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Next Food Network Star coming soon

June 5th at 9p ET.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/the-next-f...

this time they have Giarda as a 4th judge.

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  1. Giarda. ;-) That's very close to a shortened form of "Giardiasis", which is an infection of the small intestine caused by a microscopic organism (protozoa), a.k.a. Montezuma's Revenge.

    Giada probably wouldn't want to be referred to in that way. ;-)

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      In the world of funny and Freudian typos.

      1. re: chicgail

        ok sorry, being a brit and not pronouncing the R in words .............

        however it's a brilliant nickname for her.

      2. re: LindaWhit

        I thought smartie was just bein' a smartie. I will forevermore be calling her Giardia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardia

        Out of six seasons they've only launched one star, Guy. Since producers took on the job of picking the winner instead of viewers voting, they've pretty much steered the competition to whoever they chose in the early days of each season. I don't really see a point to this show anymore.

        1. re: MplsM ary

          Perhaps smartie was being a smartie. If so, very smart. :-)

          And I agree - the show's point doesn't work anymore. Except in the producers' minds.

          1. re: MplsM ary

            adam gertler has had a couple of shows...and he came in second...

            so i would say guy then adam...as far as being known
            i dont even remember the rest

            1. re: srsone

              I saw Kelsey (cute, peppy, blonde) has her own cooking show on the cooking channel. I can't even remember what season she was in. I really liked her show! Going to try to catch it more often!

            2. re: MplsM ary

              I so agree, Aarti just doesn't work for me as a presenter but I always felt they were going to pick her anyway.

              1. re: MplsM ary

                With all of these programs, the real point is to make money - that is attract enough viewers to attract advertising dollars. Finding new talent is a bonus, but that is not the real reason for staging a competition like this.

                1. re: paulj

                  I understand, but programming for programming sake is not appealing to me. Just like battles over cupcakes(?! how on earth did cupcakes befoul or otherwise piss off the schmendrick who came up with that idea?) or cakes designed to look like HR Puffinstuff (ok, wait - I'd watch that one).... dang - my point is long past gone here.

                  Suffice to say SpikeFoodTV just ain't my cup of tea. All's informative sweetness and light in my food TV worldview.

                  1. re: MplsM ary

                    Even if the competition produced another Guy, would that improve FN for you?

            3. Did anyone see Giarda on the Today show last week when she was making spaghetti, and she pronounced it "spig-eety" like she does and the host looked at her all quizzically and said, ""spig-eety?" And she responded, a little huffily, "yes, that's how it's pronounced." I did laugh out loud at that moment. She's a beautiful woman and a great cook, but her pronunciation of that word has taken up so much blog space over time! You'd think she'd surrender on the issue and conform to our expectations.

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              1. re: Lambowner

                The first time I heard her do that, I thought I misheard her!