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Philippe Starck to front new design reality show

pip1.jpgBasically it's like The Apprentice, but more stylish. Designer Philippe Starck (he's the one that makes the juicers that look like War of The Worlds martian craft) will invite 25 potential designers to bid for one of 10 places on a design course in Paris. According to The Guardian, finalists will have the chance to test their mad skills on real design projects, with Starck gradually "whittling down the class". Hopefully literally.

At least one student will be rewarded with a six-month placement at Starck's design agency in Paris. The BBC said show would be open to "anyone who feels they have a talent for design, regardless of whether or not they have formal training", which is surely just asking for trouble...

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Reality news round-up: Alesha's suitors, Kelly's smart, Ramsay's law suit

ad9.jpgAlesha Dixon has split from Aston Villa star John Carew, according to The Sun. She's said to be focusing on her new album instead. You go, girl! Who needs men when we have art?

Great picture here of Amanda Holden's mouth looking unpleasant, while Heat thinks Kelly Brook looked good at the Baftas.

...and over the pond, Gordon Ramsay is being sued for mild theatrical rudeness. The restaurant manager claims that Ramsay called him a lazy tosser, and that this has damaged his career to the tune of £500,000. One suspects that they should both have known what they were getting into. Welcome to America, Gordon...

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: potty-mouthed granny

gran.jpgIt's quite post-watershed is this, so brace yourself, whatever that means, and clasp your hands firmly over the ears of your infants. Then check out this clip of the world's rudest chef going head-to-head with the world's funniest old lady.

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Posted by on October 31, 2007 2:00 PM in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
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Gordon Ramsay thinks French women smell

rams.jpgYou thought he was lovely underneath it all, didn't you. How wrong you were. Notoriously outspoken tv chef Gordon Ramsay has pulled an insult double-whammy, taking in both the French, and women.

The 40 year old cook made the comments during an interview on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, reports The Mail.

He said: "I had a French girlfriend. It was like going to bed with a rottweiler on your chest... And their breath smells as well." When you say "girlfriend", Gordon, we are definitely talking about a human being here? Did you check?

He also had a go at women drivers, albeit more weakly: "they just go a bit slow" - and American police, who he thinks are too "cranky". He was there to promote a new series of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.

Posted by on October 16, 2007 5:30 PM in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
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Hell's Kitchen US: Ramsay out-sworn by restauranteur

ramsay2.jpgThese chefs have to compete on everything, don't they? Food, kitchens, efficiency, fastidiousness, nastiness, drum-kits... and Gordon Ramsay may finally have met his swearing match in the US version of Kitchen Nightmares, reports the Sun. Although he was bleeped 57 times in one episode, 18-stone New York restaurateur Peter Pelegrino managed 149 — most of them pouring out as abuse directed towards debt collectors.

Gordon was battling to save the Pelegrino family’s business in Babylon, Long Island. “I feel like I’ve been introduced to the mob.”

The series will be shown here on ITV2.

Posted by on September 21, 2007 1:37 PM in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
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Gordon Ramsay - UH?

I write for another site called TVScoop and I've reviewed a lot of Gordon Ramsay's work. I've noticed that he continually uses "Uh?" and "Yes?" to punctuate every single sentence. Thankfully, someone else has noticed and make an infuriating video compilation of all his "uh" noises.

Posted by Mof Gimmers on September 20, 2007 3:36 PM in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares| Video Clips
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Gordon Ramsay lied about burnt genitals

ramsay.jpg Oh, it was such a fabulous story I can hardly bear to report this correction. Gordon Ramsay's wife has revealed that the chef's claim last week that he burnt his testicles on a hob was a lie, says Digital Spy.

His partner Tara Ramsay, speaking on ITV's This Morning, claims that Ramsay made the story of his own 'kitchen nightmare' up: "He had a dull ache in one of his testicles and so he went to have it checked. You know Gordon, it's a red rag to a bull, he gets really excited at the story he can make up."

"We were at an awards that night and the moment we stepped out, he was questioned on it. You could see he was just brimming with excitement at the fact, "I know what I'm going to say, I burnt it".

Oh he's a cheeky one. But it does beg the question... What else has he lied about? Is his name really Gordon? Is he really a chef? Is that his real face, or just a leathery rubber mask made from the skin of his victims?

Posted by on September 11, 2007 8:36 AM in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
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Ramsay burns meat and two veg

ramsay.jpgLadies, if you've ever harboured a secret crush on Gordon Ramsay, this story should cure you. I hope you're not eating your tea. According to The Sun, the TV Chef was rushed to hospital recently after scorching his privates in the kitchen. As Ramsay put it: "I burnt my right b*****k and I'm in absolute agony. You wouldn't believe how much this hurts."

He talked about the painful kitchen accident at the GQ Men of the Year awards this week, where he picked up the Best Chef gong. "The other day I was standing too close to the hob when I was cooking. I was wearing cotton trousers and underneath I was going commando," Argh! Make it stop! "Then suddenly I felt this searing heat - my b***s were burning." (Pushing plate away), actually, I don't think I want this anymore.

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Posted by on September 7, 2007 7:20 AM in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
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