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March 1, 2009 | Jon Caramanica
Only on "America's Next Top Model" is the opportunity for a career on the runways considered an act of charity. The show, like its gadfly godhead, Tyra Banks, is at its core about inclusion -- no one shall be denied the chance to be a model for reasons of race, sexual identity, height, weight, family history, tragedy, attitude and so on. Except that at season's end, almost without fail, conventional bests unique.
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September 13, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2004 | Robert Abele
On UPN's competition series "America's Next Top Model," supermodel Tyra Banks is partly responsible for bestowing instant cover girl validity on a woman she and a panel of judges believe is worthy of fame and fortune in the glitzy world of beauty sales, runway domination and photographic notoriety. But the show, now in its second hit season, has been a source of newfound legitimacy for the 30-year-old Banks as well, since she's its creator and executive producer. It's part of a long-standing strategy of Banks' -- along with charity work and occasional acting forays -- to be more than just your average Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and Victoria's Secret catalog icon.
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Vanity Fair named the Duchess of Cambridge to the top of its international best-dressed list -- and is featuring her on the cover of its September issue. No, she didn't pose. The magazine is using a photo snapped at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch gala. [Vanity Fair] Others on the list included Prince Harry, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco, Colin and Livia Firth, Stella McCartney, Bill Cunningham and Jessica Chastain, among others. [Styleite] Then there's Vogue's best-dressed list for last week, which included Cate Blanchett, the Duchess of Cambridge, Samantha Cameron and Solange Knowles.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2010
SERIES America's Next Top Model: The contestants take part in a dance-inspired photo shoot that challenges them to pose while simulating dance. Scott Patterson joins the judging panel and Season 3 contestant Toccara Jones tests the contestants' fashion knowledge. (8 p.m. KTLA). Great Performances: The new episode "Dance in America: NY Export: Opus Jazz," features 16 city kids portraying the New York youth experience, based on Jerome Robbins' "ballet in sneakers" (8 p.m. KCET)
NEWS
June 11, 2008
AT THE Envelope and, indeed, the Los Angeles Times, we love television so much that we track its every move. When shows peak and plummet, when they inspire and when they disappoint, we chronicle their progress. We love them all -- dramas, comedies, reality TV . . . ah, reality TV. That's where our passions really flare, and where the arguments can get ugly (in a good way). Here, some of our Show Trackers defend their favorites against the competition in our first Envelope Reality TV Smackdown.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2009 | Scott Collins
Last week, the CW scored its best ratings in nearly five months. Ordinarily, this might not sound like huge news. But CW is a network that was considered as good as dead just a year ago. And earlier this year, its attention-grabbing youth soap "90210" wilted when it competed directly against Tuesday editions of Fox's smash "American Idol." But thanks to "Gossip Girl" -- another soap about rich, fashionably attired young people -- as well as two old reliables, the reality contest "America's Next Top Model" and the thriller "Supernatural," CW looks this spring to be holding its own, if not exactly rebounding.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2008 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
The return of "America's Next Top Model" is like the return of fall (or summer, winter or spring): inevitable and with some, but not much, variation. The beginning is always the most exciting time, when everything is new. We're still getting to know the girls and are only just getting the first bonk on the head of the personal-strife stories that we'll be slammed with over and over again throughout the season. We haven't gotten to the uncomfortable acting lessons or the "controversial" shoots or even the makeovers.
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Vanity Fair named the Duchess of Cambridge to the top of its international best-dressed list -- and is featuring her on the cover of its September issue. No, she didn't pose. The magazine is using a photo snapped at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch gala. [Vanity Fair] Others on the list included Prince Harry, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco, Colin and Livia Firth, Stella McCartney, Bill Cunningham and Jessica Chastain, among others. [Styleite] Then there's Vogue's best-dressed list for last week, which included Cate Blanchett, the Duchess of Cambridge, Samantha Cameron and Solange Knowles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2008 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
To build anticipation for its new spinoff of the teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210," the CW kept a tight lid on preview copies and rolled out the show right after Labor Day, on a night with light competition. Both steps look pretty smart right now. Tuesday night's two-hour premiere of "90210" gave the struggling CW some of its best ratings ever, with an average of 4.9 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. "90210," which follows new characters alongside such regulars from the old series as played by Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty, gave the CW its highest-rated night for a scripted series in the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds, with a 2.6 rating / 7 share.
NEWS
June 17, 2010
Even though reality shows dominate prime-time TV, they have a relatively small presence at the Emmys. Programs are divided into one category for competitive shows, another for non-competitive, plus there's a race for hosts. Separately, there are nonfiction categories for series and specials more like documentaries. REALITY / COMPETITION SHOW Front-runners "The Amazing Race," CBS "American Idol," Fox "America's Next Top Model," CW "Celebrity Apprentice," NBC "Dancing With the Stars," ABC "Project Runway," Lifetime "So You Think You Can Dance," Fox "Survivor," CBS "Top Chef," Bravo Spotlight: For seven years, "Amazing Race" has zoomed past TV's top-rated show in this award race.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2010
SERIES America's Next Top Model: The contestants take part in a dance-inspired photo shoot that challenges them to pose while simulating dance. Scott Patterson joins the judging panel and Season 3 contestant Toccara Jones tests the contestants' fashion knowledge. (8 p.m. KTLA). Great Performances: The new episode "Dance in America: NY Export: Opus Jazz," features 16 city kids portraying the New York youth experience, based on Jerome Robbins' "ballet in sneakers" (8 p.m. KCET)
BUSINESS
April 8, 2009 | Scott Collins
Last week, the CW scored its best ratings in nearly five months. Ordinarily, this might not sound like huge news. But CW is a network that was considered as good as dead just a year ago. And earlier this year, its attention-grabbing youth soap "90210" wilted when it competed directly against Tuesday editions of Fox's smash "American Idol." But thanks to "Gossip Girl" -- another soap about rich, fashionably attired young people -- as well as two old reliables, the reality contest "America's Next Top Model" and the thriller "Supernatural," CW looks this spring to be holding its own, if not exactly rebounding.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2009 | Jon Caramanica
Only on "America's Next Top Model" is the opportunity for a career on the runways considered an act of charity. The show, like its gadfly godhead, Tyra Banks, is at its core about inclusion -- no one shall be denied the chance to be a model for reasons of race, sexual identity, height, weight, family history, tragedy, attitude and so on. Except that at season's end, almost without fail, conventional bests unique.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2008 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
The return of "America's Next Top Model" is like the return of fall (or summer, winter or spring): inevitable and with some, but not much, variation. The beginning is always the most exciting time, when everything is new. We're still getting to know the girls and are only just getting the first bonk on the head of the personal-strife stories that we'll be slammed with over and over again throughout the season. We haven't gotten to the uncomfortable acting lessons or the "controversial" shoots or even the makeovers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2008 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
To build anticipation for its new spinoff of the teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210," the CW kept a tight lid on preview copies and rolled out the show right after Labor Day, on a night with light competition. Both steps look pretty smart right now. Tuesday night's two-hour premiere of "90210" gave the struggling CW some of its best ratings ever, with an average of 4.9 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. "90210," which follows new characters alongside such regulars from the old series as played by Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty, gave the CW its highest-rated night for a scripted series in the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds, with a 2.6 rating / 7 share.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. hired Jennifer Bresnan to lead development of reality shows, replacing Ghen Maynard. Bresnan, named senior vice president of alternative programming, will oversee reality shows such as "Survivor" and report to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, the New York company said. CBS hired Bresnan from the CW Network, where she supervised programs that included "America's Next Top Model."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Shark Tank: Lori Grenier - an inventor familiar to many QVC shoppers - joins Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec in the Shark Tank to consider business propositions that include a ticket-free coat check system, a belt buckle that doubles as a beverage holder and a claimed...
BUSINESS
August 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. hired Jennifer Bresnan to lead development of reality shows, replacing Ghen Maynard. Bresnan, named senior vice president of alternative programming, will oversee reality shows such as "Survivor" and report to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, the New York company said. CBS hired Bresnan from the CW Network, where she supervised programs that included "America's Next Top Model."
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