DAVE BURNS IT UP IN “HELL’S KITCHEN” – WINS THE COMPETITION

Dave (R) celebrates his victory with Chef Ramsay (C) and runner-up Kevin (L) on the season finale episode of HELL'S KITCHEN which aired Tuesday, October 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Wymore/FOX.

Dave (R) celebrates his victory with Chef Ramsay (C) and runner-up Kevin (L) on the season finale episode of HELL'S KITCHEN which aired Tuesday, October 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Wymore/FOX.

Dave squeaked out a win in what was the closest competition ever on Hell’s Kitchen Tuesday night.

With an arm injury, Indian cuisine and a simple final dinner as his handicap, Dave still rallied his troops, took the leadership well in hand and elevated his status to the top of the heap.

It was a long journey that he explains started years ago in his dreams…literally.  Now with the win and the coveted job as chef of Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, British Columbia a reality, the newly anointed food guru is still digesting his good fortune.

Chef Gordon Ramsay‘s confidence in him has Dave pinching himself repeatedly because it wasn’t that long ago that the doubts did plague him a bit.

Click onto the two media bar for all the reasons why Dave is still counting his blessings after winning Hell’s Kitchen.

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SPIKE JONZE LOOKS AT THE MAN BEHIND WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

sendak-hboTonight sees the debut on HBO of TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT: A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK by directors SPIKE JONZE and LANCE BANGS. In the short but powerful film, SENDAK reviews his life and reveals thoughts on fame, childhood, mortality and everything in between. It’s a great little film about a really interesting man. We spoke with JONZE recently and he talked about working with SENDAK on the upcoming WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE feature. Listen in below:

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TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT debuts tonight on HBO

PHIL SCHOEN’S SOCCER FOR DUMMIES

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Phil Schoen has been covering soccer for years, but he knows that the game has had challenges connecting with American fans.

With the World Cup Qualifying underway, Schoen thought it was a good time to explain the game for people struggling with understanding its appeal as well as offer a bit of handicapping on the competing teams that are hoping to head to Africa for the World Cup in the summer of 2010.

Schoen covers the rules, who will qualify, who won’t as well as how the U.S. fits into the mix.

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Qualifying continues tonight, 8:00 p.m. ET.  You can check out the play-by-play action on Mun2.

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JOAN BAEZ STILL THE SWEETEST SOUND

joan-baezTonight on PBS is the premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS JOAN BAEZ: HOW SWEET THE SOUND. It’s an overview of a music career that’s lasted for almost fifty years and features interviews and musical performances. BAEZ spoke at a press conference in July and talked about the art and science of putting together a great set list. Listen in below:

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AMERICAN MASTERS JOAN BAEZ: HOW SWEET THE SOUND airs tonight on PBS

NIP/TUCK IS BACK AND THE BOYS ARE BROKE

nip-tuck-09Tonight sees the return of NIP/TUCK to the FX schedule and while Christian and Sean are still in business, times are tough for expensive plastic surgeons in a down economy. If the first two episodes are any indication, we can say that things are just as screwy as always on this show and it’s going to be a good season. We spoke with series creator RYAN MURPHY last year about what to expect no that the show has relocated to L.A.. Listen in below:

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NIP/TUCK has its season premiere tonight on FX

FIRST LOOK AT NEW STEPHEN KING COMIC

talismanAs we reported last year, STEPHEN KING and PETER STRAUB have joined forces to produce a six issue graphic presentation of THE TALISMAN. Well, the first installment finally hits the street next week and EW.com has a 12-page ‘first look’. Hit the link for the full scoop:

THE TALISMAN: THE ROAD OF TRIALS hits the stands 10/20