JONATHAN ANTIN, DR. JERRY BUSS, GIULIANA DE PANDI, VANESSA MINNILLO, KIMORA LEE SIMMONS, AND JERRY SPRINGER HEADLINE PANEL OF JUDGES FOR MISS USA ON NBC FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 9-11 PM ET/PT
JONATHAN ANTIN, DR. JERRY BUSS, GIULIANA DE PANDI, VANESSA MINNILLO, KIMORA LEE SIMMONS, AND JERRY SPRINGER HEADLINE PANEL OF CELEBRITY JUDGES FOR NBC'S LIVE TELECAST OF MISS USA�
PAGEANT FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 9-11 PM ET/PT
A Special Episode of NBC's 'Identity' Featuring Three
Miss USA Delegates will Broadcast On March 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK � March 14, 2007 � NBC, Donald Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Bravo's "Blowout" star, Jonathan Antin; Los Angeles Lakers owner, real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss; "E! News" Co-Host Giuliana De Pandi; MTV's "Total Request Live" VJ and "Entertainment Tonight" Correspondent Vanessa Minnillo; President and Creative Director, Baby Phat Kimora Lee Simmons; and Jerry Springer host of NBC'S hit show "America's Got Talent" will headline the celebrity-judging panel for the 2007 Miss USA� Pageant. Among others "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell will host the live telecast from the Kodak Theatre in the famed 'glamour capital' of the world, Hollywood, on Friday, March 23 at 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. O'Dell is hosting for the fourth consecutive year.
The 56th Annual Miss USA� Pageant, where Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast, makes a return to Los Angeles after airing the last two years live from Baltimore, Maryland.
Miss USA travels the nation as an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness, education, research, and legislation. Each contestant from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE �, MISS USA�, and MISS TEEN USA� competitions, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC partnership.
Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today.
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