Starbucks invents two new mocktails

Another day, another Starbucks specialty quaff. So meet two new mocktails the sequence has rolled out at its Seattle Roastery, also famous as the java giant’s mothership of invention. The Emerald City Mule is a tip of the shawl (and cup) to Seattle’s nickname — supposed interjection to the city’s enviable greenery. Swimming inside the cup: Starbucks Reserve cold brew, …

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Patti LaBelle dishes on honeyed potato cake success, new jazz album

Patti LaBelle isn’t prepared to dump the mic — or the rolling pin. The “Lady Marmalade” thespian turns 73 next month, and at an age when some are holding up needlework and negligence down, she’s got a sepulchral cake business at Walmart and both an manuscript and a new cookbook in the oven. “Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets to Sing About” …

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Rob Lowe is the new KFC colonel

A heartthrob star has left from “The West Wing” to hawking duck breasts. Rob Lowe, who’s famous for “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Parks and Recreation,” is Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new Col. Sanders in a campaign. Lowe, like other illusory colonels before him, sports snow-white hair and brave in the ad for the new $3.99 Zinger duck filet sandwich that hits …

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