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Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 2:52PM EDT
Original Project Runway producer Magical Elves will return for the Bravo revival
Magical Elves produced the first five seasons of the Bravo reality show before it moved to Lifetime in 2008.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Watch Kate Spade on her brother-in-law David Spade's NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!
The iconic fashion designer, who died today of an apparent suicide at age 55, made very few TV appearances. She guest-judged two episodes of Project Runway in 2006. She also appeared on her brother-in-law's NBC sitcom in 2002, playing herself.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Project Runway returning to Bravo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The fashion design competition realty show aired its first five seasons on Bravo before moving to Lifetime for Seasons 6 through 16. "We are beyond excited to reboot Project Runway at the network where it all began," says NBC Universal's Frances Berwick. "Leaning into the creative process in an entertaining way has always been part of Bravo's DNA, and Project Runway perfectly captures that." A&E Networks, which owns Lifetime, canceled its agreement to air Project Runway in January following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Weinstein was removed as executive producer last October.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Heidi Klum alleges The Weinstein Company owes her money for Project Runway
Source: The Blast
The bankrupt company claims it doesn't owe Klum any more money. But Klum's lawyers say she's owed money from Season 17 of the Lifetime reality show.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
A+E Networks canceled its Project Runway deal in wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal
Project Runway's future is in limbo. According to Variety, A+E Networks (Lifetime's parent company) scrapped its deal with The Weinstein Company to air two more seasons of Project Runway following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal. According to a filing revealed Tuesday, A+E Networks "unilaterally canceled the deal on Jan. 10" on grounds that Weinstein's misconduct was a breach of contract. "A+E Networks’ move leaves the show’s future in doubt," reports Gene Maddaus. "The popular series is one of the key assets of the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy estate, and the break with A+E Networks creates some uncertainty about its value. A+E would like to acquire the program, either through bankruptcy or after the sale of the Weinstein assets, and is said to be in negotiations with Lantern Capital over the future seasons."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Project Runway fan favorite Chris March is in a "fragile state" as he recovers from a medically induced coma
The Season 4 alum, Project Runway: All-Star and star of his own show Mad Fashion has been recovering from a "debilitating accident" since June 2017. Andy Cohen tweeted support for March and asked Bravo viewers to contribute to March's GoFundMe page.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Introducing the Project Runway: All-Stars Season 6 cast
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Half of the contestants are rookies and half are veterans in the upcoming season.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 6:40PM EST
Project Runway alum Wendy Pepper dies at age 53
Source: E! Online
Pepper, whose real name was Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart, was one of the Season 1 fashion designers when the then-Bravo reality show became an immediate sensation in December 2004. Pepper died on Sunday surrounded by family, including her daughter. Her cause of death wasn’t revealed.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
Project Runway All-Stars star Georgina Chapman’s fashion brand hasn’t been affected by her connection to Harvey Weinstein
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Fashion insiders have been wondering whether Chapman’s Marchesa brand might be hurt by her estranged husband’s sex scandal.
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
Here are seven TV shows every business executive should watch
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to The Americans to Project Runway.
Posted Monday 10/23/17 at 7:10AM EDT
How Harvey Weinstein used Project Runway as a pipeline to models
Source: Los Angeles Times
“He kept asking: ‘Where’s my model show?’ He wouldn’t drop it,” recalls a former Weinstein Company employee of the Project Runway development process, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. Because Project Runway was a show about designers, producers had to create an in-show competition for models “that was designed as a vestigial element for Harvey,” says a TV executive. As The Los Angeles Times reports, “Several women who have publicly accused Weinstein of misconduct described incidents in which he used his fashion business ties and ownership of Project Runway as enticements or pretexts for meetings. Former aspiring actress Lucia Evans told the New Yorker that Weinstein said during a meeting that she’d 'be great in Project Runway' before allegedly forcing her to perform oral sex."
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 4:11AM EDT
TV Academy votes to begin disciplinary proceedings on Harvey Weinstein
The television academy set a hearing for early November, in accordance with its “established procedures” for kicking out one of its members. Weinstein has 17 Emmy nominations, including 13 for Project Runway.
Posted Tuesday 10/17/17 at 5:29PM EDT
Project Runway finalist Mychael Knight dies at 39
Knight, a fan favorite who placed fourth on Season 3 of the Bravo reality competition, died this morning at a Georgia hospital, reports TMZ. Knight went on to launch his own fashion label, design custom T-shirts for Starbucks and return to compete on Project Runway: All Stars.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
Heidi Klum speaks about Harvey Weinstein following the stripping of his Project Runway producers credit
“I wish I could say that the horrible stories I read about Harvey Weinstein are a rare occurrence in our society, but that is simply not the case. We would be naive to think that this behavior only happens in Hollywood,” Klum said in a statement to People.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 7:17PM EDT
Judd Apatow on sexual harassment: “I run sets, movies and television, it’s just something that’s not tolerated”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“It’s easy not to be a creep,” Apatow said today at the Variety Power of Women luncheon. “It literally takes effort to be a creep; it takes no effort not to be a creep. I have never been a creep, I’m proud of that. I’ve never pushed Seth Rogen to give me a back massage or tried to get Paul Rudd in the tub.” ALSO: Apatow says The Weinstein Company should be shut down: “Shut it down, shut it down. We have enough Project Runway.”