Deborah Vankin

Going grape


On Wednesday nights, before E! Entertainment tapes "The Soup," the show's writers take turns bringing in bottles of their favorite wines. It doesn't hurt that host Joel McHale is a former employee of…

The devil is Prada


Deborah Nadoolman Landis is pissed off. The object of her anger? Fashion designers. It's not that the Oscar-nominated costume designer ("Coming to America," plus "Raiders of the Lost Ark," among…



Bottled water is the Diet Coke of L.A. Californians drink more than 32 gallons a year and, even when unflavored, it's rarely plain. Current enhancements include everything from oxygen to electrolytes…

Step into liquid


Last summer was all about the Mojito, the sexy, sugary drink flecked with flirty bits of mint. But cocktail trends are, well, fluid. Variety Weekend asked three local mixologists what we can expect…

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