Johnny Mac Aces with Ari Gold; President Obama Has a Burger; The Kills’ Jamie Hince Hangs with Joan Jett at Kenmare; Sean Penn Gets Punky at Aziza for Haiti

We hope Sean Penn didn't try to bring his own bagel to Aziza.

* Tennis great John McEnroe and son Sean did karaoke with Entourage star Jeremy Piven at Cafe Habana in Malibu. [NY Post]

* Tina Brown threw a luncheon at La Grenouille for Ms. Gloria Steinem, who had some less-than-choice words about they-whose-names-that-start-with-a-K-shall-not-be-named-here. [NY Daily News]

* The POTUS had a burger at Ted’s Bulletin in D.C. and left a fat tip. Nice! [TMZ]

* Ethan Hawke was spotted at La Bottega with his nanny wife and new daughter, whose name is Indiana, which also happens to be the name of my German Shorthaired Pointer. He likes Italian fare also. [NY Post]

* The other fresh prince of Bel-Air, Alfonso Ribeiro, chatted up the papparazzi outside Katsuya in Hollywood after dinner. [TMZ]

* Spicoli and Punky Brewester, aka Sean Penn and Soleil Moon Frye were at Aziza dining to help Haiti. [Tablehopper]

* Jamie Hince, aka Mr. Kate Moss, hung out post-gig at Kenmare in NYC with Joan Jett. ScarJo was also in the house. [NY Post]

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Top Chef Season 8 Episode 2: Big Girls Don’t Cry (Except When They Do)

Padma resists asking guest judge Joe Jonas if he still has his purity ring.

Chef Ed Cotton is on a special secret assignment this and next week, but we’re fortunate to have a guest chef correspondent lending a hand. From the second season of Top Chef Masters, Chef Carmen Gonzalez joins us! Chef Gonzalez shared exclusively with OpenTable that she is currently the national chef ambassador for BACARDI rums, is working on opening a brand new concept in Puerto Rico, and recently signed on to Nutrisystem’s Chef Culinary Council to create a new line of nutritious food. Chef Carmen will appear as a guest on an upcoming episode of Top Chef All Stars that you won’t want to miss!

What did you think of Fabio’s reaction to Anthony Bourdain’s criticism last week? They showed it again, and I’m wondering if he’s being overly sensitive or was Bourdain being too mean?

I think Fabio was being overly sensitive. You need to respect the fact that Anthony Bourdain is the judge and you have to respect him as such.  In my experience, most chefs are volatile and sensitive at the same time. I don’t think Fabio’s reaction was any different from other chefs in past seasons; however, I do think he was a little out of place. I have had chefs treat me worse than that in my personal life.

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