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Leslie Jones Named SNL's Newest Cast Member

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.


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The CW Gives 'The Flash' and 'Jane the Virgin' Full Season Pickups

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.

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Happy National Boss's Day

No need to panic. We know Boss's Day is tomorrow, and our guide to identifying the type of boss you have based on some of the famous bosses we have all come to know and love (or hate) will not only help you understand them, but figure out exactly what he/she needs. These famous bosses come in all shapes and sizes, just like your gift will! Is your boss more like a Leslie Knope or a Miranda Priestly? It could be the difference between a promotion and banishment to eating lunch in a bathroom stall for the rest of the year. Once you match your boss up you'll never be worried about another Boss's Day again.

Jane the Virgin is Your New Favorite Show

The CW's newest show may be its craziest gamble in years - and it seems that gamble is paying off. Jane the Virgin, based on a Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, tells the story of 24-year-old virginal Jane who finds herself living her own telenovela when she is accidentally artificially inseminated. Crazy? Yes. Worth watching? Totally.

Jane has the distinct honor of having perhaps the most peculiar premise of any of the new fall shows. Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a hard-working, religious young adult who has been staunchly abstinent her entire life, choosing to wait until marriage to finally have sex. This fact alone feels far-fetched by 2014 standards, but it’s by far the tamest aspect of the show.

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Bethenny Frankel Denies Rumors of Returning to 'Real Housewives'

Rumors have been circulating that Bethenny Frankel may be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City to help boost ratings for the upcoming seventh season. Although Frankel did admit that she was working with Andy Cohen about making a possible return to Bravo, it wasn’t necessarily to star on the Real Housewives again.

"I'm going in and out of Bravo, I'm talking to Andy [Cohen] about two different projects, because he's got a production company now….I haven't signed or decided to do anything. But it's not what everyone thinks it is. He's doing a lot of different shows, so we're talking about a couple of different things and deciding together what we're going to do. So that could be why everyone's writing about this,” Frankel said.

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After All These Years We Still Love Gilmore Girls

The time has finally come: “Gilmore Girls” is coming to Netflix on October 1st. The dramedy is practically required viewing for all girls over the age of 14, combining heart and pathos with hilarity and wit. The show coming to Netflix is going to lead to a lot of inevitable binge-watching which tends to blend all the episodes together. Here are 10 great stand-alone episodes that you shouldn’t get lost in the binge-athon shuffle.

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“True Detective” Season 2 Cast Revealed

After months of casting rumors, HBO has revealed the first new cast members of "True Detective's" second season. Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will star as a criminal and a detective, respectively. Along with the casting news comes the season’s official logline: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

The season will focus on three detectives this time, the first being Farrell's Ray Velcoro. Velcoro is described as "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him." Joining him will be another male and a woman who have yet to be cast.

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Fashion Police to Resume Without Joan Rivers


After Joan Rivers’ death on September 4th, many were left wondering whether her E! show, Fashion Police, would go on without her. On Friday September 19th, her daughter Melissa Rivers announced on the E! special, Fashion Police: Remembering Joan, that the show in fact would go on.

“Yes, Fashion Police will continue. We’re going to hit pause for a little while, but Fashion Police will be back in January,” Rivers said. The shows return will coincide with the 72nd annual Golden Globes.

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Moving Up In the World: Deena Cortese Takes Off For Her Couple's Therapy Debut at the Empire Hotel Rooftop

For all you reality TV buffs, this is for you. The spirited Deena Cortese of Vh1’s Jersey Shore debuted her newest endeavor and did so the only way she knows how: with a star-studded party. Streams of reality stars arrived at the Empire Hotel rooftop in support of Deena’s added appearance on the fifth season of Couple’s Therapy. Big names, like Mikey P from Dating Naked, Erica Mena from Love and Hip Hop, and Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom dropped by with words of wisdom for their host, and the latest scoop on their next moves.

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Judd Apatow Bringing New Show to Netflix

Judd Apatow is bringing his talents to Netflix with a new comedy entitled Love. The show has been green-lit for a 10-episode first season, to air in 2016, and a 12-episode second season premiering the following year.

The series is a comedy following Gus and Mickey, played by Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Gillian Jacobs (Community), respectively. Rust is also credited as a co-creator of the series, along with Apatow and writer Lesley Arfin, who had written for Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In grand Apatow-tradition, the cast and crew is comprised of people he's previously worked with.