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August 17, 2014

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nate plans for his future. After taking classes on hotel management and study- ing under some of the world's best chefs, Ramsay spent the late '80s and early '90s mak- ing a name for himself in the restaurant world. Despite a few scandals (an affair with the wife of a restaurateur he worked for definitely created a bump in the road to suc- cess), Ramsay's work spoke for itself. By 1998, he had opened his own restaurant, and by 2001, he had become the first Scot to be awarded three Michelin stars. As his business interests expanded, so too did his empire. Soon he was opening has made him a fixture of both British and American TV — that plus an impressive physique, as a quick dip in the Meson de Mesilla Hotel's con- taminated pool reveals. This season of "Hotel Hell" prom- ises even more drama than the last, and it seems Ramsay is in his element once again. Oddly, though, Gordon Ramsay began his profession- al life in a job far from the hospitality industry. Once upon a time, he was a footballer (or soccer player, if that suits you better), though his short competitive career was marred by set- backs and injuries. When it came time for him to move into the big leagues, Ramsay had the distinct honor of training with his beloved Glasgow Rangers, but fell short of taking the field for any professional games. As his dreams of playing profes- sional football crumbled around him, the tenacious Ramsay had to make alter- with all of Ramsay's "Hotel Hell" subjects — her business model leaves much to be desired. Watching Ramsay swoop in with his characteris- tic brash bluntness is always a delight, and he really didn't pull any punches for this sea- son opener. After being besieged with images of how the plain, dirty, unprofessional hotel was being run, fans got to revel in the carnage as Ramsay tore Cali's business acumen to shreds. A general manager was fired, cooks were given the third degree and, most importantly, Cali was banned from ever singing karaoke in her hotel again. One guest even told the woman, "I would pay you $100 not to sing," but Ramsay managed to make it happen without shelling out cash. By the end of the season premiere, it's clear that the great Gordon Ramsay still has that special something that By Shona Dustan TV Media G ordon Ramsay is a force to be reckoned with. After taking his native Great Britain by storm, Ramsay has officially won over hearts — and television sets — on this side of the pond. His fourth series for the Fox network is now well into its second season, and with Ramsay's candid and colorful personality as popular as ever, it shows no signs of slowing down. Catch a new episode of "Hotel Hell" airing Monday, Aug. 18, on Fox. The sophomore season of Ramsay's latest reality hit premiered in July and saw the world famous Scottish chef working his magic in Las Cruces, N.M., where Cali Szczawinski runs the Meson de Mesilla Hotel, a Tuscan- style accommodation in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Unfortunately — as Wishbone Restaurant 2 x 6.5" TV August 17 - 23, 2014 TIFTAREA TIFTAREA Gordon Ramsay stars in "Hotel Hell" SUNDAY DAYTIME AUGUST 17, 2014 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM 1:30 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30 4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30

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