Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Prejean will learn fate today
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Officials of the Miss California USA pageant strongly criticized some of the actions of titleholder Carrie Prejean on Monday but said it's not their decision whether she should be stripped of her crown.
Co-executive directors Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler told a press conference that only Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump can make that decision. He plans to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. today in New York City.
The officials said Prejean has been 'unavailable' and so in the meantime they have appointed the state pageant's runner-up, Tami Farrell, as a 'Beauty of California Ambassador' to fulfill any duties the winner normally would handle.
Oprah saying goodbye to Oz
CHICAGO - Oprah Winfrey's in-house medical and health expert is leaving his spot as a regular on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for his own syndicated program.
Winfrey will bid Dr. Mehmet Oz farewell on Today's episode of her talk show. His program, 'The Dr. Oz Show,' is to debut Sept. 14.
Oz has been featured on Winfrey's show for five years and 55 episodes. He would often offer diet tips or discuss life-threatening diseases.
Today's show ends with Oz and Winfrey raising a champagne toast.
Glover touring to support factory workers
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. - Actor Danny Glover joined labor, political and civil-rights leaders on one of the first stops of a four-day, 11-state tour supporting U.S. manufacturing workers.
The 'Lethal Weapon' star told a crowd of mainly union workers Monday in the Detroit suburb of Hamtramck the 'deindustrialization of the nation' began in Michigan, and its workers can be 'the architects of their own rescue.'
Glover, the son of union members, said he stands with those affected by plant closings.