Rocco needed a court’s permission to enter Rocco’s; second season on Bravo.

Rocco needed a court’s permission to enter Rocco’s; second season on Bravo.
Because of the lawsuit pending against him, Rocco DiSpirito is not allowed inside Rocco’s, the restaurant featured on The Restaurant. He tried to enter Tuesday for a cookbook photo shoot, “but was stopped. A China Grill lawyer immediately sought a court order to bar DiSpirito permanently,” Reuters reports. A judge let him go back Tuesday afternoon with “$500 in escrow to cover any damage he might cause while there.” If you missed the second season of the show, half of which NBC burned off on the last two Saturday nights, NBC-owned Bravo is coming to your rescue tonight at 9 p.m. ET, as it airs all six episodes, complete with poorly redubbed audio and poorly reenacted phone conversations.
+ also: Rocco’s mom Nicolina says “All I can do is take it day by day and do my best here.”

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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