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Food Network star tasked its finalists with making like Justin Verlander this week.

Yes, it was time to throw some serious pitches... to Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson, likely the two most influential people at the Food Network.

So what did these aspiring chefs come up with?

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There was Stacey's Modern Magic, which involved putting modern twists on classic recipes. There was Pie Style, a dare-based series where Rodney makes any dish into a pie recipe.

There was Guilty Pleasre, which was confusing, yet focusing on infusing entrees or desserts with bacon and/or bourbon… we think. And then there was Eat, Date, Love, a program about how men could woo their women with food and charm.

Read this Food Network Star review now and find out which idea got his or her creator eliminated prior to next week's finale.

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Bottoms up, THG readers. It's International Beer Day!

And while you could easily crack open a can of Bud Light to celebrate the yearly occasion, we have a better idea.

Actually, three better ideas: What about a beer and ice cream float? Or a chocolate/raspberry-based beverage? Or a light fish dinner soaked in the drink of the day?

Visit our friends at Food Fanatic for plenty more drink recipes and watch the following videos for creative ideas on how to make the most of International Beer Day.

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Forget Twerking. That trend is so five minutes ago.

Cronuts are now all the rage, as this donut/croissant hybrid was created and copyrighted by a New York City baker.

But that hasn't stopped the phenomenon from going global. In South Korea, Dunkin' Donuts is offering a "New York Pie Donut" on its menu, while the same chain in the Philippines is advertising "The Donut Croissant."

Same idea. Same very, very, very long lines.

What is all the fuss about? Considering the cronut seems like a dessert recipe anyone can whip up at home?

Try one today. You'll soon find out.

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Twice in one week, cops in North Carolina were called out for disputes involving pizza. Amazingly enough, the two incidents were completely unrelated.

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Both stories are eerily similar as both men denied throwing pizza but cops were able to see through the untruths as there was evidence of splattered sauce and tossed pizza everywhere.

Jimmy Ray Poage initially claimed that he had thrown no pie, then later recanted saying his girlfriend was the first to fire. Despite his protests that he had changed clothes before the cops arrived, the officers found no pizza or pizza sauce on his clothing.

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The second episode of Top Chef Masters Season featured a mise en place race… a trip to an Asian night market… and Katy Lee Gifford!

Yes, the Today Show co-host stopped by as a surprise late into the hour, helping to critique the Elimination Challenge.

It tasked the contestants will taking an American classic and whipping it up with an Asian twist. And let's just say Gifford did not lack for eye rolls.

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Elsewhere: Francis blew the critics away with the complexity of his flavors, while Douglas' Cookies and Cream concoction was simply to die for. Or at least not get eliminated for.

Who did get the boot and for what reason? Our friends at Food Fanatic have penned an extensive Top Chef Masters review. Check it out now!

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Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that she put herself on an extremely strict diet in preparation for her role as a stripper in the upcoming We're the Millers.

Considering she looks like this in the movie, you can see the results:

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How did the 44-year-old get into the best shape of her entire career?

"I was on a very, like, you know, greens and vegetables and lean proteins and kale," she said. "When I really wanted to have a cheat day I had to have kale chips."

Yeah. If kale chips are your cheat meal, we'd say you're doing okay.

While the actress admits ramping up her diet for the role, she's normally a fairly healthy eater. Will her movie turn in a healthy box office performance?

Check out the We're the Millers trailer below and see:

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Grumppuccino, the official coffee, mocha and vanilla beverage of surly Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, is coming to the market in September.

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Blending coffee, mocha and vanilla flavors and featuring Grumpy Cat's famous meme-inspiring mug, the drink will be sold in stores and online.

The signature caffeinated beverage is another career accomplishment for Grumps (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce), who is also starring in webisodes for Friskies.

She also met Ian Somerhalder at SXSW.

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It's a basic question but an important one:

How does one cook a well-balanced meal with just the ingredients in one's kitchen?

That was the issue that kicked off Food Network Star this week, as the remaining finalists were grilled by Alton Brown and then issued a Mentor Challenge: create a yummy dish that included Special K or popcorn crisps.

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We can only assume this reminded others of Chopped as well.

On-camera presentation was key here, as Nikki's dish turned out fine, but her lack of knowledge to answer potential viewer questions caused some concern. Enough to get her kicked off?

Read this Food Network Star review now for the answer!

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She's been dropped by corporate partners left and right, but a two-year quest to dedicate a Paula Deen museum in Albany, Georgia, is apparently still underway.

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Business woman BJ Fletcher has been working with the Deens and the city to move Paula's childhood to one of two downtown locations for the museum.

"Well, if you think about it, when visitors come, the first thing they do is they come to the Visitor's Bureau," she said of the potential Albany attraction.

"The Riverfront Bar-be-que, Ice Cream Scoops, Flint Riverquarium, et cetera. And it's be cool to sort of sandwich it right in the middle of all of that."

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We have a scientific update on breakfast.

As previously reported, it's bad for your heart to skip this meal.

Now, the Harvard School of Public Health has compared multiple studies and determined that those who drink at least two cups of coffee per day are less likely than non-coffee drinkers to commit suicide... but a 50% margin!

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"Unlike previous investigations, we were able to assess association of consumption of caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages, and we identify caffeine as the most likely candidate of any putative protective effect of coffee," lead researcher Michel Lucas, a research fellow in the university's department of nutrition, said in a statement.

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