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Rachael Ray's show being sued

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 9th 2006 1:30PM

Rachael RayYum-O!

Oh, wait, that's the wrong explanation for this story. Maybe "O-Shit!"

One of the shows hosted by the Domestic Diva Jr. (Martha has the official title) is being sued. A radio show host, Ross Crystal (isn't that a chain of jewelry stores you see in malls?) says that he approached Food Network in 2001 about doing a show called Showbiz Chefs. It would be a 30 minute show that would feature celebs and the food they cook. Crystal says that Ray's Inside Dish, which is basically the same thing, stole his idea. He filed suit in Los Angeles, and TMZ.com has the documents. (It should be noted that Ray herself isn't named in the suit.)

The most interesting twist? Crystal got a letter from Food Network saying "we have no interest in celebrities at all. Every time we do something of this nature it fails." Inside Dish debuted in 2004.

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Maywither Dragon

It should be noted that Inside Dish failed.

January 10 2007 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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