and now is fuming over reports that Hemsworth has already moved on with new lady , Eiza Gonzalez. But this celebrity breakup wasn’t the only one to cause complete and under chaos around the globe. Do names like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart ring a bell? Or how about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston? Let’s face it, we all know these star splits were more newsworthy than the actual relationships: Loading Slideshow Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth After meeting on the set of “The Last Song” in 2009, Cyrus and Hemsworth began dating. They got engaged in May 2012, but were constantly surrounded by breakup rumors. Finally, after what seemed like a long time coming, their reps confirmed on Sept. 15, 2013 that they had, in fact, called off their engagement. Stacy Keibler & George Clooney It was assumed that after years of being a bachelor, Clooney would finally settle down with his longtime girlfriend Stacy Keibler. But to everyone’s surprise (or not?), the pair called it quits in July 2013 after two years of dating. Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt It was the breakup to end all breakups.
Gordon Ramsay of Foxs Hells Kitchen fame, with $38 million.) Click to Play Little formal kitchen training, mediocre pots and pans, and overexposure are plaguing celebrity chefs. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with a look at five things these rock stars of the food world are hiding from adoring fans. Photo: Getty Images. But there are signs that celebrity chefs may be waning in popularity. For starters, the Food Network, which marks its 20th anniversary this November, has lost some of its ratings luster: Viewership declined by 10% over the past season, according to the latest Nielsen figures. Moreover, in recent years, the network has struggled to find a new breakthrough star, media observers say. (And one of the last finds was Paula Deen, who rose to prominence around seven years ago but whose reputation took a major hit in 2013 when she admitted in a court deposition to using a racial slur. She was subsequently dropped by the network and also lost many of her endorsement deals.) The bottom line, say critics, is that celebrity chefs have become a dime-a-dozen form of entertainmenttheir numbers may have grown, but their star power has diminished. The celebrity chef market is saturated, says Arthur Gallego, a New York-based branding expert. Some industry insiders counter that its too early to say the celebrity chef trend has run its course. After all, the Food Network continues to pull in hundreds of thousands of viewers: In a recent conference call with analysts, Ken Lowe, president of Scripps Networks Interactive (the parent company of the Food Network and the Cooking Channel), pointed out that shows like Food Network Star and Mystery Diners have enjoyed recent double-digit gains in ratings. Food Network is as strong as ever, he said. And while there may not be as many breakthrough celebrity chefs, that doesnt mean talent and charm are in short supply. If anything, insiders argue, because the field has grown so rapidlywith food programming spreading from the Food Network to such outlets as Bravo (home of Top Chef), CNN (Anthony Bourdains Parts Unknown) and ABC (The Chew)telegenic toque-wearers have that much more competition, so its harder for an individual personality to stand out.