Tyra Banks has closed her Smize Cream ice cream shop amid rumors that she may not return to the DWTS host next season.
The 48-year-old former model said her Santa Monica facility had closed just four months after reopening.
The company announced the closure in a statement on Instagram: “Wassup SMiZE Cream fam!
“Our store in Santa Monica, California will be closed as we work to announce exciting new plans!
“Can’t wait to share more, so stay tuned. Until then, visit us at smizecream.com and Dig, Baby, Dig! “
People can still order online through GoldBelly, and the Santa Monica Place appears to be open but on a limited schedule.
Tyra opened a store on July 3 called Smize Cream, which means “to smile,” a term she coined for smiling with her eyes.
The store closure comes after KristenBellTattoos.com exclusively announced that Taira cannot return as the host of Dancing With the Stars.
CEOs are looking for a top-rated celebrity to replace amid the show’s plummeting ratings, the source said.
In light of last season’s low ratings, DWTS will not be returning to its two-time broadcast next year.
A source exclusively told KristenBellTattoos.com that Tyra and the show’s executives will meet with ABC bosses in the New Year to “chart 2022.”
Some production staff are believed to be unsure if Tyra will return as host.
While some fans may not like America’s Next Top Model’s alum as a host, network bosses are more focused on “signing at least one big star” to rekindle the audience’s love for DWTS.
NO HOSTING MORE?
The source claimed that executives at BBC Studios in Los Angeles were tasked with finding “at least one, or ideally two, household names that captivate fans.”
Their job is to “think big” and lure “an Oscar, Emmy or Grammy-winning star to make headlines on screen and offscreen.”
DWTS has yet to officially update, although production team workers expect to be there in season 31.
Fans have been vocal about Tyra’s dislike as a host since taking on the job last season.
In season 30, Tyra was torn apart for “pushing” Olivia Jade off the stage after she was eliminated.
Olivia, 22, and co-worker Jimmy Allen, 36, were devastated when they were both kicked out of the show earlier this month.
DWTS fans were furious at how Tyra handled their departure, claiming that she had “kicked” Olivia and her professional partner Val Chmerkovsky backstage.
A few weeks earlier, Tyra was called out for embarrassing Suni Lee for rushing backstage to vomit after her performance.
After the performance of Suni and her partner Sasha Farber, the gymnast ran away from the stage, and Tyra was left to explain the situation.
She said, “Suni is not doing very well. Not Covid! Not Covid at all! But she is not feeling well, so she danced nauseously, and she had to leave. But she’s fine! “
Suni returned to the stage for the relay, though Tyra focused on the awkward moment again.
Tyra told the athlete, “Suni, I have to ask you. I know you’ve been fighting all day and, man, you’re sick of it. It’s live and you ran away! “
The model was criticized for repeatedly pointing out that Suni vomited instead of tactfully brushing her off to save the teenager from further embarrassment.
More recently, fans shouted at the host for “wasting too long to declare Iman Schumpert the winner of the season in the final”.
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