09:12 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 10/10/2013 10:40AM
Bill and Hillary Clinton have very strong powers of persuasion. Just ask their daughter, Chelsea – she's feeling the pressure from both of them to have a baby.
The 33-year-old – who recently admitted that she'd like to become a mom in the next year – tells Rachael Ray on Friday's episode of her show that the former president and secretary of state are using strong-arm tactics on her.
"There is completely unapologetic pressure. In private and in public," she admits. "If one of my parents were sitting here, they would tell you without blinking an eye that it would make them the happiest thing on earth if I were to make them grandparents, and they would say it so effusively, and I would feel a bit of pressure."
Originally posted 09/18/2013 03:00PM
Linda Ronstadt, the 11-time Grammy-winning recording artist who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, says that her "painful" disease has not only forced her to stop singing but also now requires her to have assistance with daily activities.
"It is painful ... I can't sing at all," the singer, 67, admits tells Rachael Ray on her show airing Friday. "Things that require a lot of coordination with your hands, like brushing your teeth or washing your hair ... It's hard to ask other people to do things for me. I feel like a big demanding baby."
The silky smooth songstress, whose book Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir was released Sept. 17, tells Ray and co-host Regis Philbin that music is still a large part of her life and that there are a number of current artists she greatly admires.
Originally posted 10/25/2012 05:05PM
Rachael Ray, zookeeper?
She's not quitting her day job, but for a fun visit to the Philly Zoo, the talk show host got to work closely with the animals, like this giraffe.
In addition to feeding an entire family of giraffes and giving watermelon to tortoises, Ray approached a lion named Zenda (staying a safe distance outside the female's den) and fed Zenda some evaporated milk, one of her favorite treats.
Originally posted 10/18/2012 11:25AM
If it seems like the food truck trend has gotten a bit ... mutty lately, blame Rachael Ray.
The talk show host introduced a mobile food truck to New York City on Thursday, and its intended clientele are of the four-legged variety: dogs.
Ray, a passionate animal advocate, used the "pup-up truck" as a vehicle to unveil a new line of wet dog food from her charitable pet food company, Nutrish. The first in line at Columbus Circle were local rescue pooches from Best Friends Animal Society. On the menu? Chicken muttballs, chicken paw pie, beef stroganwoof and tail waggin' turkey.
"I cook doggie versions of all the human meals I make," Ray told PEOPLE at the pup-up truck's first stop. She first toyed with the ideas for the wet food line, called Nutrish Naturally Delish, in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine.
Originally posted 10/13/2012 04:00PM
A who's-who from your foodie fantasy – you know, the one in which Rachael Ray, Mario Batali and Ted Allen take over your kitchen for the night and cook dinner – are bringing their culinary chops, recipes and all, to New York City for the 2012 Wine & Food Festival.
Also among the celebrity chefs laying on the flavor: Bobby, Jamie and Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Sandra Lee and Bobby Flay.
But if you can't make it to the festival, which ends Sunday, get a taste of the celebration with these recipes straight from the city.
Originally posted 05/25/2012 04:30PM
It isn't everyday that Rachael Ray gets to meet the country's most beloved dog – but on a recent day at the White House, the talk show host got to meet Bo Obama for the first time.
For a special episode of the Rachael Ray Show, Ray joined Michelle Obama for a barbecue on the South Lawn. They cooked up three dishes using ingredients from the First Lady's vegetable garden.
As if that weren't enough of a treat, Ray (who makes no secret of her bias towards dogs) sat down with Bo for an "interview," during which they looked through Mrs. Obama's new book, American Grown.
Originally posted 04/05/2012 09:00AM
"One of the things I use to do a lot to relax was rodeo. I use to do team roping. I rodeoed with the U.S. team champions – and I went to their finals in 1994 and 1996. I did most of my stuff out west. I would run a circuit from middle of Texas from far east [and] I would go all the way to California."
Kiefer Sutherland visits the Rachael Ray Show to discuss his upcoming show Touch and reveals a hidden talent on the episode set to air April 5.
Originally posted 01/27/2012 04:30PM
Katherine Heigl hates balls, and she's found a kindred spirit in Rachael Ray.
On Friday's episode of the Rachael Ray Show, the talk show host announced a new partnership with Heigl and her animal charity, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, in which she'll donate $150,000 to help ongoing efforts to raise awareness about spaying and neutering.
"Their $150K will help us save so many pet lives," Heigl Tweeted. "Super grateful!" she added in response to a follower.
Originally posted 12/23/2011 10:45AM
There's still time to do some last-minute clicking!
This week's edition of Click the Cutest has been a very special one. Working with Rachael Ray and her pet food brand Nutrish, PEOPLEPets.com has showcased dozens of adorable rescue pets this week – and the owners of the three most clicked-on pets will be able to help some extra-deserving shelters this holiday!
There's still time to help decide who will give away $25,000 to their favorite shelter, so get clicking.
Originally posted 12/16/2011 10:00AM
Rachael Ray has an extra $25,000 she has to give away to charity this season, and she wants you to help her decide who should get it.
The talk show host and animal lover recently launched pet food brand Nutrish to give consumers healthy and natural products for their dogs, but Nutrish has a second goal: to help homeless pets.
As the year winds down, and there are still funds left for Rachael Ray and Nutrish to donate, they have partnered with PEOPLEPets.com to launch Click the Cutest: Rachael Ray's Shelter Helpers.
Do you want to help your favorite animal rescue organization? Here's how: Starting now, we want all parents of rescue pets to upload their cutest photos of their furballs.
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