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Starbucks Uses Beetles for Food Coloring; History of Bizarro Celeb Diets

• The smiling dude on the Quaker Oats box has a name, Larry, and he's getting a makeover: The new and improved Larry will be slimmer and younger. And maybe he can get some better clothes? [WSJ]

• Starbucks' strawberry Frappuccinos use ground-up beetles for that pretty pink color, and the vegan community is pissed. Also: That's gross. [USAT]

• Bizarro celebrity diets go all the way back to the forties and a guru of sorts named Gayelord Hauser, writes Simon Doonan. [Slate]


• Marilyn Hagerty and Anthony Bourdain are reportedly in talks to collaborate on a book of some kind. This should be interesting … [Eater NY]

• Potential Tavern on the Green operators have until Friday to submit proposals. Big names like Drew Nieporent and B&B Hospitality Group have shown interest, but not Donald Trump: The new space is going to be too casual for him. [DNA Info]

• Erasmo Ponce, owner of Tortilleria Chinanatla in Brooklyn, where a worker was crushed to death, has been arrested for alleged wage violations and false tax documents. [NYDN]

• The U.S. had planned to send food aid to North Korea, but it has suspended those intentions as Pyongyang refuses to drop plans for launching a long-range missile. [Chicago Tribune]

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