At least two Project Runway 3 men are straight; Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn discuss season three

In anticipation of the debut of Project Runway 3 tomorrow night, the show’s regular cast is doing the rounds to dish about last season’s competitors, and to tease us about what’s to come this season.

First up, The Boston Herald previews the casting special that will precede the actual episode, and reveals that, for the first time, “at least two of the male contestants are straight.”

Heidi Klum told reporters that season three has “more sophisticated and more professional designers.” She also said that the new designers “all think they know everything by now. But, you know, I still shock them a lot,” according to the Boston Herald’s account of her conference call with reporters. She didn’t specify how she’ll shock them, however.

The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan has a crazy-long interview with Tim Gunn, who talks a lot about season two. He reveals that the judges were deliberating between Santino and Daniel when “Nina [Garcia] goes into this rhapsodic soliloquy about Chloe and her collection. … It was going to Daniel, and [Nina] turned everybody around to Chloe. It was the most remarkable thing I’ve ever seen.” As a result, Tim says he had to “had to pick him up off the floor and resuscitate him,” although Daniel recovered, and now “has become a terrible diva,” Tim says. “He’s been offered several jobs. He’s turned down everything. They’re not good enough for him.”

Previewing the third season, he says Jeffrey Sebelia is the designer who “some people will respond positively, and some people will have a real distaste for him.” And he says that he worries because “with Season 3, through all the taping, I really thought everything was great. This is feeling too good. That’s my new concern.”

Finally, The Los Angeles Times follows up on life after Project Runway, particularly for those “Nine out of the 29 contestants of the past two seasons [who] came out of Los Angeles.”

Material success and Klum’s the word [The Boston Herald]
Talking with Tim Gunn of ‘Project Runway’ [The Chicago Tribune]
Ready — to where? [The Los Angeles Times]

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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