Chipotle Pulls Pork From a Third of Its U.S. Locations

A Chipotle Restaurant Ahead Of Earnings Data
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As long as they still have guacamole, everything should be fine

Chipotle won’t have pork at roughly a third of its restaurants in the U.S., after an audit revealed that an undisclosed supplier was not obeying its animal-care policies and standards.

The pigs Chipotle uses cannot be raised with antibiotics and must either have access to the outdoors or live in well-bedded barns, Reuters reports.

“We could fill that shortfall with conventionally-raised pork, but the animal welfare standards fall well short of our requirements, and [we] simply aren’t willing to make that compromise,” said Chris Arnold, Chipotle’s communications director. The audit that discovered the lapse in standards was a routine audit.

Chipotle may find new suppliers or use additional pork from current suppliers to address the shortage. Arnold said if the suspended supplier changes its standards, Chipotle may resume working with it.


TIME movies

Avatar Sequel Pushed Back to 2017, James Cameron Says

'Avatar' Twentieth Century Fox

Director James Cameron announced the news

The first of three planned Avatar sequels has been pushed back to late 2017, according to director James Cameron.

The film was most recently expected to open in 2016, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but Cameron says that date was somewhat ambitious, as writing all the follow-up films at once has been “very involved.”

“We’re writing three simultaneously, and we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films,” said Cameron in New Zealand, where he was promoting the country’s film industry. “We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that.”

Avatar became the highest-grossing movie of all time after it was released in 2009 with a box-office take of $2.8 billion. It was filmed in New Zealand, where Cameron also hopes to shoot the sequels.

“There’s a layer of complexity in getting the story to work as a saga across three films that you don’t get when you’re making a stand-alone film,” Cameron said.


TIME movies

What Are the Razzie Awards?

A guide to the annual celebration of Hollywood's worst

Ben Affleck might have a good reason to attend the 2015 Razzie Awards, which typically honor the worst movies and performances of the year: this time, the multiple-“Worst Actor” winner was just nominated for a brand-new category that’s actually a compliment.

For the first time in the 35-year-old award show’s history, the Golden Raspberry Awards (the official title) will give the Razzie Redeemer Award to a former Razzie winner who turned things around in 2014 with quality work. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, Mike Meyers and Keanu Reeves are all up for the award. Here’s some background about the annual event and its other, not-so-charitable awards:

How did the Razzies start?
Copywriter and publicist John Wilson held the first awards in 1980. “I was looking for something to do when the show was over, because in L.A. they end by 10 p.m.,” Wilson told the BBC in 2007. “So I set up a cardboard podium in my living room, put a foam ball on a broomstick to create a microphone and just asked people to make random award presentations.” He sent out a press release the next year and soon major news outlets were covering the low-budget ceremony.

Who determines the winners?
More than 600 voters in the U.S. and more than a dozen foreign countries take part in the ballots. It’s not an exclusive organization or a secret society — you can purchase your membership at the Razzie website.

That sounds … legit.
Well, the awards have been criticized for not requiring voters to have actually watched the movies they’re slamming in their votes, according to IndieWire.

When are they held?
The night before the Oscars. This year, that’s Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at Hollywood’s Montalban Theatre. “We finally figured out you couldn’t compete with the Oscars on Oscar night, but if you went the night before, when the press from all over the world are here and they are looking for something to do, it could well catch on,” Wilson told the BBC.

Do celebrities attend?
While most celebrities do not attend the awards, occasional good-humored stars have embraced the opportunity to own up to their less-than-stellar work. In 2005, Halle Barry accepted her Worst Actress Razzie for Catwoman while holding her Oscar for Monster’s Ball in the other hand. In 2010, Sandra Bullock showed up to accept to her Worst Actress Razzie for All About Steve and handed out DVDs of the film to the audience, imploring them to actually watch it.

What do the “losers” win?
Razzie trophies are spray-painted gold and cost approximately $4.97, according to the awards. You can see examples of the relatively small trophy, consisting of a raspberry sitting atop a Super 8 mm film reel, here and here.

Who are the repeat offenders?
Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Kevin Costner have all been nominated more than a dozen times with a handful of wins, but even they have better luck than top hall of shame mainstrays Sylvester Stallone (32 nominations, 10 wins) and Adam Sandler (22 nominations, 6 wins).

Who was nominated this year?
Here’s a list of the nominees, via People:

Worst Picture
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage, Left Behind
Kirk Cameron, Saving Christmas
Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler, Blended

Worst Actress
Drew Barrymore, Blended
Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy, Tammy
Charlize Theron, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss, The Legend of Hercules

Razzie Redeemer Award
Ben Affleck, Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Mike Myers, director of documentary Supermensch
Keanu Reeves, John Wick
Kristen Stewart, Camp X-Ray

Worst Supporting Actress
Cameron Diaz, Annie
Megan Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz, Transformers 4
Brigitte Ridenour (Kirk Cameron’s sister), Saving Christmas
Susan Sarandon, Tammy

Worst Supporting Actor
Mel Gibson, Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammer, Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too and Transformers 4
Shaquille O’Neal, Blended
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland, Pompeii

Worst Director
Michael Bay, Transformers 4
Darren Doane , Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin, The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screen Combo
Any Two Robots, Actors or Robotic Actors, Transformers 4
Kirk Cameron & His Ego, Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel, Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz & Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron, A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screenplay
Saving Christmas
Sex Tape
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers 4

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Atlas Shrugged #3: Who Is John Galt?
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers 4

TIME Cycling

The 2015 Tour de France Will Include Its First African Team

Race leader Astana team rider Nibali of Italy rides near the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the final 21st stage of the Tour de France in Paris
Race leader Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy rides near the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the final 21st stage of the Tour de France cycle race in Paris, July 27, 2014. Jean-Paul Pelissier—Reuters

MTN-Qhubeka was one of five teams to win a wildcard entry to the 2015 race

MTN-Qhubeka will become the first African team to compete in the Tour de France, after securing one of five wildcard entries to the 2015 race.

The team, which is registered in South Africa but includes a roster of both African and European cyclists, will compete when the Tour de France kicks off July 4 in the city of Utrecht, The Guardian reports.

“I believe in the riders we have and the talent,” general manager Brian Smith told Cyclingnews in October. “We can light up stages of the Tour, and we bring this incredible story to the Tour. We’re putting African kids on bikes, and being at the Tour de France would help that immeasurably.”

The other teams to receive wildcard invites are Bora-Argon 18, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, Cofidis and Europcar.

[The Guardian]

TIME Music

This Music Video Was Made Entirely Out of Cardboard, Paint and Stop-Motion Chalk Art

See the clip for the Barr Brothers' "Love Ain't Enough," premiering exclusively on TIME

When folk-rock quartet the Barr Brothers set out to create a music video for their song “Love Ain’t Enough,” the band gave director-animator Dustin Grella only one rule: enjoy yourself. “After talking to Brad [Barr], he said we should experiment and that the only requirement was to have fun,” Grella told TIME over email.

That freedom allowed Grella to fulfill one of his long-gestating ideas — using the vast amounts of cardboard he had accumulated and “desperately” hoped to use in a project one day. But what started out as a plan for a one-take video featuring nothing but cardboard soon expanded into a month-long project, ultimately requiring 50 cardboard cutouts, 15 paintings and 2100 frames of animation to complete.

“After listening to ‘Love Ain’t Enough’ a few times, I really had this sense that it was a journey and I was traveling into a city or countryside that was unfamiliar, but in a peaceful, confident way — not a fearful way,” Grella says of the song, from last year’s Sleeping Operator. “The more I listened to it, the more it brought about the idea of the hero’s journey and how we are all passing through life. At so many points we find ourselves in unfamiliar terrain, only retrospectively to see them as moments of growth.”

The background behind the song — Brad Barr told Grella that he thinks about his wife and newborn child when singing it — also helped inform the visuals. “I pulled together imagery of moments in life when we are experiencing things that are so familiar — birth, death, city, countryside — yet, when experiencing it for the first time, can be one of life’s benchmarks,” Grella says. “I especially looked for moments throughout the journey where love would rear its head and poke around through our relationships with others.”

TIME France

Here’s What to Expect in the Next Issue of Charlie Hebdo

The new cover of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
The new cover of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Reuters

Cover features a depiction of Muhammad with a sign reading "Je Suis Charlie"

Details are emerging about the first issue of Paris-based satirical newsweekly Charlie Hebdo since gunmen stormed its office last week, killing 12 people in an attack that ignited worldwide shows of solidarity and fanned European fears about homegrown terrorism.

With its previous office now a crime scene, the remaining staff essentially relocated to Libération, a left-wing daily, which lent workspace to surviving staffers where they could plan it all out under increased security.

Libération began to circulate the cover image Monday evening. Drawn by veteran Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Rénald Luzier, known as Luz, the cover depicts the Prophet Muhammad, with a falling tear drop, holding a sign that reads Je Suis Charlie. That phrase, “I am Charlie,” is a nod to the hashtag that became a rallying cry of solidarity for the paper in the aftermath of the attack. Above the caricature is the phrase Tout est Pardonné, or “All is forgiven.”

The issue, to be published Wednesday, is expected to be translated into 16 languages. The New York Times, which got an inside look at the production, reports that it will feature tributes to, and old cartoons by, those who died in last week’s attack. Charlie Hebdo typically publishes 60,000 copies but, with the help of Libération, it will print 3 million copies of this issue.

“There will be a newspaper. There will be no interruption,” said editor-in-chief Gerard Briard at a press conference on Tuesday. “Freedom of the press in a democracy is an institution.”

“This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies,” Gérard Biard, the newspaper’s new editor, told France Info.

In 2011, the Charlie Hebdo office was firebombed after it announced the Prophet Muhammad would become its next editor-in-chief. In 2012, Charlie Hebdo printed a cartoon that depicted the religious figure naked, just days after the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, at the time said to result from anger over an amateur video that poorly depicted the Prophet. Last month, it released a drawing of the Virgin Mary that depicted her giving birth to Jesus. And on the day of the recent attack, minutes before the first reports of the killings began to circulate, Charlie Hebdo tweeted a cartoon of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, that jokingly wished him good health.

“A good issue of Charlie Hebdo is one that you open, one that frightens you when you see the cartoon, and then makes you laugh out loud,” the paper’s attorney, Richard Malka, added. “We won’t give in, otherwise it wouldn’t make any sense.”

The final decision Monday about the upcoming cover was an emotional one, Libération details: “Around 9:30 p.m., a small piece of paper makes the rounds, causing cries, laughs and cheers. The editor-in-chief Gérard Biard hugs Luz, who collapses. After hours marked by failed attempts, bouts of depression and writer’s block, the cover is approved. The Prophet is Charlie.”

Briard, the editor in chief, thanked new subscribers to Charlie Hebdo, specifically mentioning Arnold Schwarzenegger. “We thank all those who have subscribed, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, who on his own represents 10 subscribers,” he joked.

Wednesday’s issue will be released the same week that funerals for the victims are set to begin. French police continue to investigate the background of the two men identified as the Charlie Hebdo killers, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, who were killed on Friday. And authorities are working to protect other other sensitive locations, specifically Jewish neighborhoods and schools, following Friday’s deadly attack on a kosher supermarket by Amedy Coulibaly, a man identified as a friend of the brothers.

Despite the complexities that went into putting together the issue, Malka, the lawyer, told The Telegraph, “It’s an act of life, of survival.”

With reporting by Olivier Laurent and Sam Frizell

Read next: French Intelligence Warns That There Might Be Worse Attacks to Come

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TIME Music

Watch Macklemore Parody ‘Thrift Shop’ on Sesame Street

"I'm gonna pop some trash / only got seven bags in my trash can"

Macklemore — excuse me, Mucklemore — stopped by Sesame Street to join the Grouches for a “Thrift Shop” parody that, at times, is near indistinguishable from his actual hit song.

While famous musicians have stopped by the children’s program before to teach them valuable lessons and impart important advice, the take-away from the Seattle rapper’s guest appearance is not so clear. Consider a future career as a garbageman or garbagewoman? Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty? Always keep an eye out for a bargain, even if it’s actual trash?

Either way, he deserves props for the reworked hook — “This is gross and awesome” — which manages to both sanitize the original not-so-child-friendly lyrics and embrace what some viewers are probably already thinking.

TIME Accident

Former NFL Player Says He Swam 9 Miles to Shore After Falling Off Boat

Rob Konrad, Tammy Konrad
Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad, left, listens while his wife Tammy, right, responds to a question during a news conference on Jan. 12, 2015, in Plantation, Fla. Lynne Sladky—AP

Konrad was fishing when a wave knocked him overboard into the ocean

A former Miami Dolphins player said Monday that he spent 16 hours swimming to shore after falling off a boat last week.

Rob Konrad held back tears during a news conference in Plantation, Fla., as he explained his unusual nine-mile swim to safety, during which he says he encountered stinging jellyfish and a shark, CNN reports.

Konrad, 38, said he was fishing when a wave hit his boat, which was set on autopilot, and knocked him overboard. He was not wearing a flotation device and decided to swim to shore, alternating between the breast stroke and backstroke, knowing he was hours away from the onset of hypothermia.

“I quickly realized I was in a real bad situation,” he said. “I made a decision that I was going to start swimming toward shore, west.”

He was almost found a twice. Konrad said approached a fishing vessel but no one saw or heard him, and he recalled that a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, which was searching for him, flew right over him. After hitting shore early Thursday, a security guard alerted police and he was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia, dehydration and rhabdomyolysis.

“If you’re a good swimmer and you’re faced with an emergency, you could be capable of doing what he did,” said Sid Cassidy, an accomplished distance swimmer who has trained in the area where Konrad swam.


TIME Music

Watch the Video for the Beastie Boys’ Nas Collaboration ‘Too Many Rappers’

The Nas collaboration is off the group's 2011 album 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'

It’s every fan’s dream to dig up something new about their favorite band. For one Beastie Boys enthusiast, that just came true, when they discovered that the website for film editor Neal Usatin had a previously unreleased music video on it.

The Nas collaboration “Too Many Rappers” was released on the band’s 2011 album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, but the Roman Coppola-directed music video was never distributed. Some fans didn’t even think it existed. Though the clip is fairly straightforward—the guys hit the stage, hang out and perform in a grocery store—it’s always nice to see more of the late Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died one year after the album came out.

TIME awards

Margaret Cho Isn’t Sorry About Mocking North Korea at the Golden Globes

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show
Tina Fey, Margaret Cho and, Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Handout—Getty Images

The comedian says she has every right to make fun of the country and its leadership

Comedian and actress Margaret Cho defended her appearance Sunday at the Golden Globes, where she played a North Korean journalist-general character that some viewers deemed as racist.

“I’m of mixed North/South Korean descent — you imprison, starve and brainwash my people you get made fun of by me,” she tweeted on Monday. Cho also elaborated to BuzzFeed, saying, “I am from this culture. I am from this tribe. And so I’m able to comment on it.”

Cho worked on the character of Cho Young-ja — who mostly wanted to take a picture with Meryl Streep and share opinions on Orange is the New Black — with hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who previously had Cho skewer North Korea on her sitcom 30 Rock. But Cho — the only Asian-American on-stage that night — did speak in a heavy accent and walk in what one critic called “an unmistakable fascist goose-step.”

“I can do whatever I want when it comes to Koreans — North Koreans, South Korean,” Cho told BuzzFeed. “I’m not playing the race card, I’m playing the rice card,” she said, echoing one of her tweets. “I’m the only person in the world, probably, that can make these jokes and not be placed in a labor camp.”

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