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MasterChef Australia: Jock Zonfrillo explains his worry beads – NEWS.com.au
MasterChef Australia: Jock Zonfrillo explains his worry beads
MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo said he received a billion messages from fans during Sunday nights episode and they were asking the same question: What were those beads he was carrying?Social media lit up on Sunday night when Zonfrillo was shown holding the beads while talking to fellow judges Andy Allen and Melissa Leong.
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In response to the questions, Zonfrillo released a video on Instagram explaining what the beads are and where he got them from.
“These are worry beads,” he said, holding up the item. “I’ve got lots of different types of worry beads and when I’m feeling anxious or a little bit stressed, basically I worry. So I flick through them … and the more anxious … I get, the faster I do it.”
Zonfrillo said he has had the worry beads in his pocket during every single MasterChef episode this year.
“Last night you saw them for the first time, weirdly,” he said.
The beads he was holding in Sunday night’s episode used to belong to restaurant critic Adrian Gill who died in 2016. They were given to Zonfrillo by Gill’s wife, Nicola.
“They’re very special to me,” the MasterChef star added.
MasterChef continues tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10
Grant Imahara Dead: ‘MythBusters’ Host Was 49 – Hollywood Reporter
An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he worked for a long time at Lucasfilm’s THX and Industrial Light and Magic divisions.
Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49.
Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. “We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” a representative for Discovery said in a statement on Monday.
An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he joined Discovery’s MythBusters in its third season, replacing Scottie Chapman and was with the show until 2014 when he left with with co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. The trio would reunite in 2016 for Netflix’s White Rabbit Project which lasted for one season. On MythBusters, Imahara used his technical expertise to design and build robots for the show and also operated the computers and electronics needed to test myths.
While part of the Mythbusters team, he sky-dived and drove stunt cars, on film sets he came into contact with some of the most iconic characters in screen history, installing lights onto Star Wars’ R2-D2, creating the robot Geoff Peterson for The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and working on the Energizer Bunny.
On Monday evening, Imahara’s MythBusters and White Rabbit Project co-host Byron tweeted, “Sometimes I wish I had a time machine,” and included a picture with Imahara and Belleci.
Later on Monday, Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage also tweeted: “I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.”
Born in Los Angeles, Imahara studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California (though he briefly had doubts and wanted to become a screenwriter) before combining the two passions and landing a post-graduation gig at Lucasfilm-associated THX labs. In his nine years at Lucasfilm, he worked for the company’s THX and Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) divisions. In his years at ILM he became chief model maker specializing in animatronics and worked on George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, as well as The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, XXX: State of the Union, Van Helsing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
In 2000, Imahara also competed in Comedy Central’s BattleBots with a robot he built himself called “Deadblow” that won two Middleweight Rumbles, was the first season’s Middleweight runner-up and became the third season’s first-ranked robot.
As computer graphics began to supplant model-making in the aughts, former ILM colleague Tony Belleci suggested Imahara come aboard Mythbusters, the Discovery show Belleci co-hosted. As a co-host, he became a self-described “human guinea pig,” though if they determined a situation unfit for humans, they created machines to test them in their place.
Imahara also starred in several episodes of the fan-made web series Star Trek Continues. He played Hikaru Sulu, a lieutenant, helmsman and third officer on the USS Enterprise, in the show that was an unofficial continuation of Star Trek: The Original Series.
In a 2008 interview with Machine Design, Imahara told the publication that he wanted to be an engineer because “I liked the challenge of designing and building things, figuring out how something works and how to make it better or apply it in a different way. When I was a kid, I never wanted to be James Bond. I wanted to be Q, because he was the guy who made all the gadgets. I guess you could say that engineering came naturally.”
Lesley Goldberg contributed to this report.
‘Gilmore Girls’: What Was Rory Gilmore’s Worst Storyline? – Showbiz Cheat Sheet
Over the course of seven seasons, fans watched Rory Gilmore grow and change, but not every ‘Gilmore Girls’ storyline was a winner. What was Rory’s absolutely worst storyline?
Gilmore was a largely beloved television character during the original run
of Gilmore Girls, over the years,
fans have noticed that Rory had some pretty terrible personality traits. She
was, for all intents and purposes, a flawed teen, and she had done little maturing
by the time Gilmore
Girls: A Year in the Lifepremiered on Netflix. Over the years, fans
have debated Rorys very best and worst moments. While her acceptance to Yale
ranks as one of the series best moments, according to fans, there were a few
storylines that missed the mark. So, which of Rorys storylines could fans not
accept? The answer might surprise you.
Rorys affair with Dean didnt sit well with fans, and neither did her second affair
Rory and Dean Forrester were high school sweethearts before she decided to date Jess Mariano instead. That should have been the end of her relationship with Dean, but it wasnt. Instead, Dean and Rory started an affair when Rory returned from Yale between her freshman and sophomore years. Rorys decision to sleep with Dean while he was married to Lindsay was so out of character that fans continue to discuss it years after it happened.
Girls’: Rory and Dean’s Relationship Was Never Going to Work
Several Reddit fans note that the entire storyline was so unbelievable because it went against everything Rory seemed to believe in. Not only was it a rash decision, something Rory was perpetually terrified of, but completely hypocritical, too. Just a few episodes before the pair begin their illicit affair, Rory ripped into Paris for cheating on her boyfriend, Jamie, with a much older professor. The same affair storyline was revisited in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Rory and Logan Huntzberger carried on a lengthy relationship even though Logan was engaged, and Rory was dating the poor, forgettable Paul.
Rory refusing to speak to Lorelai for several months is one of the most controversial storylines of the entire series
Fans truly hated Lorelai Gilmore and Rorys feud during season 5 and season 6. In fact, Rorys entire detour away from Yale and Stars Hollow did not sit well with fans. Not only was her decision to steal a boat with Logan completely out of character, but her cavalier attitude about getting arrested and leaving school exposed several of Rorys fatal flaws for the very first time. Not only did it prove that Rory couldnt take criticism, but it showed that she really wasnt cut out for journalism.
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Girls’: Fans Can’t Stand One of Rory’s Major Storylines
Everything Rory did during her
time away from Lorelai made almost no sense to fans, and its still regularly
discussed. The storyline is so hated, that four of the shows 10 lowest-rated
episodes took place during that time frame, according to IMDb.
The only storyline from the series that was more disliked was Lorelais
marriage to Christopher Hayden.
Rorys worst storyline may not
have happened during the original series
Sure, Rory had some truly awful
moments during the original run of Gilmore Girls, but her most hated
storyline occurred during Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The entire
revival centered around Rorys inability to get her career started. Fans likely
would have forgiven Rorys failure to launch a successful journalism career if
she hadnt been so insufferable about it.
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During the revival, Rory was difficult, self-important, and completely rootless. She had no plan, and no pro/con list could have saved her. If you add in her affair with Logan, Rory was, basically, a shadow of her former self. Whether or not Amy Sherman-Palladino intended to destroy Rory remains unknown, but it certainly seems that way. Maybe she could be redeemed in a second revival season, but there is no word on whether or not that will be happening.
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