Philippines President Tries to Block Steve Harvey From Pageant
He shoots from the hip. Rodrigo Duterte — known internationally for a violent extralegal war against drug pushers — has weighed in against the American comedian who famously flubbed announcing the winner of last year’s Miss Universe pageant. Though Miss Philippines ended up with her rightful crown, the outspoken president told his tourism minister he doesn’t want Harvey at this year’s pageant in Manila. But Harvey’s five-year contract trumps Duterte’s wishes, so organizers might pair him with a Filipina co-host to mollify the strongman.