Debbie Reynolds Doesn't Know What the Hell Throwback Thursday Is

In today's Tweet Beat, Lara Spencer and Mario Batali are warm friends, Barbara Bush may be subtweeting some living presidents and Debbie Reynolds is still a national treasure. » 1/02/14 7:30pm 1/02/14 7:30pm

Dear Sweet Baby Jesus on High in Heaven, It's a NUTELLA BAR

Um, I guess we're all moving to Chicago in the dead of winter because WTF: our ginger Dionysus, Mario Batali, is opening Eataly Chicago, a 63,000-square-foot super food store, tomorrow and within those 63,000 square feet there will be a GD NUTELLA BAR. Praise Be Unto His Taste Buds and Pocket Book. » 12/01/13 9:33pm 12/01/13 9:33pm

Mario Batali Loves His Orange Crocs So Much He Just Ordered 200 Pairs

Many of us have a signature item of clothing, like a preferred style of cardigan or beloved pair of black pumps. But rare is the level of dedication that chef and foodie personality Mario Batali shows his beloved orange Crocs. » 11/25/13 6:15pm 11/25/13 6:15pm

Mario Batali Has a Serious Bro Crush on Jake Gyllenhaal

Did you know that today is National Spaghetti Day? Neither did my grandmother, and she's been making spaghetti since Giuseppe Garibaldi reunified Italy and promised spaghetti and meatballs for everyone. To celebrate National Spaghetti Day, Mario Batali had actor and amateur cook Jake Gyllenhaal on ABC's The Chew to… » 1/04/13 7:00pm 1/04/13 7:00pm

Mario Batali Likes His Meals with a Side of GOOP

In this Friday the 13th edition of Tweet Beat, Mario Batali spends a picturesque summer evening making paella with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jean Grae has a legitimate complaint for Words With Friends, Twitter talks about American Idol and the cast of Community carpools to Comicon.
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Celeb Chefs Hit Back Against Ghostwriting Accusations, But Should They…

An article from Tuesday's New York Times dining section has sent several celebrity chefs scrambling after being accused of using ghostwriters to compose their successful cookbooks. "I wrote nine cookbooks and many other chefs' projects over the next five years, some credited but most anonymous," writes Julia Moskin… » 3/21/12 1:00pm 3/21/12 1:00pm

Undercover Reporter at Applebee's Recounts Horrific Sexual Assault

Applebee's may be great place to wash down your cheese-infused dinner with an Oreo milkshake (they still have those, yes?), but, according to an undercover reporter who spent time on the prep line at one of the popular restaurant chains, its male-dominated kitchens simmer with sexual aggression. » 3/02/12 5:30pm 3/02/12 5:30pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap: Isaiah Mustafa paints a portrait of Matt Lauer, Community channels Glee for an episode, and more kissing from those adorable adult virgins. » 12/09/11 7:00pm 12/09/11 7:00pm

Though you might have thought you'd seen it all when Shanna and Ryan's was plastered all over the internet before TLC's even…

Throwdown: White House Food Sexiness Challenge

It was like, you want cooking? I'll give you cooking: Ecco, Iron Chef is filming at the White House, Doctor Quinn and Nigella are there, and the new kitchen staff is extremely hot (in a locavore-chef-maybe-slightly-Billy-Zane-but-it's-ok sort of way.) » 11/04/09 4:00pm 11/04/09 4:00pm

Chris Brown Apologizes For Beating Rihanna

Mario, No One's Saying You Can't Wear Them In The Kitchen

"All fashion blogs think these shoes are the ultimate problem. I wear (Crocs) because they're the most comfortable thing and I don't give a fuck about fashion. I like fashion on other people." [FWD] » 4/23/09 5:40pm 4/23/09 5:40pm

Bourdain And Batali Talk Wet Spots, Sushi

"I believe in food and sex; I believe in food then sex; food and sex together? I'm always deeply disturbed by people who get a little too excited talking about chocolate," says Anthony Bourdain. » 1/15/09 6:20pm 1/15/09 6:20pm

Loose Lips

Bill Murray's soon-to-be ex-wife, Jennifer, has just released a doozy of a divorce filing, in which she accuses the Groundhog Day star of "adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol, abusive behavior, physical abuse, sexual addictions and frequent abandonment." The couple has been married for 12 years and have four… » 5/29/08 11:45am 5/29/08 11:45am

Owen Wilson & Kate Hudson To Tie The Knot?

Newlyweds Beyoncé And Jay-Z Not Attached At Hip

Some Stars Looked Good Enough To Eat At The Food Bank NY Event

Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured) was honored at the fifth annual Can-Do Awards dinner given by Food Bank For New York City. She told a reporter, "I grew up in this city, and I worked in soup kitchens throughout high school, so being back here is like a full circle. I'm just thrilled to be here and to help in any way I can."… » 4/08/08 10:30am 4/08/08 10:30am

Louboutins? Marc Jacobs Jellies? Nah. It's All About Crocs!

OMG!!! Crocs, maker of comfy-anti-chic (yay for rebel style! fight the man!) clog-sandal hybrids (a clandal? a slog?) is expanding its brand and launching a full-out line of Crocs-branded footwear. With price-points ranging from $149 to $299 you've got to admire the way that Crocs wants consumers to drain their… » 6/06/07 12:25pm 6/06/07 12:25pm