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Taylor Swift had to pass on 'Scream Queens'

Ryan Murphy says he wanted Taylor Swift for

Ryan Murphy says he wanted Taylor Swift for his new show "Scream Queens." Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

It seems like television producer Ryan Murphy can get anyone he wants to appear on his shows. One person, however, who has eluded him is pop diva Taylor Swift.

"I go after Taylor Swift for everything that I do," Murphy said at a screening of his new show "Scream Queens" in Los Angeles. "I actually called her people about her for this, but she had already booked a tour, and I said, just do one episode, but she couldn't even do that."

Murphy still managed to get some big names for "Scream Queens" including Jamie Lee Curtis and "Glee" star Lea Michele. "I just thought, wouldn't it be fun to see Lea play something completely nonglamorous and weird?" he said.

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