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This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
William Breslow — Though Raoul Felder and Robert Cohen remain in demand, Breslow’s the go-to for Patricia Duff, Liam Gallagher and Linda Evangelista.
Mercedes-Benz E Class — Experian, which tracks high-end consumption, reports the top-selling luxury car in N.Y. County is the E Class model, from $51,800.
BMW 3-Series — In the land of the eco conscious, a battery-powered Tesla still is the ultimate trophy, but BMW’s 3-Series cars (from $33,000) are L.A. County’s top sellers.
Xanax and Klonopin — Says Daily Front Row’s Peter Davis: “Socials pop them like Tic Tacs. They’re easy [to get], no powder on your nose, with a gazillion Dr. Feelgoods.”
Pot — Weeds inspiration Dr. Dina says the most popular strains are Top Shelf OG and Isla OG in pop-top cans, favored by 2 Chainz: “The quality is amazing.”
Ramen — Noodle Bar’s David Chang, credited with starting the craze, has said, “What’s happened to ramen in the past decade is a microcosm of the food world.”
Pho — 9021PHO chef Kimmy Tang says it’s “light, healthy and can be enjoyed regardless of temperature. The Vietnamese version of ‘chicken soup for the soul.’ “
Whole30 — The regimen touted by The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper cuts grains, dairy and sugar for a month. “It’s the anti-diet,” says Whole30 co-founder Melissa Hartwig.
Rats — As if the problem inside Conde Nast’s offices wasn’t enough, a recent study by Cornell and Columbia found that fleas on NYC rats can carry the bubonic plague.
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Mayoral tardiness — “Mayor Bill de Blasio is always late!” a top rep tells THR. The Post even sent him an alarm clock. (No comment from His Honor’s office.)
Quinoa — Its rich, nutty flavor makes it a popular topping at hip salad chain Sweetgreen. “It’s like a meal on a meal,” says Guest of a Guest’s Rachelle Hruska MacPherson.
Kale — “Besides the obvious health benefits,” says Hollywood hangout Aza Meza executive chef Joey Lopez, the “earthiness” of the flavor is hard to match.
Oscar de la Renta gown — “Black tie often revolves around a blue-blooded institution, so dress is less peek-a-boo,” says Cinema Society’s Andrew Saffir.
Skin-tight Versace — Though warmer weather is cited for flashing so much flesh, celebs really just love the attention. We mean you, Kate Hudson.
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