TVLine Items: Secret Circle Alum Checks Out of Asylum, X Factor Eyes a Kardashian and More!

Chris Zylka American Horror StoryThe Secret‘s out: Chris Zylka will no longer take part in American Horror Story‘s second chapter, subtitled Asylum.

As previously reported, the Secret Circle alum booked an arc as a deaf, mute hottie on the FX drama back in June. However, Zap2it has learned that Zylka has been quietly dismissed from the role after he refused to shave his head for the two-episode arc.

Asylum — which debuts Oct. 17 — has reportedly reduced the role to a one-episode guest spot in the wake of the actor’s ouster.

Since Secret Circle‘s cancellation, Zylka has appeared on the big screen in The Amazing Spider-Man.

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