Christian Siriano, Brad Walsh
Project Runway alum Christian Siriano is engaged to musician Brad Walsh.
Under the familiar heading of "shows gone too soon," ABC's robust, though at times berserk, military thriller Last Resort is the only failed freshman series from this season's underwhelming fall crop that I would argue deserved more of a chance — or at least a tryout in a more appropriate time period — to catch on as it figured out its sprawling narrative. With the great Andre Braugher and the appealing Scott Speedman leading a strong and (on the island at least) exotic cast, this action drama about a rogue nuclear sub standing up against a homeland gone haywire is unlike anything else on network TV. Which made it a risk, though one well worth taking, and at least ABC let the producers complete the initial 13-episode order, which now comes to a too-early, but let's hope satisfying, end (Thursday, 8/7c).
Project Runway's Season 4 winner, Christian Siriano, has signed a deal to design shoes and handbags for discount shoe peddler Payless ShoeSource.
Siriano's inexpensive collection will debut...
Forget the snooze-worthy whatshername who just won the last season of Project Runway. The real livewire is last year's champ, Christian Siriano, the dazzlingly talented and delightful designer whose Emmy-nominated season hits shelves next week. The wunderkind with the crazy hair and hot Spring collection took time out of his crazy schedule to talk fashion, finale freakouts and that dreaded "F" word.
Get the full Q&A after the jump.
Ever since winning Project Runway last season, the always fierce and fabulous Christian Siriano has been everywhere, from making cameos on Ugly Betty to getting recruited to design the trophy girl dresses for the upcoming Emmys. But the young designer has demonstrated his passion for fashion by presenting his Spring 2009 line at New York Fashion Week. Find out what inspired his "organic" and "feminine" collection, how life has changed since being crowned ruler of the Runway and what he really thinks about this season!Related: Runway VIDEO: Terri Talks Balls, B-Girls and More! Runway VIDEO: Blayne Reveals His Tan-licious Tricks Runway VIDEO: Loathing, Sabotage and... Misplaced Boobs?
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The queen of daytime will make her mark on primetime. Oprah Winfrey will make an appearance on the Emmy Awards, ABC announced.The network is staying mum on Winfrey's duties you know she won't just be presenting dubbing her presence as a "very special guest appearance" for the award show's 60th anniversary.She's not the only familiar face ABC has snagged the Alphabet has also enlisted reigning Project Runway champ Christian Siriano to design a hopefully fierce trophy girl gown. Lest we forget, budding designer Lauren Conrad was tapped to do the same last month.The 60th Annual Primetime Emmys airs Sept. 21 at 8 pm/ET. Joyce EngRelated: Kathy Griffin Goes from D-Lister to Emmy Presenter 2008 Emmy Nominations Housewives, Baby Mamas to Present at Emmys More Stars Added to Emmy Presenters List
Austin Scarlett and Michael Knight, Project Runway
Project Runway (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET, Bravo) has certainly had its share of colorful characters — and inspired creations — over the past four seasons. So which of the reality hit's wannabe designers have found a pattern for success? We checked in with the winners and notable also-rans to find out just what they're up to now.
Wendy PepperVirginia mom Pepper, the controversial dark-horse finalist from PR1, is sticking close to home. Her new line, Pretty World, is being sold exclusively through Highcliffe Clothiers, right down the street in Middleburg, Virginia. "I walk to work and make my line at the shop," says Pepper, 43. "First come, first served!" She extended her Bravo career on Celebrity Poker Showdown and Battle of the Network Reality Stars, and she doesn't rule out returning to TV — "Never say never!"
Jay McCarrollAfter winning PR1
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Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is famous for his tagline, "hot tranny mess!". But his fierce talk has gotten the 22-year-old threadmeister into a hot mess of his own.When asked why drag remains an "everlasting" part of gay culture, Siriano said in a recent Time Out interview, "If you think of heterosexuals, they have white-trash women and trailer parks, and we have drag queens and trannies." The comment drew outrage among some of his fans, says People, and led Siriano, who is openly gay, to make an official apology. He said, "I mean no disrespect to the transgender population and I never will.... I completely support the fabulousness and amazing fashion inspiration that most transgender people provide." Was Siriano out of line, no matter what his orientation might be? Or simply sounding off in his typical some would say laughable fashion? Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to enjoy some of Runway and watch our interview with Siriano!More Runway Stuff...