Why Can't Stars Drop The Chalupa?

7/11/2006 11:41 AM PDT

Why Can't Stars Drop The Chalupa?

Like Pavlov's dogs, Hollywood's hottest starlets start salivating like chihuahuas the second they hear the call of the bell – Taco Bell, that is.

Paris Hilton confesses her love for the Nachos Bellgrande to a teeming swarm of lensmen (and obviously just can't get enough of the free drink refills) at a Hollywood location, while Nicole Richie (and then-boytoy Steve-O) make a late night run for the border after some hard partying at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Not to be outdone, Britney Spears gives her baby on board just the kind of wholesome nutrition he or she needs with a vitamin-packed chalupa, while Mischa Barton tucks into a burrito to put a little (and we mean a little) meat on her bones.

Now, everybody's had the occasional craving for that gloopy, cheesy, meaty Taco Bell goodness. But what could be driving these stick-thin starlets to indulge their inner frat boy with such glee to the exclusion of other fast-food options like McDonald's, Burger King, and such delicious LA staples as Del Taco and In-n-Out Burger?

Could it be the round-the-clock service? The little yappy spokesdog? The low, low prices? Or maybe those incredibly annoying yet mesmerizing "Good to Go" TV spots for the Crunchwrap Supreme?

Whatever secret seasoning they're putting in the ground beef, it's definitely got these girls thinking outside the bun.