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Did a Surprise Revelation Change the Winner of 'America's Next Top Model'? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 8th 2011 12:30AM
Tyra Banks, 'America's Next Top Model'There was a surprise waiting toward the end of this season finale of 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET on The CW). Going into the finale, it was a three-way competition between Lisa D'Amato, Allison Harvard and Angelea Preston.


After watching their final shoots, Tyra Banks made her announcement. "It turns out that after shooting was wrapped, our production team and the network learned information from Angelea that disqualifies her from the competition," she said.

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Shannon Refuses to Model in Underwear on 'America's Next Top Model' -- Again! (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 10th 2011 2:00AM
'America's Next Top Model'When Shannon decided to make a stand against modeling in underwear for the second time this season, shoot director Jay Manuel was prepared to support that decision on 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET on The CW). But considering she was willing to wear skimpy swimwear and dress in revealing clothes, he was still struggling to understand it.

"I would love to understand the message," he told her, but explaining it proved more than she could handle.

"It just comes down to underwear-- If you go-- It's just kind of different," she sputtered out, leaving him more confused than ever.

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The Game Loves Allison And Her Music Video on 'America's Next Top Model' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 3rd 2011 3:00AM
The Game, 'America's Next Top Model'The Game may not be an expert in fashion, but he does know a thing or two about what looks good when it comes to women. Of course, the same could be said for most men, but most men didn't get to be a guest judge on 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET On The CW), and The Game did.

He was particularly fascinated by Allison's video shoot, which he also got to direct. She wasn't quite sure what to make of his critique at first, because he was fixated on the word "weird" in trying to describe what he'd just seen. In his defense, it is certainly the first thing that comes to mind, and not in a bad way.

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Tyra Banks Stages 'America's Next Top Model' With Women of 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 28th 2011 12:30AM
Tyra Banks, 'The Talk'Tyra Banks staged an 'America's Next Top Model' photo shoot on 'The Talk' (Weekdays, Syndicated on CBS), featuring the hostesses as the models. She gave them emotions to express and then outlandish situations in which to do it.

Julie Chen had perhaps more fun than even we expected when she was tasked to show "Lust" with a gorilla in the shoot. She got so into it she climbed up on the back of the guy in the gorilla suit.

You just know she was jealous when she saw that Sara Gilbert, who was emoting "Desire," got to do so with three topless guys with way less fur and much better physiques than the gorilla. Gilbert seemed to enjoy herself more than any of the other women.

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Wendy Williams and Tyra Banks Compare Notes on Weaves and Cornrows (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 20th 2011 3:15PM
When Tyra Banks and Wendy Williams get together, the conversation has a funny way of always turning to hair-care. When Tyra stopped by 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox), the conversation sounded like it could have taken place in a salon, as the two TV stars swapped tips on weaves, stories about cornrows and head-wraps to wear to the gym.

Tyra told Wendy a story about getting her hair done into cornrows while she was taking classes at the Harvard School of Business. "I had a girl come to my dorm and she hooked me up ... and then the next day in class my professors were like, 'Hello Tyra, this is a little different,'" she said. They then compared notes on weaves and head-scarves, and Wendy, somewhat frighteningly, lifted up hers to show her real hair-line.

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Kristin Cavallari Displays Perfect 'Booty Tooch' on 'America's Next Top Model' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 29th 2011 5:45AM
Kristin Cavallari, 'America's Next Top Model'Tyra Banks is so fierce she makes up her own language when it suits her. She schooled the models on "the booty tooch" during this week's 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET on MTV). It's a simple technique of arching the back to lift and accentuate the butt.

Based on the photo of side-by-side models she used for her example, it was evident which one looks more feminine and graceful. The model who didn't "tooch" looked blocky and a little shapeless through the middle.

Banks then checked to see if guest judge Kristin Cavallari could model a booty tooch, and the reality star proved up to the task. The next question is, how many of you will be trying this some time today?

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Nigel Barker Lets Tyra Shave His Head on 'America's Next Top Model' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 22nd 2011 8:45AM
Nigle's haircut, on 'ANTM'We all know by now that Tyra rules on 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET on The CW) and that she always gets what she wants.

This week she was feeling capricious and, although she'd previously ordered judge Nigel Barker to grow his hair super-long she announced that she'd changed her mind: "I don't think it's on-brand."

Then she whipped out an orange hairdressing cape, tied it around the neck of a clearly nervous Nigel, and went at it with a pair of electric clippers.

As André Leon Talley looked on in horror and Nigel started to make scared gargling noises, Tyra shaved off a strip right through to the skin in the center of Nigel's 'do.

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Winners from Across Entertainment at the '2011 Do Something! Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2011 3:53AM
Jimmy Fallon & Stephen Colbert, '2011 Do Something! Awards'It was a star-studded affair at the 2011 Do Something! Awards' (Thu., 9PM ET on VH1). The show spotlights and awards people for making a difference in their communities and in the world.

And of course it also spotlights celebrities who take the time to reach out as well. How else are you going to lure in as many viewers as you can? With the likes of Bieber, Gaga, Colbert, Fallon, Ferrell and Wilde, of course.

It was a star-studded event, and all the cool kids were there to accept awards. The show also accepted plenty of rocking musical performances by Foster the People, Demi Lovato, One Republic and B.o.B, and Jane Lynch took to the stage to perform 'Hold On' with Wilson Phillips.

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Oprah's Daytime Domination: 13 Talk Shows That Died During Her 25-Year Reign

by Jean Bentley, posted May 24th 2011 11:00AM
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey has managed to stay on the air for a nearly unrivaled 25 years while keeping her show current and fresh. How? That's a mystery we mere mortals may never understand.

But there were several stars who attempted to duplicate the big O's success over the years, all starting with the naming standard no future host would dare to change: 'The [Insert Name of Host] Show.'

Though many managed to last more than a decade each (persistence paid off for Montel Williams, Ricki Lake, Geraldo Rivera and Jenny Jones), no other talk show host has made it to the quarter century mark.

To show you just how big a feat Oprah has accomplished, here's a list of 13 daytime talk shows that came and went during Oprah's tenure, a feature which could also be called Talk Shows that Oprah Killed.

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'America's Next Top Model' Season 16 Finale: Did Molly or Brittani Win? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 19th 2011 12:36AM
Molly & Brittani, 'America's Next Top Model' season finaleAnother season of 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET on CW) came to a close as Tyra Banks dramatically revealed the winner of this season's competition. Would it be Molly, the adopted girl who struggled with abandonment? Or Brittani, who came from a trailer park and wears her emotions ... well all over the place?


In this final episode, the girls had a shoot for Covergirl and another one for 'Vogue Italia.' But perhaps the most memorable moment came during a fashion show celebrating "Anglomania."

"There's these damned rose petals and your shoes are so slippy, like your shoe always like kind of glides on them," Brittani said as preface to one of the harder falls we've ever seen on 'ANTM.' Brittani slipped, tried to catch herself and failed completely.

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Tyra Banks Dishes on Brittani's Fall During 'Top Model' Finale (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 18th 2011 2:00PM
Tyra Banks Dishes on Brittani's Fall During 'Top Model' FinaleOn 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Tyra Banks dished on a horrific fall one of the two remaining models took during the season finale of 'America's Next Top Model,' which is set to air tonight.

The two finalists had just completed their last runway show when Brittani slipped on flower petals backstage and crashed into a wall head-first.

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'America's Next Top Model' All-Star Cast Announced

by Jean Bentley, posted May 12th 2011 10:40AM
America's Next Top ModelWhen Tyra Banks announced that the next cycle of 'America's Next Top Model' would feature 14 beautiful girls who have previously stood before her with the hopes of becoming America's Next Top Cover Girl spokeswoman, we couldn't help but speculate which all stars she'd choose to compete again.

According to the Rochester City Newspaper, Tyra revealed the cycle 17 hopefuls last night at a public panel, and they're certain to cause plenty of drama. So, which ladies will try to smize their way to the top once more? Follow us after the jump for the full cast listing.

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Two Finalists Selected For Next Week's 'America's Next Top Model' Finale (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2011 5:26AM
Tyra Banks, 'America's Next Top Model'In the final episode before the season finale, 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 9PM ET on CW) announced the two finalists who will vie for the title next week. To up the drama, the episode reminded us of where the three finalists came from, thus emphasizing how much this opportunity would mean to them.


The girls were given the task of pretending to be actual journalists, which suited Hannah just fine. She went to school for that very thing. That means she should be a shoo-in to win this task, right?

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Getting Lost Leads to Elimination on 'America's Next Top Model' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 14th 2011 3:28AM
Tyra Banks, 'America's Next Top Model'One day and four destinations in four hours proved to be too much for several of the contestants on 'America's Next Top Model' (Wed., 8PM ET on The CW). Only Alexandria, who's a Los Angeles native, had no problem hitting the four Go-Sees in the allotted time.

Alexandria had a great week, as she sailed through every challenge, booked every job and even got high praise from the judges, while the other contestants shot daggers at her from behind their smiling eyes.

It was important for the girls who struggled at the Go-Sees challenge to own the photo shoot at the dump. Look good in a garbage dump, or be shipped out with the trash. Who didn't make the cut this week?

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Tyra Banks Plans on Having Plastic Surgery ... in the Future (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 7th 2011 4:00AM
Tyra Banks was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN) and the talk -- about skinny models and men being brainwashed to think that's what thy want when, biologically, they want to feel softness next to them -- turned to breast augmentation.

Banks told Morgan about her early days as a model, when magazine covers showed off her assets. People thought she had fake breasts, so to prove that they're real, she once exposed them to the studio audience on her talk show, before having a doctor run a sonogram over them so they could be declared implant-free.

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