Tonight's premiere of Date My Ex is our gift to you in the form of a mid-summer guilty pleasure. Jo and Slade have been generating buzz since Season 1 of The Real Housewives of Orange County and this new dating format should hit the spot for anybody who missed them, or anybody who loves frothy good fun. And there are a lot of hotties with washboards in every episode. Reading the The New York Times' non-review review of the show made me realize that Date My Ex is the Mamma Mia of Bravo -- half the people are going to hate it and half will love it. It's just good fun, people!
It was sweltering in NYC this weekend so the Hamptons were a welcome respite. On Friday I happened upon several Real Housewives of NYC eating at Pierre's in Bridgehampton, with cameras capturing everything for your consumption soon. Later that night I went deep with my friend's kids, who played me the Naked Brothers Band CD over and over and over. Here's what I love: the Naked Brothers Band. Is that wrong? They are great! Watching the parade of gays at Two Mile Hollow Beach is always fairly entertaining and mindless fun. It is one ill-fitting, misbegotten bathing suit after the next. If you think Simon looked wrong in his St. Barts bikini, you're in store for some eyebrow raising at Two Mile Hollow. Oy.
Saturday night was a birthday dinner for my friend Eric at the white hot restaurant of the summer, Montauk's Surf Lodge. This is THE spot this summer and the head chef happens to be sexy Sam Talbot from Top Chef. It's a beautiful spot and Sam's food is great, but it was way too much of a scene for me. Wall-to-wall fashion, hair, tits, tans, rose, drama, and more rose. Actually as I write this it is sounding kind of amazing. If I was single and straight I would live there. On Sunday afternoon I met Troy and Jonah at Lunch (aka The Lobster Roll) in Amagansett. Doesn't this beachside spot look like just what the doc ordered?
It happens to be the home of the best Lobster Roll on the East Coast:
CAB REPORT: I drove to work today, but I want to respond to something that Andy's Blog reader "ED" posted on Thursday: "I have a question for you: When you type the driver's names, do you invert it? Are you SURE his name was not Dalip Singh?" Uh-oh "ED" -- I bet I do invert their names. I am an idiot.