Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten answers cancer victim

Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, has developed a phenomenal multimedia career since writing her first cookbook, which featured recipes for such dishes as banana crunch muffins and corn salad with basil. But in recent days, she has been embroiled in a nasty media controversy, after her representatives rejected a Make-A-Wish request from a young cancer victim who wanted to meet her.

The boy's family wrote about the rejection on its Angels for Enzo blog, and when that was picked up by media including TMZ, Garten was hammered by digital criticism. Since then, the family has asked folks to "PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS," and said Enzo is moving on to another wish.

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But the Los Angeles Times reports that Garten "is calling Enzo today to speak with him and invite him to join her at the Food Network studios."

Too little, too late?

Here's the latest update, with Garten being snubbed by the boy who was snubbed.

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