I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Just Desserts – 7 remain October 21, 2010
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate – I’ve never heard that word spoken during one program than on Top Chef Just Desserts, I love chocolate. As much as I always wanted to taste the food on Top Chef, the urge is much more intense on Top Chef Just Desserts, I’d like to smack that dessert plate out of Gail’s hands and grab it to just devour it! You just know those judges don’t even finish them, they probably just take one bite and the rest gets thrown away, it’s a disgrace!!! Horrible waste of chocolate.
I wasn’t a fan of the Quick Fire Challenge, I’ve never been big on a “savory” dessert, if I want something salty or meaty, I’ll order that. I actually did that once, the escargot I had once as my appetizer were so delicious, I ordered three more instead of dessert after the meal. But I digress…
Adding the shameless commercial, Gail tells us that the chef’s will only be allowed to use one pan luckily they have dishwashing liquid to wash that one pan as needed.
With just seven left, the chef’s are starting to get on each other’s nerves but we do have a strange alliance in Zach, Heather and Yigit. The one who everyone seems to hate is Morgan and I can see why, that guy thinks he’s a gift and is better than the rest. As the chef’s go over to collect their savory ingredients for their desserts, Morgan hauls off and belts Heather in the mouth…ok I exaggerate, he did elbow her in the mouth causing it to swell. No apology was forthcoming instead Morgan tells us that she shouldn’t have tried to go up against him.
Erica was annoyed with Yigit, he took all of the bacon from the ingredient table and just stashed it under his workstation. I don’t even think he used any of it but he insured that no one else would be able to utilize bacon in their dish. Not very professional. If you have to sabotage the rest of the group, you have some pretty substantial insecurities.
With the exception of Eric, the men on this show are pretty horrible human beings. I thought Yigit was ok until he hid the bacon…and not in a good way!
Heather isn’t exactly Miss Congeniality as she is constantly putting down the other chef’s and explaining to us why she is so much better than the rest. We’ll see…
The bottom three in the Quick Fire Challenge are Danielle, Eric and oops…Heather!
The top three, the arrogant Morgan, sneaky Yigit and winner Zach. Yes Zach won the quick fire and that feisty Gail offers Zach $1,000 to give up his immunity but he’s no dummy, he knows another offer is right behind and holds out for $5,000 before accepting the cash to give up immunity. As Gail told him, that is a great decision as the last thing these chef’s should want is to win because of immunity, their dish should be the deciding factor. Personally, I could see $10k in Gail’s eye, Zach should have held out for more.
Now for the serious challenge, The Los Angeles Times 128th anniversary…it’s a biggie folks, just like Ramona’s 17th wedding anniversary, the 128th anniversary is monumental! A pretty cool challenge is extended, the chef’s are to make a dessert that must appear black and white to match a newspaper..I get it! They are to make 200 servings and are given $500. for ingredients. Zach seems to think that he has the biggest challenge because he likes color, because you know, most pastry chef’s don’t like color. huh?
Not quite as big a deal is made of missing rice crispy treats as pea puree, make note of that, peas more important than cereal. Heather’s crunchy cereal treats have gone missing and no video tapes are reviewed but she does have a suspect, merely because he bopped her in the mouth earlier, Heather thinks Morgan may be behind this mystery. That big bully is certainly not above violence so could sabotage be far behind?
Heather trudges on without her cereal but throws caution to the wind and includes some red highlights into her black and white dessert ignoring the rules and landing her in the bottom three. Joining Heather in the bottom were the other two ladies left in the competition, Erica and Danielle. Clearly Danielle forgot to take her meds and is f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g out in the stew room as every inches away from her just a bit. “I don’t know how to cook for a palette other than my own,” she tells her peers. Step away from the crazy lady!
Gail psyched them out just a bit by calling the three losers in front of the judges first when typically the top three go in first. The ladies are critiqued and criticized for their offerings. Heather’s major issue was the red on her plate. Danielle made a 1-2-8 out of her desserts and apparently forgot the flavor. The judges seemed to zone in on Erica’s ice cream, described as lemon poppy seed, we learn that she apparently forgot to add the lemon and one judge actually said it tasted like soap. Yummy! This judge must have said a lot of swear words as a child to have a palate for soap.
The guys are called in next, all four remaining men are relieved to hear they’re the top four and Yigit is told he won the challenge. Sent back to the stew room with nothing for his win, he sends the ladies back in to learn their fate.
I have to say that based on what we saw and what we heard from the judges, I expected Danielle to be sent packing. She is consistently at the bottom and is definitely a wild card. Unfortunately the judges decided that Erica would go home, clearly disappointed, I think she is a better pastry chef than some of the remaining contestants, namely Danielle!
The black and white venue was very cool, it was interesting to see the quick glimpse of the major headlines that were posted on the walls and all of the black and white tables around the room was a good look!
I really do prefer Gail Simmons over Padma as the host, I think we’re almost supposed to compare the two and while Johnny Iuzzini doesn’t offend me, there is no replacement for Chef Tom Colicchio, he’s the man!
Bethenny Frankel of Bethenny Getting Married and Real Housewives of New York is really having a hell of a month. Bethenny’s mother made a statement last week to tabloids contradicting Bethenny’s claim of a sad childhood. Today RadarOnLine posted over 30-photos of Bethenny in her youth provided (sold) to them by the loving, caring and nurturing mother. I reviewed the photos, I have to say that rather than proving what Bernadette (B’s mother) was trying to prove, to me it shows a very sad young girl as even in the very few photos where Bethenny is smiling, there is a deep dark sadness in her eyes. The majority of the photos show Bethenny not smiling. The only smile that looks genuine is one showing Bethenny skiing with girlfriends as a teenager, most likely far away from her mother. I’m just sayin…
In my mind, what Bethenny’s mother did not only proved Bethenny’s point, that her childhood was pretty damn sad, but it shows what a horrible woman Bernadette is to sell childhood photos of her own daughter to an internet gossip site. Do you think she needs the money that badly? I hope it was worth it.
The photos can be seen here:
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True to my word I did not watch Millionaire Matchmaker and I don’t intend to, however, I switched onto Bravo just moments before the end of the hour and caught the last few moments of the show. I did catch the verbiage on the screen that sums up the two millionaires for the episode and noted that neither of them were matched with a mate by Stanger. So I decided that while I’m still refusing to watch, I think we should definitely keep score. Each week I’ll somehow find a way (hopefully you will all help me) to find out if Stanger’s two clients for the week had a love match. So far we’re at 0 for 2 and we’ll see just what this woman’s rate of success really is this season. We could even take some bets on what the end result will be, I’d say less than 20% will be matched up by Patti Stanger. Even I could do better than this woman!
The Real Housewives of New York are in the first few weeks of filming for Season Four, Alex had this to say when asked how it is going:
@McCordAlex: Lots of hilarious shenanigans going on that I couldn’t possibly comment on…think it’ll be fun to discuss later on 🙂
Jill Zarin hasn’t backed down on her ridiculous promise to track down what she considers “cyber-bullies” but Jill defines cyber bullies as those who don’t like her. That’s a whole lot of people she’s going to have to block on Twitter, so if you’re on Twitter and blocked by Jill Zarin I offer you my congratulations and welcome to the club!
Jill checked in with her genius teeny bopper disciple today:
@JillZarin: TO: @XXXXXX How did you do today? Please let us all know who to block. Lots of creepers came out of cyberspace NOW BLOCKED
@JillZarin: What a beautiful day right? I had my purple on! So all you haters who exposed themselves today on my TWITTER are now blocked. Nite nite
This woman thinks she’s a whole lot more important than she is, but the truth is if she continues to block all of her followers that simply don’t like her, she will be left with very few followers on Twitter.
Her fans were crushed that she blocked them, here’s what a few of them had to say to Jill:
TO: @Jillzarin make sure you get my name its Devon! Just wanted to make your list correct when you start calling bosses and get cussed out.haha
TO: @Jillzarin ooooh I’m hurt. You know now that I think about it I’m not sure why I follow you! Dm me so I can give you my bosses #!Dumb bitch
TO: @Jillzarin the first to be blocked is Susan Saunders, beyond that? it’s a crap shoot.
TO: @Jillzarin Jill – no offense, but you’re making a real fool of yourself with this. Plz let it go.
TO: @Jillzarin r u f’ing serious? report bullies? do you start with BatShitCrazy?
TO: @Jillzarin you take yourself too seriously. I think you think your more important than you really are.
This woman needs a publicist to monitor everything she says and does, she shouldn’t be allowed to tweet or do an interview or even answer her own phone without someone guiding her every word. She will never learn how to deal with the public.
Dina Manzo created an “It Gets Better” YouTube offering with her thoughts on Spirit Day yesterday. Maybe I’ve missed the boat here but isn’t it supposed to be about young people who are dealing with the realization that they’re gay and letting them know that while it may be difficult now, it does get better? I watched Andy Cohen’s “It Gets Better” video and that seemed to be what he was saying. Andy had a way of making you really understand what some of these kids go through by sharing his own personal experience with us.
Dina Manzo turned this into her own personal message to some people who were questioning her financials for her charity Project Ladybug. Dina goes off on a tangent about bloggers and Twitter and it is clear to me that she’s not talking about young gay people anymore. She’s talking to people like me and @Geoaubsmom because we questioned her and she’s talking directly to twitterer’s who have called her out on her own mean behavior on Twitter. This is the most selfish woman on the planet, even her “It Gets Better” video that is meant to touch the lives of young gay people gets turned it into a video about what she’s dealing with on Twitter. She did forget to mention all the nasty, name calling tweets that she sends out then later deletes. Who’s the cyber bully? Dina Manzo! What a hypocrite!
Is this staying on topic? Clearly Dina decided that rather than focusing on the real problem and sending an encouraging message to young people, she turns it into a message to those of us who dare to question her behavior.
What the hell is wrong with Jill Zarin and Dina Manzo? They’re not victims, they have an opportunity to really do the right thing and get behind a real cause. Instead they both turn it and focus it on themselves and trying to imply that they have been bullied? Are they serious? This is really sick!
Kids out there are realizing that they’re different, they are trying to figure out how to deal with it, whether or not they can confide in family members or friends, then they go out into the world and get horribly bullied, it really is the saddest situation. Jill Zarin and Dina Manzo are actually comparing what these kids are going through to a few tweets that they get about their behavior. It really will blow your mind!
Yes folks, I hate Jill Zarin and I always will! (you too Dina Manzo!)
Big night on Bravo, starting with Real Housewives of DC Reunion part 2, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and then Watch What Happens Live with Hoda Kotb and the horrible, nasty, obnoxious excuse for a woman, Patti Stanger. What a shame to put such a nice woman, (Hoda) on with such trash! Oh well, Watch What Happens…
Until Next Time