Did you watch the premiere of “American Horror Story: Coven” last night? What did you think? While I thought this first episode was more brutal than scary (um, that gang rape scene was so upsetting), I am excited about this season’s potential, given that it’s based on real life events and people. In fact, Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, played by the incredible Kathy Bates (clip above), is a real person who actually existed and did many of the vile, deranged and cruel things we can expect to see more of as the season progresses. After the jump, let’s get to know the 1830′s socialite turned serial killing slave torturer! Keep reading »
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Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie: “American Horror Story: Coven”‘s Latest Villain Was A Real Life Serial Killer And Crazy Bitch
If we were to rate how excited we are for tonight’s “American Horror Story: Coven” premiere on a scale from one to 10, it’s up there with the possibility of a “Friends” reunion, the moon landing, my mom’s meatloaf and the black hole that will hopefully one day absorb Justin Bieber, coming in at a whopping 99+.
In case you didn’t catch that, we are PUMPED.
Lesbian Rapper Catfishes Straight Women By Pretending To Be Bow Wow, Tries To Turn Them Gay With A Lambskin Dildo
Last night’s episode of “Catfish” was too good to be missed. Keyonnah reached out to Nev and Max because she has developed an online relationship with a person she believes to be … wait for it … the rapper BOW WOW. As much as this superfan would like to believe her online boyfriend is her favorite rapper, she knows it’s sort of suspicious that a famous celeb like Bow Wow would woo and send money to a random chick he’s never met. Ya think? Nev and Max, meanwhile, decide to take the complicated route to pursuing the truth of this catfish story, instead of just calling up Bow Wow’s publicist and asking if Bow Wow is in an online relationship with a random fan. They probs could have cleared that up real quick. And lo and behold — spoiler alert!!! — Keyonnah’s online love turns out NOT to be Bow Wow (what?!) but a female hip-hop artist named Dee Pimpen, who uses a fake Bow Wow Facebook fan page to lure in straight women so she can turn them gay because she “likes a challenge.” Here, Dee explains to Max the other trick she has up her sleeve for turning straight girls…
Fan of both “Orange is the New Black” and “Scandal”? Then this Instagram video, featured “OITNB”‘s Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks (Crazy Eyes and Taystee) spoofing the opening scene from “Scandal”‘s season three premiere, will delight you. Don’t watch either show? Consider this a helpful suggestion to get on it. [via Jezebel]
- Oh, damn: was Dianna Agron excluded from the “Glee” tribute to Cory Monteith because creator Ryan Murphy and Monteith’s girlfriend Lea Michele “intensely dislike” her? Sources told Radar Online that Agron wasn’t invited to appear in the episode, despite her character’s closeness to Finn Hudson, because the others “did not want her sharing the glory for this very special episode.” Talk about high school drama. [RadarOnline]
- Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) has released a full version of his new single — listen here! [XXL]
- Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have named their son, born on Saturday, Maceo Robert Martinez. Cute name! [US Weekly]
- Kanye West has been ordered to stay 10 feet away from the paparazzo he scuffled with. [NYmag.com]
- Here’s Elizabeth Smart talking to NPR’s Terry Gross about her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, and how he was a master of manipulation used religion to justify the kidnapping and sexual abuse. [NPR]
- On “Homeland,” bipolar disorder, and how TV characters are changing the way we view mental illness. [TIME] Keep reading »
I have been feeling complex emotions about Miley Cyrus lately — I begrudgingly love her new album, Bangerz; I hate that she made fun of Sinead O’Connor’s mental issues — but she earned some points back with me with this spoof on “Saturday Night Live.” A raunchy remix of “We Can’t Stop” about the government shutdown, starring John Boehner and Michelle Bachmann? Perfection.
Stuck in a senioritis rut? Would a class on “Downton Abbey” make you stop texting during a lecture? Camden County College in New Jersey is now offering a course called “Downton Abbey: Life In A Country House.” At first I wanted to laugh, but it actually sounds really interesting. The course covers things like “The Inheritance Problem: Marriage, Women And Property” and “Technology Intrudes: Lights, Phones And Cars.” Surprisingly, this isn’t the only “Downton”-focused college class available: Oakland University in Michigan also offers a course which meets at Meadow Brook Hall, a country-style house built in 1928. Students taking “The World of Downton Abbey: Revolution, Rebellion And Re-Creation” get to snack on scones and tea during class. But one important question: will they learn how to give a well-timed withering insult a la the Dowager Countess? [Vanity Fair; Detroit Free Press]
Talk about a spoiler. A science teach named David Layman and members of the Facebook group “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” paid to have a death notice for Walter While printed in the Albuquerque Journal, thereby ruining the ending to the show for anyone who reads the paper but hasn’t caught up on the show. And considering the obit is going viral, I guess the ending is pretty ruined for everyone else too. Oh well, that 48-hour window has passed. Layman explained that the obit provides fans with “closure.” [ABQ Journal]
- The preview for the “Glee” episode in which the cast deals with Cory Monteith’s death is out and it’s already heartbreaking. [Us Weekly]
- Speaking of “Glee,” cast member Naya Rivera is engaged to rapper Big Sean after only six months of dating and her ring is gorgeously huge. [Us Weekly]
- Lauryn Hill is fresh out of jail after serving three months for failing to file tax returns — and she’s already released a new song called “Consumerism.” Listen at the link! [NYMag.com]
- The mother of Miriam Carey, the Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after trying to breach a barrier at the White House, said her daughter was suffering from post-partum depression. She also reportedly has a history of mental illness and believed President Obama was “stalking” her. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
I like to think that Louis C.K. set the scene for other stand-up comedians to take over our televisions, one sitcom at a time: his uniquely-formatted single-camera show, “Louie,” is one of the best, most interesting things in entertainment right now, and is as ground-breaking today as it was when it first aired in 2010. But on the more traditional end, stand-up comedian and “SNL” writer John Mulaney’s eponymous series, “Mulaney,” has just been picked up for a full series run by Fox after being developed — and then dropped by — NBC. Said Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly of the venture, “John is one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there, who also happens to be surrounded by the best of the best on this new show.”
The comedy, which will be executive-produced by “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels (this bodes well!) and directed and written by Mulaney himself, stars his character as an “aspiring comedian who comes of age under the influence of his boss (Martin Short), his roommates, and his neighbors.” This news is exciting for a few reasons — firstly, John Mulaney is HILARIOUS. He’s also young (31) and adorable, which will make him a welcome addition to any TV lineup. But I’ll stop objectifying him for a second and move on to the more important things. Read on for more on John Mulaney, and check out some clips from his stand-up and interviews … Keep reading »