Miss Colombia Should Capitalize?

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It was every young girl’s fantasy while playing in her bedroom mirror to walk a runway, sparkling and waving to her fans, crowned a beauty queen. Using an old beach towel tied around her neck to represent her royal cape, a plastic diamond tiara cocked to the side, and wearing her mother’s high heels, she gives her speech to her audience of stuffed teddy bears, unicorns, Barbie dolls, and her pet dog about achieving world peace. Even at the age of seven years old, she understands being crowned Miss America does not compare to being voted the most beautiful girl in the whole universe.

The Miss Universe pageant is an accumulation of one beauty queen from each country. Though the program is not as highly publicized like it had been ten years ago, this past 2015 Miss Universe pageant sent the ratings skyrocketing for the first time in ages. Now that business mogul Donald Trump is no longer the host, the audience truly enjoyed comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey replacing him. However, Harvey made the mistake of all mistakes that could possibly be made during a pageant. When the event got down to the last two finalists, Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia, the viewers were on the edge of their seats, waiting for Harvey to crown the new Miss Universe.


Both Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia stood trembling anxiously in their evening gowns, waiting for the big announcement. The world came to a screeching halt as Harvey mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia. Miss Philippines stood shocked as if she knew he had made a horrible mistake. The mix-up almost caused the Internet to break! Harvey, a seasoned tough skinned comic, rolled with the thousands of tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook postings making fun of his error. He humbly apologized to Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines. Miss Colombia had to give up the crown of Miss Universe. I cannot even begin to imagine how that must have felt.

Taking the opportunity to dig the knife in deeper to everyone involved, former host Trump stated the mix-up would not have happened if he were still host. Seeing as how Trump has publicly expressed his feelings about immigrants moving into America, hosting a pageant filled with gorgeous women from every country in the world just does not seem like a good match. Trump was fired from his duties. Even though Harvey made the error that will go down in pageant history, he brought great ratings to the program causing millions of people to suddenly pay attention to the Miss Universe pageant.


Rumors circulated the media that Miss Colombia intended to sue Harvey for $5 million for her pain and social humiliation. My question is; why? Did Taylor Swift sue Kanye West for jumping on stage during her MTV Moonman award acceptance speech telling the judges Beyonce should have won it instead? No. Why? Because West’s actions brought international attention to the young singer who was new on the music scene. Her career took off to heights she probably would not have reached had the infamous incident not occurred. Swift thanked West all the way to the bank.


Miss Colombia is a household name now because of Harvey. Suing him for $5 million would be minute compared to the money she could possibly earn if she strategize and seizes this moment. With a good publicist and manager, the beauty queen could capitalize on the highly televised hiccup. Endorsements, movie deals, a book of memoirs, a cosmetic line, and the list of possibilities continues, Miss Colombia can come out on top anyway. Stunningly gorgeous and statuesque, the universe is still her oyster.

Howard Stern Renews Deal with Sirius XM for another 5 years

In a recent deal this year in 2015, Howard Stern has decided that he wants to renew a deal with Sirius XM for five additional years to host his radio talk show. He just recently signed the new contract. This ended a lot of speculation from people who thought that he would be leaving the satellite radio medium all together as he once did a long time ago, and possibly going into Internet radio.

NEW YORK - MAY 24:  Howard Stern attends the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" at Radio City Music Hall on May 24, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

The Contract

The new agreement will allow Stern to host “The Howard Stern Show” on the Sirius XM radio format for an additional five years. There’s also an added twelve year deal which develops a video-streaming service which has all of his past audio and video streams saved for further enjoyment and listening.

Howard Stern is 62 years old and still remains a major force in the broadcast industry. He is a household name and is reach is far and wide.

Stern’s previous five-year deal was expiring. There was no indication behind the actual numbers of the deal but some estimates by analysts put the figure at somewhere around $90 million a year up $10 million from his current contract.

In a statement Stern said, “I happen to think that its best days are ahead,” he then followed that in traditional stern style by saying “So, if you are not listening to SiriusXM and The Howard Stern Show, then you are really more like a zombie, a rotting corpse monster, living half a life, deadened and blackened inside. It’s as if you were still watching black and white television while shopping in actual stores on your way to the post office to fax a memo.”

Details of the Deal

Another aspect of the deal as touched upon earlier is the right to his archive of audio and video performances. These performances span his long career of three decades in the broadcasting industry. Chief Executive Officer James Meyer has said that they will leave everything up to Howard as usual, in what he called the “creative experience will be controlled by Howard.”

In his old contract Stern was doing three live shows each individual week. Liberty Media and John Malone, a fixture in the cable industry, control Sirius XM radio. They have a large following of people who use their service in their cars that is usually resigned to high-end vehicles. A lot of cars come equipped with this package. In 2006 satellite radio combined with XM and now have a good amount of subscribers, a number of 29 million of them to be exact. Meyer also said” I’d like to see Howard do his radio show 12 years from now.”

There will most likely be a future for radio here with Howard Stern because he is getting a lot of money in this contract and also the creative freedom to do what he wants and has always done. Not to mention through the medium he has a lot of people who not only can, but also want to listen to what he has to say over the radio.