Rocco will testify today; manager says Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly.”

Rocco will testify today; manager says Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly.”
The battle for The Restaurant didn’t make engaging television, at least not according to the ratings, but it’s now in front of a judge in New York. Rocco is expected to testify today, but yesterday, a former Rocco’s manager testified that co-owner Jeffrey Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly. He treated Rocco’s mother horribly.” According to the New York Daily News, “Lon Rosen testified that Chodorow would ‘goad’ 79-year-old Nicolina about her son until she broke down crying.”
+ update: the judge has barred Rocco from the restaurant, and says Chodorow can walk away from the investment.

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.

about the writer

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.