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For National Doughnut Day: Five Celebrity Doughnuts (And Two Deals)

Today, June 1, is the highly celebrated national doughnut day. 

While you may think that it's one of those recently made up holidays by some National Doughnut Council, the holiday was actually started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World War I. It's been celebrated  ever since -- which makes it your patriotic duty to eat a doughnut today!

Both Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are giving away free doughnuts today. 

  • Head into any participating Dunkin' Donuts and receive a free donut of your choice with any beverage purchase (while supplies last).

  • Krispy Kreme

    in Fort Lauderdale is offering a free doughnut to anyone -- no purchase

    required.  Just waltz right in for your free treat! Fort Lauderdale

    "hot light"

    hours are daily between 6 and 10 a.m. and again from 4 to 10 p.m. That's

    when the doughnuts come out fresh from the oven!

Everyone loves these little baked or fried pastries that so conveniently

fit onto your finger, so to celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is listing

the five most famous celebrity doughnuts:

Man Vs. Food Voodoo Doll Doughnut

Richman's got a pretty good gig.  For his Travel Channel show Man Vs. Food, He travels the country, eating. 

That's it.  He just eats.  Of course, he's probably got a slew of

prescription medication that he has to take for everything from high

blood pressure to diabetes...but still, if your job is just eating chili

and doughnuts -- can you really complain? When Richman travels to

Portland in search of a nosh, he encounters the Voodoo Doughnut, a

jelly-filled doll so delicious, it's almost devilish.

Paula Deen's The Lady's Brunch Burger

Since her declaration that she has diabetes, the chef and Food Network

celebrity has toned down her act a bit, actually cooking (gasp) heart

healthy meals.  But back in her butter-induced coma days, Ms. Deen made

the Lady's brunch burger, basically a bacon cheeseburger with fried egg on a Krispy

Kreme.  Anthony Bourdain is still pissed.

Katy Perry

do you do when you have to fit into teeny little costumes (or just body

paint) for your numerous music videos and love doughnuts?  Katy Perry's

answer is obvious -- don't eat it - wear it. 

Perry explained her odd behavior via (what else?), Twitter, where she told the world,

GIANT doughnut pillow @kidrobot NYC & it wouldn't fit in any of my

bags. When gettin off plane it was the best paparrazzi shield." [sic]

Homer Simpson
No list of celebrities and their doughnuts would be complete without Homer Simpson.  When he's not drinking beer, he's scarfing down the sugary treats at an alarming rate.  In fact, in one of the famous Treehouse of Horror episodes, Homer actually became a doughnut. Be careful what you wish for.

Brad Pitt

Sure - you might think of Pitt as an actor, hottie,

or boy-toy/nanny to Angelina Jolie, but in actuality, he's a doughnut.

Don't believe us? 

In a January, 2012 interview with The Hollywood

Reporter, Brad told the world his baked-goods past, "I was hiding out

from the celebrity thing, I was smoking way too much dope, I was sitting

on the couch and just turning into a doughnut and I really got

irritated with myself."

Perhaps Pitt was just practicing sense memory acting, "be the the doughnut..."

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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