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The Beauty Pageant Is Dead

Miss Universe is all business, no fun

(Newser) - Beauty pageants used to be “a hoot and a holler and a half,” but last night’s Miss Universe competition hailed their death. “Even as a gay man, I couldn't find joy or fun in last night's monument to wax figurines and Donald Trump,” writes Louis... More »

Miss Va. Is New Miss America

Caressa Cameron won her state's pageant on fourth try

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Virginia woman who said she once thought her only talent was singing is the nation's newest Miss America. Caressa Cameron, the first black Miss America since 2005, is a broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University with an eye on a master's degree and becoming a news anchor.... More »

Watch Rush Limbaugh Dance

The talk show host boogies to Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face'

(Newser) - The man is no conservative on the dance floor. In this video, Rush Limbaugh boogies to Lady Gaga's Poker Face "while doing the Jersey Shore fist pump," notes TMZ . "Yes, it's as awesome as it sounds." Limbaugh is a celebrity judge in some sort of competition... More »

There He Is: Miss America Judge Rush Limbaugh

Glenn Beck needs something really great to upstage this

(Newser) - The perennially publicity-hungry Miss America Pageant will shake up the judges' panel for the January event by adding a lightning rod: Rush Limbaugh. The right-wing titan isn't the first political blowhard to serve as a judge—MSNBC's Chris Matthews did a stint in 2007—but the pageant "has... More »

Where to Find Real America

(Newser) - Travel writer Gary McKechnie helps USA Today round up some of the best places to get a taste of old-fashioned Americana:
  • Little League World Series, Williamsport, Pa.: The end-of-August tradition is free.
  • Mark Twain America, Hannibal, Mo.: Be like Tom Sawyer and go on a guided cave tour.
  • All-American Soap
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