Project Runway 4 designers participate in fashion show

The 15 designers who will compete during Project Runway 4 starting next week introduced their work to the public with a runway show at Lincoln Center yesterday.

They “sent three signature looks down the runway” and “showcased some of the looks that earned them a ticket into the competition, including bejeweled dresses, fringed leggings, bouncing bustles and sweeping gowns,” USA TODAY reports.

Tim Gunn said that they want to “have a real competition” with the designers, who have professional experience. “Once we have a really seasoned, experienced professional designer (on the show), unless we tried to have an even playing field, we have unfair advantages. This is a very even playing field as we start out. And as we progress, watch what happens,” he said.

Santino Rice attended and said he was impressed by “Rami Kashou, 31, who already counts Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez as clients,” according to the paper. “Early crowd-pleasers also included costume designer Chris March, 44, and Ricky Lizalde, 35, who has designed lingerie for Oscar de la Renta and now has his own line, Lizalde, in major department stores.”

‘Runway’ rolls out a Season 4 preview [USA TODAY]

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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