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Thursday
Mar072013

Gordon Ramsay Blasts Father-in-Law, Celeb Chefs

Bryan Steffy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Gordon Ramsay, host of Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen, has had his share of disagreements.  The restaurateur didn’t hold back in his interview with Men’s Journal, where Ramsay lived up to his fiery image and went on the attack.

The Ferrari-racer and Forbes’ highest-paid chef goes after fellow chefs and critics, attacking celebrity chef Cat Cora for not coming on the show Master Chef unless she could be the winner and critic Frank Bruni for giving his NYC restaurant two stars.

Ramsay even tackles Iron Chef Bobby Flay.

“That’s why I laugh when they say, ‘Let’s see if he’s a real chef. Let’s get him up against Bobby Flay on Iron Chef.' I’m like, ‘F****** do me a favor…come on. I’ve forgotten more than he’s known!’” Ramsay told the magazine.

Flay could not be reached for comment.  Men’s Journal said Cat Cora’s rep denied the incident he described ever happened.

The chef turns to more personal matters when he addresses the firing of his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, who became his business partner after he married Hutcheson's daughter Tana in 1996.

“First my father let me down, and then my father-in-law let me down,” said the chef.  Ramsay said he hired a private investigator to keep tabs on his father-in-law after Hutcheson started taking out loans that seemed “excessive.”

Despite the family drama, the notoriously foul-mouthed chef doesn’t work on the weekends and says he doesn’t curse in front of his daughters.

“I think everyone should work their asses off five days a week,” he said, “but I am religious about not working weekends. I’m not even remotely interested in going in to shake hands with some Japanese god who wants to pay a fortune to say hello. Please. Not interested.”

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
May292012

Gordon Ramsay, Will Ferrell Injured at Charity Soccer Match

ABC News(LONDON) -- He’s known for his aggression in the kitchen and is a former Scottish amateur soccer player, but Hell’s Kitchen chef Gordon Ramsay ended up flat on his back at a charity soccer match on Sunday, reports People.

The Michelin-starred restaurateur took part in a pro-celebrity game on behalf of the charity Soccer Aid in Manchester, England. He was tackled hard by former England national star Teddy Sheringham and had to be administered with oxygen on the sidelines before being taken to a local hospital. Tweeting to his fans on Monday, Ramsay wrote, “Thx 4 all the messages. Out of hospital after receiving amazing care from medics at ground & hospital. Bit sore but fine.”

Another casualty of the supposedly friendly game was actor Will Ferrell, who apparently sustained a leg injury. Despite the injuries, the match, which also featured Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Ed Norton, raised $6.4 million for charity.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr132012

"Hell's Kitchen" Renewed for Two More Seasons

Smallz and Raskin/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Fox's Hell's Kitchen has been picked up for two more seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series originally premiered in 2005. With this renewal, chef Gordon Ramsay's series will go into its twelfth season. Chef Ramsay also heads Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef and a new original series Hotel Hell.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Mar222012

Gordon Ramsay Dropped as Restaurant Partner, Sues for $3M

ABC News(MONTREAL) -- The tables have turned on the notorious Hell’s Kitchen chef Gordon Ramsay, who is embroiled in a lawsuit with his former restaurant after he was removed as business partner.

Ramsay is suing Montreal restaurant Laurier 1936, formerly Laurier Gordon Ramsay, after co-owner David Lavy changed the venture’s name and removed him as business partner.

Ramsay is claiming $2 million for potential revenue losses, $500,000 for defamation, $160,000 for the rights fees and $23,425 for travel expenses, plus interest.

Lavy claims that the London-based Ramsay was too busy to travel to the restaurant and his team didn’t offer any additional help with the operation.

“I actually like Gordon and have nothing against him,” Lavy told the Montreal Gazette.

Ramsay, 45, believes his role was to provide his name and recipes, and doesn’t believe he was required to make regular appearances.

His first restaurant presence in Canada, Ramsay became co-owner in 2010 and then closed it down and added his name to it last year.

This is one of many legal troubles for the chef, from being sued by his mother-in-law last year to suing his former publicist for selling his private information.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Jul182011

Chef Gordon Ramsay Back in 'Hell's Kitchen' Monday

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The ninth season of foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay's Fox series Hell's Kitchen kicks off Monday night.

Eighteen contestants will compete this season for the chance to become the head chef at BLT Steak in New York City.

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