Gwyneth's Kids Scarf Fries, Ellen's Pizza Guy Realizes Dream and More

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Fry! Be free! Gwyneth Paltrow's estranged husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, has sparked tabloid titters for taking the couple's kids, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8, to a fast food restaurant, Reddi Chick, in Santa Monica, Calif., where they were reportedly spotted devouring piles of fries and sucking down soda. The kids "were shoveling handfuls of fries into their mouths,” a witness told In Touch Weekly. “It was like they’d never eaten anything so good in their lives!" Gwyneth, who wasn't there, has, of course, famously touted the benefits of her kids' gluten-free, low-carb diet. But you know what they say: When the goop founder is away, her gooplets will play. Or something like that. [ In Touch]

Fame, the Ultimate Pizza Topping: Remember the guy who delivered pizza to Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars and ended up on camera handing them out to celebs like Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts? He has parlayed his unexpected fame into a new business. Edgar Martirosyan, who made the famous delivery while working at Big Mama's & Papa's Pizza, and his brother, Erik, with whom he co-owned the franchise, are realizing a longtime dream and opening a Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant, Wood, in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood. The kitchen equipment and ingredients have been carefully curated and "all shipped from Italy," Erik boasts. And while the pizza is the main appeal, the brothers admit that Edgar's unlikely fame also brings in business. Thanks, Ellen. [ Los Angeles Times]

A Bold Move to Bring in the Bald: A Japanese pub in Tokyo called Otasuke is offering a discount to bald customers. A group with one bald dude will save 500 yen (just under $5) from its bill, with deeper discounts given for groups with multiple follicly challenged members. "Baldness is a man's badge of honor," the store's signage declares. "Baldness is a very delicate issue in Japan, but in Hollywood there are a number of stars who completely ignore their hairless state and proudly carry out their work," Otasuke's manager, Yoshiko Toyoda, told the New York Daily News. "I thought it would be nice to foster that spirit here." No word on whether the discount is extended to bald women as well. [ New York Daily News]

In Other Food News: In a big win for big potato, U.S. House and Senate panels have endorsed the inclusion of fresh white potatoes in the government's Women, Infants and Children nutrition program for low-income pregnant and nursing mothers overriding USDA recommendations and public-health group objections. [ Associated Press] A man named David Bastar has been accused of carrying out a bizarre baked-good heist. Police say he swiped a New York City bread truck while the driver was making a delivery and then drove all over town randomly dropping off baguettes, breads and rolls — wearing only his underwear. [ AP]

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