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The 10 most insane things that happened on 'Top Model' this week

After 20 seasons, one billion nutty contestants (true fact: if laid end to end, they’d stretch all the way to Modelland and back), gallons of haircut-related tears, myriad delightful variations on “I’m not here to make friends,” countless instances of Tyra Banks randomly slipping into one of her four accents (“vaguely British,” “almost French,” “Oprah,” and “daaa-yum, girl!”), and challenges involving roaches, tarantulas, clouds of pheromone-crazed bees, and Fabio, saying “that crazy thing on America’s Next Top Model” is sort of like talking about suicide in Buffalo—it’s redundant.

And yet! While I would under no circumstances call ANTM‘s 21st cycle “good,” I would call it “kinda great”—mostly because from minute one, it dials the crazy up to 11. There’s a bisexual Wiccan contestant who immediately busts out a crisp pack of brand-new tarot cards. The semi-finalists have to stomp in an EDM-themed runway show. At one point, a voiceover declares that “the toochers and boochers are back,” as if that sentence actually means something in the English language.

So yes—even though the following 10 moments are all naked attempts to grab attention from people just like me (and they indicate, for the nth time, that Top Model has abandoned all pretense at discovering anybody who could viably make a living by posing for cameras, let alone a “top model”), I have to give ANTM an “A” for effort. For a few seasons in the middle of the series’ run, its increasingly colorful antics seemed more desperate than deliciously ridiculous. But adding men to the cast last year really did revitalize the show, and the new season (so far, anyway) is firmly in the “deliciously ridiculous” camp. The proof is in the pot ledoms: READ FULL STORY

'America's Next Top Model' goes dark in spooky group swimsuit shot

A lost work of Salvador Dalí? A post-apocalyptic swimwear campaign, paid for by Capitol Couture? A promotional image for an ill-fated reality show called Sexy Mass Grave Island?

Nope—the photo above is an exclusive group shot from The CW’s America’s Next Top Model, which begins its 21st (!) cycle later this month. The photo itself was inspired by a fashion shoot that ANTM creator/executive producer/host/dictator for life Tyra Banks found on model Tiara Young‘s Instagram: “I am obsessed with Instagram and came across this picture of this model/models intertwined with each other,” she tells EW via email. “I thought the sensuality and calmness was extra interesting and immediately thought of my male & female models being intertwined like this. It just popped into my head.”

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'America's Next Top Model' crowns new winner: We interview the lucky girl (or guy!)

[Warning: Read only if you've seen tonight's ANTM cycle 20 finale!]

After 15 weeks of tooching, booching, and oodles of flawesome fierceness — not to mention more smizing than most doctors recommend — America’s Next Top Model has finally named its 20th grand prize winner. For the first time ever, long-limbed female beauties weren’t the only models gunning for the show’s title: Cycle 20 included both ladies and a gaggle of chiseled male models, all competing for everlasting glory and the approval of mother hen Tyra Banks.

So, who took home a Guess campaign, a Nylon magazine spread, and a contract with NEXT Model Management: Bronx cheekbone machine Marvin Cortes, 6-foot-tall blond bombshell Jourdan Miller (she’s the woman), or androgynous stunner Cory Hindorff? We’ve got the answer right here — as well as an interview with your next Top Model.

And the winner is…

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DGA Awards TV noms include Lena Dunham, Louis C.K, and Bryan Cranston

Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable (Homeland, Mad Men, Louie, Girls), while others aren’t (check out that Reality category!). The list:

Dramatic Series:
Michael Cuesta, Showtime’s Homeland, “The Choice”
Jennifer Getzinger, AMC’s Mad Men, “A Little Kiss”
Lesli Linka Glatter, Showtime’s Homeland, “Q&A”
Rian Johnson, AMC’s Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
Greg Mottola, HBO’s The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”

Comedy Series:
Louis C.K., FX’s Louie, “New Year’s Eve”
Mark Cendrowski, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”
Bryan Cranston, ABC’s Modern Family, “Election Day”
Lena Dunham, HBO’s Girls, “Pilot”
Beth McCarthy-Miller, NBC’s 30 Rock, “Live from Studio 8H” READ FULL STORY

EW's Christmas day TV marathon guide: Our top six picks

Image Credit: BBC Worldwide

Image Credit: BBC Worldwide

Well, the bread has been broken, the wine has been spilled, and the gifts have been exchanged, so now what? It’s time for a full day of TV marathons! You still have the option of watching Christmas specials so we’ll tell you what’s available for your viewing pleasure, but for those of you interested in some non-festive programming, here are our top six picks. READ FULL STORY

'America's Next Top Model' renewed for 20th cycle, to feature male models

The CW has renewed America’s Next Top Model for its 20th cycle since debuting in 2003. With the new cycle comes two big changes for the competition show: This time it will premiere in summer 2013 instead of the typical early fall or late winter start. And the show will feature male models for the first time.

The male models will live in the models’ house along with the female models, and all will compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model. No word from the CW yet about exactly how this affects the competition and its rules.

America’s Next Top Model is currently in the midst of its 19th cycle, College Edition.

Read more:
‘Next Top Model: All Stars’ crowns a winner amidst controversy
‘America’s Next Top Model': Why is there a girl licking the floor?
‘The Price is Right’ picks its first male model

Style Network to air week-long coverage of Fashion Week

Fashion junkies, get ready.

Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, formerly known simply as New York Fashion Week, will be getting extensive cable coverage on Style Network, as well as on Style Media’s website, myStyle.com.

Kicking off Thursday, Sept. 6, the marathon programming will include an exclusive telecast of the 2012 Style Awards, specials featuring interviews with such designers as Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, and fashion-themed episodes of Gossip Girl and Sex & the City, plus marathons of America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway.

Here’s a sample of what Style Network will have to offer during New York’s celebration of fashion next month: READ FULL STORY

Tyra Banks teases 'Top Model: College Edition,' clashing judges, and sharks (in the water and on the Internet)

After 10 years in production on America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks has some stories to tell — like the time the models nearly served as shark bait. Yes, America, you heard it here: There was almost a Top Model shark shoot. Read on to discover why it got nixed at the last minute. What’s more after majorly overhauling the judging panel last April, Banks talks candidly about tension between two judges, the introduction of America as a fourth judge, and getting back to the shows foundations in cycle 19. Plus, get a sneak peek at this season’s hot new judge Rob Evans and A-list stylist-turned-ANTM-creative-consultant Johnny Wujek in action! READ FULL STORY

EW's season finale calendar

Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off.  Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY

'America's Next Top Model' gets fierce with its own: Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel, and J. Alexander are dismissed

In a bout of spring cleaning, America’s Next Top Model is kicking three of its leading men off the runway. Longtime judge Nigel Barker, former judge and runway coach J. Alexander, and photo shoot creative director Jay Manuel will exit the series at the end of the 18th cycle (that’s Top Model parlance for “season”). Show creator and executive producer Tyra Banks confirmed their departures, tweeting, “Fierce & love 2 my @NigelBarker, @MrJayManuel & Miss J. #ANTM turned us in2 a family. Excited for what the future holds for us. XOXO TyTy.” READ FULL STORY

'America's Next Top Model': Kris Jenner appears in 'Toddlers'-inspired photo challenge -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Douglas Friedman/Pottle Productions Inc/The CWIt was only a matter of time before America’s Next Top Model embraced a Toddlers & Tiaras-inspired challenge — and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner.

On the reality series’ next new installment, on March 7, Jenner comes to visit the gals and participates in an unusual photo shoot. EW has an exclusive look at the results of that shoot, which finds the models posing with Jenner and two of her daughters, Kendall and Kylie. In short: The runway wannabes dress up as children and are placed amidst the Jenner clan.

The photo here gives you a taste of the challenge, as Kris poses alongside model contestants Catherine, Laura, and Sophie, who have mustered their best toddler looks. You can find the rest of the exclusive photos on the following pages. Enjoy!

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'America's Next Top Model' renewed for college edition

Want more America’s Next Top Model? We hope your answer is yes — because it’s happening regardless.

America’s Next Top Model has been renewed for yet another season, the CW tells EW. This show’s 19th season will be a college edition, the network says.

The show’s 18th cycle is set to premiere Feb. 29.

Read more:
The worst ‘Top Model’ photo ever
‘Top Model’ Angelea disqualified
‘Next Top Model: All Stars’ crowns a winner amidst controversy

The CW inks five-year streaming deal with Hulu

CBS and Warner Bros. announced today that The CW and Hulu have struck a five-year licensing deal to allow the website to stream CW shows on Hulu and Hulu Plus. This encompasses network tentpoles 90210, America’s Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries, as well as Ringer, Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle, and Nikita. Under the agreement, up to five in-season episodes will only be featured on Hulu Plus for eight days following the broadcast, at which point they will be available on the ad-supported free Hulu site. “The CW programming is a great example of the kind of in-season content we want to make available,” said Hulu’s SVP of Content Andy Forssell. “Making these shows available on Hulu and Hulu Plus will allow new and existing fans to get their fix of The CW’s great shows anytime and anywhere.”

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