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Gather your things from the freak show, because Ryan Murphy's taking us on the road to a new destination that Norman Bates would likely approve of, and the first passenger is now along for the ride. Singer/actress Lady Gaga is checking into the upcoming fifth season of American Horror Story, which has been revealed as American Horror Story Hotel.
No details on Lady Gaga's character are known at this time, but the actress did appear in a brief video wearing a creepy, sparkling mask in her latest Twitter post, which came with the caption, "Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel."
Gaga is the first cast member officially announced for American Horror Story Hotel, but actors who have appeared in multiple seasons (such as Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and more) are expected to return, with the return of Jessica Lange (who has appeared prominently in »
- Derek Anderson
After wowing audiences worldwide with her performance at last weekend’s Academy Awards show, Emmy award-winning artist and songwriter Lady Gaga has inked a deal to star in the fifth season of FX’s beloved drama, American Horror Story.
Taking to Twitter, the songstress posted an appropriately creepy clip announcing her role, and that the upcoming series will be titled “Hotel.”
Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel https://t.co/o9ixi5TaFy
While co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk remained coy on the specifics of the role, today’s news means that Lady Gaga — aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — is the first talent to commit to the upcoming season. Ahs will serve as the first regular TV role for the pop icon, and her casting is no doubt a major coup for Murphy, Falchuck and FX for one of their flagship series.
Having already attracted the »
- Michael Briers
The hit FX anthology series from executive producer Ryan Murphy marks the superstar’s first major TV gig.
No details about Gaga’s character have been disclosed, but she did reveal the title — and therefore, theme — of Season 5 in her announcement: “Hotel.”
Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel https://t.co/o9ixi5TaFy
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
Murphy has had a long string of successes in luring top talent to the series, including Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Michael Chiklis. “It always just comes down to pure fandom with me,” he has told Variety. “I just speak from the heart about why I love them.”
Murphy has revealed that clues about the fifth season’s theme have been scattered throughout the fourth season, »
- Debra Birnbaum
Ben Woolf, who played the Infantata on the first season of American Horror Story and Meep on Freak Show, died this week at 34 years old. He had suffered a head injury due to being hit by a car last week. The large cast of American Horror Story has been active on social media, tweeting about how Woolf was an inspiration who will never be forgotten. Creator Ryan Murphy has expressed his thoughts, as has Kathy Bates, Denis O'Hare, Naomi Grossman, and others. Here's how the cast has reacted. Source: Getty / Kevin Winter »
Actor and preschool teacher Ben Woolf, who plays “Meep The Geek” in American Horror Story: Freakshow, has passed away in the late hours of 23 Feb 2015, after being hit by a car mirror over the weekend.
Woolf, who measured around 4 ft 4, had been jaywalking when a passing car’s side mirror struck him in the head. Lapd officers didn’t charge the man who hit him, as they believe he was not in the wrong and even stayed at the scene after the incident had occurred.
Kathy Bates tweeted over the weekend that Woolf was in a critical, but stable condition in Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, so most were expecting a full recovery.
However tragedy struck when Woolf suddenly died from a stroke.
Woolf’s family released a statement to TMZ early this morning; “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support »
- M.L Gabriel
The untitled project from the “Maria Full of Grace” director was unveiled in November at the American Film Market with Protagonist handling international sales.
Weisz will portray a guest introduced at a dinner party hosted by Shannon’s character — who increasingly believes he knows the guest by a different name and different biography.
Marston’s “Maria Full of Grace” won the Alfred Bauer Award at Berlin, and his “The Forgiveness of Blood” won the Silver Berlin Bear for best screenplay. He has also directed TV episodes of “The Newsroom,” “The Good Wife” and “In Treatment.”
Bates won an Emmy last year for “American Horror Show: Coven. »
- Dave McNary
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- Jeff Bayer
Ben Woolf's American Horror Story: Freak Show co-star and real-life Bff Naomi Grossman is giving an update on his health just two days after he was struck in the head by a car mirror and hospitalized. "It's awful to hear the news of your friend [in an accident]," Grossman, who plays Pepper on the hit series, told E! News exclusively earlier today at the Gold Meets Golden event in L.A. "We're very close." Grossman added, "We're all in contact and from what I understand Kathy Bates tweeted that he was out of surgery and he's now in stable yet still critical condition. So we're just hoping for the best. I'm waiting like for any moment they're going to tell me I can go »
Charlie Sheen might be kind of a jerk, but after his very public meltdown, “Two and a Half Men” discovered it couldn’t get by without him any better than it could live with him. So despite the hoopla that surrounded signing Ashton Kutcher, the series has been pretty much running on creative fumes since 2011, making its finale – after 12 hugely profitable seasons – feel more overdue than nostalgic.
In what can only be called a bizarre turn, satirizing that unflattering appraisal became the spine of the program’s one-hour series finale, an episode that owed as much to the Marx brothers, in tone, as to the past 12 years of the CBS series. Throughout the hour (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched), the message came through loud and clear that while many have derided “Men” as a silly, lowbrow sitcom, hey, we’re laughing all the way to the bank over here. »
- Brian Lowry
The Oscars are less than 96 hours away, so you only have a limited amount of time to brag about your insane knowledge of Academy Awards history. Ready for a brutal 21-question foray into Oscar's grisly past? Let's roll. (We give you the questions on the first page. Jot down your responses, then check the answers, along with the accompanying questions, on the next page. The videos embedded here aren't related to the questions. They're just fun!) 1. What ‘90s Best Actor winner gave the shortest onscreen performance ever nominated (and therefore awarded) in that category? This is measured by total minutes and seconds spent onscreen. 2. The first (and so far only) black female nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category was a co-writer of what biopic released in the 1970s? 3. From 1937 to 1945, the Academy guaranteed nominations in one particular category to any studio that submitted a qualifiable entry. What was the category? »
- Louis Virtel
Before we see Melissa McCarthy suit up with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the new Ghostbusters, the comedy actress will take on another lead role in a new comedy from her husband, director Ben Falcone. The film is called Michelle Darnell, and McCarthy has the title role, a titan of industry sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. Once released, she aims to be rebranded as America's next sweetheart. But that proves to be difficult since not everyone she stepped on during her career is ready to forgive and forget. Peter Dinklage joined the cast earlier this month, and now there's two more on board. THR has two separate reports revealing that Kathy Bates and Kristen Bell have roles in the comedy. Bell plays a mousy single mother who is also the former assistant to McCarthy, who is trying to help her get on »
- Ethan Anderton
McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone is directing the project, while she stars as the title character.
Michelle Darnell is a businesswoman who is sent to prison for insider trading. She finds her plan to transform herself into America's latest sweetheart upon release blocked by her victims, who are not eager to forgive her crimes.
She will be helped by her former assistant, played by Bell, who is a single mother trying to set up a cupcake business.
Kristen Bell has joined the growing cast of Universal Pictures' comedy Michelle Darnell, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Melissa McCarthy stars as the title character, described as a "titan of industry," who goes to jail after she's caught for insider trading. Upon her release, she tries to re-brand herself, but soon discovers that not everyone is ready to forgive her, including those who she ripped off.
Kristen Bell is playing the title character's former assistant, a single mother trying to start her own cupcake business, who helps Michelle on her quest to create a new image. Kathy Bates is playing Michelle's wealthy and eccentric mentor whom the title character wants to emulate. Peter Dinklage is playing the primary antagonist, although no specific details were given regarding his character.
There is only one correct way to prepare for the Oscars: resentfully watching every bad, dubious, or weird movie starring this year's honorees and feeling smug about it. StreamFix is here to help. Here are five weird choices streaming on Netflix to get you caught up on some of the 2014 nominees. "Chalet Girl" with Felicity Jones Felicity Jones would have more of a chance at an Oscar if she just called herself "the other Carey Mulligan" and dealt with it. Anyway, remember "Chalet Girl"? It was about Felicity Jones and Ed Westwick enjoying wonderful times on the slopes. Let us consult The New York Times' review for some insight into this cinematic journey: "'Chalet Girl' may not be particularly creative or genre busting or even a great example of a romantic comedy. But its premise might make you smile." I know I always go to the movies for »
- Louis Virtel
The movie once again reunites McCarthy with her husband/Tammy director Ben Falcone. Story-wise, the flick will follow her in the titular role as “a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.”
Bell’s role will be that of Darnell’s former assistant, who is described as “a mousy single mother who is trying to start a cupcake business.” While her most famous role, Veronica Mars, might not possess the same mainstream comedy spirit, Bell’s spot-on comic timing ought to bring a ton of chuckles.
Rounding out the »
- Gem Seddon
Kristen Bell will star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Universal's upcoming comedy Michelle Darnell. McCarthy is toplining the movie, which will shoot in March with Kathy Bates and Peter Dinklage also in the cast. McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, is in the director's chair. The script, written by McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory, centers on a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive
- Borys Kit
It would appear that Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and the Michelle Darnell team are taking the dripfeed approach to announcing the casting for their new comedy. Variety reports that Kristen Bell is now part of the ensemble.Falcone is set to handle the directing chores for the film, which he co-wrote with McCarthy and Steve Mallory based on an idea by the actress. McCarthy will play the title character, a former big shot businesswoman whose career and reputation are damaged when she’s sent to prison for insider trading. Upon her release, she attempts to rebrand herself as a loveable heroine. But not everyone she cheated and hurt is ready to forgive her.Amongst those will be Bell, as her former assistant, a single mother raising her child and harbouring no real love for her ex-boss. Also already aboard are Peter Dinklage as Michelle’s primary antagonist and Kathy Bates »
A Message From the King
Matthew McConaughey plays a soldier for the Confederacy during the Civil War who became disillusioned with the South's cause, fled the battlefield, rallied supporters and declared a safe haven in an area of southeastern Mississippi. Russell will play his first wife, Ali will play a runaway slave. [Source: THR]
Kathy Bates is set to join Melissa McCarthy in Ben Falcone's upcoming comedy "Michelle Darnell" at Universal Pictures. Bates will play the tough, wealthy and eccentric mentor of McCarthy's character. Filming begins in March.
The story centers on a titan of industry (McCarthy) who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, »
- Garth Franklin
Kathy Bates has joined Melissa McCarthy in Universal’s upcoming comedy Michelle Darnell. McCarthy is toplining the movie, which will shoot in March with McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, in the director's chair. The script, written by McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory, centers on a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. Bates will play McCarthy’s tough, wealthy and eccentric mentor,
- Borys Kit
Tammy may not have been the most enjoyable film, but Kathy Bates clearly enjoyed working alongside Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. She’s agreed to join the cast of the pair’s latest comedy, Michelle Darnell.Falcone will once more handle the directing chores for the film, which he co-wrote with McCarthy and Steve Mallory based on an idea by the actress. McCarthy will play the title character, a former big shot businesswoman whose career and reputation are damaged when she’s sent to prison for insider trading. Upon her release, she attempts to rebrand herself as a loveable heroine. But not everyone she cheated and hurt is ready to forgive her.Bates is set to play the title character’s tough, rich, eccentric mentor, the woman that Michelle most wants to emulate. Peter Dinklage joined the film last week as her main antagonist. With Universal stumping up the dollars to make the movie, »
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