I'm not surprised either and I'm glad she got called out on it. I feel the accusations against her brother got swept under the rug. He was on her show.
I read where her background was that she was afraid to leave her home, so she started making sandwiches for her sons to sell for her. From there she started a restaurant and then got her own show. She's never seemed to be this introvert to me. I saw her as being phony and needing attention. Did anyone see her on "Iron Chef America"? She was too busy trying to be funny and getting attention that she embarrassed herself.