Posts Tagged ‘Washington Whispers’

Prejean Promises: Sweet Nothings?

May 18, 2009

Was Miss California Carrie Prejean just whispering sweet nothings in the ear of Roger Ailes? Did her purported promises mean nothing? I.e., is she going to be a no-show guest host on Fox & Friends next Wednesday?

In Washington Whispers (U.S. News & World Report), Paul Bedard had stated that she had finalized a deal with F&F to fill in for co-host Gretchen Carlson on May 27.* Nevertheless, today TVNewser indicated Fox insiders said that the Miss USA runner-up’s people had cancelled her appearance in an e-mail Friday but that subsequent negotiations continued throughout the weekend: However, it added that a FNC spokesperson had confirmed that Prejean would “absolutely still [be] hosting.”**

Carrie may well stand up CNN’s Larry King for his show the night after her 22nd birthday with impunity.*** However, she will not be able to stiff her stalwart FNC supporters in such a fashion. After standing by their favorite pinup and her pageant patron Donald Trump, they will not be amused nor very understanding if their loyalty is not returned.

http://www.usnews.com/mobile/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/5/14/miss-california-on-cable-news-fox–friends-gives-carrie-prejean-her-chance.html

**http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/is_carrie_prejean_trying_to_back_out_of_her_fox_news_hosting_stint_116679.asp

***http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/14/carrie-prejean-miss-calif_n_203780.html

Fox (Prejean) & Friends

May 15, 2009

Look out 1989 Miss America, Gretchen Carlson: 2009 Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, is replacing you! Albeit for only an hour–at least, for now. According to Washington Whispers (U.S. News & World Report), FNC inked the Miss USA runner-up and communications major to guest host for Gretchen on May 27 from 6:00-7:00 a.m. ET: The deal was finalized the very day (Wednesday) that Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump highly recommended that Rupert Murdoch hire the “great beauty” in an interview on Fox and Friends.

May 27: A real fox & Friends!

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/05/14/miss-california-on-cable-news-fox–friends-gives-carrie-prejean-her-chance.html

Al, thanks for the “heads up.”