Hold on to your sparkles, Betsey Johnson, fashion’s original wild child, is primed to get her own reality TV show on the Style Network later this year. Tentatively titled “Betsey + Lulu,” the show will follow Ms. Johnson and her daughter Lulu’s adventures and mishaps. The show is slated to focus on the relationship between mom and daughter, and how “single mother Lulu wants to launch her own fashion label and finally step out from Betsey’s shadow.” Betsey and Lulu have long collaborated — with a teenage Lulu walking in her mom’s shows in the ’90s — so we’re psyched! [Racked]
I guess Tyra Banks is aware that she’s grasping at straws on this season of “America’s Next Top Model.” You know when you do a segment called “Tooch Teach” that it’s time to change stuff up. After 19 Cycles of almost exactly the same thing, Tyra has decided to clean house for the next season of the show. Yesterday, J. Alexander, Jay Manuel and Nigel Barker were dismissed from the “Top Model” family to make way for “major changes planned for [the next season].” PR mogul Kelly Cutrone was the only judge to survive the blood bath. But that could be because Tyra’s scared of her. I know I am. Keep reading »
This season of “America’s Next Top Model” has been particularly dull. The UK vs. US premise seems secondary to Tyra’s shameless attempts to promote her Modelland books. Last night, Tyra achieved an unprecedented level of ridiculousness with her “booty tooch teach.” She had special “booty tooch” hot shorts and “training tooches” (ass pads) for all the contestants to wear. But things weren’t all tranquil in Toochland. American model hopeful AzMarie refused to wear her training tooch because she felt it would take away from her androgyny. Oh, and because she’s a “grown ass woman.” She had a point, but she paid dearly for crossing Tyra and was dismissed from the tooch teach. Her loss. Because it was very informative. Whether you’re an aspiring Intoxibella, or just a regular woman in need of a tooching lesson, click through to see all do’s and don’ts.
Being a “Real Housewife” on Bravo opens the door to many career opportunities — starting a clothing/makeup/jewelry/sex toy/cookbook line, auditioning for “Celebrity Apprentice,” recording a God-awful single or, best-case scenario, landing a spinoff show. In addition to the show dedicated to exploring funny cat memes (WTF? I can’t even … NO!! ), Bravo has green lit two new “Real Housewives” spinoffs for its 2013 season. One, tentatively titled “SUR,” follows “RHOBH” star Lisa Vanderpump as she opens a new restaurant. The other, “The Kandi Factory,” features Atlanta “Real Housewife” Kandi Burruss as she works with aspiring music stars. Meh. We have some better pitches for Andy Cohen and the gang … [The Wrap] Keep reading »
The gods of fashion have spoken: André Leon Talley, the former Vogue editor-at-large more recently recognized for his position on the judging panel of “America’s Next Top Model,” will be receiving his very own reality show on Bravo. Finally! ALT, without a doubt one of the most endearingly excellent personalities in fashion, will be the subject of a series tentatively titled “Fashion Stories” of NYC in which he acts a “mentor” to four enterprising fashion design teams as they “produce the defining collection of their careers” while striving to “create, show, and sell,” with the ultimate goal of building and maintaining a legitimate business in New York City. As NY Mag rightfully pointed out, the premise of the show does sound like an amalgamation of many fashion reality shows we’ve already seen… but man, who cares about that when André’s at the helm? I would happily watch a show in which he sat chair-bound for 30 minutes. For now, let’s just hope some of his industry pals make a cameo — like, say, Grace Coddington? Hey, just a suggestion. [The Cut]
How does Eva Longoria get over the breakup blues? By setting other people up on national television! The “Desperate Housewives” star is developing a primetime dating show for NBC where contestants will be matched by well-known matchmakers like Steve Ward (from VH1′s “Tough Love”) and set up on dates. I would love this show to be a fusion of the drama in “The Bachelor” with classically funny and raunchy dating shows like “Blind Date“ and “Elimidate.” I am sure a host like Longoria will have no problem bringing the sex appeal. And who knows — maybe she might even be funny. The working title is “All About Love” and sources say it is set to begin filming in April. Hey Eva, if there is a shortage of dating contestants, I would love it if you could set me up with a hottie! [Fox News]