RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 proved itself to be joyously entertaining, while Top Model takes itself too seriously
Tyra Banks will host two reality shows: America’s Got Talent on NBC and Top Model on VH1, which she’s returning to after a one-season absence.
The judges and host for America’s Next Top Model 23, which will air on VH1, have been announced. Producer Tyra Banks will also appear on the new season.
America’s Next Top Model lives again, moving to VH1 with a new host and a “re-imagined cast.” Tyra Banks will executive produce but not host.
After 12 years and 22 seasons, America’s Next Top Model ends its run tonight. How The CW reality competition affected reality TV, and why it was once great.
Tyra Banks is quitting FABLife, the daytime talk show on which she served as an executive producer and “lifestylist,” and which had a logo that said “Tyra presents.” She said it was “necessary” to make this “very difficult decision” because another project demands her attention. That project isn’t, of course, America’s Next Top Model; last month, Tyra… continue reading
The CW has cancelled its long-running reality series America’s Next Top Model. It will end on Dec. 4 with the conclusion of its 22nd cycle, as the show calls its seasons. The show debuted in 2003, and is the first of the major network legacy reality series to be cancelled. Over its 12-year life, it spanned… continue reading
On the eve of the debut of America’s Next Top Model cycle 22, Tyra Banks has shattering news for those who still watch The CW competition: the end times are near. Yes, the parade of hotness and hot messes known as Top Model may be ending soon, at least according to a completely noncommittal thing… continue reading
America’s Next Top Model cycle 21 cast member Mirjana Puhar was murdered Tuesday along with her boyfriend and another person. She was 19. A teenager was arrested; The Charlotte Observer reports that “[p]olice believe a triple homicide on Norris Avenue a mile north of uptown discovered Tuesday was drug-related and that the suspect, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19,… continue reading
America’s Next Top Model cycle 22 will happen this year, though The CW hasn’t yet officially announced its return. Despite announcing the return of eight of its scripted series today, the network said nothing of its marquee reality franchise, but the network’s president later confirmed its future is not in jeopardy. The series’ format will remain the same: female… continue reading
Joining the list of women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them is former America’s Next Top Model judge and long-time reality TV star Janice Dickinson. Janice told Entertainment Tonight that Cosby raped her in 1982, and that “drove me to a life of trying to hurt myself.” She said she did not report it because “I was embarrassed and… continue reading
Friday’s episode of Top Model featured two kinds of homophobia: an admission by a contestant that he’d once been involved in anti-gay violence, though he did not frame it that way, and another contestant just being outright homophobic by saying one man The episode was titled “The Guy Who Wears Heels” because gay model Will… continue reading
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,… continue reading
America’s Next Top Model judge and producer Tyra Banks was so excited to talk about the new season of her show that she allowed me to ask her a whole two questions last night. I approached her at the press tour party for CBS, The CW, and Showtime–an event that literally exists only for journalists… continue reading
The 20th cycle of America’s Next Top Model, the first to feature male contestants, has apparently been spoiled as a result of information inadvertently revealed because of viewer voting, which takes place during production. Photographs of the models are posted online after each challenge; in order to not reveal who was eliminated by Tyra Banks,… continue reading
America’s Next Top Model‘s signature move, smiling with one’s eyes, has become an iPhone app. Yes, Tyra Banks will now teach you how to smize and/or smize your photos, just in time for the season finale of cycle 20 of The CW series. Smize Yourself! in an iPhone app ($1.99) that includes a “sassy video… continue reading
The CW has renewed America’s Next Top Model for a 20th season, and the show is once again undergoing a major shift: it’s adding male contestants, who will live in the same house with the women. In a press release, The CW said that “viewers will continue to have a direct impact on the competition… continue reading
America’s Next Top Model cycle eight cast member Jael Strauss will appear on Dr. Phil today, though judging by the preview, in which she flees the studio, it’s more of an intervention/confrontation than an appearance. That’s because, as Dr. Phil says, “she’s a full-blown meth addict.” And the evidence of that, which comes in the… continue reading
America’s Next Top Model‘s revamped 19th season included viewer votes as the fourth judge, as Tyra Banks likes to say, with clips of viewers’ feedback being shown in the judging room. But the path to this format, which included firing the show’s other judges and mentors, wasn’t an easy one for Tyra. Also, it seems… continue reading
Viewer voting is now open for the fall season of America’s Next Top Model, and the first photo shoot features the models’ heads mounted to wood plaques as if they were hunted, killed, and dismembered. I mean, they are “‘wild animal’ fierce” according to the show’s Facebook page. Voting ends at midnight ET tonight, because… continue reading