Tyra Banks’ foray back into daytime television is now permanent, as her show The F.A.B. has been picked up for broadcast in 2015.
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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
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.”
VH1’s programming is about to get a lot more diverse: the network announced it has ordered an 8-episode docuseries tentatively titled TransAmerica.
Produced by Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model) and Gay Rosenthal (Behind The Music, Little People, Big World), TransAmerica will feature a transgender ensemble cast including model and advocate Carmen Carrera. According to a press release, “the series will follow these women as they navigate dating, family and professional ambitions on their own terms in a city known for being equally modern and traditional.”
The series will premiere in either late 2014 or early 2015.
“TransAmerica is a groundbreaking docuseries that will blow the roof off stereotypes and set the record straight as we experience the lives of these fun, stunning women,” Banks said in a statement. “I am so happy to be a part of telling their fierce story.”
Season five of Glee has already seen guest turns from stars like Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert. Now this week’s installment, “Moving Out,” features supermodel Tyra Banks as Bichette, the head of a New York modeling agency who may have interest in Sam (Chord Overstreet) after he graduates from McKinley. EW has an exclusive behind the scenes look at the episode, which is also a musical tribute to Billy Joel, airing Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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[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…
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.
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
'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
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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