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'Famous Food' Season Finale Ends With a Twist (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2011 12:35AM
Reality shows love their dramatic twists, and never is it more dramatic then to throw one at the contestants in the final episode, which is exactly what happened on 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1). But on the way to that moment, we learned that Vinny doesn't take constructive criticism well.

He stormed off before the announcement of the winner. His ego got so out of control, he started telling judges Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of the Dolce Group about how he's a movie star and they should have some respect.

Who knew that being a big-time movie star with a Screen Actor's Guild statue in your house means you know everything about the restaurant business?

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Heidi Montag's Guests Nearly Ruin Soft Opening on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 1st 2011 9:40AM
Heidi Montag, 'Famous Food'Guess who's not going to win 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1)? With the finale next week, and the grand opening in this week's episode, this was the time to step it up and prove why you're the best celebrity business partner possible for this venture.

Heidi Montag didn't even begin to do that. Then, at the soft opening, her own friends and PR team made things worse by apparently "performing" for the camera. You have to think that most of Heidi's publicity in recent years has been negative, so that must be what her team cultivates and thinks works.

So they went into a very dramatic monologue about how horrific the food was, and yet no one else there was having such a problem. Then, when Heidi was confronted with this news, she simply denied the reality of it.

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Danielle Staub Wants Jake Pavelka to 'Grow a Pair' on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 25th 2011 12:58AM
Jake Pavelka, 'Famous Food'Poor Jake Pavelka. His smarmy grin and over-confidence doesn't work on Danielle Staub. She has no interest in his "charm" and calls him out for what she sees a serious lack of gonads on 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1).

The problem for Jake is that what he sees as his charisma and charm, many people instead see him as kind of a jerk. There's confident, and then there's arrogant, and he tends to come across as more the latter.

Danielle called him out after a discussion about what to do with the walls of the restaurant. After their first designer made the restaurant boring and bland, Ashley was prepared with another designer, but Danielle figured it wasn't in the budget.

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Heidi Montag Has No Idea How to Wait Tables or Tend Bar on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 18th 2011 9:50AM
Heidi Montag, 'Famous Food'Heidi Montag clearly has no idea what restaurant work is really all about. When the gang from 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1) went to a working restaurant to get some training, she first decided that as a waitress, it would be better if she drank with the customers.

"The more fun I am and the better time I'm having, the more fun the customers are having, and therefore the more money I'm making for everybody," she explained. But the restaurant boss wasn't nearly as supportive as she expected, sending her behind the bar.

Unfortunately, this proved to be an even worse idea. "When I'm behind the bar, the goal is to be entertaining, sell drinks and draw crowds," Montag said. She proceeded to try and throw drinks like in the movie 'Cocktail' to disastrous results.

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Danielle Takes Ashley Down on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 11th 2011 1:50AM
Famous Food Danielle StaubFormer New York Post columnist Ashley Dupre may be sharp on paper, but when it comes to a war of words, Danielle Staub doesn't go down without a fight.

On last night's 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1), Staub took issue with the rest of the team's decision to alter her menu, and Dupre wisely decided it was better to let the former Real Housewife vent than to try shouting back.

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Danielle Staub Sees Why Jake Pavelka Is 'One of the Most Hated Bachelors' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 4th 2011 9:45AM
Danielle Staub, 'Famous Food'Normally, it can get pretty annoying when Jake Pavelka is getting pretentious and preachy. But for some reason it was an absolute delight watching him turn those snarky retorts on Danielle Staub on 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1).

"Now I know why he might be one of the most hated Bachelors," Staub said of Pavelka, an ironic claim considering her popularity with 'Housewives' fans.

The fight came when they made changes to the menu without consulting Staub. She was incensed that Pavelka hadn't texted her and called him a snake. She then asked him if they had "some of those in Texas".

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Designer Scott Argues Over the Floor Plan on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 28th 2011 1:52AM
Jake Pavelka, 'Famous Food'With seven famous people trying to work together to put a restaurant together in five weeks on 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1), we can expect some world-class clashing going on. And we have not been disappointed on that front.

But this week, they were able to unite for a common purpose: Trying to figure out what their designer, Scott, thinks he's doing. When they came to him with some concerns about the seating in the main dining room, they found out he'd already ordered furniture for a floor plan without consulting them.

What's worse, he didn't seem to care how they felt about it, or whether it was a breach of his contract or not. Probably because he'd already received a check for $42,500. He told them if they needed anything more, it would cost them more.

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Danielle and DJ Paul Gang Up to Fight Ashley on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 21st 2011 5:45AM
'Famous Food'There's a lot of stress that goes into opening a restaurant, but nothing can be more stressful than trying to do it with business partners that you barely know. Maybe that's why the celebrities on 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on MTV) seem to be at each other's throats.

That, and it makes for good television.

This week's big drama came after Ashley Dupre returned from an impromptu weekend vacation, or as DJ Paul put it, "You was going to have sex!"

Apparently, Ashley came back to find a bench that DJ Paul and Danielle Staub had purchased, and she wasn't too keen on the look. This might have been okay if she'd chosen a different way to approach them about it.

Particularly when you're dealing with Danielle -- who has a notorious temper -- and Paul, who showed that he also has a nasty streak. Ashley completely derailed any chance of having a calm conversation with Danielle after she hinted that she would never leave her kids to do something like this show, like Danielle has.

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Danielle Staub Keeps Making Enemies on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 18th 2011 10:30AM
Famous FoodDanielle Staub may have left those 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' feuds behind her, but 'Famous Food' (Sun., 10PM on VH1) is a whole new playground for clashing.

During the first episode, Staub clashed with 'Sopranos' star Vincent Pastore, so why should episode two be any different?

After getting into an argument with Eliot Spitzer's former call girl Ashley Dupre about hot dogs and hamburgers -- Dupre called Staub mental, which set off that famous temper -- Pastore started shouting at Staub over her questions about the kitchen. This sent Staub packing, and she headed for the street to make a teary phone call.

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Danielle Staub and Vincent Pastore Fight Like 'Desperate Housewives' on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 11th 2011 6:31AM
Danielle Staub, 'Famous Food''Famous Food' (Sun., 10PM ET on VH1) is just getting under way, and already the celebrities are at each other's throats. More specifically, former 'Soprano' Vincent "Big Pussy" Pastore and former 'Real Housewife of NJ' Danielle Staub were at each other's throats.

The way they were going at it, if anyone tuned in and didn't recognize them, they'd just assume they were some bickering old married couple. The genesis of the spat was over what to do with the kitchen.

Staub said to gut it, while Pastore said they were planning to spend $200 toward cleaning it. Then Staub said he was interrupting her, and he should wait until she'd finished before he attacked.

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'Famous Food' Trailer: Broken Bottles (and Dreams), Drama and ... Romance?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 30th 2011 7:15PM
Famous FoodStop everything you are doing and watch this trailer for 'Famous Food.' Why? Because it's an epic train wreck and if this trailer is any indication, this series will be reality TV gold.

The new VH1 show features "celebrities" starting a restaurant from the ground up. They have to conceptualize the eatery, hire and train a staff, stay on budget, pick out uniforms ... basically, they're really working.

The celebs behind it all? Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka, Ashley Dupre, DJ Paul and Juicy J from the Three 6 Mafia and 'Sopranos' actor Vincent Pastore.

The cast members are competing for a partnership stake in the restaurant with the Dolce Group.

In the trailer below -- thanks TV Guide! -- watch Heidi Montag fail at some bar tricks, the Three 6 Mafia talk about Ashley Dupre's, uh, assets, and Danielle Staub put on her game face we got to know so well on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey.'

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'Famous Food' Cast Photo: Yep, This is Real

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 14th 2011 3:30PM
Famous FoodWe've been chronicling the creation of VH1's 'Famous Food' as any self-respecting rubber-necker might do, and the latest tidbit from the trainwreck-in-the-making, an official cast photo, won't disappoint.

In what many (we) are calling a reality show apocalypse, Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka are teaming to open a restaurant. The cast also includes Ashley Dupre (call girl to New York's former governor Eliot Spitzer, but VH1 lists her as a "singer"), Oscar-winners DJ Paul and Juicy J from the Three 6 Mafia and 'Sopranos' veteran Vincent Pastore.

The cast will have to complete tasks to get the restaurant (titled Famous Food) off the ground. Restauranteurs Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of the Dolce Group will award one lucky "celeb" with a partnership stake in the new restaurant.

The show premieres Sun., July 10 at 10PM and you bet your bottom we'll be watching this gem.

Check out a larger full cast image after the jump.

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This Is Happening: VH1 Announces 'Famous Food' Starring Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka, a Call Girl and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 20th 2011 11:27AM
Famous FoodSo, remember that time paparazzi snapped photos of reality TV luminaries Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub and Jake Pavelka filming some sort of show in Hollywood?

Well, the reality-pocalypse is nigh: Those A-listers and more will be coming your way this fall in VH1's new reality series, 'Famous Food.' According to the network, the former 'Hills' star, 'Real Housewife of New Jersey' and 'Bachelor' will join Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy J, former call girl Ashley Dupre (she's a singer now, apparently) and 'Sopranos' star Vincent Pastore in starting a new restaurant.

The pseudo-celebs will work alongside Los Angeles restaurateurs Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of the Dolce Group as they try to launch a new restaurant in L.A. called Famous Food.

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