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  1. UTA Signs Mega-Chef Thomas Keller From CAA (Exclusive)

    10:50 am 6/3/2016

    The acclaimed chef owns the Bouchon family of restaurants in Beverly Hills, New York, Las Vegas and Napa Valley.Read more

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  2. Who Pays For Lunch in Hollywood?

    3:24 pm 5/19/2016

    There's an unwritten rule that determines exactly who lays down the credit card.Read more

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  3. Polo Lounge Rises Back Into Power Lunch Ranks After Fizzled Boycott

    6:02 am 5/19/2016

    Hollywood shunned the beloved Beverly Hills Hotel spot in 2014 over its owner the Sultan of Brunei's implementation of anti-gay laws, but the industry gradually has crept its way back to the old-school eatery, now at No. 6 on THR's annual list.Read more

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  4. How 'Ghostbusters' Writer's Amy Schumer Comedy Came Together Over Lunch

    6:01 am 5/19/2016

    Katie Dippold, who also penned ‘The Heat’ and scored a seven-figure deal for her untitled mother-daughter comedy also starring Goldie Hawn, "is much more shy than I expected" based on her scripts, says Chernin's Jenno Topping over rosé wine at Wally's on Canon Drive.Read more

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  5. A Hollywood Assistant Dishes on the Groveling, Posturing and Ego-Saving Fibs Involved in Booking a Power Lunch

    6:01 am 5/19/2016

    A former aide to a top TV exec reveals the high-pressure (but low-level) negotiations ("only suggesting places that were equidistant from [two power players'] respective offices") and manipulations of planning an industry pow-wow: "If I hit a total roadblock with a restaurant … I'd sometimes say the place was closed for a private event and pray that my boss didn't hear someone else had dined there that same day."Read more

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  6. Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: Where 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa, Charles King and Kim Roth Go to Talk Deals

    6:00 am 5/19/2016

    Cecconi's, which rose to No. 3 on THR’s power lunch ranking for 2016, is a crossroads for art, fashion, design, music and Hollywood, say the three regulars, who toasted their upcoming hacker drama as former WME agent King, who launched his own company Macro late last year, recalled the many deals made at the West Hollywood hotspot.Read more

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  7. How Beverly Hills' Canon Drive Became the Hotspot for Hollywood Power Lunches

    6:00 am 5/19/2016

    In June, New York's Lambs Club phenom Geoffrey Zakarian will open his first L.A. outpost on Canon Drive — where nearly a quarter of the eateries on THR's annual list are located — as the Beverly Hills strip that's home to Spago, Bouchon, the Palm and Sugarfish becomes a veritable food court for the industry.Read more

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  8. Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: Thomas Keller and Wolfgang Puck Dish on Dining-Room Drama

    6:00 am 5/19/2016

    Puck — a proprietor of more than 20 fine-dining establishments worldwide — and Keller — owner of French bistro Bouchon — reveal where they'd go for a meal in Los Angeles.Read more

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  9. Industry Favorite Fig & Olive Hit With Lawsuit Claiming Salmonella Contamination

    6:42 pm 9/29/2015

    The West Hollywood restaurant is under investigation by the L.A. County Department of Public Health.Read more

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  10. 'Simpsons' Exec Producer Reveals Writing Team's "Hobbit-esque" Eating Habits

    9:00 am 1/23/2015

    Writing for THR, Matt Selman explains how meals (and snacks) have become an important part of the daily work routine behind Fox's long-running animated comedy.Read more

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