Tyra Banks

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers

    I didn't know Rocco DiSpirito was a Jonas Brother! And was that really Gordon Ramsay starring opposite Will Ferrell in Step Brothers? Who knew! Check out these and more Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers: 13. Rocco DiSpirito vs. Nick Jonas Renowned chef, cookbook author and the fifth Jonas Brother.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    A Showcase Of Inappropriately Dubbed Puppet Musicians

    I spend an unfortunately large amount of time on two activities. No. 1, I am paid under the table by the felt lobby to promote puppet music. No. 2, I have an irresistible compulsion to ruin children's entertainment. It's not that I'm a bad person; it's that I'm a horrible person who must ruin all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes

    ​Candace Nelson, creator of boutique cupcake emporium Sprinkles, has gone from financier to cupcake-craze initiator to Food Network judge. With Sprinkles locations all over the world, including our own little Highland Village outpost, we tracked down the in-demand young industrialist and got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Nine More Washed-Up Musicians On Reality Shows

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Everybody's favorite lovelorn rock has-been Vince Neil has signed on to Skating With the Stars, an upcoming reality show sure to feature an exact recreation of the photo illustration above. Times, it seems, are tough all over, and Neil can't be the only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Why Is Chelsea Handler Rappers' Favorite TV Personality?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Fat Tony, Kyle Hubbard, Real Elliot Ness Not Inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Remember Killa Kyleon's Natural Born Killa?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Killa Kyleon Natural Born Killa (mixtape, 2010) ​Back in February, Killa Kyleon threw a pictu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    5 New Pop-Star Sitcoms We'd Like To See

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of <>The Monkees winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, making them the first musical act ever to win that award. 1967 also marked a transitional period for the band, which was moving toward creative freedom on the television show in which they started out as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    A Cruel Perfumed World of Amazon Women: Auditions for America's Next Top Model

    Photos by Katya HornerPerfecting the vapid mannequin look​On Saturday morning women of all races, creeds, and subcultures converged on the Hilton Post Oak near the Galleria to take their crack at professional modeling. The producers and talent scouts for the Tyra Banks-helmed America's Next To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    NO SHORT/OLD CHICKS! America's Next Top Model Hits Town September 12

    Photo by Gwen​On September 12, the casting team of the CW's America's Next Top Model will be hitting H-Town to destroy the fragile self-images psyches of women all over the area. The makers of the hit modeling show are having an open casting call for would-be Marissa Miller's and Naomi Campbel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Obsessed Rules, The Great Vienna Caper and More

    Just today, as Rocks Off was remarking that "people are sick of PG-13 kiddie-suspense movies where there's no graphic violence or tits," he was informed that Beyonce's PG-13 thriller Obsessed took the No. 1 spot at the box office last weekend with $25 million, and had the largest-grossing opening of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Is The Freakiest Next Top Model A Houstonian?

    Photo courtest CWAs everyone who's anyone knows, tonight is the season premiere of America's Next Top Model, which we are reliably informed is a television show.You're supposed to refer to it as ANTM, and you're supposed to already be familiar with the contestants because they've been on host Tyra B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Has the Flu

    Miss Pop Rocks is sick. The whole basket of fun, including: 102 degree fever, hacking up mucus, uncontrollable sneezing, and so on. But this unfortunate situation has enabled her to conduct a little experiment, entitled “How Many Episodes of America’s Next Top Model Can Someone Watch in a Row? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    TV Ratings, Courtesy of Houstoned Guest Commentator Conchita Maria Guadalupe Maria Hortencia Juanita Maria Garcia Gomez Gonzalez de Smith

    Just in case you had any doubt that Houston is quickly becoming a brown city, check out the latest Nielson ratings. The release from Telefutura – you didn’t even know we had a Telefutura channel, did you? – anyway, the latest release says that according to Nielsen Media Research, the Spanish ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007

    “Mad Women”

    Ars Lyrica gives voice to irate females

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Where's This Couch We Keep Hearing About?

    Walking, talking and looking good -- Tyra's a triple threat. I headed to The Galleria on Saturday to check out the casting call for America's Next Top Model. I wanted to see what Houston had to offer to Tyra and why these girls thought they should be the next Whatever the Last Girl's Name Was Who ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Can't Stop Giving

    They're breaking in to donate to storm victims

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Watering Down the Drinks

    Hey, wasn't Coyote Ugly supposed to serve up sex and alcohol?

  • Music

    March 25, 1999
  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    B.S. 101

    John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade