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'Project Runway' 9: Wake Me Up For The Next Team Challenge

9/2/2011 9:13am EDT
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This week's "Project Runway" began with Anthony and Bert getting over their issues from last week and calling a truce. Bert didn't want to be a jerk anymore. Anthony didn't want to be angry anymore. Everyone just wanted to get along. Well, that's great. But someone should have told the designers that "peaceful" doesn't have to mean "boring." And boring they were. Even the designers who kept their claws at the ready seemed pretty lackluster this week. Viktor trash talked everyone's fabrics in a bid for more screen time. Yadda yadda. Laura revealed that she's never liked Becky but didn't both...

'Project Runway' 9: The Hurdles Of A Team Challenge

8/26/2011 11:00am EDT
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If the "Project Runway" designers thought trying to please Nina was tough, then they were in for it this week. Not only did they have to work in *grumble grumble* teams again, but they had to pick team captains by running around a track at some ungodly hour of the morning.

Equipped with New Balance tee shirts and shorts, which were apparently slipped in to everyone's rooms overnight by the Fashion Fairy, the gang met up with Heidi and Tim at the New Balance Track and Field Center, where they learned that their challenge was to design looks for Heidi's New Balance line. That's right, Garn...

'Project Runway' 9: What Would Nina Wear?

8/19/2011 9:25am EDT
Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia
While "American Idol" only gets kinder and gentler as the years go by, "Project Runway" keeps finding new ways to make its contestants miserable. Case in point, this week's mission: MAKE NINA HAPPY. Could it be done? Nina's previously flashed something that resembled a smile, but I'm pretty sure it signified smug condescension, not joy.

The designers were both excited and horrified to learn that they had to design a day-to-evening look for Ms. Garcia. Excited because, well, she is kind of a big deal in the fashion world (or so this show tells me) and getting on the good side of the fashion...

'Project Runway' Judge Michael Kors Marries Longtime Partner

8/18/2011 8:31am EDT
Michael Kors
Designer and "Project Runway" judge Michael Kors has wed his partner Lance Le Pere in New York.

The couple made the most of the state's new gay marriage laws and exchanged vows in Southampton on Tuesday, according to Women's Wear Daily.

Southampton Mayor Mark Epley reportedly officiated the private ceremony, which took place at Dune Beach.

Kors tells the publication, "To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of."

The couple has been dating for almost 20 years.

'Project Runway' 9: Really High Fashion

8/12/2011 9:30am EDT
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The “Project Runway” designers finally got to hit up Mood (with a hefty $500) this week, which means that we finally got to see Swatch again. But why only a super short shot of him as the designers were walking out the door? That dog is a star. He should get his own spin-off. But I suppose reality TV producers haven't yet run out of spoiled rich skanks, oversexualized children and horrible stage moms to build shows around.

As the designers gathered to learn of their latest challenge, Heidi appeared, looking taller than usual. Thankfully, it wasn't revealed that leg extensions are the ne...

'Project Runway' 9: Who Wants To Be The Judges' Pet?

8/5/2011 8:15am EDT
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This week on “Project Runway,” the designers shopped at Petland instead of Mood. To make up for the complete lack of Swatch in the first two episodes, we were treated to a few shots of cute bunnies. But it's not really the same, is it? I WANT SWATCH. (At least I have the Mood blog's "Daily Swatch" to keep me going.)

The episode kicked off with Josh C. feeling very nervous about his standing in the competition, due to his suckitude last week. Before even discovering what this week's challenge would be, Josh proclaimed that he was just aiming for safety. That's never a good attitude. And tha...

Michael Kors To Wed Longtime Partner

8/4/2011 6:30pm EDT
Michael Kors
Designer Michael Kors is set to make the most of New York's new gay marriage laws by exchanging vows with his longtime partner.

Kors and Lance LePere were spotted at City Hall in the Big Apple applying for a marriage license on Wednesday - just weeks after new legislation made official gay unions legal.

A source tells Life & Style magazine, "They were both very casually dressed. He (Kors) was really nice and let the girls at the office take his picture."

The style king, who is also a judge on Heidi Klum's Project Runway show, and his partner became close in the early 1990s when LePer...

'Project Runway' Recap: Season 9 Premiere

7/29/2011 9:33am EDT
Project Runway Season 9
It's back! And a lot has happened in the nine months since the last season of "Project Runway" wrapped. Heidi Klum somehow managed to not get pregnant, I bought a pair of Michael Kors skinny jeans (best-fitting jeans EVER), and we've all tried our best to forget who was crowned last season's winner. Who was that again...Wheatgrass? Wretched? Whatever...the one who wasn't Mondo. Let's all hope that Season 9 will be the one in which the judges regain their collective sanity. (Not you, Heidi. You saw that terrible Chadwicks of Boston-looking collection for what it was.)

Last year, I bemoaned ...

Celebrity Birthdays - July 29, 2011

7/29/2011 3:00am EDT
Tim Gunn
Happy Birthday to:

Project Runway host/judge Tim Gunn (1953)

Actress Allison Mack (1982)

Actress Rachel Miner (1980)

Songwriter/record producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (1977)

Rapper Afroman (1974)

Actor Josh Radnor (1974)

Blade actor Stephen Dorff (1973)

Star Trek The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton (1972)

Actor Bryan Dattilo (1971)

Actress Monica Calhoun (1971)

Country singer Martina McBride (1966)

Canadian actor Dean Haglund (1965)

Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953)Documentary producer Ken Burns (1953)

"The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942)

Canadian actor David Wa...

Heidi Klum Looks Ready For A Pool Party

7/15/2011 4:00pm EDT
Heidi Klum
We spotted "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum with daughter Leni and son Henry in New York City today. Maybe they're on their way to the pool? Wherever they're going, Heidi isn't afraid of showing off her bikini body underneath a black mesh shirt.

The model, 39, and husband singer Seal have reportedly sold their Beverly Hills home for $7 million.

Her new season of "Runway" kicks off July 28 on Lifetime.

Heidi Klum Shimmers In Silver At Her Hamptons Magazine Cover Launch (Pics)

6/30/2011 11:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum celebrated being the covergirl of the July 4th issue of Hamptons Magazine at STK in New York City Wednesday night. The Project Runway hostess (the new season kicks off July 28) also helped kick off the grand opening of the upscale steakhouse's open air dining area, located in the city's Meat Packing District.

The "STK Rooftop" overlooks the High Line - a nearly two-mile long stretch of the former West Side Line freight railroad spur, which is elevated and now serves as a city park. (See a pic of the High Line here)

The German supermodel recently revealed that she likes to get a...

Kim Kardashian Joins 'Project Runway' Judges At Battery Park In New York City (Photos)

6/25/2011 9:00am EDT
Project Runway Filming Battery Park NYC
Kim Kardashian will be a featured celebrity guest judge in season 9 of Project Runway. Yesterday Kardashian collaborated with the Runway team Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and Tim Gunn for a filming of the season premiere. Check out photos below of the show shot in front of a live audience in Battery Park NYC.

Heidi Klum Launches Lifestyle Website

6/13/2011 7:52am EDT
Heidi Klum
Supermodel Heidi Klum is launching a new lifestyle website to share parenting tips, her exercise routine and pictures of herself without make-up.

The Project Runway host has recruited a group of experts - including make-up artists, hairstylists and fitness gurus - to help her create content for

On the site, Klum shares affordable fashion finds and posts daily photographs of herself - often looking less than glamorous - and is also planning to update fans with her progress as she embarks on a new running program.

She explains, "I want to get women off the couch and d...

Heidi Klum Designs Footwear Collection For New Balance

6/7/2011 1:55pm EDT
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is taking her fashion savvy to the next level with her latest style deal. Teaming up with gym shoe giant New Balance, Klum has created the Heidi Klum for New Balance Footwear Collection to be sold exclusively on

"We all need a good pair of sneakers whether its for running to the gym or running to the store," reveals Klum. "I have extended my line with New Balance and designed a few stylish pairs of sneakers. Very exciting!"

The Heidi Klum for New Balance debut footwear collection currently includes two popular heritage silhouettes, the 410 and the 320, each availab...

ABC Cancels 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live'

4/14/2011 3:24pm EDT
Susan Lucci, Jill Larson | Photo Credits: Rick Rowell/ABC/Getty
The reports are true: ABC has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Children will be abandoned in September, while One Life will die in January 2012. Both soaps are being replaced by health-related talk shows...

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Heidi Klum's Low-Cut Brown Jumpsuit - Hot Or Not?

4/14/2011 11:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
We think Heidi Klum looked fab at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Antiques Show in Santa Monica yesterday. What do you think of her brown jumpsuit?

Heidi is definitely fashion forward (she is the host of "Project Runway" after all). Remember the broken mirror dress she wore to the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party?

Despite her fashion prowess, Heidi doesn't mind getting a little dirty now and then - particularly if it's for kids.

The model got "slimed" at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards earlier this month.

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NBC To Launch Fashion Design Series With Host Elle Macpherson

4/4/2011 11:14am EDT
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NBC will launch its search for the next big designer with a new reality competition series, Fashion Star.

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Fashion Star will feature 12 unknown designers, who will be put through a variety of business and design challenges each week. Notable fashion designers and buyers from big retailers will serve as judges and will also bid against each other to purchase the work from the contestants. When each episode concludes, viewers can purchase the winning designs showcased that night.

Super model Elle Macpherson will host.

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Heidi Klum Dishes On Some Of The Great Moments Captured From 'Seriously Funny Kids'

1/31/2011 10:24am EST
The Back Up Plan
Heidi Klum is known all over the world as a top model, host, producer and mom. However, most people probably don’t know that the supermodel also has a very keen sense of humor.

In the upcoming Lifetime reality series Seriously Funny Kids, the fashion icon transforms into a complete prankster by playing on children’s natural ability to be quirky and unbelievably cute. Seems like a stretch from giving constructive criticism to designers; but, the mother of four assured us that a lot of great moments were captured for the series.

“I would have to say that we captured a lot of grea...

The Best And Worst Of TV 2010

12/22/2010 12:00pm EST
Modern Family
The TV year was filled with ups and downs. Dramas contributed to what some call another “golden age of television.” Some comedies were excellent, while others were repellent. But there are a few sure things: the sitcom is on the upswing, reality is (probably) on the decline, and Conan O’Brien is really, really rich.

The Top 10, in descending order:

10. ‘Project Runway’ – This season sparked emotional highs thanks to Mondo, whose talent and grace (not to mention his poignant HIV background) propelled the show to new heights. But we were also witness to Gretchen, Poison Ivy and Michael ...

'Project Runway' Names Its Season 8 Winner

10/29/2010 1:23pm EDT
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Oh, "Project Runway" picked a real winner, all right. *groan*

Runway's Final 3 are just a hop, skip and a jump away from showing at Lincoln Center. But before they can do that, they must endure the season reunion. We discover that Michael C. didn't kill himself, Peach now has a huge gay following and Valerie is still adorable as ever. We also find that cattiness is alive and well, especially when Heidi asks Gretchen (Wheatgrass) the burning viewer question, "Are you really a bitch?" Her response is total bull—she's just a strong woman with opinions, yadda yadda—but it's truly hilarious tha...

'Project Runway' Recap: Four Designers Enter, One Designer Leaves

10/22/2010 1:10pm EDT
Project Runway Final 4
We're down to the "Project Runway" Final 4, who are all competing for three available spots at Fashion Week. Each designer gets $9,000 and six weeks to go home and create a 10-piece collection.

Of course, someone needs to keep an eye on these crazy kids and teach them new vocabulary words. So, fill up the tank, Tim Gunn! You're going on a road trip!

Tim first heads to Oahu (not in the car, obvs) to visit Andy at his family farm, which is teeming with catfish that look like "ugly Chinese men." (Ooh, the boy from Laos is sticking it to the Chinese!) Tim is in a bit of a tizzy when he disc...

'Project Runway' Recap: Empire State Of Mind

10/15/2010 10:59am EDT
Michael Costello
This week's episode of "Project Runway" picks up where last week left off—immediately after Christopher's elimination, the final five assemble on the runway to get instructions from Heidi on their last challenge. But instead of sending them back to the workroom, she orders them to take a breather at their luxurious new suite at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

If you've forgotten that the show is on Lifetime now, the gang sits around and shares their feelings on the whole "Project Runway" experience. There are tears of laughter, tears of joy and tears of boredom every time Wheatgrass (Gretchen...

Heidi Klum To Host Kids' TV Show

10/13/2010 1:47pm EDT
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is swapping the catwalk for kids' TV - the supermodel has signed up to host a new children's show.

The German beauty quit her role as a Victoria's Secret Angel last month - marking the end of her 13-year tenure with the lingerie company. Klum now appears to be turning her attentions to a full-time career in TV - she already hosts fashion contest Project Runway and now she is using her skills as a mother-of-four to front a more child-friendly show called Seriously Funny Kids.

The blonde will host and executive produce the new series, which will see her interact with children, ...

Taylor Momsen's Sexy Fishnet Stockings & Thigh-High Boots

10/8/2010 5:00pm EDT
Taylor Momsen
A leggy Taylor Momsen looked "tartan chic" with thigh-high boots while filming "Gossip Girl" in DUMBO ( Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Brooklyn , New York, today.

The actress is refusing to let harsh criticism from TV style guru Tim Gunn bring her down after he lashed out at her and branded her a "pathetic diva".

Project Runway star Gunn recently filmed a cameo for the new season of Momsen's hit TV show Gossip Girl, but he was not impressed by the 17 year old's behavior on set and dismissed her as a "brat."

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'Project Runway' Recap: Poison Ivy Never Really Goes Away

10/8/2010 11:24am EDT
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn
When Heidi told the "Project Runway" designers that she would be their client this week, I just figured it would be yet another "Make me something shiny and tight to wear on the red carpet, SCHNELL, SCHNELL!" challenge. However, the contestants didn't have to dress her; they each had to create a head-to-toe look for her New Balance line of activewear. Everyone is excited when Heidi announces that the winning look will be sold on as part of her collection.

This "activewear" just looks like pajamas (that can be sold at a high price because Heidi's name is on them), so how are the ...

'Project Runway' Recap: The Fabric of Their Lives

10/1/2010 1:18pm EDT
Valerie Mayen
HP's Global Head of Something-or-Other shows up on this week's "Project Runway" to give the designers their newest challenge: to design a garment using their own textiles, made on their HP TouchSmart computers (available at a retailer near you). As they say in fashion, "That's so last season."

In addition to their own textiles, the designers all get $100 to buy supplemental fabric from Mood. And everyone is happy to learn this is a two-day challenge. For inspiration (for both the custom fabric and overall design), Tim asks the designers to dig deep into their souls and use very personal mo...

'Project Runway' Recap: Poison Ivy Under The Sea

9/24/2010 11:48am EDT
Michael Costello shops at Mood
On this week's "Project Runway," Tim Gunn's sidekick is Collier Strong, which means big pimpin' for L'Oreal Paris!

Tim announces that each designer must create a high-fashion look, and the winning design will be featured in a L'Oreal Paris advertorial in Marie Claire. Oh, and they're throwing in $20,000. All of the starving artists begin to salivate over all that green. They also breathe a collective sigh of relief when they hear this is a two-day challenge.

For their inspiration, the designers are asked to turn to the L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets eyeshadow line, available now at a retail...

Taylor Momsen Dismisses Tim Gunn's 'Pathetic Diva' Criticism

9/23/2010 5:30pm EDT
Taylor Momsen
Singer/actress Taylor Momsen is refusing to let harsh criticism from TV style guru Tim Gunn bring her down after he lashed out at the teenager and branded her a "pathetic diva".

Project Runway star Gunn recently filmed a cameo for the new season of Momsen's hit TV show Gossip Girl, but he was not impressed by the 17 year old's behavior on set and dismissed her as a "brat".

When asked about working with the teen actress, he said, "What a diva! She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself, 'Why are we all being held hostage by ...

Taylor Momsen Has The Biggest Racoon Eyes We've Ever Seen

9/23/2010 11:22am EDT
Taylor Momsen
"Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen attended the "Material Girl" collection launch in New York City on Wednesday wearing very heavy black eye make-up.

TV style guru Tim Gunn recently lashed out at Taylor's "pathetic" behavior on the set of Gossip Girl - branding the teenager a "diva."

Tim ranted, "You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?'"

Taylor's co-star Leighton Meester with toned down racoon eyes:

Seal Sympathizes With Tiger Woods Over Cheating

9/19/2010 6:30pm EDT
Singer Seal sympathizes with shamed golfer Tiger Woods over his cheating scandal - but is adamant he will never make the same mistake with his supermodel wife Heidi Klum.

The "Kiss From A Rose" hitmaker wasn't surprised when he read tabloid reports about Woods' infidelity and subsequent divorce earlier this year after allegedly bedding a string of women behind wife Elin Nordegren's back.

But Seal insists he put his own bad boy behavior behind him when he married Klum in 2005 and he would never risk embarking on an affair himself.

He tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "It's really unfortunate...