Project Runway dresses, Barbie for sale online

Another last-minute gift idea for the Project Runway fan in your life: How about buying one of the dresses that appeared on the runway? All of the dresses are being auctioned off at the show’s store, in addition to other items, such as t-shirts created by the designers.

The clothes go on sale shortly after the show airs, so you can literally buy the dress of a model’s back. For example, dress that got Heidi kicked off sold for $90, while Santino’s winning dress from episode one sold for $500. Not bad for a famous one-of-a-kind dress.

By the way, also for sale is the Project Runway Barbie; you can pre-order it for $24.95.

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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