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Tim Gunn: Economic Crisis Be Damned, Oscars Need To Be Extravagant

Tim Gunn

To everyone who questions if the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's big Oscar night should be scaled back in light of a tanking economy, Tim Gunn has one word for you all: "No!!!"

The fashion world's Papa Bear didn't mince words when we asked him about the subject while visiting the Project Runway finale show AMEX Skybox on Friday.

"No, don't tone it down! People need an escape. They need something that's over the top and exuberant, and if it can't be the Oscars it can't be anything," Gunn told TVGuide.com. "I feel the same way about Fashion Week, and it has been a real pick-me-up this week. I saw the Milan shows and thought, "Ugh, give me a cyanide capsule." It was so dark and dreary and down."

Gunn, who will be cohosting the red-carpet arrival show during Sunday's Oscars with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, expects to see ... read more

SAG Negotiations Cut Off as Producers Barely Budge

SAG

In the last seven months, the Screen Actors Guild has rejected a contract offer from studios, talked about a strike, prepared to ask the rank and file for permission to call one, delayed that plan, replaced its lead negotiators and returned to the bargaining table. All, it seems, to get almost the same contract offer studios made on June 30. read more

Top Chef's Fabio: "I'm a Little Bit Rock Star"

Fabio, Top Chef

Top Chef fans across the nation were crushed Wednesday night when cheftestant Fabio Viviani had to pack up his knives and say arrivederci after his Creole cuisine couldn't win over the judges. The Italian funnyman (with adorable broken English) opened up to TVGuide.com about Stefan's misunderstood persona, his mom's struggle and his fancy Mohawk.

TVGuide.com: How did you handle the judge's decision?
Fabio Viviani: I respect them. Would I agree with them? No. Because of course, for me, that be the winning dish. But what happen is I got a lot of compliments. Emeril say that was one of the best Maque Choux he'd ever had. I think the decision came to Stefan over me because I did an Italian dish and New Orleans dish, and Stefan did both New Orleans. But it's fine. I'm very happy to made it that far. So, I have no regrets. That was not the last you're gonna see me.

TVGuide.com: Did you taste your cocktail that the judges were hatin' on?
Fabio: Yes I did, and the drink was absolutely perfect. Again it's a taste. I do like sweet. But it was not that sweet. I had probably half pound sugar in six, seven gallon of drink. We sell hundreds of those every week at the restaurant. If people like straightforward gin like Colicchio does, or if you like dirty martini, you're not gonna like that cocktail. The things that I should have know better is that no judges are ever happy with extreme flavor — too sweet, too bitter, too salty, too acidic. So that was one misstep.

TVGuide.com: Coming from Italy, had you experienced Creole food?
Fabio: You know what? Pig, pork sausage — it's the same everywhere. It doesn't matter if it has a German flag or Italian flag or American flag. No, I never do Creole cuisine, but ... read more

TVGuide.com's Top Moments of the Week

Kate Walsh by Justin Stephens/ABC; Craig Sjodin/ABC

It was a good week for reading between the lines: Is that guy across the table scratching his nose, or doing something else? What does Ben's cast mean on Lost? And what to make of it when you wake up, feeling sticky, with a body you don't recognize? Please enjoy our Top Moments, figuring-it-out edition – and send suggestions for next week to topmoments@tvguide.com. read more

Slumdog Millionaire's Child Actors Expected to Attend Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire

The child stars of Slumdog Millionaire didn't make it to Los Angeles for the SAG Awards, where the cast won best ensemble, but the young actors will definitely be at the Kodak Theater Sunday for the Oscars.

"Everybody is really excited about it," said James Finn of Fox Searchlight Pictures. "It's nice the whole gang will be together."

All nine actors who portrayed the three main characters in three stages of their lives will be at the ceremony, Finn said. Slumdog, set in the slums of Mumbai, is the heavy favorite to take best picture.

Until now, only ...
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She'll Be Back (Maybe): Linda Hamilton in Talks for Terminator Salvation

Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Will Linda Hamilton be back for the upcoming Terminator flick?

"We are talking," Hamilton told MTV. "I haven't read it yet. I don't know what direction they will go in."

But the original Sarah Connor does know in what capacity she would be used. "My contribution would be ...
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The Bachelor's Jillian: I Still Love Jason

Jillian Harris, The Bachelor

Jillian Harris has no hard feelings for The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick, who didn't give her a rose after she declared her love for him on the show.

"I still love him but I don't think I am in love with him anymore," Harris tells People. "It's like any other breakup. You have to heal yourself. You have to get over it and move on and hope the best for the person."

The 29-year-old adds that of all her exes, Mesnick "possessed the most qualities that I was looking for."

Molly and Melissa are the final two contestants vying for Mesnick's heart and a sparkling engagement ring, and Harris has a slight preference for one of them: "I became very, very good friends with ...
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Brotherhood Actor Tapped for CBS Legal Series

Jason Clarke

Brotherhood star Jason Clarke is going from the mob to the courtroom: The actor has landed a starring role on CBS's new legal series about the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan.

Clarke will play a ...
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Constance Marie Welcomes a Daughter

Constance Marie

Former George Lopez star Constance Marie is a first-time mom after welcoming a baby girl on Feb. 5. Daughter Luna Marie was born in Santa Monica and tipped the scales at 8 pounds 13 ounces, People reports.

"Luna Marie is so ...
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Kate Walsh "Might" Return to Grey's Anatomy

Kate Walsh

The rotating doors at Seattle Grace may welcome back another familiar face — again.

Private Practice star Kate Walsh, whose multi-episode Grey's Anatomy-Practice crossover stint concluded Thursday night, says you may not have seen the last of her on her former show.

"I might [come back]," she tells Us Weekly. "I'm ...
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