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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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