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Romeo San Vicente | August 08, 2005

Kip Pardue Glamorama Arrives in Style

Back in 2002, Romeo reported on the "in development" status of Glamorama, the fourth movie to be made from a novel by Bret Easton Ellis (the author who's either gay, bi, straight, or none of the above, depending on which news source you happen to be reading). Three years later, that film is a reality, directed by Roger Avary (The Rules of Attraction) and scheduled for release sometime in 2005 or 2006. Since all of Ellis' fiction features overlapping characters, Kip Pardue is reprising his Rules role as Victor, a pretty male model in 1990s Manhattan; in this film, Victor falls in with a group of terrorist supermodels bent on wreaking havoc in their Kevlar-lined Armani suits. The movie also stars Robert Sean Leonard and Estella Warren (Kangaroo Jack), but what really has Romeo excited is a glimpse at those retro '90s fashions.



Isaac Mizrahi Isaac Mizrahi Tries on New Network

He's in Bergdorf Goodman. He's in Target. And soon Isaac Mizrahi will be in your TV five days a week. Isaac, the fashion/home furnishings/dog accessories designer's new talk show, will debut later this fall on the Style Network. Earlier this year, Romeo reported a similar venture from Mizrahi, tentatively scheduled for NBC, but Style stepped in and gave him a Monday-to-Friday slot. Unlike The Isaac Mizrahi Show, his former weekly series on Oxygen, Isaac will be shot before a live audience. And don't expect strict adherence to the subject of fashion. The charming host and his visiting guests will share their obsessions about pop culture, home, garden, diet, coffee, pets, and love, in addition to beauty, fashion, and style. This means no more guest appearances to dispense stylish advice on Oprah; he'll be too busy being her competition.



Mark Bingham Discovery Remembers Flight 93

Of the countless stories of personal heroism that followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the still somewhat mysterious events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 remain intriguing and open to speculation. This Sept. 11, the Discovery Channel will air The Flight That Fought Back, a two-hour special exploring the details of the hijacked Boeing 757 that crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa. One of the 41 people aboard, gay businessman and amateur rugby player Mark Bingham is assumed to have taken part in the mid-air passenger rebellion that led to the plane missing its intended target in the nation's capital. He was posthumously recognized as a "Person of the Year" by gay and lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate, and now his courage, along with that of his fellow passengers, will be remembered in the special.



Kitchen Couple Crushes Competition

Extreme diets and the no-carb craze don't show any signs of abating, but caterers Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh know that the quickest way to a person's heart is still through the pleasure center that is the stomach. And it's that wise old secret that these partners in business and life used to get a lock on the viewer-vote-determined outcome of the Food Network's reality competition, The Next Food Network Star. The culinary couple's jackpot will be hosting their own cooking show on the cable channel. They'll be the first openly gay co-hosts of a food series – one as yet unnamed – and they'll be making their debut this fall, joining other Food Network celeb chefs like Jamie Oliver, Rachael Ray, and Emeril Lagasse. And Romeo's certain the new cooking kids on the block will be able to stand the heat.

  • Romeo San Vicente likes it when things get hot.


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