I was just watching Craig Ferguson's show tonight and Padma Lakshmi was a guest. Just as they were finishing up the interview, she wished Tom Colicchio a happy birthday and then mentioned that she can also be seen on Top Chef. Could this mean that Katie, our favorite cardboard host, is out? Please, GOD let it mean she's out! Here's Padma's info on imdb.com: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0482290/bio
She seemed more intelligent and animated than Katie.
She'll certainly bring in male viewers!