Posts Tagged ‘Perez Hilton’

Mr. U.S.A. Riles Miss America

May 13, 2009

Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson got her feathers ruffled by Donald Trump this morning. In the Miss USA pageant owner’s first interview (via phone) with F&F since he decided to let Miss California Carrie Prejean keep her crown after the Perez brouhaha, co-host Brian stated that he liked the contestants addressing the issues of the day. After noting that Carrie and other Miss USA competitors were given very tough questions, Trump remarked, “Our pageants are doing fantastically, Miss Universe [and] Miss U.S.A.: And, the Miss America pageant is off network television, off the air, and nobody even knows where it is.”

Taking umbrage at his denigration of her very crowner, the former Miss America animatedly answered, “Wait a minute, Donald; wait a minute. As a former Miss America, let’s be fair and balanced. We are not off national tv: we are on TLC.” Trump scoffed, “What is that?”Gretchen continued, “And, by the way, there are many differences between the programs: There is a talent competition in Miss America and all the money is used for scholarships. So, let’s not get into a war over that. Let’s just keep it all fair and balanced.” Betwixt Gretchen and Miss California on the curvy couch, Brian interjected, “Yeah, especially, Donald, look where I’m sitting!” Ignoring Brian and addressing Gretchen, a chastened yet undeterred Trump responded, “No, it has to be fair and balanced: I agree with that. But, you know, they are not on network television, and there is a difference.”

Laurels to Gretch for defending her realm. However, the Donald is right: It’s a declining one.

“Dumb Bitch” Trumps Queen

May 12, 2009

The Beauty and the Beast. Perez Hilton, the self-dubbed Queen of All Media, got “bitched slapped” today by Donald Trump as the Donald announced that Miss California Carrie Prejean would keep her coveted crown. Perez has waged a secular holy war against the blonde beauty ever since she answered that she believed that marriage should be only between a man and a woman.* In his video blog immediately after the Miss USA pageant, Judge #8 Perez, called Carrie a “dumb bitch”; derided her response as the “worst answer in pageant history”; and bragged that he would have “gone up on stage…[and]…snatched that tiara off of her head” if she had won.**

Trump began, “If her beauty wasn’t so great, nobody really would have cared.” According to the Donald, Carrie’s answer to Perez’ “controversial” question was “honorable,” “from her heart,” mirrored President Barack Obama’s position, and had “to be commended.”  As to the photos, he explained that they were “fine”: some “very beautiful,” some “risque,” and others “modeling pictures”: After all,  he said, “We are in the 21st century!” He announced, “Carrie will remain Miss California: She will…do a fantastic job.”

Unfortunately for Queen Perez, when he asked, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?,” he did not expect Trump to truthfully answer, “Carrie Prejean.” In fact, the author thought he saw Trump silently singing, “I wish they all could be California girls!”



“God” Fires Up AM

May 1, 2009

“Wish they all could be California girls!” That refrain was not heard on American Morning as co-host Kiran Chetry moderated an animated discussion between lib comedienne/talk show host Stephanie Miller today and her conservative counterpart radio host Michael Reagan.* When Kiran asked Miller to weigh in on the Miss California controversy, Miller snidely stated, “No offense to anybody out there but, you know, to be that far right and out of touch with the American people, and inarticulate, I think she going to have to up against Sarah Palin for the Republican nomination 2012.”

Reagan robustly rebutted, “By the way, the state of California voted for Prop 8 and against same-sex marriage….If she were to say the exact same thing about Perez Hilton today as Perez Hilton said about her, she would be guilty of a hate crime.” He added, “She answered it honestly. She believes that marriage should be between one man and one woman; that’s the way I believe; [and] that’s how most people believe it.”

Miller countered, “That’s not what most people think. I don’t know if you’ve checked the news lately but I think that New Hampshire just joined several states yesterday in voting for gay marriage….You mentioned one state.”

As the segment concluded, Reagan acerbicly asserted, “I’ll stay with God: You stay with New Hampshire.” Kiran exclaimed, “Oh!” A piqued Miller retorted, “I’ll stay Godless, I guess.”

When Kiran sanguinely segued to co-anchor John Roberts, John remarked, “It’s always right at the end where that hand grenade just goes off. Kiran replied, “Right! Toss me a zinger.”

A real bombshell!

*AM (05/01/09) – @9:42 a.m. ET

F&F Flogs Yet Touts Trump

April 23, 2009

Walking a fine between its conservative base and its favorite billionaire, F&F had its girl hit Trump hard and its boys tenderly caress him. F&F co-anchor Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America, grilled the Donald and his Miss USA 2009 while co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy schmoozed the real estate titan. A bit of delightful irony since the controversy was engendered by Perez Hilton’s question to Miss USA California Carrie Prejean about same-sex marriage.

In the first of the three-part interview, Gretchen interrogated Trump’s Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton about whether the Perez question had been fair, had effected the pageant’s outcome, and had placed Miss California in a no-win situation–not to mention how she would have answered the question herself. Visibly uncomfortable, the beauty queen’s basic answers were: fair, none, no, and yes. When Kristen echoed Perez’ post-pageant suggestion that same-sex marriages be up to the states and added that she felt personally that all couples should have the same protections afforded by marriage, Gretchen described her response as “politically correct.”

In the next segment, Gretchen turned her sights on the Donald himself. She questioned him about the legitimacy of the judges’ docking contestants for their personal beliefs, the trustworthiness of the judging of his pageant, and the Perez question’s effect on the determination of the winner. As to lowering contestants scores for their personal convictions, Trump appeared to agree that it was not a good idea. Seeming less assured, he indicated that the judging was not effected by the Perez question and that he thought Kristen would have won anyway. [Perhaps, his hesitancy stemmed from the prior statements of Perez and fellow Miss USA judge Alicia Jacob.]* Seeming somewhat incredulous, Gretchen concluded, “Well, it’s made it [a] tougher thing for Kristen…to have to come out and defend this and have so much attention going to the first runner-up…[I]t remains to be seen how the public will judge the organization.”

After getting scratched with Gretchen’s thorns, Brian and Steve threw him rose petals. They gave him an approximately four-minute infomercial for his new book, “Think Like a Champion.” In addition, they touted Trump’s eponymous vodka.

A little damage control and free publicity: He’ll be back!