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Bought at auction: meet Oprah, lunch with Tim Gunn, tennis with Agassi



                                 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 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.

Kenley pulls it off for all-girl Project Runway finale


Eight weeks away seems to have done Kenley some good. 

kenley-fish.jpgShe 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.jerell1.jpg

Kenley hangs on in “Project Runway”; reunion fireworks ahead?


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. kenley-fish.jpg

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.

Stella makes gracious exit from Project Runway


runway-stella.JPG 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 “too tarty”, Katie “too dowdy” for Tim Gunn


Fashion guru Tim Gunn has given Disney teen star Miley Cyrus the thumbs down when it comes to style.miley-3.jpg 

 ”(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.

Is ‘Project Runway’ in need of own fashion makeover?


keith.jpg 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.

“Project Runway” turns Project Tablecloth. What were they thinking?


Fashion Design TV show project-runway.jpgProject 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.