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Olivia de Havilland Loses Legal Battle Against FX & 'Feud'

Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland‘s defamation lawsuit against FX Networks has been thrown out by a three-judge panel in the court of appeals.

The legendary actress sued the network, alleging that she was defamed by a damaging portrayal in the Ryan Murphy limited series Feud. She says the producers never asked permission for the portrayal or consulted over the events that happened in the show.

The court unanimously ruled that the First Amendment protects filmmakers who portray real events with fictionalized elements.

“Whether a person portrayed in one of these expressive works is a world-renowned film star — ‘a living legend’ — or a person no one knows, she or he does not own history,” Justice Anne Egerton wrote (via Variety). “Nor does she or he have the legal right to control, dictate, approve, disapprove, or veto the creator’s portrayal of actual people.”

FX received support from the Motion Picture Association of America as a ruling in de Havilland‘s favor would give celebrities and politicians the right to shut down any films about their lives.

Ryan Murphy Opens Up About 'American Crime Story: Katrina' & 'Feud' Season 2!

Ryan Murphy is opening up about what’s next for two of his successful franchises!

The series creator discussed the future of American Crime Story and Feud in an interview with Entertainment Weekly following the finale of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on Wednesday night (March 21).

“We’re working on a couple of things. That’s a show where we have a lot of things cooking,” Ryan said of Katrina.

“We literally just edited the finale last week, so we haven’t made that decision yet. We’re never going to have a Crime Story unless we have the scripts down. I think the reason why Versace went next is because Tom Rob Smith had such a strong take on it. I am not in a rush to move forward with anything unless it’s perfect. So we’ll see what’s next for that.”

As for Feud season two?

“Still talking about it. We’re still deciding it. I have the new Netflix deal and I have all my shows with Fox, I don’t want to do something unless the scripts are ready and the casts are ready. I’m taking my time and just trying to get everything right,” he said.

For more from Ryan, head to EW.com.

Will Connie Britton Return for ‘9-1-1’ Season 2? Ryan Murphy Speaks Out!

Ryan Murphy is addressing Connie Britton‘s character’s fate on 9-1-1!

The series creator spoke out in an interview published on Wednesday (March 21), ahead of the season finale of the show’s first season, about Connie‘s involvement.

As previously reported, the actress only signed on to do the show for one year.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Connie Britton

“We’re in the process of renegotiating her deal so she can come in and do a couple of episodes to keep her character alive. She really loves the cast and crew and she’s very hopeful that that can happen. And, in the interim, we will be casting other parts in that call center. We’re going after big names,” Ryan said.

As for whether the show’s first season finale will address her forthcoming scaled-back appearance? “Not really,” he revealed.

“Again, Connie and I are talking and she’s optimistic [that Abby will be back] in some capacity. I think the days of actors signing seven-year contracts and then not being able to do anything but that one particular show are over. Sarah Paulson was a regular on two shows of mine at once, and she went and did two movies in between. Actors have much more power and maneuverability than they had before. And I think that’s a good thing.”

For more, head to TVline.com.

The season finale airs on Wednesday night (March 21) on FOX at 9 PM EST.

Emma Roberts & Evan Peters Are Picture Perfect at Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2018!

Emma Roberts is joined by her fiance Evan Peters on the carpet at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night (March 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The longtime couple starred together on the series American Horror Story and the show’s creator Ryan Murphy was at the party with his husband David Miller.

FYI: Emma is wearing a Prada dress and René Caovilla shoes. Ryan is wearing Dior.

10+ pictures inside of Emma Roberts and Evan Peters at the party… More Here! »

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Ryan Murphy Signs Multi-Year Deal with Netflix for $300 Million

Ryan Murphy is heading to Netflix in a deal that is reportedly worth up to $300 million!

The television producer, writer, and director will be leaving 21st Century Fox when his deal expires this summer and he signed a multi-year deal to produce new series and films for Netflix. The New York Times reports that the size of the deal is one of the biggest ever made for a television producer.

Ryan‘s first shows for Netlix will be Ratched and The Politician.

“The history of this moment is not lost on me,” Ryan said in a statement. “I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket, so the fact that my dreams have crystallized and come true in such a major way is emotional and overwhelming to me. I am awash in genuine appreciation for Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings and Cindy Holland at Netflix for believing in me and the future of my company which will continue to champion women, minorities and LGBTQ heroes and heroines, and I am honored and grateful to continue my partnership with my friends and peers at Fox on our existing shows.”

Ryan will continue to oversee his current series for FX and Fox: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Feud, 9-1-1 and the upcoming Pose.