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Olive Garden’s Parent Company Is Facing A Lawsuit Over Tipping Policy

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The advocacy group called One Fair Wage is after Darden Restaurants. Darden Restaurants is the parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V’s. The lawsuit claims that their tipping policy encourages racial discrimination and sexual harassment against employees of the restaurants.

According to TODAY, “In 43 states, employers can pay their workers as little as $2.13 an hour as long as that hourly wage and tips add up to the locality’s pay floor. Otherwise, the employer has to make up the difference.” The last time this tipped minimum wage was raised was in 1991. One Fair Wage found that many people of color earn less than White employees due to this policy.

Olive Garden’s parent company is being sued

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The group also claims that managers can put servers in sections that generally receive lower tips. They also found more instances of sexual harassment in these areas with the low-tipped minimum wage. The lawsuit also claims, “Managers may tell their servers to dress more suggestively to earn higher tips and turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in order to keep the customer happy.”

RELATED: Olive Garden Now Has An Exclusive Lifetime Pasta Pass

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Longhorn Steakhouse / Wikimedia Commons

One Fair Wage has outlined some suggestions to fix the issue including pooling tips or adding service charges to bills. What do you think about this issue? As of right now, they seem to only be targeting Darden Restaurants but more lawsuits could come. Another report shows that Darden Restaurants are set to give bonuses… perhaps to alleviate the complaints? Watch below:

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Olive Garden’s Parent Company Is Facing A Lawsuit Over ‘Discrimination’ Tipping Policy

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The advocacy group called One Fair Wage is after Darden Restaurants. Darden Restaurants is the parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V’s. The lawsuit claims that their tipping policy encourages racial discrimination and sexual harassment against employees of the restaurants.

According to TODAY, “In 43 states, employers can pay their workers as little as $2.13 an hour as long as that hourly wage and tips add up to the locality’s pay floor. Otherwise, the employer has to make up the difference.” The last time this tipped minimum wage was raised was in 1991. One Fair Wage found that many people of color earn less than White employees due to this policy.

Olive Garden’s parent company is being sued

olive garden restaurant darden restaurants
Olive Garden / Flickr

The group also claims that managers can put servers in sections that generally receive lower tips. They also found more instances of sexual harassment in these areas with the low-tipped minimum wage. The lawsuit also claims, “Managers may tell their servers to dress more suggestively to earn higher tips and turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in order to keep the customer happy.”

RELATED: Olive Garden Now Has An Exclusive Lifetime Pasta Pass

longhorn steakhouse restaurant
Longhorn Steakhouse / Wikimedia Commons

One Fair Wage has outlined some suggestions to fix the issue including pooling tips or adding service charges to bills. What do you think about this issue? As of right now, they seem to only be targeting Darden Restaurants but more lawsuits could come. Another report shows that Darden Restaurants are set to give bonuses… perhaps to alleviate the complaints? Watch below:

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Operation Gratitude Provides Over 25,000 National Guard Troops With Military Care Packages

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For months, the National Guard has seen increased use across the country, such as overseeing COVID-19 vaccination distributions. For those that have done their duty in providing protection and a sense of security, Operation Gratitude has compiled 25,000 care packages as a way to say thank you.

Operation Gratitude is a non-profit “dedicated to bridging the civilian-service divide” with the additional goal of providing aid for service members. Both the organization and National Guard saw unprecedented activity in recent months in the battle against the pandemic and its effects on communities.

An operation dedicated to gratitude

We stand with all military & their families–those who have served & those who continue to serve. Get involved with our service. You can donate & you can volunteer at https://t.co/I0iavytLe0 #ActionsSpeakLouder #BridgeTheDivide @FOXLA https://t.co/t0P2VZc9gt via @YouTube

— Operation Gratitude (@OpGratitude) April 15, 2021

Over the course of its history, Operation Gratitude has delivered over three million care packages to troops serving overseas. When the pandemic began, it directed some of those resources to frontline workers. Kevin Schmigel, CEO of Operation Gratitude, expressed pride in “doing the impossible” during a global pandemic.

We’re honored to have had you join! Thank you! #actionsspeaklouder 🇺🇸 https://t.co/kF8RaayI8F

— Operation Gratitude (@OpGratitude) April 13, 2021

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Those impossible feats included 25,000 care packages for National Guard service members who’d been called into action across the country. To achieve this, the non-profit called upon over a million volunteers. They helped assemble and package boxes filled with hygiene items, snacks, treasures from home, handmade paracord bracelets (often considered useful survival tools), hand-written letters, and more.

A history of serving those who serve

We 💚 @girlscouts!! We know those cookies will bring lots of smiles to our #carepackage recipients!!https://t.co/Y81BCQWVfi via @fox43

— Operation Gratitude (@OpGratitude) April 15, 2021

“Not only do we thank those who serve our country in uniform, but we bring Americans together to better understand what it means to serve,” COO Paul Cucinotta further explained. Operation Gratitude sent its first care package in March of 2003. Then, those packages first went to Iraq. Now, the non-profit assembles packages for service members both abroad and at home for various meaningful events and dates. For example, it gathered volunteers to provide for service members during the nineteenth anniversary of 9/11.

It does the same for each holiday season as well, to give helpful and hopeful packages for those who need it and provided help and hope to others already. The teams ask for certain “Wish List” items and handmade gifts so each package is unique. The organization runs through donation drives, letter-writing campaigns, and crafts and service projects.

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‘Steel Magnolias’ Cast Then And Now 2021

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We’re heading out to Louisiana, to revisit a small town with a big heart. Steel Magnolias is a 1989 film based on the stage play. Always suggested that the meaning of the title alludes to the fact that the leading ladies are both beautifully delicate as a flower, yet tough as steel. 

“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion,“ Dolly Parton’s character, Truvy Jones said. Full of love, affection, small-town antics, and a tight-knit group of friends, Truvy’s Beauty Spot and everyone in it is sure to make you one of their own.

1. Dolly Parton (Truvy Jones)

Dolly Parton Steel Magnolias
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Truvy Jones is the big-haired beautician who has lived in Chinquipin parish all her life. She is married to Spud Jones, played by playwright Sam Shepard. Truvy is vivacious and full of gossip with the most successful shop in town. As Truvy says, “There’s no such thing as natural beauty.” It’s all about the effort, and Dolly gave hers. After a poor take, director Herbert Ross reprimanded Dolly and asked if she could act. She replied, “No, but it’s your job to make me look like I can!” 

RELATED: 13 Surprising Things Most Fans Don’t Know About ‘Steel Magnolias’

By 13 years old, Dolly Parton was already recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry. At 20, she married Carl Dean, who ran an asphalt-paving business and the two have been happily married ever since. The following year, Porter Wagoner hired her to begin appearing on his program, and after 7 years of wildly popular duets, Dolly embarked on her solo career. From #1 Hits like “Joshua” to “Jolene,” Dolly was now shaping the 1970s Soundtrack.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Dolly
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, from left, Dolly Parton, Sam Shepard, 1989, ©TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

Her first film role was in the 1980s, co-starring with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in 9 to 5. Dolly wrote and recorded the film’s title song which when released, won two Grammy Awards for the singer-actress. The ‘80s brought Steel Magnolias, as well as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, co-starring with Burt Reynolds. Parton is also a business titan. The Dollywood Foundation has several ventures, highlighted by Dollywood located near Knoxville, Tennessee. The foundation also contributes to several charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross and HIV/AIDS-related charities. 

Today Dolly is 75 years old and deserves every accolade, even if she won’t accept. In response to a 2021 proposal to erect a statue of Parton in Tennessee, she responded, “Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.” 

2. Sally Field (M’Lynn Eatenton)

Sally Field in Steel Magnolias
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M’Lynn Eatenton is a social worker and mom of the century, literally giving her organ to daughter Shelby to try and save her life. Watching Sally try and come to terms with losing her only daughter is heart-wrenching and Sally puts on the performance of a lifetime. 

Sally Field began acting in 1962 and by ‘65 she had her own title role in the series Gidget. However, it was Field’s 1967 role as Sister Bertrille, aka The Flying Nun that really made her a household favorite.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sally Field
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, 1989, (c)TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Sally Field broke into cinemas everywhere as ‘Carrie’ co-starring with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit and its sequel. From ‘76 to ‘82, Field had a relationship with Burt Reynolds. During their relationship, the duo co-starred in four films together. Then 1979’s titular role as Norma Rae gave Sally her first Academy Award nomination and victory. She’d win again in 1984 for Places in the Heart. Heading into the ‘90s Sally Field acted alongside Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire.

Today she’s 74-years-old and still active in show-biz. Field is currently a part of the 2020 AMC show Dispatches From Elsewhere, and we will always be a fan.

3. Tom Skerritt (Drum Eatenton)

Tom Skerritt Steel Magnolias
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Drum Eatenton is M’Lynn’s husband, straightforward and simpleminded. Whether he’s recklessly shooting blanks at birds, or deaf from said bullets, he stays true to his own motto, “Never deal with the wife.”

Tom Skerritt became well-known in Hollywood for the 1970s film, M*A*S*H alongside Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould. 

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Tom Skerritt
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Tom Skerritt, Julia Roberts, 1989. © TriStar Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

Then 1979’s creepy sci-fi epic, Alien continued Skerritt’s string of box-office hits. 

And one of his best-known roles was in 1986’s Top Gun. For more on Tom and the other Tom, too, check out our deep dive into that Tony Scott-directed action flick. 

4. Shirley MacLaine (Ms. Ouiser)

Shirley MacLaine (Ms. Ouiser)
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“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years!” Ms. Ouiser is the grouchy and feared elder of the town and Claire’s best friend. She comes marching up with her huge-Clifford-sized dog barking away. The chemistry between her and Drum is mean and downright hysterical. Although she and Tom Skerritt played antagonists, in 1976 the pair played a married couple in The Turning Point, coincidentally also directed by Herbert Ross. 

Shirley MacLaine’s professional career began in 1955 in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry. Three years later, MacLaine co-starred with Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running and received her first Oscar nomination. Then, in 1960 she acted alongside Jack Lemmon, in The Apartment, once again nominated for Best Actress. However, MacLaine wouldn’t take home the trophy until her sixth nominated ceremony, for 1983’s Terms of Endearment. More recently it was fun seeing her take on the iconic role of Endora in the 2005 reboot attempt of Bewitched

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Shirley MacLaine
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, from left: Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, 1989, © TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

Today, Shirley MacLaine is in her late 80s and still at it. Fans last saw her in the 2019 Disney+ Christmas original Noelle. Aside from her acting, she has also written several books on metaphysics, spirituality, and reincarnation.

5. Daryl Hannah (Annelle)

Daryl Hannah, Annelle
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“There’s a story there.” Valedictorian of her Beauty Class, Annelle is the newbie in town, and apprentice to Truvy. Fans watch Annelle become a confident member of society and her growth is beautiful.

Daryl Hanna got her start in 1978 but really gained her footing in 1982, starring as the violent and acrobatic replicant in Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner. Two years later, Hannah was given possibly her best-known role alongside Tom Hanks as the mermaid in Splash!

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Daryl Hannah
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, from left, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, 1989, ©TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

Her film career never let up. Daryl Hannah revitalized her career in the 2000s in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. Most recently, she starred in the Netflix series Sense8 for both seasons. 

Today she’s 60 years old and aside from acting, Hannah is also a staunch political activist, often protesting various political policies that go against the ability to environmentally sustain. She even has her own weekly video blog called DHLoveLife

6. Olympia Dukakis (Claire Belcher)

Olympia Dukakis, Claire Belcher
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“Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!” Claire Belcher is the town’s former First Lady, and a vital member of the friend group. She was affluent and kind and got M’Lynn out of her post-funeral crying spell by suggesting she sock Ouiser in the face. 

Olympia Dukakis’s career began in 1962 but took off in the ‘80s, thanks to an Academy Award-winning role in 1987’s Moonstruck. She followed that with Steel Magnolias and then played the principal in 1995’s Mr. Holland’s Opus. This woman works consistently. In 1993 she starred in the mini-series Tales of the City, and that has regrouped multiple times for more installments, most recently 2019’s 10 episodes for Netflix.

Olympia Dukakis, Steel Magnolias
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, 1989, Everett Collection

Olympia is 89-years-old, and a hardcore New Yorker, she’s also released her best-selling autobiography Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress.

7. Julia Roberts (Shelby Eatenton)

Julia Roberts
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Shelby is the eldest child and nurse, whose wedding sets the stage for the film. She sadly suffers from type 1 diabetes and her health troubles plague our storyline. The first diabetic episode in the beauty salon is hard to watch, and Julia’s acting was quite remarkable. 

Julia Roberts’ first big feature role was in 1988 for the film, Mystic Pizza. She followed that with her role in Steel Magnolias and Hollywood now had a new Top 5 Superstar on their hands. 

Julia Roberts, Steel Magnolias
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, 1989. (c) TriStar Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

Following her role as Shelby, Roberts sparked the ‘90s with Pretty Woman opposite Richard Gere and bested that one with her first of the 2000s, winning an Oscar for the true story of Erin Brockovich.

Today she’s 53 is just as active and wonderful as ever, most recently in the 2018 Amazon series Homecoming. Roberts and her husband, cameraman Daniel Moder, met on the set of their film The Mexican in 2000. They have three children together. 

What a phenomenal cast! It’s thrilling to watch the seasoned talents of Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine welcome such incredible newcomers as Julia Roberts and Daryl Hannah. What a film. Who was your favorite character from Steel Magnolias? Ever get a chance to see a production of the original stage play?

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John Ritter’s Father Did Not Respect His Career Until He Took One Role

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John Ritter once revealed that his father, country singer Tex Ritter, did not approve of his acting career at first. Tex was very proud of his other son who became a lawyer. Even though Tex acted himself, he didn’t want his son John to follow in his footsteps.

However, when John booked a gig on The Waltons, his father changed his tune. Tex loved that John played a preacher on the wholesome show The Waltons. Before Tex died, the two had a very good talk.

John Ritter’s father Tex Ritter did not approve of his acting career for a long time

DOWN THE WYOMING TRAIL, Tex Ritter, 1939
DOWN THE WYOMING TRAIL, Tex Ritter, 1939 / Everett Collection

John once said, “Before he died, I did tell him I can’t really do anything else but act.” Before he passed away, Tex said he respected John’s role in The Waltons. When John had children, he wanted to be a bit softer than his father was to him.

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THE WALTONS, Will Geer, John Ritter
THE WALTONS, Will Geer, John Ritter (1973-1976), 1972-81. (c)Lorimar Television/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

Things worked out and John’s son Jason is now an actor just like his late father! Unfortunately, John died suddenly in 2003. He will forever be remembered by his many roles on shows including Three’s Company, Eight Simple Rules, Hooperman, and more. Did you know that John Ritter’s father was an actor too?

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The Internet Is Horrified As X-Rated “Macarena” Lyrics Explanation Ruins Childhoods

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If the song “Macarena” were to start playing right now, many who are able would launch into the usual dance moves. Arms held out, then hands cross, turn, and so on. It’s ingrained since our days of youth. But for being such a staple of childhood, the lyrics are apparently rather raunchy, as one TikTok user – and now the rest of the internet – realized.

“Macarena” features lyrics in both English and Spanish, but both often flew under the radar to the young listeners, who just heard a catchy beat and learned repetitive dance moves. So, when TikTok user @Peakay81 looked into the lyrics and brought viewers with him down memory lane, everyone was stunned. Can you hear the song the same way?

A TikTok user alleges “Macarena” is about a threesome

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Despite its ubiquitous status at school dances, “Macarena” has some mature themes woven between its lyrics. The Mirror reported on the TikTok user’s revelation, noting that the video has now been viewed over 1.2 million times since it went live on March 25 to April 12.

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In the video, a young man dissects the lyrics behind the dance number. It starts off innocently, and sometimes even the opposite of a suggested threesome, emphasizing that suitors can’t have the singer – unless they’re good. When it gets to the Spanish portion, the lyrics emphasizing giving your body joy, which falls closer in line with what the TikTok user is suggesting. But a little more research is required to fully unearth the song’s meaning.

The truth was clear the whole time

It’s no secret that many innuendos fly under the radar for young kids when viewing media, even pieces of media aimed at them. Animators and scriptwriters hide dirty jokes in cartoons and the like. “Macarena” can be traced back to 1993 Venezuela and originally featured a woman named Diana. The group Los del Río witnessed the remarkable flamenco dance prowess of Diana Patricia Cubillán Herrera, and one half of the rising act exclaimed one of the lyrics to her. The song was meant to put an emphasis on giving the body “joy,” though the TikTok user further claims it told the story of a woman whose boyfriend has gone off to serve and she’s unfaithful.

It’s the final portion in English that provides close confirmation of these claims. The lyrics go, “But don’t you worry about my boyfriend, he’s a boy whose name is Vitorino. I don’t want him, couldn’t stand him, he was no good so I…” followed by laughter. Then, it concludes, “Now, come on, what was I supposed to do? He was out of town and his two friends were so fine.” Needless to say, this totally reframes the otherwise innocent, fun dance song countless listened to when they were only children. The lyrics don’t specifically say any activities occurred between the three of them together at once, but it’s still a more blatant innuendo than anyone would expect from a childhood staple. Do you know any other pieces of media where you only caught the mature references in adulthood?

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