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Bush Snubs ‘21’; Rachael Ray to Be Painted Nude

• George W. Bush is the first sitting president since FDR not to grace '21' Club with his presence. Two weeks left, Mr. President! [NYP]

• Artist Alex Gardega is planning to paint a nude portrait of Rachael Ray using paprika and oils. Gardega finds Ray "charming and sexy." [NYP]

• ABC's Wife Swap is looking to cast food columnists for an upcoming episode. [Eater]

• Today in Top Chef alum news: Season four's Andrew D'Ambrosi (he of the culinary boners) is rumored to be replacing season two's Josie Smith-Malave at private club Norwood. [Eater]

• Sean Basinski, founder of the Street Vendor Project, has been awarded a Fulbright to study street vendors in Nigeria. [Serious Eats New York]

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