As we had expected….
America's Next Top Model producer, Ken Mok, is blaming the ECONOMY for firing judge Paulina Porizkova.
He says, "The current state of the economy has forced shows to make major budget cuts industry wide. America's Next Top Model is not immune to these financially challenging times. We've had to make significant cuts in every area of the production and, unfortunately, Paulina was a casualty of these cuts."
Allow us to translate: "Tyra Banks literally ate half the budget, and then her ego ate the rest."
TYRAnosaurous Banks offered this statement: "RAWR!"
Which Mok translates into: "Tyra, who pursued Paulina
to eat her for dinner to join the show as a judge multiple times, was incredibly saddened by the decision the show was forced to make. We really enjoyed working with Paulina, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors."
That ECONOMY should really consider some new PR and perhaps doing a little charity work to clean up its image.
What a trouble-maker!
[Image via WENN.]