Top Model demotes Miss J to mentor, adds Andre Leon Talley as a judge

Tyra Banks continues to shake up the judging table at Top Model dumping Miss J as a judge and adding André Leon Talley, who’s a Vogue contributor and “one of the fashion industry’s most influential style-setters,” according a CW press release.

That confirms part of a gossip report that said Miss J would be demoted, but it also said Kimora Lee Simmons would be the new permanent judge. Last year, the panel featured rotating guest judges.

In the press release, which also names the contestants and guest judges (including Whitney Port), J. Alexander says in a totally bullshit press release quote, “After cycles of watching the girls not get it right, I thought they would benefit more from my ‘high heels’ and hands-on approach than my sitting in a chair judging their photos.”

And also, Tyra said so.

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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