LOS ANGELES – Carrie Prejean isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, the controversially dethroned Miss California can be yours for an entire month of October in 2010. The Clare Both Luce Policy Institute, a conservative women’s group based outside of Washington, DC has just released its fifth annual Great American Conservative Women Calendar which features top women leaders in the Conservative Movement, and this time around Prejean’s face will be in the top spot.
"I was so honored to be in the calendar as one of the great American conservative women. As a former beauty queen, it's refreshing to be taken seriously," she said in a statement.
The 22-year-old also spoke about her desire for young conservative women to become leaders on campus.
"It's so important for young women on college campuses to feel comfortable standing up for their conservative ideas. Conservative women need to be vocal in the public, and get involved in the media," Prejean said. "I hope to have encouraged, and inspired other conservative women out there to not hold back, engage in intelligent discussions, stand up for what you believe in, and get involved. We cannot see a change if we don't start with ourselves."
The calendar also features other notable conservative women including Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
But back to Prejean. Pop Tarts recently caught up with her replacement Tami Farrell at the EW/Women in Film party in West Hollywood, and while the fellow blonde felt it was "very unfair the way she (Carrie) was attacked by the media," she also said she chose her words and with that comes consequences.
"If you actually listen to the question, she answered it from a personal standpoint. It wasn’t about her personal beliefs, it was about a state by state decision," Farrell explained. "I would have said it’s a civil rights issue and we let the state voters decide. I don’t think that I or anyone else has the right to tell somebody who they can or can’t love."
Pee Wee Herman Turns Up Wearing Abstinence Ring
It’s Hollywood, and strange things do happen…
Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman, made a very rare public appearance on Tuesday evening and shocked guests at the ad.ly after party at the Twit140 conference in Los Angeles when he showed up (dressed as alter ego Pee Wee) to announce that he was posting his first ever message on Twitter.
The message invited people to re-tweet what he posted (I'm back! Follow Pee-wee! Someone who RT's this gets a phone call from me tonight! #peewee ) and immediately following his Jay Leno appearance later in the evening, Pee Wee Herman became the number two trending topic on Twitter. In other words, this meant that Pee Wee Herman was the second most talked about item on all on Twitter.
Perhaps it was the 57-year-old’s new abstinence ring that had people talking. Reubens showed off the bling and announced that he had been celibate for the past… two days. Apparently this was an accomplishment for the reformed children’s show star, and the joke made an obvious reference to Reubens' arrest for indecent exposure at an adult theater in 1991.
Steve-O Says 80% of Americans Happy With Health Care System, Other Things
This may come as a surprise to many, but according to DWTS alum and "Jackass" Steve-O, majority of Americans actually don’t feel the need to change the current health care system.
"My dad says that 80% of Americans are happy with what they've got with either private stuff or medicare, and other people who aren't happy with what they've got, those aren't the people who are most inclined to vote," Steve-O told Tarts at last week’s L.A. Dogworks And Good Dog Animal Rescue event. "So it's messed up and I wish everybody had health insurance. I lived in Canada for a while where everybody has it no matter what. I went to high school in England and it's a better system. I'm just grateful that I've got insurance and I wish everybody would not rack up credit card debt and have insurance and live wisely."
Right. And in order to live wisely and pull the USA out of the recession, Steve-O recommends cashing on the green movement.
"We should be making money off preserving the environment. I figure that if we use less stuff and make better use of what we do use, it would really cost less. But then again I'm pretty ignorant, I'm just a jackass," Steve-O added. " But it sounds like we're really up the creek. So I think the consensus is, despite the fact Obama is doing a really good job, there is so much we need in the way of improvement that it's a drop in the bucket no matter how well he does."