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July 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California who was stripped of her title last month, has a book deal. Prejean's memoir, called "Still Standing," will be released by Regnery Publishing, the conservative book house said Monday. Prejean believes her crown was taken because she said she opposed gay marriage. California pageant executive director Keith Lewis has said that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.
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July 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California who was stripped of her title last month, has a book deal. Prejean's memoir, called "Still Standing," will be released by Regnery Publishing, the conservative book house said Monday. Prejean believes her crown was taken because she said she opposed gay marriage. California pageant executive director Keith Lewis has said that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.
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July 5, 2009
Surfwear maker Billabong gathered a crowd from the art, fashion and music worlds (with a sprinkling of beauty queens) to raise money for charity: water last month. Performances by Street Drum Corps, the Airborne Toxic Event and DJs the Misshapes kept the vibe at Avalon Hollywood festive, and the runway show ensured the evening would be colorful. The usual L.A. mix of models, athletes and actors mingled, along with Tami Farrell, the newly ascended Miss California USA, who stepped in after the short and stormy tenure of Carrie Prejean.
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July 5, 2009
Surfwear maker Billabong gathered a crowd from the art, fashion and music worlds (with a sprinkling of beauty queens) to raise money for charity: water last month. Performances by Street Drum Corps, the Airborne Toxic Event and DJs the Misshapes kept the vibe at Avalon Hollywood festive, and the runway show ensured the evening would be colorful. The usual L.A. mix of models, athletes and actors mingled, along with Tami Farrell, the newly ascended Miss California USA, who stepped in after the short and stormy tenure of Carrie Prejean.
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April 27, 2009 | Times wire reports
Carrie Prejean, who created a media firestorm at the Miss USA pageant when she spoke out against gay marriage, told the congregation of her mega-church Sunday that she resisted pressure from organizers to apologize on national television. Prejean said officials from the Miss California USA pageant were worried that her comments would cost their contest financial backing. " 'You need to apologize to the gay community. You need to not talk about your faith. This has everything to do with you representing California and saving the brand,' " the 21-year-old model recalled being told.
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May 15, 2009
Re "Pageant rocked on its high heels," May 12 It's ridiculous for the beauty pageant organizers to say that their event was "hijacked" by Carrie Prejean, who merely answered the question she was asked. If anyone hijacked the pageant, it was Perez Hilton, who asked the controversial question. I was surprised that The Times didn't mention more about his role in this brouhaha. If pageant organizers didn't want controversy, they should have restricted the questions to typically bland beauty pageant fare, such as, "What's your position on world peace?"
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April 25, 2009 | MEGHAN DAUM
It's been a notable week in not-really news. Songstress Susan Boyle, who supposedly delivered us from our shallowness by belting out a showstopper without the help of hair dye or eyebrow tweezing, continued to make headlines. The former vice presidential candidate's grandbaby daddy, Levi Johnston, went on "Larry King Live" and managed to say and be asked almost nothing.
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May 12, 2009 | Carla Hall
Ever since Miss California Carrie Prejean declared onstage last month at the Miss USA Pageant that she believed gay people should not have the right to marry, she has battled her critics in TV interviews, been championed by groups opposed to same-sex marriage and pretty much eclipsed the woman who beat her to become the reigning Miss USA. (Does anyone even remember what state the winner was from?) But that's nothing compared to what Prejean did to the Miss California organization.
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May 13, 2009 | Carla Hall
Miss California USA, who became a controversial symbol of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement, can keep her bejeweled crown, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe and USA pageant system and final arbiter of all such matters, decided Tuesday. Title holder Carrie Prejean was thrust into a media firestorm last month at the Miss USA pageant when contest judge Perez Hilton, who runs a celebrity blog, asked her how she felt about same-sex marriage.
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June 11, 2009 | Jessica Garrison and Ruben Vives
It's official: Carrie Prejean, the darling of conservative media pundits and the scourge of gay marriage advocates, has been fired as Miss California USA. First runner-up Tami Farrell, a.k.a. Miss Malibu, will take her place. Prejean's termination, according to pageant officials, had nothing to do with the anti-gay-marriage comments that catapulted her from beauty queen to political commentator.
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June 11, 2009 | Jessica Garrison and Ruben Vives
It's official: Carrie Prejean, the darling of conservative media pundits and the scourge of gay marriage advocates, has been fired as Miss California USA. First runner-up Tami Farrell, a.k.a. Miss Malibu, will take her place. Prejean's termination, according to pageant officials, had nothing to do with the anti-gay-marriage comments that catapulted her from beauty queen to political commentator.
OPINION
May 15, 2009
Re "Pageant rocked on its high heels," May 12 It's ridiculous for the beauty pageant organizers to say that their event was "hijacked" by Carrie Prejean, who merely answered the question she was asked. If anyone hijacked the pageant, it was Perez Hilton, who asked the controversial question. I was surprised that The Times didn't mention more about his role in this brouhaha. If pageant organizers didn't want controversy, they should have restricted the questions to typically bland beauty pageant fare, such as, "What's your position on world peace?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2009 | Carla Hall
Miss California USA, who became a controversial symbol of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement, can keep her bejeweled crown, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe and USA pageant system and final arbiter of all such matters, decided Tuesday. Title holder Carrie Prejean was thrust into a media firestorm last month at the Miss USA pageant when contest judge Perez Hilton, who runs a celebrity blog, asked her how she felt about same-sex marriage.
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May 12, 2009 | Carla Hall
Ever since Miss California Carrie Prejean declared onstage last month at the Miss USA Pageant that she believed gay people should not have the right to marry, she has battled her critics in TV interviews, been championed by groups opposed to same-sex marriage and pretty much eclipsed the woman who beat her to become the reigning Miss USA. (Does anyone even remember what state the winner was from?) But that's nothing compared to what Prejean did to the Miss California organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2009 | Times wire reports
Carrie Prejean, who created a media firestorm at the Miss USA pageant when she spoke out against gay marriage, told the congregation of her mega-church Sunday that she resisted pressure from organizers to apologize on national television. Prejean said officials from the Miss California USA pageant were worried that her comments would cost their contest financial backing. " 'You need to apologize to the gay community. You need to not talk about your faith. This has everything to do with you representing California and saving the brand,' " the 21-year-old model recalled being told.
OPINION
April 25, 2009 | MEGHAN DAUM
It's been a notable week in not-really news. Songstress Susan Boyle, who supposedly delivered us from our shallowness by belting out a showstopper without the help of hair dye or eyebrow tweezing, continued to make headlines. The former vice presidential candidate's grandbaby daddy, Levi Johnston, went on "Larry King Live" and managed to say and be asked almost nothing.
OPINION
April 30, 2009
Re "It's not news to me," Opinion, April 25 An interesting column, and I agree with Meghan Daum in many respects. The feud between Perez Hilton and Carrie Prejean is a laughable moment in America's political history and "culture wars." But I think the story has legs for a different reason: It involves stereotypes that appeal to both factions. For those on the right, you have a gay-rights zealot politicizing a nonpolitical event with a "gotcha" moment directed at an innocent but beautiful "damsel in distress."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Is nobody going to Hollywood anymore? Jennifer Lopez announced her intention to leave "American Idol" on Friday morning, hot on the heels of Steven Tyler's declaration of independence the day before. And there are rumors that Randy Jackson, the third and only remaining original judge, might be leaving the long-running Fox talent search. Lopez's voice cracked off and on - Surprised, anyone? No? - as she told Ryan Seacrest she'd be leaving the "Idol" team after two seasons.
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