No Picture
7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro

1.   You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three magazines. What would they be? Buddy Valastro: Brides, because they got me my start, Sports Illustrated, for my love of sports, and Sport Fishing, for my fishing adventures. 2.  If your TV only carried three shows, which would you want? Cake Boss, Next Great Baker and Kitchen Boss — as well as Entourage and Dexter. 3.  What has been your strangest fan encounter to date? The fans have been a lot of fun. One little girl rode her bike from Brooklyn to see me — that was crazy. 4. When’s the last […]

No Picture
7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … Sarah Hyland

1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three magazines. Which ones do you pick? Hmm, that’s hard. Probably Teen Vogue, Seventeen and something guilty pleasure, like US Weekly or one of those magazines. 2. If your TV only aired three shows, which three would you want? True Blood. Community. (In the background, to boyfriend Matt Prokop, “Three shows from the tv, babe?”) And Workaholics. 3. What has been your strangest celebrity encounter? Probably when I went up to J.J. Abrams because I was the biggest Lost fan, and he knew who I was and was a fan […]

No Picture
Family

Goodbye “Good Eats”: Alton Brown on putting the show on paper and what he’s cooking up next

By Lori Acken Follow @ChannelGuideLLA Yes, Alton Brown knows how sad you are about the impending end of Good Eats, his long running, game-changing Food Network megahit. He hears about it at each performance of his month-long Good Eats 3: The Later Years book tour, which has him cracking up — and educating — audiences in different cities across the country nearly every evening in October. But rest assured, lovers of Brown’s acerbic wit, large vocabulary and quirky sense of narrative — you haven’t seen the last of him. Not by a long shot. “My wife is the president of our company […]

No Picture
Food TV

Chuck Takes Off: Chuck Hughes is a hot commodity on Cooking Channel

By Lori Acken Follow @ChannelGuideLLA Chuck Hughes still can’t believe what’s happened to him. Specifically — fame. The 34-year-old, tattooed star of Cooking Channel’s popular Chuck’s Day Off — and star-struck competitor on Food Network’s upcoming “Super Chef” version of The Next Iron Chef (premiering Oct. 30) — would love to call his meteoric rise from Montreal restaurateur to food TV favorite a dream come true. But “honest truth” — a favorite Hughes expression — he can’t. “It’s way more than that,” Hughes exclaims in a charming French-Canadian-with-a-dash-of-Brooklyn accent, “because I never dreamt this big! I’m a normal guy! I cut carrots […]