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
Paula Deen on Today: I Would Not Have Fired Me
Appearing on NBC’s Today this morning after backing out of her originally scheduled Friday drop-by, Paula Deen said that if she had stood in Food Network’s chef clogs, she would not have fired her amid recent accusations of being racist.
“Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No,” she told Matt Lauer …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Food Network to Drop Paula Deen After 'Inappropriate' Comments
Put a fork in her, ’cause Paula Deen is done.
Food Network has announced that it “will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month” in light of the TV personality’s recently exposed offensive comments. 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: Ferris Bueller Crashes Super Bowl, Modern Family Revokes a V-Card and More!
Anyone up for some new Ferris Bueller adventures? Anyone? Bueller?
Buzzy commercials to bow during Sunday’s Super Bowl are starting to trickle out, and fans of the aformentioned ’80s flick are finally getting that sequel they’ve oft longed for… well, kinda. In a spot for the …READ MORE & VIEW VIDEO
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