It’s a Brad, Brad World by Johanna
This episode is the Dubai trip we’ve been seeing in the previews..
It begins at Brad and Gary’s house. Brad and Lindsay are packing Brad’s clothes for Dubai. They are going to Dubai because Kate Spade is expanding their brand to the Middle East and apparently it’s part of Brad’s job to go to these amazing parties. Brad and Lindsay discuss all the rules for women’s fashion in Dubai. I must confess, I am really clueless these rules so I hope I don’t sound too ignorant and I’m totally not trying to offend any one.
There’s a quick shot of LAX, and then-Magic!- Brad and Lindsay are in Dubai. It looks amazing. He says it’s like being in another planet and from what I see, I agree! The architecture is just like nothing I’ve ever seen, I’m so jealous! The view from their suite at the hotel is amazing. Part of their job in Dubai will be styling socialites and celebrities and other “influential people” in Kate Spade for the party. Brad asks Lindsay if they should go clubbing while they are there and Lindsay says that one of the rules is “no dancing”. She says its like Footloose and Brad laughs and makes other Footloose related jokes. I laughed. Love Footloose!!
As they get in the car to go about their day, Lindsay begins to read off some of the laws in Dubai. No swearing, being drunk in public, making rude gestures, PDA, sex outside of marriage, women cannot wear transparent clothing, anything above the knee or cut out back and shoulders. It is also illegal to be gay in Dubai. Brad brings up the client they are about to meet, Tala. He says he can’t wait to meet her. They arrive at her house. She has a fashion in Dubai. I can’t tell is she American or European? She doesn’t have a very strong accent. She’s gorgeous and so is her home. They all go over the clothes on the racks and she tries on several dresses before deciding on “the one”. Brad asks her about the fashion rules she has to follow in Dubai. She says she’s thinks twice about anything too provocative but that Dubai is a little more liberal than other areas in the Middle East and you’re not going to be arrested for it.
Next shot, Brad and Lindsay arrive at the Mall of Emirates He says it’s mind boggling to see women in head to toe Gucci juxtaposed with women wearing burkas (spelling?) and carrying Birkins. They go to the Kate Spade store in the mall and meet with some of the women working with them to prepare for the party. We are introduced to Brad’s next client- Andree,who is a blogger and personal stylist who works between the UK and the middle east. Brad will be styling her. She tries on several dresses. I love them all! I never knew much about Kate Spades clothes only the purses and they are beautiful!
Back at the hotel, Brad Skypes with Gary. Gary is in London working on a new show. Brad jokes about a lot of guys in Dubai being on the D.L.. Gary’s not into it. They discuss how they are living such different lives now but they end their conversation with a very sweet love you!!
The next scene there are several Kate Spade employees in Brad’s hotel room. There are three hundred RSVP’s for the party and they are planning on there being many more people. Brad is supposed to be fitting several models for the party and only two show up. That’s no good! Brad and Lindsay show up at the party and it looks so cool. Apparently everyone in Dubai is early for parties and even though Brad is on time, the models are already dressed but Brad still has to look over everyone. Only seven models are there to represent the entire holiday collection, in New York he had thirty models to do the same job. Stressful!! Brad worked it out and like I said the clothes are so beautiful and vibrant. Brad says the buzz is that this could be the best party of the year in Dubai. Tala and Andree show up styled by Brad and they look awesome. He says one of the things he learned in Dubai is that not everyone wears traditional clothing and a lot of people are evolving and embracing the fashion.
The little filler scene is Brad and Lindsay the morning after. They are joking and laughing together. I seriously love Brad’s relationship with his employees.
The show ends with Brad and Lindsay and a few others driving out to the desert to ride a camel. He’s says he’s wearing Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutins and it’s perfect desert wear, I think he looks fierce. Brad and Lindsay share a camel. It’s absolutely beautiful, I can’t even put it into words it’s just amazing. They laugh together that’s it’s another weird thing they have done together..
Next Week Season Finale!!!
Rachel Zoe Project by Amy
At Rachel’s house, Rachel is ordering Skyler organic candy when the subject of Rachel having another child is brought up. Rachel reacts passionately that she feels that she works too much to devote time to 2 children. She says she isn’t sure how another pregnancy would go because she feels she got lucky with her first pregnancy. Her stylist, Joey, points out that she lives the ridiculous everyday. Rachel agrees with him in her talking head. Skyler arrives and Rachel is very excited to see him.
At her office the girls prepare for the handbag prototype review. The whole handbag team is coming to go over the fall line. Rachel says she is always about accessories. She loves that she can change anything about the bags because it is her brand. None of the bags are particularly my taste but they look like bags that will sell well. Rodger interrupts the meeting because he can’t find Skyler. Mandana remarks about Rodger’s style, or lack thereof, and Rachel says she needs to give him a makeover.
Cut to Rachel and Rodger shopping for Rodger’s makeover with Joey at Allsaints. Rachel says she has to style herself, her son, and her husband. They bicker about all of her choices. Rodger wants brown and Rachel vetoes that. Rachel then gets distracted with pieces for herself. Rodger jokes about getting himself and Rachel drunk to make a second baby.
Rachel talks about the Glamour shoot. They discuss outdoor location and 70s fashion. They even talk about using some of Rachel’s own collection. Rodger meets with William, vintage dealer/friend, who helped Rodger pick out his anniversary gift. William tells Rodger that he’s brought a few pieces that Rachel will love. He asks Rodger about where Skyler is and Rodger isn’t so sure but tells William he should come to the office.
At the office Rodger brings William and the things he has picked out for Rachel. He also brings along her belated birthday present. Skyler runs around the rack. William presents Rachel with a 60s dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld when he was in his 20s, which Rachel absolutely gushes over. Rachel meets with Eileen to discuss her latest shoot with Glamour. They want boho chic and what was in Paris. Rachel doesn’t want it to be too “hippy dippy”, even though she’ll probably style it that way.
Eileen pulls looks for Rachel’s shoot while Rachel and Rodger go to NYC for Good Morning America. She styles three looks for them in a little fashion show. Then they head to Dreamdry. On the way they call Skyler to say good morning and rachel styles him. Dreamdry is open. It looks exceptionally Rachel Zoe with the chevron floor.
Rachel and Rodger arrive back in LA to her office and show off Rodger’s new appearance. The day of the Glamour shoot arrives and it’s foggy. Rachel gets her bangs trimmed while they wait for the fog to clear. The shoot can finally be underway and Rachel loves the pieces, although I’m hard pressed to remember a time she didn’t. She feels so amazed that her collection is on a model next to a model in Tom Ford.
At Rachel’s house she is cooking dinner for Skyler. She says this is a ritual that she would never change. She also says that she can’t imagine doing everything that she does with 2 children. Rodger asks Skyler if he wants a sister. I’m not a fan of using children to manipulate your partner but we’ll see where this goes next week.
Survivor 26 Caramoan Fans vs Favorites by MelTheHound week 10
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Edward “Eddie” Fox
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate Sales
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Voted out week 9, First member of the jury.
Zipping Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Welcome back Castaways. Last week, Malcolm showed his ass to his alliance when he talked Reynold into playing an idol for him. It didn’t matter if either of them played it because after Andrea got wind that her name was in play, she talked everyone into the easy target, Michael. He was voted out and became the first member of the jury. At the time, I wondered if Malcolm was playing everyone or if he really believed he was in trouble. Our hostess posted in my recap, a tweet from Malcolm that just said “teehee”. At the time I thought he may just have been playing one alliance against the other but there is more to that “teehee” than met the eye. This week, as the castaways return to camp, Pinky calls a meeting. Everyone is invited except, Reynold, Eddie, and Malcolm. I guess he’s out of Stealth R Us because he’s pissed off Pinky. They make an early decision that one of these three has to go.
The following day, Cochran and Pinky are chatting about Dawn. They note that she has leaked a lot of information (to help her alliance and herself, I’ll add to that) and betrayed a lot of people. Cochran is saying basically that when it comes to the mind game, she’s capable of just about anything. Pinky says she isn’t a big threat in any of the challenges. About that time, we hear Dawn scream “Brenda, I need you quick”. She is screaming and sobbing as if she’s just been bitten by one of those creepy monkeys on the island. Turns out, that at one time in her life, she got hit in the mouth. Didn’t say by whom or what but the result is, she wears a partial lower plate to replace the teeth she lost. Apparently, she was in the water and dipped down to get a drink (that must be some clean water there), and the plate (retainer she calls it) fell out of her mouth, into the lagoon and sunk to the bottom. She says she’s not going to continue without it, she will pull herself from the game. This is the preview we saw last week.
-Side note- A little MTH family trivia. My mother had false teeth out of necessity. Full upper, partial bottom. To wear the bottom plate, always hurt her so she didn’t wear it (she had most of her lower front teeth so this plate was like the molars). She kept in her purse, wrapped in a paper towel in case she needed it for some reason. Well, one day at work, her car got broken into and her purse was stolen. Yep, the partial plate of teeth was in the purse and gone forever. I was pissed because A: some asshole had stolen my mother’s purse and B: I had Bought her that purse for Christmas. Whoever stole the purse didn’t get any cash because by that time, she carried it in her brar and she didn’t believe in credit cards. A minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things but still. For years, we wondered about the look on the thief’s face when he pulled that partial plate out of her purse and laughed our asses off about it. -end side note-
Dawn has Brenda look for her teeth. I don’t know why Dawn couldn’t do it but that’s what happened. Maybe she couldn’t use the snorkel without them. Anyway, Brenda does find them and all is right in Dawn-land. So now Dawn can go back to spreading her infamous disease, Meehan-itis.
How about a reward challenge? We have seen this game before. In fact, I think it was last season or the season before. Some variation of it anyway.. The object is to race through this obstacle course, collect 5 bags of balls that are buried in mudpit, crawl under a beam in a rice filled box. There are 5 to a team and once all 5 bags are collected, they can begin shooting the balls into that basket. First team to get 12 in the basket, wins reward. The teams are, Malcolm, Sherri, Brenda, Eddie, and Andrea (orange). For the other team, Erik, Reynold, Cochran, Dawn, and Pinky (Purple). This is a race folks. The first part of the course is a winding balance beam. Then, a water slide into the mud. Then into a boxed off mudpit to collect the bags of balls, through the rice box and to the end platform. Once a team member makes it to the platform the next player can begin.
First up are Malcolm and Erik. Malcolm spends a lot of time finding all 5 bags of balls, Erik uses his time to clear a good path in the rice box so no one else has to dig. Malcom is still looking for his balls as Erik finishes and Reynold runs for his team. He liberates his and the other three bags for his team and continues on as Malcolm finally gets to the end of the course (having found all 5 bags). Before Malcolm gets to the end however, Dawn is on her way for purple. She slides down the water slide face first, I hope she didn’t lose her teeth in that slop. Malcolm finishes and Andrea is next for orange. As she is working through the course, Dawn finishes and Cochran takes off. This guy is an animal in these challenges lately. He’s hauling ass, Andrea finishes and it’s Sherri’s turn for Orange… Cue Jeopardy music here as she is just kind of strolling along the balance beam part of the course. I don’t know if she’s scared or doesn’t believe they have a shot at winning. Geeze Sherri, the Work is done. All you have to do is run the course. Cochran finishes and Pinky, the last of the purple team, can go. Sherri manages to get it done (of possible interest to perhaps no one, Sherri had a wardrobe top malfunction. The only reason I noticed, they blurred it out) and Brenda can go, followed by Eddie. By this time, purple already has their bags open and are quickly filling that basket with their 12 balls. Orange never had a chance to shoot because purple was so far ahead it was over in no time. Purple wins reward. Remember here for near future reference, these people are covered with mud and whatever else they’ve been collecting for the past several days.
The reward is an afternoon at a resort complete with a shower, a clean pool, and a table full of meat lover’s goodness. Protein and plenty of it. As they are going into the area, the host/guide, invites them to take a shower, have something to eat, and enjoy the pool. Everyone takes a shower except for one pig of an asshole. Guess which pig I’m talking about? Yep, Pinky. That’s him and the cloud of mud that came off of him when he wallowed into that clean pool. TH Erik notes in so many words that Pinky is one of the most disgusting people ever. I agree. I think he even took his shorts off (ewwww)..
Back at camp that evening, everyone is sleeping except Dawn who is lying awake thinking about stuff. TH Dawn says she’s exhausted, slept perhaps 2 or 4 hours in the last 3 days. She’s paranoid about where she stands among this group of 7. She must have fallen asleep at some point because she was completely refreshed by morning. Whatever, Dawn. She continues on noting that Andrea is growing quite chummy with Reynold, Malcolm, and Eddie. She’s concerned that Andrea is going to flip and that group of 4 can take her (Dawn) out. Cochran in his TH thinks she’s flipped her wig thinking that she’s enough of a threat to be on top of anyone’s take down list. Pinky tells her she is not the target.. Anyone who goes against the alliance, he says to her, is gone. In TH however, he throws out Dawn’s name because she’s obviously losing it. Got that? There is some other pre immunity challenge chatter among Stealth R Us (Sans Malcolm) about splitting the vote between Malcolm and Reynold. One of them will go home regardless of which one of them may have an idol. Got that? Hold that thought. I think there’s another day mixed in here somewhere but it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that Malcolm and Reynold are the true targets. Let’s just get to the immunity challenge.
Here’s the drill kids. On each of these platforms on one end, there are two rings. The object is to get them to the post on the other side, To do so, they have to run across the platform and jump into the water. Then they have to pull themselves back to the other end, under water, via a tow rope. Then, climb out of the water, grab a ring, and transfer it to the other end. Once they’ve done that with both rings, they are done. Two heats of five, only the first two from each will move on to the final round. First up are Andrea, Reynold, Cochran, Dawn, and Sherri. Andrea and Reynold win this round, I think Reynold finished first. I couldn’t even tell you if Sherri got one ring transferred. In the next group, Eddie, Malcolm , Brenda, Erik, and Pinky. But wait folks, Pinky isn’t going to do it. No sir.. He’s askeered. He says he had a bad experience as a boy. Perhaps he did, I don’t know but this round will be four people. Probst all but calls him a dumbass noting that at 28 days, the only thing that can guarantee the 29th day, is that immunity necklace. Eddie got the first one pretty quick but on his second pass, he missed placing the ring on the end post so he had to go a third time to correct that. That allowed Brenda and Malcolm to slip into those other two final round spots. Final 4, Reynold, Malcolm, Brenda, Andrea. There are 5 rings this time and cutting to the chase, Reynold wins immunity. Ruhroh… Remember the plan for council?
Back at camp, TH Reynold is happy he has won because now he can do as he pleases. About Pinky he says, that he’s all talk. Never does anything but talk and it’s sacrilegious to not even try for the idol. In other words, Pinky thinks his spot is locked in this game as ‘The Specialist’ (my words, not Reynold’s). Especially if you have lions and gorillas tatoo’d on your body. Pinky first pulls Andrea aside and then Dawn, he tells them to still split the vote. Replace Reynold with Eddie. In a game with a numbers advantage (7:3) it doesn’t matter. One of them is going home. Idol or not. He believes if he can get to final 3 and these people aren’t bitter, he may even win (yeah, dream on Pinky). We then see Malcolm and Reynold head off to look for the hidden idol. Eventually so does Eddie (who I don’t think ever seriously looked but doesn’t know Malcolm already has one), and they are also joined by some of the girls, Dawn and Andrea. Guess what kids, As soon as the women show up, Malcolm finds the idol on a hole in a rock. They don’t know if he already had one and put it in there to fool them into thinking he just found it or if he legit, just found it. Point is now, half of the entire cast now knows he has at least one idol. They share this info with Pinky, he says doesn’t matter, split the vote between Malcolm and Eddie, flush out that idol, get rid of Eddie, boom, done, Malcolm is next. TH Eddie, the entire camp now knows that Malcolm has an idol, Eddie is convinced he’s done. Gone. Kaput. Going home. Got all that? Let’s get to council.
Probst ushers them in and invites Michael to take his seat on the jury bleacher. The Probsting begins. To Reynold, it’s pretty obvious after the previous council, he, Malcolm, and Eddie are on the outs with everyone. Reynold says yes, he knew he had to win the idol in order to stay in the game that night. To Eddie, who is convinced he’s done, agrees. One of the three of them is going to have to win it every time. To Andrea, Eddie is talking like he’s already gone. She says true, everyone is looking at Eddie because Malcolm happened upon the hidden idol. Then a big shit eating grin comes to Malcolm’s face. Malcolm pulls out said idol and hangs it around his neck. Andrea continues that Reynold won the idol when he needed to, Malcolm found one when he needed to. To Cochran, Probst says so then that is why everyone is aiming for Eddie. Cochran answers that Eddie wasn’t anyone’s first choice but, it is what it is. First choice was actually Reynold because he could charm his way to the top and is a huge threat. Hold that thought Cochran. To Pinky, Probst admonishes, You made history. Can’t think of another time anyone gave up a shot at immunity. Pinky then tells the story (again) of when he was a boy, he got caught under the swimming dock in a pond/lake. He got disoriented, and the owner had to pull him out of there. So since then, he has a thing about being under water under things that could keep him down there. Let me step away from this for a moment to note that last week, during the immunity challenge, he was under a steel grate against a rising tide. He didn’t last very long and I don’t know if he just simply quit or actually couldn’t do it. Either way, same concept because there was a huge hole in those platforms, partially to force players to walk the edge but I’m sure as well, in case someone had to be drug out from underneath. I’m calling bullshit on Pinky’s story but it doesn’t matter. I don’t think he could have done it anyway. He says he would make the same decision again and again. To Andrea, How is camp life. She says everyone is paranoid, and in particular, about her because she was once on the same tribe with Malcolm, Reynold, and Eddie (during the mixup).
This next part is simply beautiful and deserves it’s own paragraph. Remember a couple weeks ago, everyone voted out Corrine? That move is about to bite them all in the ass. Because, Corrine was the only in in this faves alliance, who knew, Malcolm had an idol almost since day one. She apparently stayed loyal to that secret because I think they all shit a brick when Malcolm pulled that second idol out, and handed it to Eddie. He states, that the three of them, are voting for Pinky. Asked why, Pinky… Malcolm says he’s the fun sponge… He just sucks the fun out of everything. I know Erik has hated this guy since day one. I think I saw all these people raise three inches in their seats as they soiled their pants because Now, they didn’t have a clue of what to do. They all have this priceless confused look on their face as if they really don’t know what to do. Pinky, in his ever cockiness, says, everything stays the same. If they both play their idols, and he goes home, he’s fine with that because he doesn’t want to be there with people who are going to disrespect him. Boo Freaking Hoo, Pinky. Ummm, Dumbasses, Backup plan? Dawn? How about the true dead weight, if you wanted to keep Pinky around (which I don’t think they did), Sherri. Did you See her during that reward challenge? Malcolm knows that the following day, they will be idol-less (unless they are put back into play again), and it will be 6 against 3 but one of those Stealth R Us alliance is going home tonight (or rather, to the jury). By the way, Michael, is L.O.V.I.N.G. This. Cochran, who has written college papers about the Survivor game can’t even believe what has just happened.
Time to vote. They go into the vote with the hope that either Malcolm or Eddie won’t play the idols. The only one we see is Erik who votes for Pinky (fillup!)… Probst collects the votes and asks for the hidden immunity idol. Against Pinky’s hopes, both Malcolm and Eddie play them. Both Idols, for the time being, are out of the game. The votes are read. I absolutely cannot believe what Sheep these people are. Not a damn one of them, except Erik, to my knowledge, can think for themselves. I think Erik was still disgusted by Pigpen Pinky. So named by me because of that brown cloud he had around him in the pool. Anyway, these dumbasses still split the vote or tried to. Maybe looking at it now, they weren’t so dumb and knew the idols would be played and ‘the specialist’ would be gone. In the end though, that’s what happened. The final vote count was Malcolm 2, Eddie 3, and Pinky 4 because, Erik flipped. Malcolm didn’t need to play his idol and for that matter, neither did Eddie. Given a little more thought and planning, they could have kept both of those idols and absolutely ruled the game into the final 4 or something like that. Going into this, I don’t think either Eddie or Reynold knew who they were voting for, they just followed Malcolm’s lead.
Exiting Pinky just got up to storm off as Probst was telling him to bring his torch. He brought the torch, Probst snuffed it, and then, Pinky stormed off. He’s hurt, He tried to play the game like Boston Rob (Thank You baby Jesus, we don’t have to hear that phuckin name from Pinky again), he feels disrespected. You get what you give, Pinky. Buh-Bye… My only regret here, is that he wasn’t voted off before Corrine so we wouldn’t have to look at him again. Next week kids, It’s the Survivor auction, Cochran is still feeling his oats, and The Three Amigos are looking for a few new
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See you next week. Til then,
Peace, MTH aka WTFIJeff
Thursday Night Lineup, April 18th by BB
8PM – American Idol (Fox); Community (NBC); Vampire Diaries (CW)
9PM – Project Runway Finale Part 1 (Lifetime); Parks and Rec (NBC); Beauty and the Beast (CW); Wife Swap (ABC); Glee (Fox); The First 48 (A&E); America’s Worst Tattoos (TLC); Men at Work (TBS); World’s Dumbest (truTV); Swamp People (History); The Real Housewives of Atlanta First Look (9:49 Bravo); Mysteries at the Museum (Trvl); Braxton Family Values (WE); Brunch at Bobby’s (Cook)
10PM – Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo); Hannibal (NBC); The Moment (USA); House Hunters (HGTV); Ridiculousness/Failosophy (MTV); The Killer Speaks (A&E); NY Ink (TLC); Auction Kings (Disc); Upload with Shaquille O’Neal (10:30 truTV); Chasing Tail (History); Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food); Waco (ID); Yardcore (DIY); The Graham Norton Show (BBC); Cooking Channel’s Masters (Cook)
11PM – WWHL: Jessica Walter (Bravo)