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Jenny Slate Talks Marcel the Shell’s New Video and Children’s Book

Jenny Slate Talks Marcel the Shells New Video and Childrens Book

Jenny Slate

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10/20/2014 AT 07:20 PM EDT

Marcel the Shell has a new adventure!

The viral stop motion animated shell returned for his third video (and first since 2011) on Monday.

The cute character’s YouTube comeback coincides with the release of creators (and married couple!) Jenny Slate and Dean Fleisher-Camp’s children’s book, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been, out Tuesday.

PEOPLE caught up with Slate, now starring in FX’s comedy Married, at the God’s Love We Deliver 2014 Golden Heart Awards on Thursday to chat about Marcel’s success.

“When the video went viral, there were so many different things we could do with it,” she said. “But what we wanted to do first was make the books. And to make beautiful things for children of all ages – whether you’re 7 or 77, there’s a kid in there somewhere.”

Check out the newest video (“Oh, it’s a surprise! Massive weight gain – Marcel is 1 lb.,” Slate joked) below.

Reporting by JEFF NELSON

Jenny Slate Talks Marcel the Shells New Video and Childrens Book
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With Accused Killer in Jail, Oklahoma Town Mourns His Murdered Parents and Sister

With Accused Killer in Jail, Oklahoma Town Mourns His Murdered Parents and Sister

John and Joy “Tinker” Hruby and their daughter Katherine

Courtesy John Hrbuy/Facebook; Courtesy Katherine Hruby/Facebook

Amid the colorful flowers, spoken tributes and photo collages celebrating the life of a murdered Oklahoma mother, father and daughter at a memorial service on Sunday, one name and face were purposefully absent – that of the teenage son and brother who police say confessed to killing his family.

With Alan Hruby, 19, sitting in jail, the hundreds who filled the blonde-brick sanctuary and an overflow gymnasium at First United Methodist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma, mourned the loss of small-town newspaper publisher John Hruby, 50, his wife Tinker, 48, and their daughter Katherine, 17, with muffled laughter and quiet tears.

John, an active Boy Scout leader among his many civic and charitable activities, was eulogized with words such as “trustworthy,” “loyal,” “friendly,” “cheerful” and “reverent” – traits among the 12 points of the Scout Law. His wife, christened Joy at birth but known to all as Tinker, was remembered as a devoted friend who was equally committed to doing good for the community and her family.

Even with three rows at the front of the sanctuary reserved for members of Katherine’s high school volleyball teammates, it was the tribute from her coach, Sandy Mitchell, that resonated most deeply.

When Mitchell took on the coaching job at Duncan High School three years ago, at the start of Katherine’s freshman year, “I didn’t know her, but I had lots of people tell me, ‘Watch out for that one,’ ” she said to laughter. Indeed, the high school junior kept both coach and players laughing with relentless pranks such as chasing them with geckos and grabbing the phones they left behind to take selfies for them to discover later.

“Katherine was the only person that could make me mad and laugh at the same time,” Mitchell said. “When Katherine became your friend, you knew you had a friend for life.”

“Off the court, her spot was always next to me on that bench,” the coach continued, adding that Katherine had a specific cheer and encouragement for each member of her team. “Sometimes I had to tell her, ‘Be quiet, let me coach.’ The girls would be looking at her instead of looking at me.”

And she recalled their last conversation, at school on the day before police say Alan shot first his mother, then his sister and finally his father, as each entered the house. Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks said the motive was money; as the family’s sole survivor, Alan believed he would inherit money to help him pay off a $3,000 debt to a “loan shark,” Hicks said at a news conference.

With Accused Killer in Jail, Oklahoma Town Mourns His Murdered Parents and Sister

Alan Hruby

Stephens County Jail

Katherine would have been a senior next year. “I wanted to talk to Katherine about next season being her season as the leader – I needed to know that Katherine knew where the line was from being the jokester to being the leader,” Mitchell said. And Katherine assured her she did, replying, “I’ve got it taken care of.”

With her father as publisher of the weekly Marlow Review in a town 10 miles outside of Duncan, Katherine often jokingly threatened to move away, the coach recalled. As their conversation ended, Mitchell playfully shot back, “Don’t tease me any more about leaving.”

“Her last words to me were, ‘I’ll never leave you, coach.’ And I know she never will,” Mitchell said. “She’ll have that spot on the bench next to me forever.”

With Accused Killer in Jail, Oklahoma Town Mourns His Murdered Parents and Sister
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Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor to Duet on the CMA Awards: Will You Watch?

Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor to Duet on the CMA Awards: Will You Watch?

Miranda Lambert, Meghan Trainor (inset)

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updated 10/20/2014 AT 06:30 PM EDT

originally published 10/20/2014 AT 06:10 PM EDT

Here are two more reasons to get excited about next month’s Country Music Association Awards: Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor.

The pop princesses were added to the performance lineup on Monday, with Grande slated to join country quartet Little Big Town and “All About That Bass” singer Trainor dueting with Miranda Lambert. The four acts join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lucy Hale, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban.

Though Grande and Trainor are about as far from country as two singers can get, we can’t wait to see how they collaborate with their performing partners. Could a “Pontoon”/”Problem” mash-up be in the works? “Automatic/”All About That Bass”?

We’ll find out when the CMA Awards air Wednesday night, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, with Braid Paisley and mom-to-be Carrie Underwood returning as hosts (for the seventh time!).

Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor to Duet on the CMA Awards: Will You Watch?
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The Daily Treat: Finally, There Is a Twerking Turtle

10/20/2014 AT 06:00 PM EDT

You know what to do with that big fat shell.

Blazing trails for Miley Cyrus-loving turtles around the world, meet the new master of twerk.

Bath time is a dance party for this turtle, who lets his inner Miley shine to Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle.” (Watch the video above.)

Now, this was a brave song choice for such a shell-shaking novice. That’s because the last time we were thoroughly impressed by someone wigglin’ it, we were watching Zac Efron.

dancing on the table for girls me , Zac @zacefron ,youssef @youssefgiga

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The Daily Treat: Finally, There Is a Twerking Turtle
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