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Newly Crowned Miss Missouri Will Be the First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant: 'I Knew I Was Making History'

Originally posted 06/24/2016 03:40PM

When Erin O'Flaherty's name was called as the newest Miss Missouri, she was filled with joy, gratitude and pride as the first openly gay winner in the state pageant's history.

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Miss Missouri Makes History as First Openly Gay Titleholder

Miss Missouri Makes History as First Openly Gay Titleholder

Originally posted 06/23/2016 12:00PM

Erin O'Flaherty is an openly gay woman – and now, Miss Missouri 2016, a history-making combination.

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Tinseltown in Tiaras! Stars You Didn’t Know Were Pageant Queens

Tinseltown in Tiaras! Stars You Didn’t Know Were Pageant Queens

Originally posted 03/31/2016 12:10PM

Halle Berry and more celebs who walked – no, glided – across the pageant stage

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'She Just Lit the Room Up': Family and Friends Remember Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum, 24, After Fatal Car Crash

Originally posted 02/24/2016 12:35PM

"She was the one we went to when we were down, to help us feel better and to lift us up. She just kind of lit the place on fire," says Frank DiMauro, the CFO and COO of SNJ Today.

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Former Miss New Jersey, 24, Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

Originally posted 02/22/2016 10:35AM

Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum has passed away from injuries she suffered in a car crash Feb. 15, her family announced Monday.

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Former Miss America Contestant Critically Injured in Car Crash in New Jersey

Originally posted 02/16/2016 03:30PM

A former Miss America contestant was critically injured Monday when her convertible spun off a highway and hit multiple trees in her adopted home state of New Jersey, according to state police, the Associated Press reports.

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The View Disputes Nicole Arbour's Claims That She Overheard Co-Host Michelle Collins Call Nurses 'Wannabe Doctors'

Originally posted 09/19/2015 09:50AM

Controversies may have collided recently on The View: Comedian Nicole Arbour, on the show Wednesday to discuss the firestorm around her viral "Dear Fat People" video, claims she overheard new co-host Michelle Collins bad-mouthing nurses backstage.

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Miss America CEO Weighs In on Joy Behar's Apology – as More Advertisers Pull Commercials from The View

Miss America CEO Weighs In on Joy Behar's Apology – as More Advertisers Pull Commercials from The View

Originally posted 09/18/2015 09:00PM

Controversy surrounding The View shows no sign of quieting down.

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The View

The View Advertisers Pull Out Following Backlash Against Co-Host Joy Behar Mocking Miss America Nurse Monologue

Originally posted 09/17/2015 04:30PM

It's been just over a week since The View returned with a mostly new panel of co-hosts, but the ABC show has already found itself at the center of controversy.

Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best, two of The View's advertisers, have pulled the plug on the talk show in the wake of the recent backlash that erupted on Monday when co-host Joy Behar made controversial comments about nurses on-air.

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Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson Defends Nurse Monologue After Being Mocked on The View

Originally posted 09/17/2015 11:10AM

Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson is standing behind her monologue about being a nurse during the Miss America pageant.

Johnson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Wednesday and defended her Sunday performance – on the same day that The View's Joy Behar apologized for the controversial comments she made earlier this week that were perceived to be mocking the monologue.

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