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]
This ain’t the Jersey Shore, it’s Bay Ridge – “Brooklyn 11223,” Oxygen’s newest reality show, stars Brooklynites Christie and Joey Lynn, two former best friends who juggle life, love and friendship in the neighborhood made famous by “Saturday Night Fever.” Outside the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Bay Ridge is where up-and-comers mix with tradition in a tight-knit community. Both Joey Lynn and Christie know what it’s like to have their loyalty and respect tested; and we know where we’ll be tonight at 11 p.m — on the couch watching the “Brooklyn 11223″ drama unfold. [Oxygen]
Well, hallelujah, today just got elevated by the curious joy of Teresa Giudice’s mysterious three-head! Yes, Andy Cohen’s fave Jersey girls return to Bravo on Sunday, April 22, presumably with more red wine, drama and pasta fagioli. This season, it looks like some of the bad blood that played out at the season three reunion show between Teresa, Jacqueline and Caroline continues to deliciously fester. Yay, grown women! Check out the preview after the jump!
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Surprise! You thought “Toddlers & Tiaras” darling Eden Wood had retired, but in fact, she was busy filming her new reality TV show for Logo. “Eden’s World” will follow Eden, her (stage) mother, her publicist and her manager on their quest to make the former beauty queen a super star. As the random dude in the preview says, “Not everyone is Judy Garland, you know?” Oh yes, I am well aware. Eden Wood is certainly no Judy Garland in training. MaKenzie was robbed. An entire series about that little tasmanian devil? I would have watched. Alana, her mother and their endless supply of “go-go juice”? You could have counted me in! Eden Wood. Blech. [NY Mag]
Artist Lisa Hanawalt did us a solid with her set of sketches and quirky observations about this season of “The Bachelor.” Unlike me, she turned her deep shame about watching the show into art. And the result is far more entertaining than the show could ever have aspired to be. Ugh. Ben was such a turd. But, turns out, his hair is inspiring. Click through to see a few of my favorite pages from Lisa’s “Bachelor” sketchbook. All words and images by Lisa Hanawalt. I may even buy myself a print. She’s selling them on her website! [NY Mag.com]