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Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen to co-host new talk show 'The FAB'

Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen to co-host new talk show 'The FAB'

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) --Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley are to co-host a new syndicated lifestyle program called "The FAB," producers announced Monday.
Karen Butler
Tyra Banks launches makeup line TYRA Beauty

Tyra Banks launches makeup line TYRA Beauty

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) --Tyra Banks has launched a new cosmetic line called TYRA Beauty.
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Tyra Banks talks 'Life-Size' sequel and Lindsay Lohan

Tyra Banks talks 'Life-Size' sequel and Lindsay Lohan

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Tyra Banks said she hasn't reached out to Lindsay Lohan about the upcoming sequel to her 2000 film "Life-Size."
Veronica Linares
Kate Upton says she 'begged for this body' her whole life

Kate Upton says she 'begged for this body' her whole life

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) --Kate Upton is surprised to find that people think of her curves as being plus-sized.
Veronica Linares
Tyra Banks beauty predictions: 'Plastic surgery will be as easy' as going to the drugstore

Tyra Banks beauty predictions: 'Plastic surgery will be as easy' as going to the drugstore

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --Tyra Banks shared her predictions on how people will perceive beauty in the future in a piece published by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
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Tyra Banks gets new daytime talk show

Tyra Banks gets new daytime talk show

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) --Tyra Banks returns to daytime television five years after end of last talk show.
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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.
Kate Stanton
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.
Kate Stanton
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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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
By United Press International
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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Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York on May 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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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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