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Posts from: March 2011

Top Chef All-Stars ends as Richard Blais beats Mike Isabella; Carla Hall is fan favorite

Top Chef All-Stars concluded last night and crowned season four runner-up Richard Blais its winner. He defeated Mike Isabella after each opened their own restaurant, and produced “the best food we’ve had in any finale,” as Tom Colicchio said. Gail Simmons echoed that: “They gave us two meals unlike any we have ever had before,” …

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Top Chef has “standard” sexual harassment education to deal with gender gap effects

Top Chef educates its contestants about sexual harassment to ensure that the men and women living and working in the same space treat each other well, according to a fascinating Yahoo! Shine report that examines the show’s gender gap. The site reports that the “‘boys club’ in the house started to fray some of the …

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Tribe picks strength over unity as merge approaches; the crispy creates drama

Probably the biggest, most unexpected development on Survivor Redemption Island came at the end of the episode during the preview–or seconds earlier on Twitter, if you were watching the show by reading Jeff Probst type what was about to happen three seconds later. The news was that tribes would merge next week after the final …

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Bravo renews five shows, gives Jeff Lewis and Tabatha Coffey new series

Bravo has ordered 11 new reality series, and renewed four others, including the awesome Top Chef Just Desserts. Also renewed: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (only a minor surprise here), The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and whatever they will call Bethenny Frankel’s third season. The network is also giving two of …

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Phil Keoghan cameos in Richard Simmons’ hilarious Air New Zealand in-flight safety video

The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan doesn’t have an Emmy yet, but he should, as his latest gig proves. He has a cameo in a new safety video for Air New Zealand that stars Richard Simmons. It’s hilarious, and makes that fun, jaunty Delta safety video seem dull by comparison (though the no-smoking finger wag …

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