Here's a thought to give you some major indigestion -- Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey plans on hosting her own televised cooking show. A source told The Huffington Post that in her grand plan to take over our televisions, after she finishes her stint on Celebrity Apprentice, she plans to move on to her own cooking show.
There's no word that any network has expressed interest or agreed to produce one, but this is Teresa, so reality doesn't really matter because she doesn't live in it. At one point in time, such a show with her may have been entertained with something less than disgust, but after the way she's acted this season -- and especially on part one of the reunion last night -- I don't think there are many people who could stomach it.
Her cookbooks may be one thing (and even there the third one was filled with lies and slams), when there are editors involved, but her unleashed on a show by herself sounds dangerous. She can't seem to tell the truth about ANYTHING, so how would we be able to trust her recipes? I can just see her making stuff up because she forgot or couldn't be bothered to get the details right, then we would all end up wasting our groceries on inedible dinners. "It was a joke!" I can hear her saying when the cooking masses complain.
Also, can you imagine the little digs and slams she could get in with 30 minutes all to herself? No one would be safe ... not that they are anyway. Plus, her laugh ... makes people want to put their head in an oven after a few minutes -- not good for a cooking show.
There are so many Real Housewives that would make much better cooking show hosts that people would actually enjoy watching and learning from. People like Bethenny Frankel, or Sonja Morgan with her toaster oven recipes, or even Teresa's current rival -- Caroline Manzo (wouldn't that burn her up?). But I think television has given us about as much of Teresa as we can take.
So for the sake of all of our stomachs, I hope that this is just a rumor or Teresa just ruminating about what she'd like to see happen rather than what really will happen. Sure, I suppose we could turn the channel if we don't like it, but the problem is that such a recipe for disaster would be impossible to resist. Grab the Rolaids.
Would you watch a Teresa Giudice cooking show? Which Real Housewife do you think would make the best cooking show host?
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