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American Horror Story: Coven first pictures and plot details

16 September 2013 12:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Louisa Mellor 16 Sep 2013 - 07:44

The countdown to American Horror Story: Coven has begun. Here's a look at what the new season has in store...

American Horror Story's third run is taking its particular blend of genre spookiness back to the nineteenth century, with witchcraft-focussed season Coven.

In addition to a first look at Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett's period characters - sadistic slave owner Madame Delpine Lalaurie and voodoo witch Marie Laveau respectively - there's a new poster and fresh plot details for the season below.

Jessica Lange, a mainstay of the American Horror Story cast plays a modern witch named Fiona, descended from Salem casters, who returns home following the murder of a young Salem witch. Other regular Sarah Paulson plays Cordelia, Fiona's daughter, and the headmistress witch school Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. Going by the creepy snake-vomiting, black magic and torture »

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Bodger and Badger return! Which kids TV show would you like to bring back?

21 August 2013 4:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Thanks to YouTube, and the occasional corporate sponsor, it is now relatively easy to reboot an old favourite. Is the time ripe for a gunge revival?

If you're a fan of mindless nostalgia, the chances are that you're having a hell of a month. A fortnight ago, during YouTube's Geek Week, Knightmare returned with a spectacular half-hour online episode. And if that wasn't enough, it's just come to the media's attention that Cbbc stalwarts Bodger and Badger have also reappeared online, to profess their love of mashed potatoes and, to a lesser extent, register their displeasure about the badger cull .

Watching them now, it's like they never went away. Badger is still an exuberant scamp who still talks like Roland Rat and dresses like Dave Benson Phillips, and Bodger is undeniably still just a slightly weird man who spends his entire life smearing mashed potato across his face with his »

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50 Shades of Grey movie 'turned down by Black Swan's Darren Aronofsky'

19 June 2013 2:48 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Darren Aronofsky reportedly turned down the chance to direct Fifty Shades of Grey.

Sam Taylor-Johnson was confirmed to oversee the El James adaptation today (June 19).

However, the Black Swan filmmaker was offered the role last month and declined because he is still working on Biblical epic Noah, according to The Wrap.

The report also states that Sam's husband, Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is not thought to be pursuing the role of Christian Grey.

Meanwhile, the article claims that British actress Felicity Jones is one of the frontrunners to play the part of Anastasia Steele.

Jones first found fame as Ethel Hallow in the TV series The Worst Witch. She has since gone on to star in films such as Like Crazy and Chalet Girl.

Sam Taylor-Johnson is best known for directing the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, which starred Aaron.

She said of her new project: "I am excited to »

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