Heidi Klum bids Auf Wiedersehen to Project Runway
Klum to be replaced by Tommy Hilfiger
It was announced today that Heidi Klum has stepped down from her role as co-producer of Bravo's hit show Project Runway. Klum cited 'creative differences' that arose late in the season between herself and Miramax executives Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein has been quoted saying that Klum was never their top choice as host but her interest in producing the show led to her role as an on-camera personality.
This change may not bode well for mentor Tim Gunn maintaining his affiliation with the show. Because of some previous bad blood between Gunn and Hilfiger, a clause was written in Gunn's contract stating that Hilfiger was never to serve as a guest judge. Apparently it was not anticipated that Hilfiger could function as the show's host. When contacted for this article, Gunn declined to comment.
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