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Rima Fakih Strikes Plea Deal In DUI Case

4/11/2012 2:46pm EDT
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Former Miss USA Rima Fakih has pleaded no contest to driving while visibly impaired following her arrest in December.

The disgraced pageant queen was arrested in Detroit, Michigan on suspicion of drunk driving on December 3rd and, according to cops, Fakih had a half-empty bottle of wine behind her driver's seat and a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit.

On Wednesday she struck a deal with prosecutors - just hours before she was due to stand trial for the incident - and agreed to plead no contest to the misdemeanor charge. In return, lawyers dropped the more serious coun...

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih Arrested For Drunk Driving

12/5/2011 8:43am EST
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2010 Miss USA Rima Fakih has been arrested in Michigan. The beauty queen, 26, is facing drunk driving charges.

Her lawyer has confirmed Saturday's arrest after his client took to Twitter to protest her innocence, writing, "Let's clear things up now... I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih."

The attorney, Doraid Elder, tells TMZ.com that Fakih is "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she's in right now."

Fakih was the first Arab American ever to be crowned Miss USA.

Celebrity Birthdays - September 22, 2011

9/22/2011 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to:

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih (1985)

Actor Chase Ellison (1993)

Harry Potter nemesis Tom Felton (1987)

Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort (1984)

British pop singer Billie Piper (1982)

Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara (1981)

Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Tavares (1980)

Rapper Mystikal (1975)

British one-hit-wonder Chesney Hawkes (1971)

Match Point actor Rupert Penry-Jones (1970)

Weezer bassist Matt Sharp (1969)

Charles In Charge actor Scott Baio (1961)

Cheaper By The Dozen actress Bonnie Hunt (1961)

Rocker Joan Jett (1958)

Singer Andrea Bocelli (1958)


Miss USA 2010 Rima Faki Has A Pool Party With All The 2011 Miss USA Contestants (Pics!)

6/9/2011 3:00pm EDT
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It's that time of year once again - where the prettiest girl from each state in the U.S. gets together for the annual Miss USA beauty pageant.

Last year's winner, Miss Michigan Rima Fakih, hosted a pool party for the current Miss USA contestants at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, and as you can see, things were pretty hot in the Vegas sun!

When the pool party ended, Miss Texas Ana Rodriguez Tweeted, "Finished up at the @FlamingoVegas pool party - down at #Margaritaville grubbing with the #MissUSA ladies!"

Rima will pass her crown on Sunday, June 19th (conveniently on Father's Day) at th...

Miss USA Rima Fakih Promotes The Miss Universe Pageant In A Yellow Bikini - Hot Or Not?

6/25/2010 7:23pm EDT
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Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih promoted the Miss Universe Pageant at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas yesterday in a striking yellow string bikini. We can definitely see why she won the competition.

The attractive 24-year-old Lebanese-American was embroiled in some controversy following her win in May after photos surfaced of her pole dancing for a radio contest.

She explained it was a promotional event they do every year called Stripper 101: "They bring together all of these women...and they teach you how to dance and feel sexy."

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Paris Hilton Is Single, Angry & Bitter

5/28/2010 9:01am EDT
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Paris Hilton is weary of men after splitting from reality TV star Doug Reinhardt last month.

She said, "I've learned a lot about men - you can't trust them!"

She told Usmagazine.com in April that she's better off without Doug. She explained, "I am like, so past that - I don't even care! I don't even remember that time in my life. I am over it! I just realized that I'm better off without him. So I ended it because I deserve something much better! He wasn't right for me and I will eventually find somebody who loves me for who I am."

Meanwhile, Doug has moved on while Paris is apparently s...

The Left Cheers, The Right Explodes, And Miss USA Wins

5/24/2010 10:15am EDT
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Beauty pageants are irrelevant.

Short of Donald Trump, I don’t think anybody knew the Miss USA pageant was happening last week, and short of the judges and contestants, I don’t think anybody cared that Rima Fakih took home the crown. This was as big a non-story as could be, just an attractive girl winning an obsolete contest and getting a purely symbolic title. How nice for her. Let’s move on.

But Rima Fakih is not just an attractive girl who won an American beauty pageant; Rima Fakih is an attractive Lebanese-American girl who won an American beauty pageant, which somehow means that Miss...

Miss USA Is Dating Paris Hilton's Ex-Boyfriend

5/21/2010 8:44am EDT
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Paris Hilton's ex Doug Reinhardt has landed a beauty queen - the reality TV star is reportedly dating new Miss USA Rima Fakih.

Reinhardt, who split from Hilton last month, has reportedly been dating the Arab-American beauty for much of May - and she's taking time off from her Miss USA duties next week to spend time with her new man in Los Angeles, according to UsMagazine.com.

A source tells the publication the two 24 year olds "met through friends and have been talking and seeing each other."

The insider adds, "She's flying to L.A. to see him next week. It's (romance) very new, but they'...

Miss USA Rima Fakih Defends Pole Dancing Photos

5/20/2010 10:38am EDT
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Miss USA winner Rima Fakih went on Live with Regis and Kelly to talk about winning the beauty pageant and how it has changed her life. Of course, the topic of released photos of her on a stripper pole was brought up.

She first said about getting ready for that bikini body: "A lot of stereotype ideas that people have is that pageant girls don't eat... I worked really hard for that and I did a lot of working out and a lot of dieting."

As for the stripper photo? She says it was taken at "about eight o'clock in the morning. It's a promotional event they do every year, it's called 'Stripper 10...

Miss USA Rima Fakih Won Radio Pole Dancing Contest (Video)

5/18/2010 10:54am EDT
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Miss USA winner Rima Fakih is under fire after it was revealed she was working a stripper's pole at a gentlemen's club.

Fakih won a contest ran by a Detroit radio station in 2007. The prize was a women's only pole dancing instruction class run by strippers at a local gentlemen's club. At the end of the class, they had a competition to see who the best was. Fakih won the competition and prizes that included adult toys and a stripper pole for home use.

Photos were taken of her winning routine, wherein she wears shorts and a tank top - quite a bit more clothing than the lingerie shots taken ...

Michigan's Rima Fakih Named 'Miss USA 2010' - See Photos!

5/17/2010 8:23am EDT
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Last night Miss Michigan USA, Rima Fakih, was crowned "Miss USA 2010." Rima, 24, graduated from the University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She plans on attending law school.

Rima enjoys traveling, running, dancing, kickboxing and especially likes playing football and watching the NFL.

The pageant contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

The other winners were:

First Runner Up:
Miss Oklahoma USA, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, will assume the duties of Miss USA 2010 if the titleholder is named Mi...