Food Network Star Recap: No Return Policy
I’m not gonna lie to you: I’ve carefully watched every second of Season 9 of Food Network Star, but to steal a line from Aretha Franklin, there “ain’t no way” I was going to get lured into the online spin-off Star Salvation. READ MORE
Food Network Star: Bidder Sweet Symphony
With only six contestants left in the mix on this week’s Food Network Star, I expected some amped-up suspense during the judges’ deliberations. But nope, once again it was a case of, “Eh, either one of these cats can go home; and if we’re being honest …READ MORE
Food Network Star Recap: Live and Let Pie
We’ve reached that point in the Food Network Star season where two questions loom over every contestant: Is there any way Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson would ever greenlight a show built around this person? And is there any way I’d actually watch it? READ MORE
Food Network Star Recap: Downward Dip
“It’s time to go to a commercial break. Please come right back and hang out with us here at Food Network 4th of July Live.”
As far as throws to ad breaks go, that one doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy, does it? And yet it was enough to save Russell’s underperforming self — and result in the ouster of an early favorite — on the latest episode of Food Network Star. READ MORE
Food Network Star: Little 'Chopped' of Horrors
“I think I’m failing in the ‘food authority’ category.”
Let’s be honest, when you’re dropping that kind of self-assessment on Episode 3 of Food Network Star, the only dish on the menu is toast. And yes, you are that toast. READ MORE
Food Network Star Week 2: Meat Eat Manifesto
I don’t know about you, but I’m 90 percent convinced that Danushka isn’t so much a contestant on Food Network Star as she is a producer plant paid solely to act as the Season 9 villainess. READ MORE
Food Network Star Premiere Recap: First Impressions on the Season 9 Cast
One thing’s certain about Season 9 of Food Network Star: Danushka — the snarling, eastern European model whose initial dish was a deep-fried potato puff with a gloppy, raw center — definitely won’t be …READ MORE
TVLine Items: True Blood's (Kind of) New Stud, Mad Men's Season 5 Premiere Title and More!
Sexy Brit Giles Matthey has booked a mysterious recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of True Blood.
The newcomer, whose sole acting credit is an episode of The Good Wife, will portray Claude, a fairy who in the Sookie Stackhouse novels is a distant cousin of the leading lady’s father. In the HBO adaptation, however, Claude will quickly set his sights on …READ MORE
Food Network Star Season Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...
Any suspense about who was going to take home the top prize on Food Network Star completely dissipated early into the Season 7 finale when silky-haired judge Susie Fogelson finally verbalized the thought bubble that’s been forming over her head for the last four or five weeks: …READ MORE
Food Network Star Recap: Ironed Out
Just as all Food Network recipes are not created equal (see: Paula Deen’s take on “English Peas”), neither can every episode of Food Network Star be a triumph of reality TV broadcasting. And despite Mary Beth’s contention that the judges faced a daunting task in narrowing the field from four down to three — “I don’t envy the selection committee. We all bring so much to the table,”she argued — the season’s penultimate episode played out with the predictability of the tears that flow when you get jalapeño juice in your eye.
Chipper chefbot Giada De Laurentiis summed up the central problem READ MORE