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Hiep Thi Le, Actress in Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth, Dead at 46

Hiep Thi Le, Actress in Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth, Dead at 46
Hiep Thi Le, the actress best-known for her critically acclaimed role in Oliver Stone’s 1994 film Heaven and Earth, died Tuesday. She was 46.

According to Deadline, Le died of complications from stomach cancer. The actress starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Stone’s film and followed the story of a woman living in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

Le was born in Vietnam but fled the country as a refugee with her younger sister at the age of 8 when she was placed on a boat by her mother in 1979 in an attempt to reunite with her father in Hong Kong,
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Hiep Thi Le, ‘Heaven & Earth’ Actress, Dies at 46

Hiep Thi Le, ‘Heaven & Earth’ Actress, Dies at 46
Hiep Thi Le, an actress whose career included roles in “Heaven & Earth,” “Cruel Intentions” and “Green Dragon,” died due to complications from stomach cancer on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 46.

Heaven & Earth,” the 1993 war drama written and directed by Oliver Stone, was a starring role for Le and her best-known work, as a woman living through the aftermath of the Vietnam War. She was selected by Stone from thousands of candidates at an open casting call.

Following the film, she had a number of supporting roles across film and television, and expanded into the restaurant business, serving as chef of China Beach Bistro in Venice, Calif. Le then moved became chef and owner of Le Cellier, a French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant in Marina Del Rey, Calif. In 2014, she competed on Food Network show “Chopped.”

Le also wrote a memoir, which has yet not been published, titled “Daughter of the Sea: My Voyage to Freedom and Womanhood
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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Returns: Meet Netflix's New Fab Five

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Returns: Meet Netflix's New Fab Five
Netflix is ready to Make America Gay Again.

RelatedCritics’ Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX’s Feud Lead TV Nominations

As previously announced, the streaming service is reviving the reality makeover series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy — in which five gay men help a “clueless” straight man make his life a little more fabulous — and now we can finally get acquainted with the new Fab Five. (P.S. Don’t worry if you don’t immediately recognize all of their names. That’s why we linked to their Instagrams.)

Bobby Berk will serve as the show’s design expert, Karamo Brown
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations
Nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Wednesday, setting the stage for a clash of the small-screen titans next month.

Though Netflix is leading the pack with 20 total nominations, it’s FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan that emerged as the most-nominated show, with five of its performers also scoring individual nods. FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Big Little Lies also fared well, earning five nominations a piece.

The winners — including those in the film categories, which you can read here — will be announced during a live ceremony airing Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
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Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Lead Nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja) have picked the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. The show will broadcast live on the CW Network at 8:00 Pm Pt.

The largest critics group in America comprises some 300 television, radio and online film critics; historically the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. (Last year’s winners included “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle, Casey Affleck, and Natalie Portman.) This year they gave Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water” 14 nominations, while the TV critics rewarded Ryan Murphy’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” with six.

Read More:2018 Oscars Announces Earlier Broadcast Time for Annual Awards Show

On the TV side, streaming site Netflix led the field with 20 nominations.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jane Street Entertainment

Jane Street Entertainment is a full-service production firm. It is a collaboration between expert executive producers Linda Lea and Donna Macletchie. Series that the duo has executive produced has appeared on different high-end channels like: Food Network, Lifetime, HBO, USA, NBC, Hgtv and many more. Donna and Linda have executively produced six top-rated prime-time series on Food Network. These include: Food Network Star, Kitchen Casino, Rachel vs. Guy “Kids.”, Chopped, Rachel vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off, and Sweet Genius. The veteran executive producer ladies have also done Cousins Undercover that airs on Hgtv. Jane Street is in the business of creating

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jane Street Entertainment
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What Happens When Charlize Theron and Geoffrey Zakarian Get Together for a Good Cause? Something Delicious

What Happens When Charlize Theron and Geoffrey Zakarian Get Together for a Good Cause? Something Delicious
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Charlize Theron‘s organization, Charlize Theron African Outreach Project, the Academy Award-winning actress and activist held a private dinner party on Monday with the help of her close friend, chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

After meeting nearly two years ago at another event held for Theron’s organization, Zakarian offered one of his newest restaurants, Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills, to commemorate a decade of educating and helping African youth stay safe from HIV.

About 120 people, including celebrities like Seth MacFarlane, Aisha Tyler, and Mary McCormack sipped on cocktails from Courage + Stone and Patron, and dined on three courses,
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'The Deuce' Recap: The Battle of 42nd Street

You don't need to be a perfect show to produce a perfect scene – and tonight episode of The Deuce (titled "What Kind of Bad?") proved it. The problems that keep David Simon and George Pelecanos's behemoth of a period piece from reaching escape velocity are all still there, to be sure. But in one confrontation between two streetwise characters, damn if the thing didn't finally take off.

The set-up for the sequence is doled out through bite-sized, simplistic scenes across the rest of the episode, in typical Deuce fashion.
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10th Annual Food Network And Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-cola

Taking over the Big Apple again this Fall, the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (Nycwff) returns for its 10th anniversary October 12 – 15, 2017. With a variety of new tastings, panels and parties for attendees to enjoy while they Eat. Drink. End Hunger. at Nycwff, there are a selection of events to fit everyone’s taste buds and budget at this year’s edition.

For the femme fatale:

• As part of the Bank of America Dinner Series presented by The Wall Street Journal, acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse hosts a celebration of women in the kitchen at his widely-lauded Benoit Bistro, on Thursday, October 12. Benoit’s newest Executive Chef Laëtitia Rouabah has tapped a “who’s who” of rising star female chefs from across the city, including Melissa Rodriguez, Executive Chef at Del Posto; Emily Yuen, Executive Chef at Bessou and Abby Swain, Pastry Chef at Fowler & Wells,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell was born in Cazenovia, New York, on September 21, 1969. She is a well-known chef and television personality and is also a former instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. She is most famous as the host of ‘Secrets of a Restaurant Chef’ o the Food Network and also as the co-host of ‘Worst Cooks in America’. Other television series she has appeared in include ‘Iron Chef America, ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’, ‘The Next Iron Chef’, ‘Chopped All-Stars Tournament’, and ‘Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell’. Despite being a high-profile television chef, there are

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Anne Burrell
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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Trailer: The Milwaukee Monster Before He Started Killing and Eating People — Watch

‘My Friend Dahmer’ Trailer: The Milwaukee Monster Before He Started Killing and Eating People — Watch
One of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, Jeffrey Dahmer didn’t just murder people — he also dabbled in cannibalism, necrophilia, and amateur skeletal preservation. The “Milwaukee Monster,” who was previously played by a pre–”Hurt Locker” Jeremy Renner, will have the story of his early years told in Marc Meyers’ upcoming “My Friend Dahmer.” Watch the trailer below.

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Here’s the synopsis: “Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel’s Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, “Mad Men”), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club,
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Five Things you Didn’t Know about Food Network Star

Reality Contest Shows are the bread and butter of cooking and food channels. One particular show, The Next Food Network Star, gives us a unique competition in that the winner will actually get their own show. Unlike shows like “Chopped” where skill under pressure is the deciding factor, “The Next Food Network Star” also judges how chefs will handle themselves in front of a camera. They have to have more than mad kitchen skills–they need to be able to engage the audience. With superstar chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis as hosts and Executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson

Five Things you Didn’t Know about Food Network Star
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The Creamy, Melty Grilled Cheese Recipe Your Super Bowl Weekend Needs

The Creamy, Melty Grilled Cheese Recipe Your Super Bowl Weekend Needs
This football season, we’ve partnered with Taste of the NFL and their favorite tailgating experts to share great game-day recipes for an even greater cause. Join these chefs in raising awareness and funds for hunger relief across the country by taking the Kick Hunger Challenge with your favorite football team and making a donation to their local food bank. And be sure to check People.com every Thursday for a new game day recipe from celebrity chefs. Here, Chopped judge and cookbook author Alex Guarnaschelli, shares her recipe for brie and leek grilled cheese.

The Super Bowl is one
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shares the ‘Presidential’ Recipe He Made for Barack Obama

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shares the ‘Presidential’ Recipe He Made for Barack Obama
When you’re cooking for the President of the United States, you’re gonna pull out your best recipe — something Marcus Samuelsson knows well.

The Chopped judge, who owns the popular Red Rooster in N.Y.C.’s Harlem neighborhood, hosted a campaign fundraising dinner at the restaurant for President Obama in 2011. “This was not the first time I cooked for the President, but it was one of the times that I will cherish the most with my staff because the first time was actually at the White House at the state dinner,” he tells People in the video above.
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Mindy Kaling Shares the Funniest Christmas Gift She’s Received — See the Cute Pic!

Mindy Kaling Shares the Funniest Christmas Gift She’s Received — See the Cute Pic!
Mindy Kaling is officially a food fanatic.

The creator and star of The Mindy Project took to Instagram on Wednesday to share “the funniest gift” she’s ever received from her friend and coworker, Sonia Kharkar, who gave her dessert plates with pictures of Kaling enjoying the wonderful taste of food.

“For years @soniakharkar has been taking photos of me when I’m eating and I would always ask her why the hell she was doing that,” Kaling wrote. “Yesterday she gave me these six dessert plates printed with photos of me shoving food in my face.”

In July, the
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Critics Choice Awards TV Winners: People v Oj Simpson and Westworld Win Big!

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The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja) presented the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on A&E Sunday night

Hosted by T.J. Miller, he had the opportunity the give the speech of a lifetime when he lost for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, noting how his producer was like a ball and chain weighing him down and he couldn't have not won without the help of his costars.

Favorites won awards, such as Thandie Newton for her role on Westworld, and Sterling K. Brown and Sarah Paulson for their roles on The People vs Oj Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones for Best Drama Series.

Ryan Reynolds also won EW's Entertainer of the Year, so congrats to him for doing all things well, while Viola Davis won the first ever #SeeHer award as an inspiration for women everywhere.

Her speech was particularly special, as she explained how
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Interview: Chef Robert Irvine Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

Chicago – What better holiday than Thanksgiving to highlight a celebrity chef? Chef Robert Irvine is familiar to fans of the Food Network, through his shows “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible.” His brand of tough love has expanded to a new self help series, appropriately titled “The Robert Irvine Show.” Irvine was recently in Chicago appearing on behalf of Comcast at the Studio Xfinity store.

Robert Irvine was born in England, and began his cooking career in the Royal Navy, which he joined at age 15. He completed his duty on Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia, and did consultant work, eventually become Executive Chef at the Taj Mahal in Las Vegas. He began his TV career in 2007 with the Food Network show “Fit for a King,” which eventually morphed into “Dinner: Impossible.”

Chef Robert Irvine at Studio Xfinity in Chicago, November 14th, 2016

Photo credit: Comcast

Chef Irvine followed that show with
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2016 Critics' Choice Awards: TV Nominations Revealed

The 22nd Critics’ Choice Award is less than a month away. We may be enjoying the shiny new TV season, and while it may seem all fun and new, critics are all to ready to begin awarding some honors. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association have officially announced, via Entertainment Weekly, the TV nominees.

Leading the pack with six nominations is The People v. O.J. Simpson, not a huge surprise given its subject matter and solid execution. Also of note are the sheer number of nominations that HBO has under its belt this year — 22 in total. Noticeably absent are this year’s Netflix Marvel shows. Despite being great TV, it still seems like critics are unwilling to give comic book adaptations their fair shake come awards season.

Oh well. Better luck next year, I suppose? The film nominations will be announced on December 1, 2016.

The 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards airs on
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