Here’s some great news to kick off the weekend. Many AHS fans were hoping for it and their wishes were granted today by Ryan Murphy. The 49-year-old producer confirmed Evan Peters will appear in American Horror Story: Hotel. He even has a room number.
Punk’d is the feline species of reality shows. The Ashton Kutcher-created reality series has more lives than your neighborhood alley cat. Once again, it’s rising from the television graveyard.
The hidden camera show which pulled elaborate pranks on celebrities was an instant sensation when it premiered back in 2003. It ran for several years until 2007 before MTV canceled it. After a five-year hiatus, the network resurrected the series, but with Kutcher no longer hosting. He did, however, stay on as an executive producer. Despite the likes of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus taking turns hosting the revived series, the new incarnation only lasted for one season.
And then there were four. When Grey’s Anatomy first premiered back in 2005 on ABC, the medical drama featured nine series regulars. Isaiah Washington was the first to leave, after controversial comments. Shortly thereafter, T.R Knight followed and then Katherine Heigl and Sandra Oh. After Thursday night’s shocking development, another original bit the dust. If you’ve been watching this season, you probably have a good idea who. Find out below.
Like most Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers, I was really rooting for Kim Richards to succeed. After a couple of solid seasons of sobriety, the 50-year-old reality star began to unravel on the show this year. After denying all season long that she had not fallen off the wagon, it became apparent Richards started drinking again. Recently, she was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Dr. Phil snagged an exclusive interview with the RHOBH star after her arrest which airs next Tuesday. There were reports that Richards walked out during the sitdown and it appears those rumors were true. Kim does exactly that in the promo after feeling ambushed that an intervention is going on. The saddest part of the whole thing is watching her poor kids sitting on the sofa watching their mom unravel. Watch the clip below.
On April 28, the US Supreme Court will definitively answer whether the Constitution allows states to ban same-sex marriage and whether they can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere. In preparation for this historic day, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has crafted a touching supercut featuring memorable LGBT moments from television and movies.
Clips from Thirtysomething, Longtime Companion, The Kids Are All Right, Roseanne, Glee, ER, Orange is the New Black, Will and Grace, In & Out, Transparent, The Wire, The Golden Girls, The Real World, Northern Exposure, Friends, The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, and The Birdcage are presented while Tegan & Sara’s “Closer” plays in the background. Check it out below.
In 1970, the ACLU filed the first freedom-to-marry lawsuit in the United States. We are now at the Supreme Court to fight to win the freedom to marry for couples in all 50 states. As we get closer than ever before to the freedom to marry for all, let’s take a walk down memory.
When Mo’nique teamed up with Lee Daniels, she earned an Oscar statue for her stunning work in Precious. Since nabbing the Academy Award, the 47-year-old actress has been practically MIA. Not for lack of trying though.
A couple of months ago while promoting her film Blackbird, Mo’nique revealed she was set to reunite with Daniels on two projects- The Butler and Empire. Eventually, the roles went to Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P. Henson respectively.
After she claimed she was initially offered the juicy role of Cookie Lyon, Danny Strong, the writer for The Butler and co-creator of Empire, stated that Mo’nique was never offered the roles. Turns out, the actress wasn’t lying one bit.
During an interview with Sway, she pulled out the emails, proving her claims were valid. While I can’t picture anyone else as Cookie than Taraji, I’m glad that Mo’nique cleared her name. Many thought she was making things up as retaliation for Daniels saying Mo’nique ‘blackballed herself‘ in Hollywood after winning the Oscar. Check out the emails and interview below.
It’s been a good week for freshman shows. Both Daredevil and Younger were renewed for a second season each by Netflix and TV Land respectively.
Marvel’s Daredevil received the good news less than two weeks since being released on the streaming service. Netflix doesn’t reveal what ratings their programs generate, but one has to assume they’re solid enough to warrant a second season. When it returns though, it might feel a tad different. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will take over as the new showrunners. Daredevil is the first of five Marvel series debuting on Netflix.
Now this is more like it!!! When Christina Aguilera signed on for a guest arc on the ABC drama Nashville, many expected X-Tina to dabble in country. The first track she recorded, “The Real Thing,” harkened more to her Back to Basics era and sounded more pop cabaret than anything you’d hear on country radio. With her latest, the 34-year-old singer finally channels her inner country gal.
“Shotgun” is an emotional moving ballad. X-tina exhibits restrained vocals much like she did on her “Say Something” collaboration with A Great Big World. Even without her signature growling, Christina’s voice is bombastic. Elegant, but still powerful.
She performed “Shotgun” earlier this week at the ACM Awards with Rascal Flatts. The studio version also features male vocals but I’m not entirely convinced it’s Rascal Flatts. I’m leaning towards an actor who appears on Nashville. Give it a listen below.
“I really love the song. It speaks to long-lasting love, the roads it takes, the turns it makes and how it lasts forever,” Christina told PEOPLE. “When I perform it, I really think of that older couple who have been through it all and who have stood the test of time with the changes that their relationship goes through.”