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.
On an otherwise sleepy-news-day-summer-Tuesday (journo lingo, guys)*, Twitter has gifted us photo glimpses into the bizarre daily lives of a few of our favorite chefs. Here’s all the weirdness you’ve been missing on Twitter today.
*In case you’re unaware of the aforementioned doldrums, we’ve taken some of our spare time to compose a song looping you into our misery. Because no one likes insider baseball.
Sleepy News Day (Summer Tuesday)
–lyrics by Tina Nguyen
The summer rain’s a-fallin’ ever gently on the streets
Celebrities stop cookin’, and they stop composin’ tweets
The heat makes ev’ryone dead and sluggish, the web is filled with silence
And now our top performing blog post is Saatchi-Lawson violence
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Sleepy News Day
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Day where all we do is shop for summer clothes