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Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Julia Roberts is too scared of American Horror Story and its posters to join niece Emma Roberts on the FX series
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“You know everybody divides the world into two groups?" she tells EW. "My two groups are people that like to be scared and people who don’t like to be scared. The first season of American Horror Story came out and the way that I took my kids to school then, there was a traffic light that I always hit red and there was a poster for American Horror Story right at that traffic light. I called Ryan (Murphy) and I said, ‘I’m just going to tell you right now — I don’t think I can watch your show. I can’t support you. I don’t think I can do it.’ He goes, ‘Lady, you won’t get through the commercial.’ Okay, that’s a good friend. Someone who really knows me and so of course I would never watch that.”
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:25PM EDT
Ryan Murphy donates $10 million to Children's Hospital Los Angeles after revealing his son was diagnosed with cancer at age 2
Murphy paid tribute to the same hospital that saved Jimmy Kimmel's baby son Billy's life last year, saying Children's Hospital also saved his son Ford, who recently turned 4 years old. "Ford is doing so well because of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles @childrensla," Murphy wrote on Instagram. "Today at the hospital we are donating a wing in tribute to Ford and our family is making a gift of $10 million dollars so that other children can experience the love and care of this exceptional facility. No child is turned away at Children’s Hospital." ALSO: Children's Hospital Los Angeles honored Jimmy Kimmel for helping raise $5.5 million.
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Dylan McDermott on returning to American Horror Story: "Whenever Ryan (Murphy) asks me to do something, I always say yes. Because he's the sh*t"
"He's the best producer in Hollywood," says McDermott. "He knows exactly what he's doing, he makes the greatest shows. I love his content and his style. I just think he's a genius." ALSO: Was McDermott disappointed he didn't have to wear the Rubber Man suit this time?
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Shonda Rhimes wants to make it clear: “I am the highest-paid showrunner in television"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Rhimes said at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood celebration Monday night that reports of her Netflix deal being in the neighborhood of $100 million weren't accurate, though she wouldn't say how much she's making. Inspired by Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, Rhimes said women should "brag" about their salaries. “Ryan Murphy, bless your amazingly talented heart,” Rhimes said. “When Ryan made his amazing deal with Netflix, what did he do? He shouted his salary to the world and he did this gorgeous cover shoot and photo for The Hollywood Reporter and he deserved every minute of it. I applaud him...When I made a deal with Netflix, I let them interview my salary wrong in the press, and then I did as few interviews as possible and I put my head down and worked. In other words, I hid. I’m getting this award for inspiring other women; how can I inspire anyone if I’m hiding?” That's when she declared “I am the highest-paid showrunner in television," prompting a standing ovation from the likes of the ballroom and Women in Hollywood honorees Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron, Angela Bassett, Keira Knightley, Sarah Paulson, Mia Farrow and Yara Shahidi. “My point is that we need to set an example, because I am awesome and we are awesome which is another way of saying we have power," she said. "We are powerful women and when we say we have power, what we are really saying is that we deserve to have power. We deserve whatever good thing it is that we are getting. Demanding what you deserve can feel like a radical act."
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Olivia de Havilland's battle over Feud is officially headed to the U.S. Supreme Court
“We must persevere and speak truth to power,” the 102-year-old film icon said Friday as her attorneys petitioned SCOTUS in her battle over FX's portrayal of her. “The fight is itself important to the principle of honesty, so much in need today in the face of deliberate public confusion for selfish agendas."
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse unveils the first look at Jessica Lange in her return as Constance
Ryan Murphy posted a production photo that shows Lange reprising her Murder House Season 1 role with episode director Sarah Paulson.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 3:13PM EDT
Maybe the Emmys should adapt the "Popular Award" that the Oscars proposed
Sure, a hit show like Game of Thrones won the top drama award last night. But as Peter Rubin points out, "trophy after trophy went to the most prestigious of prestige TV: Netflix's Queen Elizabeth II bio-series The Crown; FX's Cold War domestic espionage cat-and-mouse The Americans; Amazon's upstart comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; HBO's ... everything. No question, these were deserving shows and performances. Henry Winkler? Still a treasure, even if his Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for Barry came at the expense of Atlanta's far more deserving Brian Tyree Henry. Meanwhile, some of the television series I've had the most conversations about it—the good kind, the morning-after-Slackathon kind, the "oh, you've gotta watch this" kind—got overlooked... All of which makes me wonder if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences might have been on to something with its proposed-then-scrapped idea to introduce a 'outstanding achievement in popular film 'Academy Award category—not for the Oscars, but the Emmys."
- Emmys allowed Lorne Michaels and his SNL stars to run wild, forgetting that they're supposed to be the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players"
- The Emmys did break diversity records, but it was during the Creative Arts Emmys
- Why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is deserving of its Emmys sweep
- Oscars director Glenn Weiss and his new fiancé met at an awards show: The Tonys in 2001
- Ryan Murphy says he feels like he's "in the club" after his American Crime Story directing Emmy win
- New York Times to issue a correction after mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa in an Emmys caption
- Henry Winkler says winning his first Emmy "feels unbelievable"
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Angela Bassett, Glenn Weiss, Henry Winkler, Lorne Michaels, Omarosa Manigault, Ryan Murphy, Award Shows, Diversity, Oscars
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse looks like the franchise's dumbest season ever
Source: The Atlantic
"FX has hyped Apocalypse as the ultimate treat for Story fans, promising to bring back characters from the first season (set in a house haunted by hot ghosts) and the third (about a coven of sassy witches)," says Spencer Kornhaber. "Those earlier installments did indeed provide the scary, silly, and moving highlights of a franchise whose eternally promising conceit has been undermined by sloppy tonal shifts and plotting. The Apocalypse premiere can barely muster even the baseline bonkers, though: Forgoing the directive to terrify, it relies on first-draft camp comedy. Most troubling is that by wiping the Earth and heading below ground, (Ryan) Murphy and (Brad) Falchuk are betting they can construct a coherent new world according to their tastes and imagination. But eight seasons in, their stores of those resources appear as barren as California in nuclear winter."
- Apocalypse premieres to more than 3 million viewers, down from last season's premiere
- American Horror Story ditched the seriousness of Cult for the campy fun of Apocalypse
- This was one of the strongest premieres in American Horror Story history
- Nothing in the premiere was even remotely scary or shocking
- Apocalypse has perhaps the most visually beguiling set-up of any in the anthology so far
- The premiere's first moments redeemed the aimless, camping next 45 minutes
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Will Sarah Paulson ever be finished with American Horror Story?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I’ve made the joke before that I want to be doing this show until I’m 95," she says. That they’re going to have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming. That being said, I have no idea what (Ryan Murphy's) plans are for me. It’s tantamount to me walking in and saying, 'Do you want me to go left or right?' and then whatever he says, I will just go there. (Laughs.) So I don’t know what his plans are for me as it pertains to Horror Story, but there will be crawl marks on the walls from them trying to drag me out if they ever ask me to go."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
Ryan Murphy shares the first look at Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott's American Horror Story: Apocalypse reunion
The American Horror Story: Murder House stars are reprising their roles in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 7:59AM EDT
Ryan Murphy posts a photo of the American Horror Story: Coven cast reunited for the Apocalypse season
"What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS," Murphy tweeted.
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 7:12PM EDT
Ryan Murphy's camp fires back at claim that Pose's transgender cast members aren't allowed to discuss trans issues with media
Source: The Muse
Variety published a transgender roundtable featuring six trans actors, none of whom were from Pose. Included the story was an editor's note that read: “Creator Ryan Murphy would not allow any of the show’s stars to participate, because he doesn’t want them to do press around transgender-related issues.” Asked to respond, FX called the statement inaccurate, and pointed out that Pose's transgender actors have done numerous interviews about the show. Murphy's rep, meanwhile, says the editor's note might have been a "misunderstanding."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
How Joan Collins wound up on American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The former Dynasty star says she landed the part thanks to a chance meeting with Ryan Murphy at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse adds five Coven alums, including Stevie Nicks
"Guess who's coming back for AHS APOCALYPSE?" tweeted Ryan Murphy. "Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and....Stevie Nicks. So thrilled the family is together again! "
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Pose Season 2 will have a time jump that will culminate in Madonna's 1990 release of "Vogue"
Season 2 will kick off in 1989, one year after the end of Season 1, with the second season ending with the release of Madonna's iconic music video "Vogue," which was inspired by the 1980s ballroom scene. But don't expect Madonna to make a Season 2 cameo. “I think the thing about this show is … we haven’t tried to do too many of my typical stunt-casting, and I don’t think we will,” said Ryan Murphy.