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Padma Lakshmi: 'I Date Less as a Single Mom'

29 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With a busy career and a young daughter, romance is taking a backseat for Padma Lakshmi. "I date a lot less as a single mom - I'll tell you that!" the Top Chef host told reporters Tuesday at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit in New York City. "I just don't have time." The Bravo star - who was recently romantically linked to Richard Gere - added that she's cautious in her love life because of her daughter Krishna Thea, 4. "As you get older, I think it's harder to meet the right person," she said. "You »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Padma Lakshmi: 'I Date Less as a Single Mom'

29 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With a busy career and a young daughter, romance is taking a backseat for Padma Lakshmi. "I date a lot less as a single mom - I'll tell you that!" the Top Chef host told reporters Tuesday at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit in New York City. "I just don't have time." The Bravo star - who was recently romantically linked to Richard Gere - added that she's cautious in her love life because of her daughter Krishna Thea, 4. "As you get older, I think it's harder to meet the right person," she said. "You »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Top Chef‘s Gail Simmons on Getting Tough, Failed Dishes, and An All-Female Season

22 October 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

It’s almost hard to imagine that Top Chef is still on the air but even in its twelfth season, it’s as delicious as ever. The Bravo series, which has taken the chefs (and viewers) from New York to New Orleans, is now calling Boston home as it puts a new group of contestants to the test in what looks to be the series’ toughest season yet. Gail Simmons, who has served as a judge since the show premiered in 2006, is still amazed by the enormity of what the franchise become. “If you would have told me then that I would still be making the show and still be in this role, I would never have believed you,” Simmons says. “We’re still making great food television and eating really delicious food.”

In an interview with VH1, Simmons opens up about dishing out harsher critiques, welcoming former contestant Richard Blais to the judges’ table, »

- Stacy Lambe

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The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

22 October 2014 5:14 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a few reality offerings, including the pilot of the new documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, and some comedy, including an at least partially pantheon-level Key & Peele. Then we look at some genre, particularly American Horror Story: Freak Show, and we round out our week with a few drama offerings, including the finale of The Knick. Afterward, the fabulous Maureen Ryan of the Huffington Post and Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan returns to the podcast to discuss Transparent season one, the first half-season of Outlander, and several other series as we look at new representations of sexuality that are finally popping up on television.

Our Week in Reality and Comedy (13:29-29:59): Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, »

- Kate Kulzick

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Tori Spelling Undergoes “Ebola-Like” Quarantine, Bethenny Frankel Returns to Real Housewives + More in Today’s Last Lap

20 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Tori Spelling is hospitalized during a health scare, Bethenny Frankel isn’t quite done with reality TV, Tyra Banks has (yet another) daily talk show coming to ABC, and more in today’s Last Lap.

Tori Spelling was reportedly hospitalized and quarantined for pneumonia, not ebola. [Us Weekly] Tyra Banks’ new show The F.A.B. (Fun And Beautiful) has been cleared for a fall 2015 launch by ABC. [Deadline] Bethenny Frankel announced she’s officially returning to The Real Housewives of New York. [Huffington Post] Marcel the Shell just made a comeback, guys. Marla Sokoloff is expecting her second baby with her husband and musician Alec Puro. [People] Jay Leno receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. [E!] Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn talks late night snacks with the Big Morning Buzz Live crew.

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- Taylor Ferber

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Live, From New York: Sprout’s Morning Show For Kids Wants Celebrities In Mix

20 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Some talk shows lure guests with the promise of hyping a new project. Others deliver instant fame.  And then there’s one that hopes to hook visitors with the sounds of an anthropomorphic chicken whose voice is reminiscent of a kazoo.

Chica, that clucking character, has held forth for seven years from the “Sunshine Barn,”  a set placed in converted office space in Comcast Corp.’s Philadelphia headquarters, all part of kiddie-cabler Sprout’s “Sunny Side Up Show.” Now the character and her four handlers have a new roost: a tiny studio on the sixth floor of NBCUniversal’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza complex, not far from the wardrobe racks used by the Roots, the house band for Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show.” Chica and crew will continue to celebrate viewer birthdays and do crafts projects live seven days a week. The new twist? Every once in a while, a celebrity guest or musician will join them. »

- Brian Steinberg

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'Top Chef Boston' shakes things up

16 October 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Top Chef Boston" is the 12th season of Bravo's only remaining talent competition, unless "The Real Housewives" count as competitions for attention and screen time. Its first episode made a number of small changes that appeared designed to keep its contestants guessing. The premiere was also less about Boston and more about "Top Chef," as the show repeatedly pointed out its own successes. That started with the addition of new judge Richard Blais and continued with guest appearances from past contestants and one winner, and also included several contestants with ties to the show. For example, the winner of the first elimination challenge, Mei Lin, works with season-six winner Michael Voltaggio; the first person to go home, George, was Mike Isabella's business partner. Sudden death quickfire. The episode began with the potential for one chef to go home immediately. Teams of four shucked and filleted things in a mis en place relay, »

- Andy Denhart

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Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi Split

15 October 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi have split, the actor and the 'Top Chef' have quit on their six-month romance because they were too busy with their respective careers. A source added to the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: ''They decided they would be better as friends.'' The 65-year-old actor - who split from Carey Lowell after 11 years of marriage last September - has been busy filming 'Time Out of Mind' in New York, in which he plays a homeless man. Last week, he joked of filming: ''What probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce, so the emotions were right on the surface.'' Meanwhile, Padma, 44, was filming a new season of 'Top Chef' in Boston over the summer and then went travelling. The couple were first romantically linked in April but stayed low key and were not spotted together very often. »

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'In Good Company' is the latest movie getting a TV remake

14 October 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In Good Company” is the latest movie getting a TV remake CBS is developing the 2004 film starring Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson in which Grace falls for the boss’ daughter as a comedy based on Paul Weitz’s script. Another movie remake: CW orders “The Illusionist” The 2006 magician film starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel will be remade as a TV series set in turn-of-the-century New York City. Coming soon: “Real Housewives of Philly”? A producer from the Bravo franchise has been recently interviewing Philadelphia’s most successful and glamorous women. Click Read Full Post For More “About a Boy’s” David Walton: "This is my first Season 2 experience, and I really like it” ""It's just nice to be employed,” says Walton, who’s starred in six failed network shows over the past decade. Steve McQueen’s HBO drama project gets a name and a star The »

- Norman Weiss

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Padma Lakshmi Is All Smiles in New York City After Splitting From Richard Gere

14 October 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What breakup blues? Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi stepped out in New York City Tuesday afternoon just a few hours after news surfaced that her relationship with Richard Gere had ended. Wearing bright pink pants, a black tank-top and matching sneakers, the 44-year-old looked happy and upbeat as she walked around a SoHo neighborhood. E! News confirmed this morning that the notoriously private pair ended their romance after dating for six months. Throughout their relationship, the couple managed to avoid photographers who never obtained a picture of the two together. Despite the breakup, Lakshmi appears to remain focused on her work as she maintains a jam-packed schedule. Last Friday, the »

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'Top Chef' Boston preview: 'The challenges are just gonna get harder'

14 October 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"This is 'Top Chef' and I didn't come here to toss salad," jokes one of the aspiring cheftestants in the "Top Chef" Season 12 premiere, which will be set in Boston for the first time. "The challenges are just gonna get harder," says another contender. Bring it on! Based on Bravo's season preview (which you can watch below), new judge Richard Blais is going to fit right in with returning judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson and host Padma Lakshmi. But which contestants will rise to the top and who will be smoked out of the kitchen? -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Let's examine the winning and losing odds of this new crop of contestants, according to the predictions made by Gold Derby's users in our ongoing "Top Chef" prediction contest. Who will win 'Top Chef'? »

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Amy Poehler details her past use of cocaine, mushrooms and ecstasy

14 October 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Amy Poehler details her past use of cocaine, mushrooms and ecstasy In her memoir “Yes, Please," Poehler writes about her drug use as a 20-something: “I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated,” she writes, adding: "Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don’t know very well and play Ping-Pong all night. It’s bad for almost everything else…The day after cocaine is rough.” Watch PlayStation’s “Powers” trailer The 1st episode of PlayStation’s 1st TV series, a superhuman crime drama based on the comic book of the same name, will be made available for free. Subsequent episodes will be released to PlayStation platforms exclusively. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” books Nick Cannon for a recurring role The “America’s Got Talent” host will play Captain Holt’s nephew, starting in December. Click Read Full Post For More Nat Geo greenlights “The Raft, »

- Norman Weiss

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Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi Break Up

14 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Please pack your knives and go, Richard Gere. The Pretty Woman actor, 64, and Bravo's Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, 44, have ended their romance, E! News confirms. The notoriously private pair began dating six months ago and managed to avoid being photographed together for the duration of their courtship. The New York Post's Page Six first reported the breakup, with a source explaining that Gere and Lakshmi "decided they would be better as friends." Lakshmi recently announced on TV that she was single. She did not mention the split during Friday's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, nor did she bring up Gere's name on NBC's Today Tuesday. While speaking at the Film Society of »

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Padma Lakshmi, Richard Gere Split After Six Months of Dating

14 October 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Whatever was cooking between Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere is done. The Top Chef host and the Pretty Woman actor have split after six months of dating, Us Weekly can confirm. The two first started seeing each other this past spring, amid Gere's divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source told Us at the time that they were "having fun." "It started very recently and quietly. It's very new," the [...] »

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Richard Gere & Padma Lakshmi Split After Six Months

13 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Richard Gere and his girlfriend Padma Lakshmi have decided to break up six months after news broke that the two had started dating.

Richard Gere, Padma Lakshmi Split

Gere, 65, and Lakshmi, 44, have called it quits, according to multiple outlets. The two apparently “decided they would be better as friends,” according to the New York Daily News' Page Six, which added that both Gere and Lakshmi had been busy with work over the last few months.

Lakshmi, who hosts Bravo’s Top Chef, hinted at the split in a recent interview, making it known that she is currently single.

It was first reported that Gere and Lakshmi had begun dating back in April. "They're just getting to know each other," a source told People magazine. "They're just dating. This is the first person she's dated since Teddy [Forstmann] passed away and she's just putting a toe in the water of the dating world again. »

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'Top Chef Duels' ends with a rapid-fire finale

9 October 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The biggest question going into the finale of "Top Chef Duels," besides who would win, was how exactly the show would go from 10 chefs to one in a single episode. The answer: very quickly. "Top Chef Duels" has been the best "Top Chef" spin-off in part because it was friendly but tough competition between talented people, but also because each episode only had two contestants who served just five plates of food each. It was, for a show that has a countdown clock, very thoughtful and deliberate but never boring. Everything from the pacing to the slow-motion footage highlighted their technique and food. By comparison, the finale felt like fast food, quick and empty. At the end of that super-fast, chaotic hour, only one chef remained standing: Chris "Cj" Jacobsen, who never made it to the finals on either of his previous two "Top Chef" appearances, won the $100,000. Tiffani Faison, »

- Andy Denhart

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Esquire Renews ‘Knife Fight,’ ‘Brew Dogs’ for Season 3 (Exclusive)

7 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Esquire Network has ordered more food and beer with third seasons for reality series “Knife Fight” and “Brew Dogs,” TheWrap has learned. Both have performed well for the young network geared toward men. “Knife Fight,” the culinary competition hosted by “Top Chef” ‘alum Ilan Hall, doubled its performance with the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 in its currently airing second season. Produced by Authentic Entertainment and Flower Films, changes are planned for the newly ordered third season. Its 16 episodes will be shot in the fall at New York restaurant, The Gorbals Brooklyn, and a new tournament-style format. Also read: Ousted American Apparel Founder Says Being. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Win prizes predicting who will win (and lose) 'Top Chef' Season 12 in Boston

5 October 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Hosts Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are back for Season 12 of "Top Chef," along with a whole new group of aspiring cheftestants who'll be cooking in Boston this time around. Beginning with this season, You can get in on the fun by predicting the show's weekly outcome here at Gold Derby and even win prizes along the way. For a closer look at this season's 16 new chefs, scroll through our new photo gallery below. Season 12 premieres Oct. 15 on Bravo. -Break- Reality TV fans: Join the fun discussions and fierce debates in our forums! Face off against fellow "Top Chef" fans every week as you predict everything from who will ultimately win the competition, to which chefs will win the Quickfire/Elimination Challenges, to who'll be eliminated each week. Answer our questions before every episode and you will earn points based on correct predictions. You can continue to update and edit »

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'Top Chef Duels' Prediction: Who Will Survive Week 9?

1 October 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Week 8 of Top Chef Duels had the only two female winners of the series, Stephanie Izard (Top Chef Chicago) and Kristen Kish (Top Chef Seattle) showcasing their skills.

These two women have very different styles when it comes to preparation and plating. They also favor different flavor profiles. Kristen is still all tingly from her win, and she's very meticulous when it comes to preparation. Stephanie's focus is creating rustic flavor and not necessarily sweating the small stuff. Even though the judges loved Kristen's take on a sinful dessert, experience prevailed when the judges found Stephanie's food more "tempting."

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'Top Chef Duels' Prediction: Who Will Survive Week 8?

23 September 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Week 7 of Bravo's Top Chef Duels had a law enforcement theme with some of the Popo from Brooklyn Nine Nine sitting in as guest judges. For the final challenge, Jen Carroll and Nyesha Arrington had to create a three-course meal that included a "Culinary Crime," a "Steak" out and a doughnut for dessert. It was a hotly contested race, but Nyesha's tuna with blue cheese caused the judges to find her guilty of a creating a dish with questionable flavor profiles. So, Jen escaped with the win.

Nyesah went on to face Tiffani Fiason in The Knockout. The challenge was to take trend-worthy ingredients and showcase them in a dish. Tiffani pulled out her second win even though she was allergic to her primary ingredient.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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