Janice Dickinson is no longer in the running to judge who will become "America's Next Top Model." The loudmouth supermodel and author has been replaced by Twiggy Lawson on the upcoming fifth season of the UPN reality show.
"We would like to thank Janice for bringing her talents to the show and for everything she did to help us build `America's Next Top Model' into its current success," executive producer Ken Mok said in a statement Thursday. "We wish her well in all of her future endeavors."
Dickinson, author of "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel" and "Everything About Me Is Fake ... And I'm Perfect," was the most outspoken member of the model hunt's judging panel, dishing harsher-than-harsh critiques to contestants and spatting with fellow judges since the first season.
Also gone as a judge is stylist Nole Marin. He'll be replaced by runway expert J. Alexander, a former male model who's taught catwalk technique and guest judged in previous seasons _ or "cycles," the show's term for each installment.
English supermodel Lawson rose to fame in the 1960s with her doe eyes and pixie 'do, appearing on the covers of such magazines as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, McCall's, Seventeen and Newsweek.
Dickinson will star in the next season of VH1's "The Surreal Life" with the likes of Jose Canseco and Bronson Pinchot. According to UPN, Dickinson also has a television production deal and is currently working on a new book.
The only positive aspect of this catastrophe is that we will no longer be subjected to Nole "I'm Nothing Without My Dog" Marin, who was both boring and a boor, which is quite a feat for a gay man with a tiny dog on a wee pillow. But as much as I love Twiggy--especially her appearances on "Absolutely Fabulous"--SHE IS NO JANICE! Janice is irreplaceable. Will I even watch this show anymore? It was already going down hill, but this...this changes everything. I don't even know who you are anymore, "America's Next Top Model." You've broken my heart.
Janice is the fun one in the middle. I'm not quite sure who the skanks are on either side of her, but they do look vaguely familiar...