Dear Miss Universe Organization, You failed.

site_promo1450675664PiaDear Miss Universe Pageant,

First, I would like to thank you for having Mr. Steve Harvey as your host. You made an excellent choice in selecting him. He is a skilled and veteran television personality whose record speaks for itself. While he made a huge mistake, much is to be said about his professionalism and class. His performance before, during and after the pageant proves that he is a man of integrity and honor and he should be respected as such.

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All that aside, I believe that the Miss Universe organization must take responsibility for the way that it handled the mistake that Mr. Harvey made. Mr. Harvey was simply hired to host, but not hired to make decisions on behalf of the organization.

When the issue was identified, that was the perfect opportunity for pageant professionals to step in and make decisions that eliminated any awkwardness, discomfort or confusion. The Miss Universe Organization should have done the following:

  1. Alerted Miss Universe 2014, Miss Columbia and Miss Philippines prior to the announcement that there was a mistake… event if it were a brief whisper in order to ensure that each was prepared for what was next.
  2. Miss Universe President Paula Shugart should have joined Mr. Harvey on the stage to assist in the execution of this correction. Steve was the host, not an agent of the organization.
  3. Miss Universe Director of Public Relations, Jackie Shahinian should have written a better release that included thanking Mr. Harvey for being a person of integrity and grit AND sitting through a very difficult post-pageant press conference. The organization has the obligation to protect who it hires. See the note I am holding her responsible for below: (It sucks)

The excitement of live TV was evident tonight on The Miss Universe stage with over 10 million live fan votes tabulated. Unfortunately, a live telecast means that human error can come into play. We witnessed that tonight when the wrong winner was initially announced. Our sincerest apologies to Miss Universe Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo, Miss Universe Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, their families and fans. We congratulate Miss Universe Philippines as Miss Universe 2015.

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[Pix] 2nd Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala

Marsha-ambrosius-jennifer-cooperSteve Harvey awards Tyler Perry!

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Sherri Shepherd!

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Two-steppin!

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Angela Simmons was there!

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Tyler Perry with Steve Harvey’s wife. Marjorie!

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Tyler and Gelila!

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Model and Housewife, Cynthia Bailey!

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Essence Editior and Gayle King!

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Boris!

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Maalak Compton-Rock, Chris Rock‘s wife and honoree!

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L.A. Reid and with with Gayle King!

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Tyler and Chris Rock!

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The Harevys and Rocks!

 

 

Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife is a Lying Wonder… She Got 3 Houses, $40K per Month & MORE!

USMagazine.com clears the air regarding the Mary Harvey allegations and the verdict is in… Mary is a lie! Read below:

Comedian and self-help author Harvey, 54, set the record straight in a press release Tuesday morning — taking the unusual step of asking a judge to temporarily lift a gag order on their 2005 divorce proceedings to clear his name and “report the truth,” according to the release. Continue reading “Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife is a Lying Wonder… She Got 3 Houses, $40K per Month & MORE!”

10 Celebrity Tidbits

1. Taraji P. Henson says that if you would like to see her in the nude, you can tune into Chelsea Lately today. (January 27, 2011) I’ll be watching… because I like Chelsea! 😉

2. Chad Ochocinco has decided to go back to Chad Johnson. Maybe Evelyn said she would not be an Ochocinco!

3. TMZ posted pictures of Oprah’s sister’s (Half-sister) home in Wisconsin. Isnt that an invasion of privacy? Then again, if you knew her address, you could google map it. The home is worth the $55,000 Oprah keeps in the coin purse safety pinned to her bra. Should Oprah upgrade her since she has ruined her privacy for life?

4. Did you know that Tempestt Bledsoe was the new host of Clean House? Didn’t Niecy Nash host that show for years?

5. Mo’Nique Shaves Her Legs for 2011 Oscar Nomination Ceremony… Wonder what has changed.

6. Wendy Williams will begin hosting two shows when her new series, ‘Love Triangle,’ premieres on April 18. I think it will be on the games ahow channel or something.

7. It’s official. Willow’s gonna do Annie. CLICK HERE!

8. Serena Williams cut her foot on a piece of glass in July and it may result in her having to get her leg amputated, according to some other blog. If this is wrong, blame them.

9. Steve Harvey’s wife speaks up: “As a wife and a mother, I cannot stand back and allow the defamation of my character or actions that will malign my family,” the philanthropist said in a statement released through her attorney C. Anthony Mulrain, exclusively released to BlackVoices.com.

10. Antwaun Cook’s wife Paula filed an appeal against the ruling that she couldn’t sue you for alienation of affection based on the fact Fantasia’s lawyer and the judge presiding over the hearing had a prior relationship they failed to disclose!!

[Today’s Celebrity Sightings] Tyrese Daughter + Paula & Robin + Celebrity Shopping & MORE!

I like seeing people out shopping and enjoying the holiday scenes, don’t you?

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Paula and Robin out and about with the baby. Is that how you hold a baby? I need to know.

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Rihanna gets some shopping done!

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Jamie Foxx out and about promoting his album.

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Bruno Mars arrives home for the holidays… yes, Maui.

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Stevie Wonder doing good through his foundation!

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Sheryl Lee Ralph and husband.

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Steve Harvey and wife out shopping…

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Heidi and Seal!

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Akon gives back!

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Tyrese out with his daughter!

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Simmins girls hang with Ne-Yo!

[Live Blogging] Soul Train Music Awards 2010 + Pix

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I’m watching LIVE on BET.com. CLICK HERE to watch!

R. Kelly is the MAN! He’s got a slightly dirty past but who doesn’t! He can SANG! Watchhis performance HERE!

I should also mention that he is keeping up with these youngins with this stage presence! I am loving the whole throwback look!

Song of the Year: B.o.B “Nothing on You” … I like this song so I agree with this choice although that Alicia Keys song is FIRE!

Taraji and Terrance break out in a dance contest which, surprisingly, was pretty entertaining. They have good chemistry… although I prefer when Taraji isn’t so… ‘hood!

I’m not really into Ne-Yo’s live performances. I wish I had better things to say… but I don’t. You might enjoy. CLICK HERE for his performance.

Anita Baker has one of those voices that can’t be duplicated. Sorry ladies. I do usually enjoy Chrissette and Tamia! They did well. [CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCES]

I love Faith… but she was super pitchy tonight! They shuld have let me put this Anita Baker Tribute together! What were they thinking with all of these subpar performances. I need Mary J. to show up in the future! This video messaging will not be enough! [CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCES]

El Debarge was doing his good screaming tonight! I don’t want to say anything negative so I’ll stop! [CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCES]

Erykah Badu always saves the day for me! She has never had a poor performance in my book! I just love her. Never sure what she is wearing but that is what makes her, her! [CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCES]

Wolf learns how to Dougie.  I still don’t know how. Soul train is giving awards to Eminem… my, how times have changed.

I appreciate Cee-Lo Green’s artistry! I think he is stellar. I’m never entirely sure what he is wearing but he likes it.. and if he likes it, I love it! [CLICK HERE FOR PERFORMANCES]

Something happened so I missed the entire Tank performance… Not sure what happen but since this is BET, I have low expectations. SWV looked great! They introduced Jazmine Sullivan.

I enjoy Bruno Mar’s voice. It’s different. Did you enjoy her performance? Great song, too!

Ron Isley got a much better tribute. Seems like they tried to find popular folks as opposed to skilled people. Now, I’m not saying Kesyhia Cole is skilled. She did better than she normally does though. I’ll give her that!

Oh… Ron Isley said that ever hit record he had, he prayed about it first. I would like to hear the prayer he prayed asking God to bless “Between the Sheets.”

It’s been good to see Eric Benet back at it. Halle ruined him a bit!

I enjoyed Peabo Bryson, Jeff Osbourne and Freddie Jackson! Didn’t know Freddie was so… so… I don’t know. Maybe I just hadn’t been paying attention!

I didn’t even recognize Bilal! Did you?

Winners:

[Event Pix] 8th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards – Steve Harvey, LisaRaye, Holly & More!

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Steve Harvey and his wife!

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Holly Robinson Peete attends!

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The lovely Sherri Shepherd!

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LisaRaye!

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The loopy but lovely Victoria Rowell!

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