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American Horror Story Recap: Return to Murder House

American Horror Story was all about giving fans what they wanted on Wednesday night.

By that, we mean there was a return trip to the Murder House from American Horror Story Season 1 as Madison and Behold continued their mission to find out everything they could about Michael Langdon. 

Posing as the most fabulous married couple of them all, they had to fool the realtor into proving they were seriously interested in buying the house. 

As such a wire transfer was made, taking the house off the market and allowing the two to enter the walls of the home that housed 36 ghosts. 

Behold, and Madison had to do a spell to allow them to see the ghosts because the souls were able to decide when they could be seen by mortals. 

We quickly learned that Constance Langdon, Michael’s grandmother, was dead, and there was a huge hint that she took “the coward’s way out,” courtesy of Moira. 

“I’m Constance Langdon, and this is my f–ing house!” shrieked Constance, marking Jessica Lange’s first episode with the series in four years. 

The mother of Tate went on to say that if they wanted the goods on Michael, they had to do something for her:

Get rid “that insufferable, cloudy-eyed ginger.”

And that they did. The dug up her bones and planted them in the same plot of land as her mother’s corpse. It brought Moira’s storyline full-circle and allowed her to pass on to what came next with someone who was actually happy to see her. 

As for Constance’s end of the bargain, she spilled all the beans, and much of it was to be expected. She tried her best to keep Michael’s murderous instincts at bay. 

In fact, she went as far as planting a rose bush above every single animal he skewered, but that got difficult when he graduated to the big leagues and started offing humans. 

He even had a decade-length growth spurt one night, allowing him to become stronger. But Constance realized he was going to wind up killing her, so she headed over to the Murder House with some pills and a bottle of whiskey. 

“That’s what I call a bon voyage!” Constance laughed as she told the two witches the chilling tale. Constance decided against revealing her spirit to her grandson because she was too damaged following everything. 

However, Ben Harmon was on hand try and make a connection with the child who didn’t exactly have the best start in life. 

What followed were heartwarming scenes of Ben trying to make Michael be the best man he could be, but he drew the line for good when Michael opted to slice and dice two women who moved into the house. 

As if that was not bad enough, he sent their souls away from the world, thus ousting their lives in both places. 

That’s when Viven showed up to continue the trip down memory lane revealing that there was always something amiss with the child and that she believed he was the Antichrist. 

“I never stopped loving you,” Ben said after we learned Vivien has been steering clear of him.

“I know, but I never stopped hating him,” Vivien responded. 

Everything changed for the worse when a cult showed up at the house to worship Michael, confirming all of their worst fears. 

Micheal feasted on the heart of a girl Miriam kidnapped after offering her a ride. That’s when a mysterious shadow appeared behind him, confirming he was indeed the villain of this story. 

Vivan decided enough was enough and tried to kill him, but he turned the tables and attempted to take the women who birthed him out of the equation. 

In a truly surprising scene, Tate showed up and saved her. We also learned that Tate was not taking anything to do with the child despite him being his father. 

“You didn’t spring from my nut sack! Not even I could create something as monstrous, as evil, as you!” he yelled at Michael when he showed up in his room. 

Speaking of Tate, he and Violet’s relationship was essentially over. Violet couldn’t look at Tate after everything he did, but Madison managed to talk to her. 

She said that Tate was possessed by the evil inside the house. Could that be the case? Maybe, but it all felt a little too convenient. 

What are your thoughts on the episode?

Hit the comments below. 

American Horror Story continues Wednesdays on FX. 

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American Horror Story Recap: Who Returned from the Dead?

The battle to become the new Supreme continued on Wednesdays American Horror Story, and it resulted in a fan-favorite character returning from the dead, a big death, and the return to the Murder House we’ve been waiting for. 

Picking up right where last week’s installment closed off, Cordelia was unconscious following Queenie and Madison returning from the dead. 

Hey, it’s not every day someone can do the thing the Supreme could not, but before Cordelia returned to the land of the living, she had a vivid dream of the apocalypse. 

Miss Robichaux’s Academy was a pile of rubble, the winter fog was everywhere, and there were people feasting on Cordelia’s intestines. 

It turns out; there’s not a lot of protein going around during the end of the world. The biggest shocker was a white-faced man laughing about the destruction he caused. 

When Cordelia woke up, she agreed to administer the Seven Wonders for Michael, much to the chagrin of Myrtle. The women have had the power for so long that Myrtle felt like it would be a travesty to give it up. 

Once back home, Cordelia admitted that her power was fading, and by being dismissive of Michael, she was going to make the dark future become a reality. 

John Henry, who has been jealous of Michael since he learned of his power, worried that there was something more going on here. 

That’s why he decided to make his way to New Orleans to hash out his concerns with the witches, but Miriam was hot on his tail, and sliced him up, before setting him on fire. 

As expected, Michael passed the Seven Wonders without so much as breaking a sweat. But Cordelia decided to switch things up by asking Michael to do something she could not do:

Bring Misty back from the dead. Michael brought her back, and the Stevie Nicks fanatic wasted no time in telling Cordelia the villain was talking to evil in hell, and that there’s something dark about him. 

Cordelia wanted Misty to work with the coven to help save the world, but Misty had been gone too long and didn’t know how to use her magic. 

That’s when the White Witch (Nicks) appeared and started singing at Misty about rising up to be the person everyone already knows she is. 

With Cordelia’s coven now intact, she should be able to fight Michael. As you may recall, if you watch American Horror Story online, Cordelia was adamant about winning the war in the present. 

Misty failed at bringing herself back from the dead during her test of the Seven Wonders, but technically she’s returned from the dead. 

That, in theory, could mean that she’s passed the test after all. There was no confirmation of it, but there’s no getting away from it. 

As for Madison, she was sent on a mission to the Murder House to round up all the information she could about the spawn of Satan that was going by the name Michael Langdon. 

Behold went along for the ride. Yes, that’s his name. Despite advocating for Michael to complete the Seven Wonders, he was concerned about his abilities. 

We got a blink, and you’ll miss it glimpse of the Murder House. 

This is going to be fun!

What did you think of the latest installment?

Hit the comments. 

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Kathryn Dennis: I’m a Domestic Violence Survivor. This is My Story.

Over the past several weeks, each time we’ve written about Kathryn Dennis, it’s been in relation to Thomas Ravenel.

That’s what happens when you share two kids with the lead of a Bravo reality show…

… and then that lead gets accused of sexual assault by two women.

In this case, however, we’re here to talk about the Southern Charm star and a different man from her past.

We don’t know his name.

But we do know that this individual sadly has had a major impact on Dennis’ life.

On Sunday evening, the 27-year old posted both the following image on Instagram and included with it a lengthy message about how she is a surivor of domestic abuse.

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Dennis proceeded to tell her story via this social media platform, prefacing the emotional post with a caption that reads:

“This is my past, perfectly put…. worth the read. This is the real aftermath.”

The reality star then went into painful detail as follows:

I spend a lot of time thinking about those questions. I never saw myself in these situations and neither did anyone else. I had strong opinions, a sharp mind, and an independent spirit.

But before I knew it, I was left with a broken spirit, mixed opinions, and an anxious and uncertain mind. I didn’t know who I was anymore.

Dennis never names her abuser.

She doesn’t get into specifics about the incident or incidents, either.

Instead, she focuses more on the effects this experience has had on her life — and continues to have on her life.

It was the deepest, darkest secret I kept.

And this wasn’t about any particular situation/relationship as much as it was my relationship with men. It ran deep and dark, and I never realized the impact it had on myself and on my self-worth.

In these depths of despair, I couldn’t see a way out of this cycle. It seemed anywhere I turned pushed me further and further away from getting to a safe place physically, mentally, and emotionally.

I looked around and within and realized that my self-worth had been damaged long before I even realized it was possible. This made me really question myself.

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And this is how Dennis concludes:

Was it me? Was this normal behavior, and I was the one in the wrong?

I knew deep down inside that wasn’t the case, but I was stuck in quicksand being guided by those who kept my head above, but my feet locked in.

Powerful stuff, no?

Tragically, there are millions of women out there who can relate to most everything Dennis describes here.

She went on to share a handful of memes, such as the ones below:

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Kathryn’s revelation about her past trauma with domestic violence comes just weeks after her ex-boyfriend, Ravenel, was arrested for second degree assault and battery.

The ex-Bravo personality was taken into custody on charges related to sexual assault claims made by his former nanny, Dawn, who cared for his and Kathryn’s two kids, Kensington, 4, and Saint Julien, 2, years ago.

Ugly stuff all around.

Very unfortunately for Dennis, it sounds like she may have more challenging times ahead as a result.

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American Horror Story Recap: Who Survived the Outpost 3 Bloodbath?

American Horror Story: Apocalypse got off to one of the best starts in franchise history, but it all fell apart with a weak second episode. 

American Horror Story Season 8 Episode 3 picked up the pace with Michael trying to establish who would be making their way to the elusive Sanctuary. 

During a conversation with Mallory, she opened up about feeling like there’s something inside of her trying to claw its way out. 

That’s when she unleashed some sort of power that could have brought a fiery end to Michael if he was a human. 

What this revealed was that Mallory could be a witch and that Michael was scared of her. He quickly got to work to plead for answers to the person who controls him. 

Things got downright weird when we learned that Miriam was having memories of raising a young blonde boy, but she had no idea why. 

Desperate for a place in this safe haven, Miriam and Venable made a plan to kill everyone in Outpost 3 meaning they would absolutely have to go to this new place. 

Their plan picked up steam when a bunch of flawless apples was delivered by The Cooperative, and the duo got to work in putting snake venom into them. 

Unbeknownst to the pair, Coco’s ex actually survived the end of the world and was hiding under the carriage. 

He later murdered one of their henchmen to make his way inside to find Coco to get revenge on her. 

In a surprising twist, Brock murdered Coco at a Halloween party while posing as Michael. 

Venable’s plan worked, and everyone else died as a result of the poisonous apple, but not all of them stayed dead. 

Venable and Miriam went on a mission to take down Michael for good, but we learned that Miriam was actually crafted as Constance Langdon, and he gave her the memories she was looking for. 

Miriam/Constance then turned the gun on Venable, ending her reign of terror once and for all. 

Downstairs, Cordelia, Myrtle, and Madison appeared and saved Coco, Mallory, and Dinah from a certain death. 

Oh yes, the witches are back, and it seems like there are more of them than ever, you guys. 

“Surprise bitch, bet you thought you’d seen the last of me,” Madison said to Mallory, confirming they had a history. 

What the heck is going on? 

So. Many. Twists. 

And we have to wait another week to find out how all of this is going to play out. 

What did you think of the episode? 

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American Horror Story Recap: Where Are the Witches?!

The latest installment of American Horror Story: Apocalypse was heavy on the rubber, but light on the witches. 

We kicked things off with Michael Langdon parading around Outpost 3 with hair that looks very similar to his mother, Vivien’s.

He wasted no time in asserting his power in the lair, and Venable was livid. If you watch American Horror Story online, you know that Venable had a lot of rules about sleeping arrangements. 

Primarily, she did not want anyone in the Outpost sleeping with each other. For those at home yelling about how it won’t be possible to repopulate the Earth, we hear you. 

Timothy and Emily decided they wanted to have fun, and by that, they wanted to sleep with each other. It’s the end of the world, so why not?

They weren’t buying what Venable was selling about abstinence, so they broke into Michael’s room and found a conveniently placed laptop. 

There, they found emails between Michael and The Cooperative. That’s when they found out that Venable was lying about not having sexual contact. 

Venable was furious when the two teenagers went forward and had sex with each other. Venable ordered their deaths, but Timothy and Ash fought back. 

Miriam wound up shot, but there was something amiss with her flesh. Is she even a real person? 

As for Michael, he had a lot of sexual chemistry with Mr. Gallant, so much so that it seemed he was dressing up as the Rubber Man from Murder House and having sex with him. 

But Michael was adamant he was not the one dressing up, and that he should try to find out the truth on his own. 

Evie, Mr. Gallant’s mother, witnessed the sex between him and the Rubber Man and took the news to Miriam and Venable. 

The pair tried to whip him to get the answers, but they realized when they looked down that he was getting off on the pain. 

In a truly stunning shock, the Rubber Man showed up again, but Mr. Gallant opted to stab him because he was done with the mind games. 

That’s when we learned that Evie had been body-swapped and was dead at the hands of her grandson. Well, at least she won’t be ratting on him any longer. 

Elsewhere, Michael confronted Venable for lying to everyone about the rules, but Venable was not ready to back down. 

She said that she was sent the rules, and she was following them. However, she did not have a copy of them at hand for Michael to cast his eye on. 

Michael said that he was the one who sent the rules, calling her bluff. Oh, yes, there’s a power struggle between these two, and we’re all in for it. 

While the episode had a lot of action, the preview for it claimed the witches would make their entrance into Outpost 3. 

That did not happen, and the only excuse for that is that FX was trying to stop the typical week two drop the franchise has been known for. 

What are your thoughts on this installment? 

Hit the comments below. 

American Horror Story continues Wednesday on FX!

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Mystery Doorbell Ringer Comes Forward, Shares Chilling Survival Story

This woman's terrifying story gripped the nation before anyone knew her name or heard her reveal what had happened to her.

America first saw her as a nameless woman who, while wearing restraints and a large tee shirt, rang a neighbor's doorbell late at night.

Her name is Lauren, and her story is every bit as chilling as people feared.

Lauren is 32 years old. She says that one night, she awoke to her 49-year-old boyfriend, Dennis Ray Collins, kneeling on her chest.

He was stuffing some sort of fabric into her mouth.

Her feet and ankles were bound by restraints, and she had duct tape on her head.

She reveals that, at the time, she fully believed that she was going to die.

She says that she tried to cling to hope during the sexual assault that followed.

Lauren says: "I just kept repeating in my head ‘God has more for me than this, I’m not gonna die here tonight,'"

She had been living with Collins for 4 months at the time of the rape.

She says that afterwards, he allowed her to go to the kitchen to get some water — because her throat hurt from screaming.

This, she reveals, is when she saw her chance to escape — and took it.

We can never imagine how much bravery it took her to make that dash for the door and leave.

As natural as the instinct to flee is, there is also a powerful instinct in many people to cooperate with a threat in the hopes of survival. Neither instinct is always right, but Lauren made the right choice.

She says that she flagged down a car, asking the driver to help her — but that the driver took one look at her and sped away.

It was then that Lauren was famously recorded ringing a doorbell. She rang several doorbells.

Lauren explains that she was in fear for her life, but convinced that if someone saw her and made eye contact with her, that she woudl be safe.

In the end, Lauren was able to go back for her car to drive away. It was 3 in the morning, and her chances of getting someone to answer the door were slim.

Again, we cannot imagine how much courage it took for her to return to the one place where she knew that Collins might be.

Lauren drove to safety while the homeowner's whose doorbell caught Lauren on video contacted law enforcement, fearing for this mystery woman's life.

It was five days after the video surfaced that Collins committed suicide.

In his suicide note, he apologized to Lauren — which, obviously, doesn't mean much, considering what he had done to her — and swears that he had not planned to kill her.

"I never would have killed you like you thought," Collins claimed. "I’m sorry for what I’ve done and I wish I could turn back time."

He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lauren is grappling with powerful emotions in the aftermath of this trauma. She even feels a misplaced sense of guilt over Collins' death.

But, speaking to Inside Edition, she admits that she believe that he would have taken her life.

"I worry if this video didn’t come out," Lauren admits. "And if he were not gone — then I eventually would be."

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American Horror Story Recap: The End of Everything

It’s the end of the world!

American Horror Story Season 8 Episode 1 kicked off with the world coming to a grinding halt thanks to a bunch of missiles. 

But there was an afterlife, of sorts for some lucky individuals, thanks to an outpost that was able to survive the radiation. 

Who got a second chance at life? 

  • Wilhemina Venable (Sarah Paulson) was the leader of the outpost. It was her way or the highway. 
  • Coco (Leslie Grossman) was an Instagram star. She lived a privileged life, and her parents paid upwards of $ 100 million for a place in the outpost. 
  • Mr. Gallant (Evan Peters) was Coco’s hairdresser, but he was given a reprieve thanks to his connection to Coco. 
  • Evie Gallant (Joan Collins) is the hairdresser’s grandmother, and she was gifted the place in the outpost because of her grandson bringing her along for the ride. Who wouldn’t want a free ticket to survive the apocalypse? 
  • Dinah Stevens (Adina Porter) was given another chance because, well, we don’t really know. She’s a TV personality who had a lot of fans at one point, we guess. 
  • Mallory (Billie Lourd) was brought along with Coco because Coco claimed she would not know how to survive without her. 
  • Andre (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) never got much screen-time. He did get to eat his boyfriend because he allegedly broke the rules. 
  • Emily (Ash Santos) was taken from jail to a holding cell and then taken to the outpost. 
  • Timothy (Kyle Allen) was taken from his family when it emerged that his DNA was one that was desirable to start a new world. 

The lucky ones were allowed to wear purple, while the workers were forced to wear grey. It was a Handmaid’s Tale-esque plot, but it worked very well. 

Wilhemina told the others that they needed to play by the rules if they had any hope of staying in the compound, but everyone seemed mad about the fact that they were being fed a tiny cube which allegedly had all the nutrients their bodies needed. 

When eighteen months were up, it emerged that they would be skipping breakfast from that point on due to there being not enough cubes for everyone to survive. 

Yikes. 

As if that was not bad enough, the same song was being played over and over again in the parlor. Oh yes, the end of the world is not all it cracked up to be. 

The nuclear winter rendered the outside world a no-go for everyone, but there was a striking development:

Michael Langdon aka the demon baby from American Horror Story: Murder House showed up at the Outpost. 

He was quick to tell Wilhemina that it was time for him to take control, and she did not seem all that enthused about it. 

In any case, her right-hand woman, Miriam, was outside murdering the horses that brought Michael to the compound. Yeah, Wilhemina has really met her match. 

We have one question following the season premiere:

WHERE THE HECK ARE THE WITCHES?!

We’re not the only ones who were watching just to see the coven back together, are we? 

What are your thoughts on the premiere?

Hit the comments below. 

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Audrey Roloff Shares Ember’s Birth Story, Keeps It Very Real

Audrey Roloff is nothing if not an open book.

The former Little People, Big World cast member talks often about her faith and her family and how the two nearly always intertwine.

The mother of one also talks about parenthood on a frequent basis, ever since welcoming daughter Ember into the world in September of 2017.

Now, in a very personal and impressive blog post, Audrey has opened way up about her actual birthing experience.

It's a bit graphic in detail and you can read the full entry HERE.

But we've shared a handful of excerpts below in order to help Audrey relay her experience to the fans and followers who are either interested or who may even benefit from this kind of information…

1. This is How Audrey Opened Her Lengthy Post:

Audrey in labor
I am just now finally getting around to sharing her birth story. WOW! It has taken me an entire year to finish it. Sigh. Guess that’s just reality as a new mom, going through two remodels, writing our first book, keeping always more and beating50percent a float, while trying to maintain sanity and some resemblance of a social life. The past year has been exhausting, thrilling, tearful, and full of treasured moments. But perhaps the most treasured moment was September 10th, 2017

2. I Will Not Be Sugar Coating the Messy Reality of Birth…

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So Audrey warned, prior to getting into said details as follows: “By the time I was 10 days overdue, I was trying whatever the internet suggested about naturally inducing labor. Pineapple, spicy food, bouncing on the ball, taking baths, long walks, raspberry leaf tea, acupuncture, and sex, but still no baby. I remember reading comments on social media, and even receiving texts from friends, who had some opinions about my desire to wait for our baby to come naturally… Of course. I would not put our baby in danger if I did indeed need to be medically induced. But I also knew lots of women who were impatiently or unnecessarily induced early, and I wanted to avoid that. So I kept surrendering and trusting in God’s timing for our daughters birth.”

3. She’s Finally on the Way!

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“I woke up at 2:30 am to what I thought was just intense cramping. I had experienced some pretty intense cramping the past couple of nights so I didn’t think too much of it at first, but after a few minutes I quickly realized this was different. MUCH different. This was the blinding ambush. IT WAS TIME!!! I reached over into my nightstand drawer and grabbed a sharpie to write my life mantra on my arm – ALWAYS MORE. I knew that this day, more than any other day, I needed to be reminded that I ALWAYS had MORE strength, endurance, and hope through Christ.”

4. What They Decided:

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“Jeremy and I wanted our labor and delivery experience to be a calm, low stress, and intimate experience between the two of us. That meant no family, friends, or cameras in the delivery room. We wanted to bring our daughter into the world together without having to think or worry about anything or anyone else. Just Jeremy and I, intimately experiencing the most defining moment of our lives together.”

5. More Specifics:

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“Our birth plan was essentially to have a low-intervention, unmedicated birth at the hospital with the help of our doula Echo, essential oils, prayer, and a jammin’ Spotify playlist.”11

6. Why Did She Opt for an Unmedicated Birth?

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“I didn’t want labor to solely be something I went through, while Jeremy watched from a chair. I wanted for him to be an active participant. I wanted for him to feel needed and important during the whole process – and he was. Laboring with Jeremy was was the most intimate, unifying, God-empowering, thing we have ever done together.”

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