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Angelina Jolie Tempted By Nigella Lawson Role?

January 7th, 2014 11:00am EST
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Maleficent star Angelina Jolie is reportedly being lined up to play Nigella Lawson in a new motion picture.

According to The Sun newspaper, the 38 year-old  actress has been approached to portray the famous TV chef in a film about her life.

A source told the paper: "Angie had planned to take a lot of time off next year but this role is very tempting. She has been gripped like everyone else by all the drama surrounding Nigella these past few months and thinks she is a remarkable woman."

"The story has got it all  and she's as intrigued as anyone else by it."

Nigella has had a tumultuous ...
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Chef Nigella Lawson's Former Assistants Found Not Guilty Of Fraud

December 20th, 2013 12:00pm EST
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A jury has found two former assistants of Nigella Lawson not guilty of defrauding the celebrity chef of $1.02 million.

Sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo were accused of using credit cards belonging to Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi without permission.

A jury at Isleworth Crown Court in London on Friday ruled the defendents were not guilty of committing fraud by using a company credit card for personal reasons.

The sisters were not present when the verdict was delivered.  On Thursday, Elisabetta was hospitalized after collapsing and having a panic attack.

The case made h...
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TV Chef Nigella Lawson Admits To Past Cocaine Use

December 4th, 2013 8:01pm EST
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-Accuses ex-husband Charles Saatchi of trying to ruin her

TV chef Nigella Lawson has admitted to using cocaine in the past after ex-husband Charles Saatchi alleged that she's a drug addict earlier this week. Lawson referred to her ex-husband's allegations as a smear campaign attempting to destroy her reputation, and initially denied his claims that she used the drug habitually throughout their 10 year marriage.

"I'm not a drug addict," she said during a court hearing at Isleworth Crown Court in London on Wednesday.

She told the court that she had used the drug around six times back in ...
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Former Assistants Claim Celeb Chef Nigella Lawson Took Drugs For Years

November 27th, 2013 3:00pm EST
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Two former assistants of Nigella Lawson told a court earlier this week that the celebrity chef abused cocaine and marijuana "daily" for several years.

Sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo claim Lawson was using drugs behind her husband's back for a decade and bought their silence by allowing them to use company credit cards.

The Grillos have been charged with defrauding Lawson's ex-husband, Charles Saatchi, out of nearly $500,000, which they used for vacations, designer handbags and other items.

Anthony Metzer QC, representing Elisabetta, told a court in London at an earlier hearing: ...
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Judge Grants Divorce To TV Chef Nigella Lawson And Estranged Husband Charles Saatchi

July 31st, 2013 6:57pm EDT
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Nigella Lawson's divorce from husband Charles Saatchi has been all but finalized by a judge at London's High Court on Wednesday.

The TV chef separated from the advertising mogul following a public fight at a restaurant, during which Saatchi was photographed with his hands around his wife's throat. Lawson moved out shortly after the domestic dispute and filed for divorce on Tuesday.

Wednesday morning a judge granted a decree nisi, which is the first step to finalizing their divorce. After six weeks the judge will issue a decree absolute, which will formally end their union.

Lawson, 53, ci...
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The Morning Roundup: Racist 'Big Brother' Contestant Aaryn Gries, Nigella Lawson To Divorce & Heidi Klum's Bikinis

July 8th, 2013 10:21am EDT
Arryn Gries
CBS series "Big Brother" has come under fire for the numerous racist comments a couple of its houseguests have made in the show's 24/7 live feed on the internet. Houseguest Arryn Gries mocked Asians, African Americans and a gay contestant on the show with some off-color language; and fellow contestants Spencer Clawsson and GinaMarie Zimmerman have also made some racist comments. Sunday night, CBS aired Aaryn's segment during the show. Wait a minute -- her name's Aa-ry-n?(story)

Katy Perry and John Mayer are definitely back together again. Maybe the third time's a charm, but Katy has some r...
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Nigella Lawson To Divorce Husband Who Denies Abusing Her

July 7th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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Nigella Lawson is getting divorced. The celebrity chef made headlines last month after photos emerged showing her husband's hand around her throat during an argument at a restaurant in London.

The advertising tycoon and art collector, Charles Saatchi, was cautioned for assault by police following the incident.
 
Shortly afterwards, Lawson reportedly moved out of the couple's London home with her children from a previous marriage, Cosima, 19, and Bruno 17.
 
In Britain's Mail on Sunday, Saatchi confirmed the split. He said: "I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divor...
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Nigella Lawson's Husband Calls Throat-Grab Photos 'A Playful Tiff'

June 18th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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After pictures emerged of Nigella Lawson's husband grabbing the TV chef by the neck made headlines around the world, police in London officially cautioned Charles Saatchi for assault.

The advertising tycoon and art collector was photographed putting his hand around a visibly upset Lawson outside a restaurant in London.

Even though an official complaint wasn't filed, London's Metropolitan Police began investigating the incident. They issued the following statement:  "Officers from the Community Safety Unit at Westminster were aware of the... article which was published on 16 June and carri...
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Andrew Garfield Signs On For More Spider-Man, Nigella Moves Out, Miss USA Swimsuits

June 18th, 2013 10:38am EDT
Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man
Neil Patrick Harris is returning to Broadway to star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a cult musical about a transgender East German singer. NPH just hosted the Tony Awards last week, and on Monday producers of the stage show announced that the "How I Met Your Mother" star would be joining the cast. The show is expected to open on Broadway next spring. The production was adapted for the screen in 2001. (story)

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady won this year's Miss USA pageant on Sunday night, making her the first ever winner from the Nutmeg State. 50 other women represented the rest of the U.S. a...
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Nigella Lawson Previews ABC's New Cooking Competition 'The Taste'

January 29th, 2013 10:20am EST
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ABC is moving into the cooking-competition battle with The Taste - a new series which is like The Voice for chefs. Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Top Chef's Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre act as 'mentors' to kitchens of cooks, be they professional chefs or amateurs - but they must make their decisions based on only one spoon-sized 'taste' of each dish, with the cook behind it not being revealed until after the mentors have already weighed in.

Recently, Nigella Lawson joined BFTV to talk about the appeal of The Taste, how the series works and what she's hoping to find over the course o...
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Nigella Lawson - The Domestic Goddess

August 20th, 2010 9:23pm EDT
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Of the many Cooking Channel shows worth giving a crumpet about, two of them that stand out are "Nigella Feasts" and "Nigella Express", hosted by the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson.

What's so refreshing about this show is that Nigella is really just being herself. We see her cooking her food, eating it the way she likes it, and sharing it with people she loves (when she's not feeling particularly greedy). The truth is, we see a bit of ourselves in Nigella's unashamed obsession with food. She doesn't tell herself no, which a way of life most of us wish we could adopt.

One of the ...
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