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Top Chef’s French episode beat TAR’s weak WWI ep; Probst won for Russell Swan ep

In the Emmy competition for outstanding competition reality TV show, each series enters a single episode. That, as succinctly discussed here, is perhaps the primary reasons for The Amazing Race‘s long-time domination. But that, of course, ended this year. While the official Academy nominee list [PDF] does not mention episodes, The Los Angeles Times reported …

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Top Chef Las Vegas wins best reality competition Emmy, dethroning Amazing Race

The seemingly impossible happened during the Emmys last night: Top Chef Las Vegas won the Emmy for best reality competition show, finally dethroning seven-time winner The Amazing Race, which has won every year since the category was created in 2003. Executive producer Dan Cutforth, who is one of Magical Elves’ two principles, accepted the award, …

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Kevin Gillespie wins Top Chef Las Vegas fan favorite, adding $10,000 to his $45,000

At long last, we know who the Top Chef Las Vegas fan favorite is: Kevin Gillespie and his very popular beard. He received $10,000 for beating fan favorite runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, and with the $45,000 that he received during quickfire challenges, third-place Kevin was rewarded for his work on the show. Both Kevin and Bryan …

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Michael, Kevin, Padma thought Bryan won; Tom says Michael won 2:1:1; Toby says 2:2:0

On Bravo’s web site, various Top Chef Las Vegas finalists and judges discuss who they thought should have won and why Michael actually won. (No one addresses his obnoxious attitude.) In BravoTV.com’s “burning questions” feature (and by “burning,” they mean “fire in outer space,” because as one would expect from a network web site, they’re …

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Voltaggio brothers win Top Chef Las Vegas, with Michael getting the cash prize

Although the three dominant Top Chef Las Vegas cast members made it to the end–Kevin, Michael, and Bryan won 12 of 13 elimination challenges this season–only one could win, and it was a Voltaggio: the jerky one. The brothers were the final two, and somehow, Bryan didn’t win $125,000 for his “stellar roster” of “well-constructed” …

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