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ShutterstockWillieNelsonandSonGalleyCat: On the heels of a third studio album in 16 months (To All The Girls…), on which he duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Sheryl Crow, 80-year-old Willie Nelson has decided to give the autobiography thing a second spin. We’ll take this burst of artistic activity as yet another compelling argument for the full legalization of marijuana.

PRNewser: A class action lawsuit filed by some of Yelp’s most active unpaid reviewers confirms the old adage. You know, the one about panties never being an acceptable substitute for paychecks.

TVNewser: Savannah Guthrie told Jay Leno that Matt Lauer referring to singer Adele as “Estelle” was the “greatest moment of my life.” Guthrie might need to get out more.

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Lynda Carter Wraps Up Three-Day Stint at Catalina Bar & Grill

It was a heck of a kick-off Thursday at Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill for Lynda Carter.

Among the more recognizable people in the jazz club audience for the first of the 61-year-old actress’ three 8:30 p.m. singing performances were Les Moonves and Julie Chen. Though Moonves was of course not head of CBS back when the network aired Seasons Two and Three of Wonder Woman, pretty cool nonetheless. Carter had also done The Talk with Chen the day before.

Our spies tell us actress Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, The Line) was also there to enjoy the March 14 performance and got a nice shout-out at one point from Carter. Cover versions performed for Lawrence, Moonves, Chen and co. Thursday included Adele’s “Rumor Has It,” the Supremes’ “Stop in the Name of Love” and “Fever.”

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And the Grammy for Doofus of the Year Goes to…

Following his stage-crash of the Grammys on Sunday, Ukrainian TV correspondent Vitalii Sediuk has told The Hollywood Reporter that the very rude Adele-interrupt was merely a reflection of the fact that he is “a reporter and it was part of my report.” Uh huh.

Sacha Baron Cohen might want to consider a Borat copyright infringement lawsuit. Heck, even the Hollywood Foreign Press Association could take full advantage and release a statement stressing that this guy is not a member.

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Who Would Star Chef Dan Kluger Rather Cook For, Obama or Adele?

mediabistro.com’s Jessica Eule attended last night’s Food & Wine 2012 Best New Chefs in America event

The lights and tourists of Times Square seemed a little more four-star last night, as Food & Wine magazine held its 24th annual Best New Chefs celebration. Master chefs including Daniel Boulud (a Best New Chef in 1988), Gavin Kaysen (2007), and Michael Anthony (2002), had to make their way past a Ripley’s sword swallowing demonstration and a waxed Morgan Freeman welcoming visitors to Madam Tussauds to get to the red carpet event at The Liberty Theatre, which is oddly nestled under an Applebee’s.

The location didn’t dampen the mood, where drinks flowed freely and accompanied dishes including bone marrow with braised ox cheek, courtesy of Top Chef all-star Richard Blais and enjoyed by guests including Geoffrey Zakarian, Scott Conant, Curtis Stone, Marcus Samuelsson, and recent Top Chef winner Paul Qui, who could not speak with us “without clearance from Bravo”.

ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger and his wife, Hannah

We did get a chance to talk with Dan Kluger, chef of ABC Kitchen and one of this year’s award winners. It’s been a banner year for Kluger, who in addition to winning Best New Chef also had the chance to serve President Obama during a recent fundraiser at ABC Kitchen.

“It’s apples to oranges,” Kluger said when asked which experience was more intimidating. “Obama’s dinner was nerve-wracking and tiring. This was humbling and inspiring,” he said of his win. “Serving the President was an honor. Tonight was honorable.” So did the Commander-in-chief have any odd menu requests? “That I can’t reveal,” Kluger said, “but I can say we stayed true to the food of ABC Kitchen.”

So who could possibly top the President of the United States as a dinner guest? “(Singer) Adele,” said Kluger, without hesitation.

The rest of the Best New Chefs, and more pictures, after the jump…

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Adele Graces Vogue

Wasn’t much worth watching on last night’s Grammy Awards, save for Jennifer Hudson’s way too short Whitney Houston tribute. And we’re not even going to get into the concluding train wreck.

Thank goodness for Adele. Her graciousness and personality were refreshing. She walked away with six awards – in every category for which she was nominated, and graced the stage in a big way since her surgery.

Now she graces the cover of Vogue’s March Power issue, available on newsstands February 21st. In her interview, she talks about her meteoric rise, her throat problems, and dealing with fame.

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Clive Davis Ready for Another AAA-List Grammy Weekend Bash

It’s been nearly ten years since super-agent Swifty Lazar hosted his final, epic Oscar weekend bash. Thankfully, Lazar’s Grammy Awards counterpart Clive Davis is still going strong at age 79, set to welcome the crème de la Grammy crème on Saturday for another Beverly Hilton jam.

LA Times reporter Randy Lewis caught up with Davis earlier this week at one of the famed pink bungalows at the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel. Davis ran through the 2012 guest list, A to J, while pointing to another A-artist as a beacon in the record industry stormy night:

He’s particularly gratified by the success over the past year of British soul singer Adele, even though he wasn’t involved in the commercial and artistic breakthrough of her “21″ album, which has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Karl Lagerfeld Guest Edits Metro, Proves He’s Still Weird

Karl Lagerfeld has guest-edited Metro World News for some reason, and of course he had to chime in on recent headlines — including a new Newsweek article that painted him as overrated. As always, Lagerfeld’s comments were weird as hell. He told Metro that he didn’t appreciate the article, and since he had never heard of the writer, the piece was obviously crap.

Then he moved on to his thoughts on Tina Brown. “I feel sorry for Tina Brown that her paper is really going down,” said Lagerfeld. “It’s so skinny, it’s really what we call a ‘diet issue’ because it has no advertising and she certainly will not get advertising with this kind of article.”

The “we” he refers to must be all his friends who sit around and discuss magazine ad sales. We hear their gatherings can get quite rowdy.

Lagerfeld wasn’t finished there. He called Adeletoo fat,” Russian men “very ugly,” said that he never votes because he knows too much about the political world and insisted that Michelle Obama once asked a designer why he didn’t “like her big black ass.”

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Rumor: Adele to Cover Vogue

If you have ears (and we hope you do) you’ve probably heard Adele crooning her song, “Rolling in The Deep,” at least 4,457 times. It’s everywhere, and so is Adele.

It’s only natural then, that she should take her place on the all-important March issue of American VogueWWD reports that the magazine has already started reaching out to designers in order to have something made for the British artist.

It wouldn’t be the first time Adele has graced the cover of a magazine — she’s appeared the UK’s Vogue and Cosmopolitan — but it would be notable because the spring Vogue always grabs a lot of attention. We think it’s a great idea, and we don’t even like her music.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Kristen Baldwin Talks ‘Entertainers of the Year’

In a year of Adele on the radio, Bridesmaids at the box office, Jay-Z and Kanye on the Throne, and Charlie Sheen on another planet entirely, how the hell do you pick the definitive Entertainer of the Year?

Surprisingly, the folks at Entertainment Weekly say their choice for the top spot was a shoo-in: Daniel Radcliffe. “He’s proven that he’s going to have a career outside Harry Potter,” said executive editor Kristen Baldwin in our Media Beat interview.

Baldwin also discussed the magazine’s editorial process for churning out such lists on a weekly (daily for EW.com) basis. “Well, it’s never come to blows,” she said with a laugh. “I mean, it’s entertainment. Nobody’s really getting worked up about it, but you’re in a room with a lot of smart, funny people. So, it’s sort of like ‘one liner, one liner, one liner’ as people try to make their case and put down other people’s cases.”

So, which pop culture trends will define 2012? Watch the full video for Baldwin’s predictions.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Tomorrow, Baldwin explains why EW didn’t rush into the tablet market.
Part 3: Thursday, we break down exactly how a celebrity makes it onto the A-list.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Kristen Baldwin Talks ‘Entertainers of the Year’

In a year of Adele on the radio, Bridesmaids at the box office, Jay-Z and Kanye on the Throne, and Charlie Sheen on another planet entirely, how the hell do you pick the definitive Entertainer of the Year?

Surprisingly, the folks at Entertainment Weekly say their choice for the top spot was a shoo-in: Daniel Radcliffe. “He’s proven that he’s going to have a career outside Harry Potter,” said executive editor Kristen Baldwin in our Media Beat interview.

Baldwin also discussed the magazine’s editorial process for churning out such lists on a weekly (daily for EW.com) basis. “Well, it’s never come to blows,” she said with a laugh. “I mean, it’s entertainment. Nobody’s really getting worked up about it, but you’re in a room with a lot of smart, funny people. So, it’s sort of like ‘one liner, one liner, one liner’ as people try to make their case and put down other people’s cases.”

So, which pop culture trends will define 2012? Watch the full video for Baldwin’s predictions.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Kristen Baldwin on Bringing EW to Tablets: ‘We really wanted to wait until we got it right’
Part 3: EW‘s Kristen Baldwin on the Ryan Gosling Factor