The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Kathy Bates willl be joining "American Horror Story" season 3. It appears she will be a rival to Jessica Lange's "Sister Jude Martin. As usual, plot detail are tuightly under wrap. However, Ryan Murphy did tell reporters last month "What season three is about is more historical in nature," he told reporters during a January screening of the Asylum finale. "I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun."