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Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Danny Trejo to star in Food & Familia, a proposed ABC sitcom based on his life
The From Dusk Till Dawn actor, who has become more famous lately for his Los Angeles restaurants and donut shop, is set to star in a multi-camera comedy from producer Will Smith and writer Peter Murrieta. According to Deadline, Food & Famila "is a comedy about second chances, inspired by Trejo’s life. When the matriarch of the family passes away, she leaves her restaurant to her son, Danny — who’s about to get out of prison — and her granddaughter, Michelle, who hates her father for abandoning her. This gift from beyond the grave might heal the father and daughter and get them back together but, it’s gonna be rocky as the two of them work their differences out while trying to operate a restaurant, live together, and become a real family again."
Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 10:45AM EDT
Danny Trejo to help promote Mayans MC with his Trejo's Tacos and Trejo's Donuts
The Sons of Anarchy alum and restaurant entrepreneur is partnering with FX to offer "Trejo's Mayans M.C. Taco" at his Trejo's Tacos restaurants and "Trejo's Mayans M.C. Donut" at his Trejo's Coffee & Donuts in Hollywood.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Animal Planet to tell stories of Celebrity Animal Encounters
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kristen Bell, Danny Trejo, Whitney Cummings, Al Roker, Justin Hartley, Moby and other celebrities will each recount an unexpected run-in with an animal on the upcoming series.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain overhauled TV's "Celebrity-Chef Industrial Complex" led by Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse
"When Anthony Bourdain rose to fame in the early aughts, the celebrity-chef-industrial-complex was reaching its most bloated moment," says Sara Dickerman. "Food Network stars like Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril Lagasse were seemingly everywhere at once, using their very familiar faces to launch countless restaurants, with which they had varying degrees of actual connection. Bourdain was different. Sure, he had been a chef, but a chef-for-hire, and not always a successful one." With A Cook's Tour, followed by No Reservations and Parts Unknown, Bourdain was able to change the relationship viewers had with TV chefs. "By valuing street food, improvised meals, and home cooking on the same plane as extraordinary restaurant meals, he helped viewers recognize that great dining didn’t need status signifiers," says Dickerman. "Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri would soon build their own brands on showing audiences how to enjoy lower-brow meals, too, but Bourdain always seemed to absorb more of the world around him: the lives and personalities of the people making the food, the clash of cultural histories. Even the sounds: he chose microphones that picked up more street noise than typical mics would. Bourdain understood that a huge part of what was interesting in the dining world was not going on in fine restaurants."
- Bourdain's No Reservations executive producer: "He didn’t suffer fools. He didn’t hold back barbs"
- "Bourdain was the best white man": He never treated non-western food as if he "discovered" it
- How Bourdain helped humanize the Muslim community
- Danny Trejo recalls filming Parts Unknown with Bourdain in L.A.: "When he walked in, it was like getting visited by the Pope"
- Andrew Zimmern recalls how Bourdain changed his approach to TV after calling it the "most vile mistress" 13 years ago
- Bourdain hadn't finalized his divorce from wife Ottavia Busia when he died
- Travel Channel will continue airing No Reservations episodes through July 3
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