Nigella Lawson to remain as judge on 'The Taste'
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'TASTE' TEST. Despite allegations in a British court that celebrity food writer Nigella Lawson habitually used cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs for more than 10 years, she will remain as a judge on season two of the ABC cooking competition "The Taste," People magazine reports. The show, which was shot in Los Angeles over the fall, "will air as planned beginning Jan. 2," an ABC representative told the magazine. Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey are her three fellow judges.
PREMIERES. Buddy Valastro helps rescue failing bakeries in the "Cake Boss" spinoff "Bakery Boss," starting Monday night at 9 on Bravo. Following at 10 p.m. is the new series "Best Funeral Ever," about the Golden Gate Funeral Home of Dallas, featured in an earlier special... Opposite the latter, it's season two of "Street Outlaws," about street racers, on Discovery, and season three of BBC America's "James May's Man Lab," in which the star and his team explore manly pursuits such as escaping from a prison while handcuffed... Tuesday night at 10, Shelby "Swamp Man" Stanga celebrates "A Very Shelby Christmas" on History . . . HGTV's "Property Brothers" spinoff "Buying and Selling" opens season two Wednesday at 9 p.m.... Then at 10 p.m. on Oxygen, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is back hosting season three of the tattoo competition "Best Ink"... and Patti Stanger returns for season seven of Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker," Thursday at 9 p.m.
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