Miss Connecticut Erin Brady may have won the Miss USA pageant last night, but all the attention today seems to be on Miss Utah Marissa Powell, who gave a cringeworthy response during the question and answer round.
Video of Miss Powell struggling when asked about income disparity is going viral after her use of the awkward phrase "to create education better."
Judge NeNe Leakes asked he 21-year-old Salt Lake City native, "A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does it say about society?"
Powell thoughtfully considered the question for a moment, and then responded:
"I think we can relate this back to education, and how we are continuing to try to strive . to ...figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem right now.
"I think, especially the men are . um . seen as the leaders of this, and so we need to see how to . create education better. So that we can solve this problem. Thank you."
Despite the flub, she came in third.
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Disturbing photographs surfaced over the weekend that show British chef Nigella Lawson being physically abused by her husband, millionaire art dealer Charles Saatchi, while sitting outside a London restaurant.
Saatchi, 70, was seen squeezing Lawson's throat several times, and she subsequently left the restaurant in tears. According to other diners, Lawson, 53, looked fearful and terrified, and her voice trembled as she tried to calm Saatchi.
"It was utterly shocking to watch. I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, really. She was very tearful and was constantly dabbing her eyes," an eyewitness described.
On Monday, a spokesperson for Lawson confirmed that she and her children have left the family's home. Nigella has two teenaged children from her previous marriage.
But Saatchi is insisting the apparent violence was really a "playful tiff" and says the couple had "made up" by the time they returned from the restaurant.
In a statement, Saatchi said:
"About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella's neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasise my point.
There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place. Nigella's tears were because we both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt.
We had made up by the time we were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside our house after the story broke yesterday morning, so I told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled."
Nigella and Saatchi have been married nearly 10 years.
Miley Cyrus' parents, Tish and Billy Ray, are calling it quits - again.
Miley's mother, Tish, has filed for divorce to end her marriage of 19 years with country singer Billy Ray.
Tish's move comes 3 years after the Billy Ray filed himself, later dropping it to attempt to get his family back together. They have been married for 19 years and have 5 children, including, of course, Miley. There's only one minor child left, Noah Cyrus, who is 13. Tish is asking for full physical and legal custody, with visitation to Billy Ray.
Tish is also asking for spousal support, and she wants him to pay her attorney's fees.
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Tiger Woods' ex mistress Rachel Uchitel and husband Matt Hahn are divorcing after less than two years of marriage.
TMZ reports that Hahn, an insurance executive and former Penn State fullback, filed for divorce on Monday, citing "cruel and inhumane treatment."
The divorce comes hot on heels of the couple's explosive argument that prompted a call to 911 on May 16.
Hahn reportedly claims Uchitel slapped him.
He's said to be asking for custody of the pair's one-year-old daughter, as well as child support and spousal support.
Uchitel became a tabloid staple following her affair with Tiger Woods. She had another alleged affair with married actor David Boreanaz while his wife was pregnant.
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Aussie Celebrity chef Curtis Stone married actress Lindsay Price on the island of Majorca in Spain on Saturday.
The 'Top Chef Master' host and former 'Beverly Hills, 90210' actress said "I do" at the Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort. Among the guests was her former 'Beverly Hills 90210' co-star Tiffani Thiessen, who tweeted a photo from the wedding.
"Toast to our dear friends for an amazing wedding weekend in Mallorca, Spain. #memories #unforgettable #stonewedding," she wrote.
Stone, 37, and Price, 36, welcomed son Hudson in 2011, and became engaged last summer. This is the first marriage for Stone and the second for Price, who was previously married to Shawn Piller.
Congrats to the couple!
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Ciara got served with legal papers while performing at the L.A. Pride Festival on Saturday.
The papers were served by the popular West Hollywood gay bar, The Factory, where she was supposed to perform Friday night.
They are suing the singer for canceling a scheduled appearance this weekend. The suit allegedly states that Ciara received $10,000 to appear at the Factory's June 7th event, the night before her 2013 LA Pride parade performance on the 8th.
The 27-year-old R&B star was onstage at the LA Pride event when she was served the papers.
In a video taken of the incident, a woman held out a piece of paper to the star. After looking at it, she handed it right back.
"She got served!" said the woman to the camera after leaving the paper on the stage and walking out of the crowd.
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