#The411: Wendy's New Menu Items, Super Bowl Odds & Ends, & More Ted Bundy


Wendy’s Debuts 3 New Flavor Packed Cheeseburgers

  • The Made to Crave line comprises the S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger, the Peppercorn Mushroom Melt and the BBQ Cheeseburger
  • All 3 burgers are permanent menu additions and available nationwide
  • S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger -- It's a fresh beef burger with two slices of American cheese, three strips of Applewood smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, sweet onions, pickles and S’Awesome sauce
  • Peppercorn Mushroom Melt -- fresh beef; sautéed, fire-roasted and seasoned mushrooms; a slice of Asiago cheese; and smoked peppercorn aioli
  • Barbecue Cheeseburger -- fresh beef, two slices of American cheese, crispy fried onions, three pickles and sweet and smoky Kansas City-style barbecue sauce


Super Bowl Odds & Ends

  • Adam Levine is taking the high road against his critics regarding Maroon 5’s halftime performance
  • “We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible,” Levine wrote on Instagram, “And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better.”
  • This year’s Super Bowl had the lowest ratings in 11 years—down 5% from 103.3 million viewers last year to 98 million this year
  • And if you’re curious, a 30 second ad is up from $5 million bucks to $5.25 this year…or $175,000 per second!


Netflix Nabs Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy Pic

  • Netflix has picked up Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy, for a reported $9 million
  • The films centers around Bundy's crimes via the viewpoint of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who in the film refuses to believe he's guilty despite numerous signs pointing in that direction
  • Joe Berlinger is behind both the docuseries and the major motion picture, so the comparison will be interesting
  • Netflix will give the pic an awards-season theatrical run in the fall


Kristoff St. John, Dead At 52

  • The 52-year-old was found dead of a possible alcohol overdose at his home on Sunday (at this point foul play has been ruled out)
  • He’s best known for playing Neil Winters on “The Young and the Restless” since 1991
  • St. John has experienced his share of hardships—his son committed suicide in 2014 and then a few years later he threatened to commit suicide himself
  • Online tributes have been pouring in for the actor


Andy Cohen Is A Dad

  • The director of Bravo & Watch What happens Live host is officially a dad!
  • He welcomed a 9lb. 2 oz. baby boy yesterday via surrogate
  • His newest bundle of joy, Benjamin, is named after his maternal grandfather



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