Four Hollywood bigshots are giving away stacks of cash, but
first you have to prove you deserve it!
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Fever Media (based upon
"Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway")
Fernando J. Hernandez
BBC Worldwide Productions,
Fever Media & Ryan Seacrest Productions for E!
Sunset Bronson Studios, Los
9p Mon, E!
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Mullets, Models, and Muppets
Once again, welcome to the Bank of Hollywood. Your
panel is comprised of Candy Spelling (wife of the late Aaron Spelling), Vanessa
Rousso (Poker Player), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Doll) and Sean Patterson
(Wilhelmina Models president). Bryan Callen is the host.
Let's get started with...
Client: Daryl Robles
Looking for: $27,673
Reason: He wants to be a professional wrestler.
The money would go to Booker T's professional school as he does a wrestling
montage for the group. Candy and Sean are already calling him weird. Daryl never
played sports in high school, but he weighed 436 and lost 200 pounds in 2 years
through diet and exercise. He calls his passion wrestling and he's obsessed with
it. Bryan says that to verify what Daryl wants, the Bank of Hollywood brings in
Booker T to validate him. he does a 'shoot talk' for Booker and he has the crowd
firmly behind him. Booker says that he needs training, but that's what his
school offers and he would accept Daryl into his camp. That convinces Candy and
she votes yes. Melody, though saying it's a lot of money, says she sees the
passion and says yes. Vanessa says yes (which is good, because I think Sean
would have said no) and Daryl gets his 3 yes's. TRANSACTION: GRANTED
Client: The Wild Hanlon Brothers
Looking for: $108,000
Reason: To make the most innovated salon in hair history.
They want big screen TVs, darts, music, and taking hair cuts to the next level.
This sounds more like an infomercial than an actual business plan and Vanessa
calls them on it. We get an example of a hairstyling with an attempted mullet.
Sean tries to talk him out of it, and I already see a 'no' from Sean. Sean turns
his back on the cut, and though it looks ok, Vanessa says it's too much money.
The brothers say that after not seeing each other for 12 years, they went to a
bar for some drinks and came up with the idea. Sean says that he's not surprised
that alcohol came into play. Heh. Voting time. Vanessa says no, as does Candy.
Sean says that the last time he heard 'Mullet' was Candy's Christmas party and
he says no. That's 3 no's, and that means it's time to go back to the drawing
bar... err...board. TRANSACTION: DENIED
Client: Andrea Nickleberry
Looking for: $4,930
Reason: To complete and finish her shoe collection.
She wants 4 pairs of Christian Louboutins, which would complete her line. Andrea
works as a substitute teacher, and she deals with kids every day. She feels she
deserves it and she works 3-4 days a week on call. Sean says that's it's a big
expenditure at a tough time, but because she's a substitute teacher and he knows
she doesn't make that sort of money, he'll say...yes? He does. Candy, who sits
on the board on L.A.'s Best, says that she can hook her up with a job there to
make money and votes no. Melody says that the shoes she's wearing cost her $50
and says that she should earn it, but Sean says that she would never be able to
afford it, even if she gets that job from Candy. Sean convinces Melody to say
yes and it's down to Vanessa, who is concerned that she wouldn't work for
it...but she says yes anyways. Wow. Just wow. TRANSACTION: GRANTED
Client: Vova Haletekyuu
Looking for: $50,000
Reason: To create the world's biggest painting.
His artwork is impressive. He wants the painting to be the size of 4 football
fields. He needs a lot of supplies $18,000 for Canvas, $15,000 for paint. he
also needs a helicopter and balloons to drop the balloons of paint. He's going
to cut the painting into small strips and use 50% of the profits to proceed
towards struggling artists. Sean says that he can be a male model to make the
$50,000, but he says no. Vova says it's a passion, but Vanessa thinks that the
charity was just an add-on to make the painting, so she says no. Candy says that
because he wouldn't take Sean's offer to model for the money, the answer is no.
It does seem like he wanted the handout...BUT...afterwards in the confession,
Vova says that he WILL take the job Sean offers and make the money that way.
Client: Deidre 'Cardio Queen D' Playa
Looking for: $50,000
Reason: To take health and fitness to another level.
Cardio Queen D wants the money to produce her own line of cardio videos. When
asked what sort of videos by Vanessa, her family (featuring her husband and 2
kids) comes out and performs some routines. AwwwwBarf. She's a fitness trainer
and a stay at home mom, who's theory comes from the fact that all kids move to
music. Sean wonders if getting the family together for music videos is too much,
but I think it does have a niche in an urban family market. Candy thinks that it
costs more than $50,000 to make the video and says no. Melody calls it
passionate and romantic and says yes. Sean says he's going to protect the
$50,000 (because he knows from experience it will take more than that) and says
no. Vanessa thinks it's for a good cause and she says yes. So we have a 2-2
deadlock, which sends it into deliberations. TRANSACTION: TABLED.
Client: Jeff Crosano
Looking for: $93,750
Reason: To find the Fountain of Youth
Vanessa is already cringing at Jeff's master plan of hot springs all over the
United States. Sean is giving Jeff 10 seconds to explain his plan. Jeff wants to
visit Florida first and Sean stops him right there for a no vote. Jeff talks
about his dream and Sean calls for a vote right there. He gets 4 nos and Jeff
gets sent off the stage. TRANSACTION: DENIED.
Client: Cathy Miller
Looking for: $312,500
Reason: To start a men's magazine
So Cathy wants to start a new publication in a dying media field for an
inordinate amount of money. I don't see this going anywhere. Cathy brings in
women in skimpy clothing with paper bags over their heads. It's called 'Butterface',
and it's dedicated to women who have great bodies and bad faces. Sean calls it
the most half-assed misogynistic thing he's ever listened to and says no. Melody
says that women should be proud to show their face and that celebrities want to
show their faces. Vanessa says that it doesn't empower women at all, and she
says it'll be a cold day in Hell before she says yes. Cathy says that she hasn't
finished her pitch but Sean is finished and calls for a vote. Cathy and Sean
continue to argue, and when a client argues, it usually turns out badly for the
client. It will here as well, as Cathy gets 4 Nos. TRANSACTION: DENIED.
Client: Nathan and Ed the Monkey
Looking for: $295,305
Reason: To make a movie called 'Naro'
The movie is about a mute character who befriends a crude monkey puppet. Nathan
notes that he won't be doing ventriloquism at all for the monkey. Sean wonders
how much good can come with the money instead of spending money on the movie.
Melody wonders how a brown monkey can be racist (hey, don't complain to me, she
said it). Sean says to get an agent and votes no. Melody wants to see him in
theaters, but not with her money. It's 2 no's, and Candy makes 3. The monkey
needs to find another banana. TRANSACTION: DENIED.
Now back to Deidre. Sean thinks they are great causes, but it's hard to give
money to a cause that he thinks that doesn't have a high probability of success.
Sean, who walks to the family, says that he needs to make sure that the dreams
are being pursued are going to be successful. He believes...that the family CAN
be successful, so it's a yes. We get a fake out and we end the episode with
everyone crying. AwwwwBarf. TRANSACTION: GRANTED
That's it for this episode. a New hour of pandering starts next week.
Yes / No This Episode: 3-5
Yes / No This Series: 20-26
Money Awarded this episode: $82,603
Money Awarded this series: $526605.50
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