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Star Spotlight: Focus on Fieri

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, July 6, 2011

Guy Fieri can identify with this season’s Star finalists better than most. As the winner of season 2, he is no stranger to Camera and Star Challenges and remembers the pressure and anxiety that go along with them. Well, that stress has done Guy well, as he has proven that super-stardom is super possible forRead more

Star Spotlight: It’s Paula, Y’all!

by in Behind the Scenes, June 28, 2011

Behind the scenes of this week's Cougar Town challenge, we caught up with our favorite Southern cook. Paula's tips for being camera-ready? "Being rested...and of course, having the greatest makeup and hair people helps!" The Star finalists were star-struck when they learned that this Food Network icon would be tasting their food, but who would Paula herself mostRead more

Caption It: Goofing Around

by in Behind the Scenes, June 24, 2011

On the next episode of Star, headband-clad Jeff and usually stoic Justin B. share a lighthearted moment on the set of Cougar Town — where their next Star Challenge goes down. What's going on here? Are the guys trying to impress Paula or Courteney Cox with an interesting form of martial arts? Before you tune in thisRead more

Listen to Duff: Dudes Can Bake, Too!

by in Behind the Scenes, June 21, 2011

  "Not only can dudes bake," says the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman, "it's cool to bake!" Jyll's strategy for the dessert duel was to avoid the guys, and ultimately it backfired when her all-girl team — "Duff's Angels" — was bested by the boys (and Penny) of Team Robert. Check out this video for Duff'sRead more

Judge Spotlight: Giada’s Take

by in Behind the Scenes, June 14, 2011

This season is Giada De Laurentiis’ first as a full-time judge on Food Network Star. The Giada at Home star and cookbook author came on board last year as a mentor for the finalists and then moved into a seat on the selection committee with Bob, Bobby and Susie. Giada was actually discovered by oneRead more

Been There, Done That: 10 Tips From Melissa

by in Behind the Scenes, Recap, June 9, 2011

Melissa d'Arabian won Star season 5 and has been loving her Food Network adventure ever since. Her show, Ten Dollar Dinners, premieres its fifth season on July 2. As a Star veteran watching from her couch at home, Melissa shares her insider's take on what went down each week. I feel a bond to eachRead more

Guest Star Spotlight: Impress the Press

by in Behind the Scenes, June 6, 2011

"One of the most important aspects of a star's life is the press," said tough-guy Vic Vegas, sounding not-so-tough after learning who would be judging the first elimination challenge. "They make you or they break you." When our finalists entered the dining room of STK to present for their Star Challenge, they faced an intimidatingRead more

About Last Night

by in Behind the Scenes, Judges, June 6, 2011

What did you think? Pretty good premiere, right? Let’s dive right in to the deep end and talk about my impressions of the finalists. Then, I want to hear yours. Let me warn you – I reveal last night’s eliminated finalist in this post. If you don’t want to know who went home, then youRead more

Where’s “The” and “Next?”

by in Behind the Scenes, Judges, June 2, 2011

It seems like only yesterday that we were launching this show called The Next Food Network Star. We premiered the show in the summer of 2005 and immediately you made it a success (you also made a few people big stars). Is it as hard for you to recall that Guy was once a competitorRead more

Keeping Up With the New Star

by in Behind the Scenes, Food Network Star, August 27, 2010

You followed her journey through all the Star challenges, marveling as she progressed from early insecurities to a few misses and many hits to a knock-out showing in the series finale. Now Aarti's the latest and greatest addition to our Food Network Family, and her new show, Aarti Party, is gaining fans at lightning speed.Read more