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Guy Fieri fires back at 'New York Times' critic -- VIDEO

Earlier this week, the New York Times published a scathing review of Guy Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant that has resonated through Flavor Town and beyond. The piece — penned by restaurant critic Pete Wells — took aim at everything from fishy-tasting marshmallows to a drink that “tastes like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde,” reserving some special scorn for Fieri’s own divisive personality: “When you cruise around the country for your show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, rasping out slangy odes to the unfancy places where Americans like to get down and greasy, do you really mean it?” Wells asked. “Or is it all an act?”

This morning, Fieri appeared on the Today show to respond to a few of the 34 biting questions Wells posed in his review. The Food Network star — who doubles as America’s 10th highest-paid chef, according to Today — opened by saying that Wells’s over-the-top negativity was uncalled for: “I just thought it was ridiculous,” he told Savannah Guthrie. “I mean, I’ve read reviews. There’s good and there’s bad in the restaurant business, but that, to me, went so overboard it really seemed like there was another agenda.”


Jonah Hill and CNN anchor Don Lemon are in a Twitter feud

Feud alert! CNN Newsroom host Don Lemon and Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill — man, isn’t it still a little weird to see “Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill”? — got into a virtual pissing match yesterday. And while Hill has deleted his half of their heated exchange, plenty of sources had already copied what they said before the original tweets disappeared into the ether.

It all began when Lemon complained that Hill had been rude to him in a hotel. “Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn’t know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind.” When a follower asked Lemon to clarify what had happened, Lemon resorted to name calling: “He [Hill] was a tool.”

In a tweet that’s since disappeared, Hill shot back at Lemon: “I said hi. What do you want me to do, move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn’t realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace.” Whoa — way harsh, Tai. Here’s Lemon’s response: READ FULL STORY

'N Sync replaces Justin Timberlake with Matthew Morrison in Halloween photo

Merely 12 days after Justin Timberlake banned his boy band from his wedding, the boys are striking back. While attending Glee star Matthew Morrison’s third annual Halloween bash, Lance Bass and J.C. Chasez posed with a JT-becostumed Mr. Schuester. Seems innocent enough, right? Wrong.


Stevie Nicks has harsh words for Nicki Minaj, apologizes for her remarks

Think Stevie Nicks is as gentle and soft as one of her ethereal shawls? Think again. Fleetwood Mac’s ex-frontwoman is rock royalty — and she’s not afraid to lay a verbal smackdown on someone who hasn’t paid her dues. Update: Nicks has apologized for the remarks she made about Minaj — see her full statement below.

Nicks had some choice words for Nicki Minaj after hearing about the rapper’s fight with Mariah Carey on the set of American Idol. “How dare this little girl!” she told The Daily — Minaj is in her late 20s; Nicks is 64 — adding, “If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.” READ FULL STORY

Contrarian Corner: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are music's mean girls

Katy Perry’s 3-D extravaganza Part of Me hit theaters this week. Obvious self-reflective implications aside, it’s strange that Perry chose this title from her collection because it’s lyrically the least Katy Perry-ish song in her repertoire. “Part of Me” foregoes the whipped-cream-and-rainbows sensibility that so perplexes (and captivates) my colleague Annie Barrett. It speaks of overcoming adversity and seeks self-empowerment. It’s also a hit job.

I’m not here to sift through the dross surrounding Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand. And I can’t fault Perry for documenting the unraveling of the relationship in the documentary — not to do so would be as glossy and inauthentic as one of her lolliprops. Still, it seems this song speaks to a potential directional shift in girl pop that, frankly, is troubling. Perry and her fellow hit-churner Taylor Swift have taken the break-up song to a new level, crucifying their exes publicly — to massive success. It begs the question: When did a few cute girls’ personal burn books turn into the American songbook?  READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin still joking about run-in, but photographer isn't amused -- VIDEO

With his Twitter crusade against the New York Daily News in full swing even this morning, Alec Baldwin appears to be in pretty good spirits about Tuesday’s altercation he had with a Daily News photographer. On last night’s Late Show With David Letterman, Baldwin admitted, “It looks like I’m forming the letter F with my mouth” in the front page shot of his run-in. But it’s not the F-word you think! Baldwin “explains,” and photographer Marcus Santos tells his side, below. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' creator just messed with the wrong motorcycle gang

Kurt Sutter is not happy that Discovery keeps calling upcoming reality series The Devils Ride a “real-life Sons of Anarchy.” And when Kurt Sutter is upset, he doesn’t stew in silence. “if DEVIL’S RIDE is gonna advertise itself as a ‘real-life SOA’ then i get to weigh in. they’re f—ing with my brand and they sure AIN’T it,” the Anarchy showrunner tweeted last night.

Sutter is notoriously outspoken on his Twitter page; previous targets of his wrath include Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, whom Sutter blamed when AMC fired Frank Darabont from The Walking Dead. (Sutter briefly quit Twitter after the resulting brouhaha.) This time, though, his comments might get him in real trouble — the kind that comes with a hospital bill.

TMZ got in touch with a “very scary” guy who goes by Sandman — a member of the motorcycle club profiled in Devils Ride — to get a response to Sutter’s comments. Here’s what the hog head had to say: “I am concerned that Kurt’s creative mind is stuck in make-believe land with his recent comment on Twitter. Here’s a reality check for ya Kurt…. I am sending a personal invitation to your pretty-faced Kurt Cobain look-alike star Jax [SOA star Charlie Hunnam] to come down to San Diego and prove your point. And tell him to wear those shiny white kicks too. I hope he’s a size 11, I could use some new shoes.”


Cher apologizes for Twitter rant against Mitt Romney and conservatives: 'I was a Hater!'

Never one to mince words about the issues, Cher started a flame war yesterday when she tweeted — and later deleted — some harsh words for the GOP’s presidential hopeful: “If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if I can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters.”

Though many rose to support Cher’s passion, several followers railed against the Oscar winner for her opinions. It only fueled the diva, who responded to one fan, “TOO HARSH? That’s me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN & People striving 4 a Better LIFE ! –” READ FULL STORY

Samuel L. Jackson angrily responds to critic who disliked 'The Avengers'

Geek culture has become so completely mainstream that even the term “geek culture” sounds like a relic from an earlier era — a time before the biggest movies of the year were all based on the things you loved when you were in fifth grade. That’s especially true today. A decade ago, the notion of a movie like The Avengers would have seemed ridiculous, if not dangerously unstable. The last time someone combined three different movie franchises into one mega-movie, the film was called Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Godzilla just made Rodan look irrelevant. (Rodan = The Hawkeye of mid-century Japanese monster movies.) The Avengers has earned plenty of glowing reviews. It is also going to earn a ludicrous amount of money. Everyone involved with The Avengers is going to make many, many more movies about the Avengers. All should be well.

But every silver lining has a cloud. Yesterday, Samuel L. Jackson — Marvel Studios mascot and highest-grossing actor in movie history — took to Twitter to complain about New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott’s review of Avengers. “#Avengers fans,NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let’s help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!” tweeted Jackson. READ FULL STORY

Anderson Cooper fires back at Rush Limbaugh: 'You might try the gym from time to time'

When he’s not dissolving into giggles on AC360, Anderson Cooper busies himself with leisurely gym trips (on Fridays, he works on his chest and back), jaunts to New York’s hottest bars and restaurants (see you at BOOOOOOOOOF!), and endless posing for the paparazzi’s cameras. Well, according to Rush Limbaugh, anyway. The controversial radio host took aim at Cooper on Wednesday, blaming him for CNN’s recent ratings slump — and saying that the silver fox “is reported more in gossip columns to be at the gym, or that bar or restaurant, than he is in the studio.”

Cooper, of course, wasn’t going to take this in proper bench-press position. (That’d be lying down.) So on Thursday’s edition of AC360, he tore into Limbaugh with some expertly employed sarcasm before tackling his accusation head-on.


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