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Giada De Laurentiis Slices Finger During Live Thanksgiving Special

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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

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

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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

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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"

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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.

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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

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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

Dancing Romance Rumor, Giada's Bun in the Oven, and More Love Notes

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Is Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough dating Entourage's E, aka Kevin Connolly? "No, no, no," she tells People. They just "talk on the phone a lot." Oh, OK. They're girlfriends.... Tuesday on Today, Everyday Italian host Giada De Laurentiis revealed that she has a bun in the oven. She and hubby Todd Thompson are expecting a girl in April.... Nelson Aspen reports that Lost boy Dominic Monaghan was spied in the arms of a woman who was not girlfriend Evangeline Lilly at an L.A. cantina.... Could they be an odder couple? The New York Post recently caught Mandy Moore and Matthew Perry on a date. — Ben Katner read more

A Reality Smorgasbord

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi by Glenn Watson/Bravo Photo

For someone whose kitchen prowess pretty much stops at the microwave and the George Foreman grill (New York-apartment size), I am unusually caught up this year in the hot summer-reality trend of cooking competition shows. Those who can’t do, watch in rapt fascination.Two in particular are among my tastiest guilty pleasures: Bravo’s scintillating Top Chef, which looks better than ever in its third season set in Miami, and Food Network’s more modestly entertaining The Next Food Network Star, also in its third season, though this is the first time I’ve watched. My least favorite of this batch, though also popular in the way that some people can’t seem to avert their gaze from any sort of train wreck, is Fox’s shrill and unceasingly unpleasant Hell’s Kitchen, also in its third go-round. (And this is the second consecutive year I’ve decided to bail after just a few weeks. I need to give my bleeding ears some time to recuperate.)Top Chef and Food Ne... read more

Can I Be the Next Food Network Star?

OK, is this weird? I could watch the Food Network all day. I'm serious. I might have even spent a Sunday doing just that. Anyone else? (Ali, I know you're out there!) Now, I have no culinary experience aside from watching my grandmother whip up family-size entrees without measuring a thing or glancing at a cookbook. In fact, I'm pretty sure she could peel all the apples for her unbeatable pie blindfolded before I finish rolling out the dough. But despite my lack of entertaining or occasional cereal dinners (that's right, I admitted it), I crave the ability to perfect recipes, chop garlic super fast and pull biscuits out of the oven while viewers watch in admiration.Among my favorites on the Food Network are Giada De Laurentiis and her simple approach to Italian cooking; Paula Deen for the mere amusement of her endearing accent and mounds of butter; Bobby Flay for his masterful grill skills (I'll never forget the lobster quesadillas he made one day); and last, but not least, Rachael ... read more

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