According to Grub Street New York, Whoppi Goldberg will be filling in for Rachael Ray at this year's Burger Bash - a gig that Rachael excitedly hosts every year. Then there's this bombshell. Grub Street was told that Rachael "will be out of the country for over a year for 'personal' reasons."
WTF? This is the first I have heard of this! Rachael Ray taking a year off work? Could this be true? A divorce or some illness are always the speculation when someone takes time off like this. I hope neither are correct and wish Rach the best for her time off, if it is true after all.