There’s been no shortage of tales about Tyra Banks’ personality conflicts on the set of “America’s Next Top Model,” but the latest might be the most interesting since it could have a lasting impact on the show. OK! magazine reports that Banks isn’t getting along with photo shoot creative director Jay Manuel, and her days on the show could be numbered.
“It’s gotten so bad that Tyra and Jay aren’t speaking,” an insider told OK! magazine. The selective silent treatment isn’t limited to Manuel, either. “Tyra barely interacts with the contestants and only wants to show up on judging day,” the source told the magazine.
Net result? Banks (who wouldn’t comment on the rumors) might be looking for a new supermodel to helm ANTM. “She’s really throwing all her weight behind her talk show,” according to a source familiar with “The Tyra Banks Show.” “She’s putting lots of pressure on her staff to keep her show on the map. She had Barack Obama on, she had Hilary Clinton on — she got a taste of playing with the big boys and now ‘Top Model’ seems to detract from her big plans.”
More puppies for Paris Hilton
Despite being criticized for loving and leaving her many pets, Paris Hilton is reportedly adding another dog to her menagerie.
The globe-trotting heiress is reportedly planning to adopt a West Highland terrier from Long Island’s Bobbi & The Strays animal shelter. Apparently the shelter didn’t do much of a background check on Hilton (they didn’t respond to comment requests).
One former dog-sitter for Hilton was mystified that she’d want to adopt another animal: “She might like her dogs, but she can’t keep track of them. Last time I watched her dog, she forgot I had it and assumed it was lost.”
Will ‘How I Met Your Mother’ add ‘Scrubs’ star to cast?
By now everyone knows that Britney Spears propelled “How I Met Your Mother” into ratings heaven — more than 10.6 million people tuned in, making the episode the highest rated of the season, and the highest rated in the show’s three-year run.
One bit of gossip that’s nearly got lost in the shuffle, though, is “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke’s turn as Ted’s dermatologist/love interest. “The producers were very, very happy with her,” said a source close to the show.
Does that mean we’ll be seeing more of her this season? “I know there’s definitely interest, but it doesn’t look like her schedule will allow it. I wouldn’t rule anything out, though,” said the source.
This day in pop-culture history
Not that anyone needs further proof as to just how much Angelina Jolie has changed over the years, but on this day eight years ago, Jolie accepted her Oscar for her work in “Girl, Interrupted,” and promptly planted a wet one on her brother, James Haven. The creepy kiss got worldwide play, and both parties have denied there being any improprieties.