Padma Lakshmi, the carefully calibrated co-host of Top Chef, is a reasonably amiable player, best known for being hot, and also for being Salman Rushdie’s wife (something about writing cookbooks, too). Well, you had better start paying her a little more respect: Rushdie was knighted a week ago, and because of the way that the honorific works, Bravo is now the proud owner of Lady Padma Lakshmi. Let’s hope that at least one chef-testant acknowledges this during the show, hopefully with a curtsey or bow (or both). Enjoy your weekend.
[Photo: That’s Lady Bangin’ to you, MyClassicLyrics]