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Tyra Banks Returns To Modeling With A New Set Of Polaroids

We heard Tyra Banks was re-signing with her old modeling agency, IMG, but didn’t really believe it until we saw her new set of Polaroids. The photos were shot on a neutral background with very little makeup, and TyTy is looking smokin’ hot. Though Tyra doesn’t plan to attempt to resume her long-dormant runway career, she wrote on her website: “I’m not coming out of modeling retirement… IMG is such a huge company, there are many things I will be doing with them. Some fashion-related, but don’t expect to see me at any go-sees!” Any ideas what else she might be doing with the agency that would require pics of her in her skivvies? Check out a few more photos after the jump. [Styleite] Keep reading »

Quotable: Tyra Banks Was Shaking While Interviewing Barack Obama

“I was so nervous, sick to my stomach and my hands were shaking. I asked him to look into the crystal ball and said, ‘What do you see in your future, Senator?’ And without hesitation he replied, ‘The White House.’ That clip ran on CNN and every national morning show. I’ll never forget being a part of political history.”

Tyra Banks, sharing the best interview she’s done in the five year run of “The Tyra Banks Show,” with Barack Obama before he was president [People] Keep reading »

“America’s Next Top Model” Finale: The Battle Of The Eyebrows

America’s Next Top Model” has been on for 14 cycles now. At this point, we all know the show’s tropes by heart: At least one girl will always be late after the go-see challenge. The ugly duckling always becomes a swan. The girl dubbed “commercial” doesn’t have a chance. Someone will always have an on-camera meltdown during the final CoverGirl commercial. At this point, I’ve watched the show long enough to have determined that the second girl shown in a solo interview in each episode is INVARIABLY the one eliminated. Don’t believe me? Watch. It is just a fact. And yet, the magic of “ANTM” is that, even though we can easily predict what is going to happen, we still watch and are even surprised. Keep reading »

Tyra Banks Writing Young Adult Novel Where Models Can Do Magic, Or Something

Remember how Tyra Banks hinted that the reason she was ending her talk show was because she wanted to try out other forms of media and everyone assumed she meant movies? Well, she may have meant that, but she also is interested in writing. That’s right, TyTy is releasing her first book and the subject matter is something familiar to her — and us. Modelland is a young adult fantasy novel that is described as Harry Potter meets “America’s Next Top Model.” Tyra is a wizard for figuring out that such a ridonculous idea is even possible! Keep reading »

Tyra Talks To The Interracial Couple Denied A Marriage License In Louisiana


Yesterday on “The Tyra Show,” Tyra talked to the interracial couple who was denied a marriage license by a Louisiana justice of the peace last year. Beth Humphrey, who is white, described how she called about a license for her and Terence McKay, who is black, and the woman she spoke to on the phone asked, “Is this an interracial marriage?” Then they were informed this justice only marries couples of the same race. (The justice, Keith Bardwell, said he was “not a racist” but was only concerned for “the children” — because duh, everyone knows you can’t make interracial babies without getting married first.)

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Tyra Is Officially Trying To Harm The “Top Models”


Tyra Banks, you’re so mean. On last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model,” TyTy had the models stomp the runway in sexy, tight Rachel Roy gowns, while huge clock gongs swung at them. I suppose it was meant to be an exercise in timing your strut, but one model failed badly — twice! First she tumbled down the stairs approaching the runway, then she was knocked off the runway by one of the swinging pendulums. Model down!

After a bajillion seasons, I am seriously finally tiring of this show. If it weren’t for the new judge, Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley, who has a hilarious faux Euro accent and talks about having a salon (SA-lon, as he pronounces it) in his apartment, I would be over this shizz. Keep reading »

Quotable: Janice Dickinson Was Confused About Tyra’s Sex

“She’s huge. She’s a big woman. I used to think she was a man. I used to look at her and think, ‘Something isn’t right here.”

– Janice Dickinson, who’s still drinking that Haterade after allegedly being fired from “America’s Next Top Model” by Tyra Banks for calling her “fat.” Well, in Janice’s defense, TyTy does have a RuPaul thing happening. But is Janice anyone to talk? [Starpulse] Keep reading »

“ANTM” Gets Some Free American Apparel Ho-Wear

OK, so I don’t know for sure that the model wannabes competing in Cycle 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” are wearing American Apparel, but their monokinis, leotards, and jewel-tone tights look an awful lot like Dov Charney‘s wares. Too bad the new crop of hopefuls aren’t as interesting as the “models” on the American Apparel site, but at least Gabrielle tried. I will say, though, that the contestants do look sort of intriguing, which means I’ll be screaming, “I hate you, Tyra Banks,” at my TV screen for at least one more season. Will you watch “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 14 when it premieres March 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW? [Starpulse] Keep reading »

Tyra Banks Wants To Turn A Plus-Size Teen Into A Model

Tyra Banks might be ending her talk show, but that doesn’t mean she’s out of ideas. Tyra recently announced her latest project — a modeling competition for plus-size teens only, called the Fiercely Real Teen Model Search. “I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty … I challenge industry and universal standards by featuring and celebrating non-traditional beauty, and stressing that true beauty is both inside and out,” she told Us Weekly. So TyTy is calling on teens between the ages of 13 and 19 to enter her modeling competition. The contestants must wear a dress size of 12 to 20. And shorties need not apply — only teens who are between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall will be considered. Tyra will announce the finalists on the March 2 episode of the “The Tyra Show,” and the winner will be revealed the next day on the talk show. Keep reading »

Shocker! Employees Say Tyra Is A Tyrant

Now that Tyra Banks has announced this season of “The Tyra Show” will be her last, disgruntled employees are bitching to the gossip rags about their “difficult” supermodel boss. “There had been high turnover of employees for years,” a source told New York Daily News, dishing that the show allegedly had a lot of unhappy employees during the five years on air. “She and the higher-ups on the production staff could be extremely brutal … She really is a diva.” Another source added, “Everything had to be done Tyra’s way.” Somehow we don’t find these shocking allegations too hard to believe. Keep reading »

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