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Is Matchbox Twenty Contributing to the Delinquency of McLovin?

Yesterday, our sister blog Grub Street broke the exciting news about Christopher Mintz-Plasse, a.k.a. McLovin, being spotted enjoying some food at Diner in Williamsburg on Friday night. But it turns out that wasn't all — there may have been a drink too!

Michael Rankin of Diner: ‘I Think That Guy’s McLovin — You Should Card Him’

Yesterday we caught wind that Christopher Mintz-Plasse, the actor who played McLovin in Superbad, was at Diner on Friday night. Naturally, we wondered whether he had attempted to procure an adult beverage. And who better to tell us than Michael Rankin, who has been a waiter at the converted twenties railcar for three out of the nine years it’s been serving up slow-cooked American food? Rankin had plenty to say on the celebrity front (Bono biting a bartender?) and the foodie front — including a convincing reason the humble establishment might overtake its neighbor Luger in steak supremacy.

McLovin Eats Out, and Not at McDonald's

As jaded as we are from combing through gossip columns for our weekly Celebrity Settings feature, there are certain celebs we’d give our middle nut to spot. Case in point: Friday night a friend texted us that she saw Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known as McLovin from Superbad, leaving Diner in Williamsburg — presumably after eating a “sexy hamburger.” No word as to whether he attempted to purchase a drink with a Hawaiian I.D. (somehow the bartender hadn’t seen Superbad), but it’s good to see McLovin is keeping it low-key despite the mounting Oscar buzz. Related: Oscar Buzz for McLovin Reaches Fever Pitch [Vulture] McLovin and Matchbox Twenty in Williamsburg [Gothamist]

Oscar Buzz for McLovin Reaches Fever Pitch

Just before we split for the holidays, Vulture made a plea to Oscar voters to not forget one of our favorite movie performances of 2007, Christopher Mintz-Plasse's as Superbad's McLovin — turns out someone might've actually been listening!

Year in Review: Judd Apatow Is the Man

2007 was the year that fans who had thought themselves alone in their worship of Judd Apatow watched in bewilderment, then wonder, then outright joy as all of America suddenly and unexpectedly agreed with them.