A house party with pig's head
Yesterday, we talked with Curtis Stone about his new Bravo show, life as a parent, and what it's like to film while traveling the world. Today, we move on to find out that this busy guy isn't content just doing television; he also has a new restaurant and cookbook in the works. Triple threat? This ... More >>
He has a new Bravo show and a recently born son, so it's a miracle that we got Curtis Stone on the line. Despite a whirlwind media day, the Top Chef Masters host gave us the scoop on Around the World in 80 Plates, traveling the world, and some destinations he'd like to re-visit. You have a new show ... More >>
Earlier today, I relayed the info that Frederik Eklund--star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York, which premieres tomorrow--used to be the gay porn star Tag Erikkson. Well, Bravo tells me that not only is Eklund talking about his porn past in interviews promoting the show, but the first epis ... More >>
The Village Voice's fifth annual tasting event is rapidly approaching, and if you haven't yet purchased your tickets, here are seven more reasons why you should. Choice Eats has just announced that Despaña, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Jimmy's No. 43, Nunu Chocolates, Peppa's Jerk Chicken, Xe M ... More >>
Photo courtesy Gail SimmonsGail Simmons, television star and now authorGail Simmons has worn many hats in the culinary world, having begun her career as a cook and journalist before working her way to Food & Wine, a position that nabbed her a role as a regular judge on the hit television show ... More >>
It's been a monumental week in the Suckadelic quest for world domination. Last Wednesday, the Sucklord found himself unceremoniously banished from BRAVO's Work of Art, after the endearing reality-TV character failed to impress judges in a street-art challenge. The masked Voice cover star's immediate ... More >>
The SucklordEarlier this year, New York magazine's culture blog, Vulture, asked Work of Art co-producer Sarah Jessica Parker, after this season's shooting had started, if she foresaw any breakout characters. She laughed. "Um, I suspect there might be one." The one is Sucklord, who went from the de ... More >>
Actual poll currently running on the Bravo site There is a Bravo show called Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist. As we've told you before, it's a reality-TV competition ostensibly about searching every gallery nook and gutter grate for America's Next Great Artist--not a Very Good Art ... More >>
Dustin Fenstermacher"Who the hell is this guy? Get him out of here." The second season of Bravo's Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist, the gallery world's Top Chef, premieres tonight at 9pm. Completely randomly, the 14-person cast stars two recent Village Voice cover-story subjects: ... More >>
via BravoMagic in action? Platinum Hit, Bravo's new talent competition for songwriters with Jewel as host and Kara DioGuardi as head judge, is not particularly enjoyable. Aside from the talented but super-ADD Sonyae (pronounced, somewhat ironically, like "soigné") and the arrogant but though ... More >>
WikipediaThe one "real" starBeing the Next Food Network Star is kind of like being Top Chef, Minus the chef aspect. But ultimately it can be much more lucrative than winning the $100,000 on the Bravo show, since it's an opportunity to build a brand...or is it?
Increased food prices have begun to affect diners directly, with restaurants like Per Se and 'wichcraft raising their menu prices. [Wall Street Journal] A group of women at Bravo were said to be bitching about the special treatment Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets. (This is news?) [NY Post] He ... More >>
theage.com.auPretty yes, but he's no PadmaBecause there can't be more than two weeks without a Top Chef show on the air, Season Three of Top Chef Masters premieres tonight on Bravo at 11 p.m. Nevertheless, this season is shaping up to look exciting.
Attention, masochists, drama queens, and egomaniacs!
Because there can never be too much sugar and spice in one's life, Bravo announced today that it will bring Top Chef: Just Desserts back for a second season.
newsworld22.comDon't worry, Giada, men are surely still watching you.Things aren't looking so cheery for Giada De Laurentiis and Sandra Lee. Their TV home, the Food Network, is showing signs of decline as it experienced a 10.3 percent drop among viewers ages 25 to 54 -- a key demographic for ... More >>
They're here for your soul. Beginning this very evening, Bravo will drag Top Chef howling from the vaults and back onto television screens across the nation. Yes, as threatened, Season 8 will serve audiences a steaming portion of Top Chef: All Stars, pitting the ghosts of seasons past against ... More >>
Weeks after everyone pretty much figured out that Top Chef's next season would feature an all-star line-up, Bravo used last night's Season 7 reunion episode to formally announce that next season will be, yes, Top Chef: All Stars. It will premiere on Dec. 1 with the following contestants:
BravoThem again.With tonight's premiere of Top Chef: Just Desserts comes, unsurprisingly, opportunities for cross-promotion. In honor of the show's pilot episode, Open Table has come up with Free Dessert Day, a multi-city gorge fest that will entitle Open Table users to a free dessert at part ... More >>
No bravos for this Bravo reality show winner
'Work of Art' gets its own 'crit' from three Village Voice writers
Win Butler, serenading The Kids. Photo by Kim Erlandsen.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla takes on the grandiose, unintentional comedy of the Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, Maura Johnston wanders around the revitalized Lilith Fair, and David Cotner breaks down the long-awaited Neu! retro ... More >>
Who's looking smug now?There may be plenty of discreet charm to be found in Washington, D.C., but discretion does not a ratings juggernaut make. That's a lesson that Bravo executives are probably mulling over in the wake of Wednesday's Top Chef premiere, which The Washington Post reports pull ... More >>
Get schooled.Do you have $200 and a desire to spent it on something you can get for free? Then the brand, spanking new Top Chef University may be for you. The eternally plotting masterminds behind the show have rubbed their sweaty little hands together and come up with an online cooking schoo ... More >>
BravoIt's called the Oral Office, Beavis.So close, yet so far: Bravo today announced that there is but little more than a month remaining until the premiere of Top Chef: Washington, D.C., which will premiere on June 16. Season Seven already has a few things going for it, including three New Y ... More >>
On April 7, the second season of Top Chef Masters will premiere. In the meantime, Bravo has bestowed a 54-second preview upon the Internet. You can use it to either whet your appetite or stoke a wave of nausea, or simply marvel at the sight of Susan Feninger exclaiming "people here are kah-ra ... More >>
What is that tatt on the left--the love child of Alfred Hitchcock and a bulldog? Thanks to Eater for pointing out a slide show on Bravo's Top Chef website. It features an astonishing 57 pictures of the tattoos of Season 6 contestants, inadvertently demonstrating that, in a desperate attempt ... More >>
Play poker with your favorite funny guys
As unconventional as the warfare it depicts
Photo borrowed from Bravo We're week two into Bravo's Top Chef Masters and the winner has already been leaked. SF-based food writer Grace Ann Walden has apparently revealed the winner in her Yummy Newsletter, and MenuPages Chicago confirmed the tip. Quoth the chef's publicist: "You want my comment ... More >>
This week, the Cafe Society blog of our sister publication Denver Westword features a revealing interview with Top Chef upset victor Hosea Rosenberg, who was actually a successful chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder before joining the Top Chef competition. Jockeying with the likes of Martha ... More >>
America is such a beautiful place. Cheftestants can score lucrative promotional deals or simply create their own clothing lines or eat overpriced Italian food at restaurants where your purse gets a special stool. America!Wow, I had no intention of doing another Top Chef post today, but then I stumbl ... More >>
Top Chef loser Fabio Viviani isn't just coming out with his own cookbook about "easy, stress-free Italian food, pairing with martini instead of wine," he's now reportedly getting his own TV show. Fabs told the the news to gossipsauce.com and promises more details next month. No word yet what network ... More >>
Really?As I blinked through yet another episode of Top Chef last night, I had to wonder? Was it me or the show? Why do these 60 Bravo minutes not offer the pleasure they once did. Indeed it's not me. It's not you. It's the show. I've been trying to understand just what has gone wrong this year, and ... More >>
More about last night's lackluster Top Chef. Jamie was derided by the judges for her "slimy" scallop crudo for the main challenge, but some people actually liked that scallop. Top Chef blog "Amuse Biatch" catches Bravo in some controversial scallop editing.
First it was the revelation that MTV's traveling petri dish, The Real World, was settling in Red Hook. Then came word that Bravo's slightly more sophisticated but no less dramalicious reality hit Top Chef was heading to Williamsburg. Now, we may know just where the young chefs of the latter show wi ... More >>
Thank God we only ever bet fake money, because we were positive the guest judge was going to be Kirstie Alley or Valerie Bertinelli last night on Project Runway. Instead it was a guy from the Gap. Boring! So, after a couple of weeks of lame challenges, Bravo brought back the magic with a bunch of l ... More >>
First off, dear readers, we apologize for not being able to bring you our Runway reactions yesterday. There were technical reasons for this that are beyond our comprehension, but we're here for you now. The first episode of Season 4 was, as always, a lot to take in. With so many designers to meet, ... More >>
The cable man came to Threadster HQ today, thank God. Suddenly, our little slum feels like paradise. And it's just in time, because Tim Gunn will be teaching us how to not look like a dumpy old whore tonight at 10PM on Bravo.
Everyone's favorite gay father figure is coming back to Bravo this week. Set your DVRs for Bravo on September 6th, at 10PM if you're a Tim Gunn fan. He and diesel-armed Veronica Webb will be helping "fashion-challenged" ladies find their personal style on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. Basically, it's a ... More >>
The skinny on the first Top Chef restaurant
A Soho gallery turns fashion studio, for one week