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Originally posted 02/27/2010 10:15AM
No wonder Rachael Ray looks so fantastic and fit. The syndicated TV host is several sizes smaller and brimming with energy.
"I started running 3½ miles every morning after throat surgery to remove a cyst last year," Ray, sipping on a beer, tells PEOPLE at the Amstel Light Burger Bash she hosted Thursday during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival at the Ritz-Carlton. "The gym used to be my adversary. But that has all changed. Now, I look forward to it every morning."
Never one to rise early, Ray, 41, looking hot in jeans and sexy sandals, is ready to rip at 5:50 a.m., and even earlier if she has a TV appearance before her own New York-based talk show.
Originally posted 11/19/2009 01:15PM
Oh, the things she could have done.
Martha Stewart is finally putting a figure to the amount she lost when she was sent on charges lying to authorities, and it's a doozey.
"Probably more than a billion dollars, of course," she says matter-of-factly during an interview with Nightline to air Thursday night.
But as much as it pained her to lose those riches, it was humanity that really suffered, she says.
Originally posted 11/11/2009 12:45PM
What do you get when you bring domestic doyenne Martha Stewart and queen of quick meals Rachael Ray together? A lot of dishy conversation – but no actual food.
At least that's what happened when Stewart made her first ever appearance on the Rachael Ray Show for an episode airing Thursday. The two TV chefs stayed out of the kitchen during the hour-long taping on Nov. 10, and instead sat down for a revealing chat about food, family and fame.
"I would have been hugely nervous had we gone into the kitchen together," Ray told PEOPLE after the taping. "I didn't know what to expect so I was nervous with anticipation."
Originally posted 11/09/2009 09:30AM
If it's true that a full belly makes for a happy soul, Rachael Ray has put smiles on enough souls to fill a good part of heaven, thanks to her good deed for the city of Cincinnati.
The TV cooking-show and award-winning talk-show host and walking name brand unveiled a makeover for a soup kitchen in the struggling city, with help from native Nick Lachey on Saturday.
"This town has been devastated," Ray said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We want to do something for them that will last much longer than one meal, one day."
Originally posted 08/31/2009 06:30AM
Rachael Ray has taken the crown traditionally worn by Ellen DeGeneres: the TV chef won the Emmy for best talk show, an honor that for the three previous years has gone to DeGeneres.
"I'm just thankful to have a job in the recession and be working," Ray said after her win at Sunday's 36th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, held at downtown Los Angeles's historic Orpheum Theater and aired on the CW network.
On the red carpet before her victory, Ray told PEOPLE that she lacked an acceptance speech. "You know, I'm so bad at memorization and our show is completely unscripted, so I'm just going to go up," she said, "and if something nice happens like that then we'll just go with our gut."
Originally posted 07/10/2009 03:45PM
Rachael Ray, who has been battling trouble with her vocal cords since last year, had surgery to correct the problem last week, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"After several months of vocal therapy and on the advice of her doctors, Rachael decided to have a benign cyst removed from her vocal cord," says Charlie Dougiello. "According to Rachael's doctors the minor, non-invasive procedure was a success and she is already resting at home."
Originally posted 06/25/2009 06:30AM
On screen, Ryan Reynolds had no choice but to put a ring on it (Sandra Bullock coerced him!) in The Proposal. But for these stars in their off-screen lives, no charades were involved – and in one case no ring, either – when the big question was popped … just a nude beach and a sports car to help set the mood.
Jason Biggs, married to Jenny Mollen: "I proposed twice. I proposed once spontaneously – I didn't even have a ring. I used an earring. We were in St. Martin. I just bought her these earrings and I took one out of her ear and proposed to her with it. And then I got a ring and did a more formal proposal on Valentine's Day in Big Sur. It was really cool."
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, married to Michael Nilon: "We broke up for three months. I went to a movie premiere and he [was there], hoping he would see me and I was hoping I would see him. At the end of the night we didn't see each other and I thought he left but he was waiting for me. He came up to me and asked, "Will you marry me?" And I was like, Yes!"
Originally posted 05/21/2009 01:40PM
The rumored rivalry between TV chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Rachael Ray is simply that – a rumor. Not that they're sharing stoves together.
"Do we hang out all the time? No. Are we best friends? No," Food Network star De Laurentiis, 38, tells Redbook for its June issue, on newsstands next Tuesday. "We do these festivals together, and she'll say to me, 'Oh, we'd better take a picture together and smile, because if we don't, God only knows what's going to get written about us.' "
Adds De Laurentiis: "She's a lovely person."
Originally posted 04/13/2009 10:00AM
A gluten-free diet won't stop Elisabeth Hasselbeck from learning the family recipes.
"My grandmother was giving me her meatball-and-sauce recipe," The View co-host, 31, says in an upcoming issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. "When she got to the part about adding breadcrumbs, she looked up at me and said, 'Elisabeth, you can add whatever you want here.' I thought, if my Italian grandmother can understand being G-free, anyone can."
It's been a struggle for Hasselbeck to live gluten-free since she was diagnosed with celiac disease seven years ago.
Originally posted 03/31/2009 04:10PM
As she celebrates the 500th episode of her talk show, Rachael Ray is exhaling a sigh of relief – and learning to breathe.
After being diagnosed with a benign cyst on her vocal cords last year, Ray started working with a vocal coach who has helped her alleviate the stress on her larynx. "I have learned how to breathe, to use my cords differently," Ray, 40, tells PEOPLE. "I had been tilting my head in a way when I talked that wasn't good for my throat. I've been working on all of that, and it seems to be helping."
Last year, the TV cooking star and talk show host planned to have surgery to remove the cyst. But days before surgery, Ray's vocal coach and doctor gave her a reprieve from the procedure that would have rendered her silent for several days.
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