Guy Fieri isn’t going to take his bad restaurant review sitting down. Appearing on the Today show Thursday, the celeb chef addressed Pete Wells’ article in The New York Times that assailed his new Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar in Times Square. Wells wrote that he had a cocktail that tasted like “radiator fluid and formaldehyde” and “limp and oil-sogged” fries, and rated the place “poor.” “I thought it was ridiculous,” the Food Network star said. “I mean, I’ve read reviews — there’s good and there’s bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard, it really seemed like there was another agenda.”
Looks like Kristin Chenoweth is recovering from her on-set injury nicely, with the help of ex Bachelor Jake Pavelka. Life & Style reveals the Good Wife actress and pilot were out on a date in West Hollywood Nov. 13 being affectionate and wearing sunglasses. Chenoweth, at 44 is 10 years older than Pavelka. She used to date mega producer Aaron Sorkin; Jake was engaged to his Bachelor pick, Floridian Vienna Girardi. They ended in disaster.
Saving the day
Shannen Doherty: heroine? The former 90210 star called New Jersey police after reading messages from a female fan who threatened to kill herself if Doherty didn’t call her. Authorities confronted the 27-year-old woman at her home, where she appeared fine. “Thank you to the Westampton police department for being diligent and so reassuring,” Doherty later tweeted.
Brace for it
Elsewhere, in the Garden State: reality villain/adult dancer/singer Danielle Staub is returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “Bravo has offered Danielle a contract,” a show insider told In Touch. “Danielle is contemplating whether this will be full-time or part-time.” Teresa Giudice has to be relieved the heat will be off of her.
Survivor: Philippines cast mate Lisa Whelchel has West Nile virus, the newly single Facts of Life star tweeted. “Ugh. I’m fine, just tired. Takes a year to recover.” Symptoms of this often mosquito-borne illness include big time fatigue.