Lady Gaga has joined the cast for the next season of "American Horror Story," according to multiple reports. Gaga confirmed the news in a video on Twitter, which revealed next season's theme: "American Horror Story: Hotel." This will be her first starring role on TV.
Murphy and Gaga previously worked together when he used the singer's tracks on "Glee." Gaga's acting credits include roles in Robert Rodriguezâ€™s "Machete Kills," his film, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" and "The Sopranos," in which she played Girl at Swimming Pool #2.
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Neil Patrick Harris swung and missed a few times during Sunday's Oscars ceremony, butchering a few stars' names in the process. Though he tortured Octavia Spencer all night with a box, Harris couldn't quite pronounce David Oyelowo, Margot Robbie or Chiwetel Ejiofor.
At one point, he tried to explain that Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor would present as each other, but screwed up "Ejiofor," and repeated it twice to correct his mistake. Later, he said he would mispronounce the actor's name in order to bring awareness to its correct pronunciation. Sure, that works.
Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Imitation Game" at Sunday's Oscars, and he used the win to give a powerful speech about suicide awareness and depression.
"I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I'm standing here," he said. "I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesnâ€™t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along."
"The Imitation Game" is about the life and achievements of the late Alan Turing, the British mathematician and cryptanalyst who helped solve the Enigma code during World War II. After the war he was prosecuted for homosexuality in Britain and died by suicide in 1954 at 41 years old.
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The 2015 Grammys can be described as a solid "meh." Some people who won deserved their awards -- good for you, Sam Smith! -- and some people were robbed of Album of the Year. The three-and-a-half hour ceremony dragged on as unlikely collaborators got on stage together and pretended to be friends. (We're looking at you Jessie J and Tom Jones.) But there were a few distinguished highlights we wouldn't mind watching again. Here are the top 10 moments of the 2015 Grammys.
Madonna performed "Living For Love" from her forthcoming album, "Rebel Heart," for the first time on Sunday. It's an anthemic dance track, and when performed live, showed that Madge is still at the top of her game. Surrounded by men in bull masks and corsets, she wore a red Matador costume and was a better dancer than most of the other artists who took the stage.
Lorde said it best: "Kanye's production design/TV performances are a consistent source of inspiration for so many musicians, me included."
2. Prince Gives The Most Quotable Line Of The Night
Prince announced the winner for Album of the Year, and though he was on stage for just a few moments, he made them count.
1. Kristen Wiig Stars In Sia's Performance
Of all the celebrities to take on Sia's alter-ego, Kristen Wiig was by far the most fun to watch. Perhaps because it came at the end of a long, predictable telecast or perhaps because we got to watch two geniuses come together, Sia's performance of "Chandelier" was the best of the night.
Sam Smith won the coveted Song of the Year award at the Grammys on Sunday. "I'm having a really good night," Smith said, after collecting his third award of the 2015 Grammys, following Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album for "In the Lonely Hour."
The nominees included Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," Sia's "Chandelier," Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and Hozier's "Take Me to Church."
Just about everyone on the planet with musical talent will perform at the Grammys on Sunday. Here's a rundown those scheduled to appear. This post will be updated as more names are added.
She's only one week out from her Super Bowl halftime show, but Perry will take over the Grammys stage to sing "By the Grace of God," off her nominated album, "Prism." She's up for two awards, Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance for "Dark Horse" and Best Pop Vocal Album. Left Shark is not scheduled to appear.
Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West
They'll perform "FourFiveSeconds," their collaborative track due out on Rihanna's new album sometime this year. Rihanna's up for Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration for "The Monster" with Eminem. West is also set to "deliver a never-before-seen solo performance" during the show. That will be cool.
Chris Martin and Beck Coldplay's front man will team up with Beck to perform something from "Morning Phase," which is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Beck's "Blue Moon" is nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Coldplay is also up for three categories: Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance for "A Sky Full of Stars," Best Pop Vocal Album for "Ghost Stories" and Best Music Film for "Ghost Stories."
Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Questlove and Ed Sheeran
Who knows what this supergroup will perform on Sunday? But Sheeran's the only nominee of the bunch. "X" is up for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year, while "I See Fire" is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam
Newcomer Brandy Clark has become a country darling this year and her debut album, "12 Stories," is nominated for Best Country Album. She's up for Best New Artist as well. By pairing her with veteran star Dwight Yoakam, the Grammys are setting her up for country superstardom.
Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith
The two will perform a duet and are rumored to sing "Stay With Me," Smith's smash hit nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Smith's expected to have a breakout night, since he's also up for Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "In The Lonely Hour." Blige is also up for Best Dance Recording for "F For You" with Disclosure.
Juanes Everybody loves Juanes, right?! He's going to perform a new song called "Juntos," made for the Disney movie "McFarland, USA." Juanes is also up for Best Latin Pop Album for "Loco De Amor (Crazy About Love)."
Sia confirmed that she would perform at this year's Grammys -- her first time doing so -- during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Based on her elusive sets on "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and even "Ellen," she's expected to be one of the most interesting shows of the night. Sia's nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video for "Chandelier."
Jessie J and Tom Jones
Jessie J's "Bang Bang," featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, was practically forced into your brain this year, and -- shocker! -- it's up for a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance. The music industry is still trying to make Jessie J a thing, so she'll sing with legend Tom Jones. (They performed together back when Jessie J was a coach on "The Voice U.K.")
Country queen Miranda Lambert is nominated for four awards, including Best Country Song and Best Country Album, and she'll take the stage to show, once again, that she's cooler than husband Blake Shelton.
Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani
"The Voice" judges will team up. Should be fun.
Director Baz Luhrmann is making his first television show, a musical drama set in 1970s New York City, for Netflix. The streaming service confirmed the news on Thursday, and released the first 20-second clip. The show's 13 episodes will get released in 2016.
Called "The Get Down," the series will focus on "a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers [who] are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them â€” except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans," according to Netflix. â€śIn this golden era of TV, the Netflix culture puts no constraint on creative possibilities," Luhrmann said in a statement. "So it is a natural home for 'The Get Down,' a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years. Throughout, Iâ€™ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture."
Luhrmann will direct the first two episodes and the season finale. He'll also executive produce alongside "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan.
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Sam Smith debuted the music video for "Lay Me Down," off "In The Lonely Hour," on Thursday. In it, Smith gets married in a church among supportive friends and family, holding candles in the pews. Tears are shed.
Dear All, Here is the Link to the LAY ME DOWN music video. This song holds a very dear place in my heart. With this video myself and Ryan Hope the director have decided to make a statement and showcase something we passionately believe in. This video shows my dreams that one day gay men and women and transgendered men and women all over the world, like all our straight families and friends, will be able to get married under any roof, in any city, in any town, in any village, in any country. I hope you enjoy it. I love you all x
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You're welcome. Warner Bros. released the first trailer for "Magic Mike XXL" on Wednesday. Let's get back to the grind.
Channing Tatum returns for the highly anticipated sequel, which shows Magic Mike building furniture and dancing, his two passions. Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell and Michael Strahan all co-star. Gregory Jacobs directs.
"Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.