This morning I had the pleasure of having a chat and a laugh with Kortnie Coles, the latest model to be eliminated on America's Next Top Model . Kortnie and I talked about being the lone plus sized model in the house, being the clown of the cycle, and her thoughts on the upcoming "short girls" cycle of ANTM. Just as she was on the show, Kortnie was hilarious and she had plenty of insight on this cycle's drama queen and who she hopes will take home the title of America's Next Top Model. To Read The Full Interview Click here .
Last week's America's Next Top Model had one of those moments that will go down in Top Model history. It will be something that is replayed on clip show after clip show. A moment that will be referred to by fans as a pinnacle of Top Model drama. I am, of course, speaking of Celia's attempted Top Model mutiny at judge's panel. It's all Top Model fans are talking about: was Celia in the right or wrong telling Tyra that Tahlia had said she wanted to leave the competition? 355 of you have voted in a BuddyTV poll on that very topic, with 72% of you saying that Celia was "way out of line" for bringing up Tahlia's negative comments at panel. Only 28% of you said that "someone had to" bring up Tahlia's comments to Tyra. My feelings about Celia's comments to Tyra aren't so cut and dry. On one hand, she should have realized there was no way Tyra was going to completely reverse her decision and go from Tahlia winning that week's photo shoot to kicking her out of the competition. On the other hand, if you've watched any previous cycle of Top Model, as Celia obviously has, you know that at times Tyra has cared more about wanting to be America's Next Top Model, than performance. Still, I was personally disappointed in Celia's behavior, just because it's the only thing that she's done all cycle that I haven't loved her for. To Read More Click Here
Last week was all about the runway, while this week's America's Next Top Model will be all about posing. That means one of our absolute favorite ANTM guests, Benny Ninja will make an appearance, as he tries to teach these girls what a fierce poser is made of. The girls will be putting Benny's posing lessons to work in a posing challenge and in this week's vintage-inspired photo shoot at New York's historic Ellis Island. The fact that the episode is all about posing will surely benefit some of this Cycle's natural posers: London and Fo. I just know that both these ladies, while short in stature, are going to serve up some gigantic poses. Each cycle Benny Ninja falls in love with one girl, and we predict that this Cycle it will be London. Though jack-of-all-trades Celia and the awkward adorableness of Allison may also impress Mr. Ninja. (Yes, I had to call him Mr. Ninja, at least once.) While some girls will soar during the posing challenges, some girls will most certainly sink. Save last week's stunning photo, Sandra has proven time and time again that she doesn't know her angles and is thus far, an uninspired poser. I also foresee Kortnie struggling with the posing challenge. Kortnie's a gorgeous girl, but none of her poses have impressed me and she still has a lot to learn about how to work her body. The other girl who is surely going to struggle is Tahlia, who's total lack of confidence is going to hurt her. The dark-horse to stun in the posing challenge is alien-beauty Teyona, who seems to know her angles and who wowed Nigel Barker with her poses. To Read More Click Here .
Last week's America's Next Top Model was all about makeovers, and this week the transformation will continue. With their brand new hair-do's (and plenty of don'ts) the girls will be schooled in runway etiquette and charm by the one and only Miss J. Just like the makeover episode, Miss J's runway school is always an episode to look forward to, especially since Miss J's teachings get more ridiculous with every cycle. And of course, there's a hilarious humiliation aspect to the episode, because without fail at least one of the girls will somehow look like she has never walked before taking her first runway steps. (Our bets for this cycle's awful walker? All signs point to Allison.) After their runway lessons with Miss J, the girls' walks will be put to the test in a Jill Stuart fashion show. At the show the girls are surprised by two previous Top Model contestants, though who the contestants are will be a surprise to all of us. We're guessing, since they are there to offer runway advice, it would be a couple of ANTM's better runway strutters. In my dream ANTM universe that would mean Cycle 10's Anya Kop and Cyle 3's Toccarra Jones offering advice to the girls, but it will more likely be someone like Saleisha Stowers. For this week's photo shoot, the girls will be seeing the sights of New York City in one of the city's famous double-decker tour buses and doing their shoots at some important NYC landmarks. The girls will be posing in pairs as well-heeled New York high society ladies. How much do you want to bet that Mr. Jay and Tyra cite The CW 's own Gossip Girl as a source of inspiration for the girls to draw from? From the preview video it looks like our early favorite Celia is paired with the evil one, Sandra, for her photo shoot. We're keeping our fingers crossed that Sandra doesn't find a way to sabotage the fabulous Celia and that the two manage to take a fierce shot, in which Celia outshines Sandra, of course. Take a look for yourself at what's coming this week: To Watch The Videos Click Here .
For those lovely ladies who were prevented from trying out for America's Next Top Model Saturday, fear not. Tyra Banks has your back. "To all the Top Model hopefuls who were affected by the New York casting, we are doing everything we can to make sure that ALL the girls who weren't seen, get an opportunity to audition-we'll update you on our plans very soon," read a bit of Tyra Mail released Monday. "ALL" the girls weren't seen because a stampede broke out among the horde of petite posers gathered in Manhattan for an open casting call, triggered by a fight further down the line, as well as by panic that ensued when rumor of a car bomb (really just a smokey BMW) broke out. At about 6 p.m., long after the cops (three people arrested) and ambulances (two hospitalized) had done their duty, about 100 women lingered outside the Park Central Hotel. About a half hour later, they were informed that the auditions were over and they should head on home. But Banks is determined to keep the dream alive. "It is so important to me to redefine beauty, and make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to pursue their dream," she said. "I am beyond excited for Cycle 13; for the first time ever, young women 5'7" and under have a shot at becoming America's Next Top Model! I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I'm rooting for all of you!" Source here
Somebody captured the frenzy happening at 'America's Next Top Model' New York audition over the weekend. Read more.
Fox effectively switched timeslots for " American Idol " and rookie drama " Lie to Me " on Wednesday, with the combo producing week-to-week gains despite the start of daylight-saving time, which results in fewer people watching television. CBS also was on the upswing, as both it and Fox took advantage of weak lineups on ABC and NBC. According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, "Lie to Me" easily led the 8 o'clock hour (3.4 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall) and actually drew more viewers than the previous week when it followed "American Idol." And "Idol" itself shot up thanks to airing in the later 9 p.m. timeslot (8.8/22 in 18-49, 24.9 million viewers overall), more than doubling any other program in the hour. CBS, whose entire lineup ran original episodes for the first time in a month, racked up its best numbers on the night since December. It ran second with comedies " The New Adventures of Old Christine " (2.1/7 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall) and " Gary Unmarried " (2.3/7 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall) and drama " Criminal Minds " (3.5/9 in 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall) and then easily led at 10 p.m. with " CSI: NY " (3.5/9 in 18-49, 13.5 million viewers overall). NBC fared poorly kicking off the night with the premiere of cooking contest "The Chopping Block " (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall), which came in about in line with the now-canceled drama " Knight Rider (2008) ," which had been airing at 8. " Life " followed with slightly improved numbers (1.8/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall), and 10 p.m. drama " Law & Order " picked up some from there (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall). The CW 's " America's Next Top Model " (1.9/6 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) was up a bit vs. its two-hour premiere of the previous week, logging the second largest audience of the season for the franchise -- behind only the fall finale. It ranked second to Fox in adults 18-34 (2.0/7). ABC was not a factor on the night, finishing behind Univision and CW with its lineup of " Scrubs " repeats (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall), a " Lost " repeat (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) and an original " Life on Mars " (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall). Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 6.1/17; CBS, 3.1/8; NBC, 1.8/5; Univision, 1.7/5; ABC, 1.4/4; CW, 1.2/3. In total viewers: Fox, 18.0 million; CBS, 11.8 million; NBC, 5.6 million; ABC, 4.1 million; Univision, 4.0 million; CW, 2.7 million. Source Here
Tyra Banks has kept the Top Model momentum going, with last week's ratings up 11 percent over those of the previous season premiere. And according to the show's host, the 12th cycle is as - you guessed it - fierce as they come. To Read The Complete Interview Click Here .
This week's episode of America's Next Top Model is all about make-overs. Instead of making us wait a few eliminations for the always awesome make over episode, Tyra and Co. have cut right to the drama-filled dye jobs. This guarantees there will be at least: one make over meltdown, one awful weave, and at least two girls who should never go near a bottle of peroxide becoming platinum blonde. We're excited to see who Tyra waves her magic blonde wand over, though we are worried that she'll take the edge away from some of our favorite contestants if she turns them girl-next-door blonde. After their make overs the girls have their first photo shoot with acclaimed fashion photographer, ANTM judge, and all-around sexy British man, Nigel Barker. As long as it means we hear Nigel barking some orders with that British accent, we are all for a Nigel photo shoot. However, we're also excited that Nigel is making the girls participate in the photo shoot beyond sitting and looking pretty. For this photo challenge, Nigel will make the contestants do their own lighting, which could be both hilarious and disastrous. While a model can make or break a photo-shoot, so can lighting--so the girls have two ways to succeed and fail at this challenge. Beyond the make over and light-your-own-photo-shoot drama, it looks like the Evil African Queen Sandra will continue her reign as the most unlikable girl in the house. To Watch The Video Click Here . Source here
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Isabella, the first model hopeful sent home from Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model . Isabella was just as she had appeared on the show: sweet, charming, and well-spoken. If ANTM was an interview contest, Isabella would win the thing hands down. We chatted about Tyra's dramatic entrance as the Goddess of Fierce, how long it takes to shoot an hour of ANTM, and what's next for Isabella. To Read The Full Interview Click Here .