Tara Conner by Kevin Terrell/WireImage.com
Raise your hand if you saw this coming: Donald Trump and MTV are collaborating on Pageant Place, a reality series that will find Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA cohabitating in a New York City apartment. (It's like the Justice League, only with whiter smiles.) Says Variety, semi-disgraced former Miss USA Tara Conner will serve as a "den mother" to the three title-holders.... Uber-emotional Anna Nicole Smith Judge Larry Seidlin has committed to develop a fall 2008 court show with CBS Television Distribution, says Broadcasting & Cable.... A new Speed Racer animated series is set to launch next year on Nicktoons.... Nick Jr. has renewed Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! for a second season.
Positing for a moment that every single "shocking" thought out of Rosie O'Donnell's mouth isn't necessarily headline news, I sum up for you her latest rant as follows:Rosie: Donald Trump has bad hair, puffed-up finances and is in no position to question Miss USA Tara Conner's morality.Trump, in response: Rosie is not conventionally attractive, and not only might I sue her for questioning my solvency, but I might hire a hot chick to steal away her lesbian partner. (That last part per the New York Daily News.)Meanwhile, in semirelated news, MADD has severed its ties with Miss Teen USA Katie Blair, saying that Tara Conner's 18-year-old partner in NYC club-hopping cannot be an "effective spokesperson on underage drinking." Immediately striking up an affiliation with Blair was BABBQ (Bachelors Advocating Blotto Beauty Queens).