Monday, September 26, 2005

Daniel Who?

Project Runway returns in December and will include a familiar cast member

Project Runway 2 will debut on Bravo late this year, on Wednesday, December 7. Sometime between now and then, probably rather close to the debut, Bravo will air the “Project Jay” special, showing us what Jay’s been up to besides making bitchy remarks about everyone he encounters.

On the second season, one of the designers competing will be familiar to those who watched season one—or at least watched season one’s first episode. That’s because Daniel Franco, the first designer to ever hear Heidi Klum say “you’re out,” will return for the second season.

Daniel tells TV Guide Online that he “wasn’t really proud of my performance or my portrayal [during the first season]. It bummed me out. I was like, ‘I’m through with TV.’” But alas, he’s back, and he says that returning “felt like a bit of a redemption. I thought, ‘Yeah!’ Then I said, ‘Aw, s***, not again!’”

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Heidi Klum's Emmy Dress...

...was lovely - I thought. But it was not designed by Jay or Kevin or any of the Project Runway designers. Here is what Page Six had to say:

"September 22, 2005 -- SURLY "Project Runway" winner Jay McCarroll is said to be furious with his patron saint, Heidi Klum, because she nixed the dress he made for her to wear to the Emmys in favor of a wispy, floral, off-the-shoulder Christian Dior frock. McCarroll, who is now filming 12 episodes of "Project Jay" — a follow-up show to "Project Runway" — whipped up an outfit for Klum, who had given birth just six days earlier to Henry, her and Seal's son, all of which was documented by a camera crew. McCarroll was said to be shocked that his dress was not picked. But a rep for Klum said that McCarroll's design was just one of the dresses she tried on. "The day of the Emmys, the gown just did not work. It probably was the most challenging task of 'Project Runway' ever — design a dress for a woman who has just given birth."

Now, first of all I can't imagine Jay "surly" can you? Second - TWELVE EPISODES of Project Jay!!!! Now that's exciting news!!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2005

More News From Kara Saun!

I lifted this from the NY Times Website...I think...

Kara Saun hired as WB sit-com's costume designer, created dresses for Top Model 5

Kara Saun lost Project Runway, but she insists, “I did win.”

That’s because she’s just been hired as the costume designer for a WB sit-com, What I Like About You. (That follows a gig designing clothes for TLC’s appearances on their show R U the Girl.) Kara got the new job after “the show’s producers saw her work on last season’s ‘Runway’ and called her,” the New York Times reports. “She has spent the last month haunting fabric shops and putting her staff of five costumers to work ‘building,’ as she describes it, new clothes for the seven regular cast members, including the series’ stars.”

Kara also did work for the upcoming America’s Next Top Model 5. She “recently designed 13 gold metallic leather dresses worn by the ‘Top Model’ contestants for the latest ad campaign for the show,” the Times reports.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Desperate for Project Runway News....

...I googled Kara Saun and came up with this delightful photo gallery from a party at the Wayans's. Kara Saun looks exceptionally lovely. Don't you agree?

Monday, September 05, 2005


I've completely lost interest in "The Cut." At first it seemed like it might be a show to fill the empty place left at the end of Project Runway, but as the show goes on I just can't continue to watch it. The problem is Tommy Hilfiger. He seems like such a jerk.

Project Runway allows the designers to be the stars. Their creativity shines. Tim Gunn is there as support - he doesn't overshadow the personalities of the designers, he just serves as a very helpful sounding board and mentor. Heidi is very low-key. Sure, she gets to dismiss the loser each week, but she doesn't CHOOSE the loser - a TEAM of qualified judges decides. Heidi is the hostess as well as a producer, but the show is not about Heidi.

Tommy gives his contestants ridiculous, humiliating, pointless assignments. This is not entertainment. Tommy sets them up to argue and criticize one another. This show is strictly a vehicle for Tommy, Inc. The winner will be the biggest Tommy-butt-kisser. You know who I'm talking about. No contest.

So, I'm sorry.... no more posts about "The Cut." I haven't even watched the last two episodes. Does anyone even care about The Cut?