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Rachael Ray Gives 'I Used to Be Fat' Girls a Fashion Makeover (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 1st 2011 5:30PM
MTV's weight-loss reality show 'I Used to be Fat' inspired 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to give two girls featured on the show a style makeover. Maddy, who started out weighing 265 pounds, told Rachael, "I want to wear on the outside how I feel on the inside." Lindsay, who began her journey at 213 pounds, also wanted to be able to make the kind of first impression that reflects how she currently feels about herself.

Rachael's resident makeover guru, Kyan Douglas, whisked the girls backstage to work his magic. When he returned, Rachael called Maddy out first, and she came out wearing a black pencil skirt and a fuchsia tank. "I feel absolutely ecstatic, euphoric right now. I feel so confident and just beautiful," she said.

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Jerry Springer Dresses Up as Lady Gaga for Halloween (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 31st 2011 7:30PM
A mystery trick or treater rang 'Rachael Ray''s (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) doorbell Monday, and a very tall Lady Gaga in drag was at the door. Rachael, wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume, lifted the veil to reveal that it was Jerry Springer. The look was so bizarre that the audience didn't even realize it was Springer until Rachael and Buddy shouted his name.

Still in costume, Jerry sat down and talked about being on the air for 21 years. "Two names: Jerry and Oprah. That's the list that's gone over 20," Rachael marveled.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Celebrates Her Mom's 'Sweet 16' Years Cancer Free (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 25th 2011 11:45PM
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 'Rachael Ray'Elisabeth Hasselbeck celebrated a milestone in her family with 'Rachael Ray' (Weekdays, Syndicated on ABC). She brought her mother out, who is celebrating what they're calling her 'Sweet Sixteen.' She is 16 years cancer-free.

For Hasselbeck, cancer is an important issue to be involved with, as she talked about how both of her grandmother and her mother developed breast cancer. "Chances are, I'm gonna get it, but I promise you I'm gonna get it early," Hasselbeck said. "I'm gonna find out because I'm checking all the time."

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Buddy Valastro Makes a Halloween Spider Cake With Rachael Ray (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 24th 2011 7:00PM
With Halloween just a week away, 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro taught 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) how to make a spooky spider cake. All it takes is a rotating cake turn-table, a few different colors of icing, and some toy spiders.

Striking up a cake-side conversation, Ray asked Valastro if he was scared by spiders or snakes. "Nah, I'm a rough tough guy," he said. "Yeah, a rough-tough guy with sprinkles," Ray joked back.

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Paula Deen Talks About Being Dr. Oz's Health Project (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 17th 2011 4:45PM
Paula Deen is about to get a health-makeover from Dr. Oz. That's right ... Deen, who's become famous for cooking every possible thing in many sticks of butter and is also a cigarette smoker, went on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to talk about the daunting prospect of embracing a more healthy lifestyle.

"Yes, I'm a project," Dean admitted, before protesting Oz's assertion that each piece of her fried chicken contains 1,400 calories. "I think he got his information wrong ... it's got to be the whole chicken," she joked.

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Kim Kardashian Shares Her One Wedding Regret (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 11th 2011 4:30PM
Just as America was breathing a sigh of relief that Kim Kardashian's wedding was finally televised, Kim and her mom Kris Jenner hit the TV talk show circuit to reflect on it all. The mother-daughter pair stopped by 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) where they shared their favorite moments from the ceremony, and Kim admitted her one wedding regret.

Kim's one regret, which she only realized after looking at the picture of her and Kris Humphries kissing on the altar, was that she wasn't standing on a box or stool for the big moment. "It should have been a little extra stair so that I could have been a little taller that day," she said. Being that her husband stands 6'9'' tall, Kris joked that it wasn't exactly practical to "carry around an apple box for the rest of your life."

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Mike Rowe Discusses How 'Dirty Jobs' Has Evolved in the Recession (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 6th 2011 8:30PM
In an era where America's unemployment rate is stubbornly hovering around 10%, Mike Rowe's Discovery show 'Dirty Jobs' has evolved from gross-out TV into an exploration of the harsh conditions faced by the country's working poor.

As he discussed on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), when the show started it was "really dirty and kind of gross," and while it still certainly is still those things, it's grown to mean something more.

"Today, the show is about people, and the conversation that's really grown out of the show isn't about poop-jokes and misadventures in animal husbandry ... it's really more about what is a good job today, and what are we encouraging people to pursue," Rowe said.

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Eddie Cibrian Defends 'The Playboy Club,' Says 'We Get Naked ... All the Time' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 30th 2011 5:00PM
'The Playboy Club' has been attracting a lot of negative attention lately, as complaints from the PTC and low ratings have put the glitzy '60s drama on cancellation watch. Eddie Cibrian went on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to defend the show against charges of misogyny, but couldn't bring himself to take issue with claims that it's too sexy.

"Our show has nothing to do with the Playboy Empire at all ... it has to do with Chicago in the 1960s and the Playboy Club where all the top entertainers, mobsters and politicos would come and rub shoulders ... good storytelling is what we're doing," Cibrian insisted.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Playing Identical Twins on 'Ringer,' But Thinks They're Creepy (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 27th 2011 5:00PM
Sarah Michelle Gellar is playing twins Bridget and Siobhan Martin on her new CW thriller 'Ringer,' but she told 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated) that having a real-life identical twin would freak her out.

"The whole duality is so interesting, because everybody is one way at work and you're one way at home. And being twins ... could you imagine someone who looked exactly like you? I think that's creepy actually," Gellar said.

On 'Ringer,' the twin sisters (obviously) look identical, but have very different personalities. Gellar she wouldn't want a real-life identical twin, but joked that she wouldn't mind having a drag impersonator, or even a male fraternal twin.

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Bill Clinton Says He Turned Down 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 21st 2011 7:15AM
Rachael Ray and Bill ClintonAfter being criticized for including some frankly bland reality stars and celebrity offspring as contestants, 'Dancing With the Stars' producers have long been rumored to be pursuing A-listers.

And who's more A-list than the former leader of the free world? Incredible as it may seem, Bill Clinton says that 'DWTS' did once offer him a spot on the show.

When a member of the audience on 'The Rachael Ray Show' asked Clinton if he'd ever appear on 'DWTS' and, if so, what would his best dance moves be, he laughed and said "Well, that's really interesting ..."

Clinton then told an astonished host and studio audience that "They contacted me once about this and I told them I didn't have the time to train for it. You know, you have to train, you really work at it. So I had to pass."

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'Food Network Star' Finalists Compete on 'Rachael Ray' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 22nd 2011 6:15PM
'Next Food Network Star' contestants compete on 'Rachael Ray'The season seven finalists on 'Food Network Star' are used to competition, but they got a bit of a twist Friday on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated), when they had to cook for a live audience. The audience also got to ask questions, forcing the contestants to keep their composure and address the camera while cooking and thinking on their feet.

"We want them to be entertaining, we want them to teach us something," said judge Bobby Flay. "And I think that, Rachael, adding the idea that the audience can actually ask questions, it almost makes it like a live demonstration at a food festival."

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Bert the Conqueror Tells Rachael Ray the One Thing He Won't Do (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 19th 2011 3:15PM
Bert Kreischer of 'Bert the Conqueror' on 'Rachael Ray' On Tuesday's 'Rachael Ray,' Bert Kreischer of 'Bert the Conqueror' talked about cliff diving, wife-carrying, and shark diving. Those are just a few of the dangerous and dubious stunts Kreischer has done on his show, but he also revealed the one thing he absolutely would not do, and presented Ray with a challenge.

For a little perspective on what Kreischer will do, he had advice about jumping off a fifty foot cliff. "If you ever jump off a cliff, number one, keep your legs closed," he said. "I didn't do that. At fifty feet, you'll feel it." He also loved shark diving. "This is the most surreal, serene experience. You are surrounded by 10-foot, 400-pound sharks, in a cage. And it is overwhelming."

The one thing he won't do? "I'll tell you what I won't do, definitely," he said. "Skydiving." But even that's on the table. Ray told him she's a big fan of skydiving, and advised him that if he tries it, he'll love it for life. Kreischer countered by asking if Ray would bungee jump, and she balked. "I will go skydiving with you if you do the challenge I come up with," he said. So look for a very special episode of 'Rachael Ray,' in the near future.

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Rachael Ray Cooks With Her Hero, The Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 6th 2011 3:00PM
Rachael Ray and the Galloping Gourmet on 'Rachael Ray'Graham Kerr established himself as 'The Galloping Gourmet' back in the late 60s, and his work helped inspire Rachael Ray to cook. Wednesday, Ray got to fulfill a dream by cooking with Kerr on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated). The pair made a healthy dish, cauliflower with carrot cheese sauce.

Kerr has been cooking more healthy dishes lately, and chronicled his efforts to cook with foods he grows himself in his new book, 'Growing at the Speed of Life: A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden.' The cauliflower and cheese sauce recipe is in the book, and, as Ray mentions, is mostly just vegetables and skim milk with a few spices like cumin, cayenne, and Dijon mustard. "Very rich, but this has no fat in it at all," said Kerr as he poured the sauce on the cauliflower.

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Former 'American Idol' Contestants Have a Cook-Off on 'Rachael Ray' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 25th 2011 2:40PM
Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, and Pia Toscano from 'American Idol' on 'Rachael Ray'Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano may not have won this season's 'American Idol,' but today they had a chance at a different prize. The three former 'Idol' contestants held a cook-off on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated) as part of the 'Rival Ray' segment. Toscano made a quesadilla she described as "the bomb," McDonald made a grilled cheese sandwich, and Langone a pasta dish.

Langone was particularly confident. "I hope that the judges have good taste buds," he said. "Because if they do, I'm taking the crown home." Toscano and her bomb were eliminated first; Langone and his pasta were indeed the last ones standing.

The win actually comes with a little gold statue. If you squint, it kind of looks like an Emmy. So Langone won bragging rights, especially if he has friends with poor vision.

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Brooke Burke Talks About Her Crush on Ralph Macchio (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 24th 2011 3:30PM
Brooke Burke on 'Rachael Ray'Cobra Kai was no problem, but Ralph Macchio could not overcome the salsa.

The 'Karate Kid' star was knocked out of 'Dancing With the Stars' in the semifinals, but co-host Brooke Burke won't hold that against him. Burke admitted a bit of a crush on Macchio on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated). She said she had to admit to Macchio when he first came on 'DWTS' that, as a kid, she'd had posters of him plastered all over her room.

Burke said Macchio "hasn't changed a bit," and was disappointed to report that Macchio had no mutual crush. Her kids recognized Macchio in the hall at the show, and wanted to get a picture with him. But Burke stepped in. "I'm like, 'Excuse me, I want my one picture alone with Ralph Macchio please."

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