I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef – Angelo Has Crabs?/Housewives News July 15, 2010
One of the Bravo shows that I do enjoy, Top Chef! I still don’t think that they have the same caliber of chefs that they had last season in this year’s competition but it’s entertaining all the same!
What was that strange interaction between Angelo and Tamesha at the opening of the show? I find them to be an odd pair. I guess that Angelo needs to befriend somebody, clearly all of the guys think he’s too cocky so they’re all out but I can’t see Angelo really having any respect for another chef so what is this all about? Tamesha has typically been in the middle of the pack of Chef’s, we really haven’t seen her shine or fail – this will be interesting to watch.
The quick fire challenge was to prepare a dish utilizing Blue Crabs. If you’ve ever had Blue Crabs you will know why this was a tough challenge. Honestly, I don’t know why anyone even bothers with them, leave them at the bottom of the ocean! They are so hard to open, and then when you finally get to the meat, there is about a teaspoon full of crab meat inside.
I wasn’t surprised to see that only one or two actually made a meal out of the crab meat, there just isn’t enough crab. There were soups, salads, chowders and even a broth. Kenny made three appetizers out of the crab meat and Timothy actually had a substantial amount of crab meat in his dish. Angelo announces that he once had “crabs” which was way too much information and completely unnecessary! For that reason alone, I’m glad Angelo didn’t win.
Those in the bottom three were Amanda, Andrea and Kevin. Kevin has been in the bottom for the last four challenges and it appears as though is days may be numbered, we’ll see.
The Blue Crab challenge top three included the usual suspects of Kenny and Angelo along with Ed. I was surprised not to see Timothy just due to the large amount of crab that was in his dish, it sure looked tasty! That’s the frustrating part of this show, without being able to taste the dishes it is tough to tell why some of the top and bottom are chosen. Chef Tom’s blog does help with this a little bit!
I didn’t necessarily think that Angelo’s broth was top three material but I suppose it must have tasted amazing to make the top three, Kenny’s looked great, something I would have loved to taste but in the end the two top dogs were taken down by Ed who now has immunity for the elimination challenge.
Apparently this group, when left to their own accord cannot make a decision as simple as whether to sit down or stand up to pee. I’m still feeling the love of the crew from last season and I just cannot see them acting this way. Michael, Bryan, Kevin and the gang from last season had so much class and genuinely cared about one another by the end of the season that it is hard to watch this group being so cut-throat. This group doesn’t know how to split up into groups, whether to have two teams or teams of two. To be honest, I don’t know why they bothered to group themselves into two, since each chef made his or her own dish.
I know that Bravo thinks that it is fun for us, but I would really prefer not to watch these people arguing over everything. In the end it doesn’t matter, each chef has their own dish to prepare and be judged on.
That mini-show that they played during the half way point or so of the show was Kenny walking around in a bath robe and others commenting on him. Really? Completely unnecessary, this is a cooking competition Bravo! Stop trying to make a showmance or even a bromance out of this!
For once we did not see Angelo in the top four but instead Kenny, Kevin, Andrea and Kelly. Just a few minutes ago we thought maybe Kevin was in danger of being eliminated due to his long string of bottom placing dishes. Instead he is our winner! Nice job pulling out the win Kevin! He wins exactly…nothing.
Poor Amanda doesn’t know what goes into a Minestrone soup, I’m not even Italian and I know that there is typically pasta in a Minestrone soup. With three hours to prepare a soup, I don’t think cutting the ingredients to similar sizes is too much to ask. This girl is grating on my last nerve, I don’t know what it is about her but I do not see her as Top Chef material. There are always a few chef’s that compete who don’t seem to belong, if you’re going to be a cocky Chef, you better be able to back it up and I don’t think she has the ability to back up her attitude.
I’m still seeing Kenny and Angelo in the final two at this point, they’re both cocky with attitudes but they seem to be able to back it up with confidence and talent. Ed may just be a contender as well. None of the women are really coming out as shining superstars yet, maybe we just haven’t seen it yet but I hope one of them does step up and beats the crap out of the men!
The best part of Top Chef: Photos By Chef Tom Colicchio: http://tweetphoto.com/32743487
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In other news, Bethenny Frankel is on the cover of People Magazine with her beautiful baby daughter Bryn. It is a gorgeous photograph of the two of them together and it really is a milestone to have Bethenny grace the cover, it shows she isn’t just a reality star but she is a star! Jill has got to be looking like the jolly green giant at this point, you just know she’s screaming throughout the Hamptons that it’s all not fair!
Alex tweeted yesterday that she was at the same party as Jill but gave each other a “wide berth” not speaking to one another. No surprise there. Here’s Alex’s tweet and link to a very short article about it:
RT @Mandowie @mccordalex have you and jill had any run ins lately? – Yes, in Hamptons last Sat & reported in OKMag: http://bit.ly/aI8nGE
It’s great to hear that Alex and Simon still continue to live their lives and enjoy some time in the Hamptons ignoring the wrath of Jill Zarin!
Alex’s final tweet of the night:
off to bed, finally! Big day tomorrow & then book signing Fri in Syosset, NY: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117921824918828&index=1
She has linked her Facebook page which has the schedule of their book signing and public appearances listed.
If anyone gets a chance to see Alex and Simon in person at a book signing or event, I highly recommend going, they’re fantastic people. I really enjoyed their book as well, Little Kids Big City. (an unpaid endorsement) lol
Kelly Bensimon, who is always good for a laugh or two seems to have lost some of her momentum which tends to get her to answer some of her tweets about the show. Whenever it quiets down for her, she needs to draw the attention back onto herself, she does this by going back to discussing the St. John dinner party. Sure fans ask her about it but she had been ignoring all of those questions for a long time. A girl needs attention, take the fans back to the crazy, here are some of Kelly’s tweets:
Macao is amaze for dinner. I love the mushroom croquettes. Yummm
Going to alice and olivia and mac beauty bar. U?
@lunchboxbunch even jessica biel eats healthfully like me. everyone needs one day to eat whatever they want. its impossible not too
I am obsessed with the tomtom and pandora. U?
Good night tweeters. More tomorrow. 5miles on the west side hey!
At FRESCOS with @charliewalk and sara gore and @cheweylouiewife aka rosanna scotto for the best pizza ever.
At acme. Awesome food and music. U don’t like fun do u?
Lunch at Lure was delicious. The sushi is amazing
At apple store. I guess I’ll wait for the new ipad
News – Kelly Bensimon: “I’m Not Crazy, Not in Therapy” – Movies, TV & Music – UsMagazine.com http://shar.es/mRTcv
CHECK OUT HARPER BAZAAR AUG ISSUE. thank you for tweeting me, and thank you for caring. i am so flattered. xo kelly
@mnsportsscene i have no regrets from last season of #rhnyc. always be true to yourself, cry louder if you need to
@cohn99 i have an appearance in VEGAS next week
whos going to run and get the new HARPERS BAZAAR? There is a huge article on me. its amazing. GLENDA BAILEY IS A GENIUS
@cohn99 i am wokring on my fall jewelry line which is sooooo HOT. we’ll see if QVC or HSn wants it
@OnBakerStreet BRAVO pr did a great job managing the press of RHNYC
@jamieealexaa E! loves kids, dogs, horses, real life, love, creativity, and hard work. i love how they believe in their talent
@Peary85 you see me on a tv show. please dont judge. i would never judge you or anyone else. its not my game
@cammienolan the only time i was defensive was on scary island, i kept to myself the rest of the season
@ILuvkristin its tv, and i love the process. i am grateful
@cohn99 the next man i marry will be my partner in life. i want to build a life with someone, and be buried next to them
@ILuvkristin thank you for taking the time to tweet me
@ILuvkristin i dont need help. i cried and was upset. it was an amazing episode, and i dont regret one moment of filming. i am grateful
@ILuvkristin i am so glad you love the show.
@ILuvkristin its a tv show, and i was so alarmed and flattered by how people were concerned.
@cohn99 bethanny should be so proud of her show. her producers are the best tv has to offer.
@cammienolan i give you a sneak peek into my real life on twitter and youtube.com. #rhnyc is an intersection with women i dont know well
@ILuvkristin it was an amazing scene. and the rating were insane. i dont know what you want me to say?
@OnBakerStreet i am tweeting to tell you the real story. i dont need a pr team to “spin” #rhnyc. the pr team for BRAVO is great
@cohn99 whatever JZ wants to say is fine. we got the best ratings for BRAVO, ever.
@ILuvkristin have you ever argued with someone who doesnt like you? that was me with B.
@knolan4 3rhnyc is a job. you deal with the card your dealt. dont hate the player, hate the game. i loved the entire season until St. John
@LitSnitch i recognize that viewers dont like to watch models on tv. Heidi is approachable and charming
@LitSnitch reality tv is a synthesization of what we think we see and what we really see. perception/ reality
@cammienolan i think you are taking the scenes too seriously. i was not bullying B at all. i didnt want to put up with the drama anymore
@lastenner if i didnt think the tv drama was brilliant i would have never talked about it in the press.
@jamieealexaa everyone communicates poorly when they are upset. i have no problem with that
@tweetybear101 i shave my legs everyday and use baby oil in the shower to get my legs shiny
@ILuvkristin i dont need mental help, thank you. i just need to be with people who want the best, not try to get the worst.
@cohn99 twitter is a great vehicle for me to immediately respond to those who are interested. yes, i am a very sensitive person
@cohn99 whatever Andy Cohen, the VP of Bravo says is fine with me
@cammienolan i am on online to answer whatever you ask. we need to clear the slate
@ILuvkristin i am so flattered that you acknowleged that the behavoir was bizarre. i was really upset and my feelings were really hurt.
@Alessia_007 i would love to be a fashion show where i can make women feel great about themselves, yes.
@jamieealexaa my favorite shops are INTERMIX and HM
@jamieealexaa i cant stop people from having opinions. i am so flattered by the on pour of concern, though
@lastenner shows need “pop ups” or “dramatic moments’ like a climax in a novel. me crying ‘pop’ed. i was upset and cried, so what?
@knolan4 i know you think i am crazy, and thats great. its tv. crazy doesnt film days later. #stayreal
@JohnRDel bravo is brilliant at casting. the #rhnj is a brilliant franchise
@ILuvkristin i really cant justify a tv show, and its enough to be beraded about it constantly.
@LitSnitch fashion is dramatic for its creative, i dont like the shows, for people overdramatize
@Alessia_007 the dinner was a very hard moment for me, and i honestly HATE reliving it every second
@mnsportsscene i would love to take more pictures. i really loved taking picts of real peeps/ and the ladies
@cohn99 the new job will be released in a few weeks
@Alessia_007 i wanted the TIM GUNN show so badly. but #RHNYC put me on the map, and i am grateful
@cohn99 i had a horrible thing happen with a charity. i only worked with the MET. i didnt want to exploit the MET on #rhnyc
@cohn99 i am sorry to misspell bethannys name, i honestly dont know how its spelled. please correct me
As always the most recent tweets are at the top of the page….so what have we learned about our hero, Kelly Bensimon.
She is still thirsty for attention. Other people are getting attention, like Bethenny and the Jersey Housewives and Kelly wants some, so she is tweeting about last season of RHONY. In her defense, people are still asking about it. However, if she would stop answering questions about it and refuse to discuss it like she promised, those questions would stop coming in. Kelly doesn’t want the discussion to end because there isn’t anything else in her world to keep fan’s attention and focus on her rather than on others.
Kelly is also talking about a fall jewelry line and even mentions the possibility of QVC or HSN. I think I can safely say that Kelly will not be on either of those programs with a jewelry line, once again, this is her cry for attention. Kelly sees that Ramona has her jewelry on HSN and thinks she deserves the same, however there is no comparison between Ramona’s beautiful (but overpriced) collection and the feather’s on wire that Kelly has created. Strangely enough Kelly’s mention of HSN was also shortly after Bethenny appeared on HSN.
We know that Kelly eats out…a LOT! We can clearly see that she spends very little time with her children. Kelly tweets not only where she is dining but with whom she is dining and it’s not Teddi and Sea!
We learned that Kelly can’t spell worth a damn, even admitting to not being able to spell Bethenny’s name, no one is buying that bullshit! Kelly’s immature 13-year old girl way of dissing Bethenny is by misspelling her name! What excuse does she have for misspelling other common words in the dictionary? No idea!
Kelly talks about the Tim Gunn show that she auditioned for but did not get. That was years ago and the show did not take off very well, maybe it was because Kelly wasn’t the co-host? Get over it Kelly! For someone who claims to want to move on and not live in the past, this chick can’t seem to get it together!
Kelly is obsessed with Bethenny, she performs like a trained monkey in You-Tube video’s copying, in her low rent way, all of the high end things that Bethenny has done or is doing. Wait for it, next Kelly will do something on skin care since that is what Bethenny is launching next.
Kelly’s obsession with Bethenny has covered every single thing that Bethenny has done, including diet and fitness. Kelly’s brand of diet and fitness, however, have not been reviewed and approved by any professional’s. No doctor has signed off on her absurd diet, no fitness expert has been consulted on her yoga moves. In fact, I have seen reports that Kelly is actually doing some of the Yoga incorrectly. This could cause back, leg and knee injuries. Kelly is reckless, stupid and immature! It’s a good thing that she married and divorced well because she will never support herself.
This is the Kelly tweet that really irritates me:
@BitterOldBag BRAVO wanted me to legitimize the #RHNYC brand. i was supposed to be on a show with tim gunn.
She really thinks that SHE legitimized the RHONY “brand”? Get a clue Kelly! She wasn’t “supposed” to be on Tim Gunn’s show, she auditioned but was turned down for that show! She has quite the ego!
Be Gone Kelly, Be gone!
Jill Zarin is apparently, once again, spending the majority of her summer in the Hamptons. I still don’t fully understand why someone would sell their home in the Hamptons then rent one for the next season. If your plan is to continue to summer in the Hamptons, why not keep your home?
Here’s my favorite tweet from Jill Zarin:
Thank you for all the book signing requests! Planning to go to LA, Minnesota, Chicago, Dayton, Detroit, Atlanta so far. Still confirming.
I hope she makes it to Chicago, I have a few books that I’d like her to sign, one is called “Little Kids, Big City” and the other, “Naturally Thin”!
I talked about this book, “Real Housewives Get Personal” in a previous blog, here now here is an opposing view: Book Review: The Real Housewives Get Personal http://bit.ly/aghvNg It sounds to me like the reviewer is a fairly new housewives fan and is eating up all of the information that we already knew but judge for yourselves.
Gretchen Rossi of the OC Housewives announced her own handbag line, one of her recent tweets:
Hey check out Kristin Cavallari Rocking one of my new handbags on the red carpet last night for the season finale… http://fb.me/BEdsGvba
In all the hoopla just before Gretchen’s announcement of her handbag line, she had been hinting at a big thing happening in her life. Of course, she was referring to the handbags but fans assume and spread the word that Gretchen is getting her own show…She tweeted to Andy Cohen:
BravoAndy where do they hear this?RT @JeremyF17: @GretchenRossi shut up you’re getting your own show?! My dream is coming true I cannot wait! Love you gorgeous! You’re a bombshell!
Oh Dear Gretchen! I cannot imagine where they hear that? Andy’s response:
@GretchenRossi no clue. congrats on your shopnbc and the new business!
I think Andy can see right through that nonsense, the man may be many things, but stupid he is not! Gretchen got plenty of tweets just asking her if it is true that she got her own show, she didn’t forward any of those tweets to Andy, it was one fan who is over the top in love with Gretchen just in case Andy missed it.
Dina Manzo tweeted to Andy Cohen:
Dear @Bravoandy now u went & pissed of the sun. I think u owe her an apology. Didn’t realize how powerful you really are. Now I’m scared…
I’m sure she meant pissed OFF the sun….those highly educated Jersey girls strike again!
@dinamanzo that’s funny
In other Dina Manzo news, she is still OFF the show and completely unworthy of any further discussion.
I haven’t forgotten about Big Brother, I have so much catching up to do on that show but in the meantime I hope you’ll check out my friend Toni’s blog about Big Brother. She actually has some good stuff about Ashley (Jacqueline’s daughter) as well. Check out all her blogs:
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