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Tyra Banks says goodbye to daytime TV [Updated]

Tyra_banksTyra Banks is strutting away from her daytime talk show.

The supermodel-turned-TV-tycoon will end her talk show after this season.

“The Tyra Banks Show,” which has won two Daytime Emmys and is currently in its fifth season, will wrap in the spring.  Banks will shift her concentration to Bankable Studios, a New York-based film production company.

“As many of you know, several years ago I made the decision to leave modeling -- at the height of my modeling career -- and although it was the most terrifying move, it was the BEST decision and led to me fulfilling some big lifelong dreams,” Banks said in a statement to fans on her website. “Now, I'm a bit nervous and excited for my next HUGE steps which will allow me to reach MORE women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are!

The announcement of her exit from daytime TV, first reported on People.com, comes on the heels -- no pun intended -- of the announcement by her longtime mentor, Oprah Winfrey, that she’ll leave her daytime post in 2011 to focus on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

[Updated at 1:51 p.m.: Most devastated by the announcement are probably the folks over at "The Soup."  Clips from "The Tyra Banks Show" are a prominent feature on the weekly E! series, which pokes fun at the goings-on in pop culture.

“We’ll find a way to fill the hole," said K.P. Anderson, executive producer and head writer for "The Soup." "We lost [Tony] Danza and we moved on. Maybe she felt all the people watching daytime TV were as fierce as they could be and it was time to move on. We’ll miss the times when she really, really, really, firmly believed she had something to relate to the rest of the world. That show is a great clip source … and it absolutely helped contribute to our success. “

He added that “some form of tribute” on “The Soup” would only make sense when the show wraps production.

But the pop culture recap source won't be totally Tyra-free. There's still that "other" Tyra show.]Banks will continue her venture in reality TV as “America’s Next Top Model” enters its 14th season.

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Tyra Banks. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

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That sound you hear is Joel McHale and The Soup writers uncontrollably weeping....

Wanna know what Tyra's gonna do next? watch Oprah

Thank GOD!

How she could have won anything for that show is beyond me. That woman knows absolutely nothing about anything. You could tell she was coached on almost every subject. Just throwing out buzz words and catch phrases.

thank jebus. Now if Wendy Williams and Dr. Oz would do the same

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Wendy Williams is next for sure...Dr. Oz isn't actually so bad, as he talks about health stuff. He's at least educational and fairly drama free.

She reportedly had some extremely serious medical condition that led her to end her gig at The Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas. Will never forget the horror of opening my sun roof on The Strip and looking up expecting to find her sexy body painted on the side of the building only to, instead, find the giant horrific teeth of Donny and Marie Osmond who remain to this day. I do hope that her move is not medical in nature and she is going to be okay.

As ripe as this story is for Tyra/Oprah jokes (in which I'll gladly admit I'll partake), it strikes me that the two halves of this post ought to have been two separate posts. As is, what starts as a general news item turns into a kind of mean-spirited joke. Don't get me wrong, mean-spirited jokes are completely fine, I just think the two halves would better serve as separate items, unless LATimes has another straight news item on this. Just a thought.

well i loved the Tyra Banks Show.... im sad that it has to end but sometimes it is time to move on!!!! It was my fav talk show every since the 1st season. i have seen all of the episodes she has ever made. i really loved this show and tyra! despite the negativity i know that she will always strive to be the best. that's why i love her!
Good Luck Tyra!!!:)


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