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The 2017 Miss Universe pageant is going to be lit. Let’s first start with this: Steve Harvey will be returning to host. Let’s all just pause …

It was one year ago that Harvey made the ultimate blunder during the annual show when crowing the winner.

As each contestant anticipated the announcement of Miss Universe, Harvey accidentally crowned Ariadna Gutierrez, Miss Colombia as the winner. Sadly, it was Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who should have been crowned and Miss Colombia as first runner up.

“Let me just take control of this,” Harvey said during the incredibly awkward moment. “This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card.”

Following the mishap, the Internet would NOT let the talk show host live. Memes were on fire. Jokes were non stop. Jokes were even made during award shows that followed. The mistake, however, wasn’t enough to keep Harvey away because the host was asked to come back for yet another round.

It was also announced on Tuesday morning that super-group Boyz II Men will be performing for the show and will join The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey who will be judging.

The other judges include former UNICEF ambassador Dayanara Torres, Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, First Miss Universe from Angola Leila Lopes, PAPER magazine’s Mickey Boardman and Emmy and Tony Award-winning producer, Francine LeFrak.

Miss Universe will air LIVE from the Philippines Sunday, Jan. 29 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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