'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons welcomes first child

Gail Simmons attends The Endometriosis Foundation of America's

Gail Simmons attends The Endometriosis Foundation of America's Celebration of The 5th Blossom Ball at Capitale in Manhattan. (March 11, 2013) Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris

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MASTER 'CHEF' JUNIOR. "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons welcomed daughter Dahlia Rae Abrams on Dec. 29, her representative told People magazine. This is a first child for the food writer, 37, and husband Jeremy Abrams, founder of the music-industry consultant company Audiostiles.com. The couple married in 2008.

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DON'T THEY THINK NEW YORK CAN DANCE? Head to Philadelphia if you plan on auditioning for season 11 of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" -- apparently that's the closest its casting people dare venture to the land of Juilliard, the High School of Performing Arts, etc. Time and place: Jan. 20, at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

PREMIERES. Juan Pablo Galavis is the first Hispanic star of "The Bachelor," as season 18 launches Monday night at 8 on ABC . . . At 9 p.m., Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season three of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," with contestants including Florence Henderson, Penn Jillette, Chris Kattan and former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka . . . Tuesday at 8 p.m., 16 of the baddest are back in Oxygen's "Bad Girls All Star Battle" season two . . . At 9 p.m. on History, Danny "The Count" Koker returns for a third season of customizing and "Counting Cars" . . . Opposite it on TLC, the new "My 600-lb Life" follows the struggles of eight severely obese individuals. Following at 10 p.m. is TLC's new "Escaping the Prophet," about a former member of the Mormon Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) who helps others escape the controversial sect . . . Wednesday at 10 p.m., it's the 29th edition of MTV's "The Real World," titled "Real World Ex-plosion" . . . Thursday at 10 p.m. on History, cutthroat competition for ginseng harvesting creates "Appalachian Outlaws" . . . Then on Sunday at 10 p.m., mail-order brides on 90-day visas must marry or leave the country in TLC's "90 Day Fiancé."

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