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