For the talent portion of the competition, she sat cross-legged on the stage and sang Pharrell’s “Happy” while banging a red cup on the floor.
Afterwards, she explained the cup.
"The reason why I chose to do that talent is I wanted every single little girl in America to be able to see that you can do that talent — you can do whatever talent you want on national television — even with a red cup — and still be Miss America and have the time of your life. I literally in that minute and 30 seconds had the most fun I've ever had, and that's because I stayed true to myself and I did what I wanted to do for my talent, no matter what everybody else told me, and it paid off. I'm very happy about it."
And there’s the lesson for all future Miss America contestants.
Why waste money on singing lessons or music lessons when all you have to do is master a Solo cup?
While perforing in Australia over the weekend, Kanye West stopped his concert and said he couldn't go on until everyone was standing. He then went to great lengths to point out the two people who hadn't stood up with the rest.
One guy stood, but waved his prosthetic leg at Kanye, who gave him permission to sit back down.
But other guy didn't stand, and Kanye refused to start the show. When Kanye was told the concertgoer was in a wheelchair, Kanye allegedly told his security team to make sure the guy was handicapped. He didn't start the show until that was confirmed.
Way to go, Yeezy. Paying $100 or more to see you isn't enough to prove someone's a fan. Now you've got to get out of your seat too?
Or maybe Kanye thinks he's a healing force.
How long do you think it will be before he's on the road perfoming in "Yeezus Christ: Superstar?"
There's video of the incident, and it's painful to watch - especially when the audience started booing the guys who didn't stand up and yelled, "Stand up! Stand up!"
Ray Rice has been the subject of a lot of chatter these past few weeks, especially since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him knocking his then-girlfriend out in a casino elevator in Atlantic City.
Everyone’s talking about domestic abuse because of it, and it’s good for the conversation to happen.
But then you get interviews like this one, with Chris Brown doling out advice on MTV to Rice.
Yes, that Chris Brown. The one convicted of felony assault after beating Rihanna five years ago.
There’s something that doesn’t feel right about that… Maybe it’s just me.
Social media's been buzzing all weekend about an incident in Studio City, California last Thursday involving Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts.
The cops were responding to a 911 call about alleged indecent exposure inside an open car. When they arrived, they spotted Daniele (who's black) and her husband, Brian James Lucas (who's white) and demanded ID.
As Brian described it on his Facebook page: "I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client)."
Because Daniele refused to produce her ID, the cops allegedly handcuffed her and put her in the back of their patrol car. There are pictures and video on Daniele's Facebook page.
The LAPD says that because no arrests were made, there's no official record of the incident.
Daniele and her husband are talking about hiring a lawyer.
Who better to help you decide on political issues than a cartoon character, am I right?
No, this is not a Fox News joke...
On September 18, voters in Scotland - that's an island country in the Atlantic Ocean in the area aka the British Isles that's currently sorta-kinda under British rule, despite what we learned by watching Mel Gibson in Braveheart - will decide if their country will separate from the United Kingdom.
To help voters decide, Groundskeeper Willie (the kilt-wearing school janitor from The Simpsons) is weighing in on the side of independence.
And who better to run the new country than Willie himself. Why?
Because he won't be intimidated by other world leaders.
In his own words: "Willie won’t back down to world leaders because I haven’t a clue who they are, and I’m not willin’ to learn!”
If Scotland turns him away, sounds like we might have our first presidential candidate for 2016.
Mike Tyson visited Toronto this week to appear in his one-man Broadway show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.”
While he was there, he met with Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, and took the time to endorse Ford’s re-election bid.
You’ll recall that Ford has had his problems in the past. Drug abuse. A stint in a rehab facility. And now this – an endorsement from Mike Tyson. How much can one man stand?
Check out the clip below from CBC News. They report that Tyson called Ford the “best mayor in Toronto history.”
Tyson also stopped by a local news show to promote his show, and the host – Nathan Downer – dared to bring up Tyson’s criminal past. That’s when Tyson unleashed a tirade of expletives, showing his disdain for the host.
We can’t share it here – it’s pretty nasty – but it’s easy enough to find on line if you’re interested (Huffington Post has it, for instance).
Once upon a time, Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California.
And one upon a time, he was also married to Maria Shriver, but that marriage ended badly, in divorce, after the world found out that Arnold had fathered a child with their longtime housekeeper.
Actually, both ended at about the same time, four years ago.
Fast forward to this week. Arnold returned to the state house in Sacramento to unveil his official gubernatorial portrait.
Folks in the know say that the portrait was touched up – and not too well – to remove a lapel pin that bore Maria’s likeness. Check out the portrait of the Governator – I drew a circle around the smudge on the left lapel where the pin used to be.
If you believe the sources, he literally took his ex out of the picture.
It looks like Arnold’s trying to rewrite history, just like the Terminator.
If this works, maybe he can make us forget Expendables 3.