Ex-Y&R Star Eva Marcille Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Congrats are in order for The Young and the Restless alum Eva Marcille (ex-Tyra) and her boyfriend, singer-songwriter Kevin McCall. They are the proud parents of a baby girl!

Marcille posted a picture on Instagram of the couple's daughter, Marley Rae. Marcille and McCall remarked:

This is Marcille's first child. McCall, who is a Grammy-nominated producer, has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Man Arrested for Stalking Tyra Banks

How's this for creepy? A Georgia man claiming to have a "thing" with America's Next Top Model and CW talk show host Tyra Banks has been convicted on stalking charges, according to the Associated Press.

According to authorities, Brady Green, 39 had been calling Banks' studio repeately, threatened to slit the throat of one of her staffters when they refused to tell him where the studio was located, sent Banks flowers and eventually showed up at the studio. 

"I didn't know what to do. How do I live my life when I leave this building/ I had never experienced anything like this before," Banks told authorities, according to the AP.

The former model-turned-television mogul testified in the case againt Green on Wednesday, telling the judge she feared for her safety and for the safety of her friends and family. Green had been arrested at a McDonald's near Banks' studio.

After being inspired by an episode of Banks' daytime show, Green got on a bus and traveled four days from Los Angeles to New York, according to the AP.

Eva Marcille Joins Y&R Permanently

Examiner.com is reporting that Eva Marcille has joined The Young and the Restless permenantly.
According to sources, Eva’s work on the Emmy-award winning soap impressed the writers so much they decided to develop her character for future storylines.
This news comes on the heels of a report we brought you back in September about Marcille and Jamia Simone Nash returning to Genoa City, though at the time there was no indication how long their return would last.

Ratings Woes Force Tyra Banks Out of Syndication Game

While The CW may be spinning it to appear that moving The Tyra Banks Show from syndication to airing exclusively on the struggling network that airs her popular reality contest America's Next Top Model is a good move, Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter are telling a slightly different a different story.

 Apparently dissapointing  ratings on such broadcast distributors as FOX and My Network TV led to Banks leaving the more lucrative syndie airwaves for a permanent home on the broadcast network. The move to The CW is reportedly contingent on cost cutting efforts being made to the show's budget. The production schedule for the four-year-old talker will reportedly be cut down to 26 weeks from 34, with re-runs from the first four seasons airing at 3 p.m., then followed by a new episode.

Looks like Ty-Ty still has a ways to go before reaching for The Mighty O's crown afterall.

The Young and the Rest of Us

America's Next Top Model diva-turned-Young and Restless star Eva Marcille has definitely come along way since she premiered as Tyra, the never-before-mentioned bio aunt of Devon (Bryton McClure), however Y&R's black storyline as a whole is the only weak link in an otherwise miraculous recovery for the CBS sudser. 

Daytime's Answer to The Huxtables

What made Y&R's black characters so refreshing and popular for the better part of two decades was that they always seemed real. Before the Barber sisters and the Winters brothers arrived in the 90's, blacks on soaps were typically written as either saintly and heroic or dangerous and menacing. Characters like Drucilla (Victoria Rowell), Liv (Tonya Lee Williams), Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Malcolm (Shemar Moore) proved that (gasp!) black people came in all shapes, forms and yes, colors. 

You can kiss Trya’s fat bank account

Tyra Banks told her critics to "kiss her fat black ass", but she's kissing her piggy bank every night and laughing all the way to the bank. The daytime talk show host and star of America's Next Top Model topped Forbes list of Prime-time TV five Top Earning Women, beating out Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl for No. 1.

Desperate Housewives'' Eva Longoria landed at No. 4 with 9 million dollars. I'll bet she wouldn't have earned that much at The Young and the Restless in ten years, let alone one.

Forbes.com Prime-Time TV's five Top-Earning Women 2008:
1. Tyra Banks - $23 million
2. Heidi Klum - $14 million
3. Katherine Heigl - $13 million
4. Eva Longoria - $9 million
5. Maura Tierney - $7.5 million