Thursday, September 30, 2004
Don't take that to the Banks
Say it ain't so: Tyra Banks is developing a talk show. Is there any English-speaking celebrity left who hasn't tried being a talk-show host? When will it end? Stop the madness, people!
Disclaimer: Yes, I have an embarrassing fondness for "America's Next Top Model." Yes, Tyra Banks is a fine-looking woman, whom I do not mind seeing on TV. But a talk show? It's been the grave of many a career. And saying, as a network executive does, that "If there's ever a future Oprah, she could be the one"? I really don't think so. And there's never going to be a "next Oprah," any more than there'll be a next Johnny Carson. There's a combination of life story, personal charisma, and cultural phenomenon that just doesn't happen very often, and it certainly doesn't happen because somebody's wishing or hoping for it.
[ at 11:31 AM • by Abby • permalink • ]