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Tyra Banks Fires All Of Her Judges On America's Next Top Model

Apr 21, 2012 09:45 AM

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Tyra Banks has confirmed that Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel will NOT be returning for the next season of America's Next Top Model, and while the split appears to be amicable between Barker and Banks, we still not sure how the other two feel about it!

"To my Nigel Barker, Miss J, and Mr Jay: Thank you for all of our years together on America's Next Top Model," Banks wrote on her official Facebook page. "Working with you is always an absolute pleasure. Excited for what the future holds for us."

Barker, who had been with the show since 2004, wrote on his blog, "I will miss the cast, the crew and ANTM will always have a special place in my heart, having made life-long friendships with countless fond memories." The photographer also told E! News, "It wasn't a shock. I'm friends with Tyra and the producers. There had been a discussion that ratings were down and that something like this would happen."

The last season of ANTM was down 45 percent from the previous cycle, so it appears as though Nigel is right, but isn't it a bit harsh to give everyone the ax?

Manuel and Alexander have yet to comment, but we'll let you know as soon as they do!




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America's Next Top Model Contestant With "Smallest Waist In The World" Wins

Dec 2, 2010 08:01 AM

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Courtesy: CW

America's Next Top Model names 6'2" Dallas native, Ann Ward, as the winner of the show's 15th season.

Tyra Banks came under fire earlier this year after saying to Ward, "You have the smallest waist in the world. Look at that waist!" Banks said that during a CW promo for ANTM in which judge Miss J Alexander stood behind the model and put his hands around her midsection.

Banks later apologized for the way the promo was edited saying,

    "As a leader in celebrating and promoting healthy body image, I must admit that I regrettably didn’t see this clip before it was released to the public. But on behalf of the Top Model team, these were not the intentions, and we truly apologize for any confusion, anger or disappointment it may have caused."

19-year-old Ward receives a $100-thousand contract with Cover Girl cosmetics.




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America's Next Top...Tranny?

Aug 13, 2008 01:26 PM

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Yup, America's Next Top Model is making history again - last season, the show picked it's first plus size winner, and this season the show will have its first transgendered contestant!

Isis, 22, is a pre-op transgender model who was born a male, but says she was "born in the wrong body" and adds that she's felt like a girl for "as long as [she] can remember." Isis was featured as an extra model for the homeless photo shoot last season, and host and creator Tyra Banks encouraged her to try out for show this season.

The 11th season of the hit reality show premieres on the CW on September 3 at 8 p.m....we can't wait for the fierceness!




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Las Vegas Roundup -- Who WASN'T in Vegas This Weekend?

Aug 11, 2008 01:48 PM

In addition to Lauren Conrad partying at Christian Audigier's new nightclub, Vegas greeted...

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Enrique Iglesias, who greeted fans at Tao (video here)...

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We also caught the King of Las Vegas, Jeff Beacher with the usual beautiful arm candy, ANTM winner Jaslene Gonzalez (video here)...

Enrique Iglesias AHeard080808_05_X17.jpgMaxim hottie and Pineapple Express star Amber Heard giving us some "green steel" at Tao (video here)...

And recently rehabbed Richie Sambora dining with his family at STRIP steak at Mandalay Bay with music producer Tommy Lipnick...

That's Vegas, baby!




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ANTM Spoiler Alert!

Jun 24, 2008 02:53 PM

America's Next Top Model NextTopModel0624_02_X17.jpgOur photogs overseas caught a glimpse of some of the newest cycle of America's Next Top Models in their "surprise location" -- whaddya think of the finalists?

Click through for more pix and to find out which overseas destination they're visiting this cycle!




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