Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson Suffer ‘Food Poisoning’; Does Eataly Poach Business From Little Italy?

• Selena Gomez was hospitalized over the weekend, allegedly for “food poisoning and exhaustion.” Sheesh, Bieber, go easy. Bizarrely, Jennifer Hudson allegedly contracted food poisoning as well. [MTV UK, Third Age]

• Speaking of food-borne illness, many of the E. coli sufferers will need kidney transplants or will have to undergo dialysis for the rest of their lives. [Local Germany]

• And while we’re on the topic of contamination, Taiwan destroyed 2.3 tons of beverages that contained the plasticizer DEHP, which “could cause future reproductive problems for boys.” [WP]

• Meal Snap, a new app that counts calories in pictures of food, works partly with the assistance of people who identify the food shots for two to five cents a pop. Sounds more fun than data entry. [WSJ]

• Down in Little Italy, shopkeepers are grumbling that Eataly has poached business. “Eataly is for the kind of people who’d rather spend $700 on a pair of shoes than $70,” one merchant groused. [NYP]

• That riot in the Christopher Street Dunkin’ Donuts has sparked a community debate in the West Village over how much policing is warranted; some think too much is hostile to gays. [DNA Info]

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson Suffer ‘Food Poisoning’; Does