Tyra leaving ‘FABLife’

Tyra Banks is leaving her own talk show “FABLife” just two months after the daytime talker premiered, according to Variety. The host is departing the show to focus on her new cosmetics line. In a joint statement released, Banks and Disney/ABC said, “Tyra Banks has made the decision to scale back her role on the nationally syndicated lifestyle show ‘FABLife,”

Said Banks, “This is a very difficult decision, but necessary. I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures.”

Nov. 18, Old Spice guys Terry Crews and Isaiah Mustafa joined forces at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood to celebrate their popular “Make A Smellmitment” campaign and the upcoming grand finale commercial, which debuted Tuesday on “SportsCenter.” The campaign started in August with “And So It Begins” and was followed by five more videos, which have more than 27 million views.

Adding Vivica A. Fox as Cookie’s eldest sister Candace to the cast of “Empire” was Lee Daniels’ idea. At the beginning of the season, Daniels told his creative team, “Season two, Vivica A. Fox, Cookie’s sister, three-way cat fight!” According to show insiders, Daniels has this fabulous idea of these three soapy sisters who bicker with each other and then he said, “I want to a real story of family and poverty and how someone like Cookie who grew up in poverty and now lives in extreme wealth deals with her family and that gap.”

R&B songstress Tweet previewed her forthcoming album “Charlene” Nov. 17 at Artist Factory in Atlanta. The intimate evening included a music playback of the new album with celebrity attendees, including Derek J, dancer-actress Andrea Kelly and actors Clifton Powell and Keith Robinson.

Whoopi Goldberg celebrated her 60th birthday in Las Vegas. The Oscar-Emmy-Grammy-Tony winner started the weekend off by performing Nov. 13 at Treasure Island, The next night she took in Carlos Santana’s concert in residence at the House of Blues, which was followed by a double birthday bash for her and her granddaughter, who share a mutual birthday at Treasure Island.