Thursday, March 6, 2008

Keep My Job: Impossible

After learning that my least favorite chef (well, next to Rachel Ray) got canned from Food Network for lying on his resume I was extremely satisfied. Robert Irvine has a way of getting under my skin with his loud British accent and his alpha male attitude.

He hacks and slashes his way through these so called "challenges" that any caterer would tell you is what they handle at least once in any given month. He yells, stomps, throws things, and muscles his way around the kitchen. He has the audacity to be a complete ass to strangers around him like it's gonna get the job done faster. Afterwards he sits back and basks in the glow of his "hard work". Well, I think it's more for the dramatic flair than actual talent. So here's to you Robert Irvine... and your just desserts. (news article below)

NEW YORK — After rising to culinary stardom preparing impossible meals on his Food Network series, Robert Irvine has met an obstacle his kitchen prowess couldn't overcome _ an embellished resume.

The star of "Dinner: Impossible" has acknowledged fabricating some of the more fantastic parts of his resume, including having cooked for Britain's Royal Family and various U.S. presidents.

Following the revelations, the network announced it would not renew Irvine's contract, though it would air the remaining episodes of the current season, the series' fourth.

"I was wrong to exaggerate in statements related to my experiences in the White House and the Royal Family," Irvine said in a written statement. "I am truly sorry for misleading people and misstating the facts."

The Food Network said it might revisit its decision at the end of this season, but for now would begin searching for a new host for the series, which challenged Irvine to cook under arduous conditions.

"We rely on the trust that our viewers have in the accuracy of the information we present, and Robert challenged that trust," the network said in a written release.

Irvine, who is from England, first acknowledged the fabrications in a Feb. 17 story in the St. Petersburg Times.


Sarah Shap said...

Robert Irvine is a douche.

Kimi said...

I agree, now, how can we "off" Rachel Ray? I am soooooo over that raspy voice and over exaggerated hands waving!

Aaron K said...

Well...we could have a cage-match between Rachel and Anthony Bourdain! I would pay top dollar.