Paulson told reporters at PaleyFest that she wanted to play Trump in 'AHS' season seven.
‘American Horror Story’ star Sarah Paulson has expressed a desire to play Donald Trump when the FX anthology series turns to the subject of the American election in its upcoming seventh season.
The 42 year old actress won an Emmy last year for her portrayal of real-life figure Marcia Clark in ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’, the ‘American Crime Story’ spin-off of Ryan Murphy’s ‘AHS’. Now, it seems she’s intent on doing the same for another real-life person – and this time, an even more divisive one!
Sarah Paulson with 'American Crime Story' co-star Cuba Gooding Jr.
Continue reading: Sarah Paulson Wants To Play Donald Trump In 'AHS' Season 7
Time to learn what Kathy Bates' character has to do with all of this.
The third episode of 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' has arrived and we finally learn the story behind the violent haunting of Shelby and Matt's North Carolina farmhouse. However, little Flora is still missing and things are getting personal. You'd think it would be time to leave the area, but these characters are made of sturdier stuff.
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Episode one introduced this season's concept: 'My Roanake Nightmare'. It's basically a televised documentary about Shelby and Matt's paranormal experiences where they are played by Lily Rabe and Andre Holland in the interview segments and Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the reenactments. Angela Bassett plays Matt's ex-cop sister Lee.
The actress is glad Clark's name is also on her gong.
Sarah Paulson is no doubt still reeling after her win at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, and that's largely down to not only pride in herself, but also in the real Marcia Clark because she believes that her new gong represents justice in some way for the prosecutor.
Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clark were united at the Emmys
Paulson landed Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in 'American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson'. The show followed the court case of the NFL star's murder case, for which he was later acquitted despite many believing that he was guilty of the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown.
Continue reading: Sarah Paulson Believes Emmy Is 'Justice' For Marcia Clark
The secrets of season 6 are finally unveiled.
For the first time, the concept of the latest season of 'American Horror Story' was kept completely under wraps, with creator Ryan Murphy refusing to give away so much as the title of season 6. But we finally learned what we were in for when it premiered on FX last night (September 14th 2016).
American Horror Story is back with 'My Roanake Nightmare'
The new season is called 'My Roanoke Nightmare', confirming the rumours that were circling ahead of the season premiere; rumours suggesting that it would be based on the true tale of the missing Roanoke Colony in what we now know as North Carolina in the late 16th century.
The drama premieres tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.
‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ premieres tonight (February 15th) in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm and it’s one drama you certainly won’t want to miss. Already a critical hit in the US, the series comes from the team behind ‘American Horror Story’ and boasts a star-studded cast guiding you through one of the most famous cases in American legal history.
Cuba Gooding Jr stars as O.J. Simpson.
Siggins starred in 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in 2014.
Actress Rose Siggins who played Legless Suzy on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in 2014 has died aged 43. Siggins was born with sacral agenesis, a rare genetic disorder and suffered from kidney and pancreas issues her whole life. According to her website, her legs were amputated when she was two-years-old.
'American Horror Story' actress Rose Siggins has died aged 43.
Speaking to People, Siggins' manager James Mullen said: “I can confirm that the sad news is indeed true.” Mullens added that a GoFundMe page has been set up to helps with Siggins' medical expenses and her two children, Luke and Shelby.
Continue reading: 'American Horror Story' Actress Rose Siggins Dies Aged 43
As in his gorgeous film Far From Heaven and TV series Mildred Pierce, filmmaker Todd Haynes tells a simple story with visual impact and thematic resonance. All three of these projects centre on characters who feel like outsiders in their societies, offering staggeringly complex roles for Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet and now Cate Blanchett. This one is also based on a Patricia Highsmith novel (published originally as The Price of Salt), so it has an added layer of underlying intensity.
The story is set in the run-up to Christmas 1952, as New York department store clerk Therese (Rooney Mara) becomes intrigued by Carol (Blanchett), a glamorous customer who seems unusually attentive. Therese finds a reason to contact her, and the two become friends despite the difference in age and class. Meanwhile, Carol is trying to extricate herself from her marriage to Harge (Kyle Chandler), who is still feeling wounded by Carol's relationship with another woman (Sarah Paulson) and threatens to use her friendship with Therese to deny custody of their young daughter. And Therese also has a nice-guy suitor in Richard (Jake Lacy), who is becoming increasingly suspicious. With all of this pressure on them, Carol and Therese make an impulsive decision to take a road trip together.
The events unfold with delicate precision, as Phyllis Nagy's script smartly allows these woman to circle around each other trying to work out how they feel. There's a gun-in-the-suitcase element that adds a bit of spark, but the real story here plays out between the lines in exquisite performances from Blanchett and Mara, who convey most of their feelings through offhanded glances and subtle gestures. This adds beautifully to the depiction of the period's repressive attitudes without ever being obvious about it, and it also reveals the deep emotions that come with feeling like you don't fit in with what society expects of you.
Continue reading: Carol Review
David Schwimmer is set to star in 'American Crime Story' as Robert Kardashian in FX's upcoming anthology series, the first season of which will focus on the trial of O.J. Simpson.
David Schwimmer has been cast as Robert Kardashian.
Ever wanted to experience the OJ story one more time? Well merry Christmas to you.
So here’s something that we definitely all needed to see – a revival of the O. J. Simpson story via FX miniseries. The brainchild of American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, the new miniseries will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. and Sarah Paulson. It will track O. J.’s drawn out trial, with Paulson playing prosecutor Marcia Clark, according to the Deadline announcement.
Could this spell a revival for Gooding's lackluster career of late?
It’s called American Crime Story and is an offshoot of Murphy’s highly successful American Horror Story, now in its fourth season. The new anthology miniseries is based on the 1996 book "The Run of his Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," Jeffery Toobin, a writer for the New Yorker and will run for 10 episodes.
'American Horror Story' star Sarah Paulson wears a gorgeously gothic black Georges Hobeika dress as she arrives outside a New York studio for her appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman', where she is also seen signing autographs for a crowd of fans.
It's less than six weeks until 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' premieres on FX. Here are five things you need to know about the upcoming season.
Three ten second teaser trailers of the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show have been released and the next round of the hit FX series promises to be even more terrifying than any to date. But what do we know so far about Freak Show?
Continue reading: 5 Things You Need To Know About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'
The cast of season 4 is taking shape with Jyoti Amge's most recent addition.
Jyoti Amge, who became known as “the world’s smallest woman” has been cast in the fourth season of American Horror Story, which bears the somewhat questionable subtitle Freak Show. Creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy announced the news on his own Twitter, posting a picture of Amge, posing with AHS star Jessica Lange.
Kathy Bates in American Horror Story
The show begins each season with an entirely new setting and premise and the series regulars play different roles each time. The previous season centered around a school for young witches, with traditions stretching back to the Salem witch trials and explored themes like feminism, racism and the civil rights movement. Season 5 will feature a carnival theme and be set in the 1950s.
Neil Patrick Harris revealed on Friday (18th July) that he is a fan of 'American Horror Story' and would like a role on the upcoming series 'Freak Show'. Ryan Murphy has responded to Harris' interview and claimed he has a 'Freak Show' role Harris would "love".
Could Neil Patrick Harris be heading for American Horror Story's Freak Show? Ryan Murphy certainly seems willing for the How I Met Your Mother actor to join the cast!
Neil Patrick Harris is a huge fan of American Horror Story.
The show is burning through all the classic horror film settings. Next on the list: carnival.
More American Horror Story news heading your way! Finally, the hotly anticipated fourth season of the Emmy award-winning show has a setting and a vague plot outline, as revealed by showrunner Ryan Murphy. According to Murphy’s announcement from earlier this week that the new installment of the series would be set in early-1950s Florida. Jessica Lange, who has appeared in each of the series' first three seasons, will play a German ex-pat who runs a carnival sideshow.
Showrunner Ryan Murphy came out this week with several AHS announcements.
The Shield’s Michael Chiklis has also been announced for a part in the upcoming season. Chiklis will play the former husband of Kathy Bates' character and the father of Evan Peters' character. In more good news, queens of everything Sarah Paulson, Angela Basset and Frances Conroy will all return for the new season, playing performers in Lange's carnival – it all sounds very fun and exciting. Or terrifying and often gross, depending on your point of view.
Continue reading: Setting, Premise And Just A Boatload Of "American Horror Story" News
Director Steve McQueen joins the stars of '12 Years A Slave' to praise the immense level of acting skill that went into creating the movie. Among those actors were main star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.
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'12 Years a Slave', released in US cinemas on Friday (18th October), has received a wave of favourable reviews hailing the film as "timeless".
12 Years a Slave tells of Solomon Northup, a black man living free from the shackles of slavery in upstate New York, until he is abducted and sold into slavery. Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men), is taken to New Orleans where he is forced to work on a plantation. The film, based on the memoirs of Northup, has been praised for its brutal and unflinching portrayal of the horrors inflicted to slaves during the 1800s in the USA.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in 12 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup.
The film is due to be released in the US today (Friday 18th October) and early reviews suggest this may be one of the best - and most important- films of the year. The critics love 12 Years a Slave; and with a stellar cast and crew in addition to a moving, brutal and accurate portrayal of slavery, it's likely to be an Oscar contender.
Continue reading: '12 Years A Slave' Receives Rave Reviews Ahead Of US Release
Don't turn out the lights for this season! 'American Horror Story' ups the game with grisly new season 'Coven'.
The third season of Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy's grisly horror series American Horror Story begun with a suitably bloodcurdling episode of enslavement and torture.
Kathy Bates stars as slave killer Madame LaLaurie
Not that we didn't expect it to, but the first episode of 'American Horror Story: Coven' entitled 'Bitchcraft' was enough to scar any unsuspecting first time viewer for life! Of course, those who have in fact been exposed to the horror of season two 'AHS: Asylum' will be generally desensitised to all things petrifying, disgusting and not to mention controversial.
Continue reading: 'American Horror Story: Coven' Looks To Be Another Shocker Season
Michael Fassbender was among the cast of historical biopic '12 Years A Slave' who attended the New York Film Festival premiere of the flick. He was joined by director Steve McQueen and main star Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The cast of '12 Years A Slave' arrive at the movie premiere at the New York Film Festival including lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and director Steve McQueen. Ejiofor plays real life wronged man Solomon Northup in this story about one man's illegal enslavement despite his American citizenship and achievements, based on the autobiography of the same name.
'American Horror Story: Coven' had it's first episode last night (9 October) on FX. 'Bitchcraft' introduces the audience to the magical past and present of New Orleans and a host of new characters (with some old habits)
American Horror Story: Coven has begun and is promising to be the best season yet. Its dramatic, complicated and moderately sinister. What more could you ask for from AHS?
Taissa Farmiga stars as Zoe Benson, a teenage witch who - upon discovering her powers - goes to a school for witches. She is joined by Emma Roberts as a fellow student witch; and Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates who act as the teaching staff, respectively named Fiona Goode and Madame Delphine LaLaurie.
Continue reading: 'American Horror Story: Coven' Season Premieres With 'Bitchcraft'
Solomon Northup was a well-educated man from a successful family living in upstate New York with his wife and three children. He was categorised as a free black man and made money through various jobs including as an entertainer playing the violin. In 1841, he was tricked into going to Washington DC with two white men for work where he was instead kidnapped and sold to slavery despite there being laws to protect free African-Americans. He spent twelve years on a plantation in Louisiana serving the brutal and abusive owner Edwin Epps. Determined to live his life again as a free man, he befriended a Canadian carpenter working for Epps by the name of Samuel Bass, whose high-morals turned Solomon's life around forever.
This poignant historical biopic is based on the 1853 autobiography 'Twelve Years a Slave' by the real Solomon Northup. It has been adapted to screen by writer John Ridley ('U Turn', 'Red Tails') and the BAFTA nominated director Steve McQueen ('Hunger', 'Shame'). With themes of freedom, racial inequality and the cruelty of mankind, '12 Years A Slave' could be one of the more heart-wrenching movies to kick of the year on its UK cinematic release on January 24th 2014.
This could be McQueen's finest work yet.
Films - or should we say writers and directors - that dare to tackle the issue of slavery come rarely, and when they due, they face an increased level of scrutiny due to the sensitive subject matter. They are necessary though; teaching the world of the horrors it has faced will ensure they never happen again, or so they say.
Chiwetel Ejiofor could be in for the biggest role of his life
Django Unchained came and went, as Quentin Tarantino’s ability to satirize and trivialize some of history’s most controversial times slowly turns into a trilogy of movies. Mixed reviews and a cavalier use of the ‘N’ word meant people saw it as less of a history lesson and more of a taboo comedy, which is exactly what it was.
Continue reading: 12 Years A Slave: The Slavery Movie We've All Been Waiting For
Writer-director Nichols continues to get inside the heads of his characters with this involving but overlong dramatic thriller. Like his previous film Take Shelter, this is another fable-like movie, this time harking back to Huck Finn with a boys' adventure story set on the waterways of rural Arkansas. It's impeccably shot and edited, with terrific performances even from side characters. But at over two hours, the long running-time tries our patience.
Our hero is Ellis (Sheridan), a shy but steely 14-year-old who dreams of one day escaping his backwoods community. For entertainment, he explores the rivers with his pal Neckbone (Lofland), and when they hear rumours of a boat stranded in a tree, they have to investigate. Sure enough, there it is, then inside it they discover the fugitive Mud (McConaughey). Even though he's wanted for murder, they decide to help free the boat so he can escape with his battered girlfriend Juniper (Witherspoon), who's hiding in a local motel. But Ellis and Neckbone need some help with this elaborate plan, so they turn to the scary old man (Shepard) who lives across the river.
Cinematographer Adam Stone beautifully captures both the evocative settings and the expressive faces of the actors, who all bring an introspective touch to their characters. Sheridan and Lofland are excellent in the lead roles, which are pretty demanding as these two teens have to grow up quickly. And McConaughey and Witherspoon dive fully into their much flashier roles, constantly surprising us with sparky details that take these people in unexpected directions. There's also a telling smaller role for Nichols' regular Shannon as Neckbone's haunted, sidelined guardian.
Continue reading: Mud Review
The Cinema Society teamed up with FIJI Water and Levi for their screening of 'Mud' at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 'Magic Mike' star Matthew Mcconaughey and 'Walk The Line' actress Reese Witherspoon turned up at the screening as the movie's main stars, with Reese in a classy black mini dress and Matthew not attempting to blend in with a shiny red and blue Vivienne Westwood suit.
Ellis and Neckbone are two young boys from Mississippi who spend their time exploring the wilderness and river near their home. When they discover a sizeable motor boat stuck in a tree after a flood, they think they've hit the jackpot of all discoveries and claim it as their own. However, they soon notice that food has been left there, leading them to believe that someone has been sleeping there. Unnerved, they leave to find their boat and venture home, only to come across a new neighbour on the isolated island, Mud. Mud is hiding from some bounty hunters who want to arrest him for killing a man in Texas who attempted to steal his girlfriend Juniper. Initially, wary of him, the boys soon warm to him and agree to bring him food if he helps them mend their motor boat before Juniper arrives to meet him. However, things aren't as easy as they seem when the boys start becoming suspicious of Mud and Juniper has problems of her own.
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Ellis and Neckbone are two fourteen year old boys from Mississippi who, after crossing a river in a small boat on one of their regular explorations, discover a larger motor boat stuck in a tree on an island after a previous flood. They claim the boat as their own but soon begin to discover that someone has been sleeping there and they come across Mud. Mud is a man who has been hiding from a group of bounty hunters who have been hired by the family of a man he murdered in Texas for attempting to steal his beautiful girlfriend Juniper. The boys are sympathetic and captivated by him and agree to help him mend the boat while he makes plans to meet Juniper, who is hiding out in a motel, and run away with her. Things don't go as smoothly as planned and deceptions and suspicion causes tensions to rise between Mud, Juniper and the boys.
'Mud' is an emotional journey tackling issues about right and wrong and good guys and bad guys. It has been directed and written by Jeff Nichols ('Take Shelter', 'Shotgun Stories') and received a last minute nomination for the Palme d'Or award on its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. It is set to hit cinemas on April 17th 2013.
Director: Jeff Nichols
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If you thought the premiere of American Horror Story Season 2 was good, you had better prepare yourself for some serious thrills in episode two.
If you don’t want to know what happens, then stop reading now, but if you just can’t wait until the next episode hits your television screens, then read on, there’s some pretty exciting stuff in store.
As the first episode ended, so the second begins, with Theresa (played by Jenna Dewan Tatum) running away from the gruesome Bloody Face. We’ll tell you that much, but we won’t tell you what happens to her, just yet. What we will tell you though is that Zachary Quinto makes his debut as Dr. Oliver Thredson. E! Online have described him as “a breath of fresh air for viewers” and fans of the show will relish seeing how he interacts with the likes of Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) when he comes to Briarcliffe to assess whether or not Kit (Evan Peters) is fit for trial. He learns a thing or two about modern psychiatric teachings, from a patient who suggests that not all can be explained by what he has already learned.
Continue reading: Spolier Alert! What To Expect From American Horror Story Episode Two
As the countdown to 2012 begins, an executive (Swank) is frazzled about a technical glitch in the iconic Time's Square ball-drop. Meanwhile, a courier (Efron) is trying to help a frumpy secretary (Pfeiffer) achieve her dreams. A chef (Heigl) is catering a glittering event while trying to avoid her rock star ex (Bon Jovi), whose back-up singer (Michele) is stuck in a lift with a lovelorn slacker (Kutcher). A mother (Parker) is worried about her teen daughter (Breslin). And a tuxedoed millionaire (Duhamel) is trying to get to an important event in the city.
Continue reading: New Year's Eve Review
After going missing for two years, Martha (Olsen) phones her sister Lucy (Paulson) for help, then goes to stay with Lucy and her husband Ted (Dancy) in a lakeside house. Martha says she's been living with a boyfriend, but actually she was in a cult-like commune with her friend Zoe (Krause), working a farm under the leadership of the charismatic Patrick (Hawkes). Renamed Marcy May, she was coaxed into sharing everything there, including her body, and now she's not quite sure what's real and what isn't. And also whether she actually got away.
Continue reading: Martha Marcy May Marlene Review
Whether she knew it or not, Bettie Page was breaking a lot of taboos when she started posing in bondage films and photos (maybe she knew but just decided to not care?). Current trends in modeling, including Dita Von Teese and Suicide Girls, often cite Page as an inspiration for their work. In Von Teese there is a certain comparison, but Suicide Girls, whether they like it or not, are not celebrating taboo. If anything, they are destroying taboo and making everything normal, even the strange and macabre. The trick with Page was that she didn't really see it as a bad thing; she never had it in her mind to exploit the idea of "the bad girl." Whether this was on director Mary Harron's mind when she opted to take on the life story of Bettie Page is up for debate.
Raised in Tennessee to a strict, religious family and a father with a fondness for bathing suit areas, Bettie Page (Gretchen Mol) is set to become a teacher at college when she marries an army man and promptly leaves him when he hits her. After being sexually assaulted by a group of men, she makes her way to New York City to become an actress. The moment of fate comes when an off-duty police officer and amateur photog decides to take her picture. Soon enough, she's being sought out by famous photographers like Bunny Yeager (Sarah Paulson) and specialty photography siblings Irving and Paula Klaw (Chris Bauer and Lili Taylor, respectively). Her friends, mostly male, are astonished by her nonchalant attitude towards nudity and bondage. She just sees it as "silly pictures," but the Senate, led by Senator Estes Kefauver (David Strathairn, absolutely wasted), thinks it's warping the youth of America. Mostly, Bettie just wants to make a nice, God-fearing life for herself with a man who doesn't judge her.
Continue reading: The Notorious Bettie Page Review
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