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Top Chef Gossip: Padma Divorces Author Salman Rushdie

In a not-so-shocking move, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi and hubby author Salman Rushdie are divorcing. Friends tell one newspaper that the two just weren't compatible; he's too "self-centered" and she's "incredibly dull." From a Top Chef standpoint, the only reason we know who she is at all, she's not as dull or robotic as, say, first-season host Katie Lee Joel. Hotter, too. But she is 24 years his junior. And yes yes, this has no bearing on the Los Angeles restaurant world, but word is she instigated the divorce, and someone sent us a gossipy tip that Padma's "been dating a billionaire." How could we not?
· The reason why Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi split [Daily India]
· Salman Rushdie to divorce again [BBC News]
· Rushdie Marital Chapter Comes to an End [Daily Breeze/AP]

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