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MasterChef Finalist Found Dead in Chicago

Police think Joshua Marks killed himself, had mental issues

(Newser) - A sad end for a young chef who finished second on reality show MasterChef: Joshua Marks, 26, was found shot to death in a Chicago alley last night in what authorities say is an apparent suicide. The death comes three months after the 7-foot-2 Marks got arrested for assaulting a... More »

19 Reality TV Tragedies

The genre has seen suicides, murders, overdoses

(Newser) - Reality TV isn't all relationship drama and crazy fights , as Gia Allemand's recent suicide sadly proves. Radar rounds up 18 more genuine tragedies that have come out of the genre:
  • Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer accused of killing his wife, has been ordered to return to Mexico and
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11 Celebs Who Fired Their Parents

Beyonce said it was a business decision, but for some, it's personal

(Newser) - You may have heard that Beyoncé recently broke up … with her dad. Father Matthew Knowles had been her manager ever since the Destiny’s Child days, but rumors recently surfaced that the daddy-daughter relationship was strained after Matthew had a baby with another woman and divorced Beyoncé’s... More »

Kitchen Nightmares Chef Leaps to His Death

Joe Cerniglia is second to commit suicide after Ramsay show

(Newser) - A New Jersey restaurateur who celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay warned was likely to see his business "swim down the Hudson" was found dead in the same river after leaping from the George Washington bridge. Joe Cerniglia's debt-ridden Italian restaurant was featured in a 2007 episode of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. More »

10 TV Hosts Who Are Fantastic Jerks

They're mean, and we like them

(Newser) - Listen up, Ryan Seacrest: It's time to start being more of a smart aleck. Some of the greatest hosts in television history share one down-and-dirty characteristic: They're, well, a**holes, reports Movieline , which runs down the 10 who have most perfected the art of "likable meanness:"
  1. Anne Robinson: The
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The Top 20 Chef Kings (Oops, 1 Queen)

Gordon Ramsay rules the roost, in more ways than one

(Newser) - The phenomenon of the celebrity chef is well past the saturation point, but the restaurants, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, and personal appearances keep coming. Presiding over the largest international empire is British pottymouth-cum-culinary genius Gordon Ramsay, according to a new list by New York's Grub Street blog. The Grub Street formula... More »

Fall TV: What to Watch, Skip

Critics hit press preview tour

(Newser) - TV critics got a taste of fall at the Summer TV Press Tour. They pooled their thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ugly for the Los Angeles Times. The bad:
  • The Beautiful Life: TBL: Ashton Kutcher rambled; Elle MacPherson said nothing. And why the “superfluous and
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Hell's Kitchen Chef Sees Profits Fry

Ramsay pours millions into failing biz, admits 'ambition overtook me'

(Newser) - Burned by plunging profits after a year of dizzying expansion, Hell’s Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay admits he bit off more than he could chew. Profits at Gordon Ramsay Holdings, which the fiery chef co-owns with his father-in-law, have dropped 90%, forcing the pair to pour more than $8 million... More »

Former Wilco Rocker Dead at 45

Plus, NFL player hospitalized, more

(Newser) - Rock musician Jay Bennett, a former member of Wilco, died early yesterday in his sleep, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. An autopsy for the 45-year-old is pending. Elsewhere:
  • NFL player Jeremy Shockey was rushed to the hospital yesterday after being found unconscious while partying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las
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Paris: Acting Dumb Is Hard

Heiress mistakes chef for prime minister

(Newser) - Paris Hilton is no dummy—just ask her. The hotel heiress blames her stint on The Simple Life for her international reputation as a five-star ditz, the Daily Mirror reports, and she insists she didn't really mistake TV chef Gordon Ramsay for British PM Gordon Brown. “I know exactly... More »

Noodle Chain Rules London Dining Scene

Wagamama tops pricey competitors in new Zagat survey

(Newser) - Wagamama, a chain of inexpensive Japanese-inspired noodle bars, is London’s most popular restaurant in the latest Zagat survey, the Telegraph reports. The low-key chain topped fine-dining establishments such as the Ivy and Gordon Ramsay for the top honor, which also takes price, atmosphere, and overall value into account. Ramsay’... More »

Highest Paid Celebrity Chefs

Who's cashing in the biggest on culinary skills

(Newser) - Rachael Ray may not be a classically trained chef, but her cooking prowess has made her a wealthy woman nonetheless, reports Forbes. Thanks to four Food Network programs, a talk show, and a self-titled magazine, she's the highest-paid celebrity chef, pulling in $18 million a year. Here are 9 others... More »

Salty Ramsay Marinates in Hypocrisy

Push for local, seasonal food in UK restaurants has critics roasting TV chef

(Newser) - Borrowing some of Gordon Ramsay's favorite vulgarities, Rob Lyons lashes out at the famous chef's push for British restaurants to use seasonal, local foodstuffs. "There have been plenty of people lining up to point out the hypocrisy of Ramsay’s position," Lyons writes in spiked, pointing to observations... More »

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