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NC Man Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Food Network Star

March 19th, 2015 7:40pm EDT
Cristie Schoen Codd
A North Carolina man was arrested Monday evening and charged with murdering former Food Network Star contestant Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph "JT" Codd, 45, along with their unborn baby.

The couple were reported missing on Sunday by family members who said their Leicester, North Carolina, home didn't "look right" and the couple hadn't been heard from for several days.

Robert Jason Owens, 36, a neighbor of the couple, was arrested Monday night and charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering and larce...

Paula Deen Fired By The Food Network

June 23rd, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Paula Deen
Food Network star Paula Deen has been dropped by network executives over her recent admission of using the "n-word" in the past during a court deposition for a case filed against her.

Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers are being sued by a former manager of their Savannah, Georgia, restaurant Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House for racial discrimination and sexual harassment. During a deposition last Friday, Deen was asked if she had used the "n-word" in the past, to which she replied honestly, "Yes, of course."

After a pair of apology videos posted to Youtube on Friday, the first of whi...

Paula Deen Defends Use Of 'N-Word': Those Were Different Times

June 20th, 2013 5:03pm EDT
Paula Deen
TV cook Paula Deen caused controversy when she admitted to using the "N-word" before in a three-hour court deposition on Friday.

Deen and her brother/business partner Bubba Hiers are being sued for $1.2 million by Lisa Jackson, a former manager at their Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.

Jackson maintains that the Food Network star and her brother made racial slurs and derogatory remarks about Afrian Americans and that Hiers sexually harassed her and "frequently" viewed adult websites in the office they shared.

"Yes, of course," Deen said when asked i...

FX Spy Drama 'The Americans' Leads TCA Awards Nominations

June 10th, 2013 7:53pm EDT
The Americans
FX drama The Americans has landed four 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards, leading the nominations despite some sure competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and House of Cards in the Program of the Year category.

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of covert Soviet spies, is also up for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Best New Program and Best Individual Achievement In Drama (Rhys) awards; While AMC's "Breaking Bad" picked up nods for Program, Achievement in Drama and the Acting for star Bryan Cranst...

Paula Deen Talks Slimming Down And Getting Healthier

January 27th, 2013 9:00am EST
Paula Deen People magazine January 25
Star chef Paula Deen, her husband Michael, and her sons Jamie and Bobby share their tips in this week's issue of PEOPLE for getting slimmer and healthier. When Paula Deen finally stopped living in denial about having type 2 diabetes at the end of 2011, she cut down on carbs, cut back on portions, doubled up on greens and dropped 40 lbs. Her family followed suit. First, son Jamie, a dad of two, lost 45 lbs. by "eating like a 6-year-old," he tells PEOPLE. "Six-year-olds eat the right portion sizes!" Next, Paula's 300-lb. husband, Michael Groover, faced a choice: schedule knee replacement surg...

Food Network Star Sandra Lee Releasing Self-Titled Magazine & Two New Shows

September 30th, 2012 3:02pm EDT
Sandra Lee
Multiple Emmy Award-winner Sandra Lee shines in and out of the kitchen this October in two new series on Food Network and Cooking Channel. Sandra, known for making semi-homemade recipes and money saving meals, hits the road visiting famous food establishments across the country to learn the tricks of their signature dishes and then recreates them the easy way in Sandra's Restaurant Remakes premiering Sunday, October 14th at 10amET/PT on Food Network.

The following Wednesday, October 17th at 10:30pmET/7:30PT on Cooking Channel, Sandra debuts her new series Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges, & C...

Justin Willman is Magically Delicious!

May 24th, 2012 10:56am EDT
The host of The Food Network's hit show, Cupcake Wars, Justin Willman aka Justin Kredible, has many tricks up his sleeve. Many people may not know that his first passion is magic but he tells Starpulse how he became a magician, what it's like being around cupcakes all day, and what's up next for him.

Starpulse: A lot of people don’t know that you are a magician; they just know you as the host of Cupcake Wars. Can you tell me about your love of magic?

Justin: Where should I begin? I have been doing magic since I was twelve and doing kid’s parties in high school and then started touring a...

Q&A: Cooking Tips With Chef Madison Cowan of "No Kitchen Required"

April 24th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Madison Cowan
Chef Madison Cowan, who can currently be seen on BBC America's No Kitchen Required, joined me recently to share a few of his favorite recipes and advice for would-be chefs.

Check out the video interview below as Chef Cowan gives us some new ideas for cooking pork, suggestions for the time-challenged cook, and talks with me about what it's like to have been on multiple TV cooking shows (he was also a champion on the Food Network series Chopped).

No Kitchen Required airs its next new episode tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on BBC America.

(c)2012 Brittany Frederick/Digital Airwa...

TV Goodbye: Shows That Ended & Shows That Were Cancelled In 2011

December 31st, 2011 12:00pm EST
Canceled and Ended Shows in 2011
Ask the typical American to name 20 currently airing primetime television shows and they probably can't without doing some serious thinking. They'd probably even ramble off a few that were cancelled during the year or the year before without even realizing it.

In 2011 a myriad of television shows come to an end with over 80 leaving the airwaves, most of which you probably never even heard of (some were so small we didn't even include them in this year-end roundup).

Some had tearful goodbyes after long runs (Oprah, Big Love, Rescue Me), and others were canceled so fast we hardly even knew ...

Casey Reinhardt's Sweet Victory On 'Cupcake Wars'

February 25th, 2011 4:06pm EST
Casey Reinhardt
Victory has never tasted sweeter! Reality darling Casey Reinhardt and sister to MTV star Doug Reinhardt is the latest winner of of The Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars". Her confection boutique Casey's Cupcakes beat out shops from Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles to take this top title on the February 22nd episode. The sweetest part? Casey received a $10,000 prize and the chance to showcase her cupcakes at the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a theme well suited for her background in TV, film and modeling.

"This month has been amazing," reveals Reinhardt. "This ...