PADMA Lakshmi isnt very popular. According to a report from New York Post gossip column Page Six, the audience paid to get the Top Chef host off the stage at The Moths storytelling event at Cooper Union Tuesday night. Sources say Padma was so grating as a host that a guest in the front row stood up and pledged to give the non-profit Moth $1,000 if she left - and she agreed. She was rambling, a source said. She told a long story about wanting to try a hot dog and later begged guests to donate $20 each. The man stood up and said, 'I will donate $1,000 if you get off the stage right now. SS