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Kevin Smith To Shoot TV Show in His Comic Book Shop

Filmmaker Kevin Smith will partner with AMC to create a reality television series set in Smith’s comic book shop, The Secret Stash. Smith enjoys reading comic books and graphic novels and usually hosts a panel at San Diego Comic Con every year.

A three-day shoot will take place from June 14th to June 16th at the Red Bank, New Jersey shop. The director is casting comic lovers from the New York tri-state area between the ages of twenty-one to thirty-five.

Here’s more from the Facebook announcement: “He’s [Smith] not looking for actors, he’s looking for real people who live and breath the comic book lifestyle. Must be funny outgoing and have a knowledge and passion for comics, superheroes, movie memorabilia and everything that goes with it.” (via Shelf Awareness)

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Melanie Dunea Appears as Top Chef Judge

Author and photographer Melanie Dunea appeared on this week’s's episode of Top Chef: All-Stars on the judging panel for a “last supper”-themed challenge. During the meal, Dunea rated food offered by the show’s contestants.

Other special guests included chefs Masharu Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck, and Michelle Bernstein. Bernstein was one of the fifty chefs featured in her book, The Last Supper.

In the Google Talk video embedded above, Dunea explains how she conceived of the idea for The Last Supper. Her photography has appeared in Anthony Bourdain‘s Medium Raw and fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo‘s Dressed to Perfection.