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Jay-Z strikes Gold, Kim Kardashian has designs on a line of baby clothing, and more

Smell like Jay-Z — or the Olsen twins — dress your baby in the Kardashian label, and put your feet up on Oprah’s coffee table.

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'Project Runway All Star' sneak peek: Somebody bugs out tonight -- VIDEO

The fashion challenge on tonight’s episode of Project Runway All Stars causes one of the designers to bug out.

After a visit to the American Museum of Natural History’s insect exhibit, the contestants are tasked with creating an avant-garde outfit inspired by the creepy crawlies. Back in the work room, Elena Slivnyak (season ten) begins to crack under the pressure. She screams, she paces, she throws a full-on tantrum, she pisses off the other designers, who are trying to focus on their own projects. “It’s really like [walking on] egg shells with her,” Christopher Palu (season ten) says. “Her mood swings are insane.”

Along with All Star regulars Alyssa Milano, Isaac Mizrahi, and Georgina Chapman, jewelry designer (and Tobey Maguire’s wife) Jennifer Meyer and Project Runway season 9 winner Anya Ayoung-Chee appear as guest judges.

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'Face Off' exit Q&A: 'I need to believe in myself more'

The end is near on this season of Face Off. With only four contestants remaining and the finale just around the corner, the artists were clearly feeling the pressure this week.

After meeting host McKenzie Westmore at the Burbank Airport, the group was introduced to Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni, who brought along a feathered friend. The artists learned that the Spotlight Challenge was to create a human-bird hybrid. Roy Wooley selected a blue-throated macaw as his inspiration, while Laura Tyler chose an umbrella cockatoo, Tate Steinsiek picked an Egyptian vulture, and Miranda Jory went with a silver-cheeked hornbill.

Wooley’s ambitious design almost got the best of him. Midway through the process, his mold fell to the floor and shattered, but he refused to let the setback slow him down. Meanwhile, Jory battled her time management issues, finding herself going down the same slippery slope because she spent too much time focusing on the minutiae of her design. When judgement day arrived, Steinsiek was declared winner for presenting one of his best paint jobs this season. Though the judges were disappointed in Wooley’s choices, it was ultimately Jory who was sent home for playing it too safe.

EW spoke with Jory about her winning streak, how she feels about fans labeling her as insecure, what she would have done differently if she had a do-over, and what she’s been working on since filming wrapped.

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'Blue Is the Warmest Color' stars in provocative fashion ad, Blake Lively's new gig, and more

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Miu Miu reveals its sapphic spring campaign, Blake Lively gets a new job, Lady Gaga’s outfit causes car trouble, and more.

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Kim Kardashian's three engagement rings, Gwyneth Paltrow's belly button, and more

Kanye went overboard on engagement rings, Gwyneth Paltrow flashed her midriff, Nicole Kidman danced on a table, Tori Spelling followed the “Just Keep Your F*$!#ing Mouth Shut and Eat Air” diet, and more.

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'Face Off' exit Q&A: 'I honestly don't regret the decision I made'

This week’s Face Off started off on a solemn note when the remaining contestants admitted they missed last week’s eliminated contestant Eddie Holecko. Newbie Laney Parkhurst — who had found herself in the bottom two with Holecko — seemed especially melancholy. “I’m not having fun anymore,” she confessed to the camera. “Maybe this challenge will wake me up.”

Parkhurst’s wake up call came when the group was whisked off to a state park, where host McKenzie Westmore challenged them to create elf warriors based on the runes they saw. Laura Tyler seemed particularly excited, thinking she might even have an advantage since she had extensive knowledge of elves, while a reticent Parkhurst chose “immortality” as her concept. The group got to work, but things came screeching to a halt when Tyler discovered a letter from Parkhurst announcing that she had  decided to quit the show. After a brief debate over how this might affect the week’s challenge, the contestants returned to the lab to focus on the task at hand.

Tyler’s confidence paid off  when she found herself at the top of the pack alongside Tate Steinsiek, who was declared the challenge winner. For the first time this season, Miranda Jory had one of the judges’ least favorite creations, and found herself on the chopping block with Wooley. But this turned out to be a good week to be in the bottom two…. In light of Parkhurst’s premature departure, Jory and Wooley were both spared from elimination.

EW spoke with Parkhurst about why she decided to drop out of the competition, whether she regrets her decision, and what she’s been working on since filming wrapped.

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Alyssa Milano on 'Project Runway All Stars,' her clothing line, and what Samantha Micelli would be doing today

At the premiere party for season three of Project Runway All Stars in New York City last night, new host Alyssa Milano talked about joining the reality competition series, her background in fashion, and why, if Who’s the Boss was still on the air today, Samantha Micelli might have forged a career in the apparel industry.

“Harvey Weinstein saw an episode of Fashion Police that I co-hosted and decided that I would be a good fit for All Stars, which is bizarre on so many levels,” Milano — who joins designer judges Georgina Chapman (wife of Harvey Weinstein) and Isaac Mizrahi — told EW of being recruited by the  show’s executive producer. “[I've been a] huge fan of the show… which is scary because I know how amazing Heidi is, but I went into it trying to not pretend to be anyone else and just do my thing.”

Aside from her guest gig on Fashion Police, Milano has experience in the industry, having launched her own sportswear company in 2007. “I have the licensing for all the leagues; MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, college, and NASCAR. It’s pretty cool,” she said of her second career as a designer. Does that mean we can expect a sports-inspired challenge on this season of All StarsREAD FULL STORY

The 'Bones' Wedding: What Brennan, Booth, and the interns wore

Brennan (Emily Deschanel) once said she’d never wear white, but she broke that vow when she walked down the aisle to marry Booth (David Boreanaz) on the Oct. 21 episode of Bones, appropriately titled “The Woman in White.”

“It was one of those dresses where, when [Emily] put it on, it was like, ‘Ahh… that’s the one,” Bones costume designer Robin Lewis West told EW of the embroidered lace off-the-shoulder wedding gown. “She tried on a lot of dresses, but this one fit her beautifully.”

Before saying yes to the dress, West’s wardrobe team searched the racks at a number of L.A.-area bridal shops for a gown that would suit the style of the character, flatter the actress who plays her, and fit the specific guidelines laid out in the script. As for the groom, one great designer suit and a signature accessory, and he was ready to say “I do.”

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Kim Kardashian's engagement ring, Jake Gyllenhaal's weight loss, and more


Kim Kardashian’s rock, Jake Gyllenhaal’s weight loss, Miley Cryus’ backless dress, and more.

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'The Middle': Sue Heck's style dos and don'ts

The wardrobe seen on The Middle seems typically middle-American, but a lot of thought goes into dressing The Heck family. In honor of the ABC comedy’s 100th episode (tonight at 8 p.m. EST on ABC), EW asked the show’s costume designer to share her style inspirations, go-to clothing stores, and Sue’s fashion dos and don’ts.

“The two writers, DeAnn [Heline] and Eileen [Heisler], are from the midwest… they had a lot to do with the direction we went in [in the first season],” designer Julia Caston said. “I would hate to have [viewers] in the middle of the country saying, ‘We don’t dress like that!’ I want people to see themselves in [the characters].”

It’s Frankie (Patricia Heaton) who acts as the sartorial barometer. “If you’re a mother of three, you don’t really spend money on your clothes, you spend it on your children’s clothes, especially if you’re working hard to keep a budget. I always want her to appeal to all of the mothers out there,” explained Caston, who stocks the Heck matriarch’s closet with pieces from Target, Gap, and JC Penney. “I try to keep [her look] clean, nothing too fussy.” And though Caston is sometimes tempted to work a designer label, Heaton is vigilant. “Patty keeps me in check. Any time I bring her something a little more high-end, she’ll say, ‘Come on, you can get that at Target!'”

Each character has a signature style, but it’s the always-optimistic Sue Heck (Eden Sher) whose wardrobe often stands out. “In the very beginning [she was] a wallflower, so we were asked to pick color tones that were [practically] invisible, palettes that were really youthful and innocent,” explained Caston. She’s still not one of the cool kids, but Sue has started to wear fashion-forward brands like Isabel Marant and Band of Outsiders. “We’ve kept the color, but she’s still got her own, wacky style.”

Read on for Caston’s rundown of Sue’s dos and don’ts.

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