Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (Bravo) — Series premiere. From Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company, it’s “Project Runway” with painters instead of designers. China Chow is a less-hot Asian Heidi Klum, and Simon de Pury plays the Tim Gunn role.One of the most vocal artists is Nao Bustamante…
…the sister of Cruz Bustamante, the former lieutenant governor of California. In a piece she created in the early 1990s, she asked white men in her audience to apologize for oppressing indigenous people by chomping at a burrito she had attached to her hip. [New York Times]
Like I always say, eating a burrito is the best apology. Anyway, the winner receives a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, which reminds me: I should make it to the Brooklyn Museum this summer before it gets the Sarah Jessica Parker smell all over it.
Man V. Food (Travel Channel) — Season premiere. Adam Richman goes to Miami, where he tries to eat a 48-ounce steak in 20 minutes. Well, at least he gets to savor it a little.
Top Chef: Masters (Bravo) — Season finale. The final three chefs are Rick Moonen, Susur Lee, and Marcus Samuelsson, and I’m not sure I’ve heard of any of them. Wait, maybe Samuelsson. He used to be in those World’s Strongest Man contests, right?
2010 Country Music Awards (CMT) — Kid Rock hosts. Blonde women sing.
You’re Cut Off (VH1) — Series premiere. I already spewed some bile about this yesterday, but here’s what really bothers me: the parents of these women are throwing up their hands and saying, “I can’t deal with this spoiled monster — here, you take her, reality TV show.” And it’s like, hey assh*le, YOU’RE the sh*tty parent whose imbecility and neglect created that rotten bitch in the first place. Die in an expensive fire.