Sunday, July 12, 2015

Food Network Star Episode 6 Elimination Plus Star Salvation

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On tonight's episode of Food Network Star, the remaining contestants first had to create and present an enticing pizza with "kicked up flavors" to Bobby, Giada, and guest judge Duff Goldman.  The winning pizza will inspire an item to be featured on Cici's Pizza menu in the future.  In the second challenge, the contestants were assigned random dish requirements and had to perform a live four-minute demo to food and comedy fans.  Bob Tuschman and Suzie Fogelson were back to help Bobby and Giada judge the contestants.

The judges decided that Dom, Alex, and Emilia were the bottom three this week.  Dom had problems again with presentations as did Alex, and Emilia came off as unlikeable according to the judges.  The judges decided that Emilia would be the contestant eliminated tonight and she moves on to compete on Star Salvation.

During Star Salvation, Emilia Cirker, Christina Fitzgerald, Matthew Grunwald, and Rue Rusike completed.  Christina was the one eliminated and she will not be the next Food Network Star.


96 comments:

  1. So there seems to be some disagreement on the FB page about who deserved to be gone more: Emilia or Dom. Now Dom has pretty much sucked at EVERY challenge in front of the camera and has literally come out and said he hates the spotlight. So WTF is he doing on a competition to win a job in FRONT OF A CAMERA???
    Having said that, Emilia was just BAD. Awful, painfully bad. Plus, this season seems to be all about NO DRAMA and she was just an a-hole to her fellow competitors. So I am not too surprised that she's gone.

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  2. Agreed. I thought Emilia's presentation was just plain mean. I was torn between Dom, Emilia and Alex. Dom would be better in a job where he never has to see a camera and Alex isn't listening to the feedback about how he lists a ton of ingredients. Frankly I thought they should all go home!

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  3. Welp, that was just super dumb of Emilia. She can call herself alpha or
    whatever but she's deluding herself if she can't see that that was just
    oddball, weird, bizarre, poor judgment. If she had been boring as milk,
    Dom would have gone home. You have to do really badly to lose to Dom any
    given week. His number is up, he can't be a tv host, and he's the
    default guy to go home each week unless anybody else screws the pooch
    pretty big. So congratulations Emilia, that's you.

    They're tired
    of Dom's thing now. Two presentation strikes in a row this week, just
    like every other time. Bobby's being charitable talking about that
    switch of his that could be flipped. Giada is done with him. He goes
    next week unless Michelle melts down or Alex drifts off into academia or
    works blue again or something. Those three gotta go.

    Meanwhile
    Christina made her inevitable departure via Star Salvation. My clue as
    to how appropriate that was is that I had to google her name to remember
    which one she was before i watched. Matthew stubbornly sticks around of
    course, cooking frustratingly well. Makeup department, please help Rue
    find a less garishly mismatched lipstick color.

    The finale is Eddie, Jay, and either Scarf Guy or Zombie Matthew.
    Outside chance of Zombie Rue but there's zero drama potential in that (although maybe they need a woman) so
    I say Matthew. Either Eddie or Jay could take it. Eddie would be the best,
    most versatile, and most magnetic host in my opinion, but to this show's
    credit they seem to not play secret favorites based on that kind of logic and
    just let the contest results stand even if it gets them a Damaris or an
    Aarti. So who can say.

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  4. Well my 2 faves still seem to be head and shoulders above the rest. Eddie is made for this network. He can cook and entertain with ease at the same time. Jay is a very close second. I have never wanted to go to a food and wine festival for the personalities per se. I have always been a fan of the food and trends,what's new and different etc. I think my opinion on this has changed, I would love to go see Eddie at a festival. I think it would be a good time.

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  5. Yeah, for a tv host, likability has to be key. And if not key (I mean, Bobby isn't exactly Mr. Personality), then it's certainly a huge bonus. This guy is just fun. He's nice looking, he can cook well enough, and he's got confidence and comfort at a level that you could just drop him in anywhere and he'd be great. Picture him filling in for Guy on GGG for example. He'd be fun and great. Picture him as roving man on the street. He'd be great. Picture him adding a bit of fun and flair to any given panel of contest judges. He'd be great. Picture him with his own behind-the-counter cooking show. He'd be great - tough guy in an apron. Picture him as the host of one of those one-off shows like a barbecue tournament show or something. Food truck show. Such options. A real winner. A... star, if you will.

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  6. I commented many times that there was something about Emilia I could not get behind. I just could not put my finger on what it was. First she had no personality in a weird zombie like way, then.....all of a sudden she had a personality and was Ms. Entertainment. This week she was just....awful. Mean, hurtful and uncalled for. Can you say serious personality disorder? She remains unapologetic which is amazing to me. News flash Emilia, "the guys" did not take it in humor. By their expressions they were shocked, hurt and angry you did that to them on national T.V. and in my opinion rightly so.

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  7. Quite honestly you are right, I could see him taking over for Guy on GGG or even on DDD. Guy should be scared, he (Eddie) could be the "next big thing" the break out star that they have been waiting for for years. We saw how he charmed the improv crowd and easily got along with David Allen Greer.

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  8. Usually there's one contestant who just seems to skate by by virtue of someone screwing up worse. This year Dom and Alex are both sharing that role. Had Emilia gone safer, she'd actually probably still be here. She forgot her ultimate audience and that cost her.


    As for Christina getting the boot from Star Salvation, I literally can't remember who she is, so I can't say I'm sad that she's now perma-gone.

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  9. She has some problems, she keeps referring to herself as everything from "edgy" "funny" "alpha" "rebel" and a bunch of things she isn't at all, she is not as special as she thinks she is.

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  10. She acted like a 5 year old mocking the unpopular kids, then seemed proud of herself. That was embarrassing.

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  11. I guess she figured flat and precise wasn't selling so she had to go for something, even if it wasn't who she was. I thought she did well that one day at the picnic when she was in shorts. She just seemed nice and fun. Not winner-y, but nice and fun.

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  12. Had it not been for Emilia turning off people tonight, I think it would've been Dom. See my other bigger review/comments.

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  13. Here's my take on it:

    When I saw the recent TV commercial that *looked* like Emilia was coming
    off in a bad light, I was expecting it all to be another famous Food
    Network fake-out. There have been many of them, before, in other
    seasons. Who would have ever thought that I'd be faked-out by them
    presenting what really happened?

    I didn't like what I saw Emilia
    do tonight. Just when she was growing and smiling more and had a good
    story last week and I thought perhaps she was coming into her own on
    this show, and then: POW. This. Trying to have an edge, totally
    backfired. She can cook, but she needs more warmth. I said that before.
    She had improved in recent weeks but this was a bad step back--and out.


    But there were other surprises. Such as: Dom.
    Bobby Flay
    (in my opinion) reversed himself. Last week he was very definite about
    Dom needing to kill it tonight--and he didn't. Had it not been for
    Emilia tonight, it may have been Dom as was it Bobby (i think it was)
    who also said that by tonight: there's no excuse! But they kept him.
    Because Emilia turned the audience off more. Now, Bobby says something
    about being able to flip a switch with Dom and get something good. That
    is probably true, but it's not at all how Chef Flay sounded last week.

    Alex--again--just
    doesn't seem to be growing--and sure enough, he had the lowest audience
    ratings tonight. He may go next. It seems now as if the network is
    going to give Dom even more chances. I DO think Dom is an EXCELLENT
    cook, with very good flavors. And--if talking one-on-one with him, he
    seems like a very likeable guy. But he's been on the bottom FOUR times
    now! and while he was better, he didn't kill it--like Bobby wanted him
    to.

    Michelle: Now---she is making me think she may be "the
    tortoise" in this race, and surprise people with how long she lasts. I
    am revising things with her. Now, I'll say, she should outlast Alex,
    and ....possibly Dom if she can up her cooking and if Dom doesn't become
    MUCH smoother on camera. Hard to know if Arnold will falter and/or if
    Michelle will improve enough to beat him. Arnold is a better cook.

    Eddie & Jay: High-Five to both these guys! They're bringing it. Beautifully!
    Arnold:
    Probably 3rd place behind Jay & Eddie. His problem now--is doing
    good on BOTH presentation and food in same challenge.
    Note: as with
    Emilia tonight, who knows what unexpected events are still in store for
    us viewers? Tonight surprised me. But it was---interesting.

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  14. I'm thinking Alex , Dom and Michelle will/should all go. Michelle, may outlast the other two....

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  15. Jay & Eddie were already two of my faves. Tonight, just nailed it down even more! Great job, guys!

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  16. Yes, that surprised me. That she seems so unapologetic about it. It was bad. It didn't look like ANY of the other finalists appreciated how she acted tonight. I just dont get this whole "alpha female" or "having an edge" thing. Why? Not that I want anyone "mouse-y", I dont. But there was nothing appealing about this.

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  17. (nods). Tryin' toooo hard, to be too Baaaad! I didnt think that was gonna come out of her, tonight, but it was quite a turn-off. She was better at the picnic.

    I am now scratching my head and wondering abnout how many more chances the network may give Dom. You say they are done with him. Are they? By now, they *should* be (despite his great cooking). Frankly, he shoulda gone home LAST week! Tonight, he did NOT knock-it-out-of-the-park. Even after Bobby was so adamant last time about bringing it this week. Will he go home next week? or...will Michelle or Alex do worse and "save" him? Recall Bobby's new comment about flipping a switch. I wonder if this may be some network way of giving us " the Ultimate comeback guy". ? (Shrug).
    I'm behind Eddie and Jay! Both doin' great.

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  18. New drinking game, drink when ever Eddie mentions football. Its about every 15 seconds when he is talking, time to move on Al Bundy.

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  19. No doubt in my mind who should have been out: Emilia all the way. No one has commented here yet, but her remarks about Arnold were waaaaaaaaaaaaaay over the line. Being a drag queen isn't his culinary POV and he hasn't mentioned it in any of the presentations, just the interviews. It was way too personal. There was no excuse for her bringing that up in her presentation. It was close to homophobic. and then, she didn't take ownership for what she did, she wasn't being alpha or edgy. After that, if she comes back and wins, no way would I watch her show. She should hang out with Lenny.

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  20. It's interesting who gets more chances and who doesn't. Emilia was pretty lousy this week but Dom ran away again. And when Susie was praising Michelle, Giada was smirking like Chef Hashtag through Bobby's complaints about M. And Alex needing to be bleeped got forgotten after Emeilia's presentation, although he did land in the Bottom Three with her.

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  21. You are correct. With one exception, I would not say it was close to being homophobic. I would categorize her little mockery as being completely homophobic. I have never been sure about Bob T's sexual orientation but I always assumed he was quite possibly gay. When I saw her little performance in front of the network execs I knew she was done for,and rightly so. The one thing FN excels at is tolerance and embracing alternate lifestyles no matter what they may be. They also have zero tolerance for racism or bigotry of any sort. I can just imagine how many other network personalities she offended

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  22. True, Dom ran away but....if Emilia hadn't been such a disaster I have to think it would have been Alex going home. What was that?! Alex was swearing like ...I'd like to say a sailor but it was much worse. He was pretty all over the place then just swore some more. I think Emilia was drunk(which could be the problem throughout the competition with her what seems to be "personality" disorder) but what the heck was up with Alex thinking FN is the place to throw out that language?

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  23. Complete agreement there. I'm guessing Dom is next, despite Giada's continued assurances that he needs "more time". The dude does not like being in front of the camera. PERIOD. I see no point in prolonging his misery.

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  24. Just watched Star Salvation, and I found Emilia even more disturbing than she was during the last regular challenge. Her smile seems forced and bordering on a grimace, and she was totally delusional about why she was eliminated from the main competition.

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  25. Disagree with you, but only slightly, Andrea. Personally, I think Alex is worse...he absolutely puts me to sleep, and, as Bobby said, I think there's a switch somewhere in Dom that needs to be turned on, but if it doesn't happen soon, he does need to go, despite the fact that he can really cook.

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  26. I got distracted by something and only saw the Arnold part, but it was outrageously inappropriate and cruel. Agree with all of your comment.

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  27. Remember from the very first episode when she said she was "funny as hell"--hell may well be an apt description.

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  28. Precisely the reason I thought he was worse than Dom.

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  29. Okay, you've got me going there right now to see THIS!

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  30. I agree with the consensus so far. Dom's well past his expiration date and should have gone if it weren't for Emilia's "presentation." That was worse than awful.

    Eddie seems like a natural in front of the camera. I still don't know why Dom wanted to be here, he hates being in the spotlight.

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  31. Oh yes, you have gotta watch it Judy. She is so deep in denial.

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  32. Watched her elimination explanation with a "huh" and wondering what planet she's living on.

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  33. That was a very painful episode to watch. Both challenge ideas were lame. None of the dishes was inspiring....and the bottom three....all I could think of when seeing the bottom three was "How the hell was Rue eliminated before these three clowns?"


    And how many more chances will Dom receive? He finished up his 4-minute presentation in one minute and then literally fled the stage after chewing for another minute....ugh, what a train wreck.

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  34. Beware any person, male or female, who is a self-described "Alpha"

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  35. Beware of the power of editing - Jay said everyone laughed when Emilia started doing her impressions on the show - https://instagram.com/p/5E_Bi9jx_l/

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  36. So was Emilia drunk or was the prep phase and presentation phase filmed on separate days?

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  37. It's like Giada said though - how many chances do you give him? He's had more than enough. He locks up mentally when he needs to present, and it's happening at the primal level. This kind of anxiety won't go away in a matter of weeks.

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  38. I assumed we HAD to be being misdirected because how often do they just give you a straight up preview of what's definitely going to happen like that? That's how bad it was. I figured it would secretly be a switcheroo that Michelle had a meltdown, but nope.

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  39. That's exactly it. Deluding herself that that was some kind of bold strategic move and that she was just breaking some eggs to make an omelet and was smart for having done so. What could she possibly have been thinking? Why would you abandon your station and go down and do a floor show? In what world does that work, even before you get to the cringey backstabbing? Dumb. Please bomb out on Salvation.

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  40. Yeah Michelle is one of those sleepers. She's not great but she doesn't screw up in the very obvious ways or have huge flaws. It's the people who stick out who get cut first. Only after that do the uneven unremarkables get culled. If it were a three-person competition between her and Eddie and Jay, she'd get cut just about every time. Not for being particularly bad, just for not being particularly good. She seems to cook well sometimes, which is a plus. But otherwise she seems to just be biding time.

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  41. Going a bit crazy? In my opinion she came that way. When she made the statements that she is an edgy blogger and funny as he## (way back when) and actually delivered those gems with zero facial expression, just a blank stare as well as no tonal inflections, I pretty much counted her out. I filed her under a bit off.

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  42. CiCi's actually ran a commercial for the new pizza right after the show. With the disclaimer that it is "inspired by" Eddie's pie. So they had some leeway there.

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  43. The audience had no idea what the F she was talking about either as they had not even met half of the other people yet and only saw them for 4 minutes.

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  44. Har to make a pizza look terrible on TV but Cici's does.

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  45. dwight mannsburdenJuly 13, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    well, as the kids say these days, you get what you pay for

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  46. Even more disturbing? Omg.
    I gotta try n find the link.
    How she ever thought it was merely a bold move, or to be so unapologetic about it, or to not have more insight into it in the first place, is beyond me. (shakes head).

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  47. Link is at the top of the page in Matt's synopsis. And I'm sure you've already read her exit interview, which was difficult for me to get through without gagging.

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  48. Thanks.
    Yes, I read her exit interview already. Was not impressed by it at all.

    The only question now is if Dom or Alex will go next.
    Or...Michelle? Would the Network have a season where all females are eliminated halfway or so in the competition and have all all-male Finals? That would be a surprise.

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  49. Weren't last season's final three all male? If they could do it last year, they might well do it again.

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  50. You make an excellent point.....to us it was awful and just a mockery. (I don't know if I'm alone in this but I did not find anything humorous in the parts we saw....like not a comedic bone in her body). To outsiders(for lack of a better term) it must have just been bizarre and confusing.I never thought of it from their point of view.

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  51. She didn't take ownership for what she REALLY did. She's delusional as to what she did. She thinks she was booted for breaking rules and being edgy. Hardly. Wildly inappropriate. Absolutely.

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  52. Ok, i watched it. She acted dismissive, quickly glossed over why she was eliminated. While she needed to smile more earlier, it now looks overdone.

    Here's a new thought that I haven't seen mentioned yet: suppose....that Emilia and Matthew are the last two remaining, in Star Salvation. In the beginning, Matthew acted like he's better than everyone else. Last night, Emilia bashes other finalists. Now, imagine these two turning on each other in a total one-upmanship "I'm better than you" battle. Not saying they should, but if the Network wants ratings/drama, that could work.

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  53. Nicole Gaffney was a finalist last year with her Coastal Cuisine.

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  54. Oh. I thought Coley went out fourth from the end. My mistake.

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  55. Let them cook in a boxing ring. They could borrow the bell from BBeat bobby Flay.

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  56. Hmm, I wish I had the hard data in front of me now but I don't. Here's what I'm thinking: in past seasons, hasn't it been pretty-common that, whoever *does* get a write-up in Foodnetwork Magazine, or whoever *does* get their dish on some restaurants menu, etc.....has soon after gone on to take a nosedive, lose & go home, or plummet in performance in the remaining episodes very soon after? It feels like this is true (unless my memory is way-off on this). With that in mind, with Eddie winning with Cici's pizza, will we now soon see him drop in performance? I am behind both Eddie and Jay and I will say with their perfirmances so far, it seems VERY unlikely. But.....haven't things gone that way before? In more than 1 season? That thought keeps nagging at me.

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  57. HA! I remember pasty grade school cafeteria rectangle pizza and would actually take that over CiCi's. You have to try hard to mess up pizza, but unless things have changed in the years since I excommunicated them from my pizza life, their crust is cardboard, their sauce is ketchup, their cheese is plastic, and I can't actually remember about the toppings, which seem like they'd be harder to ruin, but I'm not optimistic given the lows that other chains such as taco bell are capable of reaching in that department. It was the weirdest thing being there because I had paid peanuts for all I could eat, but after making myself eat the better part of three different kinds of slices, I just left really annoyed. That place is garbage but people line up for it due to the price. The malaise hangs thickly there.

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  58. Melissa D'Arabian I think won the Red Lobster challenge and was a NFNS.

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  59. Let's not go too far with the uncharitable guesswork about alcohol. All we have to work with is what they show us. We don't know anything about them otherwise. I'm a critic of hers in the context of the show but I just don't want to go too far in suggesting or guessing bad things about her outside of it.

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  60. It sure looks that way. Those two seem unstoppable. Rightfully so. They're connecting, and cooking! I'm behind them both. And yet, knowing Food Network and past seasons, it almost seems "too easy", doesn't it? Its hard to imagine anyone else beating these two. Arnold would seem like the only other possibility at this point, if he improves. But right now, Eddie & Jay are decisively ahead.

    Next week: will Alex go home first, or will Dom? Imagine the outrage if its anyone else...
    Who knew, that a cooking show could have so much suspense?

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  61. That's a good point! There are at least a couple different imitations of her show personalities that could sting a bit.

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  62. No idea. Never been aware of that stuff.

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  63. Matthew has appeared suitably chastened on Star Salvation. He looks like he either had his confidence knocked or just knows he needs to change course or both. He appears to be earnestly trying to tweak and improve his delivery. I don't want to forgive him, because good grief what a jerk, but if he really does learn his lesson and change for the better, I guess you have to. If he's the zombie who comes back, I wonder if he switches on the villain jackassery again for drama value, because you'd think that's how they'd want/have to pitch him to the bulk of the audience that doesn't watch Salvation, or if he instead tries to win as a reformed good guy who can cook.

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  64. Wow, apparently this was a bad episode to miss. Could Emilia really have been that bad? She was really the only one left that I liked. Oh well, I guess the Food Network can't break their ritual of eliminating all of my favorite contestants. (Jamika Pessoa S5, Whitney Chen S7, Linkie Marias S8, Stacey Poon-Kinney S9, Emma Frisch S10, and now Rue and Emilia from S11). Sigh. Food Network, please fix your shows. I really hope Rue wins Star Salvation.

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  65. Very good point.

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  66. Considering CiCi's all you can eat for $5 bucks and change, a lot of leeway.

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  67. In school we used to get these rectangular Heinz institutional pizzas that were rather good. We used to tell our not so bright classmates the topping was horse meat...extra pizza for us!

    BTW, in 9th grade they let a few of us work in the lunchroom either scraping trays or handing out slices of bread or cartons of milk. I learned first hand where the phrase "not wanting to know how the sausage was made" came from. Aside from pizza or sloppy joe days, I didn't eat schools lunches. Fortunately in Sr. Hi. we had an Ala Carte line with convenience store hot sandwiches (Ranchwagons were my favorite), chips, shakes and other snacks. It would have made Michelle Obama's head explode.

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  68. I disagree, if Emilia mockery was homophobic(I hate that term because its not a phobia to disagree with a lifestyle choice but I digress...) Then how was David Alaln Grier mockery of lgbt on the 90s show In Living Color with "Men of..." skit not homophobic?(if you've never seen the show they should have clips on YouTube) ..put it his way think of Emilia mockery of Arnold times 1000.

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  69. Thing is the others aren't innocent, the only difference between them and Emilia and they didn't do it publicly, when ever they do the one on one confessionals they mock her and its not like she won't see them when the show aired..maybe she knew they were mocking her and it came out during the improv

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  70. I chuckle when Papa John boasts his pizza's use "real meat", that does not exactly scream quality, Cici's might not even be able to make that claim. I heard Subways's "Roast Beef" is mostly turkey scraps, it is glued all together and flavored like beef.

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  71. They all talk smack about one another, but I've never seen anyone do an imitation of a fellow contestant—either in public or in a confessional—until Emilia took the stage.

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  72. Well, so far in Star Salvation, Rue is still failing to deliver who she is and define the roots of her POV. She's made some bad judgments in her cooking as well, particularly when it comes to reconciling her choice of dish with the amount of time allotted, and she keeps coming up with undercooked food.

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  73. My feeling is that Matthew is working hard to get back in the competition. He knows his cooking is superior, so he's trying to give the judges what they want in terms of personality and presentation. You can pretty much see the wheels in his head turning as he strategizes what he needs to say to make the right impression, but I don't believe for one minute that he's actually reformed. He's playing the judges with everything he's got, and I suspect he'll turn insufferable again if he gets back into the main competition.

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  74. Mo, I am glad someone else feels that way. I was starting to think I was alone and a bit of a mean spirited person looking side eyed at him. But....He has never more seemed "Eddie Haskellesque" than he does during star salvation. In my opinion I keep hearing him say "this reminds me of being raised by my single mom". I can't help but feel this is being said so constantly to play with Alex's emotions and pull on her heartstrings. Maybe not, but they sure do flash to her facial expression every time he throws that out.

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  75. In full agreement. Dom's only saving grace is others stepped in bigger piles of crap. Alex, Dom, and Michelle aren't going to make it. Eddie and Jay could sign deals and start hosting shows today. They have the skills. Matthew probably has a future as a contestant on any of the 30 or 40 cooking game shows that are on this network, but he's not strong enough to carry a show on his own.

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  76. Well, I can tell you how I base my opinion. Her stance and mocking hand/arm flourish and the tone of voice she used when she said he was a drag queen. Disgusting from my point of view.it was not done with friendship and love. His being a drag queen has exactly zero to do with this competition. Yes he spoke of it as a way to help the audience get to know him in the beginning. He has how many times talked about it since? So....her whole goal at the improv was to make fun of the others and their performances on FNS. She chose to mock his lifestyle not just his performance. That's telling. I have seen in living color. Yes they did parody of perceived stereotypical homosexual men. They did not mock a particular person. Also, that was the 90's. Time marches on. Enlightenment has happened. Homophobia may have not been the precise term to use. I am not a doctor and have never had a session with her so I can't diagnose her medically. I agree with you, you do not have to agree with a lifestyle choice but you do have to make sure your feelings and opinions do no harm.

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  77. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a TV show and nothing is ever real in television. It makes me wonder what direction she was being given off camera. It looked like Emelia's character was being brought to redemption - they made her downright likable for a couple of episodes before they sent her on stage to throw herself under the bus.

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  78. You make good points. I agree. I lean more towards she was always a bit off and for a couple of weeks she dramatically changed to being somewhat likeable. I feel those couple of weeks was an anomaly and most likely achieved via awesome editing. Possibly so that this weeks performance packed a greater punch? I think you are right.

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  79. It would be nothing short of a miracle if he could edit his personality enough to beat out Jay or Eddie.

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  80. I watched it and you are over-reacting. She didn't single out gays and her act attempted to mock several of the other contestants. Chill out.

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  81. Is "alpha" a new code word for "idiot"?

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  82. LOL, we used to call that rectangular pizza "Elephant Scab" and we would actually dip it in ketchup for extra flavor. I remember how the crust was so dense and heavy as if there were no yeast at all.

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  83. John, you are entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. I did not say she singled out "gays" . I said she mocked on a personal level vs on a FNS level. Which she did. You can believe as you wish but I dont believe in "gay" shaming(to use your term)or lifestyle shaming to use my own words. It would have been equivalent to mock someone's lack of attractiveness or weight. None of it has to do with performance on FNS.

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  84. Being a drag queen is a choice; being gay isn't. It's not a lifestyle; it's who you are.

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  85. They did look like that, didn't they! We used to call the Ranchwagon sandwiches I mentioned, "Hot snot/cold scab sandwich". We were so clever in our school days! lol

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  86. She also called herself "lovable."

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  87. True Mo, so I think you understand what I meant when I said she did not attack gays. She mocked a lifestyle. I stick to my guns too,about my opinion that Emilia showed me that there is some level of bigotry in her. Perhaps homophobic was too strong a word, perhaps.

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  88. I don't feel its "homophobic" to mimic/mock...if that were the case when she mimiced/mocked Jay for being Cajun was that "Cajunphibic"..

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  89. All Emilia did was state a fact(hrs a drag queen) and mimicked his personality...like I told the other person is it phobic to mock Cajuns? Shy People(Dom) etc etc If that is "phobic" then the word has no meaning the way everything is called racist or sexist now...

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  90. I agree they all shoulda went home none of them ever really impressed me. Dom is definitely next and that's what emilia deserves with her stiff boring ass who is she to talk about anybody. Alex I think does not have the correct POV(i don't think he's really into sandwiches) that's why all he does is list ingredients he's more international cuisine

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  91. Phobic is the wrong term here, as it means fear. I don't think Emilia fears drag queens or Cajuns. However, what Emilia did was cruel and insensitive—in all three impressions we saw. And they were meaningless to the audience anyway.


    Evidently, though, she seemed to believe the others were Emilia-phobic.

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  92. On some cooking contest shows, multiple contestants are eliminated at once. Oh, I would have loved it if Alex, Emilia and Dom were all given the axe. Buy-bye! Alex, you are so boring with your lists of ingredients; Emilia, you are mean and so socially awkward it is painful to watch; Dom, you are such an idiot for being involved in a tv show that involves... a tv camera!!! Holy cow, why are these idiots allowed to even continue with the competition? I wish they wouldn't take so long to cull the herd.

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  93. Wasn't he already on one? I thought he got the hashtag pan on Cutthroat Kitchen, which is why he was so freaking annoying with "hashtag" everything.

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