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BC said coolly: I’m not in a position to comment about or on behalf of Nigella.The second series of The Taste had already wrapped Flower Girls Dresses Christmas Day , and would go out as planned from January 2, she said, but had nothing else to add.Hardly a decision was made without drugsThe allegations, a shock to the millions of British fans who have Lawson’s books on their kitchen shelves, have the potential to wreak even greater damage in a country that remains more socially conservative, and which has for more than 40 years been fighting a tide of hard drugs being trafficked across its southern border.While she suffered little long-term impact to her career in Britain after being photographed allegedly snorting cocaine in 2006, Kate Moss, for instance, was permanently tarnished in the U.and reportedly still struggles to obtain a work visa today a fate that could await Lawson if the allegations are proven.Nigella has no chance in the U.if these allegations have credibility, said one American television critic.being exposed as an illicit drug user.media would be over and their fans absolutely crushed.Stewart, the all-American homemaker who turned her lifestyle into a multimillion-dollar businesses, is no angel, having been sentenced in 2004 to five months in prison in connection with an insider-trading scandal.Four years later, she was refused a visa to speak at the Royal Academy by the UK Border Agency due to her conviction for obstructing justice.K wedding reception on Charles Saatchi’s credit card during four-year spending spree, court hearsNigella Lawson’s family takes to Twitter to label ex ‘dangerous’ and ‘a man scorned’ as court battle turns increasingly bitterAnd, ironically, Anthony Bourdain, Lawson’s superstar co-host and co-producer on The Taste, is himself a reformed drug addict who once sold his record collection to buy heroin.We were high all the time, sneaking off to the walk-in refrigerator at every opportunity, he said in his memoir of his days as a chef in Manhattan in the Nineties.Hardly a decision was made without drugs.Bourdain, 57 Mother of the Bride Dresses Christmas Day , who is married with a young daughter, was reported to be giving Lawson, 52, emotional support , having taken her under his wing in the aftermath of the traumatic publication in June of photographs showing Saatchi grabbing his then wife by the throat during a meal at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair.This week Bourdain signalled his backing of Lawson in a tweet that identified him as #TeamNigella .By the time of her trial, Stewart had already built her media empire and loyal fan base.By being frank about his former vices, Bourdain went mainstream with his persona as enfant-terrible-turned-good fully formed.In contrast, Lawson is still a dangerously blank canvas for many in the U.Ordinarily, Americans love a big mea culpa, said a leading celebrity agent in LA.The problem with Nigella is she’s not big enough out here for that to wash.For many in America, this will be the first key thing about her that they learn.It is not a position that she expected to be in more than a decade after first arriving in the U.flush from the British success of her first book, How To Eat, and her first television series, Nigella Bites.She looks like a movie star, declared Gourmet magazine, in a glowing profile in 2001.It’s no wonder Nigella Lawson has the whole country talking.After Nigella Bites began a run on the E!and Style channels, the accompanying book became America’s second-bestselling cookbook of Christmas 2002.Lawson was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for a profile in Vogue, secured a fortnightly column in The New York Times, and Laura Bush, then the U.First Lady, let it be known she’d used one of her soup recipes as a starter for Christmas Dinner in the White House.But her unique British style struggled to really cut it in middle America, where Lawson’s trademark gastroporn nibbling and sucking as she cooks would be interpreted as an obscene video involving someone’s lunch.Some critics dismissed her recipes as messy and wasteful.I repeat to her what an American friend recently said to me Bridesmaid Dresses Christmas Day , one interviewer wrote back in 2002, that with her scales to weigh ingredients and her provocative finger-licking love of food, her cookery show may not go down very well with an American audience.says, a little defiantly.In 2004, however, she was honoured with a party at the British ambassador’s residence in Washington DC.There, The Washington Post noted, she wore a fitted black dress and hot pink spike heels and listened keenly as the then ambassador David Manning sang her praises to an audience of worthies.And her British programs kept on being bought by specialist U.She did the rounds on the talk-shows of Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, whose joke to Lawson that this is why no one gave me coke in the Seventies as he clumsily tried to coat a mozzarella ball with flour during a hands-on cooking segment in 2005, seems more than awkward in retrospect.I’m not a hard-nosed business womanYet still the major breakthrough never came, despite the great success of fellow British chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and to a lesser extent Jamie Oliver, prompting some critics to claim that Lawson simply wasn’t prepared to put in the hard work that is required to crack the U.I’m not an empire-builder, she told an American interviewer in 2003.I don’t know what ratings I get.I don’t ask for the sales figures of my books.While such naivete might be seen as charming in Britain, in the U.it would prompt the question: Why not?Not many Americans know who Nigella is, said the U.Many more Americans know of Ramsay, who now has several reality cooking shows, and even of Jamie Oliver.She’s really just not that big out here.Never seen an advert with her either on a TV or a billboard and I’ve never met anyone who knows about her or watches her show, added the L.All of which raised the stakes for the second series of The Taste, for Lawson to build on the positive reviews for her homely style albeit while wear.

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