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Around the World in 80 Plates

Those Magical Elves have done it again. The producers who helped put Bravo on the map with the original Project Runway and Top Chef have revitalized the seemingly exhausted cooking-competition format with a new winner that smartly combines elements of The Amazing Race and even Survivor. Though not initially quite as exotic as BBC America's new No Kitchen Required, the kitchen culture-clash possibilities appear endless in Bravo's instantly addictive Around the World in 80 Plates (10/9c).

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Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Comments: "Bisexuality Is Not a Choice"

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon has backtracked on her controversial sexuality remarks, saying that "bisexuality is not a choice."

The Sex and the City star drew ire from gay rights activists last week when she was quoted in a New York Times piece as saying that, for her, being gay "is a choice."

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon: I'm gay by choice

"My recent comments in The New York Times were about me and my personal story of being gay," Nixon tells The Advocate in a statement. "I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can't and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which ...
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Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon: I'm Gay by Choice

Cynthia Nixon

Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon says she chose to be gay.

"For me, it is a choice," Nixon is quoted as saying in a New York Times magazine profile. "I understand that for many people it's... read more

Kathy Griffin Will Keep Talking for Bravo

Kathy Griffin

Bravo can't stop talking. Kathy Griffin will host a new one-hour weekly talk show for the cable network starting this spring, in which she'll rant about pop culture, perform some standup routines and interview celebrities.

The new Griffin talk show (dubbed Kathy) comes on the heels of Bravo's decision to... read more

Top Chef: Just Desserts' Orlando: I'm Sorry I Came Off As the Villain

Orlando Santos

How tough was it for Orlando Santos to get the boot from Top Chef: Just Desserts one week shy of the finale? "Between Judges' Table and the stew room, I think I had completely lost every feeling that I had," he tells TVGuide.com. "When I got to the stew room, seeing everyone just brought back the emotions and all the effort and time it took to get me where I was. It was very, very difficult. When I left off-camera, it was even harder, just walking away knowing I was so close to the finale, and I just broke down."

Santos was shown the door for his dessert-in-disguise paella — the critique of which he found "a little disturbing." Find out why he disagreed with the judges, if he considers himself this season's villain and why he worships Cat Cora.

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Matt's Picks: August 23-26

Christopher Gorham, Covert Affairs

IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE (Monday-Tuesday, 9/8c, HBO)
Returning to the scene of his monumental Emmy-winning documentary When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee revisits New Orleans five years after the calamity of Hurricane Katrina. It begins on a joyous note with the Saints' Super Bowl win, but turns somber as more environmental tragedy strikes with the BP oil spill. We feel helpless all over again as we watch... read more

South Beach Rocks!

Back in February, all of the Food Network stars got together to celebrate a weekend of fine food and fabulous fans. Everyone keeps asking me what I loved most about being able to hang around other Food Network chefs, and the truth is that they are nicer and kinder than you could ever imagine! I know South Beach pretty well (we had filmed about a year ago for the Exotic Foods episode for "Ham on the Street") and I remembered this spectacular Cuban diner called Puerto Sagua that made the best Cuban sandwiches and coffee. It was good home-made Cuban cuisine...fast and cheap. So this year during the Wine and Food Festival I decided to head there with my friends to show them what it was all about. I had this new dish called "Vaca Frita", which literally translates to "Fried Cow". It was pure beef heaven. Pulled beef that had been marinated in garlic, onions, and lemon juice, and then seared to perfection. I couldn't get enough, and neither could my friends.Anyways, the next day was the ... read more

WHO'S COOKING?

NBC has unveiled the cast for Celebrity Cooking Showdown, premiering April 17. Working the stoves in tandem with the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Cat Cora will be supermodel Naomi Campbell, Days of our Lives' Alison Sweeney, country crooner Big Kenny, Tom Arnold, the Kansas City Chiefs' Tony Gonzales, rapper Ja Rule, volleyball stunner Gabrielle Reese and Miss USA 2005, Chelsea Cooley. Um, do any of those ladies even eat? read more

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