Tyra Mail: Tyra Banks Announces the END of #ANTM

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After 22 Cycles, equating to 12 years of modeling, smizing and tons of knowledge about the modeling industry, America’s Next Top Model (#ANTM) will come to an end.

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After the first 20 season were for ladies only, Banks used the last three seasons to allow men and women to compete in a competition that inspired spin-offs in over 70 countries across the world.

"The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model" -- The final three use all things theyÕve learned up to this point in the competition for the penultimate shoot; a commercial and national print ad for Cover Girl on America's Next Top Model on The CW. Pictured: Saleisha Photo: Jim DeYonker/Pottle Productions Inc ©2007 Pottle Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved

Saliesha Stowers, Cycle 9 Currently on Days of Our Lives

Banks leaves a long legacy of creating industry ready supermodels such as Dani Evans, Yoanna House, Bianca Golden, Eva Marcelle, and YaYa DaCosta. The men of ANTM may even get more famous than the ladies, as first male winner, Kieth Carlos (Cycle 21) and Don Benjamin (Cycle 20) have taken the modeling and entertainment industry by storm.

Keith Carlos has an uncanny resemblance to male supermodel Tyson Beckford.

Keith Carlos has an uncanny resemblance to male supermodel Tyson Beckford.

As an avid fan of the show, I am saddened by the ending however knowing that I have not seen ONE episode of Cycle 22 means that I understand why it’s time to move on.

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Don Benjamin, Cycle 20

One thing is for sure, Tyra Banks will forever live on and I can’t wait to see what she has up next!

Will you miss ANTM?

West Coast Phenom Warren G (@regulator) Speaks On Drake/Meek Beef and His New EP

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West coast legend Warren G sat down with me for Black Sports Online and #PTP (Past the Pen) to discuss his newest EP entitled “Regulate…G Gunk Era Part II” which hits stores Aug. 6.

In addition to the EP, Warren also told us about a US tour he is about to embark on. Warren G also spoke on an unreleased song on the EP ft. the late Nate Dogg, and even offered his opinion on the Drake and Meek Mill beef.

Check out the interview here.

Brandon Armstrong (@BdotAdot5) Talks To #PTP About Being on ESPN & More

IMG_-e2uuykWorking for Black Sports Online has been such a great experience and has given me the chance to interview a few notable names in the sports and music world. Today I had the pleasure of talking to my longtime friend Brandon Armstrong. You probably know him from all his goofy social media videos on vine, twitter and IG but I assure you, BDotADot5 is more than just a funny guy. He’s a smart, business minded individual with his eyes on the prize. Check out this exclusive interview and share your thoughts!

Check out even more of BDotADot’s funniest moments on his youtube page HERE

Dominique Wilkins Shares Opinions On Hawks New Uniforms, Players

dominique-wilkins-dunkIt was a special occasion when I got to sit down with NBA and Atlanta Hawks legend, Dominique Wilkins. While helping out the Allstate “Champions of Good” program, Wilkins had a few moments to chat it up about his basketball career and the current state of the Atlanta Hawks franchise.

It’s wild because after covering the Hawks games this season, I saw Wilkins often but never had the chance to speak to him. Wilkins was very nice, comical and friendly and was a pleasure to interview. I was very honored to do the interview on behalf of BSO and Past The Pen.

In the interview, Wilkins speaks on his favorite dunk contest, being in the shadow of Michael Jordan, the Hawks new uniforms and more. Wilkins also drops a few gems about the NBA in the 80s compared to now. Check out the interview below and feel free to share.

The Unibrow Might Get A 5 Year, $143 Millions Extension

Anthony Davis knows they can beat Warriors

According to John Reid of NOLA.com the New Orleans Pelicans are planning to make “an assertive to push” to sign young star power forward Anthony Davis, to a 5-year contract extension that would be over $143 million to begin on July 1.

Davis is just 22 years old but managed to average 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds & 2.9 blocks in 36 minutes a game in 2014-2015. Davis even missed a stretch of games due to injury. After 3 years in the league, the star known as “The Brow” has improved every single year since he was drafted No. 1 overall.

While the Pelicans can afford to keep Davis, the major question then comes down to if they sign Davis to that large of contract, will they have money to build a roster around him that can take teams in the West?

Source: BSO

NeNe Leakes Throws Deuces To Real Housewives of ATL

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After talks and talks and talks, NeNe Leakes has finally had ENOUGH of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Leakes is the only member of the show to be featured on all 7 seasons of the show. Dating back to 2008, Leakes has ALWAYS been the center of RHOA and the show will not be anything like the REAL show without her.

Leakes told People magazine she’s gone.

“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes says. “Me and my husband [Gregg] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time.“This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

Leakes has reached heights in her career where at one point she was rumored to make $100,000 an episode for RHOA. After roles on The New Normal and Glee, NeNe proclaims to be very rich. She won’t miss the negativity of the bickering women however.

“There were times when I was a target,” she says. “I won’t miss the negativity.”

So Is NeNe gone forever?