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Taco Bell Serves Up Horse Meat! EWWW!

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This is not cool.

Taco Bells in Europe recently found traces of horse meat in their beef, but as soon as they took notice, they recalled the meat.

The restaurant's owner Yum Brands Inc. released a statement, saying:

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WTF?!? 10 Million Burger Patties With Horsemeat Get Recalled From Britain & Ireland!

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How horrifying is this?!?

On Wednesday, 10 million burger patties packed with HORSEMEAT were recalled from Irish and British supermarkets, and although the meat is said to not cause any harm — there's no reason why beef should contain horsemeat.

After the Food Safety Authority of Ireland tested the patties' DNA, traces of My Little Pony horsemeat was found in over a third of the grub.

And now, according to Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny:

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India's Shop Owners Go On Strike!

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Small business owners in India are mad as hell about the government's new foreign retail policy, so they're going on strike.

Last week the Indian Cabinet decided to increase the single brand ownership cap from 51% to 100%, which would let big name retailers like Walmart, Ikea, Tesco and Carrefour to come into the country.

Since 90% of India's retail market are mom-and-pop shops, the decision could ultimately wipe out thousands of jobs, but the government doesn't see it that way.

Rajiv Kumar, secretary general

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Nadine Coyle's Solo Music Career Struggling

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Ouch!

Despite a huge promotional campaign, Nadine Coyle's debut solo album, Insatiable - which is exclusively available at the UK supermarket chain Tesco - has only sold 10,000 copies to date!

According to a statement from the chain's spokesperson:

"We’re obviously disappointed that Nadine’s album hasn’t got off to the start we all hoped for, but it’s a great record from a brilliant artist and once we start getting some proper airplay I think a lot more people will discover this for themselves. Tesco is used to facing tough competition and we’ll be getting right behind Nadine’s second single in the New Year."

We definitely had our concerns that the Girls Aloud singer would have trouble finding an audience by limiting her album's availability to just one store, but hopefully 2011 will only bring more success!

Hang in there, bb!

[Image via WENN.]

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Katie Waissel's Mom Complains That X Factor Contestant Mary Byrne Is Getting Unfair Promotion!

We think this woman needs to calm down!

X Factor contestant Katie Waissel's mother, Diana, is reportedly furious that finalist, Mary Byrne, is getting plugged unfairly because of her employment at Tesco supermarket, which has promotional deals already in place with the reality competition!

According to reports, the supermarket chain sent e-mails out to its 300,000 employees to vote for Byrne, which Waissel thinks is unfair!

She explains:

‘It’s not fair – 300,000 is a lot of supporters. If it goes by that, it means Mary’s going to win.’

Oh, boo-hoo! It's not like the employees are being FORCED to vote!

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tesco counters:

‘She has reached The X Factor finals on her talent alone. Any suggestions that the references have anything to do with a supply deal for the X Magazine are absolutely untrue.’

Exactly! We think it's lovely that Tesco is being so supportive of Mary!

And we sincerely hope that some people choose to focus on the COMPETITION and their performances, instead of getting wrapped up focusing on potential disadvantages and whining to the press about it!

What do U think?? Does Mary have an unfair advantage??

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X Factor: Our Favorite Performance This Weekend Was…

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Tesco Mary!!!

At this point, is pretty safe to say that - unless she royally screws up - she will be one of the top 3 finalists!

Once again, Mary Byrne gave THE best performance of the evening, as she totally owned it with her rendition of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.

This type of song is totally in her comfort zone, and it would be interesting to see her do something else. But, it's very smart - especially at the beginning stages - to pick what you're good at and do that REALLY WELL.

That's exactly what Mary has done! With such vocal ferocity and confidence on stage!

Werk it!!!!

Check out Miz Byrne (above)!

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X Factor: Our Favorite Performance Of The Weekend Was….

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Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Go, Mary! Go, Mary! Go!

We must admit, we were BLOWN AWAY by Mary Byrne's performance on X Factor Saturday night!

It was a revelation!

Prior to this weekend's show, we appreciated her big voice but we also through it was a bit shrill. However, last night she gave a nuanced and command performance of James Brown's classic This Is A Man's World.

Her voice was on-point and everything just gelled!

We find it hard to believe that just a few weeks ago she was working as a cashier at Tesco. She truly came across as a seasoned entertainer this weekend! Not only did she sing the song, but she also interpreted it. She SOLD it!

Mary came across as cool, calm, collected, confident and SEXY! Yes, sexy!

She's like SuBo but with more personality and stage presence!

This was our favorite performance of the evening - by far!

Check out Mary (above)!

Thoughts?????

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