In a new report, Page is claiming Fieri displayed some very bad behavior from sexism to homophobia. "Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff," Page told City Pages. "When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts."
It didn't stop there.
Fieri reportedly needed "advance warning" when working with homosexuals. Page said he once got a phone call from the host after he walked out of a restaurant.
No one could argue that the games on 'Minute to Win It' are so outrageously simple you can't help but have a blast doing them. Balancing four hangers on the tips of their hooks on a clothesline is brilliantly stupid, and that's what makes the show so fun.
It was a charming display through and through, reminding us that these guys are more than the crass things they do in their 'Jackass' performances. These are genuinely humble and decent human beings with huge hearts.
"This summer, Guy and I are doing a brand new show on Food Network and ... it is basically the cooking equivalent of 'Dancing With the Stars,'" said Ray.
The Bishop kids are all right on tonight's 'Minute to Win It' (8PM ET, NBC). The five siblings from San Jose, Calif. will become the first kids to compete in the game show.
Aimee (19), Drew (18), Holly (13), Cullen (11) and Brad (10) take on the minute-long challenges and judging from this promo, they get a chance at the $1 million. Meanwhile, parents Glenn and Juli can only cheer on their children from the audience.
And if the kids win? The money will go toward college funds, San Francisco 49ers tickets and a crimper.
Watch this preview, with an exclusive intro by host Guy Fieri ...
First, Lindsay won $50,000 by arranging glasses in order, so that she could play 'Jingle Bells' on them. But then, Josh said that he needed to pause the show for a second. He had decided to propose to his girlfriend in front of a national audience!
But would the proposal be done 'Minute to Win It'-style? Would Josh have to race across the stage while balancing the ring on his nose, or some such? And more importantly, would Lindsay say "Yes"?
McConaughey clearly knows his way around a kitchen (swoon!), demonstrating some decent knife skills as he slices and dices some vegetables.
The star also seems quite familiar with Fieri.
The cookie was placed on top of the women's eyes ... and then they had to move it down to their mouths. So they winked, twitched, and wiggled in order to win the contest. Cookie-eating has seldom seemed so alluring before. The former Miss Puerto Rico got the cookie in her mouth first -- she attributed her victory to a lack of Botox, which made her face more flexible. Good to know!
But first, they would have to make it past "Level Nine" of the show. This involved a seemingly impossible task: stacking magnetic hex nuts on a plate, using only a chopstick -- and then balancing the tall stack of nuts for three seconds. First, Kimberly failed, which lost the couple one of their three "lives." Then, Aaron came within 0.55 seconds of succeeding ... before his column of hex nuts collapsed.
Aaron and Kimberly are a good-looking pair, and they displayed what host Guy Fieri called "superhuman" skills. The couple mastered the art of picking up stuff with their teeth, eating swinging cherries, rolling eggs, and balancing springs. (This description will probably make more sense if you actually watch the clip, by the way.)
Also, Aaron and Kimberly are currently engaged, and want to win at least $50,000 on the show so that they can get married. ... And, um. Wait a minute. If we could just break in and interject for half a second. Your current 'TV Squad' columnist is who is writing this column is not engaged, but he does have a girlfriend. ... And how does it cost $50,000 to get married? Can't you just get married whenever you feel like it? Why would it require that much money?
The two sisters are named Becky and Jessie, and they're wearing surprisingly revealing outfits. Which is odd, considering that their tasks on the show involve doing stuff like bouncing ping pong balls into a basket -- not exactly something that requires form-fitting clothing. It's almost like the producers are trying to show them off -- but that would never happen, right?
Anyway, the twins win $75,000. They decide to risk that money in an effort to win the million dollars. But they lose, and end up walking away with a mere $50,000.
By the way, on a slightly unrelated note, we'd just like to say something here. We realize that some dudes have sexy fantasies involving twin girls. So we'd just like to say one thing -- twin girls are sisters. That's just simple science or biology or what have you. Therefore, any fantasy involving twins would also involve, um, incest.
In-between preforming the show's ridiculous tasks -- such as blowing a deck of cards off a bottle and moving eggs across the floor using only a pizza box -- Jonas took time out to respond to his adoring fans in the audience. He signed the aforementioned pizza box and presented it to a young girl, while the crowd exploded into cheers. "We'll be back to our [regularly] scheduled program," said host Guy Fieri, but that still failed to stop the screaming from Jonas's fans.
To paraphrase a Jerry Seinfeld routine, what's the deal with NBC? Here's the latest: they have given the green light to another season of three new shows: the celeb-filled 'Marriage Ref,' the Guy Fieri game show 'Minute To Win It,' and Lisa Kudrow's genealogy reality show 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Yup, all three shows will be back on your TV come this fall.
Is it too late to ask Jay Leno to come back to the 10PM slot?
So what makes the show so special? And how does he keep from jumping in on the action? Guy stopped by the AOL offices to talk about his his own gaming skills, including something dealing with lemons, and the game he loves most on the show. Junk in the Trunk, anyone? If you've seen the show, you know what he's talking about.
Watch our full interview with the spiky-haired host extraordinaire right here ...
Game shows used to flood the dial of my TV back in the 1980s and '90s. And that was when my TV could only pick up eight channels, three depending on the weather.
Back then, almost everything from daytime fare to the occasional prime time bit of airtime starred game show hosts. Their purpose on television was solely to wear smart suits, make sure their teeth reached the optimum level of whiteness and keep the game moving but entertaining.
Now that game shows are making a slow but steady return to television, it seems the traditional role of "host" has turned away from the traditional "game" emcee like Chuck Woolery, Wink Martindale, Bob Barker and Art Fleming and more towards lively hosting personalities from other walks of entertainment life like Drew Carey, Wayne Brady, Howie Mandel and Guy Fieri. Does this mean that the role of the traditional TV game show has gone to that great big "Curtain No. 2" in the sky?
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