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April 9, 2014   22 Comments

The Amazing Race – A Surprise Elimination But Let’s Blame The Taxi Driver Again

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I have to confess I do really like Jamahl (ok might have a slight crush) and Leo on The Amazing Race as no matter what is going on they look like they are having fun. This time in All Stars they have decided to not be too evil and be a bit more cooperative with the other teams as well as being a tad crazy.

In the latest episode all the teams ended up on the same plane to Italy. Unfortunately for the two Nashville Girls they were going to have to do a speed bump as it the previously had been a non-elimination leg.

First up was the detour with most of the teams deciding to do the remote control chariot race. Jamahl and Leo decided to abort and go and do the gladiator’s challenge. Jessica and John had already completed it and then their day from hell started. Yep the dodgy cab driver. But let’s be frank it was partly their fault as Piazza di Spagna looked pretty much like Spanish Steps, however it is easy to say that when you are sitting on the couch. What was surprising was how many Italian cab drivers did not know that was what it was.

Anyway they were taken to some dodgy part of Rome with high rise apartments but then they were not the only team there. The Harlem Globetrotters were taken there as well. They ended up at the Roadblock where they had to count the steps plus work out Roman numerals at around the same time and the Afghanimals were also there.

Jamahl was helped by a local and received the pitstop clue. The other two teams thinking the Nashville girls were behind them asked Leo and Jamahl to give them the answer and they did. Of course the deal was they were not allowed to be U-Turned in a later leg. At one stage it looked like this good deed was going to back fire as Jamahl and Leo could have been beaten to the pitstop as Leo had an injury. However they made it just before the Globetrotters with Jessica and John the last to arrive and they were eliminated.

Here is an interview with Jessica and John  where they talk about what happened.

 

April 18, 2014   No Comments

Survivor Cagayan: Tony – Would You Like To Try On This Straitjacket?

Turns out Tony ‘I’m not a cop’ doesn’t like being voted for, even if he’s not eliminated. Guess he takes it personally as once they return to base camp he kind of freaks out over his name being written down. Has he never watched Survivor before? End of the day everyone’s name is going to be written down at some point! Plus he’s in the majority so why stir up shit? Well he’s only just beginning because turns out Tony has taken on the spirit of Russell Hantz. I’ll explain that a bit later.

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So I take it even YOU didn’t vote for me huh!?

So Tony’s unreasoning back at camp flows out like he’s taken a bag of delusional crazy pills. He actually says to Spencer and the alliance with the least numbers ‘You should have come to me, because you all should have voted for Tits – I mean Morgan’. Spencer, as confused as the rest of us, says ‘well why didn’t you come to us?’ to which Tony nut bag replies ‘we have the numbers, we don’t need your votes, but you should have voted our way’. Ummmm ok Tony you fruit cake. You didn’t need their votes to get rid of Tits, but you are pissed at them that they didn’t use their votes to write down Tit’s name??? Paging Doctor fruit loop – your next patient is ready for you!

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Bend over Tony – time for your med’s.

Tony ‘I’m not going to make a fool out of myself’ – too late dude, you have!  You look like a paranoid dick. I did notice with LJ’s conversation with Trish on the beach looks like my lover L.J was bitten by some nasty insect over his eyelid. Eh, he’s still hot. I see him going far in this show…..bwahahahahaha! Turns out Tony still hates L.J – perhaps because L.J is taller, more handsome, has hair (just) and has a bigger dick (I’m guessing or hoping) but Tony is still playing the ‘I’m on your side’ crap by suggesting to L.J, who seems to have lost all his cunnings, to get rid of Woo. L.J NEVER suggests it, Tony does but it’s enough (aside from Trish) to start SOME getting people on his alliance against L.J. Why? He’s jealous – simple as that. Tony is a short arse bald guy with black eyes, like Cass’s hatred for Tits – pure jealously. Yeah ok Tit’s was lazy and vein and self absorbed, but she never would have won if you took her to the final three. Seems people are forgetting by this stage EVERYTHING YOU DO, you are doing to do to a possible jury member! Yet again, Russell Hantz in TWO seasons got to final three, but had fucked over so many people as he played the ‘now’ game, not the ‘future’ game by the time booted contestants were jury members – he never got one vote! Twice to final three! Not one person wrote his name down. All your actions come back to bite you in the arse if you make it final three. Don’t be a coat tail rider, and don’t be the leader in lying and deceiving people. That shit comes back to haunt you big time!

WHAT!

I tried to open a bakery once with my criminal husband – turned out not such a great idea!

So the reward challenge is sand bags – throwing sandbags, throwing sandbags then bouncing sandbags. The remaining contestants are broken up into three groups of 3. Reward is a massage (no thanks. If I have someone touching me I want them to finish the job) some chicken wraps and a shower. As always everyone gets more excited than if Santa flew down their chimney Christmas day and gave them all oral sex. There is only one all male team. Guess what – they win. Yeah yeah sexist! Men are better athletes ok. They run faster, hit a tennis ball harder, can lift more weight, take tougher tackles, do harder skate dancing tricks….I’ll just head back to the kitchen now and keep my damn bitch mouth shut huh!?

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“Oh honey, you know what else I ‘clean up quick’ – your bank account while you are banging the hot secretary in your office! Oh yes, I watch Mad Men biatch!”

To be honest if I won this challenge – I’d be all ‘fuck the massage, fuck the chicken wraps – where is that booze!?’ Hi, my name is Gidgit and I’m a borderline alcoholic.

Yet again Cass and Tasha do absolutely fuck all in the challenge leaving it for Woo the stealth Ninja to do pretty much everything. I will say Tony KILLS it in the bouncing a sand bag off a trampoline into a net challenge. So the all boy team of Tony, Jeramiah was a bullfrog and Spencer all go to reward. Can I just say at this point (and really the whole game) hot little Jeffra is about as useful and interesting as one of the palm trees – only they provide food! If she gets to final three I’ll be blurting out a very spiteful rant about this dumb useless cu….girl she is and how she does not only not deserve to win, but should have been gone AGES ago! Sure I hate certain people but I want the nasty delusional bastards in to make it interesting. She is pointless.

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Yep, more pointless than this! (Even I cracked up over this one!)

Sadly my lover L.J goes a little big delusional (let’s face it, when Tony said to him let’s get rid of Woo, LJ should have gone straight to Woo and said ‘hey, Tony wants you gone dude’ – but yet again – noooooooo) L.J is trusting Tony way too much because obviously he’s thinking of me and that can be distracting. I understand. To be honest it was that whole ‘I’ll save you, you save me’ idol business two shows ago. And ummm, if they are all sitting out in the ocean in a boat, how about try fishing?

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I make love to you, like you want me to, and I’ll hold you tight, baby all through the night.

Meanwhile at reward challenge Tony, Spencer and Bull Frog get some cocktails, their dirty feet massaged by women who have just given up, and some chicken wraps and spring rolls. Tony is just talking crap saying he’d rather keep Spencer and Bull Frog around. Bull Frog kind falls for it but Spencer is ‘da man’ and suspects Tony and is smart enough to know the old rule of Survivor – as long as it’s not me (and I don’t piss off jury members!)

Can I just say the water behind them looks absolutely gorgeous and I’d be swimming in that so much my body would look like a prune! Tip from my late step father – you have sores or infection – get in salt water. You’re welcome! Those Bondi Rescue life guards have flawless skin for a reason!

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Show off’s!

So 3 person alliance against 6 person alliance huh? Easy, just pick off least amount of people alliance I would think?? Tasha tried to secretly talk to L.J but he refuses to go. Way to go L.J. Now you have pissed off Tasha. I kind of understand your reasoning because you want to ravish me, but seriously dude! At this time in Survivor and the people you boot are on the jury DECIDING if you win a million dollars – might want to play it smart. Be cunning but be smart.  Tony is still obsessed with getting rid of my new husband L.J – and now it is immunity challenge. It’s all about memory of colour tiles in the right order of how Jeff reads them out. I’ll admit I kind thought Spencer would win this, but alas – it’s Tasha. And boy is she happy! Ok it starts off easy. My partner Colonel and I tried to play this (don’t say you didn’t either) and we had to refer to each other to get it right. And we were well fed and not bug bitten!

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And looking fucking awesome for the Royal visit! (We live in the Blue Mountains!)

Tasha wins the ‘match the right colour tiles’ challenge and Tony goes nuts! With them not knowing Spencer has an immunity idol, Tasha with immunity – their vote should have been Bull Frog.  But turns out Tony makes up some bullshit (that seems to work) and sides with smaller alliance and Woo, leaving out the women (Cass, Jeffra and Trish). Tony runs around with spinning too many plates in the air it seems. Woo falls for Tony’s bullshit. And of course the smaller alliance all hop on board as you would because you are trying to save your own ass. Turns out Tony’s mental paranoia is working on just the right amount of people to get L.J out. I SO want Spencer to win this whole thing so badly! Spencer sums it up, yet again ‘let’s just let them kill each other’. Tony tries to bribe Trish but Trish is trying to seduce L.J in that weird wacky grandmother at Christmas a bit too drunk time tries to kiss you on the lips in that icky kind of way!

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Pucker up, buttercup!

Tribal Council and the editors have given nothing away – aside from we pretty much know my lover L.J is a goner! Ok, so they gave everything away no matter how hard they tried! At boot out Jeff grills them all. L.J confirms he feels solid and secure – final last words. As Cass is talking she should see so far the only two people on the jury HATE HER GUTS! Let us go back a tad to Russell Hantz. For you Survivor fans you’ll know the deal – for those not so up to date – Russell Hantz was an angry little pit bull who fought hard, made deals, lied to people over and over – and had this weird way of playing – as long as I fuck over so many people possible I should be good. Lie to them, cheat, be a prick – if I get to the end they will vote for me out of admiration. Nope. That’s not how it works Russell Hantz . Russell was in TWO seasons of Survivor, got to the final three TWICE – and did not get one vote! End of the day it’s not about just getting to the end, it’s about winning over the jury who decides who gets one million dollars!  They all must forget that! So yadda yadda my new husband is gone. L.J gets voted out just as Tony planned. Spencer celebrates a bit too much. Calm it down dude. You are being viewed by the jury. Edit: The one really weird thing is when Jeff asks Tony what he does, Tony says ‘construction’. Sarah on the jury reacts like ‘are you on drugs dude?’ as we viewers do! What are you doing Tony??

L.J now third person on the jury, and looks like it’s all going to change again next week because suddenly Tony lying to Cass, Trish and what’s her name – will put them against him (and Woo) and suddenly Spencer, Tasha and Jeramiah are in power! Awesome! Win this shit Spencer. (Now you are out of Survivor L.J – want to come visit the Blue Mountains? Hell, Prince William and Kate did!)

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See you next week Survivor fans!

 

April 18, 2014   16 Comments

Masterchef Travel Have Created Food Tours With Former Masterchef Australia Contestants

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First there was Manu Feildel doing tours with a European Cruise company now a travel agent is doing Masterchef travel tours.

Instead of the hosts of the programs they have some of the former contestants accompanying the tours.

The current tours are England with Alice Zaslavsky, Italy with Kate Bracks, India with Courtney Roulston and Mindy Woods to Vietnam.

The tours are a good idea and a great way to meet like minded people and  not have to stress about travel details, but I must say I am a bit confused by the mix of some of the former contestants and the countries they are going to.

If you want to see the full itineraries go to Masterchef Travel.

April 17, 2014   8 Comments

The Block’s Steve and Chantelle Performing At The Melbourne Comedy Festival

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Just after winning the latest series of The Block, Steve and Chantelle are kicking off their desire to be performers at the Melbourne Comedy Festival this weekend.

The Daily Mail reports:

It was a dreams can come true moment when Steve O’Donnell and Chantelle Ford won The Block 2014.

And it looks like the quirky Melbourne couple are keeping with the ‘anything is possible’ theme as they reveal a plan to pursue a comedy career, debuting at the prominent Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

They announced their plans on Facebook on Wednesday: ‘WIN a double pass to see Chantelle and Steve perform at Melbourne International Comedy Festival THIS Saturday 19th April with Impro Melbourne… Aaaaaaand GO! #MICF #MICF2014 #theblock — with Alisa and Lysandra and 3 others.’

The brave twosome will be performing as part of the legendary unscripted show Celebrity Theatresports at St Kilda’s National Theatre, where they will be joined by fellow celebs George Kapiniaris, Kevin Harrington, Lawrence Mooney and cast members from Neighbours.

 

 

April 17, 2014   4 Comments

Has The Real Housewives Of Melbourne Claimed One Marriage Already?

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Apparently there are ructions in glamorous Lydia Schiavello’s marriage following her role on The Real Housewives of Melbourne.

The Daily Telegraph is saying Schiavello’s architect husband Andrew Norbury hasn’t been happy with the way his partner has behaved on the very popular reality show.

Also parading in a sheer outfit in front of her stepson and asking what he thought would not have helped matters.

The paper says they are currently still together:

While Foxtel would not comment on the relationship, sources close to the couple say they’ve been going through a “rough patch” but are said to be getting things back on track.

“It’s been tough for them,” a well-placed source said.

Schiavello, 45, is a mother of three and design student who is known for her excessive love of fine things, including flying by helicopter to buy cheese in one episode.

All of the Housewives are having difficulty with the backlash they are getting on social media. Interesting as I asked them all about this when I met them at a function prior to the airing of the series. They all said they would ignore it. Except for Janet King who does not use the medium.

Obviously they were not expecting the tsunami of reaction that they received.

Lydia posted on her Facebook page:

“As a mother, wife, friend, housewife and lover of life, I am taking a step back from the negative and turbulent aspects of social media.

“Recently, the outcry on social media has portrayed every housewife in a way that is not always flattering.

“Please join me in an effort to halt all negative, subversive and hurtful commentary.”

It is surprising they were caught so off guard by all this considering they must have guessed they were not all going to be edited to look angelic if they had watched the overseas franchises of the show.

April 17, 2014   11 Comments