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Patti LaBelle Hits Mother Lode, Joins AHS: Freak Show as [Spoiler]

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Patti LaBelle’s career is taking a Freak-ish turn.

The Grammy winning music legend will appear in four episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show, playing the mother of Gabourey Sidibe’s character, TVLine has confirmed.

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According to an insider, LaBelle’s alter ego — who I’m told does not sing — is a local townsperson who begins to unravel the murderous secrets of Twisty the clown killer.

The latest edition of FX’s anthology hit (premiering this fall) centers on the last freak show in America circa 1952 and stars AHS vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy. New to the mix are Michael Chiklis, playing a strongman who’s married to Bassett’s character, and guest star Wes Bentley.

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At Comic-Con last month, exec producer Tim Minear called Freak Show “the best season so far,” adding, “It’s not like the first three seasons.

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12 Comments
  1. Mookie Glenn says:

    This is awesome news. Great casting.

  2. katedfw says:

    I am ready for the new season!!! Clowns freak me out so this should be good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. K says:

    Okay can someone please find out about Murphy’s HBO pilot “Open”? I haven’t heard any news in months! I hope it’s picked up

  4. rachelle says:

    Omg. Great news! 😬😬😬 Miss Pattiiiiii!

  5. sandy serefine says:

    My favorite show American Horror Story.

  6. Brian Kline says:

    Cannot wait for the new season. The addition of Patti is just an added BONUS!!

  7. Tori jackson says:

    I can’t wait. I’m having withdrawals. AHS is the best series I’ve ever watched.

  8. Joey says:

    First you got Patti LuPone, and you didn’t have her sing…now you’ve got Patti LaBelle, and she’s not singing either!?

  9. AnnieM says:

    Cool. When does Liza Minelli show up? ;-D

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