Tim Gunn smacks down contestant over his “spewing of fiction”

At the end of last night’s Project Runway 6 episode, Tim Gunn broke from his typically objective and calm demeanor and called the eliminated contestant a liar. “I am incredulous at that utterly preposterous spewing of fiction Johnny did on the runway. It was ridiculous,” he told the other designers immediately after Johnny Sakalis left.

He was referring to Johnny’s insistence on the runway that he’d trashed his first made-from-newspaper dress because an iron sputtered over it. He even called the first dress “Dior,” prompting fellow designer Nicolas to call him out. Instead, it was clearly his insecurity after Tim criticized the dress he’d constructed and painted with blood-like paint; Tim joked that it looked like Johnny’s origami birds had attacked it.

Johnny, who spent part of his time working on a crossword puzzle, had an emotionally challenging time all season, so it seems like he finally just succumbed to the pressure. In a post-elimination video, Johnny says Tim Gunn’s comments “hurt” and says, “I did every challenge with integrity.”

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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