We already know that “American Horror Story” season five will be set in a hotel, and we’re guessing it might even take place during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the Garden of Allah hotel, but what we don’t know is how Lady Gaga fits into all of this. Sure, Ryan Murphy teased that Gaga’s role on “American Horror Story: Hotel” will “shock people,” but doesn’t everyone in “AHS” carry an air of shock and surprise?
Now, thanks to “Hotel” star Matt Bomer, we have our first major Gaga-centric clue. We caught up with Bomer at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he was promoting “Magic Mike XXL,” and he spilled the deets on what we can expect in “AHS: Hotel.”
“I know that I’ll be working with Stefani [Germanotta], Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,” he said. “Our storyline is really, really fun,” he added. “And I think what they’re doing with our characters is really unique and kind of an original take on it.”
Earlier today, the character posted for Matt on Magic Mike XXL was revealed and, well… see it for yourself:
‘Our Ken doll is back, and this time he’s XXL.‘
The poster of Matt was one of several already released by Magic Mike XXL as part of an incredibly intelligent marketing scheme. Star Channing Tatum featured in the first poster released, while Adam Rodriguez and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss soon followed.
Magic Mike XXL will be released in North America on July 1.
Matt and his Magic Mike XXL partners Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez, and Joe Manganiello presented Jennifer Lopez with the award for best scared-as-s**t performance at the MTV Movie Awards last night, in Los Angeles. Jennifer asked them to show the audience their “dance moves” but only Tatum was available to do it.
Check pictures added in our gallery, with thanks to Lindsey for her help:
A new “Magic Mike XXL” promotional image was shared today by USA Today on their ‘Summer Movie Preview’ special article. Check the full sized picture in our gallery.
MAGIC MIKE XXL (July 1)
Stars: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Plot: Mike (Tatum) and his fellow male exotic dancers take a road trip from Tampa to Myrtle Beach for one last big blowout at a stripper convention.
Team dynamic: Because the first Magic Mike focused mainly on the title character, there wasn’t enough time to get to know the interesting personalities of guys like Ken (Bomer) or the fittingly named Big Dick Richie (Manganiello). Therein lies the appeal of the sequel for Jacobs — aside from the shirt-ripping, hip-thrusting, wild and crazy dance numbers, of course. “There’s a great bromance to it,” the director says. “They all really committed to who these characters are, and they really bring a lot and embrace the idiosyncrasies. They’re a fun group of guys to spend 100 minutes with.”
Magic Mike XXL is featured on current Entertainment Weekly ‘Summer Movie Preview‘ issue, with a brand new picture of the guys on the upcoming sequel.
There’s more to XXL than just naked dudes – although there is a lot of that too. The film picks up three years later, with Mike and his dancing budies (Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello among others) taking a road trop to a – yes! – stropper convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Magic Mike XXL opens on July 1st. Check the full scan in our gallery:
Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer and Russell Crowe, will hit theaters a few weeks earlier than expected.
Warner Bros. is moving up the release of the movie from June 17, 2016 to May 20, 2016.
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Nice Guys follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.
In its new date, Nice Guys goes up against family film Angry Birds, while Central Intelligence takes on Pixar’s long-awaited Finding Dory.
Matt attended the panel for American Horror Story: Freak Show panel during the 32nd Paleyfest in Hollywood last night. The whole Freak Show cast attended, but Matt joined to announce his check in into American Horror Story: Hotel as the new male lead, with Cheyenne Jackson and Lady Gaga.
AHS: Hotel debuts in late October; a specific date has yet to be announced. Production will begin in the late summer in Los Angeles, FX said. Watch the full panel at YAHOO, and check pictures in our gallery.
Matt attended last night the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles, to support the organization, which ‘represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide’, considers itself ‘the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization… where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights’, according to its website.
I have a few HQ pictures added in our gallery. Enjoy!
Matt is among the guests attending The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Annual Gala Dinner and Auction to be held next March 14 in Los Angeles. You can buy tickets for the event here. You can get an early bird VIP ticket discount if you purchase before 2/13/2015.
Shonda Rhimes will be honored at the gala. Shonda Rhimes is the biggest name in television today. A Golden Globe award winner, she was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. With everything she touches turning to gold, Rhimes is the creative force behind hugely successful shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. HRC is proud to recognize Shonda Rhimes as this year’s recipient of the “Ally for Equality Award” for her incredible contributions to our movement.
Who You May Spot: Shonda Rhimes (Honoree, Screenwriter / Director and Producer), Michael Lombardo (Honoree, President of HBO Programming), Lena Dunham (Presenter, Actress/Screenwriter, Girls), Guillermo Diaz (Presenter, Actor, Scandal), Chad Griffin (HRC President), and Dana Goldberg (Live Auctioneer, Comedian).
Additional Guests: Matt Bomer (Actor, White Collar), Lance Bass (Singer, N*Sync), Cheyenne Jackson (Actor, 30 Rock), Wentworth Miller (Actor, Prison Break), Sara Ramirez (Actress, Grey’s Anatomy), Jonathan Del Arco (Actor, Major Crimes), Ross Matthews (TV Personality, Live From E!) Dan Bucatinsky (Actor, Scandal), Katia Winter (Actress, Sleepy Hollow) and George Takei (Actor, Star Trek).
For more about it, visit hrcladinner.com.