A house party with pig's head
And I only missed it because I had an even better invite that night, to see Liza get a special honor from Chita. But here's the email, which I just relocated in my files, and which sounds like a winner: "Seriously, what can be more gossip-worthy than a fabulously wealthy, beautiful, social diva m ... More >>
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 >>
UPDATE: Bravo tells me Eklund has been addressing his porn days in interviews and it will come up in the very first episode of the show. Bravo, Bravo! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tomorrow night, Bravo launches its sp ... 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 >>
Should you not know, now you do: A "Hamptons house ho" is a young lady of perhaps working-class means who escapes her dull workaday life and embarks on a jaunt to Long Island's narrow beach-dappled sections during the months in which sun shines down on all of us, swapping her white Reebok hig ... 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 >>
Big reality show shakeups, people. Tart-tongued funny lady Kathy Griffin is calling it quits with her Bravo show My Life on The D-List after six seasons. Chatty Kathy never intended to be a reality star, she says. Besides, I would imagine it would be hard to pretend to still be D-list when ... 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 >>
BravoThe sixth season of Top Chef begins next Wednesday, August 19, and Grub Street gets things rolling with an interview with the show's lone New York contestant. Ash Fulk, a cook at Trestle on Tenth, dishes about trying to be a locavore in Las Vegas, how cooking on the show is harder than i ... More >>
Remember Greg Scarnici, the white guy who did the hilarious Aretha Franklin homage which I posted on this blog after the inauguration? No? Well, now he's done a parody of Top Chef as if it were a gay Bravo show called Top Top!
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 o ... 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 >>
The skinny on the first Top Chef restaurant
A Soho gallery turns fashion studio, for one week