Kris appeared to deny a recent TMZ report she's "extremely upset" Bruce has allegedly hooked up with her best friend Ronda Kamihira, a 51-year-old divorced mother of two, during a Monday appearance on the Today show.
"I just want him to be happy," Kris, 58, insisted on Today. "I don't care who he goes out with and I don't know who he's dating. He doesn't check in with me and give me a play-by-play. But it's his life and you just want the guy to be happy. He's still the father of two of my children and so we're friends."
However, according to a source, it "really stings" Kris because Ronda had never told her "she started seeing Bruce," TMZ reported, adding that Ronda and the Jenners have been neighbors in Hidden Hills, CA, for years.
Kris was also asked about Bruce's ever-changing physical appearance, as people suspect he's trying to become a woman -- or at least look like one with his long hair and such.
"It's silly," the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said about Bruce's alleged attempt to appear more feminine. "They've been saying that since the '70s, so you'd think it would be cooked by now! I don't know. [That storyline] just continues!... They just keep regurgitating the same old stuff."
Kris also stands by the fact she's still close with Bruce, 64, and the two have a healthy relationship despite their decision to file for divorce in late September.
"I think at some point in your life, you have to make a decision to do what's right for your family and for the kids. And I think that we just decided to be grownups. And we decided we're just better apart than we are together, but we're still really good friends," Kris explained.
Kris said she feels like her entire family is "comfortable" with the situation and their split was just better for everyone involved.
"They both did it together," a source close to the family told People last month of the divorce filings. "It's all done and [there's] no drama or messiness. They worked out all details over the last few months."
According to court documents, Kris and Bruce officially separated in June 2013 although they waited until October of that year to make a public announcement. The couple was married for 22 years, as they wed in April 1991, only a month after Kris got divorced from the late Robert Kardashian.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 05:22 PM EST
Bravo has announced the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City's upcoming seventh season, and it will include the return of Bethenny Frankel.
Frankel will join The Real Housewives of New York City's returning stars Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.
"[Bravo] really is where it all began for me, and you can't forget where you came from. After my talk show [Bethenny] ended, I really had doubts about ever going back to television. I've been through a lot personally, and I wasn't sure I wanted to expose myself to any more public scrutiny. That said, I've been so fortunate to be able to connect with the audience and inspire them to fulfill their wildest dreams," Frankel, 43, confirmed on her website.
"I learned a lot about myself through that experience. I really need to be able to express myself freely and creatively; I like when no two days are the same, and I don't thrive when being filtered or edited."
Frankel said she loves having the ability to focus on many aspects of her life and business, which her talk show didn't allow for.
"I missed being on the journey with you all, who were there with me from the beginning. When I joined The Real Housewives (originally named Manhattan Moms), I was financially, personally, and professionally insecure. Embarking on that adventure with you and with Bravo changed my life forever," she wrote.
"After many years of hesitation, I have decided to return to my roots on The Real Housewives of New York City. I have been through a long and arduous road since my departure, and I'm finally coming out on the other side. It finally feels right to go home again. The idea of doing the show feels exciting and refreshing, like it did at the beginning all those years ago. New faces, new circumstances, and in many ways, a new me and a new life."
In a Monday press release, Bravo executive Andy Cohen said in a statement, "Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise and I couldn't be more excited she is coming home to Bravo!"
When rumors recently surfaced of Frankel's potential return, the New York Post reported she had been offered "well over $1 million" to rejoin the show's cast.
Frankel was an original Housewife and left the franchise after its third season back in 2010. Her decision came several months after giving birth to her four-year-old daughter Bryn with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, and she had many conflicts with her former best friend Jill Zarin and longtime rival Kelly Bensimon on the series.
Telepictures production company had confirmed in February that Bethenny was being canceled after only one season. Prior to her talk show, Frankel starred in the Bravo spinoffs Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After. She's also written books and created a Skinnygirl empire.
Frankel and Hoppy, 44, divorced in late December 2012 after three years of marriage, resulting in an ugly year-long legal battle.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 02:36 PM EST
Dancing with the Stars contestant Janel Parrish wasn't thrilled with the judges' criticism of her performance with temporary pro-partner Artem Chigvintsev last week, but she's excited to get back into the swing of things with her original partner Val Chmerkovskiy this week.
Last week's "Switch-Up" challenge left Parrish and Chigvintsev to dance a racy Burlesque routine which pretty much got panned by the judges even though they had received 33 out of 40 possible points.
"Artem and I were actually really bummed about Julianne Hough and Carrie Ann Inaba's critiques, saying our dance wasn't burlesque, because we thought that we were doing a true burlesque. I guess in a true burlesque it's a lot more cheeky, a little bit more comedic, but we've never done burlesque on the show before and it's never been done with a man," the actress and Pretty Little Liars star wrote in her People blog.
"That kind of throws a wrench in the true burlesque when you do partnering. I think Artem did an amazing job with the choreography, and ultimately we were really happy with the way that it turned out. We were still really happy with 8s."
Chmerkovskiy had been temporarily paired with actress and Back to the Future star Lea Thompson. The two pairs of celebrity and professional pairings had teased up their competitiveness throughout the night's performance show.
"Watching Val perform with Lea Thompson last week, I was a little jealous, I'm not going to lie. But it also made me appreciate him a little bit more, just to step aside and watch him do his thing. I thought he did an amazing routine. It was very creative and just so wonderful. I was really proud of him," Parrish said of the routine that earned a total of 34 points from the judges.
"I also really liked Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas's routine. I thought it was really fun and extremely creative. It was a fun week to dance with somebody else."
However, Parrish admitted she's ready to return to her Dancing with the Stars roots.
"I think we were all really happy to go back to our partners. It's really nice to be back with Val. Switch-up sort of felt like a vacation, and then getting back together to do our routine is like getting back to work," Parrish wrote in her People blog.
"This week we are doing the samba, which so far is the hardest dance I've had to learn. It's very technical and really, really fast. We're learning a dance very quickly, so there's really no time to learn the actual technique of the samba. I think that's the hardest part -- trying to learn the steps and trying to incorporate a whole new feel into it. The samba has a little bit of a bounce to it, so we're trying really hard to work on that."
Parrish and Chmerkovskiy will apparently be dancing a "very traditional" samba during Monday night's 8PM ET/PT Dancing with the Stars broadcast.
"Val and I were talking about how our routines so far have been a little bit more contemporary takes on some of the dances, maybe save for the rumba, but this is going to be a very traditional samba. We're channeling some amazing Latin dances," she hinted.
"Tonight is going to be the hottest night of the week because we have Pitbull judging, and there's going to be some really sexy dances!"
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 01:52 PM EST
America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls 2 eliminated Denzel Wells during The CW's Friday night broadcast of the 21st season's eighth episode.
Denzel, a 5'10 1/4" 23-year-old from Houston, TX, landed in the bottom two alongside Lenox Tillman, a 5'9 1/2" 19-year-old from Newnan, GA, who had previously won "best photo" three weeks in a row.
The male and female models landed in the bottom two based upon their total combined scores from the challenge, judges and social media.
The challenge required the models to go to three designers' castings each and try to book a runway show for Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles.
Shei Phan, a 5'9 1/4" 23-year-old from Oklahoma City, OK, won the challenge after booking all three designers' shows -- Control Sector, Betsey Johnson and Altaf Maaneshia.
Keith Carlos, a 6'1" 26-year-old from Bridgeport, CT, booked Johnson and Civil Society. Raelia Lewis, a 6'0 1/2" 22-year-old from Philadelphia, PA, booked Johnson and Maaneshia. Will Jardell, a 6'4 3/4" 23-year-old from Nederland, TX, booked Control Sector and Civil Society. Mirjana Puhar, a 5'8 1/2" 18-year-old from Charlotte, NC, walked the runway for Maaneshia. Adam Smith, a 5'10 1/4" 26-year-old from Memphis, TN, booked Civil Society.
Denzel unfortunately booked no fashion shows although designers had told him that he's a good model.
For the photo shoot, the contestants modeled in male-female pairs for Mitch Stone's essential hair products. The guys had to lift up the girls as they posed together, showing chemistry. The person to win best photo would have his or her ad published on Mitch Stone's website for his products.
Tyra reminded Denzel he will enter the second-chance competition in which eliminated models will participate in every photo shoot of the season with the hopes of earning a social-media score high enough to re-enter the original running to win the series.
However, the broadcast concluded with the models learning they'll be traveling to Seoul, Korea for the next round of competition.
Tyra Banks also revealed Chantelle Brown-Young and Ben Schreen had received the highest social media scores of their genders in the second-chance competition. She will announce next episode which model of the two will continue on in the hopes of becoming "America's Next Top Model."
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:45 AM EST
The Amazing Race's "Married Dentists" team of Misti Raman and Jim Raman survived a non-elimination leg during Friday night's fourth broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 25th season.
Misti and Jim were not eliminated from the around-the-world competition although they had arrived at the Race's fourth Pit Stop in Copenhagen, Denmark, in last place.
"Every drop of confidence that I've had for the first three legs, it's all gone," Jim said after running a very tough leg.
Misti added, "We got our teeth kicked in today."
The fourth episode of The Amazing Race's 25th season began with Jim and Misti departing the third Pit Stop at 10:36AM.
The teams' first set of clues instructed them to take a 13-hour ferry ride back to Aberdeen, Scotland, and then to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. Once they arrived in Copenhagen, they'd find a Ford vehicle waiting for them with their next clue.
Misti and Jim soon learned the next ferry wasn't taking off until 5:30PM that night, so without a travel agency to turn to, they decided to go to the library in attempt to research potential better flights. They ended up finding a flight that would land them in Copenhagen at 4:00PM the following day, and they booked it assuming another team couldn't find anything better.
"Married Surfers" Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks then departed in second place at 11:45AM, followed by "Engaged Couple" Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan at 11:53AM.
The departure times for the following teams were not shown: "Food Scientists" Amy DeJong and Maya Warren, "Mother/Daughter" Shelley Porter and Nici Porter, "Urban Bike Racers" Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe, "Dating Pro Wrestlers" Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss, and "College Sweethearts" Tim Tsao and Te Jay McGrath.
However, those teams appeared to arrive at the ferry terminal in that exact order.
Besides Misti and Jim, the teams figured they couldn't book plane tickets until arriving in Aberdeen, so they all got aboard the same ferry with their fate unknown. While some teams planned to race to the travel agency once in Aberdeen, Brooke and Robbie determined they'd head straight to the airport since the travel agency didn't open until 9AM the next morning, two hours after their ferry docked.
Kym and Alli also headed to the airport as well as Tim and Te Jay. Kym and Alli snagged tickets on a flight that would land at 2PM, while Brooke and Robbie booked a flight that would land them in Copenhagen at 5:10PM. Tim and Te Jay were set to get there at 5:15PM. Tim and Te Jay were surprised the three teams, who got to the airport nearly at the same time, ended up on three different flights.
Adam and Bethany, Keith and Whitney, Shelley and Nici, and Amy and Maya then entered the travel agency to buy tickets. Although Shelley and Nici bought their tickets first, they ended up on a flight scheduled to arrive in Copenhagen at 5:20PM. The three other teams got tickets for a flight touching down at 5:10PM. At the airport, Misti and Jim discovered Kym and Alli were going to arrive two hours ahead of them.
Coming across some bad luck, Tim and Te Jay boarded their flight at 5:35PM because it had been delayed about 20 minutes. Shelley and Nici's flight had also been delayed by one hour, so they weren't scheduled to land until 6:20PM. Shelley and Nici also couldn't find their car after landing.
Kym and Alli reached their Ford vehicle in first place with "a substantial lead," according to host Phil Keoghan, and learned they must drive themselves to Malmo, Sweden using less than one-tenth of a gallon of gas. If they used more than that, they'd have to answer the question of a local geography student.
After driving across an eight-kilometer bridge, Kym and Alli arrived in Malmo before any of the other teams. A technician revealed they had driven over 20 miles on less than one one-hundredth of a gallon of gas, so they earned their next clue.
Misti and Jim got to Malmo in second place and did not drive efficiently. They were asked to name the capitals of the Scandinavian countries. They were then followed by Brooke and Robbie, Adam and Bethany, Keith and Whitney, Amy and Maya, Tim and Te Jay, and Shelley and Nici.
In addition to Misti and Jim, Brooke and Robbie, Adam and Bethany, Amy and Maya, and Tim and Te Jay all needed to answer the geography question.
It then became time for the team to complete one of two possible Detour tasks: "Parking Space" or "Wedding Cake."
"Parking Space" required the teams to set up a parklet -- a parking space that's been re-purposed into a place to relax. They had to choose a set of parklet furniture and arrange it to exactly match their given picture. If they failed to do so in 30 minutes, they'd have to switch parking spaces and begin again.
"Wedding Cake" required the teams to decorate a traditional, multi-tiered Danish wedding cake, complete with icing and miniature flags. They then had to deliver it to a restaurant on a Bullitt bike -- a cargo bike in which one person pedaled and the other sat on a platform in front holding the cake. If they delivered the cake intact, they'd return a receipt to a local baker and then receive their next clue.
Kym and Alli opted to take on the "Wedding Cake" challenge as well as Keith and Whitney, Brooke and Robbie, and Adam and Bethany.
Misti and Jim, Amy and Maya, Tim and Te Jay, and Shelley and Nici chose to attempt "Parking Space."
Misti and Jim didn't nail it on the first try and found the task incredibly frustrating.
Meanwhile, Keith and Whitney lost one of the top tiers on their cake twice trying to transport it through the busy streets, so they decided to switch tasks and give the other one a whirl instead. Adam and Bethany also lost a tier of their cake while Bethany struggled to ride the bike. They decided to switch tasks as well. Both teams were thrilled to see Misti and Jim still plugging along at the parking task.
However, Misti and Jim just couldn't get their arrangement right and decided to switch Detour tasks after much wasted time. The couple didn't think the task was difficult, but they unknowingly dropped a flag on their way to the baker when pedaling the bike.
Kym and Alli briefly lost their receipt but found it outside on the street before they had to go back. They therefore finished the Detour in first place and were followed by Brooke and Robbie, Amy and Maya, Keith and Whitney, Tim and Te Jay, Misti and Jim, and finally Shelley and Nici.
The teams' next set of clues instructed them to make their way to the Ida Davidsen Restaurant.
Kym and Alli arrived at the restaurant in first place and learned it was time to complete a Roadblock.
For the Roadblock, one member of each team had to memorize the numbers and ingredients of four different open-faced sandwiches and then relay the order to the chef to get their next clue.
Amy and Maya made it to the restaurant in second place. They were then followed by Brooke and Robbie, Keith and Whitney, Tim and Te Jay, Adam and Bethany, Misti and Jim, and Shelley and Nici.
Kym took on the Roadblock. She was later joined by Maya, Robbie, Whitney, Te Jay, Adam, Nici, and Misti.
Still maintaining their lead, Kym and Alli finished the Roadblock task and earned their next set of clues, instructing them to travel to the Pit Stop at sustainable residential apartment buildings called the VM Houses.
Kym and Alli managed to step on the Pit Stop mat in first place. For winning the leg, each woman received a 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Amy and Maya then completed the Roadblock task and were later followed by Brooke and Robbie, Keith and Whitney, Amy and Maya, Tim and Te Jay, Adam and Bethany, Shelley and Nici -- who got it on their first try -- and finally Misti and Jim. Misti had failed to state the sandwich numbers before the ingredients, calling it "a fatal mistake."
Brooke and Robbie arrived at the Pit Stop mat in second place. They were soon followed by Keith and Whitney in third, Amy and Maya in fourth, and Tim and Te Jay in fifth.
Adam and Bethany got lost on their way to the Pit Stop, but Shelley and Nici had their own share of problems. The pair bickered and ended up switching drivers. Shelley and Nici arrived at the Pit Stop in sixth place and were scolded for acting childish. Adam and Bethany them met Phil in seventh place followed by Jim and Misti in eighth -- and last -- place.
Jim immediately tried to hand over the couple's "Save" they had won from a previous leg, but Phil announced it was a non-elimination leg.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:57 AM EST
The former American Idol contestant's family revealed she had passed away Saturday morning from endometrial cancer in a posting on her Facebook fanpage.
"To God be the glory! With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne," the family wrote in the posting. "On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45AM, Joanne Borgella Ramirez was called by the Lord to heaven."
"At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world. Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered. Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven."
Borgella, a successfully plus-size model, competed on American Idol's seventh season in 2008 when she was 25. While she made the season's Top 24 semifinalists, Borgella was eliminated in the first results show which determined the competition's Top 20 contestants.
Due to Idol's contractual requirements, Borgella actually left her high-profile Wilhelmina Models modeling agency to compete on the singing competition. However she had insisted she didn't regret her decision.
"For me, singing by far is always going to be my favorite," she told reporters following her Idol elimination.
"I mean if the world could be a musical, I would be the lead singer in it. As far as modeling is concerned, I absolutely love doing it. I've never thought about doing America's Next Top Model, because I was [already] with Wilhelmina, which is one of the No. 1 agencies. And I actually made the decision to leave there, in order to pursue American Idol, because you know you can't have any contracts when you join with the show. So it was a big decision I made, but it wasn't hard, because singing is my passion."
Posted by: Reality TV World staff on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 03:27 AM EST
The Amazing Race eliminated Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo during Friday night's third broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 25th season.
The "Firefighters" from Boston, MA, became the third team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's third Pit Stop at St. Ninian's Isle in Aberdeen, Scotland, in last place.
Michael and Scott struggled with a task in which they needed to corral sheep. They then drove a while to the wrong location as they were heading to the Pit Stop.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Monday, Michael and Scott talked about their The Amazing Race experience. Below is the concluding portion. Click here to read the first half.
Reality TV World: Why did you find that sheep task so difficult? What went wrong?
Michael Ward: The problem was, those sheep we had were very uncooperative at that place. So, we had to walk them all down the middle. We would get nine out of 10 or whatever number of them were. If there were 15, maybe we got 14 out of 15, or whatever the number. But once we got them all, we had to go back and get them all through that white fence.
And until we got them through the fences, we couldn't get them into the cage. They were spry young bucks there. They weren't [doing it] for us. So, you know, eventually -- it was frustrating, and Scott was running on one foot on a very steep incline, and it didn't help. So the foot obviously slowed us down, but he was going to work through it.
Scott Strazzullo: Yeah, I think that we also, you know, with time, you get better vision. Mike said, "Hey, the food is in the tent. So let's take that food and put it where we want to take them, and then put them in the pen."
And that helped out. I will tell you right now, sheep are out of Mike and I's [comfort zone]. We live in the city, we hang out in the city. Sh-t, I haven't seen a sheep in my life! (Laughs) Honestly, they're odd creatures. They're very weird to me, you know what I mean? (Laughs) We didn't know 100% how to handle them. They were crazy!
Reality TV World: You two seemed to breeze through the torch Detour task unlike, say, Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss. So after watching the pony task on TV, I'm sure it's safe to say you made the right choice there?
Scott Strazzullo: Oh, definitely.
Michael Ward: We knew we couldn't do the physical task. If we had a choice, we were going to avoid it because of our clear limitations. So, when we were in there, we were laughing and having fun.
Everyone thinks [Tim Tsao and Te Jay McGrath] started talking to the vikings. We were in there first. We were joking with those guys, we were having fun, we were having a lot of laughs. We were enjoying making and building.
At that point, other teams were falling apart and you didn't see them all. There were teams arguing, like, "We don't work as a team! We don't do this! We don't know how to do that!" I can only anticipate they're going to be breaking up somewhere or arguing in future episodes.
Scott Strazzullo: Oh yeah.
Michael Ward: Because they haven't been getting along as crisply and politely as you might see.
Scott Strazzullo: We always got along and we always encouraged each other. The penny nail thing, Mikey knows the nails' names and things like that. He had done building before. That was right up our alley.
That was one of those things where, you know, I think we were almost one of the first teams out of there, which helps us out tremendously, because it kept the tempo up all day for us and I know there were four or five teams behind us. We were still beating them to the next challenge. So it was one of those things where, if we hadn't picked that one, we would've been in even worse trouble.
Michael Ward: Sometimes a dog chases a cat and they don't know why. You should've seen those people. They were like cats and dogs. They were running in circles and they didn't know why they were running in circles. We were using our brains.
But we did this whole race for a greater good, and it wasn't about us. We wanted the adventure and we wanted the excitement and we've got "Type A" personalities, and we're very competitive in challenges. Even though we're friends with everybody, when the whistle goes off, it's war (laughs) and you've got to defeat the opposition. So, you know, there's no hard feelings toward anybody. We are good friends.
But we went there for good reasons. We went there to thank people for standing by us in Boston when things went bad here and we wanted to raise money for the Wounded Warriors. That's where most of our -- a substantial portion of any funds that we won were going. It wasn't about us.
It was about the greater good. We didn't really get a chance to show that. We kind of looked, kind of, honestly, we looked a little incompetent. But we're not and we have fun when we do things. Why not? Why not be good to people?
Scott Strazzullo: When you see a lot of bad things in life, you tend to have more of a sense of humor on a lot of things. That was really -- that's just us. That's how we are. I think some people said we were a little bit aloof and not taking things serious, but we tried our hardest and we got some things that were tough things to get over.
Those directions at the end were really tough to get over. It hurts to lose and it hurts anyone to lose, because nobody likes to lose. Everybody has prepared for a long time and you've gone through a lot to get to where we were.
Michael Ward: Mhmm.
Scott Strazzullo: And yeah, we were laughing because we were there and what can you do? You know?
Michael Ward: I know I was waiting for [Phil Keoghan] to bluff us. I was hoping there was another little task left to do as a penalty, but it wasn't meant to be, you know? We do want to thank America for standing with us.
Scott Strazzullo: Exactly.
Michael Ward: We had a message to deliver.
Scott Strazzullo: We're hoping that people maybe saw that message and will give more towards the vets and support the people that come back. They give us the chance in our country to go out and play and have these unbelievable games and ideas and be part of it.
Reality TV World: You said a lot of the teams were bickering already. Which ones seemed to be self-destructing the most?
Michael Ward: Well, they haven't shown what they haven't shown, so we're not going to discuss that. Let's just say, it's not all cherries and ice cream out there.
Scott Strazzullo: Oh no. Not at all.
Michael Ward: And we're kind of listening to these people complaining, like, "We don't work together!" For us, it's kind of second nature. We work together and it's second nature for us to be in problem-solving mode. We take it for granted because that's what we do. Not everyone is created equal, everyone has their forte in life.
And, you know, we've been blessed and we're fortunate to do what we do and we enjoy it. But we find bad situations and we find the good in people. We meet some wonderful people. But I guess some of these other teams aren't used to being together, aren't used to being under pressure, and there's been a lot of fractures. Let's just say that. I can only imagine what's going to come later.
Scott Strazzullo: They're not as smooth as they [appear]. They're not as smooth as the butter they're pretending to be.
Reality TV World: How were you two cast on The Amazing Race? Was it your first time applying for the show and are you longtime fans of the series?
Michael Ward: Yeah, I mean, I've watched the show. But I don't think we can talk about the production end of it.
Scott Strazzullo: I think it's a brilliant show and brilliant people produce it. Everyone across the board has been so nice to us and kind to us. And Mike and I have always been tuned into it. It's sometimes tough when we're working to watch a whole season through, so this was a great chance for us to catch up on so many episodes as we were training for it. It's really just a brilliant show. It's truly an amazing race.
Click here to read the first half of Michael and Scott's exclusive interview with Reality TV World.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:19 PM EST
The Biggest Loser: Glory Days eliminated one contestant for good and sent a second to the show's new Comeback Canyon during Thursday night's NBC broadcast of the reality weight-loss competition's sixteenth season.
Mike Murburg, a 58-year-old attorney and former Princeton University football player and wrestler from Darby, FL, was ousted from the competition for good after he lost the weigh-in at Comeback Canyon to Matthew Miller, a 31-year-old business entrepreneur and former high school football standout from Grove, OK.
"I came here to fulfill my son's request that I get healthy. You go through the death of a kid -- I'd given up on life. Getting the will to live, and the desire to live back was a big deal. Now I have it, and I'm not going to let it go. My son would say, 'Hell yeah, Dad! Nice job, way to go.'" Mike said following his ouster.
At Comeback Canyon, veteran trainer Bob Harper continues working with two contestants who have previously been eliminated from The Biggest Loser's primary ranch competition. At the end of each week, there's a separate weigh-in after which the person with the higher percentage of weight-loss gets to stay at the canyon location for another week and the losing contestant must go home for good.
Eventually, Bob will take only one contestant back to the ranch so they can rejoin the original competition and resume competing for the $250,000 grand prize.
Mike dropped from 326 to 315 pounds, losing eleven pounds and posting a 3.37% weight-loss percentage. However, Matt fell from 333 to 317 pounds, shedding sixteen pounds and posting a 4.80% weight-loss percentage.
Later in the episode, Gina Haddon, a 41-year-old makeup artist/photographer and former cheerleader from Rowlett, TX, was automatically eliminated from the Blue Team led by newbie trainer Jessie Pavelka after she the lowest weight-loss percentage on her team and fell below the Red Line at the Week 6 weigh-in.
Gina only dropped from 210 to 207 pounds, a 1.16 % weight-loss percentage. She now joins Matt at Comeback Canyon and will train with Bob.
Posted by: Reality TV World staff on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:33 AM EST
Kesha's revelation that Dr. Luke had allegedly abused her sexually, physically and emotionally apparently isn't sudden and new because she had previously discussed the matter with her doctors.
According to sources connected with Kesha's lawsuit against her longtime music producer, the 27-year-old Rising Star judge and Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life star had talked to her doctors during rehab about the abuse she endured in her professional relationship with Dr, Luke, TMZ reported.
Kesha reportedly "spontaneously" opened up about Dr. Luke's alleged behavior when she had admitted herself into rehab in January for an eating disorder. She recalled stories of Dr. Luke allegedly drugging her, making passes at her and causing emotional damage by constantly calling her fat.
The doctors maintained their notes during these therapy sessions, TMZ reported, and they will be used in her lawsuit. Kesha was reportedly advised to avoid Dr. Luke at all costs or she might even lose her life.
As to why Kesha waited so long to come clean and didn't report Dr. Luke sooner, the pop singer allegedly felt she no longer had "free will" after enduring almost 10 years of abuse.
Dr. Luke, who denies all the accusations and in turn filed his own countersuit, has already responded to news Kesha's doctors have alleged evidence against him.
The Grammy-winning producer's lawyer Christine Lepera told TMZ, "That's preposterous. Just because someone says something to a doctor doesn't mean they weren't fabricated or part of an overall pre-planned campaign."
She continued, "Her statements are false. It is important to note that these are just the latest in a series of bizarre public statements and actions by Kesha and her mother over the years, including Kesha's claim her vagina is 'haunted,' her drinking her own urine on her reality show, and her mother dressing up as a penis on the television show."
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 06:13 AM EST
According to the former Fashion Police star's autopsy results, Rivers experienced a "therapeutic complication" and suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen, which resulted in her September 4 death, Us Weeklyreported Thursday.
Rivers, who had starred in Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, went into cardiac arrest on August 28 during a routine medical procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy outpatient clinic in New York City to check out her voice's raspy sound and reflux.
"[Office of the Chief Medical Examiner] has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Rivers' death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease," OCME representative Julie Bolcer said in a statement obtained by Us.
"The manner of death is therapeutic complication. The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy."
The Celebrity Apprentice's second-season winner died at the age of 81 at Mount Sinai Hospital about one week after she underwent her minor throat procedure because her daughter Melissa Rivers had reportedly taken her off life support.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Friday, October 17, 2014 - 05:13 AM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water eliminated Drew Christy during Wednesday night's fourth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season.
Drew Christy, a 25-year-old traveling sales representative from Winter Park, FL, was voted out of his Hunahpu tribe on Night 10 at the season's fourth Tribal Council session.
Drew confidently thought he was the "King Pin" of his tribe, calling himself "a badass" and master manipulator. Drew had trouble taking into account his tribemates' opinions, so he rubbed even his alliance members the wrong way in trying to make all the decisions without their input.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Drew talked about his Survivor blindside. Below is the first half of his interview. Check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion.
Reality TV World: So I'm not really sure where to begin, but I guess maybe I'll start with, what did you go into Tribal Council expecting would happen? Whom had you been expecting to get voted off, and how unified had you been expecting the vote to be?
Drew Christy: Well, I knew that kind of after I threw that challenge and I got back to camp and saw everybody kind of going in opposite directions, especially all the guys that were in my alliance, that it was kind of going to be ugly for me. I knew that [Jon Misch] or I had, kind of, a target on our head -- and same with [Julie McGee] and same thing with [Kelley Wentworth] and then same thing with [Keith Nale].
So I really didn't know what was going to happen. It all happens really fast out there, and your perception is kind of your reality. It's what you believe is going to happen, so you know, you don't always know the whole truth at all, by any means. And there's a lot that happens out there that the audience, frankly, never gets to see.
Reality TV World: How unified did you feel the five men were? Because like Jeff Probst pointed out at Tribal, there were only four women and they didn't have the numbers.
Drew Christy: Yeah, I knew that the men weren't unified at all and I knew that that's why we were in trouble. [Jeremy Collins] was emotionally stuck on voting off Keith, because Keith told everybody that Jeremy had an idol when I don't think he did.
I was stuck on Kelley because she was the biggest threat to me. Jon was definitely stuck on Julie because he thought she was a single and that she should be eliminated because of that reason, and that we should try to keep the game to couples.
Reality TV World: But you weren't aware of any of that before you made the decision to throw the challenge?
Drew Christy: Well, the day before, I went to Exile Island and I kind of made a plan with Jeremy and Jon and [Natalie Anderson] to, "Hey, let's throw this challenge and vote off [Reed Kelly] or Julie!" And everything kind of changed after that.
I was gone in exile for 24 hours and obviously things changed other than the fact that Jeremy and Jon sat out of the challenge, you know, our strongest competitors. And so, I went forward with throwing the challenge, which was kind of our game plan. I really did it not just for myself, but kind of to prove to them that, "Hey, I'm in your alliance and we're good and let's roll together."
Reality TV World: If the game plan of your alliance had been to vote off Reed or Julie, why did you suddenly decide to change it up and be so insistent on Kelley instead?
Drew Christy: Well because, I think Julie was just going to kind of roll out with me -- even though she obviously voted against me that night. But, yeah, like I said, there's a lot of things you didn't see. So, really, I just felt threatened by Kelley and I knew that she was stirring up a game plan with [Missy Payne] and Natalie and Jeremy. I mean, and this all happened within, you know, an hour.
There was a lot of dialogue that kind of got exchanged and it could make me look like the bad guy, some of the things they had me saying and edited me doing. (Laughs) But I was really kind of cool with everybody and chillin' out there and having a great time. I definitely over-played the game and shot myself in the foot there.
And, you know, I was a little bit delusional after not drinking water and eating and sleeping. In 11 days, I mean, I lost 23 pounds in those 11 days. I was fighting for my life (laughs) out there, literally. So, you know, I turned into a bit of a Looney Tunes character with all the elements and all the emotional and physical stress out there and kind of snapped.
Reality TV World: So it sounds like your obsession with voting Kelley out only happened after you lost the Immunity Challenge? When you were throwing the challenge, you were still anticipating Reed or Julie to be the next target?
Drew Christy: That's pretty much -- yeah. That's pretty much on-point there. Julie wasn't really a threat to me anymore, and Reed kind of jumped alongside with me after. I kind of expected -- really, I was trying to get Reed out because he was kind of all over the place between the girls and the guys. He really wasn't trustworthy to me until everything got real.
And that day, I honestly felt it with Reed and I should've just joined forces with Kelley and Reed. I should've just played way more low-key. I put a target on my back and I think I was threatening. I probably would've voted myself out too, honestly!
Reality TV World: Can you talk a little bit more about why you saw Kelley as such a huge threat? We really haven't seen much of her on the show so far. You were shown citing Kelley's knowledge of every Survivor episode as an example, but super fans frequently don't do well in the competition.
Drew Christy: I was just losing my mind and I thought Julie was going to be kind of an asset to me. After that, I really wanted to vote Reed out, but nobody wanted to vote Reed out anymore. I then went to my next-biggest threat, which was Kelley, and I was really strong-minded on wanting to vote her out and I didn't want to take "no" for an answer.
The second you think you have it all figured out, you realize you don't. So, I think the biggest challenge in the game was myself and you kind of never see the whole truth of things out there. And Kelley was just really overlooked by a lot of the other players, and I think that she mentally was very strong.
And if she went further in the game, she definitely would've thrown out some of the best players, because she knew that they could beat her -- that she couldn't beat them -- like Jon, Jeremy and I. And I kind of said that and nobody really believed me, but you guys just gotta watch and see what happens now.
Reality TV World: Jeremy clearly wanted Keith gone, Jon wanted Julie gone, and you wanted Kelley gone. Did you ever consider compromising on someone other than Kelley, and if not, why? I mean, I could see that if you were fixated on eliminating a girl, Julie would be...
Drew Christy: I was fine with Julie gone too.
Reality TV World: Well that's what I was going to say, and you were really close with Jon. So why were you and Jon butting heads so much over the vote?
Drew Christy: Because we couldn't agree. We couldn't agree on it. I mean, and Jon just kind of turned into a knucklehead. We were, like, best bros the whole time out there, and then at the last second, he's like, "Okay, I think I'm going to vote Keith out." Like, nobody else was even talking about Keith other than Jeremy, and he didn't even vote for Keith at Tribal!
So, I mean, your mind kind of plays tricks on you out there, especially at Tribal. Some of the questions Jeff asks kind of get you thinking and will even change your perspective and change the outcome of the whole game -- just at Tribal with the questions he'll ask. So, yeah, Jon and I couldn't agree, Jeremy and I couldn't agree, and it was just really downhill from there.
So, I wish that I was just more low-key and just said, "Yeah, let's vote Julie out." Because I didn't think she deserved to be there anyways, and I said that at Tribal, and they didn't show that. I definitely didn't agree that, you know, Julie had any business of being on that island with us. She didn't carry her own weight and she was just kind of "Survivor Barbie."
I don't think she did very much. She went and got some twigs for firewood with green leaves on them still, she walked around in wedges. She was alright to look at for the first three or four days, but after that, I was like, "Wow, what's happening here?!"
So, it was a great experience, I loved it. Of course I have regrets, but I learned from them and I'm going to move on from here and try not to let myself get in my own way anymore, you know? But I'm definitely thankful for the opportunity and it's something my brother and I won't ever forget.
Please check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion of Drew's exclusive interview.
Posted by: Reality TV World staff on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 05:36 PM EST
Seal and the 41-year-old America's Got Talent judge and Project Runway host, who share four children, finalized their divorce on Tuesday, Us Weeklyreported.
Klum and Seal confirmed their separation in January 2012. While Seal originally said a reconciliation may be possible, Klum formally filed for divorce from the 51-year-old singer in April of that year.
The pair -- despite a couple cheating rumors -- has seemingly maintained an amicable split, as they've both attended events for their children over the last couple of years.
"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate," Klum and Seal said in a joint statement in early 2012.
"We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition."
The supermodel and Seal began dating in 2003 and got engaged in December of the following year. The couple wed in Mexico in May 2005.
Since the break up, Klum reportedly dated her bodyguard Martin Kirsten and she's currently involved with art collector Vito Schnabel.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 02:32 PM EST
Jon Gosselin has reportedly been evicted from his home and now his children have nowhere to stay overnight when they're in his custody.
"He was evicted last week and has been in the process of moving out," a source toldUs Weekly of the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star.
Gosselin, 37, reportedly got the boot from his house in rural Pennsylvania because he couldn't keep up with the payments to rent the property.
"It's true," added the source. "He can see his kids, but they can't stay over because he has nowhere to put them."
Gosselin was working for a credit card company but the position only "lasted a few months," according to the source, who told Us, "Now, he's broke again."
Gosselin and his ex-girlfriend Liz Jannetta, who both appeared on VH1's Couples Therapy together, reportedly split a month or two ago and she has since moved.
Prior to his stint with the credit card company, the former reality TV star revealed in September 2013 he had been holding down a job as a waiter at a local restaurant in Beckersville, PA. Gosselin was living in an isolated cabin in the woods, but it's unclear whether that's the home he just got evicted from.
"[It's] next to nearly impossible to find work," Gosselin told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
"[But] I don't know why people said that [I struggle]. You know why they said it? They said it because I'm waiting tables, which is really disgusting -- to think that because you wait tables or because you do different things or because you don't have an 8-5 job, you're making ends meet?"
Gosselin attributed his professional problems to his former role on Jon & Kate Plus 8, which rose him to fame but soiled his reputation following a very public cheating scandal and messy 2009 divorce from ex-wife Kate Gosselin. The series concluded in 2011.
Gosselin has 14-year-old twins Cara and Mady with Kate, 39, in addition to 10-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel. They all currently live with Kate.
Despite Gosselin's new hurdle, he probably isn't down on himself since he claims to have overcome similar financial issues in the past.
"I've hit rock bottom like 20 times and then I've just bounced back. I can go somewhere else," Gosselin told ET around this same time last year.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 01:37 PM EST
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water eliminated Drew Christy during Wednesday night's fourth episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season.
Drew Christy, a 25-year-old traveling sales representative from Winter Park, FL, was voted out of his Hunahpu tribe on Night 10 at the season's fourth Tribal Council session.
"I knew all along those girls wanted me out of there. I'm obviously a physical and social threat to them. Congrats to them, they did a great job by getting me out. Because in the long run, I definitely would have beaten them. I just wish I would've been a little bit more chill and, kind of, rolled with the girls rather than, kind of, go against them right away, because it turned out to bite me in my butt," Drew said following his ouster.
Hunahpu featured the following castaways: Drew; Jeremy Collins, a 36-year-old firefighter from Foxboro, MA; Reed Kelly, a 31-year-old Broadway performer, model and aerialist from New York, NY; Jon Misch, a 26-year-old financial assistant from Waterford, MI; Julie McGee, a 34-year-old model and owner of a spray-tan business from Atlanta, GA; Natalie Anderson, a 28-year-old student and crossfit coach from Edgewater, NJ; Keith Nale, a 53-year-old fire captain from Shreveport, LA; Missy Payne, a 47-year-old owner of a competitive cheerleading gym from Dallas, TX; and Kelley Wentworth, a 28-year-old marketing manager from Seattle, WA.
The Coyopa tribe was comprised of Wes Nale, a 23-year-old firefighter from Shreveport, LA; Baylor Wilson, a 20-year-old student from Nashville, TN; Dale Wentworth, a 55-year-old farmer from Ephrata, WA; Jaclyn Schultz, a 25-year-old media buyer from Las Vegas, NV; Josh Canfield, a 32-year-old actor and writer from New York, NY; and Alec Christy, a 22-year-old student from Winter Park, FL.
Survivor's fourth episode began on Night 8 at Coyopa's camp after they voted out John Rocker. Baylor was happy about getting rid of the "biggest, strongest player on the tribe," whom she also believed had a bad attitude. That seemed to leave Dale on the outs, who admitted he had relied too heavily on the five-guy alliance.
On Day 9, Natalie ended up finding the flint they had lost. Drew was aggravated they had lost the fishing gear in order to get a second flight. Drew decided to bargain with Survivor host Jeff Probst again for the gear, saying without him, his tribe would be "nothing."
Both tribes then met Jeff Probst for a Reward challenge. Drew started out by saying that none of his tribemates had the "courage" to bring it up to him, but he was hoping to trade their second flight for something reasonable -- like, say, half the fishing gear they would've received at a previous Reward Challenge.
Jeff said Drew's request sounded "reasonable" but then ordered him to put the flint back because it clearly wasn't happening. Jeff was just teasing the tribe.
The host then explained the rules to the Reward Challenge. One person from each tribe was required to use a grappling hook to retrieve three bags of balls. Once a player had the balls, he or she needed to use a catapult to launch those balls into a series of five baskets. The first person to get one ball in each basket would win Reward.
Jaclyn from Coyopa faced off against her boyfriend Jon from Hunahpu. Jon ended up winning the challenge and had to send someone from his own tribe to Exile Island to join Jaclyn. Jon didn't doubt Jaclyn would be fine on her own, so he picked Drew simply because he's "a good guy."
For winning the challenge, Hunahpu could choose between receiving temporary food or long-term comfort. They selected comfort.
Alec feared his Coyopa tribe might end up being the worst in Survivor history.
Once Hunahpu returned to camp, Jon said he trusted Drew but thought he was really lazy. Julie was also getting over the fact her boyfriend John Rocker had been voted out of the game. She said it was hurtful that "the love of her life" was eliminated and everyone seemed to be "just anti-John rocker." Julie prepared herself for the worst but tried to get her mind back on the game.
Meanwhile, Drew got a hidden Immunity Idol clue on Exile Island and Jaclyn didn't. He was attracted to the girl with a "Miss Michigan look," but the self-described "lady's man" said he didn't go on Survivor for love nor did he compete to steal "one of his buddy's girls." Drew wanted to strategize and "manipulate minds."
Drew then revealed to Jaclyn he wanted to throw the next Immunity Challenge because there were "snakes" on his tribe who just had to go. Drew mentioned to her that the girls were untrustworthy.
Over at Hunahpu, Keith looked for the idol, as he had previously received a clue on Exile Island, but the area looked torn up, as if someone else had gotten there first. Keith assumed Jeremy had beaten him to the punch and then warned the girls in his tribe that Jeremy probably had an idol in his pocket. Reed was also a part of that conversation and then shared Keith's announcement with Jeremy.
Jeremy was shocked because Keith had been in his alliance and they had a firefighters bond. He was disappointed and told the cameras that if Keith thought he had an idol, they should've been on the same page and discussed using it together rather than just outing him to the entire tribe. Keith apparently wasn't on anyone's radar, but then Jeremy determined he wanted him gone.
Keith, however, ended up finding a hidden Immunity Idol and decided not to tell anyone about it. Keith didn't mind the fact his tribe presumed Jeremy had an idol in his possession.
On Day 10, Alec and Baylor said in separate confessionals they were getting on each other's nerves. Alec didn't like how Baylor supposedly got everything in life handed to her when he had to work hard for all he gained -- unlike his brother Drew.
Both tribes then gathered again for their fourth Immunity Challenge of the season. Drew and Jaclyn returned to their respective tribes.
Jeff Probst explained one person from each tribe must swim out, race up a platform, dive into the water to retrieve a ring, bring it back to the start, and then the next person could go. Once a tribe collected all four of its rings, the two remaining tribe members must attempt to throw those rings and land them on a post.
Coyopa had yet to win an Immunity Challenge, but Drew ended up throwing it just like he had said. He tossed the rings poorly from the dock and seemed completely discombobulated. Jeff yelled at him for breaking the rules a couple times and "single-handedly losing it for his tribe."
Coyopa therefore won the challenge and the tribemates were thrilled. This marked the first time they wouldn't have to go to Tribal Council and vote someone off.
Drew bragged to the cameras that if he didn't want to win, his tribe wasn't going to win, and that's what made him the "King pin" of Hunahpu. Drew called himself "a badass" and "manipulator in this game."
Voting discussions then commenced, and Jon feared going into the merge, individuals would outweigh the couples, so it made sense to oust someone without a loved one still around. Jon declared Julie the easy target and everyone agreed because she didn't really help out at challenges or at camp. Drew, however, interrupted, disagreed and voiced his opinion loudly.
Drew argued there was no reason to get rid of Julie and then asked his alliance which person was the most dangerous player in their tribe. No one really knew, and then Drew noted it was Kelley because she had seen every episode of Survivor and was capable of overthrowing the guys.
Keith acknowledged that Kelley knew the game but she wasn't a physical threat. Drew kept insisting though that Julie would never beat them, so they should keep her, while Kelley played a low-key, observant game. Drew found Kelley to be the biggest threat no matter what anyone else said, and he made it his goal to vote her out.
Jeremy told Drew, Jon and Natalie that they needed to have his back and get Keith out. Jeremy also thought it was ridiculous for Drew to say Kelley was running the girls, because it didn't even matter since the girls did not have the numbers. He was annoyed how Drew always called the shots and didn't discuss things with the alliance.
Afterward, Natalie talked to Missy about just voting Drew or Jon out, and they agreed upon Drew. Natalie found him "so annoying" and Kelley also overheard Drew telling the guys he wanted her out. Kelley observed everyone getting pissed at him for needing the final say on things.
Natalie then spoke to Jeremy and Missy about getting rid of Drew. They thought they could convince Jon to do it, but the big move made Jeremy nervous. Jeremy admitted the guys were "all over the place," as Jon wanted Julie out, Jeremy wanted Keith gone, and Drew wanted to vote Kelley out.
Jeremy realized Drew was "digging his own grave" but still wasn't sure if it was the right time to take charge.
At Tribal Council that night, Julie announced Jon and Drew appeared to be best friends. Missy also revealed there seemed to be a lot of chiefs and not enough Indians on the tribe. She said half the tribe was selfish.
Drew admitted everyone was "playing nice" until it came down to casting their votes. He also didn't take responsibility for losing the Immunity Challenge, saying they could blame swimmers and retrievers as well.
Jeremy then openly discussed how Keith had betrayed him with talk of an idol. Keith said it was all part of the game and he couldn't just trust Jeremy alone. Jeremy said they absolutely could've been a strong alliance with sub-alliances, but Keith didn't seem to understand or appreciate the idea.
Afterward, Drew declared he wanted to strengthen the tribe and get rid of the "bad energy." Kelley insisted no one agreed upon who was the bad seed in the bunch and Drew was after her for no good reason. Jon confessed he was confused about which name to write down.
Jeff then revealed the votes. Two people voted for Julie, one person voted for Kelley -- who was obviously Drew -- one player voted for Keith, and four castaways voted for Drew.
Drew was blindsided but said "good job guys" on his way out. Jon sat there and said "good play girls" in shock.
The episode's closing credits revealed Drew had voted for Kelley, Jon voted for Keith, Reed and Keith voted for Julie, and everyone else voted to oust Drew from Survivor: Natalie, Missy, Jeremy, Kelley, and Julie.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00 PM EST
Hell's Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay eliminated Ashley Sherman from the thirteenth-season culinary competition during Wednesday night's broadcast on Fox.
Ashley Sherman, a 29-year-old lead line cook from Bethlehem, PA, was ousted from her Red Team after both the Red and Blue teams delivered a "dreadful" and "depressing" dinner service and therefore four chefs -- two from each team -- were nominated for elimination.
Rather than declaring a winning team after an Italian dinner service, Gordon threw out the following words: undercooked, overlooked, dry, salty, and f-cking disorganized. Gordan couldn't believe how badly each team performed considering it was the season's seventh dinner service. At one point, he kicked the entire Red Team out of the kitchen.
The four nominees were Ashley and Roe DiLeo, a 33-year-old head chef from Dallas, TX, for the Red Team as well as Aaron Lhamon, a 28-year-old lead line cook from Maynard, MA, and Steve Rosenthal, a 34-year-old executive chef from Detroit, MI, from the Blue Team.
The Red Team nominated Ashley for being a slow "disaster" and Roe for a "downslope pattern" in the kitchen and many hiccups along the way.
The Blue Team nominated Aaron because he didn't allow his team to help him at the fish station. Steve faced elimination because his team said he gets "rattled" very easily.
After each nominee pleaded his or her case as to why he or she deserved to stay in the competition, Gordon ousted Ashley. Gordon then revealed there was one last bit of business he needed to get to, and the episode ended in a cliffhanger.
Also in the broadcast, the two teams squared off in an Italian cuisine challenge in which one member from each team went head-to-head to present the same dish. The best dish would earn one point for the chef's team, and the team to receive the most points would win a shopping spree with $3,000 to split among them and a fancy lunch.
The Blue Team ended up winning the challenge. As a result, the Red Team was forced to prepare for the dinner service -- breaking down squid individually, extracting their ink sacks, harvesting the ink for pasta, and then making the pasta by hand.
Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:23 AM EST