Gossip Roundup by NoMoreDrama
Why in the world would Adrienne Maloof open a restaurant and insult Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant all in one breath? First of all, does she even eat? Second of all, her brand is NOT KNOWING HOW TO COOK. Bye, bye, Ms. Maloof. Hopefully now that you’re off the show we won’t have to hear any more about you.
And then in the Jersey side of the country, JohnnytheGreek has deleted all of his tweets and given himself a fresh start on twitter. Apparently there were some old tweets that he was worried about. Oh lordy, does anyone even care? His tweet: “Ladies & Gents, welcome to my new Twitter. I’ve decided to start fresh. Nothing to hide, but too many crazies around that scroll years back.”
We will have our own recap of It’s a Brad, Brad World coming tomorrow, but Brad just sent me a recap of the show (okay he sent it to anyone signed up to receive his newsletter, but I’d like to think we have a special connection, both being Canadian and all). Click here to read it. It’s fulll of fashiondelish photos.
And finally we have a new blogger taking on the Rachel Zoe Project. Aside from being mesmerized by Rodger’s long hair, I enjoyed Rachel’s return to Bravo.
Brad was on WWHL last night after his show. The big reveal:
Rachel Zoe Project by Amy
Welcome back to the hectic world of Rachel Zoe! From her opening monologue we find out that Jeremiah is gone and that Mandana is the vice president of “everything” and Rachel doesn’t know what she would do without her. Rachel comments that she has been spending a lot of time designing now as well as styling.
The season begins at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Rachel is nervous because she is technically a “baby fashion designer” and is having her first proper runway show at Lincoln Center. She asks Rodger not to fight with her this week. At her studio, Mandana’s job is taking on as much of Rachel’s role as she can since Rachel is so busy. Rachel arrives and they have 3 days left for the show. Rachel says that she has received emails from prominent fashion people saying that they are excited for her show. She says that she needs people to pay attention to details. Mandana, Rodger, and Rachel agree that she still needs most things for the show (like models, hair and makeup, music). Rachel is mostly focused on complete looks. Mandana and Rodger fight like brother and sister. Rachel’s vision for her collection is modern, cool, effortless, and fabulous. She says that it is inspired by Jane Birkin, and has a tomboy cool feel. She and Rodger talk about how it is critical to have “hits” every year to stay relevant. Rodger is concerned about commercial viability of the collection but Rachel considers his opinions on this not relevant because when she met him he was wearing Birkenstocks. Mandana is feeling very overwhelmed.
Skyler arrives, and he is so freakin adorable. Rachel calls him “magical” and thinks he’s weird because he goes around hugging everyone. After he spends some time in the studio he is taken away by his nanny Rusty. Rachel says she always has Sky and Rodger time no matter how busy she gets. Mandana asks about flowers, Rachel says “not girly, not bridal” but all white. Mandana is worried about not going over budget. Rachel has to leave to attend a show because she is still a stylist.
Marchesa Show: Rachel goes for red carpet looks. She sees a lot of youthful, short dresses and gets a romantic, slightly medieval vibe. Rachel considers her collection more of an everyday wearable rather than special event.
The next day we find that Skyler didn’t sleep well that night. Rodger reads a news story about Rachel’s collection claiming the label is not doing well, which is completely inaccurate. Rodger advises Rachel to not give a comment, which Rachel sees as admitting guilt. While in the car Rachel laments the fact that she hasn’t gone on a major shopping spree in a while. Rodger disagrees and says that Rachel buys a ton of stuff for Skyler. She disagrees and tries to compare buying herself a Burberry jacket (which is more expensive) than buying him the same, to which Rodger says that buying him Burberry is ridiculous.
Prabal Gurung Show: Rachel sees Andy Cohen, says hi, and ignores Brad who is with him. She says that Prabal is really a downtown girl sort of collection and comments that he stands by his vision. She meets Prabal after the show and tells him how great it was.
Back at her studio, Rachel says that she can completely separate herself as a designer from herself as a stylist. They are deciding about under 40 looks for the show. Mandana wants Rachel to finalize looks, not continue to change looks. Rachel wants to put new things on the runway, like making a leather jacket short sleeve (they cut it right there!). Mandana wants to eat chocolate but Rachel monitors what she eats because she thinks that Mandana’s food choices are making her ulcer worse. Mandana thinks that the fashion show is making her ulcer worse. Rodger advises the team about how to handle the negative news article; he says to not comment and not respond. Rachel wants everyone to know that the things in the article are not true.
Rodger meets with his friends Neil and Daryl and talks about Skyler. He complains that Rachel won’t let him dress Skyler in t-shirts. They joke that Skyler dresses very feminine. With 1 day left until her show, Rachel is freaking out about details such as hats, and the fact that she needs to go over bags. Kelsey discusses the floral wall with Mandana. The majority of the budget has been spent on a white orchid wall which no one is sure Rachel will like. Rachel wants it to look like strands of hippie beads and doesn’t see why it should be so difficult. Rachel’s sister, Pam, shows up along with her father, Ron. Rachel is so stressed she’s worried she’ll be snippy with them. Rachel pictures the models with fringe bangs.
Odile wants to cut Rachel’s bangs and Rachel reminds him that she hasn’t had bangs since she got married. She goes for it and loves her new bangs. Rachel decides to stay away from the office after the next show because all she will do is restyle her looks. Rodger notices her bangs and says that he loves them.
Oscar de la Renta Show: Rachel feels that he is almost a mentor to her, Oscar likes her bangs. Rachel says she has a crush on him. He says that if you aren’t nervous for your show, then the show won’t happen and reassures Rachel that she will do well. Rachel feels reassured that Oscar is still nervous before every show. His show is beautiful and is full of show stoppers. She sees a few “Anne Hathaway moments”. She states that they are pieces of art and loves the way he addresses the modern woman. He designs for “the woman that dreams”.
A small commercial interlude where Rachel states that every mother thinks their child is the “most majed thing since sliced bread”. Rachel thinks it’s cooler when bread is broken rather than sliced. This is a weird interlude.The day of the show arrives and Rodger asks Rachel to help him pick out his shoes, and then about ties. Rachel could care less what Rodger wears.They say that today will show the New York Post that they are wrong. Rachel says today is “game day” but then says she doesn’t know what it means. It is 2 hours until the show and Mandana is going over everything and making sure things are ready while Rachel is going to Michael Kors’ Show. When working for Rachel the details are very important.
Michael Kors Show: Michael is a dear friend so Rachel can’t miss his show. Michael talks to her and says he plugged her twitter. His show is “gorgeous”. Rachel feels like she completely identifies with it as it evokes the feel of the 60s which is one of her favorite periods in fashion. She loves how he matched everything to each other, very ensemble styling.
It’s 1 hour until Rachel’s show. The flowers arrive and Mandana thinks they are amazing.
30 minutes to the show and Rachel visits hair and makeup. Everyone is on time. they are assembling the flower wall and Rachel worries if it is modern. She is reassured and she is excited about the wall. She thanks the florist. Everyone needs Rachel’s approval. Rodger thinks that everything behind the scenes are calm; cut to hectic backstage as Rachel wants to restyle everything. Mandana and Rachel are afraid about their decisions.
Rachel’s Show: the show starts and Rachel is incredibly nervous. She puts up a wall to keep herself emotionally numb to it all. (Can I mention that Skyler is in a Burberry jumpsuit.) Backstage is complete chaos. Rachel is so happy when the show ends.(The floral wall does look really great) Rachel hugs people backstage after the show. Rachel is concerned about becoming a designer while remaining a stylist and a mom.
Survivor 26 Caramoan Fans vs Favorites by MelTheHound week 4
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 15th castaway voted out/7th Jury Member
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Chemical Disposal
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
Previous Season: Survivor: Gabon – 12th castaway voted out/4th Jury Member
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Clinical Consultant
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist
Voted out week 1 (2nd time voted out first)
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales
Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz
Voted out week 2
Edward “Eddie” Fox
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Voted out week 3
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Occupation: Racecar Driver
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Administrative Officer
Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: BMX Bike Sales
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Event Planner
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate Sales
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Iraq War Veteran
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee
Welcome back Castaways. Last week, we said goodbye to Hope, one of the original P4 making them now the P3. Two women gone from the tribe. I don’t remember her being a great asset to the team in challenges but there is an even weaker link than her. Laura. After council the remaining members of the P4 tribe, Reynold and Eddie (P2), are very concerned for their spots in the game. They make the claim that without them, there isn’t a chance in hell of the Goya tribe winning a challenge against the much stronger Mikal (favorites) tribe. Michael makes the remark that they aren’t winning with them, which is true. However, anyone watching this unfold can clearly see that there are members holding them back rather than helping on Sherri’s alliance (who is really rubbing my last nerve raw with her shit eating grin) of five. Our favorite slacker, Shamar, has very little to say.
Day 8 over at the Bikal tribe, Pinky has deemed Brandon worthy of becoming a member of Stealth R Us. His imaginary corporation. He dubs Brandon ‘The Conqueror’, a title he seems pretty pleased with. Pinky says it’s because he attacks and conquers the challenges. He does. No one can really deny that he is a strong player. TH Brandon says it took him 9 days of kissing butt to infiltrate ‘agent Phillip’s’ secret alliance. He says that Pinky prides himself on being able to discern when someone is lying to him but he can’t because he has been lying to Pinky all along. Pinky then names Erik, The Silent One. I didn’t get why, I just remember that Erik HATES ‘The Specialist’, Pinky. Erik is one of the strongest players on that tribe. Then, we bring in Brenda. I didn’t catch her name, most of what Pinky says is Charlie Brown teacher blah blah bwah blah to me. Andrea isn’t too happy that Pinky has done this without discussing it with her first, she being one of the first of the Stealth R Us alliance. So… Now Pinky has given everyone a name, presumably in his mind, so they will all help carry him to the finish line. We’ll see how that works out for him. I don’t mind saying and I don’t think it’s any secret, I have zero respect for this guy.
The object of this game is for all players to end up on top of or ‘above’ a platform at the end of a course. To achieve this two members from each tribe will be on the first two platforms of three. The rest will use shoulder top planks to provide them with a walk way to the third platform. They cannot carry the walkers but must provide the walkway. Got that? The planks are tied to the first platform so they must first untie the knots. Once both of the walkers are on the third platform, they must all swim to a 4th, much smaller platform and somehow all get on top of it. The Reward, is a local bushman will come to their camp and show them how to live off the land and will bring the gift of chicken, fruit, vegetables, that he will prepare for them, showing them how to cook it bushman style.
One member of the faves must sit out and they choose Cochran (this guy’s arms are as red as ripe tomatoes). The walkers for the Bikal tribe are Brenda and Andrea. For Gota, Julie and Laura, who struggles a bit with it. It’s about a dead heat though and both teams get to the third platform at about the same time but the favorites are there first because on the other side, Laura was the roadblock not being able to move as fast as the others.. At the fan’s final platform, Shamar gets on his hands and knees for the girls to climb on his back. I don’t know if this hurt or help them because the last one trying to get on top of the platform, was Matt (the beard). On the faves side, last one to be pulling herself up was Corrine. She made it first and the faves won the reward challenge. I would have to say that the loss for the fans was a group effort. No one single person could be blamed. I would put a large degree on Shamar’s strategy however because with his big body sprawled on top of the platform, there wasn’t room for anyone to stand on top of it. The Faves, just all stood on top and held on to each other. In the end, Shamar thinks they’ve won and begins to celebrate. It’s short lived though when it’s pointed out to him, they did not. He isn’t happy about that but thems the breaks. It came down to, once again, a matter of seconds.
At the Bikal camp, the bushman arrives in his boat. He’s all of about 3 foot 5 inches and 60 years old. He proceeds to show them how to cook their food using bamboo logs, as roasters. Kind of ingenious. He cooks the food to perfection (according to a couple of the TH Tribe members), they all have their feast and Mr Bushman, begins fixing up their camp and showing them how to improve it. This is as much of a dinner show as anything else. He’s flirting with the women because, according to TH Cochran, he can get away with it. Cochran says that if he tried any of that with them, he would be seen as the creeper. The scene ends with the women giving the little guy kisses..
Over at the Gota camp, Micheal is a little pissed that they lost, again. He says the faves have this bounty of stuff at their camp and there they are with nothing. Shamar after commenting that he thought they had won, goes back to his normal position. Horizontal in the shelter. Reynold and Eddie cannot believe that he can be so lazy (I can believe it). Shamar is boohooing how he is being treated around the camp but says he is not leaving. Then he says, “Y’all going to bring me rice every day”. In case you think I made that up:
The others are having a not so hard time believing what they just heard. I don’t know why. This guy has been a lazy loafer since day one. What do we see next? Sherri bringing him his rice. Are You Phucking Kidding Me? She says she doesn’t wait on her husband like that. This won’t last long though because while Shamar is being his lazy self, he gets a grain of sand or something in his eye. Turns out, after rubbing his eye for the irritation (we all do it), he’s managed to scratch his cornea. Probst has come to the island with the medics and they decide to pull him from the game. They all say their goodbyes and he is gone. I think the only one disappointed by this is Sherri. She has lost her ‘Phillip Shepard’ in the game and will have to bake a new plan for the others to push her forward in the game. That’s how that whole drama ends. The night before the medics pulled Shamar, there were storms to contend with, rats crawling on them as they tried to sleep, essentially they are living in a self made hell. If he had not been pulled, it seemed as though, they all had decided it was time for him to go anyway. Now discussion turns to which one of the tribe to go next. The ‘majority’ alliance says it’s one of the P2 and now that Shamar is gone, the attention is on them again.
Immunity challenge time. This is another physical challenge. The object is for the players to run out to a platform using another group of platforms to run across. Then they have to swim out to to a tower platform that has 5 keys for each team hanging from tiles. They have to grab a club and jump off the platform at the same time, smashing the tile, dropping the key into the water. If they don’t get the key, they have to go back up. Once they have done that, they swim back to shore and the next player goes. They have to get all 5 keys before they can move to the next phase. That is, unlocking a chest that contains the balls for the next part. There are 3 locks on each chest. It is the two remaining tribe members who are to unlock the chest and then one of them will use the balls, to knock all of the bricks off of the platform. Once all the bricks are knocked off, the tribe flag is raised. First team to raise the flag, wins immunity. There are two extra players on the faves side so they must sit this one out. Those two will be Dawn and Corrine. Cochran and Pinky are in charge of the chest and the bricks, Laura and Reynold on the other side.
Let’s get this started. The first two to make the trip to the platforms are Erik and Sherri. Both of them eat it on the run across the platform and end up crawling across. I don’t know if they Had to make this run or not. I noticed Sherri walking in the water to the jump off point for the swim to the key tower. Erik’s forte in these games is climbing. The guy is an absolute monkey when it comes to things like that. He has no problem breaking the tile and retrieving the key and swimming back to the shore. Sherri on the other hand is already struggling, She gets up there, makes her jump but doesn’t break enough of the tile to drop the key. She has to go back up (and was the only one to do so). Brandon and Matt are next to go, with Matt at a huge disadvantage in key retrieval. Brandon makes very short work at it and comes back as Matt is just getting to the top of the platform. Brenda they runs out, eats it on the running blocks, but gets back up and catches up to Matt. She actually just about beats Matt back to the beach. Next are Andrea and Eddie. He runs across, she crawls but the fans are still one key behind the faves. Eddie beats Andrea back to the beach and it’s Julie’s turn. Andrea arrives and Malcom is the anchor leg of this particular part of the race. He too bites the dust on the walkway and has to do some crawling of his own. I think Brandon and Eddie are the only ones who did not. Malcom gets the final key so the faves can begin working on the locks.
Michael is the last of the fans to go. While he’s swimming back, Pinky and Cochran get all three locks open and Pinky begins tossing sandbags. Fans get their locks open, and Reynold begins tossing sandbags too. With a lot of ground to make up it comes down to 4 or 5 blocks remaining for the fans, to 1 block for the faves. At one point, and I don’t know what his purpose was, but Pinky began throwing these sandbags as though he was on a pitcher’s mound staring down a batter. Complete with the wind up. This is one strange dude. In the end though, Pinky gets that last block and the faves win immunity. Weak link for the fans? Sherri. If everything else had remained as it happened, if she had broken that tile on the first attempt, they would have won. Remember what Michael said in the beginning about P2 not helping them win? Hold that thought.
Quickly… Back at camp, Gota is doing the usual pre-tribal chatter about who is going home. Reynold hints that he may play the idol but is worried that if he does, it may be wasted. The ‘alliance’ is talking about splitting the vote between he and Eddie to force one of them out. Matt, who is tired of losing, campaigns for Laura to go home. Michael isn’t on board with that, he says, because he wants to remain true to the alliance, Loyalty vs strength is what it comes down to. Sherri notes that if Laura goes, the only remaining women on the tribe will be her and Julie (Who I think at this point is the only worthwhile woman player on this team). So, who shall it be? Let’s find out.
At Council, the Probsting begins as usual. This comes down to loyalty vs strength. P2 is convinced that without both of them, this tribe doesn’t have a prayer of winning a challenge. Once again, it comes up that they aren’t winning now. I will remind you that it was Sherri who cost them that challenge. P2, as arrogant as they come across, can only make up for so much weakness on the team and they are surrounded by it. Laura who has to know she’s the weakest link is playing the loyalty card. At this point, that and a bird in the hand will get you a dirty hand. This is a make or break vote. My fingers are cramping so let’s vote. Laura votes for Reynold, Eddie votes for her. You know the drill. They always show us two canceling votes. Probst collects the votes, asks for the idol, Reynold plays it. Remember also, that it was Laura who outed him having it. Votes are read, 1 for Reynold, the rest, for:
Four was enough to send her home. So long Laura. Today, this tribe lost a lot of dead weight. One from the camp (Shamar), one from the challenges (Laura). Will they start winning now? Time will tell. Will this alliance of nerds (as they call themselves) survive? I think this alliance is dead and the next one who needs to go is Sherri if they are bouncing physically weak players. I can’t say I’d be too sad for Matt or Michael to make an exit either. I don’t see them lasting in this game without an alliance. Up to now, they haven’t been voting in a smart way IMO, but going along to get along. They see what they are up against and continued to vote those out or want to do so, those who could have helped them after a merge.
Next week, Brandon goes ape shit in the camp. We see him in the previews dumping the rice, tossing chairs, etc- daring them to vote him out. Will he make good on his promise to pee in the food? I really don’t want to know.
I watched here since my DVR failed to record the show.
Close add and watch as free user – Start Video (you may have to press play as well). Download nothing and just close any pop up windows. Ask if you need help with that. You can also watch at CBS.COM (with the commercials and it is torture because you can’t skip them).
See you next week. Til then,
Peace, MTH aka WTFIJeff
Thursday Night Lineup, March 7th by BB
8PM – American Idol (Fox); Big Bang Theory/Two and Half Men (CBS); Community (NBC); E! Special (E!); Saving Rhino Phila (Anpl); Guinness World Records Gone Wild (truTV); Dateline on Own (OWN); Highway Thru Hell (NatGeo); Hook, Line and Dinner (Cook)
9PM – Project Runway (Life); RHOBH First Look (9:45 Bravo); Person of Interest (CBS); 1600 Penn (9:30 NBC); The First 48 (A&E); Auction Kings (Disc); Battleground: Rhino Wars (Anpl); Comic Book Men/Freakshow (AMC); Swamp People (Hist); Mysteries at the Museum (Trvl); House of Bryan (9:30 DIY); Brunch at Bobby’s (9:30 Cook)
10PM – Anger Management/Archer (FX); Ridiculousness/Failosphy (MTV); After the First 48 (A&E); What Not to Wear (TLC); Property Wars (Disc); King of the Nerds (TBS); North Woods Law (Anpl); Immortalized (AMC); Big Rig Bounty Hunters (Hist); Vanderpump Rules Social (Bravo); Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food); Mudcats: Down and Dirty (NatGeo); Frenemies (ID); Rehab Addict (DIY)
11PM – WWHL: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jake Owen (Bravo)
Happy Birthday Pghemtchick