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Interivew: Aminat Ayinde of America's Next Top Model Cycle 12

Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Aminat Ayinde the third runner up of Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model . Throughout the Cycle Aminat wowed the judges with her enviable body, which Tyra described to her rival supermodel Naomi Campbell's, her signature strut, and her true top model potential. Fans loved and loved to hate Aminat for the drama she brought to the house, her brutal honesty, and her now infamous "S-T-U-P-I-D" insult. During her interview Aminat showed plenty of the personality that made her such a divisive character all cycle, but I found her to be full of charm and spunk. Aminat and I chatted about about the ironic way she came to be on America's Next Top Model, what it felt like to be told her body compared to a supermodel, and how she hopes to walk on every single major runway in the future. To Read More Click here .

Teyona Anderson Named Cycle 12's 'America's Next Top Model'

From 13 contestants Tyra Banks and co. have wilted it down to three and finally one. Teyona Anderson, a 20-year-old loss prevention rep from Woodstown, NJ. is the crowned " America's Next Top Model " cycle 12. Teyona had to battle it out with Allison and Aminat in the semi final, doing a commercial ad for CoverGirl lipstick. Teyona in particular was not smooth in delivering her lines and she tend to forget them. But the judges thought that Teyona has more fabulous photos compared to Aminat, and admitted her to the final two along with Allison. Then Teyona and Allison shot the cover for Seventeen magazine before then walking on the Rosa Cha fashion show bizarre runway. Jay Manuel told them to use the Samba movement, fierce walk and crawling during the show. In the final outing, the girls were covered in black oil and they had to go down on hands and knees to show off the bikinis. At the panel, judges thought that Allison was better on the walk because Teyona was robotic. Then the judges went through the entire portfolio of the two before finally deciding that Teyona has more approachable personality and has better photo shoots. Source Here

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

* The New Adventures of Old Christine (8:30 pm/ET CBS) Christine is desperate to prove that she's fine with Richard getting married on this laugh-a-minute episode, so she brings a sexy guy to his rehearsal dinner. Unfortunately, her hot date (a comically crude Lee Tergesen) turns out to be a first-class "jackass." Not that Christine will admit it. The series is on the bubble for renewal, but ABC has reportedly offered to pick it up if CBS passes. That's great news for Christine fans and comedy lovers everywhere. * American Idol (9 pm/ET Fox) This will separate the men from the boys. The all-male Top 3 ripped through two songs each last night - one a judges' choice and the other a choice of their own. So now these gifted guys - Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert - await the viewer verdict with white-knuckle anticipation. Sadly, three's a crowd: One will fall flat while the other two will soar to next week's big final week. Adding some spark tonight is Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, who performs "Battlefield." In addition, pop songstress Katy Perry renders "Waking Up in Vegas." * America's Next Top Model (8 pm/ET The CW ) Allison, Aminat or Teyona will be crowned the Cycle 12 winner tonight, and the competition is Teyona's to lose. Only a major meltdown would likely derail her chances. Birdlike Allison and strong-bodied Aminat seem destined to be runners-up. But, who knows? The obligatory CoverGirl photo shoot is never easy, and Teyona appears to have a problem with it. After one gal is eliminated, the final two hit the runway to show off their fiercest moves yet to land the top spot. * Lost (9 pm/ET ABC) Rub-a-dub-dub, Sawyer, Juliet and Kate in the sub. How long they'll be together in these cramped quarters is an open question, but it doesn't look good for Juliet. Or is it just a tease? Maybe we'll find out in tonight's two-hour season finale, but there are other (Other?), if not bigger, fish to fry, like: What'll newly minted "man of faith" Jack do if he gets his hands on the bomb? And, in 2007, what'll newly minted "man of reason" Locke do if he gets his hands on Jacob? * CSI: NY (10 pm/ET CBS) Series star Melina Kanakaredes penned tonight's international episode in which Stella investigates murders linked to ancient Greek artifacts, a case she has been involved with much of this past season. The evidence leads Stella to Greece, but in order to follow the clues there, she turns in her badge. Kanakaredes is Greek-American, so she probably knows a thing or two about Greek culture. Source Here

Big Ego Gets Paulina Porizkova Fired From 'America's Next Top Model'

Paulina Porizkova's job in " America's Next Top Model " is short-lived. The supermodel who joined in the 10th cycle to replace Twiggy as one of the judges has shared that she was fired by "someone" from the show and it's probably due to her "gigantic huge ego". "Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles? Because I am looking for a job," Porizkova explained to Craig Ferguson when she appeared on "The Late Late Show" on Tuesday, May 12. "Because I was fired by America's Next Top Model on my birthday." Porizkova turned 44 on April 9 which means that she may be excluded from the judging panel in the upcoming 13th cycle. When asked what could possibly be the reason, Porizkova claimed that she has no clue but had a theory for it. "The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed, that America's Next Top Model has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me," she said. "So I figured it was either that or my gigantic huge ego. Which I wasn't aware of until I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem." Craig then said that he didn't think she has a big ego. To this Porizkova said, "I didn't either. But Tyra (Banks)... I really believe that just felt they didn't need me, which of course they don't, so that's okay." Source Here

Celia of America's Next Top Model Talks Fashion with the New York Post

Turns out we're not the only person enamored with Celia and her signature sense of style. Last week Celia did a fashion spread and interview with the New York Post about her signature style and her top five looks for spring. For the spread, Celia modeled looks for work, a night out on the town, the beach, a hot date, and a playful day-to-day look. The photo shoot was Celia's first since her ANTM elimination, but we doubt it will be her last. With Celia's unique look, strong photos, encyclopedic fashion knowledge, and articulate confidence, we foresee designers clamoring to work with her. Enjoy the video below of Celia's New York Post photo shoot. We're a wee bit jealous of all the fabulous clothes Celia got to play with, most especially the sweet vintage turquoise swimsuit, which we'd like to purchase in every color. The video also includes a brief interview with Celia, but if you want to want to hear more of Celia's thoughts on fashion and life on America's Next Top Model you should check out our exclusive interview with Celia. To See More Click Here .

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 12 Finale Preview

Spoilers include latest eliminated contestant With Celia being the latest kicked-out contestant of " America's Next Top Model ", three remain to steal the crown next week. Aminat, Allison and Teyona will face the CoverGirl challenge in the finale and only two will strut their moves in the show's "most provocative" runways. On the Wednesday, May 6 episode, Celia was in the bottom two along with Aminat. The judges were complaining of Celia's old look which could be a problem when she has to do the cover for Seventeen magazine. So they admitted Aminat in, with the warning that she has got to work it in the photo shoots. The finale for the 12th cycle will air on Wednesday, May 13. They have to complete their CoverGirl commercial before one is eliminated. Then, the two finalists shoot their Seventeen magazine cover, and show the judges their fiercest moves when they, literally, crawl down the final runway. Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - Featured

* Scrubs (8 pm/ET ABC) Scrubs wraps up its eighth season tonight as J.D. prepares to leave Sacred Heart and fantasizes about finally landing a hug from Dr. Cox and learning the Janitor's real name. But leaving the hospital isn't the only change in store for J.D. as Elliot slowly begins moving her things into his place, a clear sign that she's changing the course of their relationship. More than 50 past guest stars turn out for tonight's finale, a fitting tribute to this quirky and heartfelt show. * American Idol (9 pm/ET Fox) The final four singers are between a rock song and a hard place in tonight's results show. Last night, the remaining quartet - Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert - blasted through rock-and-roll tunes, putting some edge in the show while being mentored by Guns n' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitar master Slash. Sadly, one of our singers will be slashed from the contest before night's end. There's little doubt that rockers No Doubt will perform. And Daughtry, fronted by Season 5 contestant Chris Daughtry, are on hand to perform "No Surprise." * Lost (9 pm/ET ABC) Now we know exactly why the crash of Flight 815 happened. And we know about Faraday's theories for making it unhappen. What would happen then? We'll have a better idea next week, after "The Incident" happens to wrap up this season. But for now (1977, actually) Jack and Kate are at odds about what to do next, and the jig is up for Sawyer and Juliet at Dharma. And in 2007, Locke is fully in charge of the Others. What does that mean for Richard Alpert (not to mention Ben)? * Lie to Me (8 pm/ET Fox) Cal is going to jail tonight, but not for anything that he did: He's posing as a cop killer so he can get into the skull of a serial rapist ( Rescue Me 's Daniel Sunjata) whose MO - come on like a nice guy, then blind the victims before raping them - is being copycatted. This approach could yield clues for catching the copycat, but it won't be easy because the guy is both smart and a pathological liar. Mekhi Phifer guest stars as the skeptical FBI agent on the case. * America's Next Top Model (8 pm/ET The CW ) Teyona strengthened her front-runner position with last week's double wins in the go-see competition and the photo shoot. Slight-of-height Fo wasn't so lucky and got the short end of the elimination stick, while golden oldie Celia narrowly escaped ouster (she bombed the beach photo shoot), due to her strong past pictures. But if she doesn't soon remove the "old-looking" label from her back, Celia is history. Fortunately, Tyra directs a jungle-themed photo shoot tonight that requires the final four models to resemble exotic birds. Maybe Celia can hide behind the distracting makeup and feathers. Source Here

America's Next Top Model Cycle 12: Episode 11 Video Preview

It's go-see time this week on America's Next Top Model . The go see episode is always one of my favorite episode every cycle. Not only are ANTM hopefuls apparently the most directionally challenged people in the universe, we finally get to see someone other than Tyra Banks and her minions suss up the potential for each remaining contestant. Brazilian go-sees should be especially interesting. Not only is there the potential language barrier, but Brazilian fashion and beauty ideals are very different than in New York City or Paris. Brazil is home to some of the most beautiful women in the world and has spawned a whole new generation of supermodels. Think Giselle Bundchen, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio. That being said, the worry is the girls from America's Next Top Model just won't cut it in the eyes of the Brazilian fashion elite. Celia will be too harsh looking, Allison too strange, Fo is too short, Teyona is too severe, and Aminat looks like a man in her photos. Will this be the first time an ANTM model doesn't book a go-see? We'll have to wait and see. Until Wednesday, enjoy the video previews of this week's episode. TO See More Click Here .

Interview: Natalie Pack of America's Next Top Model Cycle 12

This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Natalie Pack, the latest girl to be eliminated from America's Next Top Model . Despite the fact that Natalie was the most modelesque of the contestants, she was eliminated for her one-note photos. Though Natalie was portrayed as an aloof snob on the show, she was a charming and forthcoming interview. We chatted about the surprising lack of drama in the house, why she thinks ANTM runners up out perform ANTM winners, and how her bitchy persona was created by the editors of America's Next Top Model. To Read The Interview Click here .

Tonight's TV Hot List for Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Featured

* Scrubs (8 pm/ET ABC) It's a battle of the exes tonight as Elizabeth Banks and Scott Foley return to Scrubs, reprising their roles as J.D. and Elliot's former flames. As J.D. tries to simplify his life for the sake of his son, he decides it's time to make peace with Kim. But he's not prepared to discover that Kim has a new man in her life: Elliot's ex, Sean. Awkward. Meanwhile, Turk turns to his friends at Sacred Heart to help him land a big promotion. * America's Next Top Model (8 pm/ET The CW ) London won't be calling on designers in Brazil. Her recent weight gain cost her a trip to Sao Paulo, where the six remaining models travel to tonight. A scavenger hunt around the city awaits them, and the search tests the gals' navigation skills. The ladies pose as cultural icons for the photo shoot before the judges send one girl back to the U.S. Steady Teyona, who won best photo last week, now looks to be the front-runner. * iCarly (8 pm/ET Nickelodeon) A green-themed episode fittingly airs on Earth Day and finds Carly, Sam and Freddie getting a school assignment that requires them to create a project that will benefit the environment. Carly works hard at the task, but she accidentally builds something illegal: a nuclear-powered generator. Oops. * Lie to Me (8 pm/ET Fox) Ratings don't lie, and that's certainly good news to crime-fighting psychologist Cal Lightman (Tim Roth), who'll wind up this series' encouraging first season over the next few weeks with time-honored guest-star intensity. First up: L Word alum Jennifer Beals, beginning a story arc as Cal's ex-wife, an assistant U.S. attorney who's stumped on an arson case. Cal, as it happens, isn't entirely over her. In fact, he acts downright dumb around her. But does he act dumb enough to blow the case? * Reno 911! (10:30 pm/ET Comedy Central) If you've ever detected a flair for the dramatic in Jim Dangle, you won't be surprised to learn that he's rented out the Sierra Historical Society to stage a murder-mystery dinner, which is the focus of a two-part episode. (Part 2 airs next week.) What is a bit startling, however, is his decision to invite his ex-wife, her ex-fiance and her new fiance, so one may wonder if the menu includes a recipe for disaster. Rachael Harris and Scott Thompson guest star. Source Here
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