David Page, the man who created “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” and produced the first 11 seasons with his Page Productions company, sued Food Network for breach of contract after star Guy Fieri refused to work with Page. Food Network filed a counter-suit, claiming that Page — an abrasive individual himself — ruined the work environment by “mistreating staff and others working on the series.
Page and Food Network have since settled, and the only thing we can do now is bask in Page’s account of what a churlish, self-centered, homophobic retard Guy Fieri is. Try to survive this paragraph from City Pages’ article on Page and Fieri.
As his star power grew, Fieri stopped returning Page’s phone calls. When NBC hired Fieri to film the primetime game show Minute to Win It, Guy started canceling shoots with Page. A posse of friends—a bawdy band of homeboys with names like Gorilla, Kleetus, and Dirty P.—trailed Guy everywhere, and his manager, Tom Nelson, took to calling himself “the consigliore.” The group became known as the Garlic Mafia, and Fieri styled himself as the mob boss. - Warmingglow.com
Jesus The Garlic Mafia? Why isn't it called couple of fat idiots going from restaurant to restaurant? I do watch Triple D, as we in the biz like call it, but I have always hated Fieri the way I hated sleeping over at someone's house who had a strict bedtime policy (its the fucking weekend people). Ya I enjoy looking at the food, but I wish I could do it somewhere else.