The Chew Recap: Mario Batali’s Strange Panettone French Toast (3/25/14)

Tuesday on The Chew turned out to be the strangest I’ve seen so far with Mario Batali’s French toast. Not even the chef’s spirited narrative of his sweet and salty toast could cart his co-hosts to utter a single word of approval, with the exception of Michael Symon’s relentless efforts to find adjectives that could save the dish from further disaster. For the first time, I’m convinced that Mario may have just gone overboard with his interpretation of a theme (sweet and salty) covered in the show. Before I venture to describe Mario’s dish, I think it would be best…

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Dancing with the Stars Recap 3/24/14: Sean Avery, Diana Nyad Go Home

Diana & Henry and Sean (2nd from left, photo) & Karina (leftmost) are the 1st couples to leave Dancing with the Stars‘ Season 18. Tied on top are Meryl & Maks, Meryl’s Ice Skating Partner Charlie & Sharna, and James & Peta, with combined judges’ scores of 25‘s. Meryl had put her athleticism to good use, with Maks throwing her over his shoulder. Billy Dee & Emma are lowest at 15 for the 2nd week in a row. And: Viewers get to vote for the Switch Up. Shuffled partners dance in 2 weeks. Last week, the leaderboard looked like this: Charlie…

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The Voice Recap: No 2nd Chance for Country Duo Alaska & Madi (3/24/14)

Week 2 of The Voice’s Battle Rounds was bittersweet for Alaska and Madi, the duo I’ve been looking forward to seeing once more after their cool audition that had Blake Shelton rooting for their success. Unfortunately for the two best friends, they had to go against Audra McLaughlin whose country sound connected more with their mentor. The duo had their final performance this season when they failed to impress Shakira and Usher for a steal. During their auditions, Alaska/Madi  (photo in this recap) and Audra exuded the classic country sound that has been tattooed on my mind so it was…

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show Recap 3/24/14: Emma Watson’s College Brown More Sophisticated Than Jason Bateman’s High School

Emma Watson, Co-Host Jason Bateman, country singer Brandy Clark, Wheel of Fortune contestant Emil de Leon and rapper Mac Lethal guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Shooting for Noah, Emma was told that warm water would steam. Both of the show’s “entertainment numbers”, Brandy’s “Stripes” and Mac’s Ellen rap, were sleep-inducing. Monologue Ellen asks her audience how many of them work in an office. She asks the rest if they work on the streets, based on the dancing she had seen. “Some fancy dancing out here.” Then she says that if you work in an office, you could relate to someone at work…

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Judge Judy Recap: Rent Suit v. Cousin Dismissed (3/24/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Heather Gerst’s rent suit against her cousin Chasity Purington (photo). Heather had kicked out Chasity without notice. On the other hand, Judge Judy awards Hailey Prasad $1,618 for eviction fees. Hailey’s roommates Alexiz Ramirez and Eliza Ramirez had brought in a roommate, whose “friends” had caused their eviction. Hailey had left the apartment when Alexiz, Eliza, and their 2 guy roommates were evicted. Rent The judge thinks that Chasity has a moral obligation towards Bank Collections Agent Heather, 29. Chasity thought that she was a roommate, even though she wasn’t paying rent. She says that there…

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