If we learned anything from the constant rumors surrounding Kelly Ripa’s next cohost, we should have known to never believe what you hear from “sources” at America’s Got Talent. Because they punked us good.
After weeks of teasing us that Nick Cannon’s replacement would be one of three men, (Marlon Wayans, Tone Bell and Brandon Mychal Smith), NBC ripped the rug out on all of us and hired Tyra Banks!
Banks was the host of the long-running “America’s Next Top Model,” which ended its run on The CW after 23 seasons. “Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible,” said Banks. “I love how ‘AGT’ brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”
Smize on, Gurl.