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William & Kate to Be Fed by Giada De Laurentiis | Giada De Laurentiis, Kate Middleton, Prince William

William & Kate to Be Fed by Giada De Laurentiis

Originally posted 06/17/2011 12:30PM

No In-N-Out Burger for Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Due to start the California leg of their North American tour on July 8, the Royal Newlyweds will head to the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club the next day for a charity match in which William will participate, Kate and 2,500 other people will watch, and the photogenic culinary artist Giada De Laurentiis will cook, the chef revealed on Friday's Today show.

"I had no idea the Royal Couple would be attending," De Laurentiis, 40, told Today.com. Meanwhile, in its promos, the show had teased that a member of its staff would be cooking for the Royals – prompting new co-host Ann Curry to announce twice she wouldn't be the one standing over the stove.

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Giada De Laurentiis Embraces 'Traditional Roles' of Wife, Mom

Giada De Laurentiis Embraces 'Traditional Roles' of Wife, Mom

Originally posted 01/10/2011 07:30AM

Is a woman's place really in the kitchen?

Yes – in a manner of speaking, anyway, says feisty TV chef Giada De Laurentiis.

"I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife," she explains in the February issue of Redbook. "So when I'm home, I work very hard to be Todd's wife and Jade's mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles."

The star of Giada at Home, 40, is married to Todd Thompson and mom to Jade, who turns 3 in March. She adds that it helps in the romance department to put the focus on her husband.

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Giada De Laurentiis's Grandfather Dino De Laurentiis Dies

Dino De Laurentiis Dies

Originally posted 11/11/2010 01:05PM

Dino De Laurentiis, one of the last of the cigar-chomping movie moguls, died Thursday in Los Angeles, his daughter Raffaella De Laurentiis has confirmed. He was 91.

Colorful, bold and tough, De Laurentiis produced some 500 movies that spanned the works of Italian masters Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini to, starting in the 1960s, Hollywood's Serpico, Three Days of the Condor, Death Wish, Blue Velvet and the much-maligned, but still entertaining, 1976 remake of King Kong.

"My grandfather was a true inspiration. He was my biggest champion in life and a constant source for wisdom and advice. I will miss him dearly," Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, 40, told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement.

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