Ike Barinholtz Joins Cast of Damon Lindelof’s Action-Thriller ‘The Hunt’ at Universal

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Universal Pictures announced on Friday that Ike Barinholtz has joined the cast of the studio’s upcoming action-thriller “The Hunt.”

The plot for “The Hunt” has been kept under wraps. Deadline reported earlier this week that it’s expected to explore the escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America.

The script for the film is being written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof and collaborator Nick Cuse.

Craig Zobel, who worked with Lindelof and Cuse on the HBO series “The Leftovers,” will direct.

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Universal plans to release the film in theaters on Oct. 18.

It was announced earlier in the week that Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”), Justin Hartley (“This is Us”) and Glenn Howerton (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) will star in the film.

Barinholtz was last seen opposite Tiffany Haddish in “The Oath,” which he also directed. His other film credits include “Blockers,” “Snatched,” “Neighbors” and Neighbors 2,” “Suicide Squad” and “Sisters.” He also wrote the action comedy “Central Intelligence” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson with writing partner David Stassen.

Barinholtz will next be seen in CBS All Access’ “The Twilight Zone,” from “Get Out” and “Us” writer/director Jordan Peele. Among Barinholtz’s TV credits is “The Mindy Project,” for which he also served as a writer and producer, and he reunited with creator Mindy Kaling for the upcoming June release of the Sundance hit comedy “Late Night.”

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Jason Blum will produce “The Hunt” for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle, while Cuse and Zobel executive produce.

Universal’s senior executive vice president of production Erik Baiers, senior vice president of production Jay Polidoro and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Barinholtz is represented by UTA, Artists First Inc. and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Zobel is represented by CAA and Alan Wertheimer, and Lindelof is represented by CAA and Myman Greenspan.

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‘Paradise Hills’ Director Alice Waddington on What She Hopes Young Women Will Learn From the Film (Video)

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“Paradise Hills” sheds light on false stereotypes of women in society, and director Alice Waddington wants to show women of all ages that they don’t need to transform themselves into what society expects of them.

The film follows Paradise Hills, “an institution in the middle of the ocean to which families all over the world send their daughters to get reformed,” the film’s director Alice Waddington explained at the Sundance Film Festival last month. “Those girls have a variety of problems that make them into less-than-perfect women — supposedly.”

Waddington says she got the idea for her directorial feature debut because she “lived it” herself as a young woman, and she wanted to “reflect my experiences as a young woman on this planet in a certain way and to reflect the world that I see around me.”

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The film stars Eiza Gonzalez, Emma Roberts, Milla Jovovich, Awkwafina and Danielle Macdonald, the latter of who joined Waddington at TheWrap’s studio at the festival.

“It was so relatable and it had so many issues that are just so relevant to society and so many characters that we can relate to, but set in this fantasy, sci-fi, futurist world with these stunning visuals,” Macdonald said.

Waddington added, “It essentially communicates how we are asked to change all the time for others and how we are supposed to completely transform ourselves in order to fit into a society that doesn’t like us as who we are a lot of times, and I think it’s really important to bring home this message to young girls and young women — that you really don’t have to change for anybody else that isn’t you and what you really have to do is find people who love you for you and stay true to yourself.”

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Macdonald recently starred in Netflix’s “Dumplin,’” which pushed forward a similar message of female empowerment and self-appreciation. And the actress said that she’s happy she got to star in two films like this back-to-back because we need them.

“I felt like I didn’t grow up with any of it honestly, I never felt represented on screen growing up, and I never thought it was okay to like who I was,” Macdonald said. “So when I get the opportunity to play characters that I would’ve loved to have seen as a teenager and that would’ve helped and inspired me, I jumped at the opportunity because it was important to me.”

Watch the video above.

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Emma Roberts to Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 9, Ryan Murphy Says

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Emma Roberts is coming back for “American Horror Story” Season 9, Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday. And Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy is playing her boyfriend.

“That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on ‘American Horror Story’ Season 9,” the FX anthology series’ creator captioned an Instagram post featuring a shot of the skier.

The news of Roberts’ return for the upcoming installment is the first casting announcement to be made for the currently-untitled ninth season. No plot or character details have been released about the show’s next batch of episodes, so right now all we know is the “AHS” alum is back and she’s got Kenworthy as a beau this time.

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This will mark the silver medalist’s first time appearing on “American Horror Story,” but Roberts has previously appeared on “Apocalypse” (Season 8), “Cult” (Season 7), “Freak Show” (Season 4), and “Coven” (Season 3). The actress reprised her “Coven” role of witch Madison Montgomery for the recently wrapped eighth season, which was a crossover between that installment and “Murder House” (Season 1).

Representatives for FX and 20th Century Fox did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Roberts and Kenworthy’s castings, but Murphy’s word is normally gospel when it comes to this show — and everything else he does.

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‘Paradise Hills’ Film Review: Emma Roberts Flourishes in Lush, Feminist Sci-Fi

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Announcing herself as an ingenious genre-defying filmmaker, Alice Waddington has crossed from the land of festival-acclaimed shorts to building a colorful extravaganza for her feature debut “Paradise Hills.” Backed by both a legion of actresses on the rise and sumptuous production design, this Spanish-American coproduction premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

An opulent ballroom worthy of a fairytale (in line with Disney’s live-action “Cinderella”) hosts a wedding for upper-class royalty Uma (Emma Roberts) and Son (Arnaud Valois, “B.P.M.”) in an alternative reality that exists somewhere between near-future and palatial past. But just as we are about to learn whether or not the union is one of mutual love, we cut to a few months prior in an exuberant island covered in rose gardens and housing a “recovery” facility (somewhere between boarding school and mental hospital) for young women who don’t fit in.

Candy-hued spaces, white fashion-forward uniforms; and a cordial headmistress known as The Duchess (a surprisingly subdued Milla Jovovich), welcome patients into this artificial kingdom. Understandingly, Uma is suspicious of the relocation, a move by her parents with the intent of convincing her to marry Son.

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The world-building, courtesy of Waddington and co-writers Nacho Vigalondo (the mind behind the splendid “Colossal”) and Brian DeLeeuw, overflows with concepts and intricate attributes, which range in levels of efficacy but are always tantalizing to the eye: a memory locket with a hologram of a cherished moment, exposure to persuasive videos while riding a carousel horse, and “mirror therapy” to compel introspection.

Sharing in Uma’s unwanted rehabilitation to adhere to the status quo are Yu (Awkwafina, also seen this year at Sundance in “The Farewell”), who wears studded headphones as contemporary crown, and Chloe (Danielle Macdonald, “Dumplin’”), a plus-size Southern belle whose family is judgmental of her body.

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Following recent, high profile stints with Edgar Wright, Robert Zemeckis, and Robert Rodriguez, Mexican star Eiza González is granted a more significant amount of screen time here. Her musical aptitude is capitalized on as she plays pop queen Amarna, Uma’s closest ally, who pulls back the curtain showing her the darker face of the shinny ordeal. González’s portrayal rings magnetic — even if not out of character for her — so much that it occasionally makes one wish it were her story we were witnessing.

Secrets lurk behind glossy accommodations and polite staff, until the heroines become aware that the objective is not merely to change their psyches, but something far more drastic. Near its contrived conclusion, “Paradise Hills” strives to allude to class issues via an allegory that implies upward mobility can only attained by compromising one’s own identity. The self-explanatory terms “lowers” and “uppers” are used to discuss the abysmal divide. It’s a well-intentioned effort to imbue the fanciful tale with more socio-politically relevant drama, but it lacks impact because it must compete with a multitude of more concrete musings.

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What sticks out is Spanish DP Josu Inchaustegui’s arresting use of light to enhance and to play off of the vibrant palette in set decorations and costumes. Blending dreamlike locations found in the real world with a dollop of visual effects, Waddington reaches the desired effect of a universe where technology and fantasy interact. Her cocktail of ideas yields a magical sci-fi thriller with an empowering edge, which, though imperfect due to its ambitions, puts women in charge of their own destinies.

Challenging the narrative frameworks, the film turns obsolete archetypes into individuals with agency. Princesses don’t need a knight to escape their prisons; they can blow them up themselves.



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Deadline Studio at Sundance 2019 – Day 2: Emma Roberts, Jon Hamm, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts & More

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Deadline’s studio at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival kicked off Day 2 at Hotel Park City by hosting fest-goers including Emma Roberts of Paradise Hill, Jon Hamm of The Report, Armie Hammer of Wounds, Naomi Watts of Luce and many more. Click on the phot…

‘Spinning Out’: ‘Hunger Games’ Alum Willow Shields Joins Netflix’s Ice-Skating Drama

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“Hunger Games” alum Willow Shields has joined Netflix’s ice-skating drama, “Spinning Out.”

Shields will play Serena, the younger sister of Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario). While Serena lacks her sister’s natural grace on the ice, she makes up for it with discipline and fierce determination. Her complicated relationship with her sister is made up of equal parts loyalty and competition.

Here’s the official logline for the series, which has a 10-episode series order: “When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.”

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The series was initially set to star Emma Roberts in the role of Kat, but she had to leave because she booked another series. On Thursday, Scodelario was named as her replacement.

Samantha Stratton (“Mr. Mercedes”) is creator and showrunner, executive producing alongside co-showrunner Lara Olsen. Tory Tunnell (“Safehouse”) and Joby Harold (“Safehouse”) also executive produce.

Shields is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” film franchise, the younger sister of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss. Shields is represented by ICM Partners, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, & Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light.

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‘Skins’ Alum Kaya Scodelario to Replace Lead Emma Roberts Netflix Skating Drama ‘Spinning Out’

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“Skins” and “Maze Runner” alum Kaya Scodelario has been cast in the leading role on Netflix’s upcoming skating drama, “Spinning Out,” a part that was vacated by Emma Roberts in October.

Scodelario stars as Kat Baker, an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track.

Here’s the official logline for the series, which received a 10-episode series order at the streamer: “When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.”

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Samantha Stratton (“Mr. Mercedes”) is creator and showrunner, executive producing alongside co-showrunner Lara Olsen. Tory Tunnell (“Safehouse”) and Joby Harold (“Safehouse”) also executive produce.

Scodelario is best known for her role as Effy Stonem on the British series “Skins.” She also starred in 2017’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and played Teresa in “The Maze Runner” film series.

Most recently, Scodelario filmed “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” alongside Zac Efron about the life of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, which will premiere at Sundance in 2019.

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Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine Mid-Interview for Not ‘Enough Color’ in the Room (Video)

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Ellen Pompeo had some bold criticisms for Porter magazine while she and fellow actresses Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez and Emma Roberts sat down for a roundtable discussion for the publication’s annual “Women in Television” issue.

The longtime “Grey’s Anatomy” star was happy to be included in the conversation, but disappointed with the lack of diversity she saw within the crew’s ranks and told the magazine as much mid-interview.

“This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But, I don’t see enough color,” Pompeo said. “And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today. And I had a meeting with a director of another endorsement project that I’m doing.”

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Pompeo said she told that director it was important to her to see a set “look like the world that I walk around in every day,” adding, “And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see.”

“As caucasian people, it’s our job, it’s our task, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we speak up in every single room we walk into. That this is not OK and that we can all do better,” Pompeo added. “It’s our job because we’ve created the problem.”

“Wow,” Union, Rodriguez and Roberts exclaimed, before the four ladies partook in a “cheers” to Pompeo’s comments.

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Pompeo’s speech was applauded by several fans and stars online, including “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes and sportscaster Jemele Hill.

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— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 19, 2018

1) White people sometimes ask me how they can be an ally. @EllenPompeo puts on a master class in how to be one.

2) @itsgabrielleu’s facial expressions are a whole ass mood.

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— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 20, 2018

Watch the video above. Pompeo’s remarks about lack of color in the room begin at the 16:20 mark.

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6 Big Questions the ‘AHS: Apocalypse’ Finale Didn’t Answer

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the finale of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.”)

We wondered last week how exactly Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the rest of the creative team on “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” could possibly finish up this whole thing in just one episode. And in Wednesday’s finale, we got our answer: not that well. The “AHS: Apocalypse” season finale speeds through the resolution to what was a pretty epic tale, leaving big plot threads dangling and not really paying off on so many points the show had set up early on.

So in order to work through our frustration with the finale, let’s take a look at the parts of the episode, and the season as a whole, that just don’t make sense now that it’s finally all over.

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1. What’s up with Emily and Timothy, the teenagers from Outpost 3?

It was always kind of a mystery why Emily (Ash Santos) and Timothy (Kyle Allen) were kidnapped and taken to the outpost when the nuclear apocalypse went down. They were told it was because of their DNA or whatever, but that always felt like a cover for something more nefarious, especially after it was discovered that it was Satanists who both caused the apocalypse and set up the outposts.

The end of the finale feels like it’s supposed to be an answer to that question of why they were chosen. After Mallory (Billie Lourd) successfully averts the apocalypse, the two meet by chance and then have a kid who ends up being a new Antichrist. So presumably, they were picked because Michael (Cody Fern) or somebody else knew about that potential.

But why? Michael Langdon was the Antichrist because he came to be under pretty specific circumstances — having been conceived through the union of a living woman and a dead man.

There’s no tangible evidence anywhere in “AHS: Apocalypse” that Emily and Timothy are special in a similar way. By all appearances they’re just regular people. And why would that potential matter in a world in which the Antichrist is already running around being evil? Seriously, nothing about this whole story really follows.

2. Why would Mallory need to go to the outpost to survive if the other witches survived without shelter?

Cordelia comments early in the finale that the safest place for Mallory is right under Michael’s nose while placed under an identity spell to suppress her magical abilities. Meanwhile, Cordelia (Sarah Paulson), Myrtle (Frances Conroy) and Madison (Emma Roberts) survive by, apparently, burying themselves alive and placing themselves in some kind of hibernation. It’s unclear why the outpost is a better option, because there’s no indication that Mallory would be able to break the spell on her own, should something happen to Cordelia.

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The only possible explanation is that Cordelia knew that if she herself were to die in the apocalypse, that would allow Mallory to attain the full powers of the Supreme, which I guess could cause her to “wake up” from the identity spell and also allow her to pull off the time travel thing. That is, after all, how the whole thing ended up playing out anyway.

But if that was actually the plan, it seems as though Cordelia could have just killed herself before the apocalypse, granting Mallory the Supreme powers and doing the time travel thing earlier. There would have been no need for the apocalypse to ever happen, much less put Mallory in such a dangerous position.

3. Why did any of that crazy stuff that went down in Outpost 3 happen?

It’s easy to forget all that stuff, but narratively everything that happened in the first three episodes of “AHS: Apocalypse” was right before the big final battle. So you have Michael showing up talking about how outposts are being overrun and he needs to take some people to another safe place, then he does some tests to figure out who to take and the Rubber Man makes Mr. Gallant (Evan Peters) murder his grandma, Evie (Joan Collins) and some dead snakes come back to life and then Mead (Kathy Bates) and Venable (also Paulson) poison everybody.

None of those things are addressed in the finale. No explanation for why Michael was visiting the outpost. No info about who has been taking out the other outposts, or if Michael was lying about that. No mention of what Michael had been up to at all over the 18 months since the apocalypse happened. It’s as though the writers forgot about all that stuff just as quickly as many viewers did.

4. Who was the Rubber Man in the outpost?

I know I mentioned this above, but it bears repeating because it was such a huge thing at the time. The show demonstrated very clearly both that Michael was not the one wearing the suit, because he was present in his normal attire while the Rubber Man was having sex with Mr. Gallant. Maybe it was some kind of projection of Michael’s? The actual Rubber Man was his dad, after all, and in a flashback we saw that Michael dressed up as the Rubber Man as a teenager. But that’s just a guess because “AHS” declined to actually explain anything about it. Right now it just feels like a random reference.

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5. How even does the magic time travel spell work?

Last week, Mallory went back to 1918 Russia, clearly as some kind of projection since she faded out and returned to the present as her powers waned. But this time she went back in time, ran over teenaged Michael with a car… and then just stayed there in the past. These concepts do not line up at all, and there was so little explanation for what the tempes infinitum spell actually did that we can’t reconcile them.

6. Why did the plane that flew Coco and Mallory to the outpost not have a pilot?

At the end of the cold open for the very first episode of “AHS: Apocalypse” we saw Coco (Leslie Grossman), Mallory, Mr. Gallant and Evie get on a plane that took them to Outpost 3. And as the scene ended, just before the opening credits started, they go into the cockpit and see that the plane is flying itself. And no mention was ever made of this phenomenon after that scene. Was there a reason? There had to be, right? It was a shocking point they made sure to include in the premiere, so why do they never come back to it or decide it was worth clearing up?

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Emma Roberts Exits Netflix Skating Drama ‘Spinning Out’

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Emma Roberts is sliding out of Netflix’s upcoming drama series “Spinning Out,” an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.

According to the person familiar with the project, the “American Horror Story” star left the show because she booked another series.

Earlier this month, the streaming service gave a 10-episode order to the figure staking drama series, which hails from Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures and creator Samantha Stratton.

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Roberts was set to star on “Spinning Out” as Kat Baker, an up-and-coming singles skater about to hang up her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. Kat takes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a bad-boy partner, risking the exposure of a secret that could unravel her entire life. Kat and her new partner face daunting odds, both on and off the ice, injury, financial sacrifice and potential mental breakdowns on their journey toward realizing their dream of the Olympics.

Stratton, a former competitive figure skater herself, will co-showrun with Lara Olsen. They will both executive produce with Harold and Tunnell. Stratton most recently wrote on the Stephen King-inspired “Mr. Mercedes,” and Olsen most recently acted as EP for Netflix’s “Free Reign.” Harold and Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures recently executive produced “Underground.”

Roberts is currently starring in the eighth season of “American Horror Story” on FX, and recently completed production on “Paradise Hills.” Her other recent credits include “Who We Are Now,” “In a Relationship,” “Nerve,” and “We’re The Millers.”

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Sorry, Emma Roberts: Your Auntie Julia Is Way Too Scared to Appear on ‘American Horror Story’

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Blood is thicker than water — unless you’re a scaredy cat like Julia Roberts, in which case the familial bond you share with niece Emma Roberts won’t be enough to get you anywhere near “American Horror Story,” in which Emma plays a leading part.

Nope, the Oscar winner is staying far away from Ryan Murphy’s gory FX anthology series — both on screen and off.

“You know everybody divides the world into two groups?” Roberts told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Tuesday. “My two groups are people that like to be scared and people who don’t like to be scared. The first season of ‘American Horror Story’ came out and the way that I took my kids to school then, there was a traffic light that I always hit red and there was a poster for ‘American Horror Story’ right at that traffic light.”

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Julia saw that and warned her good friend, “AHS” co-creator Murphy — who directed the actress in “Eat Pray Love” and “The Normal Heart” — she would not be tuning in for it.

“I called Ryan and I said, ‘I’m just going to tell you right now — I don’t think I can watch your show. I can’t support you. I don’t think I can do it,’” Roberts continued. “He goes, ‘Lady, you won’t get through the commercial.’ Okay, that’s a good friend. Someone who really knows me and so of course I would never watch that.”

OK, but what does she say to her poor niece — who has starred on several seasons of “AHS,” including the currently airing “Apocalypse” — about even watching her work?

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“And then Emma’s on it and I say, ‘Emma, sweetheart, I don’t think I can watch this show that you’re in.’ And she goes, ‘Auntie, I was in this toy box at the end of this bed and they pulled my arm off.’ I go, ‘Okay. You just have to stop talking. I can’t handle it.’ So that is off the table for me. I don’t watch things like that.”

“American Horror Story” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.

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Emma Roberts to Star on Netflix Figure Skating Series ‘Spinning Out’

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Emma Roberts has been cast as the lead in a new figure skating series for Netflix.

The streaming service has given a 10-episode order to “Spinning Out,” which comes from Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures and creator Samantha Stratton.

Roberts will star as Kat Baker, an up-and-coming singles skater about to hang up her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. Kat takes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a bad-boy partner, risking the exposure of a secret that could unravel her entire life. Kat and her new partner face daunting odds, both on and off the ice, injury, financial sacrifice and potential mental breakdowns on their journey toward realizing their dream of the Olympics.

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Stratton, a former competitive figure skater herself, will co-showrun with Lara Olsen. They will both executive produce with Harold and Tunnell. Stratton most recently wrote on the Stephen King-inspired “Mr. Mercedes,” and Olsen most recently acted as EP for Netflix’s “Free Reign.” Harold and Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures recently executive produced “Underground.”

Roberts is currently starring in the eighth season of “American Horror Story” on FX, and recently completed production on “Paradise Hills.” Her other recent credits include “Who We Are Now,” “In a Relationship,” “Nerve,” and “We’re The Millers.”

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Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Spinning Out, an edgy drama set in the world of competitive figure skating starring Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), from Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures (Underground).
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Finally, ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Is Getting to the ‘Murder House’ Stuff

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(Spoilers ahead for the fifth episode of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” below.)

It’s been a long time coming — fully half the season, in fact — but “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” looks like it’s finally going to fully deliver on its promise of crossing over “Murder House” and “Coven” next week.

“Apocalypse” in general started to get what feels like some measure of clarity in the fifth episode, which took place completely in flashbacks to before the nuclear bombs fells. It provided some very important backstory, completing Michael Langdon’s rise through the ranks of the warlocks and his passing of the Seven Wonders tests by bringing Misty Day (Lily Rabe) back from her own personal hell.

But it seems like pretty much everybody knows something is wrong with Langdon is a very big way, and the episode ends with Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) sending Madison (Emma Roberts) off to investigate Langdon’s past.

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“Use your powers and all your training to find out everything you can about Michael,” Cordelia says. “Because he’s a danger. To all of us.”

And the warlock Behold Chablis (Billy Porter) decides to tag along with Madison because he has “a gut feeling. A bad one.” And where are they going? To the Murder House itself where all that really messed up stuff happened that ultimately spawned Langdon.

And you shouldn’t worry that they’re going to put off that Murder House stuff, because next week’s episode is literally titled “Return to Murder House.” Presumably, this means we’re probably finally going to see the return of Season 1 stars Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Taissa Farmiga (again, as she’s also shown up as the witch Zoe), who are are coming back as the Harmons, as well as Jessica Lange and Evan Peters (also again), as Constance and Tate Langdon, Michael’s grandmother and ghost father, respectively.

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Lange has particularly been the one everybody’s been hype for since this crossover season was first detailed, for obvious reasons — Jessica Lange is a legend, and will no doubt liven up “Apocalypse” significantly.

Anyway, only one more week, hopefully, until we start getting that good TV content. Fingers crossed, anyway.

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‘AHS: Apocalypse’: Evan Peters Returns as Tate, Emma Roberts Rises From the Dead (Photos)

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The bitch and ghost are back, in two new behind-the-scenes photos from “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.”

The FX anthology series’ creator Ryan Murphy shared shots of Evan Peters in character on Tuesday as teenage ghost Tate (from Season 1 “Murder House”) and Emma Roberts reprising her role as queen bee witch Madison Montgomery (from Season 3 “Coven”), teasing who they will be playing when the show returns for the massive crossover installment next month.

“Tate. Happy to be home,” Murphy captioned the photo of a smiling Peters on set at the “Murder House” in Los Angeles. “Madison amongst the backyard bones at Murder House. AHS Apocalypse premieres Sept 12,” he wrote alongside a picture of Roberts’ Madison (who was dead — again — last time we checked) dressed in all black, standing by a disheveled pile of skeletons.

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Roberts shared the same picture on her social accounts and wrote, “I bring you Madison Montgomery on #ahs8 ??-? Does the bitch survive the #apocalypse ?” That’s a good question, Emma. A very good question.

Roberts and Peters are among the long list of “AHS” alums who are returning for “Apocalypse,” including Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Connie Britton (exclusively reported by TheWrap), Dylan McDermott, Taissa Farmiga, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks. Oh, and let’s not forget the biggest surprise return of all: Jessica Lange. Add to that series newcomers Joan Collins and Cody Fern and you’ve got yourself a recipe for one serious end of days story

See the photos of Roberts and Peters on set below.

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10/9c on FX.

Tate. Happy to be home.

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‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’: Emma Roberts Shares First-Look Of Madison Montgomery

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Madison Montgomery is back from the dead and looking none worse for the wear. Both Emma Roberts and Ryan Murphy shared an Instagram first-look photo of Roberts in character as Madison Montgomery in the upcoming American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Murphy’s caption reads “Madison amongst the backyard bones at Murder House.” Roberts writes, “I bring you Madison Montgomery on #ahs8 ?–? Does the bitch survive the #apocalypse ?” Thoughts on that, anyone?
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