| Nov 11, 2010
The glitter, gloss, and glam on the big stage of the Miss USA contest is a far cry from what comes out of a small room in Lynanne White's Poulsbo home.
But Billionaire Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, is threatening to sue White over her small, on-...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 6:18 PM
"There she is, Miss America." Well, sort of.
It's actually Miss Newport Beach, who will be anointed and appointed in the third annual Newport Beach Pageant, which takes place Aug. 29 on the good ship Endeavor in Newport Harbor, which is nowhere near...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:41 PM
This week, I interviewed a woman who had a rose bush planted outside City Hall in her honor, rode in Huntington Beach's Fourth of July Parade, passed out candy at the Easter Hunt, helped launch rubber ducks at the Duck-A-Thon, organized a Relay for Life...
| Jun 23, 2011
South Florida's Lissette Garcia represented the Sunshine State in the 2011 Miss USA pageant this month. A medical student in addition to a beauty queen, she eats lots of vegetables (and chocolate) and exercises up to six days a week, sometimes twice a...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:12 PM
I've said before, that I’m against them as I believe its child abuse. Kooky parents spending thousands of dollars, entering their, many times unwilling, children into beauty contests where the kids are made up to look like adults. Quite frankly not...
| Sep 14, 2011
Toddlers & Tiaras is a reality show on cable television that reveals the inner workings of the child beauty pageant industry and the families and children who participate in these contests. There is an odd disconnect between what the parents of these...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:59 PM
First things first: I didn't watch Monday night's Miss Universe Pageant. I did not even know it was on.
The last time I might have tuned into such a program was in middle school, the height of insecurity. I was short, scrawny and getting used to my first...
| Sep 25, 2011
A fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Ever since M*A*S*H went off the air, I’ve been a little disillusioned with TV.
That’s not to say I don’t watch, or like, certain TV shows: “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” stand out. While channel surfing, I will...
| May 29, 2011
Scholastic: 396 pp., $18.99, ages 13 and up
Few events are more intrinsically ridiculous than the sequined spectacle of surgically enhanced females fake-baked to perfection and trotted on stage to one-up one another...
| May 27, 2011
Miss New Jersey Julianna White stopped by to party with us at the Jersey Shore and spoke to us about just graduating from college and participating in the MIss USA Pageant, which happens on June 19th!
| Jun 6, 2011
| 8:51 PM
St. Paul’s Reformed Church will hold “Funfest 2011” Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring.
There will be carnival games for children to play such as pickup ducks, bean bag toss and...