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The following is an excerpt from Patti LaBelle Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show in an Absolutely Perfect Role
LaBelle is going to play the mother of Gabourey Sidibe's character. See, we told you it was perfect!
And not only that, but LaBelle's character is also going to be central to the mystery of the season. Her on-screen alter ego is a local townsperson who begins to unravel the murderous secrets of Twisty the clown killer. Let's hope that doesn't put her at the top of the killer's hit list!
There is one downside to this casting news, however. Don't expect LaBelle to pull a Jessica Lange à la AHS: Asylum, because she reportedly won't be singing on the show. Yeah, we're bummed about that too, but a non-singing LaBelle is better than no LaBelle at all, right? (And we'll always have Stevie Nicks' iconic Coven performances to replay over and over on YouTube.)
Set in 1952, the new season is about the last freak show in America (as if you needed another reason to hate clowns) and stars AHS frequent flyers Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy, plus newbies Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley and John Carroll Lynch.
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres this October on FX.
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The following is an excerpt from 'American Horror Story' Adds Patti LaBelle to 'Freak Show' Ranks
As first reported by TV Line, LaBelle — who will not sing on the series — will play a local townie who begins to unravel the deadly secrets of Twisty the clown killer, the mother of Sidibe's character.
LaBelle becomes the second pop icon to appear on the series. Stevie Nicks guest-starred as herself in two episodes on Coven, the witchy third installment of American Horror Story.
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