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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kyle Richards on her HSN clothing line and season 4 drama

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is capitalizing on her reality TV fame with a new clothing line for shopping network HSN.

The Bravolebrity is releasing an eight-piece collection inspired by her personal style. Items in the Kyle by Kyle Richards line are priced between $69.90 and $199.90. The collection debuts February 25th on HSN.com.

“The number one question I was asked [was]: ‘Do you have your own line?'” Richards told EW. ” I’d always thought about it. Then I started having dreams and when I would wake up, I had [designed] a piece of clothing in my head. I’d never done that in my life, so I thought it was a sign.”

Richards talked to EW about her fashion favorites, whether she’ll be back for another season of RHoBH, and recent run-ins with former Housewives Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong, and Camille Grammar. Read on for all the details and get a sneak peek at her HSN collection.

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Report: Designer Diane von Furstenberg is getting her own reality show

Is designer Diane von Furstenberg filming a reality show?

Earlier this week, rumors began circulating that the designer — whose effortlessly chic pieces are worn by actresses like Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Allison Williams — is currently in pre-production on a “transformational docu-series for the millennial fashionista.”

A casting notice posted by VPE TV calls for “smart, savvy, and sophisticated people with a great sense of style” who “appear to be [ages] 20 to 25.”

Fashionista.com reports that the fashion reality competition series is being produced by Electus — the company behind Fashion Star and Mob Wives – and will air on a major cable network. Filming begins spring 2014 and contestants will be trained and compensated as brand ambassadors. READ FULL STORY

'What Not To Wear' hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly look back on the series' most memorable makeovers

After 10 years on TLC, What Not To Wear is hanging up its chic hat tonight with a three-hour series finale. Over the course of the show, hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly have established a sweet spot between style gurus and life coaches — quick with a quip and unafraid to pull rank on some of their more reluctant contributors (we’re looking at you, season 4’s D.C. nanny Lynn!). Of course, that isn’t to say they didn’t appreciate a little sass: “I like the tough ones,” Stacy says. “I like the ones who make us defend our honor, so to speak, and really explain what we’re trying to do because it was never about criticism, only about showing people that they had options.”

Tonight sees the return of many of the women Clinton and Stacy have styled during a reunion wrap-up. “It was overwhelming. It was really like, ‘This is your life,'” Stacy laughs. “I have never experienced anything like it. It felt completely surreal to see so many people who have meant so much and who we have had such an intimate interaction with.”

Calling the two-hour finale “the most organic end for a show,” Stacy says, “I feel very fortunate that we were able to know a season in advance that we were going to end it because we got to say thank you, we really got to acknowledge what it meant to have these people let go — even those who put up a fight — and let us show them their potential.”

When asked to look back on more than 300 episodes worth of makeovers, Stacy has to admit, “I don’t have a favorite. So many people have asked me that, and I feel like it’s kind of comparing apples to oranges. Everybody has a different sense of transformation, and it was a different journey for so many people.”

Click the “Launch Gallery” button to see nine of those journeys singled out by Stacy and Clinton. (Note: If the “Launch Gallery” button isn’t working, you can click here to go directly to the gallery.)

'Duck Dynasty' star makes modeling debut at New York Fashion Week

Look here, it’s Jep, Si and Willie Robertson at New York Fashion Week! Which begs the question: Why were the Duck Dynasty stars mingling with models backstage at the Evening by Sherri Hill fashion show?

Members of the Robertson clan were in town to watch Willie’s 16-year-old daughter Sadie make her runway debut at designer Sherri Hill’s Spring 2014 presentation on Monday. Willie, wife Korie, and their three other children — John Luke, Will, and Bella — sat in the front row alongside Si, Willie’s brother Jep and his wife Jessica to watch Sadie strut down the catwalk.

Before the show, the aspiring model admitted to E! News that she was “a little nervous, but more excited than anything.”  READ FULL STORY

'Face Off' exit interview Q&A: 'I have nightmares about it.'

On this week’s episode of Face Off, there were no teams for the Spotlight Challenge. While the veterans seemed stoked, the newbies were a tad nervous about working solo.

After host McKenzie Westmore introduced the group to their guest judge, sculptor and concept artist Jordu Schell (300, Avatar) she explained that the challenge would be creating a subterranean creature that once inhabited underground tunnels. Before getting started, the contestants sought inspiration in an abandoned power plant. Once the competition got underway, some buckled under the pressure and others thrived. In the end, season 2 vet Miranda Jory won her third challenge, while season 3 vet Roy Wooley and newcomers Scott Ramp and Aldolfo Barreto Rivera wound up at the bottom of the pack.

Ultimately, it was Rivera — whose creation “didn’t read subterranean” according to the judges — who was sent home. EW spoke with 32-year-old Rivera about Jory’s winning streak, what he would have done differently, and what he’s been working on since he was eliminated.

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'Face Off' exit Q&A: 'We obviously missed the whimsical part.'

There was no goofing off on this week’s episode of Face Off, just goosing off. But first, contestants were greeted by special effects make-up artist Glenn Hetrick (The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) who informed them that the Foundation Challenge was inspired by the Insidious horror films. The group had just two hours to design their own original female demon using male models.

Insidious: Chapter 2 director James Wan appeared (via satellite) to reveal that the winner would attend the film’s red carpet premiere. While Roy came out on top, Rick was a close second with his monochromatic geisha.

From there, host McKenzie Westmore announced that artists would compete in pairs for the Spotlight Challenge. Each team was tasked with creating a contemporary character based on the tales of Mother Goose. Naturally, there was a catch — while the contestants were allowed to pick their own partners, both members of the losing challenge would fall victim to a double elimination.

The process was relatively drama free, as each pair seemed to work well together. With their Peter, Pumpkin Eater‘s wife-inspired creature Miranda Jory (season two) and Tate Steinsiek (season one) won the challenge. Sadly for Rick Prince (a newbie) and Eric Zapata (of season four), the judges felt their Crooked Man design lacked a whimsical feel and was too eerie. In the end, the duo was sent packing.

EW spoke with both Prince & Zapata about working together, what they would have done differently in their joint challenge, and what they’ve been working on since filming wrapped.

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Sneak Peek: Kaley Cuoco is this week's 'Project Runway' guest judge

This week’s episode of Project Runway has something for fans of The Big Bang Theory – actress Kaley Cuoco serves as a guest judge on the reality fashion competition.

“I’m thrilled to be here as a judge on Project Runway,” Cuocu gushes in a behind-the-scenes video. “It’s one of my favorite shows. It’s wild to watch it for so many years and then go into the actual room and see the runway. It’s crazy.”

A teaser clip from Lifetime also promises that this week’s challenge will involve “some sole searching,” as the designer contestants are tasked with creating a look inspired by footwear from the fashion closet at Marie Claire magazine. “Many women say it’s the most important fashion accessory of all,” muses Tim Gunn. “Shoes!” The designers then face off in a fashion pop quiz that determines the order in which they get to pick a pair of shoes.

Click on to see what Cuoco says were her criteria for guest judging the top 10. Bonus clip: Do you know what inspired Christian Louboutin’s signature red soles? Watch the second video for the answer.  READ FULL STORY

Taylor Swift's concert costumes, Rihanna's reality show, and more

Meet the designer behind Taylor Swift’s Red tour costumes, get a sneak peek at Rihanna’s fashion reality show, find out which fashion CEO will make a cameo on Breaking Bad, and more.

Read on for all of today’s style and design headlines.  READ FULL STORY

R.I.P. 'Rachel Zoe Project,' welcome manicure competition show 'Nailed It'

When one closet door closes, the claws come out…

After five seasons, The Rachel Zoe Project has finally come to an end. “We’ve done five years. I think it’s time to probably move on,” Zoe tells Capitol File Magazine for its September cover story. “The Rachel Zoe Project was meant to be a show solely based on fashion and designers and all of that, and clearly it wasn’t. I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t want my personal life on television.'” Bravo has yet to officially confirm that the series has been cancelled, and there’s no word yet on the fate of Zoe’s former assistant Brad Goreski’s show It’s A Brad, Brad World.

Meanwhile, it was announced today that Oxygen will develop a new competition show called Nailed It!, which focuses on the ever-popular nail art industry.  READ FULL STORY

'Project Runway' exit interview: Eliminated designer on Helen's tears, and a stylish Kickstarter project

SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know who was eliminated on the first episode of Project Runway season 12, stop reading now. 

The second episode of Project Runway season 12 was over-the-top with glamor and emotion. When the dust settled, it was the calm-spirited Kahindo Mateene who was sent packing.

The Congo-native took a risk with her fabric selection for the challenge — to create an ensemble that was worthy of wearing with diamonds and other precious gems — and the judges were underwhelmed by her understated cocktail dress. But this is not the last we will see of Mateene, who has multiple exciting fashion plans already in the works, both in New York and Chicago and internationally.

Mateene chatted with Entertainment Weekly about Timothy’s second strike out, Sandro’s entertaining shenanigans, and the Kickstarter-funded fashion project she’s planning to launch in the near future.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was your initial reaction when Heidi announced the diamonds and evening wear challenge?
Kahindo Mateene: I was first a little nervous because I do not do a lot of evening wear. I typically do more day wear and ready-to-wear looks. But I was also excited because I got to try something that is a challenge for me and new to me.

What drew you to the diamonds and model that you chose?
The pieces were very classic and simple. The gold was a beautiful color to work with, and the necklace and earrings looked beautiful with the greens in the fabrics that I chose, and Jillian’s red hair.

If you could go back and make some design edits, what would those be now that you have heard the judges’ critiques? READ FULL STORY

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