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Whole Foods L.A. Explains "Asparagus Water" Controversy: It Was Supposed to Be "Bone Broth"

hollywoodreporter.com — Attention, body-conscious Angelenos: A new health drink has recently stormed the market. But if you're looking for a bottle of Whole Foods Market's "asparagus water," you're already out of luck: The grocery chain has yanked the controversial product.
Aug 04, 2015

Whole Foods L.A. Explains "Asparagus Water" Controversy: It Was Supposed to Be "Bone Broth" hollywoodreporter.com/news/foods-la-… via @thr

Aug 05, 2015

'bottles of water, each containing three raw asparagus stems — priced at $5.99 a pop' hollywoodreporter.com/news/foods-la-…

Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet Face Off With Amnesty International Over Sex-Trade Debate

hollywoodreporter.com — In the past, celebrities like Jon Stewart, Madonna and Kristen Wiig have not hesitated to back Amnesty International, one of the most influential human rights watchdog groups. But the London-based organization's cozy alignment with Hollywood has begun to fray over a controversial new proposal that argues for the decriminalization of the sex trade.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @RachelRMoran: Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet Face Off With Amnesty International Over Sex-Trade Debate hollywoodreporter.com/news/lena-dunh… via @thr

Comedian Mocks 'True Detective's' Second Season With "WTF" Posters in NYC

hollywoodreporter.com — A version of this story first appeared in the July 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Despite True Detective's healthy ratings, averaging 2.8 million live-plus-same-day viewers, online chatter has hit a critical consensus over the show's second season and its puzzling narrative.

Rick Springfield on Acting Opposite Meryl Streep: "My Deer-in-the-Headlights Look Wasn't Going to Work"

hollywoodreporter.com — A version of this story first appeared in the July 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. "It was all happening too fast to enjoy it," says Rick Springfield of the summer of '81, when "Jessie's Girl" shot to No.

Inside Barton G., L.A.'s 'Most Instagrammed' Eatery

hollywoodreporter.com — If Los Angeles' flourishing food scene is starting to feel a little humdrum, you may consider an evening at Barton G. - a Restaurant Row eatery with all the subtlety of an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. But it's not the waiters who come dolled-up in eye-popping get-ups: It's the food itself.

The Greatest Fake Girlfriend Story Ever Told

Jul 20, 2015

RT @petercoffin: Yo @Gawker, mind pulling your hitpiece on me from 2011? Kind of fucked my life over and still does in various ways. gawker.com/5785593/the-gr…

Virtual Reality's Wannabe Spielbergs Ink Oculus Deal (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — You are sitting on a rock in a vast empty field. A man is next to you playing a jaw harp. You swivel in your office chair and suddenly you're in a different field surrounded by yaks. One of the furry beasts is rubbing on a bush.
Jul 20, 2015

Cool. These guys are awesome. Virtual Reality's Wannabe Spielbergs Ink Oculus Deal (Exclusive) hollywoodreporter.com/news/virtual-r… via @thr

The Curtain Falls on Video Journeys, a Sacred Space for L.A. Cinephiles

hollywoodreporter.com — You know with the drill: The once-ubiquitous video store has gone the way of the woolly mammoth, a casualty of the streaming revolution, which siphoned away consumers with its instant gratification, its push recommendations, its zero late fees. Yet there persists a faction of devotees who find themselves left utterly cold by the Netflixes and Amazons of the world.

Transgender Icon Holly Woodlawn Fights for Life at Cedars-Sinai

hollywoodreporter.com — She is a transgender icon five decades ahead of her time. Now Holly Woodlawn, among the most gifted and irrepressible of Andy Warhol's stable of "superstars," is fighting for her life at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Doctors there have found lesions on her liver and brain, but have not yet determined the cause.
Jul 11, 2015

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Hollywood Insiders Descend on Havana

hollywoodreporter.com — Just two weeks before Cuba was crossed off the U.S.' terror blacklist in May, a delegation of 20 showbiz pros set out from L.A. to explore the isolated island state. Among their ranks: TV showrunner Bruno Heller, the Englishman behind Fox's Gotham; outspoken Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines; Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute; JoAnne Sellar, producer of...
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Aug 04, 2015

Kermit and Piggy are felt and foam. Green felt and pink foam. Pull yourselves together.

Aug 04, 2015

Somewhere in racial-gaffe heaven, Giuliana Rancic is smiling.

Aug 03, 2015

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Aug 02, 2015

RT @HistoricalPics: Anne Frank and her friends, celebrating her 10th birthday, 1939. Anne is second to the left in a dark colored dress. pic.twitter.com/21ec1B5jd7

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