Bravo will continue inhibiting my social life with reality shows, Flavor Flav wants to be perceived as smart, and Sesame Street did something cute!
I like the idea of Bravo giving a one-hour update special to one of their bigger stars. Since it's just one installment, the talent is able to just be honest and show you their life and career as they are, and not feel pressure to create false drama like they would if this were an entire unscripted series. Christian Siriano: Having a Moment was enjoyable, but in an entirely non-sensational, catching-up-with-an-old-friend kind of way. I was happy to see him doing so well and it was a pleasant enough visit, but I'm not dying for more like I usually am at the end of a trashy reality show. It was just the thing to satisfy my curiosity about what he's been doing this whole time, and that's fine too.
I want you all to bear with me while I suffer a mini flip-out. Ohmygod! P-Run wunderkind Christian Siriano is designing costumes for the big screen adaptation of Eloise in Paris! Prettiness and joy! Happy frilly darling cute lovely smiles and puppies and sunshine and cupcakes! Ok I'm done. Wanna make something of it?
Ohhh y'all! Project Runway season five premieres tomorrow on Bravo! I don't even know if I'm ready yet! Like, really. After watching some of the clips we have up on TWOP featuring the new cast, I can't help but think this season's hopefuls are a little . . . bland. Like how the majority of them answer the question "Who's the best-dressed person on TV?" with the brown-nosiest reply ever: "Heidi!" And cop to "guilty pleasures" involving, um, watching Top Chef. As Mindy points out, "that's not a guilty pleasure, 'tardos." That's called damned fine television. So far my favorite is Kenley because she wears a hat and says she loves the aesthetic of Blair from Gossip Girl and, honestly, reminds me a lot of last season's Kit. Otherwise it's sort of yawnsville as far as I can tell. No Christian Sirianos in this bunch. (See clip below to relive and revel in his greatness.) But I think I'm always reticent to let go of the ghosts of P-Runs past on the eve of a new one... until I start getting sucked in to the drama and it becomes my life again.