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Jan 17, 2007 10:23 PM

Top Chef - Marcel Vigneron

More gossip about why Cliff, Sam and Ilan don't like Marcel Vigneron

They sound just as immature in that interview as on TV.

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  1. hah! great find! thanks.....that joel robuchon crack.....

    1. Ilan still comes cross like a teenage girl.

      1. "In the magazine this week, Jada Yuan spoke to some of the contestants from Bravo's Top Chef about host Padma Lakshmi, wife of Salman Rushdie."

        Why was it necessary to state who her husband is? That leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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        1. re: Atomica

          Hehe...maybe they did it to get her goat. She has specifically stated that she does not like to answer questions about her husband, or that he be referred to in interviews with her.

          1. re: Atomica

            When I read the article that is exactly what I was thinking!

            1. re: Atomica

              People kept saying she was married to someone famous but having only known her from a couple of FTV specials years ago I had to look it up. I certainly wouldn't have guessed Rushdie. Could the statement be informative rather that degrading?

              1. re: Atomica

                Do you actually think anyone would have chosen her for the show if she had been married to some normal, everyday guy? He is way more famous than she will ever be.

                1. re: dinwiddie

                  In some circles. Considering the number of people who read serious modern literature vs. the number who watch TV, I'm betting the number of people who knew Padma even before Top Chef from her Food Network series is much higher than the number of people who could tell you who Salman Rushdie is (although the name may be familiar). Padma is also pretty darn famous in India.

              2. I think Marcel is a mole for the radicals out to get Salman Rushdie.

                His plan is to foam him to death.

                1. I read that piece, and could not the introduction be deemed a little "spoilery"?? Thoughts, anyone?

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                  1. re: anna banana

                    Not to me. "Top Chef's Marcel" is being used in the possessive as in Marcel belongs to Top Chef.

                    1. re: JAB

                      no, I meant in the NY mag article-- sorry if I was unclear

                      1. re: anna banana

                        are you speaking of a description of Sam? Because I saw that too. I don't want to wreck things for people...

                        1. re: lollya

                          You meant his job description on the article on Padma? I was wondering about the same thing.