Jackee Harry indulges in strawberry shortcake; Daphne Oz gets stung by bee-sting pizza; Carson Kressley heads to Palm Springs, Calif., for authentic French toast; Jet Tila doubles down with fried chicken Benedict in Las Vegas.
And while Hollywood may not resort to putting actors in blackface anymore, the practice of just bending the race of a character is not an uncommon one. The major problem with racebending and whitewashing—aside from, you know, it being deeply offensive—is that it takes roles from actors who actually are of that ethnicity/race.Regular weekend sojourns to the casinos get the money - and his juices - flowing, and soon Ben's "real" friendships begin wilting as he becomes increasingly enamoured by the power games he can play with Rosa, the casino security goons (led by Laurence Fishburne) and sexy co-student Jill (Kate Bosworth).Directed by Americanised Australian Robert Luketic (Monster in Law, Legally Blonde), the film is a breezy, fast-moving romp that trades well on its appeal as a glitzy caper movie about high-end scam artists without losing sight of its simmering greed-is-not-so-good theme.But as fellow card counter, Jill Taylor, predicts, Ben becomes corrupted by greed ... The film features nice performances from actors Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, as well as nice entries from the lesser known ensemble.There are multiple errors in Vegas hotel locations - seeming to be in one hotel when the shot from the window makes it clear they are elsewhere, particularly when visiting a suite said to be at the Hard Rock but clearly the view is from a tall Strip hotel. See more » ] 'Winner, winner, chicken dinner.' Those words had been dancing around my head all night. Just ask any of the old-time pit bosses, they'll know. However, it doesn't take a film expert to notice some of the more...awful lines. And the flow of the plot is painfully cliché, up until the end where things are admittedly pretty unpredictable.Listen to the interviews here: [audio: Download it as a podcast via i Tunes by clicking here.