Tyra Banks Insists She Doesn’t Want ‘Real Housewives’ Banned From ‘DWTS’: Somebody’s Making Stuff Up & Hating
Tyra Banks is speaking out for herself on reports that she doesn’t want Real Housewives stars competing on “Dancing With the Stars.”
An insider previously claimed that Tyra Banks, who is the host and an executive producer for the show, wanted to ban Housewives from appearing. They said:
“Tyra Banks has never been a fan of the Housewives, but the real reason she doesn’t want them on her show is that Bethenny Frankel, NeNe Leakes and Teresa Giudice do not make headlines anymore.”
“Tyra wants reality stars like Carole Baskin from Tiger King— not a decade-old franchise that no one talks about anymore. If Tyra thought for one minute that the Housewives would get her show ratings, she would welcome them to the dance floor in a second.”
Now, Tyra Banks is making it clear that she never made those comments, and is convinced someone is hating on her. She told Entertainment Tonight:
“I don’t know what’s happening. I don’t even understand. You know what, there are some people out there who are just trying to stir stuff up. First of all, I have nothing to do with casting. Second of all, I’m a freaking businesswoman. The Real Housewives are some of the biggest stars in this country. So that’s just somebody trying to hate, and there’s a lot of that going on right now.”
She added that she might know who said it but hasn’t blasted them yet.
“There will be another rumor next and another one. After while, I’m just going to be like, ‘I just can’t even answer this crap anymore. There’s somebody that’s hating. Somebody that’s mad there are changes on Dancing With the Stars so they are making stuff up. I think I know who it is, but I haven’t called them out yet.”
Meanwhile, Nene Leakes recently responded to the rumors and said:
“Tyra, I thought you and I were cool girl. I was on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ before you was. Okay?”
“I also think that, for real, this is no joke, but as a business person she should want to have people like ‘Housewives’ on the show because people are always talking about them, right? Then they can talk about them over on that platform and it be a good thing for both parties. But you know, I don’t know if she said it for sure, but just in case she did I just wanted to touch on that.”
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