Hell’s Kitchen Recap 6/26/14: Gabriel Eliminated at Dinner Service

Chef Gordon Ramsay pulls Gabriel (photo) out of Hell’s Kitchen in the middle of dinner service after fumbling on salmon 3x. Ambassador Minnie Driver was one of 2 at the Oxfam table whose orders were delayed. Gordon presents the remaining 6 contestants with a Black Jacket, including Joy, who secured the December berth in the 1st Hell’s Kitchen calendar with her experimental dish, Seared Duck Breast topped with Mushrooms, Figs & Swiss Chard. Last week, Chef Gordon Ramsay announced that Hell’s Kitchen is coming out with its 1st calendar. Each month features an outstanding contestant from each of the past 11 seasons,…

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Dr. Phil Review: Amber Portwood & Dealing With Anger, Addiction (6/25/14)

Last year, Dr. Phil had reality star Amber Portwood talking about starting life anew following her episodes of anger and drug addiction. Known for her appearances in MTV shows 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, the world saw Amber as a very angry and violent young woman who took out her issues on the father of her then 4-year old daughter. Amber’s presence in the show highlights the struggles of dealing with anger and addiction. A Turbulent Young Life A month after Amber was released from a 5-year prison sentence, Amber appeared in the show where she revealed how turbulent…

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Judge Mathis Recap 6/24/14: $5,000 for $11,000 Medical Bills

Judge Mathis dismisses Chimere Magette’s defamation suit against Monique Norris, who has a kid with Chimere’s brother. The judge awards Chimere $1,000 for furniture, and dismisses Monique’s $3,000 countersuit for harassment and slander. Judge Mathis then awards $1,398 to Sharday Holt, for her ex-boyfriend Maurice Folson’s loans and finance charges. The judge awards Scott Orr (photo) $5,000 for medical bills caused by friend Bradley Golembowski’s punching him. Furniture Chimere Magette of Cincinnati, OH, sues her brother’s ex-girlfriend Monique Norris, also of Cincinnati, for breach of contract and defamation of character. Monique countersues her friend for $3,000, for harassment and slander. Aside from…

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Extreme Weight Loss Recap: Football Coach Loses 201 Pounds (6/24/14)

Football Coach Bruce’s Extreme Weight Loss is 201 pounds, from 382 to 181, or a weight loss percentage of almost 53%. He sets Chris Powell’s 90-day male transformation record at 31.68%. Bruce’s milestone was speaking at the parole hearing of his dad, Danny Pitcher, who had sexually abused him and 22 other kids that his dad had coached and taught. Other memorable moments for Bruce were meeting his NFL idols Jerry Rice and Raghib Ismail. The show opens with Bruce talking about his soda-guzzling and his being a fun-loving guy. He shows off his pride and joy, his puppy. We see photos…

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Dr. Phil Review: Setting Boundaries w/ In-Laws (6/24/14)

Maintaining a good relationship with one’s in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, is a common challenge for couples. In an episode of Dr. Phil aired in April 2014, the case of a warring mother and daughter-in-law was shown just how bad this relationship could go when boundaries are overstepped. Here’s a brief review of the case and Dr. Phil’s suggestions on avoiding similar incidents. Mother-in-Law is Allegedly Invasive Todd and Cara, parents to two young children, found Todd’s mom, Pat (photo in this review), too invasive as regards the couple’s parenting rules. Pat felt that Cara was too controlling. The mother-in-law also blamed…

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