American Horror Story Brings Back Kathy Bates for Hotel Season

Norman Weiss

American Horror Story brings back Kathy Bates for Hotel season
She'll be running the hotel next season, Ryan Murphy reveals.

Amazon has found its Casanova: Diego Luna
Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet will direct the pilot about the notorious 18th century womanizer, with Luna playing the title role. Also joining him will be Bojana Novakovic and Miranda Richardson.

ABC unveils its summer slate: Celebrity Family Feud, 500 Questions, Battlebots
Check out the premiere dates for Mistresses, Rookie Blue and new series The Whispers.

Russia's version of Homeland criticized for being set before Vladimir Putin came to power
The remake, titled Rodina, follows a Russian Intelligence officer who secretly converts to Islam after being taken captive by Islamist terrorists in Chechnya. But unlike Homeland, Rodina is set in 1999, the year before Putin took power. Critics say that producers wanted to avoid offending those currently in power. But producers insist that 1999 was used as the setting because it was the last "year of general unrest before the advent of general calm in 2000."

Carly Rae Jepson to visit Castle's spoof of SNL -- Saturday Night Tonight
After appearing on the real Saturday Night Live, Jepson will sing her new single on the Dead From New York episode of the ABC series.

Happy Lost Day!
April 8, 2015 is the day when the Lost numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) align on the calendar, at 4:23 pm.

Mickey Mouse and pals get a new Disney Junior series
Mickey and the Roadster Racers, debuting in 2017, will feature Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald and their vehicles.

FX sets summer premiere dates for Married and Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
FX has also announced Louis CK: Live From the Comedy Store will air May 28.

HBO sends Sopranos mob guys after the creator of TakeMyMoneyHBO.com
Paulie Walnuts and Big Pussy were sent to shake down Jake Caputo, who created the website in 2012 to lobby HBO to launch a standalone streaming service. Now that HBO Now is available, HBO is ready to take Caputo's money.

British TV channel creates a life-sized chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch sculpture
The new cable channel "Drama" has created a statue that's fully edible.

Girl Meets World Season 2 debuts May 11, with 5 new episodes airing in 1 week
Will Friedle will make his first appearance on the ABC Family series on the 4th episode of the season, airing May 14.

"No Kardashian Parking Anytime" signs surface in L.A.
The parking signs, created by artist Plastic Jesus, were spotted on Melrose Avenue this week, including in front of one of the Kardashians' DASH boutiques. PLUS: Kim Kardashian arrives in Armenia, her ancestral home.

Amy Poehler is now a redhead
The blonde Parks and Rec alum unveiled a new, auburn look last night.

Graceland nabs Peter Stormare
The Blacklist alum will play the Head of the Armenian Mafia in Season 3 of the USA series.

Louie + Star Wars = Chewie
Watch Chewbacca play a Louis CK-like standup comic.

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