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Taissa Farmiga Dishes on Shocking 'American Horror Story' Death

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 8th 2011 4:00PM
american horror story finale Fans of 'American Horror Story' have been questioning for weeks now whether or not Violet (Taissa Farmiga) is dead or alive, but it looks like the suspense is over because last night's episode revealed the truth: Violet is dead. In fact, she actually died weeks ago after a pill overdose.

"I totally called it," Farmiga told ETonline. "After the 'Piggy Piggy' episode when she overdosed on the pills, there were a couple of hints. Like, she hadn't been to school in two weeks. I was like, 'Just wait a second ... is she dead?'"

While she can't say much about the "shocking" series finale (Wed., Dec. 21, 10PM ET), Farmiga promises "a lot of answers." And could the Harmon family possibly get a happy ending? "I don't think it will be a completely happy ending, but there will be a little bit of sunshine."

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'Glee' Stars & Producers Reveal Their Favorite Musical Numbers

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 9th 2011 12:00PM
'Glee' 300th What's your favorite 'Glee' number?

Not so easy, right? That's a question that's sure to spark a heated Gleek debate. With close to 300 performances so far in the show's three seasons, there's definitely plenty to choose from.

At a taping of the show's big diva mash-up for the 300th song, the cast and crew shared their own personal favorite numbers, ranging from 'Trouty Mouth' to Lady Gaga and every Broadway homage in between. See which numbers struck a chord with them after the jump.

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Countdown To Glee's 300th Song: Who Should Sing What?

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 1st 2011 11:00AM
When we heard that 'Glee' was celebrating its upcoming 300th musical number with a special diva mash-up, we could hardly contain our excitement. We all have our own personal favorite numbers from the show, but seeing what's to come between now and milestone number 300? Well, there are just too many musical possibilities there not to get our minds into full casting mode.

In honor of the show's return (Tues., Nov. 1, 8PM ET on Fox), AOL TV decided to offer some free advice to the showrunners -- we mapped out who should sing the tracks leading up to lucky No. 300, laying out some possible new plot points as well.

We already know some of the answers, but for the rest we used our encyclopedia of 'Glee' knowledge to recommend the optimal vocalists for each upcoming track. Take a look ...

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FX Renews 'American Horror Story'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 31st 2011 2:15PM
American Horror Story RenewedAfter scoring record ratings for the network, FX has renewed 'American Horror Story' for a second season.

"It's one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience -- it's something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up," John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX Networks, said in a statement. "Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with 'Nip/Tuck,' 'Glee' and now 'American Horror Story,' which will be scaring FX's viewers to death for many years to come."

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'Glee' Adoption Storyline Causes Controversy

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 11th 2011 2:30PM
Glee'Glee' is known for serious storylines shedding light on everything from homophobia to bullying, but there's one thing the show's apparently not getting right -- its portrayal of adoption.

After teen mom Quinn declared on the Sept. 27 episode that she wanted to get her daughter back from adoptive mom Shelby, more than 750 people have signed an online petition asking 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy to produce an adoption PSA to counteract the fact that the show "perpetuates myths about adoption that harm adopted children, adoptive parents, and birth parents alike."

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'American Horror Story': Ben Gets a Warning About the House He'll Surely Ignore (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 6th 2011 3:45AM
'American Horror Story' - 'Pilot'After much anticipation, 'American Horror Story' (Wed., 10PM ET on FX) finally premiered, and it's about as twisted, convoluted and bizarre as you could hope. Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk seem to be happy to have returned to FX, where they created 'Nip/Tuck.'

'AHS' brings plenty of sex appeal with its horror, which has elements of 'The Shining' and other psychological horrors. Thankfully, they don't appear to have gone the slasher route with this one, preferring to do a lot of their work in the dark and in the mind.

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Our 'American Horror Story' Drinking Game! (Because No One Should Be Sober For This)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 5th 2011 4:00PM
'American Horror Story''American Horror Story' premieres tonight (Wed., Oct. 5, 10PM ET on FX) and, well, we're all a little torn.

Mo Ryan has her warnings, some of us are still intrigued enough to keep watching (albeit cautiously) and others are all in. Judging by the comments on our exclusive video of the first five minutes of the show, you're torn, too.

But one thing's for sure: This is a show that's way more enjoyable if you're intoxicated.* (*If you're of legal drinking age, that is. If not, you shouldn't be watching anyway -- this is the stuff emotional scarring is made of.)

To assist in your quest for the perfect balance of tipsy and entertained, we proudly present our 'American Horror Story' Drinking Game!

Now, get a bottle of your drink of choice ready ... it's gonna be a long night.

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Consider Yourself Warned: Five Ways 'American Horror Story' Will Be a Train Wreck

by Maureen Ryan, posted Oct 4th 2011 2:00PM
You've probably heard some buzz about 'American Horror Story' (10PM ET Wednesday, FX), the new drama from 'Glee's' Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. That's not surprising; if there's one thing Murphy is good at, it's creating shocking moments that the media likes to gab about.

The thing is, that may be the only things he's good at anymore. It's not that 'American Horror Story' is 100 percent awful, though at times it veers dangerously close to that. But longtime Murphy watchers know that it's only a matter of time before the few promising elements are clobbered to death by the dumb moves his shows inevitably pull.

If you do get pulled in by the show's wildly uneven premiere, trust me, in time, you are bound to be disappointed. Let me count the ways:

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch the First 5 Minutes of 'American Horror Story' Here (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 30th 2011 11:00AM
'American Horror Story' on FX'American Horror Story' is one of the weirdest, creepiest, genuinely jump-out-of-your-seat frightening TV shows we've ever seen.

From the minds of Ryan Murphy (of 'Nip/Tuck' fame) and his 'Glee' co-creator Brad Falchuk, 'American Horror Story' has been stamped with the "psychosexual thriller" genre thanks to the many murders, inexplicable phenomena and haunted happenings in the Harmon family's new L.A. home.

But you don't have to wait until the show premieres (Wed., Oct. 5, 10PM ET on FX) to see what I'm talking about -- AOL TV's got the first five minutes of the premiere exclusively for you right here.

Stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy are nowhere to be found in this video though. Rather, the series kicks off with a set of young twins in 1978 being warned that the house doesn't take kindly to intruders. A dead animal and some body parts in jars later, and the twins learn the lesson that the Harmons will have to learn again and again in present day: People who go into that house don't tend to come back out.

Check out the video and tell us what you think in the comments. Will you watch 'American Horror Story'?

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'The Glee Project' Renewed for Season 2, Begins Auditions

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 26th 2011 2:00PM
Glee ProjectTalented Gleeks who dream of appearing on their favorite show now have another chance at stardom.

UPDATE: According to Deadline, although Oxygen is close to renewing the sleeper summer reality hit 'The Glee Project' for a second season, it has not officially been picked up for season two. However, it has launched the second nationwide 'Glee Project' talent search. Last month, both Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen won seven-episode arcs on 'Glee' as Things didn't turn out too badly for the two-runners up, either: both Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell won two-episode guest spots on the Fox hit as well.

Though 'The Glee Project' debuted soft, the show grew over the summer and went out big -- more than 1 million viewers tuned in to the August finale.

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Ryan Murphy and Anne Hathaway Will Discuss 'Glee' Guest Star Plans Soon

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 20th 2011 12:40PM
Ryan Murphy, Anne Hathaway GleeAnd so the Anne Hathaway wants to guest star on 'Glee' saga continues. This time, 'Glee' co-creator Ryan Murphy is the one speaking out.

Murphy responded to Hathaway's pleas to make TV magic happen by revealing to the world he and Hathaway will meet to discuss her ideas. Looks like Hathaway's very public "Call me, Ryan!" worked.

"I'm meeting with Anne in the next couple weeks," Murphy told MTV News on the Emmys red carpet. "We're not going to do guest stars at all the first half of the season, but I would love to work with her, and she supposedly has the whole thing mapped out. I'm curious as to what she wants to do. I love her. I think she's great."

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'Glee' Season 3 Scoop: Details On the Premiere, 'Glee Project' Roles & What's Next

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 15th 2011 10:30PM
I got a chance to preview the 'Glee' Season 3 premiere episode (Tues., Sept. 20, 8PM ET on Fox), and it looks nothing like 'Glee' Season 2 ... in a good way.

Co-creator Ryan Murphy was on hand at the screening to talk about getting back to basics with the show -- more focus on the core group of characters and the show, and less about movies, products and mall tours. "Things took a bit of a nasty turn," Murphy admits when talking about the hiccups of Season 2. With all the other stuff going on, the show lost its way a bit (OK, a lot) and they know it. "Frankly I think the fans resented it."

'Glee' Season 3

Now it appears to be somewhat back on track with a season premiere that made me laugh, sing along a bit and, most importantly, start to care about these characters again.

I don't want to spoil anything for fans, but after the jump there are a few teases and some scoop on who's sticking around, who's returning and a few surprise guest stars fans will really love. There's also a well-marked spoiler or two for those of you who just can't get enough 'Glee.'

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New Promo for FX's 'American Horror Story' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 27th 2011 6:00PM
American Horror Story'American Horror Story' (premieres Wed., Oct. 5, 10PM ET on FX) is still somewhat of a mystery -- there's a troubled family living in a haunted house, plagued by horrific things -- and FX's previews aren't helping matters any. But boy, are they creepy.

Described as "addictive," "terrifying" and "sexy," the new "Creators" trailer claims that the show has everything you love about a thriller, but nothing you expect.

From the minds of 'Glee' co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, this new psychological thriller is decidedly darker than their song-and-dance-filled Fox hit.

Starring Dylan McDermott as Ben Harmon and Connie Britton as his wife Vivien, the spookiness starts when the Harmons move from Boston to L.A. Rounding out the star-studded cast is Jessica Lange as the Harmon's neighbor, as well as Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O'Hare and Frances Conroy.

Also just announced is 'Heroes' alum Zachary Quinto as a gay interior designer who used to own the Harmon's new home.

Curious? Check out the trailers right here and tell us what you think.

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'Glee Project' Winner Revealed (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 22nd 2011 2:02AM
Ryan Murphy, 'The Glee Project' finaleAfter last week's twist non-elimination on 'The Glee Project' (Sun., 9PM ET on Oxygen), it was a final four competing for that seven-episode guest spot on 'Glee.' But the producers of this show know what 'Glee' is all about, and they made sure it was a fun-filled hour even while tension was high.


The entire cast of 'The Glee Project' returned to provide emotional and moral support, as well as participate in both the Homework challenge and the video shoot. It was a great way to remember all those faces, and hope that maybe Ryan Murphy can find a way to at least give some of them a cameo in the upcoming season.

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The Final Cut Before the Finale of 'The Glee Project' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 15th 2011 2:54AM
'The Glee Project'With next week's finale looming, the final four contestants on 'The Glee Project' (Sun., 9PM ET on Oxygen) were definitely feeling the pressure. We'd imagine, though, that Ryan Murphy and everyone behind the scenes was just as nervous about the results. After all, this person is being promised a long-term guest spot on the show.

They've got to make sure it's someone they can be inspired to build a character arc for, and someone they believe can stand next to their current cast both as an actor and as a performer. It's a pretty daunting position for both sides of the competition.

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