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Rachael Ray Gives Katherine Heigl $150,000 – for Charity! | Katherine Heigl, Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray Gives Katherine Heigl $150,000 – for Charity!

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.

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Last Day of Voting for Click the Cutest: Rachael Ray's Shelter Helpers | Rachael Ray

Last Day of Voting for Click the Cutest: Rachael Ray's Shelter Helpers

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.

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Want to Give Away $25,000 of Rachael Ray's Money? | Rachael Ray

UpdatePosted 12/17/2011 11:00AM

Rachael Ray to Donate $25,000 to Animal Rescue

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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Watching Thanksgiving Day Football? Try Rachael Ray's Chili

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Rachael Ray's Chili Recipe: Try It for Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/21/2011 04:30PM

Tired of turkey?

There's more to Thanksgiving than the staples, and Rachael Ray is serving up something that might just score with the whole family.

Her hearty Touchdown Chili – which brings the heat and a generous helping of beef – is the perfect companion for kicking back on the couch and watching football, regardless of which team you're rooting for.

"I named it 'Touchdown Chili' simply because I made it on the first day of the season for my team, the Jets," she tells PEOPLE. "My husband and I love chili so much."

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Joy Behar: I Wouldn't Wed Until the In-Laws Were Dead | Joy Behar

Joy Behar: I Wouldn't Wed Until the In-Laws Were Dead

Originally posted 11/07/2011 01:50PM

Joy Behar originally said it was the passage of gay marriage legislation in New York that finally encouraged her to say "I do" to Steve Janowitz, her beau of 29 years.

But now The View co-host admits there was an additional factor involved.

"I waited until all the parents were dead," Behar, 69, said on Monday's Rachael Ray. "So I have no in-laws at all. He has none and I have none. 'Cause marriage is mostly about in-laws, I find. They always want you to visit them and come for lasagna."








 In-laws aren't the only thing about marriage Behar hoped to avoid.

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Make Keri Russell's Favorite Dessert: Whoopie Pie!

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Keri Russell's Favorite Dessert: Whoopie Pie!

Originally posted 08/31/2011 09:15AM

Keri Russell hasn't revealed whether she's having any specific food cravings during her second pregnancy. But if it's sweets she's coveting, we have a good idea where she's going to indulge: a Brooklyn bakery called One Girl Cookies.

"I'm definitely a fan of One Girl Cookie's whoopie pies – specifically their pumpkin whoopie pie with cream cheese filling," the actress told PEOPLE.

And Russell isn't the only one going crazy for whoopie pies.



Apple-caramel flavored treats from Wannahavacookie, an online retail bakery, have been spotted in Rachael Ray's office.

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Anthony Bourdain Feuds with Paula Deen | Anthony Bourdain, Paula Deen

Anthony Bourdain Feuds with Paula Deen

Originally posted 08/19/2011 06:05PM

What is it they say about too many cooks?

Clearly the celebrity kitchen's not big enough for at least two TV chefs: Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen.

Bourdain, the bestselling author and host of Travel Channel's No Reservations, triggered a food feud by blasting the queen of down-home Southern cooking in a TV Guide interview.

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Rachael Ray 'Hasn't Slept Well in Years' – Thanks to Her Dog | Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray 'Hasn't Slept Well in Years' – Thanks to Her Dog

Originally posted 06/08/2011 02:20PM

Are dogs the masters in some alternate universe? If that alternate universe is Rachael Ray's house, then yes. The talk show host readily admits she's at the mercy of her pit bull, Isaboo.

"She really has the run of the house," Ray tells PEOPLE Pets of her beloved pooch.

And is it any surprise? Isaboo's realm includes the kitchen.

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Terrified Rachael Ray to Show Serious Skin in DWTS Dress | Rachael Ray

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Terrified Rachael Ray to Show Serious Skin in DWTS Dress

Originally posted 02/02/2011 05:15PM

Rachael Ray has jumped out of a plane and held a giant python on her talk show but on Thursday she'll do something that truly terrifies her: She'll wear a skimpy red dress designed by Dancing with the Stars costume designer Randall Christensen.

"It's just so intimidating," Ray told PEOPLE after she taped the episode on Tuesday. "That was more skin than I show at the beach. I'm usually the girl in the long poncho."

DWTS designer Christensen brought up the idea. Ray's staff pitched the idea to her after Ray – a huge fan of DWTS – said that she wouldn't be caught dead wearing one of the reality show's revealing outfits. Ray decided to take on the challenge because her 2011 New Year's resolution is to try to do more things that frighten her.

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Rachael Ray Donates $775,000 to Pets in Need | Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray Donates $775,000 to Pets in Need

Originally posted 11/23/2010 07:25AM

You'd normally find Rachael Ray in the kitchen, whipping up one of her favorite delicious dishes for a studio audience. But at the moment, the TV chef is catering to a different crowd: needy pets.

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