Bush, Velazquez to host Miss USA


If you run into Billy Bush in Las Vegas, it’s not the NAB Show bring him to town. He’s returning after a three year absence to again host the 2009 Miss USA Pageant, along with “My Name is Earl” co-star Nadine Velazquez.

The live broadcast on NBC will be Sunday, April 19th (7-9 p.m. ET), originating from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Bush, co-anchor “Access Hollywood,” hosted both the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Velazquez also has some pageant experience. She was a judge at the 2008 Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam.

Of course, there will be musical guest stars as well. Kevin Rudolf will perform his enigmatic anthem “Let It Rock” during the swimsuit competition of the telecast and rising electro-pop stars, The Veronicas, will perform their hit single “Untouched” during the evening gown competition.

The Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teeen USA Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture.