Saturday, April 18
Dang, girl. You only been on Food Network for three weeks and you're already talking about apron lines? Let's just see if you get renewed first, mmkay?
After reading the full article about Jon Rosen, the William Morris agent who claims Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Katie Lee Joel, Daisy Martinez, Al Roker, and many other food people as clients, I'm not that surprised by Claire's financial aspirations.
After all, Rosen comes right out and says it: "I don’t view these people as chefs. I view them as lifestyle personalities who we can build great businesses for."
Which is true, most of them are not chefs. I don't have a problem with that. I don't even have a problem with someone trying to make money. Go on and sell those aprons, Claire! How's that going for crazypants Lisa Garza these days, by the way?
It just seems a bit presumptuous to me to be talking about product lines when you're barely out of the gate. At least pretend that you're on Food Network to, ya know, host a cooking show for a bit and that you don't have some ulterior motives.
You don't hear Sunny Anderson, who's seen far greater success so far on Food Network, yapping about wanting a line of cutting boards & hoodies, do you?
What do you think of Claire's eagerness? Should she have to prove herself first or just move right into the Claire-brand aprons and knives?