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Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Charisma Carpenter joins Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens with an essential role. The Vegas native will play Ariana Grande’s mother in the New Orleans-shot horror-comedy series.

We also got huge news of the series premiere via Emma Robert’s Instagram. Scream Queens will premiere on Fox on Tuesday, September 22. Pledge semester for the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority can’t come here soon enough and we’re all very excited for the fall premiere.

The New Orleans-shot series – which also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nick Jonas, Billie Lourd and Keke Palmer – takes place on the campus of Wallace University where their Red Devil mascot goes on a murder rampage.

For more information, visit the Scream Queens Daily Buzz website.

Source: TVLine

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TRAILER: ‘Scream Queens’

by Jordan McGuire on May 17, 2015

The first real trailer for Fox’s Scream Queens is upon us, and it’s a “Good evening, idiots.” Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) greets us and her pledges in the opening scene. The New Orleans-shot horror/comedy anthology series is created by Glee architect Ryan Murphy.

The teaser trailers for the show featured pink bubble gum, knives and blood. You can check out those teaser trailers here. This new trailer shows the hierarchy of the Kappa Kappa Tau house and it shows Chanel Oberlin solely atop of the food chain. The trailer shows the hilariously nerdy Lea Michele, donning her neck brace and executing peculiar upper body twitches. Ariana Grande is featured screaming like a beautiful, glowing sun goddess (stolen from Leslie Knope). The new trailer also shows the original Scream Queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis saying, “Worst case scenario. There is a serial killer on the loose.”

The first season is set to premiere in October, set on a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. The deadly cast includes Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd and Oliver Hudson. Scream Queens is produced by 20th Century Fox and Ryan Murphy Television.

For more info about Scream Queens, visit jobScene.

Source: Deadline

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‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Soundtrack Available for Purchase

by Jordan McGuire on April 24, 2015

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Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up album to soundtrack smash Pitch Perfect, is available for pre-order today. The Barden Bellas are back! Here’s the press release:

The Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world. Pitch Perfect 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash hit and platinum-selling soundtrack, Pitch Perfect, will be available for pre-order today, iTunes, Amazon CD, Amazon LP.

Once again creating exclusive a cappella mash-ups and medleys from the upcoming Universal Pictures film Pitch Perfect 2, the soundtrack from Universal Music Enterprises is available on all formats: digital, CD and vinyl on May 12, with the movie hitting theaters nationwide on May 15. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

“Flashlight,” the first single off the album, penned by superstars Sam Smith and Sia, among others, will be hitting radio stations nationwide today. Other standout tracks include a “campfire version” of “Cups,” a ’90s medley and the song “Crazy Youngsters,” written and performed by cast member Ester Dean.

“Flashlight,” is performed by multiplatinum-selling, GRAMMY® nominated artist Jessie J. The music video for “Flashlight” is directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande and The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder”), and was filmed at a college campus…complete with a stirring live performance from Jessie J and a rousing nighttime flashlight finale that is sure to bring audiences to their feet. You can watch the video after 7:30 p.m. EST, here

Jessie J’s debut album, Who You Are [LAVA], marked the debut of a global icon when it reached #1 and was certified multiplatinum in more than 15 countries. Who You Are also yielded an astonishing six Top 10 singles, including the hit “Domino.” To date, she has sold more than 3 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide. Her latest album, Sweet Talker [LAVA/Republic Records], debuted in the Top 10 after its October 2014 release and includes hits such as the double platinum smash hit “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and “Burnin’ Up,” featuring 2 Chainz.

Julianne Jordan, one of the soundtrack’s producers and executive music producers of the film, explains, “With this soundtrack, we wanted to keep the unexpected fun, fly-by-the-seat-of-your pants spirit of the first one but take it to another level. We believe we accomplished that with the arrangements, more out of the box song choices and mashups.”

“Creating the song moments to illustrate the story was so exciting,” says Julia Michels, soundtrack producer and the film’s other executive music producer. “Working with Elizabeth Banks from start to finish was a great experience, and we are so proud to be a part of the Pitch Perfect team again.”

Pitch Perfect has sold almost 2 million albums worldwide. In the U.S., it was the top-selling soundtrack of 2013, 6th overall album of 2014, and the second-highest selling soundtrack of the decade, behind the Frozen soundtrack, and spent 36 of 37 weeks on the chart, and 16 weeks in the top 20.

The hit single, “Cups” has sold more than 3 million downloads, spending 50 weeks on the Top 200 tracks chart, and ended 2013 in the top-50 biggest-selling digital tracks. It has been viewed almost 200 million times worldwide on VEVO.

Album producers include Julianne Jordan, Julia Michels, Jason Moore and The Underdogs, with Jordan and Michels serving as executive music producers on the film. Tony Award-winning Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot) is one of the movie’s vocal arrangers/producers, along with Ed Boyer (The Sing Off), Deke Sharon (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella co-founder), Alana Da Fonseca (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower) and The Underdogs—whose track record includes collaborating with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks, among others. The Underdogs earned Grammys for Best Pop Album (Justin Timberlake’s Justified) and Best R&B Album (Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.), among others.

Visit the Baton Rouge-shot Pitch Perfect 2‘s official website here.

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TEASER: New Orleans-Shot ‘Scream Queens’

by Jordan McGuire on April 14, 2015

Initially we saw Emma Roberts blowing the now-iconic Scream Queens pink chewing gum bubble. Now we see Emma Roberts holding the knife, using the blade as a mirror and she applies blood red lipstick. Other promos included Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) cooly blowing a bubble that eventually pops by the force of an inner demon. Also, watch the very first teaser trailer here.

Thus far, Murphy has released four similar teaser trailers for his new horror-comedy series. Scream Queens follows a series of murders that leaves a college campus in shambles. Emma Roberts will star with Keke Palmer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas will have recurring roles in the premiere season.

Scream Queens has been scouting locations in New Orleans and has been filming its fifteen episode order since early March. The show is expected to be released on Fox in late October. Visit the Scream Queens Daily Buzz website here.

Source: TVLine

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Ryan Murphy Teases New TV Show ‘Scream Queens’

by Jordan McGuire on February 19, 2015

American Horror Story and Glee scribe Ryan Murphy teases Scream Queens for Fox. This new horror comedy appropriately released a teaser on Friday the 13th. In the teaser, a blonde teen chews gum and blows an childishly large bubble. As she pulls her best Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson eyebrow raise, a knife thrashes through the frame exploding her happy-go-lucky bubble and blood fills the screen, unveiling the Scream Queens logo. Although it’s only a quick tease, it makes clear the direction of the show.

Emma-Roberts-webThe anthology series will star Jamie Lee Curtis, who got her start in the 1978 film, Halloween, and then crafted her trade over the past three decades. Scream Queens will also star American Horror Story: Freak Show actress Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin and Lea Michele (Glee). Ryan Murphy has found chemistry with Emma Roberts and Lea Michele and has fit them into his new series. Abigail Breslin has come along way from playing the adorably quirky beauty pageant-hopeful Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine. Breslin is poised for playing a role in a horror comedy as she starred in the underrated film Zombieland.

The first season of the series revolves around a college campus that is defined by a chain of murders. Nick Jonas and current pop sensation Ariana Grande are set for recurring guest-star roles. Scream Queens is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television. The series will be filmed in New Orleans. Its timely release date will be in October 2015, just in time for spooky Halloween mayhem.

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‘Glee’ Star Lea Michelle, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts and Ariana Grande Join ‘Scream Queens’ in New Orleans

by Arthur Vandelay

Televisionary Ryan Murphy has found wild success on TV with Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story, which has shot its two most recent seasons in New Orleans. Now, after directing and producing the critically acclaimed TV movie The Normal Heart, Murphy will be bringing his newest show back to the Crescent City. Scream Queens will star Glee alum Lea Michelle, American Horror Story star Emma […]