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A Grateful Curtis Not A Fan Of Scary Movies

9/23/2015 12:46pm EDT
'Scream Queens' Star Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals, 'I Don't Like Sca
Horror movie queen Jamie Lee Curtis is thankful for the genre that gave her quite a long career in Hollywood but reveals she isn't as big a fan of scary movies as fans might think.

"It is the genre they gave me my career, and I am therefore respectful of it. It's not something I enjoy. I don't like scary things. Life is scary enough," Curtis revealed to People Magazine of her role in "Scream Queens."

"I got a call from Ryan Murphy, and I actually didn't read [the script] until two, three weeks before we started shooting," Curtis said during an interview for "Today." "So there were six mon...

Ryan Murphy Teases 'AHS Hotel' Return

6/19/2015 11:20am EDT
Ryan Murphy On 'American Horror Story' Star Jessica Lange: 'Neve
It ain't over 'till its over for the partnership between Jessica Lange and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy.

In an interview with Deadline, Murphy spoke about his future plans for the acting legend within the context of his new FX series, "American Horror Story: Hotel," and the writer/producer revealed that you should "never say never when it comes to Jessica!"

"She and I are doing something else right now. I’m producing a production of 'A Long Day’s Journey Into Night,' that is one of her dream roles," he revealed.

"She’s done it before and she wanted to do it again and I got...

What New Show Is Lea Michele Starring In?

1/19/2015 11:37am EST
Lea Michele To Star In Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'
Lea Michele has attached herself to another Ryan Murphy project, Fox's "Scream Queens.'

The new comedy-horror anthology series will also star Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” “Magic Mike XXL”), Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”).

The series comes from the creative minds of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of “Glee” and “American Horror Story.”

Singer Ariana Grande will also guest-star in a recurring role.

The cast announcement was made at the Television Critics A...

Ryan Murphy: Lea Michele And Naya Rivera Are Returning To 'Glee'

5/14/2014 4:00pm EDT
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has hit back at rumors suggesting stars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera had some sort of fight that resulted in the latter getting fired.

While talking to Extra at the premiere of his HBO film The Normal Heart, Murphy said, "I don’t think there is a story between Naya and Lea. I always marvel at the things that become headline news that most of the time are completely fabricated.

"Naya’s coming back next year, Lea’s coming back next year, anybody ever in that cast has an open invitation to come back and finish the character they so beautifully started."

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'American Horror Story: Coven' Theory Of The Week - Is This The End Of Fiona?

1/27/2014 10:26am EST
American Horror Story: Coven
Let’s face it; whenever somebody “dies” in Coven, it is hard to take it at face value. Time and time again, characters emerged from their apparent deaths to the surprise of nobody. I mean, Madison, Myrtle, Misty, Queenie, Kyle, need I go on? So when Fiona was brutally killed by the Axeman last episode, it is only natural for us to question the validity or permanence of such an act. There is a slight possibility that Cordelia’s vision is a manipulation by Fiona, yes she saw the violent attack and supposed aftermath (Fiona got fed to the alligators), but Fiona is a pretty powerful witch. Or e...

'American Horror Story:Coven' Theory Of The Week - What Will Be Fiona's Fate?

1/22/2014 9:45am EST
'American Horror Story:Coven' Theory Of The Week
Fiona’s search for immortality has been a major aspect of Coven’s narrative. Along with who will be the next Supreme it is what drives most of the story. The two are intrinsically tied, as Fiona desperately wants to stop the next Supreme from assuming power. She longs to kill her successor in order to remain alive and in power. The season has derived much of its drama and conflict from this very situation and there are many ways these dilemmas could be solved. Fiona is very willing to do anything to get her way. Will this obsessive pursuit be her downfall? 

American Horror Story has a hist...

Ryan Murphy Reveals Original 'Glee' Finale Plot Involving Cory Monteith’s Finn

12/24/2013 2:03pm EST
Ryan Murphy shared a rough draft of Glee’s finale during Cory Monteith’s private memorial in July, which has now been published by Entertainment Weekly.

Murphy told those gathered that he wanted Cory to bookend Glee by appearing in the first and last scenes of the series. Matt Morrison’s character Mr. Schu and Cory’s character Finn shared the first scene of the pilot. If it were not for Cory’s tragic death, the final scene would have featured Finn and Lea Michele’s character Rachel.

Murphy said during his eulogy, "The ending of Glee is something I have never shared with anyone, but I alwa...

No 'Glee' Spinoff For Lea Michele

11/6/2013 3:03pm EST
Lea Michele
Despite earlier reports, Lea Michele won't be starring in a Glee spinoff following the hit show's final season.

RadarOnline claimed Glee creator Ryan Murphy was developing a show based on Lea Michele's character Rachel.  A source told the site, "...some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging."

A Fox rep quickly denied the story, saying there was "no truth" to the report.

Either way, Lea Michele will be moving on from Glee after next season, which has been announced as the show's last. Next year's season is going through a transiti...

Rumor Patrol: Dianna Agron Banned From 'Glee' Tribute, Mariah Carey's Divorce, More

10/12/2013 3:07pm EDT
Dianna Agron
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Dianna Agron Kept Off Glee Set: One question fans of the FOX show kept asking after their tribute to Cory Monteith was, "Why wasn't Quinn (Agron's character) there?" In the first season of the show, Cory's character Finn was in a relationship with Quinn. RadarOnline reports that Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele "intensely disliked" Dianna and decided to keep her away.

Verdict: Appears False. E! claims Diann...

Rumor Patrol: Hayden Panettiere Engaged, Miss Teen USA Nude Photo Scandal, More

8/17/2013 3:07pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Hayden Panettiere Is Engaged: After getting back together with boxer Wladimir Klitschko, it appears Hayden is getting ready to settle down - and is now sporting a giant rock on her ring finger to prove it. She was spotted at LAX with the telling jewelry.

Verdict: Unknown. Hayden has been extremely private with her relationship with Wladimir this time around; I t took almost a month before she confirmed...

Rumor Patrol: Lindsay Lohan Rocks Late Night Gig, Kim Kardashian's 'Fake' Baby Photo, More

8/3/2013 3:07pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Lindsay Lohan Rocks Chelsea Lately: Did Lindsay Lohan really blow people away when she was the guest host on a taping of Chelsea Lately?

Verdict: True! The studio audience was singing Lindsay's praises when she taped the show, which will air on E! Monday night. Rumorfix reports she stumbled in the beginning, but quickly got into the groove and began to sling some zingers at her fellow Hollywood stars. ...

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Credits Lea Michele For Saving The Series

7/23/2013 9:11am EDT
Following the death of Cory Monteith earlier this month, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy considered canceling the new season of the series to let the cast and crew mourn the death of the actor. However, Monteith's girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele insisted that the show must go on.

Murphy explained: "(She's) the strongest 26 year old I know... (She) felt that the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together... She's trying to look out for 500 other people who have mortgages to pay and families to feed."

He told the Hollywood Reporter: "Ultimately, we decided the best thing for everyone...

Yoko Ono Grants John Lennon Song Rights To 'The New Normal' Season Finale

3/7/2013 6:43pm EST
Yoko Ono
Producer Ryan Murphy has scored a major coup for his hit TV show The New Normal after landing the rights to use John Lennon's highly personal track Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) in the upcoming season finale.

The Glee creator reveals he reached out to Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who owns the rights to The Beatles icon's back catalogue, in the hope of using the touching tune on TV - and he was stunned at how easy the whole process was, considering how selective Ono is about the projects she approves.

During a panel talk with the show's cast and crew at Los Angeles' Paley Fest, Murphy said, "W...

Ryan Murphy Is Secretly Married

9/28/2012 2:28pm EDT
Ryan Murphy
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is a married man after secretly exchanging vows with his fiancé David Miller in July.

The TV director wed his boyfriend of two years on July 4th in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Murphy is convinced his romance with the photographer has changed him for the better.

He tells Vogue magazine, "He's the Rock of Gibraltar. Incredibly kind and very wise and not interested in celebrity or money or fame. Just family and love. The very thing I needed at a point in my life when I was like a balloon with no tether. He was like, 'Sit down. Shut the f**k up. You're wrong. Be...

Parents Hoped Therapy Would Turn 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Straight

9/28/2012 9:03am EDT
Ryan Murphy
When "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy was a teenager his parents sent him to therapy in a bid to make him straight.

When he was 15, his parents discovered Ryan was having "an affair" with a 21-year-old man. As a result, his parents removed him from summer camp, sold his car, and threatened to file statutory rape charges against his boyfriend.

Then they sent him to therapy to help him "overcome" his attraction towards men. However, Ryan's therapist ended up taking the teen's side.

Murphy told Vogue magazine, "Luckily, I had a brilliant therapist who after two sessions called my parents in and ...

'Glee' Creator Assures Fans Dianna Agron Will Return

8/24/2012 8:49am EDT
Dianna Agron
Glee boss Ryan Murphy has assured fans of the hit TV show that Dianna Agron will return for the next season after she was left out of promotional pictures for the new series.

The show's co-creator announced earlier this year that the entire leading cast, including Agron, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, will stay on the show despite their characters heading to university.

However, fans went into a panic after images to promote the upcoming fourth series were released - and didn't feature Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray.

The confusion prompted Murphy to take to his

Stars Rally Behind Jodie Foster, Who Wrote Essay Supporting Kristen Stewart

8/16/2012 9:59am EDT
Jodie Foster
Rob Lowe and Ryan Murphy have patted Jodie Foster on the back for defending Kristen Stewart after reports surfaced that the "Twilight" star had an affair with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director.

On Wednesday, Foster slammed the media for hounding her "Panic Room" co-star, who is dealing with public fall out over the scandal.

Foster wrote on, "There's no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It's as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams. See, they're just like us. Bu...

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy's Office Evacuated Over Powder Scare

7/24/2012 11:32am EDT
Ryan Murphy
Glee creator Ryan Murphy's office was reportedly evacuated on Monday after a suspicious powder was discovered in the mail.

Police were called to the production company in Los Angeles after "a little bit of white powder" spilled out of a letter from a fan asking Murphy to read his script, reports

Staff were ordered to leave the building while a hazardous materials team conducted a brief investigation.

Work resumed after the officers determined the substance was not dangerous, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ellen DeGeneres & 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Make Out's Power 50 List

4/27/2012 10:07am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
OUT just released the sixth annual Power 50, featuring prominent gay men and women representing all walks of life. From entertainers and politicians to activists and entrepreneurs, the Power 50 spotlights individuals who influence the way others live either through their public personas, politics, or wealth and affect cultural and social attitudes.

Apple CEO Tim Cook leads this year's list with daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, and TV host and political commentator Rachel Maddow rounding out the top five.

Ashley Fink Dropped From 'Glee' Cast

4/23/2012 3:56pm EDT
Ashley Fink
Actress Ashley Fink has been dropped from the cast of Glee.

The plus-size star played Lauren Zizes on the hit TV musical series, but fans were left wondering about her future when her character quit the high school glee club New Directions at the start of the third season last year.

Now, Fink has confirmed she won't be returning to McKinley High. She tells, "It is what it is. Lauren's somewhere in that school, she's just not on camera or being talked about. She's involved in activities that aren't televised."

However, the 25 year old insists she isn't bitter about losi...

Adam Levine May Make Acting Debut On 'American Horror Story'

3/21/2012 9:08am EDT
Adam Levine
Rocker-turned-TV talent show mentor Adam Levine is in talks to make his acting debut on hit series "American Horror Story."

The Maroon 5 frontman, who also appears on "The Voice," is poised to join the cast of "Glee" producer Ryan Murphy's creepy drama for its upcoming second season.

Sources tell the singer will play a "contemporary character" as one half of a couple called "The Lovers."

"American Horror Story" features Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as husband and wife who unknowingly move their family into a haunted house.

Ricky Martin Talks About His Sexy, Smart Boyfriend & Twin Sons In New Advocate Interview

3/12/2012 3:00pm EDT
Ricky Martin
In a new interview with The Advocate, singer Ricky Martin opens up about his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella, how he likes being a dad, and acting in the Broadway revival of "Evita."

Martin wasn't looking for a relationship when a friend introduced him to Carlos, a financial analyst-stockbroker four years ago.

"It was just one of those things that just happened," Martin recalls. "I was like, ‘You're not supposed to be here right now. Would you please allow me to just go on my journey?'"

Hesitant to talk about press-shy Abella in the past, Martin opens up a little bit further. "I think h...

'Glee' Planning An 'Amazing' Whitney Houston Tribute?

3/9/2012 2:44pm EST
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is planning an all-Whitney Houston episode to pay tribute to the late star, according to reports.

The producer/director paid homage to the tragic superstar with a note at the end of the Glee episode which aired the week after the singer's February 11th death - and featured Amber Riley's pitch perfect rendition of Houston's I Will Always Love You signature tune.

And now he's planning to showcase eight of the soul star's hits in an episode that will revolve around Houston's music, according to

A source tells the website the show will use the music "...

'Glee' Creator Says Madonna Wants To Be On The Show

2/8/2012 8:35am EST
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is planning a second Madonna tribute episode - but this time he wants the Material Girl to be on the show.

The writer/director admits Madonna has confirmed she's interested in joining the likes of pal Gwyneth Paltrow and Ricky Martin as a guest star and he'd be happy to write an episode around the pop superstar's music - like he did in 2010.

He tells TV show "Watch What Happens," "I wanna do another Madonna episode, but I want Madonna to be on it... She said she would do it, so..."

'Glee' Stars Pose For Scary ELLE Magazine Spread

1/8/2012 2:00pm EST
Lea Michele
Glee stars Lea Michele, Jayma Mays and Dianna Agron have teamed up to recreate scenes from the most iconic horror films for a new Elle magazine photo spread shot by Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.

Michele poses opposite The Creature from the Black Lagoon for one stylish black and white shot, while Agron conjures up memories of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Mays gives The Birds star Tippi Hedren a new look.

The trio's co-star Heather Morris also appears in the spread, recreating a classic Catherine Deneuve pose from Roman Polanski's Repulsion.

Michele admits she didn't need much persuasion...

Michael Jackson Set For The 'Glee' Treatment

12/7/2011 12:32pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's relatives have given their personal approval for Glee bosses to make a special tribute episode featuring the King Of Pop's tunes.

Co-creator Ryan Murphy has received the Jackson family's "enthusiastic support" after convincing them the show would serve as a respectful homage to the late icon.

The special installment, due to air on January 24th, will feature 10 to 12 Jackson songs.

The cast of the hit TV musical previously paid tribute to Jackson by recreating his Thriller video on a school football field, while also covering Man in the Mirror and the Jackson 5's ABC.

Dylan McDermott Doesn't Mind Getting Hit On By Gay Men

11/17/2011 8:42am EST
Dylan McDermott
"American Horror Story" star Dylan McDermott recently talked to The Advocate. He admitted he is comfortable with gay come-ons and nude scenes without body doubles. Check out what else he said:

On onscreen nudity and his refusal of a body double for American Horror Story:
"I knew going into it that there was nudity and that a lot of people would be watching, so I knew I had to be in really good shape. I'm no fool, so I hit the gym and watched what I ate. Actually, when I first got the role, production called me and asked, 'Who's your body double?' I said, 'Oh, hell no. It's going to be all ...

Chord Overstreet 'Excited' About His Return To 'Glee'

10/25/2011 1:45pm EDT
Chord Overstreet
Actor Chord Overstreet "couldn't be more excited" to be returning to Glee - just months after he quit the hit show.

Overstreet shot to fame playing hunky high school student Sam Evans on the popular program but left the series earlier this year to pursue a career in music.

He was rumored to be reprising his role during Glee's current third season, and now show creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed the reports.

Murphy tells, "We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back. So here's an early Christmas present for all the Gleeks - Sam is coming back..."

Overstreet adds,...

Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Glee'

8/12/2011 9:58am EDT
glee cast
Believe it or not, this television-aholic actually scoffed at the early promos of what would come to be FOX’s mega-hit, “Glee.” The show looked silly and childish, and I thought it would be cancelled before the fourth episode. My initial assumptions were glaringly and wonderfully wrong. “Glee” is the television equivalent of cotton candy—brightly colored, lighthearted and achingly sweet. It makes me feel inspired and happy while most of my favorite shows make me want to curl up in the fetal position and ugly-cry.

Unfortunately, the last season was a little more sour than sweet thanks t...

Rumor Patrol: Joe Jonas And Rihanna Dating? A 'Dirty Dancing' Remake? And More!

8/10/2011 1:00pm EDT
Rihanna Joe Jonas
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Joe Jonas and Rihanna Dating? OK! reported the two pop stars met while Joe was hanging out with Rihanna's ex Chris Brown in the studio. Apparently he left an impression, because sources say she offered to give him "the wildest ride of his life!"

Verdict: False. notes that Joe and Chris did not collaborate until 2011, well after Rihanna broke up with Chris. It's plausible Joe visited the studio for ...