Project Runway sponsors get “on-air integration as well as significant online presence”

Bravo has signed four major sponsors for Project Runway 4, and they will all get “on-air integration as well as significant online presence,” Mediaweek reports. And “each sponsor brand will receive unique positioning.” In other words, get ready for some product placement.

L’Oréal, TRESemmé, and Elle return as sponsors, with TRESemmé providing “the grand prize of $100,000.” Besides the two personal care companies, Bluefly.com and Saturn are the other two brands that will be whored throughout the series. L’Oréal is giving $10,000 to a viewer’s choice prize, while new sponsor Bluefly is paying for the $10,000 “fan favorite” prize.

In addition, Bravo “has also finalized sponsorship packages with an endemic (sewing-machine manufacturer Brother International) and a packaged-goods purveyor (The Hershey Company),” Mediaweek reports.

Bravo Signs On ‘Runway’ Sponsors [Mediaweek]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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