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Ryan Murphy & Jessica Lange Reuniting for New Series 'Feud' with Susan Sarandon

Ryan Murphy‘s new series Feud, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, has landed a straight to series order at FX, THR reports.

The series will star around the real life feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis on the set of the 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.

Jessica will star as Joan and Susan will star as Bette. Ryan will produce with Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner.

Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess are also set to co-star.

Ryan Murphy Announces Initiative to Take On Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story, has just launched a new program called Half, which will mandate that half of the directors on his shows will be either women or minorities.

“I personally can do better,” the 50-year-old exec told THR. By the end of 2016, Ryan‘s goal is to have half of the directors on his shows be women and/or minorities.

“The industry has always been about, you come to us,” Ryan added. “There’s not a lot of effort and inclusion, and I’m saying, ‘No, we’re going to go to you.’”

Publicist Nanci Ryder‘s speech at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment breakfast really inspired Ryan to make this step. “Nanci said, ‘People in power, you have a position and responsibility to change the industry,’ and I thought, ‘She’s right.’”

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Kardashian Kids Are Not the Focus in 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Ryan Murphy takes the stage with John Travolta and Sarah Paulson to talk about his new show The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story at the FX portion of the 2016 Winter TCA Tour held at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Saturday (January 16) in Pasadena, Calif.

The trio was joined by the rest of the cast, including David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding Jr., Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Sterling K. Brown, and Courtney B. Vance.

“In the 10 episodes, there are over 400 scenes that were written,” Ryan said (via EW). “Of those 400 scenes, only four or five of them involve the Kardashian children. That gives you a grasp on how important we felt they were to the story.”

Also in attendance at TCA that day were The Americans stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Baskets creators Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis, and Atlanta‘s Donald Glover.

30+ pictures inside of FX Network stars at 2016 TCAMore Here! »

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Sarah Paulson & John Travolta Buddy Up At Special 'American Crime Story' Screening!

Sarah Paulson and co-star John Travolta share a sweet moment while attending the special screening and dinner for their upcoming show American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson held at The Monkey Bar on Monday (December 7) in New York City.

The 40-year-old actress and John, 61, were joined at the event by their co-stars Courtney B. Vance, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, director-producers Ryan Murphy and Anthony Hemingway, executive producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, and Andy Cohen.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Paulson

American Crime Story is set to premiere on February 2 at 10 p.m. on FX – Check out the first trailer here!

45+ pictures inside of Sarah Paulson, John Travolta and others at the special screening… More Here! »

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Julia Roberts Honor Ryan Murphy at amfAR Inspiration Gala!

Gwyneth Paltrow walks the black carpet at the 2015 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles sponsored by Belvedere Vodka held at Milk Studios on Thursday (October 29) in Hollywood.

The 43-year-old actress, along with Julia Roberts, was at the event to honor Ryan Murphy with the amfAR Award of Inspiration in recognition of his outstanding contributions to television and film and his profound commitment to the fight against AIDS. The event raised $3.1 million!

Gwyneth made several appearances on Ryan‘s show Glee while Julia starred in the HBO movie The Normal Heart, which he directed.

Also in attendance at the event were Sharon Stone, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lisa Kudrow, and Kelsey Grammer.

FYI: Gwyneth is wearing a Ralph & Russo dress and Sophia Webster shoes with Harry Winston jewelry.

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'Empire's Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollet Meet Up at EW Fest

Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollet look picture perfect at Entertainment Weekly’s EW Fest on Saturday (October 24) in Los Angeles.

The stylish duo took a few pictures before heading on stage for their Empire panel discussion.

The EW Fest sought to create dialogues among show creatives, actors and viewers. Some of the activities scheduled included exclusive Q&As, book signings, and screenings.

Other celebs in attendance included Scream QueensEmma Roberts, Keke Palmer, and Lea Michele along with creator Ryan Murphy and his American Horror Story: Hotel stars Matt Bomer and Kathy Bates.

20+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollet and others at the EW Fest… More Here! »

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Ryan Murphy on 'Glee' Cast: 'I Thought They Wanted a Parent'

Ryan Murphy clutches a baby on this week’s cover of The Hollywood Reporter.

Here’s what the 49-year-old TV showrunner shared with the mag:

On backstage problems on Glee: “To this day, I’m devastated by everything that happened with that show.”

On his relationship with the cast: “I was there with them all day long, and then we’d finish work and we’d go out and have fun all night, and I guess in a weird, twisted way, I was trying to relive the childhood I never had. I thought they wanted a parent, and they didn’t. They didn’t want me to tell them what to f—ing do. They didn’t want me to tell them how to treat each other or what the world was like at the end of the day. I wish I could go back and do that differently with a lot of those actors. Some of them I’m still very close to: Lea Michele, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss — but there were some that didn’t work out well, and I regret that. I guess I just wish I had been able to let them figure it out for themselves.”

On originally having the rights to Orange is the New Black: “I just could never figure out how to do it. And then the option lapsed, and it became this great big thing.”

For more on Ryan, visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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