TGL Round-Up: American Horror Story New Theme, Justin Bieber Banned from China, Linkin Park Lead Commits Suicide

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FX has revealed the theme to the upcoming series of Ryan Murphy’s anthology American Horror Story.

The cable network has issued a press release announcing that the next chapter will be subtitled Cult.

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, as well as Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd, and Teen Wolf’s Colton Haynes will feature.


 

Linkin Park lead Chester Bennington committed suicide yesterday.

Bennington was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California, from an apparent suicide by hanging.

He was 41.


 

Justin Bieber has been banned from China in order to purify the nation, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture has revealed to a fan who reached out over the singer.

“Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” the bureau told the fan in a statement. “In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.

“We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.”

Bieber hasn’t performed in China in several years.

American Horror Story Ratings Plummet

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It’s a horror-comedy show, but the only thing horrific and funny about American Horror Story is the ratings.

The Lady Gaga-starring anthology series has lost even more viewers, according to the recent ratings. Season 5, which debuted to 5.81 million viewers in October, is already down to 2.64 million viewers as of Episode 6. It follows in the trend of American Horror Story to debut large and lose viewers as each episode passes by, but this is the first time the ratings have reached that low since Season 2 in 2012.

American Horror Story: Hotel is the first season of American Horror Story not to feature Ryan Murphy (the creator) regulars Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy in any capacity, and the first to feature Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson. Most of the negative reviews, however, have attacked the storytelling over the acting, however.

I wouldn’t be too worried if I was Ryan Murphy and Lady Gaga, however, American Horror Story remains the highest rated show on FX and cable on Thursdays. For now.