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When Shanna Moakler stood next to Donald Trump at this week's press conference, as he announced the fate of Carrie Prejean, Moakler says she had every intention of remaining on Miss California's side.

But "the turning point for me, I guess, was when I was watching the Today show and she was sitting there continuing to lie," Moakler, who resigned as a pageant official yesterday, told Ryan Seacret this morning. "And it's obvious to everybody that the lying is still going on. I just couldn't stand behind her."

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You're far from alone, Shanna.

This is awkward. Shanna Moakler watches Donald Trump milk every ounce of publicity out of the Carrie Prejean controversy.

Considering her fame, attention and growing, narrow-minded fan base, Moakler added that Prejean was "basically rewarded for lying."

Listeners to Seacrest's radio show could hear Moakler get especially emotional as she talked about stepping away from her post.

"How am I supposed to aggressively promote someone that I don't even know if they're being truthful with me," she asked. "I work hard. I worked hard on that pageant and this has been a very, very difficult decision for me because I love the Miss California organization and I love my family over there and the friends that I've made and the commitment that I had. I just don't think the situation right now is right."

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Remember when Shanna Moakler put her arm around Carrie Prejean and released a statement that said she and the Miss California organization were ready to move on with its victor?

That was so yesterday!

Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler Picture

Today, Moakler has released another statement... announcing her resignation from the pageant board. It reads:

"Since the press conference yesterday, I had a chance to think about what has taken place, and I feel that at this time it is in my best interest to resign from the Miss California USA organization.

"I cannot with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth. I want to be a role model for young woman with high hopes of pageantry, but now feel it more important to be a role model for my children. I am sorry and hope I have not let any young supporters down but wish them the best of luck in fulfilling their dreams.

We think Carrie Prejean is an insincere fame whore. But Shanna Moakler (left, topless) might not be in a position to judge her.

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Earlier today, at a press conference announcing the confirmation of Carrie Prejean as Miss California, that pageant's co-director said there would be peace in the Middle East if we sent Donad Trump over there.

Keith Lewis may have been exagerrating, but The Donald does appear to have brokered talks between Shanna Moakler and Prejean.

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"Thanks to Donald Trump, we were able to have a meeting with Miss Prejean and her family alone for the first time since the pageant," Moakler, the co-executive director of the pageant, told People. "We were able to sit down and communicate and vent our frustrations. I am confident that she will stay true to the contract. I'm looking forward to returning to L.A. and starting fresh." 

Moakler added that the problem her and other officials had with Prejean was NOT related to her well-known beliefs on gay nuptials.

"Our issue was never about her opinions about same-sex marriage or the pictures. Our issue was with her complying with our agreement. When you sign the contract, we ask you to show us everything you are being offered. That wasn't happening. After the pageant, we lost control of our titleholder."

An understandable issue, no doubt.

Now, Moakler says, the air has been cleared and everyone can move forward. It's all she and Lewis ever wanted in the first place.

"She's part of our family. We care about her. But she's only 21 and we felt like she was being exploited. These people were not around for Miss USA, but they sure were afterward. They jumped on her bandwagon and tried to exploit her. We are trying to protect her."

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Earlier today, the co-directors of the Miss California pageant - Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler - read statements and answered questions from the media regarding the recent Carrie Prejean hullabaloo.

A couple staff members from The Hollywood Gossip were in attendance; and while we'll get to the confusing details in a moment, here are the main points to take away from the press conference:

  • Tami Farrell has been installed as the new Miss California Ambassador/Replacement for Prejean Regardless of What Donald Trump Decides Tomorrow.
  • Lewis and Moakler are really, really mad at Prejean.
Pic of Carrie Prejean

The event began with Lewis reading a statement, during which he said Miss California officials played no role in choosing the judges for Miss USA, nor did they have any indication that Perez Hilton would ask Prejean about gay marriage.

Basically, he distanced the state pageant, and all subsequent remarks about Carrie, from her controversial beliefs.

Next, Lewis went to town on the National Organization of Marriage. He said it was a "shame, shame, shame, shame" that an outside organization would help a young woman violate her contract (which called for no interviews or affiliations without permission from Miss California officials).

Lewis blamed the organization for attaching itself to "any glimmer of an ally," with no regard for the effect it would have on that individual's life. He even called out the President of the National Organization of Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, for supposedly, personally pocketing 42% of the donations sent in for her cause.

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Never have beauty pageants made so many headlines for reasons other than their bikini bodies.

In the wake of the Carrie Prejean controversy, Shanna Moakler - the director of the Miss California USA pageant - has posed in a new ad supporting gay rights.

The former Miss USA and Playboy centerfold shot a print ad this week in which she slams Proposition 8, the initiative that bans gay marriage in California.

A pair of former Miss California contestants - Raquel Beezley and Tamiko Nash - join Moakler in the poster below.

"I believe Prop 8 lead a campaign of confusion and never made clear what was being asked of the people," Moakler said in a statement. "I find most people have a problem with the word marriage. What I hope for is helping others understand 'civil union' and then one day helping people learn 'marriage' is something not God, not the state or country can solidify, but between two people who love each other."

Thoughts on Moakler's stance?

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As a former Miss USA, Shanna Moakler does possess a smidgen of credibility when addressing the controversy regarding Carrie Prejean and this year's pageant.

The former contestant wrote on her MySpace blog that Prejean did NOT cost herself the crown with what she said in response to Perez Hilton's gay marriage question; rather, the issue was how she said it.

"She lost the crown because she wasn't able to convey compassion for ALL the people that, as MISS USA, she would be representing," Moakler wrote. "And if YOU like it or not, gays and lesbians make up this country as well. THIS is why we have judges, so they can find the RIGHT woman who obtains these qualities."

Moakler has no problem with Miss California standing by her convictions, however.

"[I don't] have any issue with her stating her opinion... I agree with the majority that this IS what makes our country great... freedom of speech. She was asked a question, and she answered it."

Carrie Prejean was seeking a crown. Instead, she found controversy.

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Once again, Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker have called it quits.

This time, though, amid allegations that an affair with Gerard Butler was the basis for their break up, Moakler is speaking out.

The former beauty queen has taken to her MySpace blog to rail against Barker and the endless insults that have been flying her way. To wit:

"Just so there is no confusion or 'source' to attack my character, I am saying my side," Shanna writes. "Travis and I were very much together in September when the horrific [jet crash] happened. Not only did I fly to Georgia, I stayed by his side the entire stay and also for the bus ride home to L.A. I think any human being with a heart ... would do the same."

After the couple returned to Los Angeles and Barker was hospitalized...

"I came across numerous romantic emails with MANY other woman - some famous, some I personally knew - all heart breaking... It was a painful time that no one, unless they had lived it, has the right to judge. Any actions I may or may have not done after this time mean nothing."

(Translation: I totally banged Butler.)

Overall, Moakler writes she has  "tried to always put the lives and thoughts and feelings of my children first. I am by no means an angel, and I have made many mistakes, but a woman can only turn her cheek so many times."

Moakler added that the entire ordeal is "sad and I wish it had been left behind closed doors. I am a human being and the bashing has taken its toll. Hope you're all happy."

As you try to hold back your tears, readers, relive this couple's roller coaster relationship below. Click on each image to enlarge...

Boakler

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In a story less shocking than the inevitable reveal that Britney Spears is NOT dating Chase Benz, Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler have broken up.

Again.

The couple - who divorced in 2004, got back together a few times, broke up some more and then reconciled in September after Barker's near-fatal plane crash - are apart again "after a nasty fight broke out at his house last night and cops were called...[when] Shanna started freaking out and acting irrational," a source told Us Weekly.

No charges were filed.

Reportedly, Barker confronted Moakler about her rumored affair with Gerard Butler, which supposedly took place when he was in the hospital recovering from the aforementioned accident.

Whether or not that story is valid, insiders say Travis "just wants to focus on his music and his children."

Until next week, that is.

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Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker are ready to walk down the aisle. Again.

A year after their divorce was finalized, the former beauty queen and Playboy model says she and Barker have found love once more.

“We would like to renew our vows and have another wedding,” Moakler said. “It’s not so much about the wedding, but about having a celebration of each other and getting through all the crazy things we’ve been through.”

Shanna Moakler cannot resist the scrawny, tattooed body of Travis Barker.

In September 2008, Barker and DJ AM survived a plane crash that left four dead. Shanna was rushed to her man's side at the hospital and the pair has been lovey dovey ever since.

“When you almost lose a loved one, it makes you appreciate things you took for granted,” Moakler said.

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A couple weeks after being involved in a tragic plane crash, Travis Barker blogged that ex-wife Shanna Moakler has scarcely been by his hospital bedside.

“Despite any rumors you might have heard via my EX-wife Shanna Moakler, who I have not seen since the week I checked in, I’ve been treated amazingly well, both here in LA and an Georgia..." Barker wrote.

Now, the reasons for Moakler's absence may have been made clear: she's totally hooking up with 300 star Gerard Butler!

Thanks to INFDaily.com for this photo of Gerard Butler and Shanna Moakler.

The pair were photographed looking quite cozy at the Hollywood opening of Shin nightclub last night. According to another patron, Butler reportedly confided in him: "I have no idea what the f--k I'm doing."

Weird. But approximately the reaction we'd have if our tongues ever touched Moakler's.

Shanna Moakler Biography

Sexy Shanna Moakler Shanna Moakler is the ex-wife of Travis Barker. The two married in 2004, starred on MTV's reality show Meet the Barkers, then split up in... More »
Born
Birthplace
Providence, R.I.
Full Name
Shanna Lynn Moakler

Shanna Moakler Quotes

I've been friends with Laura for the past ten years – before she was my nanny – and I completely stand by her.

Shanna Moakler [on Laura Boyce, former nanny of Rob Lowe]

She’s soooo f*cking fat! She’s 5′2″ and she’s like 140. She was wearing a sarong to cover her huge big ass.

Shanna Moakler [on Kim Kardashian]
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