Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Exclusive! Amuse-Biatch In-House Paparazzo Uncovers the Truth Behind the "Top Chef" Finale















Reader, aspiring Eve Harrington, and new Amuse-Biatch in-house paparazzo Laz is not, unlike Miss Elia Aboumrad, a man to give up easily.

After witnessing Ilan Hall playing "In Your Eyes" for Marcel Vigneron on a boombox in Las Vegas, he knew something was up. He'd watched Double Indemnity plenty of times, and though he looks nothing like Edward G. Robinson, he had a gut feeling about this one. The weekend of Cointreau and go-go boys could wait. He sat in his convertible, cowboy hat pulled low over his aviator shades, and chewed on a toothpick while pondering the saffron strands of this mystery.

And then the targets were on the move. Laz followed discreetly as they drove north in Ilan Hall's rented convertible. "So they're pulling a Thelma and Louise," Laz gruffly thought to himself, taking swigs of Pepto-Bismol à la Cliff Crooks.

By the time the rental crossed the state line into Montana, Laz had figured it all out. Of course! The signs had been there all along. The attraction between the two had been instantaneous, electric, Kenmore Pro. As Laz was later to hear Ilan huskily whisper to Marcel, "You had me at, 'Do you wanna see my knives?'"

So the two met in the bathroom, unheard by anyone save Frank Terzoli's toothbrush, and planned it all out. They would just pretend to hate each other, displaying such camera-ready animosity and dramatic confrontations that the producers would have no choice but to ensure that they ended up in the finale together.

It was risky, but well worth it. After all, once they were in the finale, it wouldn't matter who won the title and the money. No matter where it came from, $100,000 would buy a sweet little gastropub in Helena, Montana, where they could serve dishes featuring Ilan's chorizo and Marcel's foam.

Laz followed them to the outskirts of Helena, where, using his telephoto lens, he took the photograph you see above. Once they were inside the cottage, Laz approached and peered through the window.

"I wish I knew how to queet you," Ilan said breathily to Marcel.

"Just ask Elia," replied Marcel, as they laughed, and began to kiss.

And what happened next was so ineffably tender that neither we nor Laz have the words for it, and so we turn to former New Jersey governor and "gay American" (Gaymerican?) Jim McGreevey and a charged passage from his memoir, The Confession:
"We undressed and he kissed me. It was the first time in my life that a kiss meant what it was supposed to mean -- it sent me through the roof. I was like a man emerging from...a cave to taste pure air for the first time, feel direct sunlight on pallid skin, warmth where there had only ever been a bone-chilling numbness....I pulled him to the bed and we made love like I'd always dreamed: a boastful, passionate, whispering, masculine kind of love."
How's that for a Wednesday morning? Well, it was just like that, Laz assured us. As for who really earned the title of "top" chef, well, we'll leave that to your imagination.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

firsst they boot sam, now this-- i'll never watch this fixed, BS show again
http://la.eater.com/archives/2007/01/29/breaking_top_chef_finale_spoiled_again.php

eric3000 said...

This is exactly as I imagined it.

Anonymous said...

Those two need to be locked into a room to have mad passionate sweaty sex with each other.

Let them work out their "issues" Brokeback-style, or, dare I say, Bareback-style.

Laz said...

Kinda makes you wanna do a 'hands-check', doesn't it? Needless to say, foam everywhere...

Anonymous said...

Foam and saffron all over the sheets. Yeah, baby! They want each other. The sexual tension is rising. The kitchen is steaming HOT!

Ilan wants to pop Marcel's boogina. Marcel plays coy and hard to get. Ilan gets frustrated and torments the object of his desires. A machiavellian dance of seduction ensures.

Let's see what these boys are hiding in their knife cases. You just know they are yearning to show each other their knives...among other things. Ahem...

Anonymous said...

i particularly like this quote from the gothamist article posted above....

"Ilan’s such a weird character. That guy calls me like every other day. I’m like, what are you calling me for? He leaves me messages- “Hey Marcel, its Ilan, just wanted call and see how you’re doing, and when you come by here I want to hang out.” I’m like, I’ll see you when I see you- I don’t want to hang out- I don’t want to have lunch with you. When I watch the show now and see him behind my back, like sticking his tongue out, or talking all this shit in the interview rooms- they’re not my companions; they’re my competitors."

if the "leak" is correct, do you think he's just trying to rub it in marcel's face? or maybe he does have a crush on marcel.

kbryna said...

"I pulled him to the bed and we made love like I'd always dreamed: a boastful, passionate, whispering, masculine kind of love."

NO! i don't believe anyone in politics is capable of writing this...schlock.

boastful, whispering love? WTF???

Anonymous said...

I wonder why it is that once someone has been in the Media... people cease to consider them worthy of fundimental decency, any regard at all.

I know you're just screwing around on the page; it's pretty damn messy, too.

Who draws the fine line between Freedom of Speech and Pursuit of Happiness with the decency of not crapping on someone else's reality to get off.

My comment goes far beyond the subject matter or individuals involved in this fantasy blog about Ilan and Marcel. ...

Each person has someone they love and would die to protect... and also the places where their own backs need covering.

Maybe someday you'll guest appear somewhere, and some self-indulgent stranger will make a cult-following about your relationship with one of the least favorite people in your past... describing you to be basically anything but what you truly are about.

It's so easy to plagiarize people's characters when you don't know them personally but they're famous.

I'm sure you'd love it if it happened to you. I did a search for these guys and clicked, and got your NonMuse Douche here.

Probably wouldn't be writing this if one of these guys was your brother. Or maybe... you would!


Have fun with your driveby fastfood reductions of some really decent people I know.