Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
College 101: More Back to School Advice
So to all of you lovely sweethearts out there who start school, have already started school, or are about to start school, good luck and we know you all will look and be fabulous for this kickstart of the school year! Be yourselves, make new friends and I feel like Caroline Manzo would want me to say 'don't let anyone tell you what you can or can't do'!
And if you are already out of school, we wish you the very best too! Continue being your super wonderful self!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
My Big Gay Italian Wedding Cast
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
But Top Chef has!! Ahhh! The Top Chef Finale location was revealed like literally 2 minutes ago!
Vote for Top Chef Fan Favorite!! Hootie hoo!!
Unless this show takes a turn for the better, I am definitely not a fan. I'm sorry to say that RHDC has been a letdown so far. I'm tired of politics and its definitely the last thing I want to hear about on T.V.Seriously, I don't know where these women live in D.C. but I've only been there once and live over 1400 miles away and I know that these people dare to be flashy, not reserved. So let's get real ladies, D.C. is a showy district and none of you should deny the fact that it plays a major part in the show.
Since RHNJ second season is officially over, I have nothing to fall back on. I'm not looking forward to the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
I guess I will continue watching the show for the time being but Bravo, don't disappoint me anymore!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The heat really cranked up at the Washington Nationals Stadium. Everyone loved Tiffany's meatball subs. I would definitely call that a ballpark meal - but I still love my basic hotdog with mustard! Ed's corn fritters were also a hit with the fans. Add some good southern food like Ed's choice in the mix and you're guaranteed to have a winner. Ed's fritters won him a trip to Australia and a book from the guest judge. This definitely makes up for being the runner-up in the previous challenge. Now he can easily take his girlfriend somewhere fabulous - who wouldn't want to visit Australia?!
Angelo went a little crazy in the Quickfire...and he calls Ed the Tasmanian Devil in the kitchen?
Ed may not be a Tasmanian Devil, but he definitely has a comical personality -- let's just say Tiffany's yellow dress really didn't compliment his skin tone.
It was definitely time for Amanda to leave. She just wasn't up to par with the rest of the chefs. Not to mention she's kind of odd. Her mac and cheese in the Quickfire challenge probably would've been Heaven on Earth for me since it is one of my favorite meals in the whole entire world, but she definitely played it safe. And who would choose to eat tuna tartare at a baseball game? Ew. And even worse, it supposedly started to turn black? I hope all chefs learned from her mistake...
To wrap it all up: Amanda was eliminated, Ed won both challenges, and Tiffany is still awesome.
I'm pretty sure my favorite part of the episode was Brad riding in the car with them. Hil-ar-ious. Can I marry Brad? Seriously. If only I were a gay man...or he was straight.
So glad that Taylor girl is gone. The white bangs and Rayban-wearing-inside-because-I'm-just-too-baller-employee is gone. Love & Light Tay, Love & Light.
We saw Rach and Brad on the hunt for Oscar dresses. That Marchesa dress was majorrrr. And I mean seriously bananas. I die. I'm about to ruin everyone's Zoe life right now and tell you that Rach doesn't get the dress for any of her clients. But Sandra Bullock gets it, so that makes it real okay.
And Brad and Rodger calling in at the QVC show was too great. Love them. Brad is getting saucy this season-thanks to that Taylor girl leaving.
And everyone wants a baby Zoe/Berman. Even Kate Hudson. Will it happen? If Rodger could give birth, I think it would.
Favorite season of Zoe is happening right now. Be sure to tune in every Tuesday @ 10/9c.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Caroline went out to slay the beast and she won..or lost..or it was a tie? Danielle ran away when Caroline went a little Kelly Killorean Bensimon on us. Danielle needed bodyguards to protect her from the ringleader of the Italian clan, who has been instigating every dramatic hair pull and fashion show foot chase of the season [click]. Then Danielle made her kids hug her rescuers. Who didn't have to rescue her. But saved her life. I loved that Caroline called her garbage..again. She should copyright that expression. And Danielle should copyright proverbial, or actually just stop using it. When you say someone is sitting on a throne, we know it's not an actual throne [exception]. Thanks for having zero faith in human intelligence.
So is the book closed? Oh-let me clarify, the proverbial book. Unless the whole time they were actually referring to the infamous "book" of the Last Supper. Maybe proverbial is needed here. But I did hear that the book is closed about 27 times, so I was just checking.
I might have cried while reading Caroline's blog this morning. I really out-lamed myself, but it's worth the read, so check it out!
There's also a super-mega-crazy-awesome clip from the reunion show which you should check out too! Spoiler: Andy Cohen gets manhandled-nonMazel!!
And if anyone has any solid proof about Danielle being fired from the show, hit us up. All I've found are rumors.
I have to go get scanned by my Zen expert now.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
So I think the editors at Bravo deserve a guten tag.
The Quickfire Challenge: This challenge consisted of identical ingredients for each chef inside a "Mystery Box" (fish, lima beans, and a can of hominy). Tiffany's fish stew came out on top for the challenge. She won another $10,000 making her have a grand total of $20,000 from a previous win. She definitely has enough money to pay for her wedding now!
The Elimination Challenge: The contestants had to serve a "Meal in Disguise" to the CIA. The top dishes of the challenge were Kelly's Kung Pao Shrimp, Tiffany's Gyro, and Ed's Cordon Bleu. The winner of the challenge: Miss Tiffany Derry once again! Congrats Tiff! This challenge came with a prize for a free trip to Paris, France courtesy of the Hilton Hotel. Honeymoon - check!
Although Ed was hoping for a win, he was happy for Tiffany. I'm sure his girlfriend will be very disappointed but hopefully she won't have too many hard feelings...
The worst dishes of the week were Amanda's French Onion Soup, Alex's Veal Parmesan, and Angelo's Beef Wellington. Unfortunately Alex's tough veal and poor dish cost him and he was elimnated. Alex definitely did not have enough experience cut out for him to win this competition.
It's time to say farewell to Alex and wish good luck to the remaining cheftestants!
It was a mystery box challenge, where more ingredients were added throughout the time limit. They had no idea what to expect and I was amazed at how well they did. I didn't even know what the stuff was. Tiffany is our girl and she rocked it out. Another win for her and for Texas. And it was a high stakes QF so she scored another 10k. Shoot-she might just win this whole competition.
The Elimination Challenge brought in the CIA to try and decipher the chef's dishes. The cheftestants were given a common dish that they had to disguise. Tiffany won-making the CIA fools for her gyros. I always knew Texas had the best food.
Angelo geeked out on us this week. Where did the confident douchebag go? Bring him back. I thought he would end being a sure thing for the top 3, but now I'm not so sure.
Every season there is a rice cooker, and every season it doesn't work. When will they learn?
Last season, I knew instantly that one of the Voltaggio Brothers would win the competition. This season, I'm not sold on a sure winner. I don't feel like the chefs are as good as they have been in past seasons. Kind of a bummer.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This has been on my chest for awhile, and I have to let it out. I love Rachel Zoe's hair. It's killer.
The RHNJ is coming to an end but not without a family reunion - Italian style! The trip to Italy continued on this week's episode. Joe and Teresa were excited to introduce the Manzos and Lauritas to their Italian heritage in the village of Sala Consilina, Italy.
First, they made a short trip to Naples. Joe lost it during the bus ride yelling constantly but at the same time telling people to be "civilized" when they reach their destination. Caroline got a kick out of Joe's behavior and even made her cry out of laughter.
And Teresa, well, she just ignored him.
As always, Teresa arrived in style! I swear, her boots were at least four or five inches tall. Milania was concerned for her mommy and didn't want her to "fall and break her neck." Maybe she should take her daughter's concern to heart and not wear killer heels in a village with ancient, unpaved roads! (Although I must say she did look fabulous - yes, the way Milania says "fabulous" is how I intend to say it here).
While most of the clan was chatting with the Giudice family and distant relatives, Caroline and Jacqueline could not get enough of the delicious pasta! The many miles of walking up steep hills in Sala Consilina definitely worked up their appetites. Honestly, I was quite jealous of them. I think I would be visiting the homemade Italian meals more than the family as well! Yum...
It was precious to see the Manzo's parents appreciate their trip to Italy and reminisce on old memories. The probably are the cutest elderly couple ever.
Oh and by the way, if you didn't catch Teresa's comment about her grammar, she says that she has a hard time speaking English and mixes up phrases because up until kindergarten she only spoke fluent Italian. Go figure.
Right now I don't even want to waste time talking about Danielle's part of the episode. There isn't really much change. She is still searching for her biological mother and has hired a private investigator to help her.
Also, I will leave you with a cunning comment that was made on Danielle's most recent blog titled Rumors:
"Glad you are trying to find your biological mother, but please stop saying you have been looking for her for 47 years. Aren't you 47? You weren't looking for her when you were a baby."
Mallory and Kathryn
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
[I can't believe we won't get to watch RHONJ tonight]
Second-I'm sure most of you have heard about the RH Get Personal book that just came out in July. Well, we found a misprint. That's right, we found a fact in the book that is wrong. On Caroline Manzo's page, they state that she has three kids: Lauren, twenty, Christopher, twenty-one and Albie, twenty-three. WRONG. Lauren is the middle child and Christopher is the youngest! He just turned 21. And Lauren is 22 now. So they are wrong. Boom. Roasted. Check out Caroline's bio page on bravotv.com to see for yourselves.
We're already feeling the loss of Bravo...