After 16 episodes and more than 30 challenges, we have a new "Top Chef."
(And if you don’t want to know who it is, stop reading now.)
“All-Stars” has pushed the chefs throughout the season, so the final challenge last night wasn’t the standard “cook us the best meal of your life.” Instead, Richard and Mike are charged with putting together a four-course tasting menu for the restaurant of their dreams.
He's already teaching a class about himself at Columbia College Hollywood, and now James Franco is taking his knowledge to NYU. The everywhere actor will serve as the instructor for a third-year course on directing at the Tisch School of the Arts, reports the New York Post.
The course will be limited to 12 students and will focus on adapting poetry into short films. Oscar nominee Franco has previously directed several short films, is planning to direct three screenplays, and recently teamed up with rockers R.E.M. to direct two mini movies for the group's Collapse Into Now Film Project.
"He's here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students," John Tintori, chair of the graduate film program, tells the New York Post. "He's incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic — and that's another thing to impart to our students."
I'm still stunned over the kudos for Haley.
Sometimes I wonder whether the judges are hearing the same thing we are as we watch along at home.
Anywhoo, the performance show is done, and I'm anxious to hear what you thought of Elton John night? Will it be hard to send two people home this week? Any predictions on who those two people might be?
I'm going to be on pins and needles during elimination. Don't forget to join me here live while I blog the results.
Peace out "Idol"-ators!
9:51 p.m. - OMG, I love "Bennie and the Jets."
That's my jam right there. Haley takes a stab at it, and my husband looks and me and laments "really?!"
Not my favorite performance. I'll forgive her for being sprawled out on the piano a la "The Fabulous Baker Boys," but that hard "s" on the "Jetssssss" was just too much. It all felt weird and wrong to me.
How are they going to top last week?
After the emotional save of Casey Abrams during last week's elimination, our Top 11 are back on track with even more on the line because TWO people will go home this week.
That's right, the good news of the Casey save will turn into bad news times two for whoever fails to bring it Wednesday night.
If you’ve ever had to hustle through an airport, you know that flying can double as a workout - though perhaps not quite as intense a calorie-burner as an in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand shows.
The airline tapped none other than ‘80s exercise guru Richard Simmons to show off all the ways one can be “fit to fly" in just three minutes.
For example, if you need to brace yourself during flight, Simmons’ neon-spandex clad cohorts demonstrate how to do “the duck,” where you sit with “flat feet, elbows outside your thighs, hands on your head and duck on down.” "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is particularly adept at demonstrating "the duck" in a cameo.
Check out more of Keoghan's moves in the video above.
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