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CelebritiesMartha Stewart's wiener weakness: Rutt's Hut rippersNick Gordon ordered to pay $35M in wrongful death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, report saysFormer Miss N.J. competitor is now a finalist on E!'s 'Catching Kelce' dating show

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/ New Jersey Entertainment on NJ.com http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/martha_stewart_new_jersey_rutts_hutt_hot_dogs.html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/martha_stewart_new_jersey_rutts_hutt_hot_dogs.html <div><img src=”http://image.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/njcom_photos/photo/2015/02/25/17113275-standard.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”/></div><p><a href=”http://www.marthastewart.com/” target=”_blank”>Martha Stewart</a> just wrote the book on vegetables, but the Queen of Good Things reveals that one of her favorite foods from the Garden State is a deep-fried hot dog from <a href=”http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/07/hot_dog_heaven_best_deep-fried_dog.html”>Rutt’s Hut in Clifton</a>. </p> <p>Stewart, who was raised in Nutley, a short drive from the River Road landmark, tells OMJ.com that she doesn’t return to her home state that often, but when she does, she <a href=”http://omj.com/2016/11/18/martha-stewart-rutts-hut-nj/” target=”_blank”>tries to stop at Rutt’s Hut</a>, which specializes in “rippers,” hot dogs fried until they split open. </p> <p>This isn’t some populist schtick — or if it is, she’s been sticking to her story for a mighty long time. We tracked down a 1986 UPI story by “Roadfood” writers Jane and Michael Stern in which <a href=”http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-11-20/lifestyle/0270310207_1_rutt-hut-cheeseburger-martha-stewart”>Stewart sang the praises of her homegrown tube steak</a>. </p> <p>Stewart stopped by Williams-Sonoma Thursday night at the Mall at Short Hills to sign copies of <a href=”http://www.marthastewart.com/1504185/martha-stewarts-vegetables-new-cookbook”>”Martha Stewart’s Vegetables”</a> for more than 250 fans. Despite her passion for rippers, she tells OMJ that she is trying to promote a more plant-based diet (well, the hot dogs are fried in <em>vegetable</em> oil …)</p> <p>She also offered this bit of advice to parents of picky eaters: “Never take [vegetables] off the table. And never put anything else on the table, and they will be hungry and they will eat their vegetables.” For more from the interview, go to <a href=”http://omj.com/2016/11/18/martha-stewart-rutts-hut-nj/” target=”_blank”>OMJ.com</a>.</p> <hr/><h2>Ep. 58: Why are we still watching ‘The Affair?'</h2> <hr/><p>You can watch Stewart on her new VH1 hybrid talk and cooking show with Snoop Dogg called <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2016/08/snoop_dogg_martha_stewart_dinner_party_tv_show_vh1.html”>”Martha &amp; Snoops Potluck Dinner Party,”</a> which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. and features an eclectic roster of guests, including Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, and Ashley Graham. On Monday’s episode Robin Thicke, Keke Palmer and DJ Khaled will join their hosts for popovers and bacon.</p> <p><em>Vicki Hyman may be reached at </em><a href=”mailto:vhyman@njadvancemedia.com”><strong><em>vhyman@njadvancemedia.com</em></strong></a><em>. Follow her on Twitter </em><a href=”http://www.twitter.com/vickihy”><strong><em>@vickihy</em></strong></a><em> or </em><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Hyman-1693875674176221/?ref=hl”><strong><em>like her on Facebook</em></strong></a><em>. Find </em><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/NJ.comEntertainment”><strong><em>NJ.com/Entertainment on Facebook</em></strong></a><em>, and check out Remote Possibilities, the TV podcast from Vicki Hyman and co-host Erin Medley on </em><a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tv-hangover/id1035437200?mt=2″><strong><em>iTunes</em></strong></a><em>, </em><a href=”http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/njdotcom/tv-hangover?refid=stpr”><strong><em>Stitcher</em></strong></a><strong><em> </em></strong><em>or</em> <a href=”https://www.spreaker.com/show/remote-possibilities”><strong><em>Spreaker</em></strong></a><strong><em>, </em></strong><em>or listen below or </em><a href=”http://topics.nj.com/tag/tv-hangover/”><strong><em>here</em></strong></a><em>.</em></p> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://github.com/fivefilters/block-ads/wiki/There-are-no-acceptable-ads”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:24:00 +0000 <span class=”author vcard”><a class=”bl” id=”name_author” href=”http://connect.nj.com/staff/vihyman/posts.html”> Vicki Hyman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com </a></span> Martha Stewart’s wiener weakness: Rutt’s Hut rippers Martha Stewart maven reveals that the Clifton hot dog palace — minutes from her childhood home in Nutley — is still a favorite http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/martha_stewart_new_jersey_rutts_hutt_hot_dogs.html article http://image.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/njcom_photos/photo/2015/02/25/17113275-standard.jpg en-US text/html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/martha_stewart_new_jersey_rutts_hutt_hot_dogs.html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2016/11/bobbi_brown_nick_gordon_wrongful_death_lawsuit_set.html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2016/11/bobbi_brown_nick_gordon_wrongful_death_lawsuit_set.html <div><img src=”http://image.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/njcom_photos/photo/2016/06/06/20516616-standard.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”/></div><p><a href=”http://topics.nj.com/tag/bobbi-kristina-brown/”>Bobbi Kristina Brown</a>’s boyfriend Nick Gordon, who failed to defend himself in civil court against wrongful death charges brought by Brown’s estate, has been ordered to pay <a href=”http://www.tmz.com/2016/11/17/bobbi-kristina-nick-gordon-settlement-wrongful-death-suit/” target=”_blank”>$35 million</a>, TMZ.com reports. </p> <p>Gordon, who has not been criminally charged in his girlfriend’s death, <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/09/bobbi_kristina_brown_nick_gordon_ruled_legally_res_1.html#incart_river_index_topics”>was found liable</a> in September by Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford. Brown, the daughter the late singer Whitney Houston, was <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/01/bobbi_kristina_whitney_houston_daughter_unresponsi.html”>found unresponsive</a> in the bathtub of her suburban Atlanta townhouse in January 2016. She never regained consciousness, and <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/07/bobbi_kristina_brown_dead_at_21.html”>died in hospice care six months later</a>. She was 22.</p> <p>An autopsy revealed <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/03/bobbi_kristina_autopsy_cocaine_heroin.html”>a combination of drugs and alcohol in her system</a>, but medical examiner did not rule whether the death was accidental, suicide, or homicide. Brown’s family has alleged that Gordon gave her <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2015/10/bobbi_kristina_brown_murder_nick_gordon_lawsuit_to.html”>a toxic cocktail of drugs</a> before placing her in the bathtub.</p> <p>The civil court case did not reveal anything new about Brown’s death because Gordon refused to participate.</p> <p>According to TMZ.com, the judge awarded Brown’s estate $15 million for loss of life, which includes her net worth and possible future income, $13 for pain and suffering, $4.2 million because Gordon was allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the death occurred, $1.3 million for assault and battery and medical damages, and $1.5 million for conversion, or the theft of Brown’s assets, with punitive damages of $250,000.</p> <p><em>Vicki Hyman may be reached at </em><a href=”mailto:vhyman@njadvancemedia.com”><strong><em>vhyman@njadvancemedia.com</em></strong></a><em>. Follow her on Twitter </em><a href=”http://www.twitter.com/vickihy”><strong><em>@vickihy</em></strong></a><em> or </em><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Hyman-1693875674176221/?ref=hl”><strong><em>like her on Facebook</em></strong></a><em>. Find </em><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/NJ.comEntertainment”><strong><em>NJ.com/Entertainment on Facebook</em></strong></a><em>, and check out Remote Possibilities, the TV podcast from Vicki Hyman and co-host Erin Medley on </em><a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tv-hangover/id1035437200?mt=2″><strong><em>iTunes</em></strong></a><em>, </em><a href=”http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/njdotcom/tv-hangover?refid=stpr”><strong><em>Stitcher</em></strong></a><strong><em> </em></strong><em>or</em> <a href=”https://www.spreaker.com/show/remote-possibilities”><strong><em>Spreaker</em></strong></a><strong><em>, </em></strong><em>or listen below or </em><a href=”http://topics.nj.com/tag/tv-hangover/”><strong><em>here</em></strong></a><em>.</em></p> <hr/><h2>Ep. 58: Why are we still watching ‘The Affair?'</h2> <hr/> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://github.com/fivefilters/block-ads/wiki/There-are-no-acceptable-ads”>(Why?)</a></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:40:00 +0000 <span class=”author vcard”><a class=”bl” id=”name_author” href=”http://connect.nj.com/staff/vihyman/posts.html”> Vicki Hyman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com </a></span> Nick Gordon ordered to pay $35M in wrongful death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, report says Nick Gordon was accused by Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate of administering her a toxic cocktail of drugs that led to her death last year http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2016/11/bobbi_brown_nick_gordon_wrongful_death_lawsuit_set.html article http://image.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/njcom_photos/photo/2016/06/06/20516616-standard.jpg en-US text/html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2016/11/bobbi_brown_nick_gordon_wrongful_death_lawsuit_set.html @celebrities @entertainment @river bobbi-kristina-brown whitney-houston http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/miss_nj_finalist_in_the_running_to_catch_nfls_trav.html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/miss_nj_finalist_in_the_running_to_catch_nfls_trav.html <div><img src=”http://image.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/entertainment_impact/photo/21529572-standard.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”/></div><p><a href=”http://www.eonline.com/shows/catching_kelce” target=”_blank”>”Catching Kelce,”</a> a “Bachelor”-style reality competition show currently airing on the E! Network, features Kansas City Chiefs tight end <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Kelce” target=”_blank”>Travis Kelce</a> — younger brother of <a href=”http://www.nj.com/eagles/”>Philadelphia Eagles</a> center <a href=”http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/08/eagles_center_jason_kelce_debuts_a_dietz_and_watso.html”>Jason Kelce</a> — searching for the perfect (team)mate. </p> <p>The show began with Kelce drafting one woman from each state. That field of 50 girls was then narrowed to 20, and finally down to just four contestants for the <a href=”http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article114181003.html” target=”_blank”>”Catching Kelce” finale</a>, which airs Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. E.T. </p> <p><a href=”http://nj.com/cape-may-county”>Cape May County</a>’s <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/veronica_harwood/?hl=en” target=”_blank”>Veronica Harwood</a> made it through all the cuts and is one of those four final competitors.</p> <p>The 25-year-old Eagles fan and <a href=”http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2016/06/mantua_woman_crowned_miss_new_jersey_2016.html”>Miss New Jersey</a> semifinalist was tailgating at Lincoln Financial Field during last season’s game against the Buffalo Bills when she posted a photo to her Instagram account — just like thousands of other fans were doing during that pregame celebration, according to <a href=”http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/television/Eagles-tailgate-photo-landed-South-Jersey-native-on-E-reality-show.html”>Philly.com</a>.</p> <p>A casting agent for “Catching Kelce” happened to see her photograph and left a comment on her picture.</p> <p>”Hey, I want you to audition for a show I’m casting,” wrote the casting agent under her Instagram handle.</p> <p>The journey began with several Facetime interviews, before she was finally flown out to Los Angeles for the final, in-person interview with the show’s producers.</p> <div id=”asset-21526668″ class=”entry_widget_full entry_widget_”><span class=”adv-photo-full”><span class=”photo-data”><span class=”caption”>Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (center) is tackled by Buffalo Bills safety Bacarri Rambo (left) and linebacker Preston Brown (right) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP file photo)</span><span class=”byline”>AP file photo</span></span></span> </div> <p>Harwood was finally chosen to represent the Garden State in the cast of 50 girls, and spent six weeks living in a Los Angeles mansion while filming the show earlier this year.</p> <p>Harwood told <a href=”http://philly.com”>philly.com</a> that it is “definitely possible” to find love on a television reality show, but takes self discipline.</p> <p>”You really have to stay true to yourself,” she said. “It’s hard not to get wrapped up into the drama and listen to all these other girls’ relationships (with Travis.)”</p> <p>Harwood, a lifelong Eagles fan and an aspiring pastry chef, was a favorite of Jason Kelce’s from episode one</p> <p>”I like New Jersey,” Jason Kelce said. “Know why? She’s an Eagles fan. She’s a diehard Eagles fan.”</p> <p>Harwood is hosting a finale party at Backfin Blues Bar and Grill in Wildwood at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The finale starts at 9 p.m. on Wednesday on E! Network.</p> <em>Kelly Roncace may be reached at <a href=”mailto:kroncace@njadvancemedia.com”>kroncace@njadvancemedia.com</a>. Follow her on Twitter <a href=”http://twitter.com/kellyroncace”>@kellyroncace</a>. Find the <a target=”blank” href=”https://www.facebook.com/SouthJerseyTimes?cmpid=SJTFacebook”>South Jersey Times on Facebook</a>.</em> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://github.com/fivefilters/block-ads/wiki/There-are-no-acceptable-ads”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:00:20 +0000 <span class=”author vcard”><a class=”bl” id=”name_author” href=”http://connect.nj.com/user/Kelly%20Lin/posts.html”> Kelly Roncace | For NJ.com </a></span> Former Miss N.J. competitor is now a finalist on E!’s ‘Catching Kelce’ dating show Veronica Harwood is competing on the E! network dating competition show, ‘Catching Kelce’ to win the heart of NFL star Travis Kelce, younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/miss_nj_finalist_in_the_running_to_catch_nfls_trav.html article http://image.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/entertainment_impact/photo/21529572-standard.jpg en-US text/html http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/11/miss_nj_finalist_in_the_running_to_catch_nfls_trav.html

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