Carrie Prejean and the Miss Universe pageant call it a draw
Annnnd ... it's over.
The fiasco that started with a same-sex-marriage question from Miss Universe pageant judge Perez Hilton and peaked with Miss California Carrie Prejean being relieved of her title has ended with a fizzle.
According to a joint statement released Tuesday, Prejean and the organizers of the pageant have reached a confidential settlement on dueling lawsuits.
Prejean had sued over allegations of religious discrimination, slander and libel. Pageant officials sued back, saying Prejean hadn't fulfilled contractual requirements, and, oh yeah, they wanted their plastic-surgery money back.
Yes, one of the more salacious points of contention had been who would foot the $5,200 bill for Prejean's breast enhancement. A countersuit was even filed in connection with the augmentation argument.
And the decision? It's all good. Keep those, whydontcha, seeing as they're attached and all.
Move along, folks, nothing to see here.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Then-Miss California Carrie Prejean responds to a question from judge Perez Hilton about gay marriage during the question-and-answer session of the Miss USA pageant in April. Credit: Eric Jamison / Associated Press