March 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: american idol, Around the World in 80 Plates, bravo, Cat Cora, cbs, Chaz Brown, Curtis Stone, East Orange, Elise Testone, Fatty Crab, fox, French Culinary Institute, garden state, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Jermaine Jones, John Rich, Kinnelon, new jersey, new york city, newark, Pine Hill, queen latifah, randy jackson, Steven Tyler, The Amazing Race, the cw, the hollywood reporter, The Star Next Door, top chef, Top Chef: Texas, Voorhees, whitney houston
TGIF! Time for another edition of Only in Jersey!
If it’s filming in Jersey, takes place in Jersey, or is about celebs from Jersey, you will find it here.
Chaz Brown: Hope he's good at juggling.
Jerseyans and reality shows go together like, well, peas and carrots. Case in point: A “Top Chef: Texas” contestant (who was eliminated in the qualifying rounds) from Voorhees will compete in Bravo’s latest food-based competition, “Around the World in 80 Plates,” beginning Wednesday, May 9. Chaz Brown, the chef de cuisine at New York’s Fatty Crab, will battle against 11 experienced cooks in culinary challenges across the globe. The show, which is hosted by Curtis Stone and Cat Cora, sounds like a combination of “Top Chef” and CBS’ “The Amazing Race.” Here’s hoping the French Culinary Institute grad never hears the unfortunate words, “I’m sorry to tell you, but you’ve been eliminated from the race.”
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July 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: ava gacser, brooke shields, california, diana ross, jennifer hudson, john mayer, los angeles, michael jackson, michael jackson memorial, queen latifah, quincy jones, staples center, us weekly
So Us Weekly is reporting that many of the individuals who eulogized/performed at Michael Jackson’s memorial service had either never met him or barely knew him.
And this is significant why?
On the surface, yes, it is a little odd that those who knew him best – Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Elizabeth Taylor – were not present at the televised event. Then again, maybe it’s because they knew Michael so well that they didn’t attend. Perhaps they wished to honor his memory in a more private way, out of the glare of the spotlight. Considering the lengths Michael went to while alive to keep his private life private, that certainly makes sense.
But for those who did attend and memorialize him in the way they thought best – Queen Latifah, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson – that doesn’t make their appreciation, reverence, admiration and sadness any less sincere. The thousands of fans gathered at the Staples Center (and millions more like me watching around the world) didn’t know him personally, either, but that doesn’t mean their feelings don’t matter. Michael Jackson belonged to everyone.
Sorry, Us Weekly, but I’m not buying it.