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Matt Bomer may have come out publicly two years ago, but there's one secret he's kept until now—he's married! The Magic Mike actor revealed in this month's issue of Details magazine that he's been married to partner Simon Halls for the past three years. Discussing his latest role in Ryan Murphy's TV movie adaptation of The Normal Heart, in which he plays a gay man dying of AIDS during the early days of the epidemic, the actor acknowledges the original play's writer Larry Kramer for helping pave [...] »
Details about the new season of American Horror Story have slowed down to a trickle, but we're still dying to know what's in store for us when Freak Show rolls around in October. We already know that many of our favorites have signed on, and we've also gotten plenty of enigmatic hints from Ryan Murphy. But we want more. What's actually going to happen? We're looking back at the first three seasons for common threads that might lead us to the fourth. Keep scrolling for what we think the freak show will bring. »
- Ryan Roschke
Do you feel that tingling sensation in your heart? The kind of swelling, throbbing, oh-my-god-what's-even-happening-to-me feeling? Get used to it, because it's only going to get worse until May 25. What you're feeling, friends, is pure feeling. At least, that's how we're choosing to interpret our lives since Ryan Murphy unveiled character posters for Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo's roles in "The Normal Heart" via Twitter this morning (April 22). "The Normal Heart" will finally ...
By Kase Wickman »
This past year, "American Horror Story" went from being the really, really great show that a small but dedicated (and, of course, deeply perverse) fan base watched to becoming a genuine, zeitgeist-capturing cultural phenomenon. (Fun fact: people love witches!) That means that all eyes are on the forthcoming new installment, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," which, should it stick to the show's broadcast schedule, should debut sometime before Halloween.
It's going to be a long, long few months until creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and their band of merry deviants return to reap more bloody mayhem. (Especially if you've already watched the similarly brilliant, stand-alone "True Detective.") So what to do until then? Well, wildly speculate on what we want from the upcoming season of "American Horror Story," of course.
So here are five things that we really, really, ridiculously want to see from season 4 of "American Horror Story »
- Drew Taylor
'On My Way' Music Video
Michele, 27, sported a cutout one-piece bikini for the shoot as she rode shotgun ina black mustang driven by a blond male actor. Two girls accompanied them in the backseat as Michele stood up and lifted her arms into the air while singing the lyrics to the latest single from her Louder album.
On Instagram and Twitter, Michele has been sharing a number of snaps from the set. In one, she’s wearing the same black one-piece paired with booties and walking down the center of the road.
Another picture Michele shared with her Instagram fans shows the former Broadway star in a pink tank top tucked into a pair of high-waisted cut-offs with a boho-chic shawl draped over her shoulders. »
Julia Roberts has finally opened up about the death of her half sister, Nancy Motes. Motes, 37, was found dead in February. She was discovered by paramedics on the bathroom floor of a Los Angeles house with prescription drugs near her body, according to the L.A. County Coroner's Office. She reportedly left a suicide note in which she referenced her estrangement from her family. THR Cover: 'The Normal Heart's' 30-Year Journey From Barbra Streisand to Ryan Murphy While the family issued a statement after her death saying they were "shocked and devastated," Roberts has remained quiet. But
- THR Staff
Playwright Larry Kramer wasn't immediately sold on Matt Bomer playing Felix, a gay man dying of AIDS, in director Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of his play, The Normal Heart. "I said, 'I really believe in Matt Bomer,'" Murphy recalls in the upcoming June/July issue if Out magazine. "And Larry said, 'But he's so beautiful! Is he too beautiful?'" But then the two men met. "I was pretty starstruck," Bomer said. "It was like meeting one of the Beatles. He was so central to my understanding and development. We talked for a really long time." Kramer then emailed Murphy, saying, "He's the one." The Normal Heart is Kramer's »
Julia Roberts On Half-Sister's Death
Nearly three weeks later, Roberts, who was nominated for her turn in August: Osage County this year, opened up about learning of Mote’s untimely death. "It's just heartbreak," Roberts told the Wall Street Journal Magazine for its May issue. "It's only been 20 days. There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead."
“You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world,” Roberts continued. [As with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It's so hard to formulate a »
Day-umn. It's only the first part of "The Real Housewives of Altanta" reunion, and we already have a physical assault to handle. Yes, Porsha gives Kenya's hair a good, hard yank, and I think there may have been some slapping before they hit the ground. Unfortunately, that part happened just outside of the lit area of the set, so it's hard to know exactly what happened. Still, whatever went down, Kenya's hair looked pretty good when it was all over, which is a minor miracle. Kenya wants Porsha fired for her actions, but I wouldn't bet on it. Everyone's been waiting to see which Housewife would smack Kenya first, and if poor Porsha hadn't yanked the scepter out of Kenya's hand, I suspect someone else would have. Actually Kenya's lucky no one decided to beat her to death with that or the megaphone. Oh yeah, the scepter and the megaphone! »
- Liane Bonin Starr
The promos for Ryan Murphy’s HBO drama keeping getting more and more powerful.
The first full trailer shows Mark Ruffalo, his onscreen partner Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts fight to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The pic follows gay activists and the medical community as they try to expose the truth about the crisis. At one point, Ruffalo’s character accuses the government of a conspiracy to murder all gay men.
“To win a war, you have to start one,” Ruffalo says in the clip.
Larry Kramer himself scripted the TV adaptation of his hit 1985 Tony-winning off-Broadway play. The HBO movie, which also star Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Alfred Molina, will air on May 25. Jonathan Groff, the star of another HBO program, “Looking,” also makes an appearance in the telefilm.
HBO is already eyeing a sequel that would follow »
- Maane Khatchatourian
HBO just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "The Normal Heart" drama, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, and looks at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fought to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. The new movie is directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee) and is set to air on Sunday, May 25th at 9pm on HBO. Trailer: »
A big mouth isn't always a problem; sometimes, it can be the solution.
That's the theme running through the trailer for the upcoming HBO film, "The Normal Heart." Directed by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy from a play by Larry Kramer, the movie chronicles the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the '80s.
"The Normal Heart" covers a similar timeframe as the Oscar-nominated "Dallas Buyers Club," but focuses on a gay man (Mark Ruffalo) who becomes an activist. He teams up with a doctor (Julia Roberts) to raise awareness and lobby politicians to care about.
Ruffalo is all fire and passion, while Roberts is the cool, no-nonsense physician. And they're just two members of a sterling cast, which also includes Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, and Jim Parsons. We have a feeling this will rake in the awards come Emmy time.
"The Normal Heart" premieres May 25 on HBO.
- Kelly Woo
Starz has unveiled a new photo from its "Outlander" TV series showcasing clan leaders and brothers Dougal and Colum MacKenzie, played by Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis respectively. [Source: Facebook]
The first trailer has arrived for Wgn America's 13-episode scripted series "Manhattan" which premieres in July. John Benjamin Hickey, Daniel Stern, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman and Rachel Brosnahan star.
The story follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families during the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos.
The first DVR data for Mad Men's seventh and final season opener is in with the episode growing nearly 75% among adults 18-49 in Live+3 data.
Among total viewers the episode is up 62% to 3.7 million viewers, down 15% from the Live+3 ratings from last season's premiere. It's also estimated that 54% of the show's adult viewers 25-54 earn over $100,000 a year. [Source: The Live Feed]
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- Garth Franklin
“To win a war, you have to start one.” This HBO telefilm arrives nearly three decades after Larry Kramer’s play premiered off-Broadway. Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts star in the adaptation directed by Ryan Murphy and scripted by Kramer. Set in NYC during the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the early ’80s, The Normal Heart follows gay activists and their allies in the medical community as they try to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic. HBO already is looking into a sequel. The telepic, which co-stars Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jonathan Groff, Denis O’Hare, Stephen Spinella, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock and Bd Wong, bows May 25 on the premium channel. Here’s the first full trailer: »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
After Ellen "Return of the Lesbian Villain"
/Film Sharon Stone does Mrs Robinson at The Graduate live-read
Vanity Fair Daniel Radcliffe does the Proust Questionnaire
What is your greatest regret? I’m 24! I think it’s a little early for all that
Pajiba Cameron Diaz vs Kiki Dunst in the battle of the vapid remarks
Av Club Tony Kushner working on another Steven Spielberg project The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Sounds intriguing but anything that keeps Tony away from writing that Viola Davis as a politician movie is a problem for me
Judgmental Maps NYC by stereotype
Variety a new memoir on Ethel Merman. When is she getting a biopic for chrissakes?
i09 Why were there so many giant insect movies in the 1950s?
/Film on potential superhero crossover movies. »
- NATHANIEL R
A powerful and emotional new trailer has been released for the upcoming and highly anticipated TV movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the AIDS epidemic in New York City, The Normal Heart. The HBO film, which premieres on May 25, dives into the early days of the crisis and the frightening impact of what was then a mysterious illness. The film takes place in gay New York, circa 1981-1984, and charts the activism of writer and activist, Ned Weeks, who mounts a ferocious and near one-man battle to raise awareness and organize for research and help. With a star-studded cast, »
- Andrea Billups
Last Year, HBO Films brought us the superb Behind The Candelabra, a film that was released theatrically in the UK, and one that went on to be nominated for a BAFTA. In 2014, the celebrated cable network is releasing Ryan Murphy’s TV movie The Normal Heart, which will almost certainly get a cinema bow overseas as well, and possibly grab some awards attention come next year too.
The film, written by Larry Kramer, based on his Tony award winning play of the same name, tells the story of the onset of the HIV-aids crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, and the gay activist (played by Mark Ruffalo), who attempts to raise awareness of it.
Check out the first trailer for the film, »
- Paul Heath
There's pretty much nothing but question marks when it comes to the next season of "American Horror Story." We know that it will have the ominous subtitle "Freak Show," that it will be set in the fifties, and that much of the cast of the previous seasons (including Jessica Lange, supposedly in her last go-around) will return. But Vulture was able to get some details out of returning costar Denis O'Hare... Sort of.
He told the site that while last season he was hopelessly in love with Lange, this season their relationship will be altogether different. "I'm going to be working at cross-purposes with her," O'Hare explained. "We'll have lots of scenes with each other, but we'll be battling." The actor, who played the mute butler Spaulding on last year's smash "American Horror Story: Coven," also says that he'll be around in all 10 episodes of the next season, and where »
- Drew Taylor
Mark Ruffalo plays a gay man who won't stop fighting for HIV awareness and proper treatment in the first full trailer for HBO's “The Normal Heart.” Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play of the same name co-stars Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Jonathan Groff. Also read: Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris Top Out's Power List Ruffalo plays Ned Weeks, a fictionalized version of Kramer in the semi-autobiographical story about dealing with the HIV/AIDS crisis within the gay community in the 1980s, and the politics activists had to overcome in »
- Greg Gilman
"This seems to only be happening to gay men." Coming next month is one of those films that HBO makes that seems to belong on the big screen, but is hitting cable instead. The Normal Heart is directed by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and follows Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, a man who witnesses first-hand the mysterious disease that became known as AIDS as it claims the lives of many in his gay community. Weeks is looking for answers with the help of Dr. Emma Brookner (Julia Roberts), a paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims. Now a full trailer has arrived, and this looks fantastic. Watch now! Here's the full trailer for Ryan Murhpy's The Normal Heart straight from HBO: The Normal Heart is directed by Ryan Murhpy ("Glee" and "The New Normal") and written by Larry Kramer, based on his own Tony Award-winning stage play of the same name. »
- Ethan Anderton
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