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Larry Kramer Joins Ryan Murphy and 'The Normal Heart' Cast for Outstanding TV Movie Emmy Win: WATCH

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The Normal Heart took home the award for Outstanding Television Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmys tonight. 

Director Ryan Murphy accepted the award - joined on stage by Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, and Larry Kramer (wearing his ACT UP hat no less!)

Said Murphy:

...We're going to use the rest of our time to ask young people watching to become Larry Kramers. To find a cause  you believe, that you will fight for, that you will die for. Go online and look up amfAR look up the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. This is for all of the hundreds of thousands of artists who have passed from HIV/AIDS since 1981. Your memory and your passion burns on in us. And this is for them. Thank you. 

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'American Horror Story' Adds Matt Bomer, Check Out the Tasty New 'Freak Show' Teaser: VIDEO

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Matt Bomer will be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show this fall, Entertainment Weekly reports:

Creator Ryan Murphy broke the news himself at EW’s Emmy Party saying he’s excited to reunite once again with the “amazing” actor, who is nominated this year for his performance in The Normal Heart, also directed by Murphy.

“I try to get him to do everything for me,” Murphy told EW. “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.” Murphy said he had to work around Bomer’s schedule filming Magic Mike 2 in order to make the appearance work.

Murphy also released a creepy, tongue-filled new teaser for the upcoming season, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres October 8 at 10 pm ET on FX.

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Patti LaBelle, Godmother of Soul, To Join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Patti_LaBellePatti LaBelle, The Godmother of Soul, will be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show this fall according to TVLine.

LaBelle will be joining Gabourey Sidibe, who’ll be playing her daughter, as well as series veterans Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, and Kathy Bates.

Set in 1950s Jupiter, Florida, Freak Show, as its name suggests, will focus on a series of mysterious murders centered around one of the few remaining side-show attractions in the country. Rather than singing, LaBelle’s character will delve into the truth about the “secrets of Twisty the clown killer.”


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Fan-Made American Horror Story: Freakshow Teaser Chills - VIDEO

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Initially reported as being an official teaser for the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freakshow, a fan-made trailer is making rounds across the internet. FOX, parent company of FX, which airs American Horror Story, has since attempted to scour the the 20 second clip from the internet. Official or not, the trailer manages to channel the eerie ethos of the show, is as unsettling as it is beautiful.

The upcoming fourth season of Ryan Murphy’s horror-of-the-week features much of the same cast we’ve come to expect from the show, albeit playing new characters. Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, and Kathy Bates are all confirmed to return, this time lending their talents to a story revolving around a circus “freakshow” on the decline.

“It was always a concept that Jessica and I talked about really early on,” Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. “I thought it was going to be light but it’s turning out to be quite terrifyingly dark, which it feels much more like the Asylum season. But look — if you have a character named the Clown Killer, it’s going to be dark.”

Bassett, Bates, and Paulson are scheduled to host a retrospective panel taking a look back at American Horror Story: Coven and other seasons later this month at the San Diego ComicCon, though EW reports that no new footage of Freakshow will be screened.

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President Obama Called Ryan Murphy After Watching 'The Normal Heart'

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President Obama called Ryan Murphy on Monday to tell him he "loved" The Normal Heart and "found it incredibly moving" according to Deadline.

Obama reportedly asked how the movie came together, and Murphy told Deadline: “The whole movie is about Larry trying to get the attention of Washington and 30 years later, to get a call from the President is a full-circle moment.”


Weekend Movies (on TV): 'The Normal Heart'

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Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer find love in a hopeless place in "The Normal Heart"

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

It's time for that other most-famous AIDS play to have its moment in the television sun. Larry Kramer's "THE NORMAL HEART," arrived Off Broadway in 1985, a half decade or so before Tony Kushner's long since canonized "Angels in America," but it's taken a longer and more circuitous route to mainstream fame. It's HBO to the rescue again with a television adaptation, which, as with the fate of Angels, came on the heels of a long gestating but never-meant-to-be movie version. (Barbra Streisand tried for years to mount a film version of The Normal Heart giving herself the plum role of Emma Brookner a.k.a. 'Doctor Death')

Though it rarely does Kramer's 'Heart' any favors to compare it to the later masterwork, it's hard not to. They're linked in time structure, setting, historical record, and now in HBO incarnations. Think of The Normal Heart as Angels in America's angrier cruder earth-bound cousin. It doesn't bother with symbolism, poetry or spirituality - whether that's through lack of ability, desire, or bilious rejection of the escapist side of the fantastical who can say? Instead, it finds its power in fragile bodies and righteous rage in the face of mundane defeats and every day humiliations.

Which is why it's a little surprising at first to begin with the elemental: the open air, the sun and a glide over the water (supertitle: "1981") as we head to Fire Island.

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