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Tyra Banks announces END of her Talk Show!

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I was surprised by Tyra Banks‘ announcement to end her talk show! Ok, I did not necessarily watch her show but she repped for alot of young women and girls and raised alot of issues that affect us generally! And for that I admired her courage and tenacity, especially using television & internet as her mediums of communication.

“This will be the last season of The Tyra Show,” Tyra told PEOPLE, “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.”

After five seasons, two Daytime Emmy awards and too many girl-power episodes to count, Tyra Banks is announcing the end of The Tyra Show. The show will wrap up at the end of its fifth season in the spring of 2010,

Tyra will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Tyra aims to bring “positive images of women to the big screen,” says an industry insider.

“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” said Tyra.

Adds the insider: “Tyra is sad because she’ll be missing so much of the daily connection to her viewers, but excited at the same time to be taking on a new challenge.”

With encouragement from filmmaker Tyler Perry and longtime mentor Oprah Winfrey, Tyra is “redefining beauty for women in film,” adds the source. “With Oprah’s big announcement this year, I think that gave Tyra the confidence to get out there and follow her longtime dream of film producing.”

But fashion fiends worry not. America’s Next Top Model is slated to return for its 15th season in February along with Tyra’s ABC show True Beauty.

“There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart,” Tyra wrote in an open letter on her Web site. “And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”

Ok, so that leaves Wendy Williams, Monique, Whoopi Goldberg & Sherri Shepherd on The View..

So, guys & dolls will ya miss Tyra’s talk show? Leave your comments below!

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