When it comes to celebrity cooking segments, it's easy for things to fly off the handle immediately.
Mostly because fine cooking is a skill that's acquired over years and years of practice. And even then, when you're cooking in front of a live studio audience, with celebrities at your side, it's difficult to maintain your composure in a situation like that.
Something that Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis learned the hard way when she appeared on Ellen to make some orange slice pizza abomination with Nicole Kidman and the talk show host.
In the video, Kidman doesn't appear too happy to be working on this pizza, complaining about it and making a mess of things from the start. When she finally does get to taste the finished product, she wasn't too impressed. Which is enough to send the three woman into fits of laughter.
When it comes to late-night show shenanigans and cooking segments, however, not even Kidman's blunt response can match the awesomeness of Gordon Ramsay trying to teach Norm McDonald a recipe while on Conan O'Brien's show.
I don't know what it is about celebrities and cooking, but it yields hilarious results.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.