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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Mary-Kate Olsen Chooses the General for Date Night; Weiner and Spitzer CrossPlus: Bethenny Frankel at Indochine, and more, in this week’s roundup of celebrity dining.
  2. celebrity settings
    Alicia Keys Gets a Striptease at the Box; Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez ReunitePlus, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne get cozy at No. 8, Meg Ryan peruses pastries at Dean & Deluca, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  3. Celebrity Settings
    Ryan Seacrest Talks Idol at Crown; Scott Rudin Celebrates MichaelPlus, Scarlett Johannson hangs out at Heathers, Kid Rock does dinner and a show at the Palm West, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    LeBron James Sneaks Into Mastro’s For Date with Ciara; Lindsay Lohan Eats atThe Miami Heat star gets caught on a date while trying to go low-pro at the Beverly Hills steakhouse.
  5. TV Land
    SPiN’s Will Horowitz Plans Downtown Restaurant, and a Reality Show WithPlus, are co-owners Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Bricklin dating?
  6. In Other Magazines
    Bourdain’s ‘Spin’ Essay Is Pretty Thin SoupNo offense to one of our favorite writers, but Anthony Bourdain’s stories are starting to become as rehashed as the specials he warned us against ordering in Kitchen Confidential.. Yes, Tony, we know that during the year 1977, you were shooting up, listening to punk, and hitting the after-hours clubs — as we’re reminded in this essay in the latest issue of Spin. And we know about “the bathroom of CBGB, awash in turds, glassine bags, condoms, and used works.” (This may have been what Paul Levy meant about bravado-filled writing.) We’ll say this, though: Even if Bourdain’s essay doesn’t say anything new (couldn’t he have at least looted his boss’s charcuterie during the blackout?), the piece is worth a look just for the photo of the man sporting a machete and locks reminiscent of Howard Stern. We can just imagine the “bitter, delicious taste of heroin in the back of [his] throat”! Eat to the Beat [Spin] Related: British Toff Decries the Coarseness of Modern Food Writing