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  • Netflix Must-Series: 'The 4400'
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 12, 2013
    USA Network The 4400 succeeds where shows like Heroes, No Ordinary Family, and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have failed. It puts a human face to super powers. This innovative series has such a mind-blowing take on what would happen if people developed superhuman abilities. It also uses other science-fiction conventions, plot twists and great actors to create a binge-worthy series. Over the course of 50 years, 4400 people are abducted. On one day, they all return seemingly unchanged, but different. A government task force is created to manage their assimilation back into society. An FBI agent, Tom Baldwin (Joel Gretsch), and a CDC agent, Diana Skouris (Jacqueline McKenzie), head up this task force to deal with their developing abilities and discover the reason they’ve returned. What follows is a shocking reveal that they were not abducted by aliens but by humans from the future. They have been given abilities to help save humanity’s future.  The series doesn’t rely too much on super powers and flashy special effects. Instead, it creates an X-Files style procedural with rich characters and an engrossing plot. Each episode, Tom and Diana must help one of the 4400 with their abilities and discover their benefit to society’s future. Meanwhile, various members of the 4400 must adjust to how life has changed since their disappearance. Baldwin’s nephew Shawn Farrell (Patrick Flueger) comes back with the power to heal and his family having adjusted to life without him. Conchita Campbell plays Maya Rutledge, an 8 year old abducted in 1938, and brought back with the ability to see the future. The characters are sympathetic and this adds heart to the series. The 4400 has some pretty great acting talent. Billy Campbell (The Killing, Enough) plays Jordan Collier, a successful businessman who creates a Scientology-style religion around The 4400. The series also features appearances by Summer Glau (Serenity), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) and Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope). Fans of superheroes and science fiction will love The 4400. It also adds enough plot twists and dynamic relationships that non-geeks will love it too. All four seasons of the series are available on Netflix.  Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • 'Super Fun Night,' 'Girls' & Genre Bending
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 12, 2013
    ABC It’s hard to believe there is actual innovation happening on television. There are constant remakes like Ironside or abuse of the public domain with shows like Sleepy Hollow and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.  However, a few seemingly random shows have managed to sneak through and change the face of television. Here are some series that have created their own new genres.  Super Fun Night Rebel Wilson is a genius. She has an understanding of comedy and entertainment few people can dare to grasp. She found success in America with Pitch Perfect and her small role in Bridesmaids. In Australia, she wrote and starred in her own series Bogan Pride. Her new show Super Fun Night focuses on the sadness and pathos of a group of single, socially awkward girls. Despite that downer, these gals have great spirit, good morals and strong bonds of friendship. This pathomedy or Sad-com is unique. It may not win over American audiences but it does allow room for the future for different types of characters like the "best friend" or "wacky neighbor" to be the lead of a television series.  Girls Say what you will about Lena Dunham. Some believe she’s a shamelessly nude, entitled hack and others see her as the mouthpiece of her generation. Regardless of how you feel about her, she has created a whole new genre - the home theater of the grotesque. Even if you hate Girls, you can’t deny that it has created room in television to take it to the limit and break all the rules. Whether it show people doing lines of coke off toilet seats, eardrums ruptured with Q-tips, or Dunham’s breasts, nothing is too much for this series. This brazen honesty has trickled into the mainstream and allowed shows to delve into dark and uncomfortable places and still be funny.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy was witty and chock full of action. It blended punchy dialogue with an evolving, twisting plot that developed over the series with Buffy eventually defeating "The Big Bad." This series has created the teen hero saga. You take a socially awkward or disenfranchised teen, give them something that sets them apart from their peers but makes them able to save lives, then set them up against a mysterious enemy for 22 episodes. It has changed the face of The CW’s line-up and influenced series like Veronica Mars, Smallville, The Vampire Diaries and The Tomorrow People. Honorable Mention: The musical episode of Buffy, "Once More with Feeling," also reinvigorated attempts at musical television. Before this episode, Cop Rock was one of the only shows to try its hand at a musical TV series. Shows like Grey’s Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother went on to have musical episodes. Buffy also set the stage for musical TV series like Glee and Smash. Seinfeld Seinfeld will be forever remembered as "a show about nothing." Many people scoff at the series finale finding the four leads in prison. What they don’t realize is that the four main characters were self-centered, rutheless and generally bad people. This spawned the Despicable We genre. The entire cast is filled with generally unlikable characters that get into awkward and zany hi-jinks. This helped lead to the success of shows like Will & Grace with their constant insults and self-absorbed issues. It also reached a crescendo in Don't Trust The B**ch in Apartment 23, where Krysten Ritter shone as one of the most likeable, yet despicable, characters on television. Two & A Half Men Chuck Lorre seems obsessed with addiction. Two and a Half Men started with the mother of all addicts, Charlie Sheen, playing Charlie Harper, a heavy-drinking, sex-addicted lothario, taking in his high-strung brother and precocious nephew. It became a huge metaphor for life with an alcoholic. His follow-up Mike & Molly began with two characters finding love at a Overeaters Anonymous meeting. The new series Mom finds a mother (Allison Janney) and daughter (Anna Faris) going to Alcoholics Anonymous. This series also made room for a show like Go On, about grief-counseling, to get on the air. Golden Girls Golden Girls  influenced every show featuring four female leads in the nearly 30 years since it premiered in 1985. It was a show about four aged women but manages to resonate with people of all ages. It created a new genre of the quartet comedy. Now ever series with four female leads seems to have the snarky leader, the slutty one, the innocent one and the outspoken one. It influenced shows like Sex and the City, Hot in Clevleand, and even Girls. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • 'RHOA' Recap: The Irony Ladies (Season 6, Episode 2)
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 11, 2013
    Bravo Hey Kids! This episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is sponsored by irony! Irony is when you say something but mean the opposite, often to a humorous effect. Dramatic irony, because let’s face it this show is a drama, is when the audience sees something happening that the characters don’t see and we enjoy it on a whole other level. The not-so lovely ladies of Atlanta are not afraid to tell it to you straight crooked in order to stay in the limelight.  The episode begins with Kenya Moore and an extra carrying legal briefs celebrating her "win." She gets granted political amnesty for her alleged eviction using the case of America vs. Elle Woods c/o Legally Blonde for her defense. She told the judge there was no mens rea, or whatever. She gets greeted by "paparazzi" that included two random guys using cameraphones and a gentleman with a notepad. She has lunch with NeNe Leakes, who she just fought with last week, to hear her advice about mending fences with the ladies.  Meanwhile, Tina and Ike Cynthia and Peter are struggling with Cynthia’s mysterious "disease." It turns out she has fibroids in her uterus which she has known since she first had her pre-teen child. But now she has a mysterious "baby bump" and can't stop eating.  It's ironic she would work so hard to fabricate this health scare storyline when the slow destruction of her marriage feeds the drama of the show.  Also, how mysterious is this disease (see how easy irony is to use?) if she knows she has it? She tries to convince her verbally abusive husband but he just reminds her to lose weight. If only he reminded her to return those copies of Sleeping with the Enemy, Enough and What’s Love Got To Do With It to Blockbuster she might never have to stress eat in the first place. She gets vindicated when the doctor confirms that she needs surgery. Peter show’s he’s a loving husband by saying, “I’m so glad that I’m not a selfish guy, because, if I was, then we wouldn’t really have a relationship.” He's such a great husband. I mean that ironically of course.  NeNe likes to seem above it all but she wants to guide this entire season. Despite their blow-up last week, NeNe organizes mea culpa drinks with Kenya, Phaedra Parks and the girls to to clear the air and respct the “G code.” In the confrontation that follows, Kenya says, “I’m nobody’s whore and I’m nobody’s fool.” But aren’t you, Kenya? Aren’t you whoring out your self-respect for Bravo and acting a fool on national television? More importantly, was NeNe Leakes her original stripper name back in the day?  Porsha Williams spends the whole episode acting above it all with her divorce. Meanwhile, she’s bad-mouthing her husband whenever she can and being slightly materialistic. She shows no shame asking her mother for the master bedroom...while living rent-free. Did her materialism and selfishness ever pop up in her mind as reasons for divorce? Porsha also premieres a new pixie cut wig.   The coup de grace of irony is in Kandi land. Kandi Burruss heads to her mother's new house to discuss her impending nuptials. I should mention this is Kandi's old house.  Miss Joyce loses it and goes off on Kandi about her fiance, Todd, taking advantage of her. It’s funny because this should come from a woman who is living in a hand-me-down house and capitalizing on her daugter's success on a second-tier cable network show. Remember when reality shows were less about being ironic and more about getting real? Hopefully there will be a laugh track inserted soon. The Episode 2 Awards!  Best New Word: snig dig - "Hey ladies, sorry if I interrupted your snig dig." -Apollo Best Hair Change: Kandi for most number of hair changes per episode.Best Read of a Friend: "All this d**k in Atlanta, and you gotta text somebody else’s man. Girl, go on!" - NeNe Leakes Best Read of a Friend in a Supporting Role: "Porsha’s new wig is very interesting...she has a very small head. Small heads mean little brains." - Phaedra Best Out Line Ever:  “I know you wanna choke me right now.” - Miss Joyce (while leaving the room) Most Necessary Comma in a Sentence: "He ain't giving you a dime — he's sleeping, eating on you." - Miss Joyce Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • 'AHS: Coven' Recap: Don't Mess With the Real Supreme (Season 3, Episode 5)
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 07, 2013
    FX The episode begins with a flashback to the mansion of Madam Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates). What is her favorite Halloween activity, you ask? Why chopping up slaves and parading their body parts in her "chamber of horrors."  She also pioneered the use of really fuzzy lighting to look younger. Later, when her daughters fantasize about killing her, Misery Delphine locks them up and tortures them by making them literally eat s**t. In the present, Miss Robichaux's Academy for Girls Ill Equipped at Fighting is under attack by zombies. Mister Christian Luke (Alexander Dreymon) thinks it’s a prank so he runs outside and gets the ax...literally. Nan (Jamie Brewer) decides to go out and save him but gets trapped. Precious Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) smartly references Army of Darkness for legal reasons. We find out that The Voodoo Queen (Angela Bassett) has used the spell from "Thriller" to send "creatures that crawl in search of blood
 to terrorize y'alls neighborhood." Seems simple enough until Zoe kills a whole mess of zombies using a chainsaw. Luckily, since Queenie referenced Army of Darkness there will be no lawsuits. With their track record, Miss Robichaux’s couldn’t make much money selling cookies to raise money. Meanwhile, Cordelia Fox (Sarah Paulson) is still reeling from her unfortunate porn star name eye injury. She gets taken to the hospital and its revealed that she’s blind. While her daughter is trying to recuperate, Fiona (Jessica Lange) decides to live out her Nurse Jackie fantasy and raid the pharmacy then she gets high and resurrects a dead baby. Cordelia’s cheating husband pops by finds out she's blind and tries to console her. When he does, Cordelia sees that he cheated which means she may be able to see all kinds of things now that she’s blind. Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) is cornered by the last zombie and finds out she has more power than her killer ladybits. She says some inaudible phrase and gives Stella (Bassett) her groove back...literally.  She gets knocked down to the floor. Looks like the new supreme is revealed. Once the zombie issue is resolved, Fiona has to deal with the Pointer Sisters Witches Council. Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) moves for Fiona to be ousted as Supreme. We find out that not only has Myrtle been damaging her hair but she’s also been stalking Fiona. Poof, there’s acid on her hand and she’s sentenced to death. Looks like her hair isn’t the only thing getting burned. Sadly, there's no leave-in conditioner to keep you alive, Myrtle.  Everyone watches Myrtle’s funeral. Then there’s a couple of “Oh Snap!” moments. We find out that Queenie helped frame Myrtle for the acid trip attack. Fiona tempts Queenie with an offer to be the New Supreme. We also see Crazy Nicks aka Misty Day (Lily Rabe) resurrect Myrtle. What We’ve Learned Albino’s make really great security guards. Fiona really loves pills and American Spirits. Zoe is the supreme, duh! Witches can have more than one power. Madison (Emma Roberts) had telekinesis and pyrokinesis. It looks like Cordelia may develop a new power…because let’s face it she didn’t see her man cheating before but now she can. Also, someone managed to blind Cordelia and tease Fiona by talking through a crazy person.  Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Netflix Must-Series: 'Scandal'
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 06, 2013
    ABC Scandal is one of the most talked about series on television. If you aren't watching it, you probably still say things like “Oh no she didn’t!” and use MySpace. Whether it’s the sex, the fashion, or the WTF moments, this political drama is the toast of the water cooler and the Twittersphere. With Breaking Bad done, now is the perfect time to get addicted to this hit series. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is the premier fixer in Washington, D.C. Whether it’s a kidnapping, sex scandal, or PR nightmare, her team of "gladiators" use their unique skill-set to manage crises. Harrison (Columbus Short) is the resident lawyer, Abby (Darby Stanchfield) the investigator, Huck (Guillermo Diaz) the hacker and "cleaner," and new staff member Quinn (Katie Lowes) has a secret. I should probably also mention that Olivia is having an on-again/off-again tryst with the President (Tony Goldwyn) much to the dismay of the First Lady (Bellamy Young) and Chief of Staff (Jeff Perry). Shonda Rhimes has finally created a series with the same fervid fan base as Grey’s Anatomy. Washington and Young play characters with the best lines on television today. The sex scenes between Goldwyn and Washington are also not to be trifled with. There’s a scene where he literally turned her around and...well, you'll find out. This role turned Goldwyn from "that dude from Ghost" into an A-list celebrity.  Scandal creates a fictional Washington, D.C. with some of the same headlines as today but the intrigue has taken steroids…then more steroids. Nothing is off limits: secret government agencies, murders and conspiracies will shock you into watching episode after episode. Anything can happen on the show. No one’s virtue is safe. Olivia Pope is a character that is changing television. She’s an African-American woman and a major player in Washington. It’s also notable that this series marks one of the  few times in television history that an African American woman has been the lead on a primetime drama. Washington also created buzz when she was nominated for an Emmy for the series. Pope’s cutting-edge clothing and penchant for the color white has made an impact in the fashion world. Some people tweet strictly about her outfits. This series is the perfect binge watch. It will keep you at the edge of your seat. Netflix has the 13-episode first season and the full-length second season. There’s just enough time to catch up and start watching the series so you can be one of the cool kids. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • The 10 Gayest Straight Movies
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 05, 2013
    Paramount Some movies focus so much on machismo that they inadvertently end up dripping with homoerotic tension. There are tons of movies that are just one make-out scene away from being a bromantic love story. It's ironic when mainstream movies aimed at gay audiences have leads with no romantic connection, when some movies about straight characters have sexual tension simply oozing off the screen. These "gay straight movies" provide an outlet for gay men looking for characters that resonate with them, a subtext of romantic relationships, and pure, unadulterated man candy.  Writer/director Michael Serrato created this viral video hit, “Rambo, But Gay” which is a musical retelling of the popular Sylvester Stallone classic Rambo. It’s an interesting take on the thin line between the overtly masculine and homoerotic. After all, Rambo spends most of the 1980s films half-naked and oiled up, so they are ripe for parody.  Here are my nominations for the 10 gayest straight movies of all time.  10. Fight Club  Edward Norton deals with his ennui by staring at a super cut-up Brad Pitt and forming a club where men fight shirtless in underground rooms. Helena Bonham Carter gives a great performance of a woman as a drag queen. Last but not least, a bleach-blond cherubic Jared Leto follows around Pitt and Norton.  9. The Covenant  Why not remake The Craft with boys in Speedos? A pre-Friday Night Lights Taylor Kitsch stars in a movie about the descendants of The Salem Witch Trials that happen to all be men. There’s a ton of time spent in the locker room and arguing about power. 8. 300 Abs, briefs and awesome gold facial piercings pervade this cinematic comic book. From the looks of it, the war between Sparta and the Persian Empire would have ended if both kings just made out.  7. School Ties Paramount Brendan Fraser gets into an exclusive prep school but he has a secret that he can’t let anyone know. It’s because he’s Jewish, but it does mirror what coming out would be like. It’s chock full of 1990s heartthrobs including Chris O’Donnell, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Cole Hauser. And thank you, filmmakers, for the gratuitous nude fight scene between Fraser and Damon.  6. Dude, Where’s My Car? Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott have tons of bromantic chemistry. They spend the entire movie being chased by Nordic men in leather. The film also includes gratuitous Speedo and shirtless shots, Queer as Folk star Hal Sparks and an intense make-out scene.  5. Magic Mike Channing Tatum attempts to make this a heartfelt biopic. Instead, it feels more like a campy romp. Matthew McConaughey spends most of the time shirtless and in short shorts, Cody Horn is the female lead with a boyish body and everyone wears a man-thong. Let's also not ignore the gratuitous use of The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men." 5. Staying Alive A waxed and oiled up John Travolta channels Pat Benatar in this sequel to Saturday Night Fever. He looks like a member of The Village People in his costume and ends the movie with one of the more boyish of his love interests, Jamie Lee Curtis. (Note: we have never believed that rumor about the lovely Ms. Curtis.) 4. The Outsiders Based on S.E. Hinton’s book about rival gangs, this movie features all the heartthrobs of its time. Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, and Matt Dillon all star in the film. C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio play best friends with a little too many sensitive and longing looks.  3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy  The palpable chemistry between Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin), plus elves with hair extensions. What more is there to say?  2. Cocktail Cruise as a money-hungry gigolo making cocktails. 'Nuff said.  1. Top Gun This movie invented the genre. Tons of close talking about "riding your tail," a very butch Kelly McGillis, and three simple words - shirtless volleyball game.  Are there any you think should have made the list?  Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Is There Room for Another 'Project Runway?'
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 05, 2013
    David M. Russell/AETN When will people learn you can’t take a model, a designer and a prize package and replicate the magic of Project Runway? Many have tried and few have succeed. The new series Styled to Rock, produced by Rihanna, gives the show a punky makeover. Project Runway: All Stars has some major upgrades from last season. But is there room for more than one Project Runway? Styled to Rock is the umpteenth attempt at using the same format of Runway. Rather than focusing on the design, this series focuses on styling and costuming for musicians. Unfortunately, supermodel host Erin Wasson has the charm of a frozen waffle. People take for granted that Heidi Klum was an actress and a television host before she produced Project Runway. Tim Gunn has become a celebrity due to his loving nature, distinct voice and stellar vocabulary. Their Emmy is proof that they are a major part of the show’s success. You can't just pull people off the shelf and expect the same magic to happen. Project Runway: All Stars may have the exact same premise as the original but at least it innovates. It gives designers we have come to love a chance at redemption. Judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman also speak more authoritatively and diplomatically about fashion. Casting has improved this season with charmless model Angela Lindvall and severe mentor Joanna Coles replaced by opinionated Alyssa Milano and effervescent Zanna Roberts Rossi. These are not the only attempts to clone Runway. Here are some others: The Fashion Show When Bravo lost Runway to Lifetime they tried to keep viewers with The Fashion Show. Mizrahi served as designer judge and Kelly Rowland served as host. The show received a slight upgrade in season two when supermodel Iman took over as host. Launch My Line Bravo tried again with this series. Dean and Dan Caten, of DSquared, hosted this series that featured “professionals” paired with designers. Seemingly random people in fields ranging from event planning to architecture had to create their own fashion line. Project Accessory Not to be outdone by the shamelessness of Bravo, Lifetime tried to create a spin-off of  Runway hosted by Molly Sims. Designer Kenneth Cole served as judge in this inversion of Runway. Designers create accessories ranging from jewelry to headpieces and style them with provided clothing. Fashion Star This show tried to bring Runway to network television. Jessica Simpson, Nicole Ritchie and designer John Varvatos judged designers and offered them a chance to sell their line at Express and H&M. The show had too much product placement and was a little late to the game in Runway rehashing. Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • Netflix Must-Series: 'Lost Girl'
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 05, 2013
    Showcase Lost Girl manages the impossible: it channels all of the best qualities of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It has punchy dialogue, action, and a fantasy world full of interesting new creatures. It has become a major cornerstone of the growing Canadian network Showcase. Plus, with all the sex, eye candy, and sass it's an instant guilty pleasure.  Bo (Anna Silk) has trouble connecting with people because if she gets too close she can literally suck out their soul. She learns she is a succubus and part of the underground community of the Fae. When asked to choose between The Light and The Dark she decides to become a private investigator. She gets into a love triangle with a werewolf cop, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and a human doctor, Lauren (Zoie Palmer). The best character on the show is by far her human roommate, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo). Lost Girl is the perfect blend of comedy and drama. There are random laugh-out-loud moments and hilariously snarky dialogue but there’s still suspense and narrative tension. There are creative uses of mythology and magic to make the show distinct. The show doesn’t take itself seriously and that allows for an irreverent moment one minute and a tear-jerking moment the next. Let’s face it, the lead character has the power to seduce anyone with a touch and heal herself by having sex.   The show is downright sexy. There’s no other way to put it. Silk, Ried and Palmer ooze sex appeal. As a creature that feeds on sexual energy, Bo has to sleep around a lot. So there’s never a lack of eye candy. The show also takes a progressive view on sexuality: Bo herself is bisexual and the show doesn’t shy from having LGBTQ characters.  The first two seasons are available on Netflix. The first season is 13 episodes and the second season is a whopping 22 episodes. If you watch the first episode, you will be hooked!  Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • 'RHOA' Recap: The Hunt for the Golden Ratchet (Season 6, Episode 1)
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 04, 2013
    Bravo In 2008, The President of Bravo crafted an object of untold power – a magical golden ratchet. To appease the country’s hunger for blood, a competition was created to win this magical object. Six combatants women were chosen from the district of Atlanta to snatch wigs, develop taglines, and brag about being wealthy seconds before they start a bare-knuckle brawl. Only one of the originals remains -- Nene Leakes. Fresh from her wedding publicity stunt spin-off, Nene checks out her presents and introduces the storyline for the episode - Porsha Stewart's unfortunate spelling of her name divorce. Porsha luckily tragically received news of her divorce via Twitter and secured a spot on the show and a chance at the golden ratchet. A simple girl, she loves to gab with a girlfriend on the way to a deposition for her divorce proceedings. With the ignorance innocence only a child can muster, Porsha gives her lawyer a list of terms for what she would need to try and work it out with future ex-husband, Kordell. Porsha, sweetie, not to be the bearer of bad news but he is divorcing you. She did muster up an Emmy award worthy performance in her lawyer's office. Do they give those for reality shows? Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Cynthia Bailey is getting evicted swapping offices for The Bailey Agency. Her husband, Peter, has purchased a new building across the street from struggling Bar One called, Ratchet Industry Studios. Kenya Moore invades the storyline studio to gab with Cynthia about getting evicted and why she didn’t attend Nene’s wedding. Clearly, Kenya has realized there is a hit out on her and she must stay relevant if she ever hopes to get the golden ratchet, or as she calls it "my precious...based on the novel Push by Sapphire." Poor Kenya. She is the Maleficent to Porsha’s Sleeping Beauty because everyone is talking about how poor Porsha is doing and giving her support. Do they give Emmys for most successful fabrication of a storyline for a Reality Series, Competition or Comedy? If so, Porsha deserves one already for this season-wide divorce arc! Mrs. Donky Booty, Esq. aka Phaedra Parks has a new house, a new baby, and a new horrible nickname for her child, Mr. President. Kandi Burruss is engaged to her boyfriend. They like to take time out of their day and do some product placement for Aunt Jemima Quick Grits and address discuss rumors of her being a "sugar mama." The episode soon degrades into everyone pushing their storyline. Porsha continues to cry to whoever will listen about her divorce, including her mother. Her mother offers a haunting vision of Marlow in 7 years. Remember Marlow? Neither do we. Cynthia has a party at her new studio, located conveniently in a strip mall. Everyone is wearing white and excited because the building still smells just like the Cinnabon that just vacated. Kenya continues to try and stay in last season by repeating, “Gone with the wind fabulous" and starting fights about her mythical ex-boyfriend, Walter. Nene is not having it and reads her for trying. Kenya proceeds to start an altercation with Nene by grabbing her ear and arm and refusing to let Nene leave gracefully. Good Luck ladies...may the shade be ever in your favor! Best Lines of the Night “He whisked me away from that beauty queen on bath salts.” -- Phaedra about Kenya “Bye Kenya, I gotta pee…do you want me to pee in your glass?” -- Nene "I wrote 'No Scrubs' Hellur!" -- Khandi Finally, the most effective use of shade against a dead person, "Well he is just as pale as Michael Jackson, child." -- Phaedra Follow @Hollywood_com //
  • ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ Recap: Someone’s Lucky (Season 1, Episode 13)
    By: Christian Cintron Nov 04, 2013
    Food Network It’s always great to see some of your favorite cheftestants on different cooking shows. On the season finale of Cutthroat Kitchen, “S'more Sabotage,” Top Chef star Tiffany Derry is back with her winning personality and insane luck. Chef Tiffany didn’t win Top Chef: Season 7 or Top Chef: All Stars but she was a Fan Favorite and won a number of the cash prizes. Chef Tiffany’s first competitor is Chef Blankenberg who says he is a private chef for a bazillionaire. Meanwhile, he has a bazillion letters in his name. Chef Rocco is a Cleveland chef and the token bald male chef for the episode. Chef Wang introduced himself to all of America by saying, “The Wang is in the house.” There were some bizarre sabotages this episode and even one that was too hot for TV.  Here is a breakdown of the sabotages of the night: Hottest Sabotage - Chef Tiffany has to literally build a fire in order to make s’mores. It’s fine to have a bizarre source of heat but to have someone build a fire can be a real burn. Meanest Sabotage - Chef Blankenberg has his entire cooking prep station and items taken away and replaced by a TV table and whatever he can grab in 10 seconds. Grossest Sabotage - Chef Blankenberg has to use bread from a batch of day-old gas station sandwiches in his meal. Sabotage Hat Trick - Chef Blankenberg makes enemies by replacing his competitors’ knives with kiddie scissors, a butter knife, and a box-cutter. He gets slammed with an ingredient swap, on top of the gas staton sandwiches and the TV Table. Best Sabotage Comeback - Chef Tiffany has to use kiddie scissors in one round then a multi-tool in another but still manages to plow through. Unaired Sabotage -  According to the Aftershow, Chef Tiffany has to collect all the chocolate for he s’mores from whatever candy she can get out of a piñata. That means unwrapping a whole mess of tiny chocolates. Best Dish - Chef Tiffany makes a very delicious looking lamb chop with a puree of sweet potatoes and a swiss chard roll of peaches and pancetta. Worst Dish - Chef Blankenburg has 99 problems and his dish is one. Despite his three sabotages he actually chooses to make a sandwich composed of a nest of fried udon noodles, a fish patty, and a piece of clammy fried chicken. When good carbs go bad. Follow @Hollywood_com //