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'Rachael Ray' Crew Members Demand Pay Amid Coronavirus Cuts

The Rachael Ray Show‘s crew is seeking payment.

More than 20 workers for Rachael Ray‘s daytime TV show are “being cut loose without warning and without pay,” Variety reported Wednesday (October 28).

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Back in March, the staff was informed that Rachael would shoot the remainder of the season remotely from her house in upstate New York amid the pandemic, without on-site assistance, and “that displaced crew members would not be paid for the five scheduled shoot days remaining in the season.”

That then led to a dispute by IATSE, which claimed its contract with the show covering 18 union camera operators, audio engineers and other technical crew requires producers to pay furloughed workers for remote shoot days that had originally been planned for the studio.

While the crew was told they’d return to the Manhattan studio in November, the plans have since changed, and negotiations between producers and IATSE have not led anywhere. The dispute is now heading for arbitration, according to the report.

“When COVID-19 forced our studio production to shut down in March, we started shooting Rachael Ray at Rachael’s home out of necessity. As we moved into fall, with COVID cases increasing, we made the difficult decision to continue to shoot the show from Rachael’s home for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, this new format has affected some valued studio crew, including IATSE members. CBS Television Distribution has continued to pay those affected through September and October, and we have reached out to IATSE to discuss mitigation efforts going forward,” a spokesperson for CBS told Variety.

Spokespersons for both Rachael Ray and IATSE did not respond to Variety‘s repeated requests for comment.

Rachael revealed extensive fire damage at her home in September.

Rachael Ray Reveals the Extensive Fire Damage at Her Home

Rachael Ray is showcasing the extensive damage at her Lake Luzerne, New York home.

Last month, Rachael, her husband John Cusimano, and their dog Bella were all safe after a fire broke out at their house on Sunday night (August 9) on Chuckwagon Trail.

Rachael and her husband had been quarantining at their home in Lake Luzerne amid the pandemic. She has been filming her her ABC talk show Rachael Ray at the home since March.

Now, Rachael is showing the extensive damage her home suffered. She will be discussing the situation during her talk show’s premiere on Monday (September 14).

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Rachael Ray, Her Husband, & Dog Are 'Safe' After Fire Erupts at Their New York Home

Rachael Ray luckily was not harmed after a fire erupted at her home in upstate New York.

The 51-year-old chef and talk show host, her husband John Cusimano, and their dog Bella are all safe after a fire broke out at their house on Sunday night (August 9) on Chuckwagon Trail in Lake Luzerne, New York.

“Rachael, her husband John and their dog Bella are safe,” Rachael‘s rep shared with People. “The house is unfortunately damaged and we don’t yet know to what extent.”

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that firefighters rushed to Rachael‘s house around 8pm. Sheriff Jim LaFarr told KRQE that there are no injuries.

Just hours before the fire, Rachael took to Instagram to share photos from the meal she prepared during an outing with friends.

Rachael and her husband have been quarantining at their home in Lake Luzerne amid the pandemic. She has been filming her her ABC talk show Rachael Ray at the home since March.

We’re glad to hear Rachael, John, and Bella are safe.

Joshua Jackson Joins Ciara & Winnie Harlow at ACE Awards 2019

Joshua Jackson, Ciara, and Winnie Harlow team up at the 2019 ACE Awards!

The 41-year-old When They See Us actor, the 33-year-old “Level Up” singer, and the 24-year-old model stepped out in style as the Accessories Council hosted the event on Monday (June 10) in New York City.

Ciara‘s black and silver ensemble featured a stunning train, and Winnie popped in a hot pink gown.

They were joined by Saturday Night Live‘s Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin, who struck some cute poses together on the red carpet.

Also in attendance were TV personality and chef Rachael Ray, Lucifer‘s Rachael Harris, artist Petra Collins, and Younger stars Miriam Shor, Debi Mazar, and Molly Bernard.

FYI: Ciara is wearing Giambattista Valli with Effy Jewelry rings. Miriam is wearing Vivienne Tam with Kendra Scott jewelry. Molly is wearing Ronny Kobo.

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FYI: Winnie is wearing Steve Madden heels.

45+ pictures inside of Joshua Jackson, Ciara, Winnie Harlow, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Reese Witherspoon & Storm Reid Dance It Out at Oprah Magazine's 'A Wrinkle in Time' Screening!

If Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid are accepting BFF applications, we want in.

The co-stars teamed up for a special screening of their film A Wrinkle In Time – hosted by O, The Oprah Magazine – at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (March 7) in New York City.

They were spotted sharing some celebratory dance moves along with a sweet hug.

The duo was joined by their co-stars Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and director Ava DuVernay.

Also in attendance were Ashley Graham, Rachael Ray, Trevor Noah, Questlove, Colin Kaepernick, his longtime love Nessa, Alysia Reiner, her daughter Livia Basche, and CBS This Morning‘s John Dickerson.

Check out all of their looks in our gallery below!

A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters this Friday (March 9).

FYI: Storm is wearing Rebecca Minkoff booties and Alison Lou earrings. Reese is wearing a Co. dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and jewelry by Effy and Anita Ko. Gugu is wearing Narciso Rodriguez. Ashley is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress.

50+ pictures inside of Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, and more at the screening… More Here! »

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This Famous Chef Talks Replacing Melissa McCarthy's Sookie on 'Gilmore Girls'

While Melissa McCarthy could only film a short cameo in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the producers got some celeb chefs to replace her character Sookie in the series!

Rachael Ray was one of the chefs who filmed a small part and now she’s speaking out about the experience.

“I was so nervous. I mean, I’m not an actress. Everything we do is unscripted, but I was so impressed that the food stylist made all my food…She made all my real food, so it was kinda cool! I’ve only been real-fired once in life, and I was kind of embarrassed that I got fake-fired on the show, but if it brought back Melissa McCarthy, that’s fine with me,” Rachael told ET.

“Lauren I’ve known for years, she’s one of our favorite guests [on The Rachael Ray Show], and I just think she’s such a delight to be around,” Rachael added. “She makes everybody feel at ease. She’s so lovely and a great actress, [and she] calmed me right down on set!”

“[Stars Hollow] was so charming. Really the cutest film town ever and it reminded me of my hometown in upstate New York, so it was almost like a vacation,” Rachael gushed.

Also pictured inside: Melissa shopping for Christmas supplies on Sunday (November 27) in Glendale, Calif. More Here! »

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