BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #59: Adventures in Hawaii

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) shares death-defying stories about his recent trip to Hawaii where he encountered roosters, giant SUVs, and other frightening threats to his safety. There’s also talk of fat suits, Gerard Depardieu, and Jason Collins, naturally. Come listen!

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AND WHATNOT: Tempers Flare on ‘The View;’ Also, T.I. Is A Hero, Dessert Darling Blows Up, and The Hottest Spots in DTLA

Eater LA: Michelin Guide Director: People in LA “Are Not Real Foodies”
CNN: Rapper T.I. talks man down from roof in Atlanta (thanks IndianJones!)
North by Northwestern: “Hide your kids, hide your wives” YouTube star on BET
Socialite Life: Wentworth Miller Getting Naked As ‘Spartacus?’
Dessert Darling: 944’s New Online Feature: Ask the Dessert Darling!
Vulture: Fancy Clock Gets Sprayed With Amazing Animation to Celebrate Own Birthday
Popbytes: ALL SNOOKI! ALL THE TIME!
Best Week Ever: Pelican and Pigeon Are The Best of Friends!
Diana Takes A Bite: Vito’s Wild Mushroom Pizza: Pizza perfection
GeekWeek: Tom Hardy Cast In Third BATMAN
Gridskipper: Downtown L.A. After Dark
SinoSoul: Hottest Food Bloggers in Los Angeles (some NOTABLE snubs)

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AND WHATNOT: Kim G Talks Smack About Danielle Staub; Also, Joe Jonas and Betty White Together, Octopus Retirement, and Taylor Momsen’s New Song

Vulture: Hot in Cleveland About To Get Even Hotter
D-Listed: Pulpo Paul Is Retiring
Movieline: Whoopi Goldberg Defends Mel Gibson: ‘He’s Not a Racist’
LAist: The Next Food Network Star Episode 5: ‘Working in a truck is no picnic.’
Darryl M. Butterscotch: Next Food Network Star: Two Girls, One Truck
Valleywag: Do Not Check In Here on Foursquare, Ever
Socialite Life: RH Of New Jersey’s Kim G Has A Message For Danielle Staub: F*ck You!
Vulture: Hear the Second Single From Taylor Momsen and the Pretty Reckless
LA Times: Early Bird: Bann Restaurant

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