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.
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Jim Bennett is an English professor at a college and he's also always been one for taking risks. By day he is the sensible, bookish type but by night his life is a dangerous spiral of gambling huge amounts of money to dire consequences. As the gambler he is, he takes a chance in asking his bank to loan him a quarter of a million dollars in order for him to pay back a gangster so that he may stay alive, but when that fails he is forced to take on the services of a loan shark named Frank. Meanwhile, his relationship with his mother is getting tenser and tenser by the day as she wishes more than anything for her little boy to be safe. Also, it seems a student of his named Amy Phillips has discovered his secret life, but wants more than anything for him to take her out to dinner even if it will wreck his school reputation.
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As ‘Freak Show’ sets new viewing records for FX, it’s no surprise that 'American Horror Story' wont be ending anytime soon.
We may be only one episode into ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’, but FX have already announced that the series will be returning for a fifth season in October 2015. While we don't know what creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly have in store for us next, the big question we really need answered is, can we expect to see Jessica Lange again?
Could we see Jessica Lange in 'American Horror Story' again?
The 65 year old actress, who has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for her work in the series, announced earlier this year that 'Freak Show' would be her final season of 'AHS'. Lange had originally intended to leave after 2013’s ‘Coven’, but was eventually persuaded to return for a fourth series.
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?
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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.
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Tom Felton plays another unpleasant character with a dodgy 'do in this historical drama.
If you like your historical movies dark, brooding and scandalous, you're sure to love new romance In Secret. Tom Felton, ('Harry Potter'), Elizabeth Olsen ('Martha Marcy May Marlene'), Oscar Isaac ('Inside Llewyn Davies') and Jessica Lange ('Blue Sky') star in this sumptuously shot french period drama set during a time of traditional values, incestuous marriages and the unquestioning fear of God.
Tom Felton [L] Plays Another Character We're Not Meant To Like Alongside Jessica Lange [R] In Drama 'In Secret.'
Set in 1860s Paris, In Secret tells the fictional tale of young and sexually repressed Therese Raquin (Olsen) who is married off to her sickly and unpassionate cousin, Camille (Felton). Camille shrugs off Therese's every advance to further their anemic marriage, even on their wedding night. However, Camille's childhood friend and painter Laurent (Isaac) comes to stay with the couple and proves himself to be a far more engaging companion than the frosty Camille.
If you just don't want to sit through AHS this week, we did it for you.
If you’re a longtime fan and/or hate-watcher of American Horror Story you know by now that this show is pretty much insane from start to finish. Things have been getting progressively more bonkers throughout this season, but last night’s episode, Head, can be pegged as the one where things really hit the fan. Let the spoilers commence.
The racial/sexual subtext has been in the background of every episode this season, but as Delphine, weeping, watched footage of the civil rights movement and a white man with a gun went on a killing spree through Marie Laveau’s salon, it all came to a head, if you will. The episode was both horrifying enough to justify the show’s title and racially charged enough to glide along the thin line between provocative and downright offensive.
Gabourey Sidibe's Queenie is more conflicted than ever.
American Horror Story could be moving to Santa Fe.
Executive producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that American Horror Story season four will either stick around in New Orleans or move to Santa Fe. Murphy also confirmed that it won't be a contemporary story.
Kathy Bates in 'American Horror Story'
"It's either going to shoot in New Orleans or it's going to shoot in Santa Fe," he told Entertainment Weekly.
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The hit FX horror series will be back for a fourth stint, FX bosses announced this week
American Horror Story won't be leaving our screens any time soon, as the hit FX horror series has been picked up for a fourth season by studio bosses at FX. The Ryan Murphy-created show has been ordered for another 13-episode run by FX chiefs, who announced their plans to continue with the show earlier this week (via TV Guide).
Kathy Bates is one of the main attractions in the latest season
"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer," John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement released on behalf of the station. "Time and time again he reinvents the form...Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."
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Connie Britton would be happy to return to 'American Horror Story'.
Connie Britton would like to return to American Horror Story. The actress is currently starring in Nashville as Rayna James but, back in 2011, she was playing Vivien Harmon on American Horror Story: Murder House. The 46-year-old actress played opposite numerous stars of the current series including Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Jamie Brewer and Evan Peters.
Connie Britton would like to return to American Horror Story.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Britton stated she hopes to return to the show. She appears to miss being around her former co-stars and the show saying "I've actually have been talking to them [the show's producers] this season, because they're down in New Orleans and I'm in Nashville. I'm said, "Okay, let's see if we can try to figure this out."
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This Halloween, we look at what makes Ryan Murphy's Fox series so effective.
TV frightmare American Horror Story: Coven, created by Glee's Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, has prompted wildly differing reviews amongst critics. With their show now in its third season, Coven, Murphy and Falchuk's stated intention was to "bust the genre up" and they certainly have. The creators exploit pretty much every horror trope ever, which is an approach deemed too heavy-handed by some, masterfully effective by others.
Kathy Bates as Madame Delphine LaLaurie in 'American Horror Story: Coven.'
If you're new to the series, as many UK readers may be, American Horror Story is a horror television show where each season is its own self-contained miniseries, each charting a unique storyline. Murderhouse and Asylum preceded the currently airing series Coven, which takes place in both the 1800s and the present day and focuses on the tension between witches and voodoo practitioners.
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'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.
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'American Horror Story: Coven' appears to be starting out on a slightly lighter mood that the disturbing beginnings of last season. It seems friendship may be a possibility between the characters; and love may be in the air. However, knowing 'American Horror Story', probably not for long.
The usual cast are back for American Horror Story: Coven: Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters are joined by some new faces such as Peters' girlfriend (and niece of actress Julia Roberts) Emma Roberts; and established actress Kathy Bates.
Taissa Farmiga returns to the series as Zoe Benson.
American Horror Story: Coven will see Zoe Benson (Farmiga) sent to a special school for witches in New Orleans. It seems the 'coven' are not much like what you would usually understand a group of witches to be like, but rather a breed of witches with specific and dangerous powers. As with the previous two series there has to be sex involved, this time creator Ryan Murphy has thrown out the PVC cat suit; instead making it so any character who Zoe has sex with dies.
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The Emmy Award nominations were revealed yesterday (Thursday 11th July). Breaking Bad; House of Cards; Modern Family; Game of Thrones and Mad Men all received multiple nominations. Netflix made history by becoming the first internet network to be nominated for a number of awards.
The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website.
Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture's Celebration of 2013 in L.A.
Netflix has managed to triumph with nominations for their shows: House of Cards; Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. The company are developing this aspect of their business, which is proving hugely popular and profitable. The future does seem bright for the company which announced it was expanding into its 64th country. It also seems likely their awards over the next few years will increase especially with recent praise of Orange is the New Black.
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James Gandolfini was best known for his performances as Tony Soprano, though his career on stage should not be forgotten.
Broadway will dim its lights on Wednesday (June 26, 2013) in tribute to actor James Gandolfini, the Tony award nominee who died in Italy last week aged 51. The Broadway League announced that theatre marquees will go dark for one minute at 8pm, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Gandolfini was best known for playing New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos - considered the greatest television drama of all time - though he also excelled on the stage. In 2009, the actor earned a best actor Tony Award nod for his role in Yasmina Reza's comedy God of Carnage, which he produced two years later at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Previously, Gandolfini had appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) opposite Jessica Lange and a youthful Alec Baldwin.
"Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, [Gandolfini] made every role believable and seemingly effortless," Charlotte St. Martin, the Broadway League's executive director, said in a statement.
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The name and location of American Horror Story's third season have been announced, and there will be more than one surprise for the fans this year.
After the long and tenuous radio silence regarding the return of American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy and co. have finally spoken: it’s coming back!
At the 2013 Paley Fest, the name and location of the third season was finally revealed, along with some other teasers. But we know what you’re all waiting for. And the name of the upcoming third season is… drumroll please… American Horror Story: Coven. How exciting! But you’re probably all eager to learn all the good stuff, like where will the story be set, what’s the central premise, etc. Well, for the first time, the series will be filmed on location in New Orleans. And as we all know from the 90s, that town is a veritable goldmine of suitably creepy locations. Murphy himself went into some more detail about this season and the location: "It's a really cool story we've been talking about for a couple of years. So we're going to do that," he explained. “The fun thing is researching what are the really haunted places in America, and we have a couple doozy locales.” Sounds like the making of a chilling season, if you ask us – for the settings, if nothing else.
Beloved actress Kathy Bates will join the cast of American Horror Story for the third season.
Screen Actors Guild award nominees are in, world rejoice!
Besides marking the unofficial beginning of award season and infinite award fashion discussions, the announcement of the SAG award nominees also managed to spark mild controversy this year. In a turn of events that will surprise about two people, American Horror Story’s Jessica Lange scored a nomination for Best Actress. What is more of a twist however, is the fact that the nomination isn’t for a miniseries – the category, in which AHS did so well last year, but is instead for a drama series. The show was actually entered into the previous SAG awards as a drama, but after winning an Emmy in the miniseries division last season, the producers have made the clever marketing decision to list this as AHS’s category in this round. The Screen Actors’ Guild is not having it, though.
“They tried to make a switch [to miniseries competitions] and we said, ‘We consider it a drama series, ” was award producer Kathy Connell’s answer to the burning (sort of) question about the show’s division. This is AHS’s only major nomination in this round of the awards. Of course, all is not lost for Lange or American Horror Story, but with actresses like Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith and Homeland’s Claire Danes nominated in the same category, the competition is looking stiff, to say the least. Well, whatever happens here, the Emmys are still coming up. It will be interesting to watch what category AHS falls into then.
With a name lacking all subtly, such as 'American Horror Story', anyone might assume that this American TV show was something of a spoof, or parody of the horror genre. It's not. It's out and out horror and it's scary as hell. The second season began last night (17th Oct. 2012) and is a complete departure from the first series in every way, except for the incessant scares that it dishes up.
People Magazine noted that "where last season quietly crept into your psyche, this one jumps out from your closet and attacks you head on". Indeed, the contemporary setting of the first series required a greater level of subtly, but by harking back to 1964 as season 2 does, it opens all the doors to obvious, though not ineffective homage to the era that inspired the golden age of horror films such as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hitchcock's seminal scary movie 'Psycho'. Season 2 is set in an Asylum, hence the title, with an ominous Sister that presides over the establishment, and an utterly terrifying unknown creature that stalks the woods surrounding the institution.
Plus, as the Huffington Post points out, it raises some serious and difficult moral questions: "The messy collision of fear and desire; the conflict between the need to be seen as 'good' and the inevitable tendency to rebel against conformity; the idea that the Devil is an intelligent charmer and ferociously committed opponent whose ways are as mysterious as God's; the idea that the contents of your mind are driving you mad or could be made to drive you crazy: all these things are laid out upon Asylum's grisly examining table."
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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.
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Goofy recording engineer Leo (Tatum) and adorable artist Paige (McAdams) had a cute romance, quirky wedding and four happy years together before a car crash changed everything. Leo only has minor injuries, but Paige has lost some five years of memories. Crucially, she has no idea who Leo is. And she doesn't remember turning her back on her law course, smirking fiance (Speedman) and wealthy parents (Lange and Neill). They're all she remembers now, so Leo tries to remind her of who she became after she left them behind. If they'll let him.
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Paige and Leo are a happily married couple and have been for five years. One night, they are driving home when Meat Loaf's I Will Do Anything For Love comes on the radio. Leo sings along, to Paige's amusement and as they stop their car to kiss, an oncoming truck crashes into the back of them. The resulting accident puts Paige in a coma for several months and when she wakes up, she can't remember her husband at all.
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When they are approached by the Maysles (Arye Gross, Justin Louis) about making a movie of their life, Big Edith Beale (Lange) and her daughter Little Edie (Barrymore) are a tad suspicious. After all, they have let few people in their decaying Hamptons home, and the last time anyone showed up, it was the county health inspector threatening to condemn the mansion. Intrigued by the idea of being in a movie however, the duo agree, and soon we are whisked back to the days when Big Edith suffered through her straight-laced husband Phelan (Ken Howard) as Little Edie wooed Truman Cabinet member Julius Krug (Daniel Baldwin). As she ages, the sullen matriarch wants more freedom. Instead, she becomes a virtual recluse in her home, calling on her jet-setting offspring to come home and care for her. Thanks to relative Jackie Onassis (Jeanne Tripplehorn), they have enough money to live on. But their life is still one of misguided dreams and internalized strife.
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On the surface, the movie is the autobiographical story of Fosse going through a physical/emotional breakdown during the making of the original stage version of Chicago in the mid-1970s. Roy Scheider plays the Fosse stand-in, Joe Gideon, as a pill-popping, compulsively womanizing, perfectionist, son of a bitch who finds happiness only in his work. But Fosse rips apart the standard showbiz puff piece right from the start, by dropping viewers right into the frenzied mess of Gideon's life, and mixing up the already-fractured storyline with a recurring sequence where Gideon talks over his life with a glowing, radiant Muse figure (Jessica Lange).
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The result of this combination is an overly ambitious film that's as muddled and cryptic as a mumble-filled Dylan vocal. Dylan stars as the symbolically named Jack Fate, an apparent musical legend, jailed in the midst of a brutally downtrodden America where the government has taken over, war is rampant, and even the counter-revolutionaries have counter-revolutionaries.
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