The 5th TASTE HALL OF FAME Inductees Announced

The Fifth year Inductees to the TASTE HALL OF FAME have been announced, and the list is here. See who joined the legends this year.

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.”

TASTE AWARDS Add New Award Categories, including Best VR

The TASTE AWARDS Committee is pleased to announce new award categories have been added, including for Best Virtual Reality Film or Documentary.

The addition of the VR Category comes after last year’s awards for best Technological Innovation went to three VR companies, as well as the growing amount of VR content being created across genres.


Best Virtual Reality Film or Documentary (VR)

Best VR. Any Length. Entry should be about or noticeably include visuals, topic, or content that spotlights either food, fashion, design, action sports, exercise or travel.

Other categories that have been added or revised include:

  • Best Kids Programs, Films or Documentaries
  • Best Action Sports, Adventure, or Outdoors Film
  • Best Ethnic Lifestyle Films or Documentaries (Black/Latino/Asian)
  • Music Video of the Year

What Treats were in the TASTE AWARDS VIP and Celebrity Swag Bags?

The annual TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year’s best in Lifestyle Broadcast Media, and it also always asked “What treats were in the TASTE AWARDS VIP and Celebrity Swag Bags?”