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Designers argue over fabric in exclusive 'Project Runway All Stars' video

Disagreements over fabric go hand in hand with Project Runway—but typically the run-ins happen at Mood. In Thursday’s all new Project Runway All Stars, the designers are given set fabric types to use in the challenge. Sonjia gets brocade, but the other designers are convinced what she’s using isn’t brocade. Which begs the ultimate question: What is brocade? READ FULL STORY

Lifetime releases first trailer for Whitney Houston biopic

After months of speculation about Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, the first trailer is here — and shows both the singer’s professional highs and personal lows: One moment she’s singing “I Will Always Love You” in a sparkly dress onstage; the next she’s engaging in a screaming match with Bobby Brown.

Yaya DaCosta, a one-time America’s Next Top Model Contestant, plays Houston in the Angela Bassett-directed film. Bassett, who’s making her directorial debut with Whitney, wanted to focus on Houston’s relationship with Brown, one that was often perceived as tumultuous. “I really just want to tell a story about a boy and a girl who fell in love,” Bassett told EW in JuneREAD FULL STORY

Looking back at the most awkward sponsored challenges on 'Project Runway'

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In the 10 years Project Runway has been airing, it’s never been known for its subtlety in product placement. (We can talk more about this near the Bluefly.com Accessory Wall, or maybe in the L’Oreal Paris Makeup Room, or perhaps by the Tresemmé Hair Studio—but only if we can grab a snack from this Samsung Food Showcase Refrigerator first. Wow, this Samsung refrigerator is amazing!)

This fact has never more apparent than when Runway features one of its favorite gimmicks: the good ol’ sponsored challenge. True, great designs can come from unusual inspiration (i.e. this look from car parts), but Campbell’s Soup doesn’t necessarily evoke “couture.” Still, regardless of the sponsor, Tim Gunn can sell any awkward challenge with gusto.

To celebrate the show’s premiere 10 years ago this week, here’s a cringe-worthy look back at some of the most egregious offenders: READ FULL STORY

'Project Runway' turns 10: How the show changed reality TV

These days, Project Runway is the TV equivalent of comfort food. Whether we’re bingeing on old seasons or picking up in the middle of the newest one, we’re soothed by the sight of half-dressed mannequins stuck with so many pins that they look like giant voodoo dolls, Tim Gunn’s “this concerns me” face, visions of taffeta grandeur floating down the runway, and Heidi’s impossibly long, lean legs.

But when it debuted 10 years ago this week, Project Runway was a novelty. A decade ago, the most popular reality competitions on TV were The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Mole, and Fear Factor—shows that focused on pretty people trying to double-cross each other. America’s Next Top Model was already in its third season—but it was always more about gorgeous girls and drama than fashion. There was also American Idol, a talent-based contest—though it placed its emphasis on the audience’s judging of the contestants rather than accompanying the singers through their creative processes.

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Nina Garcia guest judges on 'Project Runway All Stars'

Guest judges come and go on Project Runway, but’s no one who feels more comfortable in the seat than this week’s All Star guest judge: Nina Garcia. She brings her fashion industry knowledge as well as her years of Project Runway judgeship experience to critique the all stars’ looks.

This week’s challenge requires the designers to create a look that embodies their past, present, and future loves. And love is not what the judges had for Kate Pankoke’s dress. As expected, Nina did not go easy on the critique, but Kate—this being her third time on the show—proves hard to knock down. READ FULL STORY

Twitter was not happy with Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic

Lifetime premiered their Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Saturday night — and Twitter responded with disappointment.

The film is based on Christopher John Farley’s Aaliyah: More than a Woman, a biography of the singer who died in 2001 at age 22. Lifetime’s project has been the subject of controversy since the beginning: Aaliyah’s parents, vocal about their disapproval of the film, prevented Lifetime from acquiring the rights to Aaliyah’s music — so none of the late singer’s songs are included in the movie.

Then Zendaya Coleman, who was set to play Aaliyah, dropped out in June amid criticism that her biracial heritage was not right for the role of a black woman. (Alexandra Shipp later took on the part.)

Between production holds and rights issues, the film’s existence is itself an accomplishment — but not exactly a quality one, according to watchers who took to Twitter to post their reactions.
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Lifetime cancels 'Witches of East End'

Witches of East End has been canceled after two seasons, EW has confirmed.

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'Project Runway All Stars' host Alyssa Milano talks season 4

Alyssa Milano admits she was nervous when hosting Project Runway All Stars for the first time last season—but all that’s behind her now. In season 4, which premieres Thursday, Oct. 30, she settles comfortably into her hosting and judging role—she even “gets into it” with fellow judge Isaac Mizrahi over a critique—even though she was eight months pregnant while filming the show. Here, Milano tells EW what it was like to tape the series (in heels no less), who her favorite guest judge was, and what to expect from this season… the best to date, according to Milano. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime finds its Marilyn Monroe

Lifetime has found its Marilyn in Pan Am and The Aviator actress Kelli Garner.

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'Project Runway: Threads' react: A mini-me version without the bite

A few weeks ago I wished for a Project Runway with tweens, and then I got my wish in Project Runway: Threads. (I really should put my wishing powers to better use, but I can’t complain about getting Christian Siriano back on the small screen.)

Threads, the fourth spin-off of the franchise, is like Runway Lite. Each week, three tween aspiring designers will face off with two challenges; the first is a look that they prepared at home for immediate judging, the second is a typical “here are the rules, now go; oh, wait, there’s more” challenge. The winner takes home $25,000. READ FULL STORY

Christina Ricci to play Lizzie Borden again for Lifetime

After playing the infamous Lizzie Borden in a Lifetime movie, Christina Ricci is returning to the role for a limited series on the network. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime to air fourth 'Flowers in the Attic' movie

Lifetime cannot get enough of Flowers in the Attic. After the success of the first film and its sequel, Petals on the Wind, Lifetime has greenlit Seeds of Yesterday, which, as fans of the books know, is the fourth installment in the series of novels from V.C. Andrews. Lifetime had previously set the premiere of the third chapter, If There Be Thorns.

Here’s the official description for Seeds of Yesterday: “The saga of the tormented Dollanganger family comes to an end in Seeds of Yesterday, based on the fourth and final book in V.C. Andrews’ series of novels that began with Flowers in the Attic.  In Seeds of Yesterday, the Dollangangers continue to coexist miserably, as their deeply troubled relationships, dark secrets and tragedy come to a head in a way that will haunt the family and its progeny forever.”

Jason Lewis and Rachael Carpani will reprise their roles as Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger from If There Be Thorns, with James Maslow on board as Bart Dollanganger. Shawn Ku (Beautiful Boy) will direct the film from the script written by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker).

Seeds of Yesterday is set for a 2015 release.

'Project Runway All Stars' trailer reveals a drama-filled fourth season

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What happens when you fill a design room with mean girls, whiners, the original costume designer (you know who I mean), a couple winners, and a few other barely memorable placeholders? Project Runway All Stars season 4 happens.

This exclusive trailer for the fourth season promises all the tears, catfights, over-the-top runway shows, and Alyssa Milano one can expect from All Stars. Highlights include a bride challenge—where someone is possibly married on the runway?—a Wicked challenge (sadly with no Idina Menzel or Kristin Chenoweth in sight), a trip to London, and some tough critique from judge Isaac Mizrahi. Hope none of the designers expected things to be easier the second (or third) time around. READ FULL STORY

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