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'America's Next Top Model' To Return For 23rd Cycle

2/24/2016 8:45am EST
'America's Next Top Model' To Return With A New Host On A New Ne
Just a few months after the CW cancelled "America's Next Top Model," VH1 has picked up the series for a 23rd cycle. The CW axed the reality show in October. ANTM, co-produced by model Tyra Banks, debuted in 2003 on UPN.

"'America's Next Top Model' was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then The CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon," CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement at the time.

The upcoming cycle will be set in New York City and include 14 episodes. Banks will no longer be the as host. The model, who welcomed he...

Tyra Banks Confirms The End Of 'ANTM'

10/16/2015 1:17pm EDT
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After 22 seasons (or cycles, as the show calls each series), popular CW reality show "America's Next Top Model" will come to an end.

Host Tyra Banks made the announcement on her Twitter page on Wednesday, writing, "Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle. I truly believe it's time. May your pics be forever fierce. Keep on Smizing!"

The network confirmed Banks' news, revealing that the series finale will air on December 4, according to Variety.

The show, co-produced by Banks, debuted in 2003 on the former UPN network before moving to the CW, where it spent 16 cycles.

"'America's Next T...

9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel

8/20/2014 7:00pm EDT
9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel
The one thing about reality television is that for the most part, it is completely unscripted (or so the networks would like us to believe.) What happens on camera is usually a reaction to something another cast member did and therefore, causes lots of juicy ammunition for others to keep the perpetual fires lit. Reality has become a hotbed of catcalls, catfights, bad behavior and image-wrecking scenarios. Still, there are some bright lights in the genre. Some of the best reality show moments have made us cry, held back our disbelief and ran us straight to social media to talk about it with ...

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 21 Premieres Tonight - See Pics Of The Contestants

8/18/2014 8:01pm EDT
'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 21 Premieres Tonight - See Pics
It's hard to believe that "America's Next Top Model" is in it's 21st cycle (or season, as most of us call them). The series first premiered in 2003 and 11 years later is still going strong.

The new cycle features seven men and seven women and a panel of famous judges, including the fierce Tyra Banks. Fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and runway coach J. Alexander will also critique the model wannabes.

The winner of this cycle will receive a pretty incredible prize: $100,000 cash from GUESS, a fashion feature in Nylon magazine and a modeling contract with Next Model Management.

Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

5/15/2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.


ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...

The CW Announces Fall 2014 Lineup: Three New Dramas & One New Comedy

5/15/2014 9:31am EDT
The CW Announces Fall 2014 Lineup: Three New Dramas & One New Co
The CW Network has released its 2014-15 schedule. Mondays start off with this season’s heart-stopping breakout hit series The Originals on a new night, 8:00-9:00p.m., followed by the charming new comedy Jane The Virgin, starring Gina Rodriguez, 9:00-10:00p.m.

Tuesdays are action-packed, starting with The CW’s newest super hero, The Flash, from DC Entertainment, starring Grant Gustin as The Fastest Man Alive, 8:00-9:00p.m., followed by the tenth season of Supernatural, returning at 9:00-10:00p.m.

On Wednesday nights, The CW stays on target, with Stephen Amell returning as Oliver Queen – t...

'America's Next Top Model' Finale: The Guy Or Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model

11/16/2013 4:31pm EST
It’s hard to believe it’s the end of the 20th cycle of ‘American’s Next Top Model’. Not hard to believe because it’s been such a long and emotional journey. It’s hard to believe because they like to lie about when the end actually is. Friday night was the finale, for the second week in a row. Let’s hope they actually end it this time so I can finally gather up the modeling advice I’ve gained over 15 weeks and go out into the world and use it for good. Enjoy the final recap of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ I’ll ever do.

Jourdan, Marvin and Corey remain in Tyra Banks’ death-grip thrill ride. At...

'America's Next Top Model'- The Finale Part I

11/10/2013 7:51am EST
We’ve reached the end of the runway. You see what I did there? Normally, it’s ‘road’, but it’s a reality show about models, so I said ‘runway’. I’m clearly out of ideas. The finale of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ aired Friday night. Three strapping and sexy figures smized for a lucrative modeling contract and fame. Here is what happened.

Corey, Jourdan and Marvin remain in this pose-a-riffic test of wills. The first cycle of ANTM that they allow guys to compete and two guys make it to the finale. It is clear which gender is better at arching their back or whatever the hell it is you need to ...

'America's Next Top Model'- The Guy Who Becomes A Bat

11/3/2013 9:15am EST
Life as we know it s spiraling out of control. Only 5 models remain on Cycle 20 of ‘America’s Next Top Model’. Dramatic drama is at a season high. Everyone hates everyone, except for the people who have fallen in love with each other. The end is so close, we can smell it. It smells like one of those Abercrombie stores.

We begin the action with the models returning to their suite in Bali. Nina Cat Ears and Jeremy the virgin were both eliminated last week. Everyone is sad about Nina’s departure. They’re also mad at Chris H. for pretending like he’s sad. Chris H. is not sad. He had a troubled...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap: The Girl Who Gets Kissed On An Elephant

10/21/2013 8:18am EDT
Seven big ballin’ Bali models remain in our hunt to find a winner in cycle 20 of ‘America’s Next Top Model’. With the end in sight, the models are all starting to turn on each other. There’s drama. It’s dramatic.

We start fast with the models sitting on the floor talking about pictures of themselves. Tyra Banks totally walks into their villa mansion type place and everyone goes nuts. Who wouldn’t? She’s Tyra Banks and you’ve only seen her every day for the past couple of months.

Marvin is in the yard of the villa crying so Tyra Banks goes out to comfort him. She asks, “What’s wrong?” I’d ...

'America's Next Top Model' - The Boy Who Has a Panic Attack

10/12/2013 4:30pm EDT
Tyra Banks’ rag tag crew of emotionally troubled models has arrived in Bali. I still haven’t figured out what part of

California Bali is in. I hope the fun and excitement of Bali doesn’t make it difficult for everyone to concentrate on their modeling.

Anyway, 8 models remain on this cycle of ‘America’s Next Top Model’. They brought back two models last week and eliminated one. We’re moving backwards. This cycle is never going to end. It’s a vicious cycle.

The kids all rush back into the mansion to pack for their trip. Although the group is traveling, they’re packing the drama to bring al...

'America's Next Top Model'- The Girl Who Gets Punked

10/5/2013 5:58pm EDT
After a one week hiatus, 'America’s Next Top Model' is back. ANTM left us hanging from a cliff, wondering which male was coming back to the show. I lost a lot of hair worrying about it. Now I know how Roger Maris felt.

We were down to 7 models after the last judgment ceremony. Then, Tyra Banks brought back Alexandra because she had the best Social Media scores. Again, I must point out, this first-run, non-repeat show uses scores from people watching from home. I’m sorry to beat a dead horse but, how are people watching a show from home that hasn’t happened yet? Do these people know when I’...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap- The Girl Whose Walk Is TOO Good

9/22/2013 11:45am EDT
‘America’s Next Top Model’ is streaking to the finish line. Eight models remain; five guys and three girls. In the first cycle that guys were allowed to participate in ANTM, they’re kicking booch. Did you see what I did there? See it?

We begin our episode with some back story. Phil narrowly escaped elimination last week, just beating out his mansion mate Jiana. Phil’s cavalier attitude about modeling has him in the judgment crosshairs of his fellow models. Show producers show us evidence of Phil’s maturity by rolling out the footage of him throwing a rock that breaks a fence. Even if you’r...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap- The Guy Who Cried

9/15/2013 6:23am EDT
Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model was apparently getting too fierce and manly for everyone, so they rolled out an episode titled ‘The Guy Who Cried’. It’s about time someone on this show got in touch with their emotions. Everyone is so introverted and withdrawn. That’s not healthy if you’ve had a troubled past. I hope Chris H. is the guy who cries. That guy could use a good water works session. Chris H. puts on boxing gloves and punches people in the crotch. Maybe those are the guys who cry. Maybe there’s more groin-punching. Let's find out.

The episode begins with solemn reflection. Re...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap- The Girl Who's Scared of Clowns

9/7/2013 8:10am EDT
‘America’s Next Top Model’ is in mid-cycle form. Tyra Bank’s motley crew of models is schmizing and booching their way up the fashion ladder. They’re also generating enough sexual tension to power a casino.

We begin this week’s episode with model mansion drama. Nina Cat Ears and Chris H. with the troubled past have a touching chat about their plutonic relationship. Jeremy and Jourdain flirt.

The guys get bored and prank the girls by taping their underwear to the ceiling. The guys’ focus was to take the girls off their game. It backfires. The girls band together and take a naked bubble bat...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap: 'The Guy Who Gets to Kiss the Girl'

9/1/2013 9:56am EDT
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We charge into this episode of ‘America’s Next Top Model with passionate drama in the ANTM mansion. Jourdain is explaining how proud she is of winning a challenge because of her abusive past. Jourdain had an abusive past. Her ex-husband verbally abused her. She says that, “It kind of made my self-esteem not normal.” There’s some dramatic music. Then, the guys jump around, scream, and play foosball.

None of the models are allowed to talk to their family or loved ones. They complain about it. Alexandra explains that they only get 5-to-10 minutes each a day to call back home. I don’t talk to ...

'America's Next Top Model'- Booching And Breaking Ankles

8/24/2013 6:44pm EDT
I’m going to recap ‘America’s Next Top Model’. It shouldn’t take you long to figure out that I have no idea what I’m talking about. This show doesn’t make a ton of sense. I do know that the idea is to be fierce and not booch, unless the occasion calls for booching. If so, you must booch. A good model knows when to booch. Look, let’s just take the booching on a booch-by-booch basis.

The 13 remaining contestants on the show arrive at their mansion from a grueling day of making fierce faces. I’ve never noticed this about the mansion before but, there is a mannequin’s head with deer antlers on...

'America's Next Top Model'- Sexy Kitties

8/17/2013 10:30am EDT
Do you like pictures of guys acting like sexually controlled, leather-clad kitty cats? I like to start my ‘America’s Next Top Model’ recaps with a rhetorical question.

Episode 3 of America’s Next Top Model was kind of boring. I know what you’re thinking. How can you take a bunch of models, put them together with a Supermodel, have them whip each other, and still call it boring? That is what I just did. It was boring.

14 contestants remain in this epic battle between male and female models. Fame and riches await the winner. In the meantime, there will be a lot of pictures taken and made-up...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap- Walking Down Buildings

8/10/2013 11:15am EDT
'America’s Next Top Model' didn’t waste any time incorporating buildings into Cycle 20. This week, there’s a really tall building and the 16 remaining contestants will walk down that building. This episode combines fear with posing. Somewhere out there, a guy with big glasses and a hat that looks like a hammock has invented the word ‘fearosing’. It’s week 2 of 'ANTM' and I’ve already run out of things to type.

The contestants face their challenge. A lot of them cry. There’s crying in modeling, apparently. Don says, “God be with me.” I hope some kid’s dog didn’t die after getting hit by a c...

'America's Next Top Model'- Season Premiere

8/3/2013 2:22pm EDT
‘America’s Next Top Model’ enters into its 20th cycle. Other shows have seasons. ‘America’s Next Top Model’ has cycles. That’s what sets it apart… I think. This is my first time watching the show.
I have never watched ‘America’s Next Top Model’. I’ve been recruited by Starpulse (I begged) to watch and recap ‘America’s Next Top Model’. My High School Guidance Counselor’s assessment is now 100% accurate.

There is a new wrinkle to the CW’s #1 show. There are now male model contestants, which is lucky for me. Sixteen men and women battle it out for a $100,000 ‘Guess’ ad campaign and a modelin...

Raven-Symone Comes Out Of The Closet In Tweet?

8/3/2013 9:07am EDT
Former child star Raven-Symone has appeared to come out of the closet in a recent tweet.

In a post celebrating the recent Supreme Court decision defeating the Defense of Marriage Act, she wrote, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." 

She later elaborated in a statement to E! Online, "I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to."

A rep later told the websit...

Guys & Girls Edition Of 'America's Next Top Model' To Premiere Aug. 2

6/5/2013 10:26pm EDT
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"America's Next Top Model" will have its first ever "Guys and Girls" edition when it premieres late this summer. The two-hour premiere of the 20th cycle will air on Friday, Aug. 2, the CW announced in a press release.

The upcoming cycle will explore the similarities and differences that male and female models face in the pursuit of their careers, and each week experts and celebrities will mentor and challenge them.

In addition to the panel of judges, which includes host Tyra Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans, t...

Men To Compete Alongside Women On Cycle 20 Of 'America's Next Top Model'

2/22/2013 8:54am EST
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The first ever "Guys and Girls" edition of "America's Next Top Model" will air summer 2013. Eight men and eight women will live together and battle it out to earn the prestigious title of America's Next Top Model.  Expect a lot of rivalries, flirtation and romance!

Cycle 20 will explore the similarities and differences that male and female models face in the pursuit of their careers, and each week experts and celebrities will mentor and challenge them.

The model wannabes will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes new prize suppliers Next Model Management and GUESS, a...

'America's Next Top Model's' Lisa D'Amato Has Surgery To Repair Smashed Face

1/25/2013 9:29am EST
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Lisa D'Amato has undergone extensive cosmetic surgery on her face after smashing her nose in a hotel prank.

The America's Next Top Model star was messing around in Colorado, where she was shooting new film Cowboys & Indians, when she took a nasty tumble that left her with a broken nose and injuries to her forehead, lips and chin.

The 32-year-old posted graphic photos of her swollen face on her Facebook and Instagram pages last week, insisting, "It was a totally freak accident."

However, she's laughing off her injuries, insisting it was time to fix her features anyway.

She tells Peop...

'America's Next Top Model' Judge Surrenders To Police

11/24/2012 12:06pm EST
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America's Next Top Model judge Rob Evans turned himself in to California police on Wednesday morning after an arrest warrant was issued against him over allegations of assault.

The British boxer-turned-male model was charged wtth felony assault with a deadly weapon after reportedly beating up a man in Beverly Hills in March.

Evans had been co-operating with police in the aftermath of the bust-up, but he is said to have stopped communication with officials in recent weeks, prompting authorities to issue the arrest warrant.

He surrendered to Beverly Hills Police Department bosses on Thanks...

Laura James Wins 'America's Next Top Model: College Edition' - See Her Photos!

11/17/2012 12:00pm EST
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It was a nail biting episode last night as three model wannabes battled it out to win "America's Next Top Model: College Edition."

It was down to Kiara Belen, Laura James and Leila Goldkuhl, and poor Leila fell twice during the haunted house-themed runway show.

Leila's huge mistake opened the door for the other two competitors, but ultimately Laura, who is the daughter of former "Dynasty" star John James, showed she was the fiercer contestant.

See more photos of Laura...

Recap: 'America's Next Top Model: College Edition'- Season 19, Episode 11, 'The Girl Who Freaks Out On Horseback'

11/12/2012 11:15am EST
The Girl Who Freaks Out On Horseback
Episode 11 finds the remaining final four models, all in pensive states, reflecting over where each now find themselves in the competition. Laura, who found herself in last week's bottom two from being a top ranking model, is especially marked by "down to the wire" stress. Leila, as last week's challenge winner, decides to share access to the "Tyra Suite" with Kiara.

The models meet up with supermodel Rob Evans, and Yendi Phillips the former Miss Jamaica Universe, for the "challenge of the week." The models have to write their own fifteen second script dialogue to audition in a holida...

Recap: 'America's Next Top Model (College Edition)'- Season 19, Episode 8, 'The Girl Who Comes Back'

10/27/2012 12:24pm EDT
Episode 8, of America’s Next Top Mode: College Edition, begins with the models reflecting in awe Laura’s bottom two position in the previous week’s final panel. The main focus this week centers on who will be the “come back” girl in the competition, and Victoria’s situation where the girls again confront her with general with concerns of her stability in continuing the competition.

“Tyra Mail” then leads to a visit to Smash Box Cosmetics, with PR maven Kelly Cutrone and LA Models’ Woman’s Division Agent Markus Barrington, for season’s “go sees” challenge. The models now set up in pai...

Recap: 'America's Next Top Model'- Season 19, Episode 7, 'The Girl Who Licks The Floor'

10/16/2012 7:15am EDT
The Girl Who Licks the Floor pictured: Allyssa Cycle 19
Episode 7, of America’s Next Top Model: College Edition, begins with Laura reflecting on her past week‘s winning photo challenge, and efforts to make a name for herself within the modeling industry on her own without the influence of her familial celebrity background. As Laura makes her way to enjoy access to the “Tyra Suite” all to herself, collective worry starts to set in over Victoria’s diminishing eating habits.

BryanBoy and Nylon television host/designer Marissa Montgomery then visit to set up the new “challenge of the week,” of a road trip to Palm Springs, where the models are s...

Recap: ‘America's Next Top Model: College Edition’ - Season 19, Episode 6 ‘The Girl Who Gets Pwn'd’

9/30/2012 11:40pm EDT
Last week’s challenge winner Nastasia starts off episode six enjoying the “Tyra Suite” with chosen model friend Kiara. The other models get a wake up call, over elimination panel that sent favorite Leila packing, and are overwhelmingly stressed out. Plus, there is an added annoyance with social media consultant BryanBoy’s air of favoritism in regards to Leila.

Supermodel judges Rob Evans and Chrissy Teigen, with Naughty Dog cinematic production lead Taylor Kurosaki, and stunt movement coordinator Mike Mukatis, set models up for a new “video game challenge” where models bring a vid...