Scoop: Ayesha Curry apologizes for calling NBA rigged, gets new TV show

Ayesha Curry, pictured with her husband Steph Curry in 2013, said she didn't mean to offend anyone when she called the NBA rigged; she also is busy with many food ventures including a new TV show and cookbook. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Ayesha Curry, pictured with her husband Steph Curry in 2013, said she didn't mean to offend anyone when she called the NBA rigged; she also is busy with many food ventures including a new TV show and cookbook. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Ayesha Curry knows a thing or two about how publicity works.

On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that she said she “didn’t think about the ramifications” when she called the NBA rigged on Twitter after her hubby Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA finals.

Curry told People magazine she regrets how she voiced how hurt she was and didn’t mean to offend anyone. She says what she wrote isn’t what she thinks about her husband’s livelihood.

For his part, Steph shared with People that he understood his wife’s intentions, but also advised her to ignore what people say, because “you’re not going to win any battles on Twitter.”

The commentary — which hardly will affect her 3.7 million Instagram followers and 637,000 on Twitter — handily came just after Variety reported that the Food Network officially ordered a six-episode, half-hour series “Ayesha’s Homemade” that will combine cooking segments and scenes from her life as the glam wife of an NBA star and mom to two adorable daughters, Riley and Ryan.

{Variety also mentioned a new Cooking Channel series, “Star Plates,” in the works, with Mindy Kaling, Colin Hanks, Erin Andrews, Minka Kelly and Alyson Hannigan doing stints as line cooks at their favorite restaurants.)

Meanwhile, Ayesha’s new cookbook “The Seasoned Life” is slated for release in September, and International Smoke, her “lighter barbecue” pop up with Michael Mina, is in full swing.

HOLD THE BEEF, NOT BEEFCAKE

Liam Hemsworth has won the coveted title of PETA’s 2016 sexiest male vegan celebrity.

The hunky 26-year-old Aussie actor gave up meat in 2015 after becoming more informed about the mistreatment of animals and a little inspiration from his “Hunger Games” co-stars Woody Harrelson.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named singer Jhene Aiko the sexiest female vegan celeb of the year.

QUICK TAKES

Muni issued an alert about the Forest Hill bus stop being moved 75 feet on Thursday to accommodate the filming of the TV show “Chance”; no word whether star Hugh Laurie or castmates Gretchen Mol, LisaGay Hamilton, Paul Adelstein or Stefania LaVie Owen were seen in the area. … San Francisco artist Leslie Tran has done it again: following his funny coloring book about Bernie Sanders, this week he released “The Hilla-Crimes Coloring Book: The Hilarious Crimes of Hillary Rodham Clinton” available on Amazon.com.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Actor Jaden Smith is 18. … Actress Sophia Bush is 34. … Actor Milo Ventimiglia is 39. … Singer Beck is 46. … Actor Billy Crudup is 48. … Singer Joan Osborne is 54. … Singer Toby Keith is 55. … Actor Kevin Bacon is 58. … Actress Anjelica Huston is 65. … Chef Wolfgang Puck is 67. … Singer Raffi is 68. … Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 72. … Singer Steve Lawrence is 81.

— Staff, wire report

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