Miss USA Wins 2012 Miss Universe Pageant
Miss USA Olivia Culpo was crowned as 2012’s Miss Universe last night in Las Vegas, after competing against 88 other women from countries around the world. “I’m dreaming, it’s a dream,” she said while surrounded by the other ladies. Culpo claimed the title from last year’s winner, Leila Lopes of Angola, after strutting in a purple and blue bikini and a red velvet gown with a plunging neckline. During the final question, Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete, asked Olivia, “What is something that you have done, that you will never do again?” “First I’d like to start off by saying that every experience, no matter what it is, good or bad, you’ll learn from it. That’s just life,” she said. “But something I’ve done that I’ve probably regretted would be picking on my siblings growing up because you appreciate them so much more when you’re older, you get closer with your family. Everybody fights with their siblings, right? But I don’t regret it.”
Sam Donaldson Arrested For DUI
Veteran broadcast journalist Sam Donaldson was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Delaware. Donaldson, 78, was pulled over by police December 1st after he was allegedly spotted driving erratically on the shoulder of a road. The famed newsman was arrested after he failed a field sobriety test, TMZ said. Law-enforcement sources said Donaldson cooperated throughout the incident.
Lindsay Lohan Not Worried About Jail
Lindsay Lohan reportedly isn’t worried about going to jail for violating her probation because she doesn’t believe she’s done anything wrong and thinks the judge will be on her side. A source close to the troubled starlet told the Huffington Post, “We are not sure if Lindsay knows how serious this is. She has been in front of judges so many times at this point that she’s not particularly worried. Lindsay has total faith in her lawyer and the criminal justice system. As far as she’s concerned she did nothing wrong.” Lindsay could be sentenced to up to eight months behind bars next month for violating her probation, according to reports. Another insider suggested that the 26-year-old actress is so confident she will be vindicated that she isn’t planning to change her behavior before the hearing on January 25th, saying, “She plans to enjoy the holidays, going out to clubs and parties with friends. She thinks she’s the victim and is confident the judge will see that too.”
Ivanka Trump Launches First Fragrance
Fashion model-turned-reality star Ivanka Trump is set to launch her first fragrance. The business-savvy daughter of Donald Trump has teamed up with Parlux Fragrances Inc. to release her own self-titled perfume in the spring. The product will feature a wide variety of scents, including a blend of apple, jasmine, peach blossom and yummy vanilla. The 31-year-old already has her own jewelry line, apparel collection and range of footwear and handbags.
Michael Douglas Attends Son’s Appeal Hearing
Michael Douglas headed to a New York court yesterday as lawyers for his incarcerated son appealed his lengthy prison sentence for drug charges. Douglas appeared at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of his son Cameron who is seeking to cut time a 4-1/2-year prison sentence for smuggling drugs behind bars. The time was added to a five years prison sentence he was already serving. “There’s not much to say – it’s on appeal,” Michael Douglas said as he left the courthouse. Cameron’s lawyer Paul Shechtman argued the 54-month sentence was the harshest ever imposed on an inmate for having drugs in prison. But prosecutor Justin Anderson said the punishment was warranted. “Cameron Douglas’ conduct throughout the course of this case ... showed nothing but an utter disrespect for the law,” he said. The appellate panel reserved decision.
David Faustino To Appear On ‘Modern Family’
David Faustino is set to guest star in his former “Married ... with Children” co-star Ed O’Neill’s new sitcom, “Modern Family.” Faustino will play Drew, a successful former classmate of Julie Bowen’s character Claire, with whom she reconnects at her high school reunion. Faustino isn’t expected to share any scenes with his former TV father and no air date for the episode has been set yet.
Claire Danes Gives Birth To Son
Claire Danes’ publicist has confirmed the actress has given birth to her first child, a son. Danes, 33, married actor Hugh Dancy, 37, in 2009. Their son, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, was born Monday. No other details about the boy’s birth were immediately reported.
James Marsden Welcomes Son
James Marsden is officially a father for the third time. Brazilian model Rose Costa gave birth to the couple’s baby boy, William Luca Costa-Marsden, on Friday. The 39-year-old “X-Men” star briefly dated the brunette beauty after he separated from his wife Lisa Linde in 2011. This is the third child for the “30 Rock” actor, who already has two children with his ex-wife, 11-year-old son Jack Holden and 7-year-old daughter Mary James.
Ben Affleck Testifies Before Congress
Actor and activist Ben Affleck appeared before Congress yesterday to testify about the ongoing violence in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck has long been working to raise awareness about the situation in the Central African nation and he headed to D.C. to call on the House Armed Services Committee to use its influence in global politics and with the United Nations to do what it can to help the troubled country. He called the battle for control of the Congo “the deadliest conflict since World War II” and told the politicians, “I am not here to ask for precious American tax dollars, I am here today to respectfully request you use the most important power you have, your collective voice as representatives of the United States of America.” During the testimony, Affleck also revealed he was planning to visit to the embattled country once again in February.
Kristen Stewart Selling ‘Twilight’ Premiere Dress For Sandy Relief
Kristen Stewart is selling off the sheer dress she wore at the premiere for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” to a CharityBuzz auction benefitting the Robin Hood Foundation’s Sandy Relief Fund, which provides long-term support to those affected by the storm. The current high bid on the celebrity garment – which has an estimated value of $7,500 – is $3,750, but fans have until today at 4:13 p.m. [ET] to place a bid.