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Old 02-21-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Celibrity Chef takes a hit

Another 'hero' knocked down
TV chef spiced up his past exploits

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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I am very disappointed. I thought he was an upscale kinda guy. Apparently not.

I heard on the car radio yesterday that Martha Stewart is buying
Emeril Lagosse enterprises. All his cookware, cookbooks etc. Very odd.

He must have realized his shining star is radidly starting to fade.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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I don't get it? The author was using other media as a reputable source? Sounds like that newspaper or whatever it is has it in for him for some reason.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:32 AM   #4
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I don't get it? The author was using other media as a reputable source? Sounds like that newspaper or whatever it is has it in for him for some reason.
The original article was from the St.Pete Times.....where Irving was making all the dealings....but I can't find it
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:45 PM   #5
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Wow. I have always liked his show, and when I heard him say all those things (Princess Diana's and Prince Charles's wedding cake, knight, etc.) I assumed they must be true, since I figured he wouldn't lie about them on his show, knowing they could be checked out. I guess it just proves what this one guy I saw on a show years ago said. This guy snuck into big group photos of famous people, and no one ever noticed. He said that he just acted like he belonged, so people accepted it as fact.

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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I saw a clip on that guy. He used to crash parties and what not. lol
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:55 PM   #7
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I don't get it? The author was using other media as a reputable source? Sounds like that newspaper or whatever it is has it in for him for some reason.
No, sorry to say that RI's world seems to be an implosion of his own making.

The website Serious Eats has lots of chatter on it.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:18 AM   #8
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If Irvine is anything like Bear Gryllis of Discovery's Man vs Wild, he'll bounce back all the better for free publicity his scandal affords. The show isn't about him, so to speak, so much as it's about what he does. Sure his "credentials" help to sell his shtick, but it's his shtick that gets people to sit through the commercials. Maybe I'm just so jaded as to expect celebrities to be phony more often than they're genuine, after all, I'm about to make the following sarcastic remark:

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"We went out one night and hit several restaurants," said Paul Guillaume, of Professional Restaurants in Sarasota. "He was flat-out rude..."
Hasn't he seen American reality TV shows? People with British accents are always rude!
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:15 PM   #9
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...The show isn't about him, so to speak, so much as it's about what he does...
That's true, so maybe the network should take this opportunity to have another reality show of their own, and choose another host for the show!

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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ANOTHER FN personality with less than credible credentials? Wow, what a surprise...
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #11
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That's true, so maybe the network should take this opportunity to have another reality show of their own, and choose another host for the show!

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People like him for his personality. So maybe they watch ratings. If they fall, then, yes, get rid of him, but I think the premise of the show was built on what he had done in his past. Now the question is...what does his resume with Food Network look like?
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LOL I'm sure a lot of them don't have the greatest credentials, but I think the reason the heat is on him is that he constantly bragged about them on-air.

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People like him for his personality. So maybe they watch ratings. If they fall, then, yes, get rid of him, but I think the premise of the show was built on what he had done in his past. Now the question is...what does his resume with Food Network look like?
I enjoyed watching him. As a viewer, I couldn't care less about who he cooked for or didn't cook for in the past. I didn't know any of his claims until I had seen the show several times. I liked the whole idea of what he had to accomplish in a short time, and he has a good personality for the show. If he stops all those claims and enough people can get past the lies, maybe the show will be able to go on with him.

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This is horrible. I like his show a lot!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:26 PM   #15
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Hard to say these days, a lot of new people may start tuning in just because of the scandal, while some loyal viewers may leave and in the end he keeps the same ratings as before. I think Food Network will sit down and decide on what to do based on what they think will happen and then make a move before it happens.
So if they think his ratings will drop and this will hurt their image, they may pretend they had no idea and get rid of him.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:08 PM   #16
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He is not one of my faves ... I think he's just a bit full of himself. But when they team him with Guy or Paula, I find him easier to take because there's some entertainment value there. The special they had where Guy and Robert were cooking for camp kids was a hoot!

I think if the guy lied on his resume, he should lose his job. How many of you talented chefs want that job and wouldn't cheat to get it?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:14 PM   #17
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In general he seems to know his stuff, and he certainly has had banquet training and has worked in NJ where he lives in the big hotels and casinos. However, I have heard him make errors on the show such as mis-defining risotto (which means little rice..short grain rice)

I've liked many of the shows, especially the one in Williamsburg VA, and the one on the train. But he does shout a lot and that is tiring.
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This, too, shall pass. Everything has a cycle. In time his program will go away and so will the controversy over his resume/background.
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