Monday, 16 January 2012

Braille Burgers

Braille Burgers

Braille burgers - Restaurant launches Braille burgers, A popular fast-food chain has created 15 different kinds of Braille burgers so that blind people can "see" their food. Each burger has a Braille message spelled out on the bu to describe the sandwich.

 The burgers have become so popular, that many blind customers are now speaking out about them. South African fast-food chain, Wimpy, has come up with an unique campaign to let the visually impaired know they offer braille menus in all of their restaurants.
The hamburger joint had chefs use tweezers to individually apply sesame seeds to soft dough to spell out messages in braille like "100% Pure Beef Burger Made For You."

Fast food restaurant Wimpy has made special “braille” hamburgers, with sesame seeds on the buns spelling out messages in braille, according to a report on Thursday.

Beeld newspaper said 15 braille hamburgers were made for a video to market the restaurant’s new braille menu.
The video shows chefs carefully arranging the sesame seeds on each bun, to spell out different messages in braille, such as, “100 percent real beef burger made for you”.

The burgers were delivered to Braille Services, Louise Braille House and Blind SA.

The video shows how blind people laugh as they read the messages and then enjoy the burgers.

Another fast food restaurant, McDonalds, recently made headlines after a blind woman was turned away because she had her guide dog with her.

Air Jordan Shoe Collection Stolen

Air Jordan Shoe Collection Stolen

Air Jordan Shoe Collection Stolen - Man loses entire Air Jordan collection, A North Carolina man reported that his $10,000 collection of Nike Air Jordan shoes was stolen from his home. The man says he had been collecting the shoes since he was in middle school. He also says all of his baseball hats that matched the shoes were taken as well.

A Charlotte man has reported that his collection of 30 pairs of Nike Air Jordan shoes has been stolen.

WCNC reported Friday that Bryant Toala, 22, had begun collecting the sneakers since he was in middle school.

Police say someone broke into a home Monday night and took all the shoes, which were all in boxes.

Toala says the shoes could be worth more than $10,000.

He says a collection of baseball hats that matched the shoes also was taken.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they have no suspects.

Govan School Transgender

Govan School Transgender

High School Teenager “Trapped In A Boy’s Body” Kicked Out Of School For Rockin’ Girly Gear To Class
Govan School Transgender - School 'expels' teen for dressing like girl, Seventeen-year-old Jaime Love is a boy who says he identifies more as a girl. His notoriously rough school, however, could apparently not abide the teen coming to class dressed in a skirt, tights, hair extensions and makeup; and this week school officials reportedly "expelled" the boy.

Jamie Love returned to Govan High School wearing make up, hair extensions and tights after the Christmas break. The 17-year old says he’s been humiliated and picked on because of his life choices. Govan High says it has no objections to his clothes, but there are concerns over his attitude to his studies.
Jamie said: “When went into the class, everything was fine and then the teacher came and got me and then took me into the school and asked me what I was trying to do to the school. Then they said: ‘You shouldn’t be dressed like that.’
“Then two deputies came in and said my time at Govan High was over and then I got my stuff and had to leave. I asked if I could come back as a boy and they said no.”
Jamie, who prefers to be called Keirny, has been a pupil at Govan High for the past six years. The school says he has neither been expelled nor suspended but has been asked to leave because of his poor attendance record and his attitude to his studies.

The Situation Lawsuit

The Situation Lawsuit

The Situation Lawsuit - 'Jersey Shore' star sued, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is being sued by clothing company Serious Pimp, which alleges that Sorrentino didn’t hold up his end of the bargain in a social-media promotion deal.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is being sued by his former managers for $1 million for firing them without cause.
According to the lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court on Thursday, Gotham NYC Entertainment "successfully managed Sorrentino and helped transform his career from relative obscurity to become an international celebrity."
Gotham says it began managing Sorrentino's career in the autumn of 2009 and executed a management agreement with him in March 2010, effective from December 1, 2009. (Jersey Shore premiered on MTV on December 9, 2009.) The agreement was to last for two years with options to renew for additional one year terms. Gotham got a percentage of Sorrentino's earnings, according to the complaint, regardless of whether the activity was procured by Gotham.
There were some outs for Sorrentino in the agreement. In the event of termination without cause, Gotham allegedly would continue to get its fees and monies until the expiration of two-year deal. Sorrentino could also terminate with cause, but with the obligation of making 30 days notice and entitling Gotham to "cure any alleged breach."

On May 4, 2011, Gotham got a letter from Sorrentino's attorney that terminated Gotham "effective immediately" over "the lack of performance by Gotham."
Gotham says this didn't comply with the 30-day notice provision of their agreement. It's seeking damages for breach of contract.
Sorrentino is reportedly going to leave Jersey Shore to pursue a career as a film actor. He also recently dropped his trademark lawsuit against his father over the alleged exploitation of his fame on a website. According to TMZ, his father apologized, pledged to cease such activity, and have his partner cough up $5,000 to settle the case.

Angelina Jolie 6th Grade

Angelina Jolie 6th Grade
Angelina Jolie 6th Grade - 6th-grade Jolie video surfaces, Before "Tomb Raider," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Angelina Jolie had "New York, New York".

In this freshly unearthed video, Hollywood's "highest paid actress" is seen as a 6th grader, singing Sinatra's famous Big-Apple tune with friends.
erhaps Angelina Jolie's next film will be a musical.
In this uncovered footage of a much younger Jolie, the 36-year-old actress can be seen singing "New York, New York" with some friends at a karaoke party in 1987. Their odd ensembles -- Jolie is sporting a nun's habit in this video -- lends us to believe this gathering was more of a variety show than birthday party.
Jolie, then a 6th grader, and her pals later went on to belt out the classic "Stand By Me" in new costumes, of course.
While a few embarrassing videos from childhood would barely make a megastar who's broken box office records and has one of the world's sexiest men on her arm blush, we can't help but wonder what Shiloh and Zahara might say if they caught wind of their mom's karaoke performances.

Can't get enough of these flashbacks into Angelina Jolie's childhood? Want to see her rendition of "Stand By Me" or "New York, New York" in it's entirety? Head over to to watch all of the clips.

Wu-Tang Clan FBI

Wu-Tang Clan FBI

Wu-Tang Clan FBI - Wu Tang Clan: shadow-boxing with GZA. Report: FBI snooped Wu-Tang Clan, Like countless other ‘90s-era rap groups, The Wu-Tang Clan’s lyrics are chock full of references to guns, drugs and murder. An old FBI file recently unearthed, however, shows that the FBI took the group at its word and was investigating one member nd the group as a whole for crimes often associated with the Italian Mafia.

Almost mythological in scope, the Wu-Tang Clan are a collaboration of nine MCs: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, with Cappadonna replacing the late legendary Ol’ Dirty Bastard in 2007.

The clan rarely appear with a line-up of all nine members live, and for this tour it appears as though RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Inspectah Dek will be in attendance; nonetheless, it’s hard to believe these hip hop revolutionaries are finally making it to Australia, for the first time.
A founding member of Wu-Tang, GZA (Gary Grice, also known as The Genius) is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed members of the clan, his solo material highly revered by Wu fans – particularly his 1995 album Liquid Swords which he has recently been performing in its entirety in special solo dates around the country. GZA has moved in hip hop circles since it formed out of the primordial ooze of block parties in New York’s the Bronx. GZA was closely associated with the golden age of New York hip hop throughout the 1980s, before forming Wu-Tang with his cousins Ol’ Dirty Bastard and RZA in the early ‘90s.

Referring to these early days, GZA suddenly erupts into a quote from his 2002 song AutoBio “I was born, with the mic in my hand / Then I took it from Brooklyn, to the S.I. land / I pulled up on the block, got off the truck, it was the first of pit stops / The era of the spinnin’ top, around the birth of hip hop / That was somethin’, I had identified with / So I, made it my point to exploit this fly gift / then Myself and RZA, made trips to the B.X / A mass of ferocious MCs the talent of T-Rex / Giants in every ways, rap flows for every day / We knew we would get a reward with a price to pay / The basic training was beyond entertainin’ / Just the cadence of the verbal expressions, self explainin’.”

Living in Staten Island, New York, a young GZA would travel to The Bronx to hang out with his cousins, who were more “advanced” with the latest hip-hop trends.

“It was around ’76, about two years after the birth of it I think,” he explains. “Just think about it, that was 33 / 32 years ago! We had just started learning how to breakdance [in Staten Island], and my cousins who lived in the Bronx didn’t do it anymore. They were like ‘I don’t break anymore’, like it had already played out.”

Apparently their reason for abandoning this aspect of the hip hp culture was that they couldn’t use it to dance with girls. As GZA points out, luckily others in the Bronx kept breakdancing.

These early days were followed by the 1980s Golden Age of hip hop, based primarily in New York City around artists like Public Enemy, Run DMC, Eric B and Rakim – Rakim’s vocal stylings in particular were a profound influence on a young GZA.
“Some say the golden age was the ‘90s,” GZA counters, “I would say the ‘80s: ’85 to ’88, anywhere between ’85 and ’89, strongest point ’86 to ’88. I mean forget it!”

When GZA refers to hip-hop’s Golden Age he speaks almost exclusively about the east coast.
“I mean, that’s where I was living, I don’t really remember too many of the west coast rappers. I mean N.W.A of course,” he grins, “they were doing their thing and they were strongly represented, but I think they came a couple of years after.

Ice T was around in the ‘80s, but I don’t really know too much. I mean, lyrically Ice T was a developed artist, and respect to him, but I think lyrically and style-wise there is kind of no comparison [to east coast]. Take some song and compare that Microphone Fiend or Follow The Leader [both by Eric B. and Rakim, 1988], I mean I’m just going lyrically – I’m dealing with style, delivery and flow.”

Finally we get to Wu-Tang, and their position as revolutionaries in the evolution of hip-hop.
“I think we changed it,” GZA says simply. “We revolutionised it, Wu Tang as a group. I mean you have people come in certain eras that just do something for hip-hop that no one’s done: Rakim has done it. [Big Daddy] Kane has done it. Public Enemy has done it. Run DMC has done it. Run DMC is one of the greatest groups ever for me as far as production, musically.”

Despite a love for Run DMC, GZA says they weren’t great lyricists, as much as pioneers in the way they worked together, taking from what they did on the streets and managing to transform it to record.
“They had that street block party vibe, and aside from that they were the first to really take hip-hop to the next plateau. Run DMC were like the first hip-hop mega rap stars. I mean, you had Kurtis Blow and you had Melle Mel – Blow was the first rapper to be known, and the first to get on a major label – but Run were the first rappers to be in Rolling Stone magazine; they broke a lot of barriers.”

It seems the barriers broken by Run DMC allowed for Wu-Tang to build upon this tradition of east coast hip-hop and transform it into their own distinctive style with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36-Chambers), described by many as one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time; paving the way for people like Biggie and Jay-Z.

GZA says he’s only now seeing this influence on a historical scale.
“Wu has two generations of fans. I run into kids who say ‘my mum’s raised me on Wu-Tang’,” he says proudly. He recently spoke to some kids while in Rhode Island on a solo tour, who told him that Liquid Swords was their favourite album of all time.

“I’m like ‘how old are you?’” Turns out the kids were fifteen years old. “‘You weren’t even born when I dropped it! You were in the womb’,” he laughs. “To me that’s a blessing. I’m having fun. I’m comfortable, I’ve raised children who love hip-hop, put them in school and bought them the best of things with something I did as a hobby.”

GZA stresses that he never got into hip-hop to make money.
“I never looked at it like that, I just liked to write and put rhymes together, it was just something I did, and it got to a point and it was like ‘yo, we can get money for this?’”

There’s been recent lyrical hostility between GZA and notoriously rich hip-hop artist 50 Cent. Conversing with fans at shows in London and New York in late 2007, GZA stated that Fifty had “a lot of money, but he ain’t got no lyrics”. When the statement found its way onto internet sites such as youtube, 50 Cent dissed GZA in the press, calling him “grandpa”. GZA responded by recording the track ‘Paper Plate’ on his latest album Pro Tools, implying Fifty’s lyrics are as disposable as a paper plate.

“He has shit to say,” argues GZA. “Rap is looked at as a young thing [by many] and people like Oprah Winfrey, who don’t care for rap, look at it as an immature thing, I think mainly because of the lyrical content. Also,” he continues, “a lot of rappers act childish and immature. It’s kind of ridiculous. I would judge an MC, rapper, or artist according to his lyrics and according to his flow, his delivery and what he’s rapping about; not according to his age. I don’t look my age, but you’ve got rappers twelve years younger than me and they look older than me. I’m not talking specifically about him – we probably look the same age!” he laughs. “I’m like eleven years older than this dude, but he’s calling me grandpa… How are you going to become too old for something you love to do?”

With that in mind, at the age of forty-three GZA shows no sign of calling it a day.
“I can deliver in a perfect pitch – I can deliver with a perfect flow. My writing is stronger than it’s ever been,” he nods. “I’m writing screenplays and graphic novels because I’m tired of putting so much work into songs and they don’t really see the light of day. [Wu-Tang] don’t have the machine that we used to have. I’m not on Geffen records, I’m not on MCA, I’m not on TV everyday, but I’m still fortunate enough to come out [to places like Australia]. Even with Wu-Tang, this dude who talks all the stupid shit – I won’t say his name – even with his hundreds of million dollars he’ll never have what Wu has.”

GZA believes that, with age, his lyrics are better than ever too. “My pen is stronger than ever, and I don’t use profanity,” the rapper points out. “That’s what rappers need to know what to do, they need to know how to tell that inner city story from the hood, know how to talk about ‘the guy that got shot’, ‘the girl that got raped’, ‘the guy that’s slinging drugs’ in a different way, where you can pull someone into the story with a vivid tale. That’s the difference between me and the average rapper that is running around thinking that it’s all good to be hard, and you’ve got to be gangsta because hip-hop has been made into some other shit.

“The difference is, their story would be: ‘I was chillin’ on the block / And I’m rolling with my glock / I’ll bash your brains out / I’m slinging crack / I’m making two-hundred thou’ a night.’”

The average rapper describes everything in a completely literal way and leaves nothing to the imagination. GZA contrasts this with version, saying it would be more like “I come from a place where they say death comes too soon / In the hood where the boys dance to a different tune / Every night and every day at hotels of foul play / That turns fatal in this hostile land of AKs / On any date if not wait they’re pumping rounds / The reminder it’s a murderous stomping ground.”

It’s obviously with a heavy heart that GZA sees much of mainstream hip-hop as taking a regression lyrically, where “lyrically songs from the ‘80s are slaying songs that we’re hearing now on radio.” At least with Wu Tang still around, there’s still some hope.

Lea Michele Candies

Lea Michele Candies

Lea Michele Candies, Lea Michele lands Candies deal, According to sources, "Glee" star Lea Michele, 25, has been named as the new spokeswoman for Candies shoes . Michele is expected to appear in a series of print ads for the company later this year. She follows past Candies spokeswomen like Fergie and Britney Spears .

Lea Michele has become somewhat of a staple in the fashion community and it looks like some brands are finally taking notice. E! News reports that the Glee starlet has been named the newest spokeswoman for Candie's, and you have to admit it's kind of the perfect fit. Her many red carpet appearances are enough to show just how fashionable this young actress can be - unlike her fictional character, Rachel Berry.

An insider for the fashion brand explained the decision to make Michele their newest Candie's girl, saying, "Lea's fans are the same as Candie's fans.
" One could say she's just about the perfect "eye candy." So far, both Candie's and Lea's reps have remained mum about the matter, but a source told E! News that the actress will appear in a series of print ads for the company later this year as part of her endorsement deal.
Former Candie's spokesmodels include Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson, Fergie and Jenny McCarthy, along with their most recent celebrity spokeswoman, Vanessa Hudgens. Looks like Michele will have some pretty big shoes to fill, so to speak.

Tila Tequila Judaism

Tila Tequila Judaism

Tila Tequila Judaism, Tila Tequila: 'I want to be Jewish', Reality-show personality Tila Tequila says that over time she has “become more and more fascinated with Kabbalah.” So what’s a religiously unfulfilled party girl to do? Why become Jewish, of course! The pint-sized star says she’s now planning to covert to Judaism

Tila Tequila is converting to Judaism ... seriously ... and for once, she swears she's not just after some cheap publicity.

TMZ has learned Tequila has been taking classes at a NY temple to begin the conversion process ... and even skipped Christmas this year to focus on change.

.Sometimes it’s nice to get a little break from the Katy Perry story or Middleton’s wardrobe and focus on something not as current. A gem of a story…about somebody from another time in fame. A story…about Tila Tequila.
Apparently (and to my surprise) TMZ has confirmed that Tila Tequila is studying to convert to Judaism. She has been taking classes at aNew York Citytemple and “even skipped Christmas this year to focus on change.”
Whoa, sounds serious. Tila Tequila is trying to become Jewish?….Okay. And of course she’s into Kabbalah… Don’t we all just secretly want to be Demi Moore anyway?
And Tila herself said, “I just feel like the Jewish people have such a beautiful way about them, and I can’t wait to be officially Jewish!”
Now, I will commend her on her dedication to something that she believes in and for doing just that, I have to say props to you, girl. But the meaner part of myself wants to point out that Tila will never be “officially Jewish” to the Jewish community. Correct? There’s certainly a strong argument on either side of that one.

According to TMZ, former reality show star Tila Tequila is converting to Judaism.

“As time passed, I started to become more and more fascinated with Kabbalah, the culture, and the way of life of the reform Judaism religion”, TMZ quoted her as saying.

She added, “I just feel like the Jewish people have such a beautiful way about them, and I can’t wait to officially be Jewish! Shabbat Shalom.”

Study for the conversion is taking place at a New York area synagogue

82 dogs Indiana

82 dogs Indiana

82 dogs Indiana, Police remove 82 dogs from home,Police in Chesterton, Ind., rescued 82 dogs from a woman's home . Neighbors reportedly called authorities out of fears that the dogs' waste could affect their houses . The woman admits she has too many dogs, but she says that she takes care of all of them .

Police in rural Indiana rescued 82 dogs from a woman's home.
She may now be facing animal cruelty charges.
Animal control officers and several deputies used four trucks to take 55 of the 82 dogs to a shelter to be evaluated by vets.
Then the next day they came back for the remaining 27 dogs.
Neighbors had originally alerted authorities because with all the dogs, and all the doggy doo doo, they feared the waste might seep into their water supply.
The woman said she takes care of her dogs and feeds them daily.
Sounds like a hoarder to us.
We'll just have to wait until the police report comes out to find out if any charges are being filed.
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana police say a woman could face animal cruelty charges after authorities removed 82 dogs from her rural home over a two-day period.

The Times of Munster reports animal control officers and Porter County deputies removed 27 dogs Thursday from the home for veterinary evaluations. The day before they removed 55 dogs, using four trucks that made multiple trips to the Chesterton-area home.

Sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. Larry LaFlower says authorities obtained a search warrant Tuesday for the home after neighbors said they feared the dogs' waste around the home was getting into their drinking water.

LaFlower says homeowner Donna Montoya could face animal cruelty charges once animal control officers complete their report.

Montoya says she takes care of her dogs and feeds them every day.

CHESTERTON, IN -- Police who removed 82 dogs from a rural northwest Indiana home say the owner could face animal cruelty charges.

The Times of Munster reports that animal control officers and Porter County deputies used four trucks to take 55 canines from the Chesterton-area home on Wednesday then returned Thursday to rescue 27 more. The dogs are being evaluated by veterinarians.

Sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. Larry LaFlower says neighbors alerted authorities to the issue because they feared dog waste around the home could seep into their drinking water.

LaFlower says homeowner Donna Montoya could face animal cruelty charges once animal control officers complete their report.

Montoya says she takes care of her dogs and feeds them every day.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Weird Car Accidents

Weird Car Accidents

Weird Car Accidents - Weird vehicle mishaps, Cars in swimming pools? A truck spilling live chickens? A police officer driving up a utility pole? Yes, all of these have happened. Scroll through to see some of the Weird vehicle mishaps in recent times.

Man crashes into CEO’s yard

About the accident: Police allege that a man drove a stolen SUV into Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman’s yard near Chicago on Dec. 20, 2011.

Tow truck crashes into pool

About the accident: Tow truck driver Nicholas Sparks wasn’t following Oprah’s No Phone Zone campaign, that’s for sure. He hit a car, crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before ending up in a swimming pool in July 2009, in Lockport, N.Y.

Truck crashes into Ashley Furniture

About the accident: A big rig crashed into Cal Fire and Caltrans vehicles before careening off I-15 near Victorville, Calif., and into an Ashley Furniture store on Nov. 8, 2011. Three inmates, from an inmate freeway work crew, suffered minor injuries.

Police officer crashes into utility pole

About the accident:Miami police officer J. Brutus drove his car off the road and hit a telephone wire, causing him to drive straight up the telephone pole. Officer Brutus wasn’t injured, although Miami Fire-Rescue workers had to free him from his car. Does this make anyone else want to watch “Police Academy?”

Car crashes into DMV

About the accident: 77-year-old Annie Gore crashed into the Division of Motor Vehicles in Fayetteville, N.C., on Nov. 16, 2011. She was just pulling in after finishing her driving test. Although no one was seriously injured, a sizeable amount of damage was caused

Driver crashes into Georgia restaurant

About the accident: A woman crashed into Tin Lizzy’s Cantina restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., in October 2011, rupturing a gas line and causing local business to be evacuated. She fled the scene but later turned herself in.

Car crashes through parking garage

About the accident: Scared of heights? Be glad you weren’t the 67-year-old who crashed his Mercedes loaner car through the outside wall of a parking garage in Tulsa, Okla., in April 2010. Find out what level he was on.

Truck spills marijuana

About the accident: A truck carrying bags of marijuana crashed on Aug. 31, 2011, in San Jose, Calif., much to the delight of some pedestrians and motorists. They scooped up the bags and legged it, as did the driver. Police found this weapon when they searched the truck.

Truck spills liquid fertilizer

About the accident: A truck crashed, spilling a huge amount of liquid fertilizer onto I-5 in Tualatin, Ore., in October 2011. Luckily, no one was hurt in the crash.

Truck spills chickens

About the accident: Why did the chicken cross the road? You can ask the live chickens that were freed when a flatbed truck crashed in Vacaville, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2011.

D.C. cop crashes into “Bumblebee”

About the accident: A police car crashed into “Bumblebee,” the yellow Chevy Camaro featured in the “Transformers” movies, during filming of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in October 2010.

Car crashes into condominium pool

About the accident: An elderly man crashed his Cadillac through a concrete block wall and wound up in a swimming pool at a condominium complex in Fort Lee, N.J.

Truck spills bees on Idaho highway

About the accident: Clean-up crews had to buzz over to Island Park, Idaho to deal with an enormous amount of bees and honey. The driver was delivering the bees from California to North Dakota when his truck overturned.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Controversial Beauty Queens

Controversial Beauty Queens

Controversial Beauty Queens - Beauty queen scandals, Carrie Prejean married an NFL player after her 2009 flap. We recall other pageant drama.

Alexandria Mills

Ahead of the Miss World competition taking place Sunday in London, we look back at some controversial beauty queens across multiple pageants, beginning with Alexandria Mills.

Her title: Miss World 2010

The controversy: The 18-year-old from Kentucky was chosen the latest Miss World, but her crowning was overshadowed by a political controversy that allegedly affected the outcome.
Carrie Prejean

Her title: Miss California 2009

The controversy: Prejean said her comments about gay marriage (see video clip) at the 2009 Miss USA Pageant lost her the national title, but she later lost her state crown for unrelated reasons.
Danielle Lloyd

Her title: Miss Great Britain 2006

The controversy: Lloyd was dethroned after she did a photo shoot and reports surfaced that she had an inappropriate romantic relationship.
Tara Conner

Her title: Miss USA in 2006

The controversy: Conner nearly lost her crown over her struggles with drugs and alcohol
Lakshmi Pandit

The title: Miss India 2004

The controversy: Pandit was crowned, but not for long. She returned her crown after allegations surfaced that she might not be single. The pageant was open only to unmarried women.
Vanessa Williams

The title: Miss America 1984

The controversy: Williams was the first black woman to become Miss America. After nude photos of her surfaced, she resigned.
Gabriella Brum

The title: Miss World 1980

The controversy: Miss Germany had a very short reign as Miss World. She resigned hours after being crowned.
Marjorie Wallace

The title: Miss World 1973

The controversy: Wallace became the first American to win the Miss World contest. After a few months, she lost her throne, reportedly because of her rumored knack for dating celebrities, a violation of her Miss World contract
Leona Gage

The title: Miss USA 1957

The controversy: Gage lost her crown when she confessed her family status. What was it?

She died in October 2010.