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Vanessa Lachey on the New Top Chef Jr.: 'These Kids Are Seasoned Chefs — but Without the Ego'

12 October 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Vanessa Lachey is in the midst of competing on a dramatic season of Dancing with the Stars. But on Friday, she’s swapping the kitchen for the ballroom in a very different competition.

The mom of three is the cohost — along with celebrity chef and head judge Curtis Stone — of Top Chef Jr., the new spinoff of the Bravo hit set to debut on October 13 on Universal Kids. (The network, formerly known as PBS Kids Sprout, is being relaunched.)

“It’s a dream job,” says Lachey, 36, who will help shepherd 12 young chefs through a gauntlet of challenges familiar to Top Chef fans. »

- Michelle Tauber

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Watch the First Trailer for Top Chef Colorado and Meet All the New Cheftestants

12 October 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Top Chef is back for its 15th season and we’re not sure what looks more inviting: the food or the backdrop.

In a sneak peek at the new season filmed in gorgeous Colorado, host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judges Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot welcome 15 new contestants to step up to the stove. The chefs will travel across Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen for challenges like a snowy campfire cook-off and a cauldron cooking competition at the Food & Wine Classic.

“There’s something inside of us that makes us want to cook but the better chefs, »

- Ana Calderone

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'Top Chef Jr.' Team Talk Preteen Prodigy Contestants and Helping Relaunch a Network

12 October 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The team behind Top Chef Jr. say that the preteen chefs taking part in the new competition series are as good as — if not better — than their adult counterparts.

The Top Chef spinoff is set to premiere Oct. 13 on Universal Kids, NBCUniversal's newly relaunched kids cable channel previously known as Sprout.

With Vanessa Lachey as host and Curtis Stone as head judge, along with celebrity guest judges from the food and restaurant world, the spinoff of the hit Bravo show will feature 12 preteen chefs as they face elimination and battle for cooking supremacy.

As with the flagship series Top »

- Victoria Berggren

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Padma Lakshmi Is Adorably ‘Twinning and Winning’ with Mini-Me Daughter Krishna

10 October 2017 7:28 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Padma Lakshmi‘s daughter Krishna Thea is (literally) a mirror image of her famous mother.

The longtime Top Chef host, 47, shared an adorable mother-daughter photo on Instagram Tuesday, along with the caption: “#TwinningAndWinning #CantStopWontStop.”

In the picture, Lakshmi and her 7-year-old mini-me match in black tops, maroon jeans and black cat ears as they gave each other a high-five and placed their hands on their hips.

In addition to inspiring her daughter’s fashion sense, the mother of one says she tries to lead by example when it comes to body image.

Related Story: Padma Lakshmi Jokes She Needs Some »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Top Chef Jr: Season Two Renewal Ahead of Series Premiere on Universal Kids

10 October 2017 2:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It looks like kids can stand the heat. Universal Kids has renewed its Top Chef Jr TV show ahead of the series premiere. The children's cooking competition is a spinoff of Bravo's long-running Top Chef, hosted by Padma Lakshmi, with judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Richard Blais, and Graham Elliot. Premiering October 13, 2017, at 8:00pm Et/Pt, Top Chef Jr is hosted by Vanessa Lachey, with Curtis Stone serving as head judge. The program features a dozen young cooks, between the ages of nine and 14, competing for the new title of "Top Chef Jr." Expect new age-appropriate challenges, as well as some favorites from the original Top Chef TV series, including "Restaurant Wars" and "Conveyor Belt" as well as "Quickfires," team challenges, field trips around Los Angeles, and of course -- eliminations. Universal Kids »

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‘Top Chef Jr.’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal By Universal Kids

10 October 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ahead of its October 13 Season 1 premiere, Universal Kids, the rebranded Sprout network, has picked up a second season of anticipated series Top Chef Jr., with Vanessa Lachey and Chef Curtis Stone to continue as host and head judge, respectively. Produced by Emmy-winning Magical Elves (Bravo’s Top Chef), the freshman season of Top Chef Jr. features 12 young chefs aged 11-14 from across the country competing for the coveted Top Chef Jr. title and a $50,000 cash prize… »

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Emmys 2017: The Complete Winners List

17 September 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Outstanding Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

Better Call Saul

The Crown

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

Atlanta

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Night Of

Genius

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)

The Wizard of Lies

Outstanding Lead Actor in »

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Emmys: Judith Light, Elisabeth Moss and More Stars Wear Aclu Ribbons on Red Carpet

17 September 2017 4:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmys red carpet provides an opportunity for stars to make a statement. This year, several stars donned ribbons to support the American Civil Liberties Union.

Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi, “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani, and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, were among those who wore blue Aclu ribbons to support the civil rights organization.

Several of the actor nominees took part in the statement of support, including “Transparent” stars Kathryn Hahn and Judith Light, Elisabeth Moss (best drama actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Ann Dowd (best supporting drama actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Mandy Patinkin (best supporting actor in a drama series nominee for “Homeland”), Matt Walsh (best supporting actor in a comedy series nominee for “Veep”), Anthony Anderson (best actor in a comedy series for “Black-ish”), and Riz Ahmed (limited series actor for “The Night Of”).

The Aclu has been in the spotlight recently due to its confrontations with the Trump administration »

- Erin Nyren

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Why Are TV Stars Wearing Blue Ribbons at the Emmys?

17 September 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

TV stars big and small gathered on the Emmys red carpet on Sunday to celebrate the industry's biggest night -- but a few of them were wearing extra accessories.

Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon, Black-ish's Jennifer Lewis and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi all showed up

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- Megan Vick

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Padma Lakshmi, Mandy Patinkin and More Wear Blue Ribbons in Support of Aclu on Emmys Red Carpet

17 September 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Padma Lakshmi was one of many A-listers who sported an Aclu ribbon on the Emmys red carpet Sunday.

The Top Chef host was joined by Veep‘s Matt Walsh in donning the small blue ribbon to the 69th Emmy Awards in support of the American Civil Liberties Union, which works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani also wore the ribbon to the awards as a symbol of solidarity with Aclu. As Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky made her way up to the People/EW platform, »

- Natalie Stone

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Watch Padma Lakshmi Try on Dresses for the 2017 Emmys

14 September 2017 7:34 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's almost time for the 2017 Emmy Awards! Stephen Colbert will host the award show this Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS, but before the show starts, celebs have to decide what they're going to wear. E! News caught up with Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi to see how she decides on the perfect red carpet outfit with her stylist, Adam Ballheim. What does she value first and foremost in a gown? The TV personality explained, "Mainly I look for comfort because it's a very long evening. I like to wear bright colors if I can. I've sometimes worn white; I've sometimes worn gold." Top Chef is nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, so perhaps Padma will go »

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Padma Lakshmi Says Her Post-Top Chef Detox Diet Is 'More Relaxed Now': 'I Don't Care As Much'

13 September 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Although Padma Lakshmi cuts back on the carbs and dairy after filming a season of Top Chef, the host says she’s no longer worried about looking perfect.

Lakshmi, 47, who is the cover star of Health‘s October issue, says she enters “detox” mode to help shed some of the weight she gained while sampling endless dishes on the Bravo cooking competition show.

“It’s no sweets, no red meat, no wheat, no alcohol, no fried food, no dairy except for cottage cheese or low-fat yogurt,” she says. “But this is a milder version — like, I can fall off the wagon one day a week. »

- Jessica Fecteau

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TV Trends: 15 Network Chiefs On What Fall Show They’d Steal, Predicting Their Next Hit and What Worries Them

7 September 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Watch your back, Hulu. IndieWire surveyed 15 network toppers this summer on a range of questions, including the show they’d most like to steal from a rival. The top show they coveted was easily Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the timely story of a totalitarian dystopia that is on track to potentially win the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy this month.

Execs also raved about a variety of other recent series, including the HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones,” about the relationship between billionaire music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. And the network honchos were given a chance to single out an upcoming (or recently aired) show that they believe is destined to become a surprise hit. As the industry prepares for another fall season, here’s some insight into what TV’s top executives are thinking, and what’s concerning them most.

Read More:All of IndieWire’s Fall TV Coverage Dana Walden, »

- Michael Schneider

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TV Trends: 15 Network Chiefs On What Fall Show They’d Steal, Predicting Their Next Hit and What Worries Them

7 September 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Watch your back, Hulu. IndieWire surveyed 15 network toppers this summer on a range of questions, including the show they’d most like to steal from a rival. The top show they coveted was easily Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the timely story of a totalitarian dystopia that is on track to potentially win the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy this month.

Execs also raved about a variety of other recent series, including the HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones,” about the relationship between billionaire music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. And the network honchos were given a chance to single out an upcoming (or recently aired) show that they believe is destined to become a surprise hit. As the industry prepares for another fall season, here’s some insight into what TV’s top executives are thinking, and what’s concerning them most.

Read More:All of IndieWire’s Fall TV Coverage Dana Walden, »

- Michael Schneider

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Andy Cohen's Vibrant New York City Home Packs Almost as Much Personality as the TV Power House Himself

29 August 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andy Cohen openly admits to employing some uncouth house hunting tactics: He started scoping out the unit above his West Village apartment after hearing its elderly owner was ill.

“I began doing that creepy New York thing of asking, ‘How’s my neighbor?’” he admits in the October issue of Elle Décor. “Then the guy passed away, and my doorman and super were looking at me like I’d killed him.”

Related: Rhony‘s Carole Radziwill Shows Off her NYC Home and the 50-year-old Couch that’s Become an Honorary Cast Member

After claiming the space above his existing first-floor unit, »

- Megan Stein

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Padma Lakshmi Says She’s Ditching Her Emmys Diet Because It Has A ‘Negative Impact’ On Her Daughter

24 August 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Padma Lakshmi isn’t stressing over what she’ll look like when she walks the red carpet at the Emmys next month. While the 46-year-old Top Chef star usually tries to fit into a size “0” dress each awards season, she revealed that she’s ditching the diet this year — and for good reason! Watch: Padma Lakshmi on […] »

- Corey Atad

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Padma Lakshmi Says She's Over Dieting to Fit Into 'Size 0' Dresses: 'We Send Signals to Our Daughters'

23 August 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every Emmy Awards season, Padma Lakshmi stresses out and diets to fit into a “size 0” runway dress after months of eating during Top Chef filming. But this year, the host and former model says she’s not going to worry about it.

Lakshmi, 46, says she’s typically trying to lose the “10 to 17 lbs.” that she gains each season on Top Chef.

“I find myself in the unique position of eating for a living while still being expected to look a certain way — let’s call it ‘red carpet ready.’ While I can clearly point to the many ways our society constantly reinforces this pressure, »

- Julie Mazziotta

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Tom Colicchio Changes the Name of His Restaurant After Learning of Its Racially-Charged Meaning

22 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As the national conversation about the removal of Confederate monuments has ignited in the aftermath of the tragedy in Charlottesville, chef Tom Colicchio is making a major move to eliminate the racial connotation of his own business.

The Top Chef judge has changed the name of his New York City restaurant from Fowler & Wells to Temple Court. The move—which has been in the works for months and will cost between $50,000 and $100,000, according to the New York Times—comes after discovering that the original name has a dark past.

The restaurant located inside the Beekman Hotel in the city’s »

- Shay Spence

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Teamsters Off the Hook in ‘Top Chef’ Extortion Trial

15 August 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Four Teamsters — of the truck driver’s union — have been found not guilty in the U.S. District Court of all federal charges of attempting to extort jobs from the show “Top Chef” when it filmed in Boston in 2014. The four men (Daniel Redmond, 49; John Fidler, 53; Robert Cafarelli, 47; and Michael Ross, 63), who belong to the Charlestown-based Teamsters Local 25, were accused of conspiring to extort “Top Chef” producers into giving them jobs and driving equipment in and around the Boston area. “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi had previously testified that she was “terrified” when approached by the men. Prosecutors »

- Ashley Boucher

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‘Top Chef’ Teamsters Trial: No Verdict As Jury Ends Deliberations For Day

11 August 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

For a second day, jurors in the Top Chef extortion trial have ended their deliberations without reaching a verdict on the fate of four Boston Teamsters accused to trying to shake down the show for unneeded driving jobs. As first reported by Deadline, the four men — all members of Boston Teamsters Local 25 — had set up a picket line on June 10, 2014, outside the Steel & Rye restaurant in suburban Milton, where the show was filming. When Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi tried to… »

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