New TASTE AWARDS Trailer Released


The TASTE AWARDS have released the new trailer for the 9th Annual Awards. They feature many of the previous winners and nominees, plus several new additions. Take a look and see if you can spot a few.


Katy Perry Gives a New Twist on Dinner in BON APPETIT Video

Katy Perry Gives a new twist on the chef’s mission to make the perfectly flavored dinner in her BON APPETIT music video. This work continues her ongoing music video themes of colorful and eye catching visuals, combined with culinary references, that earned her a previous TASTE AWARD. Examples of such themes can be found in hits such as “California Girls” as well as “This is How We Do“.

TV Celebrity Nick Cannon Shows Off The Most Expensive Shoes in the World On COMPLEX CLOSETS

Complex premieres its newest a celebrity interview series, “Complex Closets,” today giving viewers an exclusive look inside the closets of some of the most fascinating pop culture figures today. Hosted by Complex’s Joe La Puma, the series expands on the “Sneaker Shopping” franchise, the most popular sneaker style series on the web. In “Complex Closets,” La Puma visits the biggest names in music, movies, sports, and more to talk about the shoes that define their style. Today’s premiere features actor and comedian Nick Cannon giving an all-access look at his expansive collection of footwear, which ranges from customized classic sneakers to a pair of bedazzled loafers currently claiming the title of the world’s most expensive shoes.


On owning the most expensive shoes in the world:

“Obviously I’m an over-the-top dude, and I wanted to stunt. You win $1 million on America’s Got Talent if you win the show, so I was like, ‘Yo, I want to have a million dollars on each foot.’ It took a year and a half to make these, so I’ve been planning for so long. The goal is to sell them and donate all the proceeds to charity.”


On buying multiple pairs of Concord 11’s

“I had to get three or four pairs, because I knew these were going to be classics.”


On his gilded NBA All-Star Celebrity Game sneakers

“I didn’t score no points, but I looked good & that’s all that matters.”


On his Kuh-Vit custom sneakers

“They’ll take something that’s standard and throw some high fashion on it.”


On designing a pair of exclusive Wild ‘N Out Jordan’s

“I would ask [MJ], and he would tap me on my head and say, “Maybe one day.”

“Ever since I launched Wild ’N Out, it’s been my dream to have a Wild ‘N Out Jordan.”

Lifestyle Entertainment Broadcast News Roundup

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Some of the latest news in the Lifestyle Entertainment Broadcast Industry:

  • Box Office: ‘Sausage Party‘ scores with $33.6 million with Seth Rogen – (Reuters)
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  • Food Network Orders Travel Series With YouTube Star Hannah Hart (Hollywood Reporter)
  • BuzzFeed, Tastemade & Food Network Use Social Media to Make Cooking Cool (SFGate)
  • From edible wedding dresses to animal ashes, Amsterdam is getting experimental with food (Vice Munchies)
  • You can’t call yourself a Canadian without trying 1 of these 13 crazy delicious food trucks (Food Network Canada)
  • With an eye to Tuscany, Debi Mazar plots culinary future (CT Post)
  • Conflict, honor, and food? Check out Nancy Stalker‘s work on Japanese food manga (NPR, Gastronomica)


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Lifestyle Entertainment Broadcast News Roundup


Some of the latest news in the Lifestyle Entertainment Broadcast Industry:


Some of our favorite ’90s stars are cooking up something new (USA Today)

How Live Streaming Will Transform the Way We Watch Food TV (Eater)

Fragrance Company launches new film, Meet the Harmony (Taste Awards)

Ayesha Curry to host her own show on Food Network (USA Today Sports)

How Beauty Video Guru Michelle Phan Cracked the Code for Free Marketing on YouTube (Inc.)

Anthony Bourdain on Food Porn, YouTube Stars and His Intolerance of Gluten-Free Diets (Adweek)

Gordon Ramsay Isn’t Down With Chefs Who Diss Instagramming Diners (Adweek)

The 10 Best Cooking Shows On Netflix Streaming (Uproxx)

YouTube Co-Founder Launches Live-Streaming Cooking App (The Daily Meal)

Cassey Ho: How I won over the fitness world…and Taylor Swift (CNBC)

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Early Bird Call for Entries continues for 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS

The Early Bird Nomination Submission and Call for Entries period is open for the 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS.

Nominations can be submitted via the site, in any of the following categories:


  • Food & Drink
  • Fashion & Design
  • Home Decor & Renov.
  • Travel & Adventure
  • Health & Fitness
  • Lifestyle
  • Outdoor Sports and Activity


  • Television
  • Film
  • Online Streaming / VOD
  • Radio
  • Live Events
  • Photography
  • Apps

The TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood are the premier awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, in Apps, Photography and on Radio.
The Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, CreateTV, APT, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Dreamworks, Esquire Network, FYI Network, The History Channel, Bio, iHeart Radio, Sony Pictures, APT, Myx TV, and more.