Miss J, aka J. Alexander, un-fired from Top Model

J. Alexander, also known as Miss J, will return to judge America’s Next Top Model for its 21st season. He was fired two years ago along with Nigel Barker and Jay Manuel.

“His name says it all. I’ve missed ‘Miss J.’ and am elated he’s back. I know Top Model fans will rejoice!” executive producer, host, and person who doesn’t like to answer questions Tyra Banks said in a CW press release.

Executive producer Ken Mok, who previously called the three fired men “amazing assets to the show” who “will always be a part of the Top Model family,” now seems to not be clear on the difference between a previously fired/now re-hired cast member and a lost puppy.

That’s because, in the press release, he says, “‘Miss J.’ has been a part of the Top Model family since cycle 1 and we are thrilled he’s come home.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.