Time for “Top Chef Masters”! I can’t decide if I like this show as much as regular old “Top Chef” because, even though the food always looks insanely good, the chefs tend not to be as insane. I mean, you’re not going to get a Marcel on “Top Chef Masters” simply because a weasel like Marcel is never going to get that far in life. Or at least that’s what I have to hope. Anyway, let’s take a look at our masters:
The chefs are given a challenge so tough more than one canâ€™t complete it
As the Merge arrives and a Redeemed player returns, things get interesting
Noted Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker shoots the girls
Goodbye Monique, ye of the couture perma-scowl and a voice that only a boutique owner in Malibu could love. You were a ray of sunshine, that is, if the sun were a black hole made of tar and the nightmares of child slaves.
The judges love all of the remaining 'Idol' finalists equally
One of the ladies is sent home and Selena Gomez sings
I can’t say I have much expectation built up for tonight’s super! Dramatic! And tense! Elimination! If Wendy Williams doesn’t go home, then I’ll be surprised, but seriously, unless it’s opposite day, she probably already has her suitcase of enormous false eyelashes and hair extensions flying home ahead of her.
Sophia makes a call, Sean gets tough, The President gets shady
One episode in and I already miss Thomas. And no, it’s not a good sign that I have routinely maligned “The Event,” week after week, and yet begin this week’s review with a note of nostalgia. “You Bury Other Things Too,” however, confirmed my fears of where the show is heading with the major characters we’re now stuck with. Sophia is Hitler, while Martinez is probably Roosevelt at his Japanese-interning worst, but for the sake of simplicity, let’s just call him Stalin. Bluntly, I hate the entire set up. Thomas’ death has committed “The Event” to a path I would hate even if the show were well executed.
One of the contestants hits the floor -- literally
Tonight is the night of emotional dances. This seems like it would be fun, but really it’s just the Night of a Lot of Dances Dedicated to Dead People. Which is better than some of the other dances, which our self-absorbed celebrities have dedicated to themselves. Yeah, don’t you love Hollywood? Anyway, it’s a long night, so let’s get to it.
Just in case you care, the “DWTS” Troupe demonstrates the many dances of the evening. What I’ve learned from this that all of the dances look a lot better when professionals do them. Thanks, “DWTS” Troupe!
A slew of guests upstage Sir Elton's turn as host and musical guest
Can you feel the love tonight, “Saturday Night Live” fans? The show’s back, and with quite the host/musical guest: Sir Elton John. You might think Saturday night’s alright for fighting in the comments section, and sorry sometimes seems to be the hardest word when opinions start flying. But I don’t wanna go on with you like that, fair readers. So let’s hope the time off since the show’s last airing has recharged the writers/performers of “SNL,” in addition to giving The Lonely Island boys the chance to produce a digital duet with Elton John that could rival anything Justin Timberlake has done with them.
Too optimistic? Perhaps. Only one way to find out. Onto the recap!
Which two singers paid the price for Casey's saving last week
After last week's Judges' Save of Casey Abrams and last night's criticism-free Elton John performances, Thursday is Anything That Can Happen Night on "American Idol." I predicted Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo for eliminations in my recap, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if neither of them even makes the Bottom Three.
Click through for the presumably unpredictable "Idol" result show...
Can Matt's Redemption Island streak and Phillip's crazy streak continue?