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.
With exception to a couple of names, most of the returning designers don’t deserve another chance to come back, let alone be called All-Stars. Ivy Higa, seriously!?!?!? At least Project Runway Season 1 original villain Wendy Pepper won a couple of challenges. Higa was just a sour beyotch throughout her season. Speaking of Season 8, she’s joined by two castmates (Peach Carr and Casanova) who also didn’t make much of a fashionable impact. That said, there are a couple of designers I’m really happy are back. Joshua McKinley and Uli Herzner were both runner-ups in their respective season and definitely deserve another crack at the grand prize. It’s their competition to lose, IMHO.
Returning to the judging panel are Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. Joanna Coles also returns as the mentor. After a bit of casting drama, supermodel Carolyn Murphy replaces Angela Lindvall as host for the second season. On tap for guest judge appearances are Katie Holmes, Kylie Minogue, Stacy Keibler, Liv Tyler, Gretchen Mol, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Margherita Missoni, Charlotte Ronson, Rafe Totengco and Elie Tahari. Catch all the designing action when Project Runway All Stars Season 2 premieres Oct. 25 on Lifetime.
Last night, the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The night was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel who I think did a great job. He opened up the show with a skit that involved many of the night’s leading women beating the botox out of him (I’ve included the video of this below). There were some funny moments (Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus during her acceptance speech) and some touching moments too (when Aaron Paul accepted his award for Breaking Bad).
Some of the winners were predictable, while others came as a surprise. That being said, to some Homorazzi cast members, there wasn’t that much that was surprising to them. As you may or may not know, five of us decided to pool together our predictions for some of the key categories and we laid them out in our predictions article. Now, that the results are in, we can see who won.
It was very close between two cast members, but in the end one came out on top. One cast member got them all wrong. Find out how myself, Donovan, Adam, Tyrell, Matt, and Nic did below. I’ve highlighted the winners in each category in bold.
Since the 64th annual Emmys air on ABC tomorrow, we thought it was the perfect time to share our predictions on who’ll walk away with the coveted statues. Will reigning shows like Modern Family and Mad Men continue their winning streaks, or will new upstarts like Girls and Homeland crash the party? For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. In fact, only two nominees in the comedy category air on a major network. It’s all about cable these days. Without further ado, check out all our predictions below. Which Homorazzi.com writer do you think will get the most correct? Sound off in our comments section with your thoughts.
Donovan: Mad Men
Patrick: Game of Thrones
Adam: Breaking Bad
Tyrell: Downton Abbey
Matt: Game of Thrones
Nic: Game of Thrones
Project Runway has arguably the highest star wattage of guest judges than any other reality show. Week in, week out, a revolving door of celebrities, fashion insiders, corporation heads sit beside Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum critiquing the designers creations. Typically, the show saves the big guns for the season finale. With a couple of notable exceptions, the list of finale guest judges is remarkable.
From Debra Messing, to Victoria Beckham to Faith Hill, fashionable celebs are consistently the go-to-choice. During Season 6, Tim Gunn was called in last minute, when Jennifer Lopez, who was originally booked, injured herself. Likely story, if you ask me. Like she wouldn’t use an accident to sport some bedazzled cast with matching designer crutches. LOL.
Even though the show still has a few designers to eliminate before the season finale, Project Runway filmed the final episode this week at New York Fashion Week. In the end, only three of the runway shows will air on Lifetime with the others being decoys so the next few weeks aren’t spoiled. Find out which celebrity served as guest judge on the Season 10 finale below.
Long-time civil rights advocate and artist Cyndi Lauper has rallied an impressive list of stars from music and entertainment to help kick off the 2012 True Colors Summer Charity Auction to benefit the True Colors Fund’s work in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper, Jason Mraz, Ricky Martin and many more celebrities have donated incredible experiences for the auction, open now through July 31st at leading online charity auction house CharityBuzz at www.charitybuzz.com/TrueColorsSummer2012.
This is the fourth annual summer online for Lauper’s True Colors Fund and I have to say it’s the best collection of prizes yet. Whether you’re a music lover, television junkie or sports fanatic, there is a prize that might appeal to you. I’m even tempted to bid on a couple of items myself. Which ones, you ask? Well, since you ask… I would kill for a chance to meet silver fox Anderson Cooper. I’ve been a fan of his since his hosting days on ABC’s “The Mole“. Also enticing is watching the Project Runway finale fashion show live and getting my nails did with my girl, Jessica Sutta after grabbing a bite to eat. We can dish and dish ;). Check out all the items below.
“You’re either in, or you’re out!” Apparently Heidi Klum’s signature line doesn’t just apply to designers but to hosts as well. While Season 10 of “Project Runway” is filming, the second season of the All-Stars edition is also in production. Returning are Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi as judges and Joanna Coles as the mentor. Gone is robotic host Angela Lindvall. Set to replace her was model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, but the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” bailed when a better offer turned up.
“Literally days before filming, the show suddenly had no host. Rosie had been pushing really hard for the job. She’d charmed everyone. But then with less than three weeks to go, Rosie pulled out to do ‘Mad Max,’ creating a huge drama. It put the production in a terrible position, and the Weinstein Co. even threatened to sue Rosie.” – a source tells New York Post
Truth be told, I also would’ve jetted off to Namibia to film “Mad Max: Fury Road” with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Riley Keough and Zoe Kravitz than dole out design challenges. With no host lined up and filming beginning soon, producers scrambled to find a replacement. They auditioned designer Rachel Roy and models Karolina Kurkova and Elaine Irwin for the gig before settling on the new host. Find out who below.