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Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 6:49AM EST
Gordon Ramsay's inappropriate behavior with Sofia Vergara in a resurfaced 2010 Tonight Show appearance sparks Twitter outrage
Source: Page Six
Ramsay was shown touching, insulting and using sexual innuendo with the Modern Family while Jay Leno was interviewing her in 2010. Neither Ramsay nor Vergara have responded to the Twitter uproar.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
Fox renews MasterChef for Season 10
The Gordon Ramsay reality show, which concludes Season 9 tonight, will air Season 10 during the 2018-19 season.
Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 2:43PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay responds to claims he's ripping off Anthony Bourdain with his new Nat Geo show
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The reality TV chef has been criticized for his upcoming Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted show, which plans to test "Ramsay against the locals, pitting his own interpretations of regional dishes against the tried-and-true classics." Ramsay responded to his critics in an EW interview: "God, the feeble warriors that sit in their dungeons and spout negativity without understanding what we’re doing," said Ramsay. "I’ve been doing assertive, combustial shows since 2006 since I started The F Word — whether it’s diving for giant crab or hanging off a 500-meter cliff chasing puffins. So I’ve been on that level of exploration and understand those cultures. I’m a chef that needs to get motivated by understanding different cultures. I helicoptered into Nagaland 50 kilometers from the Burmese border in Northern India and cooked at a wedding. And in order to get accepted into the wedding, I had to buy a f*cking buffalo. That was 12 years ago. Tony Bourdain was a great mate of mine. We were on the red carpet together last year at the Emmys. I think he’d be happy and impressed at (Uncharted‘s) level of jeopardy and jumping into these (places)— Brazil, Peru, Alaska — and sourcing incredible ingredients and then highlighting some of the best [culinary] talent that hasn’t been noticed yet. It’s a dream come true. Judge (Uncharted) when you see it."
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
TV chefs are finding that their famous names aren't helping the restaurants they open
Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Jamie Oliver, Emeril Lagasse and Gordon Ramsay are among the TV chefs with high-profile restaurant closures. "Having a name like Gordon Ramsay or Emeril Lagasse on a restaurant once was a recipe for success," reports Christopher Palmeri. "But rising rents and changing consumer tastes have taken a toll."
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 6:05PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay accused of being the anti-Anthony Bourdain with his new Nat Geo food travel show
Source: The Washington Post
National Geographic announced Wednesday that the Fox reality star will travel the world with his new show Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, described as an “anthropology-through-cuisine expedition.” But one aspect of Nat Geo's description of the series has stirred controversy. Nat Geo said Ramsay will be "tracking down high-octane traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to the region in hopes of discovering the undiscovered; and, finally, testing Ramsay against the locals, pitting his own interpretations of regional dishes against the tried-and-true classics." Eddie Huang, the Fresh Off the Boat inspiration who hosts his own food and travel show Huang's World on Viceland, tweeted: "the last thing the food world needs right now is Gordon Ramsay going to foreign countries showing 'locals he can cook their cuisines better than they can.'" Eater's Chris Fuhrmeister added: "Having already demoralized countless culinary professionals with his expletive-laden verbal outbursts on series such as Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and 24 Hours to Hell & Back, Ramsay now wants to parachute into foreign food cultures and show the locals he can cook their cuisines better than they can." The Washington Post's Tim Carman, meanwhile, said of the backlash: "The sound you hear is Bourdain, who died in June, trying to convince St. Peter to give him a day pass so he can come back and slap some sense into Ramsay, who apparently didn’t read the Columbusing memo on white men 'discovering the undiscovered.'" As he points out, Bourdain "never made the mistake of upstaging the cultures or people he featured in his programs." When Bourdain died last month, Ramsay tweeted: "He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food."
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Jeff Goldblum and Gordon Ramsay each land their own Nat Geo travel series
The 12-part The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum (tentative title) will follow Goldblum as he delves into the science behind everything from coffee to balloons. Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted will have the Fox reality TV host traveling the world to explore the anthropology behind various cuisines.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Fox renews Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The celebrity chef's latest Fox reality show has been picked up for Season 2 after just two episodes.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back does superb in its Fox debut
The newest Gordon Ramsay reality show had the best summer premiere for a Fox series since Wayward Pines in 2015. ALSO: The Ramsay reality format has become stale and noxious.
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 8:49AM EDT
Anthony Bourdain dies at 61
CNN announced the death of its Parts Unknown host, saying he was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he was working on an upcoming episode. "CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide," according to a CNN report. CNN also released an official statement, saying: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time." CNN is in the midst of airing the 11th season of Parts Unknown, with three episodes remaining.
- Gordon Ramsay pays tribute: "Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food."
- "One of my idols," tweeted Chrissy Teigen. "Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now :("
- Rose McGowan: "Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you"
- President Trump called Bourdain's death "very sad," adding that he enjoyed his show and that he was "quite a character"
- "A piece of my heart is truly broken this morning," tweeted Anthony Zimmern. "And the irony, the sad cruel irony is that the last year he’d never been happier. The rest of my heart aches for the 3 amazing women he left behind."
- Christiane Amanpour: "He was a friend, a collaborator, and family. A huge personality, a giant talent, a unique voice, and deeply, deeply human"
- "This is who Anthony was," tweeted Jake Tapper. "Asked to donate something for an auction for @HomesForOurTrps, he handed over his beloved — and pricey — watch. He’d give you the shirt off his back."
- More stars pay tribute: "Thank you for opening our eyes to parts of the world both cherished and unknown," tweeted Mandy Moore
- Bourdain was one of the leading male voices in the #MeToo movement: "Bourdain was one of the men out there doing work of reexamination & personal reflection & of truly listening to women, perhaps spurred by, but not limited to, Asia Argento," says Rebecca Traister.
- On Sunday, Bourdain tweeted a joyous video from the Hong Kong filming of Parts Unknown
- "Bourdain projected a sense of invincibility," says Kyle Koster. "There seemed no challenge too steep, no situation too uncomfortable, or location too remote for him to tackle with gusto. He seemed at ease with chaos, infinitely malleable, and, most importantly, willing to listen. And learn."
- "Viewers felt a connection to him because he spoke in such a frank, original way," says Hal Boedeker, adding that "the shock of his death will recede, and people will remember his invigorating lust for life. The life matters more than the death. He left such a rich, varied record of enjoying life."
- Anthony Bourdain was American cool: "I say this as somebody who hates the word 'cool' and all the contrived nonsense that it stirs up, but the man really was," says William O'Connor. "He could hold court with gourmand French chefs in one episode, and then gut and cook a chicken on the Congo River in the next. I was proud to have my country associated with him—he was in that brash yet debonair American mold that foreigners eat up."
- Bourdain was a great writer, and his fans are sharing their favorite passages on social media
- In February, Bourdain joked to People magazine: “I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle"
- Bourdain's death prompts celebrities to share their own experiences battling depression
- Six days ago: The Hollywood Reporter published Bourdain's essay on his "cinematic dream" filming in Hong Kong with girlfriend Asia Argento
- Bourdain told The New Yorker last year: "I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination"
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay gets animated for Amazon's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
Source: Grub Street
As Grubstreet notes, "cartoon Ramsay is the spitting image of real Ramsay, in that he domineers and personally insults everyone in his path."
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Gordon Ramsay: How I dropped 56 pounds
The Fox reality star decided to take losing weight seriously after his wife gave him an ultimatum. Ramsay is now ripped after working out and changing his eating habits -- without hiring a dietitian.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
A soul food restaurant rejected Gordon Ramsay’s reality TV changes
Ramsay’s newest Fox reality show, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back, recently filmed at a Sacramento soul food establishment that didn’t like his stripping of its character and flavor.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay’s next Fox restaurant reality show will attempt to revive struggling restaurants in 24 hours
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
24 Hours to Hell and Back will have a similar premise as Hotel Hell, becoming the celebrity chef's sixth show on Fox.
Posted Thursday 8/24/17 at 6:15PM EDT
Jamie Oliver responds to Gordon Ramsay calling him “fat”
Source: The Sun
The former Naked Chef compared Ramsay to a dementia sufferer, adding: “It doesn’t bother me anymore, but it was a lot, he hasn’t texted to apologise, I don’t know if he does emotion like that.”
Posted Wednesday 8/23/17 at 6:58PM EDT
Gordon Ramsay is making a Gordon on Cocaine docuseries for British TV
The two-part ITV docuseries aims to expose the dark and deadly side to the drug.