Top Chef: Just Desserts

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Top Chef: Just Desserts' Sally: I Don't Regret Having Orlando Make My Showpiece

Sally

Johnny Iuzzini kept criticizing Sally Camacho for having sous chef Orlando make her showpiece, but she doesn't think that cost her the Top Chef: Just Desserts win. "I fell short on my plated dessert and if I had executed what I had planned, I would have won," Camacho tells TVGuide.com. The pastry chef couldn't finish off her spheres as she planned in the end. How did she run of time? Find out. Plus: See what else she had to adjust on the fly.
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Top Moments: Dancing's Maks Is Mad and When Snooki Met Beavis (and Butt-Head)

Snooki and Butt-Head

Our top moments of the week:

14. Worst Homage: Susan struggles in her "super-edgy" community college art class on Desperate Housewives when the instructor asks the students to paint a nude model. When Susan's teacher points out her discomfort, Susan goes a little a lot overboard to compensate for her nerves — and comes to class naked when she misinterprets something her teacher says. The scene would be funnier if it wasn't almost an exact retread of her accidental nude streak in Season 1.

13. Can't Have It Both Ways Award: Top Chef: Just Desserts' Sally chooses showpiece master Orlando to make her showpiece for the finale — based on her design, of course. At Judges' Table, Johnny Iuzzini lays into... read more

Top Chef: Just Desserts' Chris: It Was Important for Me to Do Everything Myself

Top Chef Just Desserts: Chris

Chris Hanmer can sum up his Top Chef: Just Desserts win in one word: unbelievable. "It feels unbelievable to just not have to bite your tongue and hold it in any longer," he tells TVGuide.com. "I can finally talk about it! It's just unbelievable." Hanmer, who owns The School of Pastry Design, triumphed over Matthew Petersen and Sally Camacho, the latter of whom relied on sous chef Orlando to make her showpiece — a point Hanmer drove home at Judge's Table. Does he think that put him over the edge? Find out. Plus: See how his daughter is doing.
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Top Chef: Just Desserts' Matthew: I Felt Like the Odd Man Out

Top Chef Just Desserts: Matthew

Matthew Petersen took a risk and it didn't pay off. Far from a showpiece specialist, the Top Chef: Just Desserts finalist opted to make a sugar showpiece instead of a chocolate one — which he was familiar with — in the finale, only to have head judge Johnny Iuzzini criticize him for taking the gamble. "I needed to do that to have a chance," he tells TVGuide.com. "It's not something I do. I make plated desserts. I don't make showpieces. ... But I was totally stoked [with how it turned out]. It was standing! It looked good and more importantly, I was proud of it." See what else he has to say about being the underdog, why he didn't want sous chefs and blowing Gail Simmons' mind with speculoos.
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Top Chef: Just Desserts' Orlando: I'm Sorry I Came Off As the Villain

Orlando Santos

How tough was it for Orlando Santos to get the boot from Top Chef: Just Desserts one week shy of the finale? "Between Judges' Table and the stew room, I think I had completely lost every feeling that I had," he tells TVGuide.com. "When I got to the stew room, seeing everyone just brought back the emotions and all the effort and time it took to get me where I was. It was very, very difficult. When I left off-camera, it was even harder, just walking away knowing I was so close to the finale, and I just broke down."

Santos was shown the door for his dessert-in-disguise paella — the critique of which he found "a little disturbing." Find out why he disagreed with the judges, if he considers himself this season's villain and why he worships Cat Cora.

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Former Top Chef: Just Desserts Contestant Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Morgan Wilson

Top Chef: Just Desserts finalist Morgan Wilson was charged with child pornography possession, Pegasusnews.com reports.

Wilson, who appeared in the first season of Just Desserts, was indicted on... read more

Top Moments: Breaking Bad's Mind-Blowing Finale and Parenthood's Double Delivery

Giancarlo Esposito

Our top moments of the week:

13. Most Revealing: When Naomi gets locked out of her house during a major political fiesta on 90210, she and her partner in crime, Austin decide to break in — which gets them arrested and thrown in the back of a paddy wagon. When the stuffy van becomes too much to bear, the randy pair strips down to their skivvies, and you know where that leads... As they reveal their feelings for each other, while in their underwear, Naomi's boyfriend, Max, catches them. Is there such a charge as breaking, entering and stealing another guy's girlfriend... read more

VIDEO: Are Just Desserts' Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini Up for a Top Chef Crossover?

Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini

With Top Chef and Top Chef: Just Desserts not going anywhere anytime soon, could a crossover episode be in the offing?

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"It would be cool if they each had partners, like a savory and ...
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4 Reasons We're Sweet on Top Chef: Just Desserts Season 2

Top Chef: Just Desserts

After a more bitter than sweet first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, we know we weren't the only ones who were wary of what a second season could bring. Will there be another breakdown-prone Seth? Two more crazy Heathers? Twenty gazillion more buckets of tears?

Having seen the premiere (Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo), we at TVGuide.com are happy to report that the new season is no crybaby-fest redux. So why should you come back for seconds? Here are four reasons:
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Bravo Renews O.C. Housewives, Top Chef Masters; Orders Three New Series

Vicki Gunvalson, Curtis Stone

The Real Housewives of Orange County, Top Chef Masters and Million Dollar Listing LA are coming back, Bravo announced Tuesday.

That means a Season 7 for the original Real Housewives series, a fourth season of Top Chef Masters and fifth year for Million Dollar Listing LA, which produced a New York spin-off earlier this year.

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Premiered: September 15, 2010, on Bravo
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Premise: Pastry chefs compete in dessert-preparation challenges in this 'Top Chef' spin-off. Each episode features two challenges---a quick-fire heat that tests basic abilities and an elimination round that assesses versatility and innovative prowess. The winner earns $100,000.

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