Michael Kors Replaced By Zac Posen On Season 11 Of ‘Project Runway’

By | Tuesday December 18, 2012 @ 5:40pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Designer Michael Kors, who has been a judge on Project Runway for all of its 10 seasons to date, will not be behind the judging table for the show’s upcoming 11th season. His place will be taken by … Read More »

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EMMYS: Reality-Competition Handicap

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2011 Emmy coverage. Here’s his scorecard assessing the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program race.

American Idol (Fox)
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Why It Was Nominated: They can’t very well not nominate the show. It’s now been cited nine times in succession — and is still searching for its first win. American Idol has altered the primetime landscape as television’s top-rated show for the past decade. And this year’s edition with new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler — and without Simon Cowell — defied predictions of doom to enjoy a comeback of sorts. It landed 10 noms this time, its most ever.
Why It Has To Win: “We have our best chance ever this year,” believes executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. “If we don’t win it this time, we probably never will.” Quite possible indeed. Idol enjoyed a banner season replete with heavy new injections of publicity thanks to the new judges, who acquitted themselves better than expected. The competition from The Amazing Race and last year’s victor Top Chef isn’t so stiff that it’s likely to keep Idol from finally taking the big prize after eight years of trying in vain.
Why It Can’t Possibly Win: The prevailing wisdom this time is that unfortunately Idol has made the same mistake again — that is, submitting the season finale for consideration. The problem is that there’s no “competition” element in there in a category that has competition in the title. Oops. It’s got Beyonce and Lady Gaga, but then, what doesn’t? This is the same formula that’s failed eight straight times with voters, and perhaps it’s destined to remain forever thus. Read More »

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Molly Sims To Host ‘Project Runway’ Spinoff

By | Wednesday September 7, 2011 @ 12:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Model-actress Molly Sims has been tapped as the host of Lifetime’s new competition series, Project Accessory. The Project Runway spinoff will feature 12 enterprising accessory designers who, with the help of lifestyle expert Eva Lorenzotti as their mentor, will compete … Read More »

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Harvey Dropping Halston? Did Weinstein Find There’s No Biz In Showroom Biz?

By | Wednesday July 13, 2011 @ 5:57pm PDT

Harvey Weinstein back in 2007 bought up the iconic dress label Halston (all those Studio 54 jersey-knit disco dresses from the ’60s and ’70s that resisted stains from spilled scotch or cocaine) which re-launched in 1997 and then needed the … Read More »

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22nd GLAAD Film/TV Awards Nominations

Los Angeles, Thursday, January 20, 2011 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.  By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

Nominees include Glee, True Blood, Modern Family, The Kids Are All Right, Project Runway, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Burlesque. The Awards will be held in New York City on March 19 and in San Francisco on May 9. Los Angeles details to be announced:


Burlesque (Screen Gems)
Easy A (Screen Gems)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Music Box Films)
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures)

Howl (Oscilloscope Pictures)
I Love You Phillip Morris (Roadside Attractions)
La Mission (Screen Media Ventures)
Patrik, Age 1.5 (Regent Releasing)
Undertow (Wolfe Releasing)

Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
True Blood (HBO)

Glee (Fox)
GREEK (ABC Family)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Escape the Castle” Bored to Death (HBO)
“Innocence” Law & Order (NBC)
“Klaus & Greta” 30 Rock (NBC)
“Queen of Mean” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
“Samaritan” Law & Order: UK (BBC America)

8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing)
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Sundance Channel)
Prodigal Sons (First Run Features)
“Sylvester” UnSung (TV One)
Out. The Glenn Burke Story (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Planet Green)
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo)
TRANSform Me (VH1)

“Constance McMillen” The Ellen DeGeneres Show  (syndicated)
“Neil Patrick Harris” The Talk (CBS)
“Rebuilding Home After Tragedy: The Seth Walsh Story” The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated)
“Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
“Transgender Kids: Too Young to Decide?” The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Scott Allie, Brad Meltzer,
Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Fogtown by Andersen Gabrych (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Veronica by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
Young Avengers: Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)

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Weinsteins Sell ‘Project Runway Accessories’

By | Saturday December 11, 2010 @ 10:32am PST

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just heard that Harvey Weinstein has succeeded in selling the spinoff Project Runway: Accessories to The Weinstein Co’s hit TV fashion contest show on Lifetime. Exactly how this will work remains to be seen: making jewelry or hats sounds … Read More »

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FIERCE! NBC Sues Weinsteins For Walking ‘Project Runway’ From Bravo To Lifetime

Accusations are flying from NBC Universal that The Weinstein Co lied to Jeff Zucker and engaged in “deception” and “sham negotiations” over Project Runway. This is turning into a major showbiz feud — especially after Harvey Weinstein personally assured Jeff Zucker, “I will not embarrass you”. See UPDATE below:

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