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Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls leaves a bad taste in an American Family Association group's mouth

The American Family Association affiliate One Million Moms is vehemently against Fair Trade vanilla ice cream mixed with a hint of rum, fudge covered rum balls, and milk chocolate malt balls. That can be the only reasonable explanation for their crusade against Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor, the Saturday Night Live-inspired ice cream Schweddy Balls.

Actually, One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of the flavor for because of its “vulgar” title. In the opening paragraph, the group complains, “Schweddy Balls is the best they could come up with.” Valid point, “No one can resist my Schweddy Balls” would have been way funnier. READ FULL STORY

Dr. Oz (sort of) ruins apple juice. But that's not all!

Dr. Mehmet Oz caught a lot of flack this week after suggesting on his show Wednesday that many brands of apple juice had unhealthy levels of arsenic in them. According to The Chicago Tribune, the FDA has since responded to the claim, and said in a statement, “There is no evidence of any public health risk from drinking these juices. And FDA has been testing them for years.”

With what’s being touted as inconclusive testing and misleading results (the FDA claims Oz did not differentiate between organic arsenic, which is harmless, and inorganic arsenic, which can be lethal), the daytime doctor is in some hot water for what some are calling “fear-mongering.” (Though it’s hardly the first time, as he came under intense scrutiny for plugging the H1-N1 vaccine.) According to the Tribune, a spokesperson for The Dr. Oz Show said, “We don’t think the show is irresponsible. We think the public has a right to know what’s in their foods.”

So, thanks, Dr. Oz, for ruining apple juice. But he’s done more than that: Here’s some other things that Dr. Oz has ruined inadvertently — or otherwise — for us on his show: READ FULL STORY

'Top Chef: Just Desserts' has a 'Willy Wonka' reunion! Simply look around and view it

So shines a good deed in a weary world. I can’t believe they hadn’t done this yet! In honor of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory‘s 40th anniversary this year, Top Chef: Just Desserts issued a “Pure Imagination” challenge for the contestants to create their own edible “World of Wonder” a.k.a. Wonka’s Chocolate Room. Some of the original cast — the actors who played Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teevee, and Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, pictured at right) — were on hand to taste the confectionery rainbow and lament the absence of Augustus Gloop. It’s just as well — had he been there, the amped-up water pressure on Chris’ chocolate waterfall might have swept him away all over again. He’d have been made into marshmallows in five seconds. READ FULL STORY

Best Headline of the Day: 'Nicolas Cage awoken by naked man with Fudgesicle'

Okay. I’M SORRY Nicolas Cage was Trespass-ed against years ago and had to live through a real-life home invasion by a naked man who loved Fudgesicles. That sounds terrible and the part about the leather jacket is not helping, either. But since this Reuters story produced my favorite sentence on the Internet today…  READ FULL STORY

Schweddy Balls ice cream introduced by Ben & Jerry's. Good times.

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Just in time for the holiday season — and the Sept. 24 season premiere of Saturday Night Live hosted by Alec Baldwin — Ben & Jerry’s has introduced its newest limited-batch flavor, Schweddy Balls. It’s inspired by the classic 1998 SNL sketch in which Pete Schweddy (Baldwin), the fictional owner of Season’s Eatings Bakery, brings his Schweddy Balls to the hosts (Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon) of “Delicious Dish,” a National Public Radio program parody. Watch it again below. The flavor features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.

“For a long time, I thought that Here Lies Pete Schweddy would end up on my tombstone,” Baldwin says in a release. “Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond.”

Gasteyer is equally thrilled: “The Schweddy Balls sketch was a personal favorite from my SNL run, so I am pleased as holiday punch that Ben & Jerry’s has taken it upon themselves to share the Schweddy Family recipe with the world. As a person and a performer, I am a sucker for holiday balls. And I have no doubt this ice cream will cause many to scream ‘Good Times.'”

Is this best limited-batch flavor to date? Or just the best name?  READ FULL STORY

Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain are at war

I apologize in advance that this post will not feature a video of Deen and Bourdain wrestling to the death in a big-ass vat of butter. Nope, all that happened is that Anthony Bourdain called Paula Deen “the worst, most dangerous person in America … plus, her food sucks” in an interview for TV Guide. The No Reservations star also slammed Deen’s fellow Food Network chefs Rachael Ray (“Does she even cook anymore?”), Sandra Lee (“I hate her works on this planet, but she is not someone to be dismissed, clearly.”), and Guy Fieri (“I look at Guy and I just think, ‘Jesus, I’m glad that’s not me'”).

First of all, can we just revel for a second in “I hate her works on this planet?” Thank you. Seriously, who knows how many other galaxies Sandra Lee is ‘botting out on right now.

Deen has fired back with a viscous stream of cholesterol and words!  READ FULL STORY

Brooklyn movie theater offers gourmet meals. Should other cinemas follow suit?

Earlier this summer, my colleague Sandra Gonzalez aired her grievances about movie theater food smugglers and what constitutes as acceptable meal etiquette (candy, snacks) and what doesn’t (a cheeseburger). While the great smuggle debate still rages on, a movie theater in New York has made their stance on dinner and a movie clear: They go together like popcorn and soda. Except in this case, popcorn is deviled eggs and soda is sparkling wine. Bon appetit! READ FULL STORY

'Glee': A Warbler's life involves evading Darren Criss fans, and backstage grape-eating contests

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Warbler on tour? Well, Titus Makin, Jr. is giving Glee fans a taste of it with The Titus Show, the new four-part web series debuting today on imbee.com (free log-in required). In an exclusive clip from episode 2, which shows the Warblers trapped in a hotel by fangirls waiting to catch a glimpse of Darren Criss and some members engaging in a backstage grape-eating contest. I wonder how many times a day grapes are tossed at concert venues or on TV and film sets with craft services. (See also: Taylor Lautner killing time on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.)  READ FULL STORY

Dwayne Johnson tweets pictures of massive guns for 'G.I. Joe 2.' (Also shown, his weapons.)

If you were worried that Dwayne Johnson’s massive biceps in Fast Five would not be maintained, don’t. The actor has been sharing photos of himself training for G.I. Joe 2, and they are still freakin’ huge. (Unlike this photo, which we can legally only show at this size. Click here for the real deal.READ FULL STORY

UPDATE: This happened.

It’s official: Cee Lo Green helped M&M’s break the Guinness Record for largest piñata by cohosting an event in New York City today featuring a 46-foot tall piñata of the Orange M&M’s spokescandy. The feat marked the first birthday of M&M’s Pretzel. Another photo is below. That is all.  READ FULL STORY

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