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Popbytes: Get your fill of scary skinny celebs!
Vulture: Which Actors Will Be Ubiquitous Over the Next Year?
Gastronomy: Corkbar – Los Angeles (Downtown)
D-Listed: What In The Hell Kind Of GD Outfit Is This?
TVline: Jon Cryer Opens Up About ‘Great Friend’ Charlie Sheen: ‘We Want Nothing But the Best for Him’
The Dartmouth: Two students fall from fraternity roof
Socialite Life: Prince Harry And Pippa Middleton Went Out For Tea Together
Sinosoul: MoKo, Culver City: Indisputably the Best Non-Korean Food in LA.
Fourfour: I do love a diva

Random Reality Stars From The Fig & Olive Opening

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The Los Angeles branch (pun INTENDED) of Fig & Olive restaurant opened last night, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the swanky event. The bash featured a full-on red carpet, which I walked with my cohort, and I’m happy to report that absolutely none of the three paparazzi who were standing there bored paused to snap a photo of us. Apparently they didn’t realize that I am the STAAAAR of Housewives Hoedown, the video podcast that has taken the Internet by STORM!!!

Anyway, Sly and I eventually found our way inside the massive restaurant where we ran into friends (such as the inimitable Katherine Spiers) as well as a smattering of reality stars. Above, I found Vienna from The Bachelor, who was just about as sweet and friendly as can be. I actually wanted to be her friend. Points against her: she’s not familiar with Ina Garten’s oeuvre. But that’s okay. I can teach her.

Nevertheless, Vienna revealed that she loves to cook and does so nearly every night. I’m sensing a starry Adventure in Domesticity on the horizon (Vienna, CALL ME).

After the jump, a super unexpected reality star… Continue reading

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Thanks jash.

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