Anthony Bourdain

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Explosive New Book Reveals Anthony Bourdain's Final Texts

Unauthorized biography reveals intimate details of his final days

(Newser) - Simon & Schuster is calling Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain the first unauthorized biography of the chef, author, and travel documentarian who committed suicide in 2018. But many members of Bourdain's inner circle aren't happy about journalist Charles Leerhsen's book, set to...

Bourdain, in Love, 'Was Not in His Right Mind'
Bourdain, in Love, 'Was
Not in His Right Mind'

Bourdain, in Love, 'Was Not in His Right Mind'

Family and friends recount the life of late celebrity chef

(Newser) - "I often blame my gallbladder as the sort of beginning of the end of Tony's life, weirdly." So says director Mike Steed in an excerpt from Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography at Vanity Fair . Steed is joking, though not entirely, in regard to his late friend Anthony...

Bourdain's Widow: No, I Didn't Approve a Fake AI Voice

Documentary causes a stir by using artificial intelligence for some Bourdain narration

(Newser) - The new Anthony Bourdain documentary is out, and critics say Roadrunner is well worth watching . But one aspect in particular is proving to be controversial. Filmmaker Morgan Neville used artificial intelligence to recreate the voice of Bourdain at certain points in the documentary, and that is raising an ethical debate...

What Critics Are Saying About New Bourdain Documentary
New Bourdain
Film Shows
'the Empath and
the Narcissist'

New Bourdain Film Shows 'the Empath and the Narcissist'

'Haunting,' 'brilliant,' and 'troubling' are just some of the descriptors for Morgan Neville's documentary

(Newser) - It's been just over three years since celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by suicide at the age of 61, and a new documentary by filmmaker Morgan Neville hopes to shed some light not only on Bourdain's life, but also on the aftermath of his death. Roadrunner: A Film ...

Film About Celebrity Chef On the Way

Anthony Bourdain documentary to premiere at Tribeca

(Newser) - A documentary about the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is coming to theaters this summer. Focus Features said Friday that Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain will hit theaters on July 16, the AP reports. Academy Award winner Morgan Neville will direct. Bourdain shot to fame after the publication of...

'Tremendous Bittersweetness': Bourdain Shows Win 6 Emmys

(Newser) - If Anthony Bourdain were still with us, Sunday would have been one of the proudest days of his life. The chef, who died by suicide in June, was honored with six awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Variety reports. His CNN show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, won awards for...

Asia Argento: Let's Talk About 'Phase 2' of #MeToo

Actress's lawyer says it was Jimmy Bennett who sexually assaulted his client, not other way around

(Newser) - Asia Argento has already strongly denied the story of Jimmy Bennett, the man who says she sexually abused him when he was a teen—and now she says Bennett was the abuser, not the victim. Mark Jay Heller, the #MeToo advocate's lawyer, tells TMZ it was Bennett who sexually...

CNN Yanks Argento Episodes of Anthony Bourdain Show

Network says it's 'in light of recent news reports'

(Newser) - CNN has removed episodes of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown involving Asia Argento, the girlfriend the late chef met on the show. The network says the episodes—two filmed in her native Italy, which she appeared in, and one from Hong Kong, which she directed—were pulled from the CNN...

You Haven't Seen the Last of Parts Unknown
Good News for
Anthony Bourdain Fans

Good News for Anthony Bourdain Fans

More episodes of 'Parts Unknown' to air on CNN this fall, including one with Bourdain narration

(Newser) - A final season of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown is set to air this fall. CNN says it will air seven episodes in the 12th season of the series, reports the Los Angeles Times . A single episode completed before Bourdain's June 8 suicide in France finds him exploring Kenya...

Months Before Death, Bourdain Talked to Me About Everything
Months Before Death, Bourdain
Talked to Me About Everything

Months Before Death, Bourdain Talked to Me About Everything

Maria Bustillos spent hours with Anthony Bourdain in February

(Newser) - When Maria Bustillos reached out to Anthony Bourdain's assistant to see if she could secure an interview with him, she got a quick reply: the following Friday, Feb. 16, worked. They were to meet at 3pm at an unfussy Manhattan bar called Coliseum. Bustillos assumed she'd get 15...

Bourdain's Will May Not Have Told Full Story

Celeb set up a private trust, in addition to the $1.2M in his will, reports TMZ

(Newser) - He was a TV host recognized around the world, not to mention a best-selling author and chef. So why did Anthony Bourdain's will show that he left behind $1.2 million , a figure in the mere-mortal range? TMZ might have the answer: The website reports that the will suggests...

Anthony Bourdain Was Worth Millions Less Than Thought

Estimates had pegged his fortune at $16M, but it was actually $1.21M

(Newser) - Anthony Bourdain was thought to have been worth about $16 million at the time of his death by suicide, but new legal filings reveal the TV chef was actually worth just $1.21 million, Page Six reports. That amount includes $425,000 in cash and savings, $35,000 in a...

Rocker Shares Letter Bourdain Sent His Upset Daughter

Josh Homme writes of his friend, 'I miss you bad'

(Newser) - "Tony, I miss you bad," tweeted Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme Thursday. Pitchfork reports the rocker was close with Bourdain and helped write the theme to Parts Unknown. He also made an appearance on an episode of No Reservations, and a scene during the opening...

Bourdain's Ashes to Head Stateside
Ashes to Head

Bourdain's Ashes to Head Stateside

CNN confirms chef was cremated in France

(Newser) - Anthony Bourdain was cremated in France on Wednesday, with his ashes to be sent to the US on Friday, a week after the beloved chef was found hanged, People reports, citing a source. A CNN rep confirms Bourdain has been cremated, per E! News . Bourdain had been in France filming...

U2 Dedicates Song to Anthony Bourdain

Band honors late chef at NYC performance

(Newser) - U2 honored the late Anthony Bourdain during their Monday night concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Lead singer Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life," alluding to the apparent...

Rose McGowan: Stop Blaming Bourdain's Girlfriend

Actress writes letter calling for open conversation about depression

(Newser) - In the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, Rose McGowan is asking people not to place blame—on Bourdain himself or on his girlfriend, actress Asia Argento . "Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets," McGowan...

Bourdain's Ex Posts Photo of Their 'Brave' Daughter

Ariane, 11, is Bourdain's only child

(Newser) - A bittersweet Instagram post from Ottavia Busia-Bourdain is grabbing attention. It's a photo of Ariane, her daughter with ex-husband Anthony Bourdain, in which the 11-year-old's head is turned toward her left shoulder as she holds a microphone. The caption reads: "Our little girl had her concert today....

Prosecutor Releases Details on Bourdain's Death

Toxicology tests are being performed after suicide

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hanged himself in French hotel bathroom with bathrobe belt, French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny tells the AP . Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, also says there did not appear to be much planning in Bourdain's suicide, the AP reports. "...

Bourdain's Mom Is Dumbfounded: 'He Had Everything'

She speaks to 'NYT' in wake of son's death

(Newser) - Tucked within a much larger New York Times piece on the death of Anthony Bourdain are a few quotes from someone close to the paper and even closer to the late chef. Gladys Bourdain, who worked as an editor at the Times, says her son's suicide was totally unexpected...

Shocked Friends Mourn 'Huge Loss' of Bourdain
'Anthony, Why?'
Friends Mourn
Loss of Bourdain

'Anthony, Why?' Friends Mourn Loss of Bourdain

Chef had legions of admirers, in and out of the culinary world

(Newser) - "The most interesting man in the world" has departed. That's Drew Magary's take on Anthony Bourdain's Friday death of a suspected suicide . At GQ , Magary writes that he idolized the celebrity chef, who "lived so much that the idea of him dying seems completely preposterous....

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