Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo crowned Miss USA


Miss Rhode Island Culpo is congratulated by fellow contestants during the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas(Reuters) – Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island was named Miss USA on Sunday after saying it would be fair for transgendered contestants to win the pageant, giving her a crown that she will wear when representing the United States at the Miss Universe pageant later this year. Culpo, 20, competed in the traditional swimsuit and evening gown competitions at the Las Vegas pageant, but also answered a question – tweeted in from an audience member – about an issue that earlier this year vexed the organizers of the Miss Universe pageant in Canada when a transgendered woman wanted to compete. …

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"Hunger Games" scoops up four MTV movie awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "The Hunger Games" won four MTV Movie Awards on Sunday but a "Twilight" film picked up the best movie honor for the fourth straight year in what proved to be a tame evening at the typically outrageous awards show. Post-apocalyptic film "The Hunger Games" nabbed MTV's […]