T LOunge

Posted on November 03, 2011

Whether you plan on watching the reunion/Behind the Seams special tonight or not, we think anyone who slogged through season 9 of Project Runway deserves a stiff drink or three.

China Doll Club in Beijing, China

So let’s all jet off to Beijing, kittens!

 

Tears and retribution, darlings! And apparently, off-season sweaters from some of the gays.

Oooooh, hidden collections! Oh wait. We wrote up every single one of those so-called “hidden” collections. Anyway, we’ll see if the hour holds any entertainment value or allows us all to heal and become whole again. Don’t forget Project Accessory is also on tonight and we’ll be sitting in the booth at the Derek & Romain show on Sirius XM radio 108 starting at 7 PM, Eastern. Minions are urged to call in (866-305-6887) and chat with us, otherwise we’ll be sitting there with a lot of dead air, punctuated only occasionally by “Uhhh… so how about that Project Runway, hunh?”

[Photo Credit: thecoolhunter.net - Video Credit: myLifetime.com - Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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  • Anonymous

    No interest in actually watching any of that, but I’ll knock one back in Beijing.  Or two.  Or three!  And read the recap with my afternoon hangover remedy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    It’s nice to see Bert a bit more dressed up than his customary untucked sport shirt- he even wore a velour version on the runway. I sincerely wish him the best of luck.

  • Anonymous

    Goody.
    After too much time reading comments about Anya’s collection, I’ll take a soothing glass of Virgin Mary to keep me company while I get some work done.  But I’ll be back for real [virtual] booze and vituperation later, because I have no standards.

    • Anonymous

      “… because I have no standards.” made me giggle. 
      I don’t either. That’s why I also keep watching Tyra and her motley crew on ANTM. Once you accept a show as being absolutely absurd, it becomes a lot more enjoyable.

      • Now I am The Bee

        Ooooh have you been watching the ANTM All-Stars?  I hope that cute little Laura or weird ____ with the bug-eyes wins.  (I completely blanked out on her name just now….)

        I guess tahat means I have no standards either. Oh well.

        • J Dreesen

          Allison.  with the bug eyes (one of my favourites!).

          • Now I am The Bee

            Thanks!  Yes–Allison.

        • Anonymous

          You know I’ve been watching. I totally love reading the recaps on http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/americas-next-top-model/

          Shhhh … don’t tell TLo, but Rich’s ANTM blog was my first love.

      • Anonymous

        Pot Ledom!

        What the hell was that?

        • Now I am The Bee

          That was Tyra getting herself into everything as usual.  The stupidiest thing I’ve seen in a long time–it was almost embarrassing to watch, no?  LOL…

          • Anonymous

            I was pretty sure the acid had kicked in, in a bad way.

          • Anonymous

            ha ha … it was a spectacle of awful.
            My FAVORITE though, was how pissed off Lisa was when they gave the best video win to Allison. LOL

        • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

          Right, pot ledom, or humiliation spelled frontwards LOL

      • Anonymous

        That’s always what I have liked about ANTM–they never have tried to hide that every challenge, elimination and winner is purely based on Tyra’s whim at the time.  It’s nothing deep, entertainment only. Goofy and absurd at times, yes. But still, entertaining. 

      • Anonymous

        And fast forwarding really really helps.

  • Anonymous

    In spite of my disinterest in what anyone has left to say, except for perhaps Bert, I’m curious if this BM of Lifetime (and that, indelicate as it may be, just about sums up this steaming pile) allows Tim any slack in his leash to really let us peek behind the scenes.

    • Anonymous

      Qitkat is wrinkling her nose at herself, and needs to go apply some hand sanitizer before she can go watch the show.

    • Anonymous

      BM? Bunim Murray? Heh.

    • Anonymous

      BM. Bunim-Murray?

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    almost all of these people look so unhappy.

  • Anonymous

    Nope, won’t watch the reunion.  Those “After the Runway” shows made my skin crawl, and the decline of PR has left me apathetic to anything but TLo.  I will be tuning in to Project Accessory.

    • Anonymous

      My TiVo put this on the screen for me, when Tim said there were no villians this season, I got up to see if there was possibly a T-Lounge.  I don’t want to watch Project Accessory at ALL.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

    I would so love to actually fly off to Beijing and get proper drunk with TLo and all of the Bitter Kittens.

  • Anonymous

    Wishing so badly that Sirius will let me listen in online. For some reason I can never fully register. Weird. I’m sure it’ll be great fun though. We’ll see if I can stomach watching the reunion show online tomorrow. 

    Edit: Yay, Sirius is working now. Will be tuning in. :)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah won’t be watching that. Though it does make me miss Tim Gunn’s video commentaries, which were probably a whole lot more “uncensored” than whatever the promos are trying to claim viewers will see tonight. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

    Wait…there’s more? I thought we were safe. I thought it was over! 

    Did they forget to give Anya a castle, free reign over a small country and a secret Swedish bank account in case she misplaces the prize money?

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking they’ll have some heartwarming surprise footage of Anya miraculously healing someone so that we’ll all break down in tears and ask her majesty’s forgiveness that we ever doubted her.

      • Anonymous

        I heard she raised everyone’s relatives back from the dead.

        • Anonymous

          I heard that she actually walked across the Caribbean to reach NYC…

          • Anonymous

            I heard that too. I also heard that she touched a man who couldn’t get up and got it all on tape.

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            I read that as “couldn’t get it up,” lol.  I did not watch this because NOOOOO.

            I will not let BM/Lifetime-ProjectRunwaystein monster near the children.

        • Anonymous

          Well, everyone’s except those who have sent in applications for next season on PR.  They’ve got to stay dead or it will fruck over the story lines.

    • Anonymous

      I think she should get a pony!  Yay!

      • Anonymous

        Ponies for everyone! 

        • Anonymous

          Another one?!?!?!  If she gets another pony, I suspect it will only be weeks before she is competing in steeplechase with one and dressage with the other (assuming, of course, she can be Velcro’d to her seat and nobody actually expects her to know how to saddle them, and the ponies are so well trained that they run the course even without anyone on their back). 

          • Anonymous

            I’ve been trying to picture Anya velcro’ed to a pony….

          • Anonymous

            Let’s see if I can make that picture even more horrifying for you……

            The carpet matches the drapes, so it’s only a thin unilateral strip of Velcro holding the grande dame on. 

          • Anonymous

            I’m sure there’s footage of that somewhere…

        • Anonymous

          This, too!

      • Anonymous

        That  made me laugh out loud.

  • Anonymous

    Would one of you East Coasters post about whether they show Bert’s collection on the runway?  That’s the ONLY reason this West Coaster would watch.  And I better just have one drink because I don’t deserve more.  I relied on all of you last week to tell me who won and I skipped the finale.  It felt good.  Really good.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Will do rainwood1!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Sorry Rainwood1 – I’m not going to be able to fill you in as I’ve switched off in disgust.  I’m sure a Bitter Kitten with a stronger stomach will fill you in!

      • Anonymous

        No, they only showed stills for a few seconds.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you!  I’ve decided to skip it.

  • Anonymous

    I may watch it.  I have some work tonight I really want to avoid.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    My significant other got laid off today, and we just bought a house that has a LOT of reno required to make it habitable, and now it looks like we’ll be living in that squalor for a while, unless the gods of employment smile on him. The world is crashing down around me, and I don’t have the strength to watch a bunch of also-rans rip each other apart. (Even if they did deserve the win.) But I’ll watch PA because somebody struggling to make earrings out of milk jugs or something is about as far from my world as it can be, and that’s where I’d like to hang out tonight. And in some fancy Beijing bar, too!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Oh–so sorry to hear about your SO.  Hopefully he’ll find something soon.  Here–let me buy you a drink, and we can commisserate about living in old houses that need lots of work…

    • Anonymous

      Very sorry to hear about that, it must seem overwhelming today.  You know, when I am faced with these sorts of things (and I have been several times!) I go back to Teddy Roosevelt’s qoute: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”  Hang in there and keep up with the bitter kittens, we are here for you!!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Wishing you and yours the best of luck Sarah.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a really tough place to be in for you and your SO. And puts all this nonsense into perspective. Here’s hoping he’ll find work really soon.

      Wouldn’t it be nice at times like this if the bitter kittens could really hang out together not just virtually? Like tomstl1 said, we are here for you.

      • Anonymous

        We should do like the Amazing Race people do and have a party in NY for the finale.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Except if we’d done that for this season there would have been a riot and we’d've been banned from ever returning to the venue!

          • Anonymous

            Maybe we would have gotten written up in the NY Daily News or Post…”Project RunAmok” trashes trendy bar!

      • Anonymous

        That kitten in the middle DOES look bitter!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        *wants to cuddle all the kittens!*

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I do hate to hear that. So sorry. Here’s to hoping your SO gets another job soon and truly I wish you both the best.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        AWWW, just checking in to see all your well wishes cheered me considerably. Do lets all have a drink for Positive Thinking! Thanks, Minions.

        • Anonymous

          My sister was in your shoes a few years ago.. take care, be good to yourselves and we’re sending good wishes your way.

    • Anonymous

      Been there — very sorry.  Take care.

    • Anonymous

      Lots of hugs.  I wish the best for you.  

    • Anonymous

      Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your SO. Good luck to you both, and yes, PA looks to be very mindless. You may just want to try a little Phineas and Ferb for total mindless entertainment that is also kind of intelligent.

      • Anonymous

        I vote for Sarah watching PA and hurling expletives at the mindlessness contained therein!

        Sarah, I couldn’t reply to you directly for some reason, but here’s hoping things take a good turn for the two of you very soon.

    • Anonymous

      So sorry to hear about your SO. However, several friends who have been looking for work have recently found jobs so I think things are loosening up. I hope something appears soon; best of luck. 

    • Anonymous

      That’s terrible news. Buying a house is so stressful, then to have one of you lose your job. What a drag. I hope this is but a blip and all is well very soon.

    • MilaXX

      UGH! Being laid off sucks. So sorry to hear that. Hopefully things will turn around.
      Something like that has a way of knocking the wind out of your sales. However when you catch your breath, check local government agencies. There are lots of government programs for home improvement, especially if you are a first time home buyer.

    • Anonymous

      So sorry Sarah.  Add me to the list of virtual friends from far away hoping your SO finds something wonderful soon.

    • Anonymous

      Best of luck, Sarah.  Come sit over by me and we’ll have some margaritas.  

    • Anonymous

      I’m very sorry, Sarah–I’ve been there, and it’s scary. I hope the next job is right around the corner, and even better! (Sometimes it so happens.) You definitely need a drink! The best of luck to you both.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, really and truly crummy news but I hope you two find a silver lining or two while you’re getting through this storm. And may a better job arrive soon.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, geez. So sorry.  I hope things turn around fast.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry about that Sarah. May the employment gods smile on your and your SO. My husband was laid off the day we went to apply for a mortgage for our fixer-upper. That was 17 years ago, we’re both gainfully employed (he’s had one underemployment and one more layoff in between). Although it took about 10 years, we have our place the way we like it. Things will turn around for you. All the very best!

    • Anonymous

      Hang in there Sarah!  Good things are sure to come your way soon for you and your SO.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        I watched it after all…what is up with those camera angles? Poor Tim was being shot from every which way. And puh-leeese. Enough with the “our loyal fans” and “season 9 was SO special.” Hehe…I was so irritated I forgot my woes. YAY!

  • Anonymous

    So sorry… but reruns of Mystery on PBS seems far more appealing!!

  • Anonymous

    My heart’s really not in it, but I’ll probably watch out of curiosity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-D-Galiffe/1242272562 Laura D Galiffe

    Can’t watch it. The minute I hear, “and she’s only been sewing for four months!” I’ll spontaneously combust.

    I’m just going to step away from the TV for a while and live vicariously through TLO and friends.

    • Anonymous

      Good thing you didn’t watch!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-D-Galiffe/1242272562 Laura D Galiffe

        I knew it! I feel a burning sensation coming on.

    • Anonymous

      Zanna interviewed people on the street, and these random people were all excited about her lack of sewing skills, talking about how refreshing it was.  It was nauseating.

      • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

        Like sort of a “set up?” Duuuuhhhhh!

  • Anonymous

    I would totally call you if I had Sirius! And go all fangirl.sqeee on you too. This is Sewing Siren.sqeee..
    Do you remember that time you called me darling? Sqweee!I do .. squee..

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I called in last time they were on and was almost incoherent in my fangirl-ness, I got a bit emotional.

      I was remembering how TLo and all the Bitter Kittens were so important to me when my husband was deployed last year and you all continue to be a brilliant, incredible, fabulous group of individuals with whom I love to hang out.

      • Anonymous

        I will say, this is a pretty cool community of strangers, isn’t it?

        • Anonymous

          Yes. I got addicted to the community when my mom’s last, declining year coincided with a year in which I was supposed to ‘step up’ to some ritualized professional hazing (or, at least that’s how I saw the expected crushing burden of work required in order to meet poorly defined criteria for some make-or-break milestones) and I really had days when I just couldn’t make myself give a crap.

          • Anonymous

            I missed this (The T-lounge) because of obligations, and I had no intention of watching the shows, but I found I missed the lounge and the people in it so much. Finally catching up tonight.

            The first couple years, I never posted. I was afraid to. And then I posted anonymously. But the past couple seasons of PR, I found myself more and more just enjoying my fellow kittens and feeling like I had a community of people who cared about things in the way I did. I really loved that.

            I am so sorry about your mom. I’m glad that you found something to ease the burden a little.

  • Anonymous

    I called into Sirius and got to say hi to TLo! What fun-I’m sitting here with a big grin on my face….

    • Anonymous

      Heard you, how fun!

      • Anonymous

        It was fun, and now I”m primed to check out Joe Zee’s show on Sundance!

  • Anonymous

    She’s wearing a …………..Jacket! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      now that the season’s over in exactly the way she wanted she probably feels like she no longer has to wear one of the twenty four dresses she designed. although viktor, poor thing, since he didnt win any money [not for anything] still has to wear his clip-on bow tie.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        “24 dresses”

        *has flashback to the Cut & Paste Troll King’s repeated postings from last week*

        argh!

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        But I love the bow tie. Much prefer to the eyeliner look. Indifferent on the Shaggy from (Scooby Doo) goatee. 

    • http://twitter.com/Revieloutionne Arcuatus Irrutus

      She’s almost unrecognizable!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Ironically–it looks just like….Viktor’s white jacket! 

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, this PR crap has got to stop.  I ran out of vodka last week.  So let me belly up to the bar….

  • Anonymous

    I have to say I am surprised that they are showing PR Accessory rerun instead of the finale to lead into the reunion.

  • Anonymous

    If you boys recap the reunion, I’ll probably read that first, then decide if I want to watch.

  • Anonymous

    It’s telling that “America’s next great fashion designer” is not capable of making what she’s wearing.

    • Anonymous

      But now we know that she only has to be capable of “envisioning” it.  

    • Anonymous

      I know, right?  I saw her outfit and thought, “I really like that jacket!  She clearly didn’t make it herself.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    AWWW, just checking in to see all your well wishes cheered me considerably. Do lets all have a drink for Positive Thinking! Thanks, Minions.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    It WAS embarrassing. Horribly so. And a perfect example of how even the worst singing can be produced to sound passable. Yikes!

  • Anonymous

    Bert looks great — some weight loss there.  He’s so expressive.  Anthony Ryan looks like he’s ready for the tundra!  Anya looks haughty with big pointy hair. Kimberly looks like she’s done.  Viktor Viktor Viktor!  Maybe it’ll be like a weird group therapy session.  I still wish Tim and Bert would form an alliance like Batman and Robin or Mandrake and Lothar.  Where is the Joshua?  Can’t have an encounter session without him.

    • Anonymous

      “Anya looks haughty with big pointy hair”  … like the moron Pointy hair boss in Dilbert!

    • Anonymous

      I love Viktor’s ombre sweater.  He looks adorable!

      • Anonymous

        I’m glad you pointed out that sweater.  It is adorable!

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      So glad Joshua didn’t make it. But then we had to see him on tape. He just makes my skin crawl.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll not be watching. I didn’t bother watching the finale because I already knew the outcome, so I won’t be tuning in to this, either. I will be drinking and popping in and out of the Lounge, though. And I’ll watch PA, if I can stay awake. I have to get up early for my retail gig. :-(

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to watch it this evening. I want to see Tim Gunn, but I will has me a sad face if Tim just looks like a PR pimp. :(

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      Tim seemed to be genuinely emotional. But was he crying because of the designers’ tributes to him or because he is now an official producer and therefore, one of THEM?

      • Anonymous

        I think, like any true and gifted teacher, he establishes a strong bond with his “students”; despite any of the produced shenanigans, he is there to help them develop. I still love Tim despite some of the kool-aid.
        OH, off the topic of Tim, that stupid person on the street segment was DUMB. We all know it was edited to find the 6 people who would choose Anya. Seriously, not one person chose Viktor? They chose Olivier and Anya? WTF?

        • Anonymous

          That pissed me off.  I don’t think they showed anyone who picked Kimberly or Josh either – which is admittedly understandable in the case of Josh – but overall seemed like they were doing their best to downplay Anya’s final competitors.  Annoying.

  • Anonymous

    I was going to watch, but the wine I thought I had left only amounted to a half glass. Now I have some tough decisions to make! 

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully they will post the show on the website so I can watch tomorrow morning. Right now, I have to go clean up my guest room so that I have somewhere to put my weekend guest! Have fun, y’all!

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking Kimberly’s bracelets in that photo.

  • MilaXX

    I hate the feeling that this is supposed to distract us from noticing Tim has been pretty much muzzled this season.

    • Anonymous

      What I’ve heard so far, I wish they would have kept the muzzle on another 60 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    Sigh. Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in. (Apologies to Coppola.)

    I might have to watch, if only to freeze frame on the designers’ expressions when Anya gets the fan favorite award.

  • Anonymous

    Okay…I need booze. Any kind of booze.

    And a lot of it.  All donations are appreciated.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Wait,that’s all there is? No Josh?

  • Anonymous

    Nice choice of words there Tim.

  • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

    Here’s the deal.  I have a sprained foot and have been homebound, stuck with my leg elevated and unable to do a thing all week.  I have cabin fever.  I have read 2 nutritional books, filed all my bills, mail, statements and other papers from the past 6 months, completed a database of all my sewing patterns, taken lots of pain meds, napped, studied ekg waves, read every blog post you’ve put up here in the past week and commented on most of them (read most comments on most of them), rewatched AHS and Revenge a few times, caught up on missed Ringer episodes, watched a number of boring action/thrillers with Mr. Gillies, reread/studied all my September issue fashion magazines (sadly, hubby laid off so can’t afford to buy more recent issues), and I am about to pick knitting up again…. So I will probably watch this … and eat ice cream (can’t drink with lortab).  I am getting humongus.  I can’t wait to go back to work.

    • MilaXX

      sorry about the lay off & the foot, but check out tumblr, lost of fashion mags have pages there so yo can get loads of pretty for free.

      • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

        Thanks for the heads up, I’ve been reading Dallo Spazio and her links….  Tumblr has lots of good pictures.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Yikes!  Here–have a belt.  We all need one….

    • Anonymous

      I broke a bone in my foot a few years ago and had to clomp around in one of those boots for 7 weeks.  You realize pretty quickly TV just isn’t what it used to be. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685157698 Kate Miller

    Nope, not watching this.  Will read about it later.  I have had all I can take from this season. 

  • http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/ Vic

    So far, a big sell out and a yawn. What happened to our honest Tim? 

    • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

      I miss honest Tim! When he said something along the lines of “I was so impressed with the incredible wisdom of our judges in sending all four finalists to fashion week”, I gave up on him.  I was really hoping for some truth-telling too. You know he has all kinds of thoughts bottled up inside just dying to get out!

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I was hoping for him too, but does anyone really believe Lifetime and B&M would create and produce a reunion that was all about bashing them?

        Just sorry to see Tim do this. I guess it’s all about cashing the check now.

        • Anonymous

          cha-CHING. The sound of Tim selling out.

        • Anonymous

          To paraphrase Sir Thomas More in “A Man For All Seasons”:
          “… it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world.   … But for ‘Project Runway?’…  

          It isn’t worth it, Tim.

          • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

             I LOVE that movie, Jodie S, and sadly, it’s true.  Maybe Tim will write a book someday and tell us what he really feels. (after his contract with Lifetime expires?) 
             Those ‘interviews’ were totally bogus! Not One Victor/  I kept hoping at least ONE New Yorker would say “Hey, Victor’s my favorite, he’s the best one!” but no, that would defeat the ‘reality’ of the segment.  Puh-lease. 
            The best thing Tim said at the beginning was that  if it were up to him, “Anya would not have been in the competition”   But then by the end, he’s praising the judges for letting Anya stay for the runway show? Whaaaaaa? 

      • Anonymous

        The closest he got was the opening bit when he congratulated Anya on securing her win. Not earning,but securing it. For a favorite season he’s pretty matter of fact about the winner.

        Then the rest is happening and I’m happy to only be half paying attention as I wait for dinner to cook and PR Accessory to come on.

      • Anonymous

        “You know he has all kinds of thoughts bottled up inside just dying to get
        out!  “ 

        Puh-leese   Sadly this is another case of Projection.  There are plenty of examples but this truly is a big one.  Tim is who he is (and how he presents himself) not who so many of you want him to be.    I said it before Tim is not so broke and is not an actor so that he has to say his Lines as written by Heidi and the producers or else he’ll starve

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      Tim went on a secret long weekend with the B-M producers and is now a Stepford mentor.

  • Pennymac

    Stuck in a hotel with no Lifetime. Is it streamed live anywhere on the interwebs? Otherwise I’ll have my virgin daquiri and hang in the lounge….

  • Anonymous

    No villains?  Has he not watched the season in all its edited glory?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, dear.  Tim.  “Favorite season”?  Really?

  • Sea Elle

    oh this is just making me sad

  • Anonymous

    All the things we mocked, Tim is celebrating.  Poor Tim.  I do notice his shirt doesn’t fit as well now that he doesn’t have a soul filling it up. 

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PROJECT RUNWAY HISTORY, I think even Tim is guilty of the fiasco.

    • Anonymous

      I’d use the word “complicit” rather than guilty.

      But it feels the same.

  • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

    …maybe I’ll watch but I’m on the west coast so y’all have seen it before I can. Oh BTW, one of the hipster guys at work said that ”girlie” sweaters such as the one Anthony is wearing are all the rage among the male hipsters these days even in San Francisco where such thick knitting is overkill.

  • http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/ Vic

    Am checking out. Poor Tim. I can’t stand watching this fiasco.

    • Anonymous

      I’m out too. Just awful. I hope Tim’s pay for this travesty is worth it to him. I still love him, but I’m embarrassed for him.

      • Anonymous

        It’s as if he turned into some kind of dim, kindly fuddyduddy. I has a sad.

  • MilaXX

    wait, didn’t TLo do these for Lifettime for half a minute? So help me if they have an insane crotch award I’m storming Lifetime’s offices with broomsticks and torches.

  • Anonymous

    This is SO DAMN PAINFUL to watch. I’M UNCOMFORTABLE.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have enough booze in the house to get through this insufferable program. It’s awful!

  • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

    This isn’t looking so good.  I might bail and check out Pretty Little Liars on Demand and form opinions about their (and their Mom’s) clothes and style.  I was just informed this morning that I can no longer wear heels unless they are wedges. I need some ideas.

    • Anonymous

      I’m getting a reminder on what happened on Burn Notice before the new season starts next hour.

      • Now I am The Bee

        Ooooh changing the channel!  New season on Burn Notice??  I am so there.  PA will have to be dvr’d and watched tomorrow. 

        • Anonymous

          The only thing is, I’m having trouble controlling my rage at all the resort wear floaty caftans I’m seeing in the background!  I guess their costumer was psychic and has known for the last five years or however long the show has been on that those would be fashion forward come 2011. 

    • Now I am The Bee

      I had ankle surgery many years ago and am, once again, wearing heels.  Albiet not for long–but for meetings and parties, I’m good.  Just let your ankle heal, have a bit of physical therapy, and you’ll be golden for heels once again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    I just want to take Tim by the hand and say “Oh Honey…stop”

    • Anonymous

      I just want to backhand him after all the crap he spouted.

  • MilaXX

    Note to self; buy cinnamon stick for mulled wine. I like a warm beverage to sip on chilly evenings.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      That sounds yummy. I am in TX and it is cold. Just got that way yesterday. I don’t like it.

  • Now I am The Bee

    Oh my word.  I wonder if Tim ran in the back room behind takes and took a big gulp of spirits to get through this–it is awful so far.  But I love the awards.  Not the idea of the awards–the awards themselves.  Want one! 

  • Anonymous

    Detest those Dance Moms commercials

    • Anonymous

      I can’t bring myself to watch that show even as long the opening credits take.  Another example of what is wrong with our culture today.  Between Toddlers & Tiaras and this, it’s a wonder all our kids don’t grow up to be tower climbers.

  • Anonymous

    Tim isn’t really good as a host of a show because he is too stiff and worked about being perfect.

    • Patsye Peebles

      Maybe he’s afraid of slipping and not following the script!  

    • MilaXX

      because he’s clearly reading a script.

  • Anonymous

    what the hell is going on with the camera work Tim stares in one direction and the camerea goes from straight on then to his right and back over and over. 

    Well so far I have to say – either Tim is lying through his teeth or he is part of the problem and has as little taste as the rest of them.

    • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

      He’s lying through his teeth. He’s just reading the teleprompter with the script the producers wrote.

    • Anonymous

      I’m praying that it’s because the person holding the gun on Tim keeps pacing back and forth, almost getting into frame.    Alas, I fear that is not the case and my darling Tim has joined the ranks of Ed McMahon and Condoleezza Rice…

  • Anonymous

    The lounge looks like Josh designed it.

    • Anonymous

      The lounge looks like Josh OVER-designed it.   :^)

      • Anonymous

        Well, can you imagine Josh UNDER designing anything?  =^)

  • Anonymous

    why Tim???? they were out, why would they care of making anything at all? 

    • Anonymous

      I doubt the guy out first gave a flying fig for putting anything remotely real out there. He probably bit his cheek the whole time to keep from laughing.

      • Anonymous

        exactly! and Tim just said if he didn’t know if they didn’t on purpose or not…. oy….. this is so sad…. 

  • Anonymous

    I would have thought it impossible, but Queen Anya’s hairstyle is even MORE hideous than before.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, this is painful.  And now it’s even more of “Look how awesome Anya is!!”  Oh Tim, no just no.  Years from now Tim is going to write another book about how he really felt about all this, because he sure isn’t telling us.

  • Anonymous

    really? are they just shoving it up in our faces? how she emerged constantly from the dead in each challenge???? oy…. i guess it’s like a “Lifetime” theme….. :-( 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, have someone do your sewing, take fabric from other designers, let them give you $500, pick Bert to design and sew your mini collection…..really pulled it out!

  • Anonymous

    What are they holding over Tim? Why is he doing this? 

    • Anonymous

      $$$$

      • Anonymous

        and a contract with a penalty clause.

        just guessing.

        • Anonymous

          Pictures of him on the balcony of Studio 54, perhaps?

          • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

            With Bert?

    • Anonymous

      He has producer credit now, as of this season.  Either he’s “all hands go down with the ship” or he signed something.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Victor, he really thought the garments had to be sewn.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      At least they let Tim rail about that for a while.

    • Anonymous

      Santino could have told him otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, yea. Anya would have lost if she had to actually sew.

  • Anonymous

    Oliver’s was tailored? Tailored for who?

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was Romulans. You know, with the unibrows?

      • Anonymous

        Oh yes, costumes for Star Trek. Exactly.

  • Anonymous

    Pappa Gunn is going to burn in hell.  How relevant is Bert’s?  HOW RELEVANT IS BERT’S?  As opposed to what….muumuus being relevant for the generations?

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE WHAT HE JUST SAID. I AM ENRAGED.

    • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

      What was that babble about? Tim sit down!

  • http://twitter.com/asphaltandbrie Andrea Arthur

    Okay, I get if that folks don’t like Anya, but Anya didn’t crown herself the winner, the producers, ummm, I mean, the judges made that decision. Direct some hate toward them. 

    • Anonymous

      It seems to me like there’s plenty of ire directed toward the producers.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    OKAY. I KNOW TIM DID NOT JUST SAY THAT ABOUT BURT. FUCK THIS SHIT.

    • Anonymous

      The last nail in the coffin. Tim was the only reason I kept watching and now he’s parroting crap from the producers.

      • Anonymous

        People seem to keep forgetting that this season Tim IS a producer.  Admittedly, BM is pulling the strings but Tim appears pretty willing to toe the party line.

  • Anonymous

    Did Tim just dis Bert’s collection???

    • Anonymous

      Somehow he did, and managed to keep a straight face while doing it.  I can only imagine that he either did sell his soul or that B/M has electrodes strapped to his genitalia should he attempt to stray from the script. 

      • Anonymous

        He did say Bert was his least favorite designer, which, given the other contestants, is a pretty horrendous thing to say if you ask me.

        • Pennymac

          Wow, I’m glad I didn’t watch.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XZZTG7JMUKYEC7ZLG55AFC6FEE Meredith

            Me, too!

        • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

          I see a little envy in uptight, tutorial  TG directed at down to earth, creative n talented BK ?

      • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

        what genitalia?

  • MilaXX

    That’s because Laura actually made a decent collection, Tim.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Tim – you’ve sold out. Bert’s work isn’t relevant, but Anya’s shapeless sacks are? 

    • Sobaika Mirza

      About as relevant as Gretchen’s granny panty moutain girl.

    • Anonymous

      Tim never said he was in favor of the winner.   He only said if it had been up to him she wouldn’t have been on the show.

      • Anonymous

        “He only said if it had been up to him she wouldn’t have been on the show. ”

        Having finished watching, that was the only highlight.

        • Anonymous

          That, and giving Anthony Ryan the prize for “Most cheated out of a win designer.” 

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Wow.

    I started watching via the DVR half an hour into it.  Managed to get to the point where Tim says that Season 9 was one of his favourite seasons and that he praised the judges’ presence of mind in sending all four finalists to Fashion Week and I switched it off in disgust.

    Deleted it from the DVR.

    We’ve lost Tim.  It’s over.  I’m done.

    • Anonymous

      That’s EXACTLY when I voted, “Oh hell no” and deleted it, too.  Tim, my darling Tim, are you being blackmailed for some horrible crime?  Come toward the light, Tim.

  • Anonymous

    Tim, Tim, Tim. What a disappointment! Either they’ve replaced our Tim with a brain-washed clone, or he had a stroke between seasons. Truth-telling, my ass!

    • Anonymous

      Stepford Tim! 

      • Anonymous

        Ezzacly!

    • Susan Crawford

      Somewhere in the basement of Parsons, I suspect there’s a well-groomed pod, where all that is left of St. Tim of Gunn resides while this unearthly replicant spouts the PR Party Line. Sigh. My withered heart just dried out totally and crumbled to dust.

    • Anonymous

      Could they have replaced his brain with freeze-dried crystals? Please tell me that’s the case.

      • Anonymous

        Someone has used polyjuice potion to create an impostor Tim.

  • http://twitter.com/asphaltandbrie Andrea Arthur

    Has PR run its course? Can it be saved and how?  

    • Anonymous

      I’m tired of hoping the next season will be better…it just gets worse and worse
       

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Yes. No. Only if they bring back Tim and get rid of this Tim-Bot.

    • Anonymous

      Only Magical Elves and Bravo could save it now…

      • Anonymous

        I’m going out at the next full moon and burying a bag of Keibler cookies, a spool of thread, and a Season 1 PR DVD under the oak tree in my back yard.

      • Anonymous

        …or maybe Prozac

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XZZTG7JMUKYEC7ZLG55AFC6FEE Meredith

      No.

      • Anonymous

        Yes. “Devolved” is a word—and the right one, too!

  • Anonymous

    “OMIGOD, I LOVE YOUR SWEATER? Where did you get it?”

    “…That is the ugliest effing sweater I’ve ever seen.”

    Oh Anthony Ryan. I love you. I do. But seriously. SERIOUSLY. Never have I wanted to see your little pec-tattoos creeping out from behind a shirt. Or a tank. Or anything but that knitted blend of hideousness. 

  • Anonymous

    Where’s Joshua? 

    • Susan Crawford

      Auditioning for “The A-List: New York”. I definitely see him on that show, bitching up a storm and designing Nyasha’s costumes for her Atlantic City comeback tour.

  • Anonymous

    What drama, according to Tim there wasn’t any drama this season

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      And no villains.

      *coughyeahrightcough*

  • Anonymous

    Oliviereireerieie  – My least favorite part was ….breasts, women, non-mute models, clocks, challenges, deadlines. . . 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Project Runway has jumped the shark. I will not be watching any of the spin-offs, reunions, or behind-the’s — Done.

  • Sea Elle

    I wonder why Josh isn’t on this at all?

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he has a shred of dignity left and doesn’t want to participate in this charade?

      • Anonymous

         hahahah  good one :o)   – I kid – because it does look like a lack of dignity by the rest.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t say I miss him.

    • Anonymous

      I suspect he’s busy either:  A) Appearing on that new psychic show channeling his mother; B) Wooing the rapidly single Kim Karadashian for their new show Bitch and Bitchier, or C) Still passed out on the chaise, as yet unrecovered from his vapors at losing to the dabbler. 

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Thank heavens for you guys.  I was almost in tears again when I switched off; I can’t believe Tim is spouting this bullshit – it really is the final insult.

        Thanks for making me laugh Simplesins – it’s much easier to deal with whilst giggling.

    • Anonymous

      That’s so funny!   I hadn’t even realized he was missing until I read your post.  lol

  • Anonymous

    Man in the street interviews. They all love  the show.  What a crock of sh!t.

    • Anonymous

      And they all love Anya….surprise,no?

    • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

      He is sooooo obviously a plant for the show! Please!

  • Anonymous

    Are these the same morons they interview for political surveys????

    • Anonymous

      I think they’re also the same ones responsible for bringing in stupid Cousin Oliver on the Brady Brunch.

    • Anonymous

      “LOL KEEP YOUR GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE”

  • Anonymous

    Okay. Just turned the damn thing off. Of course, there won’t be anyone who doesn’t like the show!

    • Anonymous

      or who doesn’t love Anya

      • Anonymous

        She’s pretty! 

        • Anonymous

          “I like her because of her hair, of course!”
          “Did you like anyone else on the show?” “No.”
          Oh so stupid. 

          • Anonymous

            Grrrrr. Assholes do vex me!

  • Anonymous

    Those street interviews were the final straw. I quit. Good night minions.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    hands up anyone who is still watching…?

    Anyone?

    Anyone?

    Bueller?

    • Anonymous

      on in the background looking up occasionally

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        You’re a better Kitten than I ASK26.

    • Anonymous

      I am, because despite knowing it’s a ploy, I need to see what is going to make Tim Gunn cry.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        tell us if it turns out to be a dead relative.

        there is absolutely no way on earth i am watching this nonsense.
        he should go back to working at a university. they have more integrity.
        i cant believe i said that!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        When his conscience shows up and attempts to strangle his brain…?

    • Anonymous

      oh… i’ve just put my daughter to sleep, what did I miss? 

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        The end of the world.

    • Anonymous

      I have had to walk out several times. This is making me ill. 

    • Anonymous

      Waiting for PR Accessory.

      • Anonymous

        I refuse to give BM/Project Anything/Lifetime any of my Nielson points vis-a-vis advertising.  Considering it’s only a matter of time before the tuck up anything I take an interest in anyway, I figure I’m both making a point and saving myself future aggravation.

  • Anonymous

    Where are the rest of the designers? Oh NO now they’re going to turn the tables on Tim….what a surprise.

  • Anonymous

    I….can’t……

    This show…..

    TIM! What the hell?!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    So was it serious that there is no more gluing and sewing models into clothing?

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Best, least dramatic, most incredible designers ever! Who love glue guns!

  • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

    Guys, thanks for the heads up on Tim dissing Bert’s collection. That’s enough to make me just want to skip this piece of crap and watch something else worthwhile.  I guess I can’t complain about Tim, he is on the Lifetime/PR/BM payroll after all.

    • Anonymous

      Tim is “always correcting mythologies”!

  • Anonymous

    Okay, goodnight all; I’m turning this charade off. Apparently the producers have found a way to get the last remaining voice of reason and honesty on the show I used  to enjoy, Tim Gunn, to spout their distorted version of reality. Shame on you Tim.

    • Anonymous

      oh, the Tim Tribute is wonderful!

  • Anonymous

    So Josh did the tribute to Tim but not the reunion?

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking the Tim love part.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    New theory:

    Anya cast the imperius curse on the judges, the producers and now on Tim…

    It’s the only theory that makes sense to me at this point.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking confundus but imperius makes more sense, as attempting to thwart it causes serious/deathly harm…

      Oh, and Tim, no, I WON’T be watching Season 10….

    • Anonymous

      Has Anthony Ryan had the copycat Anya hair for a while?  I only just noticed it now.

  • Anonymous

    oh gosh….. we could have said all that many years ago about Tim…. I guess he is all that for them… whatever the show became cannot be all his fault….. 

  • Anonymous

    Tom and Lorenzo are being suspiciously quiet on Twitter. I think they have passed out…..or are standing on a ledge outside of Laura’s apartment.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

      I hope they stop recapping this show. I can’t even watch it anymore without feeling dirty.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s because they are on the Sirus radio program

      • Anonymous

        I think they had already finished. I thought they tweeted a “thanks” to people for listening before the show. I am pretty sure they watched the show with Laura Bennett, again based on a twitter post.

    • Anonymous

      they’re probably recuperating from their Sirius interview this evening and haven’t been watching PR. I wish I had Sirius so I could’ve listened and called in!

  • MilaXX

    They’re going to be singing “To Sir with Love” any minute. I like Tim, but this is saccharin.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s ridiculous!

  • Anonymous

    The thank you video to Tim is very sweet, but this was otherwise a big zero of a show.

  • Anonymous

    Josh – Thanks Tim for allowing (wonderful) ME to be exactly the wonderful ME that I am and not stopping ME from being ME, because the world is a better place, now that Tim and America knows ME and  I am a better ME because you got to know ME 

    • Anonymous

      ASK26, where have you been all my life?!?!? Buah ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    • Anonymous

      This I love.

  • Ann Weakland

    Flipped back just in time to catch the nauseating street interviews. It seems like a desperate bid for validation. The final straw was the person who said they liked Anya because she’s pretty. Who needs skill when you have exotic good looks? That’s it. Done with Project Runway, perhaps for good.

    • Anonymous

      I must have been out of the room when the person on the street said they liked Anya because she’s pretty-and that’s a good thing, because I really don’t think Anya or PR are worth breaking my TV set…

    • Anonymous

      It’s the PR version of Jaywalking from the Tonight Show.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        *vomit*

      • Anonymous

        Unfortunately, the Jaywalking people come out looking better informed.

  • Patsye Peebles

    Okay, I did enjoy the Tim Tribute, and he looked very genuinely touched.

  • Anonymous

     I was hoping they would show the decoy runway shows. I should have known better. I’m glad Tim is finally making some real money from this, but I don’t enjoy watching knowing it’s “just a job” to him now.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i dont even know that they could have shown them outright. i didnt watch this but from what i’m hearing, the decoy runway shows were not televised? how could they be? once those “people in the street” who were more savvy than to like anya cos she’s “pretty” actually saw laura’s & bert’s how could they ever really believe anya made anything approaching the best work? whole f’ing thing is a travesty. small, cos it’s television so, of course, far more sign than signified– but a travesty nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    The tribute to Tim would have actually been touching if I hadn’t spent the previous 50 minutes wanting to vomit at what Tim was saying and doing.

    Tim, you have a little Koolaid right there in the corner of your mouth, dear.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    *unfriends Tim on FB*

    • Anonymous

      I’m definitely considering doing the same.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently it’s been “a wonderful, WONDERFUL season” and we’re so sorry it’s over.  Who knew!

    • Anonymous

      “Best season ever!”

      Gag

  • Maria Rosenfire

    Ugh. I give up. Carrying on a tradition from one of my other favorite forums, when something is too ridiculous to even bother waste time commenting on it, we start posting recipes, fun facts, and pictures of cute and/or attractive things. I’ll start:

    Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
    Ingredients: 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened (can replace up to half with oil or applesauce)
    1 1/4 c granulated sugar1 tbsp molasses
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    pinch of salt
    1 1/2 c (“old-fashioned”) oats1 1/2 c finely shredded coconut
    1- 1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chipsPreheat oven to 350.Cream butter, sugar, and molasses, then beat in egg and vanilla until smooth and a bit fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, and salt all at once, and stir until just combined. Mix in oats and coconut, then chocolate chips and walnuts, if desired. Press into 9×13 pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.

    The only allergy that can be transmitted through sexual contact is a brazil nut allergy.

    Stephen Colbert with a cat: http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhndo6cSg81qbspido1_400.jpg

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      okay, i’ll bite.

      FourFiveNakedRussiansPlus:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvkWhGVNky4&list=FLkOEsYrYnXYfZ_LERlBzkkQ&index=3&feature=plpp_video

      edited to add:
      thats a gift for all the people who watched this so i did not have to.

      • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

        That’s one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a month of Sundays.  Where the hell did you find it?  Who are they?

        • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

          i found this, bizarrely, through one of the most, yes, bizarre individuals i have ever seen on youtube, blanketmummy. i found blanketmummy [he has a blanket & ace bandage fetish] through trying to find the silliest images of wool fetish stuff– it’s a long story. i used to have a mailing list that covered the wild & wacky wonders of the internet [odd fetishes, poems about cheese, that sort of thing].

          for some reason that must make sense to the logarithms making decisions at youtube, this completely non-pornographic, if naked, video was one of those attached to the completely pornographic, if completely & obsessively covered, videotapes done by blanketmummy & his friends.

          this tape is just really good. & really really funny. & not fetishy, really, at all. just a wonderful thing.

          i still dont truly know who they are, btw.

          ps. i like to post this when i can cos i think they deserve more, um, coverage than theyve had. i’d love it if they became an internet phenom.

          • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

            Well it was certainly more entertaining than that PR nonsense.  Lord.  Whatever happened to Tim Gunn?  He seems so canned these days.  None of that wonderful wit and spontaneity that was his innate charm.  Lord but I hate seeing PR come apart this way.  It’s been one of my favorite shows since the get go.  Oh – I have hopes for the all-stars…..but even that could fizzle if it’s scripted.  But back to that wonderfully bizarre video.  I loved it!  Even the ‘song’ (as Dada as it is) was catchy.  I actually found myself humming the damn thing.  Whoever they are, its a pity the whole naked thing will likely prevent them from going viral.      

      • pacconci

        Thank you. That was weirder than Anya’s haircut.

    • http://twitter.com/asphaltandbrie Andrea Arthur

      For real about brazil nut allergies?  Wow….

      • Maria Rosenfire

        Yup! Or to be more accurate, the only confirmed case of a sexually transmitted food allergy was to brazil nuts. The more you know!

    • Anonymous

      Holy lord….thanks for that recipe. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the idea of coconut with oatmeal cookies, but not the chocolate chips.     I think it would work without the chocolate chips too, right?    Maybe with some currants.

      • Anonymous

        Or raisins.

        • Anonymous

          I always substitute currants for raisins.   I like the taste better and I don’t like the texture of cooked raisins.  

          • Anonymous

            I make mine with craisins. They add a nice tartness and have more chew than raisins.

      • Anonymous

        I have a cookie recipe that has oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips and corn flakes.  It is a great combo.

        • Anonymous

          That sounds interesting.   Not the chocolate chips though.    I just never like chocolate chips with oatmeal cookies.    I know they are quite popular with others though.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Here’s my contribution. Ain’t nothin cuter than baby goats!

      http://www.youtube.com/user/Firedance100#p/u/17/K3CWpT010Pc

    • Anonymous

      I was scrolling to see the east coast reaction and decided that I’d skip this final travesty then I saw this recipe.  Thank you!  It looks delicious!!

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

       Great recipe and thanks for the adorable pic of Stephen Colbert and the cat!

  • Anonymous

    Dear friends -

    Project Runway has turned into an unwatchable “hot mess”; even Tim has sold out. Time to remember the good seasons and move on. Maybe I’ll read TLo’s future recaps for a laugh, but I just cannot watch this show any longer.

    Stu

    • Anonymous

      Wow, Stubenville, and you’re one of the originals!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Surely someone was off camera with a gun or something to make our Tim sell out like that! 

      • Christopher Hammer

        It probably was a glue gun and a pic of him with Bert in Studio 54 in the 70s

  • http://twitter.com/asphaltandbrie Andrea Arthur

    Been fun being in the loung with ya’ll. Too bad the camera’s didn’t catch us all getting along so fabulously! Just like cannibals, I love every body!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Group hug!!

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    All I can say is, who was passing out the crack this season?  We are not crazy for having hated it, and they won’t make me rethink it with that dreck.  BUT, Tim is still and always adorable.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Josh McKinley has been helping Kelly Osbourne and Lourdes find the new face of the Material Girl line.

    Link to picture: http://lockerz.com/s/152703134

    • Anonymous

       That is disturbing.  so disturbing

    • Anonymous

      He’s actually perfect for that clothing line. I wonder if he is designing for them?

      • Anonymous

        I wish both  Josh and Kelly Osbourne would disappear, never to be seen again.

        • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

          i dont mind any of the osbornes, but i wonder why josh didnt notice that–even though she isnt–kelly often looks like she’s part of his most hated demographic [between forty & death]. she also often has–& will again, undoubtedly–wandered around the same size canon as his nemesis, becky. or does a dash of inherited fame negate all the dumpy slanders capable of being slung? or does it take a double dose of that double dash?

          he’s pathetic, all right, but i really couldnt stand a lot of what he did.

          • Anonymous

            I wonder if he’s met her mum & if his psycho-bully side comes out in the presence of celebrities. Not only is she most definitely between 40 & death but Sharon Osbourne would be on my extremely short list of persons one should not cross.  She’s built her life with the same determination as Ms. Anya but  from far less and against far worse odds and has run up against “it” in different ways over & over and so far as one can see from the outside keeps making lemonade from lemons and is not going to say die until she’s been in the grave a week, as my father used to say.

            Plus, while I go back and forth on what I think about her in some ways, she does seem to love her family and not in the exploitative Kardashian way.

          • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

            lucky me, i know very very well what it’s like to be Married to Metal.
            i would say currently semi-estranged spouse w/ drug problem knows ozzy, but i’m not sure. i know he knows knew dio– he was managed by the dio family company, after all. & gene simmons– he was managed by him too. so many of the metal men [much easier to think of them as guys, actually] have problems–if not careers–as big as ozzy’s. it’s hard.

            her father was don arden, i always remember that. he managed all sorts of people. so she was born even further into it than i was. people think it is a fun life, but it is not, really. or maybe it is for other people, i dont know. it’s a funny life, though. cos if you dont laugh at a lot of it, all yr gonna do is walk in front of a bus.

            ps. was tim gunn really mean to bert on this stupid program?

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t hear what he said – I no longer have cable & was watching with friends who were distracting. I’ll have to watch if they put it up on line tomorrow.

            I suppose he could just feel (having been there as well) that Bert’s just too stuck in the ’70s, that he is more than referential, he’s re-creating vintage looks without modernization.  But I can’t help feeling that there may be some rubbing-the-wrong way going on. They are almost exactly the same age but seem to approach life very differently. & like all teachers, Mr. Gunn seems to prefer designers willing to treat him as a mentor – not sure Bert started the season at all in that frame of mind.

          • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

            he doesnt need him to be his mentor. he doesnt need a mentor.

            & he’s had a harder, sadder life. maybe not entirely but, lets say, he found it easier to fall through the cracks. but what’s obvious to me is that bert pulled himself up through those cracks– something that is seriously difficult to do. tim gunn should have at least had respect for this arduous journey. he’s certainly seen people attempt it many times & not make it even through the first stretch.

          • Anonymous

            I hadn’t thought about the personal dynamic between Tim
            Gunn and Bert before this, but it must have been quite different, given that they’re practically contemporarires.  Tim has always given off that mentor/kindly uncle vibe to the younger designers, but that wouldn’t have been appropriate or well received by Bert, I suppose. Perhaps they just didn’t hit it off.

      • Anonymous

        I haven’t seen that anywhere. I looked him up on Twitter and checked his feed to see if I could find out why he wasn’t on the special tonight (not a peep there about it) but did see that. If he was, I think it would be all over his feed and I didn’t see anything.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Eww.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Oh my good God.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, it’s that bad?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Hixenbaugh/1337566439 John Hixenbaugh

    I’m ready for more Dance Moms reruns.

    • Anonymous

      Love that show! I can’t wait for the new season.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Cute picture. :)

  • Anonymous

    You know, I almost didn’t watch the new season of Top Chef because I was so burned out on nonsense challenge shows – thanks PR, for that – but watched it anyway. It all came back – a well produced show is a wonder. Of course, it’s only the first episode, but I liked the way they’re weeding out the chaff right from the start to come up with the 16 contenders. I worried when Lifetime got the Project Runway franchise, but decided to give it a chance…for 2 seasons…I think their chances are over. Will continue reading recaps of that Accessory show, but won’t watch. Thank goodness T Lo is here to take the bullet for me!

    • Anonymous

      I liked the first episode of Top Chef-Texas, too-I’ve never a cheftestant get a quicker hook than that guy did -but then, unlike PR, the cheftestants actually have to produce edible food,and complex edible food at that.

      • Anonymous

        True, at the end of the day Top Chef judges risk food poisoning.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!    I forgot to set my DVR for it, but you reminded me in time for me to record a late showing.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting about the show everyone. I’m not even going to bother to record it. I’d honestly rather clean house. And that’s saying something.

    • Anonymous

      The re-run just started on Lifetime, and I heard Tim say “I can’t help it! I’m a truthteller!”….Oh, the humanity…..
      It’s been a blast sharing this dreck with my fellow bitter kittens, but this kitten needs to turn off the telly and go to bed before her black little heart breaks further over Tim Gunn being tamed.

      • Anonymous

        I decided to put it on while i was doing stuff around the house. Tim sounded and looked so uncomfortable in the standing host role. He isn’t fit for that Access Hollywood kind of delivery. One-on-one communication or speaking to the camera from behind his desk in those videocasts are more his thing. The whole show felt so weird.

  • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

    I checked out after the blonde asked a woman on the street about Olivier and boobies.  Farewell Project Runway!   I wish Tim Gunn  well with franchising PR to T&T w/Anya as host, which is the only plausible sense I can make after this last season.  All On The Line with Joe Z, Season 2 on Sundance is coming up in a couple of weeks.  I don’t think I will bother with AllStars.   

    • Anonymous

      I can’t promise anything on All Stars. It has Austin! I love Austin!

      • Anonymous

        But he will be at the mercy of Bunim Murray. 

        Maybe he has a sex tape. 

        • Anonymous

          I can NOT imagine Austin allowing himself to be taped in deshabille (excuse lack of diacritics). If so it would have to be the most extremely well-groomed sex tape in living memory.

          • Anonymous

            For what it’s worth I think he is prettier than Anya! And he makes prettier dresses. And his hair makes sense.

          • Anonymous

            Amen!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the heads up on Joe Z!  I really like that show, and I love Joe Z.  Finally–something to wash the disgusting taste of PR Season 9 out of my television mouth!

  • Anonymous

    Did not watch. Will not watch PA either. They went from smoking crack to selling it, and I fear Tim has sold out too. It may take a great deal of restraint to not watch All Stars. I also want to add that Anya looks like a 50-year-old direct sales agent going to a motivational conference in Tarzana in that picture up there. 

    • Anonymous

      You are too much!  On the nose!

  • Susan Crawford

    Just wondering: is it just me, or does the color-palette and patterning of The China Doll Club look like it was created by the missing Joshua? All it needs is a plastic halter and a pair of lime-green neoprene shorts . . . Oh, God, just let me die already. When my beloved Tim put on this evening’s charade, all meaning drained from my miserable life like weak RIT dye down a Parsons toilet bowl. But will I be back again next season? Throw a double shot of Stoli into the Kool-Aid – you KNOW I won’t be able to hold out.

  • http://twitter.com/saralucy saralucy

    What a piece of shit.

  • Anonymous

    You know….I am going to delete PA from my DVR right now. I am removing PR from it as well. And I really don’t think i am even going to bother with All Stars as much as I love some of the people on it simply because BM and Lifetime are just going to play games with it. I just don’t think I can watch Michael Costello become the star of the All Stars show (because he IS a huge drama queen). The only reason I was tempted was because Heidi, Nina, and Michael were not associated. I just don’t trust BM. 

    • Anonymous

      I heard all stars was rigged for Mondo.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t really imagine that- what would they have to actually rig for it to be Mondo?  Unless they mean they’re going to give serious critiques and actually expect skill and talent.  I guess that would work to Mondo’s advantage over say, Michael C, Sweet Pea, and The Spitter. 

        • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

          who is the spitter?

          • Anonymous

            Elisa whatshername- the one who marks fabrics with spit and blesses them and waves sage at them and I think slaughters a goat on an altar.  

          • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

            okay, i remember now.

            i just thought of her, kind of, as, well, the licker maybe. i was thinking of somebody going crazy & spitting at people. then again, if that didnt happen w/ josh last time, it probably wouldnt have happened w/ anyone.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

            She actually had some incredible sewing skills and was a pretty serious contender for top four

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i love mondo, he reminds me of just about all the people i know. he reminds me of me. but i dont think these shows should be rigged for anybody. even if it is to repay a debt that should have never been incurred.

    • Anonymous

      The minute they announced Kenley “I got arrested for throwing a cat  at my fiance” Collins was coming back, I bailed on any idea of watching it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Was it really necessary for Tim to take a swipe at Bert?  Good god.

    The “person on the street” interviews proved that people liked Anya for all the wrong reasons: she’s pretty? she doesn’t know how to sew?  That’s why you want her to win a design and sewing competition?  WTF.

    • Anonymous

      I thought that swipe at Bert was uncalled for especially as we know what walked the runway and what won. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i dont really know that i want to know this but what did he say about bert?

        • Anonymous

          He said that Bert’s collection was classic American sportswear, but wondered as to how relevant it was to 2011/2012.

          • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

            & whoever is designing for calvin klein?
            & michael kors?

          • Anonymous

            And Ralph Lauren?

          • Anonymous

            Isn’t the definition of “classic” that it is always relevant?

          • Anonymous

            Did Tim Gunn actually say that?  Classic but not relevant to today?

            Thank you, Ms_F, for making the point.  A point that Tim surely knows but that wasn’t in the script he was handed.

            So very sad.

          • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

             Sad but true Inforapenny.  BTW love your George Harrison eyes Icon!

          • Anonymous

            So, not ‘fashion forward’ enough?

            Well WHO WAS this season? There were some glimmerings, here & there, but nothing impressive and damn sure not outta the (sob) winner.

          • Anonymous

            As if badly sewn flowy print schmattas are so “fashion forward”-whatever that means.

      • Anonymous

        I was appalled that Tim said that. Of all the designers this season, Bert best matches my desire for timelessness. And timeless–not out of date—is what Bert does.

    • Anonymous

      How sad was that?  About the pretty?  I am not sure who to feel more sorry for.  Anya because they don’t care about talent, but only that she is blessed with good genes but no mention of the DESIGNER talent she is supposed to be or the poor girl because she has no respect for skill only  visual beauty.

      I have a hard time feeling sorry for Anya considering how much of herself she sold for money.

    • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

      Set up!

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping for some candid Tim insight….when am I going to learn? 

    • Anonymous

      My heartsick realization was that tonight was the candid, real Tim, and apparently the thoughtful, artistic mentor was just an artifice, with Tim himself serving as the curtain behind which ‘the wizard’ was hidden.  

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i think it’s probably a combo of both– w/ a heavy duty contract & a non-disclosure clause. along w/ some prime points & producer’s credit, of course.

        • Anonymous

          Yep.

        • Anonymous

          I got a real Michele Bachman-looking-at-the-wrong-camera vibe the whole special.  Not a good theme for our Tim.   But NOTE that when he introduced the clip of him wanting Anya out at the casting, he didn’t say she deserved to be cast or that she deserved to win, he said something like “how different the season would have been if I got my way”.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

        Ypu’re at least partially right. Judging from Tim’s unedited video blogs (sadly deleted from Facebook though a couple are floating around on the web) he was highly opinionated but also very gushy. Typically he’d have to pull himself to a halt with (handwave) “I’m babbling”. He was also rather off the wall when he appeared on the Craig Ferguson show.  I think that the Tim Gunn we love is in part a creation of editing. He’s no actor- his commercials are painful to watch.

        • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

          I have to disagree, I just saw him in person at a Lucky fashion show and he was EXACTLY like we see on TV — kind, thoughtful, and considerate to everyone.  I was there early to get a good seat and the roadies who’ve been traveling with him said he really is just like you see on TV.  He was very sweet to everyone, including my children, and stayed late to sign hundreds of books.  

          I feel bad that Season 9 was crap, and this last episode was just painful.  I’m giving PR another chance with the All-Stars show, but if Ping wins I’m through.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    The “I’m not here to make friends” line has been deployed on Project Accessory.  That was quick.

    • Anonymous

      ‘I’m here to make friends, have a fun time and hopefully get into the top ten. Likes? Hard work and fashion. Dislikes? Gossip and talking about people behind their back’.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Tim. Did you think we wouldn’t remember your old video blogs? How you validated what we could see with our own eyes? How the mighty have fallen.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if he got bitched out for those; he was rather blunt in them.  I miss honest Tim.

  • Anonymous

    Viktor just responded on twitter to a question about where Josh M was when they filmed the special—he said Josh was in Florida. No deets. 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, east coast bitter kittens, for giving me that hour of my life back.  I’m skipping the show.  Between no film of Bert’s collection and Tim giving him a smackdown, I wouldn’t be able to stand it.  And no PA for me.  I’m sticking with ‘Selling NY’ and maybe even ‘Selling LA.’  Great looking places sold by professionals who never talk about their dead relatives.  Good night, all!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Not enough booze in the world for that.  I bailed after 10 minutes and curled up in my son’s room to watch Happy Feet for the 400th time.  Way better time spent.
    Tim, I hope this was just your bad day/week/month(s) & I hope you find yourself again.  Color me disappointed.  Again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M5SXPKFBZCAMYO6SWKRT6OPOYI odms2

    Puhleese! Utterly self-serving and frankly boring. The only “behind the scenes” bit of info I recall Tim mentioning was about the decoy collections. We’ve know about decoy collections since season 1! But there was no greater proof of the poor way this season was edited than that the “Dear Uncle Tim” section seemed absolutely insincere to me. I ADORE Tim, and yet I was not convinced by that maudlin love fest (and upscale “player of the week” plaque) that any of those designers actually gave a hoot. They are all very skilled at playing to the camera. Oh Tim, what happened to the real you? Come back next year, please?

  • MilaXX

    The PYKAGing of the douchebag chef brought tears of joy to my eyes

    • Anonymous

      I was so pleased.  If I’d had to listen to any more of his obnoxious self-aggrandizement, I would’ve started throwing heavy things at my TV.

    • Anonymous

      damn – I am in a hotel that gets Lifetime but not Bravo – usually that would have been the better choice – but not this week!

    • Anonymous

      Kinda makes you wish PR had the same balls, what a hoot it would be to hear PYSAG, right in the middle of a challenge. Of course with this *diverse* (thanks Tim) group of designers, it would have to have been PYGGAG!….. Oh! look what that acronym sounds like!

  • Anonymous

    They could only get 7 of the designers this season to return? Not like I could remember the others anyway. Starting to have respect for whats-her-name who bailed during the run around the track episode.

    Those awards were a direct steal of the TLo awards! Horrible horrible piece of heavily scripted, insincere tripe. I had it on, but fellow minions, after being warned by the east coasters, I promise I was surfing the web, doing the dishes. texting and all sorts of other distracting things during the show. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      I actually insisted my boyfriend switch back to the LA/NY soccer game.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure someone already said this, so i apologize…..but i found it fascinating that when they showed the opinion of the street segment they choose so many people saying they loved the drama and not the fashion! Speaks volumes for what this show really is now.

    Also, came off like a retort of sorts to those of us who have been bemoaning that shift all season.

    • Anonymous

      Good for them, although I suspect that focus group out for a field trip is probably going to be the extent of their audience growth.  On the bright side, though, it will free up those of us with IQs over 80 to better pursuits (at this point, Glam Fairy, Million Matchmaker would qualify).  It will save B/M a fortune not having to deal with real design- considering it’s about the drama, they might as well do the entire season with muslin, dye, and the Piperline wall, and just recruit models from the rehab halfway house a couple blocks over.  I’m sure that will hype the drama quotient, too.  In any case, I’m out.  Eventually, lightning will strike again and there will be a show that is both interesting, creative, and does not insult my intelligence.  I’d rather hold out for that than further debase myself with the tripe that now is Project Runway.  

      • Anonymous

        I just caught pieces of the show, I had it on while I was cooking, etc.  I think the whole event that wrapped it up for me is when a “person on the street” said Anya was her favorite because she was “so pretty.”  This is not the audience I want to share my Project Runway experience with.  I want to talk about fashion, design, and the art of making beautiful clothes.   I DO NOT CARE what the designer LOOKS LIKE as far as being PRETTY!  I do like it when the designer has style, (who, let’s face it, are a mix or very attractive to maybe not very attractive), but I do not care if they are a beauty queen, whether they are pretty/handsome or not.  I’m here for the style  which is what I find make someone more attractive than being a beauty queen.  And by the way, while she is far from ugly, I did not see Anya as some great beauty.

        • Deborah Kaye

          That was a very young person that said that … that Anya was her favorite because she was “so pretty”. Young as in just in early teen years young, I think, so I forgive her for that. It does make me sad, though.

        • Anonymous

          Interesting that you mentioned that comment.  I didn’t watch the show, but during a break on Rachel’s show, I flipped over to see what was going on.  What I saw was that girl saying Anya was her favorite because she was pretty.  I immediately went back to Rachel.  Saw a total of about 2.5 seconds and knew everything I needed to know about this stupid show and its “spontaneous” street interviews.

      • margaret meyers

        the models this year were so bad.  cost cutting?

    • mrspeel2

      Perhaps I’m jaded but I couldn’t help thinking the people giving their opinions were actors. Since the entire program seemed to be public relations spin it wouldn’t surprise me. Otherwise, why would almost everyone of them say Anya was their favorite if they weren’t trying to justify the way the season unfolded? I feel for Tim.

    • Anonymous

      Not surprising, it’s not like the producers are going to show anyone criticizing the drama or Anya’s win or anything like that!  Maybe the people they interviewed were actors and it was scripted.  But if not, of course they’re not going to show anyone saying they hated Anya and Anya can’t sew and whatever.  Let’s say it was a random sampling of people on the street and they got one of the Bitter Kittens going on and on about her terrible work.  Like hell are they gonna put that on the show!

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    Oh, Tim.  I miss you.  I miss the guy who wasn’t afraid to say the judges are on crack.  I miss you Tim.  I don’t blame you, though.  I’m such a big fan.  I hope you get your own show someday (soon) so I can watch you on that instead.  And I hope it’s on any channel other than Lifetime.

    • Anonymous

      I hate to say it, but I think Tim sold out to Lifetime and B/M when he was given Producer credit on the show. The man done sold his soul.

      • Anonymous

        Sadly, I agree.  His willingness to do this reunion show sort of says it all.

  • Anonymous

    I dozed off during PR and again during the first time I attempted to watch the DVR.  Why oh why didn’t I leave it at that?  I’m now actually enjoying Michael Moore on the Rachel Madow Show.  PR….delete, delete, delete……

  • Anonymous

    Oh my, what a vapid joke this “reunion” show is. I couldn’t watch more than 10 minutes of it before deleting it off my DVR.

  • Anonymous

     You mean he wasn’t truly intrigued when he saw what Anandra did?

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    Well, you know…most of the episode may have been a bag of wind, but the tribute to Tim was touching and it was sweet how moved he was by it.  He’s my favorite part of the show.

    • Anonymous

      I have a feeling Tim will not be appearing on this show anymore.  I don’t know why – I just don’t think so.

      • Anonymous

        I wonder if he’ll retire from being the regular workroom mentor and just do guest appearances. I can’t imagine it’s the same job it was in the beginning, & if his producer credit continues & guarantees some continuing revenue he may be ready.

        He’s been on this ride a long time. Remember the first season, where if I recall correctly he wasn’t paid at all – or only nominally – when he was still employed by Parsons?

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think he needs the money.  He has a day job at Liz Claiborne that pays well, plus his book and his various appearances.  

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            Liz Claiborne is now owned by J.C. Penney. Does everything Tim touches turn to shit?

          • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

            no. none of this is his fault. he may have participated in the final travesty but he didnt cause it. he’s just in the wrong place at the wrong time. but he refuses to leave that wrong place.

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            I guess I was still in shock and had lost my senses when I wrote that. I didn’t mean to imply that Tim had caused any of this. But here are two instances where something with which he is affiliated started out as high quality but devolved into something less.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe because the designer clip at the end sounded like a damned eulogy?  And Tim was sobbing at his own funeral?

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t be surprised either.

  • http://www.GirlsBestFriendandcoBlog.com GBFANDCO

    Uh SO NOT FAIR!! You gays can’t have all the fun!

  • Anonymous

    That was unbelievably awful and cringe-inducing.  Josh gets major points for having the good sense not to be there.  I kept waiting for Angela Lansbury to show up in her Queen of Hearts placards.  Mercifully, it was also boring as hell so by the last minutes I was asleep.

  • Anonymous

    This episode was a sad attempt at self-justification.  What have they done to Tim Gunn??? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    Yeah, I watched. Still love Tim. Thought they tip-toed around Anya winning. Bit too much of a love fest. PR is now a “reality” show, not a talent competition (Tim even said something about the “personalities” of the season)…..sigh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001195638549 Som Tone

    Goodbye project runway, I enjoyed the first 7 years, but season’s 8 and 9 were the death knell. 

  • Anonymous

    How bizarre. (Not bizzah, because HK is now on my WTFForever list.)  I wonder if the show was packaged in order to avoid an all-out catfight.  Can’t imagine that a whole group forum would have been pretty.  Seems like it was a deliberate attempt to keep it light & happy.  Maybe Josh wasn’t invited to join them.  And puh-leeze, the street interviews were ridiculous.  These pieces were EDITED – they weren’t live!  Even if the comments were predominantly pro-Anya there was no (tasteful) reason to make it a “Love Anya Fest”.  Even she looked uncomfortable during that segment.  Just another example of this show’s heavy-handed, juvenile philosophy.  Guys, it’s time to break out your culinary passion.  I’ll meet you in the Top Chef kitchen stat!

  • Anonymous

    I have this feeling that Tim will not be back on Project Runway anymore.  I don’t know why – I just don’t think he will be there. Is there any information out there about his potential return to PR?

    • Anonymous

      If he has any self-respect left, he should run, not walk, away.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      BWGP – I’m afraid I neither know nor care.  If it’s last night’s Tim that returns to PR then it’s not our Tim and it’s not our show anymore.

      • Anonymous

        With Tim or without him, this is clearly not our show anymore.  Frankly, for me at least, last night’s show and specifically Tim’s appearance felt more like desecrating a corpse than it did one more body blow, and they should all be ashamed of themselves.  However, as anyone watching the show and reading the news lately, shame is not one of the production values they acknowledge.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      I got the feeling less than 10 minutes into that show that Tim was saying his goodbye. 

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I know another Kitten has said this (apologies that I don’t remember who exactly) but it really does feel like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

    Is it us?  

    I didn’t think there was enough Kool Aid in the world for the kind of collective delusion that we’re unhappily witnessing.

    “Season 9 was SO great, SO MUCH drama, Anya’s SO pretty and it’s SO COOL that she won a design show when she can’t even SEW.”

    Up is down, orange is blue, wrong is right.

    Tim.  Our Tim.  Spouting that utter bollocks.  It’s a wonder his head didn’t explode.

    I mean, really, what the FUCK just happened?

    • Anonymous

      Truly one of the most bizarre tv moments ever.  It was surreal.  I feel asleep 30 minutes in and suspect it may have been my system just opting to shut itself down because I really could not believe what I was seeing and hearing.  Tim Gunn made an absolute ass of himself — for what?  Cashish?  Makes it a whole lot easier to walk away from the francise.  “One of my favorite seasons ever” was the tipping point for this old broad.  Really?  He looked so manic and awkward. 

    • Anonymous

      After reading the fawning comments about the Seams show on Tim’s page, I’m beginning to think it is us. It just might be time to move on…..(from PR, not from minionhood!)

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        If you scrolled down far enough you’d have found my (lonely) dissenting voice – shortly before I hit the ‘unlike’ button.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

      “Et tu Tim Gunn?” – frickin’ hilarious!

    • Anonymous

      There was a time when Tim had both integrity and courage. I remember his outrage at the conduct of the producers and the judges during Season 8. I surfed the net and found the video that Tim had posted on Facebook in which he aired all his grievances. You can find it here: http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/project_runway_8/2010_Sep_23_gunn_producers_video . What far cry from the Tim Gunn of today. Now he has become a shadow of his former self, gushing and fawning over Anya and the fantastic, FABULOUS Season 9. Maybe his body was taken over by aliens or maybe he just sold out. I prefer the alien theory. I would hate to think that Tim willingly became a mindless cog in the Bunim/Murray machine.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for that.  I needed a dose of the old Tim validating my frustration with this show.

      • Anonymous

        Wow!  What a difference a season makes!   He has been stifled and/or allowed himself to be stifled.  Methinks they threw a bunch of money at him and he took it, for whatever reason.  Too bad.  Our Uncle Tim has been bought and sold.  How can he call himself a mentor now?  A mentor is there to teach and guide, but if there is nothing to be taught and no one to be guided, mentoring is gone from the equation.  Sad, sad!
        Thanks for the link!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I have a new theory – it’s Stockholm Syndrome.

        Free Tim Gunn!

        • Anonymous

          LOL

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

          you made my day.

        • Anonymous

          Oh my goodness you are so right. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      It’s like you got in my head and wrote the exact stuff I was thinking. This show makes me realise I’ve been watching way too much tv, and I’m really disappointed in Tim and the world in general. If that’s what the “man on the street” really believes, I’m just never going out and about again.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I don’t believe for a second that they were ‘real’ voxpops.  I don’t think PR’s viewership figures are high enough for them to go out on the street and find enough people who watch the show, let alone enough people to worship Anya.

    • Anonymous

      Just stopping in to say that I seriously SERIOUSLY want an “Et tu, Tim Gunn?” shirt. Lol messing around on Cafe Press as I type this.

    • Anonymous

      I’m one who said it :) though a few of us may have referenced it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/quicksilverjenna Jenna Thomas-Mckie

    Project Runway with Tim Gunn, but no Heidi, and especially no Michael and no Nina spouting nonsense?  Yes, please.  Only way I could imagine watching  this show again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIQJKUWFMABQ4O7A7J5TLMN6OU Ella B.

    My spouse had the reunion tuned in, but on mute, when I came downstairs to switch over to “Burn Notice.”  (I love billowy tropical prints when they are worn by Bruce Campbell.)  I am saddened to hear that Tim has sold his soul and also took a swipe at Bert.  But I really see Bert and Tim as gay fashion versions of Oscar and Felix, and they probably couldn’t abide one another.  

    • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

      Close, but both of those character’s had a soul…I only see one here…Oscar / Bert

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

        Yeah, I like Bert a lot.

        As for Tim, my admiration for the guy is long gone. Though I do kind of feel sorry for him. Seems depressed to me.

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps I should take my Tim Gunn bobblehead and my Nick Verreos Barbie and make a votive shrine to the spirit of the old PR….

          Just watched episodes 1-3 of Season Two -so much more fun to go back and catch up with a cast that included

  • Anonymous

    SLB. (super low budget!) …………………and Tim’s @ her best…………………… in small doses. 

    • Anonymous

      genius!

  • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

    What’s with the chip on Tim’s shldr about dear Bert? Could it be that while Tim was an ole schoolmarm all those years, bert was a creative n active designer working for three of America’s top designers, Bill Blass, Arnold Scaasi and Halston? Or could it be that bert had a long term committed relationship for 20 years with one of the HOTTEST men in the USA…I’ve seen the pics on his PR pages? Any relationships in your closet, Tim?
    Sorry Tim…u r sounding a tad BITTER!
    Sorrt, Tim…soun
    Tim,

    • Anonymous

      I noticed that too (chip on shoulder) and thought the dynamic between them was very weird.

    • Anonymous

      Tim divulged in TV interview that he has been celibate for 30 years and is fine with it.  He was in a beautiful relationship that ended – I can’t remember why – his partner died?  He said he felt complete, his life was full, he didn’t need anything more.  This was during the “It Gets Better”campaign, after that unfortunate suicide.  I respected Tim for sharing about his celibacy publicly.  

      I am still trying to get through the depressing final show and haven’t seen the reunion yet.  Don’t know why Tim doesn’t like Bert

      • Anonymous

        He was in a beautiful relationship that ended – I can’t remember why – his partner died?

        His partner cheated on him and dumped him unceremoniously. 

        • Anonymous

          I remember Tim Gunn speaking briefly about that, and that it was completely devastating.

          • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

            this is all just very sad, the whole thing, tim’s dead relationship, bert’s dead partner.
            i can see why they didnt get along. the abovenoted encapsulated it all into a paragraph.
            what i cant see, then, is why tim wont take the absolute commitment & integrity it requires to not only live like that but to explain one’s sad choice to an international audience– & continue to apply that commitment & integrity to something as silly as PR.
            then again, i can kind of see it. PR must be a very sustaining constant to tim & he probably doesnt wanna lose it. & he will, of course & obviously, if he doesnt toe their very silly line.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I think his work is very important to him and my take on the (few) comments I’ve read that Tim Gunn has made about his personal life (the aforementioned relationship & celibacy as well as comments about the work environment he prefers & some comments about his relationship with his parents) is that he is fully aware that he has intentionally circumscribed his life in some ways but that it has suited him to do so.  Perhaps it is more fair to say, rather than “circumscribed” that he has tailored his life to his strengths and to stay in his comfort zone.

            I don’t know if he comes from any significant money (I seem to remember thinking he grew up pretty comfortably but don’t know why any longer.), but no matter how well paid (for an academic) he was during his many years as an instructor and then as an administrator, it can’t have been a fortune for someone living in NYC.  He may not have children but he does have an extended family (& possibly a friend or friends that he counts as chosen family) and he’s in his late 50s – I can see him feeling that he can’t really afford NOT to capitalize on his current opportunities. And the man’s human. Perceived need leads us all into rationalizing compromises until we may no longer even see the compromise.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I was just thinking that: Tim is human and as capable as any of us at rationalizing compromises.  I thought perhaps he was doing so out of a certain love and devotion for the show, though (which may be related to his personal needs, love and need being more dependent on each other than we’d like to admit).

          • Anonymous

            But Tim, as much as I admire and respect him, has called out others for their lack of integrity in his latest book “Gunn’s Golden Rules”. I agree that “perceived need leads us all into rationalizing compromises”, but I am disturbed by the fact that a man who is, as I am, well in his fifties and, as I am, a former academic, seems to be compromising his standards. I make a fraction of his salary and throughout my career have had no problem speaking what I believe the truth to people in power. Has he spoken up about the dearth of talent and bizarre decisions made by the judges in regards to this season’s contestants? Maybe he has. But based on this show, I can only assume he truly believes what he says. This is why I am “bewitched, bothered, and bewildered”.

  • caroline miles

    Honestly, i never thought it would happen — that i would lose all respect for Tim Gunn. It’s genuinely painful to even utter such words. Tim was always the one you could trust implicitly because of his good taste, and his perceptiveness, and his kindness, and his honesty/bluntness. Silly me, i thought he was someone whose standards could never be compromised.

    What a fucking sham. What a mortifying, dreadful embarrassment.

    i’m embarrassed for Tim, but even more i’m embarrassed for having ever been a fan to begin with.

    HE IS LYING. HOW CAN HE DO THAT?

    It’s all about money. That is so fucking depressing.

     

  • Anonymous

    Ugh!  That was painful to watch!  Poor Tim!  He looked shiny and nervous and was just not “Tim Gunn”.  I wish he could revive his What Not To Wear show. (Can’t remember the name of it!)  That was some good Tim!  I did like that he called out the excessive use of glue and the sewing models into garments. 

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    Reading all the comments here has made me glad I didn’t bother to tune in and actually watch. I suspect reading was far more entertaining than watching this trainwreck of a show. I don’t care about Project Accessory and am pretty doubtful that I’m going to watch the All Stars show. I’ll read (and enjoy) whatever TLo write about the franchise, but I won’t bother with watching anymore.

    Guys, are you going to do one of those end-of-season recaps with your revealing what the judges were *REALLY* saying and thinking during final judging? (Although I guess there would have to be too many statements of them “passing the dutchie from the left hand side”).

  • Justine Barron

    Did anyone else notice that the dresses behind Tim were Kimberly’s and Victor’s?  I hope he intended that.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I noticed that too!

  • Justine Barron

    Did anyone notice that the dresses behind Tim were Kimberly’s and Victor’s?  I hope that was on purpose.

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone notice that the dresses behind Tim were Kimberly’s and Victor’s?  I hope that was on purpose.

    • Anonymous

      This and some other comments here have made me wonder if last night was Tim’s coded effort to tell us he’s been taken hostage!

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of weirdness.  Only half the designers because I guess the early aufs don’t count? Tim spouting cringe-inducing pablum and then getting in a few swipes anyway? 

    Such as Anya praise, but also the comment that he would never have let Anya into the competition. 
    Clearly, Tim thought Laura had the best final collection. Period.  He made a point of saying he showed it to Nina and she was impressed. 

    As for Tim v. Bert.  This wasn’t new.  Tim already said Bert was his least-favorite designer this season.  Got a little bit more of a sense why–I think Bert just consistently and matter-of-factly challenged Tim’s authority.  Bert was older and, unlike, say, Laura Bennett, had a ton of real-life fashion experience.  Bert also has a sharp sense of humor–he probably said a couple of things that stung.   I’m also assuming Bert ignored Tim’s advice about making his looks more edgy and less classic–thus, the “Is it relevant?” comment.

    Tim also had a series of run-ins with Emilio, another older male very-experienced designer.  I’d say the exception to the rule would have been Chris March, though even Chris would just do his own thing–i.e. take a nap during the penultimate challenge.

    Oh, well, I love Bert, but at least that swipe was actually in line with the old bit-catty Tim.

    But, all in all, a bunch of BM/Tim Gunn self-justification for an AWFUL season.  It actually overtook the mess that was Season Six (where both Gordana and Epperson got screwed in favor of younger, prettier designers), but at least resulted in a strong winning collection and finalists who could sew.

    • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

      I think TG sees in BK a free spirit, not held to a  narrow and inhibited fear of being authentic! He I believe resents that as he has lived his life so tightly orchestrated!
      What is with those crocodile tears? Is he that fragile? Like the designer’s ” really” created that award crap for him? Producers spin?
      Dry up!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with Gunn, Bert’s fashions were out of date, with little invention.
      Well crafted, but little originality.
      Emilio and Gunn just didn’t get a long, Gunn could have been intimidated a bit.
      Why Epperson was ousted before that other guy, I’ll never know, but he wasn’t a finalist.
      Gordana produced one, maybe two good looks, she was lucky to end where she did.   

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Rogers/1093187629 John Rogers

      hmmm, I don’t really understand how the decoy collections work if Tim had to “show Nina” Laura’s collection. Anyone care to fill me in? Certainly if they trot Heidi, Michael and Nina out for only 4 of the 10(?) collections being shown, it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out which are the decoys and which are the real ones. Also related: at the final shows, the auf-ed designers are in the audience.

      • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

        That doesnt make sense to me either? You can see ALL three of them , Nina, Michael and Heidi in the videos of all the decoy collections! What is TG smoking…bullshit crack?

      • Anonymous

        Good point.  Yes, of course they were there.  Though Tim would have been backstage.

        This show must have been some sort of trade off too keep Tim from shooting off his mouth during the run of the season.  He still had to make nice–i.e. Anya somehow deserved her win, but he was also allowed a few opinions.

  • Anonymous

    A sad truth I found during my wanderings to find meaning to life now that I know Tim Gunn, too, has succumbed to the power of the production (while he may have always been so, he at least was able to present a facade of integrity and taking it all seriously.  My sad new philosophy from Carl Sagan is: 

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled
    long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The
    bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you
    almost never get it back.”

    Ditching Project Everything and anything B/M is about all I can do to try to wrestle my power back. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

      Great quote from Sagan!  Thanks for posting it.

    • Anonymous

      Well, that quote certainly applies to my (living the dream in Illinois) former US and State Senator, now residing in the District of Columbia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=924762 Tricia Gilpatric

    can’t believe Tim started off by saying there were no real villains this season! really?? i thought of josh his despicable behavior as fairly villainous! i actually became uncomfortable watching as tim praised things that clearly deserved no praise — sorry i can’t be more specific but, just can’t remember other than almost spitting my drink out at one point. i absolutely love tim gunn but then became upset as i continued watching. it seemed to me like he was using his credibility to try & give this season some credibility. shame on you Lifetime & Project Runway! will i continue to watch? i’d have say there’s about an 85% chance of no way in hell. (the 15% is if i become ill for an extended period of time & become soooo bored that absolutely anything will do.)

    • Anonymous

      I know, I almost did a spit take on the villains comment. Did he forget he was talking about Season 9? Wow.

  • Anonymous

    The show was such a snooze-fest!! I thought they were going to show some unseen moments…why do I need a recap of a season I just watched? And as for the viewer interviews on the streets, did EVERYONE say Anya was their favorite?! I’m sure they had a few that said otherwise, but all they showed were people praising Anya….and not ONE of them said they liked her because of her clothes and designs, did anyone notice that?! All I heard was “she’s pretty”, and “I like her hair”.  

    And I couldn’t believe how many garments during the season had been GLUED!!! A few times during the season I noticed the use of glue guns, but seeing the montage made my jaw drop. It seemed like many times the glue was used due to lack of time…I think they should take that into consideration and give them more time and take away the glue! I like how Tim disagreed with it, and Viktor made a great comment about, “If you saw clothing in the store that had been glued, would you buy it?” Haha it was so funny because I JUST said the same thing out loud before they showed him saying it!!

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was hilarious, in a really depressing way, that Viktor was singled out for a) not gluing his garments together and b) regularly having his work done on time.  It says a lot about this season that basic competence is apparently such a freakish anomaly it deserves a special award.

      • Anonymous

        And yet he was overlooked in nearly every challenge.

  • Anonymous

    Well, Boys, I’ve been a bitter kitten since the early days.  Not a frequent poster but a daily reader who has learned a TON from you.  I will continue to read you.  I’m in awe of your talent.  PR last season bored me.  This year, due to travel and work, I made time to watch only three episodes…days after reading your recaps…and fast-forwarded through chunks of the shows.  I skipped last night’s and am glad I did.  Sounds like a waste of time.  

    I’m so turned off by B/Ms handling of the once-beloved PR that I deleted it from my season pass, which makes me a tad sad.  

    The barometer of the poor quality of this season (and last) was measured in the dearth of NinaCap-worthy moments. I often re-read those posts, and your recap Tim Gunn is Sick & Tired of Your Bull#!@*, and laugh till I cry. (For those who never read it: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2009/10/tim-gunn-is-tired-of-your-bullshit.html )

    Love you, love the Bitter Kittens, but no longer love or like Project Runway.  

    • Anonymous

      Holy lord….I had forgotten how good it used to be. I am recording old seasons on Style every Friday. There are loads of them. Good stuff. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh man, thanks for sharing that link. Almost peed myself from laughing so hard. THAT is a TLo classic! Highlarious.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. That’s one of my favorites. Maybe my absolute favorite.

    • Anonymous

      ohhhhhhh, i’d forgotten about that one….holy shit…. :dies:

  • Anonymous

    Where have you gone Tim Gunnaggio?

  • fragileindustries

    Last week Frau Seal made an excruciating appearance on Piers Morgan’s show, and so much became clear … I wouldn’t want my beloved TLo or any other minions to have to go thru that ordeal for enlightenment, therefore I will reveal my new understanding. We can call it “Triumph of the Pretty.”  During the interview, Frau Seal was playing the dominatrix role of MILF/Cherman Nanny and Morgan was her helpless and throbbingly aroused baby.  (She ordered him to take off his tie and bare his chest, and that was just the beginning.)  I don’t know who was more nauseating.  But it’s about branding (as the Dutchess made so clear during the finale) and Frau Seal has thought this through. No one would quite believe Heidi as a designer, herself.  By hand picking the beauty queen who makes pretty dresses to be this season’s winner, and closely identifying with her (she wore the Anya jumpsuit that won and was sold earlier this season and praised Anya to the skies) she’s building some kind of brand she can control and profit from.  It’s clear that the season was created, distorted, folded and mutilated for Anya’s win.  Anya knows it.  You know that Heidi is going to promote Anya and vice versa, and some kind of unholy international Brand of Pretty will march on Poland … or at least into department stores. No prior winner quite filled the bill, either not pretty enough in appearance or design, or too much actual point of view — can you imagine Christian Siriano letting Heidi co-opt his brand? 

    And thus endeth the lesson, and my interest in Project Runway evermore.

    • http://twitter.com/whathef1 whathef

      Awesome!

    • Anonymous

      The very thought of Piers Morgan bearing his chest is appalling. He’s such a smarmy kiss-up to boot. 
      How will the unholy duo combine their names?  Hanya, Anheidya?  So much becomes clear, now. PR is Frau Seal’s little toy, for her gratification and greater profits…sigh

    • Anonymous

      Yipes! Thanks for that.  Here’s to hoping that, at a minimum, we’ll be spared anymore of Heidi’s trashy four-leaf clover jewelry line … “helpless and throbbingly aroused baby” — that’s pretty great.

  • Anonymous

    god almighty. can we give the pity-fest about project runways past a break?

    • Anonymous

      No, we cannot.  Either participate or ignore, but your bitching belittles only you.  

  • Anonymous

    That was one of the most dull things I’ve ever seen. Painful even. Wherefore art thou, Tim Gunn? 

    Can’t believe I’m even admitting that I watched it. Dreadful.

  • Anonymous

    I watched the program until I fell asleep in self defense.   This had to be one of the weirdest, most underproduced, most propagandistic program I’ve seen in a very, very long time.  I kept watching, hoping for hints from Tim that he really wasn’t buying in to the BM party line, and that the varying  camera angles on him while he stood there spewing forth his load of crap were due to the cameraman’s attempts to keep the gunman holding Tim hostage from getting into frame.   

    All I can hope is that the producers are starving us in an attempt to ensure that we are so design-deprived that PR Allstars will be assured of an audience.  If there is some darker plot afoot, such as the Heidi-Anya conglomerate setting the stage to put a foundation in place for Fraunya Fashions, rest assured that I, for one, will not be shaving the sided of my head anytime soon.

    • Anonymous

      It really had a strange infommercial vibe about it, didn’t it?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SG3724ISZXPYC4FGGZE6AFJHTY RoseR

        I had the same thought.

  • Anonymous

    Style is finishing up I think its Season 5 right now- Kenley, Korto, Leann- and it’s so mind boggling.  Leann, who sent down 10 very very unique pieces but all fitting within the ‘wave’ theme, was criticized during their judges little kvetch-fest about being too one note and is she really capable of doing anything outside any of those 10 wave-themed shorts, jacket, slacks, tops, dresses, skirts, gowns.  And then you have style girl who sent down literally all the same dress- not all a variation of a theme- literally the same dress. 

    Do you think any of the judges’ friends (presumably they have any) watch the old episodes and give them a ration of crap about how many brain cells they’ve apparently destroyed in the last few years?  Will somebody take the new Tim Gunn aside and throw some Holy Water on him?  Or are we the only ones who care (which doesn’t really bode well for Lifetime- I don’t think there’s going to be that many people filling in our spots for this concept). 

    • Anonymous

      Agree with everything except that our spots won’t be filled. I’m sure they will be, but with those who PREFER drama to an exhibition of talent & craft.

      Exhibits A, B, & C: Real Housewives of Anywhere, Jersey Shore, the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise.

      • Anonymous

        I thought about those, but I think what will hold PR back is that it actually has a theme and/or setting.  All the shows mentioned have no real setting other than whatever city they happen to be in, and the majority of the “plot” (how it chafes to even use that word with regard to those shows) revolves around trying to figure out what to do- I think the housewives have all dabbled in philanthropy, music, vanity fashion, jewelry, tanning, and seem to have settled on quasi-prostitution vis-a-vis their marriages.  I have to plead ignorance about Jersey Shore, priding myself on not having seen a single minute of it, but I thought I remembered Chelsea or Leno or someone making a joke about their repeated attempts and failures at jobs. 

        So it would seem that the only way to keep Project Dumbway accessible to the unwashed masses is to take it out of the workroom, eliminate the actual production of garments, dump the gay guys and ‘dusty’ women.  So while the name might be the same (although I think they would have to change that to get the appeal they want), I think the show- even in its current tainted state- is too interest-specific to maintain their new target audience’s limited attention span. 

        • Anonymous

          I agree. The Project Runway demographic, I hope, is composed of people who are interested in fashion or creativity in general. The old adage that “all good things must come to an end” is particularly true in the case of Project Runway, a show I loved and, even though I risk sounding like a commenter cliche, a show I no longer care to watch. 

    • Anonymous

      I have been watching on Style too. It is a little mind-boggling how far things have fallen. I had also forgotten how annoying Kenley was, bless her heart (<—Yes, I am Southern and that is a Southern woman's favorite slam). I remember her being criticized for being a drama queen but she didn't hold a CANDLE to the last two seasons. It is also amazing how much better the challenges were and the designs were. 

      I am happy they are re-airing previous season on Style every Friday. I may just continue to relive the glory days.

  • Anonymous

    It was so stilted and odd.  I was almost expecting Tim to burst into Rick Perry-style giggles during that introduction.

    I think Viktor’s sweater was my favorite part of the episode.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i, too, love viktor’s sweater.

      • Anonymous

        I heard Anya made it for him.  And she just learned to knit 1 purl 2 last weekend.  Although there are rumors she had to spend a little of her newfound mini-fortune to hire someone to do the sleeves.

        • Anonymous

          I heard she misplaced all the prize money and had to scrounge around in her couch for $0.50 to spend on materials.  But she MADE IT WORK.

          • Anonymous

            Clever girl that she is, she probably cut off her half d’jour and then the saved Joshua brow hairs and spun those into wool, using both to achieve the oh-so-fashion forward ombre effect.  Although, looking at that gray, I suspect that Bert once again contributed in a large part to the successful completion of that project.  As willing as he was to give up his boxer shorts for the first challenge, I don’t even want to think what that sweater may be spun from.  Let’s just say it ain’t Rampunstilskin’s gold. 

          • Anonymous

            Here’s my un-qualified, non-important two cents. I’am in total awe of talent and skill, rather it be through formal training or self-possessed. It doesn’t matter. I have great respect for anyone who can, design, sew, sing, compose, paint, cook, sculpt, play an instrument, write, dance. I love what one would catorize as being,” part of the arts” ( and yes I include cooking as an art, i.e. Thomas Keller and my Aunt Minnie).  These are gifts that precious few process. Sadly, I can not be counted among those ranks. Which is why, I loved PR from day one. It was about  show-casing Talent and Skill. That is no longer the story of PR.  And that my friends is the bottom line. Good-Bye PR, I loved you once.   

  • Anonymous

    can someone please fill me in on why commenters are saying that tim has “sold his soul”?! that sounds awful but even more awful is the thought of having to watch the show (especially on my skip-prone computer). please fill a girl in! thank you!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Oh umbeoshi, 

      Many of us tuned in to see this show because we hoped against hope that Tim would acknowledge, in some way, just how bad this entire season has been.  We felt that he’d probably been ‘silenced’ by the powers-that-be as we’ve had neither a blog nor a vlog to tell us his point of view.

      Instead we witnessed what’s ultimately a death knell for many of us with regards to Project Runway.  Tim described Season 9 as one of his favourite seasons, denied that there were any ‘villains’, praised the judges for sending all four designers on to complete at fashion week and dismissed Bert’s decoy collection as ‘not relevant’.  I switched off in disgust and so did many other bitter kittens.  Those with strong stomachs made it to the end.

      He is toeing the B/M party line like an obedient Tim Bot and the man that we’d come to love and respect is gone.

      • Anonymous

        thanks, EM!

         how sad. ;( i understand that perhaps his job would be on the line if he voiced dissent, but fawning instead seems incredibly weird (and pathetic). there is no way, in his heart of hearts, he believes this, is there? i guess his check must be nice and fat.

  • Anonymous

    Best part of the show was Tim calling the designers out on the carpet for their excessive use of glue guns and for sewing the models into dresses. I do wonder, though, have the time pressures in this show gotten worse?  I’d rather they let the designers have a little more time and less chance to produce crap (or more time to produce crap that better expresses their crap point of view).

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  • Anonymous

    I felt that this latest nail in the Project Runway coffin was extremely painful to watch. I have respected Tim Gunn and have read his books and sometimes watched the show just to hear his commentary. This episode, with his “love is blind” accolades of this season’s designers and his Tim Gunn Glue-Gunned Plastic Button Awards, left me cringing with embarrassment for him. Are the show’s ratings so appallingly bad that they had to resort to the creation of self-adulatory shows such as Behind the Seams and After the Runway?

    The camera work, with its constant side shots of Tim speaking away from the camera, was equally disconcerting. I’ve said before that I have been a fan from the start and own all of the seasons on DVD and have freely shared with friends how much I enjoy watching PR. This year, however, has made me more than a little embarrassed to identify myself as a fan of the show. What the hell has happened?

  • Anonymous

    Theory. Josh came on PR because he wanted to flirt with Tim and make him his sugar daddy. Even in the filmed bit in the “behind the seams” show (where WAS he?! did he run out of eyeliner and refuse to appear on camera?) he was workin’ the TimLuv.

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    I’m thinking the best thing about this special was that Josh was NOT on it.  It was painful enough to see him in the Tim Tribute.  Hope Josh goes away forever.  I hoped the redhead would be there, but this was just a lovefest for Anya  (puke)
    Oh Tim, who reprogrammed you? The only true thing you said was that if it were up to you, Anya would not have been in the competition. 

    I might give All-Stars a chance, since I’ve only seen 1/2 of season 8 and this season.   I’m hoping the ‘all-stars’ will bring more creativity and style and less drama, but being ‘reality’ television, I doubt the script will appease me.

    Can anyone give me a heads up on these All-Stars?  Mondo is the only one I’m familiar with. Thanks-Therese (TMamBo)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

    PAINFUL!!!

  • Anonymous

    In a new interview with TG on BPR, he’s asked how he would have ranked the final four.  His answer: Viktor, Kimberly, Josh, Anya.  The exact opposite of how the judges ranked them but…