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Fans show support for Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones

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Chris Harrison is probably missing his gig at The Bachelor: He rarely has to do his duties live. At the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City, the co-host was on the receiving ends of boos.

Seems there were some fans from the Sunshine State there.

When Harrison cut off baton-twirling Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones during the interview portion, people in the audience jeered. “It’s a timed answer! Don’t make me the bad guy!” Harrison said.

Jones, a Gainesville native, may have gotten some sympathy votes: The University of Florida telecommunications senior (and former Gatorettes captain) showed up in a knee brace to treat an injury sustained during rehearsals.

Hulk’s woes

Hulk Hogan has bad luck with watercraft (remember his gnarly burned hand from a radiator explosion?). Over the weekend the wrestling legend tweeted that he was “covered in blood” after his boat windshield “exploded” due to wind and speed.

Mad men

NBA champion turned peacemaker wannabe Dennis Rodman is making a big joke out of his cozy relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he just visited for the second time. Rodman is the star of an upcoming TV spot by Wonderful Pistachios. In the ad (watch it at, he sits with a Kim lookalike, grabs a nut and declares, “The secret to world peace is ... pistachios.” “Kim” then presses a button on his chair that nukes Rodman to smithereens. This is supposed to be funny.

Between friends

Local rapper Rick Ross is $1 million richer thanks to Sean Combs. If you believe social media statements. Diddy, who has an estimated worth of $580 million, played craps with Ross and was not the victor, he tweeted at 4:51 a.m. Sunday: “I just lost a million to @rickyrozay in the studio recording Big Homie [their new collaboration].” Combs also posted a handwritten IOU.

Madeleine Marr

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