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Clay Aiken, Guest Judge on 'America's Next Top Model'

" America's Next Top Model " has invited Clay Aiken to be one of the guest judges in a future episode. Entertainment Weekly reported that the " American Idol " season 2 runner up will be involved in an acting challenge for the contestants. Aiken for one thing, has submerged himself in the theater world last year. He played Sir Robin in Monty Python's "Spamalot" that opened at Shubert Theater in Spring 2008 and reprised the role in fall that year before winding it down last month. The twelfth season of "America's Next Top Model" will premiere on Wednesday, February 25. Clay Aiken's episode will air in April and R'n'B singer Ciara will also be seen paying a visit to a photo shoot. Source here

Fierce 'America's Next Top Model' Book Due for Release

The producers of America's Next Top Model have a surprise in store for the show's die-hard fans. Coming to bookstores this April is a book based on the Tyra Banks reality show, labeled as a fierce guide to life, which is not just for aspiring models. Many who enjoy the glamour that comes with the runway will truly be thrilled with the book, which promises to teach readers how to live fiercely. Of course, it looks like this involves the proper know-how in the modeling business. Such tips include applying makeup and even a lesson in runway etiquette.'' The contents of the book also cover basics in the business, like how to keep yourself hyrdrated and how to fit clothes to your body (apparently, there's a better way of doing that). Despite all the tricks the pages contain, it teaches readers one thing we've all heard from America's Next Top Model: beauty starts on the inside. They can tell us that over and over but what we're still just seeing is how these women appear on the outside. Even so, the chapter on inner beauty might just help the legions of readers suffering from self-image issues. It claims that the book will guide audiences recognize the destructive power of your own negative judgments about yourself, as well as help you ignore the outside damaging opinions of others that may wear on your inner beauty. Anyway, there's another fierce tip they've got in the book: how to look your best while wearing a crop top from Hot Topic. It may not sound like much, but there are still people who think this matters a lot. Contestants of America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 probably wish they had a chance to peek at the pages of this tome before they auditioned for the show. Below are a few pictures from the book, and there's no doubt that fans will be ecstatic as this fierce guide is swamped with images like these. Source here

ANTM Premiere Date Set - Featured

Have you too been missing Tyra Banks's weekly dose of crazy on America's Next Top Model ? Well, the wait is coming to an end as the next Cycle (Cycle 12) now has a premiere date: February 25th. Curious about the new contestants? Here they are: Allison, 20, artist; New Orleans Aminat, 21, student; Union, N.J. Celia, 25, designer fashion sales; Cynthiana, Ky. Fo, 19, student; Albuquerque, N.M. Isabella, 19, aspiring model; Barboursville, Va. Jessica, 18, student; Bradenton, Fla. Kortnie, 24, nonprofit organizer; Houston London, 18, student; Arlington, Texas Natalie, 19, student; Palos Verdes, Calif. Nijah, 18, aspiring model; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Sandra, 19, student; Rockville, Md. Tahlia, 18, student; Phoenix Teyona, 20, loss prevention representative; Woodstown, N.J. Also, curious about what some of the previous cycles' particpants are up to? Check out Where are they Now? Source: E!Online

Tyra Rolls Out New Model Wannabes

We figured that it would be nearly impossible to top the headline-worthy contestants on the last cycle of America's Next Top Model . Good thing then that, at least on paper, it appears as though Tyra Banks didn't even try. The CW has unveiled the newest group of catwalking wannabes set to compete on the 12th edition of the reality hit. And while there's nary a transgender in sight among the 13 contestants, there are plenty of students, full-time aspiring models and, possibly to dispel the notion of superficiality within modeling's ranks, a nonprofit organizer. As always, Banks returns to helm the modeling boot camp and is once again joined at the judges' panel by former supermodel Paulina Porizkova, "noted" photographer Nigel Barker and runway force of nature "Miss J," J. Alexander. Alexander and photo shoot overlord Jay Manuel are also back to mentor the contestants. The women will be battling it out for the grand prize, which this year consists of representation by Elite Model Management, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, and a cover and six-page spread in Seventeen magazine. The new season kicks off Feb. 25. Here's the complete list of contestants: * Allison, 20, artist; New Orleans * Aminat, 21, student; Union, N.J. * Celia, 25, designer fashion sales; Cynthiana, Ky. * Fo, 19, student; Albuquerque, N.M. * Isabella, 19, aspiring model; Barboursville, Va. * Jessica, 18, student; Bradenton, Fla. * Kortnie, 24, nonprofit organizer; Houston * London, 18, student; Arlington, Texas * Natalie, 19, student; Palos Verdes, Calif. * Nijah, 18, aspiring model; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. * Sandra, 19, student; Rockville, Md. * Tahlia, 18, student; Phoenix * Teyona, 20, loss prevention representative; Woodstown, N.J. Source here

ANTM: Where Are They Now? - Whitney, Fatima and More

Jezebel ran a piece about what some of our favorite ANTM contestants are up to these days. Check it out: America's Next Top Model: Where Are They Now?

OTH Poll released: who is hotter?

Ladies get ready:) You have seen that this show has a broad range of hot guys. The hot guys of OTH, ohhh yah. One Tree Hill. We have the most handsome guys ranging from Lucas to Skills. Whoever casted these guys should be given a great thanks. I have a question. Who is hotter in your eyes Lucas or Nathan? We have seen Lucas sensitive bookworm side, but we have also seen his tough man side. Whenever he wants to protect something of his he does it. We have seen Nathan’s reckless side at the beginning of the show, but we have also seen his sweet protective side with his family and with son James. Will you fall for the pro basketball man or the creative writer? You tell me:) TAKE POLL :)

Gossip Girl in New Vogue!

SEE VOGUE PICS! Blake is in the new edition of Vogue! Check out the hot pics here and also an interview. SEE VOGUE PICS!

Ed Westwick Signs Modeling Contract

Our hot boy Ed has signed with K-Swiss. Check out the hot pics! Our devil looks good in white but does anyone else have a desire to run in there with ketchup and get him good and dirty? ;) SEE PHOTOS OF HOT ED

Hard times force "Tyra Banks" out of syndication

Daytime talker "Tyra Banks Show" is moving to The CW 's afternoon block in September, after airing in syndication for four seasons. Economics played a role in its move out of syndication as stations are forced to make budget cuts amid the economic downturn. To cut costs, "Tyra's" production schedule will be cut to 26 weeks from 34, with an episode from the first four seasons airing at 3 p.m. and a new installment airing at 4 p.m. "Tyra" repeats also will continue to air in late-night on women's cable channel Oxygen. Meanwhile, The CW is close to renewing Banks' " America's Next Top Model " for a 13th cycle. "Tyra Banks" this season is averaging a 1.0 household rating, off 9% from the same period a year ago, which puts it in a different league from higher-rated talkers including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Dr. Phil" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which is the only talker up year-over-year. But it's also averaging a 1.0 among women 18-34 -- The CW 's target -- up 25% from a year ago and fourth among all talkers. read from the source

Top Model Winner Dishes on Her "Weirdo" Ways

The final runway was more of an obstacle course than a catwalk, but leggy McKey tackled it with style to become America's Next Top Model. TVGuide.com caught up with the Cycle 11 winner to find out everything from how she's learned to embrace her "weirdo" ways, what she thinks Tyra is really like and where she came up with the pseudo name McKey. read the interview from: TvGuide
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