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A Nearly Naked Heidi Klum Promotes 'Project Runway' In A Hanger Dress

July 16th, 2014 2:57am EDT
A Nearly Naked Heidi Klum Promotes 'Project Runway' In A Hanger
Heidi Klum definitely has supermodel genes because the 41-year-old mom of four can show a lot of skin and still look amazing.

The "Project Runway" host has stripped down to promote the 13th season of her show in an unusual dress made entirely of hangers. As you can see from the photo above, the "dress" leaves little to the imagination.

She told Us Weekly: "It was a little bit embarrassing because I had to shoot it basically without clothes on. I kept on apologizing to Tim having to stare at my booty, and he was like, 'Oh! Good god! I love looking at your booty!'

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Project Runway Finalist Justin LeBlanc Aspires To Inspire

November 4th, 2013 5:00am EST
Justin LeBlanc by Barbara Nitke
“Project Runway” Season 12 finalist Justin LeBlanc recently sat down with Starpulse.com’s Jeza Belle to share his thoughts on receiving the first ever Tim Gunn Save, his next steps in the fashion world, and what host Heidi Klum really looks like in person!

What was it like being on Season 12 of Project Runway?

It was an amazing experience for me and I never thought something like this would happen other than in my dreams!

Tim Gunn used his first ever “Tim Gunn Save” on you; how did that make you feel?

I respect Tim very much and he had only one “Tim Gunn Save”!  I was in complete shock ...
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'Project Runway' 12 Recap: Project Runway SuperFan!

September 20th, 2013 3:31pm EDT
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There are three things that strike fear into the hearts of "Project Runway" designers: Heidi's button bag of doom, group challenges and designing for normal women with normal bodies. And the latter is exactly what they had to do for the L'Oreal Paris challenge, which featured eight of the show's superfans getting total style makeovers.  

Designer Helen Castillo (right) talks with superfan Jamie about her impending makeover.

The designers were all excited to work with "real people," except Ken, because he couldn't go a week without complaining about something. To his credit though, once he...
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'Project Runway' 12 Recap: Let's Do Brunch

September 13th, 2013 2:43pm EDT
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Last night on "Project Runway," the designers had to create a look for the "modern, Southern woman," which somehow resulted in a plaidsplosion. It seemed that most of the designers have a very dated and stereotypical view of Southern gal style, but at least no one ripped down the curtains to construct a crazy hoop dress.

Since Belk (sponsor of the not-always-thoughtfully used accessory wall) is a Southern department store, this challenge was just an excuse for more product placement. However, there was a sweet reward for the winning designer: they get to have their garment produced and s...
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'Project Runway' 12 Recap: Million Dollar Runway

July 29th, 2013 8:52am EDT
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The second episode of "Project Runway" Season 12 began with an armored truck pulling up outside Parsons. Armed guards made their way to the runway, but none of the designers looked scared until Heidi Klum showed up with the button bag of doom.

Much to everyone's relief, however, this wasn't a team challenge—the bag was only to help the designers all pick new models. And the armed guards weren't there to arrest anyone for crimes against fashion—they were just there watching over the $30M+ worth of precious gems being worn by the models. Heidi explained that this week's challenge was to crea...
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'Project Runway' Season 12 Premiere Recap

July 22nd, 2013 11:43am EDT
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Season 12 of "Project Runway" kicked off on Thursday, and I have to say it's already better than Season 11 (aka The Boring Season I Totally Bailed on Recapping Until the End). For one thing, the designers aren't being forced to work exclusively in teams — a format instituted last season that I hated from the get-go. Another welcome change is Tim Gunn's presence at the runway shows. Although he won't actually be able to judge since he's the group's mentor, he will get the power to use one American Idol-esque "save" on an eliminated contestant. He also will be bringing the models down to the ...
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'Project Runway' Crowns Its Season 11 Winner

April 27th, 2013 7:23am EDT
Michelle Lesniak Franklin wins Project Runway Season 11
On the Season 11 "Project Runway" finale, three finalists faced off at New York Fashion Week, and oddly enough, the ultimate winner turned out to be a contestant who nearly quit in the competition's final weeks. At the beginning of the season, many viewers might not have predicted that Michelle Lesniak Franklin would emerge victorious, but she was my early pick to win it all. In fact, the edgy Portland-based designer was the ONLY one I could envision walking away with the title. Of course, I have no weekly recaps to back this up, but you're just gonna have to trust me on this one. *sigh*

M...
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'Project Runway': A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n' Roll

March 11th, 2013 6:01pm EDT
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Last week, the judges got all soft on us and couldn't declare a real loser from the challenge. Still, it was enough to cause Team Keeping it Real (I still think it's a stupid name) to topple from the top spot and for Joe to get the boot. But just when you thought episode four was over, Tim Gunn appeared and said there was some unfinished business to attend to. What could it be? Will the teams get mixed up? Will Daniel trim his moustache? Only time will tell.

Okay, not a lot of time, because Tim gets right to the point. He pulls all of the designers back out to the runway with Heidi and the...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'I Get a Kick Out of Fashion'

September 24th, 2012 9:43am EDT
Project Runway and The Rockettes
This week’s recap of "Project Runway" is a little late. I hope you’ll forgive me. I guess I was celebrating Ven’s elimination a little too hard. Yeah! Can I get a woot woot?

Heidi Klum joins The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

Since you’re surely all aware of how things went down on Thursday – and even if you didn’t before, you know now since I just gave away the ending in the first paragraph – I’ll make this recap a little more brief than usual. And I’ve always found the best way to do that is to wrap things up Good, Bad, Ugly style. So, here we go…

The Good

- The challenge. In ...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'It's All About Me'

September 15th, 2012 7:22pm EDT
Project Runway Season 10
This week's episode of "Project Runway" featured the custom textile challenge...and a whole lotta HP products. The designers were also visited by Mondo Guerra, the talented little guy from Season 8 who finished second to the WORST. WINNER. EVER. Mondo was a perfect guest, considering that he won his season's custom textile challenge with his bright "plus-sign" pattern that represented his HIV+ status. With Tim Gunn's help, Mondo explained that each designer was to create a print that represented their heritage, so it needed to come from the heart.

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Heidi Klum Sizzles In A Low-Cut, Backless Gown At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

September 8th, 2012 8:39am EDT
Heidi Klum
Va va voom! Heidi Klum rocked the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Friday. She may be 39, but she's definitely still got it.

The former supermodel took the stage for the "Project Runway" season 10 finale show at Lincoln Center. Heidi looked gorgeous in a glittering metallic gown that revealed quite a bit of skin on her chest, back and hips.

The model has been showing off her body quite a bit lately. The mother of four has been tweeting photos of herself wearing sexy bikinis.

Heidi has also been struggling with the break up of her marriage to singer Seal, who recently suggested...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'Starving Artist'

September 7th, 2012 9:32am EDT
Designers Christopher, Sonjia and Gunnar
No, there was nothing wrong with your computer screen last week — Labor Day travel plans prevented me from recapping that episode of "Project Runway." It was kind of an interesting one, with everyone trying to make their designs Lord & Taylor-worthy, and most of the girls having breakdowns, but it turned into kind of a nicey-nice love-fest when all the designers were deemed "good enough" and no one was eliminated. So since we're starting this week's episode with the same 9 designers that were there last week, it's kind of like a recap from last week wasn't even necessary, right? Please help...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'It's My Way on the Runway'

August 17th, 2012 11:23am EDT
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Sorry about the lack of a "Project Runway" recap last week. Perhaps I was particularly busy, or perhaps I was curled up in the corner gently weeping over Buffi's elimination. More than Andrea's disappearing act or Kooan's decision to quit, it's Buffi's aufing that has put a bit of a dark cloud over the Parsons work room. While I would probably never ask Buffi to design my clothes, I would totally want to be her friend. And I would just let her talk to me in that amazing accent all day.

But Buffi's gone and the show must go on. And hey, we've got Raul back. Whoop-de-doo.

Heidi Klum appea...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'Welcome Back (or not) to the Runway'

August 3rd, 2012 12:28pm EDT
Project Runway Season 10, Episode 3
This week's episode of "Project Runway" is all about red carpet style. Also, it’s totally about Lexuses. Is that right? Lexuses? Lexi? Whatever. The point is: GO BUY A LEXUS, EVERYONE.

Heidi Klum sends the designers off to meet Tim Gunn at one of my favorite places on earth – South Street Seaport. There, Tim explains that this week’s challenge is to create an Emmy red carpet look (for a secret client) with only $300 and in only one day. Then some guy tries to sell us all cars before handing over the keys to his fleet of Lexuses/Lexi to the design teams. Yes, TEAMS. The gang is split up ...
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'Project Runway' 10 Recap: 'Candy Couture'

July 27th, 2012 9:19am EDT
Project Runway Season 10
This week's episode of "Project Runway" begins with Kooky Kooan struggling to wake up and Ven struggling to accept the judges' decision to name Christopher last week's challenge winner. Gunnar Death Rage was concerned Christopher's head would swell after his win, but that would be impossible considering that Death Rage and Ven are pushing the ego capacity of the work room as it is.

Buffi Jashanmal looks like she's ready to pour some sugar on Christopher Palu.

Heidi Klum—looking exceptionally adorable in a plaid sheath—calls the designers to the runway for some of her standard not-so-sub...
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Starpulse Has Joined the 'Project Runway' Fashion Network!

July 25th, 2012 2:25pm EDT
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Lifetime has put out a challenge to bloggers to get readers engaged in this season of “Project Runway” – and Starpulse has accepted! We are now part of the “Project Runway” Fashion Network, which means that, along with our usual episode recaps, we’ll also be bringing you news, previews and exclusive Fashion Network media. Please read, comment on and share our “Project Runway” content as much as possible to help us win the big Fashion Network prize: two tickets to the “Project Runway” Season 10 Finale Fashion Show!

If you missed last week’s premiere, it’s not too late to catch up on th...
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'Project Runway' Recap: Season 10 Premiere

July 20th, 2012 11:32am EDT
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"Project Runway" returned last night, and with it came all of our favorite faces – the always-fabulous Tim Gunn, host Heidi Klum, judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, and of course Mood’s adorable Swatch. As for the sponsors (and the product pushing started within the first seven minutes), HP and L’Oreal Paris have returned, but that thoughtfully-used accessory wall is now provided by Lord & Taylor instead of Piperlime. The big question is: are the L’Oreal Paris folks doing hair now, too? I didn’t see or hear any mention of Garnier. No Garnier?? Come on, it’s not an episode of "Project Runw...
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Heidi Klum Says Katie Holmes Has 'Great Style'

July 19th, 2012 10:04am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is one of the most stylish people in Hollywood, according to supermodel and "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum.

Just days after filing for divorce from Tom Cruise last month, the actress put on a brave face to appear as a guest on "Project Runway: All Stars," and Klum believes she should consider a second career as a style guru.

Holmes co-designs day and evening attire for the label Holmes & Yang she created with stylist pal Jeanne Yang. The partners will make their catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week in September.

"She has great style. She has her own style. She's a design...
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Heidi Klum Poses Nude For The May 2012 Issue Of Allure Magazine

April 17th, 2012 9:23pm EDT
Heidi Klum Allure Magazine
Project Runway host Heidi Klum has shed her clothes in a new photo shoot for Allure magazine's annual May 'Naked Truth' issue.

The supermodel, who recently filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, singer Seal, tells the magazine that she struggled in her early days of modeling.

"I was too curvy and too busty and a little too short, and I was a little bit self-conscious about it." she says.

"But I was by no means heavy," she adds. "I just — well, you have hips and boobs, and that's it. Haute couture, you don't really see girls with big boobs. And I always wanted first to be a mo...
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Tim Gunn: I Haven't Had Sex In 29 Years

January 25th, 2012 2:24pm EST
Tim Gunn | Photo Credits: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC
Former Project Runway host Tim Gunn got extremely candid about his sex life (or lack thereof) on his new daytime talk show The Revolution.

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5 New Mid-Season Television Shows To Check Out...Or Not

January 2nd, 2012 10:00am EST
The Firm
Every Jan. 1, I heave a sigh of relief because I not only made it through another year and survived the frenzied stress of the holiday season but also because mid-season television shows will be unveiled. Like Christmas presents from an adoring aunt, mid-season shows can be just what you need or exactly what you don't.

Check out five new shows you may or may not want to check out:

The Firm (NBC)

NBC took John Grisham’s best-selling novel and big screen hit, “The Firm,” and continued the story in the spin-off of the same name. It follows Mitch McDeere, the Memphis lawyer who brought ...
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'Project Runway' Names Its Season 9 Winner

October 28th, 2011 9:14am EDT
Project Runway Season 9 Finale
Well, "Project Runway" finally announced this season's winner, and although it wasn't who I would have picked, the judges' decision wasn't at all surprising. However, I'll take predictable over just plain horrible any day, so in that way, this finale is certainly more satisfying than last season's.

In last week's episode, the judges decided to put all four finalists (Viktor, Joshua, Kimberly and Anya) through, despite Anya's lackluster collection. Whether she deserved to make it to Fashion Week based on her past performance is debatable, and I'm sure that Joshua would be willing to tak...
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'Project Runway' 9 Recap: The Final Four!

October 15th, 2011 8:04am EDT
Project Runway Top 5 Designers
The latest episode of "Project Runway" begins with Joshua mad that Anya is still around and sad that Bert is gone. If you missed a few weeks, you’re probably really confused. But I swear this is still Season 9.

Angry Josh and the rest of the Top 5 hop on a ferry to Governor’s Island, where they meet up with Tim Gunn. With the help of some boring business-y types, he reveals that each designer will have to create three looks that demonstrate their range, taking inspiration from the landscape and a current sculpture exhibition. Some of the designers find inspiration in the artwork and some...
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'Project Runway' 9 Recap: For The Birds

October 7th, 2011 1:46pm EDT
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This week, the "Project Runway" Wheel of Pimpage lands on L’Oreal Paris, and the designers are asked to “spread their wings” and “elevate their designs.” Oh, enough with Heidi’s clues, everyone’s designing looks inspired by birds.

Luckily, the designers’ muses aren’t the countless flying rats, er, pigeons that dive-bomb innocent people on the New York sidewalks every day. Tim, joined by L’Oreal’s Collier Strong, introduces the gang to a trio of pretty birds from which they may draw inspiration. Everyone’s feathers are ruffled when Tim announces that the group is being randomly split up i...
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'Project Runway' 9 Recap: That '70s Show

September 30th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Winner, loser
On this week’s episode of "Project Runway," Garnier takes a backseat and lets Piperlime.com enjoy some big pimpin’.

A Piperlime buyer appears through a secret panel in the accessory wall to reveal this week’s challenge theme: the ‘70s. Eesh. Didn’t the designers just dress those classic rock-ish dudes last week? Tim Gunn and Princess Piperlime elaborate: sophisticated ‘70s. So, the idea is to still make garish clothes, but maybe make them a little more tailored. Got it.

With $100 in hand, the designers head to Mood. Anya’s rebellion against purses and pockets comes back to bite her when h...
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'Project Runway' 9 Recap: Rock That Look

September 23rd, 2011 11:08am EDT
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On this week’s episode of "Project Runway," Heidi cryptically tells the designers that “image is everything.” This is the part that Bert hates, when everyone is left trying to put the clues together to figure out the challenge. If anyone guessed that the challenge would be a giant promotional push for someone or something, they’d have been right! But they could pretty much guess that every week and be right. (And now I’m contractually obligated to say, “GARNIER!”)

Yes, Garnier is featured pretty prominently throughout this episode, which I suppose is fitting considering that the designer...
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Heidi Klum's Legs Insured For $2 Million

September 18th, 2011 8:57pm EDT
Heidi Klum
German supermodel Heidi Klum's legs have been insured for $2 million.

The former Victoria's Secret beauty, who is married to singer Seal, had to have her infamous pins examined before a price could be placed on them.

And Klum reveals one leg is worth more than the other due to an imperfection from a glass wound.

She tells TV news show Extra, "I didn't personally have them insured, but a client of mine did. Basically, I was in London, and I had to go to this place where they check out your legs.

"They would look at them and I had one scar here from when I fell on a glass, so this (left l...
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Beware, Heidi Klum Fans! You May Be Exposed To 'Malicious' Content

September 16th, 2011 11:27am EDT
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Supermodel and TV personality Heidi Klum has been named the most dangerous star on the internet.

Fans of the former Victoria's Secret model are more likely to end up with computer viruses after searching for the German beauty than for any other famous face.

According to online security company McAfee Inc., fans searching for downloads of the "Project Runway" judge have a one-in-10 chance of landing on a site that can damage their PC or laptop.

Meanwhile, British talk show host Piers Morgan was found to be the most dangerous male celebrity to Google.

A spokesman for McAfee explains, "Whi...
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'Project Runway' 9 Recap: What Women Want

September 16th, 2011 7:04am EDT
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The latest episode of "Project Runway" kicks off with Bryce moaning that he's yet to win a challenge. As soon as he starts talking about "proving himself," his odds of being auf'd this week increase to about 90%. Oh, and then Bryce mentions how he desperately misses his boyfriend. Odds of elimination increase to 95%.

Heidi appears with the velvet bag of doom, which can only mean one thing: the regular models are getting the week off. The contestants' collective fear of having to design for—gasp—regular people only grows when a bunch of dudes stroll out onto the runway. Client challenges ...
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'Project Runway' 9 Recap: A Team Challenge Scarier Than 'Insidious'

September 9th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Judging panel
Honestly, "Despicable Me" was scarier than "Insidious." But that's a discussion for another time. Right now it's all about "Project Runway." More importantly, it's all about Joshua and what he will or won't have.

At the top of last night's episode, Joshua wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Or he's still pissed about Anthony beating him in last week's challenge. Or he realizes he's just run out of pomade. Or the wind is blowing towards the west when he wanted it to blow in a southeasterly direction. Who knows? Whatever's stuck in Josh's craw is making him über-bitchy.

Heidi's announc...
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