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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 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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The View's Joy Behar Blasted by Nurses and Nikki Ferrell for 'Mocking' Miss America Monologue

The View's Joy Behar Blasted by Nurses and Nikki Ferrell for 'Mocking' Miss America Monologue

Originally posted 09/16/2015 05:35PM

The View found itself in hot water after Joy Behar made controversial comments about nurses on-air earlier this week, and the American Nurses Association has spoken up – and the comedian has apologized.

"Each and every day, the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses provide expert, high-quality and compassionate care, as well as dedicated leadership from the bedside to the boardroom," reads a Wednesday statement from ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano. "We are the frontline caregivers, 24 hours, 7 days a week, who are with individuals from birth, throughout their lifespan and at the end of life. … That's why it was disturbing when Joy Behar used her national platform and influence to mock Miss America contestant Kelley Johnson for wearing a 'doctor's stethoscope' while performing a dramatic monologue about her experience as a registered nurse during the pageant's talent competition, as if Johnson were wearing a costume."

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Taya Kyle Is 'Getting Better' at Dealing with the Loss of American Sniper Chris Kyle, but Says 'I Have to Let Myself Cry Sometimes'

Originally posted 09/14/2015 02:50PM

Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, who was the subject of the movie American Sniper, says she's slowly "getting better," but has accepted that she'll never fully get over the loss of her Navy SEAL husband.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Miss America Betty Cantrell (Hint: She Has Very Strong Opinions About Tom Brady)

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5 Things You Need to Know About Miss America Betty Cantrell (Hint: She Has Very Strong Opinions About Tom Brady)

Originally posted 09/14/2015 10:30AM

She was crowned the 95th Miss America on Sunday in the annual nationally televised pageant, beating out 51 others and winning a $50,000 scholarship. But just who is Betty Cantrell, of Warner Robins, Georgia?

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