Tyra Banks shocked everyone when she fired Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Jay Alexander from”America’s Next Top Model” — but now, she’s picked her replacements.
While they’re not exactly Britney Spears-level names, The CW has confirmed fashion publicist-turned-reality star Kelly Cutrone, male model Rob Evans and stylist Johnny Wujek will be joining the show. Read more …
Make space on your DVRs, everyone! Another ultra trashy celeb-reality show is headed to the small screen, but this time it’s a dating competition show called “The Choice.” Fox announced that their new summer offering will feature regular folks participating in “blind auditions” in front of four as-yet unchosen celebs sitting in spinning chairs — wait, isn’t that what happens on NBC’s “The Voice”? Indeed! Only “The Choice” is about picking potential love interests. I’m kind of confused, but I am psyched to learn the show will be hosted by the awesome Cat Deeley. Now, who will the four celebs be? I can only pray some real A-listers have signed up, but I think C-list is the best we can hope for. A “Jersey Shore” cast member, perhaps? Tanning Mom? Guess we’ll have to wait and see… [EW]
People, I will watch a reality TV show about pretty much anything, because I like to see strangers competing. I also like to hear people arguing and I love the ubiquitous phrase “throw me under the bus.” But even that will not get me to watch a show about people competing to make a perfume.
And yet! The production company RealityReal is seeking a top perfumer to star in its new program about perfumers seeking to produce a new signature scent. This won’t work for a number of reasons, namely, Smell-O-Vision doesn’t exist, and watching people talk about what things smell like isn’t that interesting.
Most likely, the show won’t get made, because perfume all looks the same and it’s a dumb idea. There, I said it. But if you want to watch something exciting about perfume, watch the movie “Perfume,” it’s amazing. [Racked]
Hold on to your sparkles, Betsey Johnson, fashion’s original wild child, is primed to get her own reality TV show on the Style Network later this year. Tentatively titled “Betsey + Lulu,” the show will follow Ms. Johnson and her daughter Lulu’s adventures and mishaps. The show is slated to focus on the relationship between mom and daughter, and how “single mother Lulu wants to launch her own fashion label and finally step out from Betsey’s shadow.” Betsey and Lulu have long collaborated — with a teenage Lulu walking in her mom’s shows in the ’90s — so we’re psyched! [Racked]
I guess Tyra Banks is aware that she’s grasping at straws on this season of “America’s Next Top Model.” You know when you do a segment called “Tooch Teach” that it’s time to change stuff up. After 19 Cycles of almost exactly the same thing, Tyra has decided to clean house for the next season of the show. Yesterday, J. Alexander, Jay Manuel and Nigel Barker were dismissed from the “Top Model” family to make way for “major changes planned for [the next season].” PR mogul Kelly Cutrone was the only judge to survive the blood bath. But that could be because Tyra’s scared of her. I know I am. Keep reading »