From the death of a Bridget Jones’ favorite to the epic Arcade Fire concert special, read about what you might have missed over the weekend.
‘Breaking Bad’ Bids Farewell at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
If you’re behind on Breaking Bad, you might want to avoid the Internet for a while. The final episode of a five-season epic about an antihero’s rise through the ranks of the meth-slinging world aired last night, and fans gathered at the sold-out Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Forever cemetery screening to experience this once-in-a-lifetime chance together. Folks were dressed in HAZMAT suits and as Heisenberg, took photos by an RV parked at the event, followed by a Q&A led by Jimmel Kimmel with cast members and creator Vince Gilligan. Proceeds from the event went to Aaron Paul’s (Jesse Pinkman) wife Lauren Paul’s anti-bullying nonprofit group, the Kind Campaign. [L.A. Times]
Bridget Jones’ Mark Darcy Dies in Next Book … and Fans are Horrified
Fans were heartbroken to find out that in the third installment of British author Helen Felding’s Bridget Jones’ series, Mad About the Boy, Bridget’s love interest of the past two books, Mark Darcy, has died. The Sunday Times magazine published excerpts from the book (which takes place 15 years later from the last novel) that Mark was the father of her two children and had passed away five years earlier. She then engages in a relationship with a 30-year-old boy toy on Twitter. In the film adaptation of the books, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, Renée Zellweger portrays Bridget and Colin Firth as Mark. Mad About the Boy will be released on Oct. 10. [BBC News, Mirror]
Arcade Fire Performs on ‘SNL,’ Followed By Unique Concert Special
Arcade Fire sure knows how to do things in a big way. The Grammy-Award-winning indie darlings guested on NBC’s 39th season premiere of SNL (with host Tina Fey) over the weekend, promoting their much-anticipated double-disc album, Reflektor—to be released Oct. 29. The band performed their new singles, “Reflektor” and “Afterlife” on the comedy variety show, and then the network aired a 30-minute pre-recorded live Arcade Fire concert, Here Comes the Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola. The trippy video takes place in a 80s-like disco club, interspersed with bizarre retro commercial clips, and has a ton of cameos from the likes of Ben Stiller, James Franco, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Bono, Aziz Ansari, and Zach Galifianakis. They performed the tracks, “Here Comes The Night,” “We Exist,” and “Normal Person” in the video. [Variety, Rolling Stone]