The body is ready
Every time I read a new story with details about Season Two of Amazon’s Transparent, there’s a certain point where I actually have to tell myself to calm down. Calm down Shannon. There’s never gonna be another Season One. Just calm down. So as I read this new bit of casting news, I talked myself down from the heights of Transparent fandom, and reminded myself not to get my hopes up in ridiculous ways. But yeah, no. Anjelica Huston is coming to Transparent Season Two and I CANNNOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT! Click inside for more!
Above & Below
FX has unleashed a new teaser for the forthcoming new season of American Horror Story: Hotel and as you can see above, this new teaser is really just a music video promo for Lady Gaga‘s appearance on the show. Set to the song Du Hast by Rammstein, Gaga gives us a peek of what is Above and what is Below inside the Hotel Cortez, the hotel setting for season 5 of American Horror Story. This new teaser gives us absolutely no understanding whatsoever about the storyline featured in AHS: Hotel but, to be honest, none of the teaser trailers really inform us plotwise. Check out this teaser trailer for American Horror Story: This Season is Only All About Lady Gaga and see what you think of it. AHS: Hotel premieres on October 7.
At last, Ari has found her calling
Back in February, Christina Aguilera paid a visit to The Tonight Show to try her hand at The Wheel of Musical Impressions and, as you may recall, she did a pretty amazing job of impersonating Britney Spears with her vocal stylings. Last night, pop star Ariana Grande made an appearance on The Tonight Show and she gave The Wheel of Musical Impressions a spin of her own. Click the embed above to watch the video and hear Ariana perform her impressions of our dear Britney Spears (of course), Céline Dion (which could’ve been better, IMHO) and Xtina. Personally, I think this is the best performance that Ariana Grande has given in her career thus far. Please enjoy.
More than words
Last week, BFFs Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performed History of Rap 6 on The Tonight Show. Last night, the friends reunited for a new video skit that shows the world just how close the guys are … so close that they can communicate without uttering a word. The video embedded above is titled Looks and it explains perfectly the close friendship that these two men share. After you watch this video, click HERE to listen to When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss and Union Station that pairs quite excellently with this fun new vid from Jimmy and JT.
Coming to select stores on September 28
Back in the spring of 2014, we learned that Hot Topic was selling a limited edition fashion collection inspired by the Disney movie Maleficent. In the spring of this year, we learned that Hot Topic was selling a limited edition fashion collection inspired by the BBC America TV series Orphan Black. Today we learn that the store has teamed up with FX to sell a limited edition fashion collection inspired by the TV series American Horror Story. As you can see in the gallery presented here, items of clothing are being offered inspired by previous seasons of the show (including a season 1 Murder House dress, a season 3 Coven jacket, a season 4 Freak Show dress, etc.). Pre-orders for these items are underway HERE right now and the pieces will hit select stores on September 28. If you’ve ever wanted to wear the fashions featured on the various seasons of AHS, now’s your chance. The season 5 AHS: Hotel bellhop dress would look amazing at any season premiere party next month, the new season premieres on October 7.
Season 6 begins on Sunday in the UK, in January in the US
At the end of August, we got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming 6th and final season of Downton Abbey but, as you may recall, that trailer was released by the show’s UK television network ITV. Today we get to see a second trailer for Downton season 6 but this one comes from the show’s US network PBS. As you can see above, this second trailer is entirely different in every way from the trailer we saw last month. All of the scenes are new, the tone is much different … it is absolutely worth seeing by any Downton Abbey fan. The 6th and final season of Downton Abbey will premiere this coming Sunday on ITV in the UK … and won’t premiere here on PBS in the US until January. Wherever/however you watch the final season, make sure you tune in. Downton Abbey is an excellent show and I’m sure it will go out with a bang.
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Picture it ... NBC, September 14, 1985
On this day back in 1985, NBC debuted a TV series titled The Golden Girls about a group of older women — about their lives, their loves, their friendships — and they changed the course of pop culture forever. In a culture where youth is celebrated to an obscene degree (particularly in terms of women in media), The Golden Girls offered something completely different in terms of television programming. Long before sitcoms Friends, Seinfeld, Sex and the City, The Big Bang Theory, etc. hit the airwaves, The Golden Girls set the standard for truly excellent TV entertainment featuring an ensemble cast. Bea Arthur (as Dorothy Zbornak), Estelle Getty (as Sophia Petrillo), Rue McClanahan (as Blanche Devereaux) and Betty White (as Rose Nylund) made up a group of strong, intelligent and funny women that not only charmed the television viewers of their day but continue to charm and entertain legions of fans worldwide who still watch (and rewatch and rewatch) reruns of the series on as many cable TV networks as possible. In honor of the show’s 30th anniversary, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating this truly landmark TV series today. More »
"The greatest show on earth"
Fox hosted a fun premiere event to celebrate the forthcoming broadcast premiere of Empire season 2 at Carnegie Hall in NYC last night and as you can see in the provided highlight reel, the shindig looked pretty awesome. The cast and crew of Empire were in attendance for the premiere event where a select group of lucky fans were able to watch the season 2 premiere episode of Empire (with thousands more watching the event online). In addition to the season 2 premiere episode screening, members of the cast participated in a Q&A on stage and actors Jussie Smollett and Yaz gave a special live performance. Damn, how cool is that? Click the embed above to watch highlights from last night’s Empire season 2 premiere event and see how much fun was had. Then get ready because Empire returns with all new episodes on Fox on September 23.
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"You're a monster!"
ABC has released the first trailer for the forthcoming second season of last year’s break-out hit How To Get Away With Murder and, as is expected, the sophomore season of the show will start off with a bang. As you may recall, the premiere season ended with a pretty shocking death — a murder, if you will — and we were left wondering who did the deed. The video promo embedded above promises that we will find out who the identity of the killer is in the season 2 premiere episode which will air on September 24. It would appear that we now have multiple murders to learn how to get away with when the new season of HTGAWM returns this month.
Coming September 24
ABC has released the first trailer for the forthcoming 5th season of Scandal and as you can see above, it looks like things are going to be very interesting this season. Olivia and Fitz are together again, it seems, at the start of this trailer and Fitz and Mellie are finally over, again it seems, by the end of this trailer. The show promo also promises that we will get “twisty, crazy goodness” in Scandal season 5 … which is very welcome news. This first trailer for the new season of Scandal is actually more like a teaser in shortness but it is our first look at the new season so — check it out. Are you ready for a new season of twisty/crazy Scandal?
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