Leslie Jones Joins Cast Of 'Saturday Night Live'

October 21st, 2014 9:47am EDT
Leslie Jones Joins Cast Of 'Saturday Night Live'
"Saturday Night Live" writer and "Weekend Update" correspondent Leslie Jones has been promoted to full-time cast member of the iconic weekly live series, now in its 40th season.

Jones has been a staff writer on the show since early 2014 and it is no surprise to those who understand show producer Lorne Michaels tendency to promote from within that she comedienne was pushed up to a more regular spot on the series.

She was a finalists for a cast spot that ended up going to Sasheer Zamata last year, after lengthy search by the "SNL" brass to find a woman of color to appear as a regular cast m...
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'Buffy The Vampire' Star Nicholas Brendon Apologizes For Idaho Arrest & Disappointing Fans & Family

October 21st, 2014 9:12am EDT
'Buffy The Vampire' Star Nicholas Brendon Apologizes For Idaho A
"Buffy the Vampire" star Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Idaho on Friday night and has since come forward to apologize for his actions.

The actor apparently mixed prescription medication with alcohol and was charged with two misdemeanors after losing control at a hotel in Boise.

He explained himself on Facebook, writing: "I apologize. Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior."

The star had been taking me...
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'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Has The Only Steal Left?

October 21st, 2014 9:07am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Has The Only Steal Left?
We're now halfway through the first set of battles on The Voice, with Monday having brought us six more head-to-head matchups and three more steals as Blake Shelton informs Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams that to win the competition, one must upset Adam Levine. On that moment of Zen, here's what went down in part three of the battles.

Team Adam: Damien (turned 4 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Kelli Douglas (3 chairs), "Knock On Wood"
Adam wants to see how these two close friends do when they're playing against each other. But forget the friendship issue, both of them are struggling with...
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'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments from 'The Weeping Lady'

October 21st, 2014 9:02am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments from 'The Weeping Lady'
“The Weeping Lady” was a massive improvement on last week’s episode. It had all the elements that Sleepy Hollow the engaging piece of entertainment that it is: a terrifying and well-crafted villain, revelations about Ichabod’s past, plenty of meaningful moments in the Ichabod/Abbie partnership, and sprinkles of time travel-related humor throughout. This episode moved forward the plot as Katrina’s place in Moloch’s plan is revealed and Henry gets fleshed out a bit more. Here are 8 of the top moments from “The Weeping Lady:”

1.) Caroline

One of the biggest questions in Sleepy Hollow mytholo...
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'DWTS' Week 6 Recap: Pitbull And Leah Remini Enter The Ballroom, Jonathan Bennett Exits

October 21st, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 6 Recap: Pitbull And Leah Remini E
It was week 6 of the competition on "Dancing with the Stars" and time for some serious footwork. Sitting in for judge Len Goodman was Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Season 17 star Leah Remini returned to the ballroom, replacing regular co-host Erin Andrews who is on assignment for FOX Sports. Scores from the past two weeks coupled with viewer votes determined who went home this evening. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Jonathan Bennett and partner Emma, who were eliminated from the competition.

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson (partnered last week with Cheryl Bur...
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Disney's Animated Adventure 'Moana' To Be Set In The High Seas

October 21st, 2014 8:30am EDT
Disney's Animated Adventure 'Moana' To Be Set In The High Seas
Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed the concept art for its next animated film. "Moana" will take place on the high seas and will center on a teenage girl who goes on a quest to fulfill her ancestors' wishes. She pairs up with a demi-god and seeks a fabled island. Along the way Moana encounters giant sea creatures, underworlds and other fantastical elements.

Ron Clements and John Musker will direct the project, according to Variety. Clements explained, "John and I have partnered on so many films—from 'The Little Mermaid' to 'Aladdin' to 'The Princess and the Frog.' Creating 'Moana' ...
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Happy Birthday!

October 21st, 2014 7:00am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Happy Birthday to:

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian (1980)

American Idol contestant Shannon Magrane (1995)

Singer DeAndre Brackensick (1994)

Actress Blanca Suarez (1988)

Actor Aaron Tveit (1983)

Actress Charlotte Sullivan (1983)

Actor Matt Dallas (1982)

Actor Will Estes (1978)

Musician Josh Ritter (1976)

Actress Saffron Burrows (1972)

British designer Jade Jagger (1971)

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe (1959)

Musician Steve Lukather (1957)

Actress Carrie Fisher (1956)

Singer Rich Mullins (1955; d. 1997)

Musician Keith Green (1953; d. 1982)

Blues guitarist Elvin Bishop (1942)

TV j...
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Fashion Legend Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

October 20th, 2014 11:42pm EDT
Oscar de la Renta
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who most recently designed the wedding dress of George Clooney's wife Amal, has died.

A family member confirmed to ABC News that the clothing mogul died at his Kent, Connecticut home on Monday.

De La Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but the cause of his death has yet to be released and there's no word whether or not it contributed to his passing.

The Dominican designer had an impressive career -- spanning over four decades -- and clothed some of the most famous people on the planet during that time, including First Ladies Jackie Kenne...
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5 Takeaways From U2's 'Songs Of Innocence'

October 20th, 2014 7:30pm EDT
U2 - Songs of Innocence
Anytime a certain Dublin band named U2 releases a new album, well, it’s “kind of a big deal.” The release of Songs of Innocence, the band’s first new album in five years, is a big deal, but not necessarily in the same way as previous efforts from the collective. It could be argued Bono and company have even had some missteps along the way, which has hindered their latest LP. After listening and analyzing the release process of Songs of Innocence, here are five takeaways.

1) Imposing a free album on everyone is probably a BAD idea…

Most people like free things, particularly if there w...
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Gwen Stefani Debuts New Solo Single 'Baby Don't Lie'

October 20th, 2014 6:36pm EDT
Gwen Stefani
With Christina Aguilera waiting in the wings after giving birth to her second child, Gwen Stefani won't be returning as a mentor on "The Voice" for its ninth season -- but that doesn't mean she won't be keeping busy.

The 45-year-old No Doubt frontwoman has a pair of new albums in the works -- a solo album and one with her band.

Last month during New York Fashion Week the singer confirmed that she was working on the solo disc and added that "The Voice" co-star Pharrell Williams is producing it.

Stefani released the first single off the new disc, "Baby Don't Lie," on October 20. The new CD...
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