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Fashion News, Television

First Look: Absolutely Fabulous – the U.S. version

By Kimberley Foster on March 11th, 2009

abfab_usversion.jpgThe first images from the upcoming U.S. version of Absolutely Fabulous have been released.

Back, but in slightly different forms, Eddie and Patsy have been revived in Los Angeles for 2009.

Starring 3rd Rock‘s Kristen Johnston as Patsy and Kathryn Hahn as Eddie, the FOX network hope that the actresses can pick up where Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley left off.

Despite obvious similarities (a.k.a. the crazy wardrobe, Patsy’s bouffant hair) the public response so far hasn’t been overly supportive, with the NY Post deeming it “neither Ab or Fab.”

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Project Runway, Television

Bravo dumps Project Runway for copycat show ‘Fashion House’

By Kimberley Foster on October 28th, 2008

Project Runway Heidi.jpgHeidi Klum is facing pressure to find a new network home for Project Runway, after it was dumped by Bravo for a copycat designer reality show, called Fashion House.

TV execs at Bravo have all ready opened auditions for the replacement series, announcing casting call dates in four major cities, which began in New York on Sunday.

Series owner, Harvey Weinstein, sold the series to Lifetime for a reported $150 million last summer. But that deal was blocked by Bravo, which issued a court order to stop the sale.

The case is due back in court next month, however it seems that plans to pause production on a clone show until it is settled have been scrapped.

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Accessories, Designer Fashions, Fashion News, Retail News

Armani to design cell phone and other electronics for Samsung

By Andrea Thatcher on October 4th, 2007

Is your Razr so totally last season? It was recently announced that Giorgio Armani has partnered with electronics brand Samsung to design a phone and an LCD television––just the beginning of a range of electronics items from the designer. The cellular phone––called the Armani-Samsung luxury phone, but known in tech circles as the P520––is intended to compete with LG’s Prada phone and the iPhone. The phone is expected to launch in November and will look as sleek as an Armani suit. Samsung states that the black and chrome look is intended to “achieve an iconic status.”


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