Jennifer Lopez Bows Out of 'Project Runway' Finale

September 13, 2008 02:33:54 GMT

The multi-talented artist has canceled on her guest judge participation on the reality television series about the competition of aspiring fashion designers.


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Jennifer Lopez won't be helping Heidi Klum in selecting the winner of "Project Runway" season 5. Taking the finale's excitement down a notch, Access Hollywood reported that host/executive producer Klum has announced the dropping out of the 39-year-old from her participation as guest judge on Friday, September 12, when her appearance was scheduled to be taped.

Revealing the fact in New York at the"Project Runway" Season Five Finale Fashion show, the famed model noted that the cancellation was made due to a foot injury. Following Klum's announcement over the matter, Lopez's representative gave out confirmation on her exit, but insisted that the wife of singer Marc Anthony will still join Nautica Malibu Triathlon in Malibu, California.

Filling out the vacant position left by Lopez is the contestants' mentor and fashion guru Tim Gunn. It would be his first of being a judge on the show. On Gunn's sudden participation as the show's judge, "Runway" executive producer Andy Cohen wrote on his blog at BravoTV.com, "Unfortunately our guest judge hurt her leg, but Tim Gunn stepped in to the rescue and RUNWAY fans who've always dreamed of seeing Sir Tim judge are going to get their wish."

Season five final episode of "Runway" will be presented in two parts. The first will be broadcast on October 8 at 9/8 c focusing on the time the preparation of the designers in making a whole collection of 12 outfits for Olympus Fashion week with a budget of $8,000, while the second aired on October 15 will expose who has made the final cut.

© AceShowbiz.com




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