Published August 24, 2009
Montag's Revealing Performance New Low for Pageant?
She wasn't a contestant on last night's Miss Universe pageant, but that didn't stop "Hills" star Heidi Montag from flashing her assets nonetheless.
Montag donned tight sequined pants and a matching bra (exposing plenty of cleavage to the viewing audience) as she sang her new song "Body Language," peppering her performance with sexy body rolls and dance moves.
Montag is becoming a real pro at leaving just enough to the imagination. The reality star just posed for a spread in Playboy, but made sure to have just enough dirt smeared on just the right spots to make the photos PG-13.
So did pageant co-owners Donald Trump and NBC "de-class" the pageant by having Miss Montag prance around in next to nothing? According to an inside source, the worse she performed, the better.
"Everyone is going to talk about Heidi's performance and the worse she is the more talk there will be," the insider told Tarts.
Oh yeah, we forgot, it's all about buzz!
New Miss Universe Believes Women Are Treated the Same As Men in All Countries
For the first time in the history of Miss Universe, the same country has managed to produce back-to-back winners. In the Bahamas on Sunday evening 2008's Dayana Mendoza surrendered her sash and multi-million dollar tiara to fellow Venezuelan, 18-year-old Sefania Fernandez Krupij. (Pop Tarts has learned that the tiara was actually super-glued together following an accident, and it was dropped again after the final crowning and had to be repaired on the spot yet again!).
No questions on gay marriage surfaced at this high-profile pageant, and four of the five questions were basically the same soft-hitting pro female questions. The beauties were quizzed on everything from mandatory HIV testing across the globe, whether woman should have the right to bear their body in a bikini, if being beautiful and female can be detrimental, why they would want to be famous when it is such an invasion of privacy and finally, Vogue magazine's Andre Leon Talley asked the eventual winner:
"In many parts of the worlds, obstacles still exist that stop women from achieving their goals in some corporations. What can women do to overcome this?"
Interestingly, Miss Universe disagreed with the fashionista judge and said she believed that women have "reached the same level as men" and "we must realize that their are no longer barriers amongst us."
While times have changed and vast improvements have come about, somehow we think women in many countries would strongly disagree. Try convincing women in Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates, where they are prohibited the right to vote, that their rights are on par with men. And don't forget the epidemic in Nepal of unmarried daughters getting sold off to traffickers before they reach their teens.
So while the 18-year-old's response could potentially upset many, it is unlikely she'll come under the same harsh spotlight as Carrie Prejean who earlier this year at the Miss USA pageant said she didn't believe in same-sex marriage.
The world is still mourning the departure of Paula Abdul from the "American Idol" judging panel, but according to Season 7 finalist and her good friend Michael Johns, a return may very well happen.
"She will be there, you watch. I think come December when it all comes out she will be there, they will rectify the situation," Johns assured us at the 8th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree in West Hollywood on Thursday evening. "We’ve been talking and texting a bunch. She was just upset that they didn’t give her what she deserved, she wasn’t asking for the same money as Ryan Seacrest. She wanted almost half that - $20 million over three years. I love her and she has a bunch of opportunities coming her way."
And despite the outcry that this season’s runner-up Adam Lambert was perhaps cheated out of the "American Idol" title, Johns believes America voted correctly.
On the note of careers, earlier this year "Dollhouse" dame Eliza Dushku stripped down in a shoot for men’s magazine Maxim to boost her profile - and got the thumbs up from her three older brothers.
"My brothers were like, ‘really?’ but they get it, they know the business. They thought the photos were appropriate enough - for Maxim. They’re seen a lot worse," Dushku said at the party. "I have a pretty fascinating family, really well traveled. Most of the time I’m the most uninteresting person at the dinner table, which is kind of nice."
And here’s something you may not have known - Steve Carell apparently doesn’t eat. Well, not in front of others anyhow.
"He is a really light eater," his "The Office" co-star Mindy Kaling revealed. "I never see him eating at all. For a man that is so cut, he’s a very dainty eater. I guess he’s eating in secret."
Pop Tarts "Scene & Herd" Sightings
Lindsay Lohan shopping at the INA store in SoHo, NYC on Wednesday while twittering "INA- 21 Prince between Mott and Elizabeth- great stuff! Ask for Ruby!"
Kristen Stewart arriving on the Vancouver set of "Eclipse" on Wednesday wearing a Born Famous Couture grunge pocket tee under a plaid button down as she heads into hair and makeup.
Ashley Roberts, Ryan Eggold, and Ali Landry hanging at the EMC Bowery merger announcement party at West Hollywood's Nobu on Wednesday night. Samuel L Jackson was also at the restaurant enjoying dinner with friends.
Steven Spielberg chowing down on fried chicken with a root beer with his four children at East Hampton's Turtle Crossing on Wednesday night.
Rihanna partying poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, keeping a very low profile in a secluded cabana. Apparently she came in specifically to catch the Kings of Leon show at the Joint, and at one point the crowd was buzzing that her controversial ex Chris Brown was there too, but it turned out to be a look-a-like. She also stopped in Rare 120 for a bite to eat after the show.
"Gossip Girl" actor Armie Hammer getting engaged to his girlfriend and upcoming "Batman" starlet Elizabeth Chambers on Wednesday night.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall hanging out with a bevy of attractive females including VH1 reality TV star, Joanna Hernandez and her girlfriends, on Thursday night at JET Nightclub at Mirage in Vegas.
Marilyn Manson having dinner at Rare 120 inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and stopping by the poker lounge to play a few hands on Thursday night ahead of his Friday night show at The Joint.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz surprising guests by looking particularly petite while partying at the 8th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree at West Hollywood's London Hotel on Thursday alongside the stylish likes of Kara Dioguardi, Lindsay Price, Kellan Lutz, Gabrielle Union and Eliza Dushku. Even the newly married (to Tatum Channing) and upcoming "Melrose Place" starlet Jenna Dewan stepped out and said she was "still glowing" from their big day which was drowned out by paps in helicopters overhead. "Nobody could hear anything," Dewan said. "We didn't think we were special enough for paps."
Al Gore hosting the Nashville premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s new film "Inglourious Basterds" at Regal Green Hills 16. The former VP welcomed the film's producer and close friend Lawrence Bender, film co-stars Eli Roth and Mélanie Laurent, and Sheryl Crow.
Elizabeth Berkley taking up two tables (to dump about 100 books on) while having an early dinner at vegan hotspot Real Food Daily in Santa Monica on Friday evening.
Ludacris enjoying dinner at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort Friday night before putting on a high-energy performance poolside followed by a round of blackjack with a pal at the Playboy Club.
Priscilla Presley (wearing sunglasses all night), Denise Richards (dating a new guy but wouldn't say who), Jerry O'Connell (looking suddenly thin) and Tori Spelling (admitting relations with mom Candy are still pretty bad) while playing with the puppies at the Third Annual Much Love Animal Rescue Bow Wow Wow Howlywood Event at The Lot in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Donald Trump looking less-than-impressed with the crowds on Saturday inside a restaurant at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas ahead of the Miss Universe pageant.
Jermaine Jackson and some friends in a VIP Sky Box at the Depeche Mode concert on Saturday night inside the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas.