Padma is back in the gossip pages, just in time for the Top Chef premiere. Wondering if it's all part of her contract: "Lakshmi...has been linked with a growing list of money-men since she split last year from...Salman Rushdie. She dated billionaire (and permanent bachelor) Ted Forstmann...she was seen canoodling with Russell Simmons...Lakshmi was seen last week...'grinding on the dance floor with some tall, young guy with a shaved head.'" [NYP]
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