It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Archie Andrews! (And he’s even more squeaky-clean than Superman.)
We’ve got a sneak peek at Riverdale‘s first-ever Halloween episode (airing Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 8/7c on The CW), and Archie and his new pal Mad Dog — sorry, Munroe — are getting into the spooky spirit by dressing up as superheroes. (For all you Archie Comics nerds: Archie is dressed as Pureheart the Powerful, Archie’s superhero alter ego, and Munroe is dressed as The Shield, a patriotic superhero from the comics… who actually pre-dates Captain America!)
We also get a glimpse of Cheryl covered in vines as Batman villain Poison Ivy and Toni dressed as the troublemaking Harley Quinn, playing a game of Ouija with Nana Rose. (The old lady didn’t have to dress up. She’s always on brand for Halloween.) Plus, we get our first look at Claws alum Juan Riedinger as Dodger, a new arrival who already looks like he’d rather trick Archie than treat him. According to the official episode description, “Archie’s plan to create a safe space for the town’s kids gets derailed when some unwanted visitors crash their Halloween party.”
Elsewhere in the episode: “When ominous videotapes begin appearing on doorsteps across Riverdale, widespread fear quickly returns to the town,” and “at Stonewall Prep, Jughead learns about a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred to former students at the school.” Check out the gallery to the right — or click here for direct access — to get a first look at Riverdale‘s Halloween episode, and then hit the comments below to share your thoughts.
JBL Fest returned to Las Vegas for three days, from October 9th – 11th, for a star-studded experience on the Las Vegas Strip. The third annual festival included performances by RUN-DMC, Bebe Rexha, Mabel, and event headliner Khalid alongside celebrity hosts Shaquille O’Neal and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. See our highlights from the festival’s performances in our gallery.
Known for its unique VIP experiences, JBL Fest’s Bloq Party on the Linq Promenade offered guests live podcasts as well as a chance to discover the latest in personalized audio. From Ceaser’s Palace to JEWEL Nightclub and Brooklyn Bowl, guests were immersed in JBL Signature Sound — and a different venue — each night.
It’s hard to overstate just what sort an impact Selena Quintanilla made on the world in her all-too-brief time in it.
The Queen of Tejano music, whose debut self-titled album was released 30 years ago on October 17, 1989, had already become one of the best-selling Latin singers of all time and was poised to truly cross over in a major way with the impending release of her bilingual fifth studio album, Dreaming of You, when she was brutally shot dead in March of 1995 by Yolanda Saldivar, her former fan club president and manager of her clothing boutiques. At the time of her death, she was only 23 years old.
While no murder is more tragic than another, there was something about this loss that struck the world so monumentally, in part because it stopped such a promising and hard-fought career dead in its tracks. After all, rising to the title of La Reina de Tejano wasn’t supposed to be possible for Selena—or, really, any other women, for that matter.
The youngest child in the Quintanilla family, Selena got her start in the family band Selena y Los Dinos, which also included her siblings A.B. and Suzette Quintanilla, but making her way in a traditionally male-dominated genre wasn’t easy. As she said herself in a 1994 interview with Orale Primo, “Tejano music was hard for us because I was a girl. My dad had a lot of problems while trying to set up shows for us or presentations because there are a lot of men who don’t think that women can get the attention of the public. But… wrong!”
When the family fell on hard times in 1981, losing their house after dad Abraham Quintinalla Jr.‘s newly-opened Tex-Mex restaurant went under, the success of Selena y Los Dinos became an imperative. “That’s when we began our musical career,” she told People in 1992. “We had no alternative.” Leaving school behind in the eighth grade—she would later get her GED through a correspondence course—Selena and her family lived out of the family van as they toured across South Texas, playing any gig that came their way. “If we got 10 people in one place, that was great,” she recalled. “We ate a lot of hamburgers and shared everything…I lost a lot of my teenage period. But I got a lot out of it too. I was more mature.”
AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Dave Einsel
Eventually, they proved their critics wrong, releasing several albums for a small regional labels before Selena would win Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards in 1987—an award she would win eight more consecutive times. She went on to sign with the newly formed EMI Latin Records in 1989 and despite the fact that she could barely speak Spanish—the Lake Jackson, Texas-native learned the lyrics of her songs, mostly written by her brother A.B., phonetically—she quickly went on to rule the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart, with Entre a Mi Mundo, her second album released in 1992, sitting on No. 1 for eight consecutive months.
By the time her life was tragically cut short, shot by an obsessive friend and employee in a Corpus Christi hotel room while arguing over claims of embezzlement, she’d won the Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album (for 1993’s Live!), opened two clothing boutiques with in-house beauty salons called Selena Etc., had challenged the prevailing notions of feminine beauty in the Tejano world, and was hard at work on her English-language crossover.
But when Yolanda pulled that trigger, it all came to an abrupt end. And yet, even in death, Selena couldn’t truly be stopped. Dreaming of You, despite not quite being finished, was released in July 1995 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first album by a Hispanic artist to ever and the first posthumous release from a solo artist to do so. In its first week, it sold 331,000 copies, making her only the third female artist to sell over 300,000 units in one week, behind Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
That year, the U.S. Social Security Administration ranked the name Selena as one of the 100 most popular names for newborn girls, almost certainly because of her. (Fun fact: Selena Gomez, born in 1992, was named after the then-rising star.) And the issue of People magazine released days after her murder sold the entire first and second print runs within two weeks, becoming the magazine’s first-ever collector’s item. The success of the issue, which was the first in history to ever completely sell out, prompted Time Inc. to launch People en Español to reach a market they were clearly underserving.
AP Photo/George Gongora-Corpus Christi Caller-Times, File
In the years since her passing, Selena’s memory has been kept alive in ways both big and small. Two years after her death, a biopic produced by the Quintanilla family and Warner Bros. arrived in theaters with a relatively unknown Jennifer Lopez wining the role in the second largest audition since the search for Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind after Salma Hayek turned it down. The film was both a commercial and critical success and is widely credited for helping JLo breakthrough and become the icon she is today.
A musical, an annual music festival and convention held in Corpus Christi every year since 2015, a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, a limited-edition MAC Cosmetics makeup line, an exhibit at the National Museum of American History, and a Forever 21 clothing Line all followed. And next year, Netflix will debut a biographical TV series based on her life, called Selena: The Series, with The Walking Dead star Christian Serratos in the lead role and the Quintinalla family fully involved.
While Selena’s fans have kept her memory alive in such a major way all these years later, those closest to her admit that all the public adulation can be overwhelming at times. “Losing someone you’re an emotional roller coaster, and it will forever be that way. Sometimes it hurts and sometimes it hurts a lot and sometimes I don’t want to be here. It depends on how I’m feeling that day…” Suzette told Billboard on the 20th anniversary of Selena’s passing. “For the most part, it’s a good thing. You can hear her fans talking, and it’s really cool to be honest with you…There are times when little ones talk amongst themselves, talking about her. That brings me so much joy, because they weren’t even a thought when she passed away but yet they have this love for her, that’s because her parents are passing on her legacy on to them.”
For her husband Chris Perez, a musician himself whom she married against her father’s wishes in 1992, returned to his music after her murder, but found himself struggling against what people expected of him in the aftermath.
“Soon after she passed, I started getting back into my music. I always felt this heaviness from people that wanted to relate to me as the widower, and I was working so hard to do other things,” he told Billboard. “I might have overreacted; a kind of a knee-jerk reaction to it was to distance myself as far away from what Selena stood for for her fans. Every time I did something, no matter how hard I worked at it, I would always be remembered as something else that I didn’t want necessarily want to be remembered as, as like the widower.”
While there’s no telling what heights Selena’s career might’ve taken her to had her life not been so brutally snuffed out, if family members like Suzette could magically get just a few minutes more with her, that would be the furthest from their minds.
“Somebody asked me the other day, ‘If she was to be right in front of you what would you tell her?’ I wouldn’t even tell her anything. I’d totally hug her,” she told Billboard. “They’re like, ‘What would you tell he after that?’ I’m like, ‘No! I would hug her, hug her and hug her, and not let her go.’ I miss her.”
We rarely feel like our concealer is doing enough. We pack it on, layer after layer, but it’s like our dark under-eye circles are black holes, just sucking all of the brightness up. Plus, caked-on makeup is never cute. So what are we doing wrong? Are we just doomed to dark circles for the rest of our lives?
First of all, we’re not doing anything wrong, so let’s not think like that. It’s more that we’re missing something we may have not even known existed. Know how when we’re doing our nails, we have to start off with a base coat before we get to the main color, and then finish off with a top coat for the best results? Our under-eye routine should be similar. If our foundation is the top coat and our concealer is the main color . . . we’re going to need a base coat underneath!
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“You made it seem like he was a creep and destroyed him in [your] interview,” Jenni hurls at her co-star.
The latest episodes of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" have sparked an online feud between Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Angelina Pivarnick over Jenni’s then-boyfriend, Zack Clayton Carpinello (also known by his age/nickname, 24).
"Grinding on someone’s man? Asking for a 3 some? Kissing someone else’s BF? That’s a blatant disregard of boundaries," Jenni tweeted mid-way through this week’s episode, prompting Angelina to tweet out less than 10 minutes later, "When I asked about a three some everyone knew it was a joke. I even knocked on their door and was laughing that scene was after the pool and after the fight him and I had. I never had a three some in my life and I sure as hell wouldn’t want one at 33 years old."
Jenni replied to Angelina directly, writing, "Oh ok that makes sense. Glad what you did was a joke, and u grinding on him was a joke… and u kissing him was a joke.. BUT when he joked back, you made it seem like he was a creep and destroyed him in interview. Got it. Makes total sense now."
The threesome comment reportedly happened last Thursday, before the alleged nightclub incident even took place. After Zack grilled Angelina about her sex life at the pool party, everyone came back to the hotel pretty wasted. At one point, Angelina is said to have knocked on Jenni and Zack’s door to ask "for a threesome."
"Are you banging?" she supposedly inquired, before asking Zack, "Is your schlong out?"
Several Twitter users said they "could totally tell" Angelina was "joking," and she maintained she was. "Exactly!!!" she tweeted. "I even left baby oil on the floor and a banana and I said since she has sex with him sooo much I left them a gift. Please it was a joke!!!"
After everything that went down at the club, Zack told Jenni that Angelina kissed him, while Angelina’s story was that Zack grabbed her hip/butt in an "inappropriate" way that made her feel "uncomfortable." Vinny Guadagnino, who was the most sober during the evening in question, didn’t see the kiss (though cameras captured what looked to be a consensual, three-way smooch) but did see the grab. On Thursday’s episode, Angelina denied kissing Zack, only to tweet later on that "IT WAS A KISS ON THE CHEEK!!!"
When one fan pointed out, "Didn’t you even kiss Jenni too?" Angelina replied, "Yes!!!!! Lmfaooooo."
A fan pointed out to Jenni that "[Angelina] tried to get [Zack] to stop earlier in the night when he seemed OBSESSED with her sex life. But he couldn’t leave it alone so as the saying goes, ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.’ She probably figured it was easier to go along with it. He is just strange."
She clapped back, "Really? So her knocking on our door for a threesome was ‘her joining’?"
Another critic tweeted at Farley, "It’s funny that you choose what is a joke & what is not. Any other time you guys make inappropriate jokes & it’s fine but you’re such a hypocrite when it’s about you…"
"Not at all.. I found the whole night funny and no big deal," JWoww replied, claiming Angelina texted her after Vegas to say what a good time she had. "What I dont like is when someone says how fun the night was (in text) and then goes in front of a camera and says the opposite."
Pivarnick did not address that claim.
"All I’m saying is," the same critic went on, "I don’t understand why you’re so upset at Angelina but not 24. If you’re going to be mad, be mad at BOTH. But don’t bully Angelina. I’m not a huge fan of her but wrong is wrong."
Jenni replied, "Who said I’m not mad at both? Both are idiots but they instigated each other… only difference is Angelina gets to talk about it on the show… like if you were that uncomfortable tell me.. don’t tell others and text me how much fun it was."
After retweeting countless messages of support, Angelina posted, "It is what it is.. I have a lot more fish to fry then this bullshit." When one fan told Angelina she was "fighting a losing battle" that was "not even worth it," she replied, "It’s not. Im always wrong. I am sorry she feels this way but I can’t win."
"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.
Nathan Griffith has been arrested for DUI after reportedly being found unconscious behind the wheel in North Carolina. Here’s what we know so far about Janelle Evans’ ex’s arrest.
Former Teen Mom2 star Nathan Griffith, 32, has reportedly been arrested for driving while impaired. Janelle Evans‘ ex-fiancé was spotted in Cary, North Carolina on October 17 sleeping behind the wheel of his car, according to police records obtained Radar Online. “He was found unconscious in the parking lot of grocery store Harris Teeter,” Cary Police Department Sergeant Mike Ring told the outlet. “His car was running. The fire department notified us when they realized it wasn’t medical, it was impairment.” The police arrested Nathan at 5:56pm after he failed a series of field sobriety tests, including horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn, and one-leg stand.
He refused to take a breathalyzer test. “He was impaired,” Ring told Radar. “Empty alcohol containers were found in the car. No drugs were found at the scene.” Nathan is currently out on bond, the Wake County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. This is far from the first time that Nathan, who shares five-year-old son Kaiser Griffith with Janelle, 27, has been arrested for driving-related incidents. He was arrested for DUI in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in September 2013 while allegedly driving recklessly with Janelle in the car. She told police that she and Nathan were “trying to have sex” at the time.
He was also nabbed in April 2014 for driving with a suspended license, driving on the wrong side of the road, giving a false name and address to officers, and resisting arrest. He was sent to jail for 47 days. Nathan was also arrested for domestic assault in March 2015 after an alleged “physical assault” at his and Janelle’s home. The charges were later dropped.
HollywoodLife has reached out to North Carolina police and Nathan’s rep for comment. This story is still developing; We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Cooler weather is our excuse for a lot of things, from making homemade mac and cheese for dinner like four nights a week to drinking hot cocoa instead of coffee in the mornings, but our favorite indulgence when the temps take a turn toward arctic is stocking up on cozy, fuzzy blankets.
Is there anything better than snuggling up on the couch covered in fleece, or draping yourself in faux fur and pretending that you’re in Elsa’s ice palace in Frozen? How about curling up with a chenille coverlet and reading Harry Potter for the bazillionth time, cozy and warm while reading about a winter snowstorm at Hogwarts?
These blankets will help you live your best life this winter. They’re cozy and soft, and whether you keep them on the couch, on your bed, or wrapped around your shoulders 24/7, they’ll help you brave even the coldest weather of the season.
Better Homes & Gardens Velvet Plush Texture Blanket
Better Homes & Gardens Velvet Plush Texture Blanket, $19.72 at Walmart
Chappy Wrap Herringbone
Herringbone Chappy Wrap, $135 at Chappy Wrap
Solid Cable Knit Chenille with Sherpa Reverse Throw Blanket
Solid Cable Knit Chenille with Sherpa Reverse Throw Blanket, $29.99 at Target
CB2 Faux Fur Snow Leopard Throw
Faux Fur Snow Leopard Throw, $99 at CB2
The Company Store Trees LoftAIRE Holiday Throw
Trees LoftAIRE Holiday Throw, $79 at The Company Store
Land’s End Cashtouch Pattern Throw Blanket
Cashtouch Pattern Throw Blanket, $49.95 at Lands’ End
L.L.Bean Wicked Plush Sherpa Throw
Wicked Plush Sherpa Throw, $49 at L.L.Bean
PBTeen Rainbow Stripe Plush Throw
Rainbow Stripe Plush Throw, $29.50 at PBTeen
Pottery Barn Solid Faux Mohair Throw
Solid Faux Mohair Throw, $32.99 at Pottery Barn
Texture Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Texture Faux Fur Throw Blanket, $24.99 at Target
Urban Outfitters Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket, $49 at Urban Outfitters
Congratulations to Taco Bell’s Mountain Dew Baja Blast, which is nearly old enough to apply for its learner’s permit. To celebrate 15 years of serving the iconic drink in stores, Taco Bell is living even more más than usual by serving the new limited edition Taco Bell Baja Birthday Freeze. It is, essentially, a regular Baja Blast that Taco Bell shoved a bunch of candy into, which seems fairly in line for a chain that recently figured out how to shove a full hash brown into a burrito.
To be more specific, the offering — which is a ‘grammy sea foam green color that might knock your fall aesthetic off your grid — is filled with "colorful candy confetti." According to Thrillist, it retails for $2.49 for a regular size and $2.79 for a large, but you can get your freaky freeze on for a mere $1 if you go during "happy hour" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (There are two types of people in this world: Starbucks happy hour folk, and Taco Bell happy hour folk. May this be the opportunity to discover which one you are once and for all.)
Taco Bell wasn’t explicit about how long the offering would be around, but is describing it as "super" limited edition, in case you needed that extra adjective to stoke your FOMO-induced fear and get you in the door a little faster. The Mountain Dew Baja Blast only turns 15 but once in a lifetime, after all.
Speaking of FOMO, if the Baja Birthday Freeze seems like three words that have taken up space in your brain before, there’s good reason why — it was served at the limited edition Taco Bell Hotel that was open for three days in August 2019. "The Bell," as it was dubbed, served numerous Taco Bell mashups and innovations that aren’t on the main menu, but a few of them have seen the light of day since — including the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa, now a permanent menu item, forever may she reign.
Here’s hoping this trend of experimental menu offerings hitting the main menu continues, because apparently it included an Avocado Tostada, which should have been in my mouth yesterday. But in the meantime we can raise a Baja Birthday Freeze to 15 years of brain freezes in Taco Bell parking lots and turning your tongue an alarming shade of blue.
Jameela Jamil sparked a Twitter war with Caroline Flack as she took exception to a show she hasn't even seen.
The Good Place star took to social media to express her disapproval for the Love Island host's new plastic surgery-themed show The Surjury.
The outspoken activist shared a link to a story that called the new Channel 4 programme a "new low for television".
The Surjury sees contestants try to convince a 12-strong jury that they should have some sort of plastic surgery, from nose jobs to boob jobs, with the panel deciding whether or not to let them go through with it.
Expressing her disgust, Jameela tweeted: "Welp. Black Mirror is officially happening guys. It’s here"
But Caroline wouldn't let her get away with it.
She cheekily responded: "Have you managed to see a copy before me ? Please forward .. am desperate to see.."
It seems Jameela, 33, stayed quiet after that, but Caroline's response sparked a lot of comeback from fans.
One asked her: "How can you be so defensive about a show this toxic and exploitative that you’re willingly hosting?"
Caroline, 39, hit back: "Because I’ve filmed it and the people who have taken part are amazing and have been through a lot and life is about individual choice …"
Another fan asked: "Are you saying it's not how the article suggested? Is it done in a 'positive, compassionate way'?
"After reading about your personal journey with your mental health I'm surprised at your choice of job but ultimately they would have got another presenter."
Caroline responded: "Well mental health is a sensitive subject and as we progress we are constantly asked to be more open and visible.