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Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 1:15PM EDT
Ryan Murphy adding Joan Collins to American Horror Story, scraps plans for a Monica Lewinsky American Crime Story season
Murphy, who optioned the rights to Jeffrey Toobin's book on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, says he had second thoughts about turning the scandal into an American Crime Story season, which he revealed to Lewinsky herself. "I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy recalls saying. " 'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'" Murphy also says for the upcoming American Horror Story season, he's "throwing in Joan Collins" and is "interested" in Anjelica Huston.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
CNN admits it used a photo of another woman in promoting its Patricia Hearst docuseries
Hearst pointed out the error, tweeting: “Who is this poor woman (not me) that CNN is using in their promos for Jeffrey Toobin’s upcoming ‘original series’ romanticizing rape #MeToo”? CNN said the error was due to a mix-up by the photo agency Getty, which has tweeted out an apology.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
Patricia Hearst blasts CNN and Jeffrey Toobin for their docuseries The Radical Story of Patty Hearst
Hearst released a lengthy statement today accusing Jeffrey Toobin of writing an unauthorized book, American Heiress, that “romanticizes my rape and torture and calls my abduction a ‘rollicking adventure.’” Hearst’s statement prompted 20th Century Fox to cancel a movie project based on the book. But Toobin also serves as executive producer of The Radical Story of Patty Hearst, premiering Feb. 11 on CNN. “This six-part documentary series includes unprecedented access to Patty's lovers, comrades and confidants,” according to a description on CNN’s website. “The series explores who Patty Hearst really is: victim or villain?” Citing the #MeToo movement, Hearst wrote that she is “saddened and appalled that Fox 2000 agreed to finance and produce a movie based on Toobin’s book (with a similarly themed screenplay, also written by men) and that CNN has agreed to continue to perpetuate a one-sided dialogue romanticizing my torture and rape by hosting a podcast and docuseries through Toobin’s distorted lens. I refuse to give Jeffrey Toobin, 21st Century Fox, CNN or anyone else involved in these projects about my life the power to make me a victim again, or the power to provide a platform where victim blaming is ok.”