For National Doughnut Day: Five Celebrity Doughnuts (And Two Deals)

Krispy Kreme
It's national doughnut day!
Today, June 1, is the highly celebrated national doughnut day. 

While you may think that it's one of those recently made up holidays by some National Doughnut Council, the holiday was actually started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World War I. It's been celebrated  ever since -- which makes it your patriotic duty to eat a doughnut today!

Both Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are giving away free doughnuts today. 

  • Head into any participating Dunkin' Donuts and receive a free donut of your choice with any beverage purchase (while supplies last).

  • Krispy Kreme in Fort Lauderdale is offering a free doughnut to anyone -- no purchase required.  Just waltz right in for your free treat! Fort Lauderdale "hot light" hours are daily between 6 and 10 a.m. and again from 4 to 10 p.m. That's when the doughnuts come out fresh from the oven!

Everyone loves these little baked or fried pastries that so conveniently fit onto your finger, so to celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is listing the five most famous celebrity doughnuts:

The Travel Channel
Man Vs. Food Voodoo Doll Doughnut
Adam Richman's got a pretty good gig.  For his Travel Channel show Man Vs. Food, He travels the country, eating.  That's it.  He just eats.  Of course, he's probably got a slew of prescription medication that he has to take for everything from high blood pressure to diabetes...but still, if your job is just eating chili and doughnuts -- can you really complain? When Richman travels to Portland in search of a nosh, he encounters the Voodoo Doughnut, a jelly-filled doll so delicious, it's almost devilish.

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Food Network
Paula Deen's The Lady's Brunch Burger
Since her declaration that she has diabetes, the chef and Food Network celebrity has toned down her act a bit, actually cooking (gasp) heart healthy meals.  But back in her butter-induced coma days, Ms. Deen made the Lady's brunch burger, basically a bacon cheeseburger with fried egg on a Krispy Kreme.  Anthony Bourdain is still pissed.

Katy Perry
What do you do when you have to fit into teeny little costumes (or just body paint) for your numerous music videos and love doughnuts?  Katy Perry's answer is obvious -- don't eat it - wear it. 

Perry explained her odd behavior via (what else?), Twitter, where she told the world,
"Bought GIANT doughnut pillow @kidrobot NYC & it wouldn't fit in any of my bags. When gettin off plane it was the best paparrazzi shield." [sic]

Fox Television
Homer Simpson
No list of celebrities and their doughnuts would be complete without Homer Simpson.  When he's not drinking beer, he's scarfing down the sugary treats at an alarming rate.  In fact, in one of the famous Treehouse of Horror episodes, Homer actually became a doughnut. Be careful what you wish for.

Brad Pitt
Sure - you might think of Pitt as an actor, hottie, or boy-toy/nanny to Angelina Jolie, but in actuality, he's a doughnut. Don't believe us? 

In a January, 2012 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brad told the world his baked-goods past, "I was hiding out from the celebrity thing, I was smoking way too much dope, I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut and I really got irritated with myself."

Perhaps Pitt was just practicing sense memory acting, "be the the doughnut..."

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