Courtney Love Left Her Phone in a Cab and a Journalist Found It

In today's Tweet Beat, Mae Whitman has a really sexy idea, Paul Feig is a fan of Scandal like everyone else and Courtney Love is VERY happy her phone didn't get into the wrong hands. » 11/21/13 7:30pm 11/21/13 7:30pm

Being Conventionally Cute Is Not Enough For The Food Network. What Is?

Frank Bruni's profile in the new NY Times Magazine uses Katie Lee to chart the Hollywood-ization of food. It also suggests that, as in any show business endeavor, being very pretty isn't necessarily enough to make you a real star. » 3/12/10 11:00am 3/12/10 11:00am

"This Isn’t Cheap Leather. This Is, Like, $750 Shorts Back Then."

We don't know how to feel about the revelation that Scott Brown wore pink leather shorts on his first date with now-wife-Gail. While asserting defensively that they were a modeling freebie, Brown stands by the choice: "Pastels were in." [VF] » 2/24/10 6:20pm 2/24/10 6:20pm

When Every Meal Is A Test: Take The Restaurant Challenge!

Today, Frank Bruni has a terrific piece about the dining idiosyncrasies he's encountered over the years as a professional critic. But he's never met me, or the Ordering Challenge. It will change your life, and not in a good way. » 8/19/09 1:00pm 8/19/09 1:00pm

"I Was A Baby Bulimic," Now He's A Food Critic

New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni makes a living eating. So it's both disturbing and encouraging to learn, in this excerpt from his memoir Born Round that his early years were plagued with weight struggles, self-loathing and eating disorders. » 7/16/09 6:00pm 7/16/09 6:00pm

Let Them Eat Cheap!

When it comes to today's "challenge" in the New York Times' "Dining" Section - Great Meals for Two, Under $100 (It’s Possible) - most of us could probably have given restaurant critic Frank Bruni a pointer or two. Bruni describes his task as finding "a dinner for two that was at least three courses in a restaurant… » 12/10/08 6:20pm 12/10/08 6:20pm

New York Strip Clubs Full of Tasty Meat

We're not sure what to make of the recent spate of mainstream food critics giving the thumbs up to the food at Manhattan mammary meccas (preceding term stolen from Page Six). First, New York Magazine's Gael Greene gave a nicely-manicured thumbs up to Hawaiian Tropic Zone, singling out its veal chop as "splendid" and… » 2/28/07 12:05pm 2/28/07 12:05pm