Posted: September 5th, 2008 - 1:55pm by Doug Powell

The Associated Press is reporting that 66-year-old civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was released from a Chicago hospital late Friday morning after developing food poisoning while conducting voter registration activities in Ohio and Georgia on Wednesday.Jackson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from his bedside yesterday that he had not been able to pin down where he became ill

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Posted: August 13th, 2008 - 10:51am by Doug Powell

A new Youtube addition from Armstrong and Miller makes fun of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and his propensity for yelling. The best lines are in the end, though. Watch, and you’ll see. And can you spot any mistakes?  

Posted: August 4th, 2008 - 11:50am by Doug Powell

Healthy & Organic Living, a UK magazine with a circulation of 40,000 and described as, “the only magazine dedicated to providing information and advice for modern women who want to discover how to lead a healthy and organic lifestyle,” has instead published some ancient advice on how to barf

Posted: July 28th, 2008 - 6:31pm by Michelle Mazur

I’ve never been much of a fan of cooking shows.  The chefs talk, they cook, they even sometimes teach poor food safety.  Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has taken the typical format of a cooking show and added an extra twist; audience members witness the killing of the chicken used in the meal

Posted: July 14th, 2008 - 10:18pm by Michelle Mazur

Dane Cook recently spent time in a Beverly Hills courthouse fighting allegations that his mini-Pinscher, named Beast, poops all over his apartment complex.  The management of La Fontaine in West Hollywood took the comedian to court to have him evicted on grounds that he was not properly cleaning up after his dog

Posted: July 8th, 2008 - 3:25pm by Doug Powell

BBC News reports that Dr Layla Jader, of the National Public Health Service for Wales, said at the British Medical Association conference in Edinburgh that TV chefs are setting a bad example by failing to follow basic hygiene standards, and that programmes often did not wash vegetables before using them or separate uncooked meat from other food, raising the risk of food poisoning

Posted: June 28th, 2008 - 4:27pm by Doug Powell

Starpulse.com reports that Mike Myers realized he was ill on his way to his Love Guru premiere in Australia earlier this month and had to stop at a number of restaurants to use restrooms before he actually got to the premiere. "In Australia, when you go into a drug store you actually have to talk to the pharmacist

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Posted: June 4th, 2008 - 10:36pm by Doug Powell

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said party pie or something else savoury -- not a dagwood dog -- may have been responsible for a vomiting bug that felled him last month.His office yesterday blamed a "dodgy dagwood dog" for the illness, but Mr Rudd suggested today it might have been a pie, stating, "I think it was a party pie, something like that, a savoury something

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Posted: May 26th, 2008 - 4:54pm by Doug Powell

Paris. Nicole. Lindsay.Nick. Kid. Hugh.A donkey.In an apparent logical extension of the latest Hollywood fad of acting like an ass and doing time, Blacky the donkey was incarcerated for three days in a Mexican jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after biting and kicking two men near a ranch outside Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the southern state of Chiapas

Posted: May 15th, 2008 - 10:30am by Doug Powell

Antony Worrall Thompson, a UK celebrity chef whom Gordon Ramsey once called a Teletubby back in 2005, was criticised by environmental health officers after a barbecue at one of his gastro pubs.Inspectors from South Oxfordshire district council objected to a counter that was made from unsealed paving stones, a potential breeding ground for germs, and a missing floor tile near the barbecue

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