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Anthony Bourdain, Well Known Chef, Dead in Another Shocking Celeb Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, restaurateur and star of CNN’s “Parts Unknown was found dead this morning (June 8) in another shocking suicide of a celebrity who seemed to have life on a string. Only days ago, fashion icon Kate Spade committed suicide after battling depression. CNN, which hosted his travel show “Parts Unknown,” confirmed his death this morning in a statement....

Paula Deen, Like the South, Rises Again; Raises $100M for Comeback

Paula Deen, has raised a huge war chest that may amount to $100 million to fund the comeback of her tarnished brand. The move follows its collapse last year amid allegations she is a closet racist. Deen’s Food Network show, the cornerstone of her business empire, was canceled last summer after revelations Deen made racist comments, regularly used the n-word and treated African-Americans like servants....
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Ray Villafane, Manolo Valdés Artwork In Spotlight (Photos)

American artist Ray Villafane and his talented crew have transformed the New York Botanical Garden into an enchanted forest of ghoulish pumpkin creatures just in time for Halloween. Villafane, whom Martha Stewart called the “Michelangelo of pumpkin carving,” is a two-time winner of the Food Network’s “Outrageous Pumpkins” challenge. Villafane and his team (Andy Bergholtz, Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, and Chris Vierra) worked around the clock this weekend to complete their spooky haunted pumpkin garden....
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NY Botanical Garden Transforms Into Haunted Pumpkin Playground

The New York Botanical Garden is transformed once again into a haunted Halloween garden this weekend as giant pumpkins from around the U.S. get carved into over-the-top sculptures of zombies and other supernatural creatures. Master carver Ray Villafane, a two-time winner of the Food Network's “Outrageous Pumpkins” challenge, works with his team of carvers to transform pumpkins into breathtaking works of art....