American Horror Story Scoop: Ryan Murphy Teases Kathy Bates’ Turn as a ‘Bad, Bad Woman!’

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American Horror Story Season 3 SpoilersCrazy as she was, Misery psychopath Annie Wilkes apparently has nothing on the super-villain Kathy Bates is bringing to American Horror Story in Season 3.

“Oh, Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad,” Ryan Murphy revealed to TVLine with a laugh at PaleyFest Wednesday night, where he was honored with the event’s inaugural Icon Award. “Her [character] is a bad, bad woman!”

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While most details surrounding the acclaimed actress’ buzzy new role are being kept under wraps, Murphy couldn’t help but raise fans’ expectations just a teensy bit more by promising that Bates’ Horror Story nemesis is “five times worse than [her] Misery character — which is why she liked it.

“When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened,” Murphy continued. “It’s a true event……

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What to Watch Thursday: Community’s Euro Trip, Idol’s Top 20, Archer Gets Cookin’ and More

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Community - Season 4On TV this Thursday: American Idol drops and gives you 20, Malcolm McDowell gives the Communitysome international flavor, Project Runway puts age before beauty and Archergourmet have his cover blown. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox)| The fourth and final group of semifinalists take the stage; after tonight, only the Top 20 will remain.

8 pm Zero Hour (ABC)| Laila, forced to repair the next clock for White Vincent, begins leaving a trail of clues for Hank to follow. Meanwhile, Hank’s parents seem to be hiding a secret, and a famous historical figure may hold the key to unlocking the next clock.

8 pm Community (NBC)| After getting shut out of “The History of Ice Cream,” the study group begins its European History class with Prof. Noel Cornwallis (played by Malcolm McDowell, Entourage) — which of…

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Internet TV search engine TVLinks exits stealth, content missing in action

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What’s this, a European startup thinking global? TVLinks, an Internet TV guide and video search engine, exits stealth mode today, and says it wants to battle the big US search engines and TV listings sites.

It currently houses a database of over 30,000 movies, and 2,000 TV shows consisting of 80,000 episodes. In total it indexes more than 2,000 content provider websites, some of which it has formal partnerships with – US-centric Amazon VOD, Netflix and Google – while others are, presumably, being scraped or spidered via open APIs. The result is that a lot of content that shows up in search results is likely to be housed on their respective video sharing sites with or without the permission of copyright holders and/or geo-blocked.

All of the searches that I tried from my UK IP address, for example, drew a blank when I actually tried to view the video…

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