Kelly Cutrone was known for years as the scary boss of Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port on MTV’s “The Hills,” and then again on her own series on Bravo, “Kell on Earth,” and now she’s headed back to TV again.
On “The Hills,” Cutrone was a force to be reckoned with and known for her strict business dealings, even forcing Conrad to fire another cast member, Stephanie Pratt, at one point. Although she wasn’t always the nicest person, she knew what she was doing when it came to PR.
Last week, it was announced that she would soon star in “The Kelly Cutrone Project,” a talk show which will air on The CW’s digital arm, CW seed.
“The Kelly Cutrone Project is being described as ‘a fast-paced, one-of-its-kind digital talk show’ that will feature discussions on fashion, pop culture happenings and “things your mother never wanted to tell you,” The Hollywood Reporter announced on Feb. 7. “The digital talk show will debut on CW Seed this summer, with a premiere date to be announced later.”
Ironically, executive producers Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto, who worked on “The Hills” and “The City,” will be working on the new series with Cutrone.
“It is a revolutionary time in media and I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity, and to be partnered with The CW Network, CW Seed and DiGa,” Cutrone said in a statement.
Last month, it was announced that The CW would be airing a Veronica Mars series, also on their digital arm, so Cutrone is in good company when it comes to their lineup.
“The CW announced Wednesday that it’s even reviving the property with a web series on its CW Seed website,” The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Jan. 15. “There are few immediate details on the project, which sees The CW reuniting with the property after canceling it in 2007, though creator Rob Thomas is on board. The project will likely consist of six to eight 10-minute segments and will feature Ryan Hansen as a version of Ryan trying to put together a Dick Casablancas spinoff of Veronica Mars.”
Kelly Cutrone first began working with The CW in 2011 when she replaced André Leon Talley on “America’s Next Top Model.” On the show, Cutrone’s brutal honesty led to her receiving the nickname Kelly “Cut-throat” Cutrone.
In addition to her show aspirations, Cutrone has also written two books, 2010’s “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You,” which landed on the New York Times’ Bestsellers List, and 2011’s “Normal Gets You Nowhere.”
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