Plus: Matchmaker is back, Lauren Manzo shares beforeand after surgery pics, and more

on Oct 25, 2013 - The Dish

Millionaire Matchmaker is Back!

On December 5th at 9pm ET, Patti Stanger returns to Bravo for the seventh season of Millionaire Matchmaker. But this season she’s not doing it all by herself—she’s enlisted the help of three new dating experts to help her clients (one of whom is Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Rosie Pierri) navigate the world of romance.

Meet the Stars of Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water, one of Bravo's brand new docu-series, follows Ben and Jewel Tankard as they raise their blended family.The new show premieres on November 10th, but if you can’t wait until then, you can catch the first episode at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville, TN. And as an added bonus, the cast will be there for a meet-and-greet afterwards.

Padma Lakshmi’s Top Chef Weight Loss Secrets

Being a judge on Top Chef is a dream for many foodies, but the job does come with one consequence: Padma Lakshmi reveals that she goes up two dress sizes during every season of Top Chef. (Ok, so we’d definitely still want the job.) So how does the model-turned-foodie lose the weight in the off-season? “I follow a clean diet,” she told Fitness Magazine. “No meats, no sweets, no alcohol, no cheese, no fried food, no what.” Oh, and working out five days a week also doesn’t hurt. 

And Finally…George Takei Reads Star Trek Fan Fiction

Start your weekend off right with this amazing clip from George Takei, who guested on Watch What Happens Live this week. On the After Show, the beloved Star Trek star and everyone’s favorite Facebooker indulged one of Andy Cohen’s requests to read some erotic Star Trek fan fiction. One highlight? Takei's narration of a steamy scene between Sulu and Chekov. Watch the result below, and have a great weekend.