Nicole Richie joins Jessica Simpson in “Fashion Star” as celebrity mentor

By on Jul 9, 2011 in Entertainment, Television Comments

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National Broadcasting Company (NBC) announced in a press release that Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos were signed as the new celebrity mentors for the show “Fashion Star”, as reported by several entertainment news sites, July 8, 2011.

Reports reveal that the upcoming new series “Fashion Star”, starring Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson, will be joined by Nicole Richie as a celebrity mentor.

Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, was reportedly quoted saying, “NBC could not have asked for better additions to the celebrity mentors than John Varvatos, one of the most well-known menswear designers in the nation and international style icon and creative director, Nicole Richie.”

“Both are trendsetters and tastemakers and their design skills and expertise will be invaluable to our contestants on the series,” he adds.

Ben Silverman, Executive Producer of Fashion Star and CEO and founder of Electus, reveals in a report that “Jessica, Nicole, John and Elle make the most exciting team we have ever worked with on a reality television show and we are thrilled to feature such an extraordinary group of mentors and designers.”

Related reports further reveal that the new series, premiere to be announced, will feature 14 unknown designers who will battle with one another to have a chance to launch their lines with 3 of America’s top retailers.



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