss ANYTHING - is supposed to represent USA..........not give her personal opinions about things!

    I guess GAYS have more POWER in the country than everyone thought!
    GAY POWER! GAY PRIDE!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daphine1

    I really believe she was fired because of her opinion on gay marriage

    June 11, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dottie

    Isn't it a shame that with all the problems we have in this country right now, we have to worry about a beauty contest ! Let's worry about the 2 girls sentenced in Korea, or the hate-mongers who fuel the fellow who brandished a gun in the Jewish Holocaust Museum today.

    June 10, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. John

    Jeanne, Get your facts straight and pull your head out of the sand. Carrie was interviewed and said she was following her contract. The fact is if someone doesn’t think its ok for homo's to be getting it on, than you will be called out, humiliated, personally attacked, and fired. I guess we don't have freedom of speech in this country. What’s next, pedophilia rights? This is a slippery slope straight to the bottom.
    Forget about whether you agree or disagree with homosexual rights. Either way, Carrie Prejean has a right to her opinion, afford to her by the Constitution. Unfortunately, for her that opinion is in direct opposition to the popular press, and the Miss America organization.

    June 10, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeanne

    She was fired because she failed to do her job . Hey Mo, how is it suspicious? Give me a break. She doesn't deserve the job IF SHE REFUSES TO DO IT. Plain & simple!

    June 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mo

    This is suspicious to me. I think she was fired because of her beliefs and that is sad, I though Mr. Trump already had cleared up all the issues, now here we are it was just a matter of time. Its sad we don't see the truth and know we are allowing sin to win, help is JESUS!!!!

    June 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |

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