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PETA Uses Michelle Obama In "Fur-Free And Fabulous" Campaign Without The First Lady's Consent

Jan 6, 2010 07:46 AM


PETA's new "Fur-Free And Fabulous" campaign features images of the first lady alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and Carrie Underwood in the ad that's running in Washington D.C.

Although Michelle Obama previously stated that she doesn't wear fur, she didn't consent to appear in this ad!

"We did not consent to this," said a spokesperson for the First Lady's office.

"The fact is that Michelle Obama has issued a statement indicating that she doesn't wear fur, and the world should know that in PETA's eyes, that makes her pretty fabulous," says PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in a statement.

So is this ad fabulous or not?

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CW Employees Claim Tyra Is A Holy Terror!

Dec 30, 2009 12:30 PM


Oh no they didn't! Ty Ty will not be smiling with her eyes when she reads this one...

Several employees from The Tyra Banks Show have spilled some juicy details to the media on what it's like to work with Oprah 2.0, and not only do they say that she's a bit of a diva, they claim she's left some employees out in the cold!

A former crew member tells NYDN, "There had been high turnover of employees for years" due to the fact that it was "pretty difficult to work for Tyra. She and the higher-ups on the production staff could be extremely brutal. She really is a diva."

One high-level employee did agree that Tyra can be difficult but added, "[F]or me, it was a good experience. Tyra just knows how she likes things done. And as for her ‘diva-ness,' well, it sells."

However, it doesn't look like working for Tyra has been a good experience for everyone! Reports surfaced yesterday that she told the press her show was ending before she even alerted her staff! NYDN's source says, "It wouldn't be surprising. When the show moved from L.A. to New York, several staffers weren't even directly told about the change - they heard through the grapevine that it was going to move locations. Even so, a lot of those people gave up their lives on the West Coast so they could continue working for the show. Now they're out of luck."

Ouch! Say it ain't so Tyra!

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Tyra Retiring The Talk Show

Dec 28, 2009 11:20 AM


Tyra Banks has announced that much like Oprah, she's decided to put an end to her Emmy-winning talk show.

In an open letter on her website, Tyra writes:

    "This will be the last season of The Tyra Show. I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years. The thing is, The Tyra Show is not leaving because of YOU. Most times, a show leaves the air because not many people are watching. Well, you all ARE watching, in record numbers. You must know this love and support is always felt by me and it's given me the courage to take more exciting steps in my life. So I thank you for that."

As for those "exciting steps", Tyra's apparently "got a lot cooking right now," in addition to hosting the 15th season of America's Next Top Model next year, she's going to be concentrating on producing movies and getting more involved with online ventures to be able to "vibe" more with us. Oh, joy.

She also pays her respects to the Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey, who gave Tyra her first shot in daytime. "We all know she announced that her last year with her talk show will be in the 2010-2011 season. We will all miss her show so much. And to you Oprah: You have had, and continue to have, such an amazing impact on me. I salute you."

And we salute you, Tyra, for making such a big stinking deal about revealing your wigless "real hair" that we actually had to tune in to see what your fivehead really looks like!

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T-Y-R-A Being A Total D-I-V-A

Dec 24, 2009 11:25 AM

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Oh Tyra, didn't you have an episode of Top Model where you taught the girls how to graciously handle the paparazzi? I'm not loving the fact that you totally pulled a Leonardo DiCaprio move at Phillippe Chow last night! But at least you're giggling about it...

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Janet Lunches With Tyra!

Nov 13, 2009 12:59 PM

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Janet Jackson had lunch with Tyra Banks at Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills yesterday, and Tyra must have been cracking jokes the entire time, because when Janet left she could not stop smiling! So good to see her out enjoying life, especially after all the drama she's dealt with over the past 6 months!

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Tyra And Kat: Top Paid Women In Prime Time!

Oct 13, 2009 03:29 PM


There's always a new "top earners" list from Forbes, and this week it's the prime time top earning women!

Number one is, of course, Tyra Banks - she earns the majority of her $30 million from America's Next Top Model. And number two is Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) with $18 mil.

Hmm, is this deserved? Tyra IS trying to be the new Oprah, but Kat Heigl is just annoying!

Also on the top ten list are Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey and Marcia Cross... see the complete list below the cut!

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Tyra's A Golden Girl At The Daytime Emmys!

Aug 31, 2009 07:50 AM

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For the second year in a row, Tyra Banks snagged a daytime Emmy for best talk show (informative) for The Tyra Banks Show. The still sexy model/entrepreneur beat out Dr. Phil and his son Jay's show, The Doctors.


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Tired Banks

May 21, 2009 11:49 AM

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Last night Tyra Banks grabbed a bite to eat at Emilio's Ballato Restaurant, and we hate to say it, but the supermodel def wasn't looking her best! Remember that episode of Top Model a few cycles back when Tyra taught the ladies how to pose for spur of the moment paparazzi pics? Looks like the Bankable one could use a refresher course herself!

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