Taco Bell licking mad at taco shell licker

Published: Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 8:42 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 8:42 AM

Taco Bell was so licking mad at a taco licking employee that the shell licker is out of a job.

Some media outlets say he was fired.

Taco Bell was a little vague in a statement on its website.

“We do not believe these employees harmed, or intended to harm, anyone. But we deplore the impressions this has caused to our customers, fans, franchisees and team members. The behavior is unacceptable for people working in a restaurant,” Taco Bell said in a statement posted to its website. “The employee who took the photo no longer works there. As we complete our investigation we will work with our franchisee to implement any additional action we find appropriate to address this situation and ensure it never happens again.”

The chain says that the taco shells licked never ended up in customer’s bellies.

Here’s what the company said about that:

“The taco shells were used for training in March before we launched a new product, and were in the process of being thrown out. Two employees, however, used them to take a photo for an internal contest in which company and franchise employees could submit for approval photos of themselves enjoying their first bite of the product. The contest had clear guidelines about what was acceptable and unacceptable. This image was clearly unacceptable – it violated the rules and spirit of the contest, and the employees never submitted it. But an employee posted it on a personal social media page in violation of the franchisee’s policies, and it emerged online in social media.”

The photo of the unidentified Taco Bell employee went viral after it was posted on Facebook Monday. Needless to say there were several comments from Taco Bell customers about the image shared Thousands of times on various social media networks.

“Never eating Taco bell again. Yuk!” Facebook user Karrie Martin Vanengen wrote.

What do you think? Should the employee have been fired or was it just an innocent prank?

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ actor John Dunsworth dead at 71

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 8:46 PM

Actor John Dunsworth, pictured as Dave Teagues in the series,
Actor John Dunsworth, pictured as Dave Teagues in the series, "Haven," has died at age 71.(Michael Tompkins/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

John Dunsworth, the Canadian actor known for playing Jim Lahey in the Canadian TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died at age 71.

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Variety reported that Dunsworth’s daughter, Sarah Dunsworth confirmed the news in a tweeted statement. Sarah Dunsworth also acted on the show, which had a cult following.

“With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” the statement said. “John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness. The family would like to request that our privacy is respected during this time of grief.”

The official Twitter page for “Trailer Park Boys” responded to the news in a post that said it was “in shock and heartbroken” by the loss.

Other than “Trailer Park Boys,” Global News Canada reported that Dunsworth’s TV and film career dated back to 1978 and included roles in the Canadian drama series “Haven,” CBC Radio dramas and stage plays.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander wed in secret ceremony

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 6:26 PM

Reports say actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander got married in a private ceremony over the weekend.
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Reports say actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander got married in a private ceremony over the weekend.(Andreas Rentz/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Congratulations are in order for actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.

People reported that the couple secretly tied the knot over the weekend in a super secret ceremony in Ibiza. Rumors of marriage started swirling after the couple was spotted with what looked like wedding bands on their ring fingers in photos obtained by The Daily Mail.

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Vikander, 29, and Fassbender, 40, were spotted hanging with pals on the Spanish island ahead of the nuptials on Friday and according to E! News, a professional photographer was onsite to take photos of the couple and the guests. Vikander was seen wearing a flowing white dress as she soaked in the sun.

The two worked in remote locations between Australia and New Zealand for the film.

“I knew that Michael was attached to play Tom, and I think he’s one of the most brilliant actors out there,” Vikander told reporters at the Venice Film Festival last year.

Lasy year, Fassbender confirmed on “Good Morning America” that he and Vikander were seeing each other since meeting on the movie set in 2014.

“(W)e met on that job and have been seeing each other since,” he said.

‘Titanic’ actress Kate Winslet says there’s one character she’d play again

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 5:42 PM

Actress Kate Winslet attended the UK premiere of
Actress Kate Winslet attended the UK premiere of "A Little Chaos" on April 13, 2015 in London, England. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Actress Kate Winslet has played many impressive roles through her long career, but there is one character that she would love to go back and play again.

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The actress told Entertainment Weekly that if were up to her, she would go back and play Clementine from her 2004 film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” in which she starred alongside Jim Carrey.

Winslet said:

“Actually, she’s one I’d love to play again, because it was just so much fun. And the possibilities for the hair colors were just endless. Wouldn’t you like to see Clementine as a 42-year-old woman? I’d love to know what happened to her. I love the idea that she just let herself get really fat and just totally let go of her hangups about her body and just indulged in everything that made her feel happy. And more hair colors and more crazy clothes! I just think that could’ve been fun.”

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Winslet also revealed that she hardly ever goes back and watches any of her performances after doing a movie. She said a few years ago, she sat down with her daughter and director Peter Jackson to watch “Heavenly Creatures,” Winslet’s first movie.

“Peter kept turning to me and saying, ‘You know, this is a bloody good film! This is really a bloody good film we made! I mean, bloody hell! When you think about some of the (expletive) that’s out there, Christ! This is a really good film!’” Winslet said.

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“I was like, ‘Calm down, Pete, calm down!’ And I think he had a moment of allowing himself, beyond ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit,’ to just be very, very proud of a film he’d made, this tiny film that we’d made 25 years ago,” she added.

Watch the newest trailer for Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 3:55 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23:  (L-R) Director Ryan Coogler, actors Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan from Marvel Studios’
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Director Ryan Coogler, actors Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan from Marvel Studios’ "Black Panther” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Marvel has released the first full-length trailer for “Black Panther.”

Chad Boseman-led film has a who’s who cast of actors, including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan and Angela Bassett as Wakanadans. Boseman plays the title character.

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The two-minute trailer give a look at visuals by director Ryan Coogler and a live look at Boseman transforming from T’Challa to Black Panther, and Michael B. Jordan as his rival Erik Killmonger. Glimpses of Basset as the Queen Mother of Wakanda and Black Panther’s mother, and Nyong’o as Nakia and Danai Gurira as Okoye are also shown in the clip.

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There are also clips of a car chase action scene with Black Panther leaping from car to car in city streets.

Watch the trailer below:

“Black Panther” will be in theaters Feb. 16.