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HGTV Design Star Season Finale Recap: And the Winner Is…

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There was a moment toward the end of HGTV Design Star‘s Season 6 finale where I had a brief fantasy that the judges panel would get inspired by the recently concluded Glee Project and declare multiple winners. Imagine if they greenlit a show in which …READ MORE


HGTV Design Star: And Then There Were Two

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I wondered for a hot second if this week’s episode of HGTV Design Star would end in a Gladiator-style duel to the death. After all, returning judge Candice Olson (who’s been sorely missed all these weeks) seemed to be setting up a swords-and-sandals scenario when she asked our two finalists to …READ MORE


HGTV Design Star: Who Should Win It All?

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We’re down to the final three contestants on Season 6 of HGTV Design Star, and trying to decide who I want to win feels akin to staring at three paint chips — “Buttercream,” “Newborn Chick,” and “Lemon Drop” — and thinking, “I guess pretty much any of these would work.” Monday night’s episode found us saying goodbye to …READ MORE


HGTV Design Star Recap: Kitchen Nightmares

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Drama 1, Design 0. That was the depressing score at the end of Monday night’s episode of HGTV Design Star, and the worst part was watching the judges pull shenanigans to try to justify their decisions. …READ MORE


HGTV Design Star Recap: Jersey Shore Thing

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HGTV Design Star took a road trip to the Jersey Shore this week, but I’m pleased to report no hot tubs were befouled as the nine remaining contestants joined forces to renovate four bedrooms at a violently outdated bed and breakfast. In fact, the only part of the telecast that left me deeply disconcerted — aside from the ’80s leather sectional sofa in Meg, Mark, and Karl’s “before” room — was the presence of guest judge Kathy Ireland, who debuted a brand new language known as Cuecardanese.

Seriously, I can’t be the only one who got the bad chills when the supermodel-turned-designer …READ MORE


HGTV Design Star Recap: Antacid Reign

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When a reality-show contestant kicks off an episode with a grandiose declaration, you know he’s getting set up to experience either the thrill of victory, or the agony of defeat. On this week’s HGTV Design Star, said contestant was


HGTV Design Star Recap: Box Tops

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HGTV Design Star brought back its iconic white-box challenge for Monday night’s episode, and while a few contestants filled their blank-canvases with dazzling colors, funky textures, and outrageous furnishings, others collapsed under the hefty freedom of being able to work with no boundaries. …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Obama's Extreme Makeover, AMC's ABC Finale Lures Other Vets, and More

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First Lady Michelle Obama is continuing her “Joining Forces” Initiative on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this fall, teaming with the do-gooder series on a house for otherwise homeless female military vets. READ MORE