Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 10 (I’ll miss Adam)

All right, so I still haven’t figured out what’s up with my DVR, so let’s do this..
-Girls reflect on last elimination…Viktor has won twice (“the game is on bitches!”)…He’s worried about “people getting nasty,” as he should…
-“look to the past” as in the 1970s as you might guess from my first image…winning design will be sold on piperlime.com…so the 70s will be big this fall????…who knew?
-I’m picturing a lot of ugly up in this place!…Tim-“create sophisticated, NOT retro (designs)”  Bert may have an advantage this week, he’s an old queen…why not?…Josh is lost, Kimberly is picturing “a sexy secretary” in honor of her mother, okay…LK is going for a maxi-skirt…Anthony Ryan likes separates…off to MOOD!
-Anya loses her money!!!!…this is where she might falter…I’m guessing she will have to use muslin…she can see if any of the designers have money left, but muslin it is…
**Hey, she could have bought a couple of cases of Billy Beer with 11 bucks!**
-I know what’s happening with my DVR…I’m recording The X-Factor and this, luckily this is the last week for the audition shows,  okay, back to PR.
-The budget for the challenge: $100…yes, 11 dollars is all Anthony Ryan has left to give Anya, she gets some fabric and a few buttons…pretty pitiful but she did give away fabric last week…so this will be Anya’s challenge to lose…
-All of the other designers are trying to pitch in and throw some fabric Anya’s way, except Viktor (“it’s still a competition.”) and he’s right…I’m seeing lots of platforms and wedges…Bert did marketing for Halston, who was one of THE designers of the 70s…
-Josh wants to go for the “glam 70s” but he has to restrain himself for the sake of marketability….LK loves vintage…Viktor is suspicious of Josh…Anya is trying to dye her muslin, this is going to be so sad…Kimberly is going for pants…the three girls have made a pact that they will tell each other if the other girl is in trouble…Viktor is trying to spoil their plans…Bert, “(I got my Halston job) in the balcony, 3rd row (at Studio 54)”…oh Bert!…Josh is copying Viktor, but he believes his pieces are better…
**Um, this is what went on in the balcony and EVERYWHERE ELSE at Studio 54, oh yeah, and lots of sex!**
-Still not sure about this “Project Accessory” show…I’m sure Anya could sew something fab, but the colors will be really bad…Tim, the designers have to make a 2nd look on a $50 budget; could Anya recover?…the designers decide Anya should pin her money to her shirt!, humiliating!…she’s going for silk…that’s fairly 70s…
-Tim is checking in…it seems there could be a lot of big, full skirts and pants…LK “Bert is making ‘Roller Barbie’ from the 70s”…Viktor’s is a safari look???…that needs a print!…
-Did I hear “bell sleeve”?…Josh is going for it…he’s got some crazy colors, probably more 80s than 70s…Tim tells LK Nina is narrowing in on her taste level..
**Not sure we’ll see anything like these, but gotta love those 70s pattern books!**
-LK is still stewing over Nina…some of these I fear will be gaudy 70s no inspired 70s…Anya’s pants are way too wide…I think Olivier would have had a heart attack if he had made it through to this week, there’s a lot of finishing to do…Anya is having a breakdown…
-Bert to the Garnier stylists “She’s going to be Shelley Hack.”…huh?…why the poor man’s Charlie’s Angel????…last minute sewing…Kimberly has to sew in her model…Anya has 1 minute to sew…
**That’s Shelley on the right, purple camel toe and all!**
-Runway time!…Anya looks like she has dreamcatchers for earrings…guest judge?…Olivia Palermo (some Piperlime chick)…
-Kimberly: not bad, 2nd look, nice…AR: kind of gaudy, 2nd look, very 70s…Bert: huh?, 2nd look, too simple!!!!…LK: I’m not sure I would have put those patterns together, 2nd look, color choice not great…Josh: loud, too 80s, 2nd look, better, not great…Anya: not bad for 11 bucks, 2nd look, nice print…Viktor: could be seen as boring, 2nd look, not sure…
-Kimberly is safe, the rest are good or bad…
-Love the old twin women/flu shot Walgreen’s commercial!…I really do need to get one this year……thinking out loud…
-Nina is going right after LK, bad print combination, duh!…Michael hates Viktor’s safari jacket, it’s “killing the sex!”…nonetheless, the judges are impressed…Josh, Michael screams at the bottom of Josh’s pants “1870s in France”…Heidi “it’s one of the worst outfits I’ve seen in a long time”…oh wow…Josh went out over the top and he may go out over the top, Nina “Hor-ren-dous!”…Anya, judges are impressed with her unintentional thriftiness…Nina loves the print on her dress, it looks “expensive”…Anthony Ryan took “the music and the weed-smoking” from the 70s…mmmkay…Nina, “hippy-dippy and not in a good way..”…Michael just said “pass the pipe”…Heidi utters “schmatta!”…Nina “they look like they are in a cult!”…Bert’s hot pants, too short…yeah, Bert’s dress is good…
-Josh is confused with the challenge and he storms out of the stew room…This movie Anonymous looks awesome…finally, the truth about Will Shakespeare…
-All right, will it be Josh, LK, or Anthony Ryan leaving?….ANYA WINS!!!!…sweet!…safe: Bert will also get his dress produced by Piperlime…okay…Viktor is safe…LK is safe?
-AUF’ed: ANTHONY RYAN????…ooh, I’m a little surprised…
**Next week: Birds???? and head to head competition…oh boy…
And I leave you with this:
Good night!
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Dance Moms: RENEWED!…But…

I’m going to make this post brief…a new Project Runway blog will be posted later tonight…I’m exhausted, but it will get done…
Yes, even as the first season is winding up, I think…Lifetime announced this week Dance Moms will get a second season with 13 new episodes.  I’m still puzzled as to when this season will end, since last night’s episode featured Nationals…next week’s “we’re going back to LA” episode is number 12….I’m dying to see if they did a reunion show and I’m sure other fans would love to see one.  Because there are so many burning questons:  Which girls have quit?  Is Abby really that crazy?  Will Cathy and her Candy Apples be back?  Why did Maddie and Mackenzie’s Dad show up?  Will Pastor Dawn be back? and Who is the real Laquifa????
I’m no Nostradamus, but I bet none of the girls (or their Moms) have quit now that the show has been renewed.  Contrary to popular belief, reality show participants do get paid.  Why do you think there is always contract negotiations drama at Bravo with the various Real Housewives?  I wouldn’t be surprised if a “Mom” quits because she doesn’t get a bigger check.  And you know Abby will see a pay hike!  She’s the new villain of the reality world.  Well, she’s a villian with a heart of gold and a possible undiagnosed bi-polar disorder.  But I kid.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.  Thank you Lifetime!

Project Runway, Season 9, Episode 9 (Glam Nation invades)

Yes friends, Adam Lambert will be a guest judge tonight!…the challenge?…design menswear, specifically for one of the new “hip” rock bands on the scene: The Sheepdogs…the band that beat out 15 other hopefuls to land a Rolling Stone cover, where’s Dr. Hook when you need them?let’s carry on…
-Well, real time it is…damn DVR!…Josh is in an apartment by himself????…Olivier’s accent makes me want to hit things…
-“Image is everything.”…yeah yeah, blah-blah-blah…by the way, I let my Rolling Stone subscription lapse, oh well…Teams of 4…2 teams in other words…Laura Kathleen and Bert are together again, and Anthony Ryan…oh boy…the thought of menswear is scaring the designers…wow this band is really retro, kind of played out if you ask me…and they are Canadian, haaaaaaaaaa!…Leot????…Olivier says he’s comfortable with designing menswear…each designer is responsible for a member of the band…cohesion? not necessarily…
-Team names again?…Viktor, Josh, Olivier, and Kimberly are “Team Untitled” and I don’t know why but Anya, LK, Bert, and Anthony Ryan are…”Team Harmony”…oh the irony…Mood montage…
-Tim yelling at Olivier is stressing him out…butch up honey!…Bert helps LK pay for her materials…Kimberly is singing The Sheepdogs’ song…singing it better I might add…
*My DVR calculations were incorrect, thus because I’m recording The X-Factor, I can’t record The Office and watch PR, I’m not happy, but the thought of Adam Lambert sticking it to these designers is making me smile*

(By the way, here are The Sheepdogs, why is the one dude NOT wearing his shades?)
– OOH, quick promo for Project Runway All-Stars…I just half of Josh’s ass!…he’s heard of waxing right?…”you remember Peter Butler?”…boring hair consultation montages ahead…like these guys use product, bitch please!
-Brief shot of ambulance, everyone is fine…maybe we’ll see some jeggings!…how often do they make jeans??…Gunn check…Leot, that’s the one in pic sans shades…Tim-“Anya is a master of prints.” Anthony Ryan now has a mohawk, all rock and roll!…Bert’s jeans look really flamey…he uses the term “blouse”…whoa…this could be his time to go?

(This how angry I am about my DVR screw-up!)
-LEOT!!!…what a weird name; I blame Canada….Anya has loaned Kimberly fabric, will she regret it?…Josh “I primarily sell to gay men”…DOP!…Olivier has chosen a feminine pattern for the singer’s shirt…and he’s facing time management issues, again…maybe he will gone…There you go Bert, Deep Purple!…
-Olivier is worried he didn’t get the right sizing; the dress forms are not men…duh!…Kimberly is working up some womanly-looking stuff…Olivier’s pants are atrocious, he’s in trouble…he doesn’t even know how pants are sized…
-Pow-wow at Atlas…first the girls…Anya and Kimberly will have time management issues…the guys, we’re still talking about Olivier…he’s gotta be gone!
*There’s another GOP debate going on; they just don’t schedule these on a good night for me*
-Let the last-minute panic attacks begin!…oh, instead of a runway show, the band will play one song in each of the team’s designs in front of the judges…I’m seeing a lot of fringe; too predictable…Bert’s tie-dyed shirt, oh lord!…Olivier’s client, Ewan-the lead singer, is patiently waiting in his underwear; I think we’ll see some busted seams…Kimberly’s is awful, Bert “it looks like things they were in fast-food restaurants” he didn’t mention circa 1975…think an old Burger King uniform…

(Let’s hope Lambert isn’t this vicious!)
-Runway, er stage time…oh Heidi, you are so not rock and roll!…ADAM LAMBERT!…okay…
-Team Harmony…Anthony Ryan’s is the only one that looks tolerable…the rest look like daishikis (sp?)…I’m guessing to Bert, “now” is 1992?…Team Untitled…I hate to say this, but their looks almost look exactly the same and this song sucks!…I mean yeah, they are going for a 70s look, but are these looks too literal?…Olivier is “not worried”, okay…
-I have a feeling Lambert will pick up some of the slack with Michael’s zingers…Team Harmony is up first for judgement…Nina said the looks are too “literal”…are we in sync?…LK scores with Leot’s red jeans…ooh, Nina does not like…Bert…why did Ewan go with pigtail braids?…well the judges are sold, on the look AND the pigtails…Anya…Nina-Sam looks like “Pocahontas”, pants are busting at the seams…Michael-“reggae Jesus”…Adam “8th grade production of Hair”…Anthony Ryan…Ryan???…nice print, Michael “Golden Girl goes rock n roll” Nina “woman’s blouse”…
-Team Untitled…Ewan/Olivier…”boring” Heidi “dad jeans”…Nina “too feminine”…oh, they are calling him out on his unfinished shirt…Sam/Kimberly…Michael “Peter Brady at an autumn harvest”, Nina “old man’s pajamas” Adam “Scooby-Doo where are you?” Heidi “forest elf”…Leot/Viktor…judges like the jacket, it looks expensive…his jeans fit…Ryan/Josh…man, he does look like Jesus!…Heidi loves the “zipper in the crotch”…

(I think this says it all.)
-And now…Bert is safe, Viktor is the winner!…LK is safe, Josh is safe, Anthony Ryan is safe, and Anya is safe?!?
-AUF’ed: OLIVIER!!!!!…finally…he was too dainty…
**Next week: “look to the past” and Anya loses her money and Michael screams!**

My DVR Is Special And She’s(?) Busy!

Ah, a new season of fresh television programming; it’s music to my ears and it’s a feast for my eyes.  Yes, the picture above is the kind I possess, and I think I should name her/him.  I’ll get to thinking on it as I write.  
I already know I’ll have to resort some online viewing to watch every show I like.  The old Motorola is trusty, but she/he can only record two shows at the same time; and when you arrive at a night like Thursday, it’s a bitch to try and decide what to sacrifice for the “catch up online” crowd.  I won’t be able to post fancy graphs or charts but I will try and break down my weekly viewing schedule.  And I will point out a few new shows I think may be worth watching.
Although Sundays are not as crowded now, thanks to True Blood ending, I do have a few I can’t miss, namely the Fox “Animation Domination” line-up.  Say what you will but I still love The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and the fiercely underrated American Dad!  They may all be animated, but they are not for the youngsters and the humor is so inside joke and is so irreverent, I can’t turn away.  I became so obsessed with American Dad! I would stay up to watch nightly reruns on Cartoon Network.  Speaking of Cartoon Network:
 Early Cuyler and the gang are back in a brand new season of Squidbillies.  Now if you thought the Fox animated shows were weird, you ain’t seen nothing ’til you seen squids cooking meth and living in the mountains of North Georgia!  The episodes may only last 10 minutes, but they are worth every second.  (Sundays 10:45p C on Cartoon Network).
Now here’s the deal, I don’t watch Mad Men (which just netted its fourth-straight Emmy for Best Drama Series) yet I’m very interested in seeing another 1960s themed series:
I believe I’ll be able to fit Pan Am into my Sunday night schedule.  It’s getting better reviews than its NBC counterpart, The Playboy Club, and it looks very authentic.  Christina Ricci better deliver! (Sundays 9p C on ABC).  So, since The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network wraps up this Sunday, I should be good to go.
Mondays are where things start to get tricky.  I’m going to do my best to try and not miss Dancing With The StarsTEAM CHAZ!  I made a trip home this past Monday and since we only have one TV at home now, I made Mom and Dad watch it.  I get a break from TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles until it picks back up in November.  The A-List: New York will end soon, but then The A-List: Dallas premieres next month on LOGO.  And there’s the new, controversial season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I know I’m missing something.  It’s the cable shows that will get you. 
Moving on to Tuesdays, I know I might sacrifice the Dancing With The Stars results show in favor of Glee of course (duh!) this show:
Zooey Deschanel’s new sitcom New Girl (Tuesdays 8pm C on Fox) has landed a cake lead-in (Glee, which it beat in the ratings this week?!?) and a good follow-up, season 2 of Raising HopeNew Girl is not resting all on the shoulders of Deschanel, her co-stars/roommates Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, and Damon Wayans Jr (yes, son of that Damon Wayans) play great straight men.  And what Tuesday night wouldn’t be ba-nan-as without a new season of The Rachel Zoe Project; Rachel and Rodger are preparing for the birth of their first child, while as usual, Rachel works her fingers to the bone, only now she’s pregnant.  
Wednesdays may kill my DVR.  Not only does The X-Factor and Survivor both air at the same time, I have another new show to add:
I’m hoping Up All Night stays at 7p C on NBC.  I’ve read it might get moved around and of course, the show was re-tooled to accentuate Maya Rudolph’s role as an Oprah-like talk show hostess.  It’s just good to see Christina Applegate and Will Arnett back on primetime TV as once hard-partiers who now have a baby, hence the name.  I guess I can forgive Arnett for last season’s stinker, Running Wilde.  The show is produced by SNL eternal overlord Lorne Michaels and since 30 Rock won’t be returning until October?!, I expect the funny.   My first priority on Wednesday nights will almost always be the Emmy-winning Modern Family, I just hope it doesn’t run out of gas.  I also throw in Top Chef: Just Desserts to complicate things; I can’t miss them and a new Top Chef (Texas) will premiere in November.  WHEW!
Thursdays may drive me insane.  Apparently, The X-Factor results shows will be on which will trump The Big Bang Theory (watch it! especially now that it’s in syndication) and Parks and Recreation (Amy Poehler’s Emmy stunt for Lead Actress was genius).  As always, I’m as loyal to The Office (season 8) as any other fan would be; no turning the TV at 8pm.  I’m sad to report my first real sacrifice this season will more than likely be…Grey’s Anatomy.  I could catch up online I suppose, but is it worth it anymore?  I only watched for Callie and her many lesbian dramas anyway, yes I said it!  Now, instead of bawling over Meredith Grey’s lisp, I’ll be checking out this lady:
No, Maria Bello will never be Helen Mirren, but an American version of Prime Suspect sounds like it might hit the right notes.  And from all the promos/pictures I’ve seen, Bello dresses like this every week, SCORE! (Thursdays 9p C NBC)  
So what’s leftover, just a new season of Saturday Night Live, which debuts this weekend with Alec Baldwin hosting for a record 16th time with Radiohead as musical guests. 
**and yes, there will be a Project Runway live-ish recap posted in just a few hours, yes, I’m nuts!**

Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 8…(Bell Sleeves!)

Here we are again and I’m already losing my mind over the new TV season, next week will be busy!…tonight’s episode involves men helping out the designers for help designing for their “significant others” but I bet they are all women, oh well…
 -Atlas, there are now 9 left, Bryce is the only one hasn’t won a main challenge…Josh’s tank top is back…the girls?…Anya is just lucky, that’s all there is to it…Burt writes “It’s Raining Men” on the chalkboard, cheers for originality…
-And here come the dudes…a few of designers are like “I’ve done menswear” Josh says it…Anya has immunity, no more immunity after this challenge…Olivier has to choose a fat guy; the terror in his eyes…
-Tim reveals the twist, but the guys have to guide the designers, it could be tricky…the designers are only provided with the women’s sizes…I think the producers chose rightfully chose guys who have no clue about their ladies…Bert’s guy “she’s a hot piece of tushy!”…Josh’s Josh wants something “simple”…Much to Bryce’s dismay, Jovan’s girl likes pink…Anthony Ryan has the mountain man, ooh girl!…Olivier, “I don’t like women having boobs”, really?…and the guys accompany the gang to Mood…Laura Kathleen is one of 3 girls left!…GO BIG RED!…Olivier asks Tim about breasts…tee-hee! “I have no experience” oh the stereotypes tonight.
(Uh, huh-huh, hey baby!, uh huh-huh)
-Style lines come before fabric, I didn’t know that…Bert’s guy is a total boob-hound!…hilarious!…oh God, he does a motorboat on the dress form…and he’s still talking about boobs…here come the ladies…LK’s lady wants to be Barbie, errrr?…Okay boob guy’s lady, I don’t see anything spectacular…I mean they’re a healthy C cup…ooh, a waifish new wave girl?…Brian is the mountain man’s name, AR is designing a dress that looks like one she lost in an airport, nice story….
-Josh’s Josh girl is wanting simple…uh oh…Olivier’s couple, oh dear, he wants quiet time…a bell sleeve??????????….he’s never worked with clients before…already looking like he’ll be in the bottom 3…Janine and Jovan, how cute…Bryce got PINK-pink, he’s dyeing it…the scenes of the designers eating are intriguing..Bryce misses his boyfriend, awww!…Bryce will either win or go home tonight…nice editing…
 (Bell sleeve realness!)
-Anya and LK in bed???…Josh in shorts!…I’m sure sleep shorts…Viktor thinks Bryce’s pink “looks like anti-diarrhea medicine”…ouch!…I don’t think Pepto is that pink…he wants to use the one color for the whole dress…Olivier can’t take the aggression, butch up sweetie!…oh and these ladies will be walking the runway…Viktor has the indie girl, she looks super cute…Anya has a lot of editing to do…Bert seems to really be having fun, but the hating continues, LK “is he trying to channel Dior?”…this will be Josh’s most subdued look to date…Tim thinks his lady has “firm” breasts…funny stuff…Bryce is definitely in trouble…Josh is wearing some type of uptown Mossy Oak camo tee…
(Barbie, the brunette?)
-And here’s where the breakdowns begin…that’s the second time a dress form has fallen this season; I never recall seeing it happen in the last 9 years…Lots of last-minute sewing happening…Olivier’s lady is having major wedgie issues and he’s had enough…Kimberly’s is oh my God wrong!…so there’s your bottom 3: Kimberly, Olivier, and Bryce…we’ll see…Olivier is so out of sorts, he misses part of his hair/make-up time…he’s so over his clients…Tim, “today I’m playing the role of a large, stinging mallet!”…huh?…Olivier and Kimberly told to stop sewing on their way to the runway…
(Project Accessory???? WTF?)
-Runway time…guest judge: Malin Akerman (love her!)….LK: good color, I don’t like the fabric, Anthony Ryan: maybe boring, Bert: the fit is a little off, it’s nice, Josh: boring, but good-looking, Bryce: PINK! and the fit could be better, Kimberly: curvacious!, don’t know, Olivier: I can’t tell how the pants are fitting, who knows?, Anya: I don’t like the sleeve, should have left it off, Viktor: Love it!, great colors…Kimberly, Olivier, and LK are safe…oops!…
-Bert, Bryce, and Anthony Ryan are on the bottom…I say Viktor wins…Anya and Josh are on top as well…Geez, why does this show have to be an hour and half now????…I’m exhausted, but it’s almost the end…Michael Kors’ zingers for the bottom 3…
(Bryce) “it looks like you’re going to a buffet table and you’re stuffing a lamb chop in one pocket and a beer bottle in the other pocket…it looks like she slept in the car on the way to the wedding”
(Anthony Ryan) “it almost looks like superhero ice skater”
-Those sucked!…lots of “old lady” comments tonight…I think they give Anya way too much credit, but she could win the whole thing…
-Verdict…Josh wins!?!?, odd…he does a back hand spring!…safe: Bert
Auf’ed: BRYCE (you see!, the power of editing rules again!)
*Next week: Another team challenge…the Sheepdogs????…ADAM LAMBERT IS THE GUEST JUDGE BITCHES!!!!! YES!

Dance Moms: It’s "Laquifa", My Bad!

I’ll have you know, I’ve gained the most views I’ve ever had with my blog pertaining to my post about “The Laqueefa/Laquifa Incident” on Dance Moms…Thanks by the way!  However, I never got a single comment, it’s cool.  At least somebody is reading this.  
On this week’s episode, we get to re-visit “LaQueefa” and boy I was not ready for this.  The Abby Lee Miller dancers are in LA for their last competition before Nationals (seriously, when is this show over?), Maddie moves back to the top of the pyramid after sitting out last week.  Kelly’s daughters, Brooke and Paige are at the bottom since Kelly threw a fit about her daughters not getting special attention like Maddie does.  And she bitched about how she has to sew her daughters’ costumes “five minutes before they go on”, so Abby told her to sketch and make her own costumes AND get another choreographer.  We’ll get to that in a little bit.  Abby decides the girls need a pick me up on attitude with their new routine, so she brings in someone with attitude and fierceness, the original LaQuifa (yes, this is how it’s spelled)

If LaQuifa looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen her twice on RuPaul’s Drag Race; yes, it’s none other than Shangela LaQuifa Whatley (not sure that’s spelled right), and she was fierce!  

Sure, her sewing skills are still rough and her hat was coming off her head, but hey, this is why Dance Moms rules.  Shangela dropped by to give the girls a crash course in attitude and how to do a “death drop”; guess who gets to do the death drop? NIA!  

Oh Holly, it’s going to be okay and it’s going to rock! I’m not going to give a complete recap, but Abby was a substitute mom for Maddie and Mackenzie, since Melissa had to stay behind and spend time with her boyfriend, who pays for all the dance stuff, it makes sense, but she should’ve been there for Hollywood competition.  We also see Abby have a crisis of her own for the first time.  She gets a phone call her mother has been admitted to the hospital in Florida; we saw her on an earlier episode.  So Abby is quite distraught, but she’s all business.  Not only is there drama within the dance group, a crazy lady named Cathy has decided she is going to fly some of her dancers out, including this one:

to compete AGAINST Abby’s dancers, because Cathy keeps on insisting Vivi was never able to demonstrate her full capabilities competing with Abby’s group. (CUE GIGANTIC EYE ROLL!)  Even Vivi herself, who I’m sorry, but she has looked like she hasn’t given a shit at all this season, speaks up and says she and her partner, Justice, can beat Nia and Mackenzie!?!?  Um:

I don’t think so!  Okay, we’ve skipped ahead a little bit…let me back up to the issue of Kelly finding a choreographer for Paige.  Meet Mike!

Hey girl!…this is Mike uh, don’t remember the last name, but he’s danced with “Lady GaGa, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, so you’re in good hands..”  Uh huh.  And wouldn’t you know, Paige has a complete breakdown, because Mike only has so little time to teach Paige her “independent” solo; and Paige freaks out so much, she decides to pull out of the competition, awww!  Which I believe this is the second time this season she’s done that. 
Oh Cathy thought she could psyche out Chloe by having her dancer use the exact same solo music, oh dear.  That backfired!  And yes, Vivi and Justice didn’t even place in their category.  If the show gets picked up for a second season (DUH!), I think we’ll see Cathy and poor little Vivi and the Candy Apple Dance Company again…UGH!
All right, when the group number goes on, the song is very drag queen, which by the way, all of the music that we’ve heard on the show, who the hell does it???  The number is called “My Pumps”, yes honey!  I’ll admit, it’s not the best group number I’ve seen this season, but Abby knows it will win.  And after Nia does this:

The Death Drop, how can the routine not win?  Well, they place THIRD!?!  Yes, Abby Lee Miller’s girls will go into the season finale down in the dumps.  Then, they’ll definitely need more LaQuifa, what? 
I have no idea if the season finale is the next week, if it is, I’ll live tweet or write a Project Runway-esque recap.
(All screenshot images courtesy of lifetimetv.com)

GaGa By Research Department

Did all the little monsters watch “GaGa by Gaultier”????  Shame on you!…I’m totally kidding.  Since I now don’t have a lot to watch on Monday nights, until next week kicks in, I decided to give it a whirl.  What I saw was a very disjointed interview/”look at my collection” clips with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier intertwined with narration of her facts and her career accomplishments accompanied by a plethrora of clips we’ve all seen a billion times.  In other words, what was all the hype about?  Absolutely nothing (new). 
First of all, why the CW?  A bigger cable network, like MTV or VH1, despite the re-GaGa-tation, would have drawn a larger audience.  Plus, I don’t think it was promoted as well as it could have been.  Alas, I’m sure the die hards watched the hour-long plus special.  As for the interview itself, Gaultier seemed to be more interested in GaGa’s bisexuality than anything else.  It was weird.  No, I didn’t expect a Barbara Walters type of interview, but I expected perhaps some new tidbits.  In fact the timing of this special is a little late; I got the gist GaGa had just released the “Judas” video which debuted back in May, um, a lot has happened since then.  Born This Way hadn’t even been released at the time this was shot.  I’m puzzled and I was bored by “GaGa by Gaultier”…sorry….if you watched it, what did you think?

Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 7…Bonjour Girl!

Ah, here we are again…tonight’s episode is entitled, “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”…which means there will be a team challenge and a whole lotta drama…at least that’s what I’m hoping for (FYI, if have not seen this video yet, you better before Disney demands YouTube take it down, it’s brilliance on a whole other level!)…All right, let’s get to it…oh and tonight each team has to design a fabric, at least that’s what the synopsis says…
-Yes, no more Josh C….boo-hoo! I’m over it!…2 teams of 5, no team leaders (uh oh!) Anthony Ryan gets to pick first, Anya…Josh M. gets to choose the first for the second team, he chooses Laura Kathleen…I’m waiting to see who gets picked last, I bet the old queen…and I was right…oh and he is on a team with another picked upon designer, Becky…Bert is not happy, which is a regular feeling…
-Gather ’round…(HP/Intel challenge) textile design…they’ve done this on here before…each team will design 5 looks, produce a video, and pick music…in other words, create a full-fledged runway show…a special guest…Betsey Johnson!…LK says she is Betsey and Oscar DeLaRenta’s baby, okay…they are watching a video of her new collection…
-Sea amobea…Josh M. “Village People” asthetic????…Bert definitely has a reason to not be happy…Josh and LK have zero confidence in Becky and Bert…which leaves Kimberly (hey girl!)
-Anthony Ryan’s team (Team Chaos) is all puppies and rainbows…whatever!…oh, no tank for Josh M today, a button down with very little buttoning…CLOCKS????…Team Nuts & Bolts (WTF?) is all over the place…Bert’s designs are not printing…Josh M “I feel people with dirty mouths are not intelligent..” Whoa girl! and he tells Bert to “back up!”
 *I don’t think we’ll be seeing anything like this*
-The Josh M/Bert throwdown continues…which queen will prevail?…Josh wants to forfeit because he doesn’t want to deal with Bert…so dumb!…LK to the rescue…meanwhile, Team Chaos seems to be on track…though I think their idea, shooting video of chaos, is a little trite in terms of creating a fashion show…oh, Times Square, you see???…team members are choosing fabrics at Mood…Josh is shooting the video and he’s shooting LK, she’s swapping shoes and getting in and out of cabs…oh God…Josh “Just walk fierce!”…I can’t wait to see the “what music should we use” scenes…Josh and LK shoot video of clocks…I fear this will all go to hell fast…
*Josh as a baby?*
-Josh summons the attention of all the designers, huh?…(the Project Runway Twitter just pointed out Josh has cursed TWICE so far, so he’s not intelligent?)…Josh apologizes for his “insanity” (#Joshzilla has now been coined) and he apologizes personally to Bert…and Bert appreciates it…
-Day 2…the custom fabrics are unveiled…um, any color folks????….Kimberly says she and LK are the “Bolts” of the team, I would agree…No drama so far for Team Chaos…Anthony Ryan gets going on some ink blots…Olivier’s fake English accent is still there…Kimberly is NOT using the custom fabric and she points out the created fabrics only need to be in 3 looks…LK and Anya dish on Becky, Becky calls foul!…Tim Gunn is here!…wait, I see RED!…no complaints about Chaos…now Nuts & Bolts…Tim is troubled…”hives!”…oh boy…Josh doesn’t like the idea of “(designs) going somewhere”…really?…Tim recognizes the lack of teamwork…Oh God, he tells them to join hands…Josh is now really quiet, he’s upset with Tim’s negative critique…is he going home?????…he’s just very emotional, he lost his mother and he didn’t get to see her before she died (heavy moment)…his Dad sounds nice…
*Father Tim*
-(Thank God Dance Moms reruns next!, I missed the first 20 minutes last night!)
-Teamwork Nuts!!!!…Bert and Josh are getting along?!?…mark this moment down…Becky feels a little more comfortable…it would be weird if Team Chaos fails…time expires…ha ha!…Kimberly reflects on Tim’s “come to Jesus” moment…
-Josh could win or lose, that’s the what the footage is telling me…the only glitch with Chaos, Olivier’s pants are not ready…(make-up/hair montage)
*NO witty pictures this commercial break*
-Runway show time…guest judges? Rachel Roy and Rose Byrne (I used to love her in Damages)…Team Nuts & Bolts first…Josh’s is okay, Becky…too simple…Bert…well done…Kimberly…a little too poofy…LK…sorry fellow WKU grad, but FUGLY!…and their video was cool…
-Team Chaos…Anya…eh…Bryce…he must be safe, but it’s not too good…Anthony Ryan…pretty good…Olivier…good…Viktor…the slit a little too high for me…(NEVER a mention of music choices!!!, not cool)
-Team Chaos wins, fair enough…oh Josh pulls the claws out on Becky!…yeah, he’s not mellowed out yet….
 *I know, random Arrested Development pic, God bless IFC!*
-Oh, the Michael Kors one-liners will be biting tonight…can’t wait…blah-blah-blah winning team blah-blah-blah…I still say Bryce’s wasn’t great…Michael proclaims Olivier’s jacket as “one of the best tailored pieces (on this show) I’ve ever seen” wow!…I have no idea who Rachel Roy is…Nina’s not a fan of the hair and make-up design…Olivier thinks HE should be the individual winner, you go!…they all think they should win…wait, Bryce picks Anya…Team Nuts & Bolts, this won’t be good…go Michael “Clocks so she’ll wear a clock!” “a hooker convention coming home after a late night”…he does like the cohesion and styling…”you (LK) wanted to jump into the ugly!” “..not a lot of women want ‘cancelled’ on their crotch!”…”make a gown out of your sheets”…Becky thinks Josh is the weakest link, “no team leaders”…Josh is fiercely defending his pieces…the judges hate the prints…Josh vs. Becky…Kimberly? throws Becky under the bus…will poor design or poor behavior go home…the judges are harping on Becky, hmmmm?…Michael calls Josh a “little dictator” and a “bully”…ouch!
 *CLOCKS!*
-Okay, I’d say Becky is gone…the winner of the challenge, Anya…safe? LK, Kimberly, and Bert…Josh or Becky..
AUF’ED: Becky! (shocker!)
*Next week: Men will be directing the designers to design looks for their girlfriends/wives…boring…g’night!*

Open Letter to Beyonce’

Dear B,
Can I call you B?  Congratulations on your newly revealed pregnancy! (Or as some of called it, “Destiny’s Child”)  It’s all good and you will make a fierce mother, but…
Why the dowdy-looking bikini?  Yes, you may think you are too far along to rock a cool bikini, but you should have at least tried.  On the plus side, you have given mothers-to-be and those of us with a few extra pounds who are not expecting (ME!) hope.  I just think the ruffles are too much, because they make you look bigger; I hope you haven’t sacrificed your fashionista status.  I see a lot of big gowns and dresses in your future, but never give up fashion for comfort.  IT’S WAY TOO SOON!  You still need to empower those of us who want to “run the world”, even if we are craving strawberry frosted Pop Tarts.  Keep doing what you do, just don’t lose your edge, and good luck…
 (My thoughts/looks exactly…wait, is that Chloe Sevigny?!?–to J’s right)

Yours fiercely,

The Erin Grant

Project Runway Season 9, Episode 6 (Bear With Me!)

The reason the blog is a little late tonight is because my alma mater (Western Kentucky University) is playing UK (BOOOOOO!)….GO TOPS!
I believe tonight’s episode deals with children as inspiration, thus the “back to school” pic…I’m so creative….let’s see what happens…
-One note, I don’t like seeing Michael and Nina in the opening credits, how does that wow me?…it doesn’t.
-6:15A???…Bert and Anthony Ryan are calling a truce, which I’m sure will be temporary “put the claws away”…meanwhile, in the girls’ room…Becky is the target…Anya “…clean slate”…yep, let’s see how long this love parade lasts…
-Viktor and Josh M. have immunity…Harlem School of the Arts…designers will collaborate with students to create an “avant garde” look…students were randomly selected…in other words, let’s paint bitches!…Viktor’s student Skyy is giving him the third degree, he wishes he had a cocktail…Olivier “I like depressing music” when his student asks him if he listens to music when he works…yawn and sad!…Anthony Ryan and his partner paint self-portraits, hmmm?
-Now the designers have to sketch something out of what the painting looks like…Viktor “I’m never having kids”…Josh M. likes fake not organic…really? I’m shocked! MOOD! Olivier’s fake English accent drives me nuts, he lived there a year, and now he’s Madonna…Josh C. is back, he’s really nervous about creating something good, wolf hair may not be the best idea…

(It can’t be that hard!)
-Anya “childrens from Harlem” excuse me?…Tim!!!…”this is not a red carpet challenge, it is an avant garde challenge”…LK thinks Lady GaGa is avant garde, uh, yeah!…I wonder how many tight tank tops Josh M. owns?…faux fur, Josh C. may go home again…Kimberly has pleather, oh dear…Bert is dying fabric, oh model forms hit the floor!…is this a sitcom?…Laura Kathleen designing organza flowers and she’s burning stuff, cool…
-Everyone is on the edge of their seats to see what Becky does…man, all kinds of death talk tonight…I guess the contrast of working with children needs a little darkness…the designers can video chat this time…
-LK is nervous sharing a table with Josh C…it’s that fur that’s giving his competitors a worry…Olivier is a “worrier not a warrior”…Viktor is full of great wisdom this time…the kids show up for a check-in with the designers…WU QING y’all!…Bryce is measuring his face and his student’s head…huh?…yikes, the painting is frightening!…Tim to Kimberly, “do not give Michael a Hiawatha moment”…she has feathers in addition to pleather…Becky check…sophistication is key, I’m not loving it…denim?…she’s not stepping out of the box enough…

(I have no idea what’s happening here, but it’s kids and it’s avant garde)
-Oh and just searched “avant garde” for images and few pictures of the late Corey Haim popped up…so bizarre….
-Bert’s is boring and it’s too literal…it’s very arts and crafts looking…Olivier screams avant garde and his design falls short…Tim “it means to lead”…Josh C.’s is also too literal…Viktor’s student, Skyy, she’s sassy and she breaks it down for the Gunn…the students will be at the runway show…Skyy, get ready girl…
-Bryce “the straight-jacket” look???, but seeing the painting, it makes sense…Josh C. puts some of the fur in the form of a mohawk on his head…yeah, all signs point to his inevitable 2nd departure…oh here come the tears…

  (Another image from my search, avant garde or FUPA?)
-Olivier could be in trouble with his time management, I think glue was mentioned…the Joshes share some shop talk…Oh God! Josh M. is NOT wearing a tank top!…Tim uses a great word, “strident”…apparently Collier Strong has been replaced by the leather guy from the Village People…Olivier is going to glue his garment onto his model…and I believe that’s a no-no, Tim “it’s against the rules”…the things you find out after nine seasons…Becky is hating on LK’s…and Josh M. is hating on Bryce, “too safe”…potential hot messes…

(Much better)
-Runway time!…NO NINA!…yes!…guest judge, Kenneth Cole…Kimberly-ah, a swimcap, with feathers and stuff, eh…Becky-no!…Olivier-BORING as HELL…Josh M.-pretty avant garde…Bert-OMG, hot mess!…Viktor-again, didn’t use a lot of color and he has immunity…Laura Kathleen-very textured…Bryce-it’s a straight-jacket!…Josh C.-I don’t like it…Anthony Ryan-very busy, but good…Anya-weird…
-Josh M.’s skirt is awesome, looks like a carved tree trunk…Michael on Josh C.’s “she looks a Victorian cocktail waitress in Vegas, she has the Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! boots on…not fashion”…Heidi “I’m gonna be a hooker for Halloween.”…Bert’s looks ridiculous, those pants are stupid-looking…Heidi likes that it was literal (HUH?)…they love LK’s…Olivier, oh boy…Kenneth doesn’t think it’s boring, too busy…they love Anthony Ryan’s, he’s colorblind????…Kenneth is just not on the same page as the regular judges…

(Translation? Are you in or out?)
-Anthony Ryan is the winner…”I’m not a bridesmaid”…Bert is in, because Heidi liked it…groan!…it’s between Josh C. and Olivier.
-AUF’ED: JOSH C….wow!, didn’t see that coming…
-Next Week: Teams of 5…oh not good!…