June 10th, 2009
03:41 PM ET

Perez Hilton and Shanna Moakler react!

Reaction to Donald Trump’s firing of Carrie Prejean is pouring in. Perez Hilton, the judge and celebrity blogger who asked Prejean about her stance on same-sex marriage told Showbiz Tonight:

“Better late than never.”

Prejean’s controversial response to Hilton’s question, that she “believe[s] that a marriage should be between a man and a woman” sparked a media firestorm.

Shanna  Moakler, the Miss California USA co-executive director who resigned after Trump initially refused to fire Prejean, tells us that:

“First and foremost, my faith has been restored in the Miss Universe Organization and with Donald Trump. I believed eventually what I intimately knew would come to fruition.”

 We will have much more on Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN.

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  1. slimdave420

    If she had said there is no god or jesus to thank for her beling elected miss california, all you hypocrites would be calling for her head on a plate. so shut [...] up.

    June 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bryan

    Show me a christian ( small letters because I don't care less about them either) and I will show you the WORLDS BIGGEST HYPOCRITES PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ever wonder why all crazy people tend to be republican?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nadilyn

    OBoogie, GET OVER IT!!!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nadilyn

    I think Carrie did the right thing by speaking her honest opinion but chose the wrong words. Who needs to be Miss America anyways, you can still make a difference in the world without the crown.

    Why is Hilton is still so uptight about the whole situation. Everyone has their opinion, and if you don't want to hear it then don't ask.

    And I think he changed his name to Perez Hilton because he wants to be like the Paris Hilton who he has always dreamt about becoming since the 'Simple Life' aired.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ralph

    To anyone who is shocked by this latest turn of events: the Easter Bunny is real.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Enough

    Perez Hilton is a reason NOT to support Gay marriage, he does nothing to further the cause and gain support. In fact he puts it a step backwards. You want real support, don't act like some flaming fruit and expect acceptance.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. norman

    Mr.? Hilton asked the question and new exactly what answer he would get. I concur with Miss Prejean on the issue. Was the whole thing a set up? Mr? Hilton baited the trap so some one could expose the topless photos? seems kind of conveinient. I am sorry Miss Prejean that you lost your title over a BOZO like Mr/Miss or whatever Hilton you are a lovely talented woman who was appearently well raised

    June 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SLM

    If you don't like the answer, don't ask the question!! There is no reason Perez Hilton should have ever asked a question like that. And to say she lost the crown because she doesn't support gay marriage. Didn't know these were right and wrong answer questions, thought it was someones opinion. Why is he even a judge?

    June 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. steve

    Why bother watching the lame beauty pageants anymore, they fix the contestents short comings with plastic surgery. They placed judges that have a common trait that dogs have which is looking and smelling at the their own breeds anus.
    The people are not genuis, well educated, talented.
    Why is a gay male judging female beauty when all he thinks about is male sexual organs?
    It is the best thing Miss Prejean got fired, donald dump is only in it for looking at the rump.

    June 11, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Kwadralyn Patricl

    This to me is sad period point blank. How dare they use contract obligations when the only true reason is that she disagreed with gay marriage. Its her belief, and it is my belief as a christian woman. Miss. Prejean is a beautiful young woman and I applaud her for being honest and not turning against the truth. Shanna Moakler who clearly has her life in order needs to be slapped! Isn't this the same woman who was out in bars fighting over a cheating husband, yeah she has my vote for woman of the year! As for Perez he needs to be more concerned with his sad lifestyle then Miss California being fired, or does he not know he's a clown and a BIG joke! A man who thinks he's a woman. I'll pray for him. Sadly I think the real issue with Perez is that he wishes he was Carrie Prejean who is absolutely beautiful. I am disgusted with Trump and the pagent officials who set this young woman up to make it appear she was not doing her job and I hope she sues them all!

    June 11, 2009 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. whocares

    Who cares what Perez Hilton and Shanna Moakler think? Who the hell are they to think their opinion on this issue matters. If Perez or Shanna were "regular" people without any fame or money noone would care. Money makes life easier but it doesn't change the fact that Perez is a queen who thinks his opinion is the only one that matters and Shanna is a shady slut who takes her clothes off for people.

    June 11, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. NOThomeschooled!

    her being fired had NOTHING to do with her conservative,anal opinions...it was beacuse of her lame attitude about her duties. She seems to think she was above and beyond the rules for Miss America-thus she was relieved of her (ohsoimportant) duties. You inbred masses amuse me=)

    June 11, 2009 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. confused

    Perez HIlton is a confused man. Think about it, he can't even be honest about his name.

    The gay community needs to find a better person to represent them. Hilton pairs good people with his hate. It's a shame.

    As for Trump, oh please. He's a washed up old man who bought a failing pagent to be able to look at naked women as he walks around backstage.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. The non-believer.

    So, when I come out in public talking about how there is NO GOD and that religion is a cult of superstition all of you "Christians" are going to applaud me and say I'm just saying what I believe, right?
    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure you are.

    June 10, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michelle

    I wish someone would shut Perez Hilton up already. Maybe Perez should run next year.

    June 10, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. tani

    ah to the previous comment – obviously you do or u would not have read this article at all- dont be a hippocrat!

    June 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bill Shea

    The firing of Miss California had nothing to do with her answer on same sex marriage or her semi-nude photos. Donald Trump stood by her but finally had to give her the boot when it was clear she was not able to meet all the commitments and obligations of being Miss California!

    June 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. cv

    charles Katz,

    Honest Straight Christian Women in America? are you kidding me? if posing half naked in a photograph one day and believing marriage should be between "opposite sex" the next is the ideal honest straight christian women in america then my perception of an honest straight christian women in america is wrong.

    it just amuzes me that christians can cherry pick what they want to practice. give me a break.

    June 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Claudia

    How wonderful for Carrie! Now she can really do something with her time and life! If what she wants to do is speak out and become and advocate for traditional marriage then so be it! Leave the woman alone!
    As for Miss perez hilton (see how I did not use capital letters, because he means nothing to me) and shanna moakler who gives a damn about these two. People pay too much attention what these two knucleheads think. Your opinion does not matter! want be famous celebrities! why don't you instead join the cast "i'm a celebrity, i mean nothing, get me out of here!

    June 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. drew

    2 topics here folks – she got fired for failing to do her job. Clearly she has personal issues if she can't be a queen!!

    Second – the same sex debate – it was when she said – "in my country" she proclaimed to be speaking for all Americans – not her belief – if she had said just "I believe" then bravo for her – but she made a blanket statement about all America – and said that my same sex marriage does not belong in her America. That is where she is wrong – it is not only her America – but mine – she can have her opionion – but don't opress me with it.

    June 10, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Barbara

    Perez and Shanna =2 hypocrites

    June 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mrs. Right

    mark my words, her faith will be GONE ans she'll be posing for PLAYBOY soon enough...- you can tell she is a attention whore
    and a feith hypocrite.

    typical behavior of a religious brainwashed freak / hypocrite.
    (past offenders: priests)

    June 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Toni

    It appears that finally the personal agenda took a back seat to the rules of the contest. How tragic for the Donald that he could not do the right thing when so many knew what it was. Rather he went for the blond.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Yvonne

    How sad how society treats an honest young lady , that all she did was speak the truth on how she feels about the situation of gays on marriage.
    She wasn't fired, about her contract, it was about her opinion!!!
    Perez Hilton why don't you fly away back to your parents native Cuba, to see if you would be allow to do what you do here!!!

    June 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Cari

    Why is CNN commenting on what Perez or Shanna think? Who gives a crap? If Miss California isnt willing to do her job, then she shouldnt have the title. I trust Mr Trump and he gave her a chance. Obviously, she blew it. But why would anyone care what Perez or Shanna think about this matter? Thats soo ridiculous!

    June 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. marvin

    This is going to blow up in Perez Hiltons face as well as Shaaannnaa
    and Mr. Combover himself. Get a life and leave this woman alone. She said what she believes and that should be the end of this game.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. CS

    have lost so much respect for Christians lately. I have a hard time respecting any group of people that would want to support a person like Carrie Prejean.

    1. She thinks that it’s ok to alienate a whole group of people that had supported her up until that point. She is a backstabber.
    2. She signed a legal document without disclosing vital information. So she is a liar.
    3. She supports an organization that that spread hate. She recorded a message for the organization to send out and solicited donations. She is a bigot.
    4. She believes a good role model is someone who thinks its ok to pose topless. She has no morals.
    5. She didn’t fulfill her duties as outlined in her contract before or after she was giving a second chance. She is untrustworthy.

    Why don’t the Christian go a find someone who is actually a good role model. You guys should be embarrassed of her not supporting her. Just because you guys share one belief in common does not mean that you should support all of her decision. I don’t think she lost the Miss Universe crown because of her answer, but she should have. She alienated an entire group of Americans and then said she should have been the one to represent us all. You can’t go around being a bad person and then think that nothing bad is going to come back around to you. Carrie Prejean is a loser and she got what was coming to her plain and simple.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. LBW

    These comments are great. Best laugh I've had all day. I have learned that if you disagree with and don't love Hilton, then you suck. As for Shanna, she nursed her ex back to health and he dumped her. This is the only thing that she has going on.

    June 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Kyle

    charles katz,

    last i checked, freedom of speech only means you can't be prosecuted for what you believe in.

    it doesn't mean people can't disagree with you.

    June 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  30. OBoogie

    to Danny ... what an insulting remark from you.

    It's never been about Perez Hilton nor Adam Lambert

    It's about the right(s) of the GLTB community .... civil rights that many heterosexuals take for granted.

    Seriously, go back to school and get an education and try going to church and find some spiritual help . ..

    June 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Bri Guy

    p.s. – 'perez hilton' is actually Mario Lavandeira; someone so unhappy within his own skin and utter insignificance that he changes his name to match the surname of a certain socialite.

    It's sad when the only way you feel important is by garnering attention at the expense of others.

    June 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Bri Guy

    What a couple of sad and bitter people.

    Considering Shanna is a former playmate who strips for money and openly endorsed the Miss California organization footing the bill for Carrie's boob job, it's all too obvious she's the epitome of a hypocrite.

    As for Perez...well, what's left to say about this 'guy'? He makes his living slandering, slamming, and otherwise degrading people. For someone who's supposedly FOR equal rights, he certainly is one of the most intolerant people walking the earth when it comes to personal choice, opinion, or preference.

    Now we have to hear 12 different sides opine about this so-called 'news' and would-be 'controversy' for another 15 minutes.


    June 10, 2009 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Seth

    If she didn't fulfill her commitment, then she should be fired, yes. If the "semi-nude" pictures were a violation worthy of termination, then she should be fired. (Though, how can those be a violation if Shanna Moakler was an executive director...)

    But her opinion on gay marriage should have had NO bearing on the matter. If Perez Hilton were discriminated against because of his views on that subject, the media would go nuts! But someone discriminated because she believes in the Biblical definition of marriage is okay?

    June 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Phil Baxter

    Right or wrong, I commend her for speaking her mind and not peddling politically correct opinions for public (and judges) consumption alone. As far as I'm concerned this is just another case of Hollywood trying to tell America what and how to think, controlling our thoughts and speech and ramming their politically correct opinions down our throats. If she's against same sex marriage that's her opinion and she has every right to stand by it. If said opinion prevents her from being Miss California then the entire pageant should be exposed as an oppressive sham where individuality (the very right gays fight for) is squashed in the name of corporate image. What a joke.

    June 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  35. charles Katz

    Perez Hilton is a confused Jackass!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH Look it up. There is nothing wrong with being a Gay man in America just like there is nothing wrong with being an Honest Straight Christian Women in America. You asked a question and got an Honest Personal Response, just because you didn't like the answer doesn't make her a demon. So what if you don't believe in the same things or have the same values, thats what makes America so Great! Here people can be individuals without fear of being persecuted or humiliated. The same Right you hide behind when you bash people on your Lame website is the same Right as an American that she exercised to answer you misplaced question. FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Get Over Yourself Perez Hilton (if thats even your real name) If your unhappy about how the citizens of Ca. voted then I would like to invite you to Pack Up and Move to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire.

    Have A Great Day!
    Charles Katz

    June 10, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tedd

    Just wanted to see the reactions, why I read this, but WHO CARES!!!! Why do we care about these people opinion, what have they done for the world lately?!!!!!

    Isn't there better news out there than this. LET IT GO PEOPLE!!

    Want to hear about other people that have done more for humanity, than those who" Cry" about their feelings getting hurt.

    I think there's a better place to put FAITH.


    June 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  37. T

    This is what's wrong with the world today. No one can speak their mind. Everything has to be politically correct. You asked her a question and she gave an honest answer. If you don't want to hear it then don't ask. She wasn't even nasty about it. She just told you her OPINION. And people like Perez Hilton who has done nothing in his career and just sits behind a computer all day (get a life) crown themselves judge and jury.

    June 10, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kellie Sorrell

    Wow she gave up her crown for what she believed – right or wrong she has alot of guts. She was martered for her belief. Go Prejean!

    June 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. citizenUSA

    What's Miss Hilton so happy about? Prejean's not being tossed because of her opinion about same-sex marriage which she's entitled to as much as anyone else. Shanna Moakler is a slut so who cares what she thinks anyway.

    June 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Danny

    Wow – as long as PErez Hilton is OK.

    Maybe he can start dating Adam Lambert or maybe he himself can rus as Miss California next year!!

    June 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |

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