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Get Ready for Hell: First Full Trailer For Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens' Drops - WATCH

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The first full trailer for Scream Queens, Ryan Murphy's latest foray into TV-land, is here and promises to be just as campy and ghoulish as you might hope.

According to Murphy, the series "opens in a flashback to 1995 at the sorority where something horrible happens. It’s a mystery that goes unsolved. Flash forward 20 years to today, and it looks like someone is out for revenge." The show stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer. Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas will guest-star in recurring roles. 

The show hits airwaves on FOX this fall. 

Watch the trailer and hold on to someone tight, AFTER THE JUMP...

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David Lynch Rejoins 'Twin Peaks' Revival

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Good news, everyone. Our next visit to Twin Peaks will, in fact, be directed by David Lynch. Lynch took to Twitter last week to announce that he would be helming the show’s return, putting to rest the rumors that Showtime had cancelled its plans to distribute it. 

 

Earlier this year Lynch announced that he planned on walking away from the project following a fallout with distributor Showtime over money. At the time Lynch, explained that the scripts for the new series were already completed and that the show’s production would have continued on without his involvement. Soon after Lynch’s announcement all of the returning cast members of the show’s original run banded together to create a video urging the director to stay on. According to Lynch, Showtime moved to expand its initial order up from the nine episodes.

“This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever,” Showtime president David Nevins exclaimed. “Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!” 


Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' 07x12 — RECAP

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And then there were three. Well, first there were four. Then there were three. Last night's episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race ru-vealed the top trio, but it also left me feeling a little underwhelmed with the gals we got left.

I don’t blame the queens. I don’t think this season featured less talented performers or otherwise inferior contestants. However, I do think it’s time, seven seasons deep, to revisit the show’s format. The simplest solution is making sure the challenges aren’t so team heavy in the beginning. I understand it’s an effort to maximize time while the contestant pool is still large, but it totally makes it difficult to let folks break away from the pack. We won’t get tons of screentime with everyone, but the cream, as they say, will rise to the top. The other thing to consider is making sure there is a healthy mix of challenges (acting, comedy, singing, sewing, dancing, etc.) from the get-go. This season felt heavy on the scripted acting challenges, and, sorry writers, but punny scripts aren’t nearly as entertaining as you think they are. Plus, they keep us from seeing what the girls are really like.

A more complicated approach would be to take inspiration from other aging reality shows and introduce a few gimmicks. We’ve already got All Stars, but what if next season was “Comedy Queens vs. Pageant” or “Mother Daughter Pairs” or “Queens of the World.” Things like that have kept Survivor, the granddaddy of contemporary reality competition, feeling fresh. (Counterpoint: Top Model: British Invasion.)

But enough about the future, let’s talk about what happened last night, AFTER THE JUMP

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What To Watch This Week On TV: 'Keeping Up With' Bruce Jenner; 'Modern Family' Finale

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A graduation is at the center of season six’s finale of Modern Family, Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Within the typical Pritchett-Tucker-Dunphy family chaos, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) tries to conceal his recent unemployment from his husband Cam (Eric Stonestreet).

Things heat up on Game of Thrones and Cucumber, plus more TV this, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Meanwhile, In Westeros: 'Game Of Thrones' 05x06 [Recap] - SPOILERS

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There wasn’t a lot of bloodshed in tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” but that didn’t make it any less brutal. You know it’s a rare wedding on this show that doesn’t include some of sort of tragedy, and tonight’s nuptials were no exception.

Let’s discuss what happened after they went down the aisle, AFTER THE JUMP

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Queen Latifah Opens Up About Black Homophobia and Playing Bisexual Blues Icon Bessie Smith: VIDEO

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In a recent interview with Uptown magazine Queen Latifah opens up with what it was like to portray 1920’s blues legend Bessie Smith, who was known for her sexual fluidity and numerous relationships with both men and women. Unlike Latifah, who is notorious for keeping her personal life out of the public spotlight, Smith as an unabashedly sexually free woman. Her portrayal of Smith, Latifah explained, underlines the ways in which our ideas about sexuality have become less tolerant with time.

“People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love,” Latifah explained, specifically focusing on the gay black community. “We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should. And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole.”

“Who you choose to marry is really up to you and it’s not something you should be judged on. I don’t find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw. Couples should be protected under the laws of this country period. It actually angers me. It’s not unusual so let’s be adults and let’s move forward.”

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