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Rachel Zoe, ‘Project Runway Junior’ Lead the Fashion TV Charge

19 November 2015 9:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“America’s Next Top Model” is soon going off the air after 22 cycles, but the fashion television genre will be in style for seasons to come.

Tyra Banks’ modeling competition debuted on UPN 12 years ago, launching the high demand for high-fashion unscripted TV, before moving to the CW, where it will finish up its final runway walk in late 2015 — the same quarter Banks launched her new syndicated daytime talker “FabLife,” a lifestyle show that covers the mainstream fashion conversation on a daily basis.

The year after “Top Model’s” 2003 premiere, Bravo introduced viewers to “Project Runway.” Now on Lifetime, the show is in its 14th season, and has spawned five spinoffs. Ratings for the Heidi Klum-hosted designer competition are up 10%, and the show has been Emmy-nominated for best reality series every year since it’s been eligible. With nearly 60 nominations and a major win for the supermodel as best host, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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TV News Roundup: ‘Portlandia’ Season 6 Gets January Premiere Date and More

10 November 2015 6:25 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Portlandia” will return with its sixth season in January, and Robert Kirkman’s upcoming Cinemax series “Outcast” has cast a new role. Plus, Taye Diggs will guest star on Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins” in today’s TV news roundup . . .

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Portlandia” will return to IFC with its sixth season on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m.

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, who created the show with Jonathan Krisel, star in the comedy from exec producers Lorne MichaelsKarey Dornetto and Graham Wagner and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer.

“Fred and Carrie are true comedy rock stars,” said IFC president Jennifer Caserta. “They always have something fresh and relevant to say through their observational humor, whether about relationships or technology or culture, and that’s why they’re bigger than the Beatles, in my mind at least.”

Louis C.K. will guest star on season six, in addition to Jillian Bell »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Lupita Nyong’o Wore Lanvin To D23 Expo 2015

18 August 2015 2:32 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Lupita Nyong’o stood out at the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., in a bright mini dress over the weekend. Lupita Nyong’o’s D23 Expo Dress Fashion star Nyong’o wowed in a Lanvin Resort 2016 number that featured green, white and black stripes at alternating angles. Nyong’o paired her geometric-patterned dress with white Lanvin […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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Taylor Swift: From Country Bumpkin to International Fashion Star (13 photos!)

6 August 2015 6:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Taylor Swift has made a remarkable transition from her country roots to international fashion icon in Vanity Fair magazine. (Photo by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair)

Taylor Swift has grown from awkward country girl with a head full of curls to an international fashion plate in a new list of best dressed celebrities in Vanity ...Read More

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Trendsetters at Work: Orly Shani

16 March 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Orly Shani is one of those style trailblazers that every girl wants to be when she grows up. She's a self-made fashion designer who shot to fame after a successful stint on NBC's Fashion Star, and operates her own innovative fashion brand Tuc+Wes. And when she's not busy dreaming up trendy new designs, she lends her talents to E! as a fashion expert. From shooting Who Wore It Better to acting as her own personal stylist, there's never a dull moment in Shani's day. But don't take our word for it—read on to find out what a day in the office is like for the style pro! What was your very first job? I was a hostess at Sagebrush Cantina, a Mexican Restaurant in my hometown, of »

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MipTV Unveils Its Four ‘Medaille’ Honorees

13 March 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– This year’s MipTV will pay tribute to Ben Silverman, Electus chairman and CEO, Cécile Frot-Coutaz , FremantleMedia CEO, Ricardo Scalamandré, head of Globo’s international business and Irfan Sahin, Doğan TV CEO, who will all receive a Medaille d’Honneur (Medal of Honor).

MipTV’s Médaille d’Honneur is awarded to international execs who have made a significant contribution to the world of television and to the development of the global TV community.

“It is a great honor to recognize these four exceptional industry figures, who have each, in their own way, made major contributions to the international entertainment content sector, and whose vision and leadership have set the standards in their respective fields,” said Laurine Garaude, Reed Midem’s TV division director.

Silverman exec produced recent major hits including “Jane the Virgin” at the CW, NBC’s “Fashion Star,”Netflix’s “Marco Polo” and NBC’s Running Wild. »

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AwesomenessTV Adds Jim Deutch As Head Of Branded Entertainment

11 February 2015 1:05 PM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

AwesomenessTV is growing internally as it looks to expand its brand globally. The YouTube multi-channel network has created the role of Creative Director of Branded Entertainment and hired Jim Deutch to fill the position.

Deutch comes to AwesomenessTV via Hearst (which claims a 25% stake in the McN primarily owned by DreamWorks Animation). The production executive was Hearst Entertainment’s VP of Programming Partnerships where he was charged with the task of developing TV programs in partnership with brands. It’s likely he’ll be undertaking a similar role at AwesomenessTV.

"AwesomenessTV has had great success working with leading brands to build entertaining programming that engages our core teen audience," said Brett Bouttier, President of AwesomenessTV, in the release. "Jim is a very talented producer and a great, creative guy—his addition to our team positions us well to do even more top-notch shows with our brand partners."

Overall, Deutch comes »

- Bree Brouwer

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