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Scoops News Reports from the World of Pageantry MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet to Host 2013 MISS AMERICA T he Miss America Organization and ABC announced today that Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet will return to host the 2013 Miss America Pageant which will be telecast live from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 12, 2013 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET “Once again, we are thrilled to an- nounce that Chris and Brooke are returning to host the 2013 Miss America Competition, the most watched non-sports program on a Saturday night for almost two years,” said Sam Haskell, III, Board Chairman of the Miss America Organization. “Chris and Brooke are a wonderful team, and together they helped us achieve record rat- ings on ABC last January, and we are so proud to welcome them back for another incredible television event. Chris and Brooke were the perfect emcees for our show, and they helped to successfully set the stage to spotlight 53 beautiful and talented young women in our program.” “The 2012 Miss America telecast on ABC was a tremendous success, taking the ratings crown as the most-watched non-sports program on Saturday night for almost two years,” said Haskell. “With the success of our re-branding Miss America, we have at- tracted a new audience. We look forward to working with ABC and Planet Hollywood to make the 2013 broadcast event even more memorable for our viewers.” Ⅺ MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION Miss Universe 2012 Pageant Wednesday, December 19th on NBC O fficial reports have confirmed that the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant will be headquartered at Planet Hollywood beginning December 11th, and the NBC telecast is set for December 19th. The broadcast is scheduled to air the night following the highly anticipated ratings juggernaught of, “The Voice” finale. Early reports from Miss Universe and Planet Hollywood’s theater PH Live reveal the production will be holiday themed to show Christmas around the world. This is the first time the Miss Universe pageant is being held in December. Olivia Culpo, who won the 2012 Miss USA Pageant at Planet Hollywood on June 3rd this year, will represent the USA against 84 contestants from as far away as Russia, Kenya, Lebanon, Japan, Spain, Brazil and Australia. Ⅺ 16 PAGEANTRY IN MEMORIAM Former Miss America host Gary Collins Passes G ary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pag- eant, has passed away at the age of 74. Gary, a resident of Biloxi, Mississip- pi, died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday, October 13, after being admitted Friday evening to Biloxi Re- gional Medical Center. As an actor, he appeared in numer- ous movies and was a fixture on televi- GARRY COLLINS sion in the 1960s and 1970s, playing a variety of guest roles in comedies and dramas including "Perry Mason," ''The Love Boat" and "Ironside," among others. He also starred in regular series including "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" and "The Iron Horse" in the 1960s and the "The Sixth Sense" in the 1970s. He kept acting for decades, appearing as late as 2009 in an episode of the TV show "Dirty Sexy Money." Collins was married to Miss America 1959 and Mississippi native Mary Ann Mobley. Ⅺ HOLLYWOOD Stephanie Leigh Schlund Cast as Cashmere in ‘Catching Fire’ L ionsgate® and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Stephanie Leigh Schlund has been cast in the role of Cashmere in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Stephanie Leigh Schlund is a Who’s STEPHANIE SCHLUND Who in Pageantry award recipient as fea- tured in the Pageantry magazine Fall 2012 edition. She is an Atlanta, Georgia based actress who has appeared in television series in- cluding Drop Dead Diva, and films including The Last Song. She can next be seen in the upcoming Fox series The Following, pre- miering this Fall. Ⅺ AS SEEN IN PAGEANTRY MAGAZINE Bungalow Beach Resort receives High Honor by Trip Advisors G ayle Luper, President & Owner of Bungalow Beach Resort in Anna Maria Island, FL, announced the honor of receiving the 2012 Certificate of Excellence award presented by TripAdvisor. The travel website only awards businesses with consistent and positive feedback from guest reviews. The resort also received TripAdvisor’s “Top Romance in the United States,” Traveler’s Choice Awards from 35MM reviews ranking #4 out of approximately 400,000 hotels across the US. Visit BungalowBeach.com. Ⅺ