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  1. #1
    Taylor Guest

    Default LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" cheflied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Food Network Cans "Impossible" Chef
    Posted Feb 29th 2008 1:55PM by TMZ Staff, NTVLand

    "Dinner: Impossible" chef Robert Irvine has been fired from the Food
    Network's kitchen!

    After it was discovered that Robert lied about having designed
    Princess Diana's wedding cake, Food Network honchos investigated the
    situation and today released a statement saying they "have not renewed
    Robert's contract for future seasons" and "will be looking for a
    replacement host."

    Robert apologized for his actions adding, "I was wrong to exaggerate
    in statements related to my experiences regarding the Royal Family."


    See Also
    "Impossible" Chef Caught in Possible Lies

    http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/29/food-n...possible-chef/

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Taylor <[email protected]> dropped this news:40ec324c-2ded-
    [email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Food Network Cans "Impossible" Chef
    > Posted Feb 29th 2008 1:55PM by TMZ Staff, NTVLand


    >
    > http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/29/food-n...possible-chef/


    Not sure where I read it but apparently he has been in Florida spinning a
    tale of lies and possibly bilking investors out of a lot of money to
    allegedly open 2 new restaurants. Watched his show once. Didn't like it or
    him and never watched it again.

    Michael


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    Slogan of the Biscuitville restaurant.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Lou Decruss wrote:
    > On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 13:31:22 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\""
    > <don'[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Taylor <[email protected]> dropped this
    >> news:40ec324c-2ded-
    >> [email protected]: in
    >> rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >>> Food Network Cans "Impossible" Chef
    >>> Posted Feb 29th 2008 1:55PM by TMZ Staff, NTVLand

    >>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/29/food-n...possible-chef/

    >>
    >> Not sure where I read it but apparently he has been in Florida
    >> spinning a tale of lies and possibly bilking investors out of a lot
    >> of money to allegedly open 2 new restaurants. Watched his show
    >> once. Didn't like it or him and never watched it again.
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    > I kinda liked his show.. At least he's a real chef, unlike so many of
    > the others on food network.
    >
    > Lou

    Why? He never did any actual cooking himself. Most of the ideas for menus
    were brainstormed among his helpers. He often used already prepared, store
    bought foods to perpare his menu. All I saw was an egotistical showoff that
    gave me the creeps. There is something seriousely wrong with that guy, he
    reminds me of the Burger King that peeps in windows.
    Janet



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    JohnBL Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible"chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    On Mar 1, 7:31 am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    > Taylor <desperatehousewi...@gmail.com> dropped this news:40ec324c-2ded-
    > 457f-bcfc-e4e984b39...@k2g2000hse.googlegroups.com: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > Food Network Cans "Impossible" Chef
    > > Posted Feb 29th 2008 1:55PM by TMZ Staff, NTVLand

    >
    > >http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/29/food-n...possible-chef/

    >
    > Not sure where I read it but apparently he has been in Florida spinning a
    > tale of lies and possibly bilking investors out of a lot of money to
    > allegedly open 2 new restaurants. Watched his show once. Didn't like it or
    > him and never watched it again.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > --
    > "Ingredients as fresh as they were 27 years ago."
    > -- Slogan of the Biscuitville restaurant.
    >
    > To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com


    I liked both him and his show. It was one of the few gimmick-
    competition shows on Food Network that was both fun and, in its own
    somewhat limited way, informative. At the time of the show's
    premiere, some posters on this forum praised Food Network for hiring
    an honest-to-goodness chef for once (ironic, I know).

    He's got nobody but himself to blame for his downfall, of course. The
    network had no choice but to fire him if they were to maintain any
    semblance of credibility and integrity. A shame, but an appropriate
    end result for a career built largely on lies.

    What puzzles me now is what HAS this guy done? Does he have any chef
    credentials at all or is his entire resume a fabrication? Pretty
    amazing that he was able to land a network gig without some
    confirmation of his past work record.

    John L

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    JohnBL Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible"chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    On Mar 1, 3:03 pm, Anim8rFSK <ANIM8R...@cox.net> wrote:
    > In article
    > <81070c54-463a-4d40-a133-ded8b08f9...@f47g2000hsd.googlegroups.com>,
    >
    > JohnBL <Car...@aol.com> wrote:
    > > He's got nobody but himself to blame for his downfall, of course. The
    > > network had no choice but to fire him if they were to maintain any
    > > semblance of credibility and integrity.

    >
    > Um
    >
    > This *is* the channel that presents Sandra Lee as a cook.


    Well...yeah, okay. I didn't consider her because I avoid her at all
    costs. Unless I'm in the mood for some perverse laughs.

    JL

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    JohnBL <[email protected]> dropped this
    news:[email protected]:
    in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > What puzzles me now is what HAS this guy done? Does he have any chef
    > credentials at all or is his entire resume a fabrication? Pretty
    > amazing that he was able to land a network gig without some
    > confirmation of his past work record.
    >
    > John L


    Good question. Everything about him appears to be sketchy.

    Michael


    --
    "Ingredients as fresh as they were 27 years ago."
    Slogan of the Biscuitville restaurant.

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    JohnBL <[email protected]> dropped this news:595a5f19-f4cb-4605-b6fb-
    [email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > On Mar 1, 3:03 pm, Anim8rFSK <ANIM8R...@cox.net> wrote:
    >> In article
    >> <81070c54-463a-4d40-a133-ded8b08f9...@f47g2000hsd.googlegroups.com>,
    >>
    >> JohnBL <Car...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> > He's got nobody but himself to blame for his downfall, of course. The
    >> > network had no choice but to fire him if they were to maintain any
    >> > semblance of credibility and integrity.

    >>
    >> Um
    >>
    >> This *is* the channel that presents Sandra Lee as a cook.

    >
    > Well...yeah, okay. I didn't consider her because I avoid her at all
    > costs. Unless I'm in the mood for some perverse laughs.


    Well, didn't the Wallet have something to do with getting her on the
    network? I doubt she mis-represented herself either. Stupid is really
    hard to hide. Stupidity was not Irvine's problem with his show.

    Michael

    --
    "Ingredients as fresh as they were 27 years ago."
    Slogan of the Biscuitville restaurant.

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >>> This *is* the channel that presents Sandra Lee as a cook.

    >>
    >> Well...yeah, okay. I didn't consider her because I avoid her at all
    >> costs. Unless I'm in the mood for some perverse laughs.

    >
    > Well, didn't the Wallet have something to do with getting her on the
    > network? I doubt she mis-represented herself either. Stupid is
    > really hard to hide. Stupidity was not Irvine's problem with his
    > show.
    >
    > Michael

    I wish I was stupid like she is. . .her drive and ambition have made her
    mega bucks. I really don't like her presentations or food, but I have to
    respect her business sense. I mean. . .Kurtain Kraft? Remember that? I
    believe that she is sincere in her belief that there are many folks out
    there that do not have time for much and she is showing them how to achieve
    a meal in less time. Currently the Food Network alone has at leat 3 shows
    based on that premise. None of them appeal to me, but I would eat Sandra
    Lee's food before I would eat anything from "Quick Fix Meals" with Robin
    Miller. Not only does Robin Miller purchase prepared items, she pre-preps
    all her own stuff, then pre-cooks it for the entire week and morphs
    everything into something else. And. . .seasons hardly at all. She
    advocates living on leftovers for your entire life.
    Janet



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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >
    >> I wish I was stupid like she is. . .her drive and ambition have made
    >> her mega bucks.

    >
    > IMO she is just plain lazy and has no culinary talent (not that I do
    > either). IMO she also got where she is by marrying into bucks so she
    > could finance her desire to be in the spotlight. I don't consider that
    > drive and ambition. Martha Stewart has drive and ambition. Rachel Ray
    > (gag) has drive and ambition. IMO SL has nothing. I have to as
    > myself if the wallet hadn't been around, where would she have been?
    >

    I don't know when she married, but I do know that she was applying her own
    brand of semi-home made to her own life while she was taking care of her
    step siblings at a very early age. Her ideas spring from life experience
    during this time. http://www.semihomemade.com/sandra-lee/biography.htm
    >> I really don't like her presentations or food, but I
    >> have to respect her business sense. I mean. . .Kurtain Kraft?
    >> Remember that?

    >
    > I don't know what Kurtan Kraft was. I can't recall ever hearing about
    > it.

    It was a way of making a designer drapery with little more that some loops,
    I think. She info mercialed that and finally got onto QVC in one of their
    product search efforts. She had a whole line of decorating items and
    magazines before she ever was approached for making the current tv show.
    She made plenty big bucks from her interior designing stuff. And she worked
    very had to be successful with it.
    >
    >> I believe that she is sincere in her belief that there
    >> are many folks out there that do not have time for much and she is
    >> showing them how to achieve a meal in less time.

    >
    > I respectfully disagree. I think her demographic audience is more of
    > the kind of people that don't want to learn how to cook at all. RR
    > has shows that will help people with time constraints. I don't like
    > RR but her recipes put SL's to shame.


    I hesitantly agree -- just because I find serious fault with RR's stuff.
    And certainly, RR could never be accused of being budget friendly with her
    huge steaks etc.

    It's a good thing we all have different views so the world continues to go
    round ;o}
    Janet
    >
    >> Currently the Food
    >> Network alone has at leat 3 shows based on that premise. None of
    >> them appeal to me, but I would eat Sandra Lee's food before I would
    >> eat anything from "Quick Fix Meals" with Robin Miller.

    >
    > I don't watch Robin Miller so I can't express an opinion on her show.
    >
    > Michael
    >




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    Ubiquitous Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    don'[email protected] wrote:
    >Taylor <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Food Network Cans "Impossible" Chef
    >>
    >> http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/29/food-n...possible-chef/

    >
    >Not sure where I read it but apparently he has been in Florida spinning
    >a tale of lies and possibly bilking investors out of a lot of money to
    >allegedly open 2 new restaurants.


    I posted an article about that. Apaprently he was planning on opening a
    restaurant in St Petersberg with his name

    http://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/17/So...d_up_his.shtml
    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.t...f2/d5b2c926bc4
    b10df?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=weberm%40polaris.net#d5b2c92 6bc4b10df

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    for them, it's failing.


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    Holy Moses Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 14:03:33 -0700, Anim8rFSK <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article
    ><[email protected]>,
    > JohnBL <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> He's got nobody but himself to blame for his downfall, of course. The
    >> network had no choice but to fire him if they were to maintain any
    >> semblance of credibility and integrity.

    >
    >Um
    >
    >This *is* the channel that presents Sandra Lee as a cook.


    LOL. Touche.

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    pavane Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake


    "Ubiquitous" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ..
    | It is simply breathtaking to watch the glee and abandon with which
    | the liberal media and the Angry Left have been attempting to turn
    | our military victory in Iraq into a second Vietnam quagmire. Too bad
    | for them, it's failing.
    |

    Yes, it is too bad for everyone that "our military victory" has failed.

    pavane



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    The Kat Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 02:37:41 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Pennyaline <[email protected]> dropped this
    >news:47cb578c$0$10311$[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >>
    >> I agree with this but will add that the remainder of SL's target
    >> demographic are people who believe that what she and they are doing
    >> really is cooking.

    >
    >It's a shame too.


    Now WHY in the f&*k would you consider that a shame?

    Is EVERRYONE supposed to be just like you? God, I HOPE the hell not!





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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    The Kat <[email protected]> dropped this
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Now WHY in the f&*k would you consider that a shame?
    >
    > Is EVERRYONE supposed to be just like you? God, I HOPE the hell not!


    I've told you once and I'll say it again. KISS my ass.

    Michael

    --
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    Slogan of the Biscuitville restaurant.

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible"chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >
    >> I wish I was stupid like she is. . .her drive and ambition have made
    >> her mega bucks.

    >
    > IMO she is just plain lazy and has no culinary talent (not that I do
    > either). IMO she also got where she is by marrying into bucks so she
    > could finance her desire to be in the spotlight. I don't consider that
    > drive and ambition. Martha Stewart has drive and ambition. Rachel Ray
    > (gag) has drive and ambition. IMO SL has nothing. I have to as myself if
    > the wallet hadn't been around, where would she have been?
    >

    I thought all that too until I saw her biography on FoodTV. She really
    did come up from nothing, from a broken family and left basically
    raising her younger siblings and working to put herself through college.
    She did have influence from two grandmothers though. The room mates and
    friends from that time that the show interviewed recall that money was
    tight yet for them all yet apparently her dorm room or apartment during
    those years was light years ahead of the others. She could sew and bake
    as those were the skills she'd used to provide some resemblance of
    "family life" for her siblings. Either she, or the friends interviewed,
    said something about the use of package spices or mixtures as a way to
    extend her limited budget when she couldn't afford or maintain a pantry
    of ingredients. A lightbulb went off in my head that she was creative to
    figure out how to do more with less. Now, having said that, I do think a
    LOT of what she shows now is rediculous, perhaps she's exhausted the few
    creative uses of package goods and yet the show demands more?
    I dunno...after watching the bio my impression of her changed greatly.


    > I don't know what Kurtan Kraft was. I can't recall ever hearing about it.


    It was a homegrown device to make simple panels of fabric "fake" the
    appearance of professionally made draperies, particularly those puffy
    ones. Again, that biography I saw showed her as a college aged student
    working her ass off to take this curtain appliance to state fairs to
    sell it and finally using her hardgained savings fortune to buy time
    slot on one of those shopping network channels where she struck gold.
    There was no rich man "wallet" involved in her early fortune. It was all
    her own hard work.
    I don't know if a "wallet" since that time gave her more exposure, but
    it was obviously her own hard work that kicked her off.

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Goomba38 <[email protected]> dropped this
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    <scissored for space>

    > I thought all that too until I saw her biography on FoodTV.


    Hmmmm... I haven't seen it. If it was on FoodTV I would be a bit
    skeptical about the hard luck story of it all. I'll have to see if I can
    find it and watch is.


    > I dunno...after watching the bio my impression of her changed greatly.


    I don't know if it will change my impression of her but I'll watch it if
    I can find it. However, my impression of her cooking will most likely
    never change

    > I don't know if a "wallet" since that time gave her more exposure, but
    > it was obviously her own hard work that kicked her off.


    I don't know much about her "past" accomplishments but I *think* that
    Wallet was instrumental in getting her on FoodTV to begin with. Quite
    honestly, I'm not that interested in SL to do a lot of research. Try as
    she might, she'll never be Martha Stewart ;o)

    Michael



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    Slogan of the Biscuitville restaurant.

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    Anim8rFSK Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Goomba38 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > > "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    > >
    > >
    > >> I wish I was stupid like she is. . .her drive and ambition have made
    > >> her mega bucks.

    > >
    > > IMO she is just plain lazy and has no culinary talent (not that I do
    > > either). IMO she also got where she is by marrying into bucks so she
    > > could finance her desire to be in the spotlight. I don't consider that
    > > drive and ambition. Martha Stewart has drive and ambition. Rachel Ray
    > > (gag) has drive and ambition. IMO SL has nothing. I have to as myself if
    > > the wallet hadn't been around, where would she have been?
    > >

    > I thought all that too until I saw her biography on FoodTV.


    Is that the one that never even mentions the zillionaire she married?

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Anim8rFSK wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Goomba38 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >>> "Janet Bostwick" <nosp[email protected]> dropped this
    >>> news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> I wish I was stupid like she is. . .her drive and ambition have
    >>>> made her mega bucks.
    >>>
    >>> IMO she is just plain lazy and has no culinary talent (not that I do
    >>> either). IMO she also got where she is by marrying into bucks so
    >>> she could finance her desire to be in the spotlight. I don't
    >>> consider that drive and ambition. Martha Stewart has drive and
    >>> ambition. Rachel Ray (gag) has drive and ambition. IMO SL has
    >>> nothing. I have to as myself if the wallet hadn't been around,
    >>> where would she have been?
    >>>

    >> I thought all that too until I saw her biography on FoodTV.

    >
    > Is that the one that never even mentions the zillionaire she married?
    >
    > --
    > Star Trek 09:

    O.k., now you guys are getting my dander up. . .are you saying that a woman
    can't be a success without a rich husband? (Most biographies make little
    mention of a former spouse.) A mentor may get a woman a start, but in her
    case, how does that force millions of people to purchase her lifestyle
    do-dads and magazines? How does that force QVC into taking on a product
    that has no possibilities for sale? She was a long-time contributor at QVC
    after being selected during one of their new product searches. How does that
    force the networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) into featuring her frequently on their
    programs? SL was around for a long, long time before ever getting on Food
    TV. From what I've heard, she was approached by Food TV, not the other way
    around.
    Janet



  19. #19
    Default User Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    pavane wrote:


    > Yes, it is too bad for everyone that "our military victory" has
    > failed.


    What's really too bad is that people still keep hitting the same troll
    bait, day after day.





    Brian

  20. #20
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: LIAR Robert Irvine canned by Food Network; "Dinner: Impossible" chef lied about Princess Diana wedding cake

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> O.k., now you guys are getting my dander up. . .are you saying that a
    >> woman can't be a success without a rich husband?

    >
    > Who said anything like that? We were referring to 1 woman, Sandra
    > Lee, not women in general. My apologies if that is what you have
    > read into what I have written.
    >
    >> (Most biographies make little mention of a former spouse.)

    >
    > He keeps a low profile. A small ditty on him at Forbes:
    >
    > http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/12/O29G.html
    >

    Sorry, it doesn't take too much to get an old woman's libber's dander up;o}
    Janet



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