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Published: Wednesday, 4/22/2009

Miss USA candidate punished for views on gay marriage

"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.



HMMMM: So one of the big criticisms of various beauty pageants is that the contestants give stupid, non-controversial answers to questions about issues. But during the Miss USA pageant, Carrie Prejean, the candidate from California, gives an honest answer on her views on gay marriage and she gets criticized. Something is wrong with this picture. We don't agree with her, but she shouldn't be punished for speaking her mind. (RL)



FASCINATING: Susan Boyle is the anti-star: a humble woman from a small village who just happens to be loaded with talent. And we're still talking about her while her family and friends work to make sure she's safe from the crazy hype machine. (RL)

MADONNA FALLS: But she gets back up again when it's off a horse. After taking a tumble whilst riding in the Hamptons, she blamed a paparazzi for spooking her steed. (RL)

GOODBYE, NICOLETTE: Desperate Housewives said buh-bye to Nicolette Sheridan's character and she died just as she lived, "as the center of attention." Meantime, word on Wisteria Lane is Sheridan was a goner because of the usual "creative differences." (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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