Now that the US government has successfully dealt with the world's most wanted terrorist we finally start thinking about things that matter, like musicals based on reality TV.
I watch a lot of reality television and I tend to get my hackles raised by a number of reprehensible people on those shows every week. For too long, many of them have just fallen through the cracks here because they don't really warrant their own posts for one reason or another, so I've decided to start picking the five worst offenders every week in a little round-up of stone-throwing. Below, I state the cases for this week's five nominees and then crown a winner.
The premiere of Top Chef: All-Stars is tonight, and naturally, everyone's very excited. Including the show's judges Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio, who participated in a media call to promote the event, and spoke as candidly as the two of them are famous for. Bourdain in particular really let loose. Did you know that he's a Dora fan?
The fine folks at D-Listed notified me that one of today's "birthday sluts" is none other than Top Chef honcho Tom "Easy On the Thighs" Colicchio! I know he's been busy shooting a brand spanking new season of TC in Brooklyn, so I sure hope he's taking the day off to celebrate with a healthy serving of hen of the woods mushrooms and some friggin' Wagyu carpaccio or some junk. As for me, I will be commemorating this day by visting my local 'WichCraft (see what they did there?) and enjoying a Tom-approved sando with even more gusto than usual. For those of you who aren't fortunate to have the aforementioned mini-chain in your immediate vicinity, you can instead take a gander at this clip of Tom talking about how cooking involves all five of your senses (get your mind out of the gutter, me!).
The angels are singing! The new season of Top Chef kicks off tonight, and I got to chat with host/judges Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio about what to expect. Over the course of the (very) long conference call, P and T discussed their new judge, writer Toby Young, a pretty rad line-up of guest judges, their own guilty pleasures and the ingredient they're most sick of. They mentioned only one of the new contestants -- Fabio -- by name, so do with that info what you will. They also took on haters who have implied that Top Chef is an easy ticket to success for lazy chefs, and if you're so inclined you can read about what they had to say at NY Mag's Grub Street blog. Otherwise, read on for the highlights.