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Recap: ‘America's Next Top Model: College Edition’ - Season 19, Episode 5 ‘The Girl Who Sings For Alicia Keys’

9/30/2012 10:42pm EDT
Episode five starts right off with the tension of the week going on between last week’s challenge winner Laura and Leila who is miffed that Laura is sharing her privileged access to the “Tyra Suite” with model Kristin, and not return the same generosity as she did for Laura with her earlier challenge win. A confrontation between both leads to the first, and hopefully last, cryfest of the season.

The surprise guest of the week, singer Alicia Keys, pays a visit awakening the models to a new challenge where they will all participate in a charity fashion runway show, benefitting Keys’ K...

Recap: ‘America's Next Top Model: College Edition’- Season 19, Episode 4, ‘The Girl Who Does What Tyler Perry Says’

9/28/2012 10:42am EDT
Episode four starts up America’s Next Top Model: College Edition with a spotlight on model Victoria, winner of last week’s challenge, and the group’s increasing ire of the obsessively close maternal relationship she shares with her mother. Plus, her personal decision to “opt out”of sharing access to the “Tyra Suite,” and having it all to herself, is an added disappointment.

This week’s source of tension is between models Kristin and Destiny, over Kristin’s violation of Destiny’s personal space, which leads to a shouting match and tactical ploy on Kristin’s part to have Destiny ousted wh...

Recap: ‘America's Next Top Model: College Edition’ - Season 19, Episode 3, ‘The Girl Who Wants Out’

9/28/2012 10:26am EDT
America’s Next Top Model: College Edition episode three starts off with a proud Leila of her previous week’s challenge win and efforts. She shares access to the “Tyra Suite” with fellow contestant Laura who perceives the friendly gesture as ploy. Jealousies, by other contestants, also start to take root.

Weekly “Tyra Mail” hints at the dreaded make-over portion of the competition which is met by guarded apprehensions fore-shadowing the never failing contestant hysterics. The models arrive at the Christophe Salon of Beverly Hills for make-over transformations which leads to anoth...

Recap: ‘America's Next Top Model: College Edition’ - Season 19, Episode 2, ‘The Girl Who Cries Home’

9/28/2012 9:15am EDT
ANTM Cycle 19
This second episode of America’s Next Top Model: College Edition takes the modeling contestants to Hollywood to meet choreographer & movement mentor Jonte, for tips on public image development, which introduces the week’s “best strutting and dancing” challenge across a runway stage. Contestants Kristin, Kiara, Jessie, Destiny, Darian, Leila, Nastasia, Brittany, Laura, Maria, Victoria, Yvonne, Allyssa, and Jasmine then all strut their stuff at dance club Eden for the win.

It is Yvonne who comes out tops, with a risque strut, and is named the season’s first challenge winner, and the c...

Recap: ‘America's Next Top Model: College Edition’ - Season 19, Episode 1, ‘The Girl Who Makes The Grade’

9/28/2012 8:16am EDT
Forget about everything you think you know about model Tyra Banks' America’s Next Top Model modeling competition. The recent Harvard graduate, now with eighteen cycles behind her, gives the new America’s Next Top Model: College Edition a face-lift uniting the themes of fashion and college. Even the show’s judging panel is now updated with a newly added interactive public social media “fan vote" as a participative part of weekly decisive panel. The winning model contestant this year wins a the opportunity to be the face of the Dream Come True ANTM perfume, a contract with representat...

Photos Of The College Girls Competing On 'America's Next Top Model'

8/2/2012 5:00pm EDT
America's Next Top Model
"America's Next Top Model: College Edition" premieres Friday, Aug. 24, and we have the pics of the newest contestants.

Thirteen ladies from universities and trade schools will battle it out to win the ultimate prize: a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, a modeling contract with LA/NY Models, $100,000 cash, and campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics.

Tyra Banks and her crew plan on whipping these women into shape as they compete to become "America's Next Top Model!"

Check out photos of the lucky 13...








'America's Next Top Model: College Edition' Premieres Friday, August 24

7/30/2012 3:35pm EDT
Tyra Banks
"America's Next Top Model's" first-ever "College Edition" kicks off on Friday, August 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.

The reality show will feature several new faces this season. Famed stylist Johnny Wujek will serve as photo shoot creative consultant. Fashion blogger Bryanboy is the show's first-ever social media correspondent

Dancer and choreographer Jontè will work with the models as the movement mentor. He help the women bring out their charisma in the various challenges and photo shoots.

The panel of judges includes Tyra Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone, and ne...

Photos Of 'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion' Winner Sophie Sumner

5/31/2012 8:32am EDT
Sophie Sumner
It was the battle of the blondes (and battle of the U.K. versus U.S.) on the season finale of "America's Next Top Model: British Invasion" on Wednesday.

Some highlights: American Laura LaFrate had a panic attack after shooting her ad for CoverGirl, and she was taken to the hospital. However, she recovered and got herself back into the game. Brit Sophie Sumner did a great job recording her dialogue for the CoverGirl commercial - without requiring medical attention.

The models posed for Vogue Italia, and the competition was fierce. They finished off with a runway show for Forever 21 and had...

Tyra Banks Hires Katy Perry's Stylist For 'America's Next Top Model'

5/20/2012 3:26pm EDT
America's Next Top Model
Katy Perry's stylist is set to help supermodel Tyra Banks put America's Next Top Model contestants to the test as the new creative consultant on the hit reality TV series.

Host and producer Banks axed photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander and photoshoot director Jay Manuel from her panel of experts last month and has announced Perry's wardrobe adviser Johnny Wujek and male model Rob Evans will take their place on the upcoming season of the program.

Announcing the news on, the retired runway beauty writes, "Welcome the fab Johnny Wujek & fine Rob Evans to the CW'...

CW Announces Five New Dramas; Moves 'Supernatural' & 'Top Model'

5/17/2012 1:37pm EDT
The Carrie Diaries
Today in New York City the CW Network annouced five new dramas for its 2012-13 lineup - The Carrie Diaries, Emily Owens, M.D., Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, and Cult. Specific air dates will be announced at a later time.

On Monday nights, 90210 returns at 8:00-9:00 p.m., and Gossip Girl will wrap up its six-season run at 9:00-10:00 p.m.

In January, new series The Carrie Diaries, starring AnnaSophia Robb as the incomparable and iconic Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) growing up in the 1980s, will follow in Gossip Girl’s stylish heels at 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Tuesdays The CW will play doctor,...

Gisele Bundchen Named The Greatest Modeling Fashion Icon Of All Time

4/3/2012 12:30pm EDT
Gisele Bundchen
TIME magazine recently picked the 100 most influential people in the world of fashion since 1923, the year the magazine launched. Gisele Bundchen topped the list of models, and we must agree with thier choice.

If wealth alone was the deciding factor for the list, Gisele blows everyone else away. She has been the highest-paid supermodel since 2004. In fact, she could be a billionaire by the time she turns 32 this summer, according to Forbes. She made an estimated $45 million in 2010 alone.

If notoriety was the deciding factor, Gisele rises to the top. She earned a lot of fans as a Victori...

Sexy & Single Heidi Klum Rocks A Skin-Tight Dress & Thigh-High Boots At The Kids' Choice Awards

4/1/2012 6:28pm EDT
Heidi Klum
Newly single America's Next Top Model host Heidi Klum showed up to the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Saturday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., wearing a figure-hugging cream colored Roland Mouret dress and a pair of brown suede thigh-high boots.

It seemed as though the fashion theme on this year's red carpet was showing plenty of leg, and the sexy supermodel looked just as hot as the 18-24 crowd while covering hers up.

Heidi presented an award with Chris Colfer, and being that it was the Glee star's first time at the KCAs the veteran let him know that you can't tru...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap: O Canada!

3/29/2012 10:39am EDT
This week's installment of ANTM was a surprisingly civilized episode, was it not? Drama was minimal, tongues were in check, and everyone had a kind word to say about everyone; which is only fitting because the entire episode took place in Canada. Well it wasn't entirely drama-free, there were a few requisite tears sprinkled gently throughout, but in general wasn't this pretty tame and almost blasé?

First, the girls were treated to an all expenses paid round trip to Canada!! Oh you guys, can you even imagine the life of a model? Always jet-setting off to fantastic places... personally I was...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap: The Resurrection Of King Tut - 'J. Alexander'

3/22/2012 11:12am EDT
America's Next Top Model
Confession! I am starting to fall so hard for Tyra. She is such a deranged and delightful combination of avant garde fashion and non-sequitor observations (and often inspired burns), coupled with the nurturing wing of a mother hen. I really don't know where she's been all my life.

This week opened on reflections of contestants past. Everyone was a little bit introspective about the abrupt departure of Louise (devotees of this little blog corner may know her better under her stage name 'Angela Chases mom, Patty Chase') and vowed to use her tantrum as a lesson to themselves to conduct thems...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap - The Cruel And Bitter Criticism Of Kelly Cutrone

3/15/2012 10:06am EDT
Super mogul model time, guys! That was theme of this carnival show. Tyra ascended her Harvard Business School mountain top, handed down amazing, nonsensical nicknames to highlight the contestants' attributes. Sidebar: I have to say when I entered into this I was ready to hate hard on Tyra. I have to say, she is kind of incredible. She's maternal and quirky and a little bit brilliant and absolutely, delightfully bats**t. I also think she can shoot fire out of her eyeballs. She's like a fairy tale villain that are you're always secretly rooting for. Anyway, Tyra donned a canary yellow cape, a...

'America's Next Top Model' Recap: Kris Jenner Teams Up For Creepy 'Sexy' Baby Shoot

3/8/2012 10:31am EST
America's Next Top Model
Full disclosure: I'm pretty well versed when it comes to reality TV (tee-vee). Well, obviously, you may be thinking to yourself. Here you are telling people what all the self-respecting invalids and tweens (aka the only demographic this show is still attracting) already know: what happened on America's Next Top Model: Cycle 18. For free. You must have an advanced degree in useless cultural analysis from the school of apathetic knocks. I don't mean to brag but, but I've seen a LOT of television. You may be even more thrilled to learn that I've even held bottom-feeding posts on a few marginal...

'America's Top Model' Wannabes Pose In Creepy Pics With Kris, Kylie & Kendall Jenner

3/2/2012 2:00pm EST
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model contestants took part in an unusual photo shoot that is set to air on the CW next week.

The models pose as toddlers alongside Kris Jenner and her daughters Kendall and Kylie.

The clown and the "Shining" reference really give us the creeps. What do you think of the photos?

The 18th season of the show debuted this week with a team of British models competing against Americans.

Jasmia was the unfortunate contestant to be voted off first.

'America's Next Top Model' Recap - Season 18, Episode 1 - British Invasion

3/1/2012 4:56pm EST
ANTM - British Invasion
What a day or two it's been in the world of global pop culture. The sun has set sadly and suddenly on a British icon. RIP, Davy Jones And today America's own Justin Bieber celebrates his 18th birthday. Something else is turning 18 too... America's Next Top Model celebrated the debut of its impressive 18th season last evening on the CW. Or, I'm sorry, its 18th cycle as its being referred to in the rags and the blogs. Isn't it odd that the CW is using such transparent networkspeak in the public sphere? It's ok, C-dub. We know you're a real television network on real American teevees. You don'...

Tyra Banks Graduates From Harvard Business School

2/24/2012 9:31am EST
Tyra Banks
Retired supermodel Tyra Banks officially has brains to match her beauty after graduating from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts.

The "America's Next Top Model" creator and host passed the Owner/President Management Program with flying colors.

Banks dropped out of Loyola Marymount University to pursue modelling when she was a teenager.

Photos From 'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion' - Who Is Your Favorite?

2/20/2012 2:00pm EST
America's Next Top Model British Invasion
The hit reality series"America's Next Top Model" gives 14 women the opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of high fashion modeling.

This season there's a twist - it's the United States vs. Great Britain! The show will feature former contestants from "Britain’s Next Top Model" and an all-new crop of American model hopefuls competing for the grand prize.

The series follows participants of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes, while they live together and compete in weekly tests.

"America's Next Top Model: British Invasion" premieres Wednesday, F...

Photos Of 'America's Next Top Model' All-Stars Winner Lisa D'Amato

12/8/2011 10:00am EST
Lisa D'Amato
Lisa D'Amato was crowned "America's Next Top Model" in Wednesday's controversial finale. Angela Preston was disqualified from the competition, but the show didn't give a reason why. The third finalist was Allison Harvard.

The CW network said: "After production wrapped on the current cycle of America's Next Top Model, we learned information that made Angelea ineligible and she was subsequently disqualified from the competition. As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale."

According to, the rumor is Preston might have bragged about her ...

Andre Leon Talley Quits 'America's Next Top Model'

9/28/2011 3:26pm EDT
Andre Leon Talley
Vogue magazine contributing editor Andre Leon Talley has quit his role as a judge on supermodel Tyra Banks' hit reality TV show America's Next Top Model.

Banks recruited the veteran trendsetter to join the series' judging panel last year, but he has now stepped down from the job after four seasons.

Talley insists rumors of a rift between himself and Banks are unfounded and they "remain friends", according to the New York Post's Page Six column.

He adds, "It's all good in the neighborhood. I had a fabulous time. It was a mutual agreement. There is no unhappiness at all."

The publicat...

Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

9/6/2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...

CW Reveals 14 All-Star Contestants For 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 17

8/4/2011 12:28pm EDT
Tyra Banks
"America's Next Top Model" returns this fall for cycle 17 with its first-ever all-star cast, featuring fan favorites and outrageous personalities from different cycles as they square off and compete for the grand prize.

Lending their expertise as guest judges this cycle are rap sensation Nicki Minaj; comedienne Kathy Griffin; pop star and author LaToya Jackson; actress and singer Ashlee Simpson; model and actor Tyson Beckford; reality star Kristin Cavallari; rapper Game; model Coco Rocha; Anthony Zuiker, the creator and executive producer of "CSI"; and fashion photographer Nikos Papadop...

The CW Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

6/20/2011 3:22pm EDT
Hart of Dixie
The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with four new series and returning favorites on new nights.

Learn more about the series HERE and check out the schedule below:

Tuesday, September 13

8:00-9:00 pm 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm Ringer (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, September 14

8:00-9:00 pm H8R (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm America’s Next Top Model (Season Premiere)

Thursday, September 15

8:00-9:00 pm The Vampire Diaries (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm The Secret Circle (Series Premiere)

Friday, September 23

8:00-9:00 pm Nikita (Season ...

The CW Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

5/19/2011 9:37am EDT
The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2011-2012 season at its annual upfront presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media from Jazz at Lincoln Center. Electro hip-hop group LMFAO staged a rousing flash mob dance and performed their hit song Party Rock Anthem to open the show. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, and Mark Pedowitz, the new President of The CW.

"Hart of Dixie," from the "Gossip Girl' team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, is a medical franchise with a proven star in Rachel Bilson, added Pedowitz. Sarah Michelle ...

Brittani Kline Wins 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 16; See Photos

5/19/2011 8:29am EDT
Americas Next Top Model Brittani
Brittani and Molly went head to head last night on the season finale of "America's Next Top Model."

The final two model wannabes competed in a CoverGirl print and video face-off. Despite getting teary eyed, Brittani managed to pull off a great commercial. Then Molly's mom visited prior to their shoot for Vogue Italia, but Brittani's mom was absent for medical reasons.

Later the ladies competed in a Vivienne Westwood runway show. They got all dolled up with punked out hair and a lot of make-up. Despite laughing during her walk and taking a tumble, 19-year-old Brittani was crowned America's...

What To Watch: Viewers Finally Learn Which ‘Glee’ Cast Member They Will Say Goodbye To Forever (May 15-21, 2011)

5/15/2011 11:15am EDT
The number one thing you need to watch this week is “Glee” because after months of speculation, viewers will finally find out which cast member they will say goodbye to forever. That’s right; in case you haven’t heard, one of McKinley High’s own will face an unexpected loss. Cast and crew have been tight-lipped about who is dying, but viewer guesses include Sue’s sister, Puck and Quinn’s daughter, or Kurt’s dad. Of course, this doesn’t mean it couldn’t be one of the regular cast members; ugh, I cringed at the thought!

‘Amazing Race; Unfinished Business’ wraps up with $1 million winner, ent...

Anatomy Of A TV Season: The Hits & Misses

4/15/2011 12:00pm EDT
Kathy Bates
It’s almost May Sweeps, and season finales will be upon us faster than the networks can cancel soaps. Let’s break it down, network by network, of what succeeded – and what flopped – this TV season.


Let’s start with the weakest network. After the ‘Jay Leno Show’ debacle last season, NBC is still scrambling to find original programming that will net decent ratings.

‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ has proved a disappointment, as evidenced by its massive overhaul and return to floundering ratings. The comedy ‘Outsourced’ is on the bubble, and shows such as ‘Chase’ and ‘Undercovers’ bombed ...

Tyra Banks: 'I Definitely Want Babies'

4/8/2011 12:57pm EDT
Tyra Banks
TV supermodel Tyra Banks has hinted she is trying for a baby with her boyfriend.

The catwalk beauty, who was last rumored to be romancing businessman John Utendahl, has confirmed she is in a relationship and the 37 year old has suggested she is planning to start a family very soon, telling TV presenter Piers Morgan, "I definitely want babies."

When the British host asked whether it will happen soon, she replied, "Yeah" and Morgan then pressed her on the subject, asking, "Are you trying to have a baby?" with Banks responding, "Yeah, maybe."

The America's Next Top Model star also dismis...