Companario Boss Jaime Davila Talks Latinx Diversity, ‘Mexican Dynasties’; Teases Details On ‘Selena’ Netflix Series

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The very first episode Bravo’s latest reality series Mexican Dynasties doesn’t waste any time when it comes to breaking stereotypes of the Mexican culture. Produced by Jaime Davila’s Campanario Entertainment, the show follows three af…

‘Project Runway’ to Feature First Transgender Model in Season 17

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The upcoming season of “Project Runway” is set to feature the show’s first transgender model as the fashion design competition show moves toward inclusivity in its return to Bravo.

“We have full-figured models, we have African-American models, we have our first transgender model in ‘Project Runway’ this season,” judge Nina Garcia told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.

In its 16 seasons, the show has yet to showcase a trans model on the runway, though it has featured at least one out transgender designer, three-time competitor Ari South, who transitioned between her first and second stints on the show.

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Bravo unveiled the details of “Project Runway’s” return to its original network on Tuesday, including a 90-minute premiere set for Thursday, March 14. Model Karlie Kloss and former winner Christian Siriano will step in for former host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn, who departed the show for a new fashion-centric TV project together at Amazon.

Garcia will return as a judge, with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor in chief Elaine Welteroth. The list of this season’s guest judges includes pop star Cardi B, designer Dapper Dan, actress Danielle Brooks and Marni Senofonte, who is Kendall Jenner’s personal stylist as well as the stylist behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Super Bowl 50 looks.

“Project Runway” returns to its original network as part of a deal between Bravo Media LLC and Lantern Entertainment LLC. Magical Elves, the original production company behind “Project Runway,” will return to the fashion design competition show as it moves back to Bravo.

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Watch a new trailer for the season here.

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‘Project Runway’ Returns To Original Home Bravo With 90-Minute Episode On March 14

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‘Project Runway’ Maps Bravo Return With 90-Minute Episodes, Cardi B and a Trailer (Video)

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“Project Runway” has set a date for its return to Bravo.

The fashion competition series, which will have two new hosts as it returns to its original network, will premiere on Bravo Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode will be 90 minutes long.

Karlie Kloss and former winner Christian Siriano will topline the reboot as host and mentor respectively. Kloss and Siriano, who took home the trophy on the fourth season of the show, step in for Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who exited the show last month for a new fashion-centric reality TV project at Amazon.

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The two are joined on the new iteration of the fashion design competition by returning judge Nina Garcia, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor in chief Elaine Welteroth. This season will also feature special guests including Cardi B, designed Dapper Dan, actress Danielle Brooks and Marni Senofonte, who is Kendall Jenner’s personal stylist as well as the stylist behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Super Bowl 50 looks.

The winning designer will receive the largest prize in the show’s history– $250,000 furnished by the Pilot’s FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen –a feature in ELLE, and his or her own featured role in a Bluprint digital series as well as $50,000 to put toward their own design studio, also courtesy of Bluprint.

“Project Runway” returns to its original network as part of a deal between Bravo Media LLC and Lantern Entertainment LLC. Magical Elves, the original production company behind “Project Runway,” will return to the fashion design competition show as it moves back to Bravo.

The company, which also produces “Top Chef,” produced the first five seasons of “Project Runway” before the show was moved to Lifetime in 2008. Lifetime parent company A+E Networks dropped the Weinstein Company-produced show amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal in 2017.

You can watch a trailer for the new season above.

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Fatima Ali, ‘Top Chef’ Season 15 Fan Favorite, Dies of Cancer at 29

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Fatima Ali, a contestant on season 15 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has died following her battle with cancer. She was 29.

Ali’s family confirmed the news to Pakistani outlet, Dawn. Bravo also shared the news on its “Top Chef” twitter account, writing:

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Fatima Ali lost her courageous battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with her family at this time. People not only fell in love with her cooking, but fell in love with her personality and heart.”

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We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Fatima Ali lost her courageous battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with her family at this time. People not only fell in love with her cooking, but fell in love with her personality and heart. ???? pic.twitter.com/pKoZG7BDIk

— Bravo’s Top Chef (@BravoTopChef) January 25, 2019

Ali was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in late 2017, and though the cancer initially went into remission, she revealed last October that it had returned and that her diagnosis was terminal.

After first appearing — and winning — a 2013 episode of Food Network’s “Chopped,” Ali joined the Season 15 cast of “Top Chef” in 2017. Though she was eliminated in Week 9 of the competition, Ali was named the Fan Favorite at the end of the season.

Bruce Kalman, another “Top Chef” contestant and close friend of Ali, paid tribute to her his Instagram page.

It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer. I will miss you Fati, and you will be in my heart forever. I’ll always remember the great times we had, especially our interview during the tailgating episode discussing football, stadiums, and Taylor Swift. Much love, Bruce.”

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‘Dirty John’ Star Juno Temple on Finale’s ‘Absolutely Brilliant’ Uber Car Chase (Video)

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Bravo’s “Dirty John” finale)

The finale of Bravo’s true-crime-podcast-turned-limited-series “Dirty John” aired Sunday, giving viewers the chilling conclusion to the fictionalized version of the tale of Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the con man who seduced her and tormented her family, John Meehan (Eric Bana).

While the eight-episode season ended with many a frightening and dramatic moment, there was at least one funny bit that sticks out from an otherwise intense finale: a car chase Debra’s daughter, Veronica (Juno Temple), gets in with John — while sitting in the back of an Uber.

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“When I read that I was like, ‘This is absolutely brilliant that I’m doing an Uber car chase right now,’” Temple told TheWrap in an interview last week.

Veronica is using the ride-share service to get home after a night on the town when she notices John parked outside her house, and as soon as he tries to zoom off she orders her driver to follow him all the way to her little sister Terra’s (Julia Garner) house.

“I don’t have a driver’s license, so I don’t know if that was put in there for that, because it’s probably easier than a process trailer,” Temple said. “But I also think, in today’s society, [with] how much everyone depends on Uber, it just makes it so funny that she’s in her night-out party frock in an Uber and this poor guy that’s roped into this situation, you know? I thought it was genius.”

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She then camps out at her sister’s apartment complex all night — and ropes the guy into staying with her.

“It also, I think, heightens that ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ [part]. You know she’s in a glitter dress and like, ‘I’m going to protect my sister,’” Temple said.

When it comes to the more serious moments in the finale — like how Terra is attacked by John in a parking lot and must kill him in self defense, just as the real Terra Newell did — Temple says she didn’t talk to the family about their experience to draw upon for her performance.

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“I’m not quite sure how one would broach that question with the family you know?” Temple said. “And I think in that moment for me I thought about what it would be if I was with my family and how that would feel, you know? Because I think everyone can relate to the idea of being worried about a family member and also being proud and truly dumbfounded.”

Watch the interview above and hear Temple explain how the show ends in an “life imitating art imitating life” way.

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‘Dirty John’: Juno Temple on Veronica’s ‘You Know I’m Right’ Attitude Heading Into Finale (Video)

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The finale of Bravo’s “Dirty John” airs Sunday night, wrapping up the on-screen version of the real-life story of John Meehan (Eric Bana), the con man who wooed and deceived Newport Beach interior designer Debra Newell (Connie Britton). You know, the story made infamous by the Los Angeles Times true-crime podcast.

TheWrap spoke with Juno Temple — who plays Debra’s very suspicious daughter, Veronica — this week about where her character is at mentally, as both the fictional Newells and viewers at home see how this tale ends.

“I think she is worried,” Temple said, in the interview above. “I think she’s pretty frightened for her mum. And I think she’s frustrated. I think she feels a little betrayed and also I think Veronica is someone who knows she’s right. So she feels a kind of, ‘You know I’m right, because I’m always right.’ I think she has that attitude, you know? But I think also, even she has been surprised by what information has come out about John and that the more she’s dug the more really dark stuff she’s found out.”

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Temple told TheWrap that Veronica, who has been wary of John from Day 1, “takes no prisoners” and is ready to protect her mother at all costs. And let’s not forget John is pretty weird with Veronica, too.

“There’s the later moment where she’s at her safe and he says, you know, ‘What’s in the safe, kiddo?’ Which is a weird invasion of privacy, you know?” Temple said. “And also ‘kiddo,’ I think that’s a moment of, first and foremost I’m an adult, and secondly, ‘You’re nowhere even close to my father, so I don’t know who you think you are or why you think you can act that way in this house.’”

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Last Sunday’s “Dirty John” was the most-watched episode of the series so far, with 3 million total viewers, making it Bravo’s most-watched scripted series telecast ever, according Nielsen’s “Live + 3 Day” data.

Watch our interview with Temple above.

“Dirty John” season finale airs Sunday, Jan. 13 at 10/9c on Bravo.

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‘When Calls The Heart’ & ‘Dirty John’ Set Ratings Records In Holiday Week

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‘Queer as Folk’ Reboot in the Works at Bravo

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There’s another adaptation of “Queer as Folk” on the way.

Bravo has put into development a new reboot of the 1999 British television series about a group of gay men living in Manchester. The new show, said to be a modern take on the original series, centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community following a tragedy.

The creator of the original “Queer as Folk,” Russell T. Davis is attached to executive produce, with Stephen Dunn to write.

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“Queer as Folk” has already been adapted for North American audiences once before, with a Pittsburgh-set adaptation running for five seasons on Showtime and the Canadian network Showcase from 2000 to 2005.

Starring Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Peter Paige, Scott Lowell, Thea Gill and Michelle Clunie, the series was the first hour-long drama to portray the lives of gay men and women on American television.

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In addition to Davies and Dunn, Bravo’s reboot will be executive produced by Nicola Shindler of Red Productions and Lee Eisenberg of Quantity Entertainment. Quantity’s Emily Brecht is also a co-executive producer on the project from Digital Rights Group and Universal Cable Productions.

Variety first reported the news.

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