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‘America’s Next Top Model’ returning; 2Pac biopic; Disney star dead at 31: AM Buzz



Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 9, 2015 in Los Angeles.

It’s official: “America’s Next Top Model” is returning on VH1 after being canceled by The CW. It’s unclear whether Tyra Banks, who hosted the modeling competition since its 2003 debut for 22 cycles, will return. Word is she’ll either be replaced to keep costs down or, with the collapse of her new TV series “FABLife,” her availability may be part of why “ANTM” is getting renewed. It’s also too early to know if J. Alexander and Syracuse native Kelly Cutrone will return as judges.
» Read more at the New York Daily News.

The upcoming 2Pac biopic has just added “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira to the cast. The 37-year-old actress, who plays Michonne on the AMC zombie series, will portray the rapper’s mother Afeni Shakur, who’s executive producing the film, titled “All Eyez on Me.” Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. will star as Tupac Shakur and “Notorious” star Jamal ‘Gravy’ Woolard will play his friend-turned-rival Notorious B.I.G. again.
» Read more at the Daily Mail.

Former child star Michael Galeota is dead at the age of 31. The Disney actor, who starred in the film “Clubhouse Detectives” and the TV series “The Jersey,” reportedly died of natural causes after several health problems including abdominal pain, hypertension, and high cholesterol. His family started a GoFundMe page seeking help with funeral costs, and one donor — “Shia L,” believed to be fellow former Disney star Shia LaBeouf — gave $5,000 towards their $25,000 goal.
» Read more at E! News.

And Kourtney Kardashian has an absurd way of eating Kit Kat bars. The reality TV star shared her “secret” (taught to her by sister Kim K) on her app Monday, and it actually includes six steps — five more than most people take. She breaks off one Kit Kat, eats the chocolate off each end and side, then separates the layers and eats them, then eats the middle. Which is what, half of a Kit Kat bar? Give me a break.

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