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'Project Runway All Stars': Marge Simpson gets a fashion makeover -- VIDEO

For more than 20 years Marge Simpson has worn the same outfit — strapless green dress, red pearls, and matching flats — but the animated housewife is getting all dolled up on tonight’s Project Runway All Stars.

The seven remaining contestants on the fashion reality series are tasked with creating a new frock for Marge to wear for a night out on the town with her longtime love Homer. The big reveal will happen on tonight’s All Stars and the winning design will also appear on a future episode of The Simpsons.

“Normally I have one simple fashion philosophy. Find a dress that looks good on you and wear it every day for the rest of your life,” Marge jokes before instructing the designers to create a frock in any color but green. “Also, there might be some snuggling after dinner, so Homer requests that the dress be easy enough to remove after he’s had several glasses of wine and a secret six pack of beer.”

Marge will be joined by special guests Abigail Breslin, Anthony Ryan (All Stars season 2 winner), and Alice+Olivia designer Stacey Bendet. In honor of the occasion, host Alyssa Milano, mentor Zanna Roberts Rassi, and judges Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi got the cartoon treatment. (See the photo above.)

See how the contestants react to the challenge in the teaser video after the jump.


Which 'Simpsons' star is also a shoe designer?

Lisa Simpson has pretty much worn the same pair of red Mary Janes for the past 25 years, but the actress behind the eternal eight-year-old has something of a shoe fetish. When she’s not giving Lisa a voice — which she’s done since The Simpsons debuted on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 —  Yeardley Smith is designing shoes for her own footwear line.

Smith launched Marchez Vous (that’s French for “You Walk”) in 2011. “My whole life has been predicated on this premise of ‘Screw it, let’s do it,’” says the actress, who started the label despite having no formal training in fashion or shoe design. “There’s something interesting and exciting and a little bit daring about someone who [says], ‘I don’t know [how], but let’s do it.'” Two years later, the collection — a range of Italian-made women’s heels, flats and boots made in that retail for between $295-$625 — is available in 40 boutiques across the country and online at MarchezVous.com.

Despite some initial challenges, Smith has figured out a way to balance her Simpsons gig with her passion for shoe design. “It can get a little nutty when you’re juggling both jobs,” she admits. But don’t expect her to give up her day job anytime soon. “People always say, ‘Do you get tired of doing Lisa Simpson?’ First of all, I love that girl… But really, the most important thing is that the show has afforded me so many opportunities to do other things in my life… You can have all the money in the world and not do anything with [it], but I think that would be a tremendous waste. I’ve chosen to do some really interesting, daring, fabulous, and different things. Things I never thought I would do and that I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do if I didn’t have this sort of freedom of choice.”

Read on for our full Q&A with the actor-turned-shoe designer.


Julianne Moore explains 'Toemageddon' shoe mishap, Cannes' second jewelry heist, and more

Julianne Moore addressed her crazy shoe situation at Cannes (see above) on Jimmy Fallon last night, telling the host she found a way to prevent “Toemageddon” from happening again. [Buzzfeed]

A second high-profile jewelry theft was reported during the Cannes Film Festival. This time a $2.6 million necklace was stolen from a party attended by Sharon Stone and Paris Hilton. [Reuters]

Meanwhile, the Hollywood heist flick The Bling Ring has inspired a Smashbox makeup kit filled with products to “re-create the fame-obsessed glamour of the film’s stars with hot pink pouts, out-all-night kohl-rimmed eyes and lashes for days.” [L.A. Times]

Mariah Carey  did her best to bounce back from a live Versace wardrobe malfunction on Good Morning America this morning. Rewind her self-described “diva drama.” [Billboard]

Would you wear a dress with Seinfeld’s George Costanza, Larry David, or a crying Natalie Portman printed on it? Get the story behind the L.A. seamstress behind the frocks and find out how to get your own. [Daily Beast]

See the proposed layout for The Simpsons’ Springfield — complete with a Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern and Kwik-E-Mart — that Universal Orlando is planning to add this summer. [Gizmodo]

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Maggie Simpson considers her Oscars outfit options: Vote for your favorite

The hottest celebrity on this year’s Oscars red carpet may be a 25-year-old baby.

Maggie Simpson, the spiky-haired scion of America’s favorite cartoon family, will make her Academy Awards debut this year as the star of The Longest Daycare, a four-minute film that’s up for Best Animated Short Film. And since the Dolby Theatre is just a bit fancier than Springfield’s Ayn Rand School for Tots, the baby will be ditching her trademark blue bow and dress for something a little more special. (Naturally, each of her sartorial options comes with a matching special occasion pacifier.)

Check out Maggie’s other choices on the following pages — and vote for your favorite on The Simpsons‘s Facebook page before the Oscars telecast this Sunday.

NEXT: A tiered gown fit for a little princess

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