Monday, November 25, 2013

Giada De Laurentiis Annoys Many, Cuts Finger on Thanksgiving Live

Photo - Food Network
This weekend on Food Network was the two hour Thanksgiving Live special with Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Alton Brown, and Ina Garten.  Judging by the comments on this site, as well as the Food Network Facebook page, Giada De Laurentiis ruined the special for many people.

The consensus among people commenting included things like:
  • Giada being obnoxious and rude by talking over others and interrupting others throughout the episode
  • Giada being 'childish' by her throwing food on the show. (She recently threw pies on another show) 
  • People wanting Giada to not be on the show again next year
  • People not liking her glasses and thinking she was being too 'flirtacious'


Photo - Instagram
Giada also had an accident on the special when she sliced her finger, which has been all over the news and was actually trending on Yahoo! this Saturday.  Many commenting on sites say this was a blessing in disguise as it was the only way the other people on the show could get a word out.  The picture to the right is the aftermath of Giada's accident on Thanksgiving Live.

Do you think Giada will be invited back for the Thanksgiving Live special next year?  I guess even with the Food Network trimming the amount of people on the special, it was still hard for everyone to share the air time.

24 comments:

  1. Replace her with Guy Fietti! Har har

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  2. She had to interrupt to get past Alton's non-stop blabbing like an Iron Chef America commentator that wont shut up and has to get the last word in. Giada was less than stellar but at least she doesn't gesture so wildly and isn't as wound up as Alton. He should playback and watch himself. He would never coach a new person to be the way he was on camera.

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  3. I thought they were both domineering and childish. I'd like to see them both dropped. I didn't know much about Ina before this, but I'd love to see her come back, along with Bobby Flay. And bring back Chef Alex! I'm not a fan of DDD, but I love the way Guy Fieri is with his kids. I'd love to see him on the show answering a question from a kid.

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  4. My finger looked like that one time in culinary school! Four stitches!

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  5. Lose her and bring back Alex! I love Bobby and Alton.

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  6. Giada was very rude with the viewers and with the chefs, she needs to have better manners, she owns an apology to all of us. Couldn't a producer stop her? I love Ina, Alton and Bobby

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  7. Neil Patrick Harris.

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  8. The most shocking reveal was Cheryl's hot little tush. That chick is looking righteous.

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  9. I normally like her show but this was painful to watch. I like them all for the most part, but was Elton being that way because Giada was obnoxious or vice versa? Thankful for Bobby & Ina. Also the producers need to slow down the pace-- they all seemed to be rushing all the time-- how about a more relaxed environment??

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  10. Yes! I watched the repeat today.... I used to love her, not now... she is too needy of attention

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  11. Giada was very rude. She talked over everyone and never let anyone finish a sentence. I'm surprised she didn't stand on the table and yell "just look at me". Her throwing food was very unprofessional. I felt sorry for Ina and Bobby as they could not talk over Giada and sometimes Alton. I really like Ina and that is the one that, after the show was over, I really felt bad for. She at all times acted like the professional she is.

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  12. That struck me about this year's episode. I watched it last year and it seemed much more relaxed. What last year's longer than 2 hrs?

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  13. I don't think it was longer last year. I think it felt rushed, because Giada was yelling and was acting like everything she had to say was urgent.

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  14. Giada is better when she's the only one on camera. I like her on Everyday Italian, but did not like her on Thanksgiving Live. I wondered if she'd been drinking. When I stepped away and came back to find out she had cut herself, I actually wondered if the producers pulled her in the middle of the show, saying it was an accident to cover. That's how *not good* her performance was. Keep Ina and Bobby, I wanted most to hear what they had to say, but neither could get a word in edgewise.

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  15. i have written time after time to FN about how irritating, annoying, obnoxious, condescending Giada is....her show is just downright painful to watch......i agree with others' comments, Bobby and Ina couldn't get a word in edgewise on the Thanksgiving Live this year.....

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  16. I am not surprised at her actions and the fans' reactions. I stopped watching her after her rude behavior on Chopped when she reprimanded M. DArabian, calling attention to herself and glaring. I've seen the trailers with her in a swimsuit flitting around the world. She's always been cute, but now she seems to need everyone to recognize that. Not too nice with her aunt either, but Auntie can hold her own.

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  17. Does this make Giada the new Jamie Lauren? (Reference Top Chef All Stars.)

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  18. Well, its being replayed again today. Wonder why FN is letting play so much? It just makes Giada look bad and everyone else look vastly uncomfortable. Bad publicity is not always good.

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  19. I stopped watching the show because with everyone competing for air time and putting forth their own food suggestions, you couldn't hear any one of them very clearly, especially Ina, who was the reason I was watching the show. It was chaos as far as I was concerned, not very enjoyable at all and I changed the channel after 30 minutes or so. Alton, who I love to watch, acted like the class clown being generally disruptive, Giada was just simply annoying, where as Bobby was his ever competent and informative self, and poor Ina just got over shadowed by all of them because she is such a gentle lady that it seemed very hard for her to be as aggressive as the others to get her point across. It's true what they say, "too many cooks spoil the broth", in this case "too many cooks spoil the show".

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  20. CHANGE OF SUBJECT: Has anyone seen the commercial for the new season with the show that Guy and Rachel host? What is the deal with Rachel's breasts!!! They have been pushed up to her neck, look like they are going to pop out of her shirt and she looks ridiculous. Who was in charge of her wardrobe - they must have been blind not to see how inappropriate she looks. The network needs to redo that commercial with her wearing a more modest top. Jeez, this is the Food Network, not the Playboy Channel!!

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  21. in defense of Giada .where to being, first of all Giada wasn't drunk
    like people are saying i repeat myself she wasn't drunk, if all notice
    she put water in Bobby flay food with a ladle she does about 3 time and
    she has a steady hand not one spill at all. second of you said that she
    talk over other host how any of us talk over one other at Thanksgiving
    and they were was sharing their ideas. third 4 friend having a good time
    and plus if all pay attention several time Giada ask Alton if it was ok
    to talk about stuff, Alton was watching for the people who would signal
    him when to cut people off and go to commercial! i want point with the
    amount of time they were allowed to talk. four it was Ina 1st
    Thanksgiving live who probably nervous and she trying to protect Ina.
    also want to point to all of you Giada was the one who invited Ina make
    sure wasn't overwhelm her 1st time on live tv. five Giada look hot with
    Glass........


    i can wait to see bad comments about my spy novel if and when my spy novel get publish by the way Happy holidays.

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  22. Sorry, bud, I don't talk over my guests at Thanksgiving the way that Giada and Alton talked over the others. It was poor direction and management. I would love to have it been just Ina and Bobby.

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  23. She is extremely annoying from her fake pronunciations to sound more italian to her fake teeth. I don't watch her show or any show that has her.

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  24. There was something severely wrong with Giada on the show last year, but then her daily show drives me and all my friends nuts. Give me Paula Deen anyday! Twice!

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