Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review
Super Bowl MVP, Dancing with the Stars champion, soon-to-be Hall of Famer and, now, celebrity cook champion?
Well, former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward could add another title to his resume as he will team with celebrities such as Gilbert Godfrey and participate in the six-episode reality series on the Food Network called: “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off” starring cooking experts Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray.
The eight celebrity contestants competing for the title of Cook-Off champion and a cash prize of $50,000 to a select charity include Chilli (member of pop/R&B group TLC), Gilbert Gottfried (actor, comedian), Cornelia Guest (designer, author, philanthropist), Dean McDermott (actor, reality television star), Kathy Najimy (actress, Sister Act), Carnie Wilson (singer, Wilson Phillips) and Johnny Weir (two-time Olympic Figure Skater, three-time U.S. National Champion).
Ward is on Team Rachael with Gottfried, Najimy, and Wilson.
The eight celebrities are divided into Team Guy and Team Rachael, as they compete over the course of six episodes in intense weekly challenges. The losing team must send its two bottom-rated contestants to face off against each other, with one member sent home each week in a blind tasting elimination challenge.
The show premiers Jan. 6.
Ward has been busy since his retirement last year. He hosts the “Hines Ward Show” weekly on WPXI and is part of the “Football Night in America” crew on Sunday nights.
* While former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw won’t be at Sunday’s 40th Anniversary of the Immaculate Reception because of his responsibilities with Fox’s pregame and post-game studio shows, the Bradshaws will be represented.
Terry’s daughter, Rachel — a 25-year-old actor and country music singer — will sing the National Anthem before Sunday’s game against the Bengals.
The Steelers are planning a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Dec. 23, 1972 game that includes Frenchy Fuqua and Franco Harris, among others.
Fuqua and Harris will take part in the pregame Terrible Towel wave.