This week, Taylor Swift defended her cat Olivia Benson against insults from John Cleese, and Kansas City native Paul Rudd celebrated the Royals winning the ALCS and securing a spot in the World Series. Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon breakdanced (brokedanced?), and American Horror Story: Freak Show gave us the creepiest duet of all time. Also, Chelsea Handler remembered the time Jason Biggs peed on her. (No, really.) Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
While the special effects and makeup departments are working overtime to create the titular freaks of American Horror Story, the real unsung hero of Freak Show is Jessica Lange's wardrobe. The pantsuits! The hats! The robes! Each piece is so desperately outré that before Elsa even takes the stage, you know this is a woman clinging to whatever attention and power she can get.
So move over Marlene Dietrich. Check out every painfully glamorous outfit Lange has worn on AHS: Freak Show so far:
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Upon hearing that the fourth season of FX's lurid American Horror Story franchise was subtitled Freak Show, you can be forgiven if your first reaction was "Redundant much?" Few series are freakier by their very nature than Ryan Murphy's annual anthology of grotesque Grand Guignol. Freak Show (Wednesday, 10/9c) upholds the grisly tradition, although the empathy shown for this year's bizarre family of sideshow outcasts makes this edition of AHS initially less ridiculous than usual (especially when compared to the ludicrous hot mess of last year's Coven).
Welcome to the most demented circus you'll ever lay eyes on.
FX has released the full title sequence for American Horror Story: Freak Show, and it's just as creepy as you'd expect. Over the haunting, effects-laden theme song, viewers get glimpses of animated versions of the most terrifying attractions. And — beware! — there are lots of clowns.