Mario Batali to Pay $5.25M Settlement to Restaurant Employees

Mario Batali is probably experiencing a little bit of indigestion right now. Celebrity chef Batali, of “Iron Chef America,” “The Chew” and “Mario Eats Italy” fame, has agreed to pay out $5.25 million to his former employees to settle a class-action lawsuit. Read the full settlement memorandum here. The suit, filed in 2010, alleges that […]

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Deep Soap: Will Katie Couric Be ‘General Hospital’s’ Savior?

Most observers thought Katie Couric’s talk show, which will debut in September 2012, would replace “General Hospital,” the only soap opera currently airing on ABC. Instead, according to TV Guide, Couric has requested that the network keep the show on the air. It’s not that she’s enthralled by former “One Life to Live” character Todd […]

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Paula Deen Pledges Money to Diabetes Association

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Paula Deen on Wednesday pledged a portion of her earnings from a lucrative endorsement deal with a diabetes drugmaker to the nonprofit American Diabetes Association. The queen of Southern cooking and author of numerous cookbooks disclosed Tuesday that she’s had Type 2 diabetes for three years while promoting high-fat, […]

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Deep Soap: Will ‘Queer Eye’ Alum Jai Rodriguez Help a ‘Days’ Character Come Out?

“Days of Our Lives” Will (Chandler Massey) is having a rotten winter. He’s grappling with two big secrets: he witnessed his mother cheating on her husband with her ex, and his realization that he is gay. On January twelfth, he finds himself drawn to a handsome older man played by “Queer Eye For the Straight […]

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Deep Soap: Fearless New Year’s Predictions

2011 was the year that daytime soaps died — again and again and again.  What will 2012 bring to daytime television? Will CBS and NBC decide to axe their surviving soaps? Will “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” miraculously come back from the dead for a second time?  Will The Powers That Be […]

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