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André Leon Talley leaves ‘America’s Next Top Model’

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André Leon Talley is leaving ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ after four cycles of the show, as we mentioned this morning.

The question is why? Host Tyra Banks recruited the Vogue contributing editor last year, and there’s no doubt that he knows what he is doing in the world of fashion and is watchable, to boot.

Talley denies reports of a rift between the two. “It’s all good in the neighborhood,’ he told The New York Post’s Page 6. ‘I had a fabulous time. It was a mutual agreement. There is no unhappiness at all.”

He says he and Banks remain friends. So far, no word from Tyra about her take on all this. But executive producer Ken Mok tells People, ‘We have greatly enjoyed working with André Leon Talley and he has been an amazing asset to the ‘America’s Next Top Model’ family.’

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New York Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone -- formerly seen on television on ‘The Hills’ and ‘Kell on Earth’ -- is set to take Talley’s place when the next season airs early next year.

So what do you think, ‘ANTM’ fans? Will you miss André? Will Kelly be a good replacement?

--Susan Denley

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