Pretty much all I remember about America’s Next Top Model is that Shandi Sullivan had sex with someone who wasn’t her boyfriend in a hot tub night one. I can’t seem to remember important dates or facts but this is somehow burned in my memory bank. The real point, however, is that I didn’t watch ANTM. That reason was Tyra Banks.
In the early years of ANTM she also had a talk show, Tyra. It was focused on “women’s issues” and often featured women from ANTM. That way, Tyra could make Tyra all about herself. Now, for whatever reason, she’s hosting Dancing With the Stars and banning any and all Housewives.
According to “sources” exclusively quoted in OK Magazine, DWTS “is already looking to book celebrities for next season of the ballroom show.” Tyra is making it “clear behind the scenes that all of the Real Housewives cast members have been banned.” Why you ask?
“Tyra is the new boss and made it clear that she didn’t want any more Housewives in her ballroom.” I guess Erika Jayne, Lisa Rinna, and Lisa Vanderpump didn’t bring it enough? LVP fake-fainted! “[Tyra] thinks the show needs to aim higher and only book the ladies after everyone else has passed,” according to the source in OK Magazine. Aim higher? Does Tyra know that she’s on a show that hired Sean Spicer and Carole Baskin? Oh wait!
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The source also reveals that, “Tyra has never been a fan of the Housewives, but the real reason she doesn’t want them on her show is that Bethenny Frankel, Nene Leakes, and Teresa Guidice do not make headlines anymore.” Instead, “Tyra wants reality stars like Carole Baskin From Tiger King – not a decade-old franchise that no one talks about anymore. If Tyra thought for one minute that the Housewives would get her show ratings, she would welcome them to the dance floor in a second.” So apparently Jesse Metcalfe is bringing the ratings this year!
Carole, who maybe killed her husband, was on a Netflix series that, yes, was super popular, but is already fading out. Plus, Eva Marcelle on Real Housewives of Atlanta started her reality career on ANTM. I get that the septuagenarians who watch the show might not know the Housewives. But, they also don’t care about Carole Baskin either. Tyra has never come across as someone who sees past herself, and if you want evidence, just watch this clip of her “teaching” people about obesity.
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TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TYRA BANNING THE HOUSEWIVES? IS CAROLE BASKIN MORE OF A RATINGS DRAW? HOW LONG WILL TYRA LAST ON DWTS?
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