Alyssa Campanella of California is the newly crowned Miss USA, beating out her "best friend," Ashley Elizabeth Durham of Tennessee.
Campanella calls herself as "a huge history geek," explaining: "I'm obsessed with the Stuart and Tudor era. .... Whenever I go to Barnes & Noble, I'm always in the history section and that is where you will find me." She also said she likes to watch The Tudors as well as Game of Thrones and Camelot.
Don't expect Andy Cohen to shy away from his Bravo personality when he hosts this year's Miss USA Pageant.
"People know me from quizzing the Housewives about very personal things, and I'm hoping to bring some of that to the pageant," Cohen says. "I want to really get in there a bit and get to know these women in an unexpected way."
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic to host Miss USA Pageant
Cohen will co-host
She's no Willow Rosenberg, but she'll do: Mariel Hemingway is suiting up to play a Sapphic Secret Service agent in gay-cabler Here!'s upcoming telepic, Her Line of Fire, says Variety. Hemingway previously proved what a good lesbian she'd make in Personal Best ,and proved what a good thespian she is by acting like she was attracted to Roseanne on Roseanne.... Also per Variety: Clive Owen will join Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush in a sequel to Elizabeth called The Golden Age. In the film (which had been titled Elizabeth 2: Electric Boogaloo), the Closer heartthrob will play Sir Walter Raleigh, which is almost enough to make me wish I'd stayed awake during more history classes. Or even the first Elizabeth.... Sam Shepard is strapping on a holster to play