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Tim Gunn on Jersey Shore: Vulgar!

All that Spandex gives 'Project Runway' star the shivers

(Newser) - You know how Project Runway daddy-dearest Tim Gunn hates to be nasty. But dish it out he will if he must. Take Jersey Shore: The fashion is vulgar!" he says on Lopez Tonight . "It's all that stretch material—the Spandex, the Lurex, the tightness, the skin. It'... More »

Tim Gunn Calls Bluff on Michaele Salahi's MS

Salahis are 'sociopaths who believe own lies,' says fashion wonk

(Newser) - Poor White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi recently revealed she has multiple sclerosis, which is why she had to duck out of the state dinner so quickly. One problem, though: The newly snarky Tim Gunn doesn't believe it. “I find it curious that the story is coming out now,"... More »

Tim Gunn Fires at LiLo, Suri, Wintour

Sweet Tim bares the claws under velvet glove

(Newser) - Project Runway's sweet, motherly Tim Gunn sure can get nasty. Remember Lindsay Lohan's foray into "fashion design" for Emanuel Ungaro? "It's got to be a publicity stunt—or a crack-smoking board of directors," Gunn told a reporter at the time, he reveals in his new tell-all tome,... More »

Nine Best Reality TV Hissy Fits

Kate Gosselin isn't even the worst

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin is the latest in a long line of “celebrities” throwing temper tantrums on national television. E! rounds up eight more reality show meltdowns—watch the videos in the gallery:
  • Kenley Collins, Project Runway: She flips out when judges say her final creation looks like a “pink
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McQueen's Ex: Enough With the Fake Crying

Here's looking at you, Rachel Zoe and Patti Smith

(Newser) - Just days after celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe was too “distraught” over Alexander McQueen’s death to attend a Project Runway fashion show, the designer’s ex-partner called out fashion world “hangers-on” for their meaningless condolences. “It's been fashion, fashion, fashion,” George Forsyth tells the Daily Mail... More »

Project Runway Limps to Season's End

Like the rest of Season 6, finale was a bore

(Newser) - It was hard to care who won last night’s Project Runway season finale, but it was easy to say who lost: fans. The move to Lifetime—and, probably more important, the switch in production companies—proved disastrous for the once-brilliant reality show, Heather Havrilesky writes for Salon . “The... More »

Runway Is Homophobic

Show whitewashed gay romance in favor of straight 'flirt-fest'

(Newser) - The sixth season of Project Runway has given a lot of airtime to a developing romance between two telegenic and heterosexual blondes, Logan Neitzel and Carol Hannah. In lavishing attention on their dull flirt-fest, the show is showing an ugly homophobic streak: Last season, the producers completely whitewashed a deeply... More »

Runway Designs for Romijn

Pregnant actress gets the custom treatment, with mixed results

(Newser) - The Project Runway designers were hit with the “fun challenge” of crafting a maternity dress last night for “impossibly-beautiful-at-any-stage-of-fertility Rebecca Romijn,” writes Claire Zulkey for the Los Angeles Times:
  • Malvin Vien: It was obvious he “was going to be in trouble when his vision was of
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Runway Still Chic on Lifetime

(Newser) - Project Runway is back after an interminable absence on a new network in a new city, but critics agree the fashion design reality show has kept all its charm intact.
  • PR has "hopped channels from Bravo to Lifetime with none of its appeal damaged in transit," Troy Patterson
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NBC Releases Project Runway to Lifetime

Legal jousting over, show back in summer to face Bravo knockoff

(Newser) - After a nearly season-long hiatus, Project Runway will finally be back on air this summer, the Washington Post reports. In an out-of-court deal, the Weinstein Co. has agreed to pay NBC for allowing the show to move to Lifetime. And—as is common in the fashion world—NBC plans to... More »

Runway Finalist Charged With Hurling Cat at Ex-Beau

Way to have a hissy fit

(Newser) - Way to have a hissy fit. Quirky Project Runway finalist Kenley Collins was arrested last night after hurling her cat at an ex-boyfriend in her Brooklyn apartment, reports the New York Daily News. The catty season-five contestant also lobbed a laptap, apples, and a glass of water, police said. She... More »

Off-Screen Bickering Spoils Project Runway

No designers at Friday's finale as 6th season stuck in court

(Newser) - Cattiness on Project Runway is part of the show's distinctive flavor, but it's legal wrangling between networks and producers that has kept the whole 6th season off the air. As a result, the finale, a live event tomorrow at New York Fashion Week, will be completely anonymous: Designers will be... More »

Tim Gunn Goes to Bat for Bunnies

Grisly video appeal asks designer to lay off rabbit fur

(Newser) - Project Runway's favorite nice guy Tim Gunn is joining the anti-fur PETA campaign with a personal video plea to designers amid shocking images of screaming skinned rabbits, reports the New York Post. PETA is focusing on designers using rabbit fur from China, where there are no animal protection laws. Any... More »

NBC Stalls Runway, Readies Copycat

Lifetime switch stalled as Bravo launches Fashion House

(Newser) - NBC is using its legal muscle to keep Project Runway from airing on Lifetime while it launches a copycat show on its Bravo channel, reports the New York Post's Page Six. Details about Fashion House in Cragslist casting calls make it sound like a replica of the fashion original. The... More »

J.Lo Blows Off Runway for Triathlon

'Injured' diva snubs Heidi Klum, then competes

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez abruptly canceled her guest judging appearance on Friday's Project Runway finale because of an alleged foot injury, but she regained her footing awfully fast, MSNBC reports. The singer-actress turned around and completed her much-hyped first triathlon yesterday in less than 2½ hours, and Runway host Heidi Klum is... More »

Bravo Adds Parker's Reality Art Show

SATC star to produce Runway -style competition

(Newser) - Bravo has picked up a Project Runway-style reality art show produced by Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, the Hollywood Reporter writes. American Artist is slated to feature competition between up-and-comers in varying media; it will be co-produced by Magical Elves, the skill-driven reality TV experts behind Top ... More »

Colbert Grabs a Peabody

Compares staff to 'enema' flushing out truth

(Newser) - Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert snatched a prestigious Peabody media award at last night's ceremony hosted by CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl. She stepped in to replace Brian Williams, who opted to spend time with NBC colleagues after Tim Russert's death. Colbert displayed his usual deadpan style, comparing his staff to... More »

'Project Runway' Winner to Dress Whoopi for Tonys

Christian Siriano will design the primetime duds for host Whoopi Goldberg

(Newser) - Flamboyant "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano—he of the "bi-level fashion hawk" updo—describes himself as a "musical theater kid who loved costumes." For his next challenge he'll be right at home, then, designing Whoopi Goldberg's outfits when she hosts the Tony Awards next month in... More »

Networks Wrangle Over Project Runway

Show's switch is Buffy all over again

(Newser) - The upcoming switch of the smash hit Project Runway from Bravo to Lifetime could be Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again, Andrew Wallenstein writes in the Hollywood Reporter. Buffy's switch from the WB to UPN "spelled the death knell for a once-mighty brand." Meanwhile, Bravo parent NBC... More »

Heidi's Bling Banged With Copyright Suit

"Project Runway" host's new line sued for copyright infringement

(Newser) - Supermodel and "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum has been sued by a top jewelry manufacturer who claims her new line of bling is a clone of copyrighted designs, reports People. Van Cleef & Arpels argued in papers filed in Manhattan federal court earlier this month that Heidi's jewelry creates... More »

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