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December 29, 2009

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Tyra Banks says she’s ending her talk show

New York — Tyra Banks is pulling the plug on her talk show.

The former model says the syndicated “The Tyra Show” will end after its fifth season. Banks says she’s sticking with the reality show “America’s Next Top Model” and is forming a new production studio with plans to make movies. She also promised new digital projects but wouldn’t give details.

In a statement on her Web site, Banks also paid tribute to talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, who’s ending her talk show in 2011.

About her own show, Banks told fans: “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years.”

New Van Morrison born: Singer’s wife has boy

Los Angeles — A new Van Morrison has been born.

The 64-year-old Irish singer says on his Web site that he and his wife, GiGi, welcomed their son George Ivan Morrison III on Monday.

The couple say that “Little Van” is “the spitting image of his daddy.” The baby is a dual citizen of the United States and Britain.

No other information was available. Morrison’s publicist, Phil Lobel, says the exact time and location of the birth is being kept private.

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