Thursday, January 27, 2011

...and, more important, what's with all this snow?!

No new ep last night! What’s with the repeats?
And, more important, what’s with all this snow?!
Maybe we’re in that ep of The Twilight Zone in reverse. We think there’s a lot of snow but actually we’re burning up because the sun is getting too close to the earth.
Hmmm…I’d like that.

Truth be told I adore the snow (I have three sleds!) and I’m partial to all seasons (except those pesky April showers, esp when I just got my hair did.) I’m just not sure what to do with this much snow. When I was little I often connected as many extension cords as I could find so I could go outside with My Mama’s hair dryer to melt snow drifts. I never found more than three cords though. To get to four and out the door I woulda had to unplug the 13” black & white on the counter and Mama woulda flipped double. Me outside with her hair dryer AND no ‘stories’ on the teevee?

Well, since there’s no ep there can still be a blob, right?
Let’s talk gossips! This one is just in from Logue and Page Six.

Padma ex fights for custody
Last Updated: 2:48 AM, January 26, 2011

Adam Dell has gone to court to fight Padma Lakshmi for custody of their 11- month-old baby, Krishna, with sources claiming he now gets just seven hours with his daughter a week.

Dell, 41, brother of billionaire Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell, last night filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court asking for full custody of Krishna, born last Feb. 20. Venture capitalist Dell is frustrated the "Top Chef" host, 40, has allegedly failed to respond to his pleas for more time with Krishna.

His lawyer, Bill Zabel, confirmed the filing and told us in a statement: "Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi. Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time."

Sources say Lakshmi and Dell currently have an agreement which allows him to see their baby for seven hours a week. But it's complicated by Lakshmi's filming and travel commitments. Dell had to fly to the Bahamas this month to spend a few hours with Krishna. "He has to fit into her schedule," the source added.

Sources close to Dell said he must deal with her lawyers and her assistant to arrange times to see Krishna. One source said, "Adam does not want to take the baby away from her. He hopes this will result in a reasonable co-parenting agreement." Dell is also said to be seeking to be named on Krishna's birth certificate and have her take his surname along with Lakshmi's.

Lakshmi, ex-wife of Salman Rushdie, and Dell dated briefly in 2009, but she's remained with IMG owner Teddy Forstmann. Many believed Forstmann was the dad, but Page Six revealed it was Dell last January.

A rep for Lakshmi said, "It appears to us that Mr. Dell remains more interested in garnering media attention than working out details to see Krishna or in her welfare."

Guess Dell isn’t happy with the arrangement but honestly, have you Googled Adam Dell? This guy won the Lotto for a few months. He should have known she was gonna continue to sleep up, nawmean?

Speaking of sleeping up, this is Bourdain’s take on last week’s ep (yes, Bourdain blobs!):

Finally….at some point I’m afraid I have to tell you that our relationship will end. No, no, I’m not leaving you to sleep up with other blob readers or anything like that. I’m just saying, even though there are ten contestants left, we need to set our sites on the future. Win The Future (as President Obama said in the State Of The Union.) So this is as good a time as any to ask…what’s the next Reality Pool?

Here’s a non-food related candidate:

“Jewel and Kara DioGuardi are in the new music competition series Platinum Hit where twelve aspiring songwriters battle through various challenges. The series was previously titled Hitmakers. Platinum Hit debuts this summer on Bravo.”

Could be fun…come on…just think about it, okay? We all eat food and we all like music, right?

Hit me back on email or below and see you here next week Poolers!


  1. pads only likes to date dudes with "a really great personality" huh.

    also- every time i look at new, weird, skinny, neck-y blais i see this:

  2. I know this is completely off topic, but I am in Chicago where we are going to get a Blizzard that could be the "Worse in Chicago History" - great time to bring the creative team here for the first time to visit Chicago!

    on a positive note, I i just had an amazing breakfast sandwich from rick bayless's (winner of Top Chef Maters) take out restaurant xoco
    It was the "Jamon: La Quercia Prosciutto Picante, Otter Creek Organic cheddar, black beans, avocado, chipotle mustard. + $1 to add a fried egg." - I added the egg, making this a whopping $12.50 breakfast sandwich. and it was worth every penny.
    xoxo to xoco

  3. @Jet- you are DEAD RIGHT! The wayward eyeball completes the look!!! And I kinda wanted to see that movie too. Now, not so much.

    @ellebee Mmmmmmmmmmm...was that egg over easy or sunny side up? Be careful in Chi-Town with that wind. It's sleeting like a MF here. Jamon! JAMON! xox