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Sarah Paulson's good-witch character, Cordelia, got a face full of something bad on this week's "American Horror Story: Coven." We caught up with the magnetic star of the hit horror series this week, but Paulson remained tightlipped regarding the mysterious contents of that jar — which were flung at Cordelia by someone disguised in all black — and precisely how the attack affects her.
"I want [the fans] to be like, 'What was that liquid? What's going to happen? What is it? Nobody knows," Paulson told us. But you won't have to wait long. In Episode 5, " Burn, Witch. Burn!" we will not only find out what's in the jar, we'll also find out specifically how it changes Cordelia.
[Related: Sarah Paulson on Working With Live Snakes]
Why New Orleans is the perfect setting for "Coven":
Sweet, sweet, flesh-eating revenge! Zombies invaded the witches' territory in "American Horror Story: Coven" this week, and it was just the happy Halloween we were hoping for. All Hallows' Eve in the New Orleans of "Coven," though, was way more about tricks, icks, and holy s-ts than treats.
Not only did Nan summon the Council of Witchcraft (she couldn't hear Madison's thoughts anymore), leading to a full-on investigation of Fiona, but we got a serious dose of creepy — ranging from a ruthless killer we didn't see coming to an unnerving hobby that goes too far. Here are the freakiest moments from "Fearful Pranks Ensue" that sent our terror meter into a Halloween frenzy.
Cordelia and her mom might not usually get along, but when the Supreme tells her daughter, "[Hank] reeks of bulls--t," Cordelia should listen.
The fiercely talented Sarah Paulson has taken "American Horror Story" fans to wildly dark and complex places while her characters have remained accessible and nuanced since Season 1 of the acclaimed horror drama. The current season, "Coven," is no different. Her character, good witch Cordelia Foxx, is battling infertility; her bitchy witch mom, Supreme Fiona (Jessica Lange); and her personal demons.
Paulson hopped on the phone with Yahoo TV to discuss the life-altering journey Cordelia is on; what fans can expect from Episode 4, "Fearful Pranks Ensue"; those very real snakes; and why choosing to leave the hit drama "would be the dumbest thing in the world."
1. Cordelia is growing increasingly desperate to get pregnant — even dabbling in the dark arts. Where will this quest lead her?
2. We've seen Cordelia's affinity for potions and powders. But will we see more of her powers?
Zombie fever has taken over TV, and even Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital isn't immune to the trend. The upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" Halloween episode, "Thriller," appears to have taken some real-life inspiration from 2012's horrific "bath salts" attack, and we have an exclusive sneak peek at the TV twist on it now.
When a 30-year-old male mauling victim is rolled into the ER, the staff can't believe what he tells them: "He just attacked me. He came out of nowhere. He's snarling and growling. He started eating my face." The "he" in question isn't a rabid dog or a bear; it's a man.
"Zombie," says shocked intern Leah Murphy (Tessa Ferrer).
Moments later, the biter is rolled in, and he's spazzing out in typical zombie fashion. "He's on something," the EMT says.
Eccentric pop star Ke$ha was born to be wild. And we really mean that. Her mom, Patricia Rose "Pebe" Sebert, gave birth to her at a house party, surrounded by friends. "She had purple hair at the time and a safety pin in her nose," the 26-year-old musician told Yahoo's "The Yo Show" about her entrance into the world.
It might sound batty to some people but not to Ke$ha, who said, "I could see myself doing the same thing."
The MTV reality show "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" — which returns for Season 2 this week — is a family affair, exploring her relationship with her mom and brothers Lagan Blue and Louie.
[Related: Ke$ha: I Had Sex With a Ghost]
"Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" returns Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 p.m. on MTV.
The speedy theme song of "The Big Bang Theory," nicknamed "The History of Everything," gives new meaning to the term "nerd rock." The Barenaked Ladies ditty, which introduces TV's most popular comedy each week, is a serious earworm that was derived from equal parts good luck and hard work.
After reading Simon Singh's book "Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It," lead singer Ed Robertson improvised a song about cosmological theory onstage during a show in Los Angeles. And who happened to be in the audience? "The Big Bang Theory" creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, who were developing the awesomely geeky show at that moment. "They apparently looked at each other and said, 'These guys gotta write the theme song,'" Robertson dished in this behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the tune.
Watch Helberg and Lorre rock out with the Barenaked Ladies on set:
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Marcia Wallace, an Emmy-winning character actress on two of TV's most enduring shows, has died. She was 70.
Wallace passed away Friday in Los Angeles. Her cause of death was not immediately announced, but Cathryn Michon, who co-wrote and directed Wallace's final movie, "Muffin Top," gave this statement to Deadline: "She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing. Ironically it was during breast cancer awareness month during which she was always a funny ray of hope for so many. I’m devastated."
Wallace rose to fame in the 1970s as joke-cracking receptionist Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show." The role of Kester was written specifically for Wallace after producers took note of her many appearances on "The Merv Griffin Show."
Wallace also starred in smaller roles on many popular TV series, such as "Murder, She Wrote," "Bewitched," "Columbo," "The Brady Bunch," and "A Different World."
Maya Salam at Yahoo TV 1 yr ago
Is there such a thing as too much "Breaking Bad"? Nope! Sure, the addictive AMC hit show has been over for nearly a month, but fans are still fiending for the meth-fueled drama. One way to cool off devotees (at least temporarily): Put the action on ice. That's exactly what "Breaking Bad" assistant editor Sharidan Williams-Sotelo did, shooting a pretty dramatic Ice Capades-inspired homage appropriately titled "Breaking Ice."
If you're hesitant to watch the icy performance because you haven't watched the final season, fear not. You can watch "Breaking Ice." It was filmed in early 2012, before series creator Vince Gilligan had finalized the drama's conclusion.
[Photos: Behind the Scenes of 'Breaking Bad']
Check out the "Ozymandias" promo:
'American Horror Story: Coven' Terror Meter: Shocking Death Is Nothing Compared to Twisted Mama Drama
Warning: This recap contains major character and storyline spoilers for "The Replacements" episode of "American Horror Story: Coven." Proceed with caution.
Sex sells, right? More like sex scares! Episode 3 of "American Horror Story: Coven" terrified the pants off of us with several twisted sex-centric plot lines that will surely haunt viewers.
But we shouldn't be surprised: "Horror Story" has tackled infidelity, bondage and sadomasochism, and sexual assault in the past — so why not incest and an act akin to bestiality? Yup, "The Replacements" goes there, so it's no wonder our terror meter went haywire. Also shocking: A main witch is killed off! (But in the land of "Coven," what does that really mean?) Even losing a central character isn't nearly as alarming as Kyle's abusive storyline, which will surely have critics and viewers up in arms.
Bonus Bizarre Moment
The survivors on "The Walking Dead" have formed a somewhat functioning community at the prison camp, given the circumstances, with everyone pitching in. But in these sneak peek photos from the upcoming episode, "Infected," Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) appear anxious and on alert.
And for good reason: A new adversary will threaten the collective and everything they've worked tirelessly to build. An intent-looking Michonne — who has plans to head to Macon, Georgia — is riding a horse with her sword across her back, of course, while an equally serious Rick looks off into the distance.
Watch a preview of "Infected":
"The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.