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Cuba Gooding Jr.and Sarah Paulson previously booked the lead roles of O.J. Simpson and prosecutor Marcia Clark in prolific award-winning producer Ryan Murphy's follow-up to his hit "American Horror Story" franchise, to be titled "American Crime Story" - a companion anthology focused each season on a different true crime story, which made headlines. Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411 is now reporting that producers want David Schwimmer to play Robert Kardashian, although he has yet to commit; and if he doesn't, Tim Roth is apparently waiting anxiously in line to take the job. But even more interesting is that Ryan Murphy reportedly wants Samuel L. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Ever since we found out that each installment of American Horror Story somehow intersects, our brains have been running wild with season connection theories. At the same time, though, it's important to figure out how season five will layer in. Ryan Murphy recently revealed one of the first clues you can find in Freak Show, which means it's officially time to start theorizing. We're rounding up popular horror themes that Murphy hasn't tackled, hints he dropped that never came to fruition, and personal wishes into a set of theories that could be used next year. Keep reading as we get the ball rolling. 1. American Horror Story: Myth Where it would be set: Somewhere deep in the woods. A good way to go might be a mountain town, just at the edge of a forest. There'd obviously be a cabin-in-the-woods aspect. What it would be about: Urban legends and myths »
Originally touted as a standalone anthology series, all of the gruesome stories in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story are now connected - and Naomi Grossman's Pepper is the character to tie it all together. Having first appeared in Asylum, Ahs's second season, Grossman was back for its fourth - Freak Show - in an expanded role in the canon. The timeline, set 12 years before the events of Asylum, has Grossman's costar Lily Rabe reprising her role as Sister Mary Eunice in Wednesday night's episode. People chatted with Grossman exclusively to discuss Pepper, her backstory, the American Horror Story universe, »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
The FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show follows a troupe of the strange and unusual in 1952, who are looking to survive as performers amidst the dying world of the American carny experience. From the twisted minds of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare and Finn Wittrock. During this interview with press to discuss his work on the popular series, actor Denis O’Hare (who plays a con artist named Stanley) talked about whether they can actually push the envelope of disturbing even further than they already have, the show’s portrayal of the gay community, coming up with his own backstory, what he’d like to see the show explore next, what his American Horror Story characters have in common and how they’re most different, and what scares people today. »
- Christina Radish
As Pepper on "American Horror Story," Naomi Grossman is one of only two stars to play the same character on two different seasons of the popular show.And tonight, it all comes full circle!Wednesday's episode of "Freak Show" will explain the popular pinhead's backstory, explaining how she went from a sideshow attraction in Jupiter, Florida to Briarcliff Manor in Massachusetts. It will also find Lily Rabe returning as her "Asylum" alter-ego, Sister Mary Eunice. With this episode giving Grossman some time to shine, we had the actress stop by for a chat with toofab's Brian Particelli -- where she went over the full-body transformation she goes through to get into character and teased what to expect from the mid-season finale."It's about a three hour process," she says of the make-under. "That's lightning speed compared to what it was [on 'Asylum']. It used to be about six hours with two guys, »
- tooFab Staff
Wednesday’s American Horror Story: Freak Show midseason finale (FX, 10/9c) bids farewell to another member of the troupe, before saying hello to a familiar face from Season 2 — but the show’s dual-headed divas have far more pressing matters at hand.
With Jimmy behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, Sarah Paulson‘s Dot is beside herself — like, more than she is on a normal day — and she’ll do anything to see him walk free.
“She loves him with too much purity, and he’s too pure a soul to her, to imagine anything horrible befalling him, »
Thanks to Twitter, fans have become more engaged in the TV viewing experience. Audiences no longer sit idly by as their favorite programs shock and awe them week to week. Instead, they are quick to post their instant, 140-max character reactions. And the live tweeting experience wasn’t limited to twists and turns of Shondaland Thursdays. In fact, series across all genres and networks obsessed with hashtagging TV.
As TV goes into hiatus for the holiday season, we look back on all the highlights from 2014 (and let our thumbs rest up for next year’s crucial status updates.)
Warning: All the spoilers!
Why: With ABC’s Thank Goodness Its Thursday line up – Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder – Shonda Rimes has redefined “shock & awe.” Each week, Scandal regularly delivers “Wtf” moments followed by her protégé Peter Nowalk’s How to Get Away With Murder and its racy gay sex scenes »
Cuba Gooding Jr. is already stepping into Oj Simpson's Bruno Magli's ... and he's made up his mind about whether the Juice is guilty of murder. Outside the Paley Center in NYC ... Cuba told us he's excited about playing Simpson in Ryan Murphy's miniseries “American Crime Story: The People V. Oj Simpson." But to really nail the role, Cuba says he has to go all in -- which raises the million dollar question. So, »
- TMZ Staff
American Horror Story is somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, rarely experienced by mainstream media, despite not being a truly mainstream hit. The FX-produced horror series, from the minds of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, began life as the tale of the Harmon family, moving to Los Angeles to begin anew and finding themselves living in what was dubbed ‘the Murder House’, following a string of murders, suicides, and ‘accidental’ deaths.
The next year, the show reinvigorated itself with a new story, and old regulars from the first season playing entirely new characters, becoming a performing troupe that every year would become new faces and new stories. Each season took place in a new supernatural or horrific centre – an asylum, a coven, and a freak show circus respectively. However, Murphy recently confirmed that the seasons are interconnected – with the re-introduction of two faces from American Horror Story’s second season »
- Chris Haigh
For Kathy Bates, 2014 has been a momentous year.
After winning an Emmy for her role in American Horror Story: Coven, the actress' work during the FX hit's current season, Freak Show, recently earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie.
ETonline caught up with Bates to talk about her controversial Ahs Baltimore drawl ("I have to keep that accent warmed up"), the "fun" she had singing Courtney Love and her personal "struggle" to find purpose as an actress.
ETonline: After Ethel Darling’s reincarnation in the Nov. 10 episode, “Tupperware Party Massacre,” should we assume you’ll be around for the rest of the season?
Kathy Bates: I will be there! You will see me again since I’ve come back from the dead.
I found it amusing that you lost your head – as you did, too, during Coven – and now you’re in everyone else’s.
It's been a couple months since Ryan Murphy first revealed that all of American Horror Story's seasons are connected. Now that we have our first glimpse of Sister Mary Eunice in Freak Show, we're more curious than ever to see how the seasons begin tying into each other. We've of course spent time theorizing about season five, but now it's time to look back. Keep reading to see how the first four seasons could be connected. »
Be still our Glee-loving hearts.
The sixth and final season of Fox's hit musical comedy is set to finally debut with a special two-hour premiere on Jan. 9, and we're currently counting down the seconds until we can reunite with our favorite
Luckily the TV gods have gifted fans with the very first promo from the final season, and it's got us feeling both extremely excited and emotional as we prepare to let it go and say goodbye.
In the jam-packed preview above, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) confront Sue (Jane Lynch) with their newest musical mission: "We're bringing back the glee club," Rachel confesses with a tone of defiance.
That's right! Not only is the glee club coming back, but it's looking like fans can expect a whole class full of familiar faces.
Santana (Naya Rivera) is back shaking it with her cheerio champions…
And she brought »
Here’s what we know so far about Ryan Murphy’s new show Scream Queens: It’s a 15-hour, horror-comedy due in the fall of 2015 starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, and the first season of the anthology series is set on a college campus suffering from a string of mysterious murders. Sounds great. We caught up with star Emma Roberts early this week at Valentino’s haute Couture show to learn a little more about the new project.“The show itself is more comedy,” Roberts says. “I literally was crying laughing when Ryan [Murphy] was telling me about it, and telling me some jokes on it.” More details will be worked out in the next month, but Roberts suspects the vibe will be quite Coven-like: “It going to be a lot of girls, and it reminds me of Coven in a way that it is just like having »
- Katie Van Syckle
Find out who Hinshaw will play on True Detective season 2 - Vulture Why American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy broke his rule - HuffPost Entertainment Big casting news for fans of Arrow! Find out who's joining the show - Moviepilot 10 things you should know before you see the Biblical epic Exodus - Moviefone TLC is launching a late-night sex talk show? Yep - Splitsider One-hit wonders that deserve way more respect - Cracked The most ridiculous things that have won Golden Globes - HitFix The top 10 scariest demons from TV - BuddyTV Watch the promo for the new episode of Pll - Pretty Little Liars 30 perfect songs to celebrate your Bff's engagement - Popsugar Love & Sex »
“That’s really me,” Leslie Bibb tells ETonline of Frannie, the makeup-free goofball seen on screen.
Probably most famous for her two short-lived TV series—Ryan Murphy’s teen soap, Popular, on the now defunct WB network and ABC’s Gcb with Kristen Chenoweth—and her supporting roles in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and the Iron Man franchise, the 41-year-old actress has built a career on playing stunningly beautiful characters with fierce attitudes. But now, she’s letting that all go in favor of a more earnest persona.
“It was scary at times. It was like, ‘Here I am,’ ” Bibb says. Terrified at first, the actress found new personal freedom once she learned not to fight her disheveled appearance. “It was really »
After what she calls a "bleak" time in her life, Kathy Bates’ career resurgence just keeps getting better. The veteran actress picked up an Emmy earlier this year for her part in American Horror Story: Coven, and now she’s being recognized once again for her role on FX’s hit anthology series.
Early Thursday morning, Bates snagged her seventh Golden Globe nomination – the first since 2002’s About Schmidt -- for her portrayal of the bearded lady, Ethel Darling, on American Horror Story: Freak Show, pitting her against the likes of Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba and True Detective’s Michelle Monaghan in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie category.
ETonline caught up with Bates, a two-time Globe winner, after the actress earned her latest nomination.
ETonline: Kathy – another Golden Globe nomination! How are you feeling?
Kathy Bates: I’m very proud, and I didn »
As American Horror Story‘s Pepper, actress Naomi Grossman is breaking down Hollywood’s beauty standards. And after years of working, she’s finally getting the recognition she deserves on a high-profile series. But who is the woman behind Freak Show‘s most peculiar character? VH1 spoke with Grossman about how she reacted when the world realized she was indeed hot, and what it’s like being the show’s first crossover character. Co-stars Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates have already told us what it’s like working with the show’s dreamboat Evan Peters, so naturally, we had to get her input, too.
Get to know the star behind the freak, below.
VH1: You recently said, “I’ve never been told I was pretty until I played the ugliest person on TV.” Since appearing on Ahs, what have you learned about Hollywood and more importantly, yourself?
That’s a really good question! »
- Taylor Ferber
It was previously reported that American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy was developing a companion series called American Crime Story. The new anthology series will focus on true crime stories throughout history, and they are starting with O.J. Simpson. The first season of the series will be called American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, and they’ve cast Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson. American Horror Story alum Sarah Paulson has also joined the production as prosecutor Marcia Rachel Clark.
According to THR, the 10-episode first season “examines the O.J. Simpson trial as told from the perspective of the lawyers, and is poised to explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court. More significantly, it will display how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness and the Lapd’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. »
- Joey Paur
As the campy, kooky American Horror Story: Freak Show enters its endgame, creator Ryan Murphy is hard at work pulling together not only that hit series’ next installments, but also a spinoff series centered around infamous American crimes. Now, that spinoff, the first season of which will be titled American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, has found its leads.
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) has landed the juicy role of Simpson, the former NFL star-turned-murder defendant, while American Horror Story mainstay Sarah Paulson will play prosecutor Marcia Clark. The series, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, will be penned by Golden Globe winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs Larry Flint).
The ten-episode season will explore the controversial, highly publicized murder trial of O.J. Simpson from the perspective of the lawyers, particularly highlighting the »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves to nominate celebrities, but this year, voters left a few off the list — no Angelina Jolie for directing “Unbroken,” no Ben Affleck for “Gone Girl,” no Bradley Cooper for “American Sniper” and no Julia Roberts for HBO’s “The Normal Heart.” The Golden Globes voters, made up of fewer than 100 foreign journalists, don’t overlap with the Academy, but because their nominations are announced just days before the Oscars nominating window, they are an influential group in terms of giving performances a boost. And the big winners after Thursday morning’s announcement included Jake Gyllenhaal for “Nightcrawler,” Jennifer Aniston in “Cake,” David Oyelowo for “Selma” and “Birdman,” which landed more nominations than any other film (seven). On the TV side, the Globes proved to once again be the hippest awards show, by including freshman series like “Jane the Virgin,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.”
- Ramin Setoodeh and Geoff Berkshire
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