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Food Network's competition between aspiring TV chefs premiered in 2005 and produced stars including Guy Fieri, Aarti Sequeira, and Jason Smith.

Alton Brown out of Food Network Star season 11

Alton Brown is out of Food Network Star, which will return with just Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay as judge/mentors. However, season 11 will include Volkswagen, which will be “organically woven throughout the series and helping propel the competition,” the network announced today. At least there’s that. Since season eight in 2012, the series’ …

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Updates on Food Network Star murder

New details emerged late last week about the death of Food Network Star contestant Cristie Schoen Codd, who was pregnant, and her husband JT. The man charged with the murders, Robert James Owens, admitted he “stored and destroyed” the bodies in a wood stove. Owens admitted hitting and killing JT with a truck, but Cristie’s cause of death is …

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Pregnant Food Network Star contestant, husband murdered

A man has been charged with the murder of Food Network Star cast member Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband, Joseph “JT” Codd. She was 38 and five months pregnant; her husband was 45. Her Facebook page has public photos, posted last fall, of their wedding. They were reported missing Sunday, which Food Network Gossip reported on; Tuesday, a man was charged …

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