I step away from the Interweb for what, five days or something, and what happens? Tyra Banks quits her talk show. I know Tyra is someone I make fun of on a fairly regular basis, but I thought I could count on her to stick around for the long haul. What the hell, Tyra. First Oprah and now… you. After only five seasons, she’s calling it quits on The Tyra Show.
Tyra told People mag: “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.” But now she’s dunzo. Tyra will wrap up the show at the end of its fifth season in the spring of 2010, so she can focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company that aims to bring “positive images of women to the big screen,” says an industry insider. “My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Banks says. (Somebody saw Precious.)