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6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV

August 18th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV
As the Rolling Stones once sang, you can't always get what you want. And so it is for TV as well. For a variety of reasons - network decisions, production demands, behind the scenes developments - sometimes what happens or doesn't happen isn't what we would've wanted. Even though that might have been a good thing, even if we completely understand why, we can't help but wonder 'what if.'

This TV season has had quite a few of those moments, whether it's plot twists that broke our hearts, cancellations we wish we could reverse, or just things we would have enjoyed seeing even if they had no r...
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'Hotel Hell': Season 2 Of Gordon Ramsay's Hospitality Series Still On Fire

July 21st, 2014 1:07pm EDT
'Hotel Hell': Season 2 Of Gordon Ramsay's Hospitality Series Sti
With the concluding of Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Hell is the only chance US TV audiences have to see Gordon Ramsay helping people. Sure, Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior are good entertainment, but those are competitions. Winners are crowned and prizes handed out. Watching Hotel Hell, you get a sense of the real Chef Ramsay: a brilliant, articulate, and yes, very truthful businessman who gets a different kind of satisfaction out of helping businesses in need.

In tonight's second season premiere, Ramsay travels to Las Cruces, New Mexico to help out Meson de Mesilla, a hotel ...
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MasterChef Finalist Josh Marks Claims Gordon Ramsey Turned Him Into God After Violent Arrest

July 31st, 2013 6:07pm EDT
MasterChef
One of the big contenders in last year's MasterChef competition had a violent run-in with cops - and blamed it on Gordon Ramsay.

Josh Marks, remembered as the 7'2" contestant with surprising cooking skills, was spotted as the University of Chicago attempting to use a campus emergency phone, according to TMZ. When a cop working for the university approach him and spotted cuts on his face, he asked Marks what was wrong. That's when Marks attacked, officials say.

Law enforcement sources say Marks threw a punch at the cop and lunged for his holstered gun. Two other officers joined the fray, p...
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Celebrating the 150th Episode of 'Hell's Kitchen' with Susan Heaton

April 9th, 2013 10:15am EDT
Susan Heaton
Tonight, Hell's Kitchen celebrates its 150th episode. The milestone falls in the middle of the FOX competition's scorching eleventh season, so BFTV snagged a few minutes with current cheftestant Susan Heaton to find out what motivated her to enter Hell's Kitchen and what it's really like to work for Chef Gordon Ramsay.

"Auditioning for Hell's Kitchen was the best decision I ever made," said Susan. "I was working full-time as a human resources manager and part-time culinary student, just pursuing a passion - really wanting to do something that I loved and hoping that one day it might turn i...
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Chef Gordon Ramsay Dishes On Season 11 Of 'Hell's Kitchen'

March 19th, 2013 6:30am EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Chef Gordon Ramsay is an imposing figure on FOX's Hell's Kitchen, putting chefs to the test - and putting the incompetent and arrogant in their place. But to see him on Hell's Kitchen is to know only one side of Chef Ramsay, who has four TV shows on FOX alone, more Michelin stars than most chefs can even dream of, and a much warmer personality than commercials would have you believe. BFTV recently checked in with Chef Ramsay to get the inside dish on Season 11 of Hell's Kitchen.

"I’m in love with it now," he said of starting up the competition for an eleventh cycle. "I’m in love with the r...
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TV Preview: 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 11

March 12th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Hell's Kitchen
FOX's Hell's Kitchen has more seasons to its name than any other cooking competition on the airwaves. That's no surprise, because it appeals to fans of cooking and reality TV alike. It's always been one-part food, one-part utter mayhem. It's not just about what happens in the kitchen, but also who can handle the various outlandish challenges and their fellow competitors. Tonight, Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes a whopping 20 new chefs into his kitchen to see who can stand the heat.

As is usual for Hell's Kitchen, Season 11 opens with the competing chefs singing their own praises as they wait t...
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Gordon Ramsay Turns His Attention to Hotels With 'Hotel Hell'

August 13th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Hotel Hell
Say what you will about Chef Gordon Ramsay's temperament, but he devotes a lot of time and energy to helping struggling businesses in need. After several seasons trying to rescue failing restaurants with Kitchen Nightmares, first in the United Kingdom and then here in the United States, he's broadened the scope of his efforts with Hotel Hell. Ramsay and his team are now not just salvaging restaurants, but stepping in to help entire properties that are on the verge of failure.

Chef Ramsay recently gave me some time out of his busy schedule to discuss the transition from saving resta...
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Demi Lovato To Host Teen Choice Awards Later This Month

July 9th, 2012 11:10am EDT
Demi Lovato
New "The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato will host this year's Teen Choice Awards, which will air July 22 on Fox. Teen Choice 2012 celebrates the most popular teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web.

Those scheduled to appear include Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Ellen Degeneres, Zooey Deschanel, Tyler Posey, Gordon Ramsay, and Ashley Benson.

Performers will include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, No Doubt and DJ Pauly D, who will serve as "Choice" DJ for the night.

Fans ages 13-19 are asked to vote once eac...
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Gordon Ramsay 101: A Primer on TV's Hottest Chef

June 12th, 2012 1:20pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay
With Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef, you're seeing plenty of Chef Gordon Ramsay. If you still don't know who he is, here's a primer to get you informed about the chef with four (!) TV shows.

Who is Chef Gordon Ramsay?

Chef Gordon Ramsay is one of the most talked-about chefs currently working in the world today, and certainly one of the most recognizable. He was the first Scottish chef to win three of the prestigious Michelin stars in 2001 with Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, an establishment that still retains those honors as of 2011. He currently holds 12 Michelin stars.

He is also one of on...
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Gordon Ramsay Slams Britain's Prison System

June 11th, 2012 12:52pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has taken aim at Britain's jail system, insisting prisoners are given an "easy" life behind bars.

The cook's latest U.K. TV show, Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars, shows the chef setting up a kitchen in London's Brixton prison to teach inmates domestic skills - and the star admits he was stunned at the "comfort" the criminals live in.

He tells Britain's Guardian Weekend magazine, "What I wasn't prepared for was how easy it was for them in there. I was astounded at the comfort zone they carve out for themselves. Five meal choices a night - that was the one I really ...
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Gordon Ramsay Sex Tape Could Prove He Had An Affair

April 4th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's alleged mistress has revealed there may be a sex tape featuring the British TV personality in existence - and it could be in police hands.

Ramsay has always denied author Sarah Symonds' romance claims, but now she insists she's close to getting her hands on evidence that will prove she has been telling the truth.

In a recent interview with magazine the Star, obtained by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Symonds reveals police officials in London have contacted her to warn her that they found "sensitive information" on her and Ramsay during their investigations...
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Gordon Ramsay Launches Defamation Lawsuit

March 23rd, 2012 8:29am EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay has filed a $2.4 million lawsuit against a former associate who alleges the celebrity chef was "too busy" to promote their restaurant.

The Hell's Kitchen star is suing Danny Lavy for defamation and potential revenue losses following a disagreement about their joint eatery Laurier Gordon Ramsay in Montreal, Canada.

Lavy cancelled the contract last month and dropped Ramsay's name from the project, accusing the fiery chef of being "too busy to come to the restaurant" and failing to promote their business on TV chat shows.

Ramsay has branded the comments "false and defamator...
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Gordon Ramsay Settles Legal Battle With In-Laws

February 2nd, 2012 10:09am EST
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has ended his long-running legal dispute with his in-laws by reaching an out-of-court settlement on Wednesday.

The British cook fell out with his wife's family in 2010 when he fired his father-in-law Chris Hutcheson as chief executive of his restaurant business. Hutcheson subsequently filed a lawsuit against Ramsay, while the TV star hit back by filing his own legal papers against several of his wife Tana's relatives.

Ramsay accused Hutcheson of hacking into his personal and company files, withdrawing millions of dollars from the firm and using the money to ...
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Q&A: Gordon Ramsay Saves More 'Kitchen Nightmares'

September 23rd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kitchen Nightmares
I'm in awe of Chef Gordon Ramsay's accomplishments, because I have no idea how he does all of them. The Michelin-starred chef visited in June to talk Masterchef and in July for Hell's Kitchen, chatted with me at FOX's TCA presentation in August, and just yesterday the network announced his next series, Hotel Hell. Just seven months after we talked about the last season of Kitchen Nightmares, he's back again to chat about the new one (starting tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX). The man clearly deserves a vacation.

Ramsay's a polarizing figure: it seems you either love him or hate him. As so...
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Costa Rican Shark Poachers Tried To Set Gordon Ramsey On Fire

September 21st, 2011 9:20pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay almost became a human kebab while shooting a documentary on Costa Rica's illegal shark fin industry when a fishmonger's henchman attempted to set him alight.

The brash Brit took a camera crew to the beaches of Costa Rica to capture the shady fishing enterprise - and he was almost killed in the process.

Ramsay tells Playboy magazine, "That was a little bit hairy... The fishmongers have these armed guards patrolling fortress-like towers, so we tried to get in and ran into a guard.

"They poured petrol all over my hair and neck and tried to set us on fire."

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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'New Girl,' 'X Factor,' The Future Of 'Breaking In'

August 8th, 2011 8:00am EDT
TCA 2011
It's been seven months since the last Television Critics Association presentation - so now it's time for new buzz. I returned to the front row to catch up with the happenings at FOX and sister network FX. In this first part of my TCA blog, we meet New Girl and The X Factor, the FOX executive session sheds some light on House, Fringe and the Glee spinoff rumors, and I try not to faint.

There's always a surprise or two at these events, and mine happened right off the bat. FOX hosted a breakfast themed around its trio of Gordon Ramsay cooking shows (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Ma...
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Gordon Ramsay Suing His In-Laws

August 7th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is taking a family feud to court by suing a number of his wife's relatives.

The TV cook's rift with his in-laws hit the headlines last year when his father-in-law Chris Hutcheson left his post as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) and subsequently filed a lawsuit against Ramsay.

The chef later spoke out to insist he felt "betrayed" and "let down" by his in-laws, and he has now stepped up the feud by filing suit against Hutcheson and a number of his family members.

Ramsay filed a writ at London's High Court on Friday taking aim at his wife Tana's f...
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Q&A: Gordon Ramsay Dishes On Season 9 Of 'Hell's Kitchen'

July 18th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay Dishes On Season 9 of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Our favorite chef is back (again)! While we're still watching season two of MasterChef, Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the ninth (?!) season of his first FOX series, the aptly titled Hell's Kitchen. As the show's two-night premiere kicks off tonight (at 8 PM ET/PT, followed by a new MasterChef), Chef Ramsay sat down with me to dish about what we can expect from this season.

You can also revisit our previous chats about Kitchen Nightmares and MasterChef.

This is the ninth season for Hell's Kitchen. What do you think is the secret to the show's longevity?

Gordon Ramsay: You know what, no...
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Summer Preview: 'MasterChef'

June 6th, 2011 5:18pm EDT
MasterChef
In a crowded field of TV competitive-cooking series, MasterChef is not my main course of choice, but it's certainly appetizing.

FOX knows that it's found a personality to build programming around in the legendary Gordon Ramsay, and they've given him three series on the network: Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Masterchef. One can't help but compare the trio. While MasterChef is far less dramatic than Hell's Kitchen, it doesn't have quite as much heart as Kitchen Nightmares; it's like the love child of the two, with middling results.

If you missed the first season, MasterChef foc...
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Q&A: Gordon Ramsay Serves Up New 'MasterChef'

June 6th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
MasterChef
Not so long ago, Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay joined us to talk about saving America's restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares. Now he's back, looking for the nation's best amateur cook on MasterChef (starting tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX).

What's the biggest difference between this season of MasterChef and the previous one?

Gordon Ramsay: I think what’s happened over the last eighteen months or two years, everybody is watching the pennies, everyone is very careful. Therefore, we’ll be cooking more at home, and on the back of cooking at home more often, maybe three, four, or even ...
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Lily Allen Surprised With Gordon Ramsay Cooking Lesson

May 22nd, 2011 11:43am EDT
Lily Allen
British pop star Lily Allen experienced a culinary treat while celebrating her bachelorette party in London on Friday night - she was surprised with a cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsay.

The Smile hitmaker is preparing to wed fiance Sam Cooper near their home in the west of England next month, and enjoyed one of her last remaining nights as a single woman with a group of pals in the U.K. capital.

The star was taken to the city's posh Savoy Grill, where she was surprised with a lesson in kitchen skills by top U.K. chef Ramsay, who owns the restaurant.

Allen wrote on her Twitter.com page, "...
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Gordon Ramsay Reprimanded For Eating A Snake Heart

May 16th, 2011 9:52am EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has come under fire from animal rights campaigners after eating a snake heart in his latest TV show.

The TV personality was filmed downing the heart of a cobra in a snake restaurant in Vietnam as part of his series Gordon's Great Escape, which airs in the U.K. on Monday. Ramsay is warned he will feel the organ beating in his stomach for several minutes afterwards as he admits, "The thought of eating that turns my stomach."

The episode has not gone down well with animal rights activists at U.K. charity Animal Aid, who have branded Ramsay's stunt "cruel, atten...
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Interview: Gordon Ramsay On Tackling 'Kitchen Nightmares'

March 2nd, 2011 11:00am EST
Kitchen Nightmares
He is one of the world's best and most well-known chefs. Also, between Kitchen Nightmares (currently in the midst of its third season), MasterChef, and Hell's Kitchen (just renewed for its ninth and tenth seasons), he owns a large portion of the FOX network.

I'm speaking, of course, of Gordon Ramsay, who has not only an illustrious culinary career but has now become the predominant force when it comes to food-related programming in the US and UK. Aside from his FOX offerings, BBC America has run a number of his British series, including the UK edition of Nightmares, Ramsay's Best Rest...
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Gordon Ramsay Says Gasoline, Not Hair Transplant, Caused Swollen Face

January 20th, 2011 12:28pm EST
Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay has explained away rumors he recently underwent a hair transplant, putting his swollen face and scalp down to an infection and an allergic reaction.

The British chef was recently photographed wearing a medical-looking cap on his head and pictures of him with a puffy face, a common side effect of a hair transplant, fueled rumors he had undergone the procedure.

Ramsay has now opened up about the shocking images, revealing a recent encounter with robbers in Costa Rica, who poured gas all over him, led to a nasty scalp infection.

He told reporters at a press conference, "I had ...
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'Kitchen Nightmares' Contestant Commits Suicide

September 28th, 2010 11:36am EDT
Kitchen Nightmares
A New Jersey restaurateur featured on celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's TV show Kitchen Nightmares has committed suicide.

Joseph Cerniglia, 39, was found floating in New York's Hudson River last week after officials received a call about a man jumping off the city's George Washington Bridge. His death was ruled a suicide, reports the New York Post.

Cerniglia, a married father of three, opened up about his personal troubles and debt-ridden Fair Lawn, New Jersey restaurant, Campania, when he appeared on Kitchen Nightmares in 2007.

He told the TV host, "I'm financially in trouble - the debt ...
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Russell Brand & Pals Visit London Strip Club

September 26th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Russell Brand
British comic Russell Brand went back to his bad boy ways for his bachelor party on Saturday - he visited a notorious London strip club with his pals.

The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star is preparing to wed his pop star girlfriend Katy Perry next month, and enjoyed one of his final days as a single man watching his beloved West Ham soccer team beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur with former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher and comic David Walliams.

He was later joined by TV host Jonathan Ross, director Guy Ritchie and rocker Carl Barat for a meal at Gordon Ramsay's posh eaterie The Albion before th...
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TV Chef Jamie Oliver's Wife Gives Birth To Baby Boy

September 15th, 2010 11:27pm EDT
Jamie Oliver
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed a baby boy into his brood of girls.

The Brit was at his wife Jools' side as she gave birth to little Buddy on Wednesday, and he announced the happy news on his Twitter.com page, writing, "It's a baby boy guys !!! im shock (sic), were all very happy, mum was amazing and both are well and happy!

"Mr Buddy Oliver... full name to come from mum.... big love."

The couple is already parents to three girls; Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal Blossom Rainbow.

The Olivers wed in June 2000.
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Gordon Ramsay Sells Off Production Company

August 16th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has sold his British production company, two weeks after he was hit with a demand for more that $2 million in unpaid taxes.

Ramsay's Optomen Productions, which produces the Brit's U.K. television shows The F Word and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, has been sold to All3Media for $60 million, reports the New York Post. Earlier this month, it emerged U.S. authorities had sent his firm Gordon Ramsay Holdings three outstanding tax bills in the last eight months. The most recent demand, sent in July, totaled $484,500.

A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay Holdings subse...
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Chef Gordon Ramsay's Wife Is Hot - Who Knew?

August 14th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Gordon Ramsay
We spotted British chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana at the Lazarides Gallery in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Who knew his wife was so hot?

The "Hell's Kitchen" host slammed a huge cake onto host George Lopez's head on his talk show.

Chef Ramsay started the food fight as he judged a cake decorating competition between Lopez and HK winner Holli Ugalde.

Gordon, who has recently been criticized for getting botox and his teeth whitened, confirmed this week that he is planning to open an English-style pub in LA.

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Gordon Ramsay Brings More Kitchen Competition In 'Masterchef'

July 27th, 2010 8:39am EDT
Gordon Ramsay
With both "Hell’s Kitchen" and "Top Chef" in their seventh season while Food Network is putting out shows such as "Iron Chef America," "Next Food Network Star," and "Cupcake Wars," it seems that America can’t get enough of food competition shows during the summer. This week following "Hell’s Kitchen," Fox is introducing a new show, "Masterchef," to their foodie-friendly line-up.

"Masterchef" is a show based on similar versions in the U.K. and Australia. The concept may sound rather familiar – a group of contestants compete in food challenges, trying to survive elimination and become the wi...
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