Josh Beckerman, foodie magician, serves up sleight-of-hand at NY restaurants

By Jeff Gordinnier

The New York Times 2011-09-28

Cadbury apologizes to supermodel Naomi Campbell after she said she was shocked by ad comparing her diva-ness to Dairy Milk Bliss bar, but watchdog finds no racism

By Mark Sweeney

The Guardian (UK) 2011-06-20

Jeff Bridges is new spokesman for No Kid Hungry Campaign, which is dedicated to stamping out childhood hunger by 2015; he also is working with Share Our Strength

By Eleanor Clift

Newsweek 2010-11-12

Paul the psychic octopus begins advertising career after predicting winning teams for World Cup; mollusk has received more than 160 endorsement offers

By Eric Kelsey

Der Spiegel 2010-07-30

Green groups, citing parallels to Earth with ruin on Pandora, want James Cameron to be their champion, but Pandora is non-existent; "Avatar" is passive experience

By Bryan Walsh

Time magazine 2010-03-07

Gatorade ends Tiger Woods endorsement deal

By Mike Hughlett

Chicago Tribune 2010-02-26

Fallen pop star favored fresh, healthy food, chef says

Fallen pop star favored fresh, healthy food, chef says

Kai Chase, personal chef to late Michael Jackson, says first hint of problem on day of star's death was when doctor didn't fetch granola with almond milk, juice for singer's usual breakfast. Chef, who comes from show-business family, said star's focus was on fresh, healthy food for him and children, and that family often ate lunch, dinner together. She says he told her, 'You have to take care of me,' because he was in training for London shows.

By Linda Deutsch

The Associated Press; The Baltimore Sun 2009-07-29

Vegetable garden before runway, actor threatens

Vegetable garden before runway, actor threatens

Richard Chavez

Actor Emma Thompson joins group of celebrities, scientists, politicians and green campaigners to buy field earmarked by Heathrow Airport for third runway - which would make it Britain's biggest single source of greenhouse gas emissions. The actor vows to stop runway, 'even if we have to move in and plant vegetables.'

By John Vidal

The Guardian (UK) 2009-01-13

Sushi implicated in actor's excessive fatigue

Sushi implicated in actor's excessive fatigue

TV Guide

Twice-daily diet of sushi, use of herbal remedies blamed for elevated levels of mercury in actor's bloodstream. Jeremy Piven, who was starring in 'Speed the Plow' on Broadway, had complained of excessive fatigue, exhaustion. He later left production. And: Eating six pieces of tuna sushi weekly in New York exceeds EPA's safe levels of consumption (click 'See also').

By Dave Itzkoff

The New York Times 2008-12-18

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New men's cologne is flame-broiled hamburger helper

New men's cologne is flame-broiled hamburger helper

Marketing campaign includes fast-food chain's mascot, the 'King.'

Fast-food chain introduces $4 meat-scented men's body spray, 'Flame,' to mixed reactions in Boston. One tester detects note of cinnamon. Another declares it 'too heavy,' and another wonders if it could cause a rash.

By Christine McConville

Boston Herald 2008-12-16

Supporting hunger relief

Supporting hunger relief


George Clooney

Group founded by actors donates $500,000 to World Food Program, a UN hunger-relief organization. UN had warned that funding shortage would stop food deliveries to Darfur. Not On Our Watch, created by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Jerry Weintraub and Don Cheadle, has raised about $9.3 million for the region.

The Associated Press 2008-03-13

Actress for hunger relief

Actress for hunger relief

Harpo Productions, Inc./George Burns/AP

Drew Barrymore announced her $1 million donation for hunger relief on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show.'

Drew Barrymore donates $1 million to UN's World Food Program to fight world hunger. The actress spoke of the world's abundance, then asked, 'Isn't it crazy that people are still dying because they can't get enough to eat?' The agency says it needs $500 million more than it budgeted this year because of the rising food and energy prices.

CBS News; The Associated Press 2008-03-03

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Review: No time

Judging from plastic bottles clogging the landfills and SUVs clogging the highways, the news that we're killing ourselves and our world hasn't kicked in, so that makes "The 11th Hour," an unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary, essential viewing.

By Manohla Dargis

The New York Times 2007-08-17

Food's the star:

In "Ratatouille" and "No Reservations," top chefs at restaurants and culinary schools consulted on appearance of dishes; actors ate the featured dishes, and the animation department went to cooking school, for authenticity's sake.

By Beverly Levitt

Philadelphia Inquirer