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FOX Releases First Scream Queens Teaser

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Fittingly, FOX chose Friday the 13th to debut the first official promo for its new comedy-horror anthology Scream Queens. With filming yet to begin, no footage from the actual series is shown. Instead, a random girl appears blowing a bubblegum. Things go from peppy to bloody real fast in the 12-second teaser.

Scream Queens‘ 15-episode first season, which revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders, premieres this Fall on FOX. It boasts a star-studded cast which includes Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Joe Manganiello and the ultimate ‘scream queen’ Jamie Lee Curtis. Check out the promo below.

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After checking out this video from HBO, I realize I watch a lot of the network’s programming. From Girls, True Blood, The Newsroom, Behind the Candelabra and Game of Thrones, clearly I’m a fan. I should really consider purchasing some stock.

The network released a video highlighting some of their best programming from the past year. It also gives a preview of what’s to come in 2014. Included in that bunch is the highly-anticipated new series Looking.

In addition, we also have footage from Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony award-winning 1985 play The Normal Heart. It follows a group of gay men in New York in the 80s during the HIV/AIDS epidemic spread. It boasts a star-studded cast including Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch. Not sure how I feel about Taylor’s haircut and color, but I digress. The latter two are pictured in the photo above. The Normal Heart is scheduled to air in Spring 2014. Check out the video below.

“It’s a movie about AIDS, but it’s also really a civil rights movie,” says Ryan Murphy, who worked with Kramer on the script for three years. “I think it’s more timely than ever before. It’s really about the quest to be seen, not as a gay person or a straight person but just a person…. It’s an activist movie that also has a really great love story in it.” Adds the director, “Of everything I’ve done in my career, I think it is the biggest labor of love.”

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Approximately 40 percent of the homeless youth living on the streets of Los Angeles are part of the LGBT community. That’s about 3,600 kids who resort to drugs and the sex industry to survive. To address this alarming statistic, the LA Gay & Lesbian Center shared a short film, titled Any Given Tuesday, written and directed by Trent Kendrick. He, along with producer Michael Fossat, were inspired after touring the center and witnessed the essential services the center provide to abandoned youth.

The piece moved director Roland Emmerich (Godzilla, Independence Day, White House Down) so much, he’s hosting a benefit dinner this Saturday featuring co-hosts David Geffen, Jane Lynch, Ryan Murphy, Dustin Lance-Black and many more. Several celebrities also appear in the clip. Among the famous supporters include Jamie Foxx, Lisa Ling, James Woods, Lisa Vanderpump, Elton John and his partner, and more. Check it out below.

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Ryan Murphy Confirms Glee Will End Next Season

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Gleeks embrace yourselves. Ryan Murphy confirmed Season 6 will be the last for the FOX musical show. The Glee co-creator revealed this during a Paley Center event honoring FX Networks Wednesday night. Murphy was there in support for his other show American Horror Story: Coven. Murphy’s confirmation of the plan to wrap the show after season six appeared to catch Fox and studio 20th Century Fox TV off guard on Thursday morning.

read Murphy’s words about his original vision for the ending after the jump

Television viewers were bewitched by the third iteration of American Horror Story. The witch-themed season conjured up 5.54 million total viewers and 3.87 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo, easily the best performance for the AHS franchise. That number represents a whopping 44 percent increase in overall viewers when compared to last year’s American Horror Story: Asylum.

In addition, it beat NBC’s Ironside handily and came close to ABC’s Nashville. However, the 3.5 rating for 18-34 adults topped all programming in primetime. Take that, broadcast networks. When final Live+7 day data rolls in, American Horror Story: Coven could be the most-watched program in FX history.

Did you watch last night’s premiere? Without spoiling too much for those who haven’t seen it, how much would it suck to have Taissa Farmiga’s powers? Not fun at all, especially for some of you sluts out there ;) And can we take about that rape scene?

On the completely other spectrum, we have this season’s second casualty. Find out what show joins Lucky 7 as this season’s latest cancellation.

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With exception to a statement released by her people, Lea Michele has kept quiet since Cory Monteith’s death. Last week, an interview with Marie Claire Mexico surfaced where she discussed her relationship with her Glee co-star and real-life boyfriend, but that was conducted prior to the tragedy. The 26-year-old actress has finally broken her silence.

Earlier today, two and a half weeks since his death, Michele shared a picture of the two of them on Twitter. I could be wrong, but it looks like it was taken on the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria, BC. Along with the photo, she tweeted the following.

“Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart” – Lea Michele

Recently, Ryan Murphy revealed that Glee would address Monteith’s death on the third episode of the upcoming season. He also said he was willing to pull the plug on the FOX musical show had Michele not wanted to continue. As he stated, Lea is the heart of the show. Ever the consummate professional, she knew the show must go on.

Do you think Glee should go on without Cory? Is Lea the heart of the show? Will you tune in to the tribute episode? Sound off below.

Adam Lambert Joins Glee

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Looks like another American Idol runner-up is walking the hallowed halls of McKinley High. Let’s just hope for Adam Lambert he actually has lines instead of Jessica Sanchez who popped up last season only to whip out a couple of performances.

Ryan Murphy broke the news in his usual fashion, via Twitter. The Glee co-creator wrote “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.” If the rumors of an all alumni judging panel for American Idol Season 13 come true, I can already picture FOX’s marketing campaign for an Adam Lambert night. Lots of glitter and over-the-top fabulousness.

Lambert isn’t the only newbie joining the fifth season of Glee. TVLine is reporting that the show is adding three new characters. After cutting several original cast members and promoting Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Unique) to series regulars, I didn’t think they were going to introduce this much new blood. Find out what producers are casting for below.

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Glee Cuts Four Series Regulars For Season 5

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Last year, when the first crop of seniors graduated McKinley High, Ryan Murphy wasn’t ruthless enough to cut any of them, letting the cast decide if they wanted to stay on the show. The Glee co-creator kept all of them on payroll and as series regulars despite some of them only appearing in a handful of episodes. That’s not the case for Season 5. Find out who’s being cut from the show below.

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