Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Baby Dady Drama for Padma Lakshmi
11 minutes ago by TMZ Staff
The baby daddy of "Top Chef" star Padma Lakshmi has filed legal papers to wrestle custody away from her ... TMZ has learned.
Adam Dell -- brother of the computer king -- filed papers today in a Manhattan court. Under an out-of-court agreement, Adam has visitation rights to see his 11 month old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi, 9 days a month.
That agreement, sources say, is in effect until February 20, when Krishna turns 1. Both Adam and Padma were discussing a custody arrangement after Krishna's birthday, but the negotiations recently fell apart.
Sources tell us ... Adam is still furious over the name Padma chose for the baby. We're told two days after Krishna was born, Adam went to the hospital and launched into a 4-hour tirade over the name.
Adam, who had an intermittent relationship with Padma, was also complaining he was only allowed to see the baby 7 hours a month, though sources connected with Padma say she has never denied him a day of visitation.
Sources connected with Padma tell TMZ ... she feels "bullied" by Adam and wants to handle this in private, for the sake of the baby. We're told Padma has made it clear to Adam she wants nothing to do with him other than raising the baby, and feels this is Adam's way of forcing a relationship.
A big Thanks to Nicki at TMZ for the link.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Check out The Chicago Tribunes interview with Marcel. Or how about the interview at MSNBC. Try the interviews at TVSquad, Slashfood, TV Guide, FanCast, or any of the dozens of other websites and blogs that were in on the conference call, they all say the same thing. Poor, misunderstood Marcel. How they all made it through the call without wanting to jam a pencils in their ears is beyond me. You all have my deepest sympathies.
If you want to read a little more, check out Bourdains blog at BravoTV.com.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Marcel Cooks for the People
Top Chef All Stars - The War
Monday, January 17, 2011
In My Opinion...
Marcel tries so hard to come off all gangsta but did anyone else notice he couldn't even look Dale in the eye during his rant?
Speaking of Marcel's rant, major kudos go to Dale for not beating Marcel's ass. Look at you, all Zen and shit. You've come far, grasshopper.
Blais has lost some weight, too much I think. Eat something!
I think Mike found Richards lost weight! Dude looks to be about 7 months. Mazel! May your first child be a male child.
I'd throw it back but that's just me.
How the hell do you find pants that fit?
Carla is just too damn adorable for words, isn't she?
Sorry Tiffany, Fabio and Antonia, I see yall as "the movie star and the rest, here on Gilligan's Isle."
So, these are my opinions. Agree? Disagree? Post your opinions in the comment section.
A huge Thank You to the HoInMo for all the PhotoShop work.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Top Chef All Stars - Boats and Ladies Night
Curse of the Tiny Little Hands - Jamie Speaks
by Marc Malkin for Eonline.com
If the folks over at Bravo are thinking of inviting Jamie Lauren back for another round of Top Chef, they probably shouldn't waste their time.
Jamie is not a happy camper. Sure, she was one of the two cheftestants sent home on All-Stars last night (Tiffani Faison was the other), but that's not what bothers her most.
What's Jamie's beef? Read on to find out what she just told me...
Did you watch last night's episode?
I did not. I was busy working on a web series and by the time I got home I was too tired.
But are you happy you can talk about the season now?
I haven't really watched much of it. It sort of went downhill for me after episode two so I tried not to watch. So I don't have much to talk about, I guess.
Was it tough seeing it go downhill for you? It got a little brutal.
I think it went downhill in the editing. I know everything that happened because I was there. I didn't want to watch. It's sort of like watching a trainwreck, watching them edit me to pieces. It's really disappointing. That's why I stopped watching, because I didn't want to see what they did next...It seemed a little unfair.
Obviously when you sign up for a show like this, you know there is going to be some tricky editing. Did you ever think they'd go as far as you say they did?
No, especially since I did the show the first season. Everything was fine. I'm the exact same person. They managed to make me look like I didn't want to be there, I didn't know how to cook and all of these things. Why would they ask me back if they didn't think I could do it?
Would you ever do it again?
At this point, probably not. No.
What do you want people to know about you that you feel wasn't shown or not shown correctly?
I was there except for that one episode when I had to go to the hospital. I did cook in every episode...I do know how to cook. That's what I do for a living. I've been doing it for 13 years. I wouldn't be where I am right now if I didn't have the talent.
Looking back and knowing what you know now, would you have not gone to the hospital when you cut your finger?
You know, the medic saying to me, "You need stitches," and hearing that after maybe getting 45 minutes of sleep the night before? My eyes were barely open at that point. I'd never had stitches in my life. To hear those words at 5:00 in the morning when you haven't slept and you're exhausted, the first thing I thought was, 'Oh my god! I need stitches.' It truly freaked me out. I didn't even think about the competition. I have tiny little hands. Two stitches on my tiny little thumb, it's like I use my thumb every day for work. I didn't want to damage it any further. I didn't even think about it. The medic said I needed stitches. She didn't give me another option. She didn't go, "We can do X, Y and Z now and you could get stitches later."...Do I have regrets about that? No. No, I don't.
I could swear Jamie was on season 5, not season 1. How do you try not to watch the show? You either watch it or you don't. What a delusional cry-baby.
New Eye Candy for Top Chef Masters
by If you thought the super-skinny, sometimes robotic hostess Kelly Choi was the weakest leak on Top Chef Masters, looks like you weren't the only one. Bravo has just released the news that the third season of the culinary competition will get a new host. It's none other than Australian chef Curtis Stone.
No word on the chefs who will participate, but the channel did announce a ninth season of Top Chef; casting will begin soon. Also slated to premiere in 2011 on Bravo? Rocco DiSpirito's show, Rocco's Dinner Party, a competition where the chefs have to throw the ultimate dinner party.
Since I wasn't much of a Kelly Choi fan, I'm excited to see Curtis Stone as the host of TC Masters.
How about you? Will you be more interested in Top Chef Masters now that it's hosted by a real master chef?
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Top Chef All Stars - Episode 6
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
It's A Boy!
People Magazine/Photo by Nikki Cascone
It’s a boy for Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone!
The chef and husband Brad Grossman welcomed their first child, son Jackson Robert Grossman, at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3 in New York City, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The baby boy, whom the couple plan to call Jax, weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. and is 19 inches long.
“We both love the name Jackson from one of our favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy, and his middle name is after my stepdad who died of cancer a few years ago,” Cascone explains.
“We had a natural childbirth and after suffering from endometreosis for several years I am ecstatic that we were able to conceive this beautiful miracle baby! We will be taking him to work with us very soon!”
The couple are the owners of Octavia’s Porch, which opened on the Lower East Side in early December.
Top Chef All Stars - Episode 6