At a staggering $23.60, the most-expensive drink
on the Starbucks menu better have booze in it. The Trenta-sized Java Chip Frappuccino has 16 shots of espresso, soymilk, caramel flavoring, banana and strawberry purees, vanilla beans, Matcha and protein powders, topped-off with a drizzle of caramel and mocha sauce. Yet, for all that cash, no booze. Oh, well, armed with a coupon, it may only cost a couple of bucks—and the inability to sit still for 73 hours.
You’d probably assume that $23.60 won’t buy you much at Whole Foods, but the organic grocer is out to shed its “Whole Paycheck” reputation by proving it’s products are not as unreasonably priced as they're perceived
While many already perceive alcohol as a dangerous substance, experts have called upon the World Health Organization to place stricter regulations
on the devil’s water. Maybe that explains why it’s not in the Java Chip Frap.
Meanwhile, supermodel Cindy Crawford wants to regulate fashion editors from airbrushing her famous mole. Says Crawford
, “Whenever they mess with the mole, I cringe.”
But, with a spread in this year’s Sports Illustrated
‘s Swimsuit Issue, it’s model Kate Upton who’s now the talk of the town. Although you may not know it was a Michigan gas station that leaked the mag
’s coveted cover.
Bristol Palin probably wishes anyone would have cared enough to leak her book that came out last June; unfortunately for Sarah’s offspring, she’s been reduced to pleading on Craigslist for fans
at her book signings.
No pleading necessary for Twitter. Brand Republic
reports that the social network will be the de facto news service of London’s 2012 Summer Olympic Games
Speaking of the Olympics, Coca-Cola (always the proudest of sponsors) has debuted a 4 minutes and 46 seconds commercial
leading up to the Games. Themed “Move to the beat,” the spot falls under the brand’s “Open Happiness” slogan and features Coca-Cola’s anthem for the London sports spectacular, a song called “Anywhere in the World” written by Mark Ronson and Katy B. Watch it:
Wonder if this customer was washing down his “Triple Bypass” burger with a Coke? The sandwich lived up to its name this weekend when paramedics were called
to the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas after a patron had trouble devouring his artery-clogger of a meal. The restaurant, which provides its eaters with surgical gowns as they feast, touts a menu of "Flatliner" fries, buttermilk shakes and free meals to the over-350-lbs crowd. Last year, the restaurant made headlines when its 575-pound, 29-year-old spokesman passed away
Kellogg is getting a tad gluttonous when it comes to chow-time. The company stuck its hand deeper into the snack food arena with its purchase of Pringles
brand from Procter & Gamble, a deal worth a reported $2.7 billion.
Facebook is going deeper into Twitter’s realm by launching verified accounts
for prominent figures and even allowing for pseudonyms or nicknames.
It also plans to roll out Timeline for brand pages
later this month.
We imagine General Motors is celebrating this month. The automotive giant just had its most-profitable year on record
, bringing in $7.9 billion in 2011.
That’s a lot of dinero
, which Chicago could certainly use. A new report says the Second City is No. 1 when it comes to corruption
, with crooked activity among public officials costing the city (and its taxpayers) some $500 million.
No stranger to corruption, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has hired former Y&R chief Hamish McLennan
as its new executive VP in the chairman’s office.