Jamie Oliver spikes his child’s food with spicy peppers as punishment: awful?

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This is a photo of Jamie Oliver with Kate Hudson as they filmed an episode of Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight in London. Kate reportedly ate fried macaroni and cheese, probably because Jamie bossed her into it. Overbearing Jamie has kept a low profile in the U.S. ever since his Food Revolution show got the ax by ABC. That show was quintessential Jamie. He dressed up like a tomato, filled a school bus with sugar, and tried to persuade parents to feed their kids healthy meals.

Jaime’s promoting a different, UK-based show now, so he’s talking a lot. He ‘fessed up his new favorite way to discipline his tween daugther. He doesn’t ground her or scold her. Nope. He spikes her food with one of the world’s hottest peppers:

From the don’t-try-this-at-home files: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said recently that he secretly gave his 12-year-old daughter, Poppy, one of the world’s hottest peppers in order to discipline her.

At the recent BBC Good Food show, Oliver said, “Poppy was quite disrespectful and rude to me and she pushed her luck. In my day I would have got a bit of a telling-off but you are not allowed to do that. Five minutes later she thought I had forgotten and I hadn’t. She asked for an apple. I cut it up into several pieces and rubbed it with Scotch Bonnet and it worked a treat.”

“She ran up to mum and said, ‘This is peppery.’ I was in the corner laughing. [My wife, Jools] said to me, ‘Don’t you ever do that again.’”

How spicy is a Scotch Bonnet pepper? It ranks a whopping 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville heat unit scale; for comparison, a jalepeño has a score of 3,000 to 6,000 units.

At least his kid-friendly rainbow salad wrap is completely pepper-free

[From People]

Dang. Jamie disciplined his daughter by spiking her snack with one of the spiciest entries on the pepper scale. These peppers range anywhere from 12 to 140 times hotter than your standard jalapeno! Then he laughed about it as his daughter freaked out. That’s not discipline, that’s being mean. Whatever happened to taking away your kid’s prized possession when they throw attitude? That works pretty fast in my experience. Jamie decided to give his kid a fiery tongue and a stomach ache instead. Someday, his daughter’s gonna wise up and drop some Ex-Lax into Jamie’s fancy coffee pot.

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“Jason Bateman is sad he wasn’t picked as Sexiest Man Alive” links

Jason Bateman will never recover from his Sexiest Man Alive snub. [I’m Not Obsessed]
Kathy Griffin will probably replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. [Dlisted]
Mae Whitman kills it in the first DUFF trailer. [LaineyGossip]
Ashton Kutcher wants to “dig up dirt on shady journalists.[Buzzfeed]
Don Lemon‘s rape prevention advice is rude & gross. [Pajiba]
Andrew Garfield takes Movember seriously. [A Socialite Life]
Jing Tian looks fabulous in Christian Dior. [Go Fug Yourself]
Katy Perry Instagrammed her retro bikini. [Popoholic]
Lisa Rinna joined RHOBH for the challenge. [Reality Tea]
Are Kevin James & his wife expecting another baby? [Wonderwall]
Charlize Theron cracks a smile with little Jackson. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Justin Bieber‘s old bedroom is *so* swaggy. [Evil Beet]
Joe & Teresa Guidice want you to pay for their daughter’s video. [CDAN]
Matthew McConaughey will appear in Magic Mike XXL after all? [Starcasm]

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Katherine Heigl Regretful She Made Bad Impression On Shonda Rhimes

Exclusive... Katherine Heigl On The Set Of 'State Of Affairs'‘State of Affairs’ star Katherine Heigl is STILL trying to explain her bad behavior from her ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ days. She was asked about Shonda Rhimes comments about her in a recent interview. RELATED: Shonda Rhimes blasts Katherine Heigl.

Katherine said:

The last one with Shonda…it sucks. I am sorry that she feels that way and I wish her nothing but greatness and I have nothing negative to say about [her]. I’m a big fan of her work. I watch Scandal every week and so I’m sorry she’s left with such a crappy impression of me. I wish I could do something to change that. Maybe I will be able to someday.”

You know, I think responses like this one are part of the reason she has to keep apologizing. Just admit to unprofessional behavior in bad-mouthing your colleagues in public, say you learned a lesson, and get on with it already! Part of the reason Katherine may not be able to move on is because she doesn’t ever seem to quite take responsibility for her comments, even when apologizing. She did admit she’s learned the importance of addressing public missteps quickly, however.

That took some stomaching. [I’ve realized] there’s nothing I can do about this except to sort of prove it wrong, you know? And the only way to prove it wrong is for people to have a work experience with me that doesn’t speak to that at all.”

Stated differently: “I’m going to behave professionally this time.” I think if she just fully owned her behavior, this would stop dogging her at every turn. Oh well.

Did you see ‘State of Affairs’ last night? I did and thought it was pretty good: good enough to tune in again next week! I couldn’t help but notice the chic wardrobe and think about how out-of-place it seemed for a CIA staffer (who wears a leather jacket over a dress to brief the POTUS?), but otherwise there was plenty of intrigue. What did you think?

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Actually, Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘ovaries’ comment was completely in context

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Well, I finally had time to hunt around for the video clip of Benedict Cumberbatch on Live with Kelly and Michael yesterday. And beyond the headline, I have no idea why this interview was some kind of OMG Cumberdealbreaker for some of you. The headline I kept seeing was “Benedict Cumberbatch tells fans: your ovaries still have use.” Which sounds rude and patronizing, for sure. But did you know what came before that? It was actually important and in context.

Kelly and Michael and grilling Benedict about the engagement and engagement announcement. Kelly says girls were “devastated” by the news and Benedict replies, “One girl wasn’t!…I’m very happy. I’m a very happy man. I have a great population of fans as well — they’re smart, they’ll get around to the idea that there’s someone in my life.” Then Michael says, “I read some of things that they were saying, like, ‘My ovaries have no use anymore.’ I mean, they really…” And Benedict looks into the camera and says: “Your ovaries do still have use, let me tell you!” Here’s the video.



So, what’s the big deal? Benedict wasn’t talking about ovaries out of the clear blue – Michael brought it up and Benedict reacted. I really do think Benedict is trying to actively encourage his fans to dial it down a few notches.

A few more things – Benedict did some kind of discussion with The Hollywood Reporter and it’s about gay rights and technology and stuff. I thought the quotes were kind of meh, but I’m sure there’s stuff in there that could potentially be taken out of context and blown out of proportion. There’s also a lengthy video panel discussion thing which you can see here.

Benedict was also on The Tonight Show last night – here are some videos:

Last thing – there’s some kind of Cumberprofile in the print edition of New York Magazine this week. You can see some scans here. I’m going to wait until Nymag.com publishes it online before I cover it.

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Seth MacFarlane Shows Glamour His Softer Side

Glamour December CoverNormally, Seth MacFarlane is known for his rather crude, sophomoric brand of humor that will have you in tears from laughing so hard with movies like ‘Ted’. For the holidays, however, he’s revealing a softer side of himself. He studied with Frank Sinatra’s vocal coach before recording his second album, ‘Holiday for Swing!’ His vocals are backed up by a 52-piece orchestra. Seth chatted with Glamour about his holiday album as well as some other career highs and lows. RELATED: Seth MacFarlane won’t be hosting the Oscars again.

MacFarlane on making a holiday album…
“The record label suggested it—probably because they sell well. [Laughs.] But I take music seriously. I keep it separate from the Family Guy world.”

MacFarlane on whether he gets nervous before performing…
“I do for live performances, but it’s nothing that a shot of whiskey won’t cure. Oddly, I was only really nervous about the dancing at the Oscars.”

MacFarlane on being called crudely sexist for his opening song at the 2013 Oscars, ‘We Saw Your Boobs’…
“That’s a pretty serious accusation. [The song] was presented as part of an alternate universe where everything at the Oscars was done incorrectly, [but] the media ignored the context entirely. Comedy and satire being treated with more outrage than actual sexism, racism, or homophobia makes no sense at all.”

MacFarlane on the biggest misconception about him…
“I’ll never understand the use of the word misogynist. It’s no different than saying somebody is racist. I’m sure a lot of that comes from Family Guy because of its edge, but I am not Family Guy. My manager is a woman, my accountant is a woman. My producer, who runs all of the animated television series and presides over everyone, is a woman. I’m not sure how that label applies given those realities and my personal philosophies.”

You can read Seth’s entire interview in the December issue of Glamour magazine, which is on newsstands NOW, or digitally at glamour.com/app.

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Robert Downey Jr. greeted UK interviewer Lorraine Kelly with ‘Nice t-ts’

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Robert Downey Jr. had a good week. He and his wife Susan welcomed their second child together, a little girl they named Avri Roel, which I kept pronouncing as “Avril Row-El,” because I couldn’t be bothered to actually figure out how RDJ and Susan will pronounce it. I guess it’s going to be pronounced like hard-A Avery? Or soft-A Ahh-vry? Eh. I don’t think much of the name, but God bless.

RDJ and Susan have been enjoying lots of good press about the wonderful state of their marriage, and how they manage to work together so well while simultaneously building a family and a home. Many people will cry if this marriage goes to hell, and Susan is the #1 reason why we believe RDJ is a good guy these days. Well… this story doesn’t “prove” that he’s a BAD guy, but it might prove that RDJ is far from perfect:

Before the interview began, Robert Downey Jr’s assistant had spent two hours fretting about getting the temperature in the room just right. He needn’t have worried. For as the Hollywood star joined Lorraine Kelly in a hotel suite for a chat, there was just one thing on his mind.

Miss Kelly has revealed that as the 49-year-old actor sat down, he blurted out: ‘Nice t*ts.’

The ITV breakfast host, 54, who has a 36C bust, said: ‘Robert was not quite himself. He had a time in his life when maybe he was discovering himself, having issues. He came on looking a bit worse for wear and he had no shoes on and he wandered around and he sat down and I said hello and he looked at me and said, “Nice t*ts”. It could have been worse. He could have said, “Oh, I don’t like them”. It is a difficult thing to respond to.’

Downey Jr’s comments were all the more surprising because Miss Kelly had been primed to think his first concern would be how hot it was. Speaking on tomorrow night’s Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, she said: ‘We were in a hotel room waiting for him and a minion came in and said the room was too hot. He kept coming back every ten minutes saying “The room is too hot. Robert won’t like it”. ‘The man had a Robert Downey Jr thermometer. Anyway, Robert came and he was fine. He didn’t know what they were talking about.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I believe her. I think this probably happened, and it’s disappointing. I feel like any time a celebrity or a man with any power comes into a room and says something about a woman’s body, it’s a power thing. It’s not meant to be a compliment, it’s meant to throw a woman off and assert dominance in a given situation. And that sucks because I really thought RDJ would be different.

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Are you buying The Poor, Bullied Anne Hathaway Campaign of 2014?

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I covered most of the nonsense that went down with Anne Hathaway back in late 2012 and early 2013, the height of her Oscar campaign for Les Miserables. I remember how harsh people were about all things Annie, and I remember defending her… sometimes. To be fair to Annie, she’s not the first person to oversee an overzealous Oscar campaign and she’s not the first person to oversaturate the media with too many interviews, too many magazine covers, too many photo-ops, too much twee-ness (coughNataliePortmancough). To be fair to the media, Anne WAS overzealous, annoying and much, much too cloying and needy. It was like everyone forgot that, oh right, she’s actually an A-list actress with a great deal of talent. Even Annie forgot. Was the coverage of her at times overblown, rude and “bullying”? Yes, it was. But I do think there’s a difference in “bullying” coverage and coverage that was basically like “please settle down, girl, you’re embarrassing yourself.”

I bring this all up because Annie is promoting Interstellar, and she keeps speaking of that moment in her life. To hear Annie tells it, the Hathahate was like being punched and slapped. When Anne sat down with Ellen DeGeneres this week, Ellen was really nice to her and Ellen referred to what happened as “cyberbullying.” Agree or disagree? Eh. You can see the video here. Here’s what went down:

Through hate, Anne Hathaway learned to love. The actress, 31, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, where she opened up about the backlash she suffered after winning Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Les Misérables.

“For whatever reason—and it’s a small group, trust me—[cyber bullies are] loud because I went through this,” host Ellen DeGeneres told her guest sympathetically. “And voices that don’t like you and say mean things really stick with you for some reason, more than voices that say, ‘You’re great!’ So, when that was going on after the Oscars, which you should have been celebrating—you won an Oscar!—and then all the sudden…Explain how you accidentally Googled something and this is what you found.”

Hathaway, a Hollywood veteran, said she “had gotten out of the habit of Googling myself because that’s just a bad idea to ever do that.” But in a rare instance, she said, “My friends and I had an idea for Funny or Die and we wanted to do something on celebrity pregnancy rumors, so we just Googled pregnancy rumors and the story came up. The title of it was ‘Why Does Everyone Hate Anne Hathaway?’”

The audience gasped, to which she said, “It’s really OK. It has a happy ending. Life continues.”

“Yes, but I know what that feels like and I think when people write things like that or say things like that it is cyber bullying,” DeGeneres told Hathaway. “How did you deal with all that?”

“Well, I listened at first. I couldn’t help it, you know? And you try to shut it off and I couldn’t, and then I realized why I couldn’t was I hadn’t learned to love myself yet. I hadn’t gotten there. And if you don’t love yourself when someone else says horrible thing to you part of you is always going to believe them,” she said. “So, then I was like, ‘OK, I don’t want to believe these people. I don’t want to agree with them on any level. And I want to figure out who I am. I want to learn who I am. I don’t want to feel like I’m fragile every time I leave the house because I’m so dependent on what other people think about me. So, I just took a step back, and as Matthew McConaughey, my co-star in Interstellar, would say, ‘I just kept living.’ And, it’s been a really cool journey,” Hathaway said. “I feel like I arrived in a place where maybe not every minute of every day, but way more than I used to, I have a tremendous amount of love and compassion for everyone else—and best of all I have it for myself, which I never enjoyed before.”

DeGeneres then offered the actress more support, saying, “There’s a great phrase: ‘What you think of me is none of my business.’ And there’s nothing wrong with being fragile. I think it’s a beautiful thing.”

[From E! News]

I too think it’s okay to be fragile and for a person to acknowledge that they’ve been hurt by certain comments. But I don’t care for the way Anne is allowing herself to be infantilized by this – she wasn’t some little girl done in by dastardly bullies, nor was she physically assaulted or damaged in any profound way. She was a grown woman flashing her Oscar Biscuit at the premiere of Les Mis and throwing hissy fits when she didn’t get her perfect Oscar dress and some people on the Internet said mean things about her. That’s it. I do agree that Annie probably didn’t “love herself” enough to ignore the haters, but… I don’t know. I’m not really feeling this whole Poor Bullied Annie Hathaway Campaign of 2014.

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Leah Messer’s Grandma Slams Haters, Suggests Unknown Enemies Have "Night Cam"

Leah Messer’s family is sticking by her throughout her recent marital strife. That includes her grandmother, who has some harsh words for her critics.

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With the marriage of Leah and Jeremy Calvert on the ropes, everyone’s chiming in, from her former flame Robbie Kidd to their families and friends.

Reports have surfaced that Jeremy Calvert moved out on Leah, while fingers are being pointed left and right as the pair’s union hangs by a thread.

Her younger sister Victoria slammed Jeremy and threatened to expose his dirtiest secrets, and now their grandma Sandy Kay, has taken to Facebook.

With a vengeance!

In a lengthy and tangential post, Kay said that “they” (it’s unclear who the nebulous they are) of going after Messer and her kids and will stop at nothing.

Nothing.

She even went so far as to suggest that the unknown attackers could have a “night cam” to see if she’s “having sex with Jeremy so they can make money.”

Yeah.

As for those who say Messer is a prescription drug addict, Kay said they have a “rude awakening” coming, and “time will let the truth reveal itself.”

While she didn’t deny that there is some trouble in paradise, “She and Jeremy will get threw [sic] there [sic] problems,” she said. “They are young.”

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Leah Messer and one of her three daughters share a tender moment.

That they are, but will they make it? The duo’s marriage has been rocky from the start, and the obstacles they face aren’t likely to lessen over time.

Last month, Calvert accused his wife of cheating with ex Robbie Kidd on Twitter, while Leah and Robbie both denied this publicly and vehemently.

Jeremy took the messages down, while Leah Tweeted Sunday, “Their [sic] is nothing more important in my life than my husband and my girls!”

Case closed? Or living in denial and trying too hard to keep up appearances while the end is clearly near? Time will tell, people. Only time will tell.

In the meantime, all we can do is watch Teen Mom 2 online and relive the couple’s road to the altar … and the tension that’s been brewing since.

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Selena Gomez Makes The Coffee Run: Did She Lock Up Before Leaving Home?

Selena Gomez Stops By StarbucksHere’s Selena Gomez doing the coffee run with a gal pal. I’m sure many of us were doing the same thing this Monday morning! Hopefully she locked up her house before she left, though. RELATED: Selena Gomez is NOT working with Kris Jenner.

TMZ reports that Selena has been calling the police to come to her home after she returns and finds the door unlocked. Apparently there have been three false alarms: when the police arrive, they don’t find any intruders. It sounds like she doesn’t lock her door or turn on her alarm system before leaving her house.

I can understand Selena being afraid: she’s had problems with stalkers in the past. Yet I’m shocked at the idea that she leaves her house unlocked and doesn’t bother to turn on her alarm system. She may have gates around her property, but that’s only one layer of protection! She should be concerned about crying wolf, too. If this continues to happen, the police aren’t as likely to take her calls seriously. That will be problematic if someone actually is in her house…

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Katherine Heigl: I’ve ‘made mistakes’ but don’t think I’m rude

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Katherine Heigl is trying to resurrect a career that’s been reduced to tattered curtains of divadom. I used to think Katherine got a bad rap because she made the grave mistake of calling an Apatow movie “sexist. It’s never cool to watch someone talk smack about their job, but male actors get away with it all the time. Heigl didn’t fare as well because she was talking back to the dudes.

Anyway. Heigl has proven herself to be a genuine pill over many years. Stories of diva behavior continue, yet she seems genuinely surprised at her career downfall. Now the word “Heigl” is readily associated with rudeness by other actors. Heigl’s new show, State of Affairs, is a last shot at repairing her reputation.

Heigl sat down for a Q&A on Facebook, and a fan asked, “I’ve heard rumors that your [sic] very rude. What’s your thoughts?” That question probably felt like a slap in the face, but Heigl answered:

“Yeah I’ve heard those too…honestly I don’t think I am…nothing makes me more uncomfortable than confrontation or hurting someones feelings and I would never, ever actively do so on purpose. Of course just like any human being I’ve made mistakes and unwittingly or carelessly spoken or acted but I always try to make any wrong right. That doesn’t mean I won’t stand up for myself by drawing boundaries and asking to be treated kindly and respectfully but I don’t do that with any rude or unkind intentions just with the same strength and honesty I think every one of us is entitled to.”

[From Katherine Heigl on Facebook]

I can’t help but feel a little sorry for her. Much of the problem is Katherine’s momager, who had a great hand in shaping the diva personality. Maybe Katherine is telling the truth. She may honestly believe that she is perfectly kind to all cast and crew members, or she may be full of it.

State of Affairs premieres on Nov. 17. Here’s a gigantic trailer:

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