A couple of weeks ago, NBC officially named Melanie Brown aka Scary Spice as Sharon Osbourne’s replacement on America’s Got Talent. Almost immediately, rumors surfaced that Mel B. wasn’t the only new face to join show’s eighth season. Like many of the international editions of the Got Talent franchise, the US version was contemplating a four person judging panel. Based on a photo obtained by TMZ, it’s actually happening.
Taping for the first set of auditions begins in New Orleans tomorrow. If you watch the show, you know that huge ‘X’s appear above the stage representing each judge. Sandwiched in between Mel B and Howard Stern’s names is this celebrity. Have any guesses? Here’s a hint. This person hosts their own reality competition series on a different network. Could it be Jeff Probst? After all, his daytime talk show was recently canceled. Or has Ryan Seacrest decided to finally give critiques instead of relaying them? Find out who below.
The backstabbing and drama will reach new levels when Project Runway returns for its eleventh season. For the first time in the show’s history, the contestants will be competiting as teams instead of individuals for every challenge. Personally, I think this twist sucks. If you watched Bravo’s lame attempt to duplicate the designing show, you know that The Fashion Show sucked big time. That’s even with the wonderfully snippy Iman as host and head judge.
With that being said, I’m still going to watch it to see Zac Posen’s debut as Michael Kors’ replacement. Based on the newly-released promo, I’m not too optimistic about his addition. I adore Posen but there’s only one short snippet of him in the promo. If his critiques were as hilariously cutting as Kors, I’m sure the network would’ve included a short montage of his best one-liners. Check out the new promo below.
Say it isn’t so. Michael Kors is my FAVORITE judge on Project Runway. He simply cannot leave. Who else is going to give such memorable one-liners as “Her drag name would be Origami Rose” or “She looks like a pole dancer in Dubai.”? No matter how much I’m in denial, Kors’ departure is a done deal. The designer won’t be a part of Season 11 of Project Runway.
If you think there’s drama behind this, you’ll be disappointed. Reportedly, it was his busy schedule that kept him from signing on as a full-time judge for the next season. Lifetime revealed in a statement that Michael will return to help judge the finale. At least, we’ll have that.
As if Kors leaving wasn’t bad enough, there is another change coming that I’m not excited about in the least. For the first time on Project Runway, the designers will compete as teams and not as individuals. Boo, this is starting to sound like Bravo’s The Fashion Show. Remember their lame attempt to replace Project Runway when Harvey Weinstein moved his show to Lifetime? UGH. Find out who Kors’ replacement is below.
Admittedly, I’m a person who typically doesn’t put forth a big effort when it comes to Halloween costumes. Usually, I leave it to the last minute but it always seems to work out. Last year, Brian and I pulled off a fierce LMFAO just hours before heading out to a party. I was working out that big ol’ fro like the rent was due. This year is going to be another last minute affair. While I don’t go all out creatively on my costume, I fully appreciate those who do.
One celebrity who goes above and beyond is Heidi Klum. The German supermodel is unofficially the queen of ghoulish holiday due to her annual Halloween party and her uncanny ability to outdo herself with her costumes. Each year, she’s able to concoct of innovate and stunningly jaw-dropping costumes. The transformations she pulls off are truly remarkable. Klum revealed her 2012 costume via Twitter today. See how it compares to her previous choices. Check out a visual anthology of her Halloween get-ups below. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite.
As mentioned before, fashion is highly subjective. One man’s Prada loafers are another man’s workout gear. Let me just preface this post, once again, by saying I’m no fashion expert, but I like to think I have decent taste. Like they say, just like a**holes, everyone’s got an opinion and here are mine.
Overall, I have to say I enjoyed most of the gowns that made their way down the red carpet at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Some ladies really stepped it up, while some stayed in their fashion wheelhouse. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. On my list are a few usual suspects with a couple of surprises. If you’ve read my fashion roundups before, you probably have a good idea who made it.
Check out my Top 10 choices for Best Dressed below. Be sure to leave your comments afterwards. Agree or disagree, I love hearing feedback.
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According to TMZ, celebrity power couple Heidi Klum and Seal are getting a divorce. Sources told TMZ that Heidi Klum (38) could head to the L.A. County Superior Courthouse as early as next week to file “irreconcilable differences” and auf wiedersehen (kidding – I couldn’t resist) as the reason for the split.
I hope it turns out not to be true or that they manage to work things out because they are so cute together. They married in Whistler, B.C. in 2005 and have have three biological kids and Seal (48) also adopted Heidi’s eldest girl from a prior relationship. Every year, they renew their wedding vows on their anniversary, which is May 10.
Don’t you love when celebrities play on your favorite game shows? I personally love Celebrity Week on Jeopardy and even enjoy when NFL football players play with with their fans on Wheel of Fortune. For those of you who can’t get enough celebrity, I’m sure that Hollywood Squares not being on air is killing you inside. Now, one of the longest-running game shows is having it’s first ever celebrity week.
After 40 seasons, The Price Is Right is celebrating with its own version of celebrity week. Executive producer for the show, Mike Richards, talked a little bit about the upcoming episodes.
“It was a lot of fun to watch these celebs play our iconic games. Each one had their own unique strategy to win. Let’s just say Snoop knows more about the price of grocery items than you might think!”
One celebrity will appear on the show per day for a one week run starting January 2 and ending January 6 on CBS and other syndicated stations. The stars are playing for their favorite or personal charities. A fun twist is that the contestants competing against them will have a chance to win a personal prize corresponding to the star they are playing with. Fun right? Check out the celebrity line up below.
For this week’s “Project Runway” challenge, birds served as the inspiration for the designer’s looks. Tim Gunn informed the remaining designers that they would be paired up. Naturally, they groaned thinking it was yet another team challenge. Insert twist. Instead of working together, they had to compete against each other, with one designer being on top and the other being in the bottom and in jeopardy of going home. They were instructed to create two designs, but in the end they only had to show one look on the runway. Did anyone else think this twist was fishy? Was this created at the 11th hour because some of the designer’s second looks looked like tragic trainwrecks? I think so.
Anya and Laura competed against each and received a raven as their inspiration. A cockatoo was Kimberly and Viktor’s muse, while Bert and Joshua were left with an Amazon parrot as their source of inspiration. The winning look would not only be featured in a Marie Claire advertorial, but the designer would also receive a cash prize of $20,000. Ka-ching. Designer Francisco Costa joined the judging panel this week to critique the looks.
Before I get to this week’s designs, I have to quickly comment on last night’s fabric-gate scandal. Anya, who has been a lightening rod for controversy this season due to limited sewing skills, was at the center of last night’s drama. In previous weeks, she had been the recipient of help from her fellow designers. In turn, she returned the favor by giving extra fabric to designers and gave them valuable input. This week a new Anya arose. When asked by Joshua for extra fabric, she refused. Was our former Miss Trinidad & Tobago becoming cutthroat?
Personally, I would’ve given Joshua my extra fabric if he was my friend. Definitely not bueno on Anya’s part, considering Joshua had helped her in previous episodes. Too boot, last week Anya received much-needed fabric from Anthony Ryan when she lost her money at Mood. She should’ve definitely paid it forward. Anyhoo, just my two cents. In the end, it worked out for Joshua who was forced to work with the fabric he had and turned out a beautiful clean look. Onto this week’s designs. Check them out below.