America’s Next Top Model has been on air for 23 seasons and most reality shows can’t make it through the 1st season, let alone 23 seasons. Supermodel Tyra Banks is Executive Producer, she created this show which was her baby.
Tyra began her career in modeling at age 15, she broke barriers by being the first black woman to be on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazines. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel and by the early 2000s, she was one of the top earning models in the world.
In 2003, Tyra created America’s Next Top Model, which she hosted for the first twenty-two seasons until the series cancellation in October 2015. VH1 picked up the show and tried to give it a new face with new judges as they hoped the series would do well on their network.
Now that America’s Next Top Model has been revamped and on a different network, she remained Executive Producer, but no longer hosts the show.
Tyra handed reigns over to Rita Ora for the 23rd season of America’s Next Top Model which aired on VH1, but according several sources, the former supermodel has not been happy with Rita Ora’s direction of the show.
A reliable source close to Tyra stated that she initially said that Rita is the “perfect” host for the series, the young songstress was not as ready for the position as Tyra had hoped. Bringing in new blood and removing herself from the show, she assumed the show would continue and ratings would increase and not fall. However, in the days of reality television, if it isn’t any fighting or drama, the show won’t survive.
When America’s Next Top Model began in the early 2000’s, it was as close to a reality show that we could get, now you have reality shows who are bringing the drama, fights etc.
I realize Tyra may not want her show to go down that road of fighting and drama filled nights but if she really wants her show to survive, she may need to amp it up just a tiny bit.
“There was hope that Rita would revive ANTM’s ratings” for the 23rd season, “but after a promising start, the numbers dwindled.”
When Tyra found out about the reason behind the down fall of ratings could be partially Rita’s fault, she was “sometimes unprepared,” said a reliable source close to Tyra who “was furious.”
I can’t say it was Rita’s fault why the ratings down spiraled, I used to watch America’s Next Top Model religiously, but when the other reality shows hit the air and they were drama filled, America’s Next Top Model was a done deal for me. I’m not saying Tyra has to go down that road, but I can’t see her blaming Rita for something she couldn’t control. Its Tyra’s show, not Rita’s.
A VH1 Rita is “a total pro” and they are “thrilled to have partnered with her.”
Dutchess Claps Back Against Sky
Former Black Ink Crew reality star Dutchess appeared On “The Breakfast Club”, to set the record straight about herself, Ceaser and Sky.
Allegedly Dutchess interfered in Sky’s life when she brought or allowed her son to interview at her shop knowing that she and Sky aren’t friends. This was some get a b$tch back tip. Dutchess claims that she had nothing to do with Sky’s son and the interview he did at her shop, she claims the producers paid for the interview. But why at Dutchess’ shop which is located in North Carolina? You better believe that Dutchess got paid and she should have at least called or even text Sky about the interview. Dutchess is petty, messy, unhappy and she needs to fix those dry a$$ lips.
According to Dutchess “Black Ink Crew”” is fake story lines are put together by the producers including the lie that she wanted half of Cease’s money. But she stayed on the show, she didn’t have an issue when she was cashing those checks but since Cease is moving up in the world with three tattoo shops, she was going to get her revenge on Sky, Cease and whoever else is in the way.
Dutchess is the one who brought gossip writer Gossip Viv to the radio show to further explain what really went down with Sky’s son. Viv, who did the interview with Sky’s oldest child Genesis (Sky’s children are not twins like she previously stated), explained that she spoke with people before doing the interview at Dutchess’ shop.But why didn’t they contact Sky? At least give her a heads up, people are miserable.
Dutchess: “The first lie that you lied about is that they’re twins. Your one son is 17, your other son is 19, they’re not twins. I don’t know how your uterus could contract like that to have twins.”
“They came to my tattoo shop. I don’t know Sky’s baby daddy and I don’t know her son. If she lied about the fact that she had twins and that’s not the baby daddy we seen on the show, how could I know who that man was? If she said she’s looking for her kids and couldn’t find them, how could I find them? What I need you to do is not focus on my shop being the location for the interview, I need you to focus on your child because this child is screaming for attention.”
Viv: “I was called by Sky’s ex-manager. Me just being me, I’ve been doing interviews since way before Black Ink had a TV show. I made a few phone calls, outside of speaking to my husband I spoke to several of my brothers, I’m all about integrity. When I met the young man he wanted to do the interview, his father was with him and said, ‘It’s okay for the interview to take place.’”
Dutchess: “I didn’t get paid, Viv got a check. I don’t want anything out of this.”
Dutchess is slick and very sneaky, I don’t believe a word she says but again this is fake reality tv and anything is possible.
LHHATL Jasmine’s Court Case Has Been Thrown Out
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta isn’t scheduled to air anytime soon but that doesn’t stop the drama and its seems to be getting dirtier and dirtier.
Jasmine Bleu, the trick who claims Kirk Frost is the father of her son Kannon, her court case for paternity has been thrown out. For me, all that proves, this was a set up from the jump. Kirk and Rasheeda desperately needed a story line or they were gonna get kicked to the curb. I just believe that Kirk paid Jasmine for her part, maybe Rasheeda doesn’t know about the plan but she’s his wife, she had to know.
Last year Jasmine sued her estranged son’s father to prove that he fathered baby Kannon and in court papers she claims she was a kept woman, another word for HOE, she claims he gave her money every month and use of a car to be with him.
Judge Turner gave Jasmine two weeks to find Kirk and get him served, but if she has an attorney, why didn’t he pay a court officer to find Kirk and serve him? That’s how it works when you have an attorney, maybe she is using a public defender or an attorney who just doesn’t care. Jasmine continues to say that Kirk is running from the subpoena, that’s the one statement out of her mouth that I believe. Kirk is a coward, he f$cked this girl, she got pregnant and he won’t take a paternity test to save his marriage? He couldn’t care about his wife Rasheeda and the pain she is dealing with.
Jasmine allegedly located Kirk and he agreed to accept the subpoena, but it was two months after the judge’s deadline. Kirk knows the system, he played her like a fiddle, he knew the court date had since passed, why wouldn’t he accept the subpoena months later? She’s a little dingy, that’s why she has to strip, her head ain’t rapped too tight.
Since the case has now been dismissed, will Jasmine refile? Kirk and Rasheeda have separated allegedly due to this alleged affair. The people who are suffering the most are the children. Kirk ugly a$$ needs to get it together, leave these young girls alone and get his Adams apple fixed, damn that sh$t is hideous.