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America’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Thumb Sucker

America's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Thumb Sucker

In Wednesday night’s thrilling penultimate episode of America’s Next Top Model All Stars, we learned what vengeful goddess Tyra’s endgame really was—why she assembled these familiar faces and spirited them away to the enchanted island of Crete. If you’d guessed it had something to do with filming a glorified commercial for her bestselling novel Modelland, you’d be Tiresias, the blind soothsayer. But let’s backtrack a bit. More »

America’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: The Crete Socialite

America's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: The Crete Socialite

Dominique began Wednesday night’s episode of Top Model All Stars with, “It’s an amazing feeling to get the best photo. Since my cycle, I’ve grown a lot.” If only Dominique watched this show–she’d have known she was guaranteeing herself an elimination. On the other hand, I really dug her positivity. It was a nice contrast to Angelea, who railed against Dominique’s dullness. (Uh, she looks like a man. What’s dull about that?) And Lisa, who noted, “My biggest competition is Allison. She blinks and they freak out.” That’s because we know Allison’s blink is just a prelude to Allison opening her giant fucking eyes. I think it’s normal to get excited. More »

America’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Viral Videos

America's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Viral Videos

Every once in a while, America’s Next Top Model is so batshit, I have very little to say about it. What can I add to an episode in which the contestants were forced to make “viral” videos? (I put “viral” in quotes, because they didn’t actually make viral videos. Relatedly, Tyra Banks doesn’t know what “viral” means.) The entire conceit was absurd, and I love how this was presented as a reasonable challenge and not something insane Tyra cooked up while smoking the finest “pot ledom.” More »

America’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Honey Blood

America's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Honey Blood

Some pretty amazing things happened on Wednesday night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model All Stars: Allison gave us Honey Blood, Lisa learned to challenge her inner NeNe, and Bianca fellated a pickle. Oh, and two contestants went home. All that and a visit from Kathy Griffin? My Top Model cup runneth over with fierceness. And you know that shit is hard to get out of the carpet. More »

America’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Coco Rocha Angles

America's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: Coco Rocha Angles

At some point while they were planning this season of America’s Next Top Model, the producers must have decided that by this point in the cycle, several of the contestants would be at each other’s throats. And so we got a perfectly timed episode built around aggression, with the models playing flag football and then participating in a bitch fight-themed photo shoot. How did they know these volatile personalities would erupt when forced into competition with one another?! More »

America’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: The Biggest, Hottest Thing

America's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: The Biggest, Hottest Thing

It’s not even Halloween yet, and America’s Next Top Model already received an otherworldly visitor when the ghost of Michael Jackson showed up at this week’s photo shoot. OK, I can’t confirm that, but I’m pretty sure La Toya is possessed by something. Also, is it Christmas, too? These contestants’ incessant bickering is the gift that keeps on giving. More »

American’s Next Top Model All Stars Recap: We’ll Always Have Haters

American's Next Top Model All Stars Recap: We'll Always Have Haters

In case you missed last week’s episode of America’s Next Top Model All Stars, Isis is here to remind you that this is a competition. “It’s not safe for anybody,” she explained. “This time around I’m here to win it.” I have this theory that reality contestants are just given a list of clichés to read through, so that producers can later sprinkle them throughout the season. I don’t need to hear that the models want to win, because that is the basic premise of the show. What I need is to hear Allison say, “I know I’m very strange” while wearing a Muppet-y bear hat. Once again, Top Model delivers. More »

Gallery: When High Art Meets Trashy TV

Gallery: When High Art Meets Trashy TV

Earlier this week, we introduced you to the amazingness that is Jersey Shore as performed by the cast of the current Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Naturally, this got us thinking (once we’d finished laughing our heads off): What might happen if OTHER reality television shows met up with a variety of high art movements? Oh, the drama! Here are the resulting love children: More »

Gallery And Fashion Show Report: Fashion Week’s First Plus-Size Event

Gallery And Fashion Show Report: Fashion Week's First Plus-Size Event

I attended Fashion Week’s first-ever plus-size runway show on Wednesday, for the label OneStopPlus. Yesterday, I posted about the body-image insensitive Pretzel Crisps incident — and unfortunately that was not the event’s only weight-insensitive gaffe.

But first the celebs! Nikki Blonsky and Gabourey Sidibe were in attendance, along with Jersey Housewife Caroline Manzo and America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson. I was most excited to see Richard Schiff, who played White House staffer Toby Ziegler on The West Wing – so maybe that says something about my qualifications for covering a fashion show. More »

Stop Piling On ‘Smallest Waist In The World’ Model Ann

Stop Piling On 'Smallest Waist In The World' Model Ann

People love to hate Tyra Banks and they also love to hate skinny models; put the two together, and you get the growing public outrage over Tyra’s latest blunder, courtesy of a new trailer for America’s Next Top Model: So this model named Ann stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, and has an alarmingly, freakishly tiny waist. When she came before Tyra and the rest of the Top Model panel, Tyra freaked out. Cue the outcry. More »