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Emmys 2019: In Memoriam to honor Doris Day, Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and which other TV legends?

Emmys 2019: In Memoriam to honor Doris Day, Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and which other TV legends?
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony will be especially tearful this year. Beloved television legends Tim Conway, Doris Day, Bob Einstein, Valerie Harper, Katherine Helmond, Peggy Lipton, Penny Marshall, Luke Perry, John Singleton and Rip Torn will certainly be just a few people honored with in a musical tribute performed by pop star Halsey.

Let’s take a look back at these TV icons as well as over 60 others who have died since mid-September last year. Many will be included in the memoriam for the live Emmys ceremony for Fox on September 22.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery

Tim Conway died on May 14 at age 85. The comedy legend won six Emmy Awards during his lengthy career, including four for “The Carol Burnett Show,” one for “Coach” and one for “30 Rock.” He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2002.

Legendary singer and actress
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Randall Christensen, Emmy-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 60

Randall Christensen, Emmy-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 60
Randall Christensen, the Emmy-winning costume designer best known for his work on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” died Sunday after a long fight with carcinoid cancer. He was 60.

Christensen’s work on the beloved reality show, which spanned 11 seasons since his start in 2006, earned him the moniker “the next Bob Mackie,” given to him from the iconic costume designer himself. As a lead designer on the show, the prolific designer created a wide array of dance and skate costumes for the show’s many contestants. In 2006, he earned an Emmy for outstanding costumes alongside multiple nominations from the Costume Designers Guild.

The designer’s work was also featured in a variety of feature films throughout his career; his gown can be seen worn by Jennifer Lopez in the 2004 film “Shall We Dance,” and he was tapped as the costume designer for films including “Take the Lead,” “Dance With Me,
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Randall Christensen Dies: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Costume Designer Was 60

Randall Christensen Dies: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Costume Designer Was 60
Randall Christensen, Emmy-winning costumer designer for his work on Dancing With The Stars, has died. Christensen died Sunday from complications of cancer, his talent agent confirmed to Deadline. He was 60.

Christensen worked on Dancing With The Stars for eleven seasons beginning in 2006. He won the Emmy that year for outstanding costume design for the show, and was a four-time nominee for the Costume Designers Guild Award for the hit competition dance series as well.

Born in South Carolina, Christensen, known for his transformative and iconographic dance and skate costumes, was proclaimed ‘the next Bob Mackie’ by designer Bob Mackie himself.

In addition to his work on Dancing With the Stars, Christensen’s gowns can be seen worn by Jennifer Lopez in the film Shall We Dance (2004) and Mary Steenburgen in the film Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005). His work also can be seen in the films Take the Lead
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Randall Christensen, 'Dancing With the Stars' Costume Designer, Dies at 60

Randall Christensen, 'Dancing With the Stars' Costume Designer, Dies at 60
Emmy-winning costume designer Randall Christensen, best known for his work on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, has died from complications due to carcinoid cancer, his business manager said. He was 60.

Christensen's work on the reality show began in 2006 and spanned 11 seasons, during which he designed iconic dance and skate costumes and was tapped as "the next Bob Mackie" by the legendary designer himself. He won an Emmy in 2006 for outstanding costumes and was nominated multiple times for the Costume Designers Guild awards.

Christensen's designs also were featured in films such as Shall We ...
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Robert Pattinson’s Fly Is Down & More Shocking Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions

Even superstars are sometimes in need of an adjustment before they hit the red carpet! Check out our gallery of shocking recent gaffes and tell us who You think had the most embarrassing malfunction! Robert Pattinson and Kanye West are two of the hottest guys in Hollywood, but they recently proved that fame and fortune can't keep them from a shocking wardrobe malfunction! Whether male celebs like Rob, 26, and Kanye, 35, forget to properly fasten their pants or sexy ladies like Snooki or Kirstin Dunst look worse for wear, no celeb is safe! Fortunately, there is help for any star stepping out of the house. Randall Christensen, a costume designer for Dancing With The Stars, recently spoke to Yahoo! Voices about how celebrities can avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. "When you have a neckline that wide -- and, of course, we do make very sexy costumes, that's the desired effect -- you
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Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Official Cast Photos and Dress Rehearsal Video

Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Official Cast Photos and Dress Rehearsal Video

The official Dancing with the Stars cast photos of Season 14 are out and everyone looks hot! The new cast is gearing up to make a big fashion splash this season, thanks to the Dancing with the Stars costume designer Randall Christensen and his expert staff. They never fail to impress, each season the clothes get more exciting and more, shall we say, threadbare? Click the arrows above to see the slideshow.

How is everyone faring so far during rehearsals? For just one week of practice, the cast looks really sharp. See video below. Who would have thought Jack Wagner had such funky moves? Partner Anna Trebunskaya must be cracking the whip. Jack admits to crying 3 times on the first day, but now only cries in his car. Sherri Shepherd shows some sass and spice in her dance with
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Kirstie Alley Has Lost A Lot Of Inches On 'Dancing'!

Kirstie Alley Has Lost A Lot Of Inches On 'Dancing'!
Los Angeles — When Kirstie Alley performs on the "Dancing With the Stars" season finale, she'll do it in a much smaller dress than the one she wore on the season premiere.

The costume Alley wore for her "Dancing" debut had to be taken in 38 inches for her to wear again for the show's closing episode Tuesday. She will reprise her opening-night dance, the cha-cha, in her original costume – minus about 38 inches in alterations from throughout the outfit.

The 60-year-old actress has been noticeably shrinking week after week, but she was coy when asked Monday how much weight she has lost during her two and a half months on the show.

"There will be some reveal of that at some point, but I really didn't care," she said. "As long as I kept changing and changing and changing, I really didn't care. It was like, keep whittling, whittling, whittling. And the
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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Debut! Which Gal Had The Most Glitzy Glam Get-Up?

Kirstie Alley, Chelsea Kane, Petra Nemcova, Kendra, and Wendy Williams all made their ‘Dancing’ debut — but which costume did you like best?

While everyone at the HollywoodLife.com office is buzzing about which dancer they were really impressed with last night, I was more concerned by the costumes they were wearing, especially since I recently met the Dwts costume designer, Randall Christensen! Knowing how they make the costumes in just four days, I was impressed with what we saw on the first night.

Sure, everything is glitzy and over-the-top, but that’s exactly what a dancing costume is all about — it is a costume, after all! While Wendy really put her assets on full display (I was afraid they were going to pop out and hit her partner in the face!), Kirstie’s get-up was perfect for the star. She was definitely comfortable and confident in the dress, which led to an amazing performance.
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Confirmed, Bristol Palin Didn’t Lose Any Inches On ‘Dancing With The Stars’! Exclusive

HollywoodLife.com talked to Randall Christensen, Dancing With the Stars costume designer, and he revealed that while it was surprising that she didn’t lose any weight, he loved working with her on the conservative costumes.

One of the biggest benefits from going on Dancing With The Stars is having such a fun way to firm up — and costume designer from the show, Randall Christensen, agrees! “We anticipate that they’re [the celebrities] going to lose weight and I tell everyone to increase their eating because they’re going to melt away,” he told HollywoodLife.com at an intimate luncheon celebrating the launch of the Wilhelminia 40+ model search presented by Miraclesuit. While practically everyone, (including Marie Osmond, who lost 41 pounds!), manages to peel off the pounds, one recent contestant didn’t seem to have the same luck.

Even though Bristol Palin managed to make it to the top three, each week when
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Spoiler Alert! Don’t Expect Kendra To Show Lots Of Skin For ‘Dwts’ Debut! Exclusive

We got to chat with Randall Christensen, Dancing With The Stars costume designer, who spilled on the upcoming season, shared some of his fave looks from the past, and told us how they manage to create the elaborate get-ups in just four days!

The Dancing With The Stars debut is two weeks away, but the cast is already super busy prepping for the big night! Aside from getting their dancing down, they’ve already started thinking about their costumes! Costume Designer Randall Christensen told HollywoodLife.com that while Kendra may be a former Playmate, we shouldn’t expect to see a lot of skin all at once!

“She is going to be a lot of fun, she’s kind of a tomboy, but a sexy tomboy,” Randall said at an intimate luncheon celebrating the launch of the Wilhelminia 40+ model search presented by Miraclesuit. “We’re gonna be peeling way layers,
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"The King's Speech," "Black Swan," "Alice in Wonderland" Win Costume Designers Guild Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees

Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" won the film categories at the 13th Annual Cdg (Costume Designers Guild) Awards.

"The King's Speech" beat "The Fighter" and "True Grit" in the Excellence in Period Film Category. "Black Swan" out-danced "Burlesque," "Inception," "The Social Network," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category.

In the Excellence in Fantasy Film category, "Alice in Wonderland" waved its magic spell to beat "The Tempest" and "Tron: Legacy."

"Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis hosted the event at Beverly Hilton last night, where Halle Berry received the Lacoste Spotlight Award, and director Joel Schumacher accepted the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 13th annual Cdg Awards (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Excellence
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A Nervous Rachael Ray Wears Skimpy Dwts Outfit (Video)

A Nervous Rachael Ray Wears Skimpy Dwts Outfit (Video)
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On today's episode of 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Rachael Ray did something she swore she'd never do: Slip into a skimpy 'Dancing With the Stars' outfit and put her body on display.

Ray has been critical of the revealing costumes from 'Dwts' in the past and vowed never to be caught dead in one. Later, she issued an apology to the show's costume designer, Randall Christensen, for her remarks.

But today brought the ultimate act of contrition as a visibly nervous Ray appeared in a short, red dress embellished with Swarovski crystals. The dress was Christensen's idea, and Ray agreed to wear it after making a New Year's resolution to do more things that frighten her.

 

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Terrified Rachael Ray to Show Serious Skin in Dwts Dress

Terrified Rachael Ray to Show Serious Skin in Dwts Dress
Rachael Ray has jumped out of a plane and held a giant python on her talk show but on Thursday she'll do something that truly terrifies her: She'll wear a skimpy red dress designed by Dancing with the Stars costume designer Randall Christensen. "It's just so intimidating," Ray told People after she taped the episode on Tuesday. "That was more skin than I show at the beach. I'm usually the girl in the long poncho." Dwts designer Christensen brought up the idea. Ray's staff pitched the idea to her after Ray - a huge fan of Dwts - said that
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Costume Designers Guild Nominations: 2011

So, the Costume Designers Guild (Cdg) has served up their nominations for this year. Apart from falling short on numbers in a couple of categories, the line-up is predictably safe.

Excellence in Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

BurlesqueMichael Kaplan

InceptionJeffrey Kurland

The Social NetworkJacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsEllen Mirojnick

There has been recent hoopla in the press regarding Rodarte’s overall involvement with the costume design for Black Swan, though the Costume Designers Guild will be unlikely to run scared. Shouldn’t The Social Network strictly be in the Period category, however? Jacqueline West went to extraordinary lengths to ensure the film was historically accurate, something often harder to achieve when the setting is recent.

Excellence in Period Film

The FighterMark Bridges

The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan

True GritMary Zophres

It would be wonderful to see Mark Bridges’ largely (and
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Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees Announced

The Costume Designer Guild has released the list of nominees for this years ceremony hosted by Sex and the City's Kristen Davis.

Black Swan and Burlesque are among the nominees in the contemporary film category, while The Fighter and The King's Speech were recognized for period films.

Halle Berry is set to receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award because, according to the guild, her "talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design."

Full list of nominees after the jump

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

BurlesqueMichael Kaplan

Inception - Jeffrey Kurland

The Social NetworkJacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsEllen Mirojnick

Excellence In Period Film

The FighterMark Bridges

The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan

True GritMary Zophres

Excellence In Fantasy Film

Alice in WonderlandColleen Atwood

The TempestSandy Powell
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"Black Swan," "Burlesque" Among Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" (picture courtesy of CourtesanMacabre) will try to outdance "Burlesque," "Inception," "The Social Network," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category for the 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.

In the Period Film category, "The Fighter" will duke it out with "The King's Speech" and "True Grit." And in the Fantasy Film category, "Alice in Wonderland" will try to outshine "The Tempest" and "Tron: Legacy."

The winners will be announced Feb. 22 with "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis set to do hosting duties. Halle Berry will be given the Lacoste Spotlight Award, and director Joel Schumacher will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 13th annual Cdg Awards (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black Swan . Amy Westcott

Burlesque . Michael Kaplan

Inception
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Costume Designers Guild Nominees

The nominations for the 13th annual Costumers Designers Guild were announced in Los Angeles. The non-televised event will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. It will be hosted by Kristin Davis.

Special awards will be handed out to Halle Barry, designer Julie Weiss, director Joel Schumacher and late designer Michael Dennison.

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black Swan . Amy Westcott

Burlesque . Michael Kaplan

Inception - Jeffrey Kurland

The Social Network . Jacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps . Ellen Mirojnick

Excellence In Period Film

The Fighter . Mark Bridges

The King.s Speech . Jenny Beavan

True Grit . Mary Zophres

Excellence In Fantasy Film

Alice in Wonderland . Colleen Atwood

The Tempest . Sandy Powell

Tron: Legacy . Michael Wilkinson & Christine Bieselin Clark

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series

Big Love . Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

Dancing with the Stars . Randall Christensen, Daniella Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee

Glee . Lou Eyrich

Modern Family . Alix Friedberg

Treme
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Nominees Announced For The Costume Designers Guild Awards

Today the Costume Designers Guild Award nominees were announced. The ceremony takes place on Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton and is hosted by Kristin Davis (Sex and the City).

The Lacoste Spotlight Award will be given to Halle Berry because her "talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design," according to the organization.

The Distinguished Collaborator Award will be presented to Joel Schumacher.

The late Michael Dennison will be inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame for his work on television and feature films such as Eat Pray Love and Georgia O’Keefe.

See the full list of nominees below:

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

BurlesqueMichael Kaplan

Inception - Jeffrey Kurland

The Social NetworkJacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsEllen Mirojnick

Excellence In Period Film

The FighterMark Bridges

The
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'Dancing With the Stars' costumer Randall Christensen picks his 5 faves

Those sequins and feathers on "Dancing With the Stars" don't just happen. Before a dancer can shimmy, Randall Christensen, designs what they'll shimmy in.

Christensen, a former ballroom dancer and self-taught designer, tells Zap2it which have been his favorite five costumes over the years.

"Edyta Sliwinska is my muse," he says. "She is one of the few dancers who kept her curves. Anything she has almost worn has been great. She wears about a 1/4 of a yard each week."

Mulling over his favorites, Christensen picks:

1. "Mel Brown, her paso doble costume was very dominatrix really, really hot."

2.   "I loved Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson in a retro Adam Ant look and she was in a Madonna meets dominatrix. The costume was off the wall. It really worked." 

3. "Julianne Hough's white rhinestone encrusted gown. It was rolled in 15,000 rhinestones. She did the quickstep with Helio Castronevas, the racecar driver.
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Glam Slam: 'Dancing' Style Stars

Glam Slam: 'Dancing' Style Stars
Now that we've had time to digest the moves on the dance floor, get ready to dissect the fashion. The outfits are always a highlight for me, you just never know how outrageous (and revealing!) they are going to get! How the wardrobe department does it week after week, season after season is beyond me - kudos to 'Dwts' costume designer Randall Christensen!

The Glam Slam Team scored the celeb contestants on their outfits and here is how the ladies rank... with a perfect 10 from each style "judge" being the highest score.

Nicole Scherzinger

Score: 8.8

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