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What to Expect When You're Expecting's Anna Kendrick Loves Fried Chicken

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Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

© Tina Rupp

Actress Anna Kendrick plays a food truck cook in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, the parenting comedy that opens nationwide today. Off-screen, she’s a bona fide baking fanatic and, recently, a fried chicken fiend. “It’s hard to believe, but I recently tried fried chicken for the first time, at South City Kitchen in Atlanta. I didn’t eat it as a kid, and I just never thought to order it. I had no idea what I’d been missing!” Kendrick would likely love Grace Parisi's amazingly crispy buttermilk fried chicken.

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Kitchen Trash

Gene Simmons's Favorite Restaurants

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Gene Simmons of KISS displays his legendary tongue.

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"Portions are important because I’m a man, and even though women have been lying to us since we crawled out of caves, size does count,” says Gene Simmons of KISS who has ventured into the restaurant business with his new Rock & Brews franchise.

Here, Gene Simmons reveals his favorite restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pop Culture

Fergie's Voli Light Vodka, and Diet Secrets

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Fergie poses with her new vodka, Voli Light.

© Russell James for Voli Light Vodkas.

After eight nonstop years of touring with the Black Eyed Peas, musician Fergie’s taking an indefinite break to focus on other projects, like her new low-calorie vodka, Voli, which comes in six flavors: Original Lyte, lemon, orange vanilla, pear vanilla, raspberry cocoa and espresso vanilla.
 
“I think a lot of people with healthy lifestyles like me, who love to work out, work hard, socialize and have a drink at the end of the day, have been craving something like Voli,” says Fergie. “I put the cocoa fusion or orange vanilla over ice, and it’s perfect. There are no extra sugars, and it’s a drink that doesn’t need any mixers.”
 
Although she works out almost every day and uses a meal delivery service to stay in shape, she does break her healthy habits for certain restaurants. Here's How Fergie Cheats on Her Diet.

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Kitchen Trash

Mob Wives' Big Ang Scores Spin-off

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Big Ang from VH1's Mob Wives

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VH1 announced yesterday that Mob Wives star Big Ang, a.k.a. Angela Raiola, is getting her own spin-off this July. Producer Jennifer Graziano recently called Big Ang her "secret weapon" after Ang emerged as the most popular character on the reality show about Italian American women who love mafiosos.
 
The owner of Staten Island's Drunken Monkey Bar & Grill, Big Ang earned a rep as a plastic surgery lover who pines over handsome "wise guys" and has a contagious Herman Munster-like laugh. As we've discovered, she also takes pride in cooking. Besides her voluptuous frame, those wise guys fall hard for her cutlets (as do family and friends) and Ang told us she's working on a cookbook. Since the new show will bring even more attention to Staten Island, we wanted to find out where she eats out. Here, Big Ang’s favorite restaurants.

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Pop Culture

Scotch for the Sequel of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

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Scotch whisky cocktail for Anchorman's Ron Burgundy

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Scotch cocktails to celebrate the return of actor Will Farrell's cult character Ron Burgundy in the sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

"I love Scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch. Here it goes down. Down into my belly." Read More >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mad Men

'Mad Men' Cocktails

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An old-fashioned is Don Draper's drink of choice on AMC's Mad Men.

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An Old-Fashioned is Don Draper’s drink of choice on AMC's Mad Men. Here, classic cocktails for the premiere of the fifth season of Mad Men this Sunday >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen: A Model of Sustainability?

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Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

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There are so many reasons to anticipate tomorrow's release of The Hunger Games movie, which is based on the first book in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Here's what we'd like to know: Will 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen emerge as a poster child for sustainability?

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Kitchen Trash

Etiquette Tips from Lisa Vanderpump of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

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Lisa Vanderpump from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

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Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has a new book out about entertaining, but the real highlight: Etiquette tips. Here, what to do when a man puts his hand on your knee under the table and more irony-free advice...

 

 

 

 

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Kitchen Trash

"Mob Wives" Star Big Ang's Guide to Cooking for Wise Guys

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Big Ang from VH1's Mob Wives

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Big Ang, a.k.a. Angela Raiola, the breakout star of VH1’s hit reality series Mob Wives shares her secrets to wooing a wise guy.

“They like a lot of hot things. Like me.” >

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Cooking

Recipes to Honor The Godfather

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first film in Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning cult trilogy, The Godfather, AMC has been airing the original version all week. Starting tomorrow at 10 a.m., the channel will culminate its celebration by premiering digitally restored versions of all three films.
 
The first film contains one of F&W’s all-time-favorite food scenes when "Fat" Clemenza teaches the boss's son Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) how to cook a Sunday sauce: "Come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys some day. You see, you start out with a little bit of oil. Then you fry some garlic. Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; you make sure it doesn't stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your meatballs. And a little bit of wine. And a little bit of sugar, and that's my trick." Clemenza's next lesson: How to get away with killing a crooked police captain. He's also credited with the line "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." Great movie.
 
Here, a perfect slow cooker Sunday sauce and more Italian food recipes.

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