David Schwimmer – the man we will probably always know as Ross Geller from Friends – is playing Robert Kardashian in an FX series created by Ryan Murphy called American Crime Story, which is the same concept as American Horror Story but with less dead people, more court cases and just as many famous people (Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr.). The first season tells the story of O.J. Simpson from the perspective of those involved with the case, also focusing on the police’s “history with the African-American community in Los Angeles at the time.”
Sarah Paulson has played a kindhearted lesbian and a kindhearted witch on American Horror Story Asylum and Coven, and for the latest season she will play conjoined twins Dot and Bette.
“Two heads are better than one,” Paulson wrote on Twitter.
Knowing Ryan Murphy, Freak Show will at some point have Dot and Bette involved in some kind of awkward sex scene with an elephant trainer that ends with two times the neck cramps and pinkeye.
In “Bitchcraft,” the twisted season three premiere of American Horror Story: Coven, we follow Zoe (Taissa Farmiga, much younger sister of Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga), a young woman who is sent away to a boarding school for teen witches run by Ryan Murphy-muses Jessica Lange (as the “supreme” head witch of all witches) and Sarah Paulson (kind-hearted daughter of the supreme) after she accidentally makes her boyfriend ooze blood from the mouth, eyes and nose during sex.
It opens with Kathy Bates as the infamous Madame LaLaurie in 1830s New Orleans in a memorable scene involving naked black men in cages. She puts a bull’s head on one and calls him a minotaur.
She’s clearly evil, but perhaps not as evil as voodoo queen Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) who is out for vengeance, and appears to be quite a source of irritation for the present-day witches of Louisiana.
At the end of the episode, Kathy Bates is brought out of the earth in the present-day by a hilariously campy Lange, who, to my delight, references falling houses and Hogwarts.
Glee, [American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck and The New Normal] creator Ryan Murphy recently told E! News what his last conversation with Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the popular musical show and died of a heroin overdose last week, related to.
Unsurprisingly, it had to do with drugs, his job and a general unified concern for his life. Murphy was well aware of Monteith’s problem both past and present and discussed his reliance on narcotics.
“He wanted to continue working and we said, ‘That’s not an option. No. The TV show doesn’t matter, your life matters,'” Murphy said of the 31-year-old he described as “an older son.”
“His last words to me were, “I want to get better,” the Glee showrunner continued. “I always felt and continue to feel even in his death that he did, that he really wanted to fight it and he was humiliated and shamed.”
I could make a case for Nip/Tuck and the first season of American Horror Story, but he’s also busted out some ultra steamy broccoli turds like Eat Pray Love.
I pity anyone who’s still holding onto the memory of Glee being a well-written show about misfits who occasionally burst into song.
Sometime after the second season, Murphy decided to focus less on the pithy dialogue, and give everyone’s all-time favorite character Sue Sylvester LESS screen time in favor of MORE singing.
Of the many reachy attempts to appeal to the audience (e.g. covering every popular song on the radio including viral hits like Psy’s highly unsingable “Gangnam Style”), the reenactment of the pottery scene from Ghost has to be the worst. Continue reading “Ryan Murphy and the Cast of ‘Glee’ Pour Cheez Whiz all Over Patrick Swayze’s Grave”
Kathy Bates has been added to the cast of FX’s upcoming season of American Horror Story which will relate to the Salem witch trials, according to Dylan McDermott.
“She really is [perfect]. All the witches of Salem…there’s plenty of them,” season one veteran McDermott told E!
Piecing this together with what creator Ryan Murphy told Collider in January, we can assume season three DOES NOT actually take place between 1692 and 1693, when the trials occurred. Murphy called it a “modern-day story” that would require “research of the different time periods” with a “female power” theme. He also said that it will take place in several cities (Danvers, Ipswich and Andover, Massachusetts?).
Now that we know sparse details about Ryan Murphy’s second season of American Horror Story, there are also five 10 to 20 second promos. They will ultimately get the fans excited, but have little to do with the show.
Personally, I’m more interested to see if Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk can get away with changing the location from a haunted California mansion to an insane asylum on the East Coast.
Jessica Lange’s new role as an administrator of the institution could also make the show.
Horror Story resonates for people because it is wildly unique, despite its many flaws. Murphy put television in a vice with FX’s Nip/Tuck, Glee (who knew a 45 minute musical could get ratings), and now this. Continue reading “Five Creepy ‘American Horror Story’ Promos”
Earlier this year American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy revealed his plans to change up the location and time period for season two, and that some characters would be returning (Lange, Peters, Quinto) and that some (Britton, McDermott, Farmiga?) would not.
More details on your favorite show about ghosts (because there are none besides the ones on Syfy of guys with night vision cameras, jangling teeth, and cold breath) have emerged… Continue reading “Jessica Lange Will Play A Nun With A Fienne Boyfriend On ‘American Horror Story’”
Taissa Farmiga, Kate Mara, Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton represent AHS while Lea Michele, Jayma Mays, Heather Morris, Diana Agron and Naya Rivera wave the Glee banner, though most of them are unrecognizably drenched in hair and makeup.
Ryan Murphy, unlike Obama, has some brass balls. Ones that may be leading him into dangerous territory. The first season of American Horror Story, his third notable show after Nip/Tuck and Glee, basically jumped the shark but managed to re-captivate fans and wrap things together at the end, by killing everyone.
By the way, I want credit for predicting the season finale. Gold stars? Trophy? Something. Back to the point, creator Ryan Murphy revealed during a teleconference yesterday that the second season of AHS will be completely revamped, with a new location and characters.
The Tuesday, November 9th, episode of Glee on Fox focused on the deflowering of two couples, straight pairing Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) and the not-so-ambiguously gay duo, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine. (Darren Criss)
The allegedly controversy sex scene took place at the very end of the show and was actually extremely tame. I’ve seen worse sex scenes on The O.C., Degrassi and even The Vampire Diaries. And by worse, I mean, not a big deal at all.
Wednesday marked an exciting day in television history, the premiere of a high-budget and potentially high-quality horror TV show, besides The Walking Dead. FX and creator Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Glee) deliver the weirdly captivating show, American Horror Story.
“Weird” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Within a single episode we are shown fleeting images of disfigured monsters reminiscent of something in a video game centered around a mental hospital. Plus ghosts, nudity, bondage, girl fights and Jessica Lange, her foreshadowing down-syndrome daughter and much more…