• ANTM,  jack,  Top Chef

    Blogging ANTM and Top Chef

    What’s Jack up to? Oh Jack. You little stinker. Why do you waste our time with walks? Ugh. You’re over a year now. Time to get this thing straight please.

    Ok, first up for reality roundup is America’s Next Top Model.

    I have to say these girl did pretty good in this weeks runway show to be so green. All except Miss Fatima and the bad buttoning. And Lauren who was scared witless. It was surprising.

    Now a Meat challenge? What tha-? Ewww….
    I noticed Lady Ty didn’t pose draped in meat just holding a fork. Hmm.

    I have to say Mr. J was really funny and the star for me this week. I love him.
    The surprising drama this week was brought by Whitney. My lovely DH said she has to go and she thinks she’s on Rock of Love with all of that drama. Not that he watches that!
    I’m not sure I agree with the eliminated girl this week. Sure Fatima and Amis were bad, but for me it should have been Amiee. What was she hailing a cab in this photo?

    Oh well. For some reason poor Amis’s final photo was not up on the Top Model site. A final diss.? Good luck Amis with the crazy headbands. Later!

    And so it began. Last night was the season premier of Top Chef. Hooray!! Applause, Applause!

    I really had a great time once I got Jack settled down and the kids out of my hair. Everyone was clear that there was no talking during Top Chef. Shhh!

    The show started out normal enough with the parade of chefs coming in off the planes. I was only mildly surprised by having not just one, but 2 chefs with faux hawks , but hey it’s obviously now a fashion epidemic in the culinary community. Who woulda thunk it?

    But the bigger shock for me and just about every one else was the fact that they decided to have 2 chefs that not only know each other, but are in fact lovers and are in fact lesbians. Wait. Hold the phone, Baby. Am I watching Top Chef or Big Brother? This thing can’t be good. My gut says it will end badly. Jennifer has to be the better cook. Clearly because she’s got the faux hawk! lol. It will be fun to see how this plays out.

    I was a little nervous for the ladies after the quickfire challenge. Boy did they show poorly. And was it just me or was there a collective groan around the world when Rocco popped up. Boo! He cracks me up. Is it me or does he get botox? I’m just saying though. Ahem… Moving on.

    There seem to be some fun characters this season. I’m liking the big burly Erik with his 80’s chains, the Australian (oops New Zealand) , Mark for his unruly hair (not wise in the kitchen) and the wanna- be- ghetto, Andrew for his flip one liners. Holla!

    Dale seems to be the intense, Hung of the season. He’ll be one to watch.

    Poor Nimma. The girl was doomed from the start. Parsley marinade for shrimp? What? I’ll say it again. What? Who does that? Then when she started talking cauliflower, I was already writing my goodbye post. There is just nothing more to say. They could have brought me in as a take home wild card and I’d have done better.

    In the end the ladies were redeemed and the cute, little, hands shaking, Stephanie brought it home with her duck dish. She rock it. I was happy.

    Now who told the Bravo folks to tag on an extra 15 minutes to the show. Man, that thing needs to come on earlier. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz…..


  • ANTM,  jack

    Talking ANTM

    What’s Jack up to? It’s getting to his bedtime and he’s caused enough havoc for the day. The funniest was when I accidentally closed him in the hall closet and was looking all over for him. Didn’t bother Jack. He loved sleeping with the snow boots.

    Here are my thoughts on ANTM as they came to me. Welcome to my brain.

    I know the product placement in all over the place, but the Apple Bottom stuff is a bit much.

    Ugh the show just began and Fatima is already started. Eek. That girl needs a censor. But Miss Allison then cynical stuff is dangerous girl. She steps much further and he may get knocked out by one of the girls. I missed what she really said to tick Fatima off, but I did hear a lot of black girl stuff. Duh? Do you realize there is a camera there and you have to go back out in the real world.

    Is it just me or is the reading of the Tyra mail out loud by the group way too annoying? Come on, I know it’s not just me.

    Not much drama in the makeovers. Except what Tyra added with her mimicking commentary. Was that necessary? My favorite makeovers were Claire and Fatima. The short blond hair was fab and the long dark hair did wonders for Fatima.

    Ok more product placement. At least Elle is adding to the show and not just there to see her wares. Can we discuss how great she looks and the fact that she’s older than me! What am I doing wrong? Note to self: sleep on treadmill.

    I like the photo shoot on the boat idea. Nice use of NYC. I think Alison may be out. We’ll see or it could be Lauren or Dominique.

    Oh, no. they are all reading the mail again. “One of you will be eliminated!” We know, we know.

    Deliberation. Lauren ‘aint going nowhere. Tyra loves the awkwardness. Allison gets props for bringing the cockiness to the judges. Good TV. Not too smart.

    (we interrupt this broadcast with snide comments from a teen. Ugh. Not while Top Model is on kid. watch it)

    Sorry, Back to regular programing:

    Commercial: Hey Claire was the CoverGirl of the week! I knew I saw something last week.

    Deliberation. Hmm…I do really like Paulina. A little sharp she is, yes?

    Trya stands with photos. Very dramatic? At least she’s trying.

    Lauren called first? What?!!! They robbed Marvita of her first place. Ugh.

    Just chill, Kwana. It’s only TV.

    Uh-oh. Down to Allison and Dominique. Will they keep Allison for her attitude and fire on the show? Tension, tension.

    Surprise Allison is gone. Well, take the lesson girl and work with it. A satisfying ending.


  • ANTM,  jack,  Project Runway

    Talking Project Tension and ANTM

    What’s Jack up to? Today’s he’s risking life and limb by going up to the kids rooms and rooting around. Jack you don’t want to do that. Teens live up there. You could be lost forever!

    Project Tension
    What a nail biter. I was on the edge of my seat during every moment of Project Runway last night. It’s crazy how much I love this show. Here’s a rundown of my thoughts if you care to hear.

    Aww, check out Christian’s shoebox. Now that’s how a New Yorker lives. I was kind of sad that we didn’t get to meet his family. Great Tim Gunn quote that I will take with me everywhere: “Look at it with an editing eye.” Good advice Tim.

    Jillian were you actually growing on me? How sweet was her family and her words? Who knew?

    How moving was Rami’s coming out as a designer story? His red blouse was amazing. But, didn’t his space show just how far he already is as a designer? Hmmm. I still think he doesn’t need this as much as the rest of them.

    Tim with Chris, too funny. Another perfect Tim point: The monkey house at the zoo. “You’ve been living at the monkey house so it doesn’t smell to you!” Ha. Who’s funnier than Tim?
    Was there a hint of sadness when Chris talked about his family?I think so, poor baby. But his New York family is wonderful. And that apartment was just wow.

    Back in NY. No wonder Rami and Chris are is love, it looks like they were both about to burst into tears in the three tabled workroom.

    Uh oh Runway show.Chris? Human hair was creepy and safety pins crazy, but all beautiful.
    The night was just full of sayings.
    New saying thanks to Michael Kors: Velvet condom. Huh?

    Loved the Drapemaster’s Grey dress. Yes, he can drape did you know that?

    I’m biting my nails who will they choose? Please be Chris, Please be Chris…
    Deliberation time.
    Pause- pause. Commercial. Ugh!

    Ugh again!!! Where is my Chris going? Why? No fair. You’re killing me. Was it the hair? Sigh.

    I’m looking into getting extensions next week in protest or at least a wig!
    Oh well, at least he went out laughing and a Queen. Bye Chris!! I’ll miss you.

    ANTM hits NYC

    Love the Marvita/Fatima smackdown. Fatima was starting to make Brandy look sweet, but the apology was nice. Could she and Marvita end up being friends? Who knows?

    There are lots of girls with stinging tongues this time around. Are you hearing me Allison?

    New word from Miss Jay: Draglicious.

    Kim what the heck was that? You don’t belive in designer fashion? What!? I thought Miss Jay would have a heart attack. That was just wrong. Did she just want to be on TV for a minute or got there and got scared?Ugh. I hope they bring another girl in next week to take her place.

    I think I’m going to really like Paulina as a judge. Twiggy will be missed, but that Paulina has some fire standing up to Nigel.
    I know I’m going to love them being in New York.
    Bye Atalya. I hope to see you soon. You’ll make it girl. Chin up.

    Oh here’s a last minute new Top Model prediction. Claire. How great was her photo?

    Whew, what a TV night! Isn’t escapism bliss?


  • ANTM,  jack,  Project Runway,  Reality tv

    Reality Roundup

    What’s Jack up to? Today he’s being a little devil and sneaking in where he doesn’t belong causing trouble at every turn. Oh, you’re lucky you are so cute, Jack.
    I have to say I loved the Project Runway reunion and I will miss the show when it’s over.
    My favorite moment was Heidi calling Victorya out for being such a pill then Tim Gunn agreeing with her! Man would someone tell me why she has such a stick up her butt. It’s kind of hilarious.
    The Kevin cry fest was too funny. Aww little Emotionita, Were you really crying over the accessory wall?
    Now I know this is totally rubbing some of you the wrong way (Mar I love ya), but the “fierce” (in his own mind) Christian won the fan favorite. Now I would have been happier if it was Chris ,but I’m not surprised at all that it was Christian. He was serving it all season with the designs and the attitude. I mean he even had Tim saying “fierce”. Congrats, Christian!

    – oh, my! Were there really fights in the prelims? Goodness what will happen in the house? What did we learn last night? I guess it’s that crazy comes in all shapes and sizes.
    Anya, is that a Hawaiian accent? Really? I’m not sure the folks in Hawaii would agree. Eek.
    Claire, Why is your hair cut like that on one side? She’s just begging to have it all cut off on the makeover show. Can you say wig fest?
    Kim- oh Lord, I just hope she smartens up as the show goes on. Is there anybody up there?
    My surprise was Allison. She grew on me and has a real Sarah Silverman quality about her. I think she may go far. It should be an interesting season.
    One other point, like Survivor and making fire, girls when you know you’re going on the show, why don’t you learn to walk? These are some of the worst walkers Ev-ah! Miss J please work it out!
    I can’t wait to see how the season goes. Should be fun.

  • ANTM,  jack,  Project Runway,  Reality tv

    Model TV

    What’s Jack up to? Today he’s chilling on his perch, high on the couch where he can watch all of the block’s goings on and bark at whoever has the nerve to walk by our house.

    I was reminded by some friends that tonight is a fun night for TV. It’s the premier of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10.

    Have we really watched this thing 10 times? Oh well… I’ll be back again.

    This time they are in New York which is where all model shows should be in my opinion. Now the girls will really have to put up with something. I’m sure the digs will be quite smaller and the designers just that much tougher in the fashion capital.

    There is also a new judge, Paulina Porizkova, who ‘s replacing Twiggy. Ms. Twiggy was growing on me. She’ll be missed.

    Now, I’m going to be totally foolish and make early predictions just based on the girl’s first pictures. Here are my top 4. Now how much to you want to bet that they will be the first 4 out?! That’s always the way with me.

    So there’s Fatima who has quite an Iman look that I think the judges will point out over and over. And there’s Anya who reminds me of Liv Tyler a bit.

    Dominique who has a cool exotic look. And the tough girl Marvita, who if I ‘m not mistaken is back from the previous season. Did she go to anger management?

    Then it’s the Project Runway reunion show tonight. Let the whining begin! Waaa….



  • ANTM,  jack,  New Year

    Happy 2008!

    What’s Jack up to? Today’s he’s chillin’ after all his late night celebrating to ring in the New Year.

    What’s a girl to do on one of the biggest days in sports when she’s all shopped out and just wants to veg in front of the TV ,but there seems to be only Football on?
    Thankfully VH1 saves us with an America’s Next Top Model all day marathon. It’s total veg TV. One of my favorite guilty pleasures. I admit I’m happiest when it’s Wednesday’s night and I’ve got Top Model followed by a bath break and then Top Chef. Bliss. Kids please don’t mess with me.
    Now, I have to say I was put out by the whole Tyra/Sileisha scandal this season. I rooted for Sileisha the whole way and was pretty satisfied when she won. But when I actually saw the video tape of her modeling on the Tyra show (modeling Rami’s from Project Runway’s fashions! I’ll post on that later) I was put off. It was just a little too close for comfort. Surely in a whole country full of wannabees they could have found a girl that didn’t know Tyra?
    All that sad, yeah, I’ll be watching again when cycle 10 comes on. I’m hopeless.