"Project Runway" Is Returning To Bravo In Season 17

After 11 seasons on Lifetime, Project Runway is moving back to Bravo for upcoming season 17. NBC Universal made the announcement Monday at its upfront in New York City. “Project Runway is coming back where it all started; it’s coming home on Bravo,” said the network’s Andy Cohen.

The fashion design competition, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, was a smash hit from the get-go at Bravo, where its first five seasons aired from 2004-2008. In a shocking move that prompted a string of lawsuits, The Weinstein Co. struck a deal to move it to Lifetime without giving Bravo a chance to match Lifetime’s offer.

This is just the latest installment of the fallout in the wake of The Weinstein Co.’s downfall after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a serial sexual predator last year via Pulitzer Prize-winning stories in The New York Times. A+E Television Networks, the parent company of Lifetime, terminated its deal with TWC on Jan. 10, ending their commitment to air any further seasons of the show.

Project Runway was created by Eli Holzman. In 2008, it won a Peabody Award "for using the 'television reality contest' genre to engage, inform, enlighten and entertain.” All seasons thus far were filmed in NYC, with the exception of season 6, filmed in Los Angeles.

The program has been nominated for dozens of Primetime Emmys; Klum and Tim Gunn won for Outstanding Reality Competition Host in 2013. The popularity of Project Runway has also spawned spinoffs like Under the Gunn and Project Runway: Junior, and several international iterations all over the globe.


Andy Cohen Can't Find Love... Because He Keeps Getting Kicked Off Dating Apps!


He might have fame, fortune, and Daddy with a capital D good looks, but the one thing that still eludes reality television mogul Andy Cohen? Love! The forty-nine-year-old openly sexy celebrity will appear on Thursday's Elle, but thanks to this sneak peek we can get a taste of the juicy goss audiences are in for!

Cohen - who as of earlier this month is single after splitting from boyfriend Clifton Dassuncao - has been hitting dating apps looking for his next love connection. However, because the apps (he only opens up to using Tinder, so get to swiping boys) filter out fake accounts - including celebrity imposters - he keeps getting kicked off because of his famous visage! Here's what he has to say about one of these unfortunate but hilarious experiences:

There is a gay dating app that I’m on that I keep getting kicked off of because they think I’m impersonating Andy Cohen, and they’re like 'Your photos don’t meet our guidelines.'

Now we wait and see how long it takes for Cohen to turn this into a reality series. You guys went IN on Andy after he stepped in for Kathy Griffin to host this year's New Year's Eve on CNN, and while I get that (I really really do) I still think he's adorable. My thirst wins again! Check out the video below and let us know if you'd swipe right for Andy.


When Asked If The Johnny Weir Fighting Was True, Adam Rippon Said...

Adam Rippon’s shined a light on the rumored rivalry between him and NBC commentator Johnny Weir.

Rippon made an appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” and was asked by a caller if the Page Six story about the fighting between him and Weir was true.

Rippon’s response?... Yeah, it maybe is.

More specifically, he said, “Um, maybe” followed by a head nod.

The rumor was the Johnny Weir felt upstaged by Rippon’s shining presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics. That said, Rippon had no intention of going after Weir’s spotlight. He was just being his authentic self and putting in the work of an Olympic athlete.

“I think maybe. But you know what? I’m not coming for his job. I’m not coming for his gig," Rippon added.

On top of that, the two men barely had any actual interaction while in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Despite these possibly true rumors, Rippon respects and appreciates Johnny Weir. If Weir hadn’t come out in 2011 after his second time in the Olympics, Rippon might have had a harder time as an openly Gay Olympian.

“We’ve always reached out to each other, and I’ve always, liked, thanked him because I kind of feel like, he kind of, like, helped make my way a little bit easier,” Rippon.

With that, Weir’s rep team officially denies the claims of Weir feeling put off by Rippon.

As they told the HuffingtonPost, “The Page Six story was completely false. Johnny is proud of and stands behind all the athletes and their accomplishments.”