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December 23, 2015 | Daily News Staff
The Philadelphia is heavily represented in the upcoming season of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen," which premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 on Fox. Of 18 new chefs, three are from Philly and three others are from Upper Darby, Atlantic City and Lancaster, respectively. At stake - and likely at steak, too - is a head chef post at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas. Contestants will face challenges such as a (rubber) duck hunting competition, preparing dishes for 100 high school students, a catered wedding reception for "Hell's Kitchen" sous chef Andi Van Willigan, and the fan-favorite blind taste test challenge.
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March 26, 2012
Who: Manager and co-owner with her husband, Greg Russell, of West Philly's Zocalo restaurant, featured on "Kitchen Nightmares," 8-10 p.m. Friday on Fox. From: Morelia, central Mexico Now: Williamstown, N.J. Age: 49 Kitchen connection: Mary and her chef-husband met as employees at Zocalo in the '90s. She made the tortillas and chips. He worked the line. In 2008, they bought the place. Having a 'Nightmare': The Russells aren't sure how chef Gordon Ramsay's producers found them, but the couple are glad they did. "It's necessary sometimes for someone to come and teach you how to run a business," said Mary.
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June 3, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
It's probably good that restaurant workers' hours often don't pair well with prime-time viewing. Because budding food-service entrepreneurs have enough nightmares without imagining Gordon Ramsay rampaging through their kitchens, telling the world, one bleeped expletive at a time, that their signature dish is straight out of the freezer. Not that anything like that would happen on Feed the Beast . A different flavor of cautionary tale altogether, AMC's new drama premieres Sunday after Preacher , before moving to 10 p.m. Tuesdays two days later.
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October 26, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
In Burnt , opening Friday, Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a culinary star desperate for a comeback after torpedoing his career with drugs, drink, and insufferable arrogance. The dramedy, directed by John Wells, costars Daniel Brühl (restaurateur), Sienna Miller (rising chef), Emma Thompson (therapist), Uma Thurman (food critic), and Alicia Vikander (ex-lover). The cuisine is decidedly haute, and the scenes in the London restaurant where Cooper's Jones barks orders are perfect down to the last wisp of truffle pomme puree.
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March 19, 2012
Who: Tommy DeFino. Co-owner (with wife Dina) of Chiarella's Ristorante on Passyunk Avenue, and subject of "Kitchen Nightmares," Friday 8-10 p.m. on Fox. Age: 47 From: South Philly Now: South Philly School: A graduate of St. Monica's and St. John Neumann, he went to Temple, for a while. He explained: "I had a bad temper and got kicked out. I should've been a judge or a lawyer. " Watch for: His dramatic scene atop the Ritz-Carlton hotel, face-to-face with Billy Penn (and Chef Gordon Ramsay)
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January 30, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kimye wedding will be on TV! Good news for those who were heartbroken that the birth of Kim Kardashian 's baby North wasn't simulcast live on network TV: Kim and North's papa, Kanye West , will televise their wedding! So claims Anonymous Source , who tells RadarOnline that scenes from the June Paris wedding will be shown on E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians . The best part: E! will pay for the multimillion-dollar sideshow. The source says E!'s offer to pick up the tab clinched the deal for Kanye.
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July 15, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The historic Bucks County inn featured on the hit TV show Hotel Hell is completely off the market, the owner said Thursday. "We never have intended to sell," said Verindar Kaur, owner of The Brick Hotel in Newtown Borough. Kaur had retained SVN Commercial Real Estate in hope of finding someone to operate the hotel and she said she thought a document she signed was to lease the property. It wasn't until she received calls from potential buyers did she understand she signed a sales/lease agreement, she said.
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September 29, 2010
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Actor Patrick Dempsey; actress Rashida Jones; Zac Brown Band performs. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - All new! The stars of TV's Modern Family ; the mother who "fathered" her own children. The Tenth Inning (8 p.m., WHYY TV12) - In the second of two parts, baseball provides solace in the shocked months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Boston Red Sox win the World Series after 86 years. Barry Bonds crushes Mark McGwire's home run record, but steroids cast a shadow on the game and the reputations of many players in "Bottom of the 10th.
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December 7, 2007 | By BOB STRAUSS Los Angeles Daily News
If that shouty chef from "Hell's Kitchen" were an ordained Buddhist priest, he might be something like Edward Espe Brown. The subject of Doris Dorrie's documentary, "How to Cook Your Life," and author of the popular Tassajara cookbook series, Brown is a gentle, sensitive soul who knows his ingredients and has definite ideas about how things should be done in the kitchen. And he can get pretty impatient, especially for a Zen master, when people don't do things his way. That's where the similarities to Gordon Ramsay end. Brown teaches spiritual well-being along with food preparation, and he's a warm, funny and often quite insightful guru most of the time.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2012
Philly restaurants worth visiting, local chefs worth following - based on TV worth watching. 1. "Iron Chef" Jose Garces Philly's most televised chef won't be slowing down any time soon. But you can, at J.G. Domestic, his laid-back American joint in Cira Centre. 2929 Arch St., 215-222-2363, www.jgdomestic.com . 2. Good Dog Bar Locals love the cheese-stuffed burger. Guy Fieri of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" goes for the duck pot pie. 224 S. 15th St., 215-985-9600, www.gooddogbar.com . 3. Kevin Sbraga "Top Chef" season 7 winner wins again with his months-old rustic-chic bistro.
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July 15, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The historic Bucks County inn featured on the hit TV show Hotel Hell is completely off the market, the owner said Thursday. "We never have intended to sell," said Verindar Kaur, owner of The Brick Hotel in Newtown Borough. Kaur had retained SVN Commercial Real Estate in hope of finding someone to operate the hotel and she said she thought a document she signed was to lease the property. It wasn't until she received calls from potential buyers did she understand she signed a sales/lease agreement, she said.
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June 3, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
It's probably good that restaurant workers' hours often don't pair well with prime-time viewing. Because budding food-service entrepreneurs have enough nightmares without imagining Gordon Ramsay rampaging through their kitchens, telling the world, one bleeped expletive at a time, that their signature dish is straight out of the freezer. Not that anything like that would happen on Feed the Beast . A different flavor of cautionary tale altogether, AMC's new drama premieres Sunday after Preacher , before moving to 10 p.m. Tuesdays two days later.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2015 | Daily News Staff
The Philadelphia is heavily represented in the upcoming season of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen," which premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 on Fox. Of 18 new chefs, three are from Philly and three others are from Upper Darby, Atlantic City and Lancaster, respectively. At stake - and likely at steak, too - is a head chef post at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas. Contestants will face challenges such as a (rubber) duck hunting competition, preparing dishes for 100 high school students, a catered wedding reception for "Hell's Kitchen" sous chef Andi Van Willigan, and the fan-favorite blind taste test challenge.
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November 13, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
It might be be "Overkill," but musician Colin Hay is asking folks coming to his concert Saturday to spiff it up a bit. "I don't want any shorts in the front row," he said. The Scottish-Australian singer/songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead vocalist of Men at Work, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Keswick Theatre (291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside). He wouldn't share details of the performance, but it will feature stuff from his 12th solo album, "Next Year People. " He promised that if you make the effort, he will.
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October 29, 2015 | Daily News Staff
For those who feel the warmth for Bradley Cooper , it's now official: He is so hot, he actually caught on fire. His latest film, in which he plays a chef (and which opens Friday), is called "Burnt," and, it seems, he was. In fact, both he and co-star Sienna Miller needed medical attention on the as-real-as-a-real-kitchen set. "There is the intensity of the kitchen in the movie," Cooper said. "Massive amounts of pressure, time pressure. It's hot and dangerous, and you better keep up. There's a lot of burning.
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October 26, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
In Burnt , opening Friday, Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a culinary star desperate for a comeback after torpedoing his career with drugs, drink, and insufferable arrogance. The dramedy, directed by John Wells, costars Daniel Brühl (restaurateur), Sienna Miller (rising chef), Emma Thompson (therapist), Uma Thurman (food critic), and Alicia Vikander (ex-lover). The cuisine is decidedly haute, and the scenes in the London restaurant where Cooper's Jones barks orders are perfect down to the last wisp of truffle pomme puree.
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March 4, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
IT'S NO SECRET that Philly is a foodie town, so I imagine plenty of our readers will be tuning in to Fox 29 tonight to catch Season 14 of "Hell's Kitchen," starring grueling gourmand Gordon Ramsay . Two Philly locals will compete among 18 others for a chance at a cash prize and to be given a top spot in one of Ramsay's kitchens. "When I met him, I was in awe," said Christine Hazel , 32, originally from Levittown but a transplant to Philly three years ago. Not long after relocating, Hazel took over as the chef adviser to Chickie's & Pete's locations in Philly and South Jersey.
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February 13, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, many at Holy Trinity Regional School knew Andrew Zappley as an outgoing student with a big personality, but few knew about his private passion - cooking. Now there is scarcely a student or teacher who doesn't know, and the school community has come together to cheer on the 12-year-old chef as he bakes, dices, and sears his way through the MasterChef Junior competition in the hope of winning the TV show's $100,000 prize. Tuesday night, teachers, parents, and students gathered in the Westville school's gym to watch the prerecorded episode of Andrew leading his blue team to victory in the "Restaurant Takeover" challenge, which had the young chefs running the kitchen of a Los Angeles fine-dining restaurant.
NEWS
January 16, 2015
OSCAR nominations arrived with a hashtag yesterday. #OscarsSoWhite spent the day circling the Twitterverse, inciting snarky-to- angry commentary from media socialites both small and large over the dearth of African-American nominees, particularly in the director and actor categories. No surprise, though, that Hollywood itself stayed silent. Silent, save cinematographer Dick Pope . At the very least, he was on hand to respond to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone 's unfortunate mispronunciation of his name.
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June 25, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clooney meets the mom . . . We've said it about scores of his ex-girlfriends, but George Clooney 's latest belle, fiancee Amal Alamuddin , 36, really may lead him down the aisle after all. Clooney, 53, spent this weekend with Amal and her mom, Baria Alamuddin , at his villa on Lake Como, Italy, People reports. "They were outside, and Amal and her mom were smiling," Anonymous Source tells the mag. "Amal's mom left the next day, and at the airport they just looked so happy.
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