Why Lady Gaga Needs American Horror Story More than It Needs Her

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Why Lady Gaga needs American Horror Story more than it needs her
With Gaga struggling as a pop star, the FX series gives her a chance to re-launch her back into the pop-culture spotlight.

Amy Poehler and her fellow Parks and Rec cast members break down the series finale
“I think it represents in a bigger way what our show has always done,” says Poehler, “which is the writing was always never afraid to take really big swings… I love the satisfaction of seeing what happens to a lot of people’s lives. I laughed so hard at so many things.” PLUS: Read the casts’ toasts for each other, and why the finale was the anti-Two and a Half Men.

Conan talks to Howard Stern about taking medication for his depression and getting rejected by the Letterman show
“I’m somewhat medicated, not crazy levels,” Conan O’Brien tells Howard Stern, adding that he only began taking medication a few years ago. In a nearly hour-and-a-half interview, Conan — who was mercilessly mocked by Stern and a puppet two decades ago — tells the shock jock he used to think he needed to be incredibly unhappy to be funny, but not anymore. He also recalled applying for a Late Night writing job under David Letterman, and losing out to another guy. Conan also revisited the NBC late-night fiasco from 2010, saying he probably wouldn’t have attended SNL 40 if he wasn’t filming in Cuba at the time. PLUS: Conan recalls pranking Bill Cosby when he was a student at Harvard.

The Walking Dead‘s Season 5 finale has been expanded to 90 minutes
The March 29 finale will be followed immediately by Talking Dead.

Jessie ending, getting a spinoff
The Disney Channel series will spawn a spinoff starring Peyton List, Karan Brar and Skai Jackson.

The View‘s Nicolle Wallace: Giuliana Rancic failed at trying to be Joan Rivers
“If you have to carry on a show in her tragic absence, you have to understand that you are not Joan,” Wallace said on this morning’s show. “You don’t get to say this stuff and get away with it.” PLUS: Rancic flipped off the Academy over Joan snub.

In SNL promos, Dakota Johnson mocks her Oscar red carpet tiff with her mom
Taran Killam and Johnson also had fun with her connection to Miami Vice.

Better Call Saul costume designer: Only Bob Odenkirk gets to wear the double-breasted suits
“I definitely did my research for 2002,” says Jennifer Bryan, who also worked on the final season of Breaking Bad. “The suits back then were definitely boxy, they weren’t the same tapered suits of 2008 and up to present day. That worked in my favor. And then the other thing I did was I changed the width of the lapel. I had to kind of walk in between period accuracy, and trying to keep it modern enough and contemporary enough for the viewer.” PLUS: Check out the giant safety crane above the Better Call Saul billboard, and see the short version of the billboard.

Comic book Sex Criminals to become a TV series
Comic book power couple Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick have signed a two-year deal with Universal TV to bring Sex Criminals to television.

SAG Awards moving back to Saturdays
The Screen Actors Guild Awards attracted 4 million viewers airing Sunday this year.

Ellie Kemper creates Letterman-themed toast for Dave
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star also made a special toast for Paul Shaffer.