second Restaurant season debuts with low ratings; did Rocco have a facelift?

second Restaurant season debuts with low ratings; did Rocco have a facelift?
Four The Restaurant-related questions for today: First, did anyone watch the second season debut of Rocco’s show on Monday? Answer: No. Well, only 6.7 million people watched, compared to CSI: Miami’s 20.8 million viewers. Two, is Rocco still with his model girlfriend? Maybe. Page Six said he was joined by Yvonne Scio at a gathering Monday, although later he was spotted mocking Page Six by flirting with Mario Cantone: “If we tongue-kiss, will you report that he’s my new boyfriend?” Three, did Rocco ever scream at a manager, “If you set foot in my restaurant again, you are a fucking dead man … I am going to fucking kill you”? Yes. New York magazine’s profile of both Rocco and Jeffrey Chodorow gets some juicy dirt–such as that line–from each of them and outlines their conflict, in addition to looking a bit behind the scenes. And three, the most fun question of all: Did Rocco have plastic surgery? Answer: You decide. Awful Plastic Surgery has the before and after photos, and Rocco is looking a bit tighter and brighter these days.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.