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Producers planted the frozen scallops that led to Spike’s elimination from Top Chef

Spike Mendelsohn was eliminated from Top Chef 4 last Wednesday in part because he used frozen scallops he found in the cooler at Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood restaurant in Chicago. As the challenge winner, Spike had first pick of the proteins at the restaurant, and chose a bag of frozen scallops that didn’t work well. …

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Christian Siriano says his comments “mean no disrespect to the transgender population”

Project Runway 4 winner Christian Siriano has been criticized for using “tranny” as an insult, and now he’s quasi-apologized after being criticized for comparing drag queens and transexuals to “white-trash women and trailer parks.” He made those comments in an interview with Time Out New York in which he was asked about drag. He replied, …

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