Anthony Bourdain

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Bourdain's Ashes to Head Stateside

CNN confirms chef was cremated in France

(Newser) - Anthony Bourdain was cremated in France on Wednesday, with his ashes to be sent to the US on Friday, a week after the beloved chef was found hanged, People reports, citing a source. A CNN rep confirms Bourdain has been cremated, per E! News . Bourdain had been in France filming... More »

U2 Dedicates Song to Anthony Bourdain

Band honors late chef at NYC performance

(Newser) - U2 honored the late Anthony Bourdain during their Monday night concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Lead singer Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life," alluding to the apparent... More »

Rose McGowan: Stop Blaming Bourdain's Girlfriend

Actress writes letter calling for open conversation about depression

(Newser) - In the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, Rose McGowan is asking people not to place blame—on Bourdain himself or on his girlfriend, actress Asia Argento . "Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets," McGowan... More »

Bourdain's Ex Posts Photo of Their 'Brave' Daughter

Ariane, 11, is Bourdain's only child

(Newser) - A bittersweet Instagram post from Ottavia Busia-Bourdain is grabbing attention. It's a photo of Ariane, her daughter with ex-husband Anthony Bourdain, in which the 11-year-old's head is turned toward her left shoulder as she holds a microphone. The caption reads: "Our little girl had her concert today.... More »

Prosecutor Releases Details on Bourdain's Death

Toxicology tests are being performed after suicide

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hanged himself in French hotel bathroom with bathrobe belt, French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny tells the AP . Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, also says there did not appear to be much planning in Bourdain's suicide, the AP reports. "... More »

Bourdain's Mom Is Dumbfounded: 'He Had Everything'

She speaks to 'NYT' in wake of son's death

(Newser) - Tucked within a much larger New York Times piece on the death of Anthony Bourdain are a few quotes from someone close to the paper and even closer to the late chef. Gladys Bourdain, who worked as an editor at the Times, says her son's suicide was totally unexpected... More »

'Anthony, Why?' Friends Mourn Loss of Bourdain

Chef had legions of admirers, in and out of the culinary world

(Newser) - "The most interesting man in the world" has departed. That's Drew Magary's take on Anthony Bourdain's Friday death of a suspected suicide . At GQ , Magary writes that he idolized the celebrity chef, who "lived so much that the idea of him dying seems completely preposterous.... More »

CNN Cites Suicide in Death of Anthony Bourdain, 61

He leaves behind a daughter

(Newser) - Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61, and the cause is suicide, confirms CNN . The network, which is home to his Emmy-award-winning series Parts Unknown, released this statement Friday: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony... More »

Bourdain's Show Uses Term That Bugs Some Canadians

For many, the term is a derogatory; for younger generation, maybe not

(Newser) - It’s not exactly an international incident, but the use of the term “Newfie” in a tweet promoting Anthony Bourdain's visit to Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday's episode of Parts Unknown has generated a lively discussion about the meaning of the term and its use. The tweet,... More »

Anthony Bourdain Has Advice About Ordering Food on Plane

Don't do it, the well-traveled chef advises

(Newser) - Anthony Bourdain is both a renowned chef and a frequent traveler, which would seem to make him well qualified to offer advice about what food to order when on a plane. The answer? Don't order food at all, he tells Travel and Leisure . “You’re not digesting your... More »

Get Deep, Weird With Anthony Bourdain's New Travel Guide

Explore Parts Unknown went live this week

(Newser) - Move over, Rick Steves. Travel and Leisure reports Anthony Bourdain has released an online travel guide called Explore Parts Unknown to go along with his hit CNN show. The digital guidebook is chock full of features, with Eater warning it "will kill your productivity." The guide claims it... More »

Anthony Bourdain: Blame Smug Liberals for Trump Election

It's time liberals stop looking down on conservatives, he says

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has an idea of who to blame for Donald Trump's presidential victory: people like him. "The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of... More »

Anthony Bourdain, Wife Separate

But Ottavia Busia says their relationship is simply 'unconventional'

(Newser) - Anthony Bourdain and his wife are splitting up after nine years of marriage, sources confirm to People . Page Six first reported that the celebrity chef, 60, and 38-year-old Ottavia Busia, a mixed-martial-arts fighter, have "been separated for a while." They have a 9-year-old daughter, Ariane. But Busia tells... More »

Obama Has $6 Dinner With Anthony Bourdain

The president has soup and a beer in Vietnam restaurant

(Newser) - President Obama chowed down with Anthony Bourdain in a Vietnam restaurant on Monday and let the CNN personality pick up the check—which was only $6, Eater reports. Twitter photos have emerged of Obama walking into Bún cha Huong Liên restaurant, chatting with the Parts Unknown host (while... More »

Anthony Bourdain: We're Hypocrites to 'Brother' Mexico

We gobble up its culture, but care little about its crises

(Newser) - Americans are deeply attached to what comes from Mexico, whether it's food, music, beaches, or the labor that we depend on even as we criticize immigration. "In two decades as a chef and employer, I never had one American kid walk in my door and apply for a... More »

13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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8 Shows You Should Have Watched in 2013, but Didn't

Anthony Bourdain, RuPaul make the list

(Newser) - Rather than another "best of 2013" list, Grantland puts together a list of this year's "overlooked and/or underappreciated" television—shows you should have watched, but probably didn't. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list here . More »

Bourdain Sells Out With The Taste

Even as onetime nemesis Emeril redeems himself: Andy Greenwald

(Newser) - Ten years ago, as Emeril Lagasse was birthing the entire misbegotten genre of "food TV," chucking the humble instructional Julia Child cooking show format "into the garbage like spoiled milk," Anthony Bourdain was slowly rising as his acerbic opposite number, writes Andy Greenwald at Grantland . As... More »

Bourdain Again Rips Paula Deen as 'Cynical, Greedy'

Says of $30M drug endorsement, 'how much money do you need?'

(Newser) - It's just another boring Wednesday, so it's the Anthony Bourdain-Paula Deen feud to the rescue! Bourdain is again reaming Deen, this time calling her "greedy" and "cynical" for pushing fattening food while keeping her type 2 diabetes a secret for three years, reports the New York ... More »

Paula Deen: Bourdain Remarks 'Very, Very Cruel'

Celebrity chef speaks out in 'Prevention'

(Newser) - Paula Deen sat down with Prevention for her first major interview since announcing her diabetes diagnosis, and says that Anthony Bourdain's comments about her have been "very, very cruel." She was particularly distressed by Bourdain comparing her situation—hawking fried, buttery food and then shilling for a... More »

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