November 9th, 2009
02:06 PM ET
I am seriously over Carrie Prejean’s ridiculous high-horse shenanigans! Since her comments against gay marriage during the Miss USA pageant, this former Miss California has been a walking contradiction of “family values” and boob-job blond mediocrity. And now, with her brand spanking new sex tape mixed with her new tell-all book decrying pornography, I am hoping we can officially crown this woman Miss Hypocrisy and move on with our lives.
The moment Prejean took a stance against gay marriage she has been a media magnet for the political right who hailed her as a new role model for the young conservative movement, symbolizing beauty and values in one fell swoop. But there were big time alarm bells a-ringing from the get-go that little Miss California wasn’t quite the moral princess she was made out to be. Sure we ignored the topless photos that surfaced of the blond beauty… I mean, we ALL know how bad the wind can get when standing on a cliff in nothing but a vest. Yes, she lost her Miss California title because she wasn’t keeping her end of the deal with the pageant – but it didn’t stop her career on the speaking circuit espousing her conservative family values to America – and probably making a pretty penny while she did it.
Now we find Prejean has a sex tape – not a traditional sex tape à la Paris Hilton. But that's not the whopper in this whole story. Are you ready? TMZ is reporting that in Prejean’s brand new tell-all book, she has a section where she actually bashes pornography, writing:
"Unfortunately, pornography has become mainstreamed - it rushes at us through big screens, portable screens; soft-core porn is on mainstream TV cable stations, hard-core porn is just a mouse click away on the internet… the result is that girls grow up in a culture where it is hard to have an innocent, healthy, normal view of themselves, how they should behave, how they should act, and how they should dress."
She then addresses her own topless pictures saying, "Our bodies are temples of the Lord. We should earn respect and admiration for our hearts, not for showing skin to look sexy ... I have since learned that your outer beauty can only get you so far in life."
And I think Prejean has gone far enough on her outer beauty and her ridiculous family values shtick. So far, the sex tape cost her a spot as key speaker at a conservative event on family values in New Jersey this past weekend . Hopefully, that’s the beginning of the end for Prejean. She doesn’t deserve to make money off the conservative speaking circuit.
From this point forward, her career should focus solely on being the butt of as many jokes as possible.
October 21st, 2009
11:29 AM ET
I read with interest the latest salvo in the Carrie Prejean-Miss California USA tussle. The pageant officials are asking the ousted Prejean to pay back the $5200 they ostensibly "loaned" her to have her breasts augmented. Their demand for repayment followed Prejean's lawsuit claiming pageant officials violated her privacy when they told reporters her breasts were fake. Call it tit for tat.
If you pay any sort of attention to pageants, and I admit I don't, the before and after pictures of Prejean are markedly different. Let's just say her cups now runneth over. Did pageant officials invade her privacy or did they state the obvious? That's for a court to decide.
The court will also decide whether the 22-year-old Prejean will have to reimburse the pageant. The two sides don't agree on much at all these days, but according to court filings, the one thing both sides did see eye to eye on was the need for Prejean to "grow a pair" in order to be more competitive in the Miss USA pageant. Prejean was the first runner-up; you make the call.
What do you think? Should Prejean give back the money... or the merchandise?
September 22nd, 2009
08:34 PM ET
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is "nothing more than a vulgar cyber-bully".
So says the conservative Culture and Media Institute (CMI) in a new report that chastises the mainstream media for giving Hilton a platform while failing to challenge him for misogynistic and "vile" remarks.
"Perez Hilton has proved that demonstrable talent or skill is no longer a prerequisite for fame," the report says. Ouch!
The CMI blasts Hilton for using the "b-word" to describe The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and former Miss California Carrie Prejean, outing closeted stars and for re-printing a Margaret Cho blog in which the comedian fantasized about having oral sex with Sarah Palin.
It's not keen on those "doodles" he draws on celeb photos either, especially the ones showing Prejean speaking into a microphone made to look like a member of the male anatomy.
The CMI (a non-profit run by Brent Bozell, the former head of the conservative Parents Television Council) charges the media has given Hilton "a free pass to say and do outrageous things" and spread "his particular brand of venom."
It cites examples of interviews on ABC, CBS and NBC where reporters sugar-coated the content on Hilton's popular website. And it chided HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell (host of "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell") for defending Hilton in his public spat with Prejean.
What's your take on Perez? Is he a cyber-bully or just a cyber-smart aleck?
September 1st, 2009
06:29 PM ET
Carrie Prejean is taking aim at the Miss California USA Pageant yet again – this time filing a legal complaint against officials Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler and publicist Roger Neal. In it she seeks damages for, among other things, public disclosure of private facts and religious discrimination.
Showbiz Tonight received this statement from Carrie Prejean about her complaint:
“For months I have listened as the Miss California organization waged a campaign of hate against me because I stood up for my beliefs. While it is bad enough that they have said hateful things about me, I can no longer allow them to falsely state that I was not willing to do my job as Miss California. I have thought long and hard about filing the lawsuit and after months of trying to resolve these issues, I feel that this is my last resort.”
Mel Avanzado, a lawyer for Shanna Moakler, fired back, releasing this statement to Showbiz Tonight:
"Ms. Moakler has not yet been served with Carrie Prejean's lawsuit. However, on Ms. Moakler's behalf, I can say unequivocally that Ms. Prejean's lawsuit is without merit. More importantly, as everyone who watched or read her public statements is well aware, Ms. Prejean's unfortunate and bigoted statements are responsible for any public humiliation or damages to her reputation that she has claimed to have suffered. Ms. Moakler strenuously denies that she did anything wrong and looks forward to proving that in a court of law."
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