Michael Kors will not be returning as a “Project Runway” judge for the design competition’s 11th cycle. Kors, who had been with the show from the beginning, will be replaced by “featured judge” Zac Posen on the upcoming season. Kors will return as the guest judge for the finale. Posen will join returning judges Heidi Klum, who also hosts the Lifetime show, and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia. This season, the twist will be that the designers will have to compete in teams for every challenge. Tim Gunn is returning as mentor, while guest judges will include Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Emmy Rossum, Kristin Davis, Jordana Brewster and designers Rachel Roy, Tracy Reese, Chris Benz and 2007 Project Runway winner Christian Siriano.
Quentin Tarantino was a guest on “The Tonight Show” last night. He talked about violence in movies and specifically in HIS movies in light of the deaths in Connecticut last week. He said he’s been doing his movies this way for 20 years, and everyone knows what to expect from him. And it’s actually disrespectful to victims of a tragedy like that, to act like a movie has something to do with it… when the real issue is mental health.
Tom Cruise was on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night. Jimmy learned a hard lesson about trying to show up Tom Cruise in a generosity contest. Jimmy said he once got his mother a food processor for Christmas, and asked Tom if he had ever done anything nice for his mom like that. Tom said he once bought his mom a food processor and wrapped it in a house.
David Letterman will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the January 6th edition of ”Oprah’s Next Chapter.” According to the promo, “No question is off-limits.” Winfrey will also reveal to Letterman the true reason behind their much-publicized “feud”, talk about Jay Leno, and will probe into the sex scandal that nearly derailed his career.
A new novel, called “Elimination Night” is written by a nameless author who happens to have “firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of a top TV talent show.” The book describes a running backstage feud between two egomaniacs who fight over the sizes of their dressing rooms and who gets announced on air first. (Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler?) The bigger bombshell is the book’s depiction of producers using a secret rating system to vet contestants before they even make it to the judge’s table and then, as the season progresses, manipulating and even sabotaging the singers they want to see rise or fall.
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