Lady Gaga to star on next season of “American Horror Story”

Chris Pizzello/Invision/APLady Gaga arrives at the Academy Awards on February 22.

Chris Pizzello/Invision/APLady Gaga arrives at the Academy Awards on February 22.

Lady Gaga has worn some pretty scary costumes in the past, but those are likely to pale in comparison to the duds she’ll wear on the next season of “American Horror Story.”

FX confirmed Gaga’s star role Wednesday after Gaga tweeted a video of herself in a mask whispering the name of the anthology series’ fifth season: “American Horror Story: Hotel,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gaga, who was pelted with accolades for her “Sound of Music” tribute at the Oscars on Sunday, is the first star confirmed for the upcoming season of “American Horror Story,” which has previously featured Oscar winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange.

Gaga’s tweet was the first mention of the theme of the upcoming season of the series, which has previously visited covens, circus freak shows and psychiatric hospitals.

“American Horror Story: Hotel” has the ring of a “Bates Motel” clone, but surely Gaga will find a way to incorporate her famous meat dress.


Community service evokes many images: planting trees, spearing trash by the side of the road, rapping with at-risk teenagers. Lindsay Lohan’s idea of community service was doing a play in London’s glitzy West End, which is why a judge has ordered a do-over.

“Our feeling is that what she did was community service,” LiLo’s lawyer told TMZ.

“Granted, she was performing in the play, but she made arrangements for a number of people to come to the play,” many of whom would never have been able to afford a primo ticket to a mediocre production of “Speed-the-Plow.”

Lohan must return to court March 12 and choose a new form of community service, according to The Associated Press, preferably one where she actually performs a service.


Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar, 19, was killed Wednesday in a triple homicide in North Carolina. One suspect is in custody. … Madonna discovered why capes, stairs and high heels don’t mix at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday. Her lengthy cape snagged as she performed her latest single, “Living for Love,” and sent her tumbling off the stage; the 56-year-old recovered like a pro.


Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow is 22. … Singer Erykah Badu is 44. … Former Giants infielder J.T. Snow is 47. … Actress Jennifer Grant (“Evening Star”) is 49. … Singer Michael Bolton is 62. … Keyboardist Jonathan Cain of Journey is 65. … Singer Fats Domino is 87.

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email Horror StoryBates MotelFeaturesGossipLady Gaga

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

Dave Hodges, pastor at Zide Door, the Church of Entheogenic Plants that include marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, holds some psychedelic mushrooms inside the Oakland church on Friday, July 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Psychedelic spirituality: Inside a growing Bay Area religious movement

‘They are guiding us into something ineffable’

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Years after fight club scandal, Sheriff’s oversight board takes shape

‘We want to promote law enforcement best practices’

More than a thousand people gathered in front of the California Capitol building to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order and demand that the state re-open on May 1, 2020. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters)
Newsom blames ‘right-wing pundits’ for COVID surge

By Emily Hoeven CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday placed the blame… Continue reading

Strong California revenues will allow the state to commit to offering no-cost food to every student. (Amanda Mills/Pixnio)
How California plans to offer free daily meals to 6 million public school students

By Ali Tadayon EdSource With one in every six children facing hunger… Continue reading

Most Read