Some of those who watched the March 26 episode of America's Next Top Model got a little more than they bargained for (although most probably got a little less than they wanted) when one of the contestants was filmed during a nude modeling shoot.
The blonde model, Anya, was posing on a white bed with a cameraman capturing her every move. Of course, Anya's naughty bits were blurred out, giving her a smoothed-over Barbie doll body.
Still, that wasn't enough for the Parents Television Council, who deemed the broadcast improper for family hour, and have filed an indecency complaint with the Federal Communications Commission and are asking others to do the same.
"It is irresponsible for the CW Network to air full frontal nudity on the public airwaves at 8:00 p.m., and based upon our analysis of the broadcast in question we believe this has ...Read more
The CW may come across just as spunky and full of life as any one of the stars of Gossip Girl, but things may be a bit different when peeking behind the curtain.
The network came to being when the UPN and WB joined forces a few years ago, and, according to The Wall Street Journal, the sum of the two parts may still not be enough to keep the CW afloat. The paper points out that more than a quarter of its targeted demographic--18- to 34-year-olds--have abandoned the network this season, and that 2008 so far has been the worst that the CW, UPN, or WB has ever seen in terms of average weekly viewers at roughly two and a half million.
Targeting the highly sought-after youth demo can be both a blessing and a curse. Advertisers will line up in droves to sell to 18- to 34-year-olds, but ...Read more
When the CW released the names and basic information on the next batch of contestants for its hit reality competition America's Next Top Model, nothing seemed too out of the ordinary: Brittany from Henderson, Nevada, is in customer service; Marjorie from Marseilles, France, is a student; and so on.
What the network failed to mention is the topic that is sure to be the show's big draw: One of the contestants was born a man.
Twenty-two-year-old Isis from New York City is the show's first transgender contestant, according to US Weekly. The Maryland native and former receptionist tells the magazine, "My cards were dealt differently."
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) wholeheartedly approves of the decision to include Isis in the competition.
"We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible," said GLAAD president Neil Giuliano.
The CW confirmed ...Read more