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'Next Top Model' Judge Turns Himself In to Police After Assault Allegations

11/23/2012 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"America's Next Top Model" judge Rob Evans has turned himself in to police after allegedly beating up another man so badly, the guy ended up in the hospital ... sources close to Evans tell TMZ.

We're told Evans turned himself in at the Beverly Hills PD Wednesday morning on a felony assault charge -- and was released 25 minutes later after posting $60,000 bail.

TMZ broke the story ... a warrant was issued for Evan's arrest following the fight in March in Bev Hills. Details surrounding the fight are unclear.

But sources close to Evans -- a former boxer -- tell TMZ, Evans was completely unaware of the warrant being issued until very recently. As soon as he caught wind of it, we're told he contacted his lawyers who advised him to turn himself in.

As for the fight itself -- sources close to Evans tell us the alleged victim was trash-talking Evans when he reared up as if to attack him, so Evans punched him ... and insists the punch was in self-defense.

So far, no court date has been set.

'America's Next Top Model' Judge Wanted By Cops for Felony Assault

10/24/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The new judge on "America's Next Top Model" is a wanted man ... after allegedly beating the holy hell out of another person in Beverly Hills back in March -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to law enforcement sources, Rob Evans -- a former boxer -- is accused of beating the other guy up so bad, the victim ended up in the hospital with serious injuries. We're told Rob's boxer past is part of the reason he's wanted for felony assault with a deadly weapon.

We're told the warrant was issued for Evans' arrest soon after the incident, but Evans cooperated with police from the get go -- so they didn't need to track him down.

But that all changed in recent weeks, when cops say Evans suddenly went silent -- and stopped speaking to them.

We're told the Beverly Hills PD now views Evans as a fugitive -- and have dispatched a special fugitive team to track Evans down. Once found, he will be arrested on the spot.

Attempts to reach Evans were not successful.

Fired 'Top Model' Judge Good Luck Replacing Me

4/20/2012 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Freshly-fired "America's Next Top Model" judge Nigel Barker tells TMZ, the show's in for a rude awakening now that he's been canned ... because his shoes will be INCREDIBLY difficult to fill.

Nigel tells us, "Good luck to whoever [replaces me]. I would imagine it's a tricky thing to replace someone who's going on their 19th season."

As for why Nigel believes he got the boot -- he tells us, the network is bent on completely revamping the show ... after record low ratings the last two seasons.

But he adds, "Who knows if this is going to work? I don't necessarily think it's a good idea ... Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. I wish them luck."

Tyra Banks announced this morning ... the CW would not be renewing Nigel's contract for the show's next season. Two other famed "Top Model" personalities -- Jay Manuel and J. Alexander -- were also fired.


'Top Model' Star Sues Over 'Catastrophic' Car Crash -- Accident Torpedoed My Career!

1/18/2012 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lexie Tomchek
Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Lexie Tomchek claims she was permanently injured after a bus collided with her car last year -- and now, she's suing the driver for derailing her modeling career.

Lexie filed the legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming a guy named Narciso Ayala took an illegal right turn on March 28, 2011 ... and smashed into her car ... resulting in a "catastrophic accident which caused serious and permanent injuries."

Lexie's lawyer tells TMZ, the model's career has taken a crippling blow as a result -- and now, she's suing for lost wages ... plus hospital and medical expenses.

Lexie wants unspecified damages, exceeding $25,000. Calls to the driver and his employer were not returned.

'Top Model' Star Accused Of Auto SMASH 'N DASH

6/30/2011 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jonny Fairplay's grandma -- whose death he lied about on "Survivor" -- claims Jonny's estranged wife RAMMED her car during a HEATED vehicular stand-off earlier this month ... and then fled the scene.


According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Jonny's estranged wife -- former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Michelle Deighton -- came back to Jonny's house to pick up some of her stuff. Problem was, Jonny had changed the locks while she was gone -- and Michelle couldn't get in.


Jonny was out of town at the time -- and according to the report, when his Grandma rolled up to check on things, Michelle was already there. G-ma informed Michelle she was trespassing and then blocked her van in the driveway while she called police.

According to the report, Michelle allegedly rammed granny's car trying to get out -- and then took off across the front yard, empty-handed. Attempts to reach Michelle weren't successful.

Jonny's grandma went to the hospital this weekend to get checked out -- but she still ain't dead, despite what her license plate says ... "DEAD-GMA." No kidding. It's in the report.

'Top Model' Auditions: Now with Less Carnage!

4/11/2009 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The do over auditions in New York for "America's Next Top Model" today have gone off without a hitch ... and all it took was one violent, bloody riot of hungry models to teach the organizers a lesson.

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The would-be models were all greeted by actual police officers and efficient checkpoint stations set up for today's event, instead of smoking cars, trampled bodies and broken high heels. The whole operation was designed to keep the crowd calm.

Unfortunately, not everything was so perfect -- a huge rainstorm hit early this morning, soaking all the wannabe models. Which, actually isn't a bad visual.

'Next Top Model' Audition: What A Riot!

3/15/2009 5:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The next potential winner of "America's Next Top Model" may have almost been crushed to death ... and not because of crippling body image issues.

Three people were arrested and four were treated by medics after a riot broke out in Manhattan yesterday during an audition for the show.

The streets erupted when a mob of almost 10,000 model wannabes overwhelmed security and were thrown into a frenzy after a man allegedly yelled that a smoking car on the street was about to blow up.

In the end, everyone went home and threw up ... you know, because they were so shaken from the incident.

Banks Takes the Back Seat

1/8/2009 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You'd expect Tyra to be rollin' on dubs in an Escalade with monogrammed seats -- but a taxi? Come on Ty, you know cabs in L.A. are only for drunks or "Top Model" chicks on the way to a go-see.

Tyra Banks: Click to watch

Tyra's Reject Takes Down Hot Dog on a Stick

10/30/2008 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Failed "Top Model" wannabeen Lisa D'Amato is bringing cameltoe back -- with a completely sloshed, yet surprisingly catchy, freestyle rap last night on the rooftop of Kress.

Lisa D'Amato: Click to watch
Who knew she used to slang corn dogs?!

'Top Model' Gets Deneezied From Snoop's Bash

3/11/2008 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop DoggLanky Jaslene Gonzalez, "America's Next Top Model" cycle 8 winner, was flat-out denied from Snoop Dogg's "Ego Trippin" album release party at Touch in NYC last night. The Covergirl tried to be easy, breezy, and beautiful - but after posing and strutting for paps, Miss "ANTM" was still not allowed past the velvet rope. Awkward!

Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dogg both arrived after the incident, and pimps walked right into the club. Well ... it was the Doggfather's party.

When asked about the situation - Lizzie Grubman, Jaslene's publicist, told TMZ "Why wouldn't they let a beautiful supermodel in -- it's news to me!"

No word yet from Snoop's reps.

Did 'Top Model' Troop Trash Tribeca Loft?

3/10/2008 6:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The bitchy beauties of "America's Next Top Model" made a pricey Manhattan loft their personal romper room, according to a new report, causing $500K in damage -- and supposedly reneging on a $125K settlement deal.

TMZ just spoke to two residents of 39 Lispenard Street, and they confirmed that the place was "trashed," and that the management company has had "serious" problems with their not-so-model neighbors.

Earlier, the New York Post reported that the 14 girls splattered "ketchup and coffee" all over the walls, damaged a $15,000 chandelier "beyond repair" and caused $90,000 of damage to a store below. What's more, according to the Post, the crew "punched hundreds of holes in the ceiling" and tore up the Brazilian wood floors.

TMZ tried to contact the landlord, Michael Marvisi, who's threatening to sue, but he couldn't be reached. We also called the CW and Tyra Banks' rep, but they had no comment.

Tyra Gets Frenched

9/27/2007 7:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyra Banks and "America's Next Top Model" are the latest targets of the hilarious comedy of "Ab-Fab's" Saunders and French. They've adapted Miss Banks, given her 18-foot legs and a bit of an English accent.

Apparently, our friends across the pond are just as obsessed as we are with the trials and tribulations of struggling models.

It's hard to be pretty!

Adrianne Curry: Another Fine Mess

9/24/2007 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Usually, when Adrianne Curry blogs, it just makes her look like a crazy woman. Maybe it's just showing her in true form, but her latest dispatch makes her look a little like Strom Thurmond with fake boobs. America's Next Top Race-Baiter!

The first "America's Next Top Model" initially wrote on her MySpace blog that she's boycotting Black History Month and the BET network, and that while the history of slavery of African-Americans "does suck some major balls," she's imploring them to "move the f**k on." Now, after some serious backlash, the empty-headed model takes another stab at blogging in order to clarify her ridiculous rant, explaining that she feels "horrible that people misunderstood" her message. Perhaps this girl should think before she blogs!

The annoying Adrianne writes, "I am appalled that anyone would claim I am just some stupid white b**ch that doesn't know s**t about anything." How could anyone think such a thing?! Unfortunately, there's more! She says that she comes from an "incredibly political family." Sure. All this worldly philosophy coming from someone who dropped out of high school in her junior year. Stay in school kids!

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