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Jessica Lange Cast in 'American Horror Story,' Oprah to Interview Obamas and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 13th 2011 1:00PM
Jessica LangeTwo-time Oscar-winner Jessica Lange has signed on for Ryan Murphy's mysterious new FX pilot, 'American Horror Story.'

According to Deadline, Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk are currently rewriting the show to make Lange's part a full-fledged third lead. Not much is known about the pilot, other than it follows a therapist, his "force-to-be-reckoned-with" wife (played by 'Friday Night Lights' star Connie Britton) and now Lange as their nosy neighbor.

The series hasn't been picked up yet, but with an all-star cast and pedigreed creators, it seems like a sure thing for the fall season.

In other TV news ...

Oprah Winfrey will sit down for a joint interview with Barack and Michelle Obama. This is the first time the couple will talk with Winfrey together since 2006. The episode will be taped in late April and air May 2. [The Hollywood Reporter]

ABC Family has picked up a fifth new series, scheduled to premiere in 2012. 'Jane by Design' is a little like 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead' mixed with Maeby's studio executive storyline from 'Arrested Development' in that a teenage girl mistaken for an adult takes on a full-time job in the corporate world. [ABC Family]

The MTV Video Music Awards will stay on the West Coast this year. The show will broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9PM ET. [THR]

After a much-hyped relaunch, 'Law & Order: LA' is as dead as Skeet Ulrich's character. The newly rebooted show debuted to dismal ratings last night, attracting an audience of just 5.9 million viewers, down 32 percent from its last original episode. [Entertainment Weekly]

Oded Fehr is returning to 'Covert Affairs.' The actor will reprise his role as a field agent in the show's second season. [TV Guide]

Kelsey Grammer is producing a reality show based on a blog called ThatsNotOkayNY.com. The series will shop to networks next month, and will document the startup of the site. [THR]

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Erin Kraft

She is one of the most talented actresses that got ripped off an Oscar for Frances in 1982. Now she is getting complaints because she got a face lift. Don't blame her, blame Hollywood for constantly putting physical pressures on actresses of today.

September 22 2011 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shanester3500

Jessica Lange is a talented actress and a deserving Oscar winner, but it's a shame that she's allowed someone to turn her face into an American Horror Story.

April 13 2011 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
EuropaE

Wow! You guys couldn't find a more attractive photo of Jessica Lange? Jeepers. :-/

April 13 2011 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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