The Hollywood Reporter: Billie Lourd Joins George Clooney, Julia Roberts in ‘Ticket to Paradise’ for Universal

The romantic comedy will be directed by Ol Parker.
Billie Lourd is negotiating to join George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Universal Pictures’ Ticket to Paradise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The romantic comedy will be directed by Ol Parker, who helmed Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Lourd is set to play a recent college graduate who travels with her best friend for a holiday in Bali.

Clooney and Roberts will play a divorced couple that also travel to Bali to stop their daughter from repeating an error they made 25 years earlier. Lourd’s screen credits include Booksmart, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the American Horror Story TV series.

Parker and Daniel Pipski wrote the script for Ticket to Paradise, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone.

Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce for their Smokehouse Pictures, alongside Red Om Films’ Roberts, Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill.

Lourd, Clooney and Roberts are represented by CAA, while Parker is represented by UTA, Knight Hall Agency Ltd. and Management 360.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Bloody Disgusting: Sarah Paulson Teases Her “American Horror Story” Season 10 Character

Fresh off her Emmy nomination for Netflix’s “Ratched” (a second season is on the way!), Sarah Paulson is getting set to return to the world of “American Horror Story” once again for the show’s upcoming tenth season, which is set to premiere on FX sometime later this year.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Paulson teases her latest “AHS” character.

Paulson tells the outlet, “The character I’m playing this year on Horror Story has some issues, let’s just put it that way. I have a hair color I’ve never had in life nor in the show. That’s what I can tell you. And I have a great name. I have a great name, which I can’t tell you.”

At this time, the theme for “American Horror Story” Season 10 is unknown. Stay tuned.

The cast will also include fellow “AHS” regulars Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter and Angelica Ross.

The most surprising addition to the cast? None other than Macaulay Culkin!

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CBS News: Billie Lourd announces birth of baby boy named in honor of her late mother Carrie Fisher

Actors Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell announced the birth of their son on social media on Friday. The new parents named their child Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell to pay tribute to Lourd’s late mother, the actress Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016 at the age of 60 from a heart attack.

The “American Horror Story” actress shared a photo of the newborn’s feet with a caption reading “Introducing Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell,” with several blue hearts and crown emojis.

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Several fans and celebrities said they were surprised to hear the news, as Lourd had not previously said she and Rydell were expecting.

“WAIT WHAT????” actress Jamie Lee Curtis wrote. American Horror Story co-star Cody Fern commented “The sneak attack.”

Several of Lourd’s costars also weighed in, including Star Wars star Mark Hamill.

“Congratulations to #BillieLourd & #AustenRydell on the arrival of their firstborn child: Kingston Fisher Lord Rydell!!!” he wrote. “I can’t think of another baby with both ‘KING’ AND ‘LORD’ in their name. Nice.”

Fisher made her film debut in 1975, but her big break came when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Lourd worked alongside her mother in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” before Fisher’s passing. A day after Fisher died, her mother and Lourd’s grandmother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died of a stroke at 84.

Source: CBS News

January 30 | Casting Society Of America’s Artios Awards

Billie Lourd attended the Casting Society Of America’s Artios Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Make sure you check them out by clicking the thumbnails below. Enjoy!


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January 5 | 21st Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe After Party

Billie Lourd attended The 2020 InStyle And Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Californi. Make sure you check them out by clicking the thumbnails below. Enjoy!


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Time: Billie Lourd on Becoming the Keeper of Princess Leia

I grew up with three parents: a mom, a dad and Princess Leia. I guess Princess Leia was kind of like my stepmom–technically family, but deep down I didn’t really like her. She literally and metaphorically lived on a planet I had never been to. When Leia was around, there wasn’t as much room for my mom–for Carrie. As a child, I couldn’t understand why people loved Leia as much as they did. I didn’t want to watch her movie, I didn’t want to dress up like her, I didn’t even want to talk about her. I just wanted my mom–the one who lived on Earth, not Tatooine.

I didn’t watch Star Wars until I was about 6 years old. (And I technically didn’t finish it until I was 9 or 10. I’m sorry! Don’t judge me!) My mom used to love to tell people that every time she tried to put it on, I would cover my ears and yell, “It’s too loud, Mommy! Turn it off!”–or fearfully question, “Is that lady in the TV you?” It wasn’t until middle school that I finally decided to watch it of my own accord–not because I suddenly developed a keen interest in ’70s sci-fi, but because boys started coming up to me and saying they fantasized about my mom. My mom? The lady who wore glitter makeup like it was lotion and didn’t wear a bra to support her much-support-needed DD/F’s? They couldn’t be talking about her! I had to investigate who this person was they were talking about.

So I went home and watched the movie I had forever considered too loud and finally figured out what all the fuss was about the lady in the TV. I’d wanted to hate it so I could tell her how lame she was. Like any kid, I didn’t want my mom to be “hot” or “cool”–she was my mom. I was supposed to be the “cool,” “hot” one–not her! But staring at the screen that day, I realized no one is, or ever will be, as hot or as cool as Princess F-cking Leia. (Excuse my language. She’s just that cool!)

Later that year, I went to Comic-Con with my mom. It was the first time I realized how widespread and deep people’s love for Leia was, even after so many years. It was surreal: people of all ages from all over the world were dressed up like my mom, the lady who sang me to sleep at night and held me when I was scared. Watching the amount of joy it brought to people when she hugged them or threw glitter in their faces was incredible to witness. People waited in line for hours just to meet her. People had tattoos of her. People named their children after her. People had stories of how Leia saved their lives. It was a side of my mom I had never seen before. And it was magical.

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Deadline: Billie Lourd To Play Granddaughter Of Debbie Reynolds’ Character On ‘Will & Grace’

EXCLUSIVE: Somewhere in heaven, Debbie Reynolds must be smiling down. Her granddaughter, actress Billie Lourd, will guest star on the final season of NBC’s Will & Grace, playing Fiona Adler.

Fiona is Grace Adler’s (Debra Messing) niece, the daughter of Grace’s older sister (portrayed on the show by Mary McCormack), and granddaughter of Bobbi Adler, the role played by Reynolds on the original series.

In the episode, taping on Sept. 25, Fiona is reconnecting with her “cool aunt,” Grace (Messing).

“The episode is especially meaningful because of Billie’s relationship to the show,” Will & Grace co-creator/executive producer Max Mutchnick said. “We’re thrilled to have Billie. And best of all — she’s really good.”

Reynolds played Bobbie Adler in 12 episodes from 1999-2006, earning an Emmy nomination in 2000. The Will & Grace revival did a tribute episode following Reynolds’ Dec. 28, 2016 death, which featured Grace taking Will back to her family home for her late mother Bobbi’s birthday.

Lourd has returned to the American Horror Franchise. She is starring on AHS: 1984, which premiered last night on FX.

Source: Deadline

Deadline: Billie Lourd To Return To ‘American Horror Story’ For Season 8, Joins ‘Booksmart’ Movie

EXCLUSIVE: Billie Lourd is set to return to American Horror Story for the upcoming eighth installment of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series. Additionally, Lourd has been cast opposite Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein in the Annapurna/Gloria Sanchez feature Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde in her feature directorial debut.

In Season 8 of AHS, Lourd joins fellow AHS alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, and new cast member Joan Collins, who will play Peters’ grandmother.

Following Season 7’s American Horror Story: Cult, which dealt with political themes, Season 8, set some 18 months in the future, will be “heightened,” Murphy revealed last month at a FYC event. “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum, and Coven. That’s the tone of it.”

It’s also rumored the new season will be called American Horror Story: Radioactive, but there’s been no confirmation of that or the storyline. Murphy has confirmed that Season 8 will begin shooting around June 16.

In Booksmart, from Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, on the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison produce for Annapurna; Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay for Gloria Sanchez.

The original script was written by by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, with Initial revisions by Susanna Fogel, and current revisions by Katie Silberman. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Lourd made her TV acting debut as Chanel #3 on Ryan Murphy’s Fox horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens and later joined the cast of AHS Season 7 as Winter Anderson/Linda Kasabian. On film, she most recently reprised her role as Lieutenant Connix from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the most recent film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lourd is repped by CAA.

Source: Deadline

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Billie Lourd Originally Auditioned for Rey Role in ‘Star Wars’


In an interview on “The Ellen Show,” Billie Lourd revealed that she originally auditioned for the role of Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“J.J. Abrams called me to come in for ‘Star Wars’ because he couldn’t find someone for the lead,” she explained. “I went in and he ended up giving me this tiny role with a couple lines and I was super excited. I didn’t know what was going to happen, ended up going and fell in love with it — was weirdly singing Jersey Boys on set, really comfortable.”

The lead role, of course, ended up going to Daisy Ridley. She will reprise the role of Rey in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” due out in theaters Dec. 15, 2017.

Lourd continued that after her experience on “Star Wars,” her mother Carrie Fisher suggested that she pursue acting more seriously. “I came home and my mom said, ‘You know, this is really weird that you’re comfortable here, this is one of the most uncomfortable environments in the world. If you’re comfortable here, you should do this.’”

Lourd went on to star in Fox’s “Scream Queens” before its cancellation in May. She also spoke about getting to act alongside her late mother on “The Force Awakens.”

“It was incredible,” she said. “I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason. It was really incredible for us to have that experience together.”

Source: Variety

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Trailer

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Trailer Relives 2016 Election Night


The first look at FX’s politically charged seventh season reveals a polarizing plot with Ryan Murphy horror spin.

American Horror Story: Cult is ready to relive the 2016 presidential election.

The official trailer for the FX anthology series released on Tuesday begins in Michigan 2016 on election night, with Sarah Paulson’s character screaming in horror at the results that Donald Trump has been elected president.

In another home not too far away, Evan Peters’ blue-haired maniac offers an emphatic reaction, thrusting his body up against his television screen in shrill delight.

The polar opposite responses are meant to serve as an entryway into the American divide showrunner Ryan Murphy has promised to tackle with the latest cycle of his horror anthology.

“[Cult is] about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture — people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter about this season, which has been revealing more about its cast and plot each week as the horror story inches its way closer to a Sept. 5 premiere.

Trump’s win triggers several phobia’s for leading lady Paulson’s character, who is named Ally Mayfair Richards and is married to Ivy (played by franchise newcomer Alison Pill).

“Since election night it has all been getting so much worse,” Ally tells Cheyenne Jackson’s therapist, Dr. Rudy Vincent, of her coulrophobia — a fear of clowns.

Meanwhile, Billie Lourd’s character, Winter Anderson, tells Kai Anderson (Peters) that children “fill her heart with dread” and gives Ally and Ivy’s son a Twisty the Clown doll. The clown, played by John Carroll Lynch, is a fan-favorite villain from previous cycle Freak Show and his return was all-but confirmed by Murphy in recent weeks.

“If you get people scared enough, they will set the world on fire,” Kai says amid a montage of clowns and dread. The trailer ends with Kai standing before the cult’s symbol and whispering “Join me,” a phrase that has been heavily utilized in the season’s unique and interactive marketing campaign.

The 11-episode season begins on election night, but the real events only serve as a jumping off point for the season. No actors will be taking on the roles of Trump or Hillary Clinton. Cult’s opening credit sequence, which was absent during last season’s mysterious Roanoke, showed what is presumed to be cult members donning Trump and Clinton masks amid images of bloodied American flags.

This season’s returning cast also includes Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham and Adina Porter, along with newcomers Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman and Lena Dunham (for one episode).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Billie Lourd To Star In ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 On FX

Scream Queens breakout Billie Lourd is set as a lead opposite Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters in the upcoming seventh season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story. In addition to returning AHS stars Paulson and Peters, Lourd joins fellow new addition to the horror drama franchise, Billy Eichner.

As usual, details about Lourd’s character are being kept under wraps. Also little is known about the premise of the new AHS installment beyond the fact that it is set in the aftermath of the recent presidential election, with the first episode taking place on Election Night.

Lourd made her TV debut as fan favorite Chanel #3 on Murphy’s Fox horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens. Murphy is known for assembling a troupe of actors whom he crosses over from one project on his roster to another, including Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. (American Crime Story, American Horror Story), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), Lea Michele (Glee, Scream Queens) and Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, AHS).

Lourd, daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd, will next be seen opposite Taron Egerton in the feature Billionaire Boys Club and will reprise her role as Lieutenant Connix from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, co-starring alongside her mom. She is repped by CAA.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

In Her Own Words: Billie Lourd on Her ‘Incredible’ Mom Carrie Fisher

Billie Lourd, the daughter of iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, told PEOPLE in May that her mother was “incredible.”

Fisher, 60, suffered a massive heart attack aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday when she went into cardiac arrest. She died Tuesday morning.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” according to a statement released by family spokesman Simon Halls.

The 24-year-old, who made an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, spoke to PEOPLE in May about her mother and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, who debuted their documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, at Cannes earlier this year. (It premieres on HBO in 2017.)

“I’m always proud of my mother, she’s killing it right now. She’s incredible,” she said.

Lourd, whose father is talent agent Bryan Lourd, also opened up about working with her mother on the Star Wars franchise, explaining it’s “really trippy.”

“We’re watching each other. And we’re still being mother-daughter, even though it’s like, actress-actress,” she said.

“She’s awesome,” Lourd continued about working with her mom in the next installment of the film. “And it was even better in this one. She’s great and she looks great. She’s killing it.”

Lourd told Entertainment Tonight at the 2015 premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that her first memories of the iconic films were of her “kicking and screaming.”

“[Fisher] was begging me to watch it,” she said. “I was like 4 years old.”

Fisher, who was beside her daughter, interrupted: “Do I seem like a beggar? They did not hire me because I was a beggar.”

“She begged me to watch it,” Lourd countered. “I obliged.”

“She was six!” Fisher responded.

“I was like four!” Lourd jokingly shouted back.

Source: People

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