I feel like Jessica Lange’s character on American Horror Story is what Ryan Murphy is trying to recreate, comically, with Ellen Barkin on The New Normal, with much less successful results. Of course, Jessica Lange’s character is really just a VERY veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery cracked out Sue Silvester, so I guess this is really just the Circle of Life, right? Something like that. Let’s look at the collected ensembles of the ladies of that ensemble show.
Elisha Cuthbert here is always one of our favorite fug stories — she e-mailed us one time, totally charming, telling us to keep on keeping on even if it was at her expense because she got that it was all in good fun. As you wish, Elisha; but you won’t be alone. We’ve got words for a couple of the Pretty Little Liars, too, tempered with some of Zooey Deschanel doing pretty much exactly what everybody wants Zooey Deschanel to do. Cue the word “adorable” and a montage of puppies taking naps with newborn chickadees.