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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 »

Paula Deen Feuds With Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chefs have different takes on what 'good food' means

(Newser) - And you thought politicians had tough rhetoric. Witness the food fight between celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain of the Travel Channel and Paula Deen of the Food Network. "The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen," he told TV Guide . "She revels in unholy connections... More »

Hudson Returns to Idol, Barker to Price Is Right

Plus, celeb feuds heat up and simmer down

(Newser) - Celebrities are returning to their roots today. Jennifer Hudson is taping a performance after tonight’s American Idol that will air on an upcoming episode, the AP reports, and Bob Barker is taping an appearance on The Price is Right to air April 16, according to Variety. Elsewhere:
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Highest Paid Celebrity Chefs

Who's cashing in the biggest on culinary skills

(Newser) - Rachael Ray may not be a classically trained chef, but her cooking prowess has made her a wealthy woman nonetheless, reports Forbes. Thanks to four Food Network programs, a talk show, and a self-titled magazine, she's the highest-paid celebrity chef, pulling in $18 million a year. Here are 9 others... More »

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