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How Do You Feel About Celebrities That Cook?

Celebrities That Cook: Love Them or Hate Them?

Debi Mazar. Sheryl Crow. Eva Longoria. Gwyneth Paltrow. What do these actresses have in common? They're crossing over from movies, television, and music to food. Mazar's got a show on the Cooking Channel and Crow, Longoria, and Paltrow have all come out with cookbooks in the past couple of weeks. Why are these actresses hungry to show off their skills at the chopping block? According to the Wall Street Journal it's because cooking gives the aging Hollywood female a second act. They cite Rachael Ray as an example stating that her "earning power or star wattage" won't decline just because she's getting older — which is what generally happens to leading ladies in the film and small screen industry. Still, one can't help but wonder, can they and do they actually cook? I've yet to try any of the stars' recipes, but am curious about Paltrow and Longoria's books. I'm hoping to check them out soon. What do you think of actresses that turn into culinary personalities?

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RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Hahah I don't know what a celebrity could do to make me so annoyed that I'd make a statement like "I hate celebrities who cook". I'm cheerfully indifferent rather than actively hostile. I don't have much faith in them to be honest, simply because I know they haven't gone to school for it or anything. But if I tried a handful of recipes from one celebrity and liked their style, then yeah I'd stick with them. I guess they'd just have to work harder to convince me they're worth checking out than celebrities from the food industry.
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
Personally I just ignore them. It doesn't look sincere to me like they actually do it because they love to cook but doing it as another form of steady income.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
zacatecanita, I agree. That's a bit obnoxious!
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
Eh I don't know. Plus this comment by Eva Longoria kinda irked me - Seriously!?
Mandy-Harris Mandy-Harris 6 years
I want to like them, I really do. But I have a hard time taking them seriously!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
I think it's a little bit like Michael Jordan making the segue into baseball.
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