Our brave-soul-of-the-week award goes to the Alan Cumming lookalike who went on a date with Abby Lee Miller on "Dance Moms" in order to get some screen time. That's a pretty high price to pay for 30 seconds of fame. Hope it was worth it.
Gina ("Hell's Kitchen")
How far into the local Denny's kitchen did they have to dig to find the contestants this season? They are all just awful, lazy, and useless. Gina was this week's prime example, ignoring the recipe study session so that she could play with her puppet (yes, really), showing up late for work on the first day and then faking a panic attack so that she could relax and get out of prep work. Worse still, she didn't even care that Gordon kicked her out of the kitchen during service; she was just excited to chill out in the dorms. Does she maybe not understand that this is a competition where you actually have to cook?
Roxxxy Andrews ("RuPaul's Drag Race")
After performing her number for the Lip Sync for Your Life, Roxxxy broke down in tears and told the most heartbreaking story about being abandoned (along with her sister) at a bus stop. It was really brutal and so emotional (we might have needed some tissues), but it felt a little manipulative. Like she only busted out this gut-wrenching story so the judges wouldn't send her packing her after her terrible roasting performance. And it worked, as no one got eliminated this week, which makes us wonder if she or Jinkx would have been sent home had the entire panel not been turned into a bawling mess.
He let his Hantz-fueled freak flag fly as he raged at Phillip for taking credit for winning a challenge (which he did... much as we hate siding with Phillip on anything), threatened to quit the game, then violently destroyed all of the food in the camp and physically threatened his tribemates. That was all before his full-on meltdown at the immunity challenge, where he did even more verbal sparring with Phillip, forced his tribe to voluntarily give the Fan team a win, and then got himself voted out on the spot.
Brandon reflects on his time on the island in this "Survivor" clip:
Jeff Probst ("Survivor")
Much as Brandon was a violent and angry lunatic this week, Probst not only let this behavior go on long after he destroyed his camp and threatened other players, but he also encouraged Brandon to let his feelings out for the sake of a TV show. Rubbing his shoulders awkwardly and telling him not to punch people is not the proper way to handle someone that is clearly mentally unstable. Probst's even less qualified to deal with this sort of thing than Dr. Drew.
Nicki Minaj ("American Idol")
We don't care about her wackiness or inappropriate comments; we'd just like it if she managed to show up to do her actual job. Who turns up late to a live show where they're a judge? Worse still, she got angry about the judges refusing to save Curtis... even though she hadn't actually seen his live Wednesday night performance because of her tardiness.
Winner: Jeff Probst
Because he enforces the rules of this stupid game and could have removed Brandon way sooner in order to keep everyone out of harm's way, but chose not to. Instead, it was a gross display of misjudgment that was super exploitive and made a bad situation worse.
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