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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/28/2011

In other news: Ina Garten to meet with sick fan after blog scolding


Ina Garten attends the 2010 Matrix Awards. (Evan Agostini/ AP)

Ina Garten, the “Barefoot Contessa” of Food Network fame, has agreed to meet a 6-year-old fan with leukemia after she was roundly Internet-shamed for originally declining to do so. A meal with Garten was Enzo Pereda’s “wish” through the Make-A-Wish Foundation; when she twice turned down the request, his mother blogged about her dismay — which quickly got picked up in a series of tsk-tsking blog posts and stories. Late Monday, Garten’s rep told ABC that the chef gets “100 requests a month to support charitable causes” and that “sadly, it’s of course not possible to do them all” — but that she now plans to invite the boy to her Food Network studios.

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