Friday, December 6, 2013

Drake Skips Grammy Nomination Concert To Hang Out With... Guy Fieri?

Photo - Twitter
Drake was supposed to perform tonight at the Grammy Nomination Concert on CBS, but has pulled out due to a "scheduling conflict" according to TMZ.  Drake is in the middle of a nationwide tour, but there is no concert scheduled until tomorrow night.

Last night, Guy Fieri posted the picture on the right to Twitter and said "My brutha @drake cookin' it up Nikos & Sikey at Voula's Offshore Cafe tonight." (Voula's is in Washington, where a recent Drake show was performed.)

Of course, he is Guy's "brutha".  Hopefully Drake's scheduling conflict wasn't that he wanted to spend more time with his "brutha" Guy Fieri.

You may remember last year around this time, the internet went crazy when a photograph was posted with Guy and Drake cooking together in a kitchen.  That picture is below:


32 comments:

  1. I wouldn't blame him if he'd rather spend time with a friend. In fact, I'd say that's setting his priorities straight. Yes, it's the Grammy's, but give the guy a break. He's been touring, which is tiring, and he isn't likely to have a chance to just be with friends and to be a regular guy. Good for you, Drake!

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  2. do not contact me crazy peopleDecember 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Stella, have you seen the classic SNL skits with Jane Curtain on the news desk? She's addressed with "Jane, you ignorant slut." Well, if the shoe fits.

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  3. do not contact me crazy peopleDecember 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Hmmm. forgot there is a length limit on my previous post. I just wanted to say to Sissyboo: troll, troll, troll.

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  4. do not contact me crazy peopleDecember 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Yeah, definitely a troll.

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  5. do not contact me crazy peopleDecember 6, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Not to come to a troll's defense, but that was the figure stated on the show. That includes the purchase price of the property (which includes a house), any renovations and three years of losses every week.

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  6. do not contact me crazy peopleDecember 6, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    You argue just to argue. If you really wanted to add to the conversation you would converse (for lack of a better word) with people and not just make your smug pronouncements knowing you're superior to everyone else. I'm done reading anything you have to say.

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  7. do not contact me crazy peopleDecember 6, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Boy, this episode got everyone fired up. I've been a bit long-winded and over the limit twice. lol. Here's what got cut off:Go! Mike! Go! And I don't mean do well. I mean get the hell out. My mother treats me the same way and it's tough, because you know (or hope) she really loves you under all that. But whether she or your father do or not, you have to know you're a good person and it doesn't matter. It's part of their own problems. Take it with a grain of salt and find friends and maybe other family members who will treat you as you should be treated. Oh, and by the way, I will venture a guess (I said it's a guess, not a confirmed reality for those who want to flame me) that they never bought the restaurant for you to succeed. I'm not saying they WANT it to fail, but the success or failure is an afterthought. The issue is control. Who controls you? Them? Or you? You go work your butt off in that kitchen, add excellent dishes, schmooze with your customers and if it's eventually not working out, say arrivederci and march out that door. You're the chef. They're the owners. Let them hire another chef or close it. It's their choice and responsibility. Being a chef at a restaurant that you do not own and will never have control of is not a lifetime sentence. If the time comes, get out with no regrets. I'm sure you won't see this, but this episode really touched and bothered many of us. But, who knows? Maybe you will see it. And if you do: live your life as if every day is full of hearts and roses and hopefully a cheery outlook will drown out some of the noise from the older generation. If not: go, be free and live your life with no regrets. Go! Mike! Go! And I don't mean do well. I mean get the hell out. My mother treats me the same way and it's tough, because you know (or hope) she really loves you under all that. But whether she or your father do or not, you have to know you're a good person and it doesn't matter. It's part of their own problems. Take it with a grain of salt and find friends and maybe other family members who will treat you as you should be treated. Oh, and by the way, I will venture a guess (I said it's a guess, not a confirmed reality for those who want to flame me) that they never bought the restaurant for you to succeed. I'm not saying they WANT it to fail, but the success or failure is an afterthought. The issue is control. Who controls you? Them? Or you? You go work your butt off in that kitchen, add excellent dishes, schmooze with your customers and if it's eventually not working out, say arrivederci and march out that door. You're the chef. They're the owners. Let them hire another chef or close it. It's their choice and responsibility. Being a chef at a restaurant that you do not own and will never have control of is not a lifetime sentence. If the time comes, get out with no regrets. I'm sure you won't see this, but this episode really touched and bothered many of us. But, who knows? Maybe you will see it. And if you do: live your life as if every day is full of hearts and roses and hopefully a cheery outlook will drown out some of the noise from the older generation. If not: go, be free and live your life with no regrets.

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  8. I respectfully disagree. If he committed to doing the concert, he should honor the commitment.

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  9. agreed, Mike, just leave and integrate to another restaurant mix, grow up and leave...you cant have it both ways, and you cant grow under the pall of your mother

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  10. The old goat in this episode needs to b taught a lesson on how to talk to people. I almost fell out of my chair when she said the reason she works there is because people love her. I think she's a bit dilusional. Mike will never b a success as long as the wicked witch is always looking over his shoulder. One reason the restaurant was failing was having her as a hostess. His mother is gonna bury his business for him, so my suggestion to Mike would b to look whose name is on the restaurant, & do wat needs to b done to employees who r dragging down ur business, FIRE HER!!!!! Would have been good if she would have accompanied her husband when he walked out. Good luck in the future Mike, & keep your chin up.

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  11. Thing is, I'm not saying his mother isn't, as seen in the show, an awful person. She clearly is. And I think that there is something to be said for the "misery loves company" theory, though we saw only the briefest glimpse into this family's workings over the course of a 43-minute, heavily edited reality show to draw any certainties about that. The conclusion I drew is that this guy needs to cut the ties - including the financial support - and live life on his own from here-on-in. At some point, a person has to choose: Money with conditions (including emotional abuse) or financial struggle on one's own terms.


    But aside from that, the insane speculation about the details of his birth/birth order are just flabbergasting. We may as well pull out the Oujia board, so lacking in credibility are those sorts of assumptions.

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  12. 53-year-old, you might want to see a neurologist because your brain spouts off some rather odd stuff. I don't know what the hell "drinking with the bravo channel" is supposed to mean, but I suspect you drank quite a bit before coming up with what I'm sure you think is a marvellous bon mot.


    You cannot divine from a forty-odd minute show that a man was an only child, unplanned pregnancy, or adoption simply because he has a terrible mother. News flash: Terrible parents come in all shapes and forms and in families of all sizes. Whatever the cause of the poor relationship between Mike and his mother, it's time he bucks up and cuts the tie. If he continues to keep taking money from his parents, here is a news flash: They will continue to feel they have a right to interfere in his professional life.


    It's not science, granny. Maybe put down the grape drank before you start blathering theories online.

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  13. After watching this episode, I was thinking of visiting sometime as I am in MN close to WI. If i do I think I would ask to see Michael's parents and spit in their faces. The mother can go back to "lawyering" and the father is a candidate for a fist to the face. Curios to Irvine for concentrating on Michael and keeping his composure with the robotic parents.

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  14. Yes, okay. Let's blame mommy for all of Mike's issues.

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  15. I'm sure the negative reviewers truly miss "the way things were", but apparently, they didn't support the "good ol days" enough to keep the restaurant turning a profit. So if it goes out of business because they veto the new menu, it's not much different from going out of business because they didn't support the old menu frequently enough. And none of those that whined about the menu bothered to admit the place looks much better inside. Heck, even Mary had to admit that, and actually hugged the designer after her flower paintings weren't included. At the very least, RI made improvements in the decor and communication, so the new menu can't be the reason for failure...

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  16. I don't think the place is in as dire financial straits as they imply. It sounds to me like they bought a multi-building property, on which Mike lives, and they've tied all of that to the performance of the restaurant. Given the decent reviews, Mike's comments about food costs, and the fact that Robert did not ream him about food costs, says to me that the place is probably functional, but short of profitable. There's no way that they've "lost" $750,000.00 on it. Far and away most of that is the property(ies) they hold mortgages on. They would recoup most of that on sale, and reap some benefit from appreciation if that area is developing. The parents should probably call Scott McGillivery at HGTV and turn something in to a rental property in the meantime, and get the hell out of the dude's restaurant.



    However, I also think that Mike is another chef/cook who just wants to cook - not own and manage an entire restaurant. Those are two different things and we see it all the time on this show. It's like buying a hotel because you like servicing rooms or running a check-in desk. You have want to RUN a business and manage people and everything else - and I think deep down Mike just wants to be a cook.

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  17. No, I have argued with actual points, not off the wall theories about Mike's birth order as the cause of his familial distress. Facts, not fantasy, seem to be a challenge for you, kid.

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  18. Yes, Guest, you and Granny wear the shoe well.

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  19. Interesting show and interesting character study. The mother clearly has a need to keep her son miserable. She resented Robert because he was positively uplifting her son. As long as son is miserable he will need her, so she works hard to keep him down. Her unhealthy need dooms son. So sad.

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  20. ....which will lead to an appearence on Guy & Rachel's Celebrity Cookoff (2015 version). Apparently he has a passion for learning how to cook; and he's not bad a rapper either. (His uncle was the bass player on Sly & The Family Stone - Larry Graham).

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  21. I understand your perspective too. Regardless of whether his decision was "right" or "wrong", I hope he had a good time and that someone else had an opportunity to perform at the Grammy's last night who may not have had the opportunity if Drake had performed.

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  22. He's a good actor too. I used to watch him on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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  23. This show should be called, "Family Therapy Hour with an appetizer of food & decor". I just can't figure out why people bring RI to fix a decade or longer of deeply ingrained family issues. Robert needs to bring a psychologist with him. Ah.. the joys of "reality" tv.

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  24. I agree. My family and I went to the Happy Cow the day I graduated and the staff congratulated me and were very happy. I've always love going to the Happy Cow and would pick them over the cafe.

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  25. daniel.burnette@gmail.comDecember 9, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    That's correct. They're not obligated in any way to keep any of Irvine's recipes.

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  26. Despite editing, what WAS shown was real. The mother was a bitch, a controlling kooky woman with a chip on her shoulder. Bitter and cruel toher son. I wanted to reach through the tv and slap her!

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  27. All the pos. and neg. post-makeover reeviews aside: Is it still losing money? If not, then it's a success.

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  28. A customer before the makeover was clearly getting a larger portion of food than then mother wanted to serve (she said so.) and that could have contributed to the negative after-makeover comments: They WERE getting a steal of a deal (even if the food WAS mediocre) and now they paying the market rate necessary for the restaurant - which hadn't turned a profit in ALL of its 3 years! - and they're complaining about having to pay what it's worth!
    Ultimately this restaurant will probably fail as the AWOL father will f it up, and the mother even kept saying AFTER the makeover, "We'll see........"
    But for one shining moment the restaurant WAS Michael's

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  29. LCTerrill and A 53yo grandmother you two hit the nail on the head.

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  30. She said she was a lawyer and the dad seemed to have a high paying job. I think they are pissed their son chose to not be like them.

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  31. Love it!!! I'd totally blow off the stupid Grammys to cook :)

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  32. I'm still entertained that they have a concert show for the nominations! Where are the hour-long specials to go with the Oscar nominations, Emmy nominations, etc.? :-)

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