I wasn’t really planning to watch “Fashion Star,” NBC’s new fashion design competition, but I just moved into a new apartment and turned on the TV to keep me company while I was unpacking boxes of books last night. “Fashion Star” happened to be on, and daaaaaaaaamn did I get sucked in. By the end of the hour, I was cheering and gasping and yelling “No deal!” even though that catchphrase has nothing to do with this show. After the jump, check out my list of the good, the bad, and the WTF of the “Fashion Star” premiere… Keep reading »
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Nicole Richie, you’ve come a long way since your days spent galavanting around the country with BFF Paris Hilton on that horrible “Simple Life” show. We’re still not sure what to make of your return to primetime with “Fashion Star,” the reality TV fashion competition show that seems a little “Project Runway” with a dash of “The Fashion Show,” but lady, you sure do look good. This Julien Macdonald gown is the perfect shade for spring.
Major network television has finally jumped on the fashion competition bandwagon; this fall, NBC will launch “Fashion Star,” a competition show aimed at finding the next big brand. Featuring the requisite model host — Elle Macpherson — “Fashion Star” employs celebrity mentors to help foster along brands. Just this week, Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos signed on, joining mega-bazillionaire mogul Jessica Simpson as mentors on the show. So, if you had your way, who would you have mentor you? [THR] Keep reading »
Jessica Simpson has decided to give reality TV another chance. She’s signed on to be the celebrity mentor on NBC’s new series, “Fashion Star,” a “Project Runway”-esque design show hosted by Elle MacPherson. This will be Jess’ third attempt at a reality series — “Newlyweds” ended in divorce and “The Price of Beauty” ended in cancellation — so we hope she’s learned a thing or two. [US Weekly]
After the jump, some suggestions for Jess to ensure that “Fashion Star” is a hit. Keep reading »