According to Deadline, the family of Gianni Versace have released a statement denouncing Ryan Murphy’s latest scandal-based television offering. Needless to say, they won’t be throwing an The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story viewing party in their mansion when it premieres next week.
During the summer, Olivia de Havilland sued FX and Feud creator Ryan Murphy for using her likeness in the show without her permission. She also turned her nose up at Catherine Zeta-Jones’ portrayal of her. 101-year-old Olivia later asked a court to speed up the legal process because, well, she’s 101 years old and every minute counts. Ryan Murphy’s side argued that any depiction of Olivia was protected under First Amendment rights. They also argued that they didn’t have to contact her for her “side” of the story. Olivia has recently responded.
The new trailer for the upcoming season of Ryan Murphy’s true crime anthology, American Crime Story 2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is finally here. I have a feeling Donatella Versace‘s long skeletor finger has raked itself across Ryan’s face and warned him to “keep it classy, dahling”. I know she’s not supposed to be the star but Donatella is clearly the funnest character up in this bitch. And if you’re competing with Gina Gershon and Maya Rudolph in The Battle of The Network Donatellas, bleaching Penelope Cruz’s eyebrows, slapping a blond wig on her head and saying “presto chango!” does not a Donatella make. It makes a weird looking Penelope Cruz with a bizarro accent. She’s still basically Penelope Cruz but with itchy looking contacts and hasn’t she been through enough already?
Entertainment industry omnipresence Ryan Murphy (it’s just a matter of time before he cuts an album) didn’t have enough to do. The umpteen tv shows and movies he’s creating, producing, doing the costumes and catering on, etc. just wasn’t enough. Playbill reports that Murphy is teaming with Broadway producer David Stone to bring Mart Crowley’s gay dramedy Boys in the Band to Broadway next year. Joe Mantello will direct the play, which will run from April 30 to August 12, 2018.
Ryan’s gathered pretty much ALL of the gay dudes in his regular acting troupe to star. Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannels will all star. In other news, Sarah Paulson has filed a class action lawsuit against Ryan for violating her contract. She was assured she would appear in EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS PRODUCTIONS. You know she played Julia Roberts’ wheelchair in The Normal Heart, right? Continue reading
Expensive television cosplay enthusiast Ryan Murphy must have found some kind of drug or coffee that makes you extra-productive during the day. Because not only is he working on the second season of Feud, putting the finishing opulent gold-plated touches on American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, trying to figure out what to do with American Crime Story: Katrina, and dodging bitchy voicemail messages from a pissed-off Olivia de Havilland, he’s now working on an origin series about Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. And of course it will star his main girl Sarah Paulson.
The next season of FX’s American Crime Story was supposed to have been about 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. But it looks like speedos and serial murder trump terrifying natural disaster and the destruction of almost an entire city. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, one of the directors of ACS’ first season (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) says that the show might not happen at all. Continue reading