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It Turns Out that Gordon Ramsay Isn’t that Mean on “Kitchen Nightmares”

If you haven’t figured out that chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t the devil he seems to be on Kitchen Nightmares then it’s possible that you believe everything that Reality TV is telling you. The notoriously hotheaded chef has been seen many a time onscreen yelling at and berating chefs in rundown kitchens and owners that have allowed their businesses to go face-first into the toilet. He’s disrespected the food, the establishment, the workers, and even chewed out the owners in front of the workers. In essence he seems like the worst person alive and when it came to working with kids

It Turns Out that Gordon Ramsay Isn’t that Mean on “Kitchen Nightmares
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Pat Llewellyn obituary

Pioneering producer who boosted the TV careers of Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, the Two Fat Ladies and Mary Portas

At a time when most TV food shows were as dull as boiled vegetables in white sauce, Pat Llewellyn, who has died aged 55, revolutionised cookery on the small screen with the roar of Two Fat Ladies on a motorbike. She unveiled Jamie Oliver as The Naked Chef and transformed Gordon Ramsay from a terrifying, swearing chef off screen into an engaging, swearing one on camera. Pat’s vision encouraged a whole younger generation of men to learn to cook and she played a major role in Britain’s food revolution over the past two decades.

Inventing one TV show that becomes a global hit is hard enough. Pat achieved international success with three series: Two Fat Ladies, The Naked Chef and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. She proved a highly astute businesswoman,
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Thursday’s best TV: Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine; Natural World: H is for Hawk

  • The Guardian - TV News
The fiery chef investigates the manufacture of class As; plus Helen Macdonald challenges herself to raise a goshawk chick

It is a terrifying thought and the chef himself isn’t partaking. He’s merely presenting this two-part doc on Britain’s favourite Class A, which includes a Colombian trek to see where cocaine is processed. The ingredients – cement powder, sulphuric acid, gasoline – are unorthodox, but otherwise this might be just another episode of Kitchen Nightmares, with all the sensitivity we’ve come to expect: “He sounds fucking happy, is he high?” Ellen E Jones

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Gordon Ramsay Talks Working Around the World and Why He Hates ‘TV Chef’

Gordon Ramsay is a chef and television personality who is as well-known for his fiery temper and swearing on-screen as he is for his culinary abilities. He is famous for his shows ‘Culinary Genius’, ‘The F Word’, ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, and ‘Hell’s Kitchen’. Television viewers from both sides of the Atlantic watch his shows and look forward to listening to his string of expletives. He has even set up his own production company in collaboration with All3Media called ‘Studio Ramsay’ and is planning on mixing documentaries with cooking programs. Ramsay first came two Mipcom over 20 years ago and arrived on

Gordon Ramsay Talks Working Around the World and Why He Hates ‘TV Chef’
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Nathan For You relies, yet again, on the power of celebrity

  • The AV Club
The fun of Nathan For You lies in the unpredictability of its format. A Nathan episode doesn’t follow predictable beats like the reality shows it’s modeled after, it takes a totally different shape each week based on the needs of the story. An installment of, say, Kitchen Nightmares follows a story structure you can…

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'Hell's Kitchen' Preview: 5 Reasons to Tune in to the All-Star Season

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'Hell's Kitchen' Preview: 5 Reasons to Tune in to the All-Star Season
There is no shortage of Chef Gordon Ramsay on television these days, that's for sure. Be it MasterChefMasterChef JuniorThe F WordHotel Hell or Kitchen Nightmares, Chef Ramsay has force fed Us audiences prime time servings of memorable TV moments and coined phrases worthy of countless memes for 12 years. Now he returns with the show that started it all. You guessed it! Hell's Kitchen is returning for season 17 and bringing some familiar faces back with it.
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Nathan Fielder: How The Cult Comedian Rules the Outer Limits of Awkward

Nathan Fielder: How The Cult Comedian Rules the Outer Limits of Awkward
Comedy has taken Nathan Fielder to some pretty strange places, but nothing quite compares to the time he found himself walking a high wire between two seven-story buildings in downtown L.A. It was the finale of the third season of Nathan for You, the hit Comedy Central series in which Fielder offers preposterously elaborate assistance to small-business owners and other regular folks. For this episode, he took on his biggest project yet: transforming a deeply nerdy, semi-employed man who lives with his parents into a genuine hero. Fielder assumed the identity of Corey Calderwood,
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The F Word: Season One Ratings

Gordon Ramsay and Fox have enjoyed a lucrative, long-term collaboration beyond the ended series, Kitchen Nightmares. His Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, and MasterChef Junior TV shows have all done well. Even the bi-annual Hotel Hell has racked up numbers higher then some of the network's scripted series. Now the coarse-mouthed cuisinier is bringing an updated reboot of his UK series, The F Word, stateside. Can it work as a team cooking competition, rather than a food magazine series? Will The F Word be cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? Stay tuned. The Us version of The F Word TV show airs live on the East Coast and live-to tape on the West Coast. Not to point any fingers at Chef Ramsay, but while Fox is emphatic that the "F" stands for food, we still pray there's a seven second delay. The F Word features foodie teams of
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Gordon Ramsay’s Secret to an Emmy Nomination: Just Stop Swearing (Video)

  • The Wrap
Gordon Ramsay’s Secret to an Emmy Nomination: Just Stop Swearing (Video)
This story about Gordon Ramsay first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Gordon Ramsay has been a beloved, foul-mouthed TV star in America for years, so we’re completely effing shocked to learn this year’s Emmy nomination as reality-show host was his first ever. Apparently, voters like the proudly abrasive personality who created barking franchises like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmares” when he tones things down — it’s the decidedly gentler “MasterChef Junior,” where Ramsay minds his mouth around child cooks, that earned him the nom. “It’s all about that
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When good TV goes bad: how the Us ruined Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

The recipe was familiar and comforting: take an incompetent UK restaurant owner, yell a plan at them and watch things get better. Unfortunately, substituting Brits for Americans turned everything sour

The most successful TV formats hit a winning formula then repeat it ad nauseam. One of the most watchable things about Kitchen Nightmares – where the never-smiling Gordon Ramsay arrives to rescue a struggling restaurant – was its familiarity.

Ramsay always oversaw a transformation in three parts. First was changing the food. That was easy: whatever dog’s dinners they were serving up could be upgraded by slimming down (always slimming down) the menu, and sticking in a few easy-to-cook Ramsay specials so that even the most inept chefs could add an extra star. Second to change was the restaurant itself, where Ramsay’s team worked “through the night” (the magic of telly, eh?) chucking that grotty wood-panelling into the bin and
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Jamie Oliver Puts an End to Longtime Feud With Gordon Ramsay

Jamie Oliver Puts an End to Longtime Feud With Gordon Ramsay
As the saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." And Jamie Oliver is doing just that. The British celebrity chef told Woman's Day he found his longtime feud with Gordon Ramsay to be "pathetic." "Gordon has been fairly horrible to me over the years and I did used to bite," he said. "Now I just shut up and take it. A bit of drama is always good for some PR." Plus, he said, "Competition is healthy. It's good to have that kind of rivalry." Gordon is known for using vulgar language onscreen for shows like Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, which was why no one was surprised when the chefs' feud started in...
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Gordon Ramsay Explains Why He’s So Brutal Toward Home Cooks on Twitter:

Gordon Ramsay Explains Why He’s So Brutal Toward Home Cooks on Twitter:
If you aren’t following Gordon Ramsay on Twitter, you’re missing out.

The chef, known for his harsh criticisms on shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, has been subtly roasting home cooks and their amateur creations for months now. (Example: When a recent follower asked Ramsay what he thought of their quinoa salad, he suggested the dish looked like vomit.) But why did Ramsay decide to expand his platform outside of the small screen?

“Honestly, I had enough of people tagging me in shots of their food pictures that they thought were amazing, when they were terrible,
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Gordon Ramsay unrecognizable as elf on MasterChef Junior

Gordon Ramsay and his co-host Christina Tosi are unrecognisable on this week’s MasterChef Junior — after dressing up as elves! Former Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares star Gordon and Momofuku Milk Bar founder Christina wear the costumes for a Winter Wonderland-themed episode of the hit Fox show. But there’s snow recognizing them after the pair don their green jackets, hats, stripey-tights and curly-haired wigs. The young contestants, down to a final 10, are also in for a surprise when they’re introduced to a ginger-bread man in a suit — that turns out to be celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. During the episode...read more
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Gordon Ramsay gets pie in face on MasterChef Junior as Richard Blais joins as guest judge

MasterChef Junior contestant Justise Mayberry gets to do what many a Kitchen Nightmares chef would have liked to have done — as she splats a pie into Gordon Ramsay’s face. This week’s episode of the hit Fox show sees the top 12 contestants split into four teams of three and challenged to make as many pies as they can in 10 minutes. And what better to do with them once they’re made than to splurge them into celebrity chef Ramsay’s face? This week’s MasterChef Junior also sees Richard Blais feature as the guest judge alongside Ramsay and Christina Tosi. And after the pie-off things...read more
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Bar Rescue: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jon Taffer

Bar Rescue is still going strong in its fifth season on Spike. If you’ve never had a chance to see it, think of when Gordan Ramsay was fixing restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares only this is Jon Taffer fixing or “rescuing” bars. So who is Jon Taffer, the host of Bar Rescue? He is a bar consultant, television personality, founder and owner of his own media company, and author. But perhaps what he’s best known for is his strong personality and intimate knowledge of the bar business. Taffer has screamed at more than his fair share of bartenders and operators and

Bar Rescue: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jon Taffer
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Gordon Ramsay cooks up new production company

Studio Ramsay will produce scripted and unscripted TV shows on food-related themes

Gordon Ramsay has launched his own production company, Studio Ramsay, to cook up scripted and unscripted TV shows.

Ramsay, whose programmes include Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word, also announced a joint venture deal with All3Media, jointly owned by Discovery and John Malone’s Liberty Global, to help get projects off the ground.

Related: Scrumdiddlyumptious! Why all the best food shows are on children's TV

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Downton Abbey Recap: Open House

Downton Abbey Recap: Open House
The Crawleys followed up last week’s unexpected bloodbath by inviting a bunch of peasants into their home on Sunday’s Downton Abbey. (Spoiler alert: Things did not go smoothly.)

RelatedDownton Abbey Stars Talk Mary and Edith’s ‘Rivalry,’ Unexpected Final Arc

The experience might not have been a total disaster if (1) any of the Crawley women were even remotely educated about the house’s history, and (2) if the Dowager Countess didn’t throw down her gauntlet with Cora in front of a bunch of poor people.

The D.C. was none too pleased that the hospital folk ousted her as president,
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The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz and His Wife Are Expecting Their Second Child Together

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The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz and His Wife Are Expecting Their Second Child Together
Ike Barinholtz is expecting his second child with his wife, Erica Hanson, Us Weekly reports. The couple, who wed in 2009, are already parents to their 2-year-old daughter, Foster. Ike currently stars as Morgan Tookers on The Mindy Project and also appears in the upcoming comedy Sisters, along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, while Erica is a producer and is best known for her work on Kitchen Nightmares and DC Cupcakes. Congratulations to the couple on their growing family!
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Every Nathan for You Business Idea, Ranked

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Every Nathan for You Business Idea, Ranked
Nathan for You, Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder's quasi-reality-show-cum-absurdist-comedy on Comedy Central, is truly a one-of-a-kind television program. A dark, malevolent take on entrepreneurial fixer-upper shows such as Bar Rescue and Kitchen Nightmares, Nathan for You features Fielder giving advice to real-life business owners — specifically, advice so wrongheaded (and, at times, questionably legal) that you wonder why the business owners in question agree to go along with his off-kilter plans. The answer, of course, is easy: Appearing on TV is in itself its own free press. With the third season of Nathan for You premiering tonight, we've ranked all of Nathan's business ideas, from the most disastrous down to the least. (You'll notice the word successful isn't used in that sentence — although Nathan frequently pretends his ideas are hits with business owners and their clientele, his rate of failure and relative obliviousness concerning it is part of the show's conceit.
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ABC Axes Forever, Resurrection, Cristela And The Taste

It was happy news for a lot of ABC shows last night, but the tidings aren’t so good for four of the network’s less buzzy series; not returning for the 2015-16 season are freshman drama Forever, sophomore show Resurrection, rookie comedy Cristela and returning reality series The Taste.

Out of those cancellations, only Ioan Gruffudd-led drama Forever comes as much of a surprise. With Castle aging rapidly, many believed the network saw the series, about an unaging medical examiner hunting for the secret to his own immortality, as an heir apparent. Still, viewers never really flocked to the show the way execs had likely hoped they would – it was averaging just a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49.

Cristela, built around stand-up comedienne Cristela Alonzo, also stood a fighting chance, despite its paltry 1.2 rating in the demo, mostly because of its hugely diverse cast and writing staff. Getting more
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