Tyra Banks is cleaning house at “America’s Next Top Model.” Three stars from Banks’ longrunning model search reality series have been given the axe. Photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander and photo shoot director Jay Manuel will not be returning when the show’s 18th cycle begins later this year.  Banks announced the departures on Friday, thanking all three for their years together on the show. There’s still no word on any replacements. The CW series has seen ratings slide in recent years. Reports say “Top Model” has lost more than half of its 2005 audience with viewership now less than two million people.

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