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Aug 16, 2013 - The Dish0

Padma's search for a Top Chef star, Jenni Pulos' adorable baby and one amazing put-down from Heather Dubrow kept our attention this week. Missed out on all the happenings in the Bravo world? Catch up with our recap of the biggest stories. You're welcome!

The competition to find the next Top Chef officially kicked off this week with the launch of Padma's Picks. In our exclusive web series, Padma Lakshmi searches New Orleans to find a local chef to compete. Watch the full six-episode series here. We also unveiled this year's crop of Cheftestants, which range from a self-proclaimed "gnocchi Queen" to a Chinese immigrant-turned-master to a caterer who was hailed as one of the "sexiest chefs" in New York City.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Special got started with a bang. Gretchen Rossi was accused (once again) of cheating on her husband by Tamra Barney—which led many fans to side with Tamra.

The RHOC drama continued with Lydia McLaughlin and Heather Dubrow, which caused Heather to lash out with one epic put-down. See for yourself:

On a happier note, Jenni Pulos shared pictures of her adorable newborn Alianna—and also revealed that Jeff Lewis is going to be a great "guncle" (even if he's guilty of re-gifting presents). Behold Jenni's beautiful baby below:

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars Josh Altman and Heather Bilyeu may only have been engaged for a few weeks, but the couple are already planning for their big day: they spilled all the details on the potential destination wedding to Cabo. But will Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand get an invitation?

We gave a quick rundown of Melissa Gorga's new book Love Italian Style. In just her first chapter alone, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star dropped ten amazing revelations about her past.

Last but not least, we dug through the archives to find this fabulous old-school photo of Lea Black, who returned this week with the new season of The Real Housewives of Miami.

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