Showing posts with label TYRA BANKS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TYRA BANKS. Show all posts

Sunday, November 17, 2013



Martha Stewart

Gail Simmons

Tyra Banks

The stars were snapped at the James Beard Foundation Women in Whites Gala hosted at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks and the 'Get Schooled Foundation' Surprise Students with a Pep Rally held at the Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles, California.

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Sunday, January 03, 2010


Tyra Banks

Former supermodel and almost former talk show host Tyra Banks is getting backlash from disgruntled former employees after announcing the end of her television show. Tyra is allegedly being branded "difficult" and "a diva" by TV insiders. Tyra announced last week that the fifth cycle of her "The Tyra Banks Show" will be the last after five years and two Daytime Emmy Awards. Tyra is planning to concentrate on developing shows and films under her Bankable Studios production company. But a show source told the New York Daily News that working for Banks could be a tough task.The insider tells the publication, "There had been a high turnover of employees for years ... (it's) pretty difficult to work for Tyra. She and the higher-ups on the production staff could be extremely brutal. She really is a diva."When the show moved from L.A. to New York, several staffers weren't even directly told about the change. They heard through the grapevine it was going to move locations. Even so, a lot of those people gave up their lives on the West Coast so they could continue working for the show. Now they're out of luck."
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Monday, December 28, 2009


Tyra Banks

Supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks is pulling the plug on her hit television talk show. Tyra is saying the syndicated "The Tyra Show" will end after its fifth season. She is also saying she is staying with the reality show "America's Next Top Model" and is forming a new production studio with plans to make movies. She also promised new digital projects, but wouldn't give any details. In a statement on her Web site, Banks also paid tribute to talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, who's ending her talk show in 2011. About her own show, Banks told fans: "I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years."
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Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Tyra Banks

Television host Tyra Banks has made Perez Hilton promise to stop writing horrible stories about underage stars and their children after Hollywood star Demi Moore lashed out at the celebrity blogger for targeting her daughter Tallulah. Demi slammed Hilton last week over a set of "inappropriate" pictures of her 15 year old daughter, accusing him of "exploiting" teenagers. Moore claimed the photos of her young child wearing a low cut top and a revealing pair of shorts, compared to "child pornography" and called Hilton a "pervert." It has now been revealed that just days before Moore’s outburst, the gossip king filmed an episode of Tyra's show where she made him vow to stop bad-mouthing stars under the age of 18. In the show, recorded on August 18th, Banks tells Hilton, "When you’re a kid, especially the kid of a celebrity, I don’t feel they should be put in the public in a way to be made fun of. I feel they should be protected." Tyra asked Hilton to rein in his gossip for a year, but the pair compromised with a six-month deal in return for Hilton being offered a guest role on Banks’ other show America’s Next Top Model. The show airs on September 8th.
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Thursday, April 30, 2009


The man who told police he and Tyra Banks "had a thing together" was convicted Today of stalking the television host. Brady Green of Georgia, was convicted by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James Burke, who heard the case without a jury, of stalking, harassment, criminal trespass and attempted aggravated harassment. Burke handed down his verdict the day after Banks testified that she feared for her safety. The judge said he found that Green had been "hounding" Banks. However, Burke said he would not send Green to jail. He told defense lawyer Jeffrey Berman to help his client get psychiatric counseling and a job in "a location where he can thrive." That "likely will not be the city of New York," the judge said. Berman said he was disappointed with the verdict and planned an appeal but was glad the judge did not send Green to jail. Banks testified yesterday that she feared for her safety, and for that of her staff and family. Authorities said Green, 39, repeatedly called Banks' studio, showed up there, and sent her flowers and letters. They said he also threatened to slit the throat of a staffer who refused to tell him where to find Banks television studio. Green was arrested March 18, 2008, at a McDonald's restaurant near Banks studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. He told officers he and Banks "had a thing together," police said. Banks said she was about to leave the studio that day when her staff warned her about Green. She said they had previously shown her Green's photograph, told her he had threatened one of her employees and was "somebody I should watch out for." Banks said she told officers at the scene that she was scared. "I didn't know what to do. How do I live my life when I leave this building? I had never experienced anything like this before," she said.
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blaming the producers of the television series "America's Next Top Model" for the riot that occurred at a recent audition for the show in New York City. Contestants for the new season of the modeling series, hosted by Tyra Banks, were waiting to try out on Saturday when chaos broke out on the streets outside the Park Central New York hotel. Hundreds of people were caught up in the melee, leaving the street outside the hotel littered with shoes and clothing. Two women and a man were arrested on charges of inciting to riot and disorderly conduct while two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. And Bloomberg is adamant that the incident could have been avoided, if the show's producers had requested police assistance. He says, "You've just got to, in advance, arrange for security." The show's host, Banks, said she was unsure what caused the riot. In a joint statement with executive producer Ken Mok, she said: "We are concerned by the events. We still don't know all the details of what triggered the incident. We appreciate the efforts of the NYPD and will assist them in any way possible in this matter."

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Tyra Banks

Connor Paolo

Connor Paolo was at the launch party for 'America's Next Top Model' Are You Obsessed? at Gotham Hall in New York City. Of course television host and supermodel Tyra Banks was there too in a bright red dress and looking great.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Monday, August 18, 2008


Former supermodel and television talk show host Tyra Banks is being branded a "phony" by infuriated audience members who waited more than two hours for her to appear in the "Tyra Banks Show" studio in New York City. Tyra, who won a Emmy award earlier this year for the talk show series, reportedly ignored fans waiting to film the show last Tuesday in New York while she joked and chatted with her staff backstage. Banks' actions further angered the audience as they could hear her laughing behind the stage curtain, according to New York gossip column Page Six. A source tells the publication, "You could hear her going on and on because she was standing right behind the stage curtain. She's talking and talking. Meanwhile, you have the entire audience waiting almost two hours for the taping to start." And fans were said to be unimpressed when the star made it onto the stage, accusing Banks of acting "so cold" towards them. The source continues, "She leaves us waiting, and everyone is sitting there complaining, and then she comes out and doesn't say a word about it. She didn't even say hello, she got right into her script. "She acted so cold towards everyone. She's a phony." The star reportedly further upset the disgruntled audience by taking them outside the studio to release balloons in honor of black models. The source adds, "She had the audience prance down the street and then release black balloons. It was so disorganized, people fell over the press outside and almost trampled two little girls."
Editors Note: Welcome to Hollywood !

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Tyra Banks

Supermodel and television talk show host Tyra Banks is hitting out at pop stars and Hollywood's leading ladies, accusing them of taking cosmetic contracts from the supermodels.Tyra claims it's harder for models to land lucrative deals with fashion houses and make-up and fragrance firms while the big companies turn to beauties like Jennifer Connelly, Eva Mendes and Beyonce Knowles to promote their beauty products.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Tyra Banks

Fashion diva Tyra Banks and the cast of America’s Next Top Model fled into the Biba Boutique in Southampton, to escape a torrential downpour. As fate would have it, Tyra and her cast members were delighted to have ended up in a fashion boutique, and had fun shopping for clothes and accessories.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Tyra Banks

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is going to join television talker Tyra Banks as a neighbor, The model-turned-talk show host has reportedly bought a bamboo-floored apartment in New York’s trendy, so called energy-efficient Riverhouse building. Actor DiCaprio bought a luxury pad in the complex last month, according to reports. Riverhouse, which was built with non-pollutant materials and solar-powered energy, overlooks the Hudson River, and comes with programmable thermostats, a 24-hour fresh filtered air system, a dog spa, media cafe and rooftop green landscaping. As we recently reported, we don't think this building is so energy efficient. A 24 hour fresh filtered system takes more power. A dog Spa and a media center has nothing to do with going green !

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Hillary Clinton

Talk show host Tyra Banks scored a television coup on her show on Monday night when guest Hillary Clinton talked about her husband’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton, who is among the favorites to become America’s next President and return to the White House, where she was the First Lady, rarely agrees to talk about her husband Bill’s infidelity a decade ago. But she was candid and thoughtful while chatting to Banks on the ex-supermodels high rated show. She told the television host, she did a lot of soul searching after the scandal exploded in a bid to find out if she wanted to save her marriage. She said, "I really had to dig down deep and think hard about what was right for me." But a level head helped her come to terms with what had happened, and she move on. She added, "You are mad, you are really upset, you are disappointed… all of that goes through your mind."I have found you really shouldn't make decisions in the heat of those moments."I never doubted Bill’s love for me ever."

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Television Talk Show host and supermodel Tyra Banks has been named Woman of the Year by America's OK! magazine for her business sense as well as her position as a role model for women worldwide .Tyra told the magazine: "I love my curves. I've made millions of dollars with this body. Right now, there are some great things happening. There's America Ferrera, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and myself - women who have curves. "But I still feel like this skinny image is heralded. It's very confusing for young girls and I'm trying to change that."Tyra also spoke about the infamous photographs taken earlier this year, which showed her curvy figure in a tight swimming costume and led to her being labelled a "beached whale".She said: "An average American woman is size 12 or 14 . So if I look like a 10 or 12 in a picture and someone says I look disgusting, are they saying the majority of America is disgusting? That made me really upset, and that's why I decided to fight back."Tyra insisted the photographs were taken from a bad angle, and showed off her fabulous figure by wearing a swimming costume on the set of The Tyra Banks Show.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks' sex life is being ruined by her wig.The supermodel is said to be very "insecure" about her hair and refuses to spend the night with men because she doesn't want to remove her long fake locks in bed. A source said: "Tyra is a confident woman for the most part, but she is really insecure about her hair. She doesn't want any guy to see her without her wigs or hair extensions."Tyra feels like guys are with her for her image that they see on TV and in magazines. If one wakes up without her glamorous hair, she's worried he may not call back!"Meanwhile, the 33-year-old star has confessed she doesn't like wine - but orders it in public just to look sexy.Tyra said: "Every now and then I'll order some wine at the table. I'll only take two sips, but I'll keep holding the glass cause it makes me feel sexy,but I still don't drink it because it still tastes kind of nasty to me."The chat show host believes she is lucky as her dislike for alcohol means she won't end up in rehab like other stars. She said: "I feel like I've been very lucky because I don't really have an addictive personality. I'm not really an 'alcohol girl' and I'm definitely not a 'drug girl'."

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Tyra Banks has sacked her manager for allegedly being a bigger diva than she is.The talk show host has parted ways from Benny Medina of Handprint Entertainment and insiders say her decision came after he "forgot who the star was".A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "His perk list is bigger than hers. Everything from private jets and votive candles that the staff has to light before he gets to the set. He forgot who the star was."Medina had a bitter legal battle with Jennifer Lopez when she fired him as her manager, but he insists his split from Tyra is amicable.In a joint statement, Medina said: "Tyra Banks is a highly regarded artist,entrepreneur and producer, and I respect her vision for developing her own bankable brand."Tyra and Handprint Entertainment look forward to the opportunity to work together on existing or new ventures. This is a great thing for everyone involved."Some have speculated Tyra's latest decision was heavily influenced by her new boyfriend, investment banker John Utendahl, for whom she recently uprooted her talk show to New York. But a source close to the former model denied her lover was involved in the split, saying: "John had nothing to do with this."

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Tyra Banks' younger brother is being posted to Iraq.The TV host's brother Devin Banks is a cadet with the US Air Force and is being posted to the war-torn country on August 9. Tyra, 33, held a special farewell party for Devin at New York restaurant Chin Chin last Friday to wish him well. A source told the New York Post newspaper: "It was very private. Tyra was with her brother and their mom and Devin's wife. Everyone was hugging and kissing and sending him off."The former Victoria's Secret model is planning to move to New York, and will record her TV talk show 'The Tyra Banks Show' there.Tyra is rumored to be dating 51-year-old investment banker John Utendahl -head of the firm Utendahl Capital Partners - and reportedly decided to leave Los Angeles to be closer to him.

Saturday, June 02, 2007


Supermodel Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks doesn't like wine - but orders it in public to look sexy.The US talk show host thinks the alcoholic tipple tastes "nasty" but likes to hold a wine glass to look more attractive to people. Tyra wrote on her personal website: "I recently went to Napa, California, and I learned how to pair wines with certain tastes, how red wine tastes good with salt and bitter things like lemon."So, every now and then I'll order some wine at the table. I'll only take two sips, but I'll keep holding the glass cause it makes me feel sexy, but I still don't drink it because it still tastes kind of nasty to me."The 33-year-old former supermodel believes she is lucky as her dislike for alcohol means she won't end up in rehab like other stars. She said: "I feel like I've been very lucky because I don't really have an addictive personality."I've never had any drugs and I had a little taste of alcohol when I was 12-years-old, but that's about it."I'm not really an 'alcohol girl' and I'm definitely not a 'drug girl.' "

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks splashed out $200 on a face cream and ended up breaking out in pimples.The 'America's Next Top Model' presenter - who prides herself on her bargain hunting and dubs herself "the queen of cheap" - regretted spending the extra money after her skin erupted after reacting to the beauty product. She revealed on her chat show the 'Tyra Banks Show': "I bought this $200 face cream and I had to stop using it because it broke me out. I had pimples on top of pimples. The kind of pimples that feel like there is poison underneath your skin. The kind of pimples that feel alive!"What a waste of money! The queen of cheap should've known better."I guess I've learned my lesson - stick to the cheap face cream I've been using for more than 10 years. There is no magic in a bottle."