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Barefoot Contessa stubs her toe ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by doctorquant, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Seems celebrity chefs can run afoul of the news cycle, too ...

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/barefoot-contessa-turns-make-kid/story?id=13238578
     
  2. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    I watch her show occasionally, and the odd dynamic between her and the husband is a little creepy. But, god, I love her cookbooks.

    As to the story, what a bitch, if true.
     
  3. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Don't get why someone's a bitch because she doesn't say yes to every charitable request that comes her way, especially considering she probably wasn't even the one saying no.
     
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    *shrug*. Her choice.
     
  5. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    It probably was a horrible slip-up by her PR folks. If so, they should be fired. Pronto. If not, what a . . . ahem . . . tool.
     
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    She hangs out with Mike Lupica, so what do you expect? ;)
     
  7. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Huh?
     
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Lupica has been on her show as a dinner guest at least a couple of times. Since a lot of people on this board think he's evil, I figured maybe they'd assume she's evil too. That's the joke. They could both be saints for all I know, I was just kidding around.
     
  9. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    It's a Make-a-Wish child, not a Bowling for Alpacas event. This was the second time she's turned down the kid. Took Ina a long time to address this story (she absolutely knew about it) -- it's been out for days. Sure, it's her choice not to participate in the child's wish, but there's a reason this story leaked. I'm still going to buy her cookbooks, though.
     
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I agree. It's not like some fly-by-night group wants her to donate money or something. It's Make-A-Wish, which has been around for years. Is she really *that* busy where she couldn't take 10 lousy minutes with the kid? Heck, make a bowl of jello or something with the kid.

    I understand that celebs get a lot of requests. But seriously. It's 10 frigging minutes. The kid is going through enough problems. Suck it up and smile for the camera.
     
  11. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    John Cena agrees with Baron's take.
     
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    My ex-wife loved watching her show. I never saw the appeal of an entitled rich snot running around the Hamptons and cooking overly elaborate shit for her equally self-important friends.
     
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