Ja Rule, Naomi Campbell Sign On For ‘Celebrity Cooking’

Ja Rule and Naomi

Campbell have signed on to star in Sean "Diddy" Combs’ new celebrity

driven show, Cooking Showdown.

The show pairs

well known chefs with various celebrities during a week-long cooking competition.

Cooking Showdown

is hosted by Food Network host Sandra Lee and former Growing Pains star

Alan Thicke.

The week-long cooking

competition also includes master chefs Wolfgang Puck, Cat Cora and Govind Armstrong.

In addition to

Ja Rule and Campbell, Tom Arnold, Big Kenny (of Country music group Big and

Rich), model/volleyball player Gabrielle Reese, Chelsea Cooley (2005 Miss USA),

Tony Gonzales (Kansas City Chiefs) and Ashley Parker Angel (MTV’s There and

Back).

The first three

episodes feature the three chefs tutoring a different celebrity on how to best

prepare a three-course meal, while offering cooking tips to viewers.

Judges select one

winner from each night. The three finalists then have a timed cook-off on Thursday,

with the winner being chosen on Friday by judges and the viewing audience.

Combs, Ben Silverman

and David A. Hurwitz are the forces behind Cooking Showdown, which is

scheduled to debut on NBC in April.

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