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Jamie Oliver to the rescue?

October 9, 2009 | 12:24 pm

British celebri-chef Jamie Oliver has a big new job on his hands: He's dropping into Huntington, W.V. -- billed as America's unhealthiest city -- to help them slim down their eating habits. It'll be a new reality show for ABC.

But of course, there's already controversy. Huntington chafes at being called the country's fattest city, and some say it's not really an accurate label.

(Seems like if it's even kinda, sorta, could-be an accurate label, the correct response would be, "Thank you for saving us from ourselves." But that wouldn't make very good TV now, would it?)

One thing that will make good TV will be all those accents and ... Oliver's colorful language. Pukka! This is one English-language show that might need subtitles and footnotes.

Read more here from the Associated Press' story about the new show, and the flap.

-- Rene Lynch 

Photo credit: Sang Tan / Associated Press