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‘Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen’ Digital Series Returns To BravoTV

20 November 2014 2:05 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Bravo is bringing back its Emmy Award-winning digital series to the online masses. Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will debut on BravoTV.com on December 10, 2014, in a two-part season four premiere. Bravo originally debuted Last Chance Kitchen in 2012 as a web companion to its hit TV series Top Chef . As it returns for its fourth season, the digital series will pit the first six chefs who were eliminated in season 12 of the show against each other. The eliminated “cheftestants” will gain another chance at getting back into the TV show’s finale via Last Chance Kitchen for their final shot at fame. They’ll have to cook up some truly delectable treats to impress series host Tom Colicchio and earn a spot in the finale. Season four of Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen is sponsored by Hidden Valley Food and The Glad Products Company. Viewers can watch the series on desktop, »

- Bree Brouwer

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Best of Late Night TV: Conan's 'Sons of Anarchy' Show, Drew Barrymore's 'Fever Pitch' Reunion (Video)

11 November 2014 11:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Conan O'Brien had the cast of "Sons of Anarchy" on his show Tuesday night. "Conan" posted a great cold open, showing the host attempting to be a ginger badass. They also shared a behind-the-scenes video to show how they put the opening together.

The Soa-themed episode included a special tribute to Charlie Hunnam's naked back, which has gotten a lot of air time on the show. Ah, memories.

Watch the full roundup of Soa cast videos on Conan's site, including Kurt Sutter's fantasy ending for the show, Charlie's final farewell to Jax, and Drea de Matteo's embarrassing confession. There's a lot of good stuff. Here's a tourism ad for Charming, »

- Gina Carbone

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'The Comeback' returns with more Bravo than Valerie

10 November 2014 12:50 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The comeback of "The Comeback" cleverly began exactly the same way as the first season, with a test pattern and an indication that we were seeing raw footage for a show called "The Comeback." Yet the show that followed was very different. Yes, it's still raw footage from a camera crew -- this time, a group of students Valerie Cherish is using to produce a pilot presentation for her own reality series -- but both Valerie and the series have changed. Most significantly, Valerie is in control. She's far less insecure and constantly troubled about how she'll appear to others, in part because she's the one controlling her film crew, however amateur they are. This time, if she makes that T with her hands, they really will time out and not use it ("My show, I can cut it"). Or at least, that's the way things appear now. It's a remarkable change for the character, »

- Andy Dehnart

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Did You See All Those Amazing Cameos in The Comeback?! Here's How They Scored Andy Cohen, Seth Rogen and More

9 November 2014 7:50 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Comeback is back! Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) made her triumphant return tonight, but she wasn't alone. The series return of the beloved HBO series had some very famous faces, both in the reality TV world and in the big bad world of Hollywood. The premiere featured cameos by Chelsea Handler, Top Chef's Carla Hall, Andy Cohen, RuPaul and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump. Coming soon: Seth Rogen in a meaty (and amazing) role. So how did they get everybody? "It was just let's ask, fingers crossed, and then they said yes and it was like, 'Yes, thank god,'" Kudrow told us. "Andy Cohen was one I was really on pins and needles because everything we came up with was sort »

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Why I was wrong about 'The Comeback'

9 November 2014 2:33 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

As a TV critic, I often feel that good shows don't have a big effect on me. Obviously, the great ones do. But I also find that the ones that I initially dislike are also the ones that I end up thinking about the most, long after they're over, wondering why they touched a nerve for me in the first place. How can something that inspires such a strong opinion possibly be all that bad? I thought about that question a lot while watching the new episodes of The Comeback. When it first premiered in 2005, I didn't love The Comeback, »

- Melissa Maerz

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What Top Chef Weight?! Padma Lakshmi Shows Off Killer Abs While Out in NYC

7 November 2014 4:33 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Being able to eat whatever you want and not gain weight—isn't that the dream?! Padma Lakshmi stepped out on Thursday in New York City looking ab fab! The 44-year-old wore a blue sports bra lined with purple trim and black skintight leggings. The only thing between Lakshmi and the cold New York weather was an unzipped black jacket. Clearly, Top Chef hasn't ruined her figure a bit! In an interview with Us Weekly, the star admitted she goes up two dress sizes while filming the show and then loses the weight again during the off-season. Lakshmi said, "I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good. I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat." Preach »

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'Downton Abbey' renewed for Season 6

6 November 2014 9:48 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Downton Abbey” renewed for Season 6 “This will provide audiences with a fresh opportunity to see what will befall our much-loved characters,” says exec producer Gareth Neame. PETA is outraged by Discovery’s “Eaten Alive” anaconda stunt "Not only does this publicity stunt sound far-fetched, it would also be  lethal for the snake,” says PETA’s Delcianna Winders. "Shame on this pseudo 'wildlife expert' for tormenting and likely killing an animal for a thrill, and shame on the Discovery Channel for giving him the incentive to do it." Read an oral history of “Sports Night” Aaron Sorkin and cast recount the two-season ABC comedy that lasted from 1998 to 2000. Click Read Full Post For More Brad Paisley made a “Black-ish” joke at CMAs "If any of you tuned in to ABC tonight expecting to see the new show Black-ish—yeah, this ain't it. In the mean time, I hope you're all enjoying. »

- Norman Weiss

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Caroline Wozniacki Finishes NYC Marathon in Under Four Hours, Teri Hatcher Gets Support From Daughter Emerson: Pictures

2 November 2014 8:52 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

On your mark, get set, go! Thousands of runners sprinted through New York City's five boroughs on Sunday, Nov. 2, and amongst the throngs of athletes were tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki and Desperate Housewives alum Teri Hatcher.  The pals prepared for the race together and Hatcher, 49, tweeted a selfie with Wozniacki, 24, and Top Chef All Stars winner Richard Blais.  "Trying 2 stay warm & calm prerace w/ new friends fellow runners @CaroWozniacki @RichardBlais #tcsnycmarathon," the Sundown actress tweeted.  The Danish tennis star completed the 26-mile race in [...] »

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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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