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Next Food Network Star spoiler??

This was just posted on a blog from my hometown D Magazine...it says that the winner of TNFNS is already revealed on Food Network's website? Is this true...i don't want to look. It seems unbelievable. Is it a mistake?

http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2008/07...

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  1. FN pulled the pages with the exit interviews. From the comments I've seen on the Food Network Addict website, it does seem that FN screwed up big-time and let the info out early. Avoid reading "comments" on the Food Network Addict website and avoid looking at the episode guide drop-down menu on the FN website which lists a show whose name is a spoiler and hasn't been deleted by FN yet.

    Avoid going to the site you linked to, as well. The comments at the bottom of that page reveal the name of the new show and spoil it, too.

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    1. re: Chimayo Joe

      Pre NFNS some idiot over there shot themselves in the foot. A department spent tons of time creating promos, video interviews and such and then put a few on YouTube while turning off the comments, the ratings, the sharing, basically I think I put it on my blog "creating the first non-viral viral campaign". The videos had under 600 hits after three weeks on YT since no one could share, comment, rate or do anything with it. Someone "big" at FN pretty much didn't understand this "new fangled internet thing" and sabotaged it. .... And now at the end of the show this!! -- They really are their own enemy it seems.

      1. re: HarryK

        FN may have removed the info from their site, but not before someone posted it at sidedish. This is too funny. Although, now I don't have to bother to watch it....uh oh, wait a minute, that's not good for the advertisers is it?

        Maybe the two who should be giving exit interviews are Bob and Susie. Perhaps FN can replace them with the losers of TNFNS, they couldn't do a worse job!

    2. Ughhh...i hate this. I knew i should not have been reading blog comments, but now i know who won. Anyway, here is an official statement from food network (it doesn't say who won in the statement though.)

      http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2008/07...

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      1. re: iluvtennis

        Unfortunately I read of the slipup on a blog, and while they warned of spoilers if you clicked a link at the end, the name of the winner's show was mentioned in the first paragraph of the article. Made it pretty obvious who won.

      2. I picked that contestant (ok, I was gonna type in the name but realized it would be small of me to spoil it for my fellow Hounds who may have been watching) as the winner from watching promos a month ago.

        Z'what happens to "impartial judging" when it's really about selecting a personality that'll balance slipping demographics! D'oh!

        Haven't been able to watch the Food Network since they started airing "The Bozo Lagasse 'Live' Show. " Sigh. And he was SUCH a good chef.

        1. Well... at least that has stopped me from watching that farce.... sad

            1. re: alkapal

              I just read it, too, and I'm not surprised, although that winner is going to need help before they are ready for their own show. (I don't think that's a spoiler: it's true for all three!)

              What a stupid thing for the FN web site to do -- again! I sure hope that next time around, the FN folks are a little more careful.