I usually watch Charlie Rose at that time, but for some reason wound up on ABC and caught a segment with Rachael Ray: http://abcnews.go.com/NIGHTLINE
I've gotten really tired of her over-the-top style and can barely watch her shows these days, but she seems to take a lot of heat and I tend to root for the underdog..... so I watched. It was sortof a "Hey, I am what I am and enough people seem to like it that I'm successful, so it is what it is!" kindof thing. I thought she was refreshingly candid and natural.
Love her? Hate her? She's got a large following and makes lots more money than I do, so live and let live I guess. I've switched to PBS for the most part anyway.