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Golden Globes Dresses From Project Runway Alumni

Newly married Christina Hendricks,from television series "Mad Men" in a nude dress with a ruffle skirt by Christian Siriano. <EM>Photo: AP Photo and Getty</EM>

Project Runway winner Christian Siriano designed this gown for Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. All I can say  is the Hollywood tape must be working overtime, however it is great to see a real woman on the red carpet.

Chris  March designed Meryl Streep’s who won a golden globe dress. Hopefully this mean she is a Project Runway fan which would be pretty cool. If I can find a full length shot I will change the photo. Speaking of Project Runway the US edition will finally be screened here in March. However I need to clarify whether it is the series set in LA which was screened in the US at the end of last year, or the new one that started screening in the US this week. Also for Project Runway Australia fans, they will be replaying the whole of Season 2 on Australia Day, if you have not seen it this show it is as good if not better then its US counterpart. Arena TV will be sticking with it as they have announced a third season will be filmed this year.

January 19, 2010   4 Comments

Reality Tidbits

Joanne Pacitti is this year’s Carly Smithson in American Idol genertating some controversy with the fact she has previously had a record contract, and had one of her songs covered by Britany Spears. MTV has the best article on the saga and gives a good summary of her show biz past.

Whitney Thompson the plus size model who won America’s Next Top Model is getting plenty of work, in this article here she tells us that she has pressure to both increase and decrease her weight, she is currently size 10.

If you live in the US and you have a bit of cash, you may want to bid on tickets to sit front row at  Project Runway winner Christian Siriano’s  New York fashion week show. The money will benefit the New York Restoration Project. More details here.

Ever wondered why we see some auditions on American Idol and not others. Well it all comes down to getting and paying for the song rights. The Seattle Times has a great article on this issue, and how it means we sometimes don’t see some contestants until the top 36! Did anyone see Jason Castro until the top  24 rounds last year?

January 24, 2009   Comments Off on Reality Tidbits

Reality Tidbits

David Cook American Idol Winner Apparently Has Proposed To Kimberly Caldwell.
Now this could be a load of bollocks as there is not much coverage of it. If it is true that these to American Idol contestants are engaged it would make them a reality TV couple in the league of Rob and Amber (from Survivor and The Amazing Race fame).

Source: here.

Simon Cowell To Build a 10 million pound house in Barbados.
Apparently he also wants mirrored panels in the house. I don’t think I really needed to know that.

The Sun has the full story.

New Reality TV Series Starring ’80’s Teen Idols Like Christopher Atkins.
TV Tonight has an article stating that on VH1 in the US has a new reality TV show starring former teen Idols called you guessed it Confessions of A Teenage Idol.

Christopher Atkins from that iconic but crap film Blue Lagoon is in it, and the series is directed by Chachi from Happy Days (Scott Baio.).

It is unknown whether this show will be coming to Australia. If it is does it is guaranteed every Gen X female will be watching it.

Project Runway Winner Christian Siriano Says Being On The Show Fastracked His Career By Five Years.
The Arizona Daily Star has an interview with Christian Siriano, who says that by winning Project Runway opened so many doors that it fastracked his career by five years. He also discusses his new maternity wear line.

If You Want To Experience American Idol Go To Disney Orlando.
If you sing a little karaoke you may want to consider this. There is now an American Idol attraction at Disney in Orlando, Florida.

Hopefuls will go through the audition process and perform in front of a live crowd, just like their favorite contestants on the TV show.

Wannabes will sing for a Disney’s Hollywood Studios producer for the chance to be cast in a theme-park show.

The person with the most votes will compete in an end-of-day Grand Finale show at Walt Disney World, and the winner of the Grand Finale show will receive a guaranteed reservation for a future regional stadium audition.

I think I will just stick to It’s A Small World After All ride.

Full story here.

Time For The American Idol Predictions For The Upcoming Season
Examiner.com has an amusing article outlining their top 10 predictions for American Idol 2008.
I particularly liked number 5 which is Randy Jackson will spend a lot of time pimping his new book, “Fat F–k,” inspired by the popular novel “Skinny Bitch” (foreword by Oprah Winfrey)

Australia’s Next Top Model Winner Alice Burdeau Has an 18 Page Spread in Elle UK.
Alice Burdeau shows she is still getting major modelling assignments OS with this spread in Elle UK. Go to Australia’s Next Top Model Blog to check out the pictures. They are sensational.

Former America’s Next Top Model Contestant Bianca Golden Has Had Assault Charges Dropped.
Last year Bianca Golden from ANTM Cycle 9 was is in a bitch slap with Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray at some Carribean Airport. They were both arrested at the time, but now the charges have been dropped. Full story on this unedifying incident here.

Jennifer Hudson To Perform At Barack Obama’s Inauguration.
Way to go girl. Full story here.

Kristy Lee-Cook Gets Dumped By Her Record Label And Is Blaming Carrie Underwood.
Kristy Lee-Cook, she who crucified The Beatles song 8 Days a Week has again been dumped by Arista. She blames a former Idol winner Carrie Underwood for getting all the record label’s attention. Full story on The Boot.

January 3, 2009   2 Comments

Reality Tidbits

Elite Modelling Agency Is Downsizing But Alice Burdeau Has Survived.

Who knew but even the economic crisis is affecting modelling agencies. Fashionindie reports Elite had cut 60 girls from their books, but Australia’s Next Top Model winner Alice Burdeau is still there.

However no news on whether season 11 American Next Top Model contestants Katarjyna and Anya made the cut.

Big Brother Runner Up Facing Assault Charges.

Rory Ammon a runner up from Big Brother is facing criminal charges because of an alleged assault on a cyclist. The full story can be found here.

Christian Sirano – Project Runway Season 4 Winner Update
Christian Sirano the young whipper snapper who took out the previous season’s title appears to be the most successful winner with a post Project Runway career. This article on WSJ outlines what he has been doing. Because of the tough economic times some of the places that were going to buy his collection have cancelled, however he is still making a living out of endorsements.

Oh and anyone who thought going on a reality TV show was stupid, prior to Project Runway Christian was working on a make up counter at Bloomingdales.

Another Reality TV Couple
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is apparently dating The Bachelor’s Dr Travis Stork. For full details on this hook up go to Buddy TV.

October 29, 2008   2 Comments