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'Hell's Kitchen' Winner FAILED DRUG TEST
TMZ ^ | Aug. 23, 2013 | TMZ Staff

Posted on 08/26/2013 7:08:48 AM PDT by bgill

"Hell's Kitchen" champ Ja'Nel Witt tested positive for cocaine ... and that's why she wasn't allowed to accept the head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Vegas

(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hellskitchen; janelwitt; ramsey
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Way to blow away your future.

Hell's Kitchen should have a required drug test for contestants so avoid this happening again.

1 posted on 08/26/2013 7:08:48 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
Drug use is rampant in the industry. Along with almost any other vice you care to name.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/26/2013 7:10:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bgill

Now she will go into business with Rachel Jeantel


3 posted on 08/26/2013 7:10:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: bgill
"blow away"..hell she just UPPED her street cred + 250g's..
4 posted on 08/26/2013 7:12:27 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: bgill

I love Gordon Ramsey and am even more proud of him for this action.

What a stupid thing for her to do. She will be blackballed in the entire industry.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 7:12:27 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: GeronL

you knows that right


6 posted on 08/26/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: ridesthemiles

No she will not...ol Rev. Jackson will hire her as his “personal” chef


7 posted on 08/26/2013 7:13:35 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: bgill
The girl is from Houston and I was cheering for her.

Way to go girl girlfriend!

..blows 6-figure salary and life changing career.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: bgill

The entire TMZ staff should be executed. WTF watches this garbage and why does anyone care?


9 posted on 08/26/2013 7:17:39 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TexasCajun

the article says she gets the the $250,000 salary anyway!!

What?? Why?


10 posted on 08/26/2013 7:18:03 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: bgill

Amazing isn’t it? She couldn’t stay off coke long enough to accept a dream job.

I think it’s pathetic that the show is giving her the $250,000 anyway! She doesn’t deserve it after that. She’s still getting rewarded and doesn’t have to do any work. I sure don’t understand it.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:22 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ridesthemiles
She will be blackballed in the entire industry.

Nope. That industry is different from most.

/johnny

12 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:30 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TexasCajun

Crack is whack.

Libertarians will insist this is another attack from that nasty war on drugs.
The girl should be high on drugs and be allowed to do whatever. So what if she becomes a risk to a potential employer, right?


13 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:53 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: bgill

It’s apparent the show doesn’t do a good job evaluating quality head chef candidates. The runner up, Mary Poehnelt, is a St. Skittles’ fan and had a pic of herself in a hoodie on her FB.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:57 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: TexasCajun

She still gets the salary.


15 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:59 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ridesthemiles
She will be blackballed in the entire industry.

Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and who-knows-how-many other Food Network stars are pretty open about their past history of drug use. While now appearing to be clean, sure hasn't hurt their paychecks any.


16 posted on 08/26/2013 7:21:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bgill
You've never worked in the industry, I take it.

/johnny

17 posted on 08/26/2013 7:21:24 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: homegroan

because coke is expensive.


18 posted on 08/26/2013 7:22:41 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Chefs have to work craaaaaaaaaazy hours, hence coke and pills. I’m not sure if Gordon ever got into drugs but his hilarious autobio “Humble Boy” certainly explores the insanity of the restaurant industry.


19 posted on 08/26/2013 7:23:02 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A former member of the mainstream media here in Pittsburgh used to hang out with the kitchen staff at a particular elegant restaurant that used to hire the naer-do-wells from my high school. He would hang out and do drugs with them.

Then he’d go back to his TV station and file undercover reports busting beer vendors for serving underage kids at Three Rivers Stadium.


20 posted on 08/26/2013 7:23:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JRandomFreeper

Is there a chef out there WITHOUT coke in his bloodstream?


21 posted on 08/26/2013 7:26:22 AM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: JRandomFreeper

The industry is completely mad! It’s a very macho atmosphere and drugs and kickbacks are an everyday occurrence! Not that there’s anything wrong with that...


22 posted on 08/26/2013 7:26:43 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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23 posted on 08/26/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Chickensoup

mmmmm......honey, this is delicious!.....it’s so good, you must have been high when you made it......


24 posted on 08/26/2013 7:29:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: miss marmelstein
The industry is completely mad!

Yes, it is. I sorta miss it. Those nights of prying bus boys off of waitresses with a crowbar in the linen closet, the cops busting the dishwasher (always at the beginning of the shift)....

/johnny

25 posted on 08/26/2013 7:31:14 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: homegroan
Was just going back to read the article.

Well, she can now buy lots of coke with that money.

26 posted on 08/26/2013 7:31:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: TexasCajun

Ramsey will now be sued for discrimination.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 7:31:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: miss marmelstein

I’m looking for a good read; I’m going to hunt that one up. Thanks!


28 posted on 08/26/2013 7:32:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: TheRhinelander

It’s a living.


29 posted on 08/26/2013 7:32:24 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: homegroan

“the article says she gets the the $250,000 salary anyway!!

What?? Why?”

A bone thrown to avoid being sued.

Also to buy more cocaine.


30 posted on 08/26/2013 7:33:35 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ridesthemiles

I love this show-and Gordon-and thought the other girl should have won. Now that this has happened, will the title go to the other chef? Assuming she passes a drug test too?
I guess Ja’nel can always go to work for a fast food place- they’re gonna pay more real soon, and she can make lots of drug connections.


31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:34:50 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: bgill
one time, one freakin' time I actually read an article associated with the post i'm going to comment on, and what's my reward?

But there is a silver lining for Witt -- we're told she WILL receive the $250k salary ... despite the fact she won't spend a single day in the kitchen.
Fun Fact -- $250,000 can buy roughly 10 kilos of cocaine ... depending on the quality.

That'll teach me...

32 posted on 08/26/2013 7:37:10 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: A CA Guy

“Libertarians will insist this is another attack from that nasty war on drugs.
The girl should be high on drugs and be allowed to do whatever. So what if she becomes a risk to a potential employer, right?”

Yeah, sure. Who told you that libertarians don’t believe people are responsible for the consequences of their actions? Or that they don’t believe business owners can hire or fire whoever they want for any reason?


33 posted on 08/26/2013 7:37:12 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: leapfrog0202
Amazing! ...the money must have been tied to winning the TV-Show & not Caesars Palace money.

Fun Fact -- $250,000 can buy roughly 10 kilos of cocaine ... depending on the quality

34 posted on 08/26/2013 7:37:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My husband managed a club that had a kitchen. I loved the atmosphere in the kitchen - as wacky as it was. Despite everything, those boys and girls worked HARD!


35 posted on 08/26/2013 7:44:37 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: homegroan

“What?? Why?”

GUESS!


36 posted on 08/26/2013 7:45:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: TexasCajun
yep ...

..blows 6-figure salary and life changing career.

37 posted on 08/26/2013 7:46:11 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: CatherineofAragon

It’s actually called Humble Pie and it’s in paperback on Amazon.


38 posted on 08/26/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: homegroan

That’s how they avoid the discrimination law suit.


39 posted on 08/26/2013 8:04:34 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Paul46360

The Homies don’t even know who she is.


40 posted on 08/26/2013 8:10:23 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: miss marmelstein

Will look for it. Thanks.


41 posted on 08/26/2013 8:13:13 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: albie

They would likely spend more than 250 grand in legal fees fighting her in court.


42 posted on 08/26/2013 8:23:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TexasCajun

Amazing! ...the money must have been tied to winning the TV-Show & not Caesars Palace money.


That’s the only thing I can think of.

I bet though that next year’s Hell’s Kitchen contracts they sign will have a drug clause causing the winner to forfeit and/all money won if they can’t come up with a clear drug test.

Hubby & I were recently at a hotel where they were filming an episode of Hotel Hell (Gordon Ramsay for those that aren’t familiar) and to spend the night there and eat dinner we practically had to sign away our first born child.

I signed up for the ‘lottery’ they hold for spots just because I wanted the chance to see Ramsay in the flesh. Hubby went along because he’s a good guy and not because he’s a fan of Ramsay!

It was interesting and lots of fun except while we had a great Jacuzzi in the room there was NO SHOWER! Hubby ‘showered’ on his knees trying to get his head under the spigot to wash his hair.


43 posted on 08/26/2013 8:26:18 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: bgill

Agree no pity for drug users ever.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 8:32:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: bgill

It wouldn’t appear that cocaine use prevents someone from being the best cook amongst a field of contestants. But the fact it’s illegal can sure mess up one’s life.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 8:34:43 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Vaduz

Have you ever had a beer, a cigarette or a Pepsi? In your life?


46 posted on 08/26/2013 8:35:52 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: leapfrog0202
I like Hell's Kitchen, not much into Hotel Hell.

One can only take so much Gordon Ramsay.

The visual of your Hubby is not a pretty one! ...did you goose him? hehe

47 posted on 08/26/2013 8:38:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: bgill
I guess "Amy" from "Amy's Baking Company" didn't make it, huh?


48 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: TexasCajun

Hey, if Lord Obama can be President after admitting to using Choom all through High School and using Cocaine in College, this gal should be able to get a job cooking for the tourists in Vegas.

I think it’s time for Gordon Ramsey, Lord Obama and this gal to have a Beer Summit. Obviously she didn’t get the Job because she is Black.


49 posted on 08/26/2013 8:50:10 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Gordon’s brother died from drugs. He’s quite vocal in that book he dislikes them. His father died from either drink or drug related problems, as well,

I really enjoyed the book. I got the audio version, read by Ramsay for a car ride. Highly recommended, if you like audio. His childhood sounded terrible.


50 posted on 08/26/2013 8:50:51 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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