Miss USA is denying claims that she faked her residency for an easier road to the coveted crown, People reports.
Nia Sanchez, 24, represented Nevada when she took home the title last week – even though she worked at Disneyland and had unsuccessfully competed in Miss California USA competitions three times.
"I have lived in Nevada since fall of 2012 and it was an honor for me to represent the state at Miss USA," she said in a statement Monday. "I have traveled my entire life and lived all over the world, including Germany, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, in addition to Washington State, California, Nevada and now, as Miss USA, I live in New York for the first time in my life."
The controversy erupted when a source alleged to Fox News that Sanchez had left "some minimum paper trail" connecting her to Nevada while still living in California.
But in another statement, the Miss Universe Organization defended Sanchez’s win.
"Nia Sanchez was issued a Nevada driver’s license in January of 2013, a full year before she competed at the Miss Nevada USA pageant," the statement read. "The Miss University Organization has no reason to question her residency and we are thrilled to welcome her to the organization and look forward to working with her in the coming year."
If you thought the “Frozen“ craze was over, think again. A U.K. poll done by BabyCentre.com that shows for the first time ever a certain girl's name has cracked the top 100 list of baby names, E! News reports. Can you guess which one?
It's Elsa. The name of the ice queen is comin' in hot at No. 88 on the list, and experts credit (blame?) ”Frozen” for the jump up in the rankings. Why Elsa over Anna? BabyCentre managing editor Sarah Barrett has a theory.
"Whilst the film's popular heroine is called Anna, Elsa offers a more unique name and is also a strong female role model," she says. "Elsa is the ice queen but she sees the error of her ways and is shown to be a sensitive, but strong and confident character. Just in the way the name Arya from ’Game of Thrones’ increased in popularity in 2013, films are hugely influential."
Elsa is so in right now that even Prince George himself can't outshine her. The name of William and Kate's son has dropped from No. 13 on the baby name list to No. 19, the lowest it's been since 2000. However, both William and Harry remain in the top 10.
Here are the most popular girl and boy names in 2014 thus far:
1. Emily, Oliver
2. Isabella, Charlie
3. Olivia, Harry
4. Amelia, Noah
5. Sophie, Jack
6. Isla, Joshua
7. Ella, Thomas
8. Chloe, James
9. Jessica, Jacob
10. Lily, William
Look for Malia Obama's name in future film and TV credits, People reports.
The first daughter spent a day as a TV production assistant on the Los Angeles set of Halle Berry's new CBS sci-fi thriller “Extant,” produced by Steven Spielberg.
"She helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take," an insider told The Wrap.
The source also quoted Obama, 15, as commenting on the experience, "My first time. This is a big deal!"
The White House did not dispute the report, but declined to elaborate.
Rapper and actress Eve married her fiance, Maximillion Cooper, on Saturday, People reports.
The “Barbershop” star and the British designer and Gumball 3000 race founder wed in Ibiza, Spain, E! News is reporting.
"I'm so happy to make Eve my wife," Copper told E! "The whole experience has been amazing and we are both so happy to have tied the knot."
They reportedly chose Ibiza for their wedding location because it was where this year's Gumball 3000 car race ended. Eve didn't take part in the rally this year, instead flying to Spain early for final wedding preparations while her groom competed.
"All he needs to do is show up, shave and put on a suit," the bride told i-D.
The couple announced their engagement in December last year after Eve, 35, posted a photo on Instagram flashing her huge sparkly diamond ring.
It's the first marriage for the former sitcom star and the second for the 41-year-old groom, who has four children.
The Food Network has dropped Jamie Deen, the youngest son of former Food Network star Paula Deen, from their lineup, a source confirms to E! News.
Although the Food Network had no comment, a source says Jamie's show, “Home for Dinner With Jamie Deen,” is no longer in production and hasn't been since early 2013. (Although the network is still airing reruns on Thursday mornings.)
Paula's other son, Bobby Deen, is working on a new show concept for the network.
The news comes on the heels of Paula's announcement that she is launching her own digital network after her high-profile dismissal from the Food Network following her racial scandal in 2013. Both Bobby and Jamie, as well as Paula's husband, Michael Groover, will appear as special guests when the network launches in September.
"Guess who's going digital, y'all! I'm so excited about my new online Network and can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on," Paula said in a statement.
The New York Post first reported the news of Jamie's show being dropped by Food Network.