Did Ryan Murphy Kill American Horror Story ??

 

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(PCM) Horror fans are some of the most loyal and loving fans that exist. They are dedicated and hardworking ladies and gents who love a good scream or a bump in the night. Everyone was looking forward to the return of FX horror anthology series “American Horror Story”. The show premiered on September 14th and things looked promising, and then after watching a few episodes things stopped looking so promising.

Season six of “American Horror Story” was titled, “My Roanoke Nightmare”. For the season the horror franchise went the reality TV route. The story revolved around a married couple named Shelby and Matt. The couple’s story is reenacted by a group actors. Shelby and Matt move from California, to a house in North Carolina following a brutal assault which left Matt temporarily hospitalized and caused Shelby to have a miscarriage. As soon as the couple settles into their new home, strange and paranormal occurrences begin to haunt them.

The first couple episodes were very solid and showed the peril the couple faced against the evil supernatural happening’s that were occurring around them. But there is only so much you can show before you begin wondering just why in the heck these individuals would be sticking around a place that was so incredibly haunted.

There were a lot of plot holes within the season. For me it began when Shelby (played by Lily Rabe) is hacked in the shoulder blade with a small ax by Agnes Mary Winstead who is slowly going insane playing the murderous Butcher (played brilliantly by Kathy Bates). Shelby bleeds profusely, but a short while later has the strength to bash her husband’s head in with a crowbar. The bashing in of the skull of Matt I believe is a total rip off The Walking Dead’s, Negan character. It just didn’t make any logical sense.

What about all the cops that were killed? No one would come and demolish the house? Midway through the season the cast eventually returns to the house to film season 2 of “My Roanoke Nightmare” aptly titled “Return to Roanoke”. Who in their right mind would return to the haunted house? Knowing that it is haunted? So much of these season made little to no sense. It was as if it was thrown together last minute. This may have been due to scheduling conflicts with some of the actors that Murphy had stacked in the cast, however trying to throw too many storylines together at once just made for a convoluted and puzzling season.  It’s like Ryan Murphy is pulling at straws anymore.

The biggest slap in the face was when the actors sat in a panel in front of their fans at the Paley Center for Media during Paleyfest. The fans were made to look stupid by asking dumb questions. Anytime anyone makes fun of its fan base it’s in bad taste, but I guess Ryan Murphy doesn’t care about his fans. I’m surprised executives at FX allowed such a rush job on the show. “American Horror Story” season six definitely left way too many unanswered questions at the end, but really does anyone care?  Let’s hope Murphy can redeem himself in season seven if there even is one!

Brady Bunch Matriarch Florence Henderson Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that one of America’s most beloved TV mom’s, actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Henderson was best known for her role as Brady Bunch family matriarch Carol Brady on the long running ABC sitcom. The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. Prior to her leading role on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was an established Broadway performer and was the very first female guest host of The Tonight Show.

Henderson died on November 24, just one day after being admitted to a Los Angeles area hospital. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, released a statement saying that Henderson’s death was “unexpected” and that she died as a result of “heart failure”. Her family claims that she was quite active in the days leading up to her death, however she was beginning to not feel well a few days before she was hospitalized.

The success of a show like The Brady Bunch was a true pop culture phenomenon. Despite only airing for six years, the show continues to be introduced to new generations of fans through both syndication and re-runs. Henderson went on to reprise her role as Carol Brady even after the initial series went off the air in various TV specials and holiday events.

Something about the series and the way that it explored a different variation of the typical family dynamic truly spoke to the heart and soul of the television audience. Everyone wanted a mom like Carol Brady and the amount of heart and soul put into the role by an actress like Henderson was nothing short of phenomenal. Her work in later years including guest appearances in series such as Ally McBeal, Happily Divorced, and 30 Rock, as well as, episodes of both The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.  She went on to host a cooking show called Country Kitchen and took part in the celeb reality series Surreal Life back in 2006. More recently she completed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and was just spotted in the audience of this season showing support for competitor Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marsha Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Our sincere condolences go out to Florence Henderson’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. She will truly be remembered as one of the greats!

Brady Bunch Matriarch Florence Henderson Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that one of America’s most beloved TV mom’s, actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Henderson was best known for her role as Brady Bunch family matriarch Carol Brady on the long running ABC sitcom. The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. Prior to her leading role on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was an established Broadway performer and was the very first female guest host of The Tonight Show.

Henderson died on November 24, just one day after being admitted to a Los Angeles area hospital. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, released a statement saying that Henderson’s death was “unexpected” and that she died as a result of “heart failure”. Her family claims that she was quite active in the days leading up to her death, however she was beginning to not feel well a few days before she was hospitalized.

The success of a show like The Brady Bunch was a true pop culture phenomenon. Despite only airing for six years, the show continues to be introduced to new generations of fans through both syndication and re-runs. Henderson went on to reprise her role as Carol Brady even after the initial series went off the air in various TV specials and holiday events.

Something about the series and the way that it explored a different variation of the typical family dynamic truly spoke to the heart and soul of the television audience. Everyone wanted a mom like Carol Brady and the amount of heart and soul put into the role by an actress like Henderson was nothing short of phenomenal. Her work in later years including guest appearances in series such as Ally McBeal, Happily Divorced, and 30 Rock, as well as, episodes of both The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.  She went on to host a cooking show called Country Kitchen and took part in the celeb reality series Surreal Life back in 2006. More recently she completed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and was just spotted in the audience of this season showing support for competitor Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marsha Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Our sincere condolences go out to Florence Henderson’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. She will truly be remembered as one of the greats!

Laurie Hernandez And Val Chmerkovskiy Crowned Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Champs!

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(ABC) In the two-hour season finale of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, the three finalists advanced to the final stage of the competition. There were live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. The night kicked off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. The season finale was filled with performances from Vanilla Ice, who performed “Ice Ice Baby,” featuring Rick Perry and Witney Carson; a special guest performance by Andy Grammer of his global smash hit single, “Fresh Eyes,” 11-time Grammy-winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds performed “Winter Wonderland” from his Christmas album, featuring pro dancers Artem Chigvintsev, Cheryl Burke and Allison Holker; and an all-male number to Bruno Mars’ “24K,” featured the men from this season, including Ryan Lochte, Calvin Johnson, James Hinchcliffe, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy, among others.

In addition, the season finale also featured a special performance choreographed by Mandy Moore. This innovative and magical dance celebrates your favorite and heartwarming holiday traditions and starred some of your favorite “Dancing with the Stars” dancers, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Artem Chignvinstev, and many more, and used technology that had to be seen to be believed! This is one performance that could not be missed! There was also a special performance from the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! We Came to Dance” tour, hitting the road this winter.

Couples from across the season celebrated their time on the show by repeating one of their favorite dances, including Laurie & Val’s trio with Maks, Amber Rose & Maks dancing to “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor, Maureen McCormick dancing to “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” with Artem, Jana & Gleb’s infamous dance to “Hands to Myself,” by Selena Gomez, and more.

In the last element of competition, the couples performed a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples fused two contrasting dance styles, and they had less 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from November 21 were combined long with the judges’ points from the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, Laurie and Val were crowned Season 23 champions and presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

A&E’s Hit Series Duck Dynasty Is Coming To An End!

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(PCM) The news has been revealed that A&E has made the decision to not renew the hit family docu-series “Duck Dynasty”. A short video statement was recorded by the Robertson family, stars of the series, that aired directly after the recent season premiere.  The family said that the series will come to an end this April.

In an official statement A&E says “After five years, 130 episodes and one of the biggest hits in the history of cable, the Robertson family and A&E jointly decided that “Duck Dynasty”, the series, will come to an end after this season.” New episodes will run through Jan. 18, resuming March 1 with seven more episodes, including the finale on April 12. Even though that will be the end of the series, A&E says a series of holiday specials will be aired.

“Duck Dynasty” made it’s premiere on A&E back in 2012, following the hilarious and heart-warming adventures of the Robertson family who found major success in the duck business. The series gained a massive following and the Robertson family became a pop culture phenomenon. Early ratings for the series showed viewership at almost 10 million, however in the recent years the series has been on a steady decline with recent episodes barely having 1 million tune in.

We are sure that many will be sad to see the series go and we certainly wish the “Duck Dynasty” crew the best of luck with their future endeavors.

 

One Sons Of Anarchy Star Will Definitely Return For Spin-off Series ‘Mayans MC’

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(PCM) We have been spoon-fed very little information in regards to the upcoming “Sons Of Anarchy” spin-off series “Mayans MC”, however at least one star of the series has confirmed their involvement with the new show. Actor Emilio Rivera, who played Alvarez on “Sons Of Anarchy”, has teased his participation in new series with a new Instagram post which reads “#Rollout Mayan Monday gonna be a Crazy Ride, with @sutterink @elginnjames and the #MayansMc , #marcusalvarez #kurtsutter #elginjames #emiliorivera ,Follow @mayansmc_onfx”

Prior to this revelation there have only been a few cryptic tweets and mentions flying around social media, but that is usually the way that Kurt Sutter operates, so we shouldn’t really be surprised. Rivera played the president of the Mayans on “Sons Of Anarchy”, so it was always assumed when the spin-off was first announced, that he would be involved one way or another. Rivera did not comment on just what type of role he will be playing in “Mayan MC” as that will most certainly depend on the time frame in which the new series will be taking place.

If it ends up to be a prequel to “Sons Of Anarchy” and will feature SOA protagonist Jax Teller as a child, then perhaps Rivera would be too old to reprise his role as Mayan club president. This leads us to believe that the spin-off series may be actually taking place closer to the time frame in which the events in “Sons Of Anarchy” unfolded. Either way we absolutely can’t wait to see what Sutter has up his sleeve for the new series and are excited to have our boys on bikes back on FX with “Mayans MC”!

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