Ryan Murphy

Dealing with Deranged Text

Remember when that redonkulous sorority girl email went viral a few years ago?  Who knew it would be the gift that keeps on giving.  

When Ryan Murphy read it, after a period of laughing his ass off (I assume), be began to think, who is this girl?  What universe must she exist in?  Who are her friends?  What is her boyfriend like?  

And then he birthed the show: SCREAM QUEENS!

In the second to last episode, Chanel, the queen bee sorority co-president, writers her email to her sisters, and she does not mince words.  Instead of presenting this plot point as a simple voice over, we see Chanel pounding away at her computer, ranting out-loud, as the the text writes itself across her wall.  

Cut to her sisters opening the emails, and the text writing itself along their walls, ...

...toilet stalls,...

....lamp posts,....

....and even the sky!

So impressed with how a long winded email was turned into a visual experience. 

Ryan Murphy loves California

I have been thinking about Ryan Murphy's home (creator of Glee, American Horror Story, etc.) since it was pointed out to me on the celebrity home tour I took in May.  The home is located blocks from the Beverly Hills Hotel, in the flats of Beverly Hills.

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What got me was the cacti.  It just looked so lush, while obviously being the opposite.  My preoccupation led me to the Hollywood Reporter article about the home.  

It turns out that the cactus theme carries over to the back of the house, and looks just as lush. 

Ryan Murphy with husband, David Miller, and their two dogs, Sara (left) and Owen. 

Ryan Murphy with husband, David Miller, and their two dogs, Sara (left) and Owen. 

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Ryan is a lover of Spanish Colonial architecture and a serious collector of 1920s and 1930s California-made Monterey Spanish furniture.  He purchased the home from Diane Keaton for $10 million.  

Before reading the article I had no idea that Keaton was considered an authority on Spanish Colonial architecture.  She ever wrote a book about it: California Romantica.

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I also learned that when Ryan created the show, The New Normal, he wanted the sets to be in the style he loves.  This is a funny coincidence because I talked about the bedroom set of the show in a previous post.  I guess I know what I like.

The New Normal - living room

The New Normal - living room

The New Normal - bedroom

The New Normal - bedroom

Façades of the Stars

This past weekend I went on a Starline Movie Star Homes Tour.  I know it's tacky, and I could claim that I did it because I had an out of town guest, but in reality, I was super excited to go.  I left the tour with a ton of pictures of privacy gates, and the glow that you get when you look at a lot of high-end real estate.  

Here are some of the highlights:

Gene Kelly was just so tasteful.  His home could be a film set where the happiest family in the world live.

Gene Kelly was just so tasteful.  His home could be a film set where the happiest family in the world live.

Of course Marilyn Monroe's house is cute and pink.  This is exactly the house I would have dreamed up for her.

Of course Marilyn Monroe's house is cute and pink.  This is exactly the house I would have dreamed up for her.

Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee) landscapes with cacti, but somehow it feels green and lush.  I don't think I have ever seen cacti done so well.  

Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee) landscapes with cacti, but somehow it feels green and lush.  I don't think I have ever seen cacti done so well.  

Jason Statham is a classic badass who lives in a classically badass house 

Jason Statham is a classic badass who lives in a classically badass house 

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdales home looks expensive!  I felt like a paparazzo taking this picture.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdales home looks expensive!  I felt like a paparazzo taking this picture.

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

This was the Beverly Hills compound that Michael Jackson was renting at the end of his life.

This was the Beverly Hills compound that Michael Jackson was renting at the end of his life.

Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher live in such taste

Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher live in such taste

Christina Aguilera lives in the home which was previously owned by the Osbournes while they were filming their reality show.  A little too pink for my taste.

Christina Aguilera lives in the home which was previously owned by the Osbournes while they were filming their reality show.  A little too pink for my taste.

A celebrity doesn't live here, unless you consider someone who gets to have this epic roof a celebrity.  I know I do.  

A celebrity doesn't live here, unless you consider someone who gets to have this epic roof a celebrity.  I know I do.