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Bobby Flay Is Returning to Food Network in Brand New Deal

Less than two months after Bobby Flay seemed poised to exit Food Network, the celebrity chef has signed a new contract to stay put at the cabler.

Flay’s new deal will keep him at Food Network for another three years after his current contract expires at the end of 2021. According to the cable net, Flay will develop new content for both Food Network and elsewhere within Discovery brands. In 2022, he’ll team up with daughter Sophie for a series titled Bobby and Sophie on the Coast.

“We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay’s long-standing relationship with Food Network,” said Courtney White, Food Network president. “He captivates our audience with his incredible culinary skill, fierce competitive spirit and his trademark ability to share a deep passion for food. Bobby generously invites viewers into his culinary world, sharing his #WeCook philosophy and inspiring everyone in the kitchen. Continuing this creative relationship with such an extraordinary talent is the perfect way to usher in the holidays.”

Added Flay, “I’m thrilled to extend my relationship with Food Network and Discovery. Although these talks to renew took a little longer than expected, the important thing is that both sides are happy that we can now build on an already rock-solid foundation. Stay tuned for some incredibly exciting new shows as I promise to take food and cooking to places we’ve never imagined before.”

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8 Alcohol-Fueled Unruly Passengers Face Almost $200k in Fines

U.S. regulators proposed $161,823 in fines against eight airline passengers for alleged alcohol-related misbehavior, saying the rate of unruly behavior on flights “remains too high.”

The highest penalty announced in a statement Monday was $40,823 against a traveler who flew Southwest Airlines Co. on April 15 from San Jose to San Diego. The Federal Aviation Administration alleges the person drank their own alcohol during the flight and then sexually assaulted the flight attendant. The traveler was arrested by police at the arrival gate.

The FAA is enforcing stricter polices and is working with airports, airlines and unions to rein in a surge of misbehaving passengers this year. This week’s Thanksgiving Holiday is expected to bring the number of travelers close to pre-pandemic levels.

The other fines ranged from $34,250 to $8,250, according to the FAA, which doesn’t have the authority to file criminal prosecutions but is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department.

The FAA this year has received about 300 reports of passenger disturbances due to alcohol and intoxication. Unruly behavior on flights has “dropped sharply,” the regulator said, adding the current rate of 5.6 incidents per 10,000 flights is still too high.

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Joe Exotic Transferred to NC Medical Facility After ‘Aggressive Cancer’ Diagnosis

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, has been transferred to a federal medical facility in North Carolina after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The Tiger King star, 58, was transferred via private plane to the Butner Federal Medical Center from another medical facility for inmates in Fort Worth, Texas, sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, his attorney John M. Phillips said  in a statement.

Phillips noted that the transfer was supposed to happen later this month and they were hoping Maldonado-Passage would be sent to Oklahoma, where he could prepare for re-sentencing and upcoming motions to overturn his conviction.

“He is one of the most passionate, full of life, clients I have ever had the pleasure of representing,” Phillips wrote, noting that he last spoke to Maldonado-Passage on Nov. 1. “Joe informed me that his fears were true. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. As noted in Joe’s recent statements, he has been undergoing medical treatment and tests for a host of issues.”

He continued, “The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. It was high months ago. He finally obtained biopsies. They revealed two cancerous areas. He is undergoing further testing.”

For the First Time Ever, Puppy Bowl Fans Can Win a Chance to Appear on the Show with Their Dogs

As the football season continues, animal fans are getting closer and closer to their big sporting event — the Puppy Bowl!

Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl is coming back for its 18th year in February 2022, and the event is celebrating the milestone in a unique way. For the first time, the Puppy Bowl is offering fans the chance to appear on the televised sports special, where adorable adoptable puppies hit the gridiron to tackle, tumble, pass, and play to try and earn the coveted “Lombarky” trophy.

You and your pup can win a chance to cheer on Team Ruff and Team Fluff at Puppy Bowl XVIII by entering the Puppy Bowl Fan Cam Contest. To enter for a chance to nab this exciting opportunity for you and your canine, visit Here, dog lovers will have to submit videos featuring themselves and their canines for six different categories — Introducing Yourself, Cheering, Cute Moment, Kiss Cam, Celebration Dance, and Surprised Reaction.

Follow the prompts to submit clips of you and your dog cheering, acting cheesy, sharing a peck, and more. Pet parents can enter the contest through Dec. 10.

After the contest closes, the Puppy Bowl will look at all the amazing videos, and pick 15 people and their pets to virtually appear during the Puppy Bowl XVIII broadcast in February. The winners will get to share their furry friends’ sweetness with the millions of viewers who tune into the Puppy Bowl each year.

To learn more about the Puppy Bowl Fan Cam Contest and how to enter with your pet, visit