FX’s anthology series “American Horror Story” is adding a Grammy-winning singer to the cast. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the series has been joined by Patti LaBelle.
She will appear in four episodes of the show, portraying the mother of Gabourey Sidibe’s character. The next season of the horror show is set in 1952 and focuses on some of the last American freak show performers of that decade. A local of Jupiter, Florida, Sidibe’s character discovers the secrets of a character called Twisty the clown killer.
LaBelle, a two-time Emmy nominee, won’t sing in the role, the story adds. She received back-to-back Primetime Emmy nominations for musical performances in the 1980s — for “Motown Returns to the Apollo” in 1985 and “Sylvia Fine Kaye’s Musical Comedy Tonight III,” an episode of “Great Performances,” in 1986.