Santa Barbara (TV series)
Santa Barbara is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from July 30, 1984, to January 15, 1993. The show revolves around the eventful lives of the wealthy Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California. Other prominent families featured on the soap were the rival Lockridge family, the more modest Andrade and Perkins families; the serial was produced by Dobson Productions and New World Television, which served as distributor for the show in international markets. Santa Barbara was New World Television's first series. Due to the buyout of New World by the original News Corporation in 1997, the buyout of the old News Corp's successor, 21st Century Fox by Disney in 2019, current rights to the series reside with its syndication arm, Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. Santa Barbara aired in the United States at 3:00 PM Eastern on NBC in the same time slot as General Hospital on ABC and Guiding Light on CBS and right after Another World. Santa Barbara aired in over 40 countries around the world.
It became the longest-running television series in Russia, being aired there from 1992 to 2002. Santa Barbara was nominated 30 times for the same award; the show won 18 Soap Opera Digest Awards, won various other awards. Santa Barbara is notable for having a central plot around which many of the others revolve: the murder of Channing Capwell, Jr; this killing takes place five years before the series begins, at which point Joe Perkins, jailed for the murder, is paroled and returns to Santa Barbara determined to prove his innocence and renew his relationship with Kelly Capwell, sister of the victim. Over the course of the soap every major character would be accused of the murder of Channing Capwell, Jr. or find his or her life involved in the incident in one way or another: from his illegitimate son to his mysterious, presumed-dead mother. As for whether Santa Barbara is worse than the soaps that are doing well in the ratings, that's a tough call. On the surface it doesn't appear to be inferior to all those other daytime offerings designed for people with too much time to kill.
Santa Barbara began on an uneven footing, with one reviewer deeming the series "the worst program on television... maybe ever." Mark Dawidziak claimed in August 1984 that Santa Barbara was "a serial full of hammy acting, predictable story lines and atrocious dialogue." However and executive producers Bridget and Jerome Dobson tightened the show's cast among a handful of popular characters and proceeded to kill off or write out weaker links and supporting characters via a natural disaster and the "Carnation Killer" serial killer storyline. The original plotline surrounded conflicts between the wealthy Lockridge families. Stage legend and Oscar nominee Dame Judith Anderson received a great deal of publicity for headlining the cast as Lockridge matriarch, but other than a few attempts to give her a major storyline, she was seen; when the Lockridges staged a comeback in the early 1990s, the much younger Broadway and movie veteran Janis Paige assumed the part. The soap showed promise with an early Alexis Carrington-style villainess, Augusta Lockridge, but though critics praised her performance, her storyline was dropped and Sorel left the show.
She would return on a recurring basis and signed a contract when the Lockridges were written back in as regular characters. When a major earthquake hit Santa Barbara, core character Danny Andrade slept through the whole thing. Minx Lockridge was unfazed, saying that the 1984 Santa Barbara earthquake was nothing like the one in 1925, she was locked in an empty sarcophagus. Luckily, her grandchildren were around to let her out and she escaped with a bruised ego. By concentrating on such popular characters as Eden Capwell and Cruz Castillo, C. C. Capwell and his wife Sophia, Mason Capwell and Julia Wainwright Capwell, Gina Blake, Angela Raymond and Warren Lockridge, Augusta and Lionel Lockridge, the program managed to achieve critical acclaim as well as but rising ratings; the show was famous for offbeat writing. For example, in the July 14, 1986, former nun Mary Duvall McCormick was killed by a giant neon letter "C" atop the Capwell Hotel toppling on her while she was standing on the hotel roof during an argument.
Despite an irate letter-writing campaign by the show's fans, Kozak was reported as saying that she had "no desire to return to SB", or in fact, any other daytime soap. Another example from 1989 involved Greg Hughes having a dream while unconscious about Mason and Julia being aliens and being taken to "The Capwell Zone". In 1988, the Dobsons were locked out of NBC studios after repeated attempts to fire the head writer, they sued, were allowed to return to the program, but ratings never recovered as the show won three Daytime Emmys in a row for Outstanding Drama Series. Under new executive producer Jill Farren Phelps' tenure, most of the show revolved around Cruz and Eden. One controversial storyline involved Eden being brutally raped, discovering that her assailant was her gynecologist Zack Kelton, who had examined her after her rape. Leigh McCloskey, the actor who played the role, stated that he was uncomfortable with the storyline as he felt that women had enough concerns about visiting gynecologists.
After Zack's death, McCloskey returned as District Attorney Ethan Asher. Phelps left the series in the early 1990s shortly after being demoted and replaced by John Conboy as executive producer. Paul Rauc
Stormi Bree Henley known as Stormi Bree, is an American singer, actress and beauty pageant titleholder. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Teen USA 2009, after winning Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2009. Henley is the daughter of Kip and Sissi Henley, she has a sister named Darbi Henley, her father was the winner of The Golf Channel's The Big Break II reality television competition. She is a 2009 graduate of Cumberland County High School and represented her school at regional golf competitions. Henley has Gravity Blue Smith with former partner Lucky Blue Smith. Henley won the Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2009 title on October 5, 2008 after competing in the pageant for the first time. In July 2009, Henley represented Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA 2009 pageant held in Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, the second Miss Teen USA pageant held outside the United States; this was the first internationally web-cast Miss Teen USA pageant, after the television contract ended with the 2007 event. In the final competition on July 31, 2009, Henley was crowned Miss Teen USA 2009 by outgoing titleholder Stevi Perry.
She was the second teen from Tennessee to win Miss Teen USA and Tennessee's second national titleholder in three years, following the Miss USA win of Rachel Smith in 2007. Prior to Henley's win, only Oregon had produced more than one Miss Teen USA titleholder. During her reign Henley made appearances of the behalf of the Miss Universe Organization alongside her sister queens Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009, from North Carolina, Stefanía Fernández, Miss Universe 2009, from Venezuela. Stormi was given a Golden Ticket for Hollywood, she was eliminated in the first round of Hollywood Week. In 2012 Henley joined music group U. G. L. Y. Signed to Chris Brown's recording label CBE with fellow artists Barry "Mijo" Bradford and Braxton Olita, she starred in American musician Borns's music video for his single "I Don't Want U Back". It was released on February 14, 2018. Stormi appeared in the third season of FOX sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2014 she played a humanoid in 2307 Winter's Dream, a science fiction film starring Paul Sidhu, directed by Joey Curtis and produced by Robert Beaumont.
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Katherine Amanda Blair is an American actress and beauty queen who won Miss Teen USA 2006 and Miss California USA 2011. She was the first person from Montana to win a major pageant title. In 2011, she was crowned Miss California USA after placing 1st runner-up to Alyssa Campanella. Blair represented Montana in the Miss Teen USA 2006 pageant held in Palm Springs, California on August 15, 2006, became the first Montanan to place in the pageant. Outgoing titleholder, Allie LaForce of Ohio, crowned Blair as the new Miss Teen USA. Melissa Lingafelt of North Carolina placed first runner-up. Prior to Blair's win in the nationally televised pageant, Montana had been the only state in the competition's 23-year history never to have had a semi-finalist. Houston designer Gaspar Cruz styled Blair's evening gown and makeup. Cruz designed gowns for Gina Giacinto, Miss Nevada USA 2001, top five at Miss USA, for Shauna Gambill, Miss California USA 1998, first runner-up at Miss USA. Blair's Miss Teen USA winnings included a one-year modeling contract with Trump Model Management and a scholarship to The School for Film and Television in New York City, as well as a guest appearance in the NBC soap opera Passions.
On August 24, 2007, Blair passed down the Miss Teen USA title to Hilary Cruz of Colorado. Blair spent her year as a titleholder in New York City, living in a Trump Place apartment with Miss Universe and Miss USA 2006, Tara Conner. During her reign, Blair made appearances to raise money for charity, she lived in Sugar Land, Texas for most of her life, attended school from 9-11 grade at Stephen F. Austin High School, she graduated from Billings West High School in 2006, had planned to attend Louisiana State University, but postponed her commencement of college for her reign. Following her win, Blair gave interviews with various media organizations, including WPIX New York and Dayside on Fox News. In September 2006, she returned to Billings, Montana for her official homecoming as Miss Teen USA; the city council awarded her a key to the city. She crowned Chelsea Nelson of Billings, as the next Miss Montana Teen USA 2007. On December 19, 2006, Donald Trump announced that Tara Conner would retain her title while entering a substance abuse treatment center.
During the course of Connor's reign, it was alleged that she partied and consumed alcohol and cocaine. Blair, a minor drank while underage during her reign. On December 20, 2006, Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced that because of Blair's alleged activities, they would no longer use her as a spokesperson against underage drinking. Blair starred in Donald Trump's MTV reality show Pageant Place along with Rachel Smith, Hilary Cruz and Riyo Mori; the show started airing on October 10, 2007. Tara Connor made several appearances on the program. Katie and Tara Connor rekindled their friendship on the show. Blair was 1st runner-up at Miss California USA 2011; the winner was Alyssa Campanella, Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007. On June 25, 2011, about a week after Campanella won Miss USA 2011, Miss California USA director Keith Lewis announced Blair as the new Miss California USA 2011 giving her the title. Miss Teen USA website Miss California USA website
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Miss USA 1984
Miss USA 1984, the 33rd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from Lakeland Civic Auditorium, Florida on May 17, 1984. At the conclusion of the final competition, Mai Shanley of New Mexico was crowned Miss USA 1984 by outgoing titleholder Julie Hayek of California; the pageant was hosted by Bob Barker. It was the first time the pageant had been held in Florida since 1971, the last time the pageant had been held in its old home of Miami Beach. In an odd occurrence, both women in the top two had competed at Miss America, neither one of whom placed at that pageant; the Miss USA 1984 delegates were: Special entries Miss Teen USA 1983 - Ruth Zakarian Miss Teen USA 1984 - Cherise Haugen Kelly Anderson, the first runner-up, went on to compete in Miss World 1984, where she placed fifth overall. Additionally, Sandy Percival, the third runner-up, competed at Miss International 1984, where she placed in the Top 15. Three contestants competed in the Miss America pageant: Mai Shanley - Miss New Mexico 1983 Desiree Daniels - Miss Tennessee 1982 Kelly Anderson - Miss West Virginia 1982 Jim Craig Anna Colon Ralph Wolfe Cowan Anne Kirstin Clenshaw Billy Hufsey Kim Seelbrede, Miss USA 1981 from Ohio Tony Dorsett David Mason Daniels Catherine Hickland Irving Mansfield Vicki Lawrence Official website
Armenian Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have total or partial Armenian ancestry. They form the second largest community of the Armenian diaspora after Armenians in Russia; the first major wave of Armenian immigration to the United States took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thousands of Armenians settled in the United States following the Hamidian massacres of the mid-1890s, the Adana Massacre of 1909, the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire. Since the 1950s many Armenians from the Middle East migrated to America as a result of political instability in the region, it accelerated in the late 1980s and has continued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 due to socio-economic and political reasons. The 2014 American Community Survey estimated that 461,076 Americans held full or partial Armenian ancestry. By 2016, the number had risen to 467,890. Various organizations and media criticize these numbers as an underestimate, proposing 800,000 to 1,500,000 Armenian Americans instead.
The highest concentration of Americans of Armenian descent is in the Greater Los Angeles area, where 166,498 people have identified themselves as Armenian to the 2000 Census, comprising over 40% of the 385,488 people who identified Armenian origins in the US at the time. The city of Glendale in the Los Angeles metropolitan area is thought to be the center of Armenian American life (although many Armenians live in the aptly named "Little Armenia" municipality of Los Angeles; the Armenian American community is the most politically influential community of the Armenian diaspora. Organizations such as Armenian National Committee of America and Armenian Assembly of America advocate for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States government and support stronger Armenia–United States relations; the Armenian General Benevolent Union is known for its financial support and promotion of Armenian culture and Armenian language schools. The first recorded Armenian to visit North America was Martin the Armenian from Iran.
He was an Iranian Armenian tobacco grower who settled in Jamestown, Virginia in 1618. In 1653–54, two Armenians from Constantinople were invited to Virginia to raise silk worms. A few other Armenians are recorded as having come to the US in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but most moved as individuals and did not establish communities. By the 1770s over 70 Armenians had settled in the colonies; the persecution of Christian minorities under the Ottoman Empire and American missionary activities resulted in a small wave of Armenian migration to the US in the 1830s from Cilicia and Western Armenia. Hatchik Oscanyan, a Constantinople American missionary school student, arrived in America in 1835 to pursue higher education, he worked for the New York Herald Tribune and became the New York Press Club president. Many Armenians went to the US for education. During the Civil War three Armenian doctors—Simeon Minasian, Garabed Galstian, Baronig Matevosian—worked at military hospitals in Philadelphia.
The only Armenian known to have participated in hostilities was Khachadour Paul Garabedian, who enlisted in the Union Navy. A naturalized citizen from Rodosto, Garabedian served aboard the blockade ships USS Geranium and USS Grand Gulf as a Third Assistant Engineer and an officer from 1864 until his honorable discharge from the Navy in August 1865; the number of Armenians rose from 20 in 1854 to around 70 by the 1870s. In the late 1870s, small Armenian communities existed in New York City, Rhode Island, Worcester, Massachusetts. By the late 1880s, their number reached 1,500. Many of them were young male students of the American Evangelical Missions spread throughout the Ottoman Empire. About 40% came from the Province of Kharpert. Before 1899, immigrants were not classified by ethnicity, but rather by country of birth, obscuring the ethnic origins of many Armenians. After 1869, Armenians from the eastern regions of the Ottoman Empire were registered as "Armenian" in American records; the number of Armenians who migrated to the US from 1820 to 1898 is estimated to be around 4,000.
Armenians began to arrive in the US in unprecedented numbers in the late nineteenth century, most notably after the Hamidian Massacres of 1894–96, before and after the Armenian Genocide. Before this mass migration to the US, the number of Armenians in the country was from 1,500 to 3,000, consisted of unskilled laborers. Over 12,000 Armenians from the Ottoman Empire went to the US throughout the 1890s; this period witnessed cultural contact between American and Armenian through Armenian nationalist dissident organizations within the Ottoman Empire and intense activity of American missionaries in the region who were sympathetic to the Armenian cause, making the long road of migration somewhat more bearable. With the exception of Fresno, which had land suitable for farming, the earliest Armenian immigrants settled in the northeastern industrial centers, such as New York City, Providence and Boston. Armenian emigrants from the Russian Empire were only a minority in emigration from Armenian lands across the Atlantic, because Armenians were treated better in Russia than in the Ottoman Empire.
Once in America, some Armenians organized political parties to serve various causes in America and in the homeland. Turkish Armenian migration rose in the first decade of the 20th century due to the Adana Massacre of 1909, the Balkan Wars in 1912–1913. Before the start of the World War I, there were 60,000 Armenians in the US; as more Armenian
Miss New York
The Miss New York Scholarship Competition selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss America Scholarship Organization. Miss New York has won the Miss America crown seven times: Bess Myerson Tawny Godin Vanessa Williams Mallory Hagan Nina Davuluri Kira Kazantsev Nia Franklin Nia Franklin of Brooklyn was crowned Miss New York 2018 on June 30, 2018 at Shea Theatre in Buffalo, New York, she went on to win the title of Miss America 2019 on September 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rahmeka Cox assumed Franklin's title of Miss New York on September 11, 2018. In the fall of 2018, the Miss America Organization terminated the Miss New York organization's license as well as licenses from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In March of 2019, the license was awarded to Sloane Lewis and Jamie Hickman, along with a board of directors consisting of 13 members; the year in brackets indicates the year of the Miss America competition the award/placement was garnered. Miss Americas: Bess Myerson, Tawny Godin, Vanessa Williams, Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri, Kira Kazantsev, Nia Franklin 1st runners-up: Ethelda Kenvin, Florence Meyer, Joan Kaible, Marisol Montalvo 2nd runners-up: Dorothy Hughes, Heather Eunice Walker, Kaitlin Monte, Camille Sims 3rd runners-up: Lillian O'Donnell, Milena Mae Miller, Leigh-Taylor Smith 4th runners-up: Alice Beatrice Roberts, Sonja Anderson, Andrea Plummer Top 10: Margie Booth, Edith Higgins, Fern Jackson, Alice Beatrice Roberts, Annyse Sherman, Joan Kayne, Bonnie Jo Marquis, Patricia Burmeister, Linda Trybus, Katherine Karlsrud, Kelli Krull, Cheryl Flanagan, Suzanne Alexander, Mary-Ann Farrell, Helen Goldsby, Tiffany Walker, Christina Ellington Top 12: Renee Vera Hall, Betty Jo Dazey, Claire Buffie Top 15: Catherine Kennedy, Ruth K. Patterson, Dorothea B.
Ditner, Freida Louise Mierse, Elissa Winston, Barbara Beech, Clare E. Foley, Grace DeWitt, Raven Malone, Connie Inge Ronde, Loreen Osgood Top 16: Helen Fleiss, Grace Travis, Evelyn Raye, Violet Mellar, Eileen Henry, Phyllis Battleson Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness: Bess Myerson, Bonnie Jo Marquis, Vanessa Williams, Tiffany Walker, Leigh-Taylor Smith, Alyse Zwick, Kaitlin Monte Preliminary Talent: Marion Mossell, Bess Myerson, Heather-Jo Taferner, Sonja Anderson, Kelli Krull, Cheryl Flanagan, Suzanne Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Mary-Ann Farrell, Marisol Montalvo, Helen Goldsby Non-finalist Talent: Barbara Gloede, Julie Just, Kari Pedersen, Eileen Clark, Jill Privateer, Mia Seminoff, Lisa Marie Molella, Ingrid Olsen, Brandi Burkhardt, Bethlene Pancoast Miss Congeniality: Violet Mellar, Susan Jane Talbert America's Choice: Claire Buffie Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship: Katherine Karlsrud Professional Beauty Award: Virginia Lee, Dorothy Knapp Quality of Life Award Finalists: Kaitlin Monte Miss New York official website Crowns Amid Controversies New York Times, January 7, 2015