April 3rd, 2014
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UK celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, whose private life hit the headlines when she testified about drug use last year, was prevented from boarding a flight from London to the United States, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Lawson was turned back from boarding British Airways Flight 283 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles on March 30, said Lynne Platt, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in London.

Platt would not say why Lawson had been stopped. A representative for Lawson declined to comment.

Lawson made headlines late last year when she admitted to drug use during the fraud trial of two former personal assistants to Lawson.

Platt said Lawson had been invited to come to the U.S. Embassy in London to apply for a visa for travel to the United States.

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  1. Cindy at enclos*ure

    She may have been planning to enter the U.S. under the visa waiver program for British citizens coming for tourism. The airline may have felt that she was really coming for work reasons and would be denied entry when she reached L.A.

    April 5, 2014 at 8:29 am |
  2. Sommelier

    The US had a cokehead president a few years ago (George W) but wont let Nigella in because she did a few lines years ago?

    April 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm |
    • Partisan@Sommelier

      The US has a cokehead president right now but wont let Nigella in because she did a few lines years ago?

      There you go, I fixed it for you. You might want to find more reliable information sources than MSNBC...

      April 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm |
  3. verite

    Je voudrais la frapper...

    April 4, 2014 at 11:30 am |
    • Theresa

      Qui? Nigella? Pourqoi?

      April 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm |
  4. Thinking things through

    This is a no-info item that really doesn't relate to food.

    April 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm |
    • Really?

      "UK celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, ... " You neither thought nor read that through.

      April 4, 2014 at 6:51 am |
  5. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Would smash

    April 3, 2014 at 5:24 pm |
    • RC

      Oh hell yes.

      April 4, 2014 at 10:28 am |
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