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Elle MacPherson To Step Down As 'Fashion Star' Host

June 29th, 2012 8:36am EDT
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Supermodel Elle MacPherson Is to step down as presenter of TV design competition Fashion Star.

The Australian beauty, once dubbed The Body, will not return to host the show in its upcoming second series, although the judges - singer Jessica Simpson, designer John Varvatos and socialite Nicole Richie - will remain on the panel.

Macpherson will stay on board as the contest's executive producer.

She tells the New York Post, "I have been involved with Fashion Star from the beginning, and am very proud to see it come to life, not only in America but globally. The show is in great hands, an...
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Kara Laricks Wins The First Season Of 'Fashion Star'

May 16th, 2012 9:44am EDT
Kara Laricks
In last night's season finale, former fourth-grade teacher Kara Laricks was crowned the first winner of NBC's "Fashion Star." The designer earned $6 million in orders for clothing collections in Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

Laricks beat fellow contestants Ronnie Escalante and Nzimiro Oputa in the final challenge. They each had to create separate showcases consisting of three garments for each of the aforementioned retailers.

Inspired by her love of menswear and an avant-garde Japanese design aesthetic, Laricks designs androgynous clothing for women. She is known for her hoodi...
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NBC Hopes More Comedies, Expanded 'Voice' Will Help Turn Around The Network

May 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT
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Yesterday NBC announced its 2012-13 primetime schedule, which includes several new comedies and a few more dramas.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, explained, "We've taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we're seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process. We've got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice.

"And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of 'The Voice' in the fall, we've also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve."

Highlights include a...
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Nicole Richie: 'I'm The Best Hairstylist On The Planet'

May 5th, 2012 7:11pm EDT
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Nicole Richie stars in a sexy spread for the June issue of Glamour magazine, showing off her healthy figure.

The Fashion Star judge reveals her secrets to her hair styling and how she feels about her body in the new issue of the magazine.

"I have naturally curly hair, so 'natural' beach waves are not so natural for me. I like to braid my hair at night and then let it out the next day. And I also curl my hair with a flat iron," she tells the magazine before revealing who her favorite hair stylist is.

"I actually think I’m the best hairstylist on the planet,' she adds.

The mother of two, ...
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Jessica Simpson Gets Personal With 'Fashion Star,' Baby Girl, And Stylish Future

March 26th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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Blonde bombshell Jessica Simpson may be ready to give birth any day now, but that doesn’t mean the soon-to-be mama is settling down anytime soon. The 31-year-old pop singer, who’s often confused for being a ditz thanks to her infamous “chicken or fish” line from 2003’s reality series, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica,” is actually one of the top fashion moguls in the country. As a businesswoman, she enjoys success with the Jessica Simpson Collection, a multi-million dollar empire featuring 22 categories, including shoes, handbags, and fragrances, just to name a few. Even as the Texas native prepa...
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Jessica Simpson Planning An 'I Love Lucy' Remake

March 23rd, 2012 3:30pm EDT
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Heavily pregnant Jessica Simpson is developing a remake of classic sitcom I Love Lucy with the expectant star in the lead role.

The singer/actress is due to give birth to her first child imminently, but she's already working on her showbiz return and has reteamed with TV producer Ben Silverman, the man behind her new design show Fashion Star, to breathe new life into the popular 1950s comedy.

And Simpson has her sights set on stepping into Lucille Ball's shoes to revive the role she made famous.

During an interview with Elle magazine, Simpson is heard chatting about the prospective pr...
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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Her Naked, Pregnant Body & Reveals The Sex Of Her Baby (It's A Girl!) In The April Issue Of ELLE Magazine

March 7th, 2012 12:00pm EST
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Jessica Simpson is sharing her pregnancy with the world in the April issue of ELLE magazine. The singer, whose new show Fashion Star premieres later this month, posed naked while holding her pregnant belly in a photo that's reminiscent of Demi Moore's iconic cover image from the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair.

Jessica reveals the sex of her baby (it's a girl!) and discusses how she first learned she was expecting in the new issue, along with some high-hopes for her daughter as far as fashion sense goes.

"We were goin' to have an all-day drinking binge," she tells the magazine. "Gonna ri...
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Jessica Simpson Looks Ready To Give Birth Any Day Now

March 4th, 2012 5:24pm EST
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"We are loving Laguna...and yes, I'm wearing flip flops!" a very pregnant Jessica Simpson tweeted on Thursday.

Jessica's comment about her choice of footwear is in reference to a comment she made last fall to Us Magazine after seeing her doctor for a pregnancy checkup.

"I went to the doctor yesterday and he said, 'You're gonna need to get out of those heels!' I was like, 'Excuse me! I'll be delivering in these heels!'"

The pop singer is set to launch her new show, Fashion Star, on NBC this month and judging by the way she looks in this picture she'll be launching something else, too!

Je...
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Jessica Simpson Announces Maternity Line And Drops Due Date Hint

January 6th, 2012 3:41pm EST
Jessica Simpson Announces Maternity Line
Jessica Simpson will be on the “Fashion Mentors” on the new NBC show Fashion Star. Aspiring designers will compete for buyers like H&M and Macy’s to actually put their designs on the market the day after the show airs. Sporting a lovely healthy bump herself, Simpson discussed her plans for new maternity clothes at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

“I definitely look at comfort,” Simpson said. “I buy bigger sizes which is very important but I haven’t really gone to maternity clothes. I don’t really love a lot of maternity stuff so I’m using it as a fun business thing to ...
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Jessica Simpson To Launch Anti-Aging Beauty Website

October 12th, 2011 9:42am EDT
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Jessica Simpson is to extend her business empire by launching a beauty site.

The singer/actress, who has successfully produced her own footwear, clothing and fragrance lines, is to team up with celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy to create BeautyMint.com.

The website will serve as a destination for shoppers interested in purchasing anti-ageing products, and Simpson can't wait for fans to check out her latest project when it goes live later this month.

In a post on Twitter, she writes, "Hey Beauty Addicts! So excited for the launch of my new skin care collaboration @beautymint. Sign up for ...
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Jessica Simpson Says She Was Dancing, Not 'Drunk Swaying' At Adele Concert

August 17th, 2011 8:59am EDT
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Jessica Simpson slams reports she was intoxicated at an Adele concert in Los Angeles on Monday.

She tweeted, "There are rumors that I was 'drunk swaying' at the Adele concert last night. That wasn't drunk swaying, that was professional dancing!"

The singer/actress stars in the upcoming NBC series "Fashion Star" with Nicole Richie and Elle MacPherson. The show will give 14 unknown designers the chance to win a multi-million dollar prize to launch their lines in three of America's largest retailers.
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Jessica Simpson And Nicole Richie Feuding On 'Fashion Star'

August 11th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie have just begun working together on the set of the reality competition Fashion Star, and they are already feuding!

A source tells the National Enquirer, "Producers thought pairing them on screen would mean lots of fireworks to attract viewers.

"But their personalities don't mesh at all. Behind the scenes, the set is a war zone. Nicole is always ready to go, but Jess lingers in her dressing room, keeping everyone waiting and asking to do multiple run-throughs."

The fighting has gotten dirty, with the stars making fun of one another's weight.

"Nicole ha...
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Nicole Richie Joins NBC's 'Fashion Star'

July 7th, 2011 9:41am EDT
Nicole Richie
Reality TV star Nicole Richie and American menswear designer John Varvatos will serve as celebrity mentors on NBC's "Fashion Star," the new reality competition series that will search for the next big brand in fashion. They join previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson.

The series is designed not only to groom and discover America's next popular brand, but will allow viewers at home to buy the winning designs each week. The show will target real-time consumer feedback and interactivity and will span all categories of fashion from suits and dresses to l...
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