A former Food Network chef was in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and solicitation of murder charges, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
48-year-old Juan-Carlos Cruz, who hosted Calorie Commando and Weighing In, is being held on a $2 million bail.
Cruz was arrested Thursday by Santa Monica police after he allegedly hired two homeless men to kill his wife, Jennifer Campbell.
He is represented by high-powered attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, who also represents Lindsay Lohan in her probation case and Nicole Richie in a DUI case in 2007.
He’s due in court for a preliminary hearing on June 23 at 8 a.m. If convicted, he could face life in prison.