I’m watching Food Network Star right now, which has been in Las Vegas for the past couple of weeks.
But it certainly doesn’t look like Vegas.
Every time Bobby, Alton or Giada — the show’s three hallowed hosts — stand before this season’s contestants to set up a challenge, it looks like they are shooting the episode in an empty room. Or vacant parking lot.
Food Network goes to such great lengths to clear out the ‘normal folk’ during production, Vegas looks nothing like the manic city I have experienced every time I’ve had the chance to visit.
Why go to the expense of using Vegas as your backdrop if you’re going to make it sterile and still? You might as well fake the whole thing at the Food Network studios here in New York City.
The show’s producers must have heard me. They just announced this week’s survivors are coming to Manhattan for the remainder of the season.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just keeps finding more and more ways to get their audience involved in the show.
Hashtags. Screen grabs. Instagrams.
The show producers always pick the funniest ones…and who doesn’t like the idea of maybe seeing their idea on the show?
But think about it — we are creating content for Jimmy. Entire segments of the show. He gets thousands of entries, all written by us — the audience — for free. Oh well, it does give him and his staff more time to focus on new parody songs, shows and series.
If you’ve read The Sticky Egg with any regularity, you’ve got a strong stomach…and you’ve also probably noticed my girlie crush — veering on obsession — with Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show on CBS.
What can I say? He moves me.
On last night’s program, Craig opened the show by discussing his latest quandary:
Should he put the earring back in his left ear?
Craig removed the jewel when he started hosting the show six years ago, and had planned to start wearing it again when he turned 60. Apparently yesterday morning he felt 60, so he popped it in…but then just as quickly took it back out. He didn’t think it looked right.
Personally, I’ve always thought an earring on a man in a suit looks a bit out of place. If a guy is going to wear an earring, it seems like his entire wardrobe should be a bit more casual. So, if Craig were to start wearing his earring again, I would think his on-screen clothing would need to be reevaluated.
But that’s just me.
What do you think? Vote in my online poll below, and I’ll share the results with Craig’s producers, who I’m sure will react accordingly.