Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Pack Your Knives, Katie Lee!

Thanks to Defamer for pointing Felt Up to the Televisionary blog, which had this exciting bit o' news tonight about Billy Joel's child bride:
The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway.

Top Chef's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself, will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited.

Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel.

Top Chef's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops.

Oh, bravo, Bravo! Katie Lee's monotone delivery always reminded me of Will Ferrell's character from "SNL" who had "Voice Immodulation Disorder" ("HOW DARE YOU, TINA FEY!"), except, of course, without the funny.

I have to say, it took me a while to warm up to "Top Chef," since my heart and soul belonged to "Project Runway," but once I realized that it was this or nothing, I was soon totally addicted. I might as well just admit to myself once and for all that I am Bravo's reality tv bitch. They can put me out on a street corner and pimp me out for a few tricks, because every show they throw at me ("Life on The D List," "Real Housewives of Orange County," etc) just hooks me completely. I'm even looking forward to that gaywad "Work Out" show about a fitness trainer and something coming up about real estate agents in L.A. Throw in another season of "Blow Out," the upcoming premiere of the third "Project Runway" (starts July 12! OMG! AAAAAH!) and I'm going to be featured on A Very Special Episode of "Intervention."

As I write this I've got "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" on in the background. My name is Jennifer and I'm addicted to Bravo!

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