Entertainment behind the scenes
Lunch with “Project Runway” fashion guru Tim Gunn? About $250
Tennis lesson with Andre Agassi? About $2,750
Meeting Oprah Winfrey backstage? Priceless — or close to it.
Viewers on charity online auction site www.charitybuzz.com were offering $13, 000 in early bidding to meet America’s favorite chat show queen as part of a celebrity fundraiser that also offers a singing lesson with Aretha Franklin, a vist to the set and meeting with the cast of TV medical drama “House”, lunch in the Bevery Hills Polo Lounge with Warren Beatty, dinner with Bill Cosby in New York, a private magic show from David Blaine and many other opportunities to get up close and personal with A-list stars.
Eight weeks away seems to have done Kenley some good.
She appears to have lost much of the attitude that has won her few fans in and outside the Project Runway work room, and boy! — that feathered wedding dress was darn cute, very Kenley, and gave her an ultimately well-deserved ticket to Bryant Park.
It’s aways fun to see the designers back in their homes and with their families as they design their collection for the finale. Jerell’s story was moving, Korto’s Liberian heritage fascinating, and a nervous Tim Gunn on that tandem bike with Leanne — priceless.
Pass the Kleenex please!
After a fairly lackluster season, Project Runway is turning into a real drama both on and off the runway as the Bryant Park finale looms.
Tears, fights, group hugs, bitterness and backstabbing — and Kenley is STILL hanging in there despite (or possibly because of) her constant eye-rolls and stubborn refusal to take constructive criticism that has stunned the divas of the design world she aspires to join.
Judge Fern Mallis had it right. “Stella was not stellar” in the Diane von Furstenberg “Project Runway” challenge.
But the leather lovin’ rock star designer made the most gracious exit after being “Auf’d” from the show after yet another poorly sewn outfit.
”(Miley Cyrus) is just a little too tarty, forgive me. I don’t want her to look like she’s going into a convent school, but it’s just a little too much for a 15-year-old. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear she was 25,” Gunn told OK! magazine.
Keith’s desperate attempt to change his “collage” style to please the “Project Runway” judges succeeded only in winning him a tearful exit and a trip back to Utah after another wacky challenge using recycled car parts.
But despite the tears, the whining and the drama, Season Five of the popular fashion design contest is showing signs that the show is losing its cutting edge.
Fashion Design TV show “Project Runway” got off to a cracking start for its new season Wednesday night, swiftly sorting out the good, the bad and the just plain ugly among clothing designs that featured way too many tablecloths and shower curtains in its Season 5 premiere.
Even oh so polite Tim Gunn, the show’s star along with Heidi Klum, could barely restrain his horror at the number of contestants who opted for the easy way out in the grocery store challenge by choosing to make outfits out of tablecloths, shower curtains and garbage bags.