11:02 PM EDT 09/13/2015
Miss Universe Pageant
Originally posted 09/11/2015 01:05PM
Donald Trump announced Friday that he owns the entirety of the Miss Universe Organization almost three months after NBC dropped the Miss USA pageant following the presidential hopeful's controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.
"Just purchased NBC's half of The Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against them," Trump, 69, tweeted. "Now own 100% -- stay tuned!"
An NBC source confirms the news to PEOPLE. Miss Universe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Miss USA Finds Replacement Hosts After Backlash Over Trump's Immigration Comments – But Who Are They?
Originally posted 07/08/2015 08:40AM
The Miss USA Pageant's new hosts have been announced, replacing the show's original emcees just days before the Sunday telecast.
Why Miss USA Host Jeannie Mai Won't Quit Despite Donald Trump Controversy: 'I Can't Abandon These Women'
Originally posted 07/01/2015 01:55PM
Miss USA lost hosts Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts following co-owner Donald Trump's controversial stance on immigration – but one host vows to stay with the pageant.
PEOPLE has exclusively learned that Jeannie Mai, who took issue with the real estate tycoon's comments, remains committed to the pageant's cause and will be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 12 as planned.
"While I absolutely do not condone Mr. Trump's statements, after careful deliberation I have decided to continue my role as co-host of the upcoming Miss USA Pageant," Mai, 36, says in a statement.
Originally posted 07/01/2015 12:55PM
As if running for president of the United States of America wasn't enough, now Donald Trump has added a multimillion-dollar lawsuit to his 2015 to-do list.
Following the massive fallout from comments he made about Mexican immigrants during his candidacy announcement, Spanish-language network Univision quickly broke ties with Trump's Miss Universe Organization – followed by NBC and Macy's – leading the real estate tycoon to announce a $500 million lawsuit against Univision on Tuesday.
"We have a very strong lawsuit," Trump tells PEOPLE. "We had a binding contract that they illegally broke."
Originally posted 06/30/2015 05:45PM
Donald Trump is suing Univision for cutting ties with his Miss USA pageant after his controversial comments about immigration.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 02:00PM
Mexico is saying "adiós" to the Miss Universe Pageant following co-owner Donald Trump's controversial comments about immigration.
Miss Universe's Latina Firepower: Organization Co-Owned by Donald Trump Has Crowned 22 Women from Latin Countries
Originally posted 06/26/2015 04:30PM
When Donald Trump announced his bid for president, he made a number of inflammatory comments about Latin-American immigrants to the United States.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump, 69, announced to a crowd of press and likeminded supporters on the steps of Trump Tower on June 16. "They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Originally posted 03/23/2015 07:00PM
Japan's newest Miss Universe contestant is breaking barriers – but not everybody is happy about it.
Originally posted 01/26/2015 02:30PM
It's a happy day in Colombia.
Originally posted 01/26/2015 07:40AM
Sofia Vergara hit the 2015 SAG Awards red carpet hard Sunday, stepping out for her first red carpet with fiancée Joe Mangianiello, getting handsy with Hot Pursuit costar Reese Witherspoon and oh yeah, showing off her small meteorite of an engagement ring on the mani-cam.
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