Chloe won’t move to New York, will be mentored by Banana Republic by phone

In an interview with her hometown newspaper, Chloe Dao “remains firm that she won’t move to New York” but says she still plans to take the show’s prize, the Houston Chronicle reports. She actually “plans to work with Banana Republic’s design team by phone.”

One prize she will not take advantage of via the telephone: her new Saturn Sky. “I drive a 1996 (Toyota) Corolla that’s so dented I’m embarrassed to valet it. I’m excited. I get a car I can valet,” she says.

Chloe’s Houston boutique, Lot 8, “netted $100,000 on sales of $400,000″ in 2005, the paper reports. Chloe is “currently working to sell her clothes from her Web site,” But first she’ll have to produce more clothes, because “Lot 8 is currently out of her designs but hopes to be restocked by April.”

From Runway, to her way [Houston Chronicle]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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