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Why Was “Top Chef” So Pervy Last Night?


Last night’s episode of “Top Chef” featured extra-special guest judge Natalie Portman, who forced the chefs to cook vegetarian food in a steakhouse (so cruel!). But they must have done something right, because when the judges sat down to eat, Natalie and Padma got a little frisky. Clip above! Keep reading »

Stefan From “Top Chef” Needs A Date

If you watched last season’s “Top Chef,” you either loved or hated Stefan Richter, the snotty German who rubbed a lot of the other chefs the wrong way. Personally, I loved his arrogance and the fact that his food looks delish. He came close to winning in the finals (and probably should have), but his priority now is winning the heart of a special lady. He’s part of a series in Time Out New York spotlighting single foodies. So what does Stefan look for in a woman? Well, she’d better be a drinker. “If you don’t drink, forget it. Food culture is wine. I would never date a chick who doesn’t drink.” Sounds just like … me! [TONY] Keep reading »

“Top Chef: Las Vegas” Stars Show Off Their Ink

Over at Needles and Sins, Marisa points us to Bravo’s 57-page slide show of the seriously tattooed contestants of “Top Chef: Las Vegas.” Our favorite? Pictured here, Michael Voltaggio‘s beautifully rendered forearm koi fish. (That he’s cute doesn’t hurt, although the work must have.) Check out the 30-year-old, Maryland-born, James Beard finalist’s culinary-themed tattoos after the jump. [Via Needles and Sins] Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of August 17th 2009

It’s a biggggggg week for reality television, what with the super-sized season premieres of both “Project Runway” and “Top Chef.” So what else do you not want to miss this week? Read on. Keep reading »

How People Who Eat For A Living Stay Fit

My mom always used to joke in the kitchen, “Never trust a skinny chef,” even though she’s a skinny chef herself. Her words always ring through my mind when I see thinso chefs on the Food Network, or super-slim food critics like Padma Lakshmi of “Top Chef.” She is perhaps the most baffling—I see her eat plates full of food laden with fat (hellloooo butter!), and yet she always looks ridiculously slender. How does she do it? Keep reading »

“Top Chef” Host Padma Lakshmi To Star In Sitcom

Padma Lakshmi, the hot foodie we’ve come to love on “Top Chef,” is making the leap into a sitcom. Peacock and Universal Media Studios are creating a half-hour show, tentatively titled “Single Serving,” specifically for Lakshmi. It’ll follow her in the culinary world, and sounds a little bit like Courtney Cox’s character on Friends, maybe? Although she’s best known for playing host for the chef competition on Bravo, Lakshmi has dabbled in acting before. She’s had a role in “The Ten Commandments,” an ABC miniseries, as well as appearances in the full-length features “The Mistress of Spices,” “Boom” and “Glitter.” Oh, and who can forget her amazing performance in a Carl’s Jr ad? [Variety]

What do you think? Are glad Padma is branching out, or do you think she should get back in the kitchen? Keep reading »

Show Your Amore For Top Chef’s Fabio

Aside from Carla, the crazy Muppet-like chef, our favorite contestant on “Top Chef” this season was Fabio, hands down — and the fans agreed! On the reunion show, which aired on Wednesday, Fabio won “Fan Favorite” — and now you can take Fabio home with you. Show your amore for the sexy and charming Italian with this “I Heart Fabio” shirt. The only thing that would make it better, is if the back said, “This is Top Chef, not Top Scallop.” [$24.95, BravoTV.com] Keep reading »

Top Chef Is Back!

Top Chef” is back on Bravo, y’all! I’m so excited. I think it’s one of the best reality TV competition shows and unlike, say, “Hell’s Kitchen,” these chefs are actually insanely talented. Well, from what I can see. It’s not like Taste-O-Vision has been made yet (get on that, scientists). After the jump, I break down some of the stand out contestants and what I think they’ll be known for this season. For the record, you should probably take my recommendations on who is going to win the show and start placing bets. You see, I predicted on episode one of this season’s “America’s Next Top Model” that Analeigh would win and she’s now in the final three — if I had only trusted my instinct and bet on her at Bodog.com, I could be on the way to winning, like, $1000. So trust my instincts. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Heather Matarazzo Asks Her Girlfriend To Join Her Special People’s Club

  • Heather “Weiner Dog” Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse) is engaged to her girlfriend of a year, Carolyn Murphy (not the supermodel). Apparently because Heather and Carolyn don’t have “male” and “female” roles in their relationship, they proposed to each other. AWW! I think straight couples should take up this practice as well. Anyway, this is just such a great excuse to post the classic scene above. [DListed]
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    Star Couplings: Ali Lohan Accidentally Auditions For Porn Director

  • Ali Lohan accidentally auditioned for a porn director’s new movie. Um, where was mommy Dina? Auditioning too? [Us Weekly]
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