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Tyra Banks Gets Yogurt With The Office Star Craig Robinson

Aug 10, 2011 03:35 PM

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Tyra Banks knows that there's no better way to spend an evening than by grabbing food with a pal.

The entrepreneur went out to dinner with The Office star Craig Robinson in the Century City Mall in Studio City, CA, Tuesday night. The two capped off their evening with a sweet treat - Pinkberry!

Tyra is getting ready to launch her new book Modelland in September. She told us that it's "a fantasy-fiction book, darling. Not a how-to." See Tyra talk about the book on her way to Pinkberry below.




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Tyra Pokes Fun At Contestants In Wacky America's Next Top Model Promo

Feb 24, 2011 01:05 PM

Tyra Banks is entering her 16th year of America's Next Top Model, but the 37-year-old mogul and host isn't slowing down when delivering fresh and wacky ideas.

For her latest ANTM promo, Banks mocks different types of contestants ... from a bubbly blonde to a hardcore anti-model type.

As for her personal life, the former supermodel faced an aggressive stalker late last year, with the 39-year-old stalker, Marten Williams Jr., even alluding to a January 8th wedding between the two.

Read what Tyra wrote in a document to the LA County Superior Court ... after the jump.




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Tyra Banks Gets Playful With Photographers After Dinner

Nov 18, 2010 12:42 PM

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Last night Tyra banks had a bit of a tug of war contest with a pap outside of Red O, and the model/producer/writer/actress/Oprah in training playfully grabbed a camera from the lucky videographer.

But maybe she just wanted to share pointers with him? On last night's episode of America's Next Top Model, Tyra added director to her long and impressive resume, as she went behind the camera to shoot a two-minute film featuring the show's final four contestants. Tyra said, "A lot of designers and people in the fashion industry are feeling like the future of fashion is not just still photos, but they've been doing mini movies where the models are acting things out."




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Tyra Banks Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

Oct 19, 2010 03:00 PM

tyrabanksstalker.jpg Tyra Banks has been granted a temporary restraining order against Marten Williams, Jr., who has "targeted, harassed and stalked" her and her family since 2006.

In legal documents filed by attorney Evan Spiegel, Tyra claims the 39-year-old man has a history of mental illness (the docs note that he believes "Michael Jackson is alive and living in Long Beach"), and Tyra says Williams has sent "ominous frightening letters and items" to her Beverly Hills home. Williams was arrested earlier this month for trespassing on Tyra's property, and he was later placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold (just like Britney!). Tyra states, "I am in fear from Mr. Williams for my personal safety, and that of those around me, including my family and employees."

The temporary restraining order is in effect until October 28, when a hearing will be held to determine if the restraining order will become permanent.




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Tyra Banks Slapped With Lawsuit By "Sex Addict" Guest's Mother

Oct 17, 2010 12:37 PM

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Beverly McClendon is filing a complaint against Tyra Banks, Warner Bros. Entertainment and executive producers of The Tyra Show for $3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Why?

She claims that the show's producer's broke George state labor laws by not alerting her that her daughter, Jewel Ciera Washington (a 15-year-old), was to be a scheduled guest on the program.

Jewel has responded to an open call on Tyra's websites for self-proclaimed "sex addicts" in October 2009. She was selected as a guest and flew solo to New York.

"This show undoubtedly was watched by sexual deviants, perverts and pedophiles alike," claims McClendon. The angry mom also wants any future repeats of the particular episode banned.

No comment from Warner Bros. so far...




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Tyra Banks Nets Herself A New Look

Oct 1, 2010 11:25 AM

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Courtesy: Twitter

So is Tyra Banks going for a role in the upcoming Spider-Man movie? Nope ... Miss Banks is just going for a fashion-forward, yet awkwardly fierce look.

Who knew a fishnet stocking could assist in making such a bold statement? Tyra addressed her webbed style on Twitter. The media mogul tweeted:

    So FRENCH VOGUE mask is sum cheap FISHNET stockings I got n crazy store n Paris! I cut em up n made it y'all. N did my ow hair n makeup.

No doubt this look will be featured on America's Next Top Model in the near future. You go, girl!




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Tyra Banks Apologizes For Controversial America's Next Top Model Promo

Aug 16, 2010 08:55 AM

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The promo for the next season of America's Next Top Model, featuring contestant Ann Markley with the "smallest waist in the world," has been accused of promoting an unhealthy body image for young women. Executive producer Tyra Banks is now saying sorry for the "misconstrued" message.

In the promotional spot, fellow judge Miss J. Alexander puts his hands around the 6-foot, 2-inch 19-year-old model's waist showing off just how small her midsection is. Host Jay Emmanuel also jokes that another judge will be dieting on "Tic Tacs and watercress for the rest of the season."

Tyra released the following apology:

    “In an effort to create a fun and entertaining sneak peak of the upcoming cycle, America’s Next Top Model released a trailer that was edited in way that misconstrued our overarching message. 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, (with multiple Top Model departments, it’s just impossible to review everything) 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.

    The passionate response the trailer has evoked proves that the message to promote and celebrate all different — healthy and natural –- body types has resonated with our viewers and I’m so proud of every one of you who voiced your opinion and participated in this conversation. I have experienced body image scrutiny from one extreme to the next –- as an awkward, extremely thin pre-teen who couldn’t gain weight no matter what I did, to later being slammed by the media for my fuller, curvier frame.

    Driven by these personal experiences, I am committed to expanding the definition of beauty which includes ALL shapes, sizes and proportions, from skinny to curvy and everything in between. It’s about women telling the world to KISS their –- skinny, wide, droopy, flat, cellulite-covered or FAT -– you know what!”

    Through Top Model and my other platforms, I am able to connect with women directly. During this season of Top Model, you will see that Ann (the woman featured in the trailer) provided another opportunity for me to support a young woman struggling with her own body image issues (she’s 6’2″; and is the receiver of countless stares and ridicule). Helping young ladies, like Ann and countless others that have confided in me, furthers and supports my core mission.”




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Tyra Banks Joins The Publishing World

May 11, 2010 09:50 AM

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Tyra Banks is coming to a book store near you with a fictional novel called Modelland.

The 36-year-old novelist says, "It's for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives … and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too."

The TV mogul already has her supermodel hands busy with America's Next Top Model, but Banks is releasing this novel as part of a three-book deal with Random House...in collaboration with her company Bankable Books.

As for the fictional location of Modelland, Tyra says it's "Where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye."

Just make sure while you're reading it, you take some time to "smize." In Tyra language, that's short for "smiling with your eyes." You go, girl!

No release date has been announced for the first novel.




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