Rachael Ray wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

On February 21st, Rachael Ray unveiled a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds New York. As you can see in the picture below, the wax figure is wearing a red dress and holding a coffee cup, standing in a replica of the kitchen from her daytime show.

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Picture credit: More photos of Rachael Ray and "Rachael Ray" are available at into GOSSIP.

Martha Stewart talks about Rachael Ray

Q Your syndicated TV show is popular on KARE-TV, but ratings for “The Rachael Ray Show” are slightly higher. Do you consider her your rival?

A I don’t even know Rachael Ray other than having seen her on television. Their program is very different from mine … she’s much more a cook and comfortable in the kitchen. My expertise is the home.

Q But you told shock jock Howard Stern you could out-craft and out-cook Ray. If you had a face-off, which craft would you do and which dish would you cook?

A I’m much older than Rachael Ray. I’m much more experienced. I’m much more knowledgeable. I don’t think I would lose a contest.

Q But just for fun, what’s one of your specialties you would challenge her to make?

A A five-tiered wedding cake. Decorated beautifully with basket weave and marzipan fruits.

The rest of the interview is about Martha Stewart’s future plans and ventures, which include doing interior design for homes and making appearances in movies.

Rumors of a racist Rachael Ray

The site reports Ray became “extremely loud and aggressive” while describing a portrait of Winfrey that hangs in the Chicago offices of Harpo Productions.

The full article claims that Rachael Ray made harmful remarks about not only her friend and mentor, Oprah Winfrey, but also about celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Rachael’s publicist has denied that she ever made such remarks.

“In fact, there are several words that are attributed to Rachael that she has never uttered in her life. Neither in public nor in private has Rachael made a disparaging or cruel remark about her friend and mentor, Oprah, nor a celebrity couple she has never even met.”

While I have no idea who’s telling the truth in this case, I hope to give Rachael Ray the benefit of the doubt because you can’t believe everything people say about others in the public eye.