| Jan 20, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint -- a former "Miss USA" and "Miss Connecticut" -- has journeyed from Hartford's North End to New York City and Hollywood. She has scored minor roles in "The Sopranos" and "The Departed" and has been...
| Apr 11, 2015
Today is Saturday, April 11, the 101st day of 2015. There are 264 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 11, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, "We meet this evening, not in sorrow,...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 10:13 AM
The Miss USA pageant will return to Baton Rouge this summer for the second year in a row.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1FmwACW ) that the production company is being offered a package of $545,000, and it applied for the same amount in tax credits,...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:30 PM
When: Thursday through Sunday
Where: The 7,110-yard, par-70 Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
Who: The 144-player field has 16 of the top 25 players in the world rankings, including No. 1 Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:34 AM
The 63rd Miss Universe title has gone to Miss Colombia, but not without a bit of audience upset along the way about the fate of Miss Jamaica.
Pageant fans aren't exactly known for booing the other teams, but the crankiness overwhelmed the claps Sunday...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:07 PM
South Florida is the center of the universe this week.
That's because the region is the backdrop for the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday from Florida International University.
The 88 contestants have been in...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:29 PM
At Wednesday's preliminary competition for the Miss Universe pageant at FIU Arena, I snapped photos of beauty queens, their families and friends, and some very loud fans of the 88 contestants vying for the shiny crown and all the perks that come with it....
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:48 AM
DORAL — They stand out even here in the land of beautiful people.
For 18 days, 88 impossibly slender, magnificently coiffed and abundantly tall women from around the world have been ushered from one venue to another in South Florida, smiling for...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:25 PM
La bellísima modelo Paulina Vega, de 22 años, se ha convertido en la segunda colombiana en conquistar el título de Miss Universo en la gran gala celebrada esta noche en la Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU), situada en el área metropolitana de...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 10:43 PM
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.
Vega, a 22-year-old student of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Forget evening gowns and bikinis: The best part of the Miss Universe Pageant each year has to be the parade of national costumes.
The elaborate headpieces, color-coded gowns and right-on-the-edge-of-offensive cultural nods presented each year are a...