Noticed last night during the first part of the Top Chef finale that Project Runway returns for its fourth season on November 14 -- and, like, not a moment too soon. And, you guessed it, there will indeed be a hometowner trying to make it work with Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and the 14 other contestants. Says here that the designer is a 39-year-old named Marion Lee, who's from Tyler but who lives in Dallas. Again, like I needed a reason to watch that show. --Robert Wilonsky
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