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Friday, July 25

Statement from Food Network Re: Next Food Network Star Mishap

I spoke with the VP of Public Relations at Food Network this morning regarding the mishap last night in which the remaining finalists' exit interviews and the winner's show was accidentally put up on Food Network's website.

She just released this statement to Food Network Addict:

"FoodNetwork.com experienced technical difficulties last night. As our
viewers have seen on
The Next Food Network Star this season, many twists
and turns have taken place during the show. We encourage all to tune in
on Sunday at 10pm to see who will be the Next Food Network Star."

Hmmm... does this mean another twist or turn will take place?

Say what you will, Food Network certainly knows how to work in the last-minute scandal, don't they?


I chose to moderate comments and remove any of the winner's info from my blog—not because I'm beholden to Food Network, but because I respect the fact that a great deal of people have followed the competition and want to follow it to the end, without having the ending spoiled.

If you want the dirt, it's easily found by searching the Internet. And even if something is pulled, it lives on forever in Google's cache.

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At 7/25/2008 12:12 PM , Anonymous laura said...

I'll still watch the episode. Infact, I watched most of the marathon they ran yesterday afternoon. I missed alot of moments during the past few weeks, and I can say I like Lisa even less now. When teamed up with Jen, she mentioned twice that Jen did not know food. What a witch. Durning another challenge, when she finish, she said "and I did it all in beatiful clothes and heels". She totally bullied her girl scout. That plate was not kid friendly in the least.
I also noticed alot of inconsistancies from the judges, mainly Tuschman. He wanted Shane to she his youthful side and then hammers him and Kelsey for being to young. I think that Shane and Kelsey would do well on a show together though. Great chemistry. There were more things I noticed too, but guess I'll get back to work.

At 7/25/2008 12:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found it and i, for one, am glad.

At 7/25/2008 1:00 PM , Blogger Kristina said...

thank goodness for wikipedia.

At 7/25/2008 1:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I am trying not to peek...the temptation is killing me!

At 7/25/2008 1:45 PM , Blogger Wine Dine Whine said...

This is either a fabulous PR move that is going to make one of the finalist look like an idiot or someone in FN's IT dept got canned! Brilliant!

At 7/25/2008 2:16 PM , Blogger femaile said...

so the fix was in from day one... wow.. I really can't believe it... is Vince McMahon running the food network?

At 7/25/2008 4:08 PM , Blogger Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

thank you for not giving anything away! i'm one of those who likes to follow along naturally. :-)

At 7/25/2008 4:17 PM , Blogger Bryan said...

If vince was I can guarantee you it would be a hell of alot more interesting.

At 7/25/2008 5:07 PM , Anonymous Edisto Island Lady said...

I was just at the FN website and on the TV "tab" they have the videos back up of the winner and exit videos of the other two! WTF is going on over there? They put it up and then pull it down and now, put it back up. Could it be because it's already been leaked they're saying "the hell with it?"

Got a screen shot in case it's taken down again, so I know I wasn't seeing things!

At 7/25/2008 9:15 PM , Anonymous Christie said...

Again I say "Bravo" to this website for keeping a secret! THANK YOU!

At 7/25/2008 9:16 PM , Anonymous Christie said...

Again I say "Bravo" to this website for keeping a secret! THANK YOU!

At 7/26/2008 2:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked in the corporate world for a long time. This was a leak not mistake. It takes effort to add elements to a website. I am sure the producers of the show will do something to covers this up. (Re-shoot, etc.)

I bet they will announce that one of the other finalists will also get a show. Whatever we think happened, happened. They are just trying to make sure they keep an audience. Now, we will all be watching.

However, I for one wanted to know who won it all. I am glad (if it is true). Many people on this board have jumped to Lisa’s side because she did a song and wore a cat suit.

The person rumored to have won has been consistent from the beginning challenge. Someone who I can see myself watching to help me prepare a meal using food I have on hand or can find at the local supermarket.

One more thing, remember the picture with Kelsey’s wedding; He looked happy, and smaller. (getting ready for a TV show?)

At 7/26/2008 10:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just need to go to Google and you will find the winner.
We will see if this was a leak or a mistake by FN.
All in all, a really bad season, and I am not going to watch this anymore.

At 7/26/2008 12:43 PM , Blogger Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

Somebody thought it would be cute to come to my blog and post (anonymously, of course, because they are that lame and that much of a coward) in my comments about who won NFNS. I’m sure they followed a link from the comments section of this blog. At first I was mad. Then I just felt sorry for how broken and bored that person must be.

At 7/26/2008 3:24 PM , Blogger jacob said...

"Somebody thought it would be cute to come to my blog and post (anonymously, of course, because they are that lame and that much of a coward) in my comments about who won NFNS." Yuck-- sorry that happened.

At 7/26/2008 6:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame it is that Lisa Garza didn't win but that is par for the course at the Food Network.

At 7/27/2008 6:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wiki ref.

Now I can watch "Mean Men".

At 8/05/2008 10:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the recipe for the fish dish Lisa cooked in her pilot? Thanks!


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