Elizabeth Hurley will host Project Catwalk, the UK’s Project Runway

Elizabeth Hurley has apparently beaten Elle MacPherson in their contest to host the UK’s version of Project Runway. According to earlier reports, Elle was producers’ first choice, but Liz apparently convinced them with a video and promises to use her contacts. All she had to say about her new job was this: “I am thrilled to be hosting the show. It’s a brilliant and hugely entertaining format.”

The series will be known as Project Catwalk, and will air on Sky One. But besides the name change, everything else will remain the same. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series “will include a parallel competition featuring 12 models competing to be the designers’ muses. The show’s three finalists among the design competitors will each showcase full lines on the catwalk during London Fashion Week in February, and the winning designer’s garments and model will be photographed for a top magazine.”

Liz Hurley has designs on British ‘Catwalk’ [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.