Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Earlier today, I reported Shanna Moakler's denial of Perez Hilton's report that she had told Access Hollywood that pageant officials paid for Carrie Prejean's implants. Now Access Hollywood reports:
Shanna Moakler, Co-Executive Director of the Miss California Organization, has confirmed the group behind the pageant paid for Miss California Carrie Prejean’s breast implants, weeks before she competed in Miss USA.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, Shanna confirmed the news.
"Did you guys pay for it?: Billy asked Shanna directly.
"Yes," Shanna said. "We did."
The organization paid for Carrie’s breast enhancement prior to her competing in the Miss USA pageant, which was held in Las Vegas, almost two weeks ago.
"It was something that we all spoke about together," Shanna said referring to herself, Carrie and Keith Lewis, Shanna's co-executive director. "It was an option and she wanted it. And we supported that decision."
Shanna, a former Miss USA herself, defended the Miss California Organization's decision to pay for the elective surgery.
"Breast implants in pageants is not a rarity. It's definitely not taboo. It's very common. Breast implants today among young women today is very common. I don't personally have them, but you know — they are," she added.
You lying bitch! You deleted your earlier Tweet, in which you denied the Perez Hilton story, then turned around and Twittered:
Just did Access Hollywood, feel very good about it and hope I cleared up things! Billy Bush was a great!
Public Relations 101: NEVER LIE TO A REPORTER. We are not stupid. You are not required to respond to any press inquiry. You can refuse to comment, "neither confirm nor deny," etc. But never lie, because once you're caught lying, your credibility is shot.

Obviously, however, you're telling the truth about not having implants. I did my research, lady. They're real enough, all right. But they're definitely not spectacular (or safe for work). No wonder Travis dumped you. Maybe he'll take the kids, too.

UPDATE: Via Dan Collins, prepare for the weirdness of Perez Hilton in drag as . . . Bettie Page. Go ahead and laugh while you can. If Obama gets his way, it will be a hate crime to laugh. It's already illegal discrimination to fire a transsexual.

UPDATE II: Frank J asks: "Why are people always trying to tear down our heroes?" Feet of clay, boobs of silicone?

Also, not to fuel anyone's paranoia, but I'm getting anonymous tips that Carrie Prejean might actually be a Trojan Horse for the gay-rights movement. Prejean is friends with pageant director Keith Lewis, who was executive producer for a pro-gay documentary, "For The Bible Tells Me So."

According to my tipster's theory -- and this is just speculation -- the whole Perez Hilton question for Prejean was a setup, a stunt conceived to catapult Prejean to celebrity as a national spokewoman against same-sex marriage. Then, a few months later, she'll have a "Road To Damascus" conversion, claiming to have "seen the light" about how hateful those conservative homophobes are, and why same-sex marriage should be the law of the land.

Also, my tipster speculates, various people (including Shanna Moakler) are using the Prejean controversy as publicity to help them negotiate new reality-TV gigs. (Apparently, landing a reality-show contract has in recent years become the obsession of every washed-up starlet and D-lister in Hollywood.)

This is all just speculation from anonymous tipsters, and is close enough to being outright conspiracy theory that I take it with numerous grains of salt. However, it's worth keeping in mind as we watch the continuing saga of Carrie Prejean.

UPDATE III: I've also explained the tin-foil hat/silicone boobs theory at the Green Room. Meanwhile, Brian Simpson disputes my assessment of Moakler's (non-)spectacularity. I'm sorry, Brian: I've got very high standards in this regard, after being married 20 years to such a hottie.

UPDATE IV: Naturally, Pandagon's Pam Spaulding is outraged that anyone could (even pretend to) be against same-sex marriage.

UPDATE V: Ace says Prejean is getting the "Joe The Plumber treatment" from the press corps, and sees a double standard at work. Please note that, although I'm a thoroughgoing right-winger, I don't feel like it's my job to ignore Carrie's fakies.

News is news, facts are facts, and -- most importantly -- traffic is traffic. I'm a capitalist blogger, and I don't see any reason to let Gawker and Perez Hilton monopolize the "Carrie Prejean fake boob" traffic.


  1. Sorry, I hate fake boobs.

  2. Shanna's boobs are fine... and you need a nsfw label there...

  3. I cannot BELIEVE I'm responding to this silly set of posts, Stacy. But:

    1) Shanna's breasts are quite nice, though this overzealous yardwork is just too much these days: the kids are trimming too far, and shaving too much.

    2) No one is going to recover from a boob job that quickly. Surely the time line is off. I mean, I would think that being sure the skin itself healed without scarring would take a bit longer. Anyone know more?

    3) Why, oh why, would anyone want to ADD breast tissue? I just don't get it. Chop-jobs, sure. Enhancement . . . ick.

  4. "chop-jobs"When the revolutionary junta seizes power and I become the all-powerful Generalissimo, breast-reduction surgery will be a crime punishable by death. As will many other crimes against the people.

    There is a list of Enemies Of The People who are to be hunted down like beasts by the People's Revolutionary Guards -- assuming, that is, that they are not strung from lampposts by mobs of outraged citizens during the Spontaneous Uprising Of The People. It will not go well for Sean Penn when the Spontaneous Uprising begins, and dogs will lick the blood of Rosie O'Donnell from the gutters.

    Uh . . . hypothetically.

  5. You wanna talk about something that's not safe for work--what about that pic of Perez Hilton dressed as Bettie Page?!? RSM, how could you not warn us? I'm pretty sure I, as well as most of my co-workers, are gonna need some long-term therapy. (All of us also agree that photo of Perez would be a perfect illustration personifying swine flu.)

  6. As your anonymous tipster, let me say that is not what I think is going down... I don't think Carrie is a mole... I think she is really is for 1man-1woman marriage... I do think the whole controversy is somewhat contrived though...

  7. Just for this, I'm not going to let Shanna have sex with me.

    That'll learn'er.

  8. don't approve this message through the filter....


    watch keith lewis on Good Morning America and CBS Early show tomorrow

    Gma cancelled the piece about Miss CA b/c the pageant told us they did NOT pay for her breast implants.

    the MIss CA organization people are now telling us that Shanna was wrong... the plot thickens.

    Carrie Prejean, whose comments opposing same-sex marriage during last month's Miss USA pageant still have tongues wagging, had breast augmentation surgery just weeks before that competition, Miss California Pageant Co-Director Keith Lewis confirmed on The Early Show Friday.

    Who is telling the truth??? If Carrie has boob implants(80% sure she does), I think she bought them herself...

  9. eh, I said not to approve that...

  10. all right, I think I'm done here :/

  11. "We are not stupid."

    Then why is Obama president?

    Why is this economic mess being blamed on free markets when it is clearly caused by Alan Greenspan first and congress second?