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Chrissy Teigen featured on SI's 50th Anniversary cover

Chrissy Teigen featured on SI's 50th Anniversary cover

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary swimsuit cover features three iconic models posing topless in tiny bikini bottoms.
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Barbie covers Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue

Barbie covers Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Mattel and Sports Illustrated joined forces to put an "#Unapologetic" Barbie on the cover of the magazine's annual Swimsuit Issue.
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Uncle Phil: 'Fresh Prince' costars pay tribute to James Avery

Uncle Phil: 'Fresh Prince' costars pay tribute to James Avery

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tyra Banks and others pay tribute to the late James Avery.
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Marisa Tomei, Jay Z and other celebrities celebrate their birthdays Wednesday

Marisa Tomei, Jay Z and other celebrities celebrate their birthdays Wednesday

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- For many people December 4 might just mean that there's only 21 more days until Christmas, but in Hollywood it's a day to celebrate. To celebrate birthdays that is.
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Beyonce wouldn't audition for 'Princess and the Frog,' report says

Beyonce wouldn't audition for 'Princess and the Frog,' report says

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood casting director Jen Rudin says pop star Beyonce refused to audition for the lead in the animated movie "The Princess and the Frog."

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Upton gets third SI swimsuit issue cover

Upton gets third SI swimsuit issue cover

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kate Upton was selected to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for the third year in a row, the American model revealed.
Swanepoel appears on Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog cover

Swanepoel appears on Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog cover

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Candice Swanepoel is featured on the cover of the first Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog of the year, which was sent out to U.S. customers Friday.

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More allegations against former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

More allegations against former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A third man has alleged he had underage sex with Kevin Clash, the former "Sesame Street" puppeteer who played Elmo for decades, New York court records show.
Banks earns certificate from Harvard Business School

Banks earns certificate from Harvard Business School

BOSTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Fashion model, TV star, producer and author Tyra Banks announced via Twitter she has graduated from Harvard Business School.
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SI swimsuit issue hits newsstands

SI swimsuit issue hits newsstands

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, with Kate Upton gracing the cover, appeared on U.S. newsstands, as well as SI.com/Swimsuit, Tuesday.
Lisa D'Amato wins 'Next Top Model'

Lisa D'Amato wins 'Next Top Model'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Lisa D'Amato was crowned "America's Next Top Model" in Los Angeles Wednesday, beating out fellow finalists Allison Harvard and Angelea Preston.
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Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American model, media personality, comedienne, actress, occasional singer, and businesswoman. She first became famous as a model in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, and New York, but television appearances were her commercial breakthrough. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America's Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.

In 2009, she was honored by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Excellence in Media Award.

Tyra Banks was born in Inglewood, California, the daughter of Carolyn (née London), a fashion manager and NASA photographer, and Donald Banks, a computer consultant. The couple divorced in 1980, when Banks was 6 years old. However, the relationship between her parents, and between her and her brother Devin Banks (born 1968), stayed friendly. Later, Carolyn married Clifford Johnson; she now goes by Carolyn London-Johnson. Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. She was accepted by USC and UCLA but declined to attend, instead pursuing a career in modeling.

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