TV Chef Charged With Attempted Murder of Wife

LOS ANGELES — A former television chef has been charged with trying to hire homeless men to kill his wife. Juan Carlos Cruz, who hosted the Food Network show ‘Calorie Commando,’ is charged with attempted murder and solicitation of murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Los Angeles. The district attorney’s office says the […]

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Police: TV Chef Solicited Homeless in Murder Plot

SANTA MONICA, Calif. California police say the former host of a Food Network show is accused of soliciting homeless people to commit a murder. Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Trisler says Juan-Carlos Cruz was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder. Cruz was the host of the Food Network program ‘Calorie […]

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With Martha’s Help Emeril Going Strong 20 Years On

By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS – Nearly 20 years after Emeril Lagasse begged, borrowed and scrounged every penny he could to open his own restaurant, the celebrity chef worried it was all slipping away. Lagasse’s 17-year run on the Food Network was over. Hurricane Katrina had caused at least a $1 million loss […]

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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Wants Werner Herzog

‘Breaking Bad,’ AMC’s Emmy-winning drama about a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer who starts cooking crystal meth to furnish his family with funds for the future (say that three times fast), returns Sunday night (10 p.m.) for a third season. Creator Vince Gilligan (‘The X-Files‘) sat down to tease what’s in store […]

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Jeff Corwin Readies ‘Extreme Cuisine’ For The Food Network

Jeff Corwin knows his way around elephants, hippos, crocs – and apparently the dinner table. The wildlife expert signed with the Food Network for a new series called ‘Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin.’ It will follow the Emmy-winning host of Animal Planet’s “Corwin’s Quest” as he travels the world and samples exotic foods. Watch Jeff […]

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