We suspect Salman Rushdie is quite relieved he's no longer married to Padma Lakshmi.
Think about it -- if he can get a fatwa for writing a book, just imagine the sort of hot water he'd be in once the Ayatollah got wind of Lakshmi's new in-the-buff ad campaign for her eponymous fine jewelry line (and let's not forget that Carl's Jr. burger encounterl!).
Priced from $300 to $6,000 and sold at fine stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, the pieces, including a necklace meant to be draped down the back, are made of 10- and 14-karat gold with precious and semi-precious stones.The full campaign debuts in the September issue of Hearst magazine supplement 30 Days in Fashion. In the meantime, take pity on poor "Top Chef" co-star Toby Young, who has surely wasted the better part of a day crafting "hotter than a bowl of four-alarm chili in Bangkok" puns at Lakshmi's expense.