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Kraft macaroni and cheese, Vanilla Ice and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. If that's not a recipe for a great TV ad, we don't know what is.

If it wasn't obvious, all three of those things have joined forces for a commercial promoting Kraft's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mac and cheese shapes.

The spot finds the rapper stocking shelves (probably not too big a stretch these days) and reviving his "Ninja Rap" from the 1991 sequel to TMNT.

The song, from the ever-so-brief peak of Ice's popularity, features the the familiar refrain, "Go Ninja Go!" and memorably showcased him in a cameo.

Back to the ad, it's as random and awkward as it sounds, but it owns that fact.

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Paula Deen is ready to make a comeback, and in a big, big way.

Her new company, Paula Deen Ventures, received an investment between $75 million and $100 million from Najafi Cos., according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Arizona-based private-equity company who invested in Paula is led by Jahm Najafi, who owns the Book-of-the-Month Club and BMG Music Service.

It hopes to help the Southern chef establish new deals and break away from her old business model, which was based on licensing her celebrity image to others.

The chief executive of Deen Ventures, Steven Nanula, said the company is in talks with possible partners, including in the TV space ... just not Food Network.

Deen was fired by the Food Network and many of her other sponsors last year after she admitted to using a racial slur during a deposition she gave for a lawsuit.

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Administrators at a Northern California private school are apologizing after their Black History Month school lunch menu caused a great deal of controversy.

On the menu were fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon ... seriously.

Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to celebrate Black History Month in a lunchtime celebration.

Somehow, the above items were what they came up with.

Officials held an assembly on campus to discuss the issue and sent an apology letter to parents after the lunch controversy blew up and sparked outcry.

"I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Principal Nancy Libby said in the letter.

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Darryl Robinson, host of the Cooking Channel's Drink Up program, was found dead in his New York City apartment yesterday. He was just 50 years old.

Per NY1 and the New York Post, police responded to a friend's concerned call about Robinson and found no immediate signs of forced entry or trauma.

There were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the apartment, police said, and the investigation into the death of the mixologist is still ongoing.

A medical examiner will determine Darryl Robinson's cause of death. No foul play is expected at this time. The Cooking Channel released a statement:

"Upon learning of this sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl's family & friends."

His show, Drink Up, aired in 2010 and can still be seen in repeats. Besides Drink Up, he made appearances on Access Hollywood, The Wendy Williams Show and Today.

Our condolences to those close to Robinson, another star gone too soon.

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Sunday's Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial, which featured U.S. citizens singing “America the Beautiful” in various languages, was generally well received.

Just not by the Twitter-verse, where many users were live-tweeting the event and quickly lambasted the brand as un-American, or even a terrorist organization.

Seriously. People were aghast that there are human beings living in America who don't speak English, and that Coke might feature them in advertising.

Check out 23 of the most racist, disapproving, confused and hate-filled Tweets about the controversial Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial below ...

You're S--t is Rank
You're grammar is pretty rank, too, Earl Williams Jr. Maybe go study for your GED instead of Tweeting your pearls of infinite wisdom?

The TV spot inspired a handful of hashtags, including #SpeakAmerican and #boycottcoke as xenophobic bullies everywhere threw up their arms in disgust.

A lot of people also loved its message of inclusion and multiculturalism, though. The vocal minority is just ... vocal. Tell us: What do you think of the ad?

 

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Molly Schuyler went to WORK Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

By DEVOURING an eye-popping 363 chicken wings in a HALF HOUR, the 5-foot-7, 125-pound mother of four set a new record at Wing Bowl 22.

The previous record was held by Takeru Kobayashi, who ate 337 in 2012.

Molly Schuyler Photo

Schuyler, from Omaha, Neb., didn't exactly cruise to the crown, narrowly edging Patrick Bertoletti, whose 356 wings mark the second most consumed.

Jamie "The Bear" Anderson, last year's champion, was third with 304.

For the gutsy effort that may or may not entail puking her guts out later, Molly Schuyler won the $22,000 top prize, a gold medal and a championship ring.

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Meet Park Seo-yeon, a South Korean woman, makes $9,000 a month from fans who like to watch her eat for hours each day, according to reports.

Known as "The Diva" online, Seo-yeon cooks up elaborate meals, sits down and ingests them in front of a camera, all while chatting with her adoring fans.

Who pay handsomely for the privilege of doing so, obviously.

Almost surprisingly, there is no sex or nudity involved. Nor is there remote suggestion of it. Any hoovering she does involves food and food alone.

The web craze is called "Meok-Bang" and it cures loneliness and hunger pangs ... seriously. This is a thing and it's reportedly common in South Korea.

"People enjoy the vicarious pleasure of my online show when they can't eat that much, don't want to eat food at night, or are on a diet," Seo-yeon said.

It boils down in part to demographics:

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You want fries and a vial of heroin with that? A Pittsburgh McDonald's employee was arrested for dealing the drug using Happy Meal boxes, according to reports.

People would roll up to the drive-thru window and use the code phrase, "I'd like to order a toy," at which point the accused employee would hook them up.

Customers more in the mood for hard drugs than Big Macs were allegedly instructed to order this way, then pick up their "order" at the next window.

Undercover officers from a local narcotics enforcement team made a buy from the accused employee after being tipped off by an informant, officials said.

DA spokesman Mike Manko told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that undercover officers bought 10 bags of heroin in stamp-sized packets from the location.

Another 50 bags were found on the employee's person after making the buy.

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Move over, shrimp mayonnaise Doritos. Candy maker Jelly Belly has come out with a new beer-flavored jelly bean. No, this is not a story on The Onion.

The company's latest release is meant to emulate the “effervescent, clean, crisp and wheaty taste” of a German Hefeweizen ale ... because obviously.

The new flavor has polarized candy lovers.

Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans

Thousands are thrilled by the new flavor, but a number of people are up in arms, saying it will encourage underage drinking or alcoholics relapsing.

“I am so angry and disappointed about this decision,” Facebook user Mindy Chemaki wrote. “I have been a big fan of Jelly Belly since I was 13."

"Now you have developed a flavor that that may encourage minors (like I was 20+ years ago or my children today) to develop a substance abuse problem."

Amy Mehalko added on a similar note, “It’s just so wrong to have this flavor. Very disappointed. Why not just make a cigarette flavor while your at it.”

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What's more disturbing than Justin Bieber getting arrested for drunk driving and pretty much ruining the lives of young girls around the globe?

In three words? Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos.

Yes, this item is actually on sale in Japan through March 17, with the company advertising the flavor as "gourmet."

What else is included in this supposedly deluxe line of Doritos? Favors such as corn soup, Hokkaido camembert cheese and mushrooms with butter and soy sauce.

Try to keep your lunch down as you process this nauseating information and sort through other stomach-turning food ideas:

Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger
Yes, this deep-fried Twinkie burger is actually offered at a restaurant. It may instantly kill its consumer.