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Tyra Banks Inks Book Deal, Will Publish First Novel in 'Modelland'

By Alexis Sezar on May 11, 2010

Tyra Banks, book, deal, novel, series, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Tyra Banks is added another title to her already huge résumé: author.

The 36-year-old media mogul will publish her first novel, Modelland, as part of of three-book series with Delacorte Press, the publisher announced Tuesday.

Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show in 2010

By Chloe Bunker on December 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Tyra Banks is following in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey by ending her own talk show.

The 36-year-old star will wrap her Emmy Award-winning Tyra Banks Show at the end of its fifth season in the spring of 2010.

"This will be the last season of The Tyra Show," Banks wrote on her official Web site. "I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years."

"The thing is, The Tyra Show is not leaving because of YOU," she continued. "Most times, a show leaves the air because not many people are watching.  Well, you all ARE watching, in record numbers. You must know this love and support is always felt by me and it's given me the courage to take more exciting steps in my life. So I thank you for that."

The model-turned-entrepreneur said she plans to focus on the launch of her film company, Bankable Studios, which will carry on her talk show's tradition of empowering women.

"I'm so excited and I wish I could tell you about ALL of the new stuff, but there are people here with me now telling me to stop typing and keep my lips shut about our new projects! So, I will...," said Banks.

The announcement comes one month after Winfrey revealed plans to walk away from her daytime show after 25 seasons in 2011.

"I have to pay homage to the ultimate Queen of Talk, Oprah, who made a huge impact on my life by giving me my first shot in daytime TV," said Banks. "We will all miss her show so much. And to you Oprah: You have had, and continue to have, such an amazing impact on me. I salute you."

Banks will still have a presence on the small screen, thanks to her long-running CW reality show America's Next Top Model, which recently crowned its first petite winner in Nicole Fox. She also produces ABC's True Beauty.

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Video: Tyra Banks Shows Off Her Real Hair

By Alexis Sezar on September 8, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Tyra Banks kicked off the fifth season of her hit talk show Tuesday by debuting her real hair.

The 35-year-old media mogul took out her hair extensions and went weave-free for the first time since she was a teenager.

Banks emerged on stage "straight out of the shower" with her hair slicked back, drawing a loud round of cheers from her studio audience.

"I wanted to show the real me and I wanted to show the raw me," said Banks, who had her real hair styled during the show.


Tyra Banks Coming to 'Gossip Girl'

By Rich King on July 31, 2009

Tyra Banks, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, newHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Tyra Banks is coming to the Upper East Side.

The supermodel-turned-media mogul has signed on to guest star on "Gossip Girl" this fall, sources tell Entertainment Weekly.

The 35-year-old Banks portray an actress co-starring in a film with Hilary Duff's character, said the source.

Tyra Banks Stalker Found Guilty

By K.R. Gomez on April 30, 2009

NEW YORK — A Georgia man was found guilty of stalking Tyra Banks in a ruling handed down Thursday in a New York City courtroom.

Brady Green, 39, was convicted of stalking, harassment, criminal trespass and attempted aggravated harassment, according to The Associated Press. 

The Dublin, Ga. native faces up to 90 days in jail for the conviction. His sentencing will take place in June, AP said. 

Green was arrested on March 18, 2008 at a McDonald's near the former supermodel's home in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. At the time of his arrest, he told police that he and Banks "had a thing together."

During the trial, Green admitted that he traveled by bus for four days from Los Angeles to New York, even though he didn't know a single person in town. He also confessed that he immediately went to Banks' studio upon his arrival.

Banks said she had been warned about Green by her staff and feared for her life.

"I didn't know what to do," she said. "How do I live my life when I leave this building? I had never experienced anything like this before."

Since the incident, the TV host has imposed stricter reviews of her studio audience and beefed up security around her. Banks admitted that the changes (which include security traveling along as she exercises outdoors) have been difficult.

"I don't live that kind of sheltered, protected life," she explained. "I like to walk around."

Green's attorney said he plans to appeal the ruling.

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Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher Teaming Up for New ABC Reality Show

By Rich King on February 26, 2008

Tyra Banks, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, newHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Two of today's top young entertainment minds — Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher — are teaming up to develop an unscripted series for ABC.

The still-untitled project will feature contestants competing in a beauty pageant, however the network is keeping a tight lid on further details because the show has yet to begin production.