Ina Garten is apparently too busy planning fancy luncheons for her fancy Hamptons friends to help a sick child. From The Daily What:
Worst Person Ever of the Day: 6-year-old Enzo, who was diagnosed with life-threatening Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the tender age of three, wanted nothing more than to spend an hour or two of the few he might have left cooking with his idol, Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa. (Bed-ridden Enzo often watches the celebrity chef’s Food Network show with his mom by his side.)
But when the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Garten to help make Enzo’s dream come true, she turned them down — twice. According to TMZ, a book tour got in the way last year; this year, she simply responded with “a definite no,” blaming “scheduling conflicts.”
I'm not sure how accurate this story is (or isn't), but Ina Garten has always bothered me. Have you ever seen her show? OMG - how insufferably fake and pretentious can one person be?? I just CAN'T with her.
Don't worry Enzo, I hear Ina's Beef Bourguignon isn't that great anyway...
UPDATE: Chefs To The Rescue!
UPDATE #2: Garten WILL Grant Enzo's Wish