Guy Fieri spokesman Jesse Derris: You got it wrong about Al Roker

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Guy Fieri on the cover of City Pages
Guy Fieri's PR team is frantically trying to shove the genie back in the bottle after this week's City Pages cover story, which exposed the behind-the-scenes squabbles that nearly brought down the hit Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

The leader of the Fieri salvation job is an amiable chap named Jesse Derris, who describes himself as a "spokesman for Guy." Although no one from Team Fieri would talk to us prior to publication, Derris has seen the error of their ways and has been burning up our phone lines ever since the story exploded nationally on Eater.

"We've been very polite about this," said Derris. "There's stuff that's factually incorrect."

So we decided it was time to turn over all the cards and let the chips fall where they may.


On Friday morning, Derris called. He began the conversation by requesting that it be "off the record." I gave him an unconditional "no." Any conversation he wanted to have about correcting the record should be had on the record. He argued and cajoled, but in the end we never went off the record.

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Jesse Darris is the spokesman for Team Fieri
The reason for the call wasn't the original story (more on that later), but rather a follow-up post published that morning, entitled "Guy Fieri responds to City Pages."

Derris was upset by a line that said Fieri's team had released a statement saying the cover story was riddled with "omissions, basic errors, and complete fabrications."

"The official statement didn't say that," Derris argued.

I called up the post on the national food website Eater where the rebuttal had first appeared. It reads as follows:
Guy's reputation speaks for itself. He's a standup guy who does right by people. He would never make the kind of comments attributed to him in this story, and anyone who knows or has even met him knows that. That Mr. Page made these sadly desperate statements says more about him than it does about Guy or anyone on the Food Network team.

A source with knowledge of the situation also got in touch. Calling the City Pages article riddled with "omissions," "basic errors" and "complete  fabrications," they accused the author Gregory Pratt of sloppily fact-checking Page's background and simple details about Fieri. They pretty much destroyed almost everything Page had to say, calling Page's  recollections of events "fantasies."
Derris was right: the quote wasn't part of the official statement, rather it was something dispensed by an off-the-record source.

So I asked, "Were you the 'source with knowledge of the situation'?"

"I don't know," Derris answered.

"Well, if you weren't the source, wouldn't you know and tell me?" I asked.

Derris changed the subject.

Circling back and looking for a compromise, I asked him: "OK, what would be your on-the-record comment?"

To which he replied: "Your story was riddled with omissions and basic errors."

Now that the off-the-record statement was officially on-the-record, it was time to get down to brass tacks. I asked Derris about the specific errors we should correct.

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Al Roker didn't get his due in this week's City Pages
He pointed out two mistakes about the special, Roker on the Road. Our story implied that it had been Page's idea; in fact, Page served as the producer for the show, and Derris attributes the original idea to Al Roker himself. Additionally, we suggested Roker on the Road bombed; to the contrary, the show was enough of a ratings success to pave the way for Diners.

City Pages regrets these errors, and would like to personally apologize to Mr. Roker.

I asked Derris if he could speak specifically to the allegations of boorish behavior by his client, Guy Fieri, which have drawn so much national attention, but he refused to delve into the matter unless City Pages publicly commented on David Page's behavior in the wake of the story.

"I will talk to you as soon as you publicize the behavior your source showed after the story was published," Derris said.

Yes, it's true, Page vigorously objected to several passages of the story. He made several angry late night phone calls to our reporter, as well as sending several emails elucidating his specific complaints.

For example, in the first paragraph of the story, we say that Page "stomps" through his office. Page said that he doesn't stomp, he shuffles.

In one passage, we say Page "lectured" Fieri about making mob jokes. Page says he "counseled" Fieri, not "lectured."

Page also felt we could have included a nicer quote at the end. We quoted Jayne Ubl talking about how she felt "beat up" by Page, but didn't use another quote in which she refers to Page as a "genius."

Here is an email that Page asked us to print in order to better represent his side of the story:
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David Page doesn't stomp, he shuffles
You cherry-picked specific negative comments from every employee you interviewed, leaving every single positive thing they said to contextualize me on the cutting room floor. You offered no context for the emails whatsoever - when you agreed it makes a big difference to know they came after the network told me to go away and in response to what I considered traitorous behavior by former staffers. And as we discussed, I didn't write an email to an employee for disagreeing with  me - it was because he backed out of a very important deal we had arranged because Match Cut insisted on it.You didn't even include  context in your lead--you have me stomping, tearing, and storming (none of which you can honestly say I did), setting me up as uncouth and menacing to start with--but not joking with staff members (which you noted when asking me if I was putting on a show for you), or even stopping to pet a dog.  Bottom line - you completely left out my explanation for every bit of behavior for which I was criticized. And that lack of context makes your description of me UNTRUE. You included the part of me that looks bad--and willfully ignored all of the good things people who have worked for me have told you about me. That's defamation. And very poor journalism.
What Page seems to be objecting to isn't so much wrong facts but an incomplete portrait. If any misleading impression was left in readers' minds by these omissions, the above passage will perhaps grant a fuller understanding of Page's true character.

As for the specific allegations about Fieri, ace fact-checker Gregory Pratt called back our second source for the anecdote about gay guests, Kari Kloster. She offered more details about what it was like to break the news of a guest's gayness to Fieri:
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Kari Kloster says Guy Fieri's discomfort with gay guests was well known on set
We'd vet the place before Guy--in terms of personality of people, quality of food, if the restaurant is clean, not only for Guy but the reputation of DDD. That would be a common practice to make sure this is a place worthy of shooting for Diners.

In the course of doing that in a day and a half the crew pulled me aside and basically told me that I was going to have to tell Guy that this owner was gay and it was going to be a problem. From their experience with him, that was their advice to me. I had a few concerns about how the shoot was going to go, including the fact that the crew had pulled me aside to tell me that there was a homosexual.

So I called David Page to consult with him. I told David that the owner was homosexual and the crew told me it could be a real problem, real problem meaning Guy might walk out on it and not want to shoot the segment, he might treat the guy poorly throughout the process, it might be bad chemistry on camera. So David told me what I needed to do was wait for Guy outside the restaurant and when his car pulled up I needed to brief Guy on the restaurant as I normally would. "Here's what we're doing, we're going to make this and that." And he said that as part of the briefing I needed to let Guy know he was homosexual before entering the restaurant.

That's what I did.

He heard all of that information, he said okay, he came into the restaurant, and we shot the segment, it turned out great, the chef pulled off a miracle of all miracles and cooked the two dishes.

It was a successful shoot day.

From my memory of being a field producer it's just well-known to me among the crew that Guy has a problem - if there was a homosexual in a restaurant, as the main character, the shoot went different.

I know he has a gay sister but Dick Cheney has a gay daughter. That's not something I know a lot about. I've never discussed the issue with Guy so I don't feel comfortable going into detail on his feelings there but it was well-known among the crew.

If any crew members denies it, they're just lying. We all knew that we needed to tell him that. The fact that the crew advised me on it, they clearly knew.
Now that everything is out in the open, we hope Derris will honor his end of the bargain and grant us the interview we requested: on the record.


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FoodFan
FoodFan

I think Fieri's whole anti-gay thing might just be a ruse. I talked to a guy that used to work for Terry's Turf Club in Cincy (featured on 3D) that waited on him once and said he got total creeper vibes off the star.

Bert
Bert

Gays make him uncomfortable?  Stupid fat people with too much jewelery and died platinum blond hair make me uncomfortable.  Fast forward a decade, no one will remember him, and he'll be 400 pounds hooked up to a dialysis machine bragging about himself "back in the day". 

Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri

Hey this is the real Guy Fieri, and i'm rollin' out to this comment session just to say I AM A REAL CHILL GUY. I mean my personality is MONEY, my hair is KILLER, and my gangsta style is NON STOP. So what if the gays weird me out! im honest with myself. Now if only i could separate my jaw to just eat this story up and end the controversy i would, but it's gotten so messy i'll need a garden hose to wash me down! let's just chillax people. take life one giant bite at a time, Guy Fieri style!

kate
kate

You people have too much time on your hands.  Slicing and dicing every little conversation for motives.  Get to work already.

borat117
borat117

Let me break this shit down for you.

Page is a Triple D-Bag Boss > Fieri catches wind of it > Network catches wind of it > Network yanks show > Page sues (who me?) > Network counter-sues (yeah you!) > Suit is settled (guess u would've lost dumbass) > Page goes on media campaign to divert how much of a Triple D-Bag he really is & trolls the internets - commenting on all the articles about him & getting into internet fights...rawr! > Bitterly, Page tries to defame Fieri for getting his show taken away from him, like a baby, hoping he'll ruin his career...waaa!

It's that simple.  What a loser.

dougbroyles
dougbroyles

Man! My gaydar needs recalibrating. When I first laid eyes on Guy, I instantly thought, "Tired Queen." That hair. Those clothes. That pinky ring. I didn't hear the news until AFTER I bought a package of his sausages at the Safeway. At least now I know that he's the French word for "shower" so I won't send any more money in that direction. More fish in the sea, more sausages for roasting elsewhere.

Former Research Producer
Former Research Producer

I worked for David Page and he is the biggest ass I have EVER met in my life.  He disagreed with a suggestion I had for a show and said to me, "I bet you rode the short bus to school you idiot."  He gets what he deserves with this article, FULL DISCLOSURE.  He can take his fact based approach and SHOVE IT!  Good luck David, you didn't make Diners good, Guy did. HA!

Mackles diane
Mackles diane

I agree with just about all of the comments.  Bad journalism, no proof of homophobia - doesn't guy have a lesbian sister? ridiculousness of the follow up article, ridiculousness of page's egotistical comments below. 

I am guessing that both Guy and David are ego-maniacs and complete ass holes in person.  Could it not be that two such cock-knockers often don't work well together?  Business relationships decline and partnerships end every day.  The adult move is to manage whatever grievances you have legally, and leave the defamation of character out of it.

While he may be homophobic, there is no solid proof from this article other than statements from 2 former and bitter colleagues in page and kloster.  With his inability to self-censor (part of what makes him great television) there would have to be a few slip ups on tape.  Show me some evidence next time before you try to ruin someone reputation and life.

Bad bad journalism. 

DannyKSRQ
DannyKSRQ

I wonder if this will affect Guy's relationship with Carnival Cruise Lines. They promote themselves as very gay friendly. The LGBT community I'm sure will chime in at some point on the issue.

David Page you are a Tool
David Page you are a Tool

this is pathetic!!!! DP you are a tool.. bottom line!!! Anyone who knows guy, PERSONALLY, and I mean personally will know better than this... All I can say is one word; Namaste.

One Eyed Jacks
One Eyed Jacks

Personally I like Guy Fieri and his show, and I'm glad he's a normal guy with a normal view on this subject. I'm now an even bigger fan. There are so many poofs in show business that it's good to see one who's frank and honest.

Liz Smith
Liz Smith

Wow all these people with bashing comments who are not willing to sign their name - tells me one of two things you are trying to spin for someone or you might all be the same guy stirring up trouble with nothing to do. I lean to the spin myself. I am willing to sign my name - whiel both men may have issues - Guy is the loser by a mile. I believe the reporting as it feel crediable - thanks City Pages for reporting on this. Well done.Lis Smith - Minnetonka

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

Oh my god...what a couple of bitches. At least Page has that balls to come on here himself, these turds that Fiero sent are pathetic.

Page - you're too old to stop being a prick, so enjoy retirement. 

Hangers-on: Tell your boy to learn how to wear a pair of fucking sunglasses and to stop dressing like country-western Liberace, yah thin-skinned pussies. 

Cecile Cloutier
Cecile Cloutier

I'm personally surprised that there are no actual quotes about the DDD filming experience from any restaurants Fieri visited in the Twin Cities and Duluth. If someone's as jerky as all that, surely he's going to say something off camera that's going to make people cringe.But no owners or staff from these restaurants were interviewed, whether they were straight, gay or lesbian.Or they might have been-but where are the quotes, even if they are bland things like "we had a great time" or "that Guy is sure a character"?

Most of the places are proud of their appearance on DDD, and it's not like their phone numbers were unlisted, so why no calls to them? Is there some kind of confidentially agreement they sign?

For a food show?

Bianca
Bianca

I think I'm just disappointed that there wasn't an interview with his stylist.. Seriously, I want to see the face behind the sunglass tan lines and bowling shirts gimmick. GENIUS!

Mike
Mike

I'm going to go ahead and make a general comment. Everyone, chime in and have an opinion. Let's have an adult educated debate. But please, don't stoop to the level of Jeff Grant and others who choose to insult people and talk in vulgar fashion. It's not only offensive to others, it's disrespectful.

It's what got David Page kicked from the Food Network...learn from his mistake. No matter the occasion, no matter the reason...there's never, ever a reason to use profanity as a decscriptor of someone's intelligence. It only reflects poorly on the people who speak in such a disrespectful way.

If you're an adult, act like one.

Gimme a break
Gimme a break

Well, that's one reason most papers don't read back stories to sources. Then they get all pissy that oh you didn't make every change they wanted! By the way, not including every single fact isn't defamation. It's only defamation of character if something is said or written that is false. If the subject is a public figure, then they also have the difficult task of proving "actual malice." Here, just read this: http://www.splc.org/knowyourri...

truthhurts
truthhurts

I wanna see the real email Page sent to the city pages, probably the one where he told them they sucked at their job, should probably consider a career change, and then call their mother and ask why they were allowed to be born because they suck at life so much. 

Mike Davidson
Mike Davidson

Right or wrong, at least Page and Kloster have the balls to put their names and faces out there for the world to see instead of hiding behind ridiculous fake names on comment threads.

What pussies.

I wonder if Guy Fieri pays per comment.

JeffGrant
JeffGrant

I have a feeling everything in the City Pages' article is accurate, while most of these comments are Guy's people posting under phony names like "More Lies".  Seriously, grow up Guy.

Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray

Guy Fieri is a well known closet queen and so terrified he'll be outed he always makes sure he isn't around other gays (hence the demand he be told up front about gay diner owners). He's a despicable human being and also can't cook worth sh*t.

Mac
Mac

I find it a bit annoying that Guy and his KKKrew keep trying to smear the City Pages by accusing them of "bad journalism" when they gave Guy's people the opportunity to comment, but they refused. Now they're running around and whining that no one asked them their side. If Page were lying, Guy could Sue him. But I doubt that will happen, since that would probably lead to unedited footage being released and Guy's hidden self being revealed. No, UT is much easier to have his disciples post anonymous comments on the web.

LiveMusic
LiveMusic

Unfortunately, the general public doesn't know Guy, PERSONALLY, as you say. So that argument, as well as the reply/comment by the crisis pr dude, Jesse Derris, is a fallacy and moot. Further, the Page-is-a-tyrant-boss-so-therefore-his-allegations-must-be-untrue argument is also a fallacy (called "ad hominem").Go back to college, learn your rhetoric, then come back and make a comment. Until then, ba-bye!

Bert
Bert

You see what they want you to see.  Only a retarded fool would think what they see in a heavily produced one hour show is the "true" anything.  Are all Americans this dumb, or just you two commentors?   Pathetic sheep.

JeffGrant
JeffGrant

I used to like Guy, but more and more, he comes off in the media as a really despicable human being.  The picture I'm getting is that he thought Page was a big meanie, so stole his show so he could have complete control, being as childish as he wanted to be.  And his crew only make things worse by posting stuff in his defense.  I wish some more real people would post on this board, rather than two to three people, David Page and one of Guy's lap dogs.  Screw this, I'm going over to Food Network Humor.

Mike
Mike

David Page and Kari Kloster have balls?!? Are you kidding me? Seriously....you're practicing stand up?! They are LIARS....making up complete fabrications....they can say anything....you know, like "Hi, this is Kari Kloster, I'm Vice President of Page Productions and working there is like dancing through a field if tulips, oh and DDD had planned to shoot on the space station, until we were told Guy doesn't like astronauts"

It's all absurd and sad.

Oh...and thanks for further dropping the intelligence level of commenters on this thread: "Pussies". Really, that's where you go...David Page has abused his employees and was essentially kicked off Food Network because of it...and your theory is to call people "Pussies"... and expect people to respect you.

Have respect for yourself and speak with some dignity and intelligence...or, continue to speak in a vulgar fashion and further prove the point...go on, you know you want to...

Liz Smith
Liz Smith

I agree - and it really does nto help Guy's case at all

NotJeffGrant
NotJeffGrant

I didn't realize Jeff Grant's Middle name was David Page...go figure

Give it UP!
Give it UP!

I think you all need to grow up!  For God's sakes, let's look at the story:

David Page has hit showDavid Page berates his employeesDavid Page loses showDavid Page is slinging mud

David Page has nothing but time on his hands, because he isn't working, to come up with this bullshit!  Really!  Give it a rest!  HE DUG HIS OWN GRAVE!

What a Joke
What a Joke

No one is whining...I haven't seen one comment whining for another side....most are just pointing out that the only source...ONLY ones, are the two people who's best interest it is to slam Guy. One of them being a disturbed man, of which his eratic and abusive behavior HAS been proven with evidence in a court of law. It's like if the City Pages wanted to do an article on Obama, then went to Texas and asked around at a Republican fundraiser. It's a joke.

lets_assume_I_know
lets_assume_I_know

what business is it of yours if people are gay or not?? Does it have to be 100% obvious?

Jimmy039
Jimmy039

Actually, you missed the whole point of this discussion sir.

David Page is a monster.

He feels that the entire world is out to get him, and everyone should bow down to him because of his sheer brilliance.

So what happened is that he was such a horrible human being that the food network STRIPPED him of the most popular show on the food network. That doesn't just happen unless you deserve it.

What happens next? He sues. Then food network counter sues. They settle, and Page doesn't feel like he won anything. He now is a failure and has no work sitting on his MacBook at his huge office now. All he has are these little meetings hoping that he can sell another idea to another network. But no one is stupid enough to ever hire him, so he is completely out.

What's his next move?? Try and destroy those he thinks are responsible for his demise. The show goes on with out him, and he can't handle it. So he wants to see it fail. The best way to do that is to tarnish a good mans reputation.

Page will never work again. Not without a name change and a move to some other part of the world.

It's just really saddening that he has had to stoop so low as to make up a bunch of lies and robots knowing the Internet would be set a blaze with gossip.

That is all this is is gossip.

MIke
MIke

Haha...you couldn't resist...hahaha...I'm dying. Go ahead, go over to Food Network Humor...take your wit, charm and amazing grasp of the English language and wow them while making fun of people and insulting the memory of the dead. They will love you!! Reading your comments is a toss up between comedy and a sad example of how pliable people can be. You go on and just believe everything you see in the media...you're probably watching FOX News right now to get some fair and balanced news...

Who is your painting company?! David Page?!? Yea, ok...that ought to be the way you go...you just enjoy that

DDD wasn't stolen or taken by Guy. David Page abused his staff and lost his own show. It was given to another production company that probably deserves it more then David Page ever did...

Oh, when you go to Food Network Humor, take David Page and Kari Kloster with you..

Jill
Jill

Mike - unless you know them personally you have not a leg to stand on. Glad you put your name on it but unless you can state were your knowlege comes from you just seem like a ranter. It is hard to respect anyone going against Page or standing up for Guy due to the level of the discourse. If you not have anything of value to contirbute get off line.

Mike Davidson
Mike Davidson

Who are you and who are you afraid of?

Stand up for yourself.

JeffGrant
JeffGrant

Notice how all of the pro-Guy comments seem to be posted at the same time under phony names.  Probably some asshat member of Guy's entourage trying to damage control.  I did see Guy once when he came to my hometown of Virginia Beach, but didn't get to meet him outside of him signing stuff.  I don't know what he's really like, but if he's anything like the morons posting fake shit on the web in his honor, he's got to be a real douchebag.  Also, he's got a naked picture of his dead sister tattooed on his arm.  Is that anyway to honor the dead? Incest porn?

Bert
Bert

you're a joke. We know who is posting this, do you not have any sense of responsibility?  GFY

Mac
Mac

You completely missed the point of my comment.  You're right that Page's side makes up most of the article, but the reporter says that both Guy's people and the Food Network refused to comment.  They had their chance, now they're making weak attempts at damage control.  And like I said, if Page were lying, that's defamation of character and Guy could sue.  Why doesn't he?  Probably because he can't win, and he doesn't was his emails and raw footage of himself making rude comments to be "evidence in a court of law".  Sorry, Guy's toady... oh, um, I mean "What a Joke". 

LiveMusic
LiveMusic

In reply to Just ONE, nice counter-example. You lose points for the snippy comment right there at the end. But other than that, we can now agree that Guy has the ability to interview a gay male co-owner successfully.Anyone able to address any of the other issues using valid rhetoric?

Just ONE
Just ONE

This is in reply to Live Music, but I couldn't  reply directly to his comment...there are many gay ad lesbian DDD owners, but since you said "one, just one"....look up Dixie Quicks, formally in Nebraska, now just over the border in Iowa.  Two amazing guys and life partners.  Now what are you gonna say..."gimme 2, just two..."

LiveMusic
LiveMusic

Actually, you missed the whole point of "ad hominem" (an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a negative characteristic or belief of the person supporting it). Ad hominem is an invalid and fallacious argument. Now, if you want to defend Guy Fieri, show me ONE segment out of the some 500 restaurants featured on DDD with gay male owners.One.Also, if you want to defend Guy Fieri, name me ONE pair of his "krew" who are gay male partners. Show me ONE picture of them at his house, in his backyard, out having dinner or at his cabin.One.Don't give me the "Morgan was in a lesbian relationship" argument, either. That, my friend, is called a "red herring" defense. The claim at hand is that Guy is "wierded out" by gay men, not gay women.In defense of David Page's claim that one must edit the show carefully, I'll show you VIDEO of Guy checking out the breasts of four women in the very first moment he meets them, one after the other.In defense of David Page's claim that Guy canceled shoots, I'll show you EMAILS of Guy committing to being present at a time and place, then failing to show up.Further, I'll rebut your statement: "...the food network STRIPPED him of the most popular show on the food network. That doesn't just happen unless you deserve it." It can and does happen when the money-making star of the show asks for it.Learn how to make an argument, either deductive or inductive, valid and free of fallacy, then come back, and we'll have a chat.

Mike
Mike

And there Jeff goes again...and if you take the time to read what I said, it would be clear that it was typos...and I'd rather be grammatically incorrect, then someone who resorts to childish and vulgar comments because they don't have a rational argument....here it is, I'm laying it out...call me whatever it is you choose to, I have self esteem, which cleary you do not...I won't be back, although I expect you to comment and call me stupid or a bad speller or whateve you can come up with...we'll all have a good laugh. Just go ahead and keep proving the point...that people like David Page exist...you, like him, can't help yourself from stooping so low...go ahead, have fun, insult and comment away...I'm happy to let you prove my point.

JeffGrant
JeffGrant

 Oh, and I love how you mock my "grasp of the English Language" when you use phrases such as "their are big egos at play", "souring off", and "like he's bring acused of being" (sic, sic and seriously sic).  I may use colorful language to emphasize my point, but at least my point is comprehensible. 

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason

The New York Post also quotes a producer still working on the show who supports some of the assertions in Page's lawsuit against Food Network.

Remember that Page sued first - Food Network only countersued to smear Page before settling their breach of contract.

Mike
Mike

Let me tell you...I wish I was on his payroll...I'd love to be, but I'm not.

If alll of those people commenting are one person or different people, fans or friends...it's all the same. The article should be discredited, go read the NY Post today, they at least did a half second of research before putting out propaganda with their only two sources where slandering Guy is in their best interest.

I do agree Neutral that their are big egos at play here, but you can't hide the fact that Mr. Page was sued for abuse with evidence.

Jeff, my pal Jeff...you do...you insult their "relationship" by calling it incest, you now call hus arm "a greasy pork chop", "dingleberries"...your use of language is elegant and I am moved by your linguistic skills.

At least neutral is acting like an adult...nobody has to agree here, debates are ok, but why do you feel necessary to insult. You only further prove the point that People like David Page exist, I hate to say it, you're acting like he's bring acused of being.

You are a guy souring off the net, and I'm sorry to say, looking and sounding very immature. The world would like to know who I am...I'm sure...there are about 20 people reading this comment thread...3 are commenting on this right here. I'm just a guy from Boston. Yes, I am a HUGE fan and am on Guy's side...doesn't invalidate my argument...I can choose a side...clearly you have...and gues what...that's ok buddy, you don't have to agree with me...but you should be respectful.

JeffGrant
JeffGrant

You accuse me of "insulting the memory of the dead".  Notice how I never said anything against Fieri's deceased sister, but instead took issue with him permanently etching a graphic, nude image of her onto that greasy, spray-tanned pork chop he calls an arm.  Which of those "insults" her memory more?  Maybe he could have donated the money he spent on that tattoo to a charity in her name.  But that wouldn't really fit the late nineties, surfer-dude Fred Durst image he's trying so hard to create, would it?  And I'd believe anything I'd see on Fox News before your "unbiased" testimony.  What does Guy pay you to do?  Are you his new producer? Personal assistant?  Do you comb the dingleberries out of his goatee?  Tell us, the world would love to know.  Me?  I'm just a guy spouting off on the net.  You?  You're a puppet desperately trying to defend your meal ticket.

Neutral
Neutral

First off, I agree that "Jeff's" language has been unnecessarily vulgar.  But "Mike", how can you complain that "Jeff" is pliable, when your remarks reveal you to be someone whose paychecks are signed by Guy Fieri himself?  I'm not taking sides in this debate, but it seems as though you're taking Guy's side not out of distaste for this article, but as someone on the Fieri payroll.  If you are an employee of Fieri, you are no more reliable a source of info of Page, Kloster, etc.  Especially since you or one of your cohorts has been posting as "Bush League", "Laughable", "more lies", "Jeff's Mom" in an attempt to discredit this article. 

My opinion of this story: Two enormous egos clashed, the celebrity won.

Liz Smith
Liz Smith

Does not seem like David Page want to hide behind a fake name and pretend to be Jeff Grant. But sure seems like more lies and Bush league need to hid who they are.

Mike
Mike

Wow. I don't know where to begin. I don't know if I'm more sure that Jeff Grant is David Page or the scarier thought that there is someone out there just like him. In one paragraph you use "asshat", "moron" and "douchebag" with no basis for accusations other then the potential idea of someone defending Guy. Now on the off chance you are not David Page...look at his comment above, it screams egomaniac. Look at the story, there's nothing, no story, no proof...nothing. Why wouldn't people defend him...and why would you fault them for it. It's just sad when people choose to speak in unintelligent ways, and stoop so low as to insult the man's sister and her memory with such vile comments. You should be ashamed of yourself. Let it go....though I imagine you won't and you'll just say something vile, derogatory and negative in a reply. You can be as mean as you want and speak as harshly and as negative as you choose, but, it only makes you look bad.

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