Celebrities (page 3)

The Best of the Web Videos

One of the coolest benefits of YouTube is that anyone with a video camera — or even a video function on a cellphone — can become a filmmaker or…
Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

Yale Food Cop: You’re Incapable of Eating Right

At the Colorado Health Symposium last week, Kelly Brownell, godfather of the much-reviled “Twinkie tax,” surprised exactly no one by advocating a national excise tax on soda. As…
Posted August 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

MeMe Roth Talks Twinkie Taxes

Television pundit Bill O’Reilly hosted public-health-legend-in-her-own-mind MeMe Roth on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss what so-called “Twinkie taxes” can do to reverse the obesity problem…
Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

New York Times’ Mark Bittman: Whine Connoisseur?

The New York Times’ Mark Bittman is at it again. This time the resident I’m-a-better-human-than-you food columnist is whining that during his last visit to Iowa, no livestock farmers…
Posted July 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

Why Bother Eating At All?

Food snobbery, thy name is Mark Bittman. Writing in yesterday’s New York Times, the cookbook author cum culinary columnist officially displaced Marie Antoinette as history’s most haute…
Posted June 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

Health Scares, Celebrity Chefs, and Clown Logic

While you were barbecuing, parade-watching, and beachcombing your way through Memorial Day weekend—and, hopefully, taking a moment to honor America’s supreme sacrificers—we were cranking up our communications engine.
Posted May 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

Dr. Oz’s Fat-Headed Food Fear Mongering

Sometimes we’re not sure whether Dr. Mehmet Oz’s TV show is a trip to sugary make-believe or animal-rights fantasyland, but yesterday’s segment about childhood obesity was a…
Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fighting the Culinary Fusspots

So you’ve canceled your subscription to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s newsletter. You’ve figured out that the Humane Society of the United States is…
Posted May 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Jamie Oliver’s “Revolution” Misses Sweeps Week (Weak)

Dismal ratings and off-camera messes hampered the second season of Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” from the moment he arrived in Los Angeles. Clearly unimpressed with the British celebrity chef’s…
Posted May 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

Britain’s Jamie Oliver Targets American Kids’ Moo-Juice

Television food scold Jamie Oliver has finally found an ally to help him infiltrate the Los Angeles Unified School District. Newly appointed Superintendent John Deasy appeared with Oliver Tuesday…
Posted April 27, 2011 at 12:00 am