Food

ADELE FIGHTS THE TEMPTATIONS OF LAS VEGAS

Her residency at Caesar’s Palace is a monumental hit, but spending weekends in Las Vegas is NOT doing Adele’s diet any favors. The talented songbird dropped a ton of weight since she first made a splash in 2011 with Rolling In The Deep, losing nearly 100 pounds from her heaviest. She still looks great, but is complaining to pals she’s having a hard time resisting the fine dining, 24 hour room service, and endless buffets that living even part-time in Las Vegas offers. She’s back to wearing mostly black flowing gowns on stage until she loses the extra pounds.

Photo: Caesar’s Palace

BILLIE EILISH: THE NEXT PAUL NEWMAN ?

Billie Eilish may be coming to a supermarket near you! The Grammy winning performer isn’t planning a shopping spree, but she IS working on her own line of vegan food that she’s planning to launch this year. Billie grew up in a family of vegans so she has years of experience working with plant-based foods and she KNOWS what tastes good. From snacks to prepared meals, nut-based cheese to avocado muffins, Billie and her crew are tweaking her product line, while working on packaging and production. She has a loyal following, so she just might become the next Paul Newman of grocery products.

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA- Billie in what looks like a Gucci robe at the LACMA Art and Film Gala

JK ROWLING USED HER TASTE BUDS TO MAKE SURE UNIVERSAL’S HARRY POTTER TREATS ARE JUST RIGHT

Hollywood cannot stop talking about the new attraction at Universal Studios – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The new park area took five long years to build and the attention to detail is astonishing. The book’s author JK Rowling was intimately involved in getting everything just right – her approval was necessary. And, according to the Hollywood Reporter, that includes all the food and treats available in restaurants and stores. The chefs at Universal flew to the author’s home in Scotland and had her taste everything from shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, to chocolate frogs and every type of Scottish candy in the sweet shop. With a few alterations, she declared the food exactly right.

JENNIFER GARNER KNOWS HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME

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We always suspected that Jennifer Garner was a real, down to earth person and she proved it at a Clippers game. Jen treated herself and her kids and kids friends to pizza during the game. She got caught taking a big bite with considerable enthusiasm and gusto – this is something you will probably never see Gwyneth Paltrow doing. We always thought Ben Affleck got lucky when he married Jennifer.

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

RATINGS CHALLENGED AMERICAN IDOL IS REDUCED TO CHARGING CREW FOR SNACKS

American Idol’s ratings are down 18% compared to last year, and less ad money means fewer frills. This is clearly illustrated by the backstage craft service table at CBS where the live show is produced. A show insider told Rambling Reporter columnist Merle Ginsberg at The Hollywood Reporter that in early March crewmembers were surprised when they started being charged 25 cents to nibble on the previously free carrots and potato chips at the craft table. By April, the price to graze had gone up to a dollar! Why the crew people are being “punished” for low ratings remains a mystery.

WHILE GWYNETH STEAMS HER KALE, HUBBY CHRIS CHOMPS ON POTATO CHIPS

Seems like Gwyneth Paltrow is always telling us how to eat with her ever-changing diet ideas. (How SHE became an expert on healthy eating remains a mystery.) We can only imagine how she tortures her family with her food extremes. This month she’s down on carbs and says she won’t feed them to her children – Moses, 6, and Apple, 8, even if they’re very hungry. Lucky for them they have a dad who’s not so rigid. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was photographed surreptitiously treating the kids to chocolate and potato chips while walking in a London park. This story reminds us of the time Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt. She had fancy dietetic meals delivered to their house so they could both stay in shape. Brad wasn’t satisfied with spinach and flax seeds, however, and he sneaked out between meals for a snack at In-N-Out Burger.

PAULA DEEN GOT DIABETES FROM EATING HER OWN FOOD

Sometimes there IS justice in this world. TV chef Anthony Bourdain called Food Network cook Paula Deen, 64, “The most dangerous person in America” because she told an obese nation it’s OK to eat food that’s killing us. Paula is finally paying the piper for her southern fried overindulgence. According to RadarOnline, Paula developed type 2 diabetes (associated with fatty foods and obesity) and will no longer be able to indulge in her own unhealthy cooking. She intended to keep the disease a secret but when she started using Novartis for her condition, the drug company offered her a big bucks deal to endorse the drug. So now she gets paid for being sick. We think ANYBODY can make food taste good if they use gobs of salt, sugar and fat, but a really talented chef can make healthy fresh food taste delicious.

WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH CHAZ BONO?

Unfortunately, his gender reassignment did not solve Chaz Bono’s problems. Chaz, 42, is now three years into the process of becoming a male, but his biggest dilemma is still his weight. For years, Chaz’s mother Cher has been alarmed by her child’s unhealthy size and she keeps trying to teach him how to eat right. Chaz’s slender girlfriend Jennifer Elia also attempts to set an example for Chaz. But Chaz has a real problem with food. That problem became even more apparent when a photographer followed Chaz running errands in West Hollywood one afternoon. Before heading home, Chaz picked up a burger with all the trimmings and surreptitiously wolfed it down IN THE CAR before going into the house he shares with Jennifer.

SEAN PUFFY COMBS: EATING HABITS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Sean Puffy Combs loves to spend money so he took 17 extended family members and friends on vacation in Aspen recently. He rented a $35,000 a day 800 acre estate and had a full staff of butlers, housekeepers, chefs, etc round the clock. Every night the group gathered together for expensive glasses of wine and lavish gourmet dinners and the parties lasted late into the night. Chefs were on hand 24/7 to prepare anything a guest wanted. We were amused to hear that every morning at 8:30 AM, Puffy had the same breakfast brought to his room: fried chicken, gravy, and biscuits. Then he rolled over and went back to sleep. Not a bad life.

DAVID BECKHAM AND THE BOYS STOCKED UP ON BRITISH TREATS

David and Victoria Beckham must be getting nostalgic for things British because David and the boys went shopping at Ye Olde Kings Head Shoppe in Santa Monica, where they sell all kinds of edibles from the UK. The Beckhams stocked up on specialties like mushy peas, baked beans, meat pies, teas, biscuits, several bottles of Robinson’s Orange Squash, and loads of candies. The boys insisted on jelly babies and an assortment of Cadbury chocolates. They left with seven bags full of English favorites. Perhaps some of these treats are destined to fulfill the cravings of pregnant Victoria..