Kelly Cutrone Has Signed On To Be a Dr. Phil Correspondent
Come on, we all knew this was coming. Just not that it was coming via Dr. Phil.
Kelly Cutrone, aka @peoplesrev, aka author of If You Have to Cry Go Outside, aka star of Kell on Earth (RIP), has just signed on to be correspondent on Dr. Phil's talk show. This has been confirmed via Cutrone's Twitter account as well as Dr. Phil's Twitter account.
We've never watched Dr. Phil because his mustache scares us. He kind of reminds us of Patrick Swayze's character in Donny Darko, minus the whole child pornography thing. But we'll be DVRing every episode on which the public relations maven appears. Heck, if Kelly can get behind Dr. Phil, maybe we can, too.
We knew that Kelly Cutrone, who has become the beloved Dr. Phil-esque lifestyle guru of the fashion world (as well as an actual correspondent for Dr. Phil), was working a new show but didn't know much about it.
A casting notice reveals that Cutrone's new show for MTV will be more like an extension of her role on Dr. Phil than a Kell on Earth redux. Cutrone's new show will see the PR legend and best-selling author help folks reach their dreams. "Kelly Cutrone...is here to push you to achieve your goals," reads the casting notice, "She's been there, and has the know-how to kick your dreams into gear."
And she's looking for some dreamers to kick into gear, Cutrone-style, which will probably mean lots of blunt, no-nonsense but loving advice. If you're 18-23 here's here's what you need to know (non-fashion dreamers are welcome to apply, too):
If there is one person in the industry no one wants to piss off, it's Kelly Cutrone. [Ed. note: OK, really it's Anna Wintour, but she won't put your shit on blast like Cutrone.] The lifestyle guru, America's Next Top Model judge, and PR maven is known for telling it exactly how it is, no matter who it is. The most recent victim of her acid tongue? Janice Dickinson.
Dickinson, who seems to enjoy running her mouth about anything in order to stir the pot, recently mouthed off about her former employer, Tyra Banks, calling her "soulless, heartless, and cold."
We hung out with Cutrone recently (more on that later) and she told us she's "gotten really close with Tyra." So what did she think about the choice words Dickinson had for her Top Model boss?
Kelly Cutrone's return to reality tv could be imminent and have a totally new context. The fashion publicist and author may replace Andre Leon Talley as a judge on America's Next Top Model after the 17th season ends, Page Six reports. Talley's been on the show for four years and since he began, his title at Vogue has changed from editor at large to the less burdensome one of contributing editor. Perhaps he intends to increase his role there again? Maybe Anna misses him?
Since Kell on Earth doesn't look to be coming back anytime soon and The Hills/The City are definitely dunzo, we were wondering when we would be seeing Kelly on the small screen again. Given the affinity she's shown for giving advice and making decisions, we think she would make a great judge for just about anything.