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‘Bachelor’ Brad Womack makes his choice; plus, his rejected bachelorette speaks out – March 13-19, 2011 Reality TV highlights

3/18/2011 11:26pm EDT
Bachelor 15 proposal
“Bachelor” Brad Womack made his final choice on Monday, giving his final rose to Emily Maynard on the show’s season finale. Brad and Emily spoke out for the first time since Brad proposed on the After the Final Rose special, although viewers were probably shocked to hear about the rollercoaster the couple had been on since that day. Not only had the couple almost wed twice, but they had broken up once. They assure viewers they are still engaged, but on Tuesday, Brad released a statement requesting privacy while the couple works out the kinks in their new relationship (full statement here). ...

Tyra Banks 'Freaked Out' By Her Roommates At Harvard

3/15/2011 5:35pm EDT
Tyra Banks
Supermodel Tyra Banks is getting the full college experience while studying business at Harvard University - she's living in a dorm.

The America's Next Top Model host, who formed her own production company Bankable Productions years ago, has revealed she has gone back to school in order to sharpen her skills and better prepare herself as a leader of the brand.

She tells late night TV host Jimmy Fallon, "I feel I have to in order to grow my business. People like Richard Branson and Walt Disney, these people have created these brands and businesses from scratch. So I look to them as role ...

'Bachelor' Bachelorettes Let Loose On Season Villain Michelle Money – Reality TV Highlights, March 6-12, 2011

3/12/2011 3:09pm EST
Michelle Money,
“Bachelor” fans wait all season for the truth to spill out during each season’s Women Tell All special, and this season’s special was no exception; although, the truth that came out may not have been the truth viewers were expecting.

Yes, the women came down hard on Michelle Money for all the cruel things she said during the season, but it wasn’t really the things she said that bothered them; what bothered the women was that the Michelle that got to know in the house was NOTHING like the woman they saw in episodes. They felt confused by her two personalities and were beyond hurt that she w...

Tyra Banks Website Gives Fashion Tips & Makeover Advice

3/11/2011 8:34am EST
Tyra Banks
Retired model-turned-brand leader Tyra Banks has launched a new website aimed at celebrating the individuality of women.

The entrepreneur's site will help style members who sign up by giving them tips and makeover advice based on their own body type.

Announcing the new venture on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, Banks said, "With a lot of magazines, it tells you exactly what you're supposed to look like and if you don't look like this... you're a loser, you're not good enough.

"I have to admit I was a model for many years and modelled in the magazines that promoted that ...

'America’s Next Top Model' Cycle 16 Ep. 3 Recap: America’s Worst Makeover

3/10/2011 9:20pm EST
Molly's horrible weave.
This week’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model” featured the infamous makeover segment, in which the remaining 11 contestants were subjected to—gasp!—haircuts, dye jobs, and the always dreaded weave. However, one model received a particularly horrible makeover during Episode 3, possibly one of the worst to-date in ANTM history.

As usual, the show opened up with a bit of interaction at the Top Model house, specifically girls complaining about how insufferable Alexandria is. However, when the girls discovered a pull rope in the living room, which released a chart of vague descriptions of m...

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 16 Ep. 2 Recap: And 13 Becomes… 11?

3/7/2011 7:04am EST
Hannah's best photo from ANTM episode 2.
This week, “America’s Next Top Model” continued to break the mold, with the remaining thirteen contestants dropping to eleven, instead of only one model-hopeful going home. With the incredible assortment of prizes on the line, including the spread in Italian Vogue and the cover of Beauty in Vogue, in addition to the Cover Girl contract and IMG representation, ANTM continued to raise the bar even higher than it did during the intensely challenging Cycle 15.

“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 16 Episode 2 opened with the girls chilling at the Top Model House, eating a surprising meal of pizza ...

Russell Hantz duped, sent to ‘Survivor’ Redemption Island - Feb. 27-March 5, 2011 Reality TV Highlights

3/6/2011 11:42am EST
Russell Hantz,
Russell Hantz, who has over and over again proclaimed himself the king of “Survivor,” was duped by his newbie tribe members on this week’s episode of the series. When Russell figured out his tribe had thrown the immunity challenge to be given the opportunity to send him to Redemption Island, he vowed to show all of them he was not to be messed with. Unfortunately, his last ditch efforts to take over – which included having Stephanie persuade Julie to switch sides – completely bombed. Keep reading for a full episode recap.

Winter 2011 TV schedule + March/April premieres

Top reality TV hig...

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 16 Ep. 1 Recap: Changes Galore!

2/24/2011 11:21pm EST
The contestants of ANTM Cycle 16!
The “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 16 premiere came with quite a few changes to the traditional ANTM line-up. Tyra started the show with a parody of the different types of girls who try-out for “America’s Next Top Model,” before announcing the first major change for Cycle 16: The constants would begin this cycle thinking they had been rejected during casting week.

The final 14 received envelopes without photographs, which Tyra announced would mean they weren’t headed to panel and instead must leave immediately to go home. This begs the question: What about the other ANTM contestants who ...

Reality TV Highlights, Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Intentional Weight Gains Plague 'Biggest Loser'

2/5/2011 7:17pm EST
Dan and Don Evans - both brothers were eliminated from
Dan and Don Evans - brothers who were eliminated from "The Biggest Loser: Couples 4" after gaining weight

Intentional weight gains plagued “The Biggest Loser: Couples 4” this week, annoying viewers and making trainers think twice about certain players’ desires to truly lose weight and get healthy.

Winter 2011 TV schedule

It was no surprise that Bob and Jillian were upset when Dan and Irene each gained weight on purpose, although Jillian’s stone silence was surprising and a little scary, but viewers upset over the circus the season is becoming could lead people to give up on this seaso...

New Photos Of The 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 16 Contestants

2/2/2011 4:00pm EST
Top Models Cycle 16
The CW’s hit series America's Next Top Model returns to the world of high fashion when Cycle 16 premieres on Wednesday, February 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).

Lending their expertise as guest judges during this high fashion cycle are international fashion designer Lana Marks, model/stylist Erin Wasson, stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, stylist/creative consultant Lori Goldstein, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, fashion model Sonia Dara, IMG Models executive Ivan Bart, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, and cost...

Reality TV Spotlight: What's New And What's Returning In 2011

1/13/2011 11:37am EST
american idol
In my mind, there are four kinds of reality TV. There are the competition shows (“Top Model,” “The Apprentice” and “Project Runway”), personality/family shows (“Jersey Shore,” “Real Housewives” and “Sister Wives”), home improvement shows (pretty much everything on HGTV) and occupational shows (pretty much everything on TLC). Some of these shows are trashy, some are inspiring, and they are all, to some degree, entertaining.

Ace of Cakes - Food Network, (started) Jan. 6, Thurs at 10
Given the choice between “Ace of Cakes” and “Cake Boss,” choose “Ace of Cakes” every time. Duff, the owner ...

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Finale Recap: And The Winner Is...

12/3/2010 12:11am EST
Ann Ward
“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 15 was one of the most challenging, elite competitions the show has seen to date. Cycle 15 also had some of the best prizes: A spread in Italian Vogue, the cover of Beauty in Vogue, plus the traditional prizes of a Cover Girl contract and representation by IMG Model Management.

Ann Ward, the 6’2” beauty who towered above her fellow contestants and struggled with self-esteem issues due to years of teasing from her peers, took the “America’s Next Top Model” grand prize. She beat runner-up Chelsey, and the other two “final four” ladies Kayla and Jane, to becom...

Sexy Photos Of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Winner Ann Ward

12/2/2010 2:07pm EST
And "America's Next Top Model" is...Ann Ward! The long-legged, 6-foot, 2-inch beauty beat Chelsey Hersley to win the coveted title.

Ann is particularly memorable because of her teeny, tiny waist. At the start of the season Miss J wrapped his hands around her, and the video clip made national headlines.

"You have the smallest waist in the world," host Tyra Banks said. "Look at that waist!"

Ann will receive an Italian Vogue cover and editorial, a year of representation from the mode agency IMG and a $100,000 Cover Girl Cosmetics contract.

Do you think the right model wannabe won? Let us ...

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Ep. 11 Recap: Tyra's Directorial Debut, Four Becomes Two

11/19/2010 1:44pm EST
Chelsey at the motion editorial.
With “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 15 narrowed down to only 4 contestants, the competition heats up with fiercer demands. This week’s ATNM episode saw the directorial debut for Tyra, with "Disturbato." Last week, Chris was sent home for a lack of focus, and both Jane and Ann were warned to show more of their personalities in order to remain in the competition—will either succeed?

Episode 11 opened with Jane’s concerns about being too much of a “robot,” and Chelsey’s lofty modeling goals, while the girls traveled via limo back to the ANTM house. Kayla was greeted with digital art of her ...

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 15 Ep. 10 Recap: The Infamous Go-Sees Challenge

11/17/2010 7:29pm EST
During last week’s episode, the remaining “America’s Next Top Model” contestants found themselves in Italy. After a sexy photo shoot with a male model, only five girls remained: Ann, Chelsey, Jane, Chris and Kayla. But episode 10 would bring them up against arguably one of the most important and brutal ANTM traditions—the Go-See challenge, which can entirely change the pecking order of the remaining contestants.

The episode opened with Kayla enjoying her top photo as digital art, and Chris reflecting on her position on the bottom two last week, when Liz was sent home. “I can’t afford any m...

'America's Next Top Model' Judge Denies Sexual Harassment Claims

11/9/2010 11:19am EST
Nole Marin
A representative for former America's Next Top Model judge Nole Marin has vehemently denied allegations the stylist sexually harassed an aspiring young male model.

In a lawsuit filed at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Monday, Nicholas Hamman-Howe claims Marin, who regularly appears on American style shows, offered to make him a star in the modeling world in exchange for sexual favors. In the papers, the student alleges he met Marin in 2007 and the stylist invited him to a photo shoot after telling him he had the looks to become a huge earner in the fashion industry.

However, Hamm...

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Ep. 9 Recap: The Girls Head To Italy

11/5/2010 8:57am EDT
With only six contestants remaining in “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 15, this week’s episode featured the customary departure from America to the foreign location of this to Italy.

Chris was delighted to see her digital art on display, having won best photo in episode 8; Ann fretted over her poor performance, and was determined to improve and get out of the bottom two. Their confessions were interrupted by Miss J surprising them in the “America’s Next Top Model” house, taking the six remaining girls on a bike ride into the city. They arrived at a scenic bridge, and Miss J informed them...

Evan Rachel Wood & Lucas Grabeel Do The 'Time Warp'

10/31/2010 9:00pm EDT
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Evan Rachel Wood & Lucas Grabeel attended the 35th anniversary tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" looking fantastic in full costume as Siblings Magenta & Riff Raff.

Evan's teased out hair makes us wonder if Tim Burton based Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character on Magenta in his update of"Alice in Wonderland." Hmmm.

Evan's ex, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, has reportedly moved on from the young star. Reports suggest he's now dating model CariDee English.

Their romance blossomed in the studio, where Manson has been helping the "America's Next Top Model" winner record tracks for a debu...

Marilyn Manson Dates 'Top Model' CariDee English

10/28/2010 8:23am EDT
Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson appears to have moved on from his romance with Evan Rachel Wood - reports suggest he's dating model CariDee English.

Romance blossomed in the studio, where Manson has been helping the "America's Next Top Model" winner record tracks for a debut album, according to Life & Style magazine.

A source tells the publication, "They met when Marilyn helped CariDee on her album. They've been seeing each other ever since."

And English was gushing about the odd pairing when she was asked about her relationship with Manson.

She says, "Marilyn Manson inspires and supports me in my music...

'America’s Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Ep. 7 Recap: A Lesson In Designers For The Girls

10/21/2010 4:11pm EDT
Nigel, Tyra and Francesco Carrozzini.
Last week, Ann managed yet another America’s Next Top Model first: five consecutive best photo wins. Needless to say, the other ANTM contestants were highly threatened by her seemingly effortless (and confusing) success. Will someone step-up in Episode 7 of Cycle 15 and dethrone the statuesque Ann?

This week’s episode began with the girls celebrating the departure of Kacey, who was eliminated in Episode 6’s panel. Naturally, several confessions had to do with the girls’ fears about Ann and her success. “Ann’s won best photo five weeks in a row, but when it comes to speaking or showing char...

Paulina Porizkova Feels 'Invisible' At Age 45

10/20/2010 10:22am EDT
Paulina Porizkova
Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova has described the pain and frustration of losing her looks in the ageing process - insisting she has felt "invisible" since she turned 40 years old.

Porizkova shot to fame in the 1980s and became one of the world's highest paid models, gracing the covers of the most high profile fashion magazines and spending seven years as the face of cosmetics giant Estee Lauder.

The 45 year old has stepped away from modeling in recent years, turning to TV instead with a regular role as a judge on America's Next Top Model and a stint on Dancing With The Stars. Poriz...

Tyra Banks Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker

10/20/2010 8:21am EDT
Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker who has "targeted and harassed" the star since 2006.

The "America's Next Top Model" host asked a judge to grant her request for a protection order against Marten Williams, Jr., who she claims has stalked her and members of her family for four years.

In documents filed in Los Angeles, Banks alleged the 39 year old has a history of mental illness and believes "he killed George Bush Jr. and that Michael Jackson is alive and living in Long Beach."

Banks also claims Williams, Jr. has bombarded her with "omino...

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 15 Ep. 6 Recap: Another New Record, Another Girl Gone

10/14/2010 8:17pm EDT
ANTM Cycle 15 Contestants on Rodeo Drive
The competition on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 has never been fiercer, but can any of the girls dethrone Ann, with her 4-consecutive-week sweep of best photo during panel? Will Kacey rise above the increasing hatred of her among the remaining nine model-hopefuls and out-shine at the photo shoots and competitions? Here’s what you missed on ANTM Cycle 15 Episode 6!

Tall and awkward Ann, who wowed fans of America’s Next Top Model with her four consecutive top photo wins—an ANTM record--last week, started this week’s episode with an emotional confession: “I actually do feel like I’m a mo...

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Ep. 5 Recap: A New Record, Wrestlers & Drama

10/8/2010 1:43am EDT
Kacey during the photo shoot for ANTM Episode 5.
The fifth episode of Cycle 15 brought the girls of America’s Next Top Model into the wrestling ring, and onto a moving runway catwalk. But could any of the remaining 10 girls’ step-up, and displace Ann from her dominating performance?

For the third week in a row, Ann received the top photo, and was greeted by digital art in the house. Her enjoyment was short-lived, as Kacey—whom the girls decided to band against in last week’s episode—orchestrated a get-to-know-you event with the remaining 10 America’s Next Top Model contestants. Each girl answered questions and wrote them down on a note, ...

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 15 Ep. 4 Recap: Sea Goddesses, Fears and Drama

10/1/2010 7:48pm EDT
With the makeovers behind them and two eliminations—not to mention their first challenging photo shoot—completed, America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 episode 4 brought the girls a new challenge: Themselves. Whether it was a fear of rollercoasters, conflict and drama with fellow contestants or a tendency to complain, the greatest challenge for the girls this week was themselves.

For the second week in a row, Ann was greeted with a digital art copy of her latest photo. As the best “fallen angel” from the photo shoot with Anne Menke, Ann quickly started to become the #1 girl the fellow model-ho...

'America’s Next Top Model' Cycle 15 Ep. 3 Recap: Makeovers, Disappointing Photos

9/24/2010 8:25am EDT
One of the contestants receives a makeover.
The third episode of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 opens with 13 girls fighting for a cover of Vogue Italian, the cover of Beauty in Vogue, in addition the standard $100k Cover Girl Cosmetics contract. Episode 3 featured one of the most popular and anticipated ANTM traditions: Makeovers.

Quiet, shy and 6’2” Ann from Dallas, Texas, won the first “best picture” of Cycle 15 in last week’s episode. Episode 3 opened with her reaction to her winning photo being displayed as digital art: “I felt awesome to have top picture … nobody really paid attention to me back at home, but now I’m over he...

Tyra Banks' Busty Business Suit - Hot Or Not?

9/22/2010 10:04pm EDT
Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks walked the red carpet at the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere in New York on Monday wearing a gray suit dress. We found the ensemble rather boring. And why did she pair it with brown heels? What do you think of her outfit?

The new season of Tyra's show "America's Next Top Model" has started off with a bang. The season includes a bunch of celebrity guest judges and the winner of this season gets a contract with the best model management company, IMG.

Tyra has enlisted the help of legendary designers like Roberto Cavalli and Diane Von Furstenburg to usher this new cop...

Janice Dickinson Shows Off Her 55-Year-Old Cleavage & Legs - Hot Or Not?

9/20/2010 6:30pm EDT
Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson flaunted her assets in recent outings in London. First we spotted the former supermodel climbing into a cab after attending the Joseph and Love Magazine party at Joseph shop in Notting Hill, London, on Sunday. She wore a gold lame dress.

That same night she showed a bit of her thigh as she enjoyed an evening at the Vivienne Westwood Catwalk Show during London Fashion Week. She wore a short black dress with some sort of fur coat.

55-year-old Janice recently complained about the age difference between herself and her boyfriend, who is 22 years younger. She explained, "I've...

Can A Model of Color Win This High Fashion Season of 'America's Next Top Model'?

9/15/2010 2:38pm EDT
Top Model
For this new season (excuse me, cycle) of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra ain’t playin’. Faced with the fact that her show has failed to actually produce a top model, Tyra is pulling out all the stops this season in order to enhance the show’s credibility. She’s upped the stakes: The winner of this season gets a contract with the best model management company, IMG. For those who don’t understand how big of a deal IMG is, Gisele, Alek Wek, Heidi Klum, and Kate Moss are all IMG models. The winner also gets the cover and two fashion spreads in Vogue Italia, the cover of Beauty In Vogue, along...

'America's Next Top Model' Gets A Boost From Italian Vogue

9/7/2010 9:20pm EDT
Former supermodel Tyra Banks' hit reality TV show America's Next Top Model has been given a big boost by the world's most revered fashion bible - Italian Vogue.

The program bosses have snagged the publication's editor, Franca Sozzani, as a judge for its upcoming season - and the winning wannabe will be featured in a spread in the magazine early next year.

As a result of the Italian Vogue link, Top Model has also landed top fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Matthew Rolston among its special guests, turning the reality show into a must watch for style trendsetters.

Thrilled Ba...