ina garten Ina Garten, 'Barefoot Contessa,' can't make time for Make A Wish kidThe “Barefoot Contessa”? More like the “Barefoot Grinch.”

According to TMZ, Ina Garten, host of the popular Food Network show “Barefoot Contessa,” has not been able to find time in her busy schedule to cook a meal with 6-year-old cancer patient Enzo. It was his Make-A-Wish Foundation wish.

The foundation reportedly approached Garten last year about the wish, but she was on a book tour and could not fit the wish into her schedule. They asked her again this year and a rep for Garten responded with a “definite no,” citing scheduling conflicts again.

Another rep for Garten tells TMZ, “Despite her demanding schedule, [Ina] participates and helps as many
organizations as she can throughout the year, helping children and
adults like Enzo with life threatening and compromising illnesses. Unfortunately, as much as she would like to, it’s absolutely impossible for her to grant every request she receives.”

Enzo’s new wish is to swim with dolphins.

We have to say – being busy is understandable, but c’mon. This is, like, the ultimate thing we would bend over backwards to make happen. Not only is the kid dying of cancer, but his one wish in the whole wide world is to make a meal with you? Good lord.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."