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Last summer Lauren Conrad walked away from The Hills.

But the drama continues in Sweet Little Lies, the best-selling author's follow-up to the critically and commercially acclaimed (well, at least the latter) L.A. Candy.

While visiting The Tyra Show, the reality star opened a page in her second young-adult novel and began to read. It was a watershed moment in literary history.

"'Jessie, give me your keys. You can't drive right now. You're too drunk,' she said firmly," Lauren Conrad read. Banks then took a terrified turn at reading herself.

Sweet Little Lies

Lauren Conrad with the second novel in her series.

LC's book just reached the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List again in the Children's Chapter Books category after being on shelves less than a month.

Not a bad post-Hills career. As for her former reality rival, well, we've seen Heidi Montag nude in Playboy and getting plastic surgery a lot. To each her own.

To find out what Conrad has to say about her new book and to hear her read from it, follow the jump to hear the beautiful 24-year-old read an excerpt ...

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Note to Tyra Banks: if you're trying to dispel the notion that you wanna be the next Oprah Winfrey, you're going about it all wrong.

(Also, you really suck.)

Just like Winfrey did last month, Banks has announced the upcoming end of her talk show. She told People magazine today:

“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 five years.”

The self-serving gabfest - which Banks used as a vehicle to make a name for herself and draw attention to supposedly controversial issues such as vagina care - will come to an end in the fall of 2010.

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After leaving the air, Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a New York-based movie production company. According to an insider, Banks wants to bring “positive images of women to the big screen.

In an open letter, Tyra wrote on her website:

“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.”

Will you miss Banks as a talk show host?

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Forget Tickle Me Elmo.

Where is Eat the Crazy, Self-Serving Prima Donna Elmo?!?

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We wish this holiday toy had been invented, as it could have been put to good use on The Tyra Banks Show this week.

Indeed, instead of traveling to Sesame Street like all other celebrities that spend time with these Muppets, Tyra forced them to commute to her stage and entertain her audience during a segment that aired today.

Is anyone surprised by this? The implication is clear: Tyra Banks doesn't care about children; she just wants to create headlines for herself. She positively sucks.

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Just when we thought Tyra Banks couldn't get any more lame...

The self-serving talk show host revealed one of her Halloween outfits today, and it involved a wig and a push-up bra. How original!

Indeed, Tyra somehow thought it was creative to dress as Kim Kardashian for All Hallows' Eve, as she stood next to cardboard cut-outs of Kourtney and Khloe on her show and basked in the applause of those that have been brain-washed into thinking she's anything but a self-involved diva.

We despise her.

Tyra as Kim

Still this costume did get us thinking about one question: Who would you rather take from behind and Ray J?

 

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An all-new episode of TV's most overhyped hottest show, Gossip Girl, airs tonight, and as you may have heard, Tyra Banks and Hilary Duff will be appearing.

All told, it could have been a lot worse, but also better. Here's the rundown on the episode a little early if you simply can't wait for this must-see CW event:

  • Hilary Duff, while much maligned by some of the show's ardent fans as a stunt casting move, can at least act. Tyra Banks? That's pure stunt casting.
  • Duff's character, Olivia, enrolls at NYU to live a normal college life. She's a movie star, which new love Dan (Penn Badgley) somehow doesn't know.
  • Banks' character, Ursula, is co-starring with Olivia in a movie premiering in New York. Serena (Blake Lively) gets a job as Ursula's new publicist.
  • Jenny (Taylor Momsen) does not want to rule high school with an iron fist. Blair (Leighton Meester) wishes she were back where she still could.

Check out some photos below and follow this link for more Gossip Girl spoilers!

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A week after revealing her real hair in a push for ratings self-esteem among women, TV mogul Tyra Banks showed off her buff new arms on The Tyra Show.

The talk show host says she and seven friends challenged themselves to a three month "get fit, get healthy challenge" beginning this January.

Kirstie Alley Weight Loss Picture

"At first it started as a game ... and then it actually turned into a lifestyle for me," she says. "I didn't work out like crazy, [but] I would exercise."

Then she kicked it into another gear.

"I actually bought a treadmill and elliptical. I got rid of one of my couches and I watched Sex and The City episodes on the elliptical and treadmill."

Banks says her slimmer looks have earned her some attention, which is pretty much all she wants in this world, so you can call it a success.

Tyra Banks is ripped ... and pumped for her latest ratings initiative.

"I thought it was going to be private thing me and my friends were going to be doing, but then the media started taking notice and showing pictures of before and after and me losing weight and I felt kind of exposed," she said.

"I wasn't trying to proclaim to the world 'I got fit and I got healthy and I got in shape' because I felt kind of conflicted. Especially, after the 'kiss my fat ass thing.'"

"It's still fat by the way. I just feel better inside!"

Alright, then.

Tyra Banks says she had to train herself to work out. As a model, she says she "used to just rely on metabolism" but that changed as she aged.

Love her or hate her, she really does look good.

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By day, supermodel-turned-TV-magnate Tyra Banks hosts a talk show known for its message of empowerment to women. She is every woman's best friend.

Tyra Banks has your back! She has gained a big following over the years by defending females against the unfair judgment of society. She's done this by ...

  • Dressing up in a fat suit to gauge reactions among strangers
  • Wearing the same swimsuit on her show that she wore when celebrity gossip tabloids posted fat pictures of her, and telling critics to kiss her fat a$$
  • Most recently, abandoning her patented wigs, weaves and extensions in favor of her real hair, a message to women that beauty comes from within

But is Tyra Banks only out to boost her own celebrity?

Is her talk show a blatant contradiction of the values (or lack thereof) espoused on America's Next Top Model, which she produces and stars on for the CW?

The long-running reality show features contestants being judged by how they dress and look. Which is what modeling is all about ... but is the kind of thing that Banks, a supermodel herself, often denounces as shallow on The Tyra Show.

Clearly, Tyra Banks is a walking, talking contradiction. But does she see it that way, and perhaps more significantly, do any viewers of either show care?

Follow the jump for her two-part interview on Nightline ...

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Tyra Banks is going back to her roots and turning over a new leaf. Literally in the case of the former, and as a figure of speech when it comes to the latter.

On today's season premiere of The Tyra Show, the talk show host's fifth, the supermodel took the stage with a new hairstyle. That being her real hair.

That's right. Real hair. No wigs, no extensions. No bull.

Tyra Banks' real hair was on display for all to see as her long tresses were styled on camera. She interviewed women who have insecurities about natural hair.

The girlfriend of John Utendahl said she wants to generate maximum attention redefine beauty and help women appreciate who they are, inside and out.

Tyra's show is moving from syndication to the CW, airing weekdays at 4 p.m. Her reality show, America's Next Top Model, begins its 13th cycle tomorrow.

ET has a clip of Tyra Banks' real hair. Peep it below ...

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Despite rumors sparked by her walking around with some serious bling, Tyra Banks says she doesn't plan on walking down an aisle or saying "I Do" anytime soon.

Rumors surfaced that the talk show host was engaged to John Utendahl, her longtime beau, after she was seen with a huge ring on her ring finger this weekend.

But Banks set the record straight on Twitter.

"Hearing about crazy rumors that I'm engaged. Well, I'm not," she posted. "The 'RING' is my high school class ring. It's 10k gold, and has zero diamonds. Ha!"

Ha! She's still annoying. And check out the outfit she's wearing below. This from a woman who hosts a show called America's Next Top Model. WTF is this:

Ridiculous Tyra Banks Fashion

The new season of America's Next Top Model premieres a week from tonight. Hopefully that's enough time for Tyra Banks to buy a new wardrobe. Goodness, girlfriend.

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Tyra Banks' longtime boyfriend, businessman John Utendahl, reportedly exists, and reportedly is very rich. Neither of which are all that shocking, really.

But when they went out to lunch on Saturday at the Little Next Door in Los Angeles, Banks was supposedly seen sporting a rock on her left ring finger!

Of course, Britney Spears wears engagement rings for fun without actually being engaged to Jason Trawick, so there's no telling what celebrities will do.

Still, is Tyra Banks engaged to John Utendahl? We can only hope for the future Gossip Girl guest star's sake that he's nicer to her than Brady Green.

This is Tyra Banks' boyfriend, John Utendahl. Tyra Banks is kind of annoying, so we have no idea how he does such a good job tolerating her on a regular basis.

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