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01 Aug 2017
Billie Lourd’s New Life – Town & Country

Billie Lourd’s New Life

After a devastating year, the actress sits down with her friend and Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson to talk about the loss of her mother Carrie Fisher and her grandmother Debbie Reynolds.

It’s been quite a year for Billie Lourd. The 25-year-old actress has hit her stride in Hollywood: She appeared in the series Scream Queens and is starring in the latest installment of American Horror Story (which premieres this month on the FX network), and she’ll grace the big screen in the upcoming films Billionaire Boys Club and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

But she has also faced huge personal tragedies. Last December her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds—who were both stars in their own right but also beloved as a charming, squabbling duo whose unique relationship was the subject of a recent HBO documentary—died within days of each other. Here, in a wide-ranging conversation with her friend and Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson, Lourd opens up about her life with and without her mother and grandmother, and going into the family business against the wishes of her mom and dad (the talent agent Bryan Lourd). She also explains how following some of her mother’s famously frank advice has helped her navigate her more difficult moments.
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17 Jul 2017
Happy Birthday, Billie!

Today (July 17) Billie is celebrating her birthday. Here at BillieLourd.net, we would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Billie!

15 May 2017
“Scream Queens” Canceled at Fox

As expected, Scream Queens has been canceled at Fox after two seasons. The show will be missed! However, we do have the upcoming season of American Horror Story to look forward to.

‘Scream Queens’ Canceled at Fox After Two Seasons

“We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories,” co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman told reporters Monday.

It appears to be the end of the road for Scream Queens.

On a conference call with reporters Monday to discuss its fall schedule, Fox co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman confirmed that there are no plans to bring back Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror anthology series.

Scream Queens was an anthological series,” Newman said. “It feels as if it was a compete story. We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories so we won’t be seeing Scream Queens this season.”

Not even one of the most powerful showrunners working in TV could keep the softly rated Scream Queens on the air. Though it had a following, one Fox brass emphasized was young and heavily multiplatform, linear ratings were weak, the second season of Scream Queens only averaged a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers with live-plus-seven returns.

Scream Queens was one of the first big swings for Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Newman. They gave the 20th TV horror-comedy a straight-to-series order shortly after assuming control of the broadcast network. But it never quite lived up to all of the promotion.

The starry cast should be fine. Billie Lourd, for one, has already lined up a role in the upcoming seventh installment of Murphy’s American Horror Story, and Lea Michele is starring in the ABC comedy The Mayor, among others. And weep not for Murphy. He has a half-dozen thriving anthologies on cable sibling FX, in addition to the procedural drama 911, which was picked up to series by Fox last week.

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14 Apr 2017
40 Years of “Star Wars” Panel

Billie attended the 40 Years of Star Wars Panel during the 2017 Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (April 13). Billie attended the event and paid tribute to her mom Carrie Fisher. She wore a custom Tom Ford dress in honor of the iconic Princess Leia outfit.

The Force is stronger than ever in Carrie Fisher’s young Padawan.

Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd made her first public appearance since the actress’ death, bringing her mother’s spirit to the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Thursday.

Lourd, 24, took the stage wearing a custom white Tom Ford dress in honor of her late mother’s iconic Princess Leia ensemble. Lourd and Ford collaborated on the dress, which was meant to evoke a modern-day version of her mother’s famous Star Wars look.

“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” Lourd said onstage. “She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable.”
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06 Apr 2017
Billie Joins “American Horror Story”

Exciting news for Billie fans! The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Billie will star in American Horror Story season 7.

‘American Horror Story’ Recruits Billie Lourd for Season 7

She joins fellow new addition Billy Eichner in the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk FX anthology.

FX’s American Horror Story is recruiting another familiar face for season seven.

Scream Queens grad Billie Lourd has been tapped to star opposite franchise mainstay Sarah Paulson in the upcoming cycle of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk anthology, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Season seven, which will likely bow in its standard October period, will be an election-themed cycle though Trump and Clinton are not currently on the show’s ballot. The season begins the day after the election. Character and additional plot details are being kept under wraps.

Lourd joins fellow franchise newbie Billy Eichner, who will recur, in season seven. Returning castmembers include Evan Peters.

The actress, the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd, recently completed the second season of Murphy and Falchuk’s Fox anthology Scream Queens. The series is not expected to return for a third season as fellow stars, including Lea Michele, have already booked other projects in first position.

“All of the stuff that I’m developing now is going to be about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture — people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away,” Murphy previously told THR about his post-election work.

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