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From the don’t-try-this-at-home files: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said recently that he secretly gave his 12-year-old daughter, Poppy, one of the world’s hottest peppers in order to discipline her, according to The Daily Mail.
Just two months after a four-year-old gave a passionate review of The French Laundry, The New York Times has also jumped on the bringing-kids-to-fancy-restaurants bandwagon, sending six second graders to the acclaimed Daniel in Manhattan.
For Ed Oxenbould, starring as the title character in the new Disney family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day alongside Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell brought a lot of perks — but none better than his favorite on-set indulgence.
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