Reality Competition Shows

  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    April 17, 2013


    All your Project Runway questions answered

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012


    Alanis Morissette gets deep with Anthony DeCurtis

  • Voice Choices

    August 8, 2012


    Kellie Pickler brings the country to long Island

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    Local Drag Performer Makes Good On America's Got Talent

    Her name is All Beef Patty and I always loved her gutsy singing at Lips. And so did the America's Got Talent Judges, who had no beef at all with Patty last week.

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012


    Because Stevie is the sunshine of your life

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Under the Toque: Top Chef Spin-Off, Fried Chicken Face-Off

    A new Top Chef spin-off, Life After Top Chef, will follow the lives of four former Top Chef contestants: Jen Carroll, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani, and Spike Mendelsohn. [Zagat] In case you're following the David Chang-Questlove fried-chicken battle: the Momofuku chef and Roots drummer have set a d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 18, 2012


    Kelly Clarkson  returns to New York

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    This Week In The Voice: St. Vincent Plays It Candid And Coy, Kelly Clarkson Offers Real Talk

    Tina TyrellAnnie "St. Vincent" Clark in repose. ​In this week's Village Voice: Jessica Hopper gets deep—but not too deep—with Annie Clark of St. Vincent; and I look at the evolution of Kelly Clarkson in the wake of the first American Idol winner releasing her fifth album, Stronger. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    100 & Single: The Erratic Chart Fortunes Of TV-Crowned Idols, From Kelly To Scotty

    ​Scotty McCreery—winner of the 10th edition of American Idol, and owner of the new No. 1 title on Billboard's album chart, Clear as Day—sets a handful of chart records this week that certainly sound impressive. As Billboard reports, McCreery is the first country act to debut at No ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011


    It's time to step up to the plate and show your goods

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Here's Something Else To Do Before The Summer Ends: Attend A Free Concert Put On By A Morning Chat Show

    Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina at Central Park this morning.​Yesterday my wonderful colleague Jen Doll penned a list of 11 things to do in NYC before the summer ends, and I'd like to add one item to her list: Catch one of the outdoor concerts put on by the national morning shows. This morning I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Radio Hits One: Reality TV Propels Aging Stars Back Into The Top 40

    ​ When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Dispatch From The X Factor Auditions: Makeovers, Preening, And Missing The Machine

    ​In Seattle on Wednesday, The X Factor was doing its damndest not to be American Idol. Producers had overseen the first round of auditions, and now, in front of an audience of 4,000, the few acts who had passed muster would perform for judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Nicole Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Stephen Baldwin Wants Some of Alec Baldwin's Attention in Fake NYC Mayor Campaign

    The crazy born-again Baldwin brother Stephen, a contestant on Celebrity Mole Hawaii, Celebrity Mole Yucatán, Celebrity Apprentice and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, told conservative radio nut job Alex Jones that he'd consider a run for mayor if his big brother Alec does. (He won't.) "I'd s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Platinum Hit And The Mythical Aspects Of Making Music

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Top Chef Masters Airs Tonight, New York Chefs Poised to Dominate (Hopefully) yes, but he's no Padma​Because 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.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Eli Kirshtein Goes From Top Chef to Spider-Man: A Meal To Die For

    BravoThe face of the modern superhero?​Two worlds are colliding in the latest Spider-Man comic, and it's not a clash between the forces of good and evil. Well, that eventually happens, too, but more surprising is the merging of the culinary world and the artistic. Eli Kirshtein, best known a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Angelo Sosa On Being Naked On Top Chef All-Stars and Having No Fear

    bravotv.comAngelo Sosa, clothed.​Yesterday, we talked to Angelo Sosa about his forthcoming restaurant, Social Eatz, expected to open the first week in March. Today, he tells us a little more about how his second time around -- both as a restaurateur and Top Cheftestant. With Xie Xie, you talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #15: Susan Boyle, "Hallelujah"

    F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. ​Leonard Cohen's ode to sex and music theory "Hallelujah" reached a certain saturation point this year--there was a moment when it seemed like there would be one overwrought cover of the track appearing on TV per mon ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Yet Another Reason to Love Top Chef's Kevin Gillespie

    Food Gal​Kevin Gillespie was far and away our favorite contestant on Top Chef Season 6, thanks to both his extraordinary decency and his extraordinary beard.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Top Chef: All Stars Line-Up Announced

    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:

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Contestant on The Amazing Race Attacked by a Watermelon

    A contestant and Home Shopping Network host competing on The Amazing Race got more than she bargained for during a recent segment. Faced with the task of hitting a knight with a small watermelon using a giant slingshot, she pulled back on the fruit and let it fly, only to have it come back at her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Top Chef, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Win at the Emmys

    BravoSmile! You won!​Although its current season has so far been its worst yet, that didn't stop Top Chef from winning an Emmy last night for best Reality Competition, ending the seven-year reign of The Amazing Race. And it looks like Jamie Oliver's uphill battle with the residents of Huntingt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10: Alex Takes a Swan Dive, Kelly Goes to Paris

    ​Wylie 'n Padma, with Wylie looking wily. I'd been at a birthday party at Momofuku just before Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10 aired. Knowing that I'd drawn the short straw and had to write about it, I cycled home in a lather, filled to the brim with fried chicken, corn salad, and pork-belly ss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Top Chef: 'I'm More Than a Vuitton Bag'

    Bravo​Morning in the Top Chef household this week means 10 seconds of obligatory mourning for Tracey and Arnold's happy conclusion that after last week's challenge, "I guess the grill is my friend." But there's no time for introspection, because soon, the chefs have more pressing concerns: mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Chef: Just Desserts Will Be Judged by Johnny Iuzzini, Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy Editrix

    johnnyiuzzini.comJohnny Iuzzini displays his decorating skills.​Following Johnny Iuzzini's appearance on last night's episode of Top Chef, Bravo has announced that Iuzzini, Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy editor-at-large Dannielle Kyrillos will be the judges on the forthcoming Top Chef: Just Des ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Top Chef University Teaches Us, Again, That You Really Can Buy Delusion on the Internet

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    American Idol Season 9, Sinatra Week, In Which Ryan Seacrest Does a Better Sinatra Impersonation Than Any of the Actual Contestants

    Hey, look, it's freaky little imp Aaron Kelly. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. ​Oh boy. Here we go. Sinatra Week. What a muddled and ill-conceived concept, even in a season that's attempted to grab attention by grabbing every iconic name off the shelf (Beatles, Stones, Elvis). I honestly can't imagi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    American Idol Season 9, Top 12 vs. the Rolling Stones: Siobhan Magnus Turns Into An Awesome Goblin; Tim Urban Carnival Cruises Through "Under My Thumb"

    Siobhan Magnus, unleashing her inner goblin. Credit: Michael Becker/ FOX. ​Top 12 week is where the real American Idol competition supposedly starts. Everyone's worked out their jitters, most of the no-chancers have been cut, and the singers finally have to start submitting to theme weeks, ide ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Under the Toque--Chefs and Food Sellers Band Together to Create Supply Chain

    Bravo announced the chef'testants slated to compete in the upcoming Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Masters, which include New Yorkers Wylie Dufresne, Anita Lo, Nils Noren, Christopher Lee and Jonathan Waxman. [Eater] Christian Delouvrier of La Goulue in Bal Harbour, Miami and previously of Alain Ducass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    The Chopping Block: Only Marco Pierre White Can Save Us

    The Chopping Block, the new cooking competition show on NBC with Marco Pierre White, is serious stuff. Watching it, you might wonder if you're viewing a reality show in the comfort of your own home or a post-apocalyptic thriller at the multiplex. Times are bleak, business is hard, the streets are me ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Italian Dude Turns Up the Accent, Gets His Own Show

    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 and promises more details next month. No word yet what network ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Top Chef: Things That Make You Go Bam

    photo: izik/flickrThe end is near. The final four cheftestants arrived in New Orleans last night and met up with guest judge Emeril Lagasse, the only guest judge we can recall not meriting a Hosea testimonial about the chef's importance. The only person who remarked on Emeril's credentials was Jamie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    If Batali and Bourdain Were on Top Chef last night

    Strange coincidence...or is it? Last night's Top Chef had the cheftestants cooking "last suppers" for culinary luminaries Wylie Dufresne, Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Pepin, and James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro, while today on Serious Eats, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Top Chef: Something's Fishy

    Things were seeming so promising. Last night's Top Chef was actually testing the chef-testants' skills. Fishes were cleaned and filleted in timed competition. We watched Stefan peel the skin off an eel by nailing it to the chopping block (it was strangely arousing). Eric Ripert was there. There were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Top Chef in Sin City

    Not sure how to feel about this. It's rumored that Top Chef season 6 will take place in Las Vegas at the M Resort, a new casino-tel located far off the strip and probably in desperate need of some promotion. Sure there are plenty of big name restaurants in Sin City but it's not exactly a culinary sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Top Chef: Quieting the Creative Monkeys

    At its most entertaining, competitive reality television at once surprises and conforms to expectations. One wants to be surprised by the contestants and their choices, while at the same time, there's a certain pleasure in reading the formulas and knowing who will get kicked off an episode of Projec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    What's Wrong With Top Chef This Season?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Chopped: There Are No Top Chefs Here

    Last night, onetime Bravo boy and sometimes Top Chef judge Ted Allen premiered his new  rival show on the Food Network, Chopped. Allen has spoken out against allegations that the show is a Top Chef rip-off, elucidating the differences on his blog, saying "There is no sleep deprivation, no "Big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Top Chef: Enough with 'The Masses'

    I was bouncing back and forth between the Yankees-Red Sox game and Top Chef last night (Which was more excruciating? It's a toss up.) This is because I live in the stone age and do not yet have DVR. But it seemed like every time I flipped back to Top Chef, some cheftestant or other was tossing arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Top Chef: Hobbit or Not?

    After last night's Top Chef premiere, I have just one question. Is contestant Mark (sous chef at Public Restaurant) a hobbit? Carry on.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Project Runway: Asians are Fierce!

    Last night, the Project Runway producers thought they figured out a way to please their fans, some of whom may be straight females or gay men. Not the Tiki Barber part, but the part with the man models in their panties. Unfortunately, watching people try to make suits is really boring. The news of ... More >>

  • Screens

    March 7, 2006
  • NYC Life

    November 23, 2004
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