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2009-03-27 12:34:42

Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush and TV actress Nadine Velazquez are to preside over the 2009 Miss USA Pageant, organizers said Friday. The event is scheduled April 19 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The pageant is also to feature performances by The Veronicas and Kevin Rudolf, said Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. Fifty-one contestants from all across the United States will join in Las Vegas to determine who will wear the exalted...

2009-03-27 09:01:00

THE VERONICAS AND KEVIN RUDOLF TO PERFORM THEIR HIT SONGS NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization announced today that the co-host of NBC's long-running entertainment show, "Access Hollywood," Billy Bush and star of NBC's hit comedy series "My Name is Earl," Nadine Velazquez will host the 2009 Miss USA(R) Pageant broadcast live on NBC (7-9 p.m. ET) from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, April...

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2009-03-04 12:24:25

The 2009 Miss Universe Pageant is to be held at the Bahamas' Paradise Island in August and aired live on NBC, it was announced Wednesday. Executive producer Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, made the announcement regarding the Aug. 30 event. Paradise. There is no better name for the beauty of the Bahamas and this island, Shugart said in a statement. The worldwide telecast will highlight the warmth, beauty and hospitality of the...

2009-03-04 12:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 58th Annual MISS UNIVERSE(R) Competition will air live from Paradise Island, Bahamas. The glamorous live event, featuring some of the world's most beautiful women, will take place at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and air live on NBC and Telemundo on Sunday, August 30th this summer. "Paradise. There is no better name for the beauty of the...

2009-02-03 09:00:00

'Green' Jewelry Leader to Unveil the Miss USA Crown in Las Vegas at 2009 Miss USA Pageant NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with co-owner NBC Universal's "Green is Universal" environmental initiative, the Miss Universe Organization announced today that Diamond Nexus Labs, the world leader in lab-created precious gemstones, is the official jewelry sponsor for the Miss Universe(R), Miss USA(R) and Miss Teen USA(R) pageants. Diamond Nexus Labs will create a custom-designed crown for...

2008-11-12 18:00:13

Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHIC) today announced an exclusive marketing partnership with renowned stylist Eric Daman and named Susie Castillo, one of television's most recognizable faces and a former Miss USA, as brand ambassador. As part of the agreement, Daman, who prior to establishing his success as fashion director for the hit TV series Gossip Girl assisted in the styling efforts on Sex and the City, will provide Charlotte with insights into the latest trends and styles,...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in a pageant in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Mendoza is a 22-year-old aspiring interior designer who also said she enjoys photography and is interested in advertising. She was voted Miss Universe by a panel of celebrity judges that included Donald Trump Jr., fashion designer and entrepreneur Roberto Cavalli; Nadine Velazquez, co-star of My Name Is Earl; Jennifer Hawkins, television presenter and Miss Universe 2004; Louis...

2008-07-14 00:00:18

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live international television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, as MISS UNIVERSE(R) 2008 live from the Crown Convention Center in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Ms. Mendoza is 22 years-old and her career ambition is to become an Interior Designer. She also enjoys photography and is interested in advertising. The judging panel for the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant...

2008-07-10 09:01:07

Vietnam to host 2010 Miss World HANOI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam, which is hosting 2008 Miss Universe in central Nha Trang city, will be the venue for the world's biggest beauty pageant in 2010, according to local newspaper New Hanoi on Thursday. On July 9 in southern Ho Chi Minh City, Julia Morley, the President of the Miss World Organization and Hoang Kieu, Vietnamese American general director of U.S. firm RASS, signed a deal on hosting 2010 Miss World in the city in Khanh Hoa...

2006-07-27 17:27:39

(Corrects winners name in second and subsequent references to Rivera instead of Mendoza) By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Forty minutes into her reign as Miss Universe, Miss Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza collapsed during a post-pageant news conference and was rushed offstage on Sunday night. Pageant officials immediately said the lithe 5-foot-9 18-year-old was all right and had fainted. "She's OK. She's fine," pageant representative Lark Anton told Reuters. "She got...