She commanded attention as a strong female voice in Obvious Child and she warmed our hearts as the voice of the cutest little shell we've ever seen (her third Marcel the Shell with Shoes On video was just released), but on Twitter Jenny Slate is quite simply the voice that’s in our heads.
Chances are if you’ve thought it, she’s tweeted it. Where normal folks might filter their scattered musings on social media, Jenny lets it all out in hilarious 140-character truth bombs. Here are 20 of her scarily relatable thoughts that will make you want to claim her as your new wacky best friend, ASAP:
1. She's brutally honest about the trials of packing a suitcase.
I have a really good way to pack my suitcase which is to be crazy, pack mostly party dresses, get super bored, then throw in dirty t-shirts.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 15, 2014
2. She gets real about her yoga needs. (And the typical Brooklyn yoga crowd).
What is a nice place for Yoga in Williamsburg? I want to put my butt in the air w a lot of beautiful strangers who do internet for a living
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 17, 2014
3. She has some warranted confusion RE: Comic Con.
ComicCon is just a fest 4 nothing&everything at once? Like, it has tv, cars,vid games, movies&geeks but also SO DOES THE WORLD SO WHAT IS IT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 12, 2014
4. She's also completely baffled by fantasy football.
What is fantasy football WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT WHAT THE F IS IT WHHHHAAAAAT IS ITTTTT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 27, 2014
5. She's not shy about sharing her weekend plans.
Doin that classic "Sitting on the toilet in my nightgown, making tiny poops, reading a novel on a Sunday morn" thing that makes me ME, BRO!
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 12, 2014
6. She acknowledges a deep and abiding attachment to her phone. (How else are you going to tweet and Instagram and do all of the things?)
I wish I had a fairy godmother to whip my phone out of my hands and yell "Disengage! Put on pants!"
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 29, 2014
7. And she perfectly expresses (IN ALL CAPS) the sheer panic of losing said phone. The struggle is real.
I LOST MY PHONE & CAN CONFIRM THAT I AM 100% NOT OK WITH IT AND FEEL THAT I HAVE LOST MY SPINE OR FACE OR SOMETHING ESSENTIAL LIKE THAT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 21, 2014
8. She understands the fundamental problem with text messages.
Shout out to text messages and how they make every argument just like 100% nuclear.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 27, 2014
9. She’s not afraid to recount an embarrassing story.
Ive reached pinnacle of shame: Just asked my dad"When will i be the person i know that i am"&ripped a giant fart by mistake THIS IS ALL I AM
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 14, 2014
10. She makes a pretty sound assessment of a typical airport experience.
I'm in a onesie in the airport and I have very little idea of what is going on, and yet I'm NOT a baby.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 19, 2014
11. She’s not ashamed to admit she’s not perfect.
You know what would look great w the weird skin problems I have? Jet lag, constipation & just a bunch of weird other ppls issues.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 3, 2014
12. She ponders the questions on everyone’s mind.
Did Michael Jackson know how to drive a car
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 17, 2014
13. She’s a sucker for the emotional powers of a Ryan Gosling romance flick.
Ppl must think there's a super weepy lil pig in my hotel room bc Im snorting&crying w such a ferocity bc of The Notebook. IM A PIG FOR LOVE
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 18, 2014
14. She’s no doubt a cool aunt, but she’s also ok with not having kids. (And to be fair, a DHL van does kind of look like a school bus).
Waiting to pick niece up from school bus, thought a DHL van was the bus I AM CLEARLY CHILDLESS ITS FINE
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 12, 2014
15. She gets easily distracted while eating chips.
Just said HUH?!? Really loudly bc I was eating chips& they were loud in my head&thought somebody said something but nobody was talking to me
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 7, 2014
16. She’s not on board with certain technological advancements.
Congrats, dorks! U made yet another computer watch thingy that I don't even care about *FARRRRRT NOISE* AND YES THIS IS LITERALLY HOW I FEEL
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 10, 2014
17. She has bizarre stress dreams involving other celebrities.
Well, after repeated dreams that I missed my plane bc I was trying on rompers for Matt Damon&he wasn't even paying attention, I'm up early.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 26, 2014
18. She understands the addictive qualities of reality TV.
I've just discovered a show called Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and it is BLOWING MY MINNNNND
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 27, 2014
19. She asks loaded questions.
Am I becoming weird and when will I know if I am
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 6, 2014
20. She realizes her mind is an intense place. If her brain is a volcano, her tweets must be the lava. We’re just thankful we get to witness the eruption!
I'd love to describe what it's like in my head but how do you speak "volcano"
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) July 30, 2014
So maybe we can’t be Jenny’s BFF in real life, but we can at least pretend we're besties on Twitter.
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"He told me I'm his second-favourite singer. Michael Jackson is first - and then mommy. He's always around the house making little videos of himself doing Michael Jackson moves. I was telling him recently that, 'You know, you were in my tummy when I sang at his memorial'. And he was like, 'Really? Wow!'" Singer Jennifer Hudson's son David is a big Michael Jackson fan.
Hollywood actors Clive Owen, Samuel L. Jackson, Damian Lewis and Sean Bean were among the famous faces who became stockbrokers for the day on Thursday (11Sep14) for a Transatlantic 9/11 charity event. A whole host of actors, musicians, royals, sports stars, and celebrities joined in Cantor Fitzgerald's and BGC Partners' annual Charity Day, which commemorates the victims of America's 2001 terrorist attacks by raising money for good causes.
The event takes place in London and New York City, and actors including Owen, Bean and Lewis were among those who manned the phones on the U.K. leg along with Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and funnyman Stephen Fry.
Others taking part included British royal Princess Beatrice, tennis legend Boris Becker, girl group All Saints, and model David Gandy, while actor Steve Buscemi and Pamela Anderson turned out for the Big Apple event.
Jackson tweeted about the event, which took place 13 years after the devastating U.S. terrorist attacks, writing, "Up early headed to @BGCCharityDay reppin' @One4theBoys (charity) Don't forget to take a min to remember those who died on Nine Eleven!! (sic)."
Given the success of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, it was a no-brainer for CBS to extend the franchise to New Orleans in a new series debuting this fall. Check out where all three NCIS shows are filming right now.
NCIS, which recently celebrated its 250th episode, returns for a 12th season on Sept. 23.
Today, the show is filming scenes for for the upcoming season at Valencia Studios in Valencia, CA which has served as their home base since 2003.
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: L.A. is currently filming at 104 Fremont Pl, Los Angeles, a swanky residence in a gated community that was also featured in The Artist.
The show is moving to a new Monday night timeslot when it returns to CBS this fall.
NCIS: New Orleans
Filming is already underway on NCIS: NOLA, starring Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder and Zoe McLellan, and this week they are filming at one of New Orleans' most famous historic site: the U.S.S. Kidd. The ship was the first to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and now it will make history again with a prominent role in this NCIS: New Orleans episode.
See what else is filming on location today in my Daily Filming Locations at OnLocationVacations.com!
Beyonce is to take up a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nearly 20 years before she is eligible for admission as bosses launch an exhibition dedicated to the pop superstar.
The singer's stage costumes from her 2013 Super Bowl performance will be put on display at the institute's museum in Cleveland, Ohio alongside pieces from music legends including Michael Jackson and David Bowie.
The exhibition will also feature the iconic leotard she wore in her Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) video, an outfit from her Crazy in Love promo and a Givenchy gown worn to the 2012 Met Gala in New York City.
Curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger says of the exhibition, "We felt that (Beyonce) really needed to take her rightful place alongside Aretha Franklin and the Supremes and Janis Joplin."
A spokesperson for Beyonce adds, "For an artist to be able to have a presence where all of her idols and mentors live, it is a big deal. It's very meaningful to an artist when you feel like you've accomplished certain levels and to be asked to be part of this before she's eligible, I think that's really special."
Beyonce will first become eligible for a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 as a member of Destiny's Child, and as a solo artist in 2027. The Beyonce show will debut at the museum on Tuesday (22Jul14).
Samuel L. Jackson has shot down rumours suggesting he endured an awkward silence with Victoria Beckham as they sat side-by-side at the Wimbledon tennis championships on Sunday (06Jul14), insisting they "had a ball".
A host of celebrities were spotted in the crowd at the Men's Singles Final in London as Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a nail-biting five-set match, but it was film footage of the movie icon and former Spice Girls star Beckham fidgeting through an apparent silence during the game that went viral on Monday morning (07Jul14).
The Vine.com clip showed the Pulp Fiction actor scratching his head and stroking his thigh during a break in the match as the two stars appeared to ignore one another.
However, Jackson has since taken to his Twitter.com account to dispel claims they failed to strike up a conversation. In a post on Monday (07Jul14), he writes, "Lotta Bulls**t goin' round (sic), I had a ball sitting next to @victoriabeckham at Wimbledon yesterday! Truly Lovely!STFU (shut the f**k up)!!"
Lotta Bullshit goin' round, I had a ball sitting next to @victoriabeckham at Wimbledon yesterday! Truly Lovely!STFU!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) July 7, 2014
Beckham had been joined by her soccer star husband David at Centre Court, while Sir Sean Connery, Bradley Cooper, Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman were also seen in the audience, along with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson and David and Victoria Beckham were among the celebrities who witnessed tennis champ Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to win Britain's Wimbledon Men's title on Sunday (06Jul14). Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, Orlando Bloom, Kate Beckinsale and director Guy Ritchie were also in the stands at Centre Court as the Serbian sportsman emerged victorious after an epic five-set match, narrowly beating Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to claim his second Wimbledon trophy.
Jackman shared a Twitter.com photo of himself and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the London venue and later congratulated Djokovic on his seventh Grand Slam title, writing, "One of the greatest matches of all time @Wimbledon. Well done @rogerfederer. Superb win and huge congratulations @DjokerNole."
He also uploaded a photo of Djokovic hugging his mentor, former tennis icon Boris Becker, after the match and added, "Epic moment for djokernole, Becker and their entire team. What a day @Wimbledon. One I will never forget."
Other stars watching the game on TV also shared their thoughts online, with British comedian Stephen Fry writing, "How magnificently graceful both players were in defeat and victory. Hurrah for that", and actor John Leguizamo tweeting, "Sorry #federer u (sic) gave it your all my friend! Great game!"
Meanwhile, One Direction singer Liam Payne added, "Congratulations @DjokerNole heard it was a great game can't wait to watch it back have a drunk (drink) on me".
Actresses Kate Walsh and Brooklyn Decker, singer Eliza Doolittle and Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd were also among the celebrities tweeting about the championship finals on Sunday.
Actor Gethin Anthony has been cast as convicted murderer Charles Manson in a new TV drama. The Game of Thrones star will appear alongside former The X Files actor David Duchovny in a 13-part show, titled Aquarius, which centres on a Los Angeles police sergeant's hunt for the serial killer in the 1960s, according to TVLine.com.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters actor Grey Damon and Bunheads' Emma Dumont have also joined the series, which is being penned by Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman's John McNamara.
Anthony joins a list of actors who have played Manson onscreen - they include Jeremy Davies, Steve Railsback, Adam Wilson and Stephen Cardwell.
Executives of the company behind the Michael Jackson hologram performance have filed a lawsuit against the entrepreneur who claims to own the technology. The late King of Pop appeared as a 3D projection at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May (14), five years after his death, to dance and sing to new track Slave To The Rhythm in virtual form.
Entrepreneur Alki David attempted to halt the production by hitting Jackson's estate executors with legal action, claiming the stunt would violate his patent rights.
Members of the technical team which created the performance, Pulse Evolution, have now hit back by filing a $10 million (£6.2 million) lawsuit against David in a Los Angeles court on Thursday (19Jun14), accusing him of taking credit for the event and stealing attention away from the true creators.
In the complaint, they claim David had "no involvement whatsoever" in the Jackson hologram and "falsely claimed credit for creating and developing the visual effects spectacle in a nationally-televised interview on CNN, in press releases and on his various websites operated by his company, FilmOn."
David continues to pursue his own lawsuit against Jackson's estate executors, the award show producers and Pulse Evolution over claims they used the patented technology he owns without his permission.
Zachary Quinto, Neil Patrick Harris and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attended a glitzy gala in New York City on Monday night (16Jun14) to raise funds for The Trevor Project. The TrevorLive event brought together leading gay celebrities to raise awareness and bring in donations to support the charity's work with young members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community who are in crisis.
Star Trek actor Quinto and Juno star Ellen Page, who went public with her sexuality earlier this year (14), were among the speakers at the event, along with Harris, who attended with his partner David Burtka, and Modern Family star Ferguson, who was with his producer husband Justin Mikita. Other attendees included actor Cheyenne Jackson and his fiance Jason Landau.
After the bash, Harris took to Twitter.com to write, "Had such a wonderful time tonight at TrevorProject Live. So impressed by this organisation. Please support them, or at least learn more."
The event was hosted by comedienne Wanda Sykes, while The Huffington Post creator Arianna Huffington was honoured with the Trevor Hero Award for her work in support of gay rights.