Tyra says she doesn’t control which model is eliminated

Tyra Banks does not have control over who is eliminated on America’s Next Top Model. That’s because each judge has an equal vote. As a result, a model Tyra wanted to stay, Diane, was eliminated last week.

According to Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell’s account, Tyra talked to “plus-sized” model Diane on her talk show yesterday, and said, “People think it’s my show: I’m the creator, the executive producer, I’m the last word. Each judge has equal say in who goes home — it’s majority rules. And I want you to know, I didn’t want you to go home…I believe in you.”

Tyra also noted that “[t]he fashion industry is very screwed up in what it calls ‘plus-sized.'” Diane agrees, telling Maxwell, “In the modeling world, if you’re not size 0 to 4, then you’re basically plus.”

It’s all about exposure… [Orlando Sentinel]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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