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Old 09-28-10, 11:14 PM
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OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrityn...icide--2010289

two people on his various shows have now committed suicide...
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Burnt scallops can be a hard thing to get over.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Ummmm, he's an annoying douchebag?
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

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Ummmm, he's an annoying douchebag?
This
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

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Burnt scallops can be a hard thing to get over.
Or not being able to cook the risotto right?
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Only two?
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

You call that risotto, you donkey!?
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

How many American Idol suicides have there been?

You'd think Simon Cowell would have a comfortable lead over Ramsay, right?

EDIT:

Damn, looks like there's only been one (successful) suicide connected to Idol, that obsessed Paula Abdul fan who offed herself outside Abdul's house. A couple others attempted it, and Steven Tyler may have committed career suicide, but that's it.

Congrats Ramsay, you're the biggest a-hole on TV!

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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

80K in debt and a failing business, probably would've happened with or without Ramsay.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

With the amount of shows he has, 2 is probably well below the typical suicide rate in the country.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

If anything, Ramsay bought him a few months. (There's almost always a short-lived uptick in business after a camera crew comes to town.)

The big thing here isn't so much their egos being killed. They're in a tough industry -- Hell's Kitchen contestants are usually from a mix of low paying jobs (line cooks, etc; ) and Kitchen Nightmares has more to do with trying to help failing businesses. In both situations, you have financially strapped individuals, during a financially trying time. Suicide is pretty common with that combo.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

It's north Jersey, stuff happens. Or was going to happen.

(Last year, one of our opposing travel basketball asst. coaches was shot in the back of his head while sitting at his desk at his small family-owned business. Robbery was not a motive.)
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Exactly ... for KN, it's about family businesses in trouble.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

I actually like the guy.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

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I actually like the guy.
I do as well. I think most of his haters have only seen a small portions of him, which will definitely give people the wrong idea. Deep down, the guy is a teddy bear, but he really wants people to hit their potential and stop making excuses.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

maybe it was the affair the guy was having with his pastry chef
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

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I do as well. I think most of his haters have only seen a small portions of him, which will definitely give people the wrong idea. Deep down, the guy is a teddy bear, but he really wants people to hit their potential and stop making excuses.
I don't like him. I've seen slightly more than small portions of him. I have seen Hell's Kitchen 2 or 3 times and Master Chef once or twice. On his own shows, he seems like a hot-headed asshole and on talk shows he seems like a conceited, overbearing jerk. I've never seen any likable qualities.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Kitchen Nightmares definetely shows a different side of him... I hate Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef, but KN is one of my fav shows on TV.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

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I don't like him. I've seen slightly more than small portions of him. I have seen Hell's Kitchen 2 or 3 times and Master Chef once or twice. On his own shows, he seems like a hot-headed asshole and on talk shows he seems like a conceited, overbearing jerk. I've never seen any likable qualities.
I've never seen him on a talk show I guess, but you have to remember that on Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares to a lesser extent and I'm sure it's the same on Master Chef even though I haven't seen the show, he's acting. He's playing the part of a hot-headed jerk asshole.

He's been very successful in the real world restaurant business and everybody knows that you can't act like that in the real world. He'd have dozens of lawsuits filed against him every year by his employees. Also nobody is going to go eat at a restaurant if somebody is actually cursing and screaming in the kitchen in full view of the customers.

It's an act for tv. No businessman worth his salt could act like that and get away with it in today's world.
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Kitchen Nightmares definetely shows a different side of him... I hate Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef, but KN is one of my fav shows on TV.
If you haven't seen the British version of Kitchen Nightmares it shows even more of his true personality. The British version is much more subdued and much more real. The American version is still staged in many ways.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

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If you haven't seen the British version of Kitchen Nightmares it shows even more of his true personality. The British version is much more subdued and much more real. The American version is still staged in many ways.
Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that I meant the British version. Do they even still do the American version?
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Nothing, I think he's entertaining as hell.
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Couldn't the guy have just filed for bankruptcy than offing himself? Unless he owed money to the mob or something?
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

Wow, I saw that episode of Kitchen Nightmares as well. That's sad, but that was years ago. If anything, Ramsey only helped his business...
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Re: OK, so WTF is the deal w/Gordon Ramsay

I like him and if you're going to off yourself, it's not because he told you to piss off.

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