The Food Network recently announced the all-star lineup for the new show Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off. (It used to be called Guy vs. Rachael's Celebrity Smackdown.) The premise of the show is that Fieri and Ray "serve as coaches and mentors" to the celebrity contestants who "will face intense weekly challenges." It's sort of like Dancing With the Stars but with food (and maybe fewer glittery outfits). And Guy Fieri. Depending on your outlook on things, this is either the best or the worst thing ever.
The lineup includes rapper Coolio. He seems like a major ringer, what with his 2009 cookbook Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price in which he claimed to have made "a meal out of a package of Top Ramen and a bottle of Windex" and declared, "Everything I cook tastes better than yo' momma's nipples."
Also on the lineup:
· *NSync star Joey Fatone
· Actor/stoner Cheech Marin
· Singer Aaron Carter
· Actor Lou Diamond Phillips
· Olympian/sportscaster Summer Sanders
· Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella
· Singer/actress Taylor Dayne.
Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off premieres January 1 at 9PM EST. Pray for us all.
· Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off: New Show Premieres This Winter [FN Dish]
· All Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Guy Fieri Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Rachael Ray Coverage on Eater [-E-]