They said/We said: Kelly Cutrone will replace Andre Teon Talley on America’s Next Top Model. Cue the waterworks!
Looks like Tyra’s gaining another female perspective. It was announced this morning that Kelly Cutrone will replace Andre Leon Talley as the fourth America’s Next Top Model judge next season. Known for her intense attitude (and that’s putting it mildly) on The Hills and The City, the founder of now-famed PR firm People’s Revolution will no doubt up the drama ante on the panel.
As for the rumours that a tiff with Banks is the reason for Talley’s departure, he dismissed them, telling Page Six “It’s all good in the neighborhood.” (Oh, okay.) Although we’re sad to see Talley’s high-fashion credibility go, Cutrone’s blunt and quote-worthy advice is sure to bring some entertaining moments. Cue the waterworks.
Kelly Cutrone: “I am a huge fan of America’s Next Top Model and have watched the show for years. Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show.” [People]
Fashionista: “What’s interesting is that while other shows just followed her around while she (presumably) just did her normal job, this show is a totally new job, which may leave some wondering whether or not she still does that job at all (she’s also published two books, is a Dr. Phil correspondent, and was casting for a new MTV show earlier this year). We still see her at People’s Revolution shows, so as far as we know, she still does.” [Fashionista]
The Cut: “The show has at least one more cycle after the current season, and so they’ll need a replacement for Talley, whose departure makes us wonder if the show has finally peaked and won’t last much longer.” [NY Mag]
Rani Sheen, features editor: “When Andre Leon Talley came on board at ANTM, he raised its tone and fashion cred considerably, and also brought his signature telegenic eccentricity. I’m sad to see him and his thundering judging-table pronouncements go, but Kelly Cutrone should provide good, thoughtful criticism and a bit of den-mother warmth, too.”
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