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Tara Sinks;

Trump Likes the Ink

12/18/2006 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It won't be a very happy 21st birthday today for Tara Conner: The Kentucky beauty is on the verge of losing her Miss USA crown over allegations of drug use and excessive partying, and sources tell TMZ she will be replaced tomorrow officially by Tamiko Nash, Miss California.

The damning evidence continues to mount against Conner, whose tumultuous reign began in April. Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that Conner had failed a drug test for cocaine. Sources confirm to TMZ that after she was "caught red-handed," she took a hair follicle drug test that returned positive for coke.

What's more, we're told that pageant officials knew they had a problem with Conner and her wild ways "the minute she was crowned," and have been deeply troubled by her friendship with 18-year-old Miss Teen USA Katie Blair. The pair have been spotted kissing (yes -- each other) in bars, and returning together to her posh Trump Place apartment -- which Conner has since vacated -- late at night with a variety of men. To be clear, a rep for the pageant says that the allegations about Miss Teen USA are totally unfounded.

Meanwhile, TMZ has learned that The Donald himself could have made a decision on Conner's future weeks ago, and allowed the matter to pass with a minimum of media attention. However, according to a well-placed insider, Trump has been relishing the publicity that the Conner situation has generated for his pageant and let the fiasco continue to play out.

Tara may be cheered a bit to learn that at least one payday awaits: Penthouse magazine has been actively courting her services for a photo spread...

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91.

forensikguy    

Who in the hell is Farrah anyway? Was she in the pagent? Sounds like angry Miss Farrah is trying to get her voice heard "by any means necessesary". Who is Malcolm X anyway...oh yeah.....he's been dead for years. Wake up Farrah....the race card is as spent as your middle class angry wardrobe! Turn Springer off, and make a difference physically. This crap here...in this forum? get a life.

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92.

vegasdreaming702    

Well yesterday i said Playboy would be calling Tara conners well i see it is penthouse. I guess they wanted to add another miss usa to their magazine go figure! It has been awhile since venessa williams has been in penthouse. Anyway as tara conners coke use a girl has to do something to maintain her weight!!!! lol

2815 days ago
93.

Shelby    

I don't understand what the big deal is.......I think this girl is pretty typical of the lack of discretion and morality of our youth, and our culture in general. I wish it weren't the case, but here you have Donald Trump.....who is not exactly a good representation of high moral behavior judging this young woman. What a joke! How long we will continue to present an imagine, that in reality no one lives up to?

2815 days ago
94.

coco puff    

I'm so sick of these lily white, barber doll, pageant winners. I know for a act that if the judges weren't racist, the sister would of won. Black is so much more beautiful than lily white skin. Why else do whites spend so much time and money trying to get brown?

2815 days ago
95.

Harvey    

How can Trump say anything bad about anyone with his past ? !!!
Come on Penhouse !!!!

2815 days ago
96.

smi3631@aol.com    

I feel that Tara Conner is not doing anything any other 20 year old isn't doing-drinking smirnoff-smoking weed or experimenting with all the stuff that is out there today. The only way I feel that she should have her title taken away is if she didn't appear at some function or meeting that was required by pagaent requirements. Everyone has done or tried something in their past especially when they were younger so lets not throw stones at her for doing things we all have done. Let's cut her some slack, give her a warning to not let this happen again then if it does then take action on this. I would be safe in saying some 20 year old college girls are doing the same thing if not worse instead of studying like they supposed too. Let's forgive one transgression and move on!!!!

2815 days ago
97.

sondi    

TO FARRAH..... FOR YOU WOULDNT THAT BE "SISTA" GIGGLES

2815 days ago
98.

Robert    

I wonder if miss Farah ( I am not prejudice black) looked at her skin lately. She is not black; more of a brown and I am not white; more of a tan. My gosh! there is not much difference! Oh well Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be out of a job. I guess the division between the browns and the tans wouldn't play well on the CNN slanted hour

2815 days ago
99.

chris    

Wow. She's hot. I don't blame her for partying. And, for all you hypocrites callin her a cokehead/crackhead...what are you? Pure as the driven snow, I bet. Everybody but the Virgin Mary has got a skeleton or 2 or 7 creepin around in their closet; she just happened to get caught. How many of these other "pageant queens" partied their arses off before slappin on the makeup and a push up bra for some fake, overpaid "judges"? I can't wait for her illicit home porn movie to come out. God Bless America!!

2815 days ago
100.

genius    

um....if ur so adament about fighting racism, farrah, i dont think this is the right place to do it...maybe talk about it somewhere where people will take u seriously...or just not in blogs in general, 'cause you just sound preachy........on a lighter note, im not suprised miss usa is a f*cked up cokehead....she is blond after all :)

2815 days ago
101.

Sami    

Farrah is jerking your chain. She isn't black. Her comments are total BS. I'm black and I guarantee you that she is not. There are racist black people just like there are racist people of any race. But this is one black woman telling you that this is NOT a black person writing. I can't even tell you how I know but the language isn't right... and I'm not talking about "talking black" because that's a silly concept. Black racism just doesn't sound like this. Trust me, black people always recognize one of their own. Go away fake Farrah!

2815 days ago
102.

dte    

I really don't think Farrah is a Black American. It is hard for me to believe that she, or whoever this person is would continue throughout this posting trying to exude the fact that this is a racially biased issue and continue to argue such a mute point. I have had the opportunity to read most of the postings and I would say that Farrah probably did the first posting to activate a response and the future postings constructed by her were to keep the saga ongoing. I am truly saddend at some of the postings, though Farrah's ascertion that everything is racially motivated and whoa is every Black American is obviously false and nonsense. I take great offense at the lack of human courtesy and dignity in a number of the responses. Because Farrah chooses to be ignorant in her racial infrences, I don't think it appropriate to make measure of an entire race simply because one person has a misguided sense of what a racial issue consits of. For some of you posters to suggest a return to Africa, rationalize why someone would intentionally call a Black Person a Nigger and to qualify Black American women as Monkeys is just as dangerous,ignorant and irresponsbile as Farrah's racial suppositions. Farrah calling anyone White Trash is simply wrong and indignant, but I also didn't expect the commentary back to be so pointed and vicious. The Tara Conner issue was missed unfortunantely, and the Race issue was allowed to rear it's ugly head once again. For the poster who so tragically tried to dissertate Slavery and equate that to the selling of ones people, please go back and research your history. Tribal sales were a direct response of Spanish and European slave trade markets. When these two groups found it hard to acheive the numbers of slaves necessary for the demand in both the New World and in Europe, they paid other tribes to sell their enemies to them or risk becoming slaves themselves. Also, please don't think that the conditions in which the slaves were brought here were of any human standards and when they arrived here make sure you equate their treatment with those of the Jews in WWII, the Irish in 18th and 19th Century Europe, and the Native American Indians just to name a few of the recently persecuted races (note different skin colors). Obviously as a Black American I would love to see an America that simply chooses the best person for the best positions, and allow ones race to be a factor of one characteristics not a measure of who they are. People can't we try to measure people by substance and not by apperance? Let's try one time to discet an issue based on it's content and substance not on it's outward apperance and generalizations.

2815 days ago
103.

Lee    

How come they don't check out these brainless beauties BEFORE they get to compete in their self-absorbed pageants? Pageants are nothing but a venue for beautiful girls to hiss and claw their way into whatever bed or backroom it takes, to get them to the top of the pageant chain. Have you ever watched one of those things. It's like a feeding frenzy for shark. Oh yes, they're all smiling at each other, but you know what they're really thinking! I don't know who wins the horses ass crown here, Tara Conner for thinking none of her classless lifestyle would come out, or the pageant officials, who didn't do their homework!

2815 days ago
104.

Melissa    

Has the positive drug test actually been proven? I guess if the Donald brings it up tomorrow at 11 am, then I'm sure it is. Most everything so far has been rumor. If she did test positive for coke, then yes, Tamiko is the next Miss USA w/out question. I'm just wondering if Tara will have her say in all of this tomorrow. We'll see.

2815 days ago
105.

sz    

dang!! how hot is that? miss usa & teen usa kissing? i wanna see, maybe they can make a video!!!
the coke on the other hand is a big no no! coke kills
axel who???

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