Tara Conner earned attention for a lot more than just being crowned Miss USA 2006. The wild child also went to rehab for cocaine and...

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December 18 is a good day for celebrity birthdays.

From acclaimed actors to celebrity gossip staples (sometimes those two overlap) to Grammy-winning singers, crazy beauty queens and rappers who've been arrested approximately 147 times, this day in history produced them all.

Happy birthday to Brad Pitt (46), Katie Holmes (31), Christina Aguilera (29), DMX (39) and Tara Conner (24)! Steven Spielberg (63) and Keith Richards (66) too!

Here's a photo tribute to the birthday boys and girls ...

  • Just a Mustache
  • Katie Holmes Elle Cover
  • Suri and Katie Picture
  • Perfume Pitch
  • Awesome Aguilera
  • A Mug Shot of DMX
  • Smiling DMX Mug Shot
  • New DMX Mug Shot!
  • DMX Mug Shot (Yawn)

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Tara Conner doesn't need cocaine anymore.

Miss USA 2006 has the high of reality TV to keep her going!

The disgraced beauty queen has been hired by MTV to host a series called LaDette to Lady, which will teach young women how to act like ladies. Isn't that sort of like asking Tila Tequila to host a program based around how to keep your clothes on?

Cheer up, Tara Conner. You're about to make a comeback!

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Last year's Miss USA, Tara Conner, celebrated her 22nd birthday December 13 - and is also marking her first year of sobriety, she announced Friday on Today.

By this time next year, Tara Conner intends to have another accomplishment under her belt: a tell-all book about her experiences and life lessons, she says.

The Russell Springs, Ky., native spent 31 days recovering at the Caron Foundation rehab facility in Wernersville, Pa., in December 2006.

That followed allegations of wild partying with Miss Teen USA Katie Blair and wide speculation that she would be stripped of her title.

Donald Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe organization, instead offered her a "second chance" - provided Tara Conner would clean up her act.

A clean, sober Tara Conner plans to write a book about life.

On a side note, his decision over what to do with Conner ignited Trump's famous feud with Rosie O'Donnell, and spawned a reality show, Pageant Place.

Conner completed rehab back on January 21 of this year. Soon after, the blonde beauty admitted that her indulgences had also included cocaine.

Of going to rehab, she told the Lexington Herald-Leader in March, "It taught me to be the genuine Tara Conner. Rehab for me was like an awakening."

An awakening, indeed. The Hollywood Gossip certainly enjoyed waking up each morning to those sexy photos of drunken, raunchy, half-naked girl-on-girl action!

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If you're a recovering alcoholic and famous face, how do you celebrate your 22nd birthday? By living it up in Las Vegas, of course!

We're not saying that former Miss USA Tara Conner is back on the powder or anything. But we're guessing Donald Trump would have preferred for her to avoid The Pussycat Dolls and the seedy Sin City scene.

What did Tara Conner get for her birthday? A long, wet kiss from Katie Rees, we presume.

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On the surface, Tara Conner and Tori Spelling might seem very different. But let's delve a bit deeper:

They each star in reality shows, Pageant Place and Inn Love, respectively. They're first names sound similar and neither has a discernible talent.

Minka Kelly Emmys Dress

Also, as evidenced below, Conner and Spelling share the same taste in celebrity fashion.

What would fellow beauty pageant contestants, such as Katie Rees, think about the fact that Conner dresses just like Spelling?

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Tara Conner is back in the spotlight these days. But it's not for drugs or girl-on-girl action or anything more sordid than simply being involved with a reality TV show.

She's serveing as the "unofficial peer advisor" to current Miss Universe Riyo Mori; Miss USA Rachel Smith; former Miss Teen USA Katie Blair; and current Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz on MTV's Pageant Place, a series produced by Donald Trump.

And Conner is grateful for the opportunity.

What hot lesbian action? Tara Conner has put her past behind her and now dresses more conservatively than Condoleezza Rice.

"Mistakes are life lessons," she told In Touch Weekly. "If you ever want to take a bite of humble pie, go to rehab and then explain to the world, 'I was a cokehead. I drank. I went out and raged.'"

Tara, of course, did all these things. And who would have thought Trump would be the one to rescue her from the depths? Suck on that, Rosie O'Donnell.

"It's a weird father-daughter and boss-employee relationship," Conner said of relationship with Trump.

Of course, the former beauty pageant winner does still channel her inner Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan sometimes; she just does it with a different drink in hand.

"Every now and then, I still go out and shake my tail-feather; I am 21 years old," Conner said. "But now, instead of bottle service, I get Red Bull service."

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Talan Torriero has seen Nicole Scherzinger nude.

Might Tara Conner be next for this former Laguna Beach star?

Talan Torriero, Nicole Scherzinger

Granted, most of us have seen the naughty regions on this beauty pageant winner after a series of lewd pictures of Conner were released a few months ago.

But TMZ.com is now reporting that Torriero is actually tapping this formerly addicted to cocaine piece of booty. The two were recently spotted at Hyde, entering the back door together and then leaving in the same car.

It's worth noting that Talan Torriero has also dated Kimberly Stewart and taken Kristin Cavallari to the prom. All these women must be attracted to his use of alliteration.

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Relax, guys. Donald Trump is giving you the chance to watch Tara Conner and Katie Blair in action again.

Girl-on-girl action? Perhaps.

Donald Trump Profile

According to Variety, the Donald and MTV are joining forces on a reality show that will mix The Apprentice with The Real World, along with the winners of Trump's beauty pageants.

The falf-hour series Pageant Place will see Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA living in the same New York apartment.

Conner, who of course became the subject of controversy after reports of her partying surfaced last year, will also star, serving as a sort of den mother and chaperone to the women. Sounds like the perfect role model to us. It's just too bad Katie Rees couldn't have joined her on the program.

"We'd been thinking about everything that happens backstage and how women like Tara captured the imagination of so many of us, including a slob named Rosie O'Donnell, who didn't like that I gave Tara a second chance," Trump said. "And we thought, Wouldn't it be great if we let the cameras roll?"

Tara Conner and Katie Blair have made out at least once. Who knows what the future will bring on Pageant Place?

The three women who hold the pageant crowns always live in the same Gotham apartment during their yearlong reign anyway because they attend to their functions as pageant winners; we assume this job is almost as difficult as that of Tila Tequila and her MySpace posing.

"What's great is that we're not bringing them together -- we're tapping into a real situation," said MTV programming topper Tony DiSanto.

The initial season of Pageant Place will follow the women - current Miss Universe Riyo Mori, Miss USA Rachel Smith and Miss Teen USA Katie Blair - as they model, make appearances on behalf of various causes and embark on international trips.

It could also feature drama between Conner and Blair, who have, shall we say, an unusual relationship.

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After a year as Miss USA, Tara Conner is no longer under the watchful eye of Donald Trump.

But given who the former cocaine addict is hanging out with these days, The Donald probably wishes he could get an up close seat of their interactions. Girl-on-girl action, anyone?

We only pose the question because Conner was spotted at Spike TV's "Guy's Choice" Awards over the weekend posing with porn star Tera Patrick. An up and comer in the business, she's challenging Jenna Jameson for most well-known naked actress in the world.

Does this mean Conner may soon be entering the adult film world? It's hard to say. Katie Rees, another troubled beauty queen, has been taking advantage of her sex symbol status. What's to stop Tara from milking her reputation for all the money it's worth?

It's something that Antonella Barba is also struggling with these days.

If these beauties are really looking for career advice, The Hollywood Gossip staff has a suggestion: stay away from Simon Monjack. That dude will steal all your money.

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Hayden Panettiere, step off.

Yes, we know. You're an up-and-comer, as we've seen in some recent photos. But you've got nothing on some of the sex-crazed, attention-craving purveyors of girl-on-girl action seen below. Consider this something to strive toward.

Spencer and Heidi: Not Married

Let's take a look at The Hollywood Gossip's All-Star Team ...

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: Lauren Conrad (left) leans in to give Heidi Montag some sugar. And this was before Heidi's boob job! There will be no more slumber parties or tickle fights between these former roomies, though. Just real fights. LC and Heidi aren't really friends, mostly because of her relationship with that d!ck Spencer Pratt. The photo at right, of a pre-train wreck Britney Spears going at it with Madonna, needs no introduction.

SISTERS AND PORN STARS: We knew she'd sleep with just about anything, but we didn't expect to see Sienna Miller (left) gettin' freaky... with her sister! Yes, borderline incestual girl-on-girl action, ladies and gentlemen. Let's just hope she didn't slip her the tongue. And while it's probably not fair to include a porn star in this feature (as they get paid for lesbian action), we weren't about to exclude the lusty pride of Broward County, Mary Carey.

BEAUTY QUEENS GONE WILD: Call it (disgraced) beauty queens row. Tara Conner and Katie Blair (left) not only made headlines for winning the 2006 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, but for hooking up. With each other. Is this a great country or what? Meanwhile, Katie Rees (right, middle) was stripped of Miss Nevada honors after this pic and others like it surfaced. But who are you gonna remember, her or Helen Salas? Exactly.

Tara Conner Biography

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Tara Elizabeth Conner
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