McDonald's Launches TV Channel and More News

In today's Media Mix, Brad Pitt hires Jamie Oliver for Christmas dinner, plus bacon-eating contests cancelled
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

McDonald's Rolls Out TV Channel: The M Channel will give customers exclusive content, like news, entertainment, and sportscasts. [New York Post]

Jamie Oliver to Cook for Brangelina: Christmas plans are well underway for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; the two have hired Jamie Oliver to cook a Christmas meal at their Surrey mansion. [The Sun]

'Aporkaclypse' Suspends Bacon-Eating Contests: Sad news: the Major League of Eating has suspended all bacon-eating contests until the pork shortage is over. [Huffington Post]

Secrets of 'Top Chef': How the contestants, like Spike Mendelsohn, remain undercover while filming. [Washington City Paper]

'Brain Competition' Determines Food Choices: In the battle between chocolate cake and carrots, the brain makes healthy eating into a competition. [PsychCentral]