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There's Been A Cast Shake-Up At 'American Horror Story'

March 16th, 2015 10:26am EDT
Matt Bomer Checks In To 'American Horror Story: Hotel,' Jessica
Jessica Lange won't be back for the next season of "American Horry Story." The actress, 65, revealed the news at PaleyFest LA on Sunday, explaining that despite having so much fun on the first four seasons she won't return for the next, which is titled "American Horror Story: Hotel."

"We've had a great run here," she said.. "I mean, I have absolutely loved doing these four characters that I've had the opportunity to play. And in all the madness, I've loved my writers and the actors and Ryan and the whole insanity of it...but yes, I'm done."

The new season will premiere in October and fe...

Lady Gaga To Have Major Role In Season 5 Of 'American Horror Story' (Watch)

February 26th, 2015 8:25am EST
Lady Gaga To Have Major Role In Season 5 Of 'American Horror Sto
Lady Gaga's already Mother Monster, so it's only appropriate that she become a real, monster too.

The singer's just announced over Twitter that she'll be joining the cast of "American Horror Story" next season, and as a series regular, no less. Meaning, she'll be playing a major role, and not just hopping on "AHS" for an episode or two.

Gaga also revealed the theme and subtitle for the next of FX's hit horror anthology. Coming this fall: "American Horror Story: Hotel."

Admittedly, "Hotel" isn't nearly as terrifying as "Freak Show" or "Murder House," but this hotel probably has a bunch of...

TV Star Ben Woolf Dies Four Days Following Car Accident

February 24th, 2015 8:23am EST
'American Horror Story' Star Ben Woolf Dies From Head Injury
Actor Ben Woolf, most known for his role in "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died after being struck by a car on Thursday night.

The actor, who was 4'4" and had pituitary dwarfism, was walking across the street in Hollywood when he was hit in the head by the mirror of a passing SUV. Woolf was taken to a nearby hospital, had surgery and was thought to be out of danger, but he died on Monday after suffering a stroke, according to

Police did not charge the driver of the SUV because Woolf was reportedly jaywalking.

Woolf played Infantata in the first season of "American Horror...

'American Horror Story' Actor Is Struck By Car

February 20th, 2015 11:49am EST
'American Horror Story's' Ben Woolf In Critical Condition After
Actor Ben Woolf, most known for his role in "American Horror Story: Freak Show," is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Thursday night.

The actor, who is 4'4" and has pituitary dwarfism, was walking across the street in Hollywood when he was hit in the head by a mirror of a passing SUV, according to

Woolf was taken to a nearby hospital and is currently in intensive care.

Police did not charge the driver of the SUV because Woolf was reportedly jaywalking.

Woolf played Infantata in the first season of "American Horror Story" as well as Meep in the fourth season. He ...

Were You Disappointed With The Season Finale Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'?

January 22nd, 2015 9:27am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Season Finale: Rundown On 'C
Finally! Ryan Murphy has freed us from the torture that was American Horror Story: Freak Show. Like most AHS finales, “Curtain Call” wrapped up dozens of storylines and even more character arcs in the most ridiculous and least sufficient way possible. You’d think by now we’d be use to the insane twists and turns that ultimately amount to nothing, but somehow this ending still managed to disappoint. It didn’t quite reach the borefest levels of the Coven finale, but the entire episode was ill paced and unsatisfying.

Finally! At last Ryan Murphy has freed us from the torture that was American...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show': The Biggest Questions From 'Show Stoppers'

January 15th, 2015 10:16am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: The Biggest Questions
The mantra of the loyal American Horror Story viewer might as well be “why is this happening?” and “what the hell were the writers thinking?” Things were always overly strange for the sake of shock value on this show. After all, we did have a season that had demonic nuns, aliens, and Nazis all at once. But at least the show attempted to make sense of the universe back then. Freak show has taken things to the next level of bonkers, throwing all logic out the window and disregarding anything resembling character development.

One would think that with only 12 episodes to write a complete stor...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 5 Most Absurd Moments From 'Magical Thinking'

January 8th, 2015 9:56am EST
NPH is the worst
This week on American Horror Story: yet another storyline and villainous character is introduced in a desperate attempt to get one more special guest star packed into an already crowded cast. The episode also featured another death, but unfortunately not enough to dwindle down this incredibly packed cast before the season’s end. How will every storyline be wrapped up if the show keeps introducing new ones?

Oh wait. It’s American Horror Story. Don’t think so hard about it. Just enjoy the ridiculousness. Here are the 5 most absurd moments from “Magical Thinking:”

Neil Patrick Harris as Ches...

American Horror Story Freak Show: 5 Weirdest Moments From 'Orphans'

December 18th, 2014 9:50am EST
American Horror Story Freak Show Recap: 5 Weirdest Moments From
Well, that was a weird waste of an hour. No Dandy. Barely even inching forward in the plot. An episode completely devoted to a character that’s spent two seasons in the background, barely relevant. Yet, “Orphans” managed to be one of the strangest and strangely emotional episodes of this season. Here are the 5 weirdest moments from a very bizarre episode:

Elsa and Pepper’s Previously Unmentioned Relationship

In an attempt to humanize a character that calls her closest companions her “monsters,” “Orphans” creates a backstory for Pepper and Elsa that paints them as closer than ever formerly...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 5 Best Moments From 'Tupperware Party Massacre'

December 11th, 2014 8:48am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: 5 Best Moments From '
Here at the top 5 moments from “Tupperware Party Massacre:”

These Insane Quotes

If American Horror Story has one reoccurring strength, it’s in the pure insanity of the dialogue. Every episode is guaranteed to have a few memorable quotes that out of context are baffling, while in-context are just as crazy. Here are this week’s quoteable highlights:

Jimmy to Ima, while spoon feeding her: “If you need it long and hard, I need you soft and wide.”

Dandy was on the top of his game with his crazy ramblings. “I am your God, Jimmy. And I’ve decided you need to suffer. I’m going to destroy you ...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Rundown On 'Blood Bath'

December 4th, 2014 8:52am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: Rundown On 'Blood Ba
These episodes just keep getting crazier, huh? From now until the finale, the show will probably continue to ramp up the weirdness. There’s still no coherent plot or even a major storyline that runs through the whole season. Dandy’s villainy seems pretty contained to the confines of his home and whoever happens to cross his path, disconnected from the major Freak Show aspect of the show. Elsa’s motivation is paper thin that everything she does is both in character and over the top no matter what she ends up doing. The conjoined twins have been so irrelevant to the overall plot that they’ve ...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Rundown On 'Test Of Strength'

November 20th, 2014 9:06am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Episode 7 Recap: Rundown On
“Test of Strength” was a more emotional episode than we’re used to from American Horror Story. The show is always all about the scares and the gross out scenes, but rarely do they attempt to uncover the characters’ more emotional side. That is the power of this episode. There’s still plenty of disgusting imagery and shockers, but there’s also character development.

Characters Worth Remembering

Morris the Artist may never return, but it’s certainly possible. After what he did to Penny, tattooing her face beyond all recognition at her father’s behest, it’d be a shame if he didn’t get some g...

AHS Script Stolen; Includes Pivotal Scene

November 15th, 2014 6:00pm EST
American Horror Story
Executives at 20th Century Fox are in a panic after someone stole an upcoming script for "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

Earlier this month, a page detailing a scene revealing the mysterious plotline from the series' second season was reportedly taken from the setin New Orleans, La.

The scene in question answers the storyline that kept viewers hooked during the 2012 season "Asylum." The scene reportedly involves Pepper the pinhead and a scene that reveals how she ended up in the Briarcliff Manor.

A 20th Century Fox TV rep told, "The theft and unauthorized distribution of our...

'American Horror Story Freak Show' Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake Part 2'

October 30th, 2014 8:39am EDT
'American Horror Story Freak Show' Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake P
In just one episode, American Horror Story: Freak Show may have solved most of its biggest problems. The show still has about 5 characters too many to focus on and tends towards shock value over proper plot, but it took a few strides forward in the culmination of the Edward Mordrake saga. Thankfully, the season is finally starting to pull together the pieces of the puzzle, instead of letting characters and plot lines wander all over. Plus no musical number, thank God.

Here’s a rundown on “Edward Mordrake Part 2:”

New Characters to Remember

None. Could the show finally be focusing on the ...

'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake Part 1'

October 23rd, 2014 8:39am EDT
'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Edward Mor
Can anyone decipher the main plot of Freak Show? Is it Elsa Mars’ quest for fame and the horrors she’ll commit to get it? Is it about Dot and Bette skirting the law, joining a freak show, and fighting each other? Or maybe it’s about the tough life of Jimmy, who was born into a world he despises? Or is it about a crazy clown, his rich best friend, and the town they’re terrorizing? There are so many major plots that they all start to feel insignificant as the episodes go on, especially since there’s a new threat introduced in every episode. It could be the result of having too many beloved ac...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Massacres And Matinees'

October 16th, 2014 8:21am EDT
American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story has never excelled at creating strong plots and characters with coherent motivations. But the one thing it has always done well is embracing its campiness. The episodes that take themselves too seriously are often the least successful. Freak Show is still in that stage of taking itself seriously, but “Massacres and Matinees” also managed to be one of the most ridiculous and funny episodes in the show’s history. Here’s a rundown of the episode:

New Characters Worth Remembering

“Massacres and Matinees” saw the introduction of two new performers in the Freak Show:


World's Smallest Woman Jyoti Amge & 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Cast Hit The Red Carpet For Season 4 Premiere

October 6th, 2014 6:59pm EDT
Amazon Eve and Jyoti Amge
The stars of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" hit the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theater for the premiere of the fourth AHS series, which kicks off on FX Wednesday.

Several of the show's stars, including Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates were on hand for the big to-do, along with a few of the lesser-known stars, including the world's smallest woman, 20-year-old Indian Jyoti Amge, who stands just 2 ft. 0.6 in. tall and plays Ma Petite.

Also on hand was Rose Siggins, who plays Legless Suzi and does so without any camera tricks. The mother-of-two had both of her legs amputat...

Take A 'Peek Under The Big Top' With The Extended Trailer For 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

September 8th, 2014 11:21pm EDT
AHS: Freak Show
Hot on the heels of last week's three new "American Horror Story: Freak Show" teasers come a full minute look into the fourth season of the hit FX show.

FX released the latest trailer, "Voyeur," on Monday, giving an inside look at a handful of the show's characters, including Kathy Bates as bearded lady Effil Darling, Angela Basset as the three-breasted woman Desiree Dupree and Sarah Paulson as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler.

Season four, which premeires in exactly one month, centers on a circus sideshow that arrives in Jupiter, Florida, in 1952 as something sinister begins in the to...

Latest Batch Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teasers Will Scare The Crap Out Of You

September 5th, 2014 2:43pm EDT
Latest Batch Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teasers Will
Season four of FX's hit horror series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is upon us, and so are some new creepy new teasers for the show!

The network dropped three new clips on Thursday, and if you're not a big fan of clowns, now's the time to turn away!

The show is set in 1952 in Jupiter, Florida, and when the circus comes to town so does a "dark entity" that threatens the lives of everyone, including the freaks.

"This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience," reads the official press release.

The s...

The World's Smallest Woman, Jyoti Amge, Joins 'American Horror Story'

August 14th, 2014 1:25pm EDT
The World's Smallest Woman, Jyoti Amge, Joins 'American Horror S
Ryan Murphy has revealed that the world's smallest woman will appear on the upcoming season of "American Horror Story."

The "Glee" co-creator and AHS producer announced the news on Twitter. He posted a photo of the show's star, Jessica Lange, holding Jyoti Amge.

Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman.

— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014

Jyoti Amge was born in 1993 in India. When she turned 18 she was deemed the world's smallest living woman by the Guiness Book of Records. She is officially two-and-a-half-feet ta...

'American Horror Story: Coven' - 'The Seven Wonders' Finale Recap

February 1st, 2014 9:38am EST
'American Horror Story: Coven' - 'The Seven Wonders' Finale Reca
Oh Coven, cant’ say that I’ll miss you much or that I’m sad to see you go but, you were an often fun, mostly strange and frustrating ride. It isn’t necessarily accurate to say that the finale is an utter disappointment, especially since the entire season has been kind of a let down. But it was virtually free of any shocks or surprises; even the apparent “plot twists” were predictable and expected. As always, there are some great moments, lines of dialogue and performances that make the episode bearable, but it ultimately falls flat and left me feeling cold. Also, where was the horror? This ...

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

January 27th, 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' - 'Go To Hell' Recap

January 24th, 2014 8:32am EST
American Horror Story: Coven
With everything that happens in this latest episode of American Horror Story, “Go To Hell”, it really is a rather dull hour of television. Particularly AHS, which has always provided a smidgen of something to keep me entertained. Sure, it has its bit moments of excitement and shock, but ultimately left me feeling… Underwhelmed? Bored? Indifferent? This season hasn’t been the strongest in terms of story or character, so I don’t expect an instant improvement on that front, but while Coven’s narrative has suffered greatly, its sense of fun and entertainment has never really wavered. Whenever t...

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

January 22nd, 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...

'American Horror Story: Coven' - 'Protect The Coven' Recap

January 20th, 2014 9:20am EST
Kathy Bates as Delphine
Well this season is really dragging, huh?

Coven continues to take one step forward, and two steps back in narrative and once again, leans entirely too much on the whole Supreme mystery. I’ve griped about my issues with the season before, and really not much has changed. “Protect the Coven” is another pulpy hour full of the bitchy dialogue and hammy acting we love, but not much else.

Commence Recap:

First up. It’s a Delphine LaLaurie origin story. Yay? Ugh, enough with this character, did we really need a whole cold open to show that she is a messed up psychopath? We kind of already kne...

'American Horror Story: Coven' Theory Of The Week - Could Cordelia Be The Next Supreme?

January 14th, 2014 4:14pm EST
Sarah Paulson as Cordelia
The question of who will be the new Supreme has become the biggest mystery in American Horror Story: Coven, it has also been the main source of drama and conflict on the show. As the series progresses the secret intensifies and it is basically what motivates most of the characters actions. Ryan Murphy and Co. have really milked this storyline for all its worth and will likely wait until the very last moment to unveil the true Supreme’s identity. Fiona is hell-bent on killing her successor and she is on her way to kill the entire coven to ensure just that; Madison is desperate to take power,...

'American Horror Story: Coven' - 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks' Recap

January 10th, 2014 2:13pm EST
Jessica Lange as Fiona
Its becoming more and more clear that Coven is just a big ol’ mess, an undoubtedly fun mess, but an utter mess all the same. American Horror Story has never been a source of exceptionally crafted storytelling, it lacks any kind of subtlety and grace, any nuance or pacing, even logic and continuity. Instead it provides an array of fantastical scenarios full of over the top characters and performances that one can’t help but enjoy. Murder House suffered from not so great characters with questionable motivations and sense (did anyone really care about the Harmons? That show was all about Const...

'American Horror Story: Coven' Theory Of The Week - Is Queenie Really Dead?

December 18th, 2013 10:03am EST
Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie
The wait is long for a new episode of American Horror Story, so in order to quell my (and yours of course) longing for new material, I’ll be checking in periodically with some theories, quandaries and reflections on Coven, so far.

Last week’s brilliant episode, “Head” ended with a shocking and devastating final sequence that found Marie Laveau’s entire tribe decimated by Hank: the witch hunter. Most devastating of all, they killed Queenie! Worst of all, it appears that she is actually dead, not Coven dead, but dead dead. Say it isn’t so. Queenie is a truly interesting character and her jou...

'American Horror Story: Coven' - 'The Sacred Taking' Recap

December 7th, 2013 2:49pm EST
Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie
“Coven” is back! Finally, that one-week gap was unexpectedly torturous, I had been so used to the weekly fix of witchy bitchery that suffering through that annoying mini-hiatus (who cares about Thanksgiving, really?) gave me some serious withdrawal symptoms. But all is good now that there is a new episode to dissect.

“The Sacred Taking” opens with Queenie asserting her new Voodoo badass persona, cutting a rapist’s heart out, dissing the coven and saying things like, “This is Voodoo,” and “War is coming.” Zoe and Madison try to convince her to come back, Queenie makes it clear that once you...

'American Horror Story:Coven' - 'The Dead' Recap

November 22nd, 2013 3:06pm EST
Emma Roberts as Madison
“I got one life and I’m not wasting it,” says a pre-bus crash Kyle in the episode’s opening flashback. He and his fraternity brothers find themselves in a tattoo parlor where they all get douche-y tats, except for dear ol’ Kyle who waxes on about his reasons, not to. Another attempt to show how exceptional Kyle was, what a great future he had ahead of him, and that he had a semblance of a personality before he turned Franken-monster. It’s the seventh episode in and they are still trying to make me care about Kyle, its not working. Though I have to say that Franken-Kyle’s reaction too findin...

'American Horror Story: Coven' Theory Of The Week - Who Threw The Acid?

November 19th, 2013 10:10am EST
American Horror Story: Coven
“Burn, Witch, Burn” shows Fiona successfully convincing the council that Myrtle was the culprit behind Cordelia’s attack, stealthily framing her long-time rival with the help of Queenie and Spalding. In “The Axeman Cometh” Marie denies any involvement in the assault, introducing the potential existence of a new force threatening the witches of Miss Robichaux’s, and leaving the mystery open for discussion.

Sure, there is the slight possibility that Myrtle could still be guilty of perpetrating the acid attack, or Marie could be lying to Hank about her non-role in the assault, but it works ...