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LOWER EAST SIDE OR EAST VILLAGE—Eric Hopf, a stay-at-home dad and former photographer's assistant, wants to open a vegan bodega somewhere downtown. As long as it carries bananas and serves coffee, fine by us. [Gothamist]
LOS ANGELES—This fall, MTV will debut Chelsea Settles, a show about a 23-year-old coming to LA to join the fashion industry. Explains Racked National: "So far, so The Hills, right? Just one catch: Chelsea weighs 324 pounds." Here's hoping this turns out to be a sensitive look into life as a plus-sized fashion employee and not total reality TV exploitation, but given that it's MTV, we'll expect a bit of both. [Racked National]