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The Weekend Playlist: Comings (Grimm, Army Wives) and Goings (Ripper Street))

Lili Simmons, Antony Starr

Let's start, as all weekends must, with Friday. The latest news: CBS has changed its mind about moving the new Golden Boy to Fridays after its two-week Tuesday tryout. To confuse matters, a new episode of Golden Boy airs this Friday (9/8c), with rising-star Detective Clark once again facing threats from his nemesis Arroyo. But next week, the Boy is back on Tuesdays (10/9c), displacing Vegas, which remains on ice for the rest of the month. When it returns, Vegas will move to Fridays (9/8c), starting April 5. Place your cancellation bets now.

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Plain Jane's Louise Roe Named New Fashion Star Host

Louise Roe

There's fresh meat on the catwalk for Season 2 of NBC's Fashion Star.

Louie Roe has been tapped to... read more

Strong Retail Sales for NBC's Fashion Star, Despite Soft Ratings

Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos, Nicole Richie

NBC's new reality competition Fashion Star got off to a slow start last Tuesday, but producers say they're still heartened by the fact that the show's winning designs have been selling well online. The retailers involved — including Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue — say they're selling out of many ...
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Pregnant Jessica Simpson Feels Like a "Big Blob"

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson might be carrying pregnancy weight, but viewers will see a slimmer version of the singer when her reality competition show Fashion Star premieres in March.

"I wasn't pregnant when we shot it. It will be amazing to see myself with a waistline," she said on a call Thursday, according to US Weekly. "I'll be like a big blob sitting on the couch watching myself thin."

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Fashion Star: It's Not Just About the Fashion – It's Also About the Shopping!

Nicole Richie, John Varvatos, Elle Macpherson, Jessica Simpson

At first glance, NBC's upcoming Fashion Star may sound like a knockoff of Lifetime's Project Runway and Bravo's The Fashion Show. But executive producers, including original Runway co-creator Jane Lipsitz, insist Fashion Star goes one step further.

As host and executive producer Elle Macpherson told reporters at NBC's winter TV preview Friday, it was important to "create a show that was just as much about shopping as it was about fashion."

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First Look: Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie on NBC's Fashion Star

Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson

NBC gets into the fashion business this midseason with Fashion Star, hosted and executive produced by Elle Macpherson (yes, playing the role here of Heidi Klum).

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Nicole Richie and John Varvatos to Serve as Mentors on NBC's Fashion Star

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie and designer John Varvatos have signed on as celebrity mentors on NBC's new reality series, Fashion Star, the network announced Thursday. They join fellow mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson.

"NBC could not have asked for better additions to the celebrity mentors than John Varvatos, one of the most well-known menswear designers in the nation and international style icon and creative director, Nicole Richie," Paul Telegdy, NBCS' executive vice president of alternative programming, said in a statement. "Both are trendsetters and tastemakers and their design skills and expertise will be invaluable to our contestants on the series."

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