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Thursday
Oct252012

Arrest Warrant Issued for "America’s Next Top Model" Judge Rob Evans

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tyra Banks(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s Next Top Model judge Rob Evans has become America’s most wanted reality TV star, now that the Beverly Hills, Calif., police department has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Evans, a British male supermodel who joined the cast of the hit reality competition show this year, is being sought on charges that include battery with serious injury and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino told ABC News that the warrant had been issued in connection with a March 14 incident that took place at the Next Modeling agency in Beverly Hills.  Hoshino denied reports from TMZ.com that a special fugitive team had been dispatched to track down Evans.

“We’re all laughing about that,” he said. “It sounds really cool, but we don’t have anything like that.”

Hoshino said that the Beverly Hills police had reason to believe that Evans, a former boxer, was in New York, and had notified New York authorities of the arrest warrant.

Bail attached to the warrant is set at $150,000, Hoshino said.

Calls placed to Evans’ rep by ABC News were not immediately returned.

Evans replaced model and photographer Nigel Barker on the latest season of America’s Next Top Model.  Rumors have swirled that he and host Tyra Banks are secretly an item, but Evans told the Banbury Guardian that although they’d dined together, they were never “officially dating.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Dec132011

Is ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Rigged?

Alexandra Wyman/WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s Next Top Model is having a rough couple of weeks: A few days after Wednesday’s dismissal of contestant Angelea Preston, it’s now dealing with accusations that the show is rigged.

In a recent interview, former judge  Janice Dickinson lashed out against the reality series -- which she herself became alienated from in 2005 -- claiming it was the advertisers, not the judges, that ultimately chose the winner.

"[I was] being conned,” the former model told JaniceTV. "Thinking I was actually helping judge a TV franchise … that my say had any input."

Dickinson claims it didn’t.

“You see, CoverGirl  are the people that choose the model, not any of the judges. Not Tyra. People don’t know that!”

Dickinson, who served on the judges panel for seasons one  to four, said that  was the reason she left the series, and blasted the show’s creator and  her former boss Tyra Banks.

“The fact of the matter is [Tyra Banks] makes like $90 million. She makes a lot of money per year still hawking that franchise worldwide -- they’re doing it in every country -- and it’s CoverGirl who chooses the winner.”

 CW, America’s Next Top Model’s  parent company, told US Weekly that Dickinson’s claims about the judging were “completely untrue.”

And some might wonder if Dickinson’s animosity is rooted in a larger feud between her and Banks.

Dickinson -- who at the end of the video told Banks to “eat a bag of royal skank”-- publicly attacked the supermodel-turned-mogul last year, describing her as “huge” and saying that she “used to think she was a man.”

While it’s no secret she’s not Banks’ biggest fan, Dickinson insists her recent claims are true.

“Yes, I have a distaste for her,” she reiterated to US Weekly. “In America you say the truth. On TV you can fabricate it, but eventually we all find out.”

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