Tiny Hamster Challenges Kobayashi to an Eating Duel (Video)

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Tiny Hamster takes on champion eater Kobayashi.
The world can be a harsh place. There are bills to pay, climate change to worry about, and bosses so evil they should sprout horns and carry around pitchforks at the weekly sales meeting. That's why we need diversions on the internet to give us a few minutes of sheer joy in our rotten, miserable existences.

This is the sole reason why Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos exists, people. And what's not to love? A tiny hamster is shown waddling to his widdle table and eating a teeny burrito with his microscopic, yet dexterous, rodent hands.

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3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen Makes it to Week Two on Hell's Kitchen

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While you may think you know everything there is to know about being a chef from watching reality T.V., cooking competition shows are nothing like working in a real kitchen.

Sure, tempers flare whether the cameras are there or not. But in a real-life situation, you'd be hard-pressed to find a chefs teaming up with their competitors or digging through sandcastles to find geoduck clams.

3030 Ocean kitchen supervisor La Tasha McCutcheon can add those skills (or tasks) to her resume. The Hell's Kitchen contestant made it through week one and will be returning to the show to compete next week again.

We got a chance to speak to the amicable chef about week one, Gordon Ramsay, and the Hollywood treatment.

See Also: 3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen Competing on Hell's Kitchen (Video)


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Dolphins Wife Christy Denney, the Girl Who Ate Everything, Releasing Cookbook September 9

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The Girl Who Ate Everything
Double-decker taco cupcakes.

For all the turbulence one can come across in the media stemming from the shenanigans of NFL players, it is refreshing when an NFL-tinged story comes out that does not involve nightclub beatdowns, bullying, locker-room vitriol, and so-so seasons. Yes, we're talking about the Miami Dolphins. But this is not a story about the Miami Dolphins, directly. This is a story that happens to involve the wife of the longest current-serving member of the Miami Dolphins.

We're talking about long snapper and all-around solid special teams member John Denney, a man who has kept a low profile, a level head, and an unquestioned relevance within the team.

It is no surprise that as the mother of their five children, Christy Denney also exhibits a calm and dignified demeanor. This Mormon family has kept out of the limelight and has managed to carve for themselves a pretty good life in South Florida as members of the Dolphins franchise. John's gargantuan caloric needs as an athlete were evident soon after they married, and Christy's passion for food was reawakened. In 2008, she took to the internet with her blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything, and has worked as a recipe developer for General Mills.

John has been the first line of defense for "the benefits of the dishes that turn out and stomachs the ones that don't."

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Chris "Birdman" Andersen Named Hard Rock Energy Drink's Spokesperson

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Chris "Birdman" Andersen: Tough life.
Chris "Birdman" Andersen, the colorful Miami Heat power forward/center, has been named Hard Rock Energy Drink's spokesperson.

The drink, which comes in two flavors and a sugar-free version, is produced, marketed, and distributed by Enterprise Beverage Group, a majority-owned subsidiary of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

See also: Hard Rock Energy Drink, Sold Exclusively by the Seminole Tribe of Florida

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3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen Competing on Hell's Kitchen (Video)

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3030's La Tasha McCutchen
Somewhere, Gordon Ramsey is gearing up his foul mouth yet again.

On Wednesday, September 10, his scream-filled cooking show Hell's Kitchen is premiering again, and this time only one South Florida chef has made it to the competition.

3030 Ocean's La Tasha McCutchen is competing for a head chef position at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, a total prize value of $250,000, and the glory of winning on the show's 13th season.

And we got a sneak peek of her journey.

See Also: Paula DaSilva Talks Fort Lauderdale and Revamping 3030 Ocean

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Watch Five Celebrity Chefs Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Videos)

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Martha accepts the ice bucket challenge.
By now your Facebook page has been filled with videos of friends (and celebrities) getting doused with buckets of ice water. Maybe you've even been dared to pour a bucket of water over your own head.

While in South Florida this may sound like a refreshing (though extreme) way of keeping cool during a steamy August afternoon, it's actually the Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraising stunt that went viral sometime this summer. Though the challenge has been around for a while, the ALS Association, the main beneficiary of monies raised by this challenge, credits 29 year-old Pete Frates from Beverly, Massachusetts for making the mere act of pouring a bucket of freezing water on your head a sensation. Frates, a former Division 1 college athlete with Boston College baseball, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's Disease, in 2012 and has dedicated his time to spreading awareness of the disease since.

See also: Five Strange Celebrity Chef Endorsement Deals (Videos)

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Celebrating Julia Child's Birthday with Four French Chef Moments (Videos)

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Julia Child about to pick a dancing partner.

Ah, Julia Child, the original celebrity chef. The relatively tall woman who brought the pleasures and delights of French cookery into the American home through the miracle of television is not only a revered icon of the culinary arts, but an American institution as well. The former employee of the Office of Strategic Services married fellow staffer Paul Child in 1946 after meeting during her posting in Sri Lanka. The marriage would last until his death in 1994.

Paul and Julia's love was legendary and more than likely fueled by her incredible and hard-earned skills in the kitchen. By now, a decade after her passing, Julia Child is a household name. Through numerous biographies, television archives and the book/film Julie & Julia, she's forever in our minds. Is she responsible for the propelling of chefs to megastar status?

See also: Happy Birthday, Julia Child! Celebrate Her 100th with the Julia Child Auto-Tune (Video)


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Shannon Briggs and Wladimir Klitschko in Food Fight at Hollywood Restaurant (Video)

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Mama Mia Italian Ristorante was the scene of a crazy food fight.
Two heavyweight boxers decided to go a few rounds in Hollywood, Florida, the other day. Unfortunately, the incident occurred in a restaurant instead of a ring.

The bizarre incident occurred at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood, where Wladimir Klitschko was enjoying a quiet lunch.

Apparently, Shannon Briggs barged in and started eating the heavyweight champ's food, saying, "What you do, I do, champ."

See also: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko Spotted at Hollywood's Taco Beach Shack

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Kiss' Gene Simmons, Fall Out Boy Spotted at BC Tacos

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Brett Chiavari and the BC Tacos crew lived their own personal rock 'n' roll fantasy last week when they met some rock icons at Cruzan Amphitheater.

The BC Tacos truck is a fixture at the music venue during most of its concerts. And while most celebrities usually just go to their green room before a concert where an assortment of food and booze usually awaits, along with a dish of red-only M&M's, two dozen white roses, and a rainbow unicorn, many of the musicians who play the Cruzan make it a point to stop for a taco at the caveman-themed food truck.

See also: Phillip Phillips Eats and Tweets About BC Tacos

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Gimme A Burger Appearing on World Food Championships

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Gimme A Burgers winning bacon-burger.
We all love watching someone we know or a place we've visited on the TV screen.

It doesn't make sense at all, but for whatever reason, it feels like you're getting a piece of the limelight as well -- hey, fame is a funny thing.

Turns out another local spot is making its debut on the small screen.

Gimme A Burger is appearing on World Food Championships tomorrow night.

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