The LA Times interviewed Top Model's latest castoff Claire and I learned a bunch of new things about her, including that she had graduated from Columbia, had already participated in another reality show called "Runway Moms" for the Discovery Channel and more. Check it out: 'Top Model's' Claire: 'Ivy League mother, crazy person, weirdo environmentalist'
That's more like it. I warned you it might have been nothing more than gossip and it is now seeming as this is indeed the case. After rumors about catfights and boredom, Tyra's rep has set the record straight and told UsMagazine that none of it is true and Tyra is not going anywhere. Order has been restored and we can all begin breathing again! Source: UsMagazine Image courtesy of img.timeinc.net
Don't start crying yet - because this might be pure gossip - but MSNBC has reported that Tyra Banks wants out of Top Model for multiple reasons, including that she is just generally bored with things, is not getting along with Jay Manuel and wants to focus more attention on her talk show (since she has recently been getting guests of a higher caliber including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...a huge step forward from those "let's see what it's like to be FAT" episodes). What sent things over the top is a rumored catfight between Tyra and Jay Manuel. The two are rumored to not currently be speaking with one another and as a result Tyra has been drastically reducing her time spent on the show. She is said to be searching for a replacement. Let me be the first to say that although I make fun of Tyra on a weekly basis in my Top Model reviews that there is no replacing Tyra. Top Model is Tyra's empire, and I honestly think it will be the beginning of the end should she leave... Source: TVGuide
Though Top Model premiered last week, we have yet to sneak a glance at the new judge (Twiggy's replacement), former supermodel Paulina Porizkova. Tomorrow night, Porizkova will be introduced. While you are waiting, check out this interview with her, courtesy of BuddyTV: Exclusive Interview - Paulina Porizkova
The Top Model Contestants (the final 14) for Cycle 10 have been named. Check them out over at Zap2it: Cycle 10 Contestants