Rachael Ray Has A Lot On Her Plate

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If she can hold on to her fan base, Rachael Ray will be famous for the next 80 years. That's because a good portion of it is under 7 years old. If you look below Ray's waistline anytime she's in public, there's likely to be a child holding out a piece of paper for her to sign. "It's because I'm a bobble head, dude," she explains after giving a boy an autograph. "I have a cartoon-character voice, I've got a lot of energy, and they know I'm not going to punish them." Rachael Ray is our nation's kindergarten teacher.

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