Tag: Tyra Banks

Accolades Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Wins Second Daytime Emmy Award for The Tyra Banks Show


The Tyra Banks Show took home its second Daytime Emmy for outstanding informative talk show at Sunday’s 36th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

It was only last year that the newbie talk show host, who told the world to “Kiss my fat ass!” won her first Emmy.

“You’ve got to move and I’ve totally redone my show from skin and guts — how it looks, feels all the way down to content, because of the changing generation,” Banks said.

At the podium, the model mogul gushed, “I love daytime television. I learned the birds and the bees from watching [General Hospital’s] Luke and Laura. I learned my ABCs, 1-2-3 from Sesame Street. This [Emmy] is for the women out there that do not feel beautiful … that do not have time to do their makeup … This is for you guys.”

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Tyra Banks Takes Off Her Weave and Declares a ‘Real Hair Day’

Photo: Warner Bros./Michael Loccisano

Tyra Banks stripped down in New York’s Union Square today and declared September 8, National Real Hair Day as she promises to take off her weave and reveal her “real” hair on her talk show’s season premiere.

“This season on The Tyra Show we’re taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they’ve got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that – no fake hair, I’m rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we’re declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!”

Season five of The Tyra Banks Show premieres on The CW Network on September 8.

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Tyra Banks To Guest Star In Third Season Of Gossip Girl


Tyra Banks is joining the cast of Gossip Girl for a guest appearance in the third season of the teen drama series.

Banks will play the character of Ursula Nyquist a “larger-than-life actress” who has a run-in with Serena at a film premiere. Blindie smells catfight? Or maybe another shoe fight like in the Hannah Montana movie?

Hilary Duff is also slated to appear in the upcoming season, as an actress who rooms with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) at NYU.

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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Countdown to Our Favorite Cosmetics Endorsement Deals


The mark of a real household name is the endorsement deal–and with the recent announcement of Freida Pinto’s latest deal with powerhouse cosmetics brand L’Oreal, we thought it’d be apt to countdown five of our favorite beauty spokesmodels:

1. Liya Kebede for Estee Lauder

2. Queen Latifah for Cover Girl

3. Beyonce for L’Oreal

4. Halle Berry for Revlon

5. Tyra Banks for Cover Girl

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GIMME FIVE: Tyra Banks’ Big Political Guests (Who Says Jay Leno Gets All the Scoop!)


Sure, Jay Leno became the first Late Night host to get a sitting president to visit his show last night, but Tyra Banks is the first Day Time host to get campaigning candidates to do some pretty idiotic things on The Tyra Show.

So in tribute to Tyra’s political side, Blindie pays homage to Miss Banks’ Top 5 political guests:


1. Sen. Barack Obama: In October 2007, the presidential hopeful was asked by Tyra to gaze into her crystal ball and tell her what he sees. “I see the White House,” he replied, before revealing that his girls Malia & Sasha don’t approve of the Hilton sisters!


2. Sen. Hillary Clinton: In January 2008, Tyra asked the New York senator to answer questions printed on tissues (in reference to her crying on the campaign trail). One question was about Bill’s affair with Monica. “I never doubted Bill’s love for me ever,” she told Tyra, “and I never doubted my faith and my commitment to our daughter and our extended family.”


3. John Edwards: In January 2008, the now-philanderous Edwards explained to Tyra how he and his wife Elizabeth eat at Wendy’s every year on their anniversary–and Tyra made sure he shared Wendy’s with her on her show.


4. Mike Huckabee: In February 2008, the former Arkansas governor gave Tyra bass guitar lessons. “I’m so pumped about being here.” But of course Tyra had to make it about her: “I took guitar before … well for two months but I remember nothin. My fingers used to hurt really bad when I played guitar. I stopped because of it.”


5. Inauguration Obama Cutouts: In January 2009, Tyra couldn’t get her former guest on the show–now that he was running the country and all–so she settled for the next best thing: cardboard cutouts of the first family during President Barack Obama’s Inauguration!

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America's Next Top Model Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Takes Top Model Search To South Africa


Talk show host and model extraordinaire Tyra Banks is partnering with South African businessman Tom Kelly in conjunction with MTN to take her Top Model search to Africa.

Auditions will be held on March 29th in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre and the show will follow the format of the original US show.

Winners will receive modeling contracts with IMG Models, a six-month contract as the face of Louis Vuitton, and the chance to co-present on The Tyra Banks Show.

Blindie hopes the South African version of Top Model will be telecast in the US and they mix in some white South Africans with controversial viewpoints for some added drama.

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