The 61st annual Miss USA Pageant was held last night in Las Vegas, and Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo, took home the title. The 20-year-old is the first delegate from Rhode Island to win Miss USA, after she answered a question about whether it was fair if a transgendered contestant won the title. Culpo answered, “I do think that would be fair, but I could understand how people could be apprehensive to take that road. However, there are so many people who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it’s a free country.” Miss Maryland, Nana Meriwether was named first runner-up, while second runner-up was Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte. Miss Nevada and Miss Georgia took fourth and fifth place, respectively. Culpo will represent the United States at the Miss Universe Pageant this December.
Andy Samberg announced over the weekend that he has officially decided to leave Saturday Night Live after six seasons. Samberg acknowledged that the news was not a huge shock, but told the New York Times, “It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life.” Samberg’s career at SNL started in 2005, and he introduced Digital Short segments to the show, receiving seven Emmy nominations for Original Music and Lyrics. Samberg’s announcement comes just weeks after Kristen Wiig made her own exit.
The MTV Movie Awards were held last night in Los Angeles, and The Hunger Games took home four awards, including Best Female and Male Performances for Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. The film also won Best On-Screen Transformation for Elizabeth Banks as Effie and Best Fight. But, Movie of the Year went to Twilight for Breaking Dawn Part 1. Other winners included The entire cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for Best Cast, the women from Bridesmaids for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, and Jennifer Aniston for Best On-Screen Dirtbag for her role as the inappropriate boss in Horrible Bosses. Also honored was Emma Stone, taking home the first ever Trailblazer Award.
MTV is developing a weekly series based on the Scream film franchise. Former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley are currently looking for a writer to author the pilot episode. It’s unclear if the Scream creators Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven will have any role in the potential series. The four Scream movies have brought in $500 million globally, but the last one only brought in $40 million in the United States.