TVLine Items: Runway All-Stars Revealed, AMC Creator Returns to Pine Valley, and More

Lifetime has unveiled details surrounding its upcoming Project Runway All-Stars.

Supermodel Angela Lindvall will host the Runway spinoff (set to bow in late 2012), with Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles acting as mentor to the contestants, and designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman filling the rest of the judges panel. The all-star lineup includes: Austin Scarlett (Season 1); Kara Janx (Season 2); Elisa Jimenez (Season 4); Rami Kashou (Season 4); Kathleen “Sweet P” Vaughn (Season 4); Jerell Scott (Season 5); Kenley Collins (Season 5); Gordana Gehlhausen (Season 6); Anthony Williams (Season 7); Mila Hermanovski (Season 7); April Johnston (Season 8); Michael Costello (Season 8); and Mondo Guerra (Season 8).

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All My Children creator Agnes Nixon will reappear on the ABC sudser before its final televised broadcast on Sept. 23 as Agnes Eckhart, a Pine Valley Hospital board member who is admitted for treatment. The daytime pioneer, who first guest starred on AMC back in 2005 to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary, pops up in P.V. on Aug. 31, and will interact with Kara (played by Lindsay Hartley), David (Vincent Irizarry), and Erica (Susan Lucci) during this most recent stint.

• Ever wonder what Jon Hamm would look like in — er, standing near the director’s chair? Well, has a treat for you. Take a peek at the freshly de-bearded actor in action as director on the set of Mad Men‘s fifth season premiere.

• Hip-hopper-turned-reality star Flava Flav will trade significant others with rocker Dee Snider on ABC’s upcoming offshoot, Celebrity Wife Swap, reports.

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Comments (16)

  • I’m excited for the Runway All-Stars! Love that they are doing a full season and not just one episode as before. It would be fun if they did one with all the winners competing. Imagine Gretchen or Irina vs. Jeffrey and Jay :)

    Comment by Gretchen – August 8, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll watch when Kenley is gone. What an awful, awful person she is.

    Comment by Josh – August 8, 2011 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MONDO! I hope this is sweet redemption for the Gretchen fiasco. I also hope there will be another original season by late 2011. This won’t get in the way of season 10, will it?

    Comment by Sam – August 8, 2011 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have always wanted Bravo to do a Project Runway All Stars !
    I wish that they could of used the original Judges along with Tim Gunn as mentor.
    What’s Project Runway with out TIM GUNN !?
    And I really don’t like Mizrahi all that much.

    Comment by Laurel – August 8, 2011 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will watch Project Runway All-Stars but I don’t really like how they are having a new host, mentor and judges. It won’t really feel like Project Runway to me without Heidi and Tim. But I am excited to see these contestants competing again, since I liked many of them. Kenley doesn’t bother me as much as she does other people. I actually hated Gretchen from Series 8 more than I hated her, and unlike Gretchen, I think that Kenley actually has some designing talent. But I know they are also bringing her back in hopes that she will create drama. It will be interesting to see how her and Michael Costello interact with everyone else and if they are being drama queens. It is also tough to call who will win since many of these designers are very talented. I think Austin and Mondo will go far, since I think they are two of the strongest designers on this list, but it’s hard to tell what will happen with everyone else. I am mostly happy with the contestants, but I would have liked to have seen Santino Rice, Laura Bennett and Chris March come back for this competition as well. I do realize though that maybe they weren’t available or were uninterested.

    Comment by Roxie – August 8, 2011 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I read the 13 names, thought ‘maybe there will be 3 more’ and the first names that came to mind that I want to add are Chris March and Laura Bennett. Others I wouldn’t have minded seeing are Santino, Carol Hannah and Korto. I could have done without Kenley, and is it bad that I have absolutely no recollection of who Elisa or Jerell are?

      Comment by Ben – August 8, 2011 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Jerrell made it to the top 4 in Season 5. It was between him and Kenley to go to Fashion week along with Leann and Korto, and the judges picked Kenley over Jerrell. And Elisa was the weird woman who would spit on her dress as she was making it.

        Comment by Jessica – August 8, 2011 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Nope, still can’t recall them at all. Maybe I will when the show actually begins to air.

          Comment by Ben – August 8, 2011 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • After that one day challenge a couple years ago; I don’t think Korto wants to come back.

        Comment by Smidnite – August 8, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chris March couldn’t come back because Bravo gave him his own show !
      “Mad Fashion ” will air later this year.

      Comment by Laurel – August 9, 2011 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isaac Mizrahi?
    Does this mean that Bravo’s “Fashion House” is a complete wash-out now (like it wasn’t before)?

    Comment by Louie – August 8, 2011 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am glad that Lifetime is doing a spin-off of Project Runway aptly titled Mondo Guerra’s Victory Parade.

    Oh wait, Project Runway All-Stars?
    With Kenley, Gordana,… Elisa… Austin..?
    What about Chris March or Emilio Sosa? Or anyone from Season 3 (the best season in my opinion)Laura? Kayne? Anyone?

    Comment by Juan – August 8, 2011 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Tim Gunn on Project Runaway All Stars? That feels wrong. Sniffle.

    But yay Austin and Mondo, that is awesome. Also I love Sweet Pea.

    Comment by raelee514 – August 8, 2011 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting mix of designers. But seriously how is going to be Project Runway without Tim and Heidi. Don’t mind no Nina or Michael. Still not over the Gretchen fiasco and the last episode. Time for a change there. I like that is does contain no winners. But would love to see a mini season of just winners.

    Comment by Jenny – August 8, 2011 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Tim Gunn = no sale

    Comment by Not Daniel – August 9, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • seriously… have any of you seen the international versions? No Tim or Heidi on those and they are just as good. And besides, they are archtypes who are not impossible to replace.

    Comment by these comments are so lame – August 9, 2011 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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