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Today in unexpected Cannes headline news: a convicted felon turns in one of the best performances at the festival thus far (and it's not Roman Polanski -- rimshot! -- who was the subject of a softball vanity documentary which screened here earlier in the week, and isn't really worth talking abou ... More >>
This didn't exactly just happen, but it feels like it did. Some time ago, I felt a swelling of paternalistic pride and decided I wanted to be a Big Brother, so I could impart wisdom, fun, and support to someone in the process of growing up (as opposed to the usual club kids, who never do).
Michael Becker/FOXWho are these people? For weeks, our weekly indignity parade "Are You Smarter Than A Rock Critic?" has been putting our writers at an unfair disadvantage, asking for the intimate details of long dead and gone artists like The Clash, The Doors and Metallica [yeah, no sic]. I ... More >>
The National Pork Board didn't take our suggestions for a new slogan and is sticking with Pork: Be Inspired. And to show off their new slogan, they're creating the even more awfully awesomely named Pork Inspiration Café. Which will be run by Top Chef: All-Stars winner Richard Blais! Oh, h ... More >>
Mike Isabella and Richard Blaise: Top Chef finalists, and men.Another dude has won another season of Top Chef, and that's provided another opportunity to ask why there aren't more female chefs not only in the winners' circle, but also in the upper echelons of the kitchen hierarchy.
This person has no idea what Motown is. Photo courtesy Michael Becker/ FOX. Since last we spoke, Karen Rodriguez has gone back to MySpaceLand, Steven Tyler's wardrobe has grown impressively more absurd, and Jacob Lusk has bodied the fuck out of Heart's "Alone." I missed the last week of Ameri ... More >>
You've befouled Diana Ross' good name for the last time, Ashthon. Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX.Ashthon Jones got sent home from American Idol tonight. I am perfectly OK with this! She was not very good on this show! In her final performance, she once again bleated her way through a Diana Ross son ... More >>
teqanyc.comTeqa to come.Last October, we first noticed the sign for Teqa, a new taqueria/tequileria in Murray Hill. Now, it looks like the place is gearing up for a March opening, with a Top Chef alum at the helm and 120 tequilas and mezcals in stock.
Attention, masochists, drama queens, and egomaniacs!
Glam singer Adam Lambert has stepped out with his new man, a Finnish reality show star named Sauli Koskinen. Socialitelife got the photos, so now we can pore over them and try to figure if the guy is good enough for our Adam. Not lookswise, because that's only superficial, after all. But s ... More >>
BravoDale TaldeFollowing his team's win on Top Chef's Restaurant Wars episode earlier this week, Dale Talde has unveiled his plans to bring his Bodega pop-up concept to the citizenry of New York.
Turns out the competition on that show isn't always just between the contestants. According to a new book called American Idol: The Untold Story by Richard Rushfield, judges Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres had a bit of a battle going down. Says the author:
Much happened on last night's episode of Top Chef, but we're still struggling to get past this shot of Angelo, taken while Padma explained the Quickfire Challenge. For some reason, the camera lingered on him for a really long time as he stroked his upper lip while making the face that peopl ... 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 >>
BravoTelevision host, eater, writer: A true Renaissance woman.Life just got a little sweeter for Top Chef: Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. According to Eater, Simmons has nabbed a deal with Hyperion to write her memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full.
BravoFinalists Yigit Pura, Morgan Wilson, and Danielle Keene explain themselves to the judges. The first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts drew to a close last night ...
BravoGluttons for punishment.We're still trying to reclaim our lives after the time suck that was Top Chef: Season 7, so were slightly alarmed yesterday when we received a screener for the first episode of Top Chef: All-Stars. How could it possibly be time for yet another round? Hadn't we end ... More >>
I'm a little bit suspicious whenever I hear of someone stepping down from a lucrative TV job. I always question the truth behind someone saying "This wasn't the right fit" as they exit a big paycheck that puts their face out to kazillions of people on a weekly basis. I mean, did anyone real ... More >>
The fifth episode of what is already an unbearably long season opens with Angelo putting more creepy moves on Tamesha, explaining that she "has this inner passion, and that's really something I'd like to extract from her." Before he has the chance to describe how he'd also like to serve her l ... More >>
Bravo Morning in the Top Chef house. Amanda sits on a giant rubber ball and talks about gravity. Kenny complains that he feels like he's second fiddle on "the Angelo show." Angelo confesses that he doesn't like being a bottom on the bottom because it puts 'a damper" on his mind. Arnold claim ... More >>
Grub StreetAs of tonight, Colicchio and Sons will revert back to its original a la cart pricing in the dining room, abandoning the newly instituted prix fixe format. "People were not happy with paying prix fixe, and we listen to what customers are telling us," Tom Colicchio told us. "I'm not ... More >>
Scott Brown has accomplished much in his short time on earth. He's fathered an American Idol contestant. He's been naked in Playgirl. He's served in the National Guard, as property assessor for Wrentham, Massachusetts, and in the Massachusetts state legislature. And a perfect storm of incompetent co ... More >>
Chef KevRemember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.
Rock of Ages embraces the '80s
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest
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