Anthony Bourdain biography is a profile of a man spiraling
Charles Leerhsen took it a step further: He slept in the same French hotel room where Anthony Bourdain killed himself, earning a unique perspective — and pushback. “There’s been some people who’ve criticized me, saying it’s ghoulish or that I’m the kind of reporter who goes through people’s garbage cans,” Leerhsen, the author of “Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain” told The Associated Press. Seeing what the chef, writer and TV host saw on his last day alive in 2018 is only part of Leerhsen's exhaustive research for the book out this week, which included 80 interviews and material from Bourdain's laptop, diaries and his final texts.news.yahoo.com
Take advantage of the pandemic book bump with a holiday gift
(Hachette Books via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — In this world, there's a book for everybody. The latest in a series for children ages 6-up, this book highlights the contributions of 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls through generations. “The Highlights Book of Things to Draw,” by Highlights. Similarly, there's “The Highlights Book of Things to Write,” with imaginative prompts like: “You find a talking tree. In scrapbook style, with loads of behind-the-scenes photos, Lee tells his story in a career-spanning monograph — his first — using material from his archives.wftv.com
When Anthony Bourdain Invited Obama to Dinner... in Hanoi
Pete Souza/White HouseLanding in Hanoi, I knew shockingly little about what to expect. At least the surroundings were familiar. Heading into town from the airport, my car was adrift in the usual sea of motorbikes, some carrying well-dressed commuters in suits or high heels, others laden with an impossible cargo, like a mattress or a family of eight, toddler perched on the handlebars.Out the window passed larger buildings and an ever-increasing number of new retail shops and neon lights, but alsonews.yahoo.com
Anthony Bourdain’s loved ones recall late star’s obsession with tanning: ‘I could not really recognize him’
Anthony Bourdain’s longtime assistant Laurie Woolever wrote a book titled “Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography,” which was released on Sept. 28. It features nearly 100 interviews with Bourdain’s loved ones who reflected on his life and final years.news.yahoo.com
Anthony Bourdain bares all in 'indelible' never-before-seen image before his death
On Monday, the Vanity Fair Instagram account posted a picture taken of Bourdain by photographer Melanie Dunea, and in the post’s caption, the publication describes the visual as “one of the most indelible images ever taken of the late Anthony Bourdain.”news.yahoo.com
Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out
Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out
‘Roadrunner’: New Anthony Bourdain documentary trailer released
'Roadrunner' documentary FILE PHOTO: Executive Producer Anthony Bourdain speaks on stage at CNN Films - Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent at TFF Panel & Party on April 16, 2016 in New York City. A new documentary focusing on Bourdain will be shown on the big screen next month. (Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Turner)The first trailer for a new documentary focused on Anthony Bourdain promises to tell his life story, “in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him,” NME reported. >> Read more trending newsThe film was made by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville and used not only archival video, but also home videos of Bourdain. The feature-length documentary will hit theaters July 16.wftv.com
Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation’ on Hulu is the perfect TV show for a food getaway
Truly, Padma Lakshmi’s new show on Hulu, “Taste the Nation,” is the perfect thing to watch if you’re missing life on the road. The first episode of “Taste the Nation” illustrates just how Lakshmi will get to the bottom of her questions. “Taste the Nation” is also just a great showcase for Lakshmi. After being a cookbook author and reality TV show host, getting to take the lead on “Taste the Nation” is the cherry on top for this gifted woman. All episodes of “Taste the Nation” are currently streaming on Hulu.
Anthony Bourdain documentary in works
Beloved storyteller Anthony Bourdain will be the subject of a new documentary. Neville said in a statement that "Anthony Bourdain did more to help us understand each other than just about anyone in the history of television." "I'm thrilled to be re-teaming with Focus Features after our journey on 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?,'" Neville added. "I am also happy that HBO Max will make sure Tony's audience only continues to grow." Bourdain was filming an episode of his award-winning CNN series "Parts Unknown" in France when he took his own life last year.
Dave Chappelle accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dave Chappelle accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday. The award is considered the highest accolade in comedy and recognizes individuals who have had an impact on American society in the vein of 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens, or pseudonym, Mark Twain. Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy said in a video tribute Chappelle is the type of person who is "so much smarter than everyone." "Dave is one of the most, maybe the most, intellectual comedian ever," Murphy said. Previous recipients of the Mark Twain award include Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, George Carlin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Bill Murray, David Letterman, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Anthony Bourdain's possessions will be auctioned off
Anthony Bourdain poses in the press room during the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - For years before his death, Anthony Bourdain brought the world and its cultures into our homes. Among the possessions being auctioned are pieces of art from Ralph Steadman and John Lurie, both of whom were featured on Bourdain's show "Parts Unknown." Bourdain, the host of the award-winning CNN series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," died by suicide in 2018 while filming in France. Known for his showcasing of global cuisines through shows like "Parts Unknown" and "No Reservations," along with his writing ability in books like "Kitchen Confidential," Bourdain's death shook many.
'Game Of Thrones' led Creative Arts Emmy wins
Amazon's popular comedy "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" also did well during the night, with a total of six wins. Heading into the Primetime Emmy Awards next Sunday, HBO leads networks and streaming services with 25 wins, followed closely by Netflix with 23. The show is also nominated for best comedy series, and lead actress and writing for Natasha Lyonne and co-creators Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. In reality TV categories, RuPaul won his fourth consecutive Emmy as reality host on VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race." While Creative Arts Emmys don't guarantee Primetime Emmy wins, the event is a good indicator of voter sentiment within the Television Academy.
How to Celebrate Anthony Bourdain Day
Chefs and foodies alike are dubbing June 25 Anthony Bourdain Day. Try a new cuisineThrough his world travels and his show, CNN's "Parts Unknown," Bourdain was known for his openness to new foods and adventurous eating. Following his death, Obama fondly remembered the "low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer." Reach out to a loved oneA year after Bourdain's death, close friends and colleagues say they are still reeling from his death. RELATED STORIESAnthony Bourdain, as Remembered by Friends and Colleagues: See the PhotosFans Pay Tribute to Anthony Bourdain Outside NYC Restaurant Where He Once WorkedCelebrities We've Lost in 2019