Jane Pratt Is ‘Uglier’ Than Brandon Holley and Atoosa Rubenstein

Jane Pratt
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Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Today in his column on Portfolio's Website, Jeff Bercovici tells us that former Sassy and Jane magazine editor Jane Pratt only got the lead in her new VH1 show, American Ugly after Brandon Holley, who was hired to replace her at Jane, and Atoosa Rubenstein, her former Sassy intern, turned it down. Yeoch. We bet she was all "Victory is mine" after that. We couldn't reach VH1 to see when the show, a sort of reality version of Ugly Betty in which Jane and co-star mustachioed nineties stylist Phillip Bloch "advise unfashionable women on how to run a fashion magazine," was coming out; but according to the MySpace blog of an Australian girl called Cherie Lucas, who sounds like she was a contestant, it's already wrapped: "To say it was an amazing experience would be an understatement … I got to work with amazing people, we had a beautiful set and a wardrobe to die for … hahahah!!! they put me in some crazy stuff! all in the name of reality TV!" Indeed. Our question: Does Pratt + Bloch + 2008 + a weird premise + hyperventilating Australians = a sucky show or an awesome one? "I got to meet Gloria Gaynor (I will survive/amazing singer and writter)," Cherie writes on her blog. "She sang for us then we sang for her! she blew me away!" We're starting to think maybe awesome?

Mixed Media [Mixed Media/Portfolio]
Cherie Lucas [MySpace]
Update: Boo, Jane is not going to be on the show, after all.