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Tyra Banks To Reprise Role As Living Doll In 'Life-Size' Sequel

by Sergio
November 26, 2012 6:24 PM
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Tyra Banks

For the life of me, I have never been able to figure out Tyra Banks.

Is she a really savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur, or an airhead, or a really savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur who acts like an airhead? And if it's the latter... then why?

But as you ponder the answer to that question, let me tell you that Disney Channel has confirmed that Banks will, once again, play the role of a Barbie-like doll brought back to life in a sequel to their 2000 TV movie Life-Size.

Banks will also exec produce the show, which goes back to what I was talking about. Is she an airhead for playing a vapid role again, or savvy about producing it this time as well?

And just to remind you, Banks' co-star in the first Life-Size movie was played by a young, innocent, fresh faced and scandal free Lindsay Lohan, long before she and her career went off the rails, big time.

No word yet if Lohan will come back for the sequel, or even in a cameo role; but I wouldn't be holding my breath on that.

Here's a brief clip from the original movie:

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  • Mark | December 2, 2012 12:37 PMReply

    So, Tyra makes a fluff movie and that makes her an airhead?? Sexist much? How many Hollywood stars make throwaway straight-to-DVD films for extra money? Plenty. Robert DeNiro just starred in few, including one with Fifty-Cent. It's called business. I'm appalled by your blatant sexism!!

  • sergio | December 2, 2012 12:48 PM

    Read what I said. I didn't say making a fluff movie an airhead I said she ACTS like one all the time. And as for my" blatant sexism" , well whatcha' going to do about it? I'm sure women just love you because you call out other guys for being sexist. I'm sure that gets you laid a lot

  • Josh | November 29, 2012 1:41 AMReply

    Tyra have moved beyond than just being a model with a pretty face and nice body to being someone who is smart and intelligent. And she is a hustler. Tyra gets her money.

  • Nadell | November 27, 2012 10:00 PMReply

    This movie was actually cute & fluffy! I liked it.

  • Nadine | November 27, 2012 7:50 AMReply

    Now Sergio, you know you just chose the most horrid scene/clip of the original! When the original came out, I was just a little older than the movie's demographic, but it was right on par with the cutesy, hokey stuff on Disney. Jere Burns played Lohan's amusing father. It was just right for that audience, yet a little MORE (little girls love pretty bigger girls - life-sized dolls if you will). I think what people see with Tyra is this kind of "hustla" mentality, but hustling in especially vapid industries in addition to a kind of ignorance about other more foundation-ally important things like her history, American history, global history... etc... like she goes in hard (she commits), but with little or not enough information. As long as she is not tearing people, or entire groups down, I try not to complain, but I understand why she gets the "side-eye" from some.

  • Geneva Girl | November 27, 2012 5:23 AMReply

    Goodness gracious, this will be on heavy rotation in our household. My ten-year old LOVED the original Life-Size! In fact, just a few weeks ago we finally got rid of her VHS collection of Disney videos, but she pulled Life-Size out of the bag. I guess it's a good, clean girl fun movie. I'd rather her watch this than that Twilight nonsense.

  • ink | November 26, 2012 10:24 PMReply

    Hmmm, I would say MILLIONAIRE wins hands down, so she can do whatever she wants.

  • Troy | November 27, 2012 12:17 PM

    Models are tacky. What they do for a living is less sophisticated than a stripper. Let your 17 year old daughter get off a plane in Paris by herself and ask her about the millionaires and billionaires she is introduced to that are there to watch her walk the airport runway. They finance their lifestyles in trade for sexual favors. It's simple it is a whores business. The fact that she is successful doesn't raise her abo fve t he fray.

  • Troy | November 27, 2012 12:12 PM

    Maybe Martha Stewart then. Rappers are just character actors by using a pseudonym they are admittingly as fake as every character that actors play. Therefore they shouldn't be taken serious like actors aren't.

  • ink | November 27, 2012 7:07 AM

    "No one said she couldn't do whatever she wants "shithead", well CARL AZZWIPE FUFU, opinions are like azzholes, everybody has one. Her image is positive, not tacky and wacky, so she would never go down the paths of gangsta rappers and the bernie madoff's of our society.

  • Troy | November 27, 2012 12:15 AM

    So rappers shouldnt be criticized or Despots, or Bernie Madoff

  • Carl | November 26, 2012 10:52 PM

    No one was saying she couldn't do what she wants shit head.

  • sandra | November 26, 2012 10:08 PMReply

    File this one under "unsolved mysteries".

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