The new season of “Project Runway” premieres tomorrow night on Lifetime. So, as a stunt, they sent all the models with the Naked Cowboy around Times Square riding atop a double decker bus. While we thought leaving Bravo was backwards, now we’re wondering why did they get a dude who runs around nearly nude to promote a show about clothes? Hmm, I smell a challenge, designers. [New York City, 8/19/09] Keep reading »
It’s a biggggggg week for reality television, what with the super-sized season premieres of both “Project Runway” and “Top Chef.” So what else do you not want to miss this week? Read on. Keep reading »
Ever since the first season of “The Real World” (damn that was a long time ago), I’ve watched reality television evolve—or devolve?—from a bunch of earnest 20-somethings struggling to make it in New York City to a bunch of fame-seeking whores pulling hair, getting wasted, and performing soft porn on camera. (Ever seen “Tila Tequila’s Shot at Love?”) I often ask myself what kind of person would want to live their life on camera? What goes on when it isn’t rolling? And how svengali-like are the producers? Luckily, the New York Times ran a story yesterday that answered many of my questions.
While people on these shows sign extensive non-disclosure agreements—they practically have to hand over their first-born should they reveal “reality show secrets”—most contracts expire after a few years. So some reality stars are opening up about their experiences while filming. After the jump, some the revelations from the article that shocked me the most. Keep reading »
Anyone excited for Bravo’s new series, “Launch My Line”? It may not be “Project Runway,” but there is something verrrrry familiar about it. Popwatch reports: “This time, 20 people who are already successful in different lines of work — music mogul! CEO! — need only exhibit a ‘passion for fashion’ in order to compete for the chance to launch a clothing line.” Why, we have seen this before, in the form of Lindsay Lohan leggings, LL Cool J jeans, Lauren Conrad jersey dresses, and pencil skirts from Victoria Beckham! Oh, dear. Will you watch this come September, or have you had it with clothes made by amateurs? [PopWatch] Keep reading »
You asked, and now the “Project Runway” gods have blessed you with an all-stars challenge featuring contestants from previous seasons vying for a $100,000 prize. Executive producer Jane Cha says the two-hour, one-off episode will be a bridge to the show’s new home on Lifetime — the first episode of “Project Runway” season six will air on the same night, Aug. 20. And the eight contestants are actually talented all-stars, not people who were only good for TV. Let’s take a closer look, after the jump! Keep reading »
Korto Momolu didn’t win season five of “Project Runway,” but her handmade jewelry definitely stole the show. And now you don’t even have to be a top model to wear her designs, because she’s bringing the jewelry to the masses on her website. “I tried to do a follow-up on the few pieces that I got to show at Fashion Week,” said Korto to Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated. “They’re very much Asian and African inspired and it’s a fusion between these two ethnic cultural backgrounds that I really love.” Check out a few pieces of Korto’s jewelry after the jump. Keep reading »