I can’t wait for their acoustic a capella version. I think they’re going to sound better. This is too polished.
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Tonight?s episode featured the first ever Fashion Night at Hell?s Kitchen; it included a successful dinner service and three catwalks (one for Designer Ina Soltani?s collection, one for Designer Amanda Che?s collection, and one for Designer David Meister?s collection). In the previous episode, it seemed like Clemenza was about to be kicked out of the kitchen for wasting 4 portions of scallops before opening hours… but it wasn?t as dramatic as it appeared. It was just clever editing. Also, Red Team members Kimmie and Robyn rekindled their friendship tonight. If you missed Episode 6, you can read my recap here.
1st Segment of Fashion Show: The first catwalk featured Designer Ina Soltani?s ?Ready-to-Wear? collection. The models dressed accordingly.
The Red Team members are: Robyn, Tiffany, Kimmie, Barbie, Dana, Christina. Red Team member Dana was a bit jealous of the models; she said, ?They don?t even eat. Why are they at a restaurant?? She?s really funny. Dana has a good head on her shoulders (most times)… so that is one of the reasons why I expect to see her in the finals. I also expect to see Christina standing alongside Dana in the final four… I think these two ladies are the strongest chefs on the Red Team. Here is a mistake from tonight?s appetizer service: Tiffany didn?t sautee her scallops properly; she handed Chef Ramsay overcooked, colorless scallops. Highlight of the appetizer service: The Red Team completed their appetizer service well before the Blue Team did.
The Blue Team members are: Guy, Royce, Justin, Brian, Patrick, Clemenza, Roshni. All of the Blue Team members (except for Roshni) got googly-eyed over the models. In my previous recaps, I said Patrick would most likely end up a finalist, and I still believe that… but he isn?t my most favorite contestant anymore. Even though he is a consummate professional, he isn?t very entertaining to watch on TV (it might be due to editing though). I?m beginning to root for Brian and Clemenza now. Brian?s humor and Clemenza?s passion is intriguing. Here are some mistakes from tonight?s appetizer service: Clemenza tried to cook 16 scallops at the same time; and, Guy tried to help Clemenza by cooking a few scallops of his own (but he overcooked them). Highlight of the appetizer service: The Blue Team completed their appetizer service after Brian took over on scallops.
2nd Segment of Fashion Show: The second catwalk featured Designer Amanda Che?s ?Swimwear? collection. The models dressed accordingly.
Assigned ?Designated Platers? (they put food on dishes instead of cooking):
The Red Team completed their dinner service tonight. For the first time this season, no Red Crew members were kicked out of the kitchen. I think this dinner service went smoothly overall because not only did they serve hungry people, but they accommodated for a fashion show as well. They made two mistakes tonight though: Robyn ran out of beef to cook because she overcooked the last portion of beef she had left… so she asked her teammates to run over to the Blue Kitchen to grab some of their beef (but they didn?t comply with Robyn because they didn?t want to get in trouble); and, Tiffany made Christina grill the swordfish even though Tiffany was responsible for the Fish Station. When Chef Ramsay demanded to know why the swordfish was cold, Tiffany threw Christina under the bus by saying that Christina cooked the swordfish… Dana labeled Tiffany?s actions as ?fugly.? Highlight of the dinner service: Chef Ramsay congratulated Kimmie on her nice dish plating.
The Blue Team completed their dinner service tonight as well. None of the Blue Crew were kicked out of the kitchen. Here are some mistakes from tonight?s dinner service: Guy was too busy watching the models walk the catwalk, that he forgot he was cooking beef… he charred the beef; and, Royce was wiping plates with a dirty rag. Do you think Royce was nervous or careless? Highlight of the dinner service: Clemenza redeemed himself from the scallop incident, by cooking perfect swordfish.
3rd Segment of Fashion Show: The third catwalk featured Designer David Meister?s ?Evening Wear? collection. The models dressed accordingly.
The Red Team had a small misunderstanding. Since Robyn and Kimmie made up in this episode, Robyn picked a fight with another teammate: Christina. During the appetizer service, Dana and Christina were about to finish serving appetizers… until Robyn interrupted them. Robyn didn?t have anything else to do so she tried to help Dana and Christina with the final appetizers. Christina said she didn?t need Robyn?s help because they were almost done with the appetizers… so Robyn took this personally. Robyn is a drama queen; whereas, Christina doesn?t like drama at all.
The Blue team also had a misunderstanding. Chef Ramsay asked the Blue Team to only cook 7 swordfish, but Clemenza cooked 18 swordfish (wasting 11 of them). Before Clemenza cooked the swordfish, Royce asked Clemenza to serve ?16 + 1? swordfish. This error was due to Royce?s misunderstanding of Ramsay?s instructions and Clemenza?s miscalculation. I still don?t understand how Clemenza came up with 18 swordfish, but not 17. Clearly, 16 + 1 = 17. Ha ha. Also, I don?t understand why Royce said ?16 + 1? instead of plain, old ?17?.
The Blue Team are now 4 for 6 in dinner services. The Red Team, however, are 3 for 6.
Result: Tonight?s losing team was the Blue Team. They nominated Clemenza and Guy for elimination. Chef Ramsay eliminated Guy.
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Guy?s elimination wasn?t shocking. He can improve with more culinary experience under his belt. Clearly, Clemenza is the more passionate chef of the two. Chef Ramsay told Clemenza, ?You have passion. Use it.?
The other Blue Team members wanted Clemenza to leave tonight. I think they just want Clemenza out of their sights because he?s a threat. I think it?s all part of their game strategy: To kick out one of their strongest teammates so that they can have a better chance at winning the $250,000 grand prize.
?You don?t go over to the Blue Kitchen and get what you want. It?s a competition, you silly cow.? – Chef Ramsay yelling at Robyn because she wanted to go over to the Blue Kitchen to grab some of their beef (since she overcooked the last of her beef).
12 chefs remain. The next episode airs Tuesday, 6/26, at 8pm ET.
Here’s a video preview of Teen Wolf Season 2 Episode 6: “Frenemy” which airs on July 2, 2012 on MTV.
Scott and Allison take their romance to the next level. And Jackson finally transforms on screen! OMG! I love this show so much!!!
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Roots are a peculiar thing. Sometimes we clearly issue from our parents. The similarities are plain as day, whether we’re sharing a laugh over the dead-footed smell of diet Mac n’ Cheese or whether we’re sitting silently in a car, neither one engaging the other in conversation, far too self-absorbed to notice the other person. Roots can inform both who we are and also who we might be, but they can also represent our place in the world: the place we call home and the people who populate it. Tonight’s episode, ?Inherit the Wind,? seemed interested with the figurative connotations of roots, if not, occasionally, the literal.
Following last week’s revelation that Hubbell left the house and all its attendant properties to Michelle (Sutton Foster) in a last minute change of his will, Fanny (Kelly Bishop) becomes convinced that Michelle intends to sell the house and throw her out onto the street. Michelle, for her part, shows tremendous patience with her mother-in-law, given how little faith Fanny appears to have in her, even after all the progress they’d seemingly made. That said, it’s certainly easy to see why Fanny would be so concerned, given Michelle’s status as a newcomer and relative stranger. By her own admission, Fanny has never really owned anything before, having her life provided for her first by a husband and then by her son. These concerns take her relationship with Michelle back to square one, with Fanny accusing her of being ?an interloper? who doesn’t belong in Paradise. It’s a strange reversal from last week’s episode which saw the bond between the two women coalesce into something more substantial than the adversarial relationship they’d shared previously.
Of course, for any adversarial relationship to have such a quick turnover would strain credulity, so it’s fitting that Fanny becomes convinced of Michelle’s intention to sell the property, particularly after she finds out that Michelle has inadvertently met with a prodding, persistent real estate agent named Claire (who is also the mother of one of our bunheads, Ginny). Claire does her best to scare Michelle into selling the massive seven acres of land she’s inherited from Hubbell, which includes a lake and two scummy ponds, a septic system that will require constant maintenance, and a thicket of gnarled, dying trees given over to an infestation of squirrels. It appears, for a few moments, that Michelle is considering selling. Despite her eight years in Vegas, Michelle has been rudderless and without roots. She needs her freedom, but more than that, she needs the option of freedom, the ability to drop everything at a moment’s notice if she should find herself offered that big part, or if she should meet that perfect man who wants her to run away with him right this moment.
That freedom is somewhat constricted as Michelle finds herself accidentally trespassing on private property, and is about to be arrested for jockeying with the arresting officer if not for Fanny’s connections. When she meets the man who owns the property upon which she’s trespassed, we’re presented with the possibility of a new relationship for Michelle. Sure, there’s no overt flirting going on, but the chemistry between Michelle and Grant, the older gentleman who seems nearly as detached from the rest of Paradise as Michelle, is palpable. The scene between them is brief, but there’s wonderful interplay between that makes it hard to imagine this won’t be a possible romantic avenue for Michelle in the future.
Meanwhile, the “bunheads” themselves have their own issues. It’s your standard bit of teen angst, but it works due to the universality of the problems: Boo has a crush on Melanie’s older brother, but is too shy and embarrassed about her figure to approach him, while Sasha is lashing out at her friends due to her own trouble at home, namely a mother who seems not to notice or care much about her. All of this is set over the course of an ?Ugliest Feet? competition between the dance studios in the area, a gross bit of business in which the studio whose dancers have the ugliest feet win…well, bragging rights, I guess ? the idea being that the uglier the feet, the better the dance studio. All of these developments help to better orient us in the world of these teen girls, since the show so far has been very much focused upon the quarrels of the town’s adults and less upon the titular ?bunheads.? But it’s heartening to see how Boo’s adorable relationship with her mother informs the kind of person she is in the studio, in the same way that it’s unsettling to see how Sasha’s distant relationship with her mother informs her queen-bee attitude with her friends. That’s to say nothing of how easy it is to see the similarities between Ginny and her real estate agent mother, Claire (whom Grant calls ?an idiot? that Michelle shouldn’t listen to), and the way Melanie has power over her older brother that she lacks in the group dynamic with her friends.
This is to say nothing of the roots upon which this show is founded: Michelle finally makes the decision to live in the guest house and allow Fanny to keep the main house, since the former is a gorgeous little hovel that’s more her style, while the latter has ?Fanny? written all over it. As Michelle pours wine to get her and Fanny rip-roaringly drunk, we can see the extent to which Michelle has made her decision, to set her roots down in Paradise. It’s the closest thing to home she has right now, and Fanny the closest thing to a mother, or even just a friend. We might not be able to choose our own genetic roots, but we can choose the roots we set down ourselves: a place, a home, and the people we keep close. The richness of these elements makes ?Inherit the Wind? the strongest of the three episodes so far, in a series that is acquitting itself exceptionally well in the summer downtime.
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We?re winding down on Season 8 of The Bachelorette, folks. Six guys are left, and next week brings the ever-enjoyable hometown dates. Here?s my recap of Week 7, during which Emily and the guys chillax in Prague. There are three one-on-one dates and one group date this week, though a rose will only be up for grabs on the group date.
?Let?s Czech out Prague together,? the producers Emily writes on her date card to Arie. Oh, Date Card Puns, how I missed you so. All three one-on-one date activities in this episode are very similar, with Emily and Guy X walking hand-in-hand along the streets of Prague, exploring various shops. Hmm, when I have I watched that date before? Oh, pretty much Every. Single. One-on-One. this season! Luckily, the-powers-that-be know how to drum up drama to make the date activities themselves less necessary to entertain viewers.
The producers choose to exploit the former relationship between Arie and producer Cassie Lambert, despite it being short-lived and nearly a decade ago. While Emily?s talking to the camera partway through her date with Arie, Cassie decides to bring up the relationship she and Arie once had and tries to assure Emily that it was no big deal. Emily understandably feels like an idiot for being the only one who didn?t know and wishes someone brought it up earlier to her.
Arie finally mentions it to Emily after she nudges him about keeping secrets and says that he felt the relationship was so brief and so long ago that it didn?t matter. Makes sense. Emily is reassured and doesn?t care anymore. Moving on!
The most dramatic part of their date comes as they eat dinner alongside a river at night. Arie?s feeling confident and tells her, ?I think I realized that? I love you. I always thought after our first date that I was falling in love with you, but I finally realized it in Croatia.? Emily has a huge smile on her face and replies, ?That makes me really, really happy.? They kiss, and fireworks burst in the background. No, really, they actually do. Nice timing.
John and Emily visit the John Lennon Wall, and Emily attempts to explain its history to the viewers. ?During communism?? she begins? and unfortunately my laughter drowned out the remaining words in the sentence. Didn?t realize communism was a time period. Oh, Emily, you beautiful naïve sophisticated newborn baby. #parksandrec #knope2012
After painting a portion of the wall, they visit a gate with a bunch of colorful locks on it. The story behind it is quite romantic: couples visit the gate and fasten their lock to the gate as a symbol of everlasting attachment. Fittingly, John struggles to close his and Emily?s lock, symbolizing their not-exactly-successful relationship so far this season.
By the end of the date, John admits for the first time that he?s falling in love with Emily. ?It?s happening,? he confesses. Unfortunately, Sean steals his thunder by sneaking out to see Emily after she drops John off at the hotel. Like a scene ripped straight from a chick flick, Sean runs around the streets of Prague, yelling her name to try to find her. I sense some producer tinkering, since there?s no way Emily wasn?t driven back to her hotel in the most expensive vehicle available. Why was she on the streets? Thanks for helping bring them together, producers!
Anyways, Emily loves that Sean surprised her, and they make out on the streets. ?I could see myself marrying this girl,? he said.
Chris is outraged that he didn?t get a one-on-one date this week, because his only one-on-one was all the way back in Charlotte. Awwww, pauvre Chris? not really. The four of them ride a horse-drawn carriage to a castle. Emily pulls Doug away to chat with him, and they sit awkwardly in a dark corner of the castle. He apologizes (!) for accidentally (!!) touching her (!!!). Emily is less than pleased by his closed-off body language and pretty much begs him to put his arm around her and kiss her. Or do anything.
She brings him back outside and starts telling him about everything that?s wrong about their relationship, and he chooses this moment to kiss her. Too little, too late. She sends him home packing, and he?s shocked. ?I feel really stupid for just giving you a kiss,? he says. ?I think my girl radar is just totally broken.? Duh-DOY!
Now Sean and Chris are left on the ever-popular two-on-one date. Chris tells Emily that he?s upset with her for not giving him a one-on-one, and she tries to console him? but ends up giving the date rose to Sean. He?s pissed and he ain?t afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it ? he?s livid and SHE knows it!
When Jef popped up on screen, my little brother turned to me and said, ?Melissa, that person reminds me of Niall. And JFK.?
My reaction: Uhhhhhhmmmmm? *ding* WAIT YOU?RE TOTALLY RIGHT!
Come on. You have to admit that there?s a resemblance.
Anyway, Emily and Jef visit a marionette shop, and Jef get a male puppet while Emily gets a female one. In an extra-adorable move, Jef runs back to the store and buys a little blond girl puppet. ?We couldn?t leave Ricki hanging!? he says. I awwwww?d audibly.
They use the marionettes to act out their relationship, and the scene is really endearing. ?I really like your nail polish,? Jef?s puppet tells Emily?s. He says that the puppets are making it easier for him to express his feelings. ?This whole thing has blown my wildest dreams out of the water? I am one million percent in love with you, and I can?t even imagine what I would do without you in my life. And we should get a dog together.?
?I was thinking the same thing!? Emily?s puppet says. ?Except that we should get a cat.? So cute.
They enter a library and cuddle on the floor, talking about their potential future life together. They?re having a legitimate heart-to-heart. I think we have a frontrunner, ladies and gents!
JK, there is none. (Oh, Emily, you beautiful spinster, I will find you love!) She said that since she had her mind made up already, she doesn?t want to put the guys through a cocktail party. John isn?t nervous at all, but Chris on the other hand is FLIPPING OUT. He?s convinced that he?s going home and is crying about unsaid thoughts and feelings. He really cares about this gal.
Jef and Arie receive roses, and right when Emily is about to call the last person?s name, Chris interrupts and asks to talk with her. ?Sure!? she says. John displays a decent poker face and lets Chris take her away, though if I were in his shoes, I?d yell ?HEY NOW WHERE U GOIN?, FOO?!? at him. Chris apologizes to Emily for being so visibly upset at not getting more one-on-one time with her as well as not receiving the group date rose. ?I?m ready to be the man that you deserve, and I?d be lying if I said that I?m not falling in love with you,? he says. She walks him back?
?and gives Chris the final rose! John?s probably pissed. On his way out, she tells John that she didn?t think her relationship with him was moving at a fast enough pace. He didn?t see it coming.
So here you have it; Emily will be visiting the families of Sean, Jef, Arie, and Chris in next week?s hometown dates episode. Did you think Chris still would have gotten the final rose had he not interrupted Emily? Do you agree that Jef looks like a combination of One Direction?s Niall Horan and John F. Kennedy? Let me know in comments.
50 Cent was hospitalized Monday night after a car crash involving his SUV and a mack truck.
TMZ reports that 50 Cent may have sustained neck injuries and is still in the hospital as they run tests. I hope it’s nothing too serious!
50 Cent was hospitalized with possible injuries to his neck and back in a frightening car crash involving his SUV and a mack truck … this according to a website affiliated with the rapper.
According to ThisIs50.com, it all went down Monday night on the Long Island Expressway in New York City, when a red mack truck rear-ended 50′s ride … and the rapper’s SUV “almost flipped over.”