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Vanessa Lachey and Curtis Stone Join Top Chef Junior as Host and Head Judge

12 May 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get excited and romaine calm: Vanessa Lachey and Curtis Stone are teaming up for a new Top Chef spin-off!

The actress, 36, and celebrity chef, 41, have signed on as host and head judge, respectively, for Top Chef Junior, a forthcoming competition reality show that will air on Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s new network.

Lachey and Stone will guide 12 young chefs, aged 9-14, through Top Chef’s most iconic challenges — including “Restaurant Wars” and the “Conveyor Belt” — as well as brand new kid-friendly segments created exclusively for the 14 hour-long episodes of Top Chef Junior.

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- Karen Mizoguchi

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Gail Simmons’ First Cookbook Is a ‘Love Letter’ to the Chefs Who Taught Her to Cook—See the Cover

10 May 2017 7:13 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After years of working in the food industry and filming nearly 15 seasons of Top Chef, Gail Simmons is finally ready to put her massive collection of recipes into her first cookbook.

For an exclusive look at the cover of Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating, Simmons tells People the title really says it all.

“This book is about taking all of the inspiration from my whole life, starting with my childhood and into my adventures traveling, working with chefs, sitting beside them at judges’ table, exploring new cities, new towns, new nooks and crannies all over the world, »

- Ana Calderone

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Why Tom Colicchio ‘Tends to Lose Weight’ on Top Chef (Unlike Host Padma Lakshmi)

4 May 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Padma Lakshmi has been open about her struggles to maintain her figure while filming Top Chef (she once gained 17 lbs. in one season)—but head judge, Tom Colicchio, says he often has the opposite problem.

“She eats more than I do on the set because she does the quickfire challenges and the eliminations and I only do the eliminations,” Colicchio told People on Wednesday. “I actually tend to lose weight believe it or not.”

The chef—who partnered up with Naked Juice to help promote their new cold-pressed juices made with botanical ingredients like lemongrass and lavender—also added that »

- Ana Calderone

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The Latest Tour Documentary On YouTube Red Will Feature Lindsey Stirling

2 May 2017 9:56 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In gathering a library of original programs that often feature online video stars in featured roles, YouTube Red has welcomed tour documentaries as a significant part of its lineup. Now, the $9.99-per-month service has once again made plans to chronicle a YouTube star’s life on the road. This time, the creator in question is violinist Lindsey Stirling, who will be the subject of the upcoming film Brave Enough.

Stirling, whose blend of dance moves, violin skills, and creative costumes has allowed her music videos to become viral hits, has played to sold-out shows around the world and has seen big sales on her album releases. Brave Enough will follow the musician as she tours in support of her latest LP, which shares its name with the forthcoming documentary.

Brave Enough is directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, who Variety (which first reported on the upcoming documentary) notes are Emmy winners. »

- Sam Gutelle

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Things You Didn’t See at Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner and After-Party

30 April 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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Samantha Bee’s pull-no-punches Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 29 was billed as a celebration of journalism and the scribes who practice it, but it was also a golden opportunity for the sharp-witted host of TBS’ Full Frontal to unleash her barbs against certain segments of the news media and President Donald Trump.  

More: The Necessary Urgency of 'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee'

By now you’ve seen some of the best bits and jokes from the show, which included Bee’s take on The Man in the High Castle’s alternate-reality timeline with Hillary Clinton winning the election, her pointed evisceration of CNN’s “pundit infestation” under head honcho Jeff Zucker, and the appearance of Will Ferrell as George W. Bush, who gloated that he was no longer the worst president ever.  

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Padma Lakshmi Pens Heartfelt Letter to Chef Barbara Lynch for Time’s 100 Most Influential People

20 April 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Barbara Lynch joins the biggest stars, leaders and athletes on Time‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 as the only chef to make the list. In a powerful tribute, Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi explains what makes the James Beard Award winner a force in and out of the kitchen.

“A few years ago, while I was shooting Top Chef in Boston, Barbara Lynch threw a 12-person dinner party for me. It was such a warm gesture—I was new in the city and didn’t really know anyone—so I got to her home an hour early to help her cook, »

- Ana Calderone

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Top Chef’s Next Filming Location Is Announced — And We Think You’ll Be Excited

23 March 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Top Chef fans, get ready to set your sights on a new location — Colorado!

Bravo announced on Thursday that season 15 will start filming in the state this spring. All of the judges including host and judge Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot are returning.

“We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media, said in a statement. “Our new cheftestants will »

- Jessica Fecteau

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Top Chef Winner Brooke Williamson Says She ‘Executed a Really Flawless’ Finale Meal

3 March 2017 1:57 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Top Chef season 14 came to an end Thursday night in its typical nail-biting fashion, with returning chefs Brooke Williamson and Shirley Chung both serving up epic meals in their final challenge (and us stress-eating the whole way through).

At the end of their four-course feasts, Williamson walked away with the coveted title—after getting eliminated earlier in the season, coming back through Last Chance Kitchen, and fighting her way back to the top. So when she chatted with People Food about her comeback win, there was a lot of ground to cover!

When she first was eliminated Williamson was not »

- Colleen Kratofil

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Top Chef Season 14 Crowns a Winner After the Best Finale Ever: Was It Brooke Williamson or Shirley Chung?

2 March 2017 7:01 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Best. Finale. Ever. One of the the best seasons of Top Chef came to a close on Thursday night, with season 14 ending in a culinary battle between Brooke Williamson and Shirley Chung, both fan-favorites from their respective seasons. But in the end, only one chef could win the title of Top Chef, and it was... Brooke Williamson! Originally eliminated in week 11, Brooke returned to the competition the following week after winning Last Chance Kitchen. Talk about a comeback! Brooke was the runner-up in season 10, while Shirley was a finalist in season 11.  Brooke and Shirley actually battled it out on Top Chef Duels in 2014, with Shirley ultimately winning (though Brooke left with »

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Former Top Chef Champ Stephanie Izard Is Launching a Magazine

2 March 2017 6:58 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Restaurant owner, Top Chef champ, cookbook author and James Beard-award winner Stephanie Izard is adding one more title to her lengthy resume: magazine editor.

The chef will launch goat fish, a new food, travel and lifestyle magazine this fall, Izard tells People Food exclusively.

“Somebody brought up the idea to me six months ago and said, ‘you should do a magazine’ and I thought, ‘that’s great, but I have a lot of stuff going on,'” Izard says of the initial pitch. “But I started getting really excited thinking about different stories and what I could learn from them. »

- Becky Randel

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Chef Stephanie Izard’s Secret Ingredient Hack: I Put ‘It in Everything’

25 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stephanie Izard, the Chicago-based chef best known as the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef, does not have a reputation for taking the easy road. But she does rely on a food shortcut to make her cooking taste even better.

“I pretty much put fish sauce in everything,” she told People before cooking at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Friday. “Sometimes you can’t get those layers of flavor from anything else.” 

That chef shortcut has taken on a new form for the mom to son Ernie, nine months, who says she just learned a trick »

- Becky Randel

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How Top Chef’s Sam Talbot Manages His Diabetes While Running a Restaurant: ‘It’s Very Methodical’

24 February 2017 12:12 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Top Chef star Sam Talbot’s new Brooklyn restaurant Pretty Southern is all about comfort food: “Southern food is in my roots,” the chef, who grew up in Charlotte, Nc and Charleston, Sc, tells People in this week’s issue. “It’s in my DNA.”

His menu is chock full of classic southern dishes like fried chicken, biscuits and banana pudding, but with Talbot’s own healthy twists. “There are a lot of subsets on my menu,” he says, giving the option for his customers to have classic dishes, or gluten-free and vegan versions of those dishes. His grits are made with coconut milk, »

- Catherine Kast

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Inside Top Chef Alum Sam Talbot’s Cozy Compact Brooklyn Kitchen

23 February 2017 1:56 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Top Chef‘s Sam Talbot isn’t exactly a homebody: His comfort-food hotspot Pretty Southern opened in Brooklyn in January, so he’s not spending a ton of time at his apartment, just a mile from the restaurant.

“I’m basically in the kitchen from 8:30 a.m. til at least midnight every night,” he tells People in this week’s issue. But he still cares about making the cozy one-bedroom feel like home.

“The vibe and the brightness in the apartment, it comes from my upbringing,” says Talbot, who decked out the space with “calming” succulents and lush plants. »

- Catherine Kast

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Top Chef’s Sheldon Simeon Breaks Down Everything You’re Dying to Know About This Season

23 February 2017 8:16 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’ve been following along with season 14 of Top Chef, you’ve seen the high-intesenity fights (we’re looking at you John Tesar and Katsuji Tanabe) and challenges that are more stressful than ever (like staying up for 24 hours to roast a pig!). But throughout it all there was one constant that was always there to mellow us out (and give us a laugh), chef Sheldon Simeon.

The season 10 alum from Maui, Hawaii brought his Filipino roots to his cooking and light-hearted ways to every situation. And to celebrate tonight’s episode (it’s down to the final three! »

- Colleen Kratofil

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Which Current TV Couple Has the Best Relationship? — IndieWire Critics Survey

14 February 2017 8:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which current TV couple is giving you relationship goals?

Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti), Vox

Whenever people ask me what TV show is the best currently running, my go-to answer is “The Americans” for a variety of reasons (it’s really that good, it’s one most people haven’t seen, etc.). But a big reason for that is thanks to the sterling marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, whose icy cold love fills my heart with joy. Think about it: When the series began, these two spies were just pretending to have a functional relationship — only to have realized that their pretending was essentially the same as something real. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Which Current TV Couple Has the Best Relationship? — IndieWire Critics Survey

14 February 2017 8:50 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which current TV couple is giving you relationship goals?

Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti), Vox

Whenever people ask me what TV show is the best currently running, my go-to answer is “The Americans” for a variety of reasons (it’s really that good, it’s one most people haven’t seen, etc.). But a big reason for that is thanks to the sterling marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, whose icy cold love fills my heart with joy. Think about it: When the series began, these two spies were just pretending to have a functional relationship — only to have realized that their pretending was essentially the same as something real. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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McDonald’s Is Adding a Snow Crab Sandwich to Its Menu

9 February 2017 2:49 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on Time. 

McDonald’s is adding a snow crab sandwich to its menu. The fast food giant developed the new sandwich with former Top Chef contestant Ryan Scott. It consists of snow crab meat mixed with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and is served between a sourdough bun.

The catch: McDonald’s is only testing the sandwich in four locations in San Jose, Calif. However, if the new creation is received well, McDonald’s will expand the sandwich to as many as 250 restaurants in the area.

Related: Size Does Matter: McDonald’s Announces Two New Big Mac Sizes »

- Aric Jenkins

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Top Chef Alum Prints ‘Immigrants Make America Great’ on Customers’ Receipts

6 February 2017 8:53 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Compliments to the chef.

A Top Chef alum is making his pro-immigration stance known to all his customers amid President Donald Trump‘s refugee ban.

Mark Simmons, who starred in season 4’s Top Chef: Chicago, has been reminding patrons that the cuisine they enjoyed at his New Zealand-themed restaurant, Kiwiana, was made and served by immigrants.

“Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today),” it read on all the Brooklyn eatery’s receipts, according to a bill tweeted by NBC News contributor Mary Emily O’Hara.

O’Hara’s photo quickly went viral with »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Bravo Unveils New On-Air Look, Logo in Brand Refresh (Exclusive)

6 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bravo is switching up its on-air look.

The NBCUniversal cabler is changing its logo and the sound of its iconic jingle — updates that the network is referring to as a “brand refresh.” The new elements will roll out in connection with Tuesday’s debut of the scripted drama “Imposters.”

Instead of the bright blue Bravo speech bubble, the revised logo is black and white with sleeker font and rectangular shape. And that “only on Bravo” voice-over that you hear in your head as you’re reading this? That will be less auto-tuned and become more natural in tone. Plus, “By Bravo” will no longer be the net’s tagline, though it will be used occasionally.

“The last time we changed our look was seven years ago, and our programming has changed since then and obviously life has changed, society has changed, and it was time to take a modern look at how we were presenting ourselves,” said »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Oxygen Surrenders to Crime Wave in Programming Strategy Revamp

1 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oxygen is giving in to the crime wave sweeping across the television dial.

Starting this summer, the NBCUniversal cabler will revamp its programming strategy to focus its entire schedule on crime-related programming with appeal to young women.

The plan has been under consideration for some time, ever since the cabler’s Friday-Monday “Crime Time” programming block began to show real signs of life in the ratings. Oxygen’s felonious makeover comes as middle-tier cable networks are under pressure to grow or run the risk of losing carriage on major MVPDs. Confirmation of the refurbishing plan for Oxygen also comes on the heels of NBCU’s decision to shutter Esquire Network as a linear cable channel in favor of a digital-only strategy.

Among the original unscripted series planned for new-model Oxygen is a revival of “Cold Justice,” the true-crime series from producer Dick Wolf and Magical Elves (“Top Chef”) that ran on TNT from 2013-2015. Oxygen is also »

- Cynthia Littleton

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