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Andy Samberg teams with Umami Burger to create 'The Samberger'

In Hollywood, there’s only one real way to know that you’ve made it as an actor—and it has nothing to do with a golden statue or a specific number of Twitter followers. It’s all about a burger.

Of course, that’s not at all true. But if it were, Andy Samberg would be the man (if he isn’t already). Samberg is the latest to join Umami Burger’s Artist Series by crafting “The Samberger.” $1 from every burger sold will be donated to The Center for Early Intervention of Deafness in Berkeley, California.

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Everything the new McDonald's mascot looks like

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Operating under the assumption that longtime mascot and nightmare harlequin Ronald McDonald isn’t demonic enough to frighten the hard-boiled tweeter-tumbling kids of today, McDonald’s has introduced a new Happy Meal character. Its name is Happy, and it will take all your happiness and devour it whole. It is the All-Consuming Entropy, the Mouth that will swallow us all, the tunnel at the end of the light. And here is everything it looks like: READ FULL STORY

'Top Chef' favorites want you to eat Oreo-crusted chicken fingers -- VIDEO

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Watch out, Cap’n Crunch Buffalo chicken tenders — there’s a new stoner snack in town.

That’s right: The chicken strips pictured above are dredged in flour, dipped in an egg wash, then shaken in a plastic bag with a mixture of parsley, salt, pepper, panko breadcrumbs… and, oh yeah, 15 cookies’ worth of Oreo wafers. (The vanilla kind. You know, because using the chocolate kind would be gross.) READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: Toast tonight's awards with these Academy-inspired cocktails

It’s Oscar night, PopWatchers! Time to celebrate in style with with a host of cocktails inspired by the movies the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has anointed from the past year. Sip these cultural concoctions at your own pace (the ceremony will be more than three hours long, after all) or spice things up by playing our original drinking game. The Best Picture race may be tight, but EW’s bar is wide open. Cheers to Hollywood!  READ FULL STORY

Is Brad Pitt Hollywood's hungriest star? Judge for yourself! -- VIDEO

Brad Pitt isn’t just an actor — he’s a veritable chameleon, at least where his coif is concerned. But whether his hair is short or long, blond or brown, touchably tousled or grossly greasy, one thing remains constant: If Pitt’s onscreen, chances are he’s also going to chow down at some point.

Don’t believe it? Exhibits A-Z: The following supercut, which compiles some of Pitt’s most memorable munch moments. (Apologies for the alliteration.) He just can’t stop — even when confronted by a jar of Vegemite during a junket!
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'Top Chef' alum Bryan Voltaggio giving away free pizza during government shutdown ... except to Congress

Sure, the government shutdown is providing plenty of ace material for the Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts of the world. For thousands of frustrated, furloughed government employees across the country, though, it’s not exactly a laughing matter.

Enter Top Chef (and Top Chef Masters) runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, a D.C.-area fixture with four local restaurants to his name. The chef announced today via Twitter that all day long, his Friendship Heights restaurant Range will be giving away free “Government Cheese pizza” — that’s margherita, to those with no imagination — to all government employees with valid ID.

Wait a sec — did I say all government employees? Because there’s one category that Voltaggio deemed ineligible for his generous giveaway:
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'MasterChef' Top 7 react: Sushi will shatter your dreams

I still can’t believe MasterChef is only on for one hour now instead of two. I’m sad, but my gut is happy considering I can’t watch this or any cooking show without competing in the Snack Olympics the whole time. Only 60 minutes of mainlining spicy croutons and Haribo raspberries instead of 120? I’m practically wasting away. Email me for more diet tips, I’m the best. So which of the Top 7 headed home tonight after failing to achieve instant prowess in preparing “a stunning! Japanese cuisine”? SPOILERS ahead! READ FULL STORY

David Hasselhoff peddles iced 'hoffee' (and channels David Brent?)

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David Hasselhoff has a new music video that you’ll want to watch below. The song, “Thirsty for Love,” is an ad for the New England-based convenience store chain Cumberland Farms, which also used the Hoff in a campaign last summer, and its iced coffee. (Make that “Iced Hoffee,” as Ad Age notes.) Is it just us, or does the Hoff’s wardrobe look familiar?

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Paula Deen defends herself in teary 'Today' interview -- VIDEO

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After begging off from a planned appearance last week due to exhaustion — an excuse Matt Lauer and Al Roker accepted with a few suppressed eye-rolls — Paula Deen finally appeared on Today this morning, giving an emotional interview in which she vehemently denied being a racist.

Deen has been under fire since she admitted to using racial slurs in a deposition filed June 17; in light of her testimony, the celebrity chef has been dropped by the Food Network and Smithfield Foods. Her full, 13-minute interview with Lauer is below:

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Paula Deen's sons defend her, call racism charges 'extortion' and 'character assassination' -- VIDEO

Ever since Paula Deen admitted to using racial slurs in a deposition filed last week, her butter-soaked empire has been slipping through her fingers. The Food Network elected not to renew the celebrity chef’s contract when it expires at the end of this month; Smithfield Foods is dropping her as a spokesperson; QVC is reviewing its business relationship with her. Somewhere, Anthony Bourdain is smirking and lighting a cigar.

But at least Deen can count on the support of two staunch defenders: her sons Jamie and Bobby, who are Food Network personalities in their own right. Allegations of Deen’s racism are “simply not true,” Bobby told CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning.

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