May 14, 2009

Miss California - Too Tired to Do Larry

Posted: 08:33 PM ET

Here's how TMZ is covering Miss California's canceled appearance on Larry King Live...

by TMZ staff

We know why Carrie Prejean backed out of doing "Larry King Live" tonight. She partied too hard!

Carrie celebrated her 22nd birthday in Atlanta last night. She was scheduled to do Larry's show tonight in L.A., but her people called hours ago and said Carrie had a birthday party last night and she was really tired and took a flight that put the airhead in the air at the time Larry airs.

Sounds like everything worked out well ...

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Dodie ~ California   May 14th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Please put this one to rest... ((( R I P )))

She canceled?????

Whoooooooooooooooopie!!! 🙂

Andres   May 14th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

that was a smart move from her part... no more about this woman, let's focus in give the attention that Miss USA deserves!

Carmen   May 14th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I seem to recall a BEAUTIFUL & SMART lady by the name of Vanessa Williams, whose crown was taken away for photos.

Why is this any different? Is Miss California above the law?

KATHY   May 14th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Maybe Miss Moakler and Miss Jacobs are plain jealous of this girls great beauty.

Judith   May 14th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

She lied and she can still keep her crown...why bother having rules....and what an insult to cancel last minute just because she is tired.....she needs to get a life and try the real world. Some of us actually have to WORK for a living.

Maricar   May 14th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Shouldn't the Miss USA Organization be more careful/ responsible in checking on the contestants background. After all there has already been a precedent in the case of Vanessa Williams ?

Bob R   May 14th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Miss California is the most brilliant self-promoter since Vanessa Williams. Shes got the press right where she wants them, and the press are more than anxious to accommodate for thier own reasons. Its like a snake eating its own tail. Viva America!

Valerie   May 14th, 2009 9:57 pm ET


Why can women get augmentation and be considered a contestant, what happen to natural beauty...

Janeysbaby   May 14th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Pageants...see how dumb they are? The loser won this one. Message to young people? It's more advantageous to screw up than actually win. (And if you breach your contract and do nudie pictures and lie...YOU could be a famous loser it girl...)

sharon smalls   May 14th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

hi larry:
regarding ms california...
times sure have changed since the days when
the first african american former beauty queen
vanessa williams was defrocked of her crown
when racy photos surfaced. thanks. ~ sharon

Rachael Beadle   May 14th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Airhead?? Why are we listening to TMZ or any other organization that talks like?? I think the only positive coming out of this is exposure for Carrie.....I am proud of you Carrie for not allowing people to clone you into what they want you to be instead of what you are. Look forward to see and hearing you in the future.

James31   May 14th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Vanessa Williams has accomplished far more as a result of giving up the crown than she would have had she kept it. A few posts have been made about her giving up the crown so why not the same for Miss California. If we are going to move forward as a society, everything cannot stay the same. To say WIlliams lost the crown way back then so Miss California should now is like saying we didn't have gay marriage way back then so why now. We can't both make progress and do everything the same as we did years ago. The two are not compatible.

A. Silver   May 14th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Why is everyone ganging up on Carrie Prejean? Did you know that Miss Rhode Island 2009(Alysha Castanguay),appeared in very steamy photos in a men's magazine? Why was she not reprimanded or why was she not threatened to be stripped of her crown? Is this not double standard?

Dave of Detroit   May 14th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

The best way to stop a feeding frenzy is to cut off the food supply-I think Miss California has a new job and the boss has spoken. Either that or she has come to the realization that this whole thing isn't worth the trouble. I am also getting concerned about Nancy Pelosi-extended stress is not a good thing. President Obama handles it well but this has gone way beyond partisan politics. The blame game could well cause a breach in our political system to match the hole in our economy caused by the Automotive Industry being downsized. Our Country has a motto-E Pluribus Unum-Out of many, one Nation. Thanks to decision after decision of the Supreme Court that has caused division after division in our Country, we can now say-Out of One, came many. We have a serious problem-not the economy-but a division of the people, the States, the Powers that are supposed to unite and they divide, and every group that wants to divide the Nation further is continuing to yell for their cause. I would say the Nation really needs prayer for healing but the ACLU speaks against even our men and women in the service who pray, The Supreme Court backs them, and the Nation is breaking apart before their eyes!

John, San Antonio, TX   May 15th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Airhead in the Air? CUTE! More likely she backed out because guests tend to go to the Cable Program where they will be most likely welcomed and made at ease. Unfortunately, each of the Cable News Networks has its own slant on the news and guests with any sense will not subject themselves to what will likely be a negative experience. AIRHEAD! Just because she turned you down? COME ON!

John, San Antonio, TX   May 15th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Airhead in the Air? CUTE! More likely she backed out because guests tend to go to the Cable Program where they will be most likely welcomed and made at ease. Unfortunately, each of the Cable News Networks has its own slant on the news and guests with any sense will not subject themselves to what will likely be a negative experience. AIRHEAD! Just because she turned you down? COME ON!

LadyJustice   May 15th, 2009 12:15 am ET

hmmm..Miss California too tired to DO Larry? but, was Larry too tired to DO her? and what about the Donald? I bet he wasn't too tired to 'do' her.

(sorry ,couldn't resist that one. it was set up so perfectly someone was going to eventually run with the 'do'ing of each other)

cesdur   May 15th, 2009 2:43 am ET

Why not focus on the idiot himself "the so called beauty judge"
Prince Hilton, what makes him a beauty contest judge anyway?

bignosycat   May 15th, 2009 3:21 am ET

FREE breast implants – Paying for breast implants and plastic surgery is wrong. It is sending a bad message to the young girls that watch the show! We have too many girls who have eating disorders and poor self-image. I think we should be debating about the pageant offering free plastic surgery to the contestants not Miss California. These women are role models to many young girls they should be promoting good self-esteem and body image.

I think they should take the crown and the breast implants back. She posed semi- nude and voided her contract. Also she went on to another platform without asking for permission, guidance or instruction from the pageant officials. There is something wrong with the pageant if the managing director has to quit (today) over Miss California's conduct and rule breaking.

As far as her answer – She was not current about the topic as gays cannot marry in 44-or 45 states (correct me if I am wrong with this number). She told HER truth she spoke HER beliefs and I applaud her for that. I am all FOR Gay marriage, and think the question was fair and very current.

Perez Hilton is NOT speaking for gay's of America he is not a spokesperson for Gay marriage he is SOCIAL MENACE. HE is why people do not get it! Hilton stated that Carrie Prejean should be PC about her answer. He states that he does not have to be PC as he is Perez Hilton; well he has a moral responsibility to do so when being a judge on this show. He was not representing himself on this show he was a judge. Respect goes both ways!

Elizabeth   May 15th, 2009 5:39 am ET

I find it amazing that Donald Trump said that if you are beautiful enough you can get away with anything – great message to young people! What happened to integrity and honesty?

Chris   May 15th, 2009 7:30 am ET

Talk about Hypocrites, Ms Moakler has nothing to talk about..she posed for playboy in 2001. Enough said! Thank you Ms California for expressing your views as you see them and as protected by the US Constitution!!!

Darlene Bliss   May 15th, 2009 8:47 am ET

Has it occurred to anyone, that perhaps miss California, Carrie Prejean, lost first place, fair & square. That the winner, was deemed, perhaps a little more poised,had a slightly more natural appearance, or posessed other characteristics that are desirable for someone being asked to represent our very diverse nation publically. Their behaviors after the contest seem to support that the best choice was made.

Rose   May 15th, 2009 11:17 am ET

Again – what does Prejean's answer about gay marriage have to do with her breach of contract? There is a legal issue about her not disclosing previous photos and participating actively with a special interest group – that contradicts her contract with the organization. She was subject to being fired – if Trump hadn't saved her.

She is also making up flimsy excuses about the wind blowing her vest to explain her posed, breast-bearing photos when her hair is in place (no wind). She's "boo-hooing" her way through.

Her cheering section of supporters should separate the two issues and stop covering up for her breach and lies. Freedom of speech is a completely separate issue NOT related to Prejean's actions. Deal with it. If others had to give up their title for lying, so should Prejean.

Toni   May 15th, 2009 11:53 am ET

Enough of her..who cares?....there are more important things in life than 'beauty pageants'..she appears to me to be very 'self involved' ..congrats to the new Miss USA whoever she may be..don't even know her name since 'MISS CA' took over the news.

Kate   May 15th, 2009 12:33 pm ET

Carrie Prejean is only 22? She looks like she's 35!

Julia   May 15th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

I find it rediculous that girls, like Kathy, excuse Carrie Prejeans misgivings as "jealousy" on the part of the women on the panel. Sorry to break it to her but not everyone is as immature, unintelligent and shallow as her. Their are valid reasons why Shanna Moakler resigned. It was principle. If you bend the rules for one, and not all, then why have a contract in the first place?

Albert Huyck (Hike)   May 15th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

Carrie Prejean is a modern Ester, a Bible heroine: beautiful, intellegent and courageous, who became Miss California for such a time as this.

Albert Huyck (Hike)   May 15th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

Carrie Prejean is a modern Ester, a Bible heroine: beautiful, intellegent and courageous, who became Miss California for such a time as this.

Avery   May 15th, 2009 12:57 pm ET

Chris, Shanna Moakler has made no qualms about being a liberal, non-religious women. Carrie Prejean on the other hand calls herself conservative and a Christian while prancing around half naked in front of other women's husbands. It goes against the basic tenants, modesty and serving for the betterment of mankind. Modelling is self-serving, shallow, and goes against saving your sexuality for your own husband! She also stands by lying, breaking contracts and Donald Trump, a man who is the epidemy of worldly materialism & greed!

Rose   May 15th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

A person may be great at expressing their freedom of speech but that same person can get into a lot of trouble for cheating on their taxes and lying on a job application form – if they got caught.

Prejean got caught. Rather than dealing with it and taking responsibility, she goes on to be active with another organization – forbidden by her contract. She is very ambitious and opportunistic. She is willing to exploit herself for gain. When she lost – all the cries of witch-hunt and lack of freedom of speech began. Her hypocrisy is obvious. As Darlene Bliss noted early, she may have lost for looking unnatural (which she does). All that plastic takes its toll.

Teresa   May 15th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

I think the Miss California story has just about run its course. While it is a distraction from the grim economic news, it has simply become an excuse to run the same clip over and over again of a beautiful woman walking across a stage. It's time to lay the story to rest and let Miss California get on with her duties throughout the state. Undoubtedly attendance at her personal appearances at parades and ribbon-cuttings will be unusually high. Let's find out what Octomom has been up to all this time!

LindaG   May 20th, 2009 11:06 am ET

I think the story has run its course. We all thought the judge was unfair to ask a personal values question, and a little mean, and she was stupid to say the truth about her opinion. She should have just grinned and nodded.

It was entertaining – which is what TV is about. I told my hubby the next morning that they (the pageant people) would go after her now. They found "semi-nude" photos of her. Big surprise. And the judge's face when she answered, besides nodding and mumbling something agreeable, was also too funny. I gasped and ran and told the hubby who died laughing when it happened. He thinks pageants are dumb, but he was a little in shock and found it interesting.

Well, she probably should have nodded and mumbled something and been the winner, but kinda glad she didn't go there. It was fun to watch, all in all. Some people just have morals and beliefs. Odd thing now days a little.

Zachary Graham   July 5th, 2010 1:36 pm ET

i first saw Vanessa Williams on the Miss USA pageant, she was so beautiful in the old days~,;

Noah Martin   September 29th, 2010 2:28 am ET

i remember Vanessa Williams as miss usa or something;:*

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