After making a big impression during her few appearances on the show, Leslie Jones has been promoted from writer to featured player on Saturday Night Live. Starting on October 25th's Jim Carrey hosted episode Jones will be vying for screen time with her new cast mates.
Jones was hired last January as a writer at SNL after losing out on being a not-ready-for-primetime player to Sasheer Zamata. But she struck such a chord with Lorne Michaels that he brought her on as a writer.
She did make a few onscreen appearances, though, exposing audiences to her hilarity. Her first appearance involved her joking about slavery and caused quite a controversy with many saying it was a stereotypical and tasteless bit of humor. Others defended her, though, and look at her now - a shiny new cast member ready to make us laugh.
Check out Jones's guide to the benefits of being single from the September 27th season premiere.
Wednesday nights at Slate just got a little freakier! Join the Freak Show at Slate’s weekly American Horror Story Viewing Party starting this Wednesday, October 22nd from 9pm to 12am. Enjoy Slate’s food and drink specials including $5 beers, $6 house wine/wells, $7 Candy Apple Martinis, carnival themed snacks, $5 cotton candy, $9 appetizers, ½ priced pizzas and FREE popcorn as you catch the latest developments unraveling under the big top. Customers decked out as their inner most freak will be entered to win special prizes throughout the night. Slate’s American Horror Story: Freak Show Viewing Party will continue weekly through the series finale. For reservations please call 212-989-0098.
The CW is showing a whole lot of confidence in its two newest shows, The Flash and Jane the Virgin, by giving them both full-season pickups.
The CW President, Mark Pedowitz, said of his decision in a statement, "Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and 'The Flash' and 'Jane' have both exceeded our expectations on all counts."
Both shows have only aired two episodes so far but they've made quite the impression. Small-screen superhero endeavor The Flash is The CW's highest rated premier since The Vampire Diaries in 2009. Telanovela-esque Jane the Virgin, about a young woman who is accidentally inseminated by her doctor, isn't very far behind - it's given the network its highest Monday night ratings in two years. It's no wonder The CW is holding on to it's new big hits for as long as it can.
Arriving on the indie scene, is up-and-coming synthpop trio, Cosby. Led by brothers, Chris (keyboard/vocals) and Chip Cosby (guitar/vocals) as well as drummer/percussionist, Mike Levinson, Cosby, whose sound is comparable to The Killers and M83, has garnered praise for their fusion of 80s Synthpop with Britpop in their hometown of Richmond, VA.
Following their official launch in 2012, the dynamic trio went on to open for Grammy Award winning rock quintet, Blues Traveler, and finished as semi-finalist for the 2013 International Songwriting Competition. As they gear up for the release of their forthcoming set, the band releases the visual for 'Heartracer,' their debut single, which celebrates satisfaction and peace amongst human beings. Take a look at the new release below and let us know what you think.
Eats Everything fans, are you ready to devour the aural entree, appetizer and dessert that your favorite DJ has prepared for y'all this fall? Well, you won't have to wait too long. The techno chef, also known as Daniel Pearce, will be bring his 10 city nationwide Edible Arrangement Tour to the U.S starting on Wednesday, October 29th in Seattle Washington at Freak Week. Eats fanatics can look forward to easing their hunger pains by at the extravagant techno and house smorgasbord of club hits that will be served at various high profile venues listed below along with dates, citities and states. Need something to tide you over while you wait to dig into the main course? We've got you covered; sink your teeth into Eats' remix of Tiga's 'Bugatti' right here!
Renee Zellweger, 45, showed off a surprising new look Monday night at ELLE Magazine's Annual Woman in Hollywood Celebration. The actress, who has shied away from the public eye in recent years, stepped out with what seemed like a whole new face. Soon the internet was ablaze: Is that you, Renee?
Yes, it was her, although many seemed skeptical that this could possibly be the beloved Bridget Jones star. According to the New York Daily News even those at the event couldn't stop talking about and speculating on the stars new look, with a source saying, "Everyone was whispering about how different she looked."
This morning, the world lost an icon. Oscar De La Renta, known for his distinct taste in art and style, has dressed Hollywood's elite, but was most commonly known for dressing former First Lady, Jacqueline Onassis. De La Renta, born in the Dominican Republic, was the first Dominican designer to really hit it big with Haute Couture. From 1993-2002, he made collections for the House of Balmain.
De La Renta’s name reached new heights when Sex and the City started airing. Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, really put De La Renta’s brand out there, along with Manolo Blahnik. In the final season of Sex and the City, Carrie’s boyfriend, Petrovsky, stated that he was good friends with Oscar De La Renta and later gave Carrie a gorgeous gown made by the well-known designer.
Few things in life are better than seeing people make sweet, sweet music together. Yes, that was intentionally meant to be read in more ways than one, because that's what it's like when watching and listening to Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne's 'Real Love.' The British quartet and UK enchantress had already managed to captivate the world with their wildly popular single, 'Rather Be,' and now they've gone ahead and taken those feelings of desire to the next level.
Money Sucks, Friends Rule, truer words have never been spoken. Ok, that might be a stretch, but MTV sure seems to think so, otherwise they probably wouldn't let everyone stream Dillon Francis' entire debut album for free a week before its official release. Up until now, Dillon has been slowly releasing a new song off the album on an almost weekly basis since initially announcing the album, which was preceded by the success of 'Get Low,' his hit collaboration with DJ Snake. So far, fans have been beyond happy with the release of 'When We Were Young' featuring The Chain Gang of 1974 and Sultan + Ned Shepard, 'Set Me Free' featuring Martin Garrix, 'Love in the Middle of a Firefight' featuring Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie, and 'We Make It Bounce' featuring Major Lazer and Stylo G, but the full stream of the album has revealed all of the other amazing music Dillon has had in store.
Brains, beauty, AND a bangin' voice? Ugh, some people really DO have it all! Meet Jocelyn Arndt and her brother/co-writer Christian - BOTH students at Harvard. The Boston-based duo is currently preparing for the release of Jocelyn's new EP, Strangers In Fairyland, on October 27th, and we here at Joonbug.com are exclusively premiering its first single, "Cinderella!" A gorgeous mixture of classic rock and contemporary indie energy, "Cinderella" is tied together by Jocelyn's soulful vocals that are mature beyond their years. Her chops bare a certain raspiness and 'know-how,' that when combined, create a superbly developed and mature tune. Check out "Cinderella" below, and remember to get your copy of "Strangers In Fairyland" below!
The Hunger Games trilogy has been all anyone can talk about since Suzanne Collins' books first hit shelves a few years ago, quickly transitioning from words on a page to the big screen, and bringing the story to cinematic life. The thing about movies based on books though, is that all the words are there, ready to be recreated into realistic environments for all the world to see. What the books don't leave guidelines for however, is the music, the sounds that lend themselves to creating and changing the drama of a book turned movie. Both The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire entertained audiences with an awe-inspiring audio-visual experience, but for the first installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the film aims to up the ante with a soundtrack specially curated by Lorde.