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Variety is the spice of life here at The Hollywood Gossip.

We can't make up for the nausea you might feel after watching Miley Cyrus Twerking or waiting on pins and needles for the Kim Kardashian baby name, but we can offer this:

Eight utterly delicious recipes courtesy of Food Fanatic!

Dedicating themselves to things that leave a good taste in your mouth, our partners have posted all about the following items over the past few days...

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Paula Deen admitted during questioning in a discrimination lawsuit against her that she has used racial slurs in the past, but insists she is not a racist.

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The 66-year-old Food Network star and restaurant owner was peppered with questions about her racial attitudes and actions in a May 17 deposition.

Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, is suing Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, who own the restaurant.

Jackson claims that she was sexually harassed by Paula Deen and worked in a hostile environment rife with innuendo and rampant n-word use.

A transcript of the deposition shows Deen being asked if she has used racial slurs.

"Yes, of course," Paula replied, although she added: "It's been a very long time."

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Ding, ding! It was ON for Round 4 of the American Baking Competition last night, with the CBS series turning its attention from cakes to bread.

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Pretzels, challah, croissants. This episode had it all.

Bread can be so finicky due to environmental factors and the quality of ingredients, the fact that they make great bread at home may not matter.

Can they perform under pressure? How will they handle the invariable hiccups? That's what the fourth episode of the season boiled down to.

The competition was fierce throughout. Whose bread was tops and gave them the best chance of winning more bread ... in a different sense?

If you can forgive the bad pun, head over to Food Fanatic now for its American Baking Competition review where the answer is revealed!

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Make way, Michael Moore! Move over, Morgan Spurlock! There's a new documentary film-maker on the block and he's half your size!

Zachary Maxwell, 11, spent six months secretly filming the lunches being served at PS 130 in New York City.

The food he was served may not have gotten many raves, but his covert expose' "Yuck: A 4th Grader's Documentary About School Lunches" sure has critics buzzing.

Maxwell, at the encouragement and aid of his parents, used a hidden camera to record dozens of lunches served to himself and his classmates at his public school in New York's Little Italy.

While the menu descriptions read like those of gourmet restaurants, the reality on their trays left little to be desired.

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The American Medical Association formally voted earlier this week to classify obesity as a disease, one that 35 percent of U.S. adults reportedly have.

The classification is aimed in part to get doctors to tackle obesity as if they were treating a disease, rather than a mere lifestyle in need of modification.

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Dr. Patrice Harris of the AMA said in a statement:

"Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles a complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans."

"The AMA is committed to improving health and working to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, which are often linked to obesity."

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Without a doubt, watermelon is one of the quintessential fruits of summer, be it on its own, in a salad, in a beverage, or ... as a new Oreo flavor?

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Nabisco has launched a limited edition Watermelon Oreo flavor for this summer, and the flavor isn't even the first fruit-flavored edition of the cookie.

They've also come out with banana split, coconut, chocolate berry burst, ice cream rainbow sherbet and strawberry milkshake varieties ... who knew?

"We chose Watermelon because it is a fun, summer flavor that goes great with the Golden Oreo cookie," spokesperson Kimberly Fontes said.

There are no actual watermelons in the ingredients, of course ... just food dyes, sugar, high fructose corn syrup and "artificial and natural flavors."

But hey ... look at those green and pink colors!!


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This week, Chopped explored its “hippie” side by centering the baskets around ingredients such as chia seeds, wheatgrass, and tempeh.

Do you even know what those are? Exactly.

The show encouraged several of the chefs to explore vegetarian recipes like never before, and the results were both unpredictable and delicious.

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The impressive quartet of culinary competitors Tuesday was comprised of chefs, executive chefs and restaurant owners from Philly to Texas.

Which chef came out on top in this episode of the Food Network hit?

Our friends at Food Fanatic will tell you in their Chopped review!

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Keeping the momentum going in what has been an insane couple of months for viral fast food stories, we present to you ... this insane Wendy's customer!

This video of a dude "losing [his] s--t" over a cheeseburger that was SUPPOSED to be a hamburger is the latest to make the online rounds. Take a look:

"Is there cheese in hamburger? There's no cheese in hamburger!" he screams at the employee working the drive-thru, which he obviously walked thru.

After demanding his money back "FAST!" the guy helpfully explains, "When you have a cheeseburger, you have a cheeseburger. If you have hamburger, you have hamburger!"

Wait ... how does that work again?

He then berates their incompetence, pounds his fists on the edge of the window in scary fashion, uses some foul language and storms off. Classy fella.

From the Taco Bell shell-licking guy to the Wendy's Frosty guzzling employee, this has been a crazy run for fast food joints and smartphone cameras.

Then there's Taylor Chapman. She's in a league of her own.

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Wait... was that an episode of Food Network Star that aired last night?

Or an installment of Chopped?

On a special episode of the Food Network competition, it followed the rules of its Food Network brethren, asking contestants to create a meal in 30 minutes out of a basket full of ingredients.

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Could they complete the task? Damaris and Stacey didn't seem to have any problems, but Chad could scarcely pronounce the names of some of items in front of him.

That was a slight problem, but it was nothing compared to the attitude of Danushka.

She was cold. Standoffish. Mean. Bored. Pretty much awful all around.

Did it get her sent home? Read this Food Network Star review now for the answer!

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With fast food employees around the nation licking taco shells and guzzling directly from the Frosty machine... isn't it nice to know some folks still care about their work in the kitchen?

Yes, we're looking at you, Food Fanatic.

By relying on such products as a Vitamix 5200 and by dedicating themselves to what's tasty and healthy, this website cranked out the following items over the past few days...

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