Tyson Chandler, Rocco Dispirito, Mariel Hemingway, Penn Jillette, Lil Jon, Caroline Mazo and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann to judge the ’2011 Miss USA® Pageant’ on June 19 live on NBC

British rapper Tinie Tempah to perform hit song 'Written in the Stars' during live telecast and Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003, joins Kelly Osbourne as commentator.
(PR NewsChannel) / June 17, 2011 / NEW YORK 

NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announce today the celebrities and experts who will judge the 60th Annual “Miss USA® Pageant,” which will be broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET live on NBC.

The line-up of judges includes:

  • Tyson Chandler, Center for Dallas Mavericks and 2011 NBA Champion
  • Rocco DiSpirito, Celebrity chef and host of Bravo’s “Rocco’s Dinner Party”
  • Mariel Hemingway, American actress and writer
  • Penn Jillette, The larger, louder half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller
  • Lil Jon, American rapper and music producer
  • Caroline Manzo, From Bravo’s hit series “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”
  • Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Co-Founder of OPI Products

British rapper Tinie Tempah will be performing his hit song “Written in the Stars” during the evening gown portion of the live telecast. Tinie’s debut album “Disc-Overy” debuted at number one on the British charts and has gone platinum in record sales.

As previously announced, Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” and Giuliana Rancic, co-anchor of “E! News,” will host the “2011 Miss USA® Pageant.” Joining them will be one of the hosts of “Fashion Police,” Kelly Osbourne and Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003, who will provide skybox color.


The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. For more information, visit: www.missusa.com.

Follow Miss USA®:

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMissUSA
  • YouTube: www.youtube.com/OfficialMissUSA
  • Twitter: TheRealMissUSA
  • Blogs: www.missusa.com/blogs/index

Media Contacts:

Sharon Pannozzo, NBC Entertainment Publicity, 212-664-5152,

Lauren Roseman, NBC Entertainment Publicity, 212-664-5236,


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