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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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Rachael Ray Shares Her Exercise Secrets


Rachael Ray Shares Her Exercise Secrets

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.

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Martha Stewart's Prison Stay Cost Her $1 Billion | Martha Inc.: The Incredible Story of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Martha Stewart's Prison Stay Cost Her $1 Billion

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.

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Martha Stewart Talks Prison and Rap Music to Rachael Ray

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Martha Stewart Talks Prison and Rap Music to Rachael Ray

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."

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Rachael Ray, Nick Lachey Feed a City

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Rachael Ray, Nick Lachey Feed a City

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."

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