Ryan Murphy

Vesace story: An epic tragedy reaches TV


To me -- and to many people -- "Versace" was just a name on upscale fashions. Now we'll know much more; a beautifully crafted mini-series starts Jan. 17 and continues for eight Wednesdays; here's the story I sent to papers: 

By Mike Hughes

PASADENA, Cal. -- When “The People
vs. O.J. Simpson” arrived, it caused a stir.

TV gropes for equality (sometimes) in a Weinstein world


The Harvey Weinstein scandal has been a fierce jolt. A guy who makes great movies -- many of my favorites, in fact -- faces allegations of decades of sexual harassment. I can't tell you about that, but I can broaden the subject a little, and look at equality in the TV world. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

TV gropes for equality (sometimes) in a Weinstein world


The Harvey Weinstein scandal has been a fierce jolt. A guy who makes great movies -- many of my favorites, in fact -- faces allegations of decades of sexual harassment. I can't tell you about that, but I can broaden the subject a little, and look at equality in the TV world. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Classic Hollywood: Two giants feuded elegantly


Once you sink into it, you'll find "Feud" immensely entertaining. This is from the "People v. O.J. Simpson" producer, with the same idea -- a high-stakes battle involving high-stakes people. But now, it's Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, in the last days of old Hollywood.

The series opens Sunday (March 5) on FX, (A second "Feud" has already been ordered, this time with Charles and Diana.) Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes