While Kris Jenner‘s new cookbook In the Kitchen With Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites gives us the recipes to Kris’ pumpkin bread, chicken soup and more comfort foods—what the business mogul has really shown us over the years is what it takes to dominate life. She is the backbone to the ever-so-strong Kardashian-Jenner klan, the driving force behind Kim Kardashian‘s success and the family’s businesses—thus making the term “momager” Webster-worthy.
After 10 years of reality show ups and downs, Kris has always come out on top with grace. Cheers (with white wine, obviously) to having it all and enjoying the ride regardless of the khaos along the way. You’re just a few over-bookings and speakerphone chats away from being top-notch momager status: Kris Jenner style.
Kris Jenner’s Life Recipe:
- A glass (or two, or three) of wine
Kris shows us that it’s okay to indulge, not only to take the edge off every now and then but to maintain your sanity. All that hustling requires some rejuvenation, after all. Note: if wine doesn’t do the trick, no harm in experimenting with some marijuana gummy bears.
- Own 3+ clothing boutiques
You know the worth of a dollar and you’re way too hungry for that cash flow. What? Like you would have your hands full with just DASH and Smooch anyway? Yawn.
- Crack the whip
Because with that many people in your family, who else would get everyone’s asses in line?
- Exercise YOLO mentality frequently
Kris picked up a lesson from her own daughter Kourtney. If you have to steal Kim’s BFF Jonathan Cheban for the day to eat corn dogs or go for a wine tasting, then you just have to. You can’t put up with that boring new-mom attitude all the time.
- Shed a tear
It’s virtually impossible to hold it together all of the time, even if your kids will roll their eyes at you when you burst out crying randomly like while out to eat. Fierce momagers are human too.
- Throw your daughter a bridal shower against her wishes
Because she’ll end up thanking you for all of the memories, and by memories we mean Instagram-worthy moments.
- Take part in any and every embarrassing exercise class that you can
SoulCycle, pole dancing, and all, know that a good workout knows no age.
- Deal with whatever shit hits the fan
Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa may be getting divorced, but they still have love for each other. The Gossip Table dissects recent tweets between the two, speculating that their split may only be for show.
In other news, Kim Kardashian claims daughter North West won’t have the world handed to her on a silver platter. In the clip below, find out how Kardashian plans to have her child work for what she’ll want.
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Lindsay Lohan could be booted from London’s theater scene, with sales slowing down for Speed-the-Plow. Is the troubled actress’ turn in the production the reason for the lukewarm reception? The Gossip Table has the details.
Tori Spelling has been fighting to save her marriage. However, it sounds like husband Dean McDermott may be as dishonest with Spelling as he was with his first wife. The Gossip Table discovers new details about the reality TV couple.
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From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire to Parenthood on NBC, this season fans are forced to say goodbye to 13 hit series. For loyal TV viewers that just means prepping goodbyes whether its getting tissue boxes ready for an emotional final end credits or gleefully hate-watching a show to its miserable finish. Whatever the case, they are caught up and know everything there is — good and bad — about the series where the rest are busy trying to catch up before the highly anticipated final episode airs. Shows like Sons of Anarchy, Glee, Mad Men, and Parks and Recreation will likely get huge send offs meaning that if you want to know what’s happening, you’ll need to start bing-watching now. Luckily, we crafted a guide to all the shows ending this season so that you can plan your marathon experience.
And while some will require more couch time than others, we do offer you a few tips to help you save time. Though, for purists like me, every episode should be watched even if it’s a show like Glee. Sure the pregnancies in season one scared off a lot of fans but it was some of the best, darkest writing for a teen soap. It’s all those very special episodes that followed that really tested fans’ faith in the series. Meanwhile, if you had to skip anything of Parks and Rec it have would be the critically-panned season one when the show hadn’t found its voice.
If you’re not a fan of Charlie Sheen that means you get to breeze past the first eight seasons of Two and a Half Men and just ride out the finish with Ashton Kutcher. Or if you’re not a fan of change, then stop when Charlie Harper dies on the CBS hit or stick to the first three seasons of Cougar Town before it jumped to TBS. (Though, you’d really be missing out on some great Busy Philipps moments in the later half of the series.) But whatever you end up doing, just know that we did not create, write, or force you to watch The Newsroom. That was all by choice.
Click through the gallery above to find out when your favorite show is ending so you can plan just how long it will take you to catch up just to say goodbye this season. And when you’re done watch our Big Morning Buzz Live TV/film expert, Jack Rico, discuss the future of TV and how Hulu Plus, Netflix, and HBO Go are offering new ways to binge-watch your favorite shows like never before.
Joshua Jackson‘s new series, The Affair, recently premiered on Showtime and we couldn’t help ourselves — we had to take a trip down memory lane. We had to remember JJ as the teen heartthrob whose posters we once plastered on our walls. Don’t get us wrong — Josh is still a super hottie, but the baby-faced Pacey Witter we used to love is now all grown up. Given that our favorite Joshua Jackson role was, DUH, Pacey, we decided to revisit all our biggest Dawson’s Creek crushes, and see how the creek-dwelling babes have evolved since the late 1990s.
From being mainstays of the `90s to becoming modern babes, you’ll be shocked at how much these heartthrobs and throbettes have changed. From a pre-Tom and Suri Katie Holmes (who was, hint, adorable) to Joshua Jackson’s Eminem hair, these guys looked like the `90s. From Michelle Williams‘ rosy, full cheeks to James Van Der Beek‘s flippy, surfer dude hair, their `90s glory was prime perfection.
And it’s not just the main stars. We’ve taken a look back on all the hotties from Capeside, including Kerr Smith, Busy Philipps, Chad Michael Murray and Michael Pitt. So prepare for a Dawson’s Creek blast from the past and click though our gallery to see how different, and how `90s, your faves once were.
Sarah Jessica Parker Pisses off Old NYC Apartment Owners, Matthew McConaughey’s Daughter Melts Our Hearts + More of Today’s First Dibs
Sarah Jessica Parker revisits Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment (and pisses off the current residents while doing so), Matthew McConaughey‘s little princess stole the show at the American Cinematheque Awards, Cobie Smulders has a bun in the oven and more First Dibs.
- Sarah Jessica Parker returns to Carrie Bradshaw’s NYC apartment for a photo shoot promoting her new shoe collection, but the owners say they’re tired of the “frenzied fan attention.” [Cosmopolitan]
Look what I found promenading.
- 4-year-old Vida Alves McConaughey proved to be a daddy’s girl when McConaughey was honored with the American Cinematheque Award last night. [Channel 24]
- Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam are expecting their second baby together. [TV Guide]
- Robert Downey, Jr. did what on set?! This may or may not change your view on him forever. [Life & Style]
- Django Unchained star Daniele Watts and her boyfriend were charged for having sex in a car. [Daily Mail]
- As a Washington Redskins fan, Matthew McConaughey doesn’t back the decision of changing the team’s name. [Sporting News]
- Kris Jenner will not be extending her momager duties to Selena Gomez. [Naughty but Nice Rob]
- Kendra Wilkinson throws Hank Baskett out of her house in an exclusive Kendra on Top clip. [People]
- Teresa Giudice 0,000+ for a pre-prison Christmas special airing on Bravo. [THG]
- Bill Murray gives his two cents on Tinder on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [Vulture]
- The beautiful Scott Foley puts his Scandal knowledge to the test.
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Bill Murray‘s film St. Vincent hits theaters this weekend, and it might be the first time he’s made an unsurprising appearance in peoples’ lives in quite a while. The legendary actor has a knack for showing up to festive celebrations — a bachelor party here, a karaoke night there — completely unannounced. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t welcome badass Murray into their party with open arms?
In honor of Murray’s latest big-screen venture, we’ve assembled eight of Murray’s most epic party crashes. We want to know how to get Murray to do drunk karaoke with us.
Surprise bar-tending at South By Southwest (2010)
At the 2010 SXSW festival in Austin, Murray surprised patrons at hotspot Shangri-La by hopping behind the bar and mixing drinks. He apparently had one rule: You can get anything you want, as long as it’s a tequila shot.
Murray stars in a couple’s engagement photos (2014)
When Charleston, South Carolina couple Ashley Donald and Erik Rogers were taking their engagement photos, they got a surprise visit from a certain iconic actor. “I thought, ‘Who the heck is bothering them,’” Fia Forever Photography Studio photographer Raheel Gauba told The Post and Courier. “I turn around and it’s Bill Murray with his shirt up, belly out, tapping his belly and trying to make them laugh.” How’s that for best wishes?
A bachelor party gets a surprise guest + wisdom (2014)
Murray must like the weather in Charleston because he made another surprise appearance at a steakhouse bachelor party. However, he managed to celebrate everyone but the groom. According to Huffington Post, Murray said, “You know how funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living? Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they’re for the uncommitted.” #RealTalk
A kickball team gets a new player (2012)
When a group of adult kickball players met at New York City’s Roosevelt Island for a game, they were shocked when one Bill Murray wanted to jump in on the fun. “He was bouncing the ball… ran over to second base. Played for a bit… Gave us all high-fives and let us pose with him in the picture,” a player told Entertainment Weekly. No matter what team you were on, this game was a win for everyone.
Ever since I was a little bitty boy in grade school, it has always been one of my dreams to be apart of a really cool acapella group that takes over the world, one melodic vocal riff at a time! However, that dream never came true. BUT meeting Pentatonix, my favorite acapella group of all time, was close enough to my dream for me!
WHEWWW!!! I mean, WOW these guys are killing it right now! They have millions of followers, views on YouTube, world tours and EVEN a part in a major motion picture??? Ummmm, I think we can pretty much say they’ve made it, which made my run in with them today a total WIN!!!!! HECK YES!!!! Thank God Pentatonix was there to promote their new album PTX -Vol. III at VH1 today and THANK GOD I caught them in the elevator on the way up! I mean, five of the most talented, beautiful people and me in an elevator? It felt like heaven. They gave me a crash course in beat boxing and EVEN gave me a little inside scoop about their parts in Pitch Perfect 2, which I CANT WAIT TO SEE!!! I wish they needed a sixth member because I would totally join. But sadly they don’t so I’ll stay stalking the elevators until they do!!!! Fine with me!
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It’s almost hard to imagine that Top Chef is still on the air but even in its twelfth season, it’s as delicious as ever. The Bravo series, which has taken the chefs (and viewers) from New York to New Orleans, is now calling Boston home as it puts a new group of contestants to the test in what looks to be the series’ toughest season yet. Gail Simmons, who has served as a judge since the show premiered in 2006, is still amazed by the enormity of what the franchise become. “If you would have told me then that I would still be making the show and still be in this role, I would never have believed you,” Simmons says. “We’re still making great food television and eating really delicious food.”
In an interview with VH1, Simmons opens up about dishing out harsher critiques, welcoming former contestant Richard Blais to the judges’ table, and why risotto always brings cheftestants down.
VH1: In the premiere, the judges were much more upfront with critiques during tasting. Was there a decision as judges to be tougher on the contestants this season?
Gail Simmons: No! There really wasn’t! You’re the third or fourth person who said that. We certainly didn’t do anything differently we didn’t think. But due to the nature of the competition this season — we implemented a sudden death quick fire in the very first episode — we upped the stakes right then and there. It shows the chefs that we mean business and it shows that you really can’t anticipate whatever we’re going to do next. And we need to do that. In the 12th season, we can’t go into a show just giving the chefs and giving the audience the same thing every time, so I think that set the bar for a really tough episode and then we gave them a hard challenge because we knew that this was a group of talented chefs. Every year they get better and better and we want to challenge them more and more to take them out of their comfort zone. We try to be really constructive in our criticism but we also want to be honest, so I think it just cut together that way.
This season, Top Chef made Richard Blais a permanent judge. What’s it like having him on the other side of the table?
It was great! I think it gave a lot of new perspective to all of us. What’s interesting about Richard is that he has become so successful — being on Top Chef, he has his own television show, seven restaurants, he won Top Chef All Stars — so he really has had the full experience of going from a young chef that’s trying to make it, to being a full bonafide star in the food world. So not only was it great for us because he gives that perspective to us — he really explained to us what the chefs were going through — but he can also be really empathetic to them. And now the contestants have someone to aspire to at the judges’ table, someone who’s realistic. They know where he was and they can see where he is now. He can also help draw out of them all the things that we need to know to make our decision because he knows the exact questions to ask and what’s going exactly through their brain and what their experience is like on the other side of the table. He was really valuable to have as our newest edition.
Did having him on the judges’ panel make you rethink your own critiques and question whether you have ever been too harsh?
No! Not at all. It didn’t make me think of how harsh or kind I am, I think I’m consistent. I’m confident in the way that I speak to chefs and I’m always constructive even if I’m critical. What it did make me think more about is the way that a young chef thinks about a dish verses the way we think about a dish as judges because Richard brings that perspective and he’s really articulate about his metaphors for food. I love just listening to him talk because we see food in a different way. What’s so important about that guest judge rule every week is that they bring their own pallets, their own biases, but they also come in a way with a cleaner frame of reference than we do because we’ve been doing it for so long and we’re so used to the process. There’s a freshness that Richard added that I think helps us all a lot.
Let’s talk about some challenges that always seem to bring chefs down. For a long time, desserts sent many chefs home.
Well the truth is the dessert kitchen, the sweets kitchen, is a totally different kitchen in a restaurant. Chefs who are savory chefs who work on the line are trained to be pastry chefs most of the time. They can make simple desserts. They know the basics but they don’t spend time making desserts. So asking to make a dessert is like asking, a psychiatrist to perform heart surgery. Yes, they’re both doctors but it’s just not what they do every day so they just don’t speak the language.
And each season someone always attempts risotto even though it always ends up being disastrous.
The trick with risotto is it needs to be constantly stirred, constantly watched, and paid attention to. If you take your eyes off of it and leave it to rest it can freeze up and become tough and gluten-y and sticky. There’s also a moment when that rice is perfect — it’s cooked just to the point of done but not overcooked and mushy — and if you’re not paying attention it could go wrong. If it also sits for a long time, it can become not at all what you want to eat, so thing with risotto on Top Chef is because are so over stimulated — running around, under the gun, watching the clock, they’re distracted, they’re under a lot of pressure — it’s a difficult dish to execute. You really need to be able to tune everything out and just focus on that pot.
What is it about Restaurant Wars that seems to bring out the worst in the contestants?
You could say the worst or you could say the best. I think Restaurant Wars is just a chance for them to really strut their stuff and prove that they can take leadership. It’s such an iconic episode and they know it’s coming every year — they’ve all been anticipating what they would do — but when you get a bunch of people in a kitchen who all think they’re the boss — and all have their own vision of what their dream restaurant would be — it’s a very heated place. Everyone is fighting for his or her life. I think Restaurant Wars is also the only time on the show usually when we demand that they work the front of the house and it’s uncomfortable. Sometimes they’re not used to playing the role of server and waiter and manager. They’re pulled in every direction and it gets complicated. It’s a really tough thing to do in 24 hours.
And then there’s Fabio Viviani, who competed on season five. He certainly handled the front of house with ease.
Fabio, our reoccurring lovely Fabio, is definitely one of the few, who is a master host. There have been some good hosts — some good front of house people that come to mind — they weren’t necessarily as precarious as Fabio but they had the front of the house under control and that is the important thing. It’s all about that conversation between the manager who’s getting service done in the front and the chef who’s executing in the back — that’s most important moment of Restaurant Wars.
Speaking of Fabio, are there any previous contestants that you miss or wish would come back for Masters or All Stars?
Oh my god, for sure! Kevin Gillespie from season six — he was a finalist — for years I said, “Why wouldn’t he come back?” I loved him and I want to see more of him. That’s an amazing competitor. He’s a brilliant chef and an articulate speaker and I had been wanting him to come back for so long. Finally, for this past season of Top Chef Duels, which just finished, he did come back and I was so thrilled to have him on the show with us again! But there’s so many chefs that I love and wish I could see more of. There are a lot of great women that I don’t get to see enough on the show.
There have been a number of great female competitors. An all-female challenge would be a lot of fun.
That would be kind of great, just do an all women’s season as well! Let’s think about that. Thank you, that’s a good idea!
Top Chef airs Wednesdays at 10/9 c only on Bravo.
Renee Zellweger surprised fans when she stepped onto a red carpet Monday night. The actress’ face looked quite different from the days when she played Bridget Jones. The Gossip Table details the speculation surrounding Zellweger’s possible facelift.
In other news, our panelists have been keeping up with the Kardashians and the Jenners. In the video below, get the latest on Kim, Bruce, Kris, Kylie, and Kendall.
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