Live Internet TV supercook Gordon Ramsey may be able to rule his kitchen staff but is he is struggling with the combined might of the credit mill and the taxman?Star of hit internet TV shows Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen, has allegedly missed filing his tax returns and is asking creditors to give him ‘more time to pay’.
This comes after a series of problems in Ramsay’s personal and business life. Last year he was stripped of two Michelin stars when his Chef Marcus Wareing left taking the Petrus restaurant after the transgress. Gordon was also replaced as chef at London’s honored Connaught Hotel restaurant by French chef Helene Darroze.
With 25 restaurants around the world and a business that has expanded so fast its $52 million take in 2006 has since topped $138 million per year, there is growing disarray about the health of Ramsay’s hastily constructed empire.
And for a man who regularly uses his family to promote books and TV programs, the allegations about his personal life are potentially extremely pricy.
The New York based Blackstone Group, a private equity firm that helped bankroll the international expansion of Gordon Ramsay Holdings, is also rapt up in the mess.
As Ramsay gears up for the season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen” Thursday on Fox TV, the obnoxious task of restructuring has been left in the hands of Chris Hutcheson, his bring in law and the top dog executive of Gordon Ramsay Holdings.
The chef has always been renowned for his foul wittiness and filthy mouth, but if ever there was a time to say F*** it. Then this is that time.
Google have teamed up with Vatican Television and announced that the papel one, Pope Benedict will have a dedicated channel on YouTube expose various holy video’s including speeches, addresses and news about the pontiff and all things catholic.
Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group say that for the Roman Catholic Church, creating a YouTube channel “is a good idea. In fact, it’s one of their best ideas. The problem for the church is getting to the sess roots in a vast worldwide audience. They have to get their message to people in the medium that they’re using.”
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