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'Top Chef' Ilan @ Craft?

It's in here also -- http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainm...
Apparently Tom was the one who canned him for having a crappy attitude. Something doesn't sit right....

Feb 05, 2007
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Marcel exposed?

That's what he said in an interview - that he always got along well with everyone at his various jobs and that in high school, his house was the party house (so the idea of him being the nerdy kid in high school doesn't apply). He seems truly baffled by the portrayal of him as an annoying weirdo.
I think he comes across as funny and charming - I think the others didn't get his humor. For example, when Sam's pan was flaming, Marcel quipped that he should save that dish for the flambe' challenge. Everyone gives each other a look, like "what a jerk."

Feb 02, 2007
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Marcel exposed?

I think Elia succumbed to group think.

Feb 02, 2007
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Top Chef 2 Finale, lets get the conversation started (Spoilers inside)!

unless someone dropped the ball and "forgot" or hid your stuff.

Feb 01, 2007
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Marcel exposed?

I saw it - he was nervous and drunk. so what. He had reason to be ungracious, considering how he was treated.

Feb 01, 2007
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Trader Joe's - Whats the big deal?

they have good sweets and breads.

Feb 01, 2007
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Top Chef 2 Finale, lets get the conversation started (Spoilers inside)!

I agree - I've thought Ilan had a homoerotic thing for Marcel for a while.

Feb 01, 2007
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Top Chef 2 Finale, lets get the conversation started (Spoilers inside)!

Marcel seemed drunk last night during the live on-line interview, and I honestly can't blame him if he wasn't "gracious" after the way he'd been treated. But Marcel lovers, take heart - apparently Rosie is his biggest fan, and he will be on The View today.

Feb 01, 2007
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Top Chef 2 Finale, lets get the conversation started (Spoilers inside)!

Ilan has no leadership skills, except in trying to "lead" others to shave Marcel's head. Would you want someone who wished he could "pee" on someeone else's head to cook your food?

Feb 01, 2007
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Top Chef Backlash [Spoilers in Post]

They looked like that because they knew they'd sold out to playground politics and selected a one-dish wonder over the true professional. How much will we hear from Ilan in years to come? Not much. I hope Marcel lands his own show (He's going to be on the View today-- Rosie is his biggest fan).

Feb 01, 2007
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Top Chef 2 Finale, lets get the conversation started (Spoilers inside)!

Ludicrous - it shows leadership to constantly put someone down, say you "want to pee" on them? This show is a sham. And there's ugly Betty, back again with her goofy smile, and Elia who turned out to be just as big an ass.

Jan 31, 2007
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Top Chef Predictions?

If Marcel doesn't win, the show's a sham. He's obviously the more talented and professional of the two.

Jan 29, 2007
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Top Chef - Marcel Vigneron

Marcel would be less irritating if he cut his hair. I think a lot of his remarks are attempts at humor and are taken the wrong way. In any event, he seems the most professional. I think there's a lot of jealousy, and I think Ilan has a thing for him.

Jan 27, 2007
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Marcel attacked with bottle in Las Vegas

There is also a cadre of female admirers who are in love with Marcel, posting on the Bravo blog site.

Jan 26, 2007
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Top Chef 2 = Finale Part 1 (potential spoilers)

It has been repeatedly pointed out on the Bravo board that Sam has long been an instigator -- pointing out that Marcel moved that other guy's (what's his name?) toothbrush, telling Elia to snitch on Marcel, etc. He may be kind of nice looking, but maybe Sam isn't really leadership material.

Jan 25, 2007
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Top Chef 2 = Finale Part 1 (potential spoilers)

Here's Marcel's take on the whole thing: http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/2007/01...

Jan 25, 2007
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Top Chef 2 = Finale Part 1 (potential spoilers)

Also, since when did the food have to be cooked? It seems that I recall a few raw fish dishes.... I think it was a bogus reason to throw Sam off in favor of keeping up the heat between Marcel and Ilan.

Jan 25, 2007
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Top Chef 2 = Finale Part 1 (potential spoilers)

Absolutely it was done for drama. Sam's dish was superior to Ilan's saffron-infused fried coconut cake, but they wanted to kee the Ilan vs. Marcel thing going. Too bad Elia acted so icky -- trying to stick it to Marcel in the end. That haircut was a mistake also. I hope Marcel wins - he's the only professional of the group, though I wish he'd stop talking about chemicals.

Jan 25, 2007
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Top Chef-restaurant concept episode (spoilers inside)

I think that Marcel had the lychee incident in his mind.

Jan 12, 2007
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Top Chef-restaurant concept episode (spoilers inside)

It's the old English boys' boarding school phenomenon in which one rather effiminate boy arouses unwanted feelings in some of the other boys so they react with violence and violate the boy in some way. It's Tom Brown's Schooldays 2007.

Jan 12, 2007
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Top Chef-restaurant concept episode (spoilers inside)

I wonder if Ilan has a crush on Marcel. He certainly is fixated on him, and Marcel has a sensitive attractiveness that might fascinate and provoke unwanted passions in Ilan. Just a thought.

Now a theory - five contestants left, only three more episodes. Will two frat house morons be thrown off next week for abusing Marcel?

Jan 12, 2007
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Top Chef-restaurant concept episode (spoilers inside)

This is becoming increasingly difficult to watch. Marcel and Elia are emerging as the only ones with any class. They don't say anything personal about anyone. The others are acting like thugs. Cliff, who I had some faith in, has shown himself to be a true jerk. Michael not much better. The other two are outrageous and actually seem jealous of Marcel. Compare their experience with Marcel's -- telling.

Jan 11, 2007
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Top Chef 2: the fall of *****! [spoilers inside]

The nicest person would probably be Michael, who tries hard and never says anything bad about anyone, probably followed by Elia and Cliff.

Jan 09, 2007
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Top Chef 2: the fall of *****! [spoilers inside]

You could see that his eyes were red and glistening when one of the guys was yelling in his face. It must be kind of embarrassing for him at this point, and frankly I haven't seen him do anything, well much of anything, that was too obnoxious. He actually seems kind of helpful, with the exception of a couple of incidents.

My read on him is socially awkward, immature. He's focused on winning.

Jan 06, 2007
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Family eatin' in Dupont Circle

There's always Kramerbooks, esp. for breakfast and lunch. On sunday mimosas and bloodies are free. Very good food, nice atmosphere, pleasant waitstaff. It's kind of a gay bookstore, so, depending on your outlook, you may want to speed through the bookstore part if your with the kids.

Jan 06, 2007
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Top Chef 2: the fall of *****! [spoilers inside]

I noticed that Marcel was crying. It was like watching junior highschool playground bullies picking on someone who's a bit different.

Jan 06, 2007
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Top Chef 2: the fall of *****! [spoilers inside]

Is it just me, or was that actress a little rough? Conduct unbecoming, like something nasty out of Mommy Dearest. I was embarrassed for the judges who had to sit at the table and try to choke down their food.

Jan 04, 2007
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Top Chef 2: the fall of *****! [spoilers inside]

Cliff, Michael and Elia have remained above the fray in the whole beat up on Marcel thing. I really hope that one of the three or even Marcel beat out Ilan and Sam.

Sam seems like a dimwit and Ilan is a jerk.

Jan 04, 2007
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What is your favorite tomato/marinara sauce in a jar?

Victoria.

Jan 04, 2007
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Top Chef 2: the fall of *****! [spoilers inside]

Yes, Elia shows a lot of class in her restraint and for that matter, so does Michael. Betty was the worst, in this case, she was the oldest of the group but the meanest to Marcel (I expected her to show some leadership and maturity).

Jan 04, 2007
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