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State TV won't show Miss Italia; pageant unhappy

The organizer of Italy's Miss Italia beauty pageant is criticizing the state-run television network's decision not to broadcast this year's contest, a step that comes as audiences for the show have dwindled and amid pressure to improve how women are portrayed in the Italian media. Full story

NY judge upholds ruling against Pa. beauty queen

A federal judge in New York has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that a Pennsylvania beauty queen must pay the Miss USA pageant $5 million for defaming Donald Trump's pageant organization. Full story

KLG: Miss Utah went into the ‘Hoda zone’

   TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb chat about Miss Utah’s Q&A flub during the Miss America pageant and Hoda explains she’s been in that position many times.

Miss USA has tearful reunion with grandmother

   The newly crowned Miss USA Erin Brady, 25, talks about being one of the older competitors, saying maturity is “an advantage,” and reunites with her grandmother who wasn’t able to attend the pageant in Las Vegas.

Accountant, 25, takes Miss USA crown

   Connecticut native Erin Brady beat out 51 other women for the title and the chance to represent the United States at the Miss Universe pageant.

Rancic supports Miss USA’s swimsuit competition

   Giuliana Rancic, a co-host of the upcoming Miss USA pageant, speaks out in support of the swimsuit competition. It recently became a topic of debate after the Miss World pageant decided to eliminate their bikini competition out of respect for the host country of Indonesia.

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  'Toddlers & Tiaras' dad slams 'fat' moms

In seasons past, questionable costumes, moms behaving badly and at least one cigarette-toting tot vied for viewer outrage. But this time around, there's a pageant dad who wants in on the controversy.

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A transsexual contestant looks at herself in a mirror while applying make-up before the beauty pageant "Miss Trans Nuevo Leon" at a bar in Monterrey July 25, 2013. Eleven transsexuals competed in a beauty pageant to raise awareness and promote gender equality, according to local media. Picture taken

A transsexual contestant participates in the beauty pageant "Miss Trans Nuevo Leon" at a bar in Monterrey
A transsexual contestant participates in the beauty pageant "Miss Trans Nuevo Leon" at a bar in Monterrey

A transsexual contestant participates in the beauty pageant "Miss Trans Nuevo Leon" at a bar in Monterrey July 25, 2013. Eleven transsexuals competed in a beauty pageant to raise awareness and promote gender equality, according to local media. Picture taken July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (M