Heidi Klum Dumped From Project Runway All-Stars

Well, this is strange: Heidi Klum has been dumped as the host of Project Runway's all-star season. But she's supposedly staying on as the host of regular Project Runway. The production company and Klum couldn't agree on a salary for the all-star gig, so Harvey Weinstein went out and got himself a new supermodel host. A replacement Heidi! Sounds like Project Runway All-Stars just got lamer. [RumorFix]
Klum insists that she is not leaving Project Runway proper; the all-stars season is filming in New York City right now, and she jetted off on vacation with her husband. And the network is now trying to play it like the all-stars season is "a completely separate show, with a separate host and a separate set of judges." But surely this breakdown in negotiations doesn't bode well — what happens when her contract at regular ProjRun is up? [People]


Heidi Klum Dumped From Project Runway All-Stars Shoe designer Brian Atwood is now engaged to his boyfriend, Dr. Jay Deutsch . Good for them. [@Brian_Atwood ]
Heidi Klum Dumped From Project Runway All-Stars And Michael Kors , who always said he and his boyfriend of 21 years, Lance LePere , would marry as soon as it was legal in New York, applied for and received a marriage license at City Hall. Mazel tov. [WWD ]
Heidi Klum Dumped From Project Runway All-Stars Eniko Mihalik and a tiny Terry star in David Webb 's new ads. Carine Roitfeld did the styling. The jeweler is said to be looking to revamp its image. [WWD ]
Heidi Klum Dumped From Project Runway All-Stars Charlotte Olympia made shoes that look like cats. Cats. [Elle ]
Heidi Klum Dumped From Project Runway All-Stars Meanwhile, for $110 and up, Hayden-Harnett will screen print a photograph of your choice onto a silk scarf. That actually sounds like something we'd do. [The Gloss ]
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