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Is Stanley Tucci trying to be the next Bourdain?

Well, is he?

by Anonymousreply 85Last Monday at 11:45 AM

Yes, and CNN is trying to make him the next Bourdain.

by Anonymousreply 102/10/2021

duh, do ya think?

by Anonymousreply 202/10/2021

I hate him, and I can't really pinpoint why.

by Anonymousreply 302/10/2021

I love him. But he’s getting too thin.

by Anonymousreply 402/10/2021

Do you mean you think Stanley Tucci is going to commit suicide in France, OP?

by Anonymousreply 502/10/2021

r3 Maybe it's because he's a homophobe?

by Anonymousreply 602/10/2021

Bourdain didn't commit suicide. He was suicided There is a difference.

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by Anonymousreply 802/10/2021

R6- Maybe it's because Stanley Tucci is GAY himself.

by Anonymousreply 902/10/2021

Let's keep him away from that grifter cunt Asia Argento!

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2021

Did anyone watch? I liked the show but way too many commercials.

He must vomit after taking bites of all that rich Italian food, he is a compact man!

by Anonymousreply 1102/16/2021

Stanley is suddenly displaying a false modesty....very disingenuous. I used to love him.

by Anonymousreply 1202/16/2021

He comes across as effete. I'm torn I love the show but him not so much.

by Anonymousreply 1302/16/2021

He left his first wife for Edie Falco when they were in a play together but ended up going back to her after he and Edie broke up. The first wife later died of cancer and he is now remarried to Emily Blunt's oldest sister.

by Anonymousreply 1402/16/2021

He’s a bit of a slut. Regardless, I’d still do him.

by Anonymousreply 1502/16/2021

He has no clue about how to make a Negroni, for a start.

by Anonymousreply 1602/16/2021

R14, Which would make John Krasinski his brother-in-law.

by Anonymousreply 1702/16/2021

someone needs to feed him a sandwich

by Anonymousreply 1802/16/2021

He was naked during Frankie and Johnny on Broadway, showing his big uncut cock.

by Anonymousreply 1902/16/2021

I really enjoyed this first episode, but maybe because I've been to the Amalfi Coast and also down to Paestum where the "mozzarella bufalo" are from.

Just drove through Naples, though! Realky wish we had gone to Ischia, after seeing it on this show!

I'm glad I learned about fake San Marzano labeling! And I might try making that Pasta with Zucchini (and butter! Haha! Stanley was seriously po'ed when he realized he hadn't been told that ingredient before!)!

(As an aside: Tucci is absolutely hilarious in "Shall We Dance?" [Richard Gere, JLo, Susan Sarandon, Bobby Cannavale].)

I know future episodes will make me regret either not visiting (Sicily, e.g.) or not doing enough in the places I did visit!

by Anonymousreply 2002/16/2021

(a) I'd love to have seen his big uncut cock, and (b) he can be the next Bourdain or anything he wants as long as he takes me in his arms every night.

by Anonymousreply 2102/16/2021

R12, How so, his "false modesty"? He wasn't shy about speaking Italian, for example. And it surely wasn't false to commend his obvious culinary betters!

I'll have to watch again!

by Anonymousreply 2202/16/2021

r20 this zucchini pasta recipe seems pretty close to what was shown last night

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by Anonymousreply 2302/16/2021

that twink is cuter

by Anonymousreply 2402/16/2021

Thank you, r23!

And did you catch that Tucci said "zucchini/zucchine" the Italian way, with the "e" ending?

by Anonymousreply 2502/16/2021

Tedious, preening egomaniac.

Can't abide this prissy oxygen thief.

Or the creatures he surrounds himself with.

by Anonymousreply 2602/16/2021

So I read that recipe, r23.

The only flavor comes from basil, salt, and pepper. And, I guess, the olive oil. IDK that I would care for it so much.

by Anonymousreply 2702/16/2021

Maybe this one.

by Anonymousreply 2802/16/2021

Oops! Here:

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by Anonymousreply 2902/16/2021

r22, to be honest I haven't watched his show. The false modesty/disingenuous was running rampant in some recent interview I saw with him where the female host was gushing about his sexiness.

by Anonymousreply 3002/16/2021

They tried with Marcus Samuelsson, but he only got six episodes done...all domestic U.S.

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by Anonymousreply 3102/16/2021

I can't abide Marcus Samuelson. He has one of those clear-your-damn-throat! voices. [See: Melvin, Craig]

by Anonymousreply 3202/16/2021

I can’t listen to Craig Melvin.

by Anonymousreply 3302/16/2021

R19, I thought at the time it was said his penis was, well, tiny. By DL standards at least.

by Anonymousreply 3402/16/2021

But what do you think about Stanley Tucci, r33?

by Anonymousreply 3502/16/2021

This Levi's advert was recently rediscovered by Esquire magazine. Stanley looks hot here!

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by Anonymousreply 3602/16/2021

R36. Jesus.....he was hot as shit!

by Anonymousreply 3702/16/2021

He's the biggest closeted queen in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 3802/16/2021

He has a book coming this fall.

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by Anonymousreply 3902/16/2021

Is his show worth watching?

by Anonymousreply 4002/20/2021

His show is on now!!

by Anonymousreply 41Last Sunday at 3:21 PM

Fuck the spaghetti pics.

Big, uncut dick pics please!

by Anonymousreply 42Last Sunday at 3:26 PM

I made the zucchini pasta the other night..I used 3 cloves of garlic it was delish

by Anonymousreply 43Last Sunday at 3:31 PM

I have absolutely zero interest in watching this.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Sunday at 3:34 PM

I’d eat his ass.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Sunday at 3:53 PM

Dunno who or what Bourdain is- but I met Tucci years ago at a film opening (Big Night) at the restaurant Le Madri in NYC. He was handsome, unaffected, pleasant and smart. Did not pick up a hint of him being gay. Since then he has produced an incredible body of work on stage and screen that few peers can match in virtuosity. He has played straight thugs and gay men and ordinary Joe’s. He is a tolerant progressive liberal in life and still good friends with the chef from Le Madri who did all the food in Big Night. In brief- there is as always a pile of bullshit on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Sunday at 4:01 PM

Anthony Bourdain is the Ur-Chef of books about the job of cooking and possibly of shows on traveling to find good food.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Sunday at 7:11 PM

I like the show and the smart commentary. I have looked at the credits to see who is writing the episodes and there's no writer credited, so I am guessing Tucci is the writer. He doesn't seem affected to me and displays an incredible fluency of Italian. I love travelogues and their hosts, with the exception of the pedantic Rick Steves. His "history professor" vibe is grating and the overly detailed scripts are too dense, even for PBS. That's why I find Tucci's low-key and conversational style so refreshing. I will be watching the series to the end.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Sunday at 7:26 PM

The best show on television right now. He's charming, the food is gorgeous. I hate that I can't travel to Italy this very second. Fuck Bourdain-total poseur. Went to the lamest restaurants in San Francisco and I will never forgive him for it. Bourdain is frau bait, Tucci is cougar bait and I prefer the latter.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Sunday at 7:32 PM

How is he a "homophobe"?

by Anonymousreply 50Last Sunday at 7:32 PM

He has a moist, fragrant, extremely hairy, inviting anus.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 7:34 PM

Bourdain was a cranky, pretentious curmudgeon. Didn’t surprise me to hear he offed himself. I don’t think Tucci is like that.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Sunday at 8:42 PM

His taste in good food sucks! There it had to be said.

I love the show itself for off the beaten path info but so far raving about pasta with zucchini like it's the best thing he ever ate in the world is only important to one person, him and his wife This weeks episode included chicken organ meats and tripe and artichokes, rabbit? Um, hard pass.

The first episode on the Almafi coast he hardly went into all the lemon things the were known for. A glass of limoncello and a desert. Big deal. There are tons of uniqueness recipes there that use lemon in unique ways, he went to the cliche.

Bottom line, here's lots of strange food no one wants to eat, wrap it up at the end with a cleché to make the producers happy.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 10:03 PM

Next weeks episode, bovine testicles, horse meat, blood pudding and finish with classic meatballs and spaghetti.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Sunday at 10:08 PM

Why does he want to be the next Anthony Bourdain? Bourdain was an asshole and Tucci is an incredibly in-demand movie star.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 10:11 PM

IF CNN is willing to pay him to travel and indulge in something he enjoys why wouldn't he do it? He may need a break from pretending to be other people.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Sunday at 10:24 PM

I don’t find him handsome

by Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 10:33 PM

I don’t find him handsome either r57, but I do find him charming.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Monday at 1:58 AM

R36, I suspect it was Stanley or his agent who unearthed that ad, not Esquire or the writer.

Still, he was a little hottie and I envy his wife.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 2:05 AM

I watched it and wasn't won over. So much has already been said about Neapolitan pizza, I didn't feel Tucci brought anything new to the subject. The rabbit restaurant was interesting. It felt like he was just covering restaurants he went to on holiday. I could do that! He seemed fine, just not as energetic & passionate about travel and food as Bourdain was. I will be trying that pasta recipe with zucchini though....

by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 2:17 AM

r56 has hit the nail on the head. All expenses culinary vacation paid for by someone else- yes please! Although he must workout like a demon to keep the calories off- my mother did a culinary tour of northern France and gained 10 lbs in a week.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Monday at 2:29 AM

How does he feel about straining pasta? That will determine how deeply I want him inside me.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Monday at 2:40 AM

The ad's been on Youtube for years, r59. When someone "discovers" something like that, it's either PR or a very slow news day.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Monday at 2:45 AM

Agree R60. Tucci is not bringing anything new to the Italian table here. Bourdain’s episodes in Naples and Rome (the gorgeous black and white one) really captured the soul of Italy.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Monday at 2:52 AM

I'll watch Episode 1 again (have Episode 2 taped), but my recall is that ST doesn't show us much of the justly vaunted Amalfi Coast or of Amalfi. And he takes us to an island only to ignore its island features?

I can't speak to Naples, but in a long life of many pies, I found the best pizza to have been on Capri, outdoors, overlooking the sea.

In Rome I dined on deep-fried zucchini flowers, again outside, on a rooftop across from the Colosseum.

All these shows---Steves, Bourdain, Zimmern, Tucci, even Fieri---offer memory prompts and vicarious thrills. Keep 'em coming!

But I'm not paying extra to watch Bobby and Giada on Discovery +!

by Anonymousreply 65Last Monday at 3:31 AM

I'm enjoying the show! It's light and breezy. It is odd that no one is wearing masks at all in Italy, which is exactly why they went right back into lockdown soon after the filming.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Monday at 3:52 AM

I’d watch the Tooch. I couldn’t stomach Bordain.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Monday at 4:31 AM

I see what you did there, r67!

by Anonymousreply 68Last Monday at 4:41 AM

R46, And he has a gorgeous cock.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Monday at 4:47 AM

R69 that’s always something to look forward to!

by Anonymousreply 70Last Monday at 4:50 AM

I have a crush on him. I think he's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Monday at 4:50 AM

This is R71 -

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by Anonymousreply 72Last Monday at 6:22 AM

I know Bourdain was an asshole, but his streak of melancholy made his show at times less about travel or food and more about trying to find something in yourself. After going back & watching some of the old episodes, it is not all surprising he had a substance abuse issue & suffered from depression. I don't really want to see a depressed traveler, but if you want peppy travelers, go watch Rick Steve. I kind of the "dark night of the soul" kind of show.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Monday at 7:20 AM

Just watched the Rome episode. Highly enjoyable and informative!

One good result from these 2 episodes is I learned not only more about the authenticity of San Marzano tomatoes and why guanciale is preferred over bacon in Sauce Amatriciana (guanciale is fattier and not smoked); but also that an Italian store in my vicinity carries both products!

Bologna up next! Dang, I spent one hellaciously hot and un-airconditioned summer night there, and upon awakening high-tailed it, did not stop, did not collect $200, straight to more temperate Austria!

by Anonymousreply 74Last Monday at 9:14 AM

Might be good to point out, in case there is one DLer who is unaware, that the small portions of pasta (even cooked in petite single-serve pans!) relative to American plates, is standard in Italy. Not drenched in sauce, either.

And they walk a lot. So that's how Italians eat their daily pasta without needing bariatric surgery!

by Anonymousreply 75Last Monday at 9:21 AM

[quote] Which would make John Krasinski his brother-in-law.

Here's hoping they have boys only in law weekends that end in a lengthy, sweaty flip fucking session.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Monday at 9:24 AM

Tucci is doing the PBS version of Bourdain's show.

Tucci has some knowledge of what he talks about - clearly, he's not as adventurous as Bourdain, but he's also not promoting some big commercial enterprise, either, so, okay by me.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Monday at 9:26 AM

Now did you Tucci Fans go and watch "Shall We Dance?" like I implied you should?!

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by Anonymousreply 78Last Monday at 9:33 AM

I like lots of gravy on my pasta.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Monday at 9:36 AM

[quote]He has a moist, fragrant, extremely hairy, inviting anus.

Watching SUPERNOVA, I was distracted- in a good way - by his very hairy arms.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Monday at 9:39 AM

I could eat the lemon delight dessert from the Amalfi Coast every single day, served with limoncello. I can't get enough of those Italian lemons from the Amalfi Coast.

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by Anonymousreply 81Last Monday at 9:40 AM

I need to make some Roman carbonara this week.

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by Anonymousreply 82Last Monday at 9:44 AM

[quote] I like lots of gravy on my pasta.

I'd like Stanley's cream sauce on me.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Monday at 9:47 AM

I thought they were trying to make Zac Efron the next Bourdain. His show was (is?) closest to what Bourdain was doing in the end.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Monday at 10:56 AM

I watched his show. It was interesting and engaging, and the food looked absolutely delicious. I will watch again especially because I love the passion the Italians have for food, and I can't take my mind off Stanley Tucci's hot, suckable intact cock.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Monday at 11:45 AM
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