Almost everything Tyra Banks says is nonsense, but she really outdid herself on Thursday's episode of Good Morning America. Sitting down with Robin Roberts, Banks immediately started spouting off about her upcoming young-adult novel Modelland, which sounds exactly what you'd get if you crossed Harry Potter with America's Next Top Model. Within 30 seconds, she was using the made-up word "Intoxibellas" and describing the single, giant golden eyebrow she was wearing as a "smize" (which is Banks' made-up portmanteau that means "smiling with your eyes"). Maybe a smize is what you use to smize in Modelland? It's one of those noun-verbs (like "iron" or "Swiffer"). At least Banks' nonsense is versatile...
Abby Lee Miller
Dance Moms (Wednesdays, 10/9c, Lifetime) has enough bickering to put Real Housewives to shame and enough questionable parenting to make Toddlers & Tiaras seem like Sesame Street in comparison. At its center: Abby Lee Miller, who runs the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh. Miller's "tough love" method of teaching features plenty of barking, scant praise (at least as far as what we're privy to, per the show's editing) and a pyramid, which she uses to rank her favorite students on a weekly basis. Viewers are, unsurprisingly, harrowed and riveted.
We spoke to Miller about the theatrics of her vocation and show, and to hear her tell it, the pyramid is made-for-TV invention. Peppering her speech with reminders about her and her studio's accomplishments, Miller told us about her background, the impetus for her toughness and why she wishes she could teach orphans...
Track Palin and Britta Hanson
Sarah Palin's eldest son Track and his new wife Britta Hanson are expecting a baby, People reports.
Photos of a pregnant Hanson were posted on Facebook, according to the magazine, with baby gifts surrounding the 21-year-old nursing student. The family had no comment.
Sarah Palin's son track marries
Until he was eliminated on last week's Platinum Hit (Fridays, 8/7c, Bravo), Johnny Marnell seemed like the show's front-runner. But a song that was deemed a "miss" and an onstage showdown with antagonist Nick ultimately led to Marnell's demise. Below, he discusses his elimination (which, months after filming, he still disagrees with) as well as former castmate Melissa's allegation that Johnny's on-screen relationship with Nick was merely a "show-mance." That's not true, says Johnny, but doesn't mean you should believe everything you see on reality TV...
Tony Bennett, Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett will appear on the season premiere of Blue Bloods, CBS announced Thursday.
In the episode, the singers will play themselves, performing at a fundraiser that Frank (Tom Selleck) and Erin (Bridget Moynahan) are attending. Underwood and Bennett will meet the father and daughter before singing "It Had to Be You" for the crowd. Underwood collaborated on the classic tune for Bennett's upcoming album, Duets II, which drops Sept. 20.
For Kim Kardashian, imitation isn't the highest form of flattery. The reality star has sued Old Navy and its parent company, The Gap Inc., for using a look-alike to promote the store's clothes, The Associated Press reports.
According to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court, Kardashian claims that the ads may confuse consumers into thinking she's endorsing the store's products and that they violate her publicity rights.
Katy Perry leads the MTV Video Awards nominations this year with nine, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video.
Perry will go head to head with Adele, who's up for seven awards, in both categories. Perry's video for "Firework" and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," will compete against Tyler the Creator's "Yonkers," Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise" for the big award of the night.
I have a confession to make. I've sort of known this disappointing news for a while, but out of respect to all involved have kept a lid on it. Now, with the cast and producers of ABC's new Charlie's Angels about to descend on Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend, ABC and Sonyare finally allowing me break the news officially.
In a statement provided to me exclusively, the network and production studio say, "Due to his scheduling conflicts, Robert Wagner will need to step away from his duties as Charlie on Charlie's Angels...
ABC News is wasting no time putting Katie Couric to work.
The former CBS Evening News anchor, who starts at ABC on Aug. 1, will serve as a guest co-host on ABC's The View on Aug. 3, the network announced Wednesday. Couric's appearance coincides with...