It's a pretty Top Chef heavy week and all, what with season 12 premiering October 15. But now crewmembers are exposing a pretty nasty incident between Teamsters and the crew of Top Chef that happened this last June, and are blaming both Bravo and the production company, Magical Elves, for putting the team in a dangerous situation.
El Jefe and the gang is back: now that Jon Favreau and Open Road Films have announced a re-release of the movie Chef at the end of the month, it's safe to assume that the move is all about nabbing those awards -- you know, Oscars and such. (The Hollywood Reporter shares that when Chef hits theaters again August 29, film guild members will be able to see it for free, so more incentive to see it and vote for it.) But does Chef have what it takes to go all the way? Is Favreau et al. hungry enough to get after it? Our analysis ahead:
Chefs are remembering the Delaware chef Matt Haley, who died earlier this week while on a humanitarian trip in Leh, India. The chef was in a motorcycle accident, and died en route to a hospital in New Delhi. In 2014, he won the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year award.
As he wrapped up filming the last episode ever of No Reservations last week, Anthony Bourdaintweeted one of the reasons he’s joined CNN, and it’s not so that he can become the latest hologram in their celebrity collection: “We are all assuming a worldwide news organization can get us into locales we otherwise might have problems with.”
Oh man! Does this mean that Bourdain is donning a khaki vest with multiple pockets and a neckerchief to go to the most dangerous places on Earth? (Ed Note: Fingers crossed for a disaster tee!) We don’t know what that will mean for the CNN version of No Reservations, but we do know that CNN can send its correspondents anywhere. Seriously: ANYWHERE. Let’s ponder that possibility, shall we? Hmmm…..