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Finn Wittrock (‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’) on playing Jeff Trail: ‘I look for how many contradictions can we fit into one person’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Finn Wittrock (‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’) on playing Jeff Trail: ‘I look for how many contradictions can we fit into one person’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I was surprised and happy how much time they took in addressing Jeff’s coming to terms with his identity and sexuality,” reveals Finn Wittrock about how Jeff Trail‘s character was portrayed in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” In our recent web chat (watch the exclusive video above), he adds that he often looks for how many contradictions he can fit into one character and Trail provided several. “It was complicated for him to come out as a gay man and against a policy that he disagreed with but at the same time he was fundamentally very patriotic and very loving of the military.”

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Wittrock received his second career Emmy nomination for playing Trail, who was the first known victim of Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) on his three-month killing spree that culminated with the murder of the titular fashion designer in
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Stevie Nicks, Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe and More Join ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

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Stevie Nicks, Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe and More Join ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’
It’s going to be an epic “American Horror Story” reunion.

Fresh off the news that Jessica Lange will be returning for season 8 of the cult favorite limited series, creator Ryan Murphy has announced on Twitter that she’ll be joined by Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks. “So thrilled that the family is together again!” he wrote.

Guess who's coming back for Ahs Apocalypse? Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and….Stevie Nicks. So thrilled the family is together again! #AHSApocalypse

— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 7, 2018

Season 8 of the series will be a crossover between the “American Horror Story” seasons “Murder House” and “Coven,” which were the first and third seasons of the show, respectively. It will debut on Sept. 12. The teaser for the season, which was recently released, depicts an unborn child, likely Michael Langdon, the devil offspring of sadistic teen Tate
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‘American Horror Story’ Adds ‘UnReal’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman & ‘The Path’s Kyle Allen As Guest Stars

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‘American Horror Story’ Adds ‘UnReal’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman & ‘The Path’s Kyle Allen As Guest Stars
The eighth season of American Horror Story has added two more names to their roster. Deadline has confirmed that UnReal star Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen of The Path have joined Ryan Murphy’s popular horror anthology on FX as guest stars.

A leaked photo from the set of American Horror Story from a fan account showed chairs with Bowyer-Chapman and Allen’s names. Considering it is Ahs, there are plenty of details about the season that have been kept under wraps — this includes Bowyer-Chapman and Allen’s roles.

However, there have been a couple of clues dropped about the season via social media. It has been revealed that it will take place in the near-distant future, and it will be a crossover of Season 1’s Murder House and Season 3’s Coven. Actress Emma Roberts, who appeared in the Coven season, also hinted that she will be reprising her role as Madison Montgomery.
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Emmy cruelly snubs Evan Peters as ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ scares up 7 nominations including Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter

Emmy cruelly snubs Evan Peters as ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ scares up 7 nominations including Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter
Despite pleas from fans and critics alike, Evan Peters was not able to secure an Emmy nomination for his role as blue-haired cult leader Kai Anderson on “American Horror Story: Cult.” While the 31-year-old actor has been with the show since Day 1, the Emmys still have yet to reward his talent. However, this seventh installment of FX’s anthology series did manage to scare up seven total noms: Best Movie/Mini Actress for Sarah Paulson, Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for Adina Porter, Best Hairstyling, Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup, Best Prosthetic Makeup, Best Production Design and Best Sound Editing.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Besides Kai, Peters also took on such real-life monsters as Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh and Jim Jones, plus Jesus and Andy Warhol during “Ahs: Cult.” Peters told us recently that he heavily researched cults in order to
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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Emmy interviews: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and more exclusive chats [Watch]

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Emmy interviews: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and more exclusive chats [Watch]
Will “American Horror Story” return to the Emmy race with its timely installment “Cult”? The seventh season of the Ryan Murphy-produced anthology series took the most horrifying event of the 21st century — the election of Donald Trump — and turned it into spine-tingling fun. Gold Derby recently spoke with stars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, as well as composer Mac Quayle about their work on the politically and psychologically charged season. Scroll down and click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

See Ryan Murphy reveals ‘American Horror Story’ season 8 will be ‘Murder House’/’Coven’ crossover

“Part of the horror … was how close to home it was,” says Paulson, who plays a wife and mother whose phobias and anxieties return after the election. Season seven was more grounded in reality than any of the previous installments, which was by design. She explains, “There was a very
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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Premiere Date Revealed

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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Premiere Date Revealed
“Not long now.” So reads the caption tease on American Horror Story’s Facebook post, which reveals Season 8 will premiere Wednesday, September 12 at 10/9c on FX.

We still don’t have an official title, but series creator Ryan Murphy previously teased that the next season of AHS would take place in the near-distant future, and he later announced that Season 8 will be a crossover of Season 1’s Murder House and Season 3’s Coven.

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates are returning for season 8. Paulson played medium Billie Dean Howard in the Murder House season, a part which she reprised in Ahs fifth season Hotel. In Coven, Paulson played Miss Robichaux’s Academy headmistress Cordelia Foxx.

Peters played murderous teen Tate Langdon in Murder House and frat president Kyle Spencer in Coven. Bates joined Ahs during Coven as socialite Madame Delphine Lalaurie, who was a serial killer known for murdering and torturing her black slaves.
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Daily Podcast: Lord of the Rings, Avengers 4, Joker, Jurassic World & Incredibles 2 Early Buzz, Trailer Reactions & More

Daily Podcast: Lord of the Rings, Avengers 4, Joker, Jurassic World & Incredibles 2 Early Buzz, Trailer Reactions & More
On the June 6, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Lord of the Rings, Avengers 4, Joker, early reactions for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, and Hotel […]

The post Daily Podcast: Lord of the Rings, Avengers 4, Joker, Jurassic World & Incredibles 2 Early Buzz, Trailer Reactions & More appeared first on /Film.
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A General Hospital Main Star Is Leaving Temporarily

Happy Tuesday, "General Hospital" fans. Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you guys in this article. According to a new report from soapcentral.com and other news outlets, Monica Quartermaine portrayer Leslie Charleson recently suffered a pretty bad leg injury while walking her dog. The injury is so bad that she actually has to step down from her General Hospital role temporarily! The official General Hospital Twitter page ran a tweet about this back on April 17, 2018. They wrote, "@lesliecharleson's beloved dog, Riley Rose, was a little too eager for her morning walk and tripped Leslie - injuring her leg. Unfortunately, she will need to be replaced in shows already written. Cont'd... (1/2)." You guys can view that tweet on General Hospital's Twitter page by Clicking Here. Shortly after that, General Hospital wished Leslie a quick recovery, and confirmed that she will be back as soon as she gets better.
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DVD Playhouse--July 2009

DVD Playhouse—July 2009

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Allen Gardner

Do The Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition (Universal) Spike Lee’s groundbreaking fable about race relations in an ethnically mixed Brooklyn neighborhood during a sweltering New York summer remains as potent, timely and prescient as it was in 1989. Lee is among the cast, which also includes John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Rosie Perez (to name a few), that provide the tableaux-like framework for this stunning work. Criminally ignored by Oscar (it wasn't even nominated for Best Picture, but did garner nods for Supporting Actor Danny Aiello and Lee’s screenplay), it endures as a timeless classic. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Wynn Thomas, Joie Lee; Documentary; Deleted and extended scenes; Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS 5.1 surround.

Coraline (Universal) A young girl moves into an old Victorian house with her parents
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Spector Sued By Hotel

Spector Sued By Hotel
Embattled producer Phil Spector is facing further legal drama - a Los Angeles hotel has filed a lawsuit claiming he failed to pay $100,000 (GBP50,000) bill during his murder trial.

In court documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court on Wednesday, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel + Suites claims to have reserved rooms for the Spector's lawyers and expert witnesses over the course of the seven-month trial last year, incurring charges of more than $104,000 (GBP52,000).

But after sending a letter requesting payment, Spector refused to cover the entire bill, demanding instead a "drastic discount of the outstanding balance", according to TMZ.com.

The hotel alleges breach of contract and is seeking to collect the entire bill, plus interest.

Spector was accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra, California mansion in 2003 and is facing a retrial over the murder on 29 September.

The 68-year-old, famed for his work in the 1960s with artists including The Beatles and Tina Turner, faces 15 years in prison if found guilty.

'Satc' premiere threatened by feuds

Feuds between Sarah Jessica Parker and her Sex And The City co-stars reportedly threatened the movie's world premiere on Monday.

According to the Daily Mail, the long-rumoured rivalry between Parker and Kim Cattrall is still going strong.

Cattrall allegedly refused to allow her driver to drop her off at the staff entrance of London's Claridge's Hotel on Sunday after she found out Parker was using the ballroom entrance.

An insider said: "It's that bad. Kim can't stand her. It's no secret among those who worked on the film. But of course both are professional and have not let the rivalry get in the way of doing the public face of the job."

Cattrall also refused to sit through the film with . . .
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Aaron Spelling: 1923-2006

Aaron Spelling: 1923-2006
Aaron Spelling, the amazingly prolific television producer whose hits ranged from Charlie's Angels to 7th Heaven, died Friday after suffering a stroke last Sunday; he was 83. Spelling passed away at his Los Angeles home, where he had been resting since his stroke on June 18, for which he was briefly hospitalized. Born in Dallas, Spelling was the fourth son of immigrant Jews and grew up in poverty on the self-proclaimed "wrong side of the tracks," ostracized in his early years because of his religion and orthodox parents. After serving in World War II, he enrolled and later graduated from Southern Methodist University, quickly moving to Hollywood, where he worked briefly as a bit-player actor (he was a gas station attendant in an episode of I Love Lucy) and married the actress Carolyn Jones (later of The Addams Family fame) in 1953; they later divorced in 1964. Spelling found greater success as a writer for such shows as Playhouse 90, and soon was hired as a producer by Dick Powell for Four Star Productions, and his first hit was the crime drama Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry. After Powell passed away, Spelling teamed with actor-producer Danny Thomas, with whom he scored a major hit in The Mod Squad in 1969. At the dawn of the 70s, Spelling signed an exclusive contract with ABC, a network his programming would come to dominate for the next decade; former ABC programming chief Leonard Goldberg joined him as a producing partner in 1972. The two produced innumerable television films (including The Boy in the Bubble, starring heartthrob John Travolta) before striking series gold with action shows SWAT, Starsky & Hutch and The Rookies, as well as the acclaimed Emmy-winning drama Family. It was a trio of huge hits, however, that cemented Spelling's fame and success: the Saturday night revolving guest-cast shows The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, and the phenomenally popular Charlie's Angels, which launched the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith (among others) and single-handedly invented "jiggle television," shows featuring beautiful women in revealing clothing. Other shows followed -- Hart to Hart, Hotel, Vega$, and TJ Hooker among them -- before Spelling struck gold again in the 80s with Dynasty, a pop-culture phenomenon that challenged the popular soap Dallas and for one season was the number one show in the country. Oftentimes, his Los Angeles mansion, which he bought in 1983 with second wife Candy Spelling and boasted 123 rooms, a bowling alley, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, screening room and four 2-car garages, was compared to the excesses of Dynasty's fictional denizens. When the quintessential 80s show was cancelled, Spelling found himself for the first time without a series on the air, which he said caused him to fall into a major depression. Nevertheless, after a year Spelling was back, this time with the teen soap Beverly Hills 90210, which helped launch the fledgling Fox network as well as his daughter Tori Spelling's acting career, a circumstance she would later affectionately spoof in her own comedy series, So NoTORIous. Spinoff Melrose Place quickly followed, as well as a number of other California-set series that were less memorable. Still, even into the new century, Spelling found himself with two hits on the WB network: the witchy fantasy Charmed, which ended only last season, and religious family drama 7th Heaven, which after a brief cancellation earlier this year was resurrected by the new CW network for the upcoming fall season. Though derided for his shows' superficiality, Spelling preferred to call his hits "mind candy," and his success and endurability was also marked by acclaimed programming that included the TV films The Best Little Girl in the World and the Emmy-winning AIDS drama And the Band Played On. Spelling also produced a number of feature films, including Soapdish, California Split, and Mr. Mom. Spelling is survived by his wife Candy, daughter Tori, and son Randy Spelling. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff

Aaron Spelling: 1923-2006

Aaron Spelling: 1923-2006
Aaron Spelling, the amazingly prolific television producer whose hits ranged from Charlie's Angels to 7th Heaven, died Friday after suffering a stroke last Sunday; he was 83. Spelling passed away at his Los Angeles home, where he had been resting since his stroke on June 18, for which he was briefly hospitalized. Born in Dallas, Spelling was the fourth son of immigrant Jews and grew up in poverty on the self-proclaimed "wrong side of the tracks," ostracized in his early years because of his religion and orthodox parents. After serving in World War II, he enrolled and later graduated from Southern Methodist University, quickly moving to Hollywood, where he worked briefly as a bit-player actor (he was a gas station attendant in an episode of I Love Lucy) and married the actress Carolyn Jones (later of The Addams Family fame) in 1953; they later divorced in 1964. Spelling found greater success as a writer for such shows as Playhouse 90, and soon was hired as a producer by Dick Powell for Four Star Productions, and his first hit was the crime drama Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry. After Powell passed away, Spelling teamed with actor-producer Danny Thomas, with whom he scored a major hit in The Mod Squad in 1969. At the dawn of the 70s, Spelling signed an exclusive contract with ABC, a network his programming would come to dominate for the next decade; former ABC programming chief Leonard Goldberg joined him as a producing partner in 1972. The two produced innumerable television films (including The Boy in the Bubble, starring heartthrob John Travolta) before striking series gold with action shows SWAT, Starsky & Hutch and The Rookies, as well as the acclaimed Emmy-winning drama Family. It was a trio of huge hits, however, that cemented Spelling's fame and success: the Saturday night revolving guest-cast shows The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, and the phenomenally popular Charlie's Angels, which launched the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith (among others) and single-handedly invented "jiggle television," shows featuring beautiful women in revealing clothing. Other shows followed -- Hart to Hart, Hotel, Vega$, and TJ Hooker among them -- before Spelling struck gold again in the 80s with Dynasty, a pop-culture phenomenon that challenged the popular soap Dallas and for one season was the number one show in the country. Oftentimes, his Los Angeles mansion, which he bought in 1983 with second wife Candy Spelling and boasted 123 rooms, a bowling alley, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, screening room and four 2-car garages, was compared to the excesses of Dynasty's fictional denizens. When the quintessential 80s show was cancelled, Spelling found himself for the first time without a series on the air, which he said caused him to fall into a major depression. Nevertheless, after a year Spelling was back, this time with the teen soap Beverly Hills 90210, which helped launch the fledgling Fox network as well as his daughter Tori Spelling's acting career, a circumstance she would later affectionately spoof in her own comedy series, So NoTORIous. Spinoff Melrose Place quickly followed, as well as a number of other California-set series that were less memorable. Still, even into the new century, Spelling found himself with two hits on the WB network: the witchy fantasy Charmed, which ended only last season, and religious family drama 7th Heaven, which after a brief cancellation earlier this year was resurrected by the new CW network for the upcoming fall season. Though derided for his shows' superficiality, Spelling preferred to call his hits "mind candy," and his success and endurability was also marked by acclaimed programming that included the TV films The Best Little Girl in the World and the Emmy-winning AIDS drama And the Band Played On. Spelling also produced a number of feature films, including Soapdish, California Split, and Mr. Mom. Spelling is survived by his wife Candy, daughter Tori, and son Randy Spelling. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff

Movie Icon Sterling Dead at 88

Movie Icon Sterling Dead at 88
Forties TV and movie hunk Robert Sterling has lost his battle with shingles and died at his Brentwood, California home. He was 88. The ghostly star of TV's Topper was born William Hart in 1917 in Pennsylvania, the son of baseball star William S. Hart. After working briefly as a clothing salesman, Sterling made his mark as a movie star and changed his name, so as not to be confused with silent screen actor William S. Hart. He really hit his stride in 1941, when he starred in five of the year's top films, including Two-Faced Woman, in which he starred alongside Greta Garbo, and The Penalty. He wed actress Ann Sothern in 1943 and they had a daughter, Tisha - but the marriage wasn't destined to last and Sterling divorced his first wife in 1949. In 1951, he wed his second wife, actress Anne Jeffreys, who was with the actor when he died yesterday. Sterling and Jeffreys had three sons and teamed up to become a US TV institution in the mid 1950s as the stars of movie spinoff Topper, in which the couple played ghosts. Sterling retired from acting in the 1970s so he could concentrate his efforts as a computer businessman. He returned to the limelight briefly in the 1980s as a guest star in TV series Hotel and Murder, She Wrote.

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