The big news yesterday: premiering on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 9pm/8c on Food Network, "The Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off" is a six-episode show with two celebrity teams lead by Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri. The eight multi-talented celebrities, all of whom are passionate about food and cooking, battle it out preparing meals for up to 150 people.
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Guest diners choose the winning and losing teams, and between two bottom-rated contestants from the losing team, one member will be sent home each week, as determined by special guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and Scott Conant. The last celebrity standing at the end of the six episodes will win a cash donation of $50,000 to his or her favorite charity.
The contestants include, Summer Sanders (Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer and national sportscaster); Lou Diamond Phillips (Golden Globe(R)-nominated actor, Stand and Deliver); Aaron Carter (Multi-platinum-selling recording artist and actor, Popstar and Supercross); Joey Fatone (Singer, actor, television personality and founding member of top-selling supergroup 'N Sync); Taylor Dayne (Chart-topping recording star and actress, Broadway's "Aida" and Television's "Nightman"); Coolio (Grammy(R)-winning hip-hop artist); Cheech Marin (Grammy-winning comedian, screenwriter and actor); and Alyssa Campanella (Winner, Miss USA 2011 and Runner-Up, Miss Teen USA 2007).
Click here to meet Team Guy, and click here to meet Team Rachael.
Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off is produced by Jane Street Entertainment.
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