I Hate Jill Zarin Blog Update / Rocco’s Dinner Party / Big Brother
Yes, folks those pesky housewives are at it again, they really don’t like us enjoying a blog! I wonder if they do this to the other Housewives blogs? Somehow I don’t think so.
Yesterday I got the all too familiar “Error Message” from WordPress telling me that it us URGENT that I contact them immediately so that I can resume posting. Of course I contact them immediately and 12 hours later I’ve still heard nothing back from them and so we wait and we tresspass over at TVTime101. Thank you to the host of TVTime101 for allowing us to hang out over here for a while. For the record, I am working on a resolution to this problem – a place where I can post what I think in this free world without any threat of being shut down by a $10 an hour cyber-assistant to a D-list realty cast member. (do you suppose they make that much?)
I feel like we’re playing Monopoly and we’re in the “Just Visiting” section of the jail over here but march on and Pass go and collect $200!
On to the great blogs for today, first our very own VAGirl has recapped Rocco’s Dinner Party…enjoy!
Rocco’s Dinner Party by VAgirl
The three chefs in this episode are Ayinde Howell , a Vegan chef who does not
cook meat; Nicole Straight, who owns a cooking school; and Corey Roberts an
Australian airline caterer. Corey thinks Rocco may look down on an airline
chef, but he’s there to prove him wrong.
In their signature dish challenge, Ayinde makes Texas BBQ rubbed Seitan, Nicole makes Pan Roasted Salmon and Corey makes Mummy Fried Shrimp. For us non-vegetarians, seitan is made from wheat, but has little in common with flour or bread. Also called “wheat meat”, “wheat
gluten” or simply “gluten”, seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and
texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also
high in protein, making it a popular protein source for vegetarians.
Rocco thinks Ayinde’s Seitan is over-seasoned; Nicole’s Salmon is good, but the
truffle butter is misused and her seasonings are inconsistent; and Corey’s
shrimp is not really fried. He sends Ayinde home and names Corey the winner.
Corey will get to choose the dining room and whether he serves first or second.
The theme of the dinner party is Town and Country. Corey gets to choose from
two domes on the table and he chooses Country. Nicole will present the Town
dinner party. Corey seems happy about it, Nicole not so much.
Corey picks the Terrace dining room and meets with Jes Gordon to discuss décor.
He wants a rustic and country charm feel with a farm table. He tells Jes he
will make homemade jam in small jars as a take home gift. She says Corey pulled
this vision out of his heart. Nicole picks the formal dining room and wants
Spring in the city décor. While Jes says hers are not the most original ideas,
she is impressed with Nicole.
Corey and Nicole plan their menus and go shopping. When they get back to the
kitchen and start preparing their dinners, Rocco brings in Chef Terrance
Brennan and tells the chefs to make a cheese course with cheese from Chef
Brennan’s cheese shop. Corey says he will be making deep fried cheese while
Nicole is not sure what she is going to do.
Jes takes each chef to look at their dining rooms. Both are very happy.
Corey’s is a little too country for my taste, and while Nicole’s looks more
sophisticated, I don’t like the fake grass mat they put under the table. It
looks pretty tacky. I’m not really impressed with either room.
The other dinner guests besides Chef Brennan are Melissa Joan Hart, Actress,
Melissa and Joey; Deborah Cox, Singer and Actress; Christian Campbell, Actor,
Big Love; Mo Rocca, Food(ography), Cooking Channel; and Tiler Peck, Principal
Ballerina, New York City Ballet.
Corey is up first. The diners don’t really ooh or ahh that much over the dining
room, but they do like the take home gifts. They love all his courses,
especially the fried cheese and the shrimp. Corey has so much going on, the
waiters cannot keep up and it is frustrating to Corey. Rocco goes to see what
the hold-up is and Corey tells Rocco he needs to go back to his guests. Rocco
makes a comment that he was kind of hoping he would not like Corey’s food so
much because he’s so cocky (take a look in the mirror, Rocco). Rocco thinks
Corey’s entrees may have suffered because he tried to do too much.
Now it’s Nicole’s turn. She says she is very organized and tells the waiters
that presentation is very important. The diners love the chandeliers and flower
arrangements. Mo Rocca keeps the party banter going by telling Rocco if they
were same-sex married, his name would be Rocco Rocca. The diners don’t really
have anything terrible to say about Nicole’s food. The only real problem she
had was with her lobster flaring up and causing smoke to come out of the kitchen
into the dining room. She also served Deborah the most rare piece of filet
mignon and Rocco took it back to be cooked more because Deborah likes her steak
well done. Nicole’s dessert looked great and everyone was impressed with her
sugar domes over chocolate cake. Nicole even impressed herself with the sugar
domes. It inspired the diners to break into the Tina Turner Thunderdome song.
At the end Rocco asks Christopher, Melissa and Chef Brennan which dining
experience they liked best. Christopher liked the Town experience, Melissa
liked the Country experience, and Chef Brennan liked the Country food and the
Town ambiance. Rocco tells them they didn’t make his decision any easier.
The winner is … Corey.
I have to say this group of diners really seemed to have a lot of fun. Mo
provided a lot of comic relief with his trivia knowledge like the longest
recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. I’m starting to look forward to
this show each week when I didn’t even want to watch it at the beginning of the
Thanks VAGirl, great blog! xoxo Lynn~
Big Brother expert Shannon has recapped Big Brother for us…she’s added a SPOILER so be sure to avoid it if you don’t want to know…
Big Brother 13 Episode 3
Veto show by Shannon
Tonight’s episode of Big Brother 13 we find out who won the veto and if it was used. But first let’s get to the good stuff. The game play. First we learn that it was Evil Dick’s idea to put up Keith and Porsche. He had several conversations with her about her joining their side, which she agreed to, but apparently her second personality forgot to tell her first one, because she seemed shocked by being put up. After it was explained to her, yet again, that she was going to get the golden key she was back on board. Keith, thinking he has The Regulators to support him, was jumping for joy because he figured this is a great time to get rid of Porsche and for him to get the golden key. (Did I tell you yet that I think the golden key this season was genius?)
We see interviews with both Keith and Porsche saying how they are going to each throw the veto competition so that the other one will go home. It was funny the way BB would cut from one to the other and they were pretty much saying the same thing. One of them are going to be shocked tomorrow night.
So now everyone knows that Dick went home. We still don’t have an explanation other than Dick saying it was a personal matter concerning a friend. Rumor has it that a CBS crew was sent to Dick’s home to shoot a video that will hopefully explain more, that will be shown on Thursday’s show. As a result of Dick leaving, Dani gets the first golden key. She will automatically be safe until the top 10.
Losing Dick sent the veteran’s into a frenzy. Dani was crying, Rachel was pissed and Brendon was ready to go confront Keith, when he heard that he was laughing about Dick leaving. The other veterans had to do a play ground hold me back to get him to stay up in the HOH room. Jordan was saying how screwed they all were and Jeff comes in and gives a inspirational speech about them not letting this hold them down. By the end of the night they had regrouped, cut their loses and came up with another plan.
Keith decided that he was going to be the hero of the newbies group and was going to call everyone out on what games they were playing. He calls all the newbies together and calls out Kalia & Porsche, saying how they are with the other side. That isn’t a good game plan when you are on the block. The only one who looked like a fool after that meeting was Keith.
The Veto Competition
Adam hosted the veto competition where the teams, HOH Rachel & Brendon, nominees Keith & Porsche, and the couple chosen at random Jeff & Jordan had to complete a puzzle. The contestants were connected to a pulley so when a teammate went to get a puzzle piece, the other one would go up in the air and could install the puzzle piece. The first team finished wins the veto.
Jeff & Jordan again show us that they are not good at puzzles. Keith and Porsche did better and they were both trying to throw it. In the end Rachel and Brendon won. Since they had the power to replace the nominees, they decided to call each team up to the HOH, and in return for not replacing them as the nominees, they wanted them to agree not to put up Rachel & Brendon and Jeff & Jordan if they won HOH next week. Of course, they are all going to agree. Well, all but Cassie, who questioned about going to the end with them because she felt like they would choose Jeff & Jordan over her team. She did have a point, but it wasn’t the smartest thing to bring it up just then.
In the end they decide not the use the power of veto. Either Keith or Porsche will be voted out on Thursday’s live show. Keith is expecting to be saved by The Regulators and the newbies, and Porsche is expecting to be saved by the veterans. One of them is going to be shocked.
Please do not read if you don’t want to know what is happening on the live feeds.
What this episode didn’t show you is that Keith didn’t just call out Porsche and Kalia, he has at one time or another, called out every member of his so called alliance. I’ve watched a lot of seasons of Big Brother and I don’t think I have ever seen a player play as bad as Keith. But all that aside, he still thinks he has the votes to stay. The problem is that now Shelly and Kalia have joined up with the veterans (for this week at least) and is going to vote Keith out. They are both going to the veterans and telling them everything the newbies are doing. Neither has been telling the newbies anything so I believe that they are sincere and are going to stick with the veterans. The other newbies are going to be shocked after tomorrows vote and will fall apart, pointing the fingers at each other. But I could be all wrong. That is the great thing about Big Brother. It should be a fun night for the feeds.
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Thanks Shannon, great job! What do you all think of Dick going home so early in the season? Some people have speculated that he wanted to help futher his daughter’s game but I don’t think that’s the case, he couldn’t have known what would happen to Danielle if he quit the game. Luckily she was given a golden key but what if Big Brother decided to just make her play on her own or gave her a different partner?
Danielle was upset but it was pretty strange, I know the two of them don’t have a great relationship but she seemed upset at first because she was worried about what could have happened to make him leave the game, she explained that he LOVES Big Brother and that it is his life so it had to be something pretty serious to make him leave, then the concern for his well being seemed to disappear and she was just upset about how this will affect her game.
Here’s what Reality Tea had to say:
Here is Evel Dick’s video explaining..well, nothing…
The interview with Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was not deleted by me and there were no issues from Melissa or her camp, I spoke with her PR person and they’re just as confused as we are, Bravo didn’t complain as some speculated, they approved Melissa’s interview with me. And so we wait to hear from WordPress what the problem is all about. Please know that I am working on a solution to this problem, hang in there with me!
In the meantime you sneaky Housewife blogger who tried to steal my interview with Melissa and post it on YOUR blog, shame on you! Melissa and her publicist are never going to approve that! It’s unethical, underhanded and most of us bloggers don’t roll like that but now I know that YOU do….I’ll keep my eye out. Yes, Melissa’s camp told me that you contacted them requesting that they send you MY interview with Melissa so you could post it on YOUR Blog….shame shame shame on you! Your reputation proceeds you and gets worse everyday. Sad!
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Until Next Time….