Does anybody know if, among it's many format changes, FN has decreed that inane (and inappropriate) laughter be part of its stars' schticks?
I mean we all know it started with Rachael Ray, who still thinks she's in a high-school sorority, and acts that way. Then they hired Sunny Anderson, who also laughs and giggles at herself, often at the wrong time and for no apparent reason.
So, ok. Today they premiered Artie Party, with the winner of the Next Food Network Star. I watched that girl compete for ten weeks, and can't recall a single time she giggled at anything. She just wasn't the giggling type.
You wouldn't know that from her show. Seems like about every third sentence she came out with an irritating giggle.
Maybe she was just nervous, doing her first for-keeps show? But given the frequency of the giggles, and their inappropirateness---all of which seemed to be following the RR rubric---I'm beginning to wonder if it isn't an FN rule?