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.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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