Carrie Prejean's fight over same-sex marriage and risqué modeling photos weren't enough to cost her the Miss California crown, but the pageant says she's been stripped of it for the ultimate beauty queen crime: not showing up.
"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," the Miss California USA Organization said in a statement.
Miss Malibu Tami Farrell, who was the first runner-up, is now Miss California.
Prejean, who Trump spared after Perez Hilton and other bloggers posted the risqué photos, removed her Wednesday because of her "unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization," Keith Lewis, the pageant's executive director, said in a statement.
Is Vera Wang poised to add some style to Dancing with the Stars?
The fashion designer has signed on to compete in Season 9 of the ABC hit, a source tells E!.
ABC does not comment on casting rumors, and Wang's rep did not immediately return TVGuide.com's call.
Should Wang, who turns 60 on June 27, find her way onto the parquet, she has a secret weapon at her disposal ...
Edie Falco and Merritt Wever
Showtime has green-lit a second season of Nurse Jackie.
Monday's premiere of the Edie Falco medical dramedy nabbed 1 million viewers, the cable network's highest-rated premiere audience ever. In addition, 350,000 people watched the premiere's encore presentation — for a total of 1.35 million same-day viewers.
Showtime has ordered up 12 new episodes, but has yet to schedule an air date for them.
Viewers will get even more Mad Men when Don Draper & Co resume business at Sterling Cooper this summer. Or, at least they won't get any less.
AMC said Wednesday that new episodes of the Emmy-winning drama — which are (finally!) set to begin airing on Sunday, Aug.16 at 10 pm — will run a few minutes into the 11 o'clock hour. However, the additional minutes are actually to accommodate extra advertising — and ensure that not a moment of drama is lost.
The news that two extra minutes of advertising would be added caused panic among fans afraid of giving up a few scenes of their favorite show. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner assured fans in an online chat hosted by the Los Angeles Times last week that he ...
NBC wants to get you in the habit of seeing Jay Leno in his earlier time slot, and to that end has begun airing at 10 o'clock sharp promos that feature the late-night vet cracking wise.
"From the moment he left The Tonight Show until the moment [The Jay Leno Show] starts, there won't be a day where Jay doesn't appear on NBC," NBC Universal TV Group chief marketing officer John Miller told Variety. "We want to create a 10 o'clock habit."
Thus far the promos have ...
It's (sort of) official: Britney Spears is dating her agent.
Speculation about the pair mounted after recent paparazzi photographs showed Spears and Jason Trawick on a beach in the Bahamas together. "They are totally and definitely dating," a source told People. "Her dad loves him. He's the best thing that happened to her."
Read more after the jump.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Kendra Wilkinson officially has a bun in the oven — or shall we say, a bun-ny.
The Playboy Playmate confirmed that she and fiancé Hank Baskett are expecting a baby on her official blog Wednesday.
"so the rumors are true...i am pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" said the Girls Next Door and Kendra star. "i honestly still cant believe that soon hank and i are going to have a little athlete running around the house. seriously, the first thing this kid is going to see when its born is ...
Top Chef Masters
Bravo brings its "A" game to the kitchen as 24 world-renowned chefs cook up a storm — in some truly bizarre situations — on Top Chef Masters (premiering Wednesday, June 10 at 10 pm/ET).
But why would these distinguished chefs mess with their already meritorious reputations? "It takes some major guts [to be on this show] because they're all well established and don't need to raise their profile in any way, shape or form," says host Kelly Choi, the new Padma. "So they're kind of already messing with something that's pristine, and they can only ...
Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans' death has been ruled accidental, brought on by a toxic reaction to a painkiller, a coroner said.
Autopsy reports show Gans, 52, who died May 1, was using the prescription drug hydromorphone, commonly known as Dilaudid, to treat his chronic back pain, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said. In addition to chronic pain, Gans suffered from ...
Mike Tyson has married for the third time — two weeks after the accidental death of his 4-year-old daughter.
The former heavyweight champ tied the knot with Lakiha Spicer Saturday at Las Vegas' La Bella Wedding Chapel, owner Shawn Absher told Reuters. "No guests whatsoever, just the bride and groom," Absher said. "Very ...