News Nuggets: Will ‘Freak Show’ be the scariest ‘American Horror Story’ yet?

FX releases brand new scary teaser videos for the upcoming “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Will it be even scarier than “Coven” and “Asylum”? If you don’t like freakish clowns, you might want to avoid these clips. The new season debuts on October 8 and stars Emmy winner Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars, the owner of one of the last remaining freak shows in the 1950s. This cycle will also star Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Emma Roberts. E! Online

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A new video trailer promotes the upcoming Hollywood costume exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Presented by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the special exhibition explores the role of costume design in storytelling. It will include over 145 items from a diverse range of films, including “Django Unchained,” “Funny Girl,” “The Hunger Games,” “The seven-Year Itch,” and “The Wizard of Oz..” It opens on October 2 for several months in the Wilshire May building in Los Angeles. L.A. Times

Two more countries have chosen their entries for the next Academy Awards in the foreign language category. Japan is submitting “The Light Shines Only There.” Directed by Mipo Oh, it is the story of “an unemployed man’s romance with his friend’s sister.” Georgia is entering “Corn Island.” It is directed by Giorgi Ovashvili and is an “almost wordless fable about an aging farmer and his granddaughter pitted against nature.” Hollywood Reporter

Matt Webb Mitovich offers the latest scoop on many returning TV programs for the fall season. How will a lost love affect “Bones“? Are there sparks between Claire Danes and Rupert Friend on “Homeland“? Who is the latest royal character on “Once Upon a Time“? Other hot items are included for “The Blacklist,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Haven,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Flash,” “Sons of Anarchy,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” TV Line

Tim Molloy previews the final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” The premiere episode of the fifth season airs this Sunday. He calls it “one of television’s most understated and underrated shows” but is saying goodbye to “a show with no sentimentality.” Now that the program starring Steve Buscemi is ending, he reminds that nothing lasts and that the final stretch should be very “bittersweet.” The Wrap

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A new Wall Street report shows that YouTube may now be worth more than Netflix. Owned by Google, YouTube is now valued at $40 billion after boosting its annual revenue by 50% in the past year. The online provider has more than one billion monthly viewers worldwide. While it relies on advertising revenue, Netflix counts on its subscriber fees. Variety

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