Amidst the other Project Runway controversy, people seem to be forgetting about the tragedy that befell one of the show’s models, as reported last week. Jia Santos (real name Eliza Jakubek), a Hungarian model competing for a shoot in Elle Magazine, was hit by a city bus while riding her bicycle to the show’s studios. She was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition with a fractured skull and eye socket.
BWE has gotten exclusive word from inside her very hospital room as to the model’s recovery. Our correspondent alerts us to the following news:
- Jia is OK, and will be released soon. Her bloodwork just needs to get better so she can have a “filter” removed. (Ed Note: Medical experts in our offices have no idea what that means. Also, we don’t have any medical experts.)
- Her manager is named Javier, and clearly wants to exploit her accident to get press.
- She hates Jello and turkey, but does like pears.
We are happy to hear that Jia has recovered, but we are simply overjoyed that a model (a real-life model!) has any opinion about food whatsoever. And hey — we hate Jello too!
As far as her manager trying to exploit the accident, you can’t really blame the guy. I mean, eye patches are so hot right now.*
*We would normally never joke about a tragedy like this, but come on, she’s gonna be OK!
“Anyone watch The Contender, where they have this show to see who the best boxer is? That kinda reminds me of this other show where they tried to find out who the best boxer was. It was called boxing. Remember that? It was a good show, boxing.” – comedian Greg Giraldo
The Contender kicks off its second season tonight (on ESPN; ratings dropped faster than “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley on network TV) with Sly gone and Sugar Ray Leonard hosting the show all by himself. That should make for some great unintentional comedy. Beyond that, tonight you also have the premiere of ABC’s “please let this be our American Idol” reality show The One: Making Of A Music Star and new episodes of Big Brother, Rock Star: Supernova and Rescue Me. And so much more. So what are YOU watching tonight? Vote now!
The Blogging Project Runway blog received a personalized note from accused Project Runway cheater Keith Michael yesterday, in which Michael denies allegations of copying his application portfolio from major designer labels. In the poorly punctuated memo (presumably written on a bedsheet, Marquis de Sade style) Keith says, “the panel of judges that reviewed my work had many years of experience behind them. i found them neither ignorant, uninformed or in any way confused about their own profession.” Well, gee, thanks so much, GOD, for reassuring us (albeit sarcastically) that these extremely qualified, successful fashion folks aren’t “confused” about their life’s work. If there’s one way I would never think to describe Michael Kors, it would be “confused.” Personally, I would choose to describe him as a Mystic Tanned Cowardly Lion… but one firm in his beliefs.
One thing is certain: We cannot wait to see TV’s sexiest professor Tim Gunn fire a couple of rounds into this guy — sexual pun intended. Make it work!
Which of the men below hosted MTV’s Total Request Live and once dated Jennifer Love Hewitt, and which one helped Sherriff Andy Taylor keep the mean streets of Mayberry, North Carolina safe from crime? Take your time…
It’s Best Night Ever for Monday, July 17th! Carolyn is here to walk you through the best of Monday night tv, including Hell’s Kitchen, Treasure Hunters, and Real World/Road Rules Challenge!
Sad news comes to us today from the world of True Love, in the form of an announcement that model/actress Carmen Electra and her rocker husband Dave Navarro are “amicably seperating”, which is publicist-speak for “if Dave bangs another random bimbo, Carmen would have no choice but to cut off his tattooed weiner, the illegality of which might jeopardize the acting career she’s been trying to get off the ground for the past decade”. How their undying love, which was symbolically celebrated inside a coffin on a reality show, could have come to such an abrupt demise is beyond human comprehension. Though I have a hunch that Dave’s latest love interest has more than a little to do with it.
Think back to a few years ago, when Adrien Brody was Hollywood’s “It Boy”. With his Oscar in hand, and Halle’s saliva in his piehole, the guy was on top of the world. A little while later, some of you may have seen a thin layer of glitter covering the ground, remnants of Brody’s star falling. But nothing — nothing — could prepare us for the item in today’s Page Six: Brody was seen “snuggling” with Ukranian ice skater/drunk driver Oksana Baiul at a pre-ESPY party in LA. While Brody is denying the claim (and you know Oksan-san is throwing a mail-order-bride fit in some random hotel room right now), just the idea of it is still quite scarring.
Then it occurred to us: Has Adrien Brody’s career really taken a turn this far south? Wethinks yes. And in order to prove out point, we’ve created a painfully accurate, highly mathematical graph, which we’ve called “Adrien Brody’s Fame-O-Meter”, to prove our point. To wit:
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Is it too late for Brody to climb back to the top? Will his upcoming movie with Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland, allow him to reclaim his status as a leading man? You decide!
Tom Cruise demonstrates how to make imaginary, fake, alien-babies with Steven Spielberg.
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