2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
UPDATE: 1:48 p.m. EDT: Colfer’s management and the producers of “Glee” have told the Hollywood Reporter that Colfer’s account has been hacked and that Colfer will in fact be returning for the sixth season of “Glee.”
Actor Chris Colfer, who won a Golden Globe and the hearts of fans for his role on “Glee,” will not be joining the show for its final season.
He tweeted today — conveniently just before a long holiday weekend — that he had been “let go” from the cast due to “personal issues.”
This is yet another blow for a series, once a phenomenon, that has seen its ratings erode in recent years and tragically lost another cast member, the late Cory Monteith. Colfer’s departure, though a major change for a show on which he’d been a breakout star, is hardly unprecedented, too — several cast members left the show in the most recent season.
Colfer, who won a Golden Globe in 2011 and was a two-time Emmy nominee, wrote an episode in the most recent season. His character, Kurt Hummel, was among a limited number of openly gay teens on the airwaves, and Kurt’s relationship with his boyfriend was unprecedented in TV history.
Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_More Daniel D'Addario.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.