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“I was able to survive in this competition this long,” Nash said at her elimination. “I can not hula-hoop with a Cheerio, but I’ve been able to be one of the last women standing in this competition. I’ve had a fantastic time being able to live out my dream. I’m a happy girl.” [MTV]

  • Siohvaughn Wade, Dwayne Wade’s estranged wife, turned herself in to Chicago police who were looking for her after she failed to appear at a divorce hearing. She was released after posting $10,000 bail. [USA]
  • Just in time for Father’s Day, VH1 is set to air a new series called “Dad Camp,” which takes unprepared dads-to-be, and with the help of relationships expert Dr. Jeff Gardere, whips them into fit fathers. Finally, a reality show that might do some good. [VH1]
  • Tyra Banks has long proved that supermodels can do more than keep quiet while they work the camera. Now the reality-TV and talk show princess is moving into the realm of fiction. Banks announced on Tyra.com that she is getting ready to publish her first novel. “I said I was going to do it, and here it is!” she wrote on her site.

“It’s for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives.” The book is called “Modelland.” No surprise there. [People]

  • Our hearts are with former supermodel Beverly Peele, who was involved in a major car accident. Peele was taken to UCLA Medical Center and is listed in serious condition. [AOLBV]
  • In New York, the retail Mecca, women are spending less money on shopping. [NYDN]
  • More Black women are headed back to school to go beyond their bachelor’s degree, earning 70 percent of all master’s degrees presented to African-Americans. Go head, sisters! [WashPo]
  • Want to hear the Salaam Remi-produced remix of Blondie’s “Rapture” by Alicia Keys’ for the “SATC” movie? Press play below.