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Anthony Bourdain Won't Eat on Planes; The Billy Ray Cyrus-Waffle House Connection

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Happy Tuesday, America. Speaking of this country, Budweiser has big plans to rename itself "America" this summer, despite the fact that it's owned by a Belgium-based company. So which presidential hopeful will be seen with a bottle of "America" first? We're looking at you, Donald.

In other news, Bourdain on eating while flying; Starbucks in the South of France; Billy Ray Cyrus's weird connection with Waffle House; and more.

— Anthony Bourdain doesn't eat on planes: "Never. No one has ever felt better after eating plane food. I think people only eat it because they're bored. I don't eat on planes. I like to arrive hungry."

— Starbucks has landed in Cannes, France. We repeat: Starbucks has landed in Cannes. No longer will the rich, famous, and film festival goers that periodically populate this town have to go without their Frappuccinos.

— Mylie Cyrus's dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, is... trying to reclaim the spotlight with the help of an unlikely ally: Waffle House. The elder Cyrus plays "a down-on-his-luck musician turned Elvis impersonator named Vernon 'Burnin' Vernon' Brownmule on the CMT comedy Still The King," according to Variety. In a meaningful scene, his character spends some quality time at a Waffle House. The filming of the scene led to a marketing partnership between the cable network and the hot restaurant chain. Though no money exchanged hands, the CMT show filmed several scenes at the restaurant and Waffle House is advertising for the show inside its stores, and offering freebies for those who follow along. Feels like Billy Ray got the better end of this deal.

— Remember that time the Mayor of New York City told citizens to avoid Chick-fil-A? Well conservatives are striking back in the form of a petition to "Support Chick-fil-A Against Crazy Liberals."

— Finally, how bialys are made: