Jill Zarin is STILL talking about Mario Singer by NMD
Who is obsessed with whom? Jill Zarin should just shut it when it comes to former castmate’s husband Mario Singer. She’s just making herself look petty and mean. She’s been gossiping about him to anyone who would listen for years – publicly since the ladies went on their forced trip to Marrakesh. I’m not sure if anyone, in any country, planet, universe, or galaxy, will ever believe that Mario Singer hit on Jill Zarin. Mario is a flirt, he may be a player, and I can believe he is capable of exchanging small talk and pleasantries with Jill in a social situation.
It is not normal to tweet about your former castmate and her husband, much less at 1 o’clock in the morning.
In response to this tweet: “I thought u only spoke about Mario hitting on u! Why publicly try to humiliate Ramona? Not nice at all.”
Jillzy “Mario humiliated her not me. I feel sorry for her”
And then to NaughtybutNice’s co-host on the gossip table (who shared a story about Mario: “@garveyshuffle someone told me you shared a story @NaughtyNiceRob on gossip show . What was is? Who was there ? I’m not crazy!!”
Grrrr. Zip it Zarin! If you’re not careful, someone might start a blog about you!
Meanwhile, Ramona and Mario continue to put on a united front for parent’s weekend with their daughter Avery in Atlanta.
Million Dollar Listing L.A.
Episode 12 – Love Conquers
The season finale is here! The action picks up from last week’s cliffhanger of the two Joshes having a tense confrontation over Josh Flagg being accused of “stealing” a client from Josh Altman. Josh F. is firm that he was always intended to be Ilan’s broker, and that Josh A. took advantage of the situation. “You don’t talk about my grandmother.” Josh F. says quite calmly. The two men continue to face each other quite closely to an inviting pool. “No matter how much success you have, it will never match mine,” Josh A. hisses as he takes off.
Madison meets up with new clients Ethan and Lousine at Moonshadows, a hot Malibu restaurant. They are looking for an ocean view home but not sure if Malibu could be the place. They were under the impression that only the rich and famous live there. Madison tries to dispel that notion and tells them he will bring them to some nice properties. Ethan and Lousine are excited.
Josh F. and Colton are beginning to start a desperate new home search as their condo has been sold. Colton does not want to live in another condo; he wants a house. Josh would be happiest living as near as possible to the Sunset Strip, but he prefers to live in a high rise apartment again. Colton adores the first home they take a look at, a 4,200 square foot, 5 bedroom home with a pool and spa, but Josh is unimpressed at the maintenance it would require.
Josh A. heads to another listing appointment in Beverly Hills. This home is 8,200 square feet, has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, copper sinks in the custom woodwork kitchen, a 17th centure fireplace, putting green and media room. Josh thinks this home would be perfect for a wealthy foreign client, even royalty. Josh is surprised when Michael the owner insists on an unheard-of 30-day selling period! The usual selling contract is six MONTHS. Josh knows this will be difficult, but he cannot pass up this challenge. The two men agree on a listing price of $9,995,000.00 to get this property sold quickly.
Josh F. and Colton head to an upscale condo. It is completely full service, which Josh wants. He is quite familiar with the building, as many of his grandmother’s friends live there! This apartment is two bedrooms, 3.5 baths, has spectaculare high rise views, and excellent service. Colton is not that excited as he does not want to repeat his previous living experience, but Josh thinks he can convert him.
Madison is taking his new clients on a tour of all Malibu has to offer. They seem to enjoy learning about what Malibu can offer their young family.
Josh A. is holding a open house for the Beverly Hills home. He invites as many highly connected people as possible, and these are NOT brokers, they are concierges to the rich and famous. It is highly attended by many people with international connections. With 27 days left on the listing, Josh needs to get this property viewed by as many people as possible.
Josh F. is still firm on living in another condo, but he and Colton head to another free-standing home to keep the peace. This home is priced at $1.595 million, is a cozy 1,687 square feet, has two bedrooms, 2 baths, an unattached spa with changing room, and a great location near Sunset Boulevard. Josh has to admit this home is quite nice, but he doesn’t seem to be wavering. Colton thinks a home is where they should be heading, NOT another condo, and that it would represent a commitment to their six-year relationship. Colton is practically giving Josh an ultimatum, and heads to the car.
Madison has a private showing with Ethan and Lousine in Malibu. They have already seen several properties, but none have sparked an offer from the couple. This home is priced at $2.495 million, with incredible ocean views. It’s priced a little higher than their budget, but Lousine falls in love with the huge chef’s kitchen. Could an offer be forthcoming?
Josh F. sits down to lunch with his mother. She wants to be updated on the condo vs. house buying situation. His mother is actually sympathetic to Colton’s position and tries to persuade her son to see things Colton’s way. The two had never pursued adopting a child, which Colton had wanted to do last year. She feels like Colton does, that a house would signify permanence and commitment.
Josh A. is back in Beverly Hills, continuing to show the show-stopping house to brokers and concierges. There are only SEVEN days left on the listing, so Josh and his brother Matt continue to press for showings.
Madison meets with Ethan and Lousine for a strategy meeting. They had submitted an offer of $2.2 million for the house they had fallen in love with. Unfortunately, the counteroffer is the full list price of just under $2.5 million. The couple is deeply disappointed. The problem is the house had previously been listed at $2.8 million, so the sellers do not want to drop another price level so soon. Ethan and Lousine are upset and question Madison’s bargaining skills.
Josh F. has had a change of heart; he decides that unbeknownst to Colton he will make an offer on the house Colton had really liked near Sunset. Josh makes his offer via telephone call of $1.550 million, all cash, with a quick 10 day closing time. He is surprised when the broker reveals that two other good offers have already been received. Josh is firm that he will not up his offer to above the asking price. He tells the broker he will have to think about it after talking to Colton.
The final day of the 30-day listing has dawned on the Beverly Hills home. Josh A. and Matt do not want to lose this listing and call the owner Michael. Josh pumps up Michael that they have had many showings and that an offer should be forthcoming shortly. Michael tells them the brothers have NOT delivered on their promise. Matt and Josh tell Michael they need more time, another 30 days. Michael agrees that they have ONLY one more 30-day period to sell his house, or he will go elsewhere. The challenge is on!
Josh A. is preparing to ask Heather to marry him. He practices on his brother Matt! Matt pretends to slap him, something Josh is becoming quite familiar with lately!
Madison sits down again with Ethan and Lousine; they are still upset over not getting an accepted offer on the house they wanted. They tell Madison their approved amount is still only $2.25 million. Madison asks them to see if they can get pre-approved for a higher amount so they can make a higher offer. Madison himself calls the lender for ask if his clients can be pre-approved for $2.4 million and what that higher monthly payment would be. The answer is yes!
Madison heads off to call the seller’s agent privately and give the new offer amount. He comes back to the table and tells his clients: “You’re moving to Malibu!” Ethan and Lousine are extremely excited.
Josh F. and Colton head to their investment property. Things have been tense between the two for a couple of days due to their housing situation. Colton says he would be happy in a condo again if that is what Josh really wants. In private, Josh calls the agent for the Sunset Blvd. house; she is surprised to hear from him. Josh is giving her another offer of $1.65 million, all cash. This amount is now HIGHER than the asking price. She promises to call Josh right back.
Josh A. and Heather are at a gorgeous home under the pretense of Heather getting experience in viewing a really high end property. In reality Josh is planning to propose to Heather at this beautiful location. He plays along at first in giving Heather advice on showing a home of this caliber, but his is really nervous. The couple heads to the rooftop to look at the beautiful view.
Josh F. gives Colton the good news: he has an accepted offer on the home Colton really wanted! He is disbelieving for several minutes, but finally it dawns on him that he will now have a house that he and Josh can call their own! Colton hugs Josh in happiness.
Josh A. tells Heather the past three years have been the best of his life. He loves everything about her. Heather is starting to get nervous. Josh drops to his knee to present the ring. “Oh my God.” Her hand shakes as Josh slips the huge ring on her finger as she says “Of course!” When they come back downstairs, a surprise awaits! Their friends and family are all there, to share in their happy news.
Top Chef New Orleans (S11E4) by BB
This week’s phrase is “Makin’ Groceries,” which simply means Grocery shopping.
There are 15 chefs left. Ramon, Jason, Aaron and Brett are awaiting the next eliminated chef in the Last Chance Kitchen. Last year, an eliminated chef emerged from the Last Chance Kitchen to win it all.
Emeril and guest judge Eddie Huang, Chef/Owner of Baohaus in New York City, show up at the chefs’ quarters. Emeril announces there will not be a Quickfire challenge. The chefs will be broken up into three groups of five for the elimination challenge. Each group will create their version of a Vietnamese menu. One of the dishes must include shrimp. During the 1970s, the Vietnamese came to New Orleans by the tens of thousands to invest in the shrimping industry there. Travis is very happy. He can cook Vietnamese food, his boyfriend is Vietnamese, and he’s been to Vietnam. Eddie tells Carlos he looks nervous and he is since he’s not familiar at all with Vietnamese food.
The Orange Team consists of Carlos, Brian, Michael, Nicholas and Louis; Shirley, Justin, Carrie, Patty and Nina make up the Red Team; and Janine, Stephanie, Travis, Bene and Sara make up the Green Team. The Green Team thinks they have the advantage because they have Travis and Sara, both familiar with Vietnamese food. They all get on a party bus to get a crash course on Vietnamese cuisine. They visit a bakery, shrimping docks (where they get shrimp recipes from the shrimpers and their wives), and a noodle house. The Green Team members are following Travis’ lead and hope they’re not sorry for it.
The Red Team’s menu will be Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp, Beef Pho with Rice Noodles and Lettuce, Raw Beef Salad with Pickled Vegetables, and Lemon Custard with Caramelized Banh Mi. The Green Team will be making Fresh Gulf Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce; Grilled Pork Sausage Wraps; Dim Sum “Duo” Pork and Shrimp; and Coconut Coffee Macaroon. Janine is questioning using tomato sauce for the shrimp dish, but Travis insists tomato sauce is used in central Vietnam. He’s very confident with this menu. The Orange Team is making Black Pepper Squid with Cabbage (Nicholas), Fish Head Soup with Pineapple and Tamarind (Carlos), Pork Belly Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce (Brian), and Beef Pho (Louis). Michael is not making a dish. He’s assisting the team in any way he can. Brian says he is a Korean who cooks Peruvian food, not Vietnamese food.
Uh Oh, the Green Team is missing their lemon grass. They remember getting it at the supermarket, but they can’t find it. Justin has extra lemon grass and would give them some if they would just ask for it, but they don’t. Emeril and Eddie show up to see what the chefs are doing. Eddie asks Bene how his dish with the tomato sauce is Vietnamese. Sara thinks Travis is stupid for telling Eddie and Emeril they have no lemon grass, since it’s a pretty important ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. Travis thinks Eddie, the guest judge, doesn’t know enough about Vietnamese food to make a judgment about the lack of lemon grass. Janine already knows she made a bad decision in the preparation of her shrimp dish so she goes back and cooks it a little longer. Justin notices her dish is not looking that good because you should never cover fried food with a sauce.
It’s meal time. Tom, Padma, Gail, Emeril and Eddie will be the diners for this challenge. The Orange Team is up first. Carlos’ soup tasted better in the back than it did at the table. I don’t think the Orange Team impressed the judges that much. The Red Team is second. Being Chinese, Shirley says if she loses this challenge, she will never be able to face her Vietnamese friends again. The Red Team is a hit with the judges and the other diners. Nina’s beef salad is a little too rare for them but has a good flavor. Last, but not least, is the Green Team with expert Travis onboard. Tom likes Travis’ dish, but Gail doesn’t love it. They aren’t fans of Sara’s dish. They don’t like Janine and Bene’s shrimp dish. It’s overdone and the rice is atrocious. They ruined perfectly good shrimp. Stephanie’s dessert is the best of the Green Team’s menu.
The chefs sit in the stew room watching the judges deliberate. As far as the Orange Team goes, they don’t like Carlos’ soup, but do like Brian’s spring rolls. Eddie likes what the Red Team did, especially Shirley’s BBQ shrimp. Justin also nailed his dish. The judges are disappointed in the Green Team since Sara and Travis are most familiar with Asian food. The only thing they liked was Stephanie’s dessert. Emeril also liked the sausage with the dipping sauce, but Eddie said it needed the lemon grass. They really missed with the tomato sauce. Travis is rolling his eyes and is willing to stand behind the dishes.
Padma calls the Red Team out first. Either Shirley or Justin will be the winner from this team. The judges love Justin’s level of difficulty, but Shirley really captured the spirit of the Vietnamese culture so she wins the challenge.
The Green Team is called out next. One of them will be eliminated and it’s not going to be Stephanie. Sara gets emotional because this was their kind of food and they were so excited about the challenge. She’s disappointed. Tom asks why they used tomato sauce in their shrimp dish. Travis says he’s had it in Vietnam before. Janine says she was uncomfortable using tomato sauce. The judges are down on Travis until they find out Janine cooked her shrimp twice and Sara made the bad rice. Even Stephanie gets a little dig from Tom for making something not so exciting. Tom says the dream team (the Green team) fell apart. Eddie thinks the concept is at fault. Padma thinks the rice is the worst. Emeril says the tomato sauce would be good over some meatballs. Tom’s biggest problem is the shrimp. Tom wins the argument and Janine goes to the Last Chance Kitchen because of her over-cooked shrimp. Travis and Sara should feel a little guilty about this, but like Padma says, everyone is responsible for their own destiny. Janine says those boys in the Last Chance Kitchen had better watch out.
LAST CHANCE KITCHEN. Each of the five eliminated chefs have 30 minutes to cook whatever they want. Brett again has time management issues and he is eliminated first. Then Tom dismisses Ramon and Aaron. That leaves the over-confident and sore loser Jason and the just eliminated Janine. Jason would have probably won if he hadn’t used white chocolate in his dish. Therefore, Janine is declared the winner with her fried oyster dish. She will remain in the Last Chance Kitchen to defend her spot against future challengers.
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