The Cult Leader on American Horror Story Might Be Right Under Our Noses

So far, American Horror Story‘s seventh season, Cult, has given us plenty of meaty theories to sink our speculating claws into. From simple questions about who some Ryan Murphy favorites will be playing (Lily Rabe as Sharon Tate would be spot-on, no?) to why we shouldn’t trust Ivy (Alison Pill), there’s a lot to unpack. Now it’s time to add another whopper of a theory to the pile: who is the leader of the titular cult?

For a while now, we’ve assumed the people in charge of the pack of roving killer clowns are Kai Anderson (Evan Peters, playing the town’s Donald Trump-worshiping psychopath), his sister Winter (Billie Lourd), and Ivy. But what if they’re not the architects of the deranged unpleasantness Ally (Sarah Paulson) is experiencing after all? Reddit user StripperGirlDelilah (we’re assuming that’s their real name as well) recently posed a very interesting take on season seven’s big bad.

Wouldn’t it stand to reason that the true leader of the cult is a queen bee of sorts?

The promotional campaign leading up to season seven’s premiere was full of bee and hive imagery. On top of that, the show makes a big to-do about introducing a literal hive mind in episode two when Ivy and Ally’s new neighbor reveals his beekeeping hobby. Wouldn’t it stand to reason that the true leader of the cult will end up being a queen bee of sorts? As StripperGirlDelilah points out, «The queen bee is kept inside the hive at all times for protection.» And remember that mysterious closed door with the flower we see in the first episode in Kai and Winter’s home? That might be where the queen bee, likely the mother of Kai and Winter, is hiding out.

If true, it would explain some of the Anderson siblings’ weirder traits. For starters, Kai has blue hair and Winter’s is white — with the show’s overt political themes, the Anderson matriarch’s hair is probably red (and perhaps signals another appearance from Murphy’s beloved Frances Conroy). In a hive, the queen is the only sexually mature female, but there are a few other female bees on hand to become queen in case she dies. Winter’s obvious anxiety around children could be a sign that she’s not looking forward to the day she has to take over and have kids of her own for «weird culty reasons.»

During episode four, «11/9,» we see how a manipulative Kai recruits cult members, and the insanely twisted tactics he uses to exert control over these angry individuals. If StripperGirlDelilah’s theory is right, his recruiting skills are guaranteed to make the Anderson matriarch proud.

It’s a long shot, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t just a little convinced. Check out the theory in full below!

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Prepare to Be Charmed By These 13 Harry Potter Gifts — All Under $25

There is no such thing as Harry Potter season, because true fans know that it’s year-round for the rest of eternity. We’re not joking, people. If you have a Hogwarts-lover in your life, we have found some fun gifts that are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because. What makes them even more enticing is that they’re all under $ 25, so no magic is needed in order to afford these cool presents. Take a look at all the charming mugs, jewelry, shirts, accessories, and more. They’ll get you so nostalgic that you’ll want to read the book series all over again.

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Georgia Social Studies Teacher Arrested For Crushing Hundreds Of Nattys Under A Bridge

Henry Beasley is a social studies teacher at Lee County Middle School in the middle of nowhere Georgia and he likes Natty. He really…really…really likes Natty. How much Natty does Henry like? He likes it by the hundreds. I’m talking hundreds and hundreds.

And cops have finally busted Henry for crushing Nattys under a bridge in Lee County. And they have evidence photos. Hundreds and hundreds of crushed Natts. And the tall Nattys. Henry had a couple garage pops the other day, started a little fire and now here we are.

From WALB:

Deputies were called out to the Highway 32 East bridge on Monday after reports of smoke coming out from under the bridge. When they arrived, they found Henry Beasley drinking beer under the bridge with a fire lit.

A code enforcement official said they have been searching for the person that left an estimated three hundred beer cans under the bridge over a two month period.

“Each time we would come out here there were more and more of the same kind of beer cans, which was telling me that someone is frequent in the area. So, we were keeping an eye on the place and we eventually got a call to come down here,” said Jim Wright.

I’m going to take a stab at this story to try and predict what’s going on here.

  1. Henry’s wife has been bitching at him about drinking around the house
  2. Henry’s like, “screw it, I’ll find a quiet place to get hammered”
  3. Henry used to get hammered under bridges with his buddies back in high school
  4. He hates his job teaching worthless kids who don’t want to learn
  5. Saves his lunch money for Natty; easy to avoid questions from his wife
  6. Lies about having some sort of after-school responsibility, but he really goes and gets rocked
  7. Just wants to get rocked in peace

Henry’s clearly a guy’s guy who needs a drinking hideout. We’ve all been there. Need that special place. His mistake was going the burning tire route, but that’s what happens when you get hundreds deep with the Natty. You start doing dumb shit like back in college. It happens.

We’re recommending a slap on the wrist, a little community service and a fellow teacher give Henry a drinking hideout.


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Scary Spice Is Reportedly Under Investigation For Possible Witness Tampering

Heidi Klum and Mel B. arriving together at the 'Beauty & Essex' VMA after party

The details of Mel B’s messy divorce from Stephen Belafonte have, so far, followed a bit of a formula. Allow me to put my glasses on and approach the chalkboard. If X represents drama and Y equals the length of this mess, then X = Y + (shit Stephen Belafonte has done x The Nanny). For those following along at home, the solution for X is = VERY MUCH DRAMA. But it always seemed like any drama was the result of Stephen being Stephen. Well, TMZ has a new development, and it looks like Mel B might have found herself representing X in a sticky legal situation.

Mel B and Stephen faced off in court for the first time last Friday. Stephen reportedly showed up extremely late. Mel B’s lawyers asked the judge to modify the details of Mel B’s case against her former nanny, Lorraine Gilles, from civil harassment to domestic violence. The lawyers were arguing the alleged relationship between Mel B, Nanny Lorraine, and Stephen, classify any harassment as a domestic issue. That would, in turn, make it easier for Mel B’s restraining order to become a permanent one.

Anyway, onto the most recent issue. TMZ says that Sisterhood of Hip Hop star and rapper Siya was prepared to testify on behalf of Stephen in a future court date. Siya filed a police report yesterday claiming that Mel B pulled some Mafia Spice tactics and allegedly sent some intimidating texts to Siya strongly encouraging her to keep her mouth shut. Siya’s testimony would have allegedly contradicted any claims Mel B made that Stephen was an abusive asshole.

Siya was also going to testify about Mel B’s alleged drug use. On September 1st, Stephen Belafonte filed documents accusing Mel B of spicing up her life with cocaine and booze. Mel B vaguely denied the accusations, saying that she refuses “to be a victim” and that the truth would come out in court. If the text messages on Siya’s phone are true, it sounds like Mel B might have been afraid of what alleged truths Siya was going to expose in court.

TMZ says that Siya went to the police with the text messages, and police have reportedly opened a felony investigation against Mel B.

Sources close to Mel B are side-eyeing Siya’s allegations of witness intimidation. They also doubt Siya’s relationship to Mel B. Siya reportedly claims she was good friends with both Stephen and Mel B, whereas sources close to Mel B claim Mel B has only met Siya a handful of times.

I don’t exactly know what Mel B allegedly said in those text messages. Maybe Mel B can argue that she was just texting Spice Girls lyrics. “Get your act together we could be just fine – see, that’s just Wannabe. And I’m sure that part that says ‘or else’ was just my phone’s attempt at autocorrecting zigazigah.

Pic: Wenn.com

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Join Us: Allow These Evan Peters GIFs to Put You Under His Sexy Spell

American Horror Story fans know Evan Peters as the hottest psycho on TV, but, my dear friends, we need to talk about how he is also extremely hot (and not psycho) in real life. While the 30-year-old actor, who is once again engaged to Emma Roberts, changes his looks for every season of the FX show, he still manages to look oh so good around the clock. And looking at pictures of him is nice and all, but there’s just something about watching him move that takes it a step further. From his smile to his hair, we’d run our fingers all over . . . everything.

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In Case You Were Wondering, Ryan Reynolds Is Insanely Ripped Under That Deadpool Suit

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Ryan Reynolds doesn’t get shirtless too often, but when he does, it’s to show us how insanely ripped he is. On Thursday, the Deadpool actor’s trainer, Don Saladino, shared side-by-side photos of him to show everyone what’s really going on under that iconic red suit. Spoiler: it’s A LOT. Aside from having an incredibly chiseled six-pack, he is also dripping in blood and has some bulging, well, pelvic veins. For a funny antihero, those Deadpool 2 stunts are no joke. Don’t work yourself too hard, Ryan!

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Jeff Sessions Lied His Little Elfin Ass Off Under Oath

YES, now it’s Friday. Good lord, I was starting to think I had imagined Fridays and that they really didn’t exist.

You guys remember when Kamala Harris started asking Jeff Sessions a lot of quickfire questions, and he got super annoyed? It was a total prosecutor move. You know why she did it? To get Jeff Sessions on the record. You know why she wanted to get him on the record? Because she could nail him for perjury when those lies came back to haunt his elfin little ass. Like, say, when intelligence agency intercepts prove that Sessions did have substantive policy discussions with the Russian ambassador, contradicting his lying ass. (WashPo)

The showdown in the next few days should be fun: Does Trump fire Sessions? And if so, does Sessions turn on Trump?

In health care bill news: Ooops!

Tori mentioned Halle Berry chugging booze at Comic-Con, but the accompanying video is pretty delightful. Channing Tatum and Pedro Pascal are suitably impressed. — (Lainey)

None of us want Bieber, but China actually told him, «Yeah, no. Your dumb ass ain’t welcome here, son!» I mean, they might have said it slightly nicer. Or more diplomatically. But maybe they didn’t! — (Dlisted)



Duchess Kate wore some designer in Germany. Who cares? A Girl met A Man. SHE MET JAQEN H’GHAR! — (Celebitchy)

Birds, planes, and smiling 4-year-old Prince George! Plus, some other royal stuff and whatnot. — (GFY)

Speaking of planes, when are airlines going to realize how bad it looks when they keep kicking ticketed passengers off of their flights? Especially when that ticketed passenger is an unaccompanied minor? — (Inc)

Cannonballer kdm was wary of picking up another YA book, but the movie Everything, Everything sounded intriguing. She wanted to read Nicola Yoon’s book before watching the movie. The book exceeded her expectations. She loved the intimacy of the writing, the characters and the way Yoon made controversial topics part of the conversation, but not the point of the plot. Have you seen or read this one? (Cannonball Read 9)

Have a lovely weekend! Try not to melt. Or freeze. I don’t know where you’re located.

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Evening Briefing: Trump Throws Sessions Under the Bus; John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

Just terrible news to report here: John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. I’m not sure what the prognosis is, but Sanjay Gupta said that it was the same aggressive type of brain cancer that took the life of Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden’s son, Beau Biden. But McCain is a tough son of a bitch, so if anyone can survive it, it’s him.

We hope for a speedy and successful recovery. We give him a lot of shit for his politics, but I’ve got nothing but respect for the Senator.

Here’s a lovely statement from his daughter:

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Meanwhile, Donald Trump gave the NYTimes an interview today, and I have no idea what compels him to say the dumb, self-damaging things that he does, but he has done it again.

«Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,» he added. «How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.»

Trump also spoke critically of Sessions’ testimony during his Senate confirmation hearings. «Jeff Sessions gave some bad answers. He gave some answers that were simple questions and should have been simple answers, but they weren’t.»

Ouch.

He also suggested James Comey brought up the Steele dossier as leverage to keep his job, which sounds like a hot load of bullshit.



Trump also raised a huge red flag for Robert Mueller by suggesting the special prosecutor stay the hell away from his finances, or he may get fired:

Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller was running an office rife with conflicts of interest and warned investigators against delving into matters too far afield from Russia. Mr. Trump never said he would order the Justice Department to fire Mr. Mueller, nor would he outline circumstances under which he might do so. But he left open the possibility as he expressed deep grievance over an investigation that has taken a political toll in the six months since he took office.

Additionally, he criticized the acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, as well as Rod Rosenstein. The interview, by the way, was given right after he essentially threatened Senator Dean Heller’s job:

The President is just making friends left and right, ain’t he?

Also, Don Jr. and Paul Manafort will testify before the Senate Judiciary committee next Wednesday, and Jared Kushner will testify behind closed doors on Monday as part of the Russian probe.



One last note: Earlier today, Katy Tur basically got Kris Kolbach to admit, if the votes for Hillary Clinton are in doubt, then so are the votes for Donald Trump. «So is our democratic process completely broken?»


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Nicole Kidman Blasts Back On The Scene, Sports Media 40 Under 40 & Flea Loves Lonzo

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There’s nothing on tonight. Seriously. You want to watch WNBA? It’s your night. Yankees-Twins? Yawn. Boxing on FS1? In other words, it’s a movie night. Trust me. Save up your remote control ownership from your wife/girlfriend for later in August when you’ll need to get ready for six months of football.

Nicole Kidman wants your attention

This is supposedly Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend

40 Under 40…sports media edition…nothing brings out emotion in sports media people like a list

Redskins president calls his QB Kurt Cousins multiple times

Flea already in love with Lonzo Ball

Soccer fan knocks drone out of the sky with roll of toilet paper

Florida Man drives into Lowes, starts cutting wood & is tased – crash photos!

Here’s Sophia from Stockton U.

Ump Drilled By A Bat Video of the Week

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Lindsay Shookus Probably Got With Ben Affleck Under Shady Circumstances, But It Was “Worth” It

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck take their children to July 4th Celebration Parade

This picture of Ben Affleck holding a half-eaten candy floss isn’t completely irrelevant to this story. It’s a metaphor for Ben’s new relationship with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. You see, candy floss is terrible for your teeth and will turn your hands into a sticky mess, but it’s delicious, which makes it 100% worth the hassle. It’s the same with Ben and Lindsay.

After the news broke that Ben and Lindsay were a couple, rumors started flying that they got together in 2013 while Ben was still married to Jennifer Garner and Lindsay to former SNL producer Kevin Miller. Several sources recently spoke to People about that, and they’re not trying very hard to deny that Lindsay wasn’t up to some homewrecking antics.

“She isn’t someone who would have been reckless. She’s really down to earth and centered. [The relationship] has got to be something that she felt was worth risking a lot for.”

That sounds like she risked her marriage to Kevin for a shot at Ben. Not exactly, at least according to another source. They say the “impression” they got from Lindsay was that she and Kevin had been unhappy “for a while” by the time they called it quits in 2014. They add that Lindsay was clearly “heartbroken” about it, and felt “tremendous regret” that she couldn’t work thinks out.

If you need further convincing that Lindsay isn’t a diabolical fame-hungry man-stealer, a source said this:

“She’s just not the kind of girl who is likely to have her head turned by fame. She’s come into contact with people more famous than Ben.”

As for Ben, one source says he enjoys spending time with Lindsay, and adds that Ben’s first priority is his kids. I don’t know how Ben is as a dad (he seems ok?), but I don’t know if an insurance adjuster would say a relationship with Ben is “worth the risk.” First you’ve got to deal with his angry wife confronting you and your ex-husband. Then there’s the chance that Ben’s best bro Tom Brady will invite you two over for a couples dinner, and you’ll have to sit there pretending to like steamed celery leaves. Not worth it.

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