Seen above making the face that she and every working housekeeper makes whenever they think of Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks has brought out the dead, dusty horse that is her feud with Naomi and continued to beat it like Naomi beating a maid with a BlackBerry. Tyra and the father of her kid, Erik Asla, were guests on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan last week and their conversation turned to how she was terrorized by Naomi back in the day.
The “Bitches Of The Moment” feud all started when Rebecca Romjin Lettuce said Instagram tricks turned models aren’t true supermodels (she later cried clickbait). Stephanie Seymour then said that the term “supermodel” is a thing of the past and that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are more like “bitches of the moment.” Kendall Jenner called Stephanie Seymour a “cyberbully.” Gigi Hadid hasn’t really said anything (emojis don’t count!) but her mom Yolanda Foster has, which is just embarrassing. Gigi is definitely no supermodel because no supermodel lets her mommy defend her. And now, Tyra Banks has finally piped in and is using this dumb feud to talk about the strength of Tyra Banks!
Right this second in a nursery that’s covered with pictures of Tyra Banks, a brand new baby boy, who is wearing a onesie that is covered with Tyra Banks’ face, is making a confused look as his mother Tyra Banks tries to teach him how to smize. Ty Ty is not going to let him make his public debut until he successfully learns how to smile with his baby eyes. No child of hers is going to be seen in a picture without smizing.
Ty Ty announced on Instagram today that she and her man of 2 years, noted photographer Erik Asla (who sort of looks like a shrink wrapped Gordon Ramsay to me), are parents to a son who was born via surrogate. Tyra and Chrissy Teigen talked about their fertility issues on their now dead talk show FabLife. Chrissy is currently pregnant and now Tyra is somebody’s mother.
When I read the news and saw that picture of them, I figured the surrogate gave birth to an adorable tenhead with tiny arms and legs. But Tyra said in her Instagram post that the baby’s got her eyes and Erik’s chin. And surprisingly, Tyra didn’t name her son Tyro or Tyra, Jr.
The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.
York Banks sounds like the name of Carlton Banks‘ preppier and richer cousin who is his main rival at Princeton. And congrats to Tyra, Erik and York who better learn to smize like no other baby or he’ll be disowned!
“Oh, that exit door looks so beautiful and I can’t wait for the day when Tyra Banks’ ass walks through it” – Tyra’s co-hosts in that picture, probably.
Here’s two pieces of brand new information for you: 1. Tyra Banks had a new talk show called the FABLife and; 2. Tyra Banks is no longer on her new talk show called the FABLife.
The Hollywood Reporter says that less than 3 months after TYRA’S LIFE (aka the FABLife) debuted, Tyra has slid down the inflatable exit slide and is done with her show. TyTy said in a statement that she wants to focus on her Mary Kay wannabe cosmetics line and will no longer be on the show every day. TyTy will pop up every now and again and will stay on as executive producer until the end of the year. That’s if the FABLife isn’t throw onto the cancellation pile next week. Here’s TyTy’s statement:
“This is a very difficult decision, but necessary. I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures. I will however continue to support the growth and success of ‘FABLife’ and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show.”
Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley will stay on the show. There’s no plans to replace Tyra. (You know in Tyra’s head that sentence translates into: TYRA IS IRREPLACEABLE!) TMZ says that Tyra didn’t exactly go quietly. Tyra and another executive producer didn’t like each other and she was pissed that the producers went back on a promise to let her regularly push her makeup line on the show.
America’s Next Top Model is also ending, so soon Tyra’s face won’t be on television screens for the first time in centuries. I refuse to believe that Tyra just easily said goodbye to camera to focus on some makeup line. Hmmmm…I have a feeling that Tyra left the FABLife, because she’s going to try to breathe new life into the dead corpse that is The Tyra Banks Show. I hope that’s true because television has truly been missing some real investigative reporting like that segment on The Tyra Banks Show where Tyra shed light on fat shaming by going undercover as Madea’s sister.
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Never forget the Jane Magazine judge (the dude in the tie) from season 2.
What’s the opposite of smizing? Frowzing? I’m frowzing today, because as someone who has watched every single episode of every single season, this news gives me the sads. It gives me the sads, because it’s the end of a train wreck era and I’m sad because I just reminded myself that I watched every single episode of every single season of America’s Next Top Model. What am I doing with my life?
Somewhere in the offices of The CW recently, an executive stood in front of Tyra Banks and the producers of Beauty and the Beast and said, “I have two of our shows standing before me, but I only have one renewal contract in my hand and this renewal contract represents the show that is going on to next season… Just kidding, you’re both canceled!” The CW announced that they have canceled Beauty and the Beast after four seasons and ANTM after 22 (mostly) foolery-filled seasons. Tyra will no longer have a platform to torture future catalog models (if they’re lucky) by making them do jacked-up photo shoots and by ruining their hair. Before this tragic news was announced, Tyra went on Instagram and tried to act like it was her decision. Oh, typical TyTy Baby!
Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it’s time. Our diehard fans know we’ve expanded the definition of beauty, presented what Flawsome is, tooched and booched and boom boom boomed, shown the world how to show their neck, rocked couture/catalogue/commercial poses, have found our (and your) light, strutted countless runways, gone on tons of go-sees, added guys to the girls mix, and have traveled around the globe and back again. Yeah, it’s time. It really is.
Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done.
The final season of ANTM is on right now and the final episode will air on December 4, 12 years after this beautiful trashy mess of a show first premiered on the UPN.
Farewell, ANTM, thank you for giving us the return of Janice Dickinson, Natasha’s truth talk, Nyle’s body, Rebecca’s fainting spell, Tyra’s ultra dramatic “We were all rooting for you!” monologue, the musical masterpiece “Shake Your Body,” a busted beard weave and of course the bi-racial butterfly Jade.
I know, I know, technically that picture was taken in the early 90s, but who cares about petty details when there’s good news to talk about for a change.
Variety says that the NBC peacock has finally pulled its head out of its ass and is doing what it should’ve done a long time ago. NBC is making a TV show about the modeling world in the 80s. One of George Clooney’s drinking partners and one of the biggest supermodels of all-time, Cindy Crawford, is producing the drama with Anne Heche and Anne’s husband James Tupper. Random IS Anne Heche and Cindy Crawford making a glamorous TV show about warring models in the 80s. Variety has a few details:
“Icon,” hailing from Universal TV, revolves around the modeling wars in the ’80s that occurred between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management. The show is completely fictionalized, rather than a re-telling of Crawford’s own experiences. No actual names of models or figures from the time will be used.
I know we’ve all been waiting for Cindy Crawford to once again knock us over with her impeccable acting skills the way she did in Fair Game, but she’s not going to be in it. She’s strictly producing.
This world needs a lot of things, but it really needs a TV show about 80s models. I hope Cindy, Anne and Anne’s husband don’t fuck it up. I also hope it’s a hit, because if it is, it may lead to reboots of Models Inc. and the 80s jewel that never got the chance to fully sparkle: Paper Dolls!
Actually, Cindy should just go ahead and save herself some time and just remake Paper Dolls using the original cast.
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