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Lunch Quiz: Where Did We Spot Chace Crawford and Mario Batali? | Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford and a Pal Get a Late Lunch in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 06/10/2013 02:45PM

Chace Crawford enjoyed a leisurely late lunch in New York City on Saturday. The former Gossip Girl star and a male friend were spotted at ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's celeb favorite restaurant.

Crawford – looking casual in jeans, a T-shirt and baseball cap – decided on the house roasted turkey sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, arugula and jalapeño, which he said sealed the deal for him. His pal had the Akaushi cheeseburger (which is known as Oprah's favorite burger) with herbed mayonnaise. They both sipped ice tea and bottled water.

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Rough Night? Try These Celebrity Hangover Cures

Rough Night? Try These Celebrity Hangover Cures

Originally posted 05/23/2013 05:00AM

Ian Somerhalder, Matthew Rhys, Mario Batali and more whip up their remedies for the morning after

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The Chew Does Manhattans, Nibbles with 666 Stars | Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams

Celebrity Diners Club

Clinton Kelly's Fall Feast: Manhattans, Foie Gras & More!

Originally posted 09/02/2012 11:55AM

Fall is just around the corner.

As temperatures cool down, The Chew's hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz travel across the country to bring audiences a sneak peek of ABC's fall primetime lineup, pairing delicious recipes with their favorite new shows.

Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn are some of the first to sample a taste of what's cooking with The Chew crew when they meet Kelly for drinks and light bites in New York City's posh Carlyle Hotel to chat about 666 Park Avenue.

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Mario Batali to Pay $5.25 Million for Allegedly Cheating Workers on Tips | Mario Batali

Mario Batali to Pay $5.25 Million for Allegedly Cheating Workers on Tips

Originally posted 03/09/2012 04:10PM

Talk about restaurant bills. Mario Batali is stuck with one to the tune of more than $5 million.

The celebrity chef and his business partner have settled a class-action lawsuit filed by about 1,000 waiters and waitresses, busboys and bartenders who claimed Batali's restaurants illegally took some of their tips to boost profits, the New York Times reports.

The lawsuit, filed in 2010 in Federal District Court in Manhattan against Batali and partner Joseph Bastianich, alleges that such New York restaurants as Babbo, Del Posto and Casa Mono deducted 4 percent to 5 percent of wine sales each night from the tip pool.

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Gwyneth Paltrow: Jackie O Inspired My Oscar Look & Apple Helped, Too! | Gwyneth Paltrow, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Oscars 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow: Jackie O Inspired My Oscar Look & Apple Helped, Too!

Originally posted 03/01/2012 07:00PM

Most celebrities try on multiple dresses before finding the one, perfect, red carpet-worthy gown. Not Gwyneth Paltrow. For her, it took just one photo and one fitting.

"I tried on one dress. That was the dress and I thought, 'it's a little different but it's sort of a throwback,' " Paltrow said during a taping of The Chew on Thursday. "I saw a pic of Jackie O in a white dress with a cape and it's been a while since anyone's worn a cape, frankly, except for Superman."

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PHOTO POLL: Does Jimmy Fallon Flaunt the Most Festive Ugly Sweater? | Jimmy Fallon, Mario Batali

Jimmy Fallon Joins The Chew's Ugly Sweater Party

Originally posted 12/07/2011 09:05AM

Jimmy Fallon and his reindeer-adorned holiday ensemble stopped by the set of The Chew on Tuesday for the series' ugly sweater episode.

Cooking up stained gemelli with sausage meatballs and cauliflower alongside Mario Batali, Fallon also played a game of kitchen pong with the show's cast.

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Chef to the Stars Mario Batali Shares His Healthy Pasta Recipe

Chef to the Stars Mario Batali Shares His Healthy Pasta Recipe

Originally posted 01/15/2010 10:05AM

He serves high-end food to starry diners and pals like Julianne Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow, his costar on the PBS series Spain ... on the Road Again, but this year celebrity chef Mario Batali is also catering to himself.

Batali, 49, just dropped 45 lbs. by watching what he eats and cooks. "I was up to about 280 lbs. last year and now I'm down to about 235 lbs.," he tells PEOPLE. "I'm working on it to get down to 200 lbs. I feel good all the time, that’s my problem. So even at 280, I didn't feel tired or sluggish. I always have energy. I wake up, I feel good, I'm exercising."

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POLL: Who Was Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Frenemy'?

POLL: Who Was Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Frenemy'?

Originally posted 04/16/2009 04:00PM

Move over LC and Heidi. Looks like frenemies of the past are resurfacing. Gwyneth Paltrow, in a recent Goop newsletter, revealed that a former friend-turned-foe was once "hell-bent" on taking her down.

Although she kept her cool, Paltrow said she was delighted in seeing her frenemy face humiliation. Who do you think was the "venomous and dangerous" person out to get Paltrow?

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Gordon Ramsay Cooks Up More Zingers for Rival

Gordon Ramsay Cooks Up More Zingers for Rival Chef

Originally posted 01/29/2009 07:15AM

Gordon Ramsay isn't about to get into an all-out food fight with fellow chef Mario Batali – but that didn't stop the outspoken Hell's Kitchen star from tossing a little mud at his rival on Wednesday.

"It's really sad. I have never met Mario Batali," Ramsay told reporters when asked about a supposed long-running feud between the two men.

On Tuesday, the New York Post's Page Six reported that Batali had banned Ramsay from eating at his restaurants – including Manhattan's Babbo and the Spotted Pig – after Ramsay made up an unflattering nickname for him.

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Jimmy Fallon: Marriage is Great! | Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon: Marriage is Great!

Originally posted 10/24/2008 08:15AM

With his first wedding anniversary approaching, Jimmy Fallon is still deciding how to fete his wife, producer Nancy Juvonen.

"I'm trying to think of what to do for my anniversary," he told PEOPLE at a party for his golfing buddy, chef Mario Batali, on Monday. "But I've got time."

Fallon, 34, and Juvonen, 41, were married last December, surrounded by family and friends (including Juvonen's best pal and longtime producing partner, Drew Barrymore).

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