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Famous Chef Invincible to Veggies ... and Bullets!

3/25/2008 8:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul PrudommeFamed Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme was shot today but amazingly the bullet did no damage. All that extra padding finally paid off!

According to reports, Prudhomme was cooking (of course) at a golf course in Louisiana when he felt something hit his arm. That something was a .22 caliber bullet! It didn't even penetrate his skin.

Police had originally classified the incident as a shooting, but then deemed it a simple complaint. They say a .22 caliber bullet can travel almost two miles, so they may never know who fired the shot. Who needs a bulletproof vest, when you got excess skin!

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Chef Bud    

LOL...

Don Prudomme? The drag racer...has great sauce? You guys kill me...

Paul Prodomme was one of the original celebrity chefs who paved the way for Wolfgang, Emeril and the rest of them.

Fat wouldn't keep the bullet from penetrating anyway you morons. It probably had little energy left after being fired from a great distance. It is obvious that you wouldn't let science or logic stand in the way of making you feel better by bashing this guy.

I am trying to figure out whether these are fat people bashing this guy to make themselves feel better, or people who just bash everyone.

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just wondering    

...don't want to distrast from Claires plight......just a quick thought...what r ur LDL levels??....ur HDL levels??......and the latest LP ( A) levels??...find out ASAP...meds r there to help and behaviour modification will give u MANY years!!!!!...IF u don't look and understand what is going on in ur body now...U WILL DIE ...WAY earlier...from heart failure !!.don't do that to ur kids and change their eating habits!!!

2346 days ago
48.

Kelli    

Chef Bud, :) Good point. Thanks for putting some reality to this story.

Cajun, ya lost me but I see your on a mission. I'm all for new talent and hope you find the exposure your trying so hard to find. Try booking them as many places as possible. Go Nascar. lol

2346 days ago
49.

just wondering    

ALERT......MY QUESTIONS WHERE FOR ANYONE WHO FELT IT PERTAINED TO THEM..NOT CLAIRE.

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50.

just wondering    

Canjun...u could have at least warned me I needed a allergy shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha...

2346 days ago
51.

Lindsay    

This story just shows how current reporters and media can twist a story. The area where he was cooking is surrounded by woodlands that hunters often use for hunting. The police and the bullistics concluded that the bullet came from a rifle from at least two miles away and that the bullet was shot into the air. This story makes it sound as if it hit him from a horizontal plane. The bullet was basically falling from the sky and just so happened to hit his arm as it came back down to earth. If it had not "touched" his arm and had just fallen to the ground, no one would have even noticed this bullet. TMZ get ALL the facts right. Do not just report a portion of the story...it is misleading and wrong. And basically just plain stupid.

2346 days ago
52.

diane    

I thought that was Dom Deluise

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53.

FlBiker    

New Orleans is a dump, too bad Katrina didn't kill them all.

2346 days ago
54.

BGZ    

MMM i love Cajun Food

2346 days ago
55.

kiki    

I'm always astounded by the ignorance of some bloggers. If you have no knowledge of the person or issue being reported...WHY WOULD YOU EVEN BOTHER TO COMMENT? Chef Prudhomme is partially responsible, for putting New Orleans on the "culinary scene". His seasoning and sauce products ,are stocked in just about every major grocery store chain in the U.S. and abroad. If this story is true, he's one lucky man. I just hope that this wasn't a botched attempt by someone, wanting to collect on this fame.

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56.

salopia    

I thought that was Chris Moyles....damn.

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57.

Party 'till you die!    

This guy's face is running about 95 p.s.i.!

2346 days ago
58.

Farmer Ted    

Is there anything more dispicable than a person (or group of people) that tries to make money by exploiting the vulnerabilities of celebrities

2346 days ago
59.

Wally    

Hmmm.....If the bullet would have him him in is double chinned head,he, and we, probably would have never heard about it....He does have a fat head!

2346 days ago
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jj48fan    

First of all that is an old picture of him. He is not that big. And since when does it matter if you are fat or skinny when we are talking about a graze wound to an arm. Look up the word grazed, it wouldn't cause a lot of damage, regardless of your weight.

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