NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC, Donald J. Trump, and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Thomas Roberts and Mel B will host the 62nd Annual Miss Universe® Competition airing Saturday, Nov. 9 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) from Crocus City Hall in Moscow. The global event will also air with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.
Thomas Roberts is an award-winning journalist and host of "MSNBC Live" at 11a.m. weekdays. Roberts also serves as a fill-in host and contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and NBC's "Today." He received a 2002 Emmy-nomination for his work on the documentary "Parvo Puppies" and also received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2001 for a documentary he produced titled "When Parents Don't Pay."
Someone on Twitter said he was the Rosa Parks of beauty pageant hosts!
Hmmm... If nothing is said about the LGBT issue during the telecast, does it count?
Thomas Roberts is hardly Elton or Boy George. He's a gaylebrity, and I don't write that as a diss.
R3 Miss Universe is owned by Trump and he has an overall deal with NBC
Is there any other high profile gay male among the NBC ranks?
Gross. Shame on him.
He definitely won't skirt around the gay issue, but shame on him for getting in bed (so to speak) with a person as vile as Donald Trump.
[quote]He is hosting because it is a "huge, visible opportunity for LGBT people. Everywhere."
I appreciate the logic of that.
I want to know how much the paycheck is. That's the reason he's doing it. I will give him and NBC props if they mention support for gays and it AIRS.
Rumor has it his show is the one that's getting bumped to make room for Ronan Farrow's.
"That's the reason he's doing it."
If you read the link at R1, you would know that's not the reason he is doing it.
Anyone consorting with Trump is dead to me.
Someone explain this to me. How in the world is he going to make this into a statement for gay rights?
"Hello, I'm your host Thomas Roberts and my co-host Mel B of the Spice Girls. Tonight you'll be introduced to some of the loveliest women from around the globe. Neither of I want to fuck them. I am a big homosexual legally married to a homosexual man, as is Mel B who is a heterosexual woman and legally married to a heterosexual man. Mel B and I both love cock."
Not gonna happen.
R9, why would anyone want to watch Ronan Farrow?
More like "Uncle Tom"-ass Roberts.
Mel B has talked about enjoying part time lady lovin.
Well, then when Thomas mentions that he and Mel
B like cock she is honor bound to say "But I've had pussy as well, Thomas. And I liked it."
What a maroon.
I like Thomas, but is he going to announce that he's gay? Is he going to speak out against these new bigoted Russian laws against gays? If not, what will Thomas' presence do to advance equality for gays in Russia?
He is working for orange face Trump?-Turncoat!.....just wants a free trip with the BF. He is handsome though, but I just lost a lot of respect for him. Guess Andy Cohen couldn't do it this year so they needed another homo to host that no one knows outside of the US. Mel B knows nothing about about beauty....plastic surgery- yes. I hope there is a riot in the theater with anti Putin protesters.
Leeza Gibbons -who used to host the show in the 80's
R4, Bravo is owned by NBC Universal, so Andy Cohen counts as another "high profile gay male among the NBC ranks" as does Sean Hayes.
R27, it's not that Andy Cohen "couldn't" do it this year, he stated several months ago that he refused to do it.
I don't think he's especially bright, he's just a pretty news reader. I don't think he understands what he is doing. Somebody convinced him it was ok to do it and the money was too attractive to pass up. Sad, but he's no Einstein.
Miss Venezuela looks like a drag queen who's had a ton of plastic surgery.
Spain got robbed!
Because the show is owned by Donald Trump, it reeks of the 80's. So tacky...from the boy band to Thomas Roberts wearing a green velvet jacket???!!!! To the strip pole for the swimsuit competition. To the cheesy million dollar swimsuit that looked like it was off the rack at Loehmann's. Even Miss Universe wearing it seemed embarrased because she covered up her coochy and didn't reveal it all. Are those chairs in the evening gown portion left over set pieces from a production of The Chairs or Grand Hotel when it played the Uris Theater in NYC? I think I saw Miss Dominican Republic in Washington Heights serving pork from a food cart- she is muy fea. Philippines got the typhoon sympathy vote and they love pageants there hence got the audience vote for final placing.
I forgot to add Steven Tyler to the 80's mix.
My fault, miss read the title and thought it was John Roberts for a minute.