Giada De Laurentiis


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  • Birth Name: Giada Pamela De Laurentiis
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/22/1970, Leo
  • Profession: Chef; TV host; caterer; judge
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Giada De Laurentiis Slices Finger During Live Thanksgiving Special

The Food Network's annual Thanksgiving Live special is designed to give viewers pointers about Turkey Day, but this year Giada De Laurentiis demonstrated what not to do.

De Laurentiis sliced her finger open while she was slicing a turkey roll on the live show Saturday, with other celebrity chefs Ina GartenAlton Brown and Bobby Flay looking on, Radar Online reports.

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Weekend TV Playlist: The Killing, Richard Pryor, Orphan Finale

In the killing fields of the ubiquitous TV crime drama, there are shows that attempt to expand the formula with depth of character and a hauntingly fatalistic tone, while many others cling to the comfort zone of wrapping each case within a tidy hour, just another routine day on the job. AMC's The Killing, back for a third season of dark brooding after narrowly escaping cancellation, is ambitious to a fault. And its fault lines showed throughout the first two erratic and indulgent though often absorbing seasons, with an overextended inquiry into a single murder case that frustrated and annoyed viewers with its obvious red herrings and stubborn lack of resolution until long past interest had waned.

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Length: 42:14
Aired: 7/22/2012

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The Next Food Network Star: Season 4
Giada's Triple Ginger Souffle
Giada's Chocolate Ricotta Pie
The Next Food Network Star: Who Will I

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An Italian Christmas
Slumber Party
Shaken, Not Stirred
Giving Thanks

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2012 Holiday Kitchen Takeover TV Show Series, Host
2012 All-Star Cookies TV Show Series, Remarks by
2012 Thanksgiving Live TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 Giada's Family Christmas TV Show Series, Host
2009 Big Game Bash TV Show Series, Appearing

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Dino De Laurentiis, Prolific Italian Film Producer, Dies at 91

Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis died in Los Angeles on Friday, The New York Times reports. He was 91.

"Cinema has lost one of its greats," Walter Veltroni, former mayor of Rome and the founder of the Rome Film Festival, said in a statement. "The name of Dino De Laurentiis is tied to the history of cinema."

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Giada de Laurentiis Joins The Next Food Network Star

Spicing up Season 6 of the cooking competition The Next Food Network Star is the goddess of Italian cooking (and host of her own Emmy-nominated series) Giada de Laurentiis, who takes on the role of mentor to the 12 contestants vying for celebrity chefdom.

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Next Food Network Star's Bobby Flay: Being In Front of the Camera Is "Very Hard"

Between the addition of celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis as a mentor and the move to Los Angeles, The Next Food Network Star has big changes for its sixth season.

Top 6 food challenges

So what can we expect for the two-hour premiere (Sunday at 9/8c) and the new season? Who better to give us a taste of what's to come than host and judge Bobby Flay. Find out what the culinary master has to say about the "savvy" new batch of hopefuls, what he finds is the most common mistake made by contestants, and what his first... read more

Giada de Laurentiis: Tries to Balance Life with Baby

Six months after the birth of her first child, Jade, celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis is trying to strike a balance between her hectic work schedule and being a mom.

The petite and popular Food Network star and author of several cookbooks has been working on "not giving up everything that I used to do, and not missing out on anything that my daughter does ... read more

Giada De Laurentiis Cooks Up a New Family Addition

Celeb-chef extraordinaire Giada De Laurentiis has welcomed a baby girl into the world, her rep confirms to TVGuide.comThe Food Network star's new baby, Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson, is the first for De Laurentiis, 37, and her husband Todd Thompson, 44. Jade Marie was born in Los Angeles on March 29, weighing 5 lbs, 13 oz.De Laurentiis, who hosts Everyday Italian and appears occasionally on NBC's Today, has not yet announced plans to include little Jade in her shows. Personally, I'm waiting for a kids' cooking show — that is, once her daughter's old enough to hold a spoon. — Anna Dimond read more


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