11 items from 2015
This year's Miss USA pageant is still feeling the fallout after Donald Trump's anti-immigration comments. Shortly after the news that Cheryl Burke and Roselyn Sanchez were ditching their posts as co-hosts for the pageant, Flo Rida has cancelled his scheduled performance as well. TMZ first reported that the rapper was pulling the plug on his appearance, which was slated during the evening gown portion of the popular competition show. But there's one celeb that isn't abandoning the pageant, or the presidential hopeful, despite the ongoing controversy—and that's Jeannie Mai. "While I absolutely do not condone Mr. Trump's statements, after careful deliberation I have »
NFL legend Emmitt Smith is now distancing himself from Donald Trump ... backing out as a judge in the upcoming Miss USA pageant after Trump trashed Mexicans. Smith was one of 5 celebrity judges that was scheduled to participate on the show. Several high profile people have dropped out from the production including co-host Cheryl Burke, Flo Rida (who was supposed to perform) and Roselyn Sanchez. Don't forget Univision and NBC have also cut ties with Trump »
- TMZ Staff
[Updated] Miss Universe has been dealt two more blows in the wake of the Donald Trump controversy.
Burke cited NBC’s previous decision to pull the event due to its connection with the real estate mogul-turned-presidential candidate who is currently battling negative reactions to comments he made about immigration.
“In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA pageant as its co-host,” Burke said in a statement. “Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how »
- Whitney Friedlander
The Miss USA team is getting even smaller! Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente, who were to be co-hosts of the Spanish simulcast of Miss USA 2015, have stepped down from their roles due to Donald Trump's anti-immigrant speech. Their decision comes hot on the heels of Univision's decision to cancel its broadcast of the show, and Colombian singer J Balvin's choice to cancel his performance during the beauty pageant. Talking via Facebook, Devious Maids actress Sanchez wrote a message in Spanish to explain her decision, declaring [...] »
The Miss USA team is getting even smaller! Roselyn Sanchez and Christian De La Fuente, who were to be co-hosts of the Spanish simulcast of Miss USA 2015, have stepped down from their roles due to Donald Trump's anti-immigrant speech. Their decision comes hot on the heels of Univision's decision to cancel its broadcast of the show, and Colombian singer J Balvin's choice to cancel his performance during the beauty pageant. Taking via Facebook, Devious Maids actress Sanchez wrote a message in Spanish to explain her decision, declaring [...] »
The list of those dropping out of any gigs that have to do with the Miss USA pageant is getting longer. Actress and Latin beauty Roselyn Sanchez is one of the latest to voice her disconcern with Donald Trump following his anti-immigrant speech, and subsequently announced that she will no longer serve as a co-host for the Spanish-language simulcast of Miss USA alongside actor Cristian De La Fuente, who also pulled out, along with Univision. Sanchez took to Facebook to address bowing out of the pageant in Spanish, which loosely translates to, "As a Latina, proud of my roots, culture and all that we have contributed to this nation, I decided to cancel my participation as co-host the Miss USA pageant. Not tolerate »
Roselyn Sanchez, the Puerto Rican singer-actress and star of Lifetime’s Devious Maids, has bowed out as co-host of the Miss USA pageant, citing Donald Trump’s comments in his June 16 presidential-bid speech as the reason. Read More J Balvin Cancels Miss USA Performance After Donald Trump's "Rapists" Immigrant Remarks "I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable,” said Sanchez in a statement. “Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina, and his comments were an insult
- Leila Cobo, Billboard.com
The Chilean actor who was slated to host the Miss USA pageant pulled out even before Univision pulled the plug, saying Donald Trump was "ignorant" and a "clown." Cristian de la Fuente, who stars in "Devious Maids," went nuts on Trump for calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists. Cristian is not alone in his disdain. Roselyn Sanchez, his "Devious Maids" co-star, also pulled out and Univision officially pulled the plug Thursday morning. For his part, »
- TMZ Staff
Donald Trump's smack in the middle of a full scale Mexican backlash -- his Miss Universe Organization just lost a major TV deal over his rant about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers. Univision announced Thursday morning that it will not air the hugely popular Miss USA (owned by Miss Universe) competition ... which is coming up next month. Colombian singer J Balvin also pulled out in protest -- and as did co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez »
- TMZ Staff
Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization after Donald Trump, the organization’s part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campaign for presidency earlier this month.
“Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,” the company said. “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”
Trump announced his candidacy for president on June 16. In his speech, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Last season, Devious Maids' took a big hit in the ratings -- dropping about 30% when compared to the first season. How will the show perform this time around? Will this Lifetime series be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
Devious Maids revolves around a group of Latina maids who work in the homes of wealthy and powerful families in Beverly Hills. The large cast includes Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes, Edy Ganem, Tom Irwin, Rebecca Wisocky, Brianna Brown, Brett Cullen, Grant Show, Susan Lucci, Drew Van Acker, Naya Rivera, Gilles Marini, Nathan Owens, Ivan Hernandez, and John O'Hurley.
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11 items from 2015
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