Sadly my friends, there will be no more weave talk, no more cellulite revelations and no more fierce stares. Tyra Banks has officially announced her upcoming departure from the talk show circuit. Hmmm, didn’t Oprah just announce her retirement from daytime chit chat as well? How depressing! Maybe 2010 won’t be so fabulous after all. Ummm, whatever.
It has only been five seasons of the Tyra Banks show, but apparently Tyra isn’t even going to attempt to be Oprah and make for a twenty-something daytime television talk show run. But, she IS not leaving television, y’all. She’s still got plenty of girl power shiznit to take care of.
Banks told People magazine, “This will be the last season of The Tyra Show. I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.”
So who will be worth watching on the ole’ boob tube for those chit chat loving peeps? Well, Ellen! DUH!
So what exactly does this beotch plan on doing now? An industry insider is saying that “Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Banks aims to bring positive images of women to the big screen.”
“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are. Tyra is sad because she’ll be missing so much of the daily connection to her viewers, but excited at the same time to be taking on a new challenge. With Oprah’s big announcement this year, I think that gave Tyra the confidence to get out there and follow her longtime dream of film producing.”
On her official website, Banks writes, “There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart. And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”
Thoughts on Tyra Banks saying goodbye to her talk show? I think it’s a crock!