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Audience Pays Padma To Leave Stage

padma-lakshmi-picture-babby.jpgSomeone in the audience at a New York storytelling event this week offered Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi $1,000 to get off the stage. The New York Post reports that Lakshmi was telling "a long story about wanting to try a hot dog" when a man stood up and offered her the money. She accepted. Says her rep: "She was not intoxicated but having fun in an unscripted format." [NYP]