PEOPLE: Samantha Harris tapped to host Gordon Ramsay's "Culinary Genius"; Ed Sheeran basks in "Game of Thrones" cameo afterglow; Aaron Carter takes on Georgia police

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Gordon Ramsay's new 'Culinary Genius' gets a host

Fox said Monday that Samantha Harris will host "Culinary Genius," a half-hour show produced by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Harris is a former co-host of "Dancing with the Stars" and "Entertainment Tonight."

"Culinary Genius" is getting a summer tryout with viewers. Beginning Aug. 7, it will air for three weeks on Fox owned- and operated-stations in certain TV markets.

"Culinary Genius," adapted from an English show of the same name, opens with lead chef Edward Lee giving contestants a cooking demonstration. Then the competition begins.



Sheeran basking in "Game of Thrones" afterglow

Ed Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on the premium cable channel Sunday night.

The 26-year-old British singer posted a shot of himself on screen on Instagram Sunday with the caption, "Throwback to the time I was a Lannister." He also posted a picture of himself on set alongside Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark.



Singer criticizes Georgia law officers

Aaron Carter feels his "celebrity was targeted" during his arrest on driving under the influence and drug charges in north Georgia over the weekend.

Authorities say the 29-year-old singer was released on bail Sunday. Carter, of Port Richey, Florida, is accused of drunken driving and possession of marijuana and drug-related objects.

In a statement tweeted Sunday, Carter says was arrested inside an auto supply store "by several police officers with aggression." He says he wasn't in a moving vehicle and has a license to use medical marijuana for "long standing anxiety."



Today's birthdays: Director Paul Verhoeven is 79. Singer Dion is 78. Actor James Brolin is 77. Bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs is 63. Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 56. Talk-show host/actress Wendy Williams is 53. Actor Vin Diesel is 50. Rapper M.I.A. is 42. Drummer Tony Fagenson of Eve 6 is 39. Actress Kristen Bell is 37. Drummer Aaron Gillespie of Underoath is 34.

                                                                  — The Associated Press






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