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This is probably my Los Angelesness kicking in, but I'm dumbfounded that we're about to begin December. I like to prepare in advance for my Christmas preparation, you know? I still feel like we just got done dancing to Kylie Minogue's "Timebomb" on the shores of Laguna. To be fair, maybe I just did.
Luckily, kickass movie critic gays Dave White (of Movies.com) and Alonso Duralde (of The Wrap and, formerly, AfterElton) are here to catapult us into the holiday season with the help of the New York Times' premiere crititrix, Manohla Dargis. Whether you're viciously pro- or anti-Christmas, both sides are adequately represented on the newest episode of White and Duralde's podcast Linoleum Knife, in which the couple and Dargis shout out their favorite holiday films. It's no surprise based on his comprehension of Christmas cinema alone that Duralde wrote the »
New Miss USA Olivia Culpo
Yesterday's Miss USA pageant was kind of a snore, even though I support the coronation of Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo, who plays cello, supports transgender contestants, and cares about old movie stars. She cited Audrey Hepburn as her hero, which is kind of a cliched move, but at least she knew who Audrey Hepburn was. I consider that a victory for movie fanatics, however slight. At least it wasn't Marilyn Monroe, am I right?
So in honor of Miss Culpo's pop culture awareness, I thought we should revisit seven celebrities who once worked the pageant circuit and elect a definitive winner from the bunch. My #1 choice isn't quite a surprise, but it's the only truly scandalous pick on this roundup. "Scandal" should be a key criterion for all pageant judges. Without further ado, here they are, the seven best pageanteers-turned-celebs in ascending order.
7. Halle Berry »
2 items from 2012
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